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WEDNESDAY 8.22 Birthday Tribute to Elvis Costello

The Psychotronic Film Society salutes one of rock, pop and jazz’s most esteemed and adventurous singer-songwriter-guitarists. The exact title remains a mystery until showtime. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $9

Black is, Black Ain’t: Exploring Race, Culture and Customs on the Coast of Belize

SAVANNAH DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY SAT 8.25

Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island

Dr. Kalenda Eaton will discuss the cultural history of communities in Belize and how the tourist industry helps support the “differences” between communities. 6-7:30 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Free 912-335-8868. Susan@BeachInstitute.org. beachinstitute.org

Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The sci-fi movie that earned director Steven Spielberg his first Oscar nomination. The title refers to interactions with UFOS: a sighting, physical evidence, and the third kind is contact. 4 & 7 p.m. GTC Pooler Stadium 12, 425 Pooler Pky. Free

Health Screening Day

Health Screenings conducted by Medical Screening services. 9 a.m. Brighter Day Natural Foods, 1102 Bull St.

Kwame Alexander: The Write Thing

SAT 8.25

The general manager at a highway-side “sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day. Presented by CinemaSavannah the day after the New York opening. 4 & 6 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. $8, cash only

FRI-SUN

This show takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested, 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. 7:30 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $20 tybeeposttheater.org

Pilgrimage to Our Sacred Places: Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Doretha Walker will lecture on moving from being a beneficiary of the civil rights movement to becoming an organizer of a grassroots movement that commemorates some of the sacred places of the Civil Rights era. 6-7:30 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Free CONTINUES ON P. 4

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Film: Support the Girls

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

Nationally recognized author Kwame Alexander presents engaging ways to motivate youth and inspire a love of reading and writing. 5 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

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Savannah VOICE Festival: La Traviata

Experience the tragedy of a hopeless romance in the most performed opera of today, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. 7-10 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. $40 - $50

THURSDAY 8.23 99 Reason Why

Buy a raffle ticket, buy a drink, and find out all the reasons you can support the mission of the Savannah Children’s Choir. 5:30 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St.

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, and the tantalizing nature of burlesque. Thurs.-Sat. 11 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre, 306 West Factors Walk. $20 general, $30 VIP

Film: Book Club

The lives of four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey.”

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7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10, $35 dinner and a movie at 80 East Cafe’ 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org

Savannah VOICE Festival: Kings of the High C’s

It’s not just three tenors--get ready for a fantastic performance full of high C’s and that tenor bravado that makes leading ladies (and audiences) swoon. 7-10 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. $35 - $45

Sea Change: A Lecture by Jody Patterson of Gray’s Reef

Jody Patterson is a Citizen Scientist, Interpretive Educator, and Volunteer Coordinator for Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. 6-8 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Free 912-232-1511, shipsofthesea.org

FRIDAY 8.24 2nd Annual Tybee Equality Fest

Come together in the spirit of continued Unity to create this weekend. Family

events, and adult only events including Beach Yoga, Parties, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Burlesque, Drag, and so much more. Fri.-Sun. Various locations, Tybee Island. eventsbycelestemarketing@gmail.com

Maven Makers Three Year Anniversary

Join the maker community at Savannah’s makerspace, Maven Makers, as they celebrate three years. Food provided followed by a short community meeting. 6:30 p.m. Maven Makers, 415 West Boundary Street. Free info@mavenmakers.com

Meet the Eagles Fan Fest: Armstrong Campus Enjoy a football practice from the Eagles, as well as inflatables, corn hole, food, and autographs with some of your Georgia Southern football players. 5:30-8 p.m. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free gsathletics@georgiasouthern.edu

Savannah VOICE Festival: Fab “Four” The Festival Travel back in time to the “Age of Aquarius” in this concert celebrating the vibrant music of the 60s. 7-10 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. $35 - $45

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

This show takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the timetested, 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $20 tybeeposttheater.org

Yoga Relay to Support Family Caregivers

100 sun salutations together - all yourself, or create a relay team and tag in and out as needed. All proceeds to Hospice Savannah’s Edel Caregiver Institute. EIncludes 1 beer ticket & music by City Hotel. Big Bon Pizza food truck on site. 5:30-9 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. $30-$35

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SATURDAY 8.25

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Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers free self-defense classes tailored to women throughout the month of August. 1-2 p.m. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd.

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market provides residents with locally grown produce. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free

Dixie Jubilee

SUNDAY 8.26

A family bluegrass gospel band with a splash of Celtic, combines talent and drive with exceptional stage presence. 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 East Hwy. 80. $23 randywoodmusic.com

Film: Support the Girls

The general manager at a sports bar has her incurable optimism and faith tested over the course of a long, strange day. Presented by CinemaSavannah the day after the New York opening. 4 & 6 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. $8, cash only

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby

Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour

The tour is hosted by Danny and Johnny Moron, two local actors, comedians, and history buffs. This comedy show on wheels will roast nearly 300 years of Savannah in a 90-minute ride. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street.

Savannah VOICE Festival: La Traviata

Experience the tragedy of a hopeless romance in the most performed opera of today, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. 7-10 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. $40 - $50

Taproom Release: Disco Kid IPA

Southbound throws a disco dance party for their newest IPA, Disco Kid. DJ Press Play and DJ Jose Ray will be spinning the greatest disco hits. 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club w/ Eric Hunter

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National headline comedian Collin Moulton’s monthly stand-up comedy show always features his own brand of hilarious and family-friendly comedy. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under tybeeposttheater.org

Open Barn

Carriage Tours of Savannah is hosting the first open barn event in Savannah. Meet the carriage horses and see where they live. 1-3 p.m. Carriage Tours of Savannah, 802 Wheaton Free! 912-236-6756

Savannah VOICE Festival: Stories Great and Small - Festival Finale

After three weeks of sharing stories, the Savannah VOICE Festival Artists gather one last time for this special concert. 5-8 p.m. Plantation Club, 1 Cottonwood Drive. $37.50 - $125

MONDAY 8.27 Free Mammograms

Women who meet certain annual income guidelines and are 40-64 years of age without insurance will be eligible to receive a screening mammogram at no cost. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, please call 912-356-2946. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Chatham County Health Dept 1602 Drayton

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

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‘I’ve been in this fantasy world for 20 years. You just got here, buddy.’ — Alderman Tony Thomas, to Alderman Julian Miller THIS PAST week’s City Council meeting nearly broke down, in a display remarkable even by that body’s standards. We often talk about the symbolic role of a Savannah Mayor in wielding the gavel, but Mayor Eddie DeLoach had to literally bang the gavel to maintain order. The issue was the awarding of the Big Enchilada, the Holy Grail: the enormous

locally is what was referred to last week as “gaming the system,” i.e. a firm which has minority ownership in name only. For this and other reasons, during the tenure of City Manager Rob Hernandez, the City this year moved away from the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (MWBE) system of contract awards, adopting instead the state and federally recognized “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” (DBE) model. Proponents of the Disadvantaged Business model say it is a more truly inclusive model, because it includes subsets such as disabled veteran-owned businesses and contractors with limited access to credit, for example. The City has accomplished a lot in this area in a short amount of time, and cur-

Shabazz at one point accused Hernandez of “trying to confuse everybody,” prompting DeLoach to bring down the gavel. Supported by Van Johnson, Shabazz said that the award of the construction contract didn’t really have to be held up, since her proposal to go back to the MWBE system would only apply to subcontractors — who haven’t been hired yet anyway. Alderman Tony Thomas agreed, saying “I’d rather take six months to slow it down and do it right than screw it up.” In the end, Council opted to go ahead with the process and hope the bid-winner will be amenable to changing the terms of the contract after winning the contract. In the meantime, Hernandez has been tasked with expanding the scope of the current DBE program.

It looks like the largest single contract in Savannah history might be awarded in a cloud of accusations, mistrust right off the bat between the City and the winning bidder, and not to mention possibly a lawsuit or two. “Construction Manager At Risk” contract to build the new Westside Arena. At $120 million, it is said to be the largest single contract ever awarded in City of Savannah history. Some separate, smaller arena contracts have already been awarded. One of the first contracts, at $2.8 million, was for who would actually manage the construction (not the same as the Construction Manager At Risk). Another contract — worth nearly $9 million — went to Atlanta-based Perkins + Will for the design of the Arena. (This, though taxpayers were originally sold the Arena as being a copy of the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County, GA. One assumes the design of that building is accessible for a much lower price.) The big construction contract represents not only a massive outlay by the taxpayers, but a huge business opportunity for the subcontractors the winning bidder will eventually have to hire. And therein lies the rub. The awarding of contracts for the arena comes at a time when the City of Savannah has revisited its protocol for making sure more minority and disadvantaged subcontractors — as well as more locally-owned firms — are fairly represented in taxpayer funded projects. It’s a worthy goal, but historically one that’s easier to talk about than accomplish.  One issue with construction contracts

rently has set a goal of at least 18 percent DBE participation in City contracts. This year alone, the City has already certified 50 new DBEs, in addition to 114 MWBEs already on local books. But those accomplishments aren’t enough to keep the Arena bid process from being criticized, and possibly delayed. Bids already went out for the Arena construction management contract using the DBE model, in hopes that the Arena could begin construction next year. Hernandez says there is already a likely winning bid from the three responses garnered. But Alderwoman Estella Shabazz — whose major platform item in office has been fighting for more access to City contracts for minority and women — sought a last-minute upending of the bid in order to force a vote to reinstall the entire MWBE system. Hernandez said he is ready to recommend a winning firm and move forward. He reminded Shabazz and Council that changing the terms of the contract would almost certainly mean a substantial delay in the entire project. “If you amend the policy and decide on a new policy, then that means we will mostly likely have to reject all the bids and go back out, and you’re looking at another six-month delay on the Arena,” Hernandez explained, adding that “it taints the contract award process if we change it midstream.”

It’s not the most confidence-building approach one would want when spending an amount of money nearly equal to the entire City discretionary budget for a year. And it’s a decision that soon-retiring City Attorney Brooks Stillwell didn’t seem 100 percent convinced was fully legal. Alderman Julian Miller asked pointedly, “Is this even on the agenda today?” Thomas answered Miller with an accusation that the “group of five” — meaning DeLoach, Miller, and Council members Brian Foster, Bill Durrence, and Carol Bell — had colluded on a majority vote ahead of time, a conspiracy theory frequently espoused by Thomas. When Thomas accused Miller of “getting aggressive” — an ironic accusation given Thomas’s frequent profane personal attacks via social media on constituents, fellow office-holders and members of the media alike — Miller struck back. “You live in a fantasy world,” Miller said. Tony Thomas may sometimes live in a world of his own device, but the issues with the Arena are very much a reality. It looks like the largest single contract in Savannah history might be awarded in a cloud of accusations, mistrust right off the bat between the City and the winning bidder, and not to mention possibly not being able to withstand a lawsuit or two. Arena proponents want a legacy-builder, but their legacy might end up not being the one they wanted. CS


NEWS & OPINION THE NEWS CYCLE

Scooter debate conveniently ignores autos — again BY JOHN BENNETT

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People who walk in Savannah frequently face barriers, like this car parked on the Anderson Street sidewalk. If Bird e-scooters arrive in Savannah will they add to the problems or provide a needed mobility option?

sharable electric scooters in Charleston, highlighting the potential for injury to pedestrians when Birds are flying down sidewalks. Several days later Birds landed in Athens. We are likely next. Morekis is correct in describing their polarizing nature. “The people who love to use Birds really love them. And the people who hate Birds really hate them,” he wrote. That tension was evident at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian Safety Task Team Meeting (I’m a member of the team and call into the meeting, held in Atlanta every month). One person described the miraculous effect e-scooters had on his friends in Atlanta, who previously were difficult to separate from their sofas after work and on weekends. Now they are going to concerts, attending art openings, and trying new restaurants, all via Bird. Like Morekis, others were rightly concerned about scooters, both stationary and in use, creating hazards on sidewalks.

Another complaint about Birds is the way they seem to be beamed down into cities from outer space. This critique will certainly find purchase here, where monied out of town interests are perceived to always get their way, while local folks are forced to jump through endless regulatory hoops. Still, some claim the negative narrative is overblown. In “The Real E-Scooters Story Is Much More Boring Than Media Coverage Suggests” for Streetsblog — a site that covers bicycle, pedestrian, and transit news — Angie Schmitt writes, “… e-scooters have been in many cities for several weeks now. And genuine analysis — as opposed to wild hot takes — has been far more positive.” An Aug. 19 headline out of Cleveland worries, “What are the dangers of electric scooters?” after a woman was killed while riding one there. Read past the headline, however, and you’ll learn the driver snorted heroin shortly before killing her with his Chevy. Yet the headline gives the side-eye to the victim’s choice of transportation.

That’s really what e-scooters are all about: transportation choices. I agree 100 percent that e-scooters should not be operated on sidewalks and that those who do so should be ticketed, yet let’s not pretend we don’t know why many people do it. Jerks will be jerks, but people who ride scooters (and bicycles) on sidewalks often are doing so because they perceive it as being safer than riding in the street. As for risks created by parked scooters, people who walk in Savannah already contend with much bigger barriers in the form of cars and trucks routinely parked on or otherwise blocking sidewalks. And people who walk are vulnerable to traffic moving at highway speeds, even in residential areas, which presents a threat many times greater than that which could be posed by even the largest flock of Birds. The real problem is we have given over much of the public realm to cars. People who walk, use wheelchairs, or ride bikes, e-scooters, and new modes of locomotion yet to come are left fighting with each other for the scraps. CS 7

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LOCAL PROBLEMS and opportunities demand local solutions and initiatives. That’s one of the messages Ben Stone delivered to a gathering of 30 neighborhood leaders, government officials, and advocates Aug. 9 at Bull Street Labs. Stone, director of arts and culture at Smart Growth America, and Emiko Atherton, director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, were invited to Savannah by Georgia Bikes, the statewide advocacy organization. The meeting was designed to explore “the nexus between Complete Streets, creative placemaking, and designing culturally relevant places.” It’s hard to imagine a city in which Stone’s comments would have received more nods of agreement. One thing I’ve learned in almost 25 years of living here is that Savannah likes to do things its own way. The “we don’t care how they do it in other places” attitude produces both positive and negative consequences. On the plus side, it’s preserved Savannah as a place all its own, as other cities became more homogenous. Not so helpful is our tendency to instinctively reject promising new ideas that would deliver numerous benefits if implemented here. Part of this stems from our reverence for the past. But rather than protecting the legacy of Oglethorpe, we often seem focused on keeping things exactly the way they are right now. Again, this probably acts as a guard against sliding toward “Anyplace, USA.” But it also leaves us unprepared for disruptions that are coming whether we like them or not, especially in the transportation sector. For instance, we are perpetually fixated on the need for more parking garages. Yet there is growing evidence that demand for structured parking will wane. A Wall Street Journal article from earlier this year, “Say Goodbye to Garages as Developers Imagine a Driverless Future,” reports on architects designing garages from the start for conversion into office or residential space. As I write, the latest transportation disruption has not yet arrived in Savannah, but it may be here by the time you read this. Last week Connect Savannah Editor in Chief Jim Morekis wrote “Beware the Bird” about the arrival of dockless,


NEWS & OPINION FREE SPEECH

School board should respect free speech rights of constituents And now they want to vote to eliminate public comments and censor their constituents at publicly held School Board meetBY KRISTY EDENFIELD ings. before they vote on policies that affect our community. ON Wednesday, August 8 our SavannahTwo School Board members remain Chatham County Public School Board con- staunchly opposed to this new change in sidered adding the following language to the policy, Michael Johnson and Jolene an already well-functioning policy regard- Byrne. ing public participation in Board meetings: Shawn Kachmar is also opposed, but “The Board reserves the right to limit offered some type of a hybrid compromise the number of individuals commenting on of allowing 1.5 hours of public comment an issue.” per monthly meeting. Policy “BCBI” allows for any member of The other elected officials stood firmly the public to have up to 5 minutes to speak behind the policy change which would on any item on the agenda.  Items in the limit the free speech of their constituents; SCCPSS School Board agenda are policies Julie Wade, Dionne Hoskins-Brown, Conthat affect our children. nie Hall, Irene Hines, Larry Lower, Ruby This past school year the public was Jones.  (Both Larry Lower and Ruby Jones most vocal around three particular issues - lost their bids for election on May 22 but schedule changes which would have taken remain on the Board until January). away part of the December holidays, a polSome of the exaggerated reasons that icy that regulated parents who volunteer School Board members who support this in the schools that their children attend, censorship policy threw around for their and most recently, a proposed policy that support of this change were that it would would allow schools to punish students by prevent them from doing “Board busieliminating recess or replace recess with ness”; that it could “filibuster” the School additional academic instruction for things Board; and that they might have to be like standardized test preparation.   there “until midnight” if they allowed Generally on these hot-button issues their constituents to speak on Board politen to twelve members of the public have cies that affect our children before they shown up to speak, adding no more than vote.   an average additional hour to the monthly The business of the Board is to listen to public meeting. the people who elected them: the tax-payOur School Board Members asked for ing citizens of Chatham County.   their jobs, they raised money to campaign In order for the elected members of the for their jobs, they went door-to-door and School Board to be held in session “until asked for you to trust them with your vote. midnight,” at least 132 members of the

public would have to be lined up to speak recess for your child. because each constituent is only allowed a Take the time to come to the Board maximum of 5 minutes to speak.   meeting and use your allocated 5 minutes As far as a “filibuster,” the longest indito speak on the record to YOUR elected vidual filibuster on record was 24 hours officials. You elected these individuals, you and 18 minutes in the U.S. Senate - it would are their boss, and they need to hear from take over 291 individual constituents you now. standing up and each speaking for their The next School Board election will maximum 5 minutes to beat this record.   be held in May 2020.  Julie Wade, who The issue comes down to a systemic dis- currently holds the 1st District seat has connect of elected officials not wanting to already publicly stated that she will not listen to their constituents.   run for re-election.   We vote them into these offices that they Dionne Hoskins-Brown (2nd District) seek, in exchange they are supposed to lis- and Connie Hall (3rd District) who both ten to our concerns. currently support this policy that censors As parents and constituents, if we sched- their constituents will have their seats up ule time to attend public School Board for election.   meetings, which take place in the middle Also, Michael Johnson of District 7 will of the work day and during carpool line on be up for re-election. Johnson vehemently the first Wednesday of every month at 1 opposes this policy and states, “I listen to p.m., we should be allowed to speak on the all citizens of Chatham because my votes policies that affect our community and our effect all of Chatham. I oppose any new families.   language that would inhibit the Board It would be wise the our elected offifrom hearing even one citizen. We need cials listen more to their constituents, not to remember we work for the public good less.  I encourage School Board Members therefore the public is our boss.” Julie Wade, Dionne Hoskins-Brown, ConBe careful who you trust your sacred nie Hall, Irene Hines, Larry Lower, and vote to.  Take elections seriously and do Ruby Jones to reconsider their support of your research. Vote in every election.  The this policy change that would censor and death of democracy starts when we stop limit the speech of their constituents.   caring about elections and when elected I encourage all Chatham County officials censor their constituents.  CS   citizens to pay attention to local governKristy Edenfield is a local wife, mom, and ment.  The next School Board Meeting is activist. Wednesday, September 5 at 1 p.m.. At that time the School Board will be taking up this censorship policy along with the policy that could allow schools to eliminate

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Broughton Municipal Building set to become boutique hotel Critics say the City sold the property at a price that is much too low jim@connectsavannah.com

IN A controversial but anticipated move, Savannah City Council approved the sale of the the City-owned Broughton Municipal Building at 132 E. Broughton St. There was only one bidder for this premium historic corner property on Savannah’s premier commercial thoroughfare. It is set to be renovated into a boutique hotel anchoring mixed-use development — provoking grumbling from many residents who already feel that City government has sold out the Historic District to hotel developers. “The historic integrity of the building will be preserved while restoring the exterior to its mid-century roots,” a City spokesperson says. Columbia Ventures, LLC bought the City surplus property for $4.5 million, despite it being valued at over $7 million by Chatham County. However, City staff says the sale will generate another roughly $2 million in tax revenue, which was not being collected on the government-owned property. Local real estate broker Dicky Mopper, who specializes in historic downtown properties, addressed Council, saying their decision to sell the 37,000-plus square-foot property at a low $120 per square foot was “leaving money on the table.” “Within a two-block radius on Congress Street, another building that’s 8100 square feet in the same if not worse condition than the Municipal Building sold for $3 million,” Mopper said. “I sit here and I shake my head.”

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Mopper said the fact that only one buyer came forward for the prime property “says to me that we as a City didn’t do a good job.” Mopper says the City’s method for marketing surplus property doesn’t reach enough potential buyers. “The City over the last ten years has lost millions and millions of dollars by not understanding when to turn down a bad offer,” Mopper said. Mopper concluded by asking the City to let the building back out for bid, saying he had a bidder who would offer over $5 million. City Manager Rob Hernandez defended the City’s methods and said state law restricted any moves to resubmit the property or negate the contract. He said the building’s slated use for a boutique hotel was in line with Council priorities. “If the proposed use is something that we think the City Council should consider, then we’ll make that recommendation to you,” he said to Council. “We feel that even thought it is below appraised value, it is still a fair price based on the redevelopment that will take place on that property.” Mopper said the sale is “a terrible mistake.” “I hear y’all complain every day about we need more money here, let’s do this, let’s do that. And here’s a property where, I’m sorry, your process Mr. City Manager, doesn’t get the property out to the right folks,” he said. Alderman Tony Thomas said he agreed with Mopper. Thomas pointed out that because City offices at the Broughton Municipal Building all have to be moved to various

The new developers say they will maintain the building’s mid-20th century historical character. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF SAVANNAH

locations, often where the City will now have to pay rent, the sale was at best a wash. “The tragedy with this is we’re going to basically give this building away... because we traded it out for rent at the Savannah Morning News building.” Thomas sounded a familiar note about what he calls the City’s often “unfair” award practices. “It always makes me wonder how some

people get [contracts] and some don’t.” Most employees who worked at the Broughton Municipal Building have already been relocated to facilities at 1375 Chatham Parkway and 1700 Drayton St.   Two departments remain in the Broughton building: the Revenue Department and City auditors.  The Revenue Department will soon relocate to the Civic Center, and City auditors will relocate to Chatham Parkway.   CS

Why did he not explain how the City’s delay in moving the project forward is a key cause of construction cost increases? Our report was submitted the summer of 2016. The new City Manager, though rudely greeted by a hurricane upon his arrival, seemingly did nothing to move the project forward until the following year. Then he invited the sub-committee chairs to meet with a well known local architect to discuss it. Ten minutes into the session

it was painfully clear that this new participant had not read (and possibly was not given) our report. The City lost an opportunity to benefit from his expertise when the plan was being developed but we should not suffer further delay because he was late to the party. Kenneth Zapp, PhD Professor Emeritus and Mentor for SCORE Savannah

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Arena series ‘frustrating’

Editor, The five part analysis of the proposed Arena by Marcel R. Williams may have been interesting and possibly alarming for some readers. But for me, former Chair of the Business Development sub-committee of the city’s Arena Taskforce, it was extremely frustrating. The writer should answer two questions:

Where was he when City Manager Cutter asked for assistance in developing a proposal for the project? Several citizens and local experts including the Directors of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, SDRA, and the International Trade Commission and a current Chatham County Commissioner worked almost two and a half years on our report. All the issues he raised were addressed.

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Two drowning victims confirmed off Tybee Island

On Aug. 15, Tybee Island Fire/Rescue reported that the body of the second victim of a drowning off Tybee Island was recovered. “At approximately 7:30pm a reported siting by a kite surfer led to a focused search near the sand bar at the south end of the island. Fire/Rescue personnel were able to retrieve the body and release it to the Chatham County Coroner,” a spokesperson for the City of Tybee reports. City Manager Shawn Gillen said that the efforts by the Tybee Island Fire Department, Police Department, the Marine Rescue Squad, the DNR and Chatham County were “exceptional.” “Everyone wanted to find these young men so their families could have some closure.  I am very proud of everyone involved.” Gillen said. The situation began about 7:15 p.m. Monday, August 13, when a 911 call was made reporting two adult males missing

off the south beach sandbar. Tybee Island Fire Department responded and confirmed that two people were missing in the water. TIFD initiated a water search along with Tybee Marine Rescue Squad, US Coast Guard boat & helicopter rescue teams, GA DNR, Chatham Marine Patrol, and a Chatham Mosquito Control Helicopter. USCG helicopter returned to base at approximately 9:15pm. Shore and limited water search continued until 10:30 p.m. Monday night, at high tide. Recovery efforts reconvened at dawn Tuesday morning and proceeded until dark Tuesday night. By 10 a.m. Wed. August 15, Tybee Island Fire Rescue reported that the body of one of the two drowning victims has been recovered.

Savannah Police arrest robbery suspects

Savannah Police Department officers arrested two 18-year-old males for a robbery and kidnapping that occurred Thursday, Aug. 16. “An investigation revealed that the incident took place at around 8 p.m. on the 14000 block of Abercorn Street. Two males approached the adult male victim, brandished a firearm and demanded his keys and money,” police report.

“The victim complied, but the suspects were unable to start the vehicle. The suspects then forced him to drive them to a location. The victim was able to convince the suspects to let him drive them to a bus station on the 600 block of W. Oglethorpe Avenue. He then left the scene to call police.” Jaden Larry and Taechaun Jones were arrested and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, hijacking a motor vehicle and theft by receiving stolen property.

Police investigate furniture store burglary

Savannah Police Southside Precinct detectives are seeking information on a burglary that occurred at a furniture store on the 7800 block of Abercorn Street. “At approximately 1 a.m. on August 10, at Overstock Furniture on Abercorn Street, a delivery driver was approached by several unknown black males who offered to unload his truck, so he would not be held up. The driver declined and returned when the business opened.  Upon receiving the delivery, employees noticed that several pieces of furniture were missing from inside the store,” police report.

Victory Drive crash injures moped driver

Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a moped versus vehicle crash on Victory Drive on Aug. 14 that resulted in serious injuries to the moped driver. “About 10:30 a.m. officers responded to Victory Drive at Victory Manor and discovered Arthur Gordon, 60, with serious injuries. According to a preliminary investigation, Gordon was traveling westbound on Victory Drive at the same time that Gilbert Wentz, 78, who was traveling in a Ford F-150, was attempting to make a left turn from Victory Drive to Victory Manor. Gordon struck the side of the truck with his moped. Gordon was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment,” police report. The crash remains under investigation. 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.

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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

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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 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.

Ripe

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.

Bright Idea!

Zemarcuis Devon Scott, 18, of Texarkana, Arkansas, REALLY wanted to attend a rap concert in another state, so on July 4 he executed his plan to get there: Scott was seen by Texarkana Regional Airport security officers around 2:30 a.m. jumping a fence and trying to get into an American Eagle twin-engine jet parked there. When police arrived, Scott was inside the cockpit, sitting in the pilot’s seat, the Texarkana Gazette reported. Scott, not a licensed pilot, told officers he thought there wasn’t much more to flying a plane than pushing buttons and pulling levers. On July 31, he was charged with commercial burglary and attempted theft; he’s been grounded at the Miller County jail.

Nerd Alert

Who knew? Apparently the unofficial “uniform” for Bay Area techies and venture capital investors is a vest, so the Japanese company Uniqlo is cashing in with a vest vending machine at the San Francisco International Airport. The airport’s public information officer, Doug Yakel, says the machine is no joke; it earns $10,000 a month on average. Do the math: At $49.90 apiece, the company is selling about 200 of its ultra-light down vests each month. “This is the first time we’ve had clothing available for sale from a vending machine, which we thought was very unique,” Yakel told Business Insider. CS ANDREW MCMEEL SYNDICATES

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THE Tybee Equality Fest celebrates its second year with three days of dancing, kayaking, cocktails, yoga, drag shows, live music, rainbows and love, yes, lots of love. The LGBTQ festival kicks off Friday, August 24 and runs the weekend through Sunday, August 26. What began in 2013 as the Tybee Rainbow Fest has matured into a three-day event focused more on love, inclusion and acceptance. Event organizer, Angie Celeste, was eager to shape the experience into something more than just an opportunity for over the top partying. “Since same sex marriage became legal in 2015, the LGBTQ community has experienced a shift in how we are seen and perceived,” says Celeste, “though we have always loved, and for many of us for many years our love has had to be hidden, now it’s a little easier to show and be who we are.” This year in addition to dinners, drinks, drag shows and dancing, Equality Fest includes more family-oriented activities. “Not only are we legally marrying our partners,” emphasizes Celeste, “but we’re also having children and raising them. The festival needed more things for families to do together.” New to the line up are morning kayaking and paddle boarding opportunities plus a Sunday sunset yoga session on the beach. Tybee Equality Fest still has ample prospects for adult entertainment, though. It all kicks off at 4 p.m. with happy hour specials at Coco’s Sunset Grill. Then from 6- 10 p.m. the party picks up a notch at Bubba Gumbo’s with the super smooth rhythms of Kana Kiehm. This fivepiece reggae band from Orlando, Florida, tours regularly along the East Coast. And then Friday at 10 p.m. it’s glitter and go time— rainbow up for the first drag show of the weekend at Hucapoo’s. “Drag shows are so much fun,” says Celeste, “we wanted to make sure we had one every night because they’re for everyone. Even if you’re not a performer, and especially if you’re an LGBTQ ally and supporter, everyone is encouraged to dress up and be fabulous.” Ease into day two of the festival with an 8 a.m. Saturday morning family-friendly guided kayak tour at North Island Surf and Kayak. “Or if you’re still wound up in rainbows from Friday night,” explains Celeste, “the 10 a.m. Sip! Sip! Hooray! Brunch at Beachview Java and Juice might be the better way to get things rolling on Saturday.” Saturday afternoon from 4- 8 p.m. the Christy Snow Band plays the VIP Party at the Grandview Hotel on Tybee. A folk


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lesbian, trans or queer, chances are you know someone or have a family member who does,” says Celeste, “and we want Equality Fest to be welcoming for everyone. The legal gains we’ve made wouldn’t be possible without the love and support of our allies, and we want to support that.” At the end of the day, Tybee Equality Fest is about love and being able to love who and how you are. “It’s a great feeling to be able to work together with so many different people on the island to create a space that is for and about love, respect and acceptance,” explains Celeste. “I love that I get to be part of so much love, and I want to share that with everyone at Tybee Equality Fest. CS

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and blues artist from Charlotte, North Carolina, Snow’s music delivers a positive message with warm swagger inspired by Melissa Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt. Saturday night the party takes off at Fannie’s on the Beach with local favorite party masters the Christy Alan Band. “Of course Christy Alan has to be at Equality Fest,” proclaims Celeste, “She’s the dancing queen. Everyone has a great time when Christy and her band play.” There’s a Saturday night drag show at Fannie’s as well. On Sunday, festivities get underway a little later in the morning. At 11 a.m., North Island Surf and Kayak host a morning of beginner paddle boarding, and from noon until 3 p.m. it’s brunch in drag back at Fannie’s at the Beach. “I mean, we’re calling it brunch,” explains Celeste, “but really it’s a long, late lunch, hopefully to give everyone enough time to recover from two nights of fun. It gives families a chance to sleep in, too.” The festival also hosts a community beach sweep on Sunday afternoon. “Tybee is always so generous and supportive of the LGBTQ community. They welcome us with open arms,” says Celeste, “it’s important for us to give back to the beach community that has been so kind.” Sunday night the Tybee Equality Fest wraps at the North Beach Grill with complimentary appetizers and drink specials just for festival attendees. Savannah-local JD Music Group provides the dance and soundtrack for the evening. This five-piece from Savannah have classic soul and R&B hits on lockdown— they nail Prince covers and Motown every time, high energy and great harmonies. The Tybee Equality Fest celebrates marriage equality and LGBTQ community, but the festival truly is for everyone. “Even if you do not identify as gay,

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Statts Fest releases lineup, more details on tenth anniversary event MORE DETAILS are set for this year’s edition of beloved local music festival Statts Fest.  Festival organizer Friends of Statts will hold its 10th annual fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Rail Pub and The Jinx in downtown Savannah.  Proceeds from the  event benefit Jason Statts, 44, a local musician and visual artist who was rendered quadriplegic during a 2008 armed robbery in Ardsley Park after he and a friend were returning from playing.  “Jason has always been an amazing friend, musician and artist,” said John Collenberger. “And it feels only natural for us to keep doing and growing this event. It lets us honor and give back to him.”  The inaugural Friends of Statts event was held at The Jinx in 2009.  Since being shot through the neck and spinal cord, Statts is unable to move except for limited use of his arms or hands. He keeps up with reading, films and music, though, and stays in touch with friends via

social media. “Evolving circumstances require more assistance, and more cash. Event organizers are grateful they can contribute to their friend’s mounting medical expenses, and hope they can make him smile, too,” an event spokesperson says.  This year’s event is held in two parts on the same day: Statts Fest features live outdoor music and a silent auction at The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St., from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by Statts After Dark at The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St., from 8 p.m. until closing.  Daytime alt-country performers include Joe Nelson, Damon and the Sh*tkickers, Bottles & Cans, and The Train Wrecks.  The nighttime festival segment features heavier acts SheHeHe, Nancy Druid and the legendary GAM. Athens-based SheHeHe deal in a raucously catching style of woman-fronted punk. Savannah’s own Nancy Druid offers a unique take on pop-punk. And the iconic GAM, featuring

frontman Kevin Kozel, is arguably the godfather of the Savannah rock scene, with roots going back to the early 1990s. A decade has passed since the senseless crime, but the 10th annual event demonstrates one thing that tragedy couldn’t change. Jason was shot while walking with a friend, on the way to a friend’s home, after [playing music] with friends, reflects Collenburger, “His friends were with him then, and we are with him now.”  Major sponsors of the Statts Fest include BFG Communications, Green Truck Pub and Kustom Hustle. For sponsorship or information or to donate an item for the silent auction, please visit www.friendsofstatts.com or email info@friendsofstatts. com. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at $15 for each venue; or for $20 at the door. CS STATTS FEST IS SEPT. 29. VISIT FRIENDSOFSTATTS.COM


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JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS, MANGO STRANGE @ BARRELHOUSE SOUTH

A seasoned sextet from Lansing, Michigan, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers get crowds up and movin’ to their sweet, soulful grooves—think Jack Johnson meets Jamiroquai, super fun and up tempo. Mango Strange from Columbus, Georgia, serves warm Southern fried rock and roll with heaping portions of guitar. FRI., AUG. 24, 9 P.M.

VILLAIN FAMILY, CORY CHAMBERS BAND @THE JINX

Americana and outlaw country fans will love the twang and intensity of Villain Family from Atlanta. This raucous five-piece do upbeat originals, plus they have a knack for inventive covers—think Tool re-envisioned with banjo, upright bass and blazing female vocals. Local jazzman Cory Chambers and his band host the evening. FRI. AUG. 24, DOOR 10 P.M., $15

If you can’t beat the heat, meet it head on Saturday night at El –Rocko for a hot night of South Carolina indie rock. Columbia-based Dead Swells deliver tight tunes with crooning vocals and a hint of synth while Rare Creatures out of Charleston bring dreamy, low-key alt-rock vibes. Charlotte-based Daddy’s Beemer plays college rock with a post-punk feel. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 9 P.M. 21+, FREE

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Jazz trombonist Stan Wilkerson comes home for two nights at Goodtimes Jazz Bar. Currently based in Tampa, Florida, this Savannah native has shared stages with some of music’s finest—Dave Brubeck, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton and more. Thursday night it’s all Wilkerson and his quartet. Friday, Wilkerson joins the Eric Jones Trio with guest vocalist Gina Rene. THURS., AUG. 23, 8-11 P.M., $10

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Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Tim Malchak, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible, 7 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 Wobble Wednesday, Kellen Powers Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Trivia, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.

KARAOKE

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Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke,9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Late Night Comedy, 11 p.m.

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THURSDAY 8.23 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues

Soundboard Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Castaways Bar & Grill Live Music, 6:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa El-Rocko Lounge COEDS, Eureka California, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Stan Wilkerson Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Laiken Love, 7 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia 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 Alex Bazemore Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tree House JD Music Group, DJ Halftyme Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Tony Richards, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m., Samm Severin, 8 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.

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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 One Drag Show

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This Woodstock Georgia-based family unit features a heartfelt blending of bluegrass and gospel, with the unusual addition of Celtic music and harp -- all performed old-style around a single stage mic. SAT., AUG 25, 8 P.M., $23

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. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY 8.24 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, Mango Strange, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 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 General Patton and the Heads of State Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Britt Scott Band, Conor Donohue, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Danielle Hicks and the Resistance, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio w/ Gina Rene and Stan Wilkerson, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar At Sundown, 9 p.m. The Jinx Villain Family with Cory Chambers Jazz Band, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Train Wrecks Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition Jubal Kane PS Tavern Jeremy Riddle The Rail Pub Johnny Octane, 7 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant

Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Daniel Navarro River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Daniel Navarro, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Raleigh Keegan, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Totally Awesome Bar MIX w/ C Powers, Raine, DJ Shorty B Tree House The Mercers, DJ Halftyme Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, fClaire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse High Velocity, Rachael Shaner Wild Wing Cafe Suzanna Kennedy, Bill Hodgson, Groove Town Assault, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Rock-aLicious, 9:30 p.m.

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

The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.

DJ

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Barrelhouse South Indulgence, Prime Real Estate, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Club Elan Virtual Riot, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Charlie Fog Band El-Rocko Lounge Dead Swells, Rare Creatures, Daddy’s Beemer, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Chillakaya, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Teddy Adams Sextet, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Lexi Weege, 9 p.m. The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Alex Bazemore Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Hitman North Beach Grill Missionary Blues Band, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Prohibition AMAR PS Tavern Mostly Holly Goodspell Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Dixie Jubilee, 8 p.m. River Bar Kenny Szupello River House Levi Moore Rusty Rudders Tap House Kenny Szupello, 6 p.m Saddle Bags Preston James, 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 Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Jubal Kane, Austin Williams Wild Wing Cafe Ben Torres, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Sarah Draucker, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Kool Keith, 10 p.m.

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, ongoing, 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 Improv Inferno, 8 p.m., Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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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. The Distillery An Evening with Celena Adams, 7 & 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 8.26 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 Eric Britt, 7 p.m. 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 Savannah Spirits Chophouse The Perry Bros. The Shrimp Factory Matt Eckstine Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

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.

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

LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Nick, Pool Tournament and River Street Poker League Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Tree House The Mercers, DJ Celsius The Warehouse Ray Tomasino Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 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 Moon River Brewing Co. Beer Garden Bingo, 7-9 p.m.

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.

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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.

DJ

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

TUESDAY 8.28 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds and Satellites, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. Tree House DJ Halftyme, Kellen Powers Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 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.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

The White Rabbit Lounge Underworld: Goth Industrial Night, 9 p.m.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St.

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

Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St.

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St.

Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St.

Cuoco Pazzo 606 Abercorn St.

The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St. McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St.

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

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912-239-6950 cuocopazzosavannah.com

The Distillery 416 W. Liberty St.

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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.

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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

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

Front Porch Improv 2222 Bull Street 843-868-1553

Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St. Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. 912-966-5790

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

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

Nima Veiseh’s

photographic memory on display at HAZA BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

FRENCH artist Nima Veiseh’s story is a remarkable one. Nearly twenty years ago, Veiseh developed hyperthymesia, which is a rare condition that allows people to remember almost all the details of their lives. His photographic memory serves as the inspiration for his art, as seen in “Superscapes: A Retrospective on Past, Present and Future.” The intriguing show is up at HAZA Gallery through Sept. 1. We caught up with Veiseh last week.

The artist with his work. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAZA

How long have you been working on this particular body of work for this show?

Tell me about living with hyperthymesia. What’s it like? How does it affect the way you make art? Living with hyperthymesia has been a real journey, most of it episodes in courage, because there are only about 50 of us in the world, which means you don’t have anyone really to ask for help. I appear to be the only professional painter, and I use my ability to dissect memories and moments in time into layers and I can delicately recombine on canvas as living sculptures, in a style that only my mind will allow. I’ve had hyperthymesia since December 15, 2000, when it was originally triggered. Everyone appears to have a different trigger, but mine happened to be the day I met my first girlfriend, so I guess we can say that love is my original inspiration. I use my ability to translate other moments of love and memory into immortal artifacts

Detail of Veiseh’s painting. PHOTO BY RACHAEL FLORA

Between White and Black VI. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAZA.

one notice and appreciate the difference that makes.

on canvas that encompass the human condition.

I noticed one of your pieces was at Art Basel. What was that experience like?

How did you get connected with Christina Zanetti and HAZA? Had you shown in Savannah previous to this show?

Art Basel is as humbling as it is incredible. It is like being in the Smithsonian, but there are price tags on the wall. You can feel the reverence for the artists that come before you, but at the same time, it is a bizarre feeling to have a painting on the wall, showcased only 200 feet away from a Picasso. But the beautiful thing about Art Basel is that you can learn from anyone and everything, inspiration spills from everywhere, and the sources for ideas in my own work feel endless. CS

I started my art career while living in New York City, and I am grateful to a wonderful, kind patron of my work who really believed in the universal appeal of it. It was that patron from NYC that connected Christina and I to see how we can bring a new life to the Southern art market. This is my first show in Savannah and its success would not be possible without her vision and courage. Christina is a rare combination of business mind with an artist’s heart. She trained at SCAD, which gives her unique empathy as a gallerist, and I for

SUPERSCAPES: A RETROSPECTIVE ON PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE HAZA Gallery, 7 Rathborne Drive Up through Sept. 1

Detail of Veiseh’s paintings. PHOTO BY RACHAEL FLORA

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Superscapes is a body of work that is ten years in the making. The decade-long retrospective is a unique journey from when I become self-aware about my unique perspective on the world, and how I could use that to translate moments of life and memory into beauty. The fact is, Superscapes is the first of its kind in the history of art -- never before has someone known with hyperthymestic ability tried to create a timeline with paint.

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CULTURE BOOKS

Acclaimed author and educator returns to Savannah LEARN HOW a love of reading and writing can set your students—and yourself—up for success. Kwame Alexander is a renowned author and educator, and he’ll discuss his writing workshop this Wednesday at the Southwest Chatham Library. Alexander has won several awards for his poetry and is the author of an impressive 28 books. Alexander will discuss how to engage and motivate students and sign copies of “The Write Thing.” We spoke with Alexander last week. This isn’t your first trip to Savannah, correct? The library invited me to be part of the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, and that was last November. That was my first time in Savannah. My parents took me through as a kid but I got the chance to spend some time in the city and meet a lot of authors. A lot of my readers interacted with quite a few great authors. I really connected with the place. I came back in April for a book tour, and I made a connection with the city, and that’s sort of inspired me. When I get inspired I like to maintain that connection. Tell me about “The Write Thing.” For about nine years, from 2006 to 2015, I visited schools around the United States, Canada and the Caribbean conducting writing workshops not only on how to write, but helping students become engaged in writing, trying to make sure students wanted to write. I created this writing workshop that included writing and publishing so students came away from the writing workshop as published authors. I did that program in 76 schools over nine years, and [“The Write Thing”] is a culmination of that information. What were your workshops like? Our program was one day—we called it “Book in a Day.” We worked with 30 students and taught them the whole process. It was a day because I didn’t have a whole lot of time to spend with students. The teachers couldn’t have me in the classroom but for so long. We developed it into a six-hour intensive workshop. It went over really well. What I tried to do in the book is to do the same methodology—same ideas, same tools, same writing activities—but teachers don’t have to do it in a day.

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Why are workshops like yours so crucial?

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Generally, if you know how to write, you’re going to have more of an opportunity to excel in your career and your workplace. Basic things, like getting a job. But I think, even more importantly, writing allows you to have a voice and share your voice and things that matter to you and things that are of concern to you. You get those out on paper and share them, even if it’s just for yourself. I think we get more clarity and understanding your place from that. Another thing about writing is that it’s really a thinking process. You have to be able to understand what you want to say, or imagine what you would like to convey. This process of really using your mind and your imagination before you put pen to paper can help you in life. Being a critical thinker can help you imagine what’s possible for yourself. CS

AUTHOR VISIT WITH KWAME ALEXANDER Wed., Aug. 22, 5 p.m. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.


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JUROR TALK, TOUR AND DEMO WITH ADOLFO ALVARADO — Meet at the Gallery at Sulfur Studios to view “Out of Context,” then take a walk down the street to the Starland Dairy to hear co-curator Adolfo Alvarado talk about his work and give a painting demonstration. free and open to the public Sat., Aug. 25, 2-5 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. NORMAN BLACKWELL — Norman Blackwell began his career as an artist at the young age of five. He has worked in almost every medium and style available to a serious painter. Aug. 27-Sep. 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. UP TO NO GOOD — Tiffany O’Brien works in mostly oil paint to create her bright characters, often young children with large eyes, juxtaposing cute with creepy. Aug. 22-Oct. 9. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st 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 — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “American Idyll,” an exhibition featuring new sculptures and furniture by Wendy White. For “American Idyll,” White took inspiration from Andy Warhol’s radical 1969 exhibition “Raid the Icebox.” Through Dec. 30. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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 — Steeped in art and history, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most scenic locales, attracting visitors since the early 19th century. Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. Through Sep. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BRUTE & BLOOM: SCREENPRINTED ARTWORK BY AESTHETIC APPARATUS — Michael Byzewski is the Minneapolis based artist behind Aesthetic Apparatus. For over 15 years Michael has done work for everyone from broke local bands to international advertising firms creating impactful, iconic images for them and everyone in between. Through Sep. 30. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW COLLECTION — The display features thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection which highlight the evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. FACULTY EXHIBITION — Facultycreated originals in photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media and much more. Reception: August 29, 2018, 12:00pm-1:30pm. 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.. Through Sep. 22. 912-3982385. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. 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. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. THE LANGUAGE OF VISION — The Language of Vision: Early 20thCentury Photography brings together Adolfo Alvarado gives a talk this Saturday at Starland. the work of four eminent artists from Telfair Museums’ perma­nent collecNOODLING — This most recent series tion: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, features the male figure and catfish. Gallery Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. Connected profits from show are donated to First City historically and often personally through Network for the Savannah LGBT Center. artist social circles, their work shares key Through Sep. 14. Location Gallery at Savanstylistic attributes that will be explored in the nah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St. exhibition. Through Jan. 13, 2019. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. ON::VIEW: ANTIDOTES — During her ON::VIEW Residency at Sulfur Studios, Lisa THE LIGHT, THE HEAT: SUMMER IN THE D. Watson will explore combining her current SOUTH — Laney Contemporary is pleased to professions and transform the area into “a present “The Light, The Heat: Summer in The green space.” Through Sep. 9. sulfurstudios. South,” a collection of photographs by Jack org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Leigh. Through Sep. 1. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. THE OPEN ROAD: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP — The story MAKING WAVES: A COLLECTIVE PERof the American road as inspiration for phoSPECTIVE ON THE POLLUTION OF OUR tographers who were able to capture iconic WATERWAYS — A multi-faceted series of elements such as roadside motels, Mount events and resource presentations in an atRushmore, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, tempt to address and help others to address Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway, and the consequences of water pollution. Events theme parks,. Through Sep. 3. Jepson Center include an exhibition, a community conversafor the Arts, 207 West York St. tion and film screening, a website launch, a speaker from Gray’s Reef, and two clean-up days. Through Aug. 26. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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blues group Brett Barnard and the Hitman Band. Sunday, August 26: Green Truck Pub BY RAYMOND GADDY and Service Brewing will get things started with “Sausage Fest.” Green Truck will have a special, one day only, all sausage STARTING August 25 and running menu. According to Green Truck the menu through September 1, Savannah Craft Beer isn’t set yet but there will be two types of Week has become an annual event that cel- Hunter Cattle Pastured Pork Sausages and ebrates all things craft beer related. Leada housemade Vegan “Sausage” available, ing into the Savannah Craft Beer Festival, with different combinations of scratchthe week before sees various venues all made toppings. They will also be pulling around town host tap takeovers for local out some special new sausage-friendly and national breweries. sides; German Potato Salad & homemade The scope varies from small, intimate Kraut for example and a brand-new housetastings with single breweries to largemade dessert. Expect the menu to be in the scale events that are sure to attract hunprice range of Green Trucks usual menu. dreds of beer enthusiasts. At many of these The popular Octo-Dog will be available events breweries representatives will be on for the kids. This is not a beer pairing dinhand to talk beer and hand out some brew- ner but an a la carte menu with suggested ery goodies. beer pairings. As usual no reservations just Here is a run down of just a few highno special seating just a break from the lights from Savannah Craft Beer week. usual Green Truck style. Remember Green Saturday, August 25: Coastal Empires Truck is usually closed on Sundays so this 7th Birthday. It’s amazing that Coastal is a special Craft Beer Week event. has been brewing beers for seven years but Monday, August 27: Crystal Beer Parit’s a reality. To celebrate Coastal will be lor will be hosting not one, not two but holding a Birthday Bash from 5:00-9:00 on ALL FIVE of our local Savannah BrewerSaturday August 25. Expect some special ies. Southbound, Coastal Empire, Service, beers on tap including a Ghoast Coast Dis- Moon River and Two Tides will all be prestillery rum barrel aged Coco Pina Gose and ent with favorites new and old. Taps start a Stawberry Whip Milkshake IPA. Food flowing at 5:00pm and run until 10:00pm. will be provided by the Bowtie Barbeque Tuesday, August 28: Marsh Trash 22 food truck. Music will be provided by local release party at Two Tides Brewing. Two

Tides collaborated with local artist Titybats to combine an eclectic mix of ingredients into one beer. Marsh Trash is a Norwegian Farmhouse Sour fermented with Kviek yeast (kviek translates to yeast in Norwegian) and soured with lactobacillus. It is fermented extremely warm, creating tropical, pineapple like esters from both the kviek and lacto plantarum. Since Tittybats is involved, things got weird. Additives include Pop Tarts, watermelon rind, seaweed, and Doritos to the boil. Marsh Trash will be available in cans. The party will start at 5:00 and run until 10:00. Wednesday August 29: Mmmmmm coffee and beer. There is a new “brew pub” coming to town. The new coffee show brewed brews is opening this Fall in Thomas Square. Their kickoff party is happing at Southbound Brewing on August 29. In celebration they collaborated with Southbound to create a coffee infused Pilsner. This is brewed with their special bean from Cup to Cup Roasters. They will also have some of their food menu items available for tastings. The party happens from 6:00-8:00pm. Thursday August 30: Take your pick: Crystal Beer Parlor; Sometimes I Lager Sometimes I IPA, 13 breweries, 13 lagers, 13 IPAs, 5:00-10:00pm. The Distillery; Frank the Tank, all high gravity beers, 5:0010:00pm. Local Beer night at Spanky’s 6:00-9:00 with Southbound and Two

Tides. Friday August 31: Finish a long week of beer events off at the Distillery with Night of the Beer Geek 8.0. The title says it all. This is a big night for beer geeks. The Distillery brings out the biggest and most outrageous beers they can get their hands on, 22 taps of exclusive beers if you’re counting. This is a night you just might be able to check off one of those craft beer “whales” you’ve been looking for. Night of the Beer Geek 8.0 runs from 7:00 pm upstairs in the Speak Easy. Saturday, September 1: The Savannah Craft Beer Festival is the culmination of Savannah Craft Beer week. With over 150 different craft beers on hand the Savannah Craft Beer Festival promises to be a good look at the variety of beers available in the Savannah market. Tickets are available at savannahbrewfest.com and at Habersham Beverage who, along with Southbound Brewing, are the Festival sponsors. General admission tickets are $45.00 or $50 at the gate. Designated Driver (and you should have one) tickets are available for $15.00 for General Admission. This list just scratches the surface of the events happening at Savannah Craft Beer Week. There are plenty of other locations around town that will be part of the action. Keep an eye out for all the usual suspects all have themed events lined up. Cheers!


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OOO Has it really been 25 years since The Joy Luck Club premiered? Certainly, there has been a handful of American films in the interim quarter-century that have showcased Asian casts — the 2003 crime flick A Better Tomorrow readily springs to mind — but Crazy Rich Asians is reportedly the first since The Joy Luck Club to be released by a major Hollywood studio. The lengthy wait would normally be puzzling — after all, The Joy Luck Club was a box office success — but given the studios’ hesitancy when it comes to fair representation in film, it’s perhaps not that puzzling after all. (As but one example, take the case of Spike Lee’s Inside Man; it earned $88 million stateside and $184 million worldwide, yet Lee was unable to secure financing for a sequel.) At any rate, expect Crazy Rich Asians to gross even more than The Joy Luck Club, because while it’s not necessarily a better picture, it is a more accessible one for mainstream palates, as well as the sort of effervescent rom-com that has been in seriously short supply as of late. Based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu as Rachel Chu, an NYU economics professor who journeys to Singapore to attend a wedding alongside her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding). Nick hails from Singapore, meaning that Rachel will finally get to meet his family. What Nick never bothered to tell her, though, is that his family is filthy rich. That’s enough of a shock for Rachel, but more disturbing is the fact that Nick’s mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), is a strict traditionalist who makes no secret of the fact that she believes Rachel will never be good enough for her son. Thus, Crazy Rich Asians sets up its clashes on two levels, with the conflict between East and West fueling much of the drama and the differences between the rich and, well, everyone else providing much of the humor. Forget the 1%: The Young family represents the .01%, with their wealth making Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades saga look as destitute as the backwoods characters in Deliverance by comparison. This is finance porn raised to an absurd level, which actually plays into the film’s general view that life’s a party and everyone should be invited. Wu is enormously appealing in the central role, while Awkwafina, who stole plenty a scene in Ocean’s 8, does likewise in her role as Rachel’s zany friend Peik Lin Goh. Even Ken Jeong, normally a screen irritant, has some amusing moments as Peik Lin’s rich yet unrefined dad. Indeed, it’s the wide range of engaging characters that primarily provides Crazy Rich Asians with both its zaniness and its worthiness.

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BLACKKKLANSMAN

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 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).


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The Psychotronic Film Society salutes one of rock, pop and jazz’s most esteemed and adventurous singer-songwriter-guitarists, the one and only Elvis Costello, on his 64th birthday. The exact title remains a mystery until showtime, but take a chance and buy a ticket. $9 WED., AUG. 22, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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 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 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

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

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99 REASON WHY Buy a raffle ticket, buy a drink, and find out all the reasons you can support the mission of the Savannah Children’s Choir. You could win one of 99 raffle items on display. Presented by Queensborough National Bank Trust Co. Thu., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. 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.

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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. 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. CAREGIVING 101 The free one-hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of selfcare by exploring the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Learn tips to deal with the many challenges and gain useful information on community resources. Led by an experienced clinical professor and seasoned caregiver, any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. Free fourth Monday of every month, noon. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. 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 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.


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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. Through Aug. 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. KWAME ALEXANDER: THE WRITE THING Nationally recognized author Kwame Alexander presents engaging ways to motivate youth and inspire a love of reading and writing. Free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. More info at Live Oak Public Libraries www.liveoakpl.org Free and open to the public Wed., Aug. 22, 5 p.m. 912-927-4079. communications@ liveoakpl.org. liveoakpl.org/the-writething/. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING

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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. 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 28 Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday

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After three weeks of sharing stories, the Savannah VOICE Festival Artists gather one last time for this special concert. Featuring highlights of the season, glimpses of what’s to come and a grand finale of exhilarating pieces, the Festival ends on a high note. Don’t miss the special announcement of next year’s operas and enjoy one last chance to hear this year’s performers. $37.50 - $125 SUN., AUG. 26, 5-8 P.M. PLANTATION CLUB AT THE LANDINGS, 1 COTTONWOOD DRIVE.

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) 912-

429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

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13TH COLONY SOUND (BARBERSHOP SINGING) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of


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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. 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 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. WAVING GIRLS SMOCKING GUILD The Waving Girls Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America the fourth Monday of the month at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Eisenhower and Seawright Drs. in Savannah, at 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Each month the chapter presents a program related to smocking or fine sewing. along with a “show and share” opportunity to see members creations. More information contact l.elkin@comcast.net.

Free fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-658-4271. l.elkin@comcast.net. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WAVING GIRLS--SMOCKING ARTS GUILD OF AMERICA The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. debcreation@hotmail.com. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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FACULTY CONCERT Located in Fine Arts Auditorium. $6 Tue., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. armstrongboxoffice@georgiasouthern. edu. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: COME TOGETHER MASTER CLASS A Master Class with Maria Zouves and Benjamin Warsaw. Great music is made when great musicians come together. This unique master class explores the relationship between piano and voice, and the effort and communication that must take place when they collaborate. Led by Savannah VOICE Festival Executive Director Maria Zouves and Piano in the Arts Artistic Director Benjamin Warsaw, the two organizations come together for another thoughtful presentation on the art of performance. Free Thu., Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m. GSU Armstrong Campus Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn Street. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: FAB “FOUR” THE FESTIVAL Travel back in time to the “Age of Aquarius,” in this concert celebrating the vibrant music of the 60s. Accompanied by Savannah’s own Elite Party Band, the Savannah VOICE Festival Artists sing hits by the era’s most memorable performers, including the “Fab Four.” Dance, sing along or just kick back for this diverse program that will take you back to “Yesterday.” $35 - $45 Fri., Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: KINGS OF THE HIGH C’S It’s not just three tenors—get ready for a fantastic performance full of high C’s and that tenor bravado that makes leading ladies (and audiences) swoon. From Nessun dorma to O Sole Mio, none of your favorites will be left out of this thrilling concert. $35 - $45 Thu., Aug. 23, 7-10 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: LA TRAVIATA Experience the tragedy of a hopeless

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romance in the most performed opera of today, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. In this timeless story, a young suitor falls for a beautiful courtesan of high class. Their relationship is doomed from the start— Violetta Valéry’s health is slowly fading, but she finds herself returning Alfredo’s feelings despite the limited time she knows they’d have. She leaves her comfortable life as a courtesan to be with him, but outside forces get in the way of their happiness. $40 - $50 Wed., Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 25, 7-10 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL: STORIES GREAT AND SMALL - FESTIVAL FINALE After three weeks of sharing stories, the Savannah VOICE Festival Artists gather one last time for this special concert. Featuring highlights of the season, glimpses of what’s to come and a grand finale of exhilarating pieces, the Festival ends on a high note. Don’t miss the special announcement of next year’s operas and enjoy one last chance to hear this year’s performers. $37.50 - $125 Sun., Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. Plantation Club at The Landings, 1 Cottonwood Drive.

EVENTS

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BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T: EXPLORING RACE, CULTURE AND CUSTOMS ON THE COAST OF BELIZE Dr. Kalenda Eaton will discuss the cultural history of communities in Belize and how the tourist industry helps support the “differences” between communities. Dr. Eaton is a professor of English and PanAfrican Studies at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. Free Wed., Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-335-8868. Susan@BeachInstitute.org. beachinstitute.org. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. 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. 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 30 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. OPIATES: A COMMUNITY CRISIS Please join Recovery Place in a community event to increase awareness of the risks associated with opioid and prescription medicine use/abuse and how our community should respond. Free. Open to the public Thu., Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m. Savannah Technical College, Eckburg Auditorium, 5717 White Bluff Road. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SMCC BUSINESS EXPO The Savannah Multicultural Chamber of Commerce (SMCC) is launching their inaugural Business Expo. This new initiative is free for all attendees and not only offers inspirational seminars but also showcases local businesses, products and services. Free Sat., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912755-1737. athompson@dismas.com. facebook.com/events/168351383832439/. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is a non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. YOGA RELAY TO SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS We will do 100 sun salutations together you can do them all yourself, or create a relay team and tag in and out as needed. All proceeds will be donated to Hospice Savannah’s Edel Caregiver Institute. Last year we raised $10,000. Online silent auction to begin prior to event. Each ticket includes 1 beer ticket & music by City Hotel. Big Bon Pizza food truck on site. $30-$35 Fri., Aug. 24, 5:30-9 p.m. 912-349-2756. info@ savannahpoweryoga.com. facebook. com/events/483798842048544/. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street.

FITNESS

$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. 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.


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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. COMMUNITY TAI CHI Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art tradition that is now practiced as a graceful form of exercise, performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. All of the exercises are performed from a standing position, so please wear shoes which are comfortable for standing, and clothing which allows freedom of movement. Weather depending, the class may be held indoors or outdoors. $5 fourth Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. customfitcenter.com. CustomFit Center, 101-A West Park Ave. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. 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

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. LAKE MAYER, 1850 E. MONTGOMERY CROSS ROAD St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month

Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes

scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this 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

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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 32 With a one-year, $35 membership,free

training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45

p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. 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. 22, 6-9 p.m.. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. TAPROOM RELEASE: DISCO KID IPA Southbound throws a disco dance party for their newest IPA, Disco Kid. DJ Press Play and DJ José Ray will be spinning the greatest disco hits, and there will be a dance and costume contest, as well as local artists, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit Loop It Up Savannah. Free Admission Aug. 25, 7 p.m.. 912-667-0033. natalie@ southboundbrewingco.com. facebook.com/ events/2136015296677032/?notif_t=plan_ user_joined&notif_id=1532451477486788. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

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ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN

EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND 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. 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


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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. TAPROOM RELEASE: DISCO KID IPA Southbound throws a disco dance party for their newest IPA, Disco Kid. DJ Press Play and DJ José Ray will be spinning the greatest disco hits, and there will be a dance and costume contest, as well as local artists, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit Loop It Up Savannah. Free Admission 912-667-0033. natalie@ southboundbrewingco.com. facebook.com/ events/2136015296677032/?notif_t=plan_ user_joined&notif_id=1532451477486788. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. WINE SAMPLING

Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.

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“ALIEN, THE SEQUEL” --ACTUALLY, DO CALL IT A COMEBACK.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah CONTINUES ON P. 34

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1 CNN chief White House correspondent Acosta 4 Disinterested 9 Ax handles 14 ___ pro nobis 15 Grammar concern 16 ___ the side of caution 17 “Humbug!” preceder 18 Harry’s kin 20 Honey ___ (Post cereal, as renamed in 2018) 22 1990s Wink Martindale game show that paid off contestants’ obligations 23 Cable company alternative to streaming, for short 24 Italian racecar 28 Levy 30 St. George’s state 31 Difficult responsibility 34 More sick, in old hip-hop slang, or ... more sick, in general 35 Long-running role-playing video game franchise 38 Take to the skies 39 Place to go play 40 ATM maker bought by AT&T in 1991 43 Dress code loosening 45 Without toppings 48 Suffix after tera- or peta49 Provided party music 50 Bela of horror films 52 Ocean liner’s route 54 Ultravox frontman Midge 55 1980s Secretary of State Alexander

58 “Automatic for the People” group 59 Trivia magazine started in 2001 63 Org. that’s (supposed to be) concerned with pollution 66 Patient waiter 67 “Helps stop gas before it starts” product 68 “Neither fish ___ fowl” 69 Light bite 70 First two words of some political yard signs 71 TV alien with a reboot announced in August 2018 (as found in the long answers)

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1 Interview goal 2 Science writer Flatow 3 Reddish-brown wood 4 Blew up 5 Bear, to Bernal 6 Parker Jr. of the “Ghostbusters” theme song 7 “Zounds!” 8 Remove, to a proofreader 9 Antagonist in “The Year Without a Santa Claus” 10 Sleeve tattoo locale 11 Waste time frolicking, old-style 12 “I’ve got nothing ___” 13 “The Late Late Show” host before Kilborn, Ferguson, and Corden 19 Gp. once headed by Mueller and Comey

21 “That’s funny” 24 Overly muscular 25 Monopoly purchase (abbr.) 26 Some meat alternatives 27 Location of a nursery rhyme’s three men 29 It’s not what the P stands for in TP (unless the T is “two”?) 32 Retract, as regrettable words 33 One way to walk tall? 36 One generating a lot of interest 37 Charge for a spot 40 Capital of Chad 41 Pulitzer-winning San Francisco columnist Herb 42 Sydney suburb, or a California-based car-sharing rental company 43 A.F.L. merger partner 44 Running in neutral 45 Tests the depths 46 Entice 47 Meeting outline 51 Different ending? 53 Pyromaniac’s crime 56 “One ___ land ...” 57 Show with Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester 60 Private eye, informally 61 ___ in “Oscar” 62 ___-Caps (movie candy) 64 D.C. sort 65 Dog noise

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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. 22, 6-9 P.M.. FOXYLOXYCAFE.COM. FOXY LOXY CAFE, 1919 BULL ST.

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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. FREE MAMMOGRAMS Women who meet certain annual income guidelines and are 40-64 years of age without insurance will be eligible to receive a screening mammogram at no cost. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, please call 912-356-2946. Mon., Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St. 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. JANET MCCARTHY Certified fitness trainer Janet McCarthy will present a free lunchtime lecture. McCarthy will discuss the importance of fitness in the 34 workplace and how it can benefit personal

effectiveness as well as the organization’s bottom line. Free Tue., Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. healthysavannah.org. Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Dr. 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. 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.

KID’S HAPPENINGS

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.

LGBT

2ND ANNUAL TYBEE EQUALITY FEST Come together in the spirit of continued Unity to create this weekend. Family events, and adult only events including Beach Yoga, Parties, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Burlesque, Drag, and so much more. Free Fri., Aug. 24, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 9-2 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 912-655-4287. eventsbycelestemarketing@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ events/1336305743142769/. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. 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


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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

CIRCLE OF SISTER/BROTHERHOOD BOOK CLUB Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. Last Sunday of every month. 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 fourth Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713907-8627. hwg.rh@comcast.net. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. OGEECHEE AUDUBON FIELD TRIP Look for migrating songbirds as well as late season herons, egrets, wood storks, ibis, roseate spoonbills, and black-bellied whistling ducks. Meet at the entrance at 8:00 am. Bring water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen. Led by Pam Smith. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 a.m. 717-201-9756. pavercel@comcast. net. Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, 5000 Wildlife Dr NW. 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. wilderness-

southeast.org.

PETS & ANIMALS

LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL

12-STEP RECOVERY EUCHARIST/HOLY COMMUNION 12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion is offered at 8:00AM every fourth Friday of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th St & Abercorn, Savannah. Everyone is welcome. fourth Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. 912925-4609. alan.phyllis@att.net. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo.com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical

address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school,

10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah. com. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO ELVIS COSTELLO The Psychotronic Film Society salutes one of rock, pop and jazz’s most esteemed and adventurous singer-songwriter-guitarists, the one and only Elvis Costello, on his 64th birthday. The exact title remains a mystery until showtime, but take a chance and buy a ticket. $9 Wed., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND The sci-fi movie that earned director Steven Spielberg his first Oscar nomination. The title refers to interactions with UFO’S: a sighting, physical evidence, and the third kind is contact. The climactic “mother ship” scene in which the alien creatures reveal themselves looks even more awesome in this 4K digitally restored director’s cut. Free Wed., Aug. 22, 4 & 7 p.m. GTC Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12, 425 Pooler Pky. FILM: SUPPORT THE GIRLS The general manager at a highway-side ‘’sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day. Presented by CinemaSavannah the day after the New York opening. $8, cash only Sat., Aug. 25, 4 & 6 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. FILM: BOOK CLUB Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. $10, $35 dinner and a movie at 80 East Cafe’ Thu., Aug. 23, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

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ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL

Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle

Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

The two pieces of advice I have for you may initially seem contradictory, but they are in fact complementary. Together they’ll help guide you through the next three weeks. The first comes from herbalist and wise woman Susun Weed. She suggests that when you face a dilemma, you should ask yourself how you can make it your ally and how you can learn the lesson it has for you. Your second burst of wisdom is from writer Yasmin Mogahed: “Study the hurtful patterns of your life. Then don’t repeat them.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Speak the following declaration aloud and see how it feels: “I want strong soft kisses and tender unruly kisses and secret truth kisses and surprise elixir kisses. I deserve them, too.” If that puts you in a brave mood, Taurus, add a further affirmation: “I want ingenious affectionate amazements and deep dark appreciation and brisk mirthful lessons and crazy sweet cuddle wrestles. I deserve them, too.” What do you think? Do these formulas work for you? Do they put you in the proper frame of mind to co-create transformative intimacy? I hope so. You’re entering a phase when you have maximum power to enchant and to be enchanted.

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As you map out your master plan for the next 14 months, I invite you to include the following considerations: an intention to purge pretend feelings and artificial motivations; a promise to change your relationship with old secrets so that they no longer impinge on your room to maneuver; a pledge to explore evocative mysteries that will enhance your courage; a vow to be kinder toward aspects of yourself that you haven’t loved well enough; and a search for an additional source of stability that will inspire you to seek more freedom.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

If you have been communing with my horoscopes for a while, you’ve gotten a

decent education -- for free! Nonetheless, you shouldn’t depend on me for *all* of your learning needs. Due to my tendency to emphasize the best in you and focus on healing your wounds, I may neglect some aspects of your training. With that as caveat, I’ll offer a few meditations about future possibilities. 1. What new subjects or skills do you want to master in the next three years? 2. What’s the single most important thing you can do to augment your intelligence? 3. Are there dogmas you believe in so fixedly and rely on so heavily that they obstruct the arrival of fresh ideas? If so, are you willing to at least temporarily set them aside?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare, “And all the men and women merely players.” In other words, we’re all performers. Whenever we emerge from solitude and encounter other people, we choose to express certain aspects of our inner experience even as we hide others. Our personalities are facades that display a colorful mix of authenticity and fantasy. Many wise people over the centuries have deprecated this central aspect of human behavior as superficial and dishonest. But author Neil Gaiman thinks otherwise: “We are all wearing masks,” he says. “That is what makes us interesting.” Invoking his view -- and in accordance with current astrological omens -- I urge you to celebrate your masks and disguises in the coming weeks. Enjoy the show you present. Dare to entertain your audiences.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

I think you’ve done enough rehearsals. At this point, the apparent quest for a little extra readiness is beginning to lapse into procrastination. So I’ll suggest that you set a date for opening night. I’ll nudge you to have a cordial talk with yourself about the value of emphasizing soulfulness over perfectionism. What? You say you’re waiting until your heart stops fluttering and your bones stop chattering? I’ve got good news: The greater your stage fright, the more moving your performance will be.

com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. SAVANNAH DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. Sat., Aug. 25, 5 & 7 p.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays,

BY ROB BREZSNY

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In all the time we’ve worked on diminishing your suffering, we may have not focused enough on the fine art of resolving unfinished business. So let’s do that now, just in time for the arrival of your Season of Completion. Are you ready to start drawing the old cycle to a close so you’ll be fresh when the new cycle begins? Are you in the mood to conclude this chapter of your life story and earn the relaxing hiatus you will need before launching the next chapter? Even if you don’t feel ready, even if you’re not in the mood, I suggest you do the work anyway. Any business you leave unfinished now will only return to haunt you later. So don’t leave any business unfinished!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Are you ready to mix more business with pleasure and more pleasure with business than you have ever mixed? I predict that in the coming weeks, your social opportunities will serve your professional ambitions and your professional ambitions will serve your social opportunities. You will have more than your usual amount of power to forge new alliances and expand your web of connections. Here’s my advice: Be extra charming, but not grossly opportunistic. Sell yourself, but with grace and integrity, not with obsequiousness. Express yourself like a gorgeous force of nature, and encourage others to express themselves like gorgeous forces of nature.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

“When I picture a perfect reader,” wrote philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, “I picture a monster of courage and curiosity, also something supple, cunning, cautious, a born adventurer and discoverer.” I suspect he was using the term “monster” with a roguish affection. I am certainly doing that as I direct these same words toward you, dear Sagittarian reader. Of course, I am always appreciative of your courage, curiosity, cunning, suppleness, and adventurousness. But I’m especially excited about those qualities now, because the coming weeks will be a time when

they will be both most necessary and most available to you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You do not yet have access to maps of the places where you need to go next. That fact may tempt you to turn around and head back to familiar territory. But I hope you’ll press forward even without the maps. Out there in the frontier, adventures await you that will prepare you well for the rest of your long life. And being without maps, at least in the early going, may actually enhance your learning opportunities. Here’s another thing you should know: your intuitive navigational sense will keep improving the farther you get from recognizable landmarks.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Healing isn’t impossible. You may not be stuck with your pain forever. The crookedness in your soul and the twist in your heart may not always define who you are. There may come a time when you’ll no longer be plagued by obsessive thoughts that keep returning you to the tormenting memories. But if you hope to find the kind of liberation I’m describing here, I advise you to start with these two guidelines: 1. The healing may not happen the way you think it should or imagine it will. 2. The best way to sprout the seeds that will ultimately bloom with the cures is to tell the complete truth.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Nineteenth-century British painter J. M. W. Turner was one of the greats. Renowned for his luminous landscapes, he specialized in depicting the power of nature and the atmospheric drama of light and color. Modern poet Mary Ruefle tells us that although he “painted his own sea monsters,” he engaged assistants “to do small animals.” She writes that “he could do a great sky, but not rabbits.” I’m hoping that unlike Turner, you Piscean folks will go both ways in the coming weeks. Give as much of your creative potency and loving intelligence to the modest details as to the sweeping vistas.


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ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Join other non-paid family caregivers in a welcoming and encouraging environment on the fourth Monday of each month from 5 to 6 pm. For more information, please call 912.629.1331, or visit www. EdelCaregiverInstitute.org. fourth Monday of every month. Ruth Byck Adult Day Care Center, 3025 Bull St. This drop-in, one-hour support group provides a safe place to

connect with other family caregivers who truly understand each others’ feelings, needs and concerns. Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, and learn about resources available in our community. You’re not alone. fourth Monday of every month, 1:15 p.m. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Call for more info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. GAMBLING PROBLEM 12 STEP PROGRAM Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. GEORGIA SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah.

org/GriefSupport. HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. KLINEFELTER SYNDROME/47-XXY SUPPORT GROUP For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. amkw21@gmail.com. LEGACY GROUP: FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED AND RECURRENT CANCER. Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-3507845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-3507845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Is food a problem for you? OA can help. Savannah meetings: Sun 7pm; Tues 8pm; Wed 5:30pm; Fri 6:30pm. For locations and info call 215-840-3978. Ongoing, oa.org/ meetings ongoing. oa.org/meetings. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS) For parents of children attending ChathamSavannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through

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the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. amkw210@gmail.com. PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RAPE CRISIS CENTER Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. ongoing. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SISTERS NETWORK (BREAST CANCER IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY) A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. Call for info. fourth Tuesday

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of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-3508900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-6291089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. TEENS NURTURING TEENS (CANCER SUPPORT) Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. WALK AND TALK THERAPY Initial secure telehealth session followed by 2 “walk & talk”40 min sessions in tranquil nature settings. Well rounded physical and mental health for adults who want to reduce anxiety with a licensed therapist. All Summer & Fall. Check it out and schedule now: www.counselorcoachconfidant.com or 478 569-7069. Counselor, Coach, Confidant ask for Felicia. ongoing. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will 38 share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring

legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-3512061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at ewoalo@hotmail.com or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CARETTA RESEARCH PROJECT The Caretta Research Project still has openings for eco volunteers, ages 15 and up, to help with loggerhead sea turtle research, nesting and hatching during the busy sea turtle season, mid-May through August, on Wassaw Island in the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah, Georgia. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, in good health and have a positive attitude to put up with bugs, humidity and group living accommodations. The cost is $825 per person per week, which includes boat transport to and from Wassaw Island, room, board and conservation training. To learn more, visit carettaresearchproject. org. Through Sep. 1. The Caretta Research Project still has openings for eco volunteers, ages 15 and up, to help with loggerhead sea turtle research, nesting and hatching during the busy sea turtle season, mid-May through August, on Wassaw Island in the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah, Georgia. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, in good health and have a positive attitude to put up with bugs, humidity and group living accommodations. The cost is $825 per person per week, which includes boat transport to and from Wassaw Island, room, board and conservation training. To learn more, visit carettaresearchproject.org. Sun., Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 912-704-9323. wassawcrp@aol. com. carettaresearchproject.org/. Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, 694 Beech Hill Lane. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and Relocation) is in need of volunteers for its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering gives animals a second chance at life and allows them to receive temporary care from loving foster parents before finding their forever homes. It is a rewarding experience for both humans and pets in need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656-5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY GARDEN Georgia Regional Hospital is in need of volunteers for their community garden.

Contact Jessica Mathis at 912-356-2826 or email her at jessica.mathis@dbhdd.ga.gov. ongoing. Georgia Regional Hospital, 1915 Eisenhower Drive. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS Do you have a big heart and time to share? Hospice Savannah is currently looking for amazing volunteers to make a difference in the lives of Hospice patients. Some of these patients have no family and would be forever grateful for the time you could share with them. Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/ or Homebound. If you are interested in volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email hospiceangels@affinishospice.org. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway. Please complete an application on-line at www.HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer training will be offered Monday, May 10 in the community education room at the rear of Hospice House from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration is required. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE One Love Animal Rescue is seeking members for its Board of Directors. Candidates must have a passion for the mission and be able to commit at least 5-8 hours per month. Current needs include accountant, attorney, veterinarian, social media expertise, fundraising experience and contacts, and public relations experience. One Love is also seeking various volunteer positions. Email karrie@ oneloveanimalrescue.com for more information or if you are interested in any of the positions. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND LIGHTHOUSE Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ yahoo.com. For more information visit: www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks

additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. haborrello@aol. com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. DOLPHIN PROJECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-232-6572. thedolphinproject.org. GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CLINIC St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-964-4326. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHATHAM AND OTHER COASTAL COUNTIES Island Hospice, THA Group’s nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-8424463. kbuttimer@thagroup.org. thagroup. org. LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-652-3661. liveoakpl.org. MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. 912-447-0578.


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SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Shared community living for full functioning seniors ages 50 & above. Nice comfortable living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating/air and cable. Private bedrooms are fully furnished. Make this community one you will want to call home. SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE also has community housing with its own private bath. Different rates apply. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. Prices starting at $550.

Call 912-844-5995

SHARED LIVING for Senior citizen/ Retired, Age 40 & older. Furnished room, CH/A, cable. Shared bath, kitchen and common area. $170 & Up (utilities included)/$640 monthly. Safe environment. ID/ Proof of income required. 912308-5455

SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. Ages 40 & better. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-844-5995

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Clean, quiet home. newly furnished room w/shared or private bathroom. Utilities included. No bed bugs! No roaches! $155-$190 per week. Call 912-659-8122 FULLY RENOVATED HOUSE with Rooms for rent. Furnished, includes utilities, CH/A, cable. $160-$275/week. Source of income and ID required. 912-6959481 LOOKING FOR Single, stable male to rent a room in single, family Home. Includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/ dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared Kitchen & bath. Call 912-963-7956, leave message ROOM FOR RENT: Mature renter preferred. All utilities and cable included. Proof of income required. $150 weekly + deposit; Call: 912-659-3550

ROOMS FOR RENT - Ages 40 & better. $150 weekly. No deposit. Furnished rooms. All utilities included. On Busline. Call 912-844-5995

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Paint & Body Repairs. Insurance Claims. We Buy Wrecks. 49 years Exp. Call 912-355-5932.

Service Directory Business Services FOR ALL TYPES OF MASONRY REPAIR

Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, etc., New & Repair Work. Call Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306

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