JUL 4-10, 2018 NEWS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of the riverboat DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The evening will also feature the spectacular waterfront fireworks display. 8 p.m. River Street $50 adults, $36 children 5-12, free for children 4 and under
WEDNESDAY 7. 4 3 Doors Down
Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise WED 7.4
Fourth of July Celebration on the Waterfront WED 7.4
River Street fireworks courtesy of the Savannah Waterfront Association. 9 p.m. River Street, River St.
Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division celebrates Independence Day with food, fireworks and live music featuring Jagged Edge, LOCASH and 3 Doors Down. This event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 4 pm. 7 p.m. Fort Stewart, GA, Hwy 144E. Open gate access
Celebrate the Fourth of July Tybee-style by decorating your bicycle with red, white and blue and riding around the island. 11 a.m. Memorial Park on Tybee, 403 Butler Ave.
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. 3 & 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7 adults, $5 children
Fourth of July Celebration on the Waterfront
First Friday for Folk Music FRI 7.6
Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Tom Cooler. July’s performers are Swamp Rabbit Railroad. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation 912-484-3936. savannahfolk.org
Enjoy live music by Liquid Ginger, Mystic Vibrations, Free Spirit Orchestra and DJ Gabe. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. noon River Street
Fourth of July Fireworks on the Pier The fireworks go off with a bang at dark. 9 p.m. Tybee Pier Pavilion
Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of the riverboat DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The evening will also feature thespectacular waterfront fireworks display. 8 p.m. River Street $50 adults, $36 children 5-12, free for children 4 and under
Independence Day at Colonial Park Cemetery Celebrate Independence Day with the Daughters of the Revolution from Bonaventure, Lachlan McIntosh and Savannah Chapters. 10-11 a.m. Colonial Park Cemetery, 201 Abercorn St. Free
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Independence Day Classics and Coffee
Celebrate Independence Day with classic cars and coffee. Admission ticket proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. 8 a.m. Savannah Classic Cars Dealer and Museum, 249 E. Lathrop Ave. $4 classic car drivers
Independence Day at Fort Pulaski
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Civil War soldiers perform cannon demonstrations, visitors learn the wild life story of the Revolutionary War hero for whom the fort was named, and rangers tell the saga of Fort Pulaski’s lesser known role as part of the Underground Railroad. Events for children throughout the day. 10 a.m. Fort Pulaski, US Highway 80 E 912-786-5787
Film: Wonder Woman
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 3 & 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7 adults, $5 children
Savannah Bananas vs. Lexington County Blowfish The Savannah Bananas take on the Lexington County Blowfish. 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $10 thesavannahbananas.com
FRIDAY 7. 6 Film: Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral takes viewers on a thrilling ocean adventure as a team of divers, Showcase the potential of reclaimed photographers and scientists set out to discover why coral reefs around the world building materials in the hands of Savannah’s makers. Raise money for non- are vanishing at an unprecedented rate and provides a fascinating look at these profit organization Emergent Structures. underwater ocean treasures. 5-7 p.m. 7 p.m. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Louisville Road. Free Free 912-272-0268. scrotzer@emergentstrucFirst Friday Festivities tures.com. emergentstructures.org Join Sulfur for their monthly open studio Mystery Independence Day Comedy night along with ON::VIEW artist resiFilm dent Rebecca Slivinsky’s Objet de Desir The exact title of this forgotten gem of and Neighborhoods: A Sulfur Studios absurd political humor will remain a secret Members Only Exhibition on display. right up until showtime. Take a chance on first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. this rare, uncut widescreen print of a bona Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. fide cult gem just waiting to be rediscovFree ered. Presented by the PFS. First Friday for Folk Music 8 p.m. Monthly folk music showcase hosted The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a $8 friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted Swingin’ Savannah River w/ the by Tom Cooler. Fabulous Equinox Orchestra July’s performers are Swamp Rabbit Railroad. Enjoy a patriotic performance by the first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Fabulous Equinox Orchestra on the Westin First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. Harbor lawn. Proceeds support the Sua $5 donation Sponte Foundation, a nonprofit organizaFirst Friday in Starland tion that provides assistance to the men A monthly art walk featuring galleries, and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion. restaurants, boutiques and more. 8 p.m. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. Starland District, 40th and Bull. $35 general, $75 VIP Free
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THURSDAY 7. 5
Buckcherry, Alien Ant Farm, Lit
The Gen-X Summer Tour comes to the Stage on Bay. 7:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $39
SATURDAY 7. 7 Art on River Street
Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free
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Film: Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead features the comedic team efforts of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, starring as a hapless electronics store employee who spends most of his spare time downing pints at the local pub with his roommate. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $8
Forsyth Farmers Market
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com
Front Porch Improv: All Stars
Front Porch Improv: All-Stars is a neverseen-before improvised comedy show, filled with quirky townsfolk. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh at other people crying. 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. $10 frontporchimprov.com
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 Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public
Pints + Poses Brewery Yoga
This light hearted 60 minute class taught by Melissa DeLynn will be every first Saturday of the month. first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $15 for a 60 minute session
Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market A non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, and artisan creations. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.
MONDAY 7. 9 Odd Lot: Monday Night Madness
Built around a series of improv games, the show relies on audience suggestions to put the players into hilarious characters and scenes to drive the show forward. 7:30 p.m. Savannah Bananas vs. Macon Bacon The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. The Savannah Bananas take on Macon $5 Bacon. TUESDAY 7.10 7:05 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Evening @ Skidaway Open Lab Night $10 Visit informally with scientists in their thesavannahbananas.com laboratories. The program will begin with Tybee City Limits w/ Kris Youmans a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by lab Band, Eric Culberson Band visits until 8 p.m. . The program is open to This month, Tybee City Limits stars a very the public, and admission is free. special brother-sister bill of Eric Culberson 6:15-8 p.m. and his big sister, Kris Youmans. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 8 p.m. Ocean Science Circle. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Free $15
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Film: Despicable Me 3
It’s already the fourth-highest grossing animated film ever made, and stars the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and South Park’s Trey Parker. 3 & 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under
The Goodbye Road Tour w/ Johnnyswim, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Penny and Sparrow The three artists will bring an evening of music on a limited run supporting their new collaborative EP, Goodbye Road. Presented by SiriusXM Coffeehouse. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey
A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
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NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE
Fireworks about fireworks
BY JIM MOREKIS
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THE DAY after July 4, Savannah City Council is set to discuss…. fireworks. It’s no coincidence. The planned brief discussion during Council’s regular work session this Thursday at 1 p.m. comes not only one day after the biggest fireworks displays of the year, but just four days after Georgia cities are finally allowed by state law to craft their own local noise ordinances restricting fireworks. It also comes on the heels of a particularly brutal season for those who find fireworks disturbing, whether because of their own PTSD or the reactions of their pets. In the case of Janet Levine, it’s both. “My PTSD came from childhood abuse,” says Levine, who isn’t shy about discussing her struggles on the record, and for whom destigmatizing mental health issues is a priority. But Levine’s dog, like many canine companions, is also very sensitive to fireworks. “My dog is my service dog. When she freaks out because the fireworks won’t stop, then she can’t help me.” Over the entire week prior to July 4, much of the Edgemere/Parkside area was granted the dubious honor of hearing constant fireworks coming from a single home. Like a scene from a Hunter S. Thompson piece — or maybe Admiral Boom from Mary Poppins — the folks at this one house would launch heavy-duty fireworks from a mortar tube on their porch, several times an hour, for literally days on end. Levine says she called police at least four times about the house. She ended up going over there when she couldn’t get police to do anything. “When the PTSD hits, I turn into fight or flight. I was in fight mode. When you’re triggered that much you just need the trigger to stop,” she says. Levine says she asked the man politely to stop, and he was polite as well. But almost as soon as she left, he resumed cooking off rounds from his mortar. So she went back. “A woman sitting on the porch yelled at me to get out of there. She said, ‘I’m going to load one and throw it at your car.’ And she started to do it. I drove off,” Levine says. “The defiance and aggression was very upsetting and scary.” Levine says that while police were very professional, they told her that without witnesses, the physical threat against Levine would likely be dismissed in court.
“I don’t want to press charges — I just want the noise to stop,” says Levine. While this particular fireworksobsessed neighbor doesn’t appear to be very neighborly, we can lay much of the blame to current state law. It’s difficult to interpret and seems to give remarkable leeway to people who might want to abuse the hospitality and good nature of those around them. “Georgia law is just a blank slate right now,” Levine says. “Police told me they have no recourse until after 9 p.m. if it’s not one of three designated holidays.” (On July 3 and 4, you can shoot your fireworks until midnight legally.) Fireworks other than sparklers were completely illegal in Georgia until 2015 — contributing to South Carolina’s famous cottage industry of gaudy fireworks stands just over the border — when our legislature opted to go in the other direction with a very broad legalization law. This year, the legislature passed an important tweak. As of July 1, local governments are allowed to supercede state law with their own noise ordinances addressing fireworks. (But not solely addressing fireworks; it has to be part of an overall noise ordinance.) Levine is one of many nearby residents who contacted police and City officials about the enthusiastic pyromaniac nearby. She says she contacted each City Council member. “I immediately got four emails back, and one phone call from Julian Miller, which was really kind,” she says, referring to her district alderman. “They told me almost everyone on Council is on board with a new fireworks ordinance.” If you discuss fireworks on social media, you usually get one of two responses. Either folks will say fireworks are upsetting to them and/or their pets, or they say some variant of “Suck it up, buttercup, get over it, ‘cause ‘Merica.” Yes, I used to be That Guy who thought anyone who complained about fireworks was far too sensitive for their own good. That is, until I got a canine companion of my own about three years ago, who doesn’t appreciate fireworks at all. When you walk in someone else’s shoes — or paws — you just might learn something. I highly recommend it. Anyway, I have switched sides, as it were, and am now Team No Fireworks except for legit community fireworks displays, such as those on River Street or at a Savannah Bananas game. Thing is, the libertarian internet tough guy argument doesn’t hold water with fireworks anyway.
Fireworks — to use Levine’s words — are “excessive, loud, and unpredictable.” By definition, they cross boundaries and intrude on the privacy and liberty of others. Fireworks are dangerous to those who shoot them, as well as a fire hazard (which is why they can be banned during a drought). The only real argument for fireworks is that they are a patriotic tradition — and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. But wouldn’t you want to enjoy such a tradition in a communal fashion, rather than off your front porch in the middle of a crowded neighborhood, with pets and babies all around? More to the point, and this will perhaps sound more harsh than I intend it to: What kind of person enjoys disturbing the peace and disrupting the private life of their neighbors at odd hours of the day, just because they can? A growing number of local residents have simply had enough of fireworks, and are making their displeasure known to local officials in the hope that they will follow through. Some of this opposition to fireworks is no doubt due to the large number of new arrivals to Savannah who’ve moved here from more tightly regulated parts of the country — a phenomenon with much deeper local ramifications than just firecrackers. But most of it, I think, is simply due to raised societal awareness of PTSD triggering caused by fireworks, and the clearly deleterious effect on many pets. The bottom line is that beginning this month, Savannah City Government can — and in my opinion, should — craft local regulations restricting the use of fireworks in City limits. I don’t often advocate for City Council passing more rules, but in this case it’s for a good... wait for it... paws. AS MANY of you have already heard, our longtime Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler is leaving us for another opportunity. She has without question lifted the bar for local music and performing arts coverage in Savannah, and we are deeply grateful for her boundless energy, positive creativity, professional work ethic, and deep insight into what makes Savannah’s cultural fabric so very rich. We will miss her and we wish her the best. CS
NEWS & OPINION CITY NOTEBOOK
Roy Minter selected as new Savannah Police Chief
BY JIM MOREKIS
ROY MINTER, who announced his retirement earlier this year as Police Chief of Peoria, Arizona, has been announced as new Savannah Police Department Chief. In announcing the hire, City Manager Rob Hernandez said Minter is a “21st Century police executive.” “He understands the importance of collaboration, he appreciates strong relationships with the community, embraces diversity across all dimensions, practices open communication, and implements progressive policing,” Hernandez said of Minter. Minter, age 57, who has experience in Denton TX (Dallas/Fort Worth metro), Aurora CO (Denver metro), and Houston, is set to begin August 27.
Minter has been the chief in Peoria since 2011. He announced his retirement eariler this year, but said he would stay on awhile until a replacement there was found. From 2008-2011 Minter was the P\ police chief in Denton, Texas, north of Dallas. Prior to becoming a chief, he spent 15 years with the Aurora, Colorado Police Department and 10 years with the Houston Police Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Organizational Management. Hernandez thanked interim Chief Mark Revenew for his service in the post since January of this year, and hoped Revenew would consider continuing to serve the local law enforcement community. “He is an ultimate professional and he accepted the challenge to lead on interim basis without hesitation. He has done an exceptional job. We hope he will stay on
during the transition to Chief Minter’s leadership,” Hernandez said of Revenew. Hernandez also addressed the City’s overall approach to crime and public safety. “The Mayor and City Council’s commitment to public safety is paying off. So far, there has been an 18% drop in overall Part I crimes including a 16% drop in violent crime,” he said. ‘ “Compared to last year, we’ve had six fewer homicides than this time last year and 16 fewer from just two years ago. Robberies and shootings are also down significantly from last year. When it comes to public safety, we are moving in the right direction: Forward,” Hernandez said. The search for a new permanent chief involved nearly 70 applicants and was overseen by the Mercer Group. Minter was chosen from four finalists. CS
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With experience in Texas and Arizona, new chief is hailed as ‘21st Century police executive’
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Map of one ‘cohort’ of similarly appraised properties in the MidCity area.
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IN MY last column I promised to return the issue of those land valuations once the BOA had given me some answers that I asked for. Here we are. A beginning note: The criticisms of the property tax system that will follow in this column should not be seen as a criticism of the staff of the Chatham County Board of Assessors (BOA). However, it might be seen as a criticism of whatever higher-up made the decision to change the valuation method for land in the case of certain “neighborhoods”. In particular, I would like to single out Robbin Bowen for putting up with my multiple phone calls and emails, and always doing so in a polite and friendly manner. The staff of the BOA has a big job. The BOA must keep current valuations for every property in the entire county. If you want to hire a private appraiser to come up with a value for your property, it will probably run you about $500. That private appraiser is going to be very detailed, and look at a lot of nuances that the BOA appraisers just don’t have the capacity to look at on a property-by-property basis. That is why they engage in “mass appraisal” using computer software, and identify cohorts of like properties as described in my previous column. Nuances typically only get looked at when there is
an appeal. If you want more info on this, I urge you to go to boa.chathamcounty.org. Or, to go even further down the rabbit hole, you can go to the Georgia Department of Revenue property tax homepage at: dor.georgia.gov/property-taxes-georgia I previously skipped over the valuation of residential structures, so let me address that quickly. It’s pretty simple once you understand it. First, the Replacement Cost New (RCN) is determined. This is the cost, in current market conditions, to build a new structure similar to the one that exists. I’m pretty sure the software does this, based on a handful of physical characteristics. Next, from this value, depreciation is subtracted, as a percentage, based on the age of the actual structure. This results in Replacement Cost New, Less Depreciation (RCNLD). Once you know these acronyms, they are easy to spot on your property record card, and you can actually see the work that was done in deriving the improvement valuation. Finally, the RCNLD is then altered, perhaps, based on recent sales. When looking at recent sales, are the prices significantly higher or lower than their RCNLDs? If yes, and the result is fairly consistent across the cohort of like properties (the “neighborhood”), then a final market adjustment will be made for all properties across that cohort, as a percentage either added or subtracted from the RCNLD. This produces the market value. Looking at the sales comps used for several neighborhoods, I saw that this
methodology was applied consistently and fairly. However, I might argue with the boundary of the cohort groups, or that some properties in one cohort really belong in another, etc. Nuances. But back to the land valuations that I described two columns ago. I still have a problem with those. I still believe that they are systematically flawed, to the great detriment to owners of smaller land parcels. When I contacted the BOA about these, I asked why the per-square-foot methodology had been changed to a price-per-lot methodology, and how that standard price had been determined. It took awhile to get answers. I will only be addressing the cohort labeled “S198 – Sister Court” as that is where I live. This cohort saw the highest standard land value applied ($65,000), and this shit is exhausting. I was told that the change was made based on two data points: 1) A 5400 s.f. vacant parcel at 416 E 41st St. sold on May 26th of 2015 for $70,000. 2) A 2850 s.f. vacant parcel at 8 E 38th St. sold on July 5th of 2016 for $65,000. The conclusion that was drawn from these two data points was that due to their similar sales price, but disparity in size, the market was pricing all parcels in the cohort at roughly the same price, regardless of size. Putting aside the advisability of making ANY conclusion based on two data points, this is quite the specious argument. I’m pretty sure that almost any observer, even one with no experience in real estate, would look at this conclusion and
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If you want to hire a private appraiser to come up with a value for your property, it will probably run you about $500. That private appraiser is going to be very detailed, and look at a lot of nuances that the BOA appraisers just don’t have the capacity to look at on a property-by-property basis. demolition, a vacant parcel cannot be used as a price proxy for parcels lying beneath protected structures. If you want yourself some new construction in this area, you can’t just buy any run-down property and demolish what is there. That makes a vacant lot a fundamentally different product than one with a protected structure on it. And vacant lots are scarce, and therefore valuable. This one at 8 E 38th St. exists because of a house fire in 2014 that allowed for the previously existing stricture to be demolished. So there you have it – I still think a standard lot price is absurd, and especially one based on these two data points. If land prices must be raised, then perhaps use the sale of 416 E 41st St. as a rationale for a bump of the per square foot method up to $12 or $13. That would be much more fair across disparately sized parcels. While I certainly have not exhausted the subject of property taxes, I hope that the dangling thread from the previous column has been tied off, and I can leave this subject behind for a bit. However, as I’ve alluded to previously, I did file appeals on the valuation of my property, which I have never done before. I’ve heard some stories that an appearance before the Board of Equalization, which is one method of dealing with appeals, can be an interesting experience. If that proves so, you might be getting one more column in this series. cs
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immediately think, “OR, the smaller lot is obviously worth more per square foot than the larger lot.” Conclusion A: Vastly different sized properties are worth the same overall amount. Conclusion B: The first property is worth $13.00 per square foot. The second property is worth $23.00 per square foot. There must be some differences that account for this disparity. Conclusion B is the argument that I would make (were I to make an argument based on two data points), so let’s look at why the smaller property might be more valuable. 8 E 38th St. is right next to The Vault and the rapidly improving Bull Street corridor from 37th Street to Victory Drive that is the heart of the Starland District. You could fall out the door of a structure built here and walk to a dozen local amenities in mere minutes. 416 E 41st St., while still in a nice, walkable neighborhood, is as far from the “hot” corridor as one can get, and still be in the same cohort of properties. These relative positions alone could account for the price disparity, but there is an added wrinkle. Though both properties show up in Savannah Area Geographical Information System (SAGIS) as TN-2 (Traditional Neighborhood – a mostly residential zoning category that only exists in MidCity, at least until NewZO is implemented), 8 E 38th was listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as TC-1, which comes with considerably more latitude in development and use, including the ability to have an STVR without an on-property owner. Did the buyer believe that they were purchasing a parcel that was zoned TC-1, right on the main Starland corridor? This is not an insignificant question, and could certainly affect the price that a buyer was willing to pay. Finally, I would argue that in this local historic district (MidCity), where contributing structures are protected from
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Grow it again
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BY TOM PARRISH
I REMEMBER everything, like it was yesterday. My hair was long and society didn’t like it. People judged me by its length. I couldn’t understand that, and it ticked me off. It drove me away from the conventional mores of that time and sent me in a different direction. The ‘70s were such a different time from today. Technology has changed the world in leaps and bounds since then. But has society changed? Not so much I think. We’ve seemed to have retained all the hate and prejudice that thrived in those previous eras. Just as it is today, polarization was alive and well in the ‘70s, although you never heard that particular word till the ‘90s. The world was upside down, and what seemed right to the majority was actually wrong. What we as long haired youths stood for was never taken seriously, and what happened as a result was sad. We were mired in an unjust and un-winnable war, people’s rights if they had any at all were being trampled on or ignored. Gays were fags, women were subjugated and African Americans enjoyed even less respect than they do today. Back then people said the “n word” out loud. When we grew our hair long, we voluntarily joined the ranks of these oppressed groups. What really galls me about that era, and to make a long story short, is that we were right and they were wrong. It gives me no great pleasure to say this, because so many young lives were sacrificed for such inane and insane reasons. Apologies came late if at all. “What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?” Ever really think of those Neil Young words in today’s context? They actually happened at Kent State, and we felt them greatly. They continue to happen today, and are spurring the same riots that occurred in the ‘70s. Those poor kids were not the only, but certainly one of the reasons why I grew my hair long. Another was I did not want to be associated with the face that our nation was showing the world and revealing to itself. I was brought up to expect so much more from our country. The hate, the prejudice and discrimination I felt by growing my hair, placed me apart from the accepted norm of the day. When I did this, society revealed itself to me. They showed me how they really felt, what they really stood for, and all of I a sudden I found out it wasn’t me.
It was a misguided ideal that they felt the need to cling on to. They feared anything or anybody that threatened their beliefs and existence. Sounds kind of familiar to nowadays doesn’t it? You loved me America. When I toed your line, I was one of you. Yet I was a traitor when I dared to think differently. You had no respect for a favorite son if he dared to express himself in a different manner. I was now trash. Harsh words I know, but I lived them and attest to it. It was their world and I was supposed to conform to it, yet I found out I wanted no part of it. They say we dropped out of society. Nonsense! We were there the whole time, trying to get them to look inwards instead of out. Our hair was the symbol of our consciousness. If they’d only had a conscience they’d have understood. It was more to me than just growing my hair. It was something that I took very seriously It meant that I wasn’t going to accept the status-quo, which in my mind was misguided. It meant I was different. It meant that I cared. I see all these nostalgia shows that purport to portray that era. They call us “hippies,” they all portray us as drugged out idiots in tie dye shirts using terms such as “groovy.” They trivialize the whole experience of living through that era and belittle the social accomplishments that we actually did achieve through our hirsute protest. All accomplished without the benefits of today’s social media and technology. Yes we were portrayed in the media, but 99% of the time it was by mainstream outlets and then always in a negative vein. I’m here to tell you, it wasn’t like that at all. At least not for me. For me it was about making and taking a stand against discrimination, against imperialism, against prejudice, against people forcing their myopic views on the rest of us. As well as hair, it also took cojones. As silly as it sounds today, the length of my hair was my symbol of protest. It said I was different from you. It said I don’t believe what your saying, and I don’t buy into your ignorance. Despite the comic way history now depicts us, I can honestly say that I never took LSD, I never wore tie dye and somehow I missed out on all that free love. All I did was make a stand. I let my freak flag fly. As small a contribution as it nowadays seems, it meant something to me. David Crosby spoke once in song about almost cutting his hair. “It happened just the other day. It was getting kind of long. I could have said it got in my way.” But he didn’t, and you know why? Because he felt like he owed it to somebody. I did too! CS
Do brain supplements do anything? Is Prevagen cognitive supplement as effective as its TV ad states? —Rob Sutterfield PROBABLY NOT, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Just ask the Federal Trade Commission, which together with the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit last year over those claims you’re wondering about, Rob, calling them “false and unsubstantiated.” A little catch-up for those TV-shunning readers who consequently have never heard of this stuff: Prevagen is a dietary supplement whose key ingredient is a protein extracted from jellyfish, called apoaequorin. Wisconsin-based Quincy Bioscience, the manufacturer, claims apoaequorin aids cognitive function and memory by supplementing proteins lost in the brain during aging. The bone of contention here is their commercials’ reference to a “double-blind, placebo-controlled study”—sounds legit, no?—in which folks who took the pills daily were said to have demonstrated rapid improvement in recall ability: 20 percent better in 90 days. Just one problem: the clinical trial cited apparently didn’t show anything of the sort. In this study, 218 subjects with “selfreported memory concerns” were given either apoaequorin or a placebo, then took a test gauging verbal recall. The results? Zip—no difference between the treatment group and the control group. The FTC suit alleges that Quincy’s researchers (on the company payroll, let’s note) basically sliced and diced these unpromising numbers via what’s called post-hoc analysis: going back into the data and poking around in search of correlations you didn’t predict beforehand. Post-hoc findings can be useful as a basis for further study, but seemingly Quincy just took three such analyses that tentatively pointed to some cognitive improvement (ignoring 27 others that didn’t) and touted those results on TV. On top of that, the complaint alleges, Quincy hasn’t proven satisfactorily that apoaequorin ingested orally can cross the blood-brain barrier: even if it were
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such products outside the FDA’s ambit— essentially they’re considered food, not medicine. With the uptick in allegedly brain-boosting supplements on the market have come concerns, as with Prevagen, of unscrupulous marketers selling useless or even harmful products to credulous consumers and facing few consequences. Speaking to Wired, a supplements expert from Harvard med school said, “If I were looking for opportunities to make a lot of money while deceiving people, I think going into the brain supplement business would be real high on my list.” Will they continue to get away with it? No reason to think not. Quincy Bioscience’s strategy on the FTC suit, filed in January 2017, seemed to be to wait it out; the company characterized the plaintiff as an overreaching lame-duck regulatory body that’d be reined in by the Trump administration. The suit was thrown out last September and is now in the appeals process, but the company’s sanguinity reflected that of the supplements industry at large, which was described by one trade website as feeling “bullish” about its prospects under the current anti-regulatory regime. In some quarters at least, it’s evidently reassuring to know there’s a snakeoil salesman in the White House. BY CECIL ADAMS
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Savannah man with long criminal history arrested
A convicted felon and known drug distributor was arrested by Savannah Police’s Strategic Investigations Unit “after an officer witnessed the 31-year-old draw a weapon during a dispute outside a business,” police report. “Undercover officers were conducting surveillance outside of a business at E. 38th Street and Waters Avenue the afternoon of June 26 when they observed the suspect, identified as Frenchy Hilliard, pull a firearm with an extended magazine while in a dispute with two other men,” police say. “When Hilliard noticed the officers, he fled in a vehicle at a high rate of speed and crashed into a parked car in the 1011 block of E. 39th Street. He attempted to continue fleeing on foot, but was taken into custody by officers. The gun officers recovered was determined to be stolen and had an altered serial number,” police say. Hilliard was booked into the Chatham
County Detention Center on charges of fleeing to elude, obstruction by fleeing, reckless driving, improper backing, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving (firearm), altered ID (firearm) and tampering with evidence. Hilliard has “a history of arrests in Savannah and has ties to local gangs and groups,” police say. In Fall 2017, he received a custom End Gun Violence notification, attended a callin and was part of an enforcement action. During End Gun Violence call-ins, offenders meet with local law enforcement, local and state prosecutors, religious leaders and community members to discuss their actions and provide them a way out of the lifestyle. Those in attendance are warned that if they continue to commit crimes, they will be prosecuted federally. “We wanted a different outcome for Frenchy Hilliard, and we gave him an opportunity to change his lifestyle,” said Capt. Lenny Gunther, SPD coordinator for End Gun Violence. “We also made it clear to him that if he continued to live this type of lifestyle what would happen to him. This case will certainly be getting special attention by gun investigators and will be presented to the United States Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution. This should be a warning to his associates that we do
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not take these acts lightly.” Hilliard had past convictions of sale of a controlled substance in 2006, theft by receiving and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2011, and aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2014.
Southside death could be accidental shooting, police say Savannah Police’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that fatally wounded a 45-year-old woman at a home on Plantation Drive in Windsor Forest. “Officers responded to the home in the 600 block of Plantation Drive just prior to 11 p.m. and discovered Marissa Clay deceased from a gunshot wound. Detectives are investigating this as a possible accidental shooting. Charges have not been made at this time, but residents who were in the home are being questioned by police. Detectives believe this is an isolated, domestic incident.” police report.
traveling north on Florence Street about 9:50 p.m. She stopped at the stop sign at 44th and Florence streets and then proceeded through the intersection,” police report. “A Chevrolet Suburban, which was traveling west on 44th Street entered the intersection and struck the passenger side of the Ion. The Suburban then left the scene,” police say. Wilson and a passenger, Tia Newman, 20, of Thomaston, were transported to Memorial Medical Center. Newman suffered serious injuries from the crash. A 17-year-old occupant of the Suburban also arrived at Memorial with complaints of an injury. The Suburban was believed to have been driven by Ayesha Allen, 34, of Savannah, who was located shortly after the crash. “She allegedly had six children, from ages 3 to 17, in the vehicle at the time of the crash,” police say.
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Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a June 30 hit and run that resulted in serious injuries. “According to a preliminary investigation, Taylor Wilson, 19, of Thomaston, Ga., who was traveling in a Saturn Ion, was
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NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD In the northeastern town of Teesside, England, last August, 22-year-old Jordan Easton of Thornaby was at the home of a friend, hanging out in the kitchen, when he boasted that his vest was “stab-proof.” To prove it, he “took hold a knife to demonstrate,” Karin Welsh, Teesside assistant coroner, testified, “and sadly realized it wasn’t the case.” Teesside Live reported Easton was rushed to the hospital, but doctors weren’t able to save him. Detective Superintendent Ted Butcher also testified at Easton’s inquest on June 16 that he found no evidence Easton intended to harm himself and died after “a boisterous act.” Welsh recorded a verdict of “misadventure.”
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Louis Cote of Mascouche, Quebec, Canada, became suspicious last August of the DNA test results obtained from the samples he collected in his work for the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada, whose members use DNA testing to determine their native ancestry. So, CBC News reported on June 13, Cote launched his own experiment. He collected two samples using his own inner-cheek swabs, and a third from his girlfriend’s Chihuahua, Snoopy, and sent them off to Viaguard Accu-Metrics. The results indicated that all three samples had identical DNA, including 12 percent Abenaki and 8 percent Mohawk ancestry. “I thought it was a joke,” Cote said. “The company is fooling people ... the tests are no good.”
In Putnam County, Florida, the sheriff’s office provides a wide variety of services. So when Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, called the office on June 12 to complain that the methamphetamine he had been sold was fake, officers happily offered to test it for him. Kelly told detectives he had suffered a “violent reaction” after smoking the substance and wanted to sue the dealer if he had been sold the wrong drug. He arrived at the sheriff’s office and “handed detectives a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil,” the office’s Facebook post explained, according to The Washington Post. It “field-tested positive for methamphetamine.” On the spot, Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of meth. The Facebook post continued: “Remember, our detectives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase.”
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-- As part of the Dark Mofo art festival, Australian performance artist Mike Parr, 73, entered a steel tomb below busy Macquarie Street in Hobart on June 14, where he meditated, drew and read as
traffic flowed overhead for 72 hours until his release on June 17. Parr had water but no food, and oxygen was pumped into the box. His performance was promoted as a “response to 20th-century totalitarian violence,” according to The Guardian, but the piece didn’t speak to everyone. “I don’t take anything away from it at all,” said Carolyn Bowerman from Townsville. “I’m just amazed that someone would put themselves through this and go to this much effort.” In a previous performance art piece, Parr hacked at a prosthetic arm with an ax before a shocked audience. -- Over in Melbourne, Australia, customers of the Prahran neighborhood Woolworths store will have to park somewhere else on July 9, as renowned American photographer Spencer Tunick captures thousands of willing nudes in a group shot on the store’s rooftop parking lot. Reuters reported more than 11,000 people registered to disrobe for Tunick, who has done group nudes in other spots around the world. “It’s well and truly oversubscribed,” said John Lotton, director of the Provocare Festival of the Arts in Melbourne.
When Daryl Royal Riedel, 48, was pulled over for suspected drunk driving June 14 by Monroe County (Florida) Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Lopez, he first drove off, but thought better of it and stopped to face the music. Riedel, who claimed to be scared, then stepped out of his truck with an open can of beer and chugged the contents as Lopez watched. The Associated Press reported that Riedel has four prior DUI arrests and now faces felony DUI, fleeing from a deputy, driving with a suspended license and failure to submit to a breath test.
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Czechoslovakian president Milos Zeman called a press conference on June 14 in Prague, where Zeman instructed two firefighters in protective gear to incinerate a huge pair of red underpants as reporters watched. The underwear had been hoisted during a 2015 protest at Prague Castle, replacing the presidential flag and symbolizing Zeman’s close relationship with Russia and China. Zeman told reporters, according to the Associated Press: “I’m sorry to make you look like little idiots, you really don’t deserve it.” Zeman’s longstanding difficulties with the press include an incident last year when he waved a fake machine gun at them.
Wa Tiba, 54, disappeared on June 14 while tending her vegetable garden on Muna Island in the Southeast Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Her family found
only her sandals, a machete and a flashlight in the garden, but just 50 yards away, villagers located a 23-foot-long python with a severely bloated midsection. Fox News reported that when the snake’s belly was cut open, it revealed the woman’s fully intact body inside, still wearing all her clothes. Villager Ayu Kartika said, “Everyone cried and was in shock. ... It looked like a horror movie.”
In Auckland, New Zealand, an unnamed 28-year-old man appeared in court June 18 to answer charges of stealing two human toes from the Body Worlds Vital exhibition, a traveling display that features human corpses and organs preserved through plastination. The toes, valued at $5,500 each, have been returned to the exhibition, the New Zealand Herald reported. The toe thief is looking at seven years in prison and two years for interfering with a dead body.
-- Two unnamed employees of the Inn at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont, enjoyed some malted milk ball-type candies left behind by guests on June 13, but they didn’t enjoy the aftermath. The candies were cannabis edibles, and the employees became sick after consuming them. Police arrived to find one of them lying in the parking lot, and both were transferred to the hospital, according to the Associated Press. Recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in Vermont on July 1; police said the guests who left the edibles would not be charged. -- In California, some bed-and-breakfast establishments are employing a new marketing twist: “bud and breakfast.” For example, CBS News reports, Erin Dean’s Airbnb north of Sacramento is right next door to a cannabis farm. Her welcome gift for guests includes up to 1 ounce of the herb from the neighboring farm (allowable under state law). Other bud-and-breakfasts can be found in Lake Tahoe and Palm Springs.
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In Youngstown, Ohio, police responding to a call about multiple gunshots on June 10 spotted Dai’ryon Mitchell, 21, speeding away from the scene in an SUV. He refused to pull over but finally left the vehicle and ran into a home, where he climbed through a window and hung from the ledge. Mitchell tried to climb back in, The Youngstown Vindicator reported, but lost his grip and fell directly into the arms of officers below, who handcuffed him.
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A folk explosion at The Lucas Theatre JOHNNYSWIM, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Penny & Sparrow collaborate onstage and on the record
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THE Goodbye Road tour is ready to say hello to Savannah. On July 10, folk luminaries Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, JOHNNYSWIM, and Penny & Sparrow bring a unique evening of collaborative music to The Lucas Theatre. The bands have been friends for some time - Amanda Sudano of JOHNNYSWIM went to high school with Holcomb’s wife, Ellie - but when the finally spent quality time together at Holcomb’s annual Moon River Festival, their musical chemistry became palpable. “We talked about potentially doing some shows together,” Holcomb recalls. “Then we decided that if we were going to do that, maybe we should write a song together. I had some free time later that summer so I flew out and spent time with them at their house in L.A.” The collaboration was a change-up for both bands, who have their own unique 14 ways of penning new material.
“Sometimes, we set aside time to play chords, listen to old Voice Notes,” says JOHNNYSWIM’s Abner Ramirez. “I’ll say the funnest times is when you feel like you have to get a song out of you or it’s just going to fester and die. An honestly, this entire ‘Goodbye Road’ project has been like unlocking a gate in our chest, cracking the door open, and the songs flowed out of us in a flurry. It’s been so much fun. Typically, in making our own JOHNNYSWIM album, we might be going right into the studio with songs we wrote 10 years ago that I’d forgotten about and Amanda’s been fighting for. But ‘Goodbye Road’ ha just been an outpouring of passion.” “It was really a pretty powerful and intense time,” Holcomb recalls of the collaboration. “It was 48 hours after the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville…there was a lot going on in our minds.” “The guys had lunch while I was at home with our little one, then they came home and we sat in the kitchen and talked about what was going on in the world and what we were going through,” Sudano remembers. “We had it all on the same page over lunch and drinks, then we went upstairs to our little studio to write, and it just seemed
so easy. It had the feeling of the similar ways of what was going on in the world and parenthood…it was just the easiest project. It just felt right and clicked from the beginning.” Before releasing the EP ‘Goodbye Road,’ both bands have been racking up accolades of their own. JOHNNYSWIM has been around since 2005; their 2016 recored Georgica Pond debuted at #13 on Billboard’s Top Current Album Chart, #35 on the Billboard Top 200, and #4 on iTunes’ Top Albums, and #1 on iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts. Their song “Home” is the theme song for HGTV’s Fixer Upper, and the group has appeared on programs like The Tonight Show, Late Show, Late Late Show, Today, and more. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors began in the mid-2000s after Holcomb performed as a solo artist for some time. Their 2008 record Passenger Seat reached No. 3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and 2011’s Chasing Somedaymarked the bad’s first appearance on the Billboard charts. Their most successful record to date, Good Light, was released through their own imprint Magnolia Music. Over
the years, the band has toured with the likes of Ryan Adams, Susan Tedeschi, Needtobreathe, The Avett Brothers, and more. Holcomb, Ramirez, and Sudano wrote two songs while in L.A. When he returned home to Nashville, Holcomb wrote the tune “Just A Memory” with the band Penny & Sparrow. “We talked about recording the Penny & Sparrow guys and said, ‘Hey, what if we record this with JOHNNYSWIM and y’all come and sing on it?’” Holcomb says. “They thought it was a great idea. We booked time in the studio, and it happened to be the day after the Vegas shooting at the country music festival. The next day was the day Tom Petty died. We recorded most of the first three songs and ‘Ring the Bells,’ and I thought it would be great to have a fourth song.” It was the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to Petty. “I recorded a stylized version of “I Won’t Back Down” and recorded it in an hour,” Holcomb explains. “It also sort of thematically felt appropriate with the other songs… ’I Won’t Back Down’ says, ‘We’re going to stand up together and say something.’” Losing Petty was difficult for Holcomb, who was deeply influenced by the legendary performer. “It felt like losing an older brother or uncle,” he says. “We make music for a living, and to find yourself in the family tree of certain artists…I’d seen him three or four months before at Red Rocks. For me, it was like me telling Tom Petty, ‘I came in, I’m going to miss you, and I’m not going to back down, either. Thanks for paving the way and making music in a world that tears people apart and shining a little light.’” In celebration of the release of ‘Goodbye Road,’ JOHNNYSWIM, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Penny & Sparrow have a very special live show planned for their fans. “Penny & Sparrow will open and do their own set, then it’s JOHNNYSWIM, then the Neighbors,” Holcomb explains. “We’re all sharing one band. We’ll come onstage all together, play some songs. It’s going to be a really cool, two-hour collaborative set, with all the songs from the EP, but we’ll also be singing together on each other’s older music.” “We get to visit cities we love so much and don’t get to visit,” Ramirez. “We love Savannah,” Holcomb adds. “It’s a great town, and I’m looking forward to be there and am honored to be at the Lucas Theatre.” CS
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Who was your first guitar hero? As a very young child (like car seat age), I started my love for John Mayer. I think back then, it was his music as a whole that I loved, not necessarily the guitar. It wasn’t until later that I really learned to appreciate his guitar playing. The first true guitar hero that I had was Slash from Guns N’ Roses. Until I started playing a lot of Eddie Van Halen, I would have to say that Slash had the most influence on my playing and style. I still love his music—new and old. Having learned the ins and outs of these songs, what is about Eddie’s craft that makes him such a distinguished player? People put a lot of focus on the mechanics of Eddie’s playing. There’s always an argument about whether or not he “invented” tapping. People debate his finesse, etc. By far, though, what I think distinguishes Eddie from others is his song and riff writing. It just has this happy, upbeat energy, no matter what the subject of the lyrics are. It’s the only music catalog that I can play from start to finish and always be smiling. Think about it: Eddie was always smiling while he played, and it fit perfectly. People connect with “happy.”
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Also, he writes with an understanding of ALL the instruments involved. That’s why his music sounds so full. Lots of bands struggle with that and end up over doing it. Van Halen is perfect in that way. At least to me. Tough question, but what do you think is the definitive Van Halen riff? Oh man. That IS a tough question. You have so many options. I may answer this differently every time you ask so don’t hold me to it across the years. I seem to connect to something new in the same old songs every time I play or listen. Right now, I’d have to say that “Hot For Teacher” captures the attitude of their music perfectly. It’s hard to describe, but I feel like it sums up Van Halen in a fast, raw, and fun way. Has your age been a hurdle for you in the classic rock world? Honestly, there are pros and cons. Absolutely the age presents its share of problems, but the cool thing is that most of them are fairly easily overcome and offer other opportunities if you are willing to work. I have to work harder to gain the respect of other players, venue owners, promoters, etc., but the result is a show that ends up blowing people away. It makes us all better performers, but I try not to pay too much attention to it. All in all, I would say that no matter who is on stage trying to do what we do, they have their own share of challenges. What those challenges are matters less than how you respond. My mind, and the minds of my bandmates are made up. We will overcome whatever obstacles are in the way and use it to make us better.
To what do you attribute Van Halen’s enduring appeal? People want to smile. They want relief from all the negative noise in their daily lives. Whether it’s work deadlines, family problems, money problems, relationship problems, or even all of the never-ending political arguments (ugh!), there’s plenty in the world that can get you down. It’s almost impossible to listen to Van Halen without smiling. I’m jealous of the people who can listen to Van Halen and take a mental trip back to the late ‘70s and ‘80s and find their happy place, but I’m so glad to be able to be a part of helping them get there. Van Halen is fun for everyone on the stage and off. What are your plans for the band’s future? Grow. We all just love to play and have a passion for this music. The more we can do that, the better. The more people we can play for, the better. The more people we can meet, the better. One of the greatest things about this band is that despite being decades apart in age, we are all on the same page with the important things. We are booking more and more regional shows well outside of Atlanta, with shows as far away as IL already scheduled. We are super-blessed with the overwhelmingly positive reception of the band, and our plans are to continue what we are doing, just on a larger scale. We will be delivering the Van Halen experience for years to come. Can’t wait to bring this show to Savannah! CS
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WHEN Van Halen’s 1984 was released, it inspired a generation to run to their local guitar shop, scraping their picks down the strings, and feverishly tap the frets to mimic the iconic playing style of Eddie Van Halen. A new generation is following Eddie’s eruptive path. 84: A Tribute to Van Halen, formed in 2016 with Jason Dozer on lead vocals, David Northrip on bass, and Doc Rockson on drums. When Dozer placed an ad for a guitarist, a teenager came in and completely shredded Van Halen’s “Panama” for his audition. 15-year-old Stratton James was immediately hired as 84’s Eddie Van Halen. A former Savannahian, James had recently moved to town and had been jamming with other tribute bands; now, he recreates the legendary guitarist’s signature licks night after night. Van Halen fans can hear all the hits at Coach’s Corner on July 7 for James’s big homecoming show. We chatted with the guitarist about technique, and why folks still love runnin’ with the devil after all these years.
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Gen-X Tour brings titans of ‘90s rock to Savannah Buckcherry, Alien Ant Farm, and Lit headline tour
BY ANNA CHANDLER
THE STAGE on Bay has been pulling nostalgic heartstrings with its bookings, and the Generation X tour is no exception. This weekend, 1990s-2000s megastars Buckcherry, Lit, and Alien Ant Farm take over the venue to throw it back and rock it out. “All these bands came up around the same time, so we’re all familiar with each other and toured together on and off through the years,” says Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd. “We had this great idea and wanted to create a good package. This is what people want: a lot of bang for their buck. All these guys have great live performances and get along really well.” Anaheim-based Buckcherry formed back in 1995, releasing their smash debut album, Buckcherry, in 1999. The record, certified Gold by the RIAA, featured singles “Lit Up,” “For the Movies,” Dead Again,” and “Check Your Head.” In 2006, the band released its Grammy-nominated hit single “Crazy Bitch,” which fully captured their blend of classic AC/DC-style hard rock, grunge-inspired modern altrock, and unabashed rock sleaze. That album, 15, also featured the softer single “Sorry,” which would become the group’s highest-charting single to date. Despite breaks and personnel changes, Buckcherry is still going strong. “Right now, we’re finishing up songwriting for the new Buckcherry record,” Todd shares. “We’re recording in October and have some really great songs.” Mike Plotnikoff, who produced 15, is back behind the board for the new project. “We’ve got about 30 songs…it’s going to be very thorough on this effort,” says Todd. “Everyone’s going to be very happy. They’re just good songs.”
Back in the day, Buckcherry spent some time on the road with fellow alternative rockers Lit. The Fullerton, Californiabased band officially formed in 1988 but broke out with their hit single “My Own Worst Enemy” in 1999. A slow burner on the charts, the punky power-pop tune was certified platinum and won Modern Rock Track of the Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. While their peers are staying in the alternative rock lane with new releases, Lit has taken a drastic turn toward country music. That might surprise folks still clinging to their A Place in the Sun CDs, but lead vocalist A Jay Popoff doesn’t find the shift to be that drastic. “We never really were trying to stick to any specific genre,” he says. “We never really did identify as a punk band—we’re a band htat loves writing songs, and a lot of them are rock. Some were melodic. As a songwriter, you’re inspired by lots, and that’s a good thing.” About 15 years ago, the band started co-writing with great Nashville songwriters. They also discovered that country artists from Broadway to stadiums were covering “My Own Worst Enemy”—and why wouldn’t they? A song about waking up hungover, naked, and abandoned by a romantic partner? It doesn’t get much more country than that. “Having gone through so many life changes—marriage, divorce, kids—the desire to put on an acoustic guitar, sit and play in a room, and really hone in on what you’re trying to say…it was always there,” says Popoff. “Now, we are a little more
focused on what’s important to us. It’s not just about getting shitfaced and waking up and forgetting what you did.” Indeed, the single “Fast” fits perfectly on country radio with its observations of time racing by, watching children grow up, and shouting out to “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, love and family, faith and hope.” “Alternative rock music is less about story,” Popoff says. “This has been a lesson in being a little more vulnerable, which has helped us a lot.” It’s not all about the twang, though—Lit still knows how to deliver a helluva live rock show. “You’re going to get that same energy,” Popoff assures. “We are still a rock band. Rock music, country music—we’re going to play all the favorites.” Alien Ant Farm rounds out the lineup. Fellow Californians, the band boldly broke out on the scene with Anthology. The record boasted a toughed-up cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” a song the band played while warming up for shows. The single that would become Alien Ant Farm’s signature track, hit number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks. The groups are excited to revive the old days with their fans. “All these guys bring a really great live show,” Todd says. “It’s a great package.” CS
BUCKCHERRY, ALIEN ANT FARM, LIT The Stage on Bay Thursday, July 5, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. $39-69 via savconcerts.com All-ages
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Dear Readers: This is my last Band Page and issue of Connect Savannah. Thank you for reading over the years! Please continue to support your local alt-weekly, go to shows, buy merch, and tip your musicians and bartenders! Cheers, Anna
TYBEE CITY LIMITS @TYBEE POST THEATER
It’s a family affair at this month’s Tybee City Limits. Savannah bluesman Eric Culberson sets the stage with his band, Johnathan Hill on bass and Larry Duff on drums. You’ll find the trio all over Savannah’s bars and clubs, but at Tybee City Limits, attendees can enjoy Culberson’s famed riffs and the band’s great chemistry in a seated theater environment. Culberson was voted Best All-Around Musician in Connect Savannah’s Best of 2018 awards. Culberson’s big sis Kris Youmans brings her Mighty Fine Band to the Theater as the night’s headliner. Youmans won the 2016 Georgia Country Award for Traditional Artist. The Newnan-based artist performs with Barefoot Slim on steel guitar, David Puett on guitar, Patrick Thompson on bass, and Jerry Lee on percussion. Expect a mix of roots and Savannah-inspired sounds. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 8 P.M., $15 ADULTS, $10 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER
BOOTLEGGER’S BOOGIE @ PROHIBITION
Throw on your finest flapper looks and jazz up your evening with Bootlegger’s Boogie, an immersive dance party. Held in the 1920s-inspired charm of Prohibition, the event features local DJs OB-1 Benobi and Jose Ray spinning jazz and blues with nods to the 1920s and 1930s. It’s an evening of dance, sips, and bites from Prohibition’s celebrated menu. The night is also the debut performance of The Bee’s Knees Performance Troupe. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 9 P.M.
TROUBLE SLEEPING, PINKY DOODLE POODLE, THE RAMAGES @SULFUR STUDIOS
It’s a night of eclectic rock at Sulfur Studios. Trouble Sleeping rolls into town from Louisville with a scrappy, lo-fi ‘90s indie sound. The project, formed around the songwriting of Zachary Goldstein, released the album msyoulvyou in June 2018. Pinky Doodle Poodle bring high-energy punk rock from Japan. Formed in 2008, the band released their first album on Good Charamel Records (a label started by Goo Goo Dolls member Robby Takac). The band has released three full-length records and one EP since their debut. Pinky Doodle Poodle is currently staying in Athens and touring the United States. Hailed by the legendary MC5’s Wayne Kramer as “my new favorite band,” theirs is a can’t-miss show. Savannah punks The Ramages round out the bill. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 8 P.M., ALL-AGES
OKEY DOKEY, BABE CLUB @EL-ROCKO LOUNGE
Okey Dokey is back! The Nashville rock band, fronted by Johnny Fisher of The Weeks and Aaron Martin of Sol Cat, tore the roof off Rocko when they played Stopover this year, and now they’re back for seconds. The band, which will play as a five-piece in Savannah, finds inspiration in psychedelic rock, Motown and beyond. Babe Club is a new side project of SUSTO members Corey Campbell and Jenna Desmond. The two have been collaborating since they met in 2013 and are spinning fresh indie rock/new wave in Babe Club. Look for a full-length record debut in 2019. SATURDAY, JULY 7, DOORS AT 9 P.M., SHOW AT 10 P.M., $10 VIA TICKETFLY.COM, 21+
THE ORANGE CONSTANT, ANDREW SCOTCHIE AND THE RR @BARRELHOUSE SOUTH
Athens rockers The Orange Constant return to Savannah on their 2018 summer tour. Fans of southern psychdelica and hooky rock ‘n’ roll will get swept up in the Statesboro-formed group’s sound. Since the band’s formation, they have released two allbums: 2015’s Time to Go, recorded with Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic), and 2017’s Point of Reference, recorded with Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds). The Orange Constant is joined by Asheville-based band Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, who take the stage at midnight. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 9:30 P.M., FREE
FOREVER MOTOWN @ THE HISTORIC SAVANNAH THEATRE
Fans of music’s golden age will flock to Savannah Theater to hear the sounds of the past. Presented by Pure Oldies 99.1 and 106.5, Forever Motown is a New Yorkbased show that features nine all-star performers, including G.C. Cameron, original lead singer of The Spinners (“The Rubberband Man,” “It’s A Shame”) in addition to Glenn Leonard, former lead singer of The Temptations (“My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”), and members of the Marvelettes (“Please Mr. Postman,” “Too Many Fish In The Sea”). Savannah Theatre offers two chances to catch the show. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 5 P.M. AND 8 P.M., TICKETS VIA SAVANNAHTHE17
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MUSIC WEDNESDAY 7. 4 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 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. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Tim Malchak, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Fort Stewart, GA 3 Doors Down, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Bernard Rose Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Boogaloo Bingo and DJ Miami, 7 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. The White Rabbit Lounge Hip-Hop in Wonderland, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Red, White and Brew w/ Jason Courtenay, Ben Torres, Individually Twisted, 1 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Bingo, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.
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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 Late Night Comedy, 11 p.m.
Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
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BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club Elan Fourth of July at Elan, 9 p.m.
THURSDAY 7. 5 LIVE MUSIC
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. Castaways Bar & Grill Live Music, 6:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Greta Schroeder, 8 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Howard Paul Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx The Wombombs, The C-Port Monsters, 10 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) Trivia North Beach Grill Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 p.m. PS Tavern Jeremy Riddle Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Ford Natirboff Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Stan Ray The Stage on Bay Buckcherry, Alien Ant Farm, Lit, 7:30 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 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) Chuck 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
The Orange Constant, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats @BARRELHOUSE SOUTH
This Athens-by-way-of-The ‘Boro band is now in their seventh year of delivering the jam-based goods to an evergrowing regional audience. SAT., JULY 7 McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.
FRIDAY 7. 6 LIVE MUSIC
A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning,7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Displace, Bonnie Blue, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Greg Williams, Brett Barnard and the Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Dance Music w/ DJ Lishis, 8 p.m. Club Elan Military Night, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Gaslight Street, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge The Apprehended,
Any Otherwise, Lumen, Me and the Trinity, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Keith Aherne, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Swamp Rabbit Railroad, 7:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Train Wrecks, 9 p.m. The Jinx The Dead Boys, Shoplifters, Jeff Two Names and the Born Agains, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Jackson and Maggie Evans PS Tavern Eric Britt 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. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Larry Frick, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Ford Natirboff, THC, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Liquid Ginger, Bill
Hodgson, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Draucker, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Stable Shakers, 9 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.
Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.
The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.
Club 309 West CoolJay the DJ Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show
SATURDAY 7. 7 LIVE MUSIC
A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning,7 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Orange Constant, Andrew Scotchie and the RR, 9:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Boomy’s Liquid Ginger Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Coach’s Corner 84: A Van Halen Tribute, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trae Pierce and the T-Stones, 10 p.m. Doc’s Bar Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Okey Dokey, Babe Club, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Seldom Sober, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Stutz Wimmer, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Free Spirits, 9 p.m. The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers, Eckstine and Friends Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Bootleg Boogie w/ DJ Jose Ray and OB-1 Benobi
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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. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m.
Front Porch Improv Front Porch Improv: All Stars, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans The Wormhole Comedy Planet with Olive Lynch, Neiko Smith, Will Copeland, William Childress, Kap Droski, and Lisa Smith, 8 p.m.
Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 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 Elan Trap Night, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay Savannah Gone Wild w/ DJ Luke Nasty and Osiris, 8 p.m.
SUNDAY 7. 8 LIVE MUSIC
A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning,7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Cynthia Utterbach, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shane Baldwin Duo, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Open Mic, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Ford Natirboff The Shrimp Factory Stan Ray Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Alex Bazemore, 8 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 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.
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MONDAY 7. 9 LIVE MUSIC
Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Nick, Pool Tournament and River Street Poker League Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Kenny Szupello, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo
Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.
The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.
TUESDAY 7.10 LIVE MUSIC
Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Phil Morrison Trio, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lucas Theatre for the Arts The Goodbye Road Tour w/ Johnnyswim, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Penny and Sparrow, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 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.
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TRIVIA & GAMES
Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
The White Rabbit Lounge Goth Night, 9 p.m.
Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m.
Bar & Grille
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, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Poker Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.
Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
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PS Tavern Acoustically Twisted 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. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Saddle Bags Davisson Brothers Band, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Tybee Post Theater Tybee City Limits w/ Kris Youmans Band, Eric Culberson Band, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Joe Wilson, Sweet Potato and the Pies, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Hitman Blues Band, 1 p.m., Jason Courtenay, Sassy Catz, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Clayton Hackle, 9:30 p.m.
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Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St.
Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com
Dockside Seafood 201 West River St. 912-233-3810
Doc’s Bar 10 16th Street 912-786-5506
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
Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd.
El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St.
Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St.
Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street
Bootleggers 1017 U.S. 80 #8 The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-898-4257
Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.
Castaways Bar & Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd
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CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80
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
First Presbyterian Church 520 Washington Ave 912-354-7615 www.fpc.presbychurch.net
The Fitzroy 9 Drayton St.
The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St.
The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.
Taste of India 401 Mall Blvd.
Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.
Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun 1190 King George Blvd.
Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr.
The Jinx 127 W. Congress St.
The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St.
Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St.
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
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. Lucas Theatre for the Arts 32 Abercorn St. 912-525-5040 www.lucastheatre.com
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
Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St.
Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave.
Club 309 West 309 W. River St.
Fort Stewart, GA Hwy 144E
North Beach Grill 33 Meddin Dr.
Club Elan 301 Williamson St.
Front Porch Improv 2222 Bull Street
Club One 1 Jefferson St.
Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St.
Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr.
Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd.
Moon River Brewing Co. 21 West Bay St.
The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.
Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778
Prohibition 125 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 912-200-9255
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com
River House 125 W. River St.
Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.
Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr.
912-354-9040 www.liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt
Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St.
Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St.
Saddle Bags 317 West River St.
The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. 912-786-8304
Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.
Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horn
Vic’s on The River 26 E. Bay St. 912-721-1000 vicsontheriver.com
The Warehouse 18 E. River St.
912-527-6453 www.facebook.com/pages/ Savannah-Smiles-DuelingPianos/118909441502557
Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St.
Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St.
The White Rabbit Lounge 109 B. West Broughton St.
SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St.
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
Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. 912-234-6628
Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill 11215 Abercorn St. 912-921-2269
Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. 912-790-9464 wildwingcafe.com
Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. 912-208-3700 wildwingcafe.com
World of Beer 112 W. Broughton St. 912-443-1515 worldofbeer.com
The Wormhole 2307 Bull St. 912-713-2855 wormholebar.com
CULTURE 5 QUESTIONS
Kristen Drozdowski WHILE our world gets a little more negative every day, Kristen Drozdowski’s prints with Worthwhile Paper radiate positivity. The collection of prints and paper goods are made by Drozdowski and her husband Steve in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and sold worldwide. Her prints are currently on display and available for purchase at Foxy Loxy through July 29. We chatted with Drozdowski last week about focusing your energy, the closing of Etsy Wholesale, and the importance of making art for yourself. How did you get started with Worthwhile Paper? It’s kind of a long story—I don’t know where to start! I’ve been into design and print for quite a while. In high school, I got my first design job and I went to college for graphic design. I got an internship there screenprinting posters. In graphic design, I got really into screenprinting. I was making posters for a while and doing freelance design. I got into the wedding industry doing calligraphy and designs for wedding invitations. I think being around that atmosphere got me into making smaller things, and I decided I wanted to make my own line of smaller art prints and paper goods. I had a lot of stuff going on after I graduated. I had lots of things I was trying to do, and I ultimately decided to slowly focus in on one thing. I like the practice of making art that I liked instead of doing client work. I know a lot of people really like client work, and I do some client work still, which is fun, but there’s a joy about being an artist and making stuff you like and crossing your fingers that other people like it. How long has Worthwhile Paper been around? We launched it in 2013 or 2014. We started on Etsy as a retail shop, then about a year later I made my own website, around the time Etsy Wholesale started. Ironically, today [June 28] is the last day of Etsy Wholesale. The platform was one of the main contributors to the direction of my business.
That’s how I got into wholesale. I was working at a shop called Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor—they sell a lot of stuff like my stuff. I think that was where I was like, Oh my god, people can make this stuff for a living! How do you sell your products? I still have retail, I have my website and I do some local craft fairs but the bulk of the actual business end of everything si wholesale. Right now, we’ve had our 587th shop order from us. The majority of the shops that carry [Worthwhile Paper] are independentlyowned boutiques in cute cities. They’re in big cities too, but they can be everywhere. I look at it as a mutual support system. I’m making the work and they’re supporting me, but I’m supporting them by making work they sell. We’re both independentlyowned businesses, and the maker-retailer relationship has been fun to get to know. What’s your inspiration for your art? A lot of my art is a reflection of myself and my own healing processes through art— things that make me happy. When I make something, I envision it being in my life first. Would I want this on my wall? Who would I give this card to? I feel inspired to draw this image about this message or something. Then I just make a print out of it if I like it. A lot of the subject matter in my prints specifically involves nature and self-love and healing positivity. I have an intentionally minimal aesthetic because simple is nice. I like to see how simple I can draw it. Some of them are more detailed, like the ones with wildflowers or cataloguing things in nature. That’s a completely different process. I’m inspired by nature, mindfulness, just overall awareness. I guess I get a lot of that being through therapy since I have anxiety. I do yoga everyday and meditation, and those things are really what fuel my work. That’s why I create art—I make it for my own self. The practice of making an illustration or writing down something is something that’s actually helped me. Why is important to make art for yourself? It’s hard to make stuff just for other people.
As much as I want to help other people, it’s hard to make that the focus. It might not be authentic. There’s a difference between selfishness and a truthful way of making. The original purpose of making it is to make my own self feel better. By putting it out there, if somebody else finds joy in it, or it helps them in any way, that’s a bonus. CS
WORTHWHILE PAPER: NATURE, MAGIC AND MEANINGFUL DESIGN
Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe On view through July 29 worthwhilepaper.com
From top: “Release,” “Succulents and Cacti, “and “Magic.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF WORTHWHILE PAPER.
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BY RACHAEL FLORA
CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH
Telfair Museums show at the Jepson Center examines artistic history of beloved local burial ground BY RACHAEL FLORA
Of course, Bonaventure’s rise to fame is largely thanks to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. “John Berendt recommended Jack Leigh to Random House to take the cover image for the book,” says DeLorme. “He only had two days to make the photo, so he got the keys and stayd out there past midnight to get the feel of the place. The next day, just as the light is fading, he came across the Bird Girl.” Leigh and his studio assistant spent hours in the studio and manipulated the image by dodging and burning the photo in the darkroom. Leigh was so confident in the image that he sent only that image to Random House for cover consideration. (For more on Jack Leigh, see page 23.) “The sculpture itself was created by Sylvia Shaw Judson, who made this as a garden sculpture,” says DeLorme. “It was done as a commission, not intended for something in a cemetery. When Jack ran across it, it seemed to sum up this idea of good and evil, like the scales of justice. It’s funny how the meaning of a sculpture can change over time.” The exhibition will remain up through Sept. 23, leaving you plenty of time to dive into Bonaventure’s storied history. CS
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“The Crowning Glory Hairdo,” Maria von Matthiesen, 1997.
ONE OF our city’s most famous sites gets a closer look in an exhibition up at the Jepson Center. “Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art” was curated by Senior Curator of Education Harry DeLorme as an exploration of the cemetery’s influence on art. “My take on this was not just a history show,” DeLorme explains. “I thought I’d look at the history of Bonaventure as represented in art.” Bonaventure began as a plantation in the 1760s, run by John Mullryne and his son-in-law Josiah Tattnall, Jr. The plantation was sold in 1846, which is around the time it transitioned into a private burial ground. The first people on record to be buried in Bonaventure were from wealthy families. “There’s this period in history, the time of the rural cemetery movement in America,” DeLorme explains. “Cemeteries are starting to be built outside of cities, since it’s more sanitary and more reflective of the landscape. During this time, Bonaventure’s name was changed to Evergreen initially and it stayed that way until the early 20th century.” The city of Savannah purchased Bonaventure in 1907 and the adjacent Greenwich in 1937. “I really wanted to include Greenwich,” enthuses DeLorme. “It’s right next door to
Bonaventure—it was formed in 1933 as the Greenwich addition to Bonaventure.” DeLorme traces the history of Greenwich, from a plantation owned by Samuel Bowen to a German rifle club after the Civil War to a sprawling mansion owned by Spencer P. Shotter, the president of American Naval Stores. “He was immensely wealthy, so he commissioned this huge mansion and got a New York architecture firm to design it,” DeLorme explains. “He bought original works of art, including Roman antiquities.” Included in the exhibition are two Roman sculptures of Janus, or doublesided, heads that served in ancient Rome as boundary markers. “They’re actual ancient Roman sculptures, purchased from a gallery in Rome in 1912,” DeLorme shares. After Shotter sold the property to a doctor from Detroit, a fire broke out on the property, burning the mansion and all the ancient art inside to the ground—excluding the Roman sculptures still on the cemetery grounds. “When the property sold to the city of Savannah, the sculptures went to the city, and these have been on view at the Telfair since,” DeLorme explains.
22 “Bonaventure” stereograph by O. Pierre Havens, after 1869.
The Bird Girl statue in front of a replication of the site.
CULTURE VISUAL ARTS
Jack Leigh’s Laney Contemporary celebrates Leigh’s work with exhibition, gallery space BY RACHAEL FLORA
“Boys on Mill Dam,” 1984, Jack Leigh.
“Tybee Island Bedroom,” 1991, Jack Leigh.
him because it was very much taken in that time of heat, and he wanted to make sure that image was conveying the intensity of the light, the intensity of the heat. That’s what he was trying to do when he was printing that image.” Leigh paid much attention to the way he printed his photographs, as evidenced by his work with the famed Bird Girl photograph on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. “Printing was an extremely important part of his process, conveying what he was seeing,” Laney says. “That image itself is very much a decisive moment. Photographing the wall was really interesting in and of itself, but if it had been taken a moment earlier or later, it would never have been as strong. That and the fact that he used this woman, who had an umbrella that echoes the shape of the saws on the wall and her bag and her clothing--everything about the movement in that image was incredible.” The serendipity of that photograph is why Laney chose it for the signature image for “The Light, The Heat.” “The image speaks to what is happening in Savannah, what was happening at that time in Savannah, and what the summer and the heat is like here,” she explains. “The Light, The Heat” coincides with the opening of a new gallery space dedicated solely to Leigh’s work. The room,
“Cold Mellons,” 1970, Jack Leigh.
downstairs at Laney Contemporary, displays Leigh’s photography and allows access to his work year-round. “When the space became available, I realized that it would be a really wonderful thing to be able to come in here and have access to Jack’s work all the time,” says Laney, “for us to be able to easily pull it out for anyone traveling through town who wanted to see his work. We had that ability before, but it was quite a bit of setup. To have the work organized in a way people could see a portfolio of his work is a real asset to what we do. I think people will really enjoy being able to have that presence back in Savannah, to have his work available to be seen.” As years pass and more people discover
his work, Leigh’s legacy only grows. “There are a lot of people who have been longtime fans of his work, and there are people who are learning about his work, where every time they turn around there’s someone who’s read about him or run into his work and want to learn more,” Laney says. “This is a real asset for us to have this space with his work currently. It’s a lovely way to be able to have an intimate look at his work.” CS “The Light, The Heat” remains at Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd., through Sept. 1. The gallery will be closed July 24-30 and is otherwise open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and always by appointment.
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NOBODY captured Savannah better than Jack Leigh did. Leigh’s longtime assistant, Susan Laney, has kept Leigh’s legacy alive since the legendary photographer passed away in 2004. “The Light, The Heat: Summer in the South” is an exhibition of Leigh’s photography, now on display at Laney Contemporary. Leigh was a patient, meticulous photographer who put painstaking thought into each photograph. “It was very important for him to have all the elements just right for an image,” shares Laney. “An image wouldn’t work unless all the components of the image were exactly how he wanted them to be.” Many of the photographs are a testament to Leigh’s comfort with the people he photographed. “He was there for a long period of time watching a scene unfold. People became used to his presence,” says Laney. “There was an ease about the people surrounding him--he was welcome to be there because they got to know him. There was a rapport between him and the people he photographed, the comfort level was there, and he was able to watch for a long period of time until things were just right to make that perfect composition.” In “Boys on Mill Dam,” Leigh captured a group of boys jumping up onto a dam. The image’s composition is stunning and, according to Laney, lucky. “That image in particular was the last one on the roll of film, and everything about it just lined up so if he had made that photograph just a moment sooner or later, it would not have been the strong image it is,” she says. Another such example is “Savannah Saw Works.” “[The exhibition’s title] ‘The Light, The Heat’ was about that image,” Laney says. “Jack wanted to photograph what he knew, and when he came back to Savannah after traveling all over, he realized Savannah was his home and what he wanted to photograph. The ways of light around Savannah was important for him. That particular image was really important to
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OPENINGS & RECEPTIONS
THE OPEN ROAD: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP — The Open Road presents the story of the American road as inspiration for photographers who were able to capture iconic elements such as roadside motels, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway, and theme parks, as well as the everyday America. Completed between 1955 and 2014, the images provide offbeat and personal reflections of the photographers’ journeys, including the people they encounter, car culture, roadside attractions, and more. Through Sep. 3. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.
THE COLLECTIVE SHOW — The Non-Fiction Gallery employees display their work. Fri., July 6, 7 p.m. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. ON::VIEW PUBLIC RECEPTION W/ REBECCA SLIVINSKY — In Objet de Desir, Slivinsky’s work begins and ends with the act of cleaning. Small prints, T-shirts, and posters will be for sale in the studio space. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Fri., July 6. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.
CONTINUING EXHIBITS ALL AT ONCE IN EVERY PLACE — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “All at Once in Every Place,” an exhibition by SCAD alumnus Abel Macias (B.F.A., illustration, 2002). Macias creates objects, installations and paintings based on his experiences with his immediate surroundings and his insatiable habit of collecting natural objects as well as castoff manufactured items. Through Aug. 5. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. AMERICAN IDYLL — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “American Idyll,” an exhibition featuring new sculptures and furniture by Wendy White. For “American Idyll,” White took inspiration from Andy Warhol’s radical 1969 exhibition “Raid the Icebox.” The resulting exhibition is a tribute to the deadpan, behindthe-scenes nature of Warhol’s show that incorporates vinyl photo applications on the walls of the lobby depicting reproductions of the metal racks in the storage spaces of the museum Through Dec. 30. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
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ARTS ON THE COAST ANNUAL EXHIBITION — Arts on the Coast (AOC) presents their annual exhibit, “Connected to the Sea.” Through Sep. 8. Photopoint Gallery, 30 Cherokee St. BILL ROUSSEAU AND REBECCA SIPPER — Bill is a talented architectural landscape oil painter. His work reflects the beauty of Savannah homes and landscape. Rebecca is a creative ceramic artist whose functional and beautiful works feature animals, plants and nature. Through July 31. gallery209savannah. com. gallery209savannah.com/. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.
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 24 sculpture inspired by or connected to the
‘Making Waves’ at Ships of the Sea is a ‘collective perspective on the pollution of our waterways.’ ‘PLASTIC STORM’
cemetery. Through Sep. 23. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW COLLECTION — The display features thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection which highlight the evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. The images date from the 1870s through the 1990s, and document the lives of individuals both prominent and anonymous. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. COMING UP FOR AIR — Based out of Brooklyn, NY and originally from Atlanta, Ga., Hayes credits her time in Savannah with forming her into the artist and woman she is today. She has never taken a painting class but is most recognized for her oversized paintings, with bold brushstrokes often capturing the figure in motion. The exhibition will include large scale paintings, site-specific installation, sculpture, and video installation. Through July 28. HAZA, 7 Rathborne Drive. 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. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. THE LIGHT, THE HEAT: SUMMER IN THE SOUTH — Laney Contemporary is pleased to present “The Light, The Heat: Summer in The South,” a collection of photographs by Jack Leigh. Through Sep. 1. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. MAKING WAVES: A COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE ON THE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS — Ships of the Sea Museum announces a multi-faceted series of events and resource presentations in an attempt to address and help others to address the consequences of water pollution. Events include an exhibition, a community conversation and film screening, a website launch, a speaker from Gray’s Reef, and two clean-up days. Through Aug. 26. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. ON::VIEW: OBJETS DE DESIR — Sulfur Studios’ ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency Program is located in the front lobby of Sulfur and provides free, high visibility studio space to an artist to complete a 4 week, site-specific project which engages the community. In Objet de Desir, Slivinsky’s work begins and ends with the act of cleaning. She questions an ideal standard of beauty that is forced upon women within western culture in searching for the correlation between unrealistic beauty expectations and the ways in which women are portrayed in the media. Through July 9. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 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. ROLLING STONE PRESS: HUMAN CONSIDERATIONS — Human Considerations is the second exhibition to spotlight a portfolio of lithographic prints from the Rolling Stone Press, a professional lithography atelier that operated in Atlanta from 1984 until 2005. The founder, Wayne Kline, worked with regional and national artists to produce hand-printed, limited editions of each artist’s vision. Human Considerations will celebrate artists in the portfolio such as Beverly Buchanan, Howard Finster, and Stefanie Jackson, who used descriptive imagery to tell a broader story about humanity. Through Nov. 25. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. SAVANNAH FAMILIES ABROAD: THE CONSUMPTION OF CULTURE IN THE 19TH CENTURY — In the 19th century, wealthy Americans enjoyed extensive explorations of Europe, many traveling to the continent multiple times in their lives. They formed their own Grand Tour, modeled on the British custom of exploring classical sites in Italy. These American travelers collected art and furnishings along the way. Savannah Families Abroad: The Consumption of Culture in the 19th Century will feature many of the lavish souvenirs wealthy Americans procured to commemorate their journey and as marks of their own refinement. Through March 10, 2019. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.
FOOD & DRINK EPICUROPEDIA
Tybee friendliness and flair
MANY BELIEVE the original inhabitants of Tybee Island were the Euchee tribe. According to legend, their word for “salt” was tybee. “Salt Island literally means Tybee Island,” Emily Liebtag, co-owner of Tybee Island’s newest restaurant, Salt Island Fish & Beer, tells me as we sit at the newly renovated bar chatting. She explains that with the name of the restaurant she and her husband, Chef and co-owner Eric Liebtag, “wanted to pay homage to what came before, and show people they care about the island.” As for the second portion of the name Fish and Beer, the aim was to cue patrons that the restaurant strives to feature as much local fish and beer as absolutely possible. On the local side of the beer list, Salt Island offers various craft beers from Savannah’s loved Service Brewery and Coastal Empire Brewery. Other semi-local beers include options from Sweetwater Brewing, Jekyll Brewing, and Oconee Brewing. The cocktail list is even more impressive and was created by Chef Eric, who “has been running restaurants for over 20 years; he even went to culinary school in London,” Emily says. Crosby, the assistant manager and bartender, recommends the Ginger & Mary Ann. The cocktail features three different types of rum and is created by shaking pineapple juice with the rum “until the juice gets frothy,” he explains. Crosby also tells me about the Tybee Island Handshake, a two-fer of a Mexican beer with a shot of tequila, that is on the regular menu but is also part of Salt Island’s happy hour. In addition to a regular happy hour, the store plans on hosting a “reverse happy hour that lasts from 10-11 p.m.,” Crosby elaborates as I sample UFO’s Georgia Peach. Beer such as this one, made specifically for Georgia distribution, is what makes Salt Island’s beer offerings so unique. When it comes to their food, the Elote was one of the best things I sampled from the menu. Elote is street food that traditionally encompasses fire-roasted corn on the cob smothered with a variation toppings including butter, mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, and cheese. For this version, Chef Eric takes the corn off of the cob, making it much easier to eat, and puts a char on the ears before mixing them with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and
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The craft beer list is extensive and accompanied by some killer cocktails.
The crab cakes feature hand-picked fresh blue crab meat.
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fresh cilantro. Overall the flavor is nutty from the crumbled cotija, but your tongue is quickly bombarded with the smoky flavor of grilled corn before the smooth finish of a creamy and peppery heat. In ordering the Elote, you have the option to add shrimp. Do it. The skewered shrimp that are served resting atop the bowl of creamy corn are perfectly charred and slathered in fresh herbs. Cooked perfectly, the shrimp add a buttery sweetness to the already flawless dish. I have mentioned it before in a past article, but I would not consider myself a big fan of crab cakes. It is so easy to over mix, overfill, or under-cook the delicate dish. So many chefs skimp on the portion of 26 crab by using every filler ingredient under
the sun, which is a shame when the title of the dish cues the eater that the flavor of crab should be front and center. Chef Eric has done none of those things; instead he challenges himself everyday by hand-picking blue crab meat fresh from the shell to create his flavorful rendition of crab cakes. Chef Eric “really loves the crab cakes,” and focuses on making them a good as by preparing them fresh everyday “with just jumbo lump crab and not filler, just seasoning.” Because Emily is from Michigan, the menu pays homage to a nostalgic ingredient, smelt. And although Savannah is a fish and seafood adoring town, many people have never tasted the midwestern delicacy. Smelt are small in size making them
perfect for frying to eat whole. Salt Island’s version pays respect to the fish by serving them fried to a crisp with a side of lemon caper aioli; a perfect fatty yet acidic sauce to equalize the snack. Emily excitedly explains that many of the items on the menu are labeled as snacks because, “so much of the menu is built to be shareable or as snacks.” Another midwestern classic included as a snack on the menu is the Smoked Fish Dish. But unlike the midwestern version that traditionally features white fish, Chef Eric uses a fresh local catch: mullet. To create the dish, Chef Eric first brines the fish and finishes it by smoking it inhouse for approximately four hours. On the side comes fresh fried chips that he tops himself with malt vinegar. Chef Eric elaborates that he likes “to have fun with food, and has been playing around a lot with beer cheese,” a key ingredient in his hush puppies.
The Beer Cheese Hush Puppies come jammed full of the beer cheese made using Cooter brown ale combined with sharp cheddar and pepper jack. On the side, to balance the bold and savory hush puppies, a sweet and acidic tomato bacon jam is served. Once Emily and Eric get a bit more settled — considering that before moving to Savannah last year they traveled across the country while Eric opened up various restaurants — they plan on hosting a ton of exciting events at the restaurant. Saturday and Sunday brunch is one option, as well as Tiki Tuesday with service of traditional Tiki Cocktails and a someone behind the bar spinning records. CS
Salt Island Fish and Beer is located at 101 Lovell Ave. on Tybee Island. Visit www. saltislandfishandbeer.com
FILM LOCAL CINEMA
Film documents phenomenon of coral bleaching
Glovers Reef PHOTO BY THE OCEAN AGENCY XLCATLIN SEAVIEW SURVEY CHRISTOPHE BAILHACHE
THIS weekend, Tybee Post Theater hosts a free screening of one of the most gorgeous films you’ll ever see — most of it filmed underwater. The Netflix-distributed Chasing Coral documents in vivid fashion the extraordinarily fast-moving and destructive phenomenon of coral bleaching. Due to the rising temperature of the oceans, water chemistry changes and the world’s coral reefs are literally bleached white — weakening them and dramatically affecting the entire ocean ecosystem. Director Jeff Orlowsky’s previous film Chasing Ice (2012), also dealt with climate change – except in the much different shooting environment of the shrinking glacier fields in Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska. Donations are accepted at this screening, to benefit the Grays Reef Marine Sanctuary Foundation. We talked to Orlowsky about the new film, and about coral bleaching itself. Chasing Coral is a natural sequel to Chasing Ice, as both deal with climate change. Was that part of the plan? Orlowsky: The idea for Chasing Coral came after the first film was done. We were working with connected communities, and hearing stories about how these issues work together.
I was blown away to learn that a quarter of all marine species spend time on a coral reef at some point. I knew nothing about that at the time. It’s fascinating. I saw it as a sign of yet another ecosystem changing rapidly. So we went about this film with a similar way of thinking. These reefs are going through massive changes. There are lots of problems, but the coral bleaching is directly linked to temperature rise. That’s the scary part. But coral can recover, based on all factors being alleviated and working in its favor. Many directors of ocean documentaries already have extensive experience in underwater cinematography. But you and your crew really didn’t before this film. I do now! (laughs) I had gotten a scuba license and was comfortable enough in the water that I saw that as a way to be able to get more into the idea of underwater filming. It was a very steep learning curve, because the team was not all experienced in this type of cinematography. But in retrospect we all ended up embracing it. I look back at some of the early footage and it looks pretty bad! (laughs) Yet this is really a beautiful film. You let the visuals tell the story, instead of hitting the audience over the head with information.
Director Jeff Orlowski and Custom-Built Drone PHOTO BY CATHERINE YRISARRI © CHASING CORAL
We honestly wanted to literally give as little info as necessary, just enough for people to get a sense of the real impact. We go on adventures, and there is a natural storytelling instinct that kicks in. We wanted to make a film first, and first and foremost tell a human story. Then of course we wanted to really show the shock and awe of what’s happening to that ecosystem. You show time-lapse images of how quickly the coral bleaches, sometimes over the course of mere days. That was one of the biggest learning curves. We were all surprised at how
quickly the reefs change. We were watching it happen literally every day. CS
Friday, July 6, 7 p.m., Tybee Post Theater Admission is free, but donations gratefully accepted to benefit Tybee Post and Gray’s Reef Foundation Reserve your seat at : https://tybeeposttheater. showare.com/
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//1 Superhero and science fiction films are often given a pass thanks to their robust visuals, so why not documentaries? Filmed on all seven continents and in approximately 20 different countries, Mountain is basically 75 minutes of freebasing highly addictive footage that is sure to leave viewers gasping, gaping, and wanting more. Whether it’s mountaintops peeking through the clouds or climbers peeking down at the ground waaay below, the sights captured by cinematographer Renan Ozturk are simply breathtaking and awe-inspiring. As an ocular treat, Mountain is tremendous. As an aural assault, it is decidedly less so. The narration is provided by Willem Dafoe – or, as he’s now forever known in my household, He Who Was Absurdly Cheated Out Of His Oscar For The Florida Project. Dafoe’s rugged, ragged voice is perfect for this assignment – the problem instead rests with the words he’s delivering. They’re provided by Robert Macfarlane, largely lifting from his 2003 book Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination. On the printed page, they’re the sorts of missives and musings that are fun to leisurely examine, process and contemplate; when delivered out loud by another party, they often come across as a tad precious and a bit twee. Certainly, there are several fine passages in the film — I especially like when countless climbers are lining up to tackle Everest and Dafoe comments, “This isn’t climbing anymore; it’s queuing. This isn’t exploration; it’s crowd control.” But for every finely turned phrase like that, there’s another that’s cumbersome (“What curious performances we put on with the mountains as our theater!”). The movie’s narrative drive is functional even if the sections often feel untethered from one another. Dafoe explains how the citizens of earlier centuries would view the mountains as the forbidden domain of “dragons and divinities,” until “fascination replaced trepidation” and humankind began seeing the towering rocks as new frontiers to explore and conquer. After the expected Everest interludes, we’re then shown the exploits of the new breed of daredevils, those who risk their lives for the sake of YouTube viewers worldwide. The thematic links are often tenuous and the narration occasionally overbearing, but these components ultimately melt away in the face of the staggering images. Perhaps akin to small children, Mountain is a film that should be seen but not necessarily heard.
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
// Given the general slipshod quality of the franchise since the excellent original, stating that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the best of the sequels is a largely empty declaration, equivalent to opining that a Hostess Twinkie is the best of the largely inedible sugary snacks flooding the marketplace. Perhaps it’s true, but does it really matter? Steven Spielberg’s 1993 smash Jurassic Park was pure dino-mite, but the same can’t be said about the dismal twofer of 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park and 2001’s Jurassic Park III. The 2015 reboot Jurassic World fared better, but its commitment to rousing set-pieces and potent CGI couldn’t quite withstand its daft scripting and flippant cruel streak. This latest entry is a sliver better than its immediate predecessor, but only because it offers an innovative setting and a welcome moral dilemma — and because it lacks the presence of two of the most annoying kids in recent cinema. Dinosaurs became extinct once before — should we allow them to do so again, or should we strive to save them? It’s an interesting question that’s posed from the very start of the film, as Isla Nublar, the island that houses the dinosaurs (as well as the now-abandoned Jurassic theme park), is about to be demolished by a volcano. Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park’s Jeff Goldblum, with disappointingly limited screen time) believes the dinosaurs should go down with the island, but Claire Dearing (returning Bryce Dallas Howard) wants the animals rescued and is thrilled when industrialist Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) contacts her with an offer to save them by transporting them off the island to a secluded new home.
Lockwood means well, but the same can’t be said of his underlings, who instead have decided to make money off the creatures. Dearing recruits former flame Owen Grady (returning Chris Pratt) to aid in the rescue, but with double-crosses the order of the day, nothing goes as planned, and the dinosaurs end up imprisoned in an underground complex beneath Lockwood’s mansion. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a picture that operates in fits and starts, with draggy interludes reluctantly giving way to more energized sequences. Certainly, the opening half-hour is one of the most lumbering stretches, with so much time spent on exposition that one suspects the filmmakers had a four-part miniseries in mind. The movie roars to life once the duplicity of the villains overtakes the nobility of the heroes, and the sequences involving the overflowing volcano are expertly staged by director J.A. Bayona and his go-to cinematographer, Oscar Faura. Bayona made his startling debut with the exquisite Spanish horror yarn The Orphanage, but he then went Hollywood with diminishing returns, with neither The Impossible nor A Monster Calls able to duplicate his original breakout success. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom obviously falls short as well, but at least on this feature, he’s able to conjure some of the ambience he generated for The Orphanage. Given its setting, the second half of this resembles nothing so much as a haunted house opus, with dinosaurs instead of ghosts primed to leap out of the shadows. The final act also brings the moral question — dinosaurs: should they stay or should they go? — back to the forefront in a way that sets the stage for the next installment that’s scheduled for release on June 11, 2021. There’s no reason to expect the upcoming film to be any better than the middling-to-poor sequels. CS
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AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: email@example.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
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A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. FREE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6-9 P.M. STARLAND DISTRICT, 40TH AND BULL.
Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR 2018 SAVANNAH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL POSTER CONTEST Get your creative juices flowing and join in the 2018 Savannah Food & Wine Festival’s search for this year’s signature poster design. The premier culinary and wine festival is opening the poster competition to any artist or student over 21 years of age, in any medium. Artwork must be a 24”x36” poster with live image area of 18”x30”. It should be original artwork depicting a culinary and wine element, be unique, and contain recognizable Savannah representation/imagery. Festival logo is optional and the poster must contain the date of the event, November 5-11, 2018, and the website, savannahfoodandwinefestival. com. For more information, email info@ savannahfoodandwinefest.com. Through Aug. 15. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR TEACHING SUMMER WORKSHOPS The Studio School seeks working artists interested in teaching summer classes or workshops to teens and/or adults. Submit work experience, your art website/ Instagram, a class description of what you’d
like to teach (more than one idea is okay), the age group you prefer and your general availability in June and July. Send to info@ thestudioschoolsavannah.com ongoing. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. CALL FOR DEEP WRITING FELLOWS Deep Center is on the hunt for Savannah writers to apply for fellowships for Deep’s upcoming semester of programming (September through December). Deep Center is a nonprofit creative-writing literacy organization working with Savannah’s public middle schools. Writing Fellows work in teams of two to lead 11 weeks of after-school writing workshops at assigned middle schools. Interested? Learn more and apply at deepkids.com/join. Through Sep. 15. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. CALL FOR EARLY 19TH CENTURY DANCERS/REGENCY DANCING The Davenport House has a social dance program which meets most Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The Museum is looking for new participants in this free community activity. For information contact info@davenporthousemuseum. org or call 912-236-8097. ongoing. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport
House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR MINIATURE MASTERPIECES FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Back by popular demand, the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery will host a silent auction of tiny art to be displayed from August through the closing reception on Friday, September 14, 2018. Local artists are invited to submit work in any medium, not to exceed 12” by 12” (including frame, if framed). Artists are limited to submitting two pieces and Hospice Savannah will establish a minimum price, not to exceed $100, with bid increments of $10. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and artists have the option of receiving 50% of the final sale price. Proceeds support notfor-profit Hospice Savannah’s life enriching programs and services. Entries must be received no later than July 16 and must be accompanied by the submission form downloadable at www.HospiceSavannah. org/ArtGallery For more information, please contact Beth Logan, Director of Marketing at 912.355.2289 Through July 16. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.
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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. first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (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. LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF SAVANNAH Are you interested in true liberty and freedom? Are you tired of the two-party political system controlling our modern government? Learn how to make a difference and get your voice heard. Join the Libertarian Party of Savannah for our monthly meetings. For more information like our Facebook page. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. unclemaddios.com. Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, 7805 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
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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: FAAA SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION Artist members of Telfair’s Friends of African American Arts are invited to submit work for an exhibition of small works in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery, opening September 20. Works must not exceed 24 inches in any dimension. This exhibition is open only to current FAAA members. Registration opens May 1, and the submission deadline is August 10. Guidelines and registration will be available online starting May 1 at telfair.org/faaa. Through Aug. 10. 912-790-8800. telfair.org/ faaa. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CALL FOR ENTRY FOR “OUT OF CONTEXT: GRAFFITI AND STREET ART” Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all mediums to submit artwork that is inspired by graffiti and street art to be displayed in a gallery setting. How does the context of the gallery change the impact the work has on the viewer? What happens when the work is removed from the street and placed in a white box environment? How does this transition from public to private spheres alter the reception of the work’s message? Does this in some way legitimize street art, or remove its integrity? 2-d, 3-d, and time based media are all eligible for this Nation-wide call. Visit sulfurstudios. org/opportunities. Through Aug. 24. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. CALL FOR EXTRAS FOR ‘EMPEROR’ Kendall Cooper Casting is currently accepting photo submissions for the upcoming feature film Emperor. The film will be directed by Mark Amin and produced by Cami Winikoff and Reginald Hudlin. The film is inspired by the true story of Shields Green, a slave who makes a daring escape to freedom, meets Frederick Douglass, and decides to fight alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Filming will take place from Mid-June through late July in Savannah, GA. Cooper is seeking men and women of African American and Caucasian ethnicity, ages 18+ to play soldiers, slaves, and townsfolk. Specifically seeking extras with authentic Civil War era looks (beards/ period facial hair). Also seeking a few featured roles for children; African American Boys and Girls ages 6-11 years old and 30 Caucasian Girls and Boys age 4-7 years
old. Extras must be able to work locally in Savannah, GA, no housing or travel provided. Pre-fitting required. Non-Union. Rate of $68/8, all hours worked will be paid. As many as 4 consecutive booking days available for some roles. Through July 31. firstname.lastname@example.org. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at email@example.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND RETAILERS FOR COHEN’S RETREAT 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 colleen. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 PROPOSALS FOR WEAVE-ADREAM PROGRAM The City of Savannah Department of Arts, Culture & Historical Resources is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Weave-A-Dream (WAD) program which seeks to engage youth in art projects that reestablish and preserve vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. Applications must be submitted at least seven weeks prior to the start date of the project. Applications will be accepted March through November 13th of 2018 (while funds are available).
Selected projects must be completed prior to December 31, 2018. The guidelines and application are available for download at www.savannahga.gov/arts. Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Through Nov. 13. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR “INSIDE MYSELF: A COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE SHOW” The theme for this show is “Inside Myself.” We encourage you to listen to the song (Inside Myself, by Art Porter) a couple of times while creating. All mediums are welcome. To submit, send in photos of your previous work that best showcases your style to email@example.com and pay the submission fee via the paypal invoice we will send to you in an email, or you may pay cash at the Non-Fiction Gallery location on 1522 Bull Street. Through July 5. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. 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. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: 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.
MAKERS SHOWCASE COMPETITION Showcase the potential of reclaimed building materials in the hands of Savannah’s makers. Raise money for nonprofit organization Emergent Structures. Free Wed., July 4, 5-7 p.m. 912-272-0268. firstname.lastname@example.org. emergentstructures.org. Georgia State
Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. SCI FANS FOR SENIORS DRIVE Members of the community who would like to donate a new box fan or make a cash donation to purchase a fan may come by SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull Street, Savannah between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or donate on-line at www.seniorcitizensinc.org/give. ongoing. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St.
CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
2018 SUMMER BONANZA The program will expose young people to local government, cultural diversity, and positive role models. Strengthening academic development while providing safe, structured, and fun activities for youth is essential. Summer Bonanza meets once per week on Saturday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm at the Moses Jackson Center. Saturdays, 9 a.m. (912) 663-4528. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. email@example.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BRIDGE LESSONS Beginning Bridge (BB1) will be offered for 4 weeks beginning Monday, August 20 at 7pm. These introductory lessons are free. Introductory and intermediate classes will continue in September. These classes will be held at the Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and evening almost every day. There is something for players of all levels. Check out our website for fees and schedules: http://bridgewebs. com/savannahclubs/ ongoing. bridgewebs. com/savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/.
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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. 912897-7656. 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. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.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 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. JENKINS ATHLETIC CLUB BASKETBALL CAMP Jenkins Athletic Club is pleased to announce the Cyrus Hunter Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 10 to 15. All skill levels are welcome. Camp will include
dribbling drills, precision passing, shooting, defense, conditioning, teamwork, and basic fundamentals. Lunch is provided, but please bring your own water bottle. $100 Thu., July 5, 8 a.m.-noon, Fri., July 6, 8 a.m.-noon and Sat., July 7, 8 a.m.-noon. 912-352-0964. jenkinsathleticclub.com. Jenkins Athletic Club, 6408 Waters Ave. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO 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. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcatstudio.com. 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. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KIDS FASHION BOOTCAMP The House of Strut Kids Fashion Bootcamp is a week long, hands-on fashion workshop camp for children ages 5 to 12 years. The camp focuses on educating and supporting the students on various disciplines of fashion, including styling, design and creation of fashion, up-cycling denim, jewelry techniques, decades of fashion, crocheting, professional hair and make-up. and runway execution. Through July 13. houseofstrut.com. House of Strut, 17 West 41st Street. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at email@example.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. 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. 912354-1500. 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. 912388-1806. 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 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. 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. SUMMER READING PROGRAM Summer Reading Program: June 1 - July 31 at Live Oak Public Libraries. Be a reading rockstar! and join us to enjoy great books, participate in exciting activities and earn prizes. Have fun reading and learning all summer long! Free Through July 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-652-3600. firstname.lastname@example.org. liveoakpl. org/srp2018/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. 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. TAI CHI The tai chi classes are open to the first 25 participants 60 years of age or older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 912-877-0056. Senior Citizens, Inc. Liberty County Neighborhood Center, 800 Tupelo Trail. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. email@example.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Advance Voting for the General Primary Runoff Election in Chatham County. Thu., July 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., July 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., July 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., July 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-790-1520. CHATHAM COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE, 1117 EISENHOWER DR., SUITE E.
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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. email@example.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 32 CHATHAM RETIRED EDUCATORS
ASSOCIATION MEETING The Chatham Retired Educators Association (CREA) is an organization of retired educators and friends of education designed to support educational and community service. $17.00 (optional) second Monday of every month, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. 912-925-4980. aohoward@ hotmail.com. careyhilliards.com. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. 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. email@example.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. COASTAL EMPIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSN. MONTHLY MEETING CEBA hosts meetings on the second
Monday of each month that feature a speaker (guest or local beekeeper). Specific topics will be posted on the CEBA website. Social time: 6-6:30 p.m. - meet other beekeepers and chat with master beekeepers. Meeting time: 6:30-8 p.m. Held in the conference room of the main building at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, meetings are free and open to the public. Mon., July 9, 6:30-8 p.m. email@example.com. ceba. wildapricot.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. GEECHEE SAILING CLUB Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. geecheesailingclub.org. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations.
Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. 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. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. 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 (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years.
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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. email@example.com. 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. 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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FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. Hosted by Tom Cooler. $5 donation July’s performers are Swamp Rabbit Railroad.. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-484-3936. savannahfolk.org. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CONTINUES ON P. 34
1 Game with eagles and albatrosses 5 Lag from a satellite broadcast, e.g. 14 Kind of history or hygiene 15 2014 hashtag campaign against gun violence 16 “99 Luftballons” singer 17 They’re said verbatim 18 It’s sometimes used in making feta cheese 20 Overflow 21 “Everything’s being handled” 22 Tubular pasta 23 Last Oldsmobile model produced 26 Signs of healing 28 Train stop (abbr.) 29 Western watering hole 31 Delphic prophet 33 Indicate 35 Wallet ID 39 Just ___ (a little under) 41 Grammy winner Twain 42 Barker succeeded by Carey 45 Islands, in Italian 47 Latin phrase usually abbreviated 48 Go for ___ (do some nature walking)
50 Camera brand that merged with Minolta 52 Erato’s instrument 53 Feature of some roller coasters 57 1980s “Lovergirl” singer 60 Ride before ride-sharing 61 2007 Stephen Colbert bestseller subtitled “(And So Can You!)” 62 Bakery fixture 63 Singer/actress Kristin with the memoir “A Little Bit Wicked” 64 Basmati, e.g.
1 Chuck Barris’s prop 2 Cookie with a “Thins” version 3 Singer Del Rey 4 Old pressing tools 5 Targets of pseudoscientific “cleanses” 6 Type used for emphasis 7 It looks like it contains alcohol, but doesn’t 8 Treebeard, for one 9 PepsiCo product, slangily 10 Act theatrically 11 Sophia and family 12 Vehement 13 Sycophants
15 Dory helped find him 19 Drink that needs a blender 22 They’ve already seen it coming 23 Cleopatra’s nemesis 24 Chinese philosopher ___-tzu 25 Inventor Whitney 27 Baseball stats 30 Some Congressional votes 32 One who might get top billing 34 Exercised caution 36 Dir. from Providence to Boston 37 “Pretty sneaky, ___” (Connect Four ad line) 38 Take in 40 Step on the gas 42 Sea west of Estonia 43 Kool-Aid Man’s catchphrase 44 Two-tiered rowing vessel 46 Add vitamins to 49 Thompson of “SNL” 51 Big-box store with a meandering path 54 Sitarist Shankar 55 Business bigwig 56 Drink with legs 58 “I love,” in Spanish 59 Pet sound?
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100 BLACK MEN OF SAVANNAH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING The 100 Black Men of Savannah host a general membership meeting. To join or for more information, contact email@example.com. free to attend second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. ADVANCE VOTING - GENERAL PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION Advance Voting for the General Primary Runoff Election in Chatham County. Thu., July 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., July 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., July 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., July 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-790-1520. voter@ chathamcounty.org. voter.chathamcounty. org. Chatham County Voter Registration Office, 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E. BIKE PARADE Celebrate the Fourth of July Tybee-style by decorating your bicycle with red, white and blue and riding around the island. Wed., July 4, 11 a.m. www,tybeefest.com. Memorial Park on Tybee Island, 403 Butler Ave. CARS AND COFFEE Cars and Coffee is a monthly event showcasing unique, rare and antique cars. Visitors can bring the family to view the cars and tour the Richmond Hill History Museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Admission to the event is free and coffee can be purchased for the old-fashioned price of 25 cents with a $1 donation to the museum. 25 cents for coffee with a $1 donation to the museum first Saturday of every month. Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. EVENING @ SKIDAWAY OPEN LAB NIGHT Visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by lab visits until 8 p.m. at 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411. The program is open to the public, and admission is free. For additional information, call (912) 598-2325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Tue., July 10, 6:15-8 p.m. 912-598-2325. email@example.com. skio.uga. edu. skio.usg.edu/. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 Ocean Science Circle. 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 34 fighters, leaders and organizations
in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FIRST FRIDAY FIREWORKS Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. email@example.com. riverstreetsavannah.com/event/first-fridayfireworks. Rousakis Plaza, River St. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION ON THE WATERFRONT Enjoy live music by Liquid Ginger, Mystic Vibrations, Free Spirit Orchestra and DJ Gabe. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Wed., July 4, noon. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CRUISE During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of the riverboat DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The evening will also feature the spectacular waterfront fireworks display. $50 adults, $36 children 5-12, free for children 4 and under Wed., July 4, 8 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS ON THE PIER The fireworks go off with a bang at dark, which is between 9 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this free event. Wed., July 4, 9 p.m. parks.chathamcounty. org/Parks/BoatRampsandFishingPiers/ TybeeIslandFishingPierandPavilion.aspx. Tybee Pier Pavilion, Off HWY 80 at the end of Tybrisa St. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. INDEPENDENCE DAY AT COLONIAL PARK CEMETERY Celebrate Independence Day with the Daughters of the Revolution from Bonaventure, Lachlan McIntosh and Savannah Chapters. This short ceremony will feature members of the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus, the Scottish American Military Society, Children of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia, and more. Free Wed., July 4, 10-11 a.m. 912-655-4282. renee.portell@ gmail.com. Colonial Park Cemetery, 201 Abercorn St. INDEPENDENCE DAY AT FORT PULASKI History will come alive as Civil War soldiers perform cannon demonstrations, visitors learn the wild life story of the Revolutionary War hero for whom the fort was named, and rangers tell the saga of Fort Pulaski’s lesser known role as part of the Underground Railroad. There will also be events for
children throughout the day. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m. nps.gov/fopu. Fort Pulaski, US Highway 80 E. INDEPENDENCE DAY CLASSICS AND COFFEE Celebrate Independence Day with classic cars and coffee. Admission ticket proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. $4 classic car drivers Wed., July 4, 8 a.m. Savannah Classic Cars Dealer and Museum, 249 E. Lathrop Ave. KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING ALLIANCE Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. email@example.com. kbnalliance.com/. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. LDSS HOSTS CHATHAM CAMP BUDDY 2018 Hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year. Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20. Times: Middle and high school camps will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and elementary school camp will be 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Preschoolers will attend from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Coastal Middle School in Savannah, Ga. To learn more, contact Pam Hussey at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@ gmail.com Mon., July 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Coastal Middle School, 4595 US-80. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER
PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. SWINGIN’ SAVANNAH RIVER W/ THE FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA Enjoy a patriotic performance by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra on the Westin Harbor lawn. Proceeds from this event go to support the Sua Sponte Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to the men and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion, part of the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment. $35 general, $75 VIP Wed., July 4, 8 p.m. westinsavannah.com/. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. 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.
$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. email@example.com. 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
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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 semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. BREEMA Join us October 3 and every first Saturday 10-12. Discover a practical and transformative approach to life and health. Receiving Breema bodywork releases deeply held tension in the body, mind and feelings. Breema is a way to practice being present. Taught by Laura Ike. Open to community. Donation jar. Call 912 658-5592 with questions. first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. COMMUNITY TAI CHI Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art tradition that is now practiced as a 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 second 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Firm it up, Yoga, Power Pilates, Water Aerobics, Senior Fitness Classes, Shimmy Chic, Fast and Fit and HITT classes. We also offer Personal Training and Reformer Pilates. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savannahjea. 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 7am10pm. 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
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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. PINTS + POSES BREWERY YOGA This light hearted 60 minute class taught by Melissa DeLynn will be every first Saturday of the month. $15 for a 60 minute session first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon. 912-667-0033. natalie@ southboundbrewingco.com. facebook. com/SBpintsposes/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop 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
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Twentieth-century French novelist Marcel Proust described nineteenth-century novelist Gustave Flaubert as a *trottoire roulant*, or “rolling sidewalk”: plodding, toneless, droning. Meanwhile, critic Roger Shattuck compared Proust’s writing to an “electric generator” from which flows a “powerful current always ready to shock not only our morality but our very sense of humanity.” In the coming weeks, I encourage you to find a middle ground between Flaubert and Proust. See if you can be moderately exciting, gently provocative, and amiably enchanting. My analysis of the cosmic rhythms suggests that such an approach is likely to produce the best long-term results.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You remind me of Jack, the nine-year-old Taurus kid next door, who took up skateboarding on the huge trampoline his two moms put in their backyard. Like him, you seem eager to travel in two different modes at the same time. (And I’m glad to see you’re being safe; you’re not doing the equivalent of, say, having sex in a car or breakdancing on an escalator.) When Jack first began, he had difficulty in coordinating the bouncing with the rolling. But after a while he got good at it. I expect that you, too, will master your complex task.
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
From the day you were born, you have been cultivating a knack for mixing and blending. Along the way, you have accomplished mergers that would have been impossible for a lot of other people. Some of your experiments in amalgamation are legendary. If my astrological assessments are accurate, the year 2019 will bring forth some of your all-time most marvelous combinations and unifications. I expect you are even now setting the stage for those future fusions; you are building the foundations that will make them natural and inevitable. What can you do in the coming weeks to further that preparation?
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
An open letter to Cancerians from Rob
Brezsny’s mother, Felice: I want you to know that I played a big role in helping my Cancerian son become the empathetic, creative, thoughtful, crazy character he is today. I nurtured his idiosyncrasies. I made him feel secure and well-loved. My care freed him to develop his unusual ideas and life. So as you read Rob’s horoscopes, remember that there’s part of me inside him. And that part of me is nurturing you just as I once nurtured him. I and he are giving you love for the quirky, distinctive person you actually are, not some fantasy version of you. I and he are helping you feel more secure and well-appreciated. Now I encourage you to cash in on all that support. As Rob has told me, it’s time for you Cancerians to reach new heights in your drive to express your unique self.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
The ghost orchid is a rare white wildflower that disappeared from the British countryside around 1986. The nation’s botanists declared it officially extinct in 2005. But four years later, a tenacious amateur located a specimen growing in the West Midlands area. The species wasn’t gone forever, after all. I foresee a comparable revival for you in the coming weeks, Leo. An interesting influence or sweet thing that you imagined to be permanently defunct may return to your life. Be alert!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The ancient Greek poet Sappho described “a sweet-apple turning red high on the tip of the topmost branch.” The apple pickers left it there, she suggested, but not because they missed seeing it. It was just too high. “They couldn’t reach it,” wrote Sappho. Let’s use this scenario as a handy metaphor for your current situation, Virgo. I am assigning you the task of doing whatever is necessary to fetch that glorious, seemingly unobtainable sweet-apple. It may not be easy. You’ll probably need to summon extra ingenuity to reach it, as well as some as-yet unguessed form of help. (The Sappho translation is by Julia Dubnoff.)
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
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Is there any prize more precious than knowing your calling? Can any other satisfaction compare with the joy of understanding why you’re here on earth? In my view, it’s the supreme blessing: to have discovered the tasks that can ceaselessly educate and impassion you; to do the work or play that enables you to offer your best gifts; to be intimately engaged with an activity that consistently asks you to overcome your limitations and grow into a more complete version of yourself. For some people, their calling is a job: marine biologist, kindergarten teacher, advocate for the homeless. For others, it’s a hobby, like long-distance-running, bird-watching, or mountain-climbing. St. Therese of Lisieux said, “My calling is love!” Poet Marina Tsvetaeva said her calling was “To listen to my soul.” Do you know yours, Libra? Now is an excellent time to either discover yours or home in further on its precise nature.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Have you entertained any high-quality fantasies about faraway treasures lately? Have you delivered inquiring communiqués to any promising beauties who may ultimately offer you treats? Have you made long-distance inquiries about speculative possibilities that could be inclined to travel in your direction from their frontier sanctuaries? Would you consider making some subtle change in yourself so that you’re no longer forcing the call of the wild to wait and wait and wait?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
If a down-to-earth spiritual teacher advised you to go on a five-day meditation retreat in a sacred sanctuary, would you instead spend five days carousing with meth addicts in a cheap hotel? If a close friend confessed a secret she had concealed from everyone for years, would you unleash a nervous laugh and change the subject? If you read a horoscope that told you now is a favorable time to cultivate massive amounts of reverence, devotion, respect, gratitude, innocence, and awe, would you quickly blank it out of your mind and check your Instagram and
Twitter accounts on your phone?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
A typical working couple devotes an average of four minutes per day to focused conversation with each other. And it’s common for a child and parent to engage in meaningful communication for just 20 minutes per week. I bring these sad facts to your attention, Capricorn, because I want to make sure you don’t embody them in the coming weeks. If you hope to attract the best of life’s blessings, you will need to give extra time and energy to the fine art of communing with those you care about.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Allergies, irritants, stings, hypersensitivities: sometimes you can make these annoyances work in your behalf. For example, my allergy to freshly-cut grass meant that when I was a teenager, I never had to waste my Saturday afternoons mowing the lawn in front of my family’s suburban home. And the weird itching that plagued me whenever I got into the vicinity of my first sister’s fiancé: If I had paid attention to it, I wouldn’t have lent him the $350 that he never repaid. So my advice, my itchy friend, is to be thankful for the twitch and the prickle and the pinch. In the coming days, they may offer you tips and clues that could prove valuable.
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Are you somehow growing younger? Your stride seems bouncier and your voice sounds more buoyant. Your thoughts seem fresher and your eyes brighter. I won’t be surprised if you buy yourself new toys or jump in mud puddles. What’s going on? Here’s my guess: you’re no longer willing to sleepwalk your way through the most boring things about being an adult. You may also be ready to wean yourself from certain responsibilities unless you can render them pleasurable at least some of the time. I hope so. It’s time to bring more fun and games into your life.
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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. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. email@example.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. 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 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. STUDIO DANCE PARTY Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing, light refreshments, and fun. All ballroom dances, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Coast Swing, and more. $15.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 612-4706683. firstname.lastname@example.org. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. 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. 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
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ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav.com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Featuring in season, organic (not certified) veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds go directly to funding tuition expenses for Bethesda Academy students. merrin. email@example.com. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. 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. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@
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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open
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FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. GVNT HAVS GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@ gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 W. River St. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. email@example.com. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES AQUARIUM TOUR Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the UGA Aquarium? Visitors are invited to spend the afternoon exploring our exhibits before learning what it’s like to care for our native marine animals during a behind-the-scenes tour led by staff. Prior registration is encouraged but not required. Contact Kayla Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-598-3345 to register. $10 Thu., July 5, 2-3 p.m. 912-5983345. email@example.com. gacoast.uga.edu/ events. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.
DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. FIRST SATURDAY HIKE This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. $2 first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-727-2339. gastateparks.org/ FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.
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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.
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