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AUG 15-21, 2018 NEWS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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WEDNESDAY 8.15 Film: Hitler’s Gold

The Psychotronic Film Society celebrates Robert Culp’s birthday with this extremely entertaining military heist flick about a group of former British and American WWII veterans who join forces with Nazi war criminals. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Film: The Karate Kid

Logan Mize live at SaddleBags FRI 8.17

Logan Mize is an accomplished country singer/ songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots in his family tree. His great uncle was Billy Mize, largely known for crafting and evolving the legendary Bakersfield sound, which included musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. 9pm Saddle Bags Savannah

Flashback Cinema presents the classic from 1984 starring Ralph Macchio and Elizabeth Shue. 4 & 7 p.m. GTC Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12, 425 Pooler Pky.

THURSDAY 8.16 Book Signing with JC Cannon

JC Cannon has several years experience in self-publishing and was recently selected as a DartFrog book of distinction. Hear about his latest book, “The Euclidian: Alien Hitman,” and learn about becoming an author. 4-6 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. Free 912-234-7257. eshaverbooks.com/event/ book-signing-jc-cannon

The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ In the Jungle

In the Jungle is a high-energy performance that takes a modern twist on the original cabaret experience. Thurs-Sat., 11 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre, 306 West Factors Walk. $20 general, $30 VIP

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Savannah VOICE Festival: The Audition Project

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Leopold’s 99th Birthday Block Party SAT 8.18

Join Leopold’s for music, games, dancing in the street and our largest I Pledge for Ice Cream event ever! You’ll also have the chance to win a year of free ice cream in our photo booth compliments of Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. Free

Hitchcock or Hepburn: My Fair Lady FRI 8.17

Relive the intrigue and glamour of old Hollywood in this screening from the Lucas Theatre for the Arts’ Hitchcock or Hepburn series of alternating thrillers and romances. 7pm Trustees Threater 216 E. Broughton Street Tickets are $2 for SCAD Card holders, $5 non-SCAD students and children 15 and under, military and seniors; and $8 for the general public.

Gain insight into the mind of the auditioner and the auditioned in this unique concert, The Audition Project. 7-10 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. $22 - $30

FRIDAY 8.17 Climate Change, Art, and Georgia’s Coast: A Conversation with Artist Mary Edna Fraser

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sion on the issues of climate change and how now more than ever, art can inspire action. 6:30-8 p.m. One Hundred Miles, 2424 Drayton St., Suite B. $15-20 s 912-264-4111. catherine@onehuny dredmiles.org. OneHundredMiles.org/ NatureAndTheArts

Film: My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle is far from perfect, but that makes her the ideal subject of a wager between snobby phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his other high society friends. 7-9 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. $2 for SCAD Card holders; $5 non-SCAD students, children under 15, military and seniors; and $8 for the general public. 912-525-5050

Heart Behind the Music Songwriter Showcase

This show provides an up close, and personal insight into some of the greatest music ever written, and performances by some of the music industry’s most talented musicians. 7 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $40 marstheatre.com

Poetry n’ Song w/ Kat and Judy

Doors open for dinner and coffee at 5:30 p.m. Performance at 6 with a book signing afterwards. 6 p.m. Friendship Coffee Company, 205 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Ste I. $10

Savannah VOICE Festival, Speed

. Dating Tonight! Michael Ching’s popular opera Speed Dating Tonight! introduces you to all the characters you might run into at speed dating: the exercise maniac, the hurt ex, the reclusive cat lady, and the technology addict. Fri. 7 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. $32.50 - $40

Savannah VOICE Festival: Hansel and Gretel

This setting of Hansel and Gretel takes the audience along for the journey through the forest, introducing characters like the Dew Fairy and the Sandman until reaching the villainous Gingerbread Witch. Child tickets available. Fri.12:30 p.m., Sat. 7 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center, 649 W. Jones St. $32.50 - $40

Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fastpaced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $20 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org

SATURDAY 8.18 Ballroom Dance

Bolero lesson from 7-8 PM taught by Ken Howard. Social dancing from 8-10 PM. Refreshments for the party are appreciated. 7 p.m. USA Dance Chapter#6069, 301 HWY 80. $10 USA Dance members, $15 non-members usadancesavannah.com

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Brunch

9to5 Savannah Chapter will host a conversation around the wage gap for Black women, and what we can do in Georgia to help close that gap. Panelists are Cheryl Capers, Dr. Doretha Walker, and Reverend Doctor Carolyn Jordan. Moderator is Amanda Hollowell. 11 a.m. The Pirate’s House, 20 East Broad St. $15

Complimentary Women’s Self Defense Classes

Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers free self-defense classes tailored to women throughout the month of August. Wear clothes that are easy to move in. Ages 18 and up. To reserve a spot, email sergbjj@ gmail.com. 1-2 p.m. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd.

Dance Showcase

The performance will be partnered with Madeleine Walker Coastal Ballet and Hilton Head Dance Theatre. 5 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25 lucastheatre.com/schedule/dance-showcase

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tions, the cast will wink at Men in Black while creating something entirely new and never to be seen again. This show is rated PG-13. 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. $10 frontporchimprov.com

Gardening Session

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

Georgia’s First 4th

Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. $2 - $10 912-353-3023

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Join Leopold’s for music, games, dancing in the street and our largest I Pledge for Ice Cream event ever. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. Free 912-399-1945. info@leopoldsicecream.com. leopoldsicecream.com/leopolds99/

National Honey Bee Day

Check out the Observational Hive at the taproom and support and learn about one of our planet’s most essential creatures. $1 from each pint sold will support CEBA. 2 p.m. Coastal Empire Beer Co, 79 Ross Rd.

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Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The title refers to interactions with UFOs: a sighting, physical evidence, and the third kind is contact. 2 & 7 p.m. GTC Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12, 425 Pooler Pky. Free

The Victor Provost Quartet

Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel drum. Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a soloist. 5 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. Coastal Jazz Association members free, nonmembers $20

MONDAY 8.20 Odd Lot Improv: 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. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. $5

Savannah VOICE Festival: Madness and Mayhem

Discover opera’s darkest gems in this concert featuring mad scenes, villainous plots and unhinged characters. The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Savannah VOICE Festival Artists perform The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market chilling moments of insanity from operas provides Wilmington Island residents with like Lucia di Lammermoor, Hamlet and I locally grown produce and more. Pagliacci, conducted by 2015’s Carmen 9 a.m.-1 p.m. musical director, Andrew Bisantz. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island 7-10 p.m. Road. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free $35 - $45 wifarmersmarket@aol.com

SUNDAY 8.19 Effingham Community Orchestra: Our Favorites

The concert will include the musicians’ favorite pieces from many styles. There will be movie themes, classical, popular and jazz pieces, something for everyone and all ages. The Silent Auction offers excellent items and gift certificates donated by supporters and local businesses. Bidding begins at 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. Effingham County Recreation and Parks

TUESDAY 8.21

Hungry for History?: Savannah - An Everchanging City

This presentation by Bill Durrence will offer the unique perspective of a native son who started his professional life as a staff photographer on the Savannah daily newspapers, and now, retired after a 50+ year career, is serving as the City’s Second District Alderman. 3:30 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

Beware the Bird IF YOU haven’t heard of Bird, you probably will soon. But I’m not talking about our fine feathered friends. If you’ve been to Atlanta lately, you know what I mean: The app-based electric scooter rental service competing with Uber and Lyft as the choice for a short-distance “last mile” travel option. I’d be shocked if you don’t see them soon in Savannah. It seems a matter of time. Over the course of a couple of months, parts of Atlanta have already become flooded with flocks of Birds, littering sidewalks when unused and posing increasing hazards to pedestrians when in use. Bird works like this: You use the app to find the closest parked scooter, usually on a sidewalk or street corner but sometimes more whimsically hidden by the previous customer. You pay a dollar to unlock the Bird, and then 15 cents per per minute to scoot wherever you want to go. And then… you abandon the Bird right there at your stop, to be ridden by the next closest customer who tracks it via the app. The company contracts “Bird chargers” to round up the Birds at the end of the day, paying them a per-scooter fee to use their own electricity to recharge the scooter’s battery and place them back on the streets. On the West Coast, where Bird first got a talon-hold, there is already what’s being

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The L.A. Times reports this week that fed-up residents in Santa Monica are waging what the paper calls a “guerrilla war” against Birds, by vandalizing them in increasingly imaginative ways. I personally wouldn’t use a Bird simply because I already know people who’ve had to go to the ER after using them (almost no Bird user wears a helmet). In my experience in Atlanta, the Birds are yet another slap in the face to pedestrians —walking already being a difficult enough way to get around there. I can’t count the times I’ve either almost tripped over one, or several, or been nearly sideswiped by a Bird rider on the sidewalk (they can go up to 20 miles an hour!) And I have seen intoxicated people do some really foolish things on them. I realize we’re all supposed to reflexively embrace new app-based technologies in the modern sharing economy. But in Bird’s case, there is a clear safety hazard, and what seems to be an unethical or even illegal business practice to boot. I asked Michelle Gavin, spokesperson for the City of Savannah, if there are any plans to proactively address the issue. She says there is no concrete plan at the moment, but the City is aware of the issues. “The City is just beginning the conversation about scooters,” Gavin tells me. “While they could possibly help with the ‘last mile’ issue of transportation, they can become a quality of life issue if left unregulated.” In the meantime, keep an eye out for Birds landing near you. CS

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Local public schools consistently quash input

Editor, My journey into public school advocacy began during my son’s elementary school years. He attended a school where more than 70% of the student population is living in poverty. Initial observations shocked and concerned me. Disciplinary actions seemed at best, developmentally inappropriate. According to greatschools.org, they have a suspension rate of 7%. Students with disabilities, 18%. Suspensions should be exceedingly rare at the elementary school level. Silent lunches, lost recess, ‘walking the line’, teachers with no classrooms or supplies, and high teacher turnover are

significant concerns and indicative of a systemic problem. The inability for our voices to be recognized or considered is an alarming pattern exhibited by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. When I brought my concerns to the principal, then to administration, they dismissed them. They told me the situations I observed were not happening, were necessary for control, or no one else was “complaining” and we were offered administrative transfer. I discovered these practices are normalized within many schools across the county. A group of parents, most of whom have experienced similar obstacles formed Voices for Schools. Since 2015, we have been told there are too few

of us, we don’t represent the “right demographic,” we are lying, we are to blame for the problems that persist, or we are focusing on the wrong things. Email correspondence with board members has shown up in print media almost immediately after being sent and we have been openly criticized from the dais for bringing issues forward. Now there are further attempts to silence us about issues on record. During the August 8 School Board Meeting, changes to district policy titled “Public Participation in Board Meetings” were proposed. The changes would allow the board to limit the number of constituents permitted to address their elected officials during the open meetings.

The discussion amongst board members highlighted the belief that the board meetings should be held to address “board business,” and time spent on constituent concerns may not meet that criteria. Following that logic, we would need to address time spent on reports from the Superintendent, Student Senate, and Teacher Senate. Of course, we won’t do that because like constituent voices, those reports directly inform the business of the board. Recent interest in some significant policy changes makes the timing of this change feels like a brazen attempt to stifle the voices of the community you serve. Jenny McCord

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called a “charger culture” of highly competitive contractors. Like any of the new “disruptive” sharing economy technologies such as Uber, Airbnb, etc., it all sounds great on paper. (Indeed, Bird was started in California by an ex-Uber exec.) In this case, disruptive might be the key word. The people who love to use Birds really love them. And the people who hate Birds really hate them. There doesn’t seem to be much room in between. And as happened with Airbnb, it looks like there might be yet another civic fault line for us all to navigate, neighborhood by neighborhood. Charleston, S.C., is going through a battle with the company as we speak. First, Bird made a “pilot program” drop of scooters in downtown Charleston on Aug. 4. But Bird didn’t have a business license to operate, and within 48 hours, they received a cease-and-desist order. The very next day, Bird started another “pilot program” in Mt. Pleasant over the Cooper River. Police there began rounding up Birds for the company to pick up — not the wisest use of public resources. Nashville has also sent the company a cease-and-desist. Bird was also forced out of Louisville, Ky. The main issue with Bird is that the scooters themselves impede public rightsof-way to an often ridiculous extent. How disruptive is “disruptive?” From mid-April to late May, San Francisco’s 311 line fielded an incredible 1,873 scooter-related calls!

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Are you #TeamFoxy?

BY JASON COMBS

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IF THERE is one establishment that is synonymous with Savannah culture and Savannah small business, it is Foxy Loxy Café. This is why it is very upsetting to hear that Foxy Loxy finds itself in trouble with the City in regards to “noise disturbances.” This is due to the arrival of a new neighbor who sees fit to complain to the City about the noise generated by events held in Foxy’s back courtyard — events that end at 10 p.m. at the latest, and have been going on for over six years. Now, these events are threatened, as is the overall health of the business. Some have sought to bolster the case of the complainant by pointing out that they are actually a long-time Savannah resident that has just recently decided to move into this property that they have owned and rented out for many years. This in my view makes it worse, not better. This means that this person potentially knew full and well what kind of activities occur at Foxy Loxy, moved in anyway, and is now seeking to change things more to their liking, to the detriment of an established and cherished local business. In nuisance law that pre-dates the adoption of zoning codes throughout America, there is a concept known as “moving to the nuisance.” Basically, if you know that an activity is ongoing at a location, or that a certain condition exists, you cannot move there and then demand injunctive relief from the government. Your case would be thrown out. One of the most important justifications for the rise of planning and zoning was to reduce conflicts and the use of nuisance law and injunctions as a reactive remedy, and the subsequent jeopardy of property takings. If you keep incompatible uses apart, conflict is avoided, or so the theory goes. But you also make boring, single-use neighborhoods. Mixed-use is more fun, more vibrant, and increasingly an agent of economic development. Ryan Madsen, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at SCAD, had this to say: “Part of the social contract of living in such a place is co-existing with diversity, activity, business, and busy-ness, and yes, 8 noise and occasional annoyances and

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inconveniences.” With the right rules in place (including a good noise ordinance), different uses can get along. But as we see in this case, conflicts still arise. In January of this year the new resident reached out to the current President of the Thomas Square Neighborhood Association (TSNA), Clinton Edminster. Clinton says that he listened, read through the City’s noise ordinance, and concluded that Foxy Loxy was not in breach. However, the offended party claims that Clinton basically said to them, “businesses like Foxy Loxy are more important than residents” and hung up. I’ve known Clinton for several years now, and we currently sit on the TSNA Board together. I can’t see him behaving like this. When I put the allegation to him, Clinton responded, “I did tell them that I support mixed-use neighborhoods, and this (activity at Foxy) is part of that.” Some fault Edminster for not doing more, or for not bringing the issue to the Board. However, Melinda Dolle Allen of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (where there’s a lot more mixing of the uses) had this to say: “We (DNA) support the noise ordinance. We have so many events, tours, etc. that if we didn’t it would be insanity. But we don’t really have to ‘get involved’ – it’s the City’s job to enforce. The neighborhood association does not need to take sides.” And yes, the City did address the issue of the noise ordinance, also back in January. A City Marshal with Development Services and a Planner at the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) both cleared Foxy Loxy of any wrongdoing at that time. Foxy also says they engaged the services of a professional sound engineer to measure the decibel levels in the courtyard and at property boundaries. Further, Foxy bought their own decibel meter and began keeping a log of readings during events in the courtyard. Case closed? Not so fast. Now there is a new City Marshal on the case (full disclosure: one that I have my own unpleasant history with), and Foxy owner Jen Jenkins finds herself pulled into a new round of meetings with City staff. Former TSNA president Virginia Mobley has stated in a public forum that she was contacted by “someone outside the neighborhood to talk to the resident’s family.” Soon after, it was decided that Foxy needed a second meeting with the City.

So, to be very clear, one City Marshal looked at the situation and decided there was no violation. Then, a different City Marshal seemingly was recruited, looked at the same situation, and decided that there is a violation. This is a problem. This sounds like favoritism, selective enforcement, and perhaps double jeopardy. Additionally, at one of these meetings, Jenkins said that the new City Marshal on the case repeatedly made comments such as, “Well, I guess you just don’t care about your neighbors.” Let’s be very clear — it is not a City official’s job to empathize with anyone, or to make things personal. It is their job to fairly and consistently enforce ordinances.

Do I feel empathy for someone that is bothered by the noise and activity of a business next to their home? I do, but empathy is not the basis by which we adjudicate competing interests in a mixed-use district. Businesses should be able to operate without fear of interference from the City if they are following ordinances – which should be clear enough that the business can figure it out for themselves. Foxy Loxy thought they were in compliance. City staff confirmed this. Businesses, small businesses especially, do not need the added uncertainty and worry of the laws being applied selectively. Since many seem to share my skepticism in regards to the City’s fair application of

its code, we now have what harkens back to a medieval Trial by Compurgation. But rather than blood oaths being sworn on a misty moor in support of the accused, we have a Change.org petition in support of Foxy Loxy being passed around Facebook, which at the time of this writing has almost 2,500 signatures. This isn’t the way it’s supposed to work. We need clear laws and consistent, fair enforcement. City staff that are seemingly “on-call” for certain citizens, who make a habit of selective enforcement, and who make things personal need to be chastised and re-trained, or let go. CS

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‘Power in numbers’: One Hundred Miles presents community conversation BY RACHAEL FLORA

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THIS Friday, get inspired to take action for our coastline. One Hundred Miles hosts activist and artist Mary Edna Fraser, whose photography captures the affects of climate change. (For more on Fraser’s art, turn to page 23.) Catherine Ridley is the Vice President of Education and Communications of One Hundred Miles. We caught up with her last week. Tell me about One Hundred Miles. Catherine Ridley: One Hundred Miles is a coastal conservation organization. We try to affect change through advocacy and education. What we’re trying to do is broaden the tent of what it means to be a conservationist. Everyone has a role to play. We want as many people to join forces as possible. That’s true whether you’re a biologist, community advocate, or educator, but equally true if you’re a painter or sculptor or storyteller. There’s a place for all of us in that big tent. That belief is at the heart of all our education programs we do across our coast, from Savannah to St. Mary’s.

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Nature in the Arts came about in 2016 as a way to share the stories of these inspiring artists. We have such a tremendous history of art in Savannah, and we want to hold them up and encourage others to follow their model. We recognize artists have relied on the natural world for generations as their muse and inspiration. Our programs are designed to really help people discover their own coastal story through the lens of nature. We’ve done photography workshops and creative writing and potter,y just everything trying to get people to think about that side of their brain and what they care about the coast and how they share what’s important to them. Simultaneously, one of the artists we respect and love is Mary Edna Fraser. She’s a phenomenal person and we honored her as part of our first One Hundred Miles 100, an annual list of people affecting change for our coast. She’s not just a tremendously talented artist, she’s a wonderful person. We wanted to find a program for her. We know our communities are ready to have

Fraser has also authored several books on climate change. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

We try to affect change through advocacy and education. What we’re trying to do is broaden the tent of what it means to be a conservationist. Everyone has a role to play. a conversation about the effects of climate change, and we’re doing that through our lecture series. Why is it important to present information about the effects of climate

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opportunities to have the researchers come in and present this data. Sometimes people respond to that, sometimes they don’t. They’re holding onto stories the way they remember from their childhood. They’re able to see this demonstrable and irrefutable proof—this is what our coastline looked like 20 years ago, 50 years ago, and today. It’s hard to explain that away. Again, [Mary Edna] has had literally a bird’s-eye view to these changes. I think that’s something that’s really exciting. As people start to see these pictures, they start to see issues happening in their backyards. With coastal flooding, you’re trudging to work and driving through water. They’re all pieces of the bigger puzzle that starts to change public perception. Mary Edna’s art, in this case, is one tool towards shaking that perception. It takes all of us. There’s not one tool that’s going to reach everyone, but collectively at the end, if we’re all raising our voices, if we’re all using our passions to share our story, there’s power in numbers. At the end, that’s what Nature in the Arts is all about. Hopefully, this conversation may inspire some people to think about the issue of climate change differently and also inspire others to think about what talents they have and share their beliefs and passion for our coast.

How can someone get involved with One Hundred Miles? We have a lot of programs going on. There are always opportunities to get involved as advocates and issues affecting our coast, and not just Chatham County. Up and down our coast there are people caring about different islands, and there are lots of different proposals on the table. We’re working on a wealth of issues on the federal, local, and state levels. I manage our education side. Under education, we have monthly programs for people to build an encyclopedia of knowledge about or coast and wildlife and also experience the coast. To protect something, you have to love it, and to love something, you have to have had those formative experiences in nature. CS

CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE: HOW ART CAN INSPIRE CHANGE

with artist Mary Edna Fraser Friday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. One Hundred Miles, 2424 Drayton St., Unit B Free, but donations accepted to support OHM’s education and advocacy programs onehundredmiles.org Fraser’s voice on climate change is well-trusted. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

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Homeless camps are a symptom, not the disease

The settlements are there because they provide significant social relationships where none exist otherwise In response, they’ve developed a working viable alternative ... shelters without BY REV. MICHEAL ELLIOTT walls ... communities with few rules ... no judgement ... self medication is allowed ... and religion is what a person needs it to be “Homeless camps are on the rise. Fifty without strict admonishment for lack of percent of encampments have 11-50 adherence. residents while 17 percent have 100+ The new approach is obviously working people.” — National Health Care for the for the homeless. Camps are growing like Homeless Council crazy. The antiquated shelter system continYOU CAN’T help but see them and once ues to demonstrate failure justifying itself you do, it’s like a bad wreck, you keep look- with successful exceptions rather than the ing whenever you drive pass. rule. The one under the Truman Parkway There is a solution, though it’s not an receives the most attention because it’s the easy one. It’s not rocket science either. most visible ... and it’s wretched. The reason people are homeless is there Religious banners and Port-a-lets? is a lack of significant social relationships Really? in their lives. City officials, the Georgia Department of No family, church, best friend, AA Transportation, Chamber of Commerce, Group, support system or, most importhe business community, developers and tantly, health care network to prevent the the faith community express outrage. They fall into nothingness. mobilize resources and then fail to address Current societal structures no longer the problems of public human squalor in a weave a comprehensive tapestry of anytourist town. thing resembling a safety net. Religious zealots romanticize it while What’s the answer to the growing alterasking for funds! Talk about a lovely lady native developed by homeless people with a dirty face! themselves, an obvious alternative to govWhy are there homeless camps when ernment and religious responses? shelters exists for people in need of a roof Homeless camps exist because people over their head? are building significant social relationThe awful answer is homeless shelters ships where none exist otherwise. are not designed to end homelessness. They’re helping themselves ... pulling They are designed to manage it. And for a themselves up by their own bootstraps ... couple of centuries they did that quite well. and weaving together a tapestry where Then homelessness changed but the viable ones don’t exist. shelter system didn’t. The obvious solution to the camps is to Shelters are predicated on rules, expechelp them accomplish what they’re doing tations of self-help, sobriety and mandawithout us. tory religious expression. The answer starts with health care going The Salvation Army is a church before to where the sick live rather than demandit’s a shelter and if this point is pressed ... ing they come to the sterile environment “Do you exist to help the homeless or to that doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, mental convert them” ... the answer is “save their health professionals mandate. souls.” Health care has to move into the camps, The same is true for today’s Union becoming a permanent foundation and Mission. part of the community building already “You never expect it to happen to you taking place. until it does,” homeless people explain, for Treatment of health care comes first so the thousandth time. better decision making takes place as the As tragic as it is, the last thing a community is built. homeless needs or wants is judgement, Physical, mental, domestic and socicookie-cut rules not applicable to realetal health must be met first, and the ity, mandated morality and that the one only way to do it is to become part of the answer is “Jesus.” community. They’ve already asked for Jesus’ help The health care profession must reinand they’re still homeless. vent itself by becoming part of, and not

separate from, the community it serves. It’s not as radical as it sounds. Doctors make house calls again, only this time in shelters without walls -“house-less calls” with consistency and discipline the profession requires. Street Medicine is already an international movement but, sadly one Savannah — more importantly Chatham County who manages health for the community — ignores. Health care must become part of the community building, elevating it to a higher level, which is the ultimate purpose of the discipline in the first place. The helping professions -- social work, clergy, teachers, lawyers -- follow suit. Jesus himself healed the sick first before other things follow and the community grows stronger as individuals grow healthier. With the infusion of health, community building’s foundation grows into a stronger base as the most basic of ills are addressed enabling stronger decision making and purpose. Social work, clergy, teachers, lawyers expand the base of personal freedom through decision making empowerment. The community continues to elevate. In the ultimate of ironies, housing options come last. It’s only after the homeless person is strong enough in recovery of whatever the ails, has a strong enough support system in place, is capable of contemplating the management of housing, a most arduous task under the best of circumstances as things break, fall apart, neighborhood tensions mount, societal norms are enforced and Governmental regulation overwhelm. The healthiest of persons has difficulty managing multiple systems simultaneously but one recovering from homelessness ... scared and failed by each helping discipline ... demand the appropriate supports to retain housing once established. It is a long road to recover but ... not an impossible one. Making what is real to a homeless person our reality — beginning with health care, followed by the other helping professions, last of which is housing — is the road map to eliminating homeless camps. CS Elliott is author of “Why The Homeless Don’t Have Homes and What to do about it” and former President of Union Mission, Inc.


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369th Regimental Band performs for American wounded at Base Hospital No. 9, Paris, France, September 9, 1918. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES.?

African American programming highlighted in

‘Lift Every Voice’

Partnership with Smithsonian Institute is in second year Beach Institute in partnership with island, tour three 1840s-era cabins built by influence that the Beach High School basCity of Savannah Municipal Archives enslaved Africans, learn about the tabbyketball had on the city. Sat., Aug. 18, noon-4 p.m. Enjoy free admission to the Capturing the Soul photography exhibition, a collection of portrait photographs from the W.W. Law collection. Archivists will be onsite to share records that trace local AfricanAmerican soldiers from World War I who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Pin Point Heritage Museum

Sat., Aug., 18, all day Embark on a tour with the community’s residents and learn about the GullahGeechee culture.

Ossabaw Island Foundation

Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-noon Travel to Ossabaw Island on a pontoon boat for $30. When you arrive on the

making process, discover Ossabaw’s 18thcentury indigo cultivation, and hear about the descendant community of Pin Point.

Massie Heritage Center

Sat., Aug. 18, 2 p.m. “Forty Acres and a Mule,” the documentary by Fritz and Lorrie Rumpel, will be screened, followed by a discussion with the directors. Sun., Aug. 19, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Massie hosts two incredible guests on Sunday. First up is Chief Ulysses Bryant, who grew up in Savannah during segregation and integrated Savannah High in 1963. Next is Harlem Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, who also grew up during segregation here, and he’ll discuss the

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House

Sun., Aug. 19 Embark on a special tour focused on the lives of Emma, Peter, and Diane, some of the enslaved people who lived at Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Sun., Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fort Pulaski hosts a fully-loaded day of tours, either self-led or ranger-led, from guided fort tours to African-American experiences on Cockspur Island. Visitors will also be able to lift their own voices about their own bravery or a place that means freedom to them.

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LAST YEAR, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrated its inaugural year with the Lift Every Voice program. Sharing a name with the song by James Weldon Johnson, the program sought to focus on special programming that would inform guests, free of charge, about African American history connections to their local sites. This year, Lift Every Voice returns to several Savannah sites to honor our community’s African American history. Program times vary with each site, so check out our compilation below to plan your weekend.

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NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER 2018 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Monday Aug. 13

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Savannah Police officer and his wife stabbed to death on Wilmington Island

The Chatham County Police Department is continuing its investigation into an early morning double homicide on Wilmington Island involving a Savannah Police officer and his wife. “Police were called to a home on Palmetto Bay Cove around 6:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018,” police report. “Upon arrival, they found a deceased male inside a home. Next door, they found a deceased female. Both victims appeared to have been stabbed,” police say. The victims have been identified as a Savannah Police Department officer and his wife. The names of the victims are currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin. “While at the scene, police confronted a 16 year old juvenile who resided with the victims, and is believed to be a relative of the female victim. The juvenile has been taken in for questioning, and investigators

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say there is no threat to the public at this time,” police say. The ongoing investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crime is continuing.

Arrest in Aug. 5 homicide

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of Jernard Burton on Aug. 5. “Around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 officers responded to a vehicle versus building crash in the 900 block of Carter Street. Burton, 19, was discovered in the vehicle with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries. No one inside the building was harmed,” police say. Detectives believe the shooting occurred near W. Gwinnett Street and Magazine Avenue. The vehicle Burton was traveling in at the time had been reported stolen the previous day. On Aug. 8, Jevon Williams was arrested and charged with murder. The incident remains under investigation.

Home invasion suspect arrested

On Aug. 7 a collaborative effort between Savannah Police, the US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and Chatham County Police

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committing a crime, possession of marijuana, burglary first degree and theft by taking,” police report. “We appreciate the partnership with Savannah PD in apprehending someone who caused harm to our respective jurisdictions,” Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said. “At the end of the day, it is all about making the greater Savannah area safe for everyone.” CS ALL CASES FROM RECENT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INCIDENT REPORTS. GIVE ANONYMOUS CRIME TIPS TO CRIMESTOPPERS AT 912/234-2020 OR TEXT CRIMES (274637) USING KEYWORD CSTOP2020.

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NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD Armed thieves in New Delhi, India, left a craftsman deep in debt after they made off with 500 pounds of wigs and raw hair worth more than $20,000 on July 27, according to the Associated Press. “People think wigs are cheap, but they cost a fortune to make,” wig-maker Jahangir Hussain said. In fact, he had borrowed more than $17,000 to buy hair last month from South Indian wholesalers. India exports wigs and hair extensions to the tune of $300 million a year; much of the raw materials are collected at Hindu temples where people shave their heads as a religious sacrifice, a practice called tonsuring.

out, yelling, “Away from me, Satan!” and grabbed a knife from the kitchen, which he used to threaten restaurant staff. Carlton Henderson, 54, of Cave Creek, Arizona, struggled with workers but eventually fell unconscious and was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the New York Post reported. Authorities don’t know (1) why and how he entered the freezer and (2) why he died, but they did determine he was charged last year with two 1988 cold-case murders in Boston. He had been released on bail the week before the freezer incident and was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 14.

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Chicago cellist Jingjing Hu, a student at the DePaul University School of Music, found herself being escorted off an American Airlines flight on Aug. 2 after trying to return to Chicago from Miami with her instrument. Hu paid in advance for an extra seat for her cello, worth almost $30,000 and housed in a hard case, and had no trouble on her flight from Chicago to Miami, where she participated in a music festival. But on her return trip, after boarding the Boeing 737 and settling herself and her cello into their seats, a flight attendant approached her and told her she would have to leave the plane because the aircraft was too small for her instrument. Hu was booked on a flight the next day on a 767. American blamed the incident on a “miscommunication,” according to WBBM TV, but Hu’s husband, Jay Tang, said, “I don’t think we did anything wrong here, and I think the way they handled it was humiliating.”

Problem-Solver

The list of offenses was long when Franklyn Williams, 32, appeared in Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court on July 31 to be sentenced for aggravated robbery, kidnapping, theft, misuse of credit cards and more -- including cutting off his ankle bracelet late last year and fleeing to Nebraska, where he claimed he was hit over the head and lost his memory. But it was his courtroom behavior that spurred Judge John Russo to call for an extreme measure: During the hearing, Williams would not stop talking, even interrupting his own lawyers repeatedly over about 30 minutes. Finally, Russo ordered deputies to tape the defendant’s mouth shut, reported FOX 8 in Cleveland. Williams continued to talk until deputies applied more tape, and finally Russo sentenced him to 24 years in prison.

So Many Questions

When an employee of Sarabeth’s restaurant in New York City opened the walkin freezer door on Aug. 5, a man jumped

West Valley City, Utah, has a malodorous mystery on its hands. The community stinks, and for the past year, officials have been fielding complaints about the smell, which city communications director Sam Johnson described as “a musty sewer smell ... that you can smell in certain parts of the city stronger,” according to FOX 13. The city has now launched a campaign recruiting residents to help pinpoint the source of the odor: “If you smell something, say something.” They’re hoping more complaints will spur Salt Lake County and Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality to investigate and take action.

Least Competent Criminal

The Baltimore Sun reported that a driver’s license examiner in Glen Burnie, Maryland, got a whiff of something when she approached a car about to be used in a driving test. She called Maryland State Police, who found Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of Baltimore waiting in his mother’s car to take his test. Wooding was in possession of marijuana, a scale, more than $15,000 in suspected drug-related money and a 9mm Glock handgun with a loaded 30-round magazine.

Compelling Explanation

In Bluffton, South Carolina, 32-yearold Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw informed police officers she was a former cheerleader, sorority girl, good student and National Honor Society member after they pulled her over at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 4 for running a stop sign at 30 mph over the speed limit. According to The Island Packet, she also told officers she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.” She said she’d had only two glasses of wine, but then allowed, “I mean, I was celebrating my birthday.” Police arrested her anyway and booked her into the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Questionable Judgment

Farah Hashi, 25, of Newport, Wales, is “mad about cars,” so while visiting friends Zemarcuis Devon Scott, 18, of Texarin Dubai, they arranged for him to drive a kana, Arkansas, REALLY wanted to attend $350,000 Lamborghini Huracan. Hashi, a rap concert in another state, so on July who has one leg shorter than the other 4 he executed his plan to get there: Scott and typically drives a custom Vauxhall was seen by Texarkana Regional Airport Corsa mobility car, took full advantage: He security officers around 2:30 a.m. jumping was caught on roadside cameras 33 times a fence and trying to get into an American in less than four hours on Aug. 7 as he Eagle twin-engine jet parked there. When reached a top speed of 150 mph and racked police arrived, Scott was inside the cockup more than $47,000 in speeding fines. pit, sitting in the pilot’s seat, the Texarkana Farah’s brother, Adnan Hashi, said the Gazette reported. Scott, not a licensed rental company went to Hashi’s hotel room pilot, told officers he thought there wasn’t and seized his passport after the fines were much more to flying a plane than pushing issued, so Hashi is stuck in Dubai until the buttons and pulling levers. On July 31, he mess can be sorted out. “There is no way he was charged with commercial burglary has that money,” Adnan told the BBC. “He and attempted theft; he’s been grounded at is out of work at the minute and went to the Miller County jail. Dubai to visit friends.”

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Suspicions Confirmed

Airport security at Berlin’s Schonefeld Airport evacuated a terminal on Aug. 7 after spotting “suspicious content in a luggage piece” during a routine X-ray, according to CNN. The bag’s unnamed owner was summoned, but he was reluctant to identify the mysterious items, calling them just “technical stuff.” After an hourlong investigation involving the bomb squad, the 31-year-old traveler admitted to federal police that the items were sex toys, including a vibrator, he had brought along for his girlfriend. He was allowed to proceed with his trip, and the terminal reopened. CS

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MUSIC INTERVIEW Cedric Burnside will play guitar in addition to his first love, the drums. PHOTO BY ABRAHAM ROWE

Cedric Burnside brings raucous, rhythmic Mississippi Hill Country blues to the Jinx BY JIM MOREKIS

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CEDRIC BURNSIDE is blues royalty. His grandfather R.L. Burnside — who Cedric simply calls “Big Daddy” — is one of the great icons of Mississippi blues. Cedric’s father, Calvin Jackson, is among the ranks of the great blues drummers of all time. As a teenager, Cedric became a part of his extended family’s music-making adventures, which included collaborations with North Mississippi legends like Junior Kimbrough and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Cedric would eventually go from unofficial member of Burnside’s band to replacing his father on drums. Big Daddy Burnside passed away in 2005, and Mr. Jackson followed ten years later. Now 39, Cedric carries on the family name with his own brand of rollicking Mississippi Hill Country blues. As you might expect given his father’s proclivities, Cedric’s first musical love was the drums. While he has built his career mostly as a singing drummer, Cedric — a skilled blues guitarist in his own right — is stepping out front on this tour, in support of an excellent new album, Benton County Relic, due out Sept. 14. He tells us that at this week’s must-see gig at The Jinx, he’ll sing behind the drum kit for a few songs, then step out front and 16 bless us by accompanying his original

Most people are familiar with the Delta It’s got to be difficult playing drums blues, but tell us what’s different about and singing at the same time. that and Hill Country blues. It was at first! But then I got the hang of it. I love Delta blues, Chicago blues, Texas At first it was damn hard. Me and my uncle You are stepping out from behind the blues. But when it comes down to it, Hill Garry practiced for about six or seven drum kit a lot these days. What’s it like Country blues is quite different from all months, in a project called the Burnside making that switch to frontman? of them. It’s got a very unorthodox style of Exploration. rhythm. My dad had a unique style of drumming. I’ve been playing guitar 8 or 9 years now. I compare Hill Country blues to a hardEven now I find myself mimicking some I’m out front a lot more now, but the headed child. It’s just going to do things its of his drum techniques, his rolls, stuff like important thing is I’m writing songs on own way, like it or not (laughs). that. A lot of people tell me, “you sound like the guitar a lot now. I wanted to play those You can’t write this music. You have to your dad,” and it’s true. songs my way, as opposed to listening to feel it. someone else try to interpret my song. Is the old Hill Country sound being celYou went on the road with your grandebrated enough, do you think? Were you able to pick up guitar from dad when you were just 13. You must your grandfather? I think lots of bands are keeping it alive. have grown up quick! The Black Keys are definitely doing their I always loved to watch Big Daddy play. I You can say that again! (laughs) We started part. The North Mississippi All Stars are always watched him every chance I got. My playing juke joints with my uncle, with him another successful band in the Hill Coununcle Garry Burnside also taught me a lot. and Junior Kimbrough. Sometimes, the try blues tradition. Now, I come from a very musical fambass player wouldn’t show up, or the drumBut I live the blues every day. And these ily! Almost everyone in the family is a mer wouldn’t show up. So I was there to fill days, anybody can have the blues. musician. And it’s a big family. You have to in if somebody didn’t make it to the show. I try to stay true to myself, write about remember, Big Daddy had 13 children of We probably shouldn’t have been in what I know, write about things in my life, his own (laughs). there, but that’s how it was back then. whether good or bad. Hopefully somebody My Big Daddy was one of the great legThey would hide us behind the cooler if the out there can relate to it. I’m just keeping ends of the blues. And when you’re around police showed up! the blues alive. a person a lot, you start to walk and talk And these days, I’m all up in the juke Like my Big Daddy always said, “Blues is like ‘em. You can’t help it. joints (laughs). the roots of all music.” CS I learned a lot about music, and about CEDRIC BURNSIDE W/RAY LUNDY life, from him. I guess I started out with Fri., Aug. 17, 9:30 p.m., The Jinx the guitar playing a lot of tunes in open G, like Big Daddy. $12, 21+ tunes with some old-school blues guitar, learned at the feet of one of the genre’s great masters, R.L. Burnside himself. We spoke to Cedric last week.


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Kris Kristofferson set to play the Lucas Theatre this November A LIVING legend comes to Savannah this fall. Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson will perform at the Lucas Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Kristofferson will be joined by special guests from the late Merle Haggard’s band, and there will be no opening act. The concert is put on by Six String Southern Productions, an independent concert promoter that has produced shows for artists like Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, and Dwight Yoakam. The show is sponsored by Bud Light. Tickets are reserved seating and go on sale to the public on Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $35-$65 and will be available for purchase by phone at 912-525-5050, online at savannahboxoffice.com and the Savannah Box Office located at 216 E. Broughton St. Kristofferson, a three-time GRAMMY award winner, will perform songs from his three decade-long career in addition to some of his newer compositions from 2016’s “The Cedar Creek Sessions.” From “Me and Bobby McGee” to “For the Good Times,” Kristofferson has topped the charts since he began recording in the 1970s and has helped redefine country songwriting, all while performing concerts all over the world. CS

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Athens-based Jester brings smooth vocals plus rock with a hint of reggae to Barrelhouse South Saturday night. Fans of Arctic Monkeys and The Black Keys will dig the slick production and alt-rock vibe. SAT. AUG. 18, 9 P.M.

MAMMA MIA! @SAVANNAH THEATER

Such a success in February, it’s back for another round of August shows! Savannah Theater presents Mamma Mia! the international hit musical based on the music of Abba. Familiar tunes, fiery dance numbers and a story line that sings of love, laughter and friendship make the show fun for the whole family. AUG. 17-19 AND AUG. 24-26 $37-$18 18 GO TO WWW.SAVANNAHTHEATER.COM FOR SHOWTIMES

ANDERS THOMSEN TRIO @EL-ROCKO LOUNGE

Anders Thomsen Trio wraps MusicFile’s summer concert series with an early show at El –Rocko. Honky-tonk and fast country fans will stomp it out to Savannah’s very own heavy Western three piece. This after-work show kicks off the weekend right with ASW Distillery Rye and Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon cocktails. FRI. AUG. 17, DOORS 5:30 P.M., SHOW 6 P.M., $5

JOSH ROBERTS AND THE HINGES @CONGRESS STREET SOCIAL CLUB

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Josh Roberts and the Hinges have been making music together since 2005 and are headed to Social Club Friday night. Southern rock fans will appreciate their harmonies and how they weave blues, country, and soul creating songs with a sound uniquely their own. FRI. AUG. 17, 10:30 P.M.


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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe 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. Fia Rua Irish Pub Keith Aherne, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Phil Morrison Trio, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Georgia Kyle The Jinx Spud Cannon, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Bill Smith Trio, 6:30 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 Kellen Powers Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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COMEDY

The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Savannah Comedy Underground’s First Anniversary Comedy Showcase, 9:30 p.m.

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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.

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Big Mama Shakes @CONGRESS STREET SOCIAL CLUB Coming all the way from Richmond, Virginia, Big Mama Shakes brings their Americana act to Savannah this weekend. SAT., AUG 18, 10:30 P.M.

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee El-Rocko Lounge Naked As We Came, Basically Nancy, 9 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 Ramona the Band Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Georgia Kyle Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Rachael Shaner Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tree House The Mercers, DJ Halftyme, 5 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, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Clayton Hackle 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.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

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

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ In the Jungle, 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. The Distillery An Evening with Celena Adams, 7 & 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

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Barrelhouse South Roots of a Rebellion, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Magic Rocks, 8 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. Congress Street Social Club Josh Roberts and the Hinges Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Anders Thomsen Trio, Zigtebra, Bero Bero, 1 1 0 1, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Charlie Denison, 7 p.m. Friendship Coffee Company Poetry n’ Song w/ Kat and Judy, 6 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Juan Rolan, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Bottles & Cans The Jinx Cedric Burnside, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Mars Theatre Heart Behind the Music Songwriter Showcase, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Mercers Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition The Train Wrecks PS Tavern Suzanna Kennedy Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Skyler Smith River House Josephine Johnson Rusty Rudders Tap House Skyler Smith, Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Logan Mize, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean The Lousekateers, 8 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 Tree House The Mercers, DJ Halftyme, 5 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Eric Culberson, Ray Tomasino Wild Wing Cafe Thomas Claxton, Individually Twisted, Justin Lee Partin Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Guns 4 Hire

TRIVIA & GAMES

Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Foxy Loxy Cafe Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.

DJ

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. Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ In the Jungle, 11 p.m. Club Elan Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show

SATURDAY 8.18 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Jester, Not Set in Stone, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Big Mama and the Shakes El-Rocko Lounge Fiasco, Pinky Doodle Poodle, Perpetual Care, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Comic Con Karaoke, 8 p.m. The Flying Fish Crazy Chester Lite, 6:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Bill Peterson Quartet, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Stone Cold Band Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Logan Stewart Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Squash The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Voodoo Soup PS Tavern Acoustically Twisted Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Skyler Smith River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Tyler Branch, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Daniel Lee Band, 9 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. Tree House Kellen Powers, DJ Halftyme, 5 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Magic Rocks, Rachael Shaner WELMONT The Love & Soul Experience, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Draucker, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Jason Courtenay

KARAOKE

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.

COMEDY

Front Porch Improv Front Porch Improv: Sorry Not Sorry, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

DJ

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

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs Dance Cabaret w/ In the Jungle, 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Coach’s Corner Mrs. Webb’s 90th Birthday, 4 p.m. The Distillery An Evening with Celena Adams, 7 & 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 8.19 LIVE MUSIC

Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Cuoco Pazzo Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m., Bill Smith and David Keller, 6 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 Greg Williams Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Open Mic, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Stan Ray The Shrimp Factory Josephine Johnson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Westin Savannah Harbor The Victor Provost Quartet, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Lyn Avenue

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.

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

MONDAY 8.20 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

Tree House The Mercers, DJ Celsius, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill 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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY 8.21 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 The Lavon Stevens Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Tree House Kellen Powers, DJ Halftyme, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe CC Witt

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 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.

KARAOKE

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.

COMEDY

Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

DJ

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


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SOUNDBOARD DIRECTORY Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St.

Cuoco Pazzo 606 Abercorn St.

Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St.

The Distillery 416 W. Liberty St.

912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.com

912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com

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

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

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

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

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

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401

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

Bootleggers 1017 U.S. 80 #8 The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-898-4257

Carnival Bar Theatre 306 West Factors Walk Castaways Bar & Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd

912.354.8288 www.sandflysportsbar.com/

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

Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St.

912-239-6950 cuocopazzosavannah.com

912-236-1772 www.distillerysavannah.com

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

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

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

(912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com

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

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

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

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

The Fitzroy 9 Drayton St. Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. 912-428-1643

The Flying Fish 7906 E. Hwy 80

912-897-2009 www.flyingfishbarandgrill.webs.com/

Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.

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

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

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.

Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St.

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St.

SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St.

912-754-1118 www.marstheatre.com

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

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 Moon River Brewing Co. 21 West Bay St. 912-447-0943 www.moonriverbrewing.com/

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.

912-232-4286 www.plantersinnsavannah.com

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

Prohibition 125 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 912-200-9255

Club 309 West 309 W. River St.

Friendship Coffee Company 205 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Ste I

Club Elan 301 Williamson St. Club One 1 Jefferson St.

Front Porch Improv 2222 Bull Street

912-920-7772 rachaels1190.com

Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St. Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd.

912-238-1311 therailpub.com/

912-232-0200 clubone-online.com

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

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.

912-352-7818 savannahcoffeedeli.com

Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. 912-355-3336

Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com

843-868-1553

912-966-5790

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

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.

912-236-7777 www.jazzdsavannah.com

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

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

Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun 1190 King George Blvd. The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com

River Bar 307 W. River St. River House 125 W. River St.

912-234-1900 liveoakstore.com/riverhouse

Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St.

Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500

912-944-6302

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.

912-721-4800 ruthschris.com

912-756-6997

912-233-9626

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. 912-786-8304

912-232-1005

(912) 631-9544 friendshipcoffeecompany.com/index.html

912-349-5275 saddlebagssavannah.com/

The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St. Mars Theatre 109 S. Laurel Street

912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com

912-236-1901 club309west.com

Saddle Bags 317 West River St.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St.

Savannah Smiles 314 Williamson St.

912-527-6453 www.facebook.com/pages/Savannah-SmilesDueling-Pianos/118909441502557

912-201-8277 savannahtaphouse.com

912-349-5100

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

Service Brewing Company 574 Indian Street The Shrimp Factory 313 East River Street 912-236-4229 www.theshrimpfactory.com

Southbound Brewing Company 107 East Lathrop Ave. Stafford’s Public House 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. 912-234-6628

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

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

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

Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. 912-349-1707

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.

912-239-0095 treehousesavannah.com

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

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

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

The Warehouse 18 E. River St.

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CULTURE THEATRE

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum flies into Tybee Post Comedy features Tybee-centric cast

BY ASHA GILBERT

CONNECT SAVANNAH | AUG 15-21, 2018

WITH well-known local performer Les Taylor leading the all-star cast, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum is the biggest production from the Tybee Arts Association since their production of Wizard of Oz in 2011. “This play is something I’ve wanted to do for over 40 years … it’s one of the funniest musicals ever written,” says director Renee DeRossett. “This is a dream cast for me. We have 17 actors and everyone is awesome,” says DeRossett. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Forum is set in a neighborhood in ancient Rome. The house of Sertex is in the center where wife Domina, and son Hero resides with several slaves. Amongst the slaves are head slave Hysterium and main character Pseudolous. Pseudolous wants to obtain his freedom by any means necessary — and thus the story begins. Crafty Pseudolous comes up with a plan to help Hysterium win over the love of Phillia, one of the courtesans in the House of Lycus, in exchange for his freedom. The plan becomes unhinged after a number of plot twists, mistaken identities, and a showgirl or two. “This musical combines ancient 2000-year-old comedy from Plautus with classic vaudeville, and it’s a hilariously beautiful show,” says DeRossett.

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A Funny Thing will show two consecutive weekends with a matinee show on Sunday the 19. “In addition to the very talented Les Taylor playing the lead as Pseudolous, we have some of Tybee’s most notable, well known, and prominent citizens in our cast,” says DeRossett. For example, Tybee City Council member Monty Parks plays the part of Capt. Miles Gloriosis. “And Mr. Keith Gay, who owns Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals and is the Vice President of the Tybee Post Theater board of directors, plays the part of Senex,” she says. “Keith Gay performed with several musical groups in his younger days and in recent years has graced the Tybee Post Theater stage several times singing solo, and even performing with his two very tal- Local theatre veteran Les Taylor, above right, heads the large cast. ented sons in several events since opening the Post Theater doors — three years ago next month,” says DeRossett. And one of “the most exciting finds in this production and the youngest member of our cast, making her debut on our stage as our ingenue, Phillia, is the extremely talented Georgia Gillen,” says DeRossett. “She also happens to be the daughter of our new city manager, Sean Gillen.” CS

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Dr. Fri-Sat. Aug 17-18, 7:30 pm; Sun. Aug. 19, 3 pm; Fri-Sat. Aug. 24-25, 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 tybeeposttheater.org

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

Eye in the sky

Sea Islands of Georgia, 48” x 144”, batik on silk. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

Mary Edna Fraser brings batiks on silk to Savannah BY RACHAEL FLORA

CHARLESTON-BASED artist Mary Edna Fraser comes to One Hundred Miles this Friday to display her artwork and help raise awareness about change. Fraser’s story is anything but typical— she flies her family’s vintage airplane over Fraser at work. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST the coast and photographs the coastline, then creates a batik print on silk. Fraser’s biggest show, though, was “Aer“I chose [batik on silk] because it’s atmo- ial Inspirations” at the Smithsonian Air spheric, like looking out of the plane, and I and Space Museum in 1994. can roll it up and take it with me,” explains “That’s the biggest audience in the Fraser. world, ever,” she says. “When I was a young “I always loved photography and I loved woman, I met Orrin Pilkey [Professor being in my family’s plane,” Fraser says. Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences at “It’s a 1946 air coupe. I actually began my Duke University], and he did a book called real life work in Savannah flying with my ‘The Beaches are Moving,’ and I asked hid brother, and a local photographer, Nancy his words could be put with my art. That Heffernan, told me I could make a living was 1994 and the beginning of our work looking out of airplanes and photographtogether.” ing them and then making art from the That relationship with Pilkey yielded photographs. It was then that I coined the another book, “Global Climate Change,” name ‘Islands from the Sky.’” with Duke University Press. That body of work became SCAD’s first “Art can activate people to be involved exhibition in 1981. and interact with climate change,” Fra“We hung it in a gymnasium that was ser says. “[Climate change] is a daunting turned into a library and we hung silks subject at best, and it’s a tragic subject as well. But like when people are alcoholics, from the rafters,” Fraser recalls.

you can’t just pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s the elephant in the room, affecting all our coastal cities. I think it’s really important to talk about it and work with it.” During her artist talk at One Hundred Miles, Fraser will show the silks she uses to teach about climate change, but she’ll also show some expectations of what our area will look like in the years 2035, 2048, 2050, and 2100. “It’s pretty grim,” she admits. “Every year because of sea level rise, it just gets a little bit deeper. For instance, in 2050, Tybee on the north end will still be above sea level, but Little Tybee will not be. On LaRoche Avenue, the water will be up to that.” Fraser has always been passionate about preserving our coastline and raising awareness about climate change.

“If someone says it’s fake news and it’s not real, I’d say, ‘Well, you should go to the Union of Concerned Scientists and look at the science, the reality of it yourself,’” Fraser says. “That’s a big part. What I share a lot is how to be an environmental activist and how to raise consciousness and get your legislators to listen to you. When [Pilkey and I] wrote our book in 2011, not many people believed in climate change. Now, 75% of Americans believe. A lot of it is the educational process.” CS

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THE LANGUAGE OF VISION — The Language of Vision: Early 20th-Century Photography brings together the work of four eminent artists from Telfair Museums’ perma­nent collection: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. . Aug. 17-Jan. 13. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NOODLING — This most recent series features the male figure and catfish. Jason Zimmer has a B.F.A in Art from McKendree University and an M.F.A., Figurative Art Emphasis in Painting and Anatomy from the New York Academy of Art. Gallery profits from show are donated to First City Network for the Savannah LGBT Center. Aug. 17-Sep. 14. Location Gallery at Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS $300 AND UNDER — Find affordable artwork by 40 artists. All work is $300 or less. Gallery profits from show are donated to WRUU. Through Sep. 14. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. AMERICAN IDYLL — New sculptures and furniture by Wendy White. For “American Idyll,” White took inspiration from Andy Warhol’s radical 1969 exhibition “Raid the Icebox.” Through Dec. 30. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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. BERNARD DICK — Bernie Dick’s “paintings” are actually digital prints (giclée prints) of virtual paintings created by using a computer software program and digitizing sketch pad. Through Aug. 31. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. BONAVENTURE: A HISTORIC CEMETERY IN ART — Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. Through Sep. 23. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Work by the late Jack Leigh is still on display at Laney Contemporary on Mills B. Lane Blvd. through Sept. 1. This is ‘Savannah Saw Works.’

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. FACULTY EXHIBITION — Visit our gallery to see magnificent faculty-created originals in photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media and much more. Reception: August 29, 2018, 12:00pm-1:30pm. Located in Fine Arts Gallery. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. FROM ONE TO THE NEXT — Cal Wood exhibits his paintings at Savannah State. Free Reception Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College 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. Through Aug. 19. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

BRUTE & BLOOM: SCREENPRINTED ARTWORK BY AESTHETIC APPARATUS — Michael Byzewski is the Minneapolis based artist behind Aesthetic Apparatus. Through Sep. 30. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

THE HIDDEN FAMILIAR — This show is a sort of retrospective, with pieces from different bodies of work over the last several years. Noticing the beauty in every day life and finding it in paint is a spiritual practice for Mia Merlin. Through Aug. 21. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St.

CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW COLLECTION — The display features thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph

INK + BOTS — Ink + Bots is a boldly colored, fun fueled bunch of robot paintings. Corey Houlihan (aka Ink & Bones) works in mixed

media, enjoys painting repetitive subjects and has the most fun making robots up. Through Sep. 4. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. 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: ANTIDOTES — During her ON::VIEW Residency at Sulfur Studios, Lisa D. Watson will explore combining her current professions and transform the area into “a green space.” Through Sep. 9. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. THE OPEN ROAD: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP — 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. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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PART OF Tybee Island’s allure, to both locals and visitors, is its qualities that have withstood the test of time against its potential to become saturated with highrise condos and chain businesses. With that being said, it is a rare occasion that a new place pops up on Tybee, and in many cases it is a familiar Tybee business that expands its resume. As of this summer, Beachview Bed and Breakfast now falls into that category, opening their very own coffee, juice, and breakfast shop. Beachview Bed and Breakfast is located on the south end of the Island, and has been a Tybee staple for some time. Owners

Top left: The Turtle. Above: The Quiche.

to come up with their always changing menu,” explains Karen. Let’s start with coffee, which is in my opinion the most important part of any morning. After trying several coffee roasters, Beachview settled on Rev Coffee from Smyrna, Georgia. Karen tells me: “We really loved Nick, the owner of Rev Coffee, and his personality and coffee.” The flavor of the coffee is smooth and subtle, a great canvas for any sugary or creamy accompaniment that may get stirred in.  The “Beachview Turtle is our signature coffee drink and it’s served either hot or cold,” Karen explains. I went for the cold version because the morning I visited was a typical toasty Tybee day. Two shots of fresh brewed

espresso are layered in a tall glass with milk, hazelnut syrup, caramel, chocolate, and whipped cream. Turtle could not have been a more fitting name. The drink is sweet, almost tricking the palate into thinking you are drinking a milkshake, but not before your tongue is tickled by the slightly bitter tinge of roasted espresso. The restaurant offers several other specialty coffee drinks, including a caramel macchiato, a white mocha, and something dubbed The Don, which is served with steamed milk and a dark chocolate syrup. For those a little more traditional in their coffee selection, drip coffee or a French press is available. The espresso options are just as plentiful, ranging from an americano to a Cuban, which may be my

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Frank and Karen Kelly expanded the bed and breakfast in 2015 by opening a wedding venue next door. After operating the venue for sometime, Frank and Kelly decided to switch gears and focus their energy on coffee and juice— an easy model considering the team’s love of coffee and Karen’s love of juice, Karen tells me. The storefront itself epitomizes Tybee Island—rustic wood walls, a white washed wood ceiling, seashell chandeliers, and wall to wall windows for that beachside airy feeling. Walking in, you immediately take in everything our tourists love about our quaint and rarely-changing Tybee Island. When it comes to the menu, “the entire team spent time researching coffee shops, small cafes, and juice bars, and they just started throwing different items together

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favorite way to drink espresso. A Cuban is a double shot of espresso served with raw sugar at the bottom. You stir in the hot shot, which creates a warm pungently sweet shot of rich, dark coffee. Equally as delicious is the store’s robust selection of fresh fruit smoothies. Every single ingredient is fresh, which makes the price of only $6 unbelievable. The Berry Chill smoothie was my first choice because the list of ingredients featured every ingredient that is right about summer. Fresh bright blueberries are layered with syrupy sweet pineapple, tangy thick yogurt, and refreshing coconut water. The emulsion is almost too beautiful to drink, and goes down quickly due to the balanced yet quenching and light flavor.  26 The Blueberry Kiwi smoothie also

The storefront of the B&B.

features blueberries, but has the addition of kiwi, almond milk, and honey— extremely unique pairings that give the smoothie a heartier and creamier texture and taste. On the healthier side, although I am not sure you can get much more beneficial than what is already offered, is the Mango Kale Smoothie.  The lightest of them all, the Skinny, is blended with cucumber, spinach, mint, and orange juice -- a smoothie that would be easy to drink beachside bearing the summer warmth.  Although named Java and Juice, Beachview offers more than just good coffee and refreshing smoothies. Karen tells me “all baked goods are made in house” and “she does the majority of baking.” You read that right: The menu includes fresh moist baked breakfast treats ranging

from muffins to French toast. Karen also mentions The Nest, which is a dish that was created “one day when we [Beachview] had some extra ingredients.” It is easily the most unique item offered at the quaint restaurant. Served in its own individual dish, shredded hash browns, eggs, and ham are baked together, which are essentially all of my favorite breakfast ingredients. You will find little salty bites of ham floating amongst tender and fluffy eggs, and the bottom adds a bit of texture with crispy hashbrowns.  “Our Swiss Eggs have been a been a Beachview Bed and Breakfast favorite and has quickly become a Java Juice favorite as well,” Karen boasts. Like the Nest, this breakfast dish is prepared and served in its own individualized dish and is created with a combination of

breakfast meat, cheese, and eggs. On the more classic side of bed and breakfast food offerings is the Oscar Quiche, but the preparation is in no way classic. The order comes as a single slice of cloud-like egg quiche; floating amongst the robust wedge is a bounty of wilted vegetables of spinach, carrots, peppers, onions, and more. As to be expected, the bottom is a tender flaky pastry crust that is buttery without being soggy. The bold quantity of ingredients is what makes this version far from classic. CS Beachview Java and Juice is at 1701 Butler Ave., Tybee Island. They are open seven days a week, and you can get your fix anytime from from 7:30 am till 1:30 pm. 


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OOO When was the last time that Spike Lee directed a movie that mattered? And by “mattered,” I mean when was the last time he helmed a film that was seen by audiences, championed by critics, and discussed by the establishment? For my money, the rhyme-and-reason endeavor Chi-raq should have been that film – it made my own 10 Best list for 2015, but it earned less than $3 million at the box office and hit Blu-ray a mere seven weeks after debuting theatrically. No, one would have to go all the way back to 2006’s Inside Man to find a Spike Lee Joint that was viewed by more than just a handful of his strictest devotees. With that in mind, here’s hoping that BlacKkKlansman receives the following it deserves. Loosely based on a true story, it centers on Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, Denzel’s son), who during the 1970s was a rookie — and the first AfricanAmerican officer — with the police department in Colorado Springs. Desperately wanting to become an undercover officer, he gets his wish when he’s assigned to attend a speech by Stokely Carmichael and ascertain whether the former Black Panther’s call for a revolution should raise any concerns. Ron reports back that Carmichael’s fiery rhetoric was merely grandstanding, an opinion backed by two white colleagues also involved with the assignment, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Creek (Michael Joseph Buscemi, Steve’s lookalike brother). Ron’s next task is one he roots out himself, and one he feels might lead to something more dangerous than mere rhetoric. Answering a newspaper ad placed by the local Ku Klux Klan chapter, Ron begins a dialogue by passing himself off as a white man who hates blacks, Jews and everyone else destroying white America. Ron’s duplicity is successful enough that he lands a meeting with the local Klan yahoos, but since he’s the wrong skin color, he sends Flip to serve as his visual counterpart for in-person meetings while he continues to handle phone duties. His infiltration is so successful that he ends up engaging in a series of telephone chats with no less than David Duke (cue the unexpected though effective casting of Topher Grace), the KKK head who in recent times is better known as Trump’s greatest cheerleader and kindred spirit. The humor in BlacKkKlansman is occasionally overdone, and yet it never dilutes the suspense generated by the overarching fear that the lives of Ron and Flip are in peril every moment of every day. Some will complain that the Klan members and their enablers are painted in strokes that are far too broad, but I say nonsense. The dialogue spoken by the racist characters is often atrocious and painful to the

Adam Driver and John David Washington star in BlackKlansman

ears, but that’s to be expected when dealing with Americans as illiterate, insidious and evil as the ones on parade throughout this picture. Of course, it’s not as if right-wing reactionaries will be found anywhere near this film – like most important movies of recent vintage (such as last year’s The Post), it’s strictly a speaking-to-the-choir effort, unlikely to change the dim minds of those who see “fake news” conspiracies everywhere.

THE MEG

OO The latest shark flick hoping to take a sizable chunk out of box office revenues, The Meg is largely everything you would expect from a movie in which Jason Statham elects to deliver an upper cut to Mother Nature. It’s ridiculous to compare any movie of this ilk to the masterpiece that is Jaws, yet the movie is ballsy enough to openly invite such comparisons. Pippin the pooch, the Kintner kid, the tracking devices (now electronic gizmos instead of big ole barrels, because progress!) – they’re all here in barely disguised facsimiles. All that’s missing is Robert Shaw raking his fingernails across a blackboard – then again, the mere presence of Rainn Wilson will strike many as a nailsacross-the-blackboard equivalent, so there’s that. Wilson plays the gazillionaire funding an underwater science facility named Mana One and located off the coast of China. When one of the facility’s submersibles gets attacked by something enormous deep deep deep down in the Pacific Ocean, it’s decided that Jonas Taylor (Statham), a former rescue diver now drowning himself in bottles of beer, should be the man to save the stranded crew members – one of

whom just happens to be his ex-wife (Jessica McNamee). Taylor left the biz after his encounter with a gigantic “something,” so he’s not surprised when he discovers that the perpetrator behind this submersible sabotage happens to be the same “something” – specifically, a 70-foot prehistoric shark whose scientific moniker is Carcharocles Megalodon. The rescue mission is (mostly) a success, but rather than remain near the ocean floor, the Meg decides to journey closer to the surface, where it proceeds to not only terrorize the Mana One employees but, eventually, unsuspecting beachgoers. Adapted from Steve Alten’s 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, The Meg offers a few interesting developments in its narrative, and it’s nice to see Statham once again headlining the sort of picture that automatically gets handed to Dwayne Johnson these days. But even beyond its PG-13 bloodlessness, the movie is surprisingly subdued in its pacing, its characterizations, and its go-for-broke sensibilities. That’s largely due to director Jon Turteltaub, who has spent a career making popular pablum, bland hits that exhibit little style or wit (Phenomenon, National Treasure and its sequel, etc.). Say what you will about director Renny Harlin, but he at least kept his dopey shark film, Deep Blue Sea, moving at mach speed. The Meg isn’t any worse than Deep Blue Sea, but it’s certainly more toothless. Luckily, the scrappy Statham is on hand to provide it with some bite.

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BLACK WOMEN’S EQUAL PAY DAY BRUNCH 9to5 Savannah Chapter will host a conversation around the wage gap for Black women, and what we can do in Georgia to help close that gap. Panelists are Cheryl Capers, Dr. Doretha Walker, and Reverend Doctor Carolyn Jordan. Moderator is Amanda Hollowell. Ticket includes a gift bag. $15 Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. thepirateshouse.com. The Pirate’s House, 20 East Broad St. DRINKING LIBERALLY Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address 28 given, none.

SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS The VNA represents all residing, working or otherwise involved in the Victorian District and meets every second Tuesday of each month to the exception of the month of August. Meetings are held at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Social starts at 5:30 p.m. and meetings start at 6 p.m.. For further questions please contact us: vnasavannahga2013@gmail. com We encourage membership but all are welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend our meetings. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of

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AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR 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 THE PHOENIX FESTIVAL The Chatham County Resource Conservation and Education Center will be hosting a found art and reuse celebration called The Phoenix Festival – Celebrating Chatham County’s Revolution in Reuse on November 10. This event will feature 30 local artists who use recycled/upcycled/ reused material in their work. The festival will also include an electric car show, food trucks, musicians, performers and all sorts of fun and educational activities for all ages. The County does have a promotional budget for this event that we hope will become an annual celebration. Currently, we are looking for 30 of Chatham County’s most gifted artists to set up booths and


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sell their polished pieces and/or craft items resurrected out of objects that would otherwise go to the landfill. Booths are only $15.00 per 6ft table and all of the proceeds will be donated to Keep Chatham Beautiful or KCB. KCB is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the environmental enrichment and beautification of our stunning local communities. Through Nov. 11. 912-790-1647. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S CHOIR The Savannah Children’s Choir is looking for children who love to sing, perform, meet new friends, and in some cases, travel. The SCC is entering its 13th season on the heels of a successful tour of France. Children in grades 3rd – 8th grades are invited to this stress free audition. Children may bring a prepared song or simply sing Happy Birthday. Prior musical experience is not required, just a love for singing. Following the audition children accepted children will be placed in Apprentice, Prep or Premier Choirs. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Savannah Children’s Choir is open to all children, regardless of family income. For more information call 912-2284758. Mon., Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. 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 ‘FUNCTION: AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT’ The Gallery at Sulfur Studios invites artists working in traditional craft media (Ceramic, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Paper, and/or Wood) to submit work to their fall juried exhibition, “Function”. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of what “functional” means, and work that is conceptual or satirical will be considered along side more traditional craft forms. Entry deadline is October 15. Exhibition runs Nov. 8-24. Visit www. sulfurstudios.org/function for more details and application instructions. Through Oct. 15. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. 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 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 JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at revbrendalee@yahoo.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR 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. smith@cohensretreat.com or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s 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 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: revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy

level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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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. BACHATA AND SALSA DANCE CLASSES New 4 week dance series, designed for absolute beginners to learn the fundamentals of Bachata or Salsa for social dancing! Bachata and salsa are fun dances from the Dominican Republic that can be found in cities all over the world, and is a great way to meet other people and enjoy amazing music. No partner or dance experience needed, just come and have fun! Special discount if you decide to do the salsa and bachata series together! RSVP via facebook or email. $40 for 4 classes, $70 for both bachata and salsa series ongoing. stephaniehmetzger@gmail.com. facebook.com/events/239285403377870/. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. 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. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BOATER SAFETY COURSE This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to

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operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive a Boater Education Card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. Class size is limited to 30 participates with no one under the age of 12. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia. com. savannahmall.com/. Chatham County Marine Patrol and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers will be offering a free Boater Safety Course. This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive an ID card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. savannahmall.com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES Monday/Wednesday- Competition 5:30pm and Fundamentals at 7:00pm Tuesday/ Thursday- Fundamentals at Noon and Fundamentals at 5:30pm Friday- Private Lessons by appointment Saturday- Open Mat at 10:30am ongoing. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd. 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/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. COMPLIMENTARY WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASSES Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers free selfdefense classes tailored to women 30 throughout the month of August. Wear

clothes that are easy to move in. Ages 18 and up. To reserve a spot, email sergbjj@ gmail.com. Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd. 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, ---. DEMAND DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY COURSE The Demand Driven Supply Chain Strategy Course will teach participants how to implement a demand driven supply chain strategy through an extended simulation that will allow them to see the impact of their decisions in real time, monitor their ability to manage uncertainty and deliver financial results. Attendees will learn how to sense and forecast demand, shape demand and respond to demand using technology and a supply chain strategy that integrates with their corporate strategy. Aug. 21-24. pe.gatech.edu. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. 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. HIGH VIBE / LOW COST YOGA Join Melissa DeLynn for all-levels, beginner friendly Yoga classes. These classes are well-balanced, nourishing, and challenging with an emphasis on philosophy and spirituality. Expect to learn, heal, meditate and connect. $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. mdelynn@gmail.com. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. 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. 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. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MONTHLY SATSANG We will use The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele as our guide. Each month, one of our SPY teachers will lead the discussion and help us reflect on, discuss and assimilate their meaning into our 21st century lives. These gatherings are intended to be a dialogue and an inquiry into how we can align ourselves with these principles and bring them into our thoughts and actions. No asana practice, we will sit for discussion. Please dress comfortably, bring your ideas and a journal. $20 drop in | $150 for all ten sessions Wed., Aug. 15, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 912349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga.com. facebook.com/events/951706225006434/. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music

Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 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. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. 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. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. chrismorrisphotography.com/learn. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. 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 revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and


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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. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. TybeeSurfLessons.com. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

Film: My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle is far from perfect, but that makes her the ideal subject of a wager between snobby phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his other high society friends. Henry attempts to school Eliza into a cultured member of his own circles, and, despite their disagreements, the two form an unlikely relationship. Relive the drama and glamour of old Hollywood in this screening from the Lucas Theatre for the Arts’ Hitchcock or Hepburn series of alternating thrillers and romances. $2 FOR SCAD CARD HOLDERS; $5 NON-SCAD STUDENTS, CHILDREN UNDER 15, MILITARY AND SENIORS; AND $8 FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. FRI., AUG. 17, 7-9 P.M. TRUSTEES THEATER, 216 EAST BROUGHTON ST.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com.

AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org.

BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest

is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. ongoing. fiberguildsavannah. homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. PINTS AND PAVEMENT Fleet Feet Running Club Savannah’s Pints and Pavement is back again for its 5th year. Meet at The Rail Pub, enjoy your run or walk and come back for conversation and drink

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specials. Tue., Aug. 21. therailpub.com/. The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St. 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. Membership includes monthly luncheon 32 and program. Activities, tours and events

help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH 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 D. 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.

CONCERTS

THE BLUE HERON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PRESENTS: WIND TRIOS Located in Fine Arts Auditorium. $12 (discounts available) Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. armstrongboxoffice@ georgiasouthern.edu. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. EFFINGHAM COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: OUR FAVORITES The concert will include the musicians’ favorite pieces from many styles. There will be movie themes, classical, popular and jazz pieces, something for everyone and all

ages. The Silent Auction offers excellent items and gift certificates donated by supporters and local businesses. Bidding begins at 2:30 p.m. Free Sun., Aug. 19, 3 p.m. effinghamcommunityorchestra.org. Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South. THE LOVE AND SOUL EXPERIENCE Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL, SPEED DATING TONIGHT! Michael Ching’s popular opera Speed Dating Tonight! introduces you to all the characters you might run into at speed dating: the exercise maniac, the hurt ex, the reclusive cat lady, and the technology addict. Tour around Savannah as these daters meet up against local backdrops. Experience an hour of quirky, funny, and surprisingly emotional vignettes from a cast of speed daters comprised of singers from the Milnes VOICE Studio. It’s an opera like you’ve never experienced before, and you just might fall in love. $32.50 - $40 Fri., Aug. 17, 7-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 2-5 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: HANSEL AND GRETEL What began as a collection of songs by brother and sister Engelbert Humperdinck and Adelheid Wette is now one of the most performed children’s operas in the world! This setting of Hansel and Gretel the takes audience along for the journey through the forest, introducing characters like the Dew Fairy and the Sandman until reaching the villainous Gingerbread Witch. See a fairy tale brought to life with beautiful music in this family friendly show presented in collaboration with Garrison School Students. Performed in English with live orchestral ensemble. Child tickets available. $32.50 $40 Fri., Aug. 17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center, 649 W. Jones St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: MADNESS AND MAYHEM Discover opera’s darkest gems in this concert featuring mad scenes, villainous plots and unhinged characters. The Savannah VOICE Festival Artists perform chilling moments of insanity from operas like Lucia di Lammermoor, Hamlet and I Pagliacci, conducted by 2015’s Carmen musical director, Andrew Bisantz. Audiences will be awed by the vocal acrobatics and intense drama of these impressive selections. $35 - $45 Mon., Aug. 20, 7-10 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: MASTER MINIS Meet the faculty members of the VOICExperience Programs. In this free mini

master class series, opera industry leaders offer the next generation of artists tools to improve their performance. Learn more about vocal music, technique and about the “masters” themselves in these hour-long sessions. Free Thu., Aug. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Drive. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: SHERRILL MILNES MASTER CLASS You don’t sing over 600 performances at the Met without learning a thing or two. Universally acclaimed as the foremost baritone of his generation, Sherrill Milnes is truly a Master of the operatic art form. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Milnes has sung with the likes of Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Joan Sutherland and is considered a prominent artist of opera’s “Golden Age.” See the maestro present a master class to Savannah VOICE Festival Artists in a theatrical setting at the Charles H. Morris Center, as he imparts wisdom on interpretation and performance. $22 - $30 Wed., Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: THE AUDITION PROJECT What’s the difference between a good audition and a great audition? After two weeks of perfecting their audition package, singers perform for a distinguished panel to learn just what can take them to the next level. Gain insight into the mind of the auditioner and the auditioned in this unique concert, The Audition Project. $22 - $30 Thu., Aug. 16, 7-10 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

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DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GEORGIA’S FIRST 4TH Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to


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the king. See musket firings and more. Join with park rangers and costumed volunteers in activities starting at 10 am repeating at 2 pm. $2 - $10 Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-353-3023. Wormsloe.shs@dnr.ga.gov. gastateparks.org/Wormsloe. gastateparks. org/info/wormsloe/. Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. IWORSHIP CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT Its an evening of artistry designed to elevate you. Come out and here positive vibes from local spoken word performers, singers, and musicians. Performers can sign up in advanced or walk-in. Free third Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. theinheritancecenter@ gmail.com. ticsav.com/iworship-cafe. ticsav.com. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not

have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. piwi@hargray.com. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. ONLINE SUMMER AUCTION FOR WRUU 107.5 WRUU 107.5, Savannah Soundings Community Radio, is holding its Summer Business Auction from August 11th - 21st to raise funds for ongoing broadcasting, with a Catalog Preview August 3rd - 10th and Online Auction August 11th – 21st at https://www.biddingforgood.com/ UUServiceAuction/WRUURADIO. This allvolunteer station brings to our community an amazing selection of music and interesting in-depth conversations that are not heard anywhere else. Free Through Aug. 21. 912-712-5077. fundraising@wruu.org. biddingforgood.com/UUServiceAuction/ WRUURADIO. facebook.com/savsoundings. Savannah Soundings - WRUU - 107.5, 307 E. Harris Street. 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.

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1 Worker’s compensation 5 “M*A*S*H” actress Loretta 9 Wilson of “The Office” 14 Have ___ in the oven (be preggers) 15 “What ___ God wrought” (first official Morse code message) 16 Muppet wearing a horizontally striped shirt 17 2000 movie with the quote “What we do in life echoes in eternity” 19 Box lunch? 20 Relative that might be “once removed” 22 Wood for baseball bats 23 Removed 27 Mustard sometimes mixed with mayo 31 “Out of the Cellar” glam rockers 33 ___-de-France (Paris’s region) 34 1998 skating gold medalist Kulik 35 In-between feeding time invented for a Taco Bell ad campaign 38 Olympus ___ (Martian volcano) 39 Come together 40 90 degrees from norte 41 Intuitive power 43 “Don’t change” 44 Suffix similar to -let 45 Painters’ mediums

46 Lunar cycle segment 47 Present-day 49 Act like an old-timey suitor 51 Honorific for landmarks like the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, or Empire State Building 58 Cable movie channel owned by Lionsgate since 2016 61 Lou Gehrig’s nickname, with “The” 62 TV input or output component 63 Appellation 64 Johnny of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” 65 Color for rolls of dimes 66 Actress Natalia of “Stranger Things” 67 “Undertale” character named for a derided font

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1 Tail movements 2 Skilled 3 Burrito bar side, for short 4 Prefix with plasm 5 Sardine cousins 6 Look after 7 “Was ___ harsh?” 8 “No ___ Traffic” 9 Renaissance 10 Bowl game venue, maybe 11 Roadside rest stop 12 Insect egg 13 Keanu, in the “Matrix”

series 18 “___ ever-changing world ...” 21 Living room piece 24 Short nap 25 Makes happy 26 Leave out 27 Chinese restaurant style 28 Repetitive-sounding province of the Philippines 29 Brought bad luck to 30 Brewer’s dryer 31 Archaeological site 32 The “A” that turns STEM into STEAM 35 Joining with heat 36 Harvard-set Turow book 37 Fit together 42 Range of perception 46 “Christopher Robin” character 48 Like feelings from ASMR videos, for some 49 Mock-innocent reply 50 Team VIP 52 Golden ___ (Sir Francis Drake’s flagship) 53 Airplane seat attachment 54 Head bobs 55 De Matteo of “The Sopranos” 56 Channel with a “Deportes” version 57 Sales force members 58 Succumb to gravity 59 NBC News correspondent Katy 60 Ending for Power or Gator

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PIUSFEST St. Pius X High School Alumni Association announces the recipients of the 2018 Floyd Adams, Jr. Service to Community Award as Dr. Charles Elmore, Dr. Phillip Cooper, and Mrs. Louise Bradley-Franklin. Send checks to Willis Shellman, 10432 Gray Fox Way - Savannah, GA 31406. $30 advance, $35 door Sat., Aug. 18, 1 p.m. 912-2244815. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson. 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. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ 34 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. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

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$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.” Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance,

flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a 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. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW

Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA 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,


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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 TuesdaysThursdays, 10:30-11:30 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. INSTRUCTOR A MUNIO Self Defense Workshop™ is a great way to be safe and better prepared for the violence or potential assault that threatens us all. This 1-hour workshop combines self-defense education and hand-on practice using the MUNIO Designer Self-Defense Keychain, a unique, attractive and effective personal safety accessory. Working hands-on in simulated attack scenarios, you will learn and practice easy and natural ways to use MUNIO that can rapidly disable and attacker so you can escape unharmed. $25.00 Wed., Aug. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-667-5667. gatactical1953@gmail. com. squareup.com/market/global-tacticaltraining-group. Ortiz Custom Guns, 7 E. Montgomery Cross Road.

KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA

Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am.

All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. 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.

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Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on

Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEEKEND IMMERSION W/ ADAM WHITING Join Adam Whiting at Savannah Yoga Barre for this fun & educational workshop.

Plan to take all 3 sessions or choose just 1. Footsteps of Ganesh 8/17; Shoulder the Weight 8/18; Space Between (Yin Yoga) 8/18. $35 - $125 Fri., Aug. 17, 5:45-8 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 18, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 2:30-5 p.m. 912-2004809. info@savannahyogabarre.com. savannahyogabarre.com/workshops. savannahyogabarre.com. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. 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.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

“The prettier the garden, the dirtier the hands of the gardener,” writes aphorist B. E. Barnes. That’ll be especially applicable to you in the coming weeks. You’ll have extra potential to create and foster beauty, and any beauty you produce will generate practical benefits for you and those you care about. But for best results, you’ll have to expend more effort than maybe you thought you should. It might feel more like work than play -- even though it will ultimately enhance your ability to play.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Author and theologian Thomas Merton thought that the most debilitating human temptation is to settle for too little; to live a comfortable life rather than an interesting one. I wouldn’t say that’s always true about you, Taurus. But I do suspect that in the coming weeks, a tendency to settle for less could be the single most devitalizing temptation you’ll be susceptible to. That’s why I encourage you to resist the appeal to accept a smaller blessing or punier adventure than you deserve. Hold out for the best and brightest.

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“I’ve learned quite a lot, over the years, by avoiding what I was supposed to be learning.” So says the wise and well-educated novelist Margaret Atwood. Judging by your current astrological omens, I think this is an excellent clue for you to contemplate right now. What do you think? Have you been half-avoiding any teaching that you or someone else thinks you’re “supposed” to be learning? If so, I suggest you avoid it even stronger. Avoid it with cheerful rebelliousness. Doing so may lead you to what you *really* need to learn about next.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Sometimes you make it difficult for me to reach you. You act like you’re listening but you’re not really listening. You semiconsciously decide that you don’t want to be influenced by anyone except yourself. When you lock me out like that, I become

a bit dumb. My advice isn’t as good or helpful. The magic between us languishes. Please don’t do that to me now. And don’t do it to anyone who cares about you. I realize that you may need to protect yourself from people who aren’t sufficiently careful with you. But your true allies have important influences to offer, and I think you’ll be wise to open yourself to them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant,” wrote French author Honoré de Balzac. I think that’s an exaggeration, but it does trigger a worthwhile meditation. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re in a phase of your cycle when you have maximum power to raise your appreciation of elegance, understand how it could beautify your soul, and add more of it to your repertoire. So here are your homework meditations: What does elegance mean to you? Why might it be valuable to cultivate elegance, not just to enhance your self-presentation, but also to upgrade your relationship with your deep self? (P.S.: Fashion designer Christian Dior said, “Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care, and simplicity.”)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Many of us imagine medieval Europe to have been drab and dreary. But historian Jacques Le Goff tells us that the people of that age adored luminous hues: “big jewels inserted into book-bindings, glowing gold objects, brightly painted sculpture, paintings covering the walls of churches, and the colored magic of stained glass.” Maybe you’ll be inspired by this revelation, Virgo. I hope so. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you can activate sleeping wisdom and awaken dormant energy by treating your eyes to lots of vivid reds, greens, yellows, blues, browns, oranges, purples, golds, blacks, coppers, and pinks.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

An astrologer on Tumblr named Sebas-

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

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tian says this about your sign: “Libras can be boring people when they don’t trust you enough to fully reveal themselves. But they can be just as exciting as any fire sign and just as weird as any Aquarius and just as talkative as a Gemini and just as empathetic as a Pisces. Really, Librans are some of the most eccentric people you’ll ever meet, but you might not know it unless they trust you enough to take their masks off around you.” Spurred by Sebastian’s analysis, here’s my advice to you: I hope you’ll spend a lot of time with people you trust in the coming weeks, because for the sake of your mental and physical and spiritual health, you’ll need to express your full eccentricity. (Sebastian’s at http://venuspapi.tumblr.com.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A blogger who calls herself Wistful Giselle has named the phenomena that make her “believe in magic.” They include the following: “illuminated dust in the air; the moments when a seedling sprouts; the intelligence gazing back at me from a crow’s eyes; being awaken by the early morning sun; the energy of storms; old buildings overgrown with plants; the ever-changing grey green blue moods of the sea; the shimmering moon on a cool, clear night.” I invite you to compile your own list, Scorpio. You’re entering a time when you will be the beneficiary of magic in direct proportion to how much you believe in and are alert for magic. Why not go for the maximum?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Since 1969, eight-foot-two-inch-tall Big Bird has been the star of the kids’ TV show *Sesame Street*. He’s a yellow bird puppet who can talk, write poetry, dance, and roller skate. In the early years of the show, our hero had a good friend who no one else saw or believed in: Mr. Snuffleupagus. After 17 years, there came a happy day when everyone else in the Sesame Street neighborhood realized that Snuffy was indeed real, not just a figment of Big Bird’s imagination. I’m foreseeing a comparable event in your life sometime soon, Sagittar-

ius. You’ll finally be able to share a secret truth or private pleasure or unappreciated asset.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Activist and author Simone de Beauvoir was one of those Capricorns whose lust for life was both lush and intricate. “I am awfully greedy,” she wrote. “I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish.” Even if your longings are not always as lavish and ravenous as hers, Capricorn, you now have license to explore the mysterious state she described. I dare you to find out how voracious you can be if you grant yourself permission.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

According to my reading of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be prime time to vividly express your appreciation for and understanding of the people you care about most. I urge you to show them why you love them. Reveal the depths of your insights about their true beauty. Make it clear how their presence in your life has had a beneficent or healing influence on you. And if you really want to get dramatic, you could take them to an inspiring outdoor spot and sing them a tender song or two.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

In her book *Yarn: Remembering the Way Home*, Piscean knitter Kyoko Mori writes, “The folklore among knitters is that everything handmade should have at least one mistake so an evil sprit will not become trapped in the maze of perfect stitches.” The idea is that the mistake “is a crack left open to let in the light.” Mori goes on to testify about the evil spirit she wants to be free of. “It’s that little voice in my head that says, ‘I won’t even try this because it doesn’t come naturally to me and I won’t be very good at it.’” I’ve quoted Mori at length, Pisces, because I think her insights are the exact tonic you need right now.


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information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. YOGA@THELIBRARY The All Levels class meets from 10:30-11:30 and the Chair Yoga class meets from 12:001:00. Tuesdays. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn 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 Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

STITCH & B!TCH Take time to slow down and nurture your creative spirit with us at our weekly Stitch ‘n’ Bitch sessions. Bring your own project or enjoy one of our kits curated to encourage a focus on the dedicated process of craft-- be it embroidery, knitting, needlework, or any of the fiber arts. Relax with tea and cookies (or wine!) and share in a constructive, casual atmosphere every Wednesday, 6-9 PM upstairs in the chandelier room at Foxy Loxy. All ages are welcome! FREE Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m.. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. LEOPOLD’S 99TH BIRTHDAY BLOCK PARTY Join Leopold’s for music, games, dancing in the street and our largest I Pledge for Ice Cream event ever! You’ll also have the chance to win a year of free ice cream in our photo booth compliments of Hargray Communications Group, Inc. Free Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.. 912-399-1945. info@ leopoldsicecream.com. leopoldsicecream. com/leopolds99/. leopoldsicecream.com/. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY National Honey Bee Day is August 18 and Coastal Empire Beer Co. is hosting a benefit for Savannah’s Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association. Come check out their Observational Hive at the taproom and support and learn about one of our planet’s most essential creatures. $1 from each pint sold will support CEBA. Aug. 18, 2 p.m.. coastalempirebeer.com/. Coastal Empire Beer Co, 79 Ross Rd.

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Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Featuring in season, organic (not certified) veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds go directly to funding tuition expenses for Bethesda Academy students. For specialty orders, contact Merrin at merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy.org. merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. LEOPOLD’S 99TH BIRTHDAY BLOCK PARTY Join Leopold’s for music, games, dancing in the street and our largest I Pledge for Ice Cream event ever! You’ll also have the

chance to win a year of free ice cream in our photo booth compliments of Hargray Communications Group, Inc. Free 912399-1945. info@leopoldsicecream.com. leopoldsicecream.com/leopolds99/. leopoldsicecream.com/. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St. NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY National Honey Bee Day is August 18 and Coastal Empire Beer Co. is hosting a benefit for Savannah’s Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association. Come check out their Observational Hive at the taproom and support and learn about one of our planet’s most essential creatures. $1 from each pint sold will support CEBA. coastalempirebeer. com/. Coastal Empire Beer Co, 79 Ross Rd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. STITCH & B!TCH Take time to slow down and nurture your creative spirit with us at our weekly Stitch ‘n’ Bitch sessions. Bring your own project or enjoy one of our kits curated to encourage a focus on the dedicated process of craft-- be it embroidery, knitting, needlework, or any of the fiber arts. Relax with tea and cookies (or wine!) and share in a constructive, casual atmosphere every Wednesday, 6-9 PM upstairs in the chandelier room at Foxy Loxy. All ages are welcome! FREE foxyloxycafe. com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.

HEALTH

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. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING

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

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NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Georgia’s only Native American Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers will be signed. Open to all. You do not have to be Native American to attend Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. Islandmedicinewoman@gmail.com. East Broad Native American Group, 517 East Broad Street. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/ CANDLER WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. womenheartsavannah@gmail.com. facebook.com/womenheartsavannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.

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AFTER SCHOOL DANCE BREAK YOUTH DANCE CLASS Pop in the Lake Mayer Community Center on Tuesdays and join youth dance class “After School Dance Break.” This is a recreational dance class designed to get kids moving. Dance to the latest hits and get fit at the same time. Bring bottled water and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

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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

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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. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

LITERARY EVENTS

BOOK SIGNING WITH JC CANNON “When ruthless alien outlaws escape a ship’s prison and head to Earth, an alien assassin is sent to kill or retrieve them before innocent humans are killed...” JC Cannon has several years experience in self-publishing and was recently selected as a DartFrog book of distinction. Come hear about his latest book, The Euclidian: Alien Hitman, and learn about becoming an author. Free Thu., Aug. 16, 4-6 p.m. 912234-7257. eshaverbooks.com/event/booksigning-jc-cannon. eshaverbooks.com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. HUNGRY FOR HISTORY?: SAVANNAH AN EVERCHANGING CITY This presentation by Bill Durrence will offer the unique perspective of a native son who started his professional life as a staff photographer on the Savannah daily newspapers, and now, retired after a 50+ year career, is serving as the City’s Second District Alderman. Tue., Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

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CLIMATE CHANGE, ART, AND GEORGIA’S COAST: A CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST MARY EDNA FRASER Using photographs taken from the open cockpit of an airplane, world-renowned artist Mary Edna Fraser captures some of the Atlantic seaboard’s most remote barrier islands onto silk using the ancient medium of batik. Her art tells the story of the special places of the Georgia and

South Carolina coasts and the importance of their preservation. Mary Edna’s work has been exhibited across the country, including at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and National Academy of Sciences. Join us for a discussion on the issues of climate change and how now more than ever, art can inspire action. $15-20 Fri., Aug. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-2644111. catherine@onehundredmiles.org. OneHundredMiles.org/NatureAndTheArts. One Hundred Miles, 2424 Drayton St., Suite B. 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. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH GreenDrinks Savannah is a social networking group initiated by local non-profits and businesses to engage community members in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet people interested in a more Sustainable and Greener Savannah. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. third Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. greenfirepizza.com. Green Fire Pizza, 236 Drayton 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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