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Attention beats marketing. That’s how the Savannah Bananas, collegiate baseball team, turned thousands of naysayers into lifelong fans. This learning series will focus on key strategies behind the Bananas’ success, encompassing the elements of marketing, human resources, and business tactics. From generating attention, hiring smartly, encouraging progressive learning, growing your following, and planning for the future, you’ll get a peek into the internal operations and masterminds of the Savannah Bananas and the formula to stand out in your own business.

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From Known to many “Game of Thrones” viewers as Maester Aemon, or as the father of Anthony Hopkins’ character in “The Remains of the Day,” Peter Vaughan was an immensely respected British character actor who appeared in film and on TV for decades. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

The Legacy of Duke Ellington

The most influential creative force in twentieth-century popular music, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington composed a substantial portion of the American song catalog. 6-7:30 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Free 912-335-8868. engage@beachinstitute.org. beachinstitute.org

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THURSDAY 3.29 #art912 Artist Talk w/ Adolfo Alvarado

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Winner for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is given new life as percussionist Antonio Sanchez performs his original score for the film. See the rest of our coverage and a full schedule this week. 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

Adolfo Alvarado is a Savannahbased artist whose work incorporates calligraphic text, expansive swirls, and multiple layers of paint to create complex compositions. 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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BunnyCon 3.31

Dress in Easter related costumes, like bunnies, chickens, lambs, or pastels. Move bar to bar every hour. Bring treats to hand out to children. 2 -10 p.m. Downtown Savannah

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby 3.31

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

Featuring Fred Hammond, Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins. 7 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $35

Film: Under the Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes goes to Italy as a good friend offers her a special gift to get over her cheating husband -- 10 days in Tuscany. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10, dinner theater $35 912-472-4790. tybeeposttheater.org.


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The Odd Time Radio Hour

A throw back to the days when families gathered around the radio to listen to thrilling tales. All recorded for broadcast on WRUU 107.5. 8 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $10

South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave.

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Thurs. & Fri., 5 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $18 plus tax

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open mic - $20 to register for the slam and performs at the Book Lady. winner takes all! Hosted by Spitfire Poetry. 7 p.m. Last Friday of every month, 7 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Oyster Happy Hour

Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. 4 p.m. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Savannah Music Festival: Margaret Glaspy, Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief and Mayhem ft. Nels Cline, Todd Sickafoose and Jim Black

In her SMF debut, Glaspy performs her fiercely raw guitar-driven pop songs with guitarist Julian Lage. Having performed and recorded with such artists as Bill Frisell, Lucinda Williams, Marc Ribot, Lou Reed and Norah Jones, Jenny Scheinman is one of modern American music’s most notorious chameleons. 8:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr Blvd. $30 savannahmusicfestival.org

Sylvie Simmons Reading

Fire Brand Fridays Poetry Slam

Legendary music journalist and singerThis event features a poetry slam after the songwriter Sylvie Simmons talks and

Theatre: The Great Gatsby

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic about the decadence of the Jazz Age. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25

Theatre: Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine

A bored English housewife, wondering what her life is about and how to navigate around her clueless husband, Shirley would be at her wits’ end--except that she knows how to dream big. Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $55 for dinner and the show

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Desoto Street Market

Featuring local maker booths, crafts for all ages, live music by the Jon Lee Duo, and a fundraising drive for One Love Animal Rescue. noon Forest and Fin, 2423 Desoto Ave.

Empire Strikes Brass

Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) is a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band hailing from the city of Asheville, North Carolina. 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E. Lathrop Ave. $15

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Libertarian Movie Night

Have you seen the thought provoking and libertarian-leaning film Pleasantville? Meet and enjoy other freedom loving people in a casual environment. Drinks and food beforehand and then sit back and relax with the film. 6 p.m. East End Provisions, 420 E. Broughton St.

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

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

Pickle Rick Beer Release

Get schwifty with Coastal Empire Beer Company as they release their Pickle Rick Dill Gose, and play Rick and Morty trivia. Food by BowTie Barbecue. 7 p.m. Coastal Empire Beer Co, 79 Ross Rd.

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter Egg Hunt

Chatham County Parks and Recreation invites families to attend an Easter Egg Hunt at Tom Triplett Park. Prizes will be awarded to those that collected the most Easter eggs. 3 p.m. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West. Free

Easter Sunday Brunch

The family-friendly event will feature an appearance from the Easter bunny and a full brunch buffet. 10:30 a.m. 1540 Room, 15 E. Liberty St.

Savannah Songwriters Series

Featuring local artists and original music. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5

MONDAY 4. 2 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. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. $5

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Join Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione and talk about Dogfish Head’s lineup. While you’re there, snag a limited edition koozie. 7 p.m. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

WEDNESDAY 4. 4 PFS Birthday Tribute to James Garner

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SAVANNAH is somewhat notorious for citizen apathy. But if you want to know what it takes to get us into an uproar, mention the possibility that we might lose our treasured National Historic Landmark District status. The new report commissioned by the National Park Service (NPS) that broke last week isn’t quite that dire. Indeed, the NPS itself says point blank that “the Savannah National Historic Landmark District is not in danger of losing its designation... This year’s report was commissioned to provide complete data about incompatible changes that had occurred and have been proposed.” However, the report does recommend that the NPS move the Landmark District not one but two spots worse, from “Satisfactory” to “Threatened” status. The public response was quick and angry, much along the lines of “We tried to warn you about all those new hotels.” While the report neither focuses only on hotels nor does it revoke the District status, it’s remarkable how quickly the report tapped into what is obviously a preexisting vein of serious public angst over new development downtown. The report to the NPS cited two primary reasons for concern, which were by no means limited to hotels: 1. Increased volume and scale of development, specifically height and mass; 2. Degradation of the original and stillrevered town plan established by James Oglethorpe three centuries ago. (Background: The Landmark District was designated in 1966, ironically the same year the classic DeSoto Hotel was demolished. It’s bounded by River Street to the north, MLK Jr. Blvd. to the west, Gwinnett Street to the south, and East Broad to the east, with a 1977 addition to include Trustees Garden. Neither the proposed new Arena and Canal District nor Savannah River Landing are included.) “Several larger forces were identified as the root cause of many of the district’s most imminent threats, such as the rise in tourism and continued use of an outdated zoning ordinance,” the report states. “With tourism at an all time high, efforts to accommodate this population have led to many of the threats previously mentioned, such as the incorporation of numerous new hotel buildings, reuse of existing structures as STVRs, as well as a variety of other changes,” the report says.

While hotels are the focal point of the public’s ire, non-private sector buildings such as the new Cultural Arts Center are also noted in the report as problematic. Also mentioned are some rather far afield items such as noise pollution — which, though important, one assumes isn’t germane to a Landmark designation. There was a bit of confusion over the recommended status change. The NPS report says the last full assessment was done 16 years ago, in 2002, when the Landmark District was placed on the “Threatened” list. The day the report broke, the City of Savannah entered damage-control mode and rushed out a press release later that afternoon saying the District “was designated as ‘Priority 1 Threatened’ when it was last assessed in 2002, and it is recommended in this report to remain at ‘Priority 1 Threatened.’” This is not totally accurate. The NPS had quietly put Savannah back on the Satisfactory list in 2006. To be fair, the reason was quite specific and relatively minor: The out-of-character intermodal CAT terminal ended up being built west of MLK, so we were taken off the Threatened list. Also to be fair, I certainly don’t think the City was deliberately trying to cover anything up; they were working off the same report we were all looking at last week. The point is that in the subsequent decade-plus between 2006 and today, there is little question that enough new threats have emerged to at least potentially threaten the District status all over again. As stated in the report, the threats this time are systemic and pervasive. While the report is not quite the coming of the zombie apocalypse, it does give us some red flags to keep an eye on. The report was unveiled at a meeting at the new Kehoe Iron Works Project in Trustees Garden, featuring Daniel Carey, executive director of the Historic Savannah Foundation; Rebecca Fenwick, Director of Preservation for Lominack Kolman Smith Architects and a local partner in the assessment; and Ellen Harris, Director of Preservation with the Chatham-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission. Perhaps fittingly, out the window I could see the huge Homewood Suites dominating the East River Street skyline, with its ridiculous Eye of Sauron tower (which has been compared to other, less printable things of a phallic nature) and its fake tiki hut rooftop pool bar. While just a hair outside the actual NPS Landmark District, that Homewood Suites is in some minds the local poster child for garish, oversized new hotel development.

(For an interesting counterpoint on the subject of height, read Jason Combs’ Urbanist View column this week.) The challenge to maintain Savannah’s historic character is constant and ongoing. The building of the Civic Center in the late ‘60s and the destruction of a section of River Street for the Hyatt in the late ‘70s provoked similar outrage. Being off the Satisfactory list is actually nothing new for Savannah’s Landmark District. Between 1988-1992, it was on the ‘Watch’ list. In 1995, it was back to Threatened through 1997. After a five year hiatus, it returned to Threatened in 2002. But the sheer volume of new development in the wake of the economic recovery is now at an unprecedented scale, with unprecedented challenges to match. As Harris said, “Last year the [MPC] Board and staff reviewed 372 Certificates of Appropriateness — that’s more than double what it was ten years ago.” Saying that while current change is “inevitable,” Harris concluded, “how we manage this change is the crucial question that decisionmakers must address… the Landmark designation is fragile, and it does need to be protected.” Savannah’s tourism industry took note of public reaction. Visit Savannah President Joe Marinelli responds: “We all agree on the importance of balance and maintaining the integrity and authenticity of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District,” Marinelli says. “However, it seems that there is a huge disconnect when so much of the chatter calls into question a nearly $3 billion industry which drives so much of the economic prosperity in our community.” Marinelli points to examples of more well-received development, “including the Brice Hotel, the Mansion on Forsyth Park and the upcoming total transformation of the power plant on River Street. Ultimately, we are all in this together,” he says. Indeed we are, for better or worse. What does the future hold? The report doesn’t recommend decreasing our Landmark District’s size, as had to be done to the Beale Street District in Memphis, TN. For the City’s part, they say the brandnew Planning and Urban Design Department is ready to assist with developing a long overdue archaeology ordinance and a “historic pavement” ordinance. Add to that the anticipated passage of the new Historic Preservation ordinance, as well as the already-passed Hotel Overlay District and Tourism Management Plan, and hopefully the current controversy will be rendered moot. If not, we can’t say we weren’t warned. Again. CS


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NEWS & OPINION AN URBANIST VIEW

Fear of heights BY JASON COMBS THERE ARE many good reasons that one might choose to oppose a real estate development project. The simple fact that it will rise to the diabolical height of five stories, in an urban area, is not a good reason. (Note: I sit on the board of the Thomas Square Neighborhood Association, but the opinions expressed in my column do not represent the board.) Zoning changes that would allow the Starland Village project to proceed without major changes to its so-far proposed design will come before City Council this

In her recent letter to the Savannah Morning News, Virginia Mobley made this statement in regards to those in the neighborhood opposed to the project: “They are concerned about the historic not height, and this has guided architecattributes and quality of life that makes ture for thousands of years,” he concludes. this a unique neighborhood. Once that So, according to this point of view, height quality is gone, it cannot be rebuilt.” itself is not a detriment if the building is I respectfully disagree on two counts. designed well. A poorly designed building First, a five-story building, on its own merof one story can just as easily detract from its, will not destroy these things. Second, a neighborhood. We have plenty of such you can rebuild historic attributes and buildings in downtown Savannah. quality of life by inconveniencing cars. But signs placed on streets around StarFor examples, just look at Ellis Square land Village by opponents state that five and Price Street. stories is too big and will cause no less than Back in the day, I worked on Ellis Square the “destruction of our neighborhood.” at the much-missed Mercury Lounge. I Literally and directly, the only things often checked IDs at the front door while being destroyed are a 3,000 square foot staring at the hideous parking garage that former medical office building dating to occupied the square for 50 years. 1985 (one story and poorly designed), and Now that parking garage is gone. Cars three surface parking lots. must go underground to park. The ward is No residential structures are being lost. much more quaint. No people are being displaced. An arborI used to live just off Price Street. From ist and the Savannah Tree Foundation are inside my apartment I could hear colli-

require the project to have one. Instead, let’s reduce traffic on Whitaker and Drayton to one lane and use the other for parking, as on Price. That will also address traffic calming needs. I believe that we have to start allowing developments that fit in with a less car dependent future, now, even if all the pieces for it aren’t quite in place. I was going to write that the growing pains will be worth it, but that’s the wrong analogy. Withdrawal symptoms are a more apt analogy, as some people’s hands start to tremble as we speak of weaning ourselves from our auto-dependence. But again, it will be worth it. Finally, there is the insidious slippery slope argument (SSA). It says that if we allow this project to go forward, even if it is good in isolation, it will open the door to the entire Bull Street corridor being built up to a height of five stories. The use of an SSA is not always fallacious, if the process towards the dreaded end-game can be demonstrated. However,

So, according to this point of view, height itself is not a detriment if the building is designed well. A poorly designed building of one story can just as easily detract from a neighborhood. We have plenty of such buildings in downtown Savannah.

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week. The height of five stories seems to be the issue that most opponents are hung up on. The requested zoning changes were approved by the MPC at its last meeting. At this meeting, local architect Pat Shay spoke in favor of the project (no, he is not designing it). After Shay was done with his remarks, a member of the MPC board asked him directly if he thought the height of the proposed new structures would be detrimental to the neighborhood. I was there taking notes, but I asked Shay to re-state his response in an email. Here is what he wrote to me: “People cannot perceive actual height. What people see is scale. A well-scaled building at 7 stories can look great next to a 3-story building, if they are in scale. Most people do not perceive buildings more than the lowest 30 feet — so that if this region of a building is well scaled it will be perceived favorably, and whether it is four or five stories tall will be unknown [by the person perceiving it],” he wrote. “This effect has been proven in scientific experiments over and over again. The worst way to analyze this effect is with a flattened out elevation drawing. No one sees or experiences buildings or places in this way. Unfortunately it is the easiest way to draw and so it is the most frequently used to judge buildings.  10 “Average human beings perceive scale,

being consulted to do as little harm to live oaks as possible. Instead, around 90 rental units will be constructed, along with office and commercial space, and an events venue. Existing church properties will be renovated. Now, I will not be obtuse and insist that objections about height are just about the height. I know that often they are really about other things. I will sum these other things up as “quaintness” because that is the code word I’ve heard from many opponents. They want to keep things quaint. The equation goes like this: Tall building = density/more people = more automobiles = congestion and parking problems = loss of quaintness They propose to disrupt the equation like this: Tall buildings However, I propose that we disrupt the equation like this: more people ≠ more automobiles John Bennett started his column last week with a quote from architect Tony Garcia at the Georgia Walks Summit. It bears repeating this week and every week: “Every city thinks it has a parking problem. Or a traffic problem. You don’t. You have a car problem.” If there is any factor that truly has a direct and inverse correlation to quaintness, it is not building height, but the accommodation of cars.

sions on a weekly basis where it crossed 37th Street. The two lanes of one-way traffic were a dangerous speedway, but much liked by drivers leaving downtown. Now Price is just one lane, with parking and a bike lane in place of the other. There are far less crashes, street trees and other foliage have been allowed to grow out, and I believe that almost every formerly vacant lot on its course is now occupied by new, infill housing. It is much more quaint than it used to be. When it comes to Starland Village and potential harm to quality of life, it’s really all about the cars. I have two suggestions in that regard. 1) Don’t assume that the increase in activity will correlate to an equal increase in car traffic and parking needs. Will Starland Village increase congestion and parking problems? Yes, at least in the short term. But we are moving towards a future that is less dependant on ubiquitous personal car ownership. Until that time, there will be some discomfort, especially for those that live closest to the development, and most especially for those that don’t have their own off-street parking but consider on-street parking “theirs.” So be it. 2) Don’t be so insistent that Starland Village be so accommodating to increased car traffic, real or imagined. Don’t like the idea of an automated parking garage on Whitaker Street? Fine. Don’t

in this case I would argue that it is not demonstrated, but merely asserted, and the SSA is a simple fear-mongering ploy. What is demonstrated is that measures exist that would prevent the dreaded “fivestory everywhere” end-game. The Mid-City zoning area, where this project is proposed, is protected by a historic overlay. As has been stated before, no contributing structures are being demolished. Instead, existing structures are being enhanced. Contributing structures in the neighborhood will continue to be protected. The changes proposed to the CIV zoning designation within the Mid-City district would only apply to other future projects where an existing civic structure is retained and utilized in the project (CIV zoning is not enough). That a project such as this could happen again is a feature, not a bug. But it is a feature limited to a finite set of existing structures. Saying no to Starland Village will not be a defense against future bad projects. It will only be saying no to a good project now. And given how much time and effort this developer has devoted to neighborhood outreach, I’m afraid that the only lesson learned will be that it wasn’t worth it. CS


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BESIDES fools and showers, April is also known for being Poetry Month. As a Language Arts teacher, I am inevitably cornered this time of year by a few hover parents (better hover than absentee any day) and questioned with “How can I get my child to appreciate poetry?” Glad you asked. I like to joke that if you want your child not to like a thing, insist that he appreciate it. It works every time. Believe it or not, your child already loves poetry. Poems are the stuff of childhood. Unfortunately, many teachers either wring the life out of it with snobby poem choices and stodgy teaching, or neglect poetry altogether. If your child turns up his nose or scratches her head at the mere mention of the word poetry, let me share a few things I do in my classroom to help make poetry a lifelong love affair. I try to recite, not read, a poem to sixthgrade class every day. Poems are born to be spoken, heard, and shared. Even if you’re alone, recite poetry. Aloud! Books of poetry are scattered throughout my classroom—books with poems concerning everything from football to babysitting. I frame and display poems that are class favorites; they are, after all, works of art! You can do the same at home, even if it’s just jotting down a few lines of Kipling and posting it on the fridge. A middle schooler need not shelve class clowns such as Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky and replace them with Byron and Yeats. (I do sneak in the occasional Dickinson and Frost as a touchstone for

high school.) My students always seem amazed when I play a popular song and project the lyrics on the board. They realize that songs are actually poems set to music. (Albeit, the songs most of my students listen to I’d just as soon set on fire.) Thanks to the web you can easily find the lyrics to any song nowadays and print them out. Paul Simon’s “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” is a favorite with my students. It’s also a great idea for kids to listen to poems their peers are producing. Go to TeenInk.com for kids “spitting out rhymes.” But even better is Poetry Out Loud.com. Let your child watch top high schoolers from across the country compete for the national title in recitation. My favorite, hands down, bar none, is former champ William Farley reciting “Danse Russe” by William Carlos Williams. It gets darker and deeper every time my students and I watch it. Check it out. I never grade anything when it comes to poetry. I try not to analyze every line. Poetry can’t be measured or graded. Just watch “Dead Poets Society” if you don’t believe me. Poetry can only be felt, or then again, not felt at all. A student will find what appeals to him. So, keep it fun for now. Love and grief, as it will, can come later. Or, as Oscar Wilde once said, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” Follow this advice, and dare I say, your child might appreciate it. CS Mark Lawton Thomas is both a former Connect Savannah columnist and local teacher. He now teaches Language Arts in Augusta, Ga., and is the author of the best-selling children’s book When Farts Had Colors.


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The Rape Crisis Center observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month BY RACHAEL FLORA

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EVERY 98 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. 1 in 6 American women and 1 in 33 American men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire is hosting several events throughout the month to help raise awareness of the crime. The Rape Crisis Center (RCC)’s sole purpose is to help victims, and they do so through a series of regular programming such as the 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, support groups, and victim advocacy at the hospital. “RCC is like any other nonprofit, and this month is an opportunity to take advantage of platforms where we speak to rape and to generate the revenue to support our services, our survivors and education to sexual awareness prevention programming,” explains Kesha

Gibson-Carter, the director of RCC. “More than any funds, it’s an opportunity to raise consciousness and awareness of the plight as it relates to rape and sexual violence in our community.” In 2017, RCC recorded 183 reports through law enforcement of sexual violence. 153 individuals from that group received a rape kit, a forensic exam that preserves possible DNA evidence. “Rape is one of the most underreported crimes, so you can accept that there are more incidents,” Gibson-Carter

notes. “These are reported to us where we worked with law enforcement—this doesn’t include calls through our crisis lime or from family members. There are a litany of ways that people report to us.” There is a myriad of reasons for why victims don’t report their rape, but one attributable factor is victim-blaming. “Laypeople are more inclined to judge because it makes them feel safer if they don’t do what obviously the victim should not have done,” Gibson-Carter explains.

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“I don’t know that judgment and victimblaming always comes in the form of attack or criticism more than it comes out of a way in which the person who is spewing the judgment is more inclined to think, ‘If I don’t exhibit that behavior, I won’t get raped.’ In that scenario, it’s displayed and expressed that people are really doing that because they want justification. In some weird way, it protects themselves.” That’s why RCC is partnering with Jeans 4 Justice, an awareness campaign that began in Italy in 1999 when a victim was blamed for her rape because she was wearing jeans. “In that case, a judge made a comment that the perpetrator could not possibly have pulled her tight jeans down without help,” Gibson-Carter says. “The question that many survivors are asked after they disclose that they have been raped is, ‘What were you wearing? Why were you wearing those shorts?’” However, rape has much less to do with clothing than it does with the rapist. “There is nothing a person can do to protect themselves from rape. Rapists not raping is the only way to not get raped,” Gibson-Carter says firmly. “But, we do acknowledge from looking at accounts of our survivors, there’s a good mix of individuals going about their regular day, doing nothing that would have caused or put themselves in harm’s way, and then we see there are times where individuals are more vulnerable and engage in high-risk behaviors and become vulnerable.” Gibson-Carter says that one effective way to help stop rape is to involve the male demographic. “The majority of rape committed is by men, but all men are not rapists,” she explains. “There’s only a small percentage of the male demographic who do commit rape. We acknowledge that all men are not rapists—they have mothers, daughters, sisters, wives in their life that they love and care for. By virtue of that fact, they are our likely partners in this work.” The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Apr. 5 is a fun way to garner male support. Participants are asked to put on highheeled shoes and walk around Forsyth Park to symbolize the steps victims take toward healing. “While they don’t all have to strap on heels, we want all men out there taking a stand,” Gibson-Carter says. “Walk a Mile is a platform for men to say, ‘Here is a community who supports you.’” Gibson-Carter stresses the fact that men are impacted by rape, not just as witnesses but as victims. “The Rape Crisis Center is here for everyone. Men are victims and survivors, too,” she says. “While rape is underreported in women, if you factor in the stigma and shame and embarrassment

with women being assaulted, you can only imagine it’s far greater underreporting when it comes to male survivors.” Ultimately, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is just as much about empathy for rape survivors. “I think the greatest demonstration for me is what I have basically convinced myself of is that rape and sexual violence tear at the fabrics of a person’s being,” Gibson-Carter says. “It changes the trajectory of their life’s path. Oftentimes you see perfectly well-adjusted people succumb to societal ills as a result of not being able to hope and to heal. Sometimes if a person does have a good support system, faith system, or some sort of therapy, they will have a chance, but even amidst those supports it’s a difficult lifelong journey. It’s not something you just get over.” CS

April 1: Kickoff w/ Jeans 4 Justice

Businesses and local schools have committed to participation by paying $5 or more in exchange for wearing jeans to work.

April 2-30: ‘What Were You Wearing’ Awareness Campaign at Armstrong, SCAD, Savannah State, and Savannah and Oglethorpe Malls These exhibits dispel myths about rape and help prevent victim blaming culture.

April 5: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Forsyth Park, 5:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to secure pledges from family and friends to take the mile challenge and walk around Forsyth Park in heels. The goal is to have 1,000 men participate. To register, go to runsignup.com/Race/GA/Savannah/WAM.

April 15: Self Defense Class, First Presbyterian Church of Savannah, 3 p.m. This 2-hour self defense course taught by Krav Maga instructor Todd Mashburn will enhance and build self-confidence, awareness, and personal safety.

April 16: I Am Evidence Film Screening, location TBA, 8 p.m. Mariska Hargitay’s HBO documentary tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years and follows them as they navigate their way through the broken criminal justice system.

April 27: Pearls of Power Gala, American Legion Post 135, 6:30 p.m.

The gala will honor Attorney Abda Lee Quillian, Judge Tammy Cox-Stokes and Alderwoman Dr. Estella Shabazz and feature guest speaker Kym Worthy, prosecutor of Wayne County, Michigan. Enjoy entertainment, a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.


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But, and crucially, the muscle called the omohyoid also gently constricts the jugular vein while the woodpecker feeds. This reduces outflow of blood, causing blood vessels surrounding it to expand and create what sports-medicine researcher Gregory Myer calls the “Bubble Wrap effect.” Bighorn sheep, known for their headbutting, may achieve the same result via different means. Hollow cores in their horns are connected to their respiratory tract, which, Myer thinks, enables them to send already-breathed air back through the system a second time. The higher CO2 content of the recycled air would cause Football players’ concussions and chronic their oxygen-hungry brain to retain more traumatic encephalopathy have been in the blood, again producing inflated vessels and news a lot. Do woodpeckers, banging their added cushioning. beaks against trees, sustain such brain In contact sports, extra brain cushiontrauma? How about bighorn sheep?—Nancy ing is what we need. Our skull doesn’t snugly encase the brain—that would IT’S TRUE there’s a serious need to transfer too much impact shock to its conaddress CTE, a punishing degenerative tents. Instead the brain sits suspended in brain disease that looks to be endemic fluid, which provides enough shock buffamong former pro football players, and ering for everyday use, but violent jolts may be a cause for worry in soccer and cause it to smack against the inside of the hockey as well. So one might wonder about skull. Called “brain slosh” by concussion species that engage in regular headbanging experts, this is the phenomenon that, and seem no worse for wear. repeated over time, leads to CTE. Woodpeckers show a number of anaThat’s not something even high-quality tomical adaptations that help distribute helmets can prevent; as Myer points out, the energy of repeated high-intensity the brain’s already got a helmet—the skull. impact. But from a sports-medicine perAdditional armoring protects against fracspective their big innovation may turn out ture, but does little more. to involve their tongue. If we could bump up the blood level in Don’t feel bad if you didn’t see that one athletes’ brains, though, and tighten their coming. The tongue is a little-celebrated cranial fit, maybe they’d get the bubbleelement in the woodpecker’s MO—one wrap benefit too. But assuming the prembirdwatching website calls its surprising ise is right, how can football players get length “one of the best-kept secrets of bird- more blood into the cranial vasculature? lore”—and the anti-concussive properties Moving to higher altitude might help: of woodpecker tongue mechanics have the oxygen-poor environment leads the only recently attracted attention. body to compensate with increased blood As you’re aware, the woodpecker makes flow to the brain. Myer found that NFL its living by pounding its chisel-like beak games held in stadiums at 644 feet above into trees (20 times a second, maybe sea level and up showed 30 percent less 12,000 reps a day), then extracting what“total concussion incidence.” ever chow is thus exposed. This is where We can’t play all our football in Denver, the extra-long tongue comes in, variously though. So what then? adapted depending on the species to probe Maybe just stop playing football? Don’t deep crevices in the wood. be ridiculous, America bellows. OK, then Now, if you’re a bird with a tongue sevit might be time to put the players in a eral times the length of your bill, where’s very gentle chokehold. One device now it supposed to go when you’re not using it? under FDA review is called the Q-Collar: All vertebrates have an arrangement of it applies a bit of woodpecker-hyoid-style bone and cartilage below the upper jaw to pressure to the jugular vein, increasing support the tongue, called the hyoid appa- blood volume in the brain by a teaspoon— ratus. With woodpeckers, a notably elabo- no more than what happens when you rate hyoid setup lets the tongue retract yawn, bloodwise, but ideally providing behind and up over the top of the skull, in enough cushioning to reduce injury. some species all the way to the bird’s nosThe collar has shown early promise, trils. At rest, a woodpecker’s tongue is basi- though there are concerns about any solucally wrapped around its cranium. tion involving chronic vein compression, And seemingly this protects its brain which can lead to clotting. as it hammers away. Much credit goes to If it pans out, though, we may have a the strong, flexible material making up rare case where a swollen head is an asset the hyoid apparatus, allowing the whole rather than a liability. CS thing to act as a kind of combination shock BY CECIL ADAMS absorber and seat belt.

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Several suspects are in custody following a joint investigation that led to what the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) calls the largest single cocaine seizure in local history. “On March 5, 2018, CNT with support from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chatham County Aviation Unit, and other local and federal law enforcement agencies conducted drug operations at various hotels spanning several local jurisdictions,” a spokesperson says. “During a joint investigation, CNT, DEA, and supporting agencies, learned a large drug transaction was to take place. The operation resulted in the seizure of 25 kilograms of cocaine, marking CNT’s largest single cocaine seizure.”

Six people were arrested, four from Texas and two from Savannah. Search warrants were secured throughout Chatham County, to include, Savannah (East, West, and Cann Park neighborhood), Pooler, and Port Wentworth (Lake Shore subdivision). “The search warrants resulted in the seizure of various forms of controlled substances and a large number of firearms to include assault rifles. The majority of the firearms were seized from convicted felons. A large amount of U.S. currency was also seized,” CNT says. The investigation resulted in the total approximate seizures of 25 kilograms of cocaine, 40 pounds of marijuana, and five ounces of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA/Ecstasy), 17 bottles (260fl ounces) of codeine, 21 firearms with two of the firearms returning stolen. “The seized cocaine has an estimated street value of up to $4 million. Additionally, multiple vehicles were seized in the operation to include a Chevrolet Corvette. An approximate total of $430,000 in U.S. currency was also seized throughout the operation,” CNT says. In 2017, CNT, DEA and the United States Postal Inspectors (USPI) identified a drug distribution group operating throughout Chatham County. The organization was

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identified to contain approximately 30 people locally in Chatham County, most of whom had previous felony drug convictions and/or deemed “career criminals.” CNT says the heads of the organization were identified as 43-year-old Herman Felix Williams of Pooler/Savannah and 38-year-old Omar “Fresh” Jajaun Griffin of Savannah/Pooler/Atlanta. “Based on the findings of the investigation, it is believed the organization was regularly distributing large amounts of cocaine, marijuana, MDMA/Ecstasy, and codeine. The investigation also identified the organizations’ cocaine and marijuana sources of supply were located in Houston,

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NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD Wait times at emergency rooms are notoriously long, and Danny Konieczny’s experience was no different on March 6 at The Villages Hospital in The Villages, Florida. The Lady Lake resident, 61, was at home earlier in the day when a neighbor called 911 to report Konieczny was drunk and suicidal. According to WOFL TV, first responders took him to the hospital, where he waited for two hours to see a doctor before getting exasperated and stealing an ambulance to drive home. Konieczny parked the ambulance in the driveway of the neighbor he thought had called the police about him, and when Lake County Sheriff’s investigators tracked him down, they found Konieczny curled up in the trunk of his own car in his garage. Konieczny was put on no-bond status because he is still on probation from a 2017 drunk driving charge.

An Escalating Situation

Things went from bad to worse for 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu on March 6 when he was charged in Alexandria, Virginia, with felony hit-and-run involving an unlikely victim. Fairfax County Police pulled Bonsu over for an equipment violation, but he apparently forgot to put it in “park” before exiting the vehicle. Bonsu can be seen on police dashcam video running in front of the car and then being struck by it. Unhurt, Bonsu jumped up and kept running, but police were able to catch him. The Associated Press reported that Bonsu was charged with driving while intoxicated (his third) and possessing marijuana along with the hit-and-run.

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but a discovery in January near Perth, Australia, has historians thrilled. The Washington Post reported that Tonya Illman and a friend were walking along the beach when she spotted “a lovely old bottle.” Inside was a damp note, tied with string. “We took it home and dried it out ... and it was a printed form, in German, with very faint German handwriting on it,” she said. Experts at the Western Australia Museum have determined the note was 132 years old -- 24 years older than the previous record for a message in a bottle. The note was dated June 12, 1886, from a ship named Paula. Further study revealed that a German Naval Observatory program was analyzing global ocean currents in the area between 1864 and 1933, and an entry in the Paula’s captain’s journal made note of the bottle being tossed overboard. Thousands of other bottles were released into the sea as part of the program, and only 662 have been returned. The last one discovered was in January 1934. • It may not be the oldest ever found, but the message in a bottle found by 12-yearold Joseph Vallis of Sandys Parish, Bermuda, certainly traveled an impressive distance -- more than 1,000 miles. The Royal Gazette reported that Vallis and his Warwick Academy class were picking up trash around Bailey’s Bay on March 10 when he came across a green bottle with a plastic bag inside. He and his father, Boyd, uncorked the bottle and found a note dated April 2014 that had been set adrift from a French sailing yacht crossing the Atlantic. The note included an email address and invitation to contact the authors, but as of press time, the Vallises were still awaiting a response.

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The Litigious Society

Neldin Molina of Denver is dragging Hamburger Mary’s restaurant in Tampa, Florida, to court with a $1.5 million lawsuit alleging she was injured there by a drag queen’s breasts. According to WESH TV, Molina was visiting the restaurant in May 2015 with friends and family when a drag show began. Molina said drag queen Amanda D’Hod pointed at her and began to approach her, but Molina turned her back to signal she didn’t want to participate in the show. The suit, filed in early March, alleges that D’Hod then walked in front of Molina, grabbed her head and shook it, pounding it violently against the performer’s fake breasts. The complaint said Molina began to experience headaches and neck pain and later went to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. The lawsuit also notes the restaurant failed to notify patrons of possible danger from the drag show.

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Least Competent Criminal

On March 12 in Northumberland, England, a car thief making a getaway in a Mini Cooper S discovered the small car was not small enough to navigate a narrow stone staircase in Carlisle Park. Northumbria police were called to the park around 11:30 p.m. where they found the car and its unnamed 31-year-old driver both wedged tightly between the staircase walls. Area residents speculated to Metro News that the driver might have been trying to reenact a scene from “The Italian Job,” a 1969 movie. “I’m sure the older Minis would have got down no problem,” said Chris Stoker.

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An unnamed Russian woman stunned tourists and onlookers March 10 when she walked into the Red Sea and, with the help of a doctor and her partner, gave birth. From the balcony of her uncle’s apartment in Dahab, Egypt, Hadia Hosny El Said photographed the events, as the doctor carried the newborn and its father walked alongside with the still-attached placenta in a plastic bowl. After a few minutes, the mother emerged from the sea to join her family, including a toddler, on the beach. El Said told The Daily Mail the doctor is Russian and specializes in water births. CS

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SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Mandé culture of southern Mali. $40 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Margaret Glaspy, Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief and Mayhem ft. Nels Cline, Todd Sickafoose and Jim Black— In her SMF debut, Glaspy performs her fiercely raw guitar-driven pop songs with guitarist Julian Lage. Jenny Scheinman is one of modern American music’s most notorious chameleons. $30 8:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Mission Temple Fireworks Revival: Paul Thorn and the Blind Boys of Alabama— Paul Thorn attests that this concert will be “like taking a six pack to church.” $32-$80 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Program II— This mostly Mozart program features celebrated keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout. $52-$62 6:15 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center

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Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary— For this one-time-only production, a full spectrum of Benedetto players takes the stages. $32-$80 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts Pat Martino Quartet— Pat Martino emerged from the jazz-rich Philadelphia music scene in 1961 and established himself over the subsequent 50 years as one of the most prolific jazz guitarists of all time. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Claire Lynch Band— Rhonda Vincent first performed in the late 1960s at age 5 alongside her family members in the Sally Mountain Show. Claire Lynch established herself as an exceptional talent as lead vocalist for the Front Porch String Band. $40 7:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Program I— The centerpiece of their SMF debut features four violinists performing Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 10. $52-$62 6:15 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center

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Derek Gripper, Guitar— South African acoustic guitarist Derek Gripper executes kora repertoire brilliantly. $30 12:30 p.m. charleshmorriscenter.com.Charles H. Morris Center Derek Gripper’s African Strings Project, Trio Da Kali— The members of Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté) are outstanding musicians from the

António Zambujo— Fans of fado music will love internationally acclaimed Portuguese guitarist and fado singer António Zambujo. $40 8:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn— This time around, the mission is to take their double banjo combination of three finger and clawhammer styles to the next level. $32-$80 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts John Moreland, Aaron Lee Tasjan— This double bill pairs two up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters in their Savannah debuts. $30 8:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Trio Da Kali— The members of Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté) are outstanding musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Program III— This one-time-only concert with Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra features two SMF favorites, Sebastian Knauer and the Marcus Roberts Trio. 3 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center

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Daniel Hope’s Air: A Baroque Journey— This program blends the simplest and at times most primitive forms of dance music with the most sophisticated and revolutionary compositions of the day. $57 5 p.m. Trinity UMC

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Film: Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez— Winner for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards is given new life as percussionist Antonio Sanchez performs his original score for the film. $30 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre Gullah Roots: Etienne Charles, Ranky Tanky— In this one-time-only double bill, Trinidadian-American trumpeter Etienne Charles premieres “Gullah Roots,” an SMF-commissioned work. $40 3:30 & 7 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center

MONDAY 4. 2

Diego El Cigala— Diego El Cigala is arguably Spain’s most brilliant and innovative flamenco singer performing today. $32-$80 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano— Kristian Bezuidenhout has recorded the complete keyboard music of Mozart and Mendelssohn. $57 6:15 p.m. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity UMC Sullivan Fortner, Piano— A native of New Orleans, Sullivan Fortner was praised as a virtuoso before he finished high school. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center

WEDNESDAY 4. 4

Hawktail— Hawktail is a collection of four of the most exciting young artists in acoustic music. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Hawktail, the Barr Brothers— Andrew and Brad Barr began their musical careers in Boston playing with the improvisational rock trio, The Slip. $35 7:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Marc-André Hamelin, piano— Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin is renowned for his unrivaled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works. $57 6:15 p.m. Trinity UMC Maria Schneider Orchestra— Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres.$32-$80 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts

THURSDAY 4. 5

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio— An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 for more than five decades. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Sullivan Fortner Trio— This double bill connects a B-3 master and elder statesman of jazz with TUESDAY 4. 3 one of the most exciting young piano trios. Chris Pattishall, piano— Recently $40 6 & 9 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the Jazz on the River— This free open-air top five jazz musicians under 30 to watch. showcase features performances by 12 of $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center the country’s most talented high school Stile Antico— Working without a conjazz orchestras. Free and open to the pubductor, the 12 members of Stile Antico have lic 4 p.m. Rousakis Plaza thrilled audiences throughout Europe Manual Cinema: Lula del Ray— and North America. $57 6:15 p.m. Trinity Manual Cinema combines handmade UMC shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques Trumpet Masters: Celebrating Louis and innovative sound and music to create Armstrong and Lee Morgan— Grammy- immersive stories for stage and screen. $35 nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne and 8:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts rising star pianist Chris Pattishall lead a Marty Stuart and his Fabulous program featuring soulful vocalist Brianna Superlatives— A worldwide ambassaThomas. $40 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Charles H. dor for Nashville, Bakersfield and points Morris Center CONTINUES ON P. 20 19

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THE Savannah Music Festival returns for its 29th season of world-class music and unforgettable productions. From March 29 to April 14, Savannah can enjoy live jazz, folk, gospel, Gullah, blues, and beyond in venues from the classic Lucas Theatre to the brand-new Trustees Garden. As out-of-towners (40 percent of the Music Festival’s audience) arrive to soak up the music and admire the azaleas in full bloom, students in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, and Beaufort counties will benefit from Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers educational program, and Swing Central Jazz and the Acoustic Music Seminar foster young talent and offer a platform for the next generation. In this issue, you’ll find interviews with several outstanding voices who will leave their mark on Savannah. Grab a pencil and start circling: your live music calendar’s about to fill up.


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in between. $40 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Zukerman Trio— The Zukerman Trio consists of violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Chen. $52-$62 6:15 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center

FRIDAY 4. 6

Late Night Jazz Jam— Replete with heavyweights performing recognizable jazz standards, this year’s edition will be led by the remarkable bassist Rodney Jordan and feature an assortment of titans. $40 10 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien— Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien explore the interplay and mutual influences at the heart of American and Irish traditional music. $40 7 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Sullivan Fortner Trio— Fortner was praised as a virtuoso jazz pianist before he finished high school. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Swing Central Jazz Competition— Three jazz bands compete for the Jean Elizabeth Faircloth Award. Free 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts Swing Central Jazz Finale: Stomping the Blues— Following performances by the top three finalist bands at Swing Central Jazz vying for the Jean Elizabeth Faircloth Award, this original production showcases how the blues has served as the foundation of jazz since its inception in New Orleans over 100 years ago. $25-$65 6:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre Zukerman Trio with Daniel Hope and Friends— As a 10-year-old boy, Daniel Hope grew up admiring the extraordinary artistry and virtuosity of one of the world’s most esteemed string players, Pinchas Zukerman. This event marks their first performance together, and it combines the Zukerman Trio and other friends of Hope for a one-time-only concert. $52$62 6:15 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra w/ Robert McDuffie— Georgia native violinist Robert McDuffie continues the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s season-wide celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein. $42-$85 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre Audra McDonald— Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry. $42-$72 2 p.m. Trustees Theater Bill Frisell Trio, Julian Lage Trio— This only-in-Savannah double bill pairs two generations of virtuoso electric guitarists. $40 6 & 9 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Lee Fields and the Expressions, The James Hunter Six— Expect to be moved to dance. $40 4 & 8 p.m. Ships of The Sea 20 Museum

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Daniel Hope and Friends: Balkan Roots— Daniel Hope’s colleague, violinist Simos Papanas, conceived this exotic onetime-only program. $57 5 p.m. Temple Mickve Israel Film: Terezín: Refuge in Music— Daniel Hope has devoted more than 15 years to the intensive study and preservation of music by composers murdered by the Nazis. $25 3 p.m. Jepson Center The Voice is a Traveler: Moira Smiley, Anna and Elizabeth— This originally-conceived program by singer/ composer Smiley features musical styles from across the globe. $40 4 & 7 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center

MONDAY 4. 9

American Brass Quintet— Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass.” $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Murray Perahia, piano— One of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. $82 6:15 p.m. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center Tommy Emanuel, Jayme Stone’s Folklife— Guitarist/singer Tommy Emmanuel is a widely-praised fingerstyle player who you’ve got to see to believe. $40 5 & 8 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center

TUESDAY 4.10

American Brass Quintet— $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Daniel Hope & Friends: Brahms and Elgar— Brahms is often considered by his contemporaries and by later writers as both a traditionalist and an innovator. $57 6:15 p.m. Trinity UMC Mike Block and Sandeep Das, Sam Reiner and the Human Hands— Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist. Bengali musician Das made his stage debut

at age 15 with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. $40 7 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal— Celebrated singer-songwriter returns to SMF for a concert with John Leventhal, her husband, co-writer, producer, and guitarist. $37-$85 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre

WEDNESDAY 4.11

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas— The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler and California cellist runs the gamut from intimate chamber music to ecstatic fiddle tunes for dancing. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, The Goodbye Girls— $40 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Piaf! The Show— A musical celebration of the life and music of storied French chanteuse Edith Piaf. $32-$85 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts

THURSDAY 4.12

A World of Strings: Simon Shaheen and Firas Zreik, Mike Marshall and Jovino Santos Neto— A one-time-only world music production. $25-$65 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre The Goodbye Girls— All-female quartet from Boston. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center The North Mississippi Allstars— Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, the North Mississippi Allstars perform with an unstoppable energy, rhythmic reinvention and a potent message of positivity, family and hope. $35 8 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Yekwon Sunwoo, piano— Born in Anyang, South Korea, Sunwoo studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. $52 6:15 p.m. Trinity UMC

FRIDAY 4.13

Classical Broadway: A Co-Production with Savannah VOICE Festival— In their fourth annual co-production, the Savannah Music Festival and Savannah VOICE Festival team up to deliver two performances of timeless musical theatre. $40 5 & 7:30 p.m. Morris Center Daniel Hope and Friends: Romantic Masterworks— Mendelssohn and Schumann reveled in the late 18th century “Celtic revival.” $57 6:15 p.m. Trinity UMC Jovino Santos Neto, piano— This solo performance will show his creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies and lyrical melodies. $30 12:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center Latin Dance Party: Septeto Santiaguero— The five-stroke clave pattern will be in full effect as Septeto Santiaguero heats up the dance floor. $40 8:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum Rhiannon Giddens— Co-founder of the Grammy-winning stringband Carolina Chocolate Drops. $32-$80 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre

SATURDAY 4.14

Savannah Music Festival at Trustees Garden— An all-day festival featuring continuous live music on three stages and a vendor marketplace. Headliners include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Gillian Welch. $119.50 noon. Trustees Garden Stringband Spectacular Acoustic Music Seminar Finale— Hear inspiring original compositions by the next generation of Americana, bluegrass and acoustic musicians. $25 11 a.m. Trinity UMC


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Mischief & Mayhem come to the Ships of the Sea Jenny Scheinman-fronted project blends elements of jazz, Americana, and trance music

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IT’S NOT OFTEN that a show cancellation brings good news. But the Savannah Music Festival had serendipity on its side when Juana Molina had to cancel a double bill with Margaret Glaspy this Friday night—and the Festival was able to book Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem instead. No disrespect to the adventurous Argentinian singer/composer Molina, but those in the know will tell you it was at least an even trade. The extremely versatile violinist Jenny Scheinman is one of those musicians that other musicians universally hold in high regard. She has worked across a plethora of a genres with top-tier musicians such as Bill Frisell, Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed and Norah Jones. In addition to her solo work and other projects, since 2011 Scheinman has recorded and toured with Mischief & Mayhem, a supergroup of sorts featuring guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco, bassist Todd Sickafoose, and renowed drummer Jim Black. Together, she and Mischief & Mayhem play a brand of (mostly) all-instrumental music which combines a jazz sensibility with the rough edge of rock ‘n’ roll and a technologically and aurally experimental vibe and spirit that mixes Scheinman’s native California with the New York City where she really cut her teeth musically. “For a group that’s often called, quote, a jazz band, we’re more like a little rock band,” Scheinman tells Connect of Mischief & Mayhem, who she describes as a quartet of old friends. “But we also have clear melodies, and sort of a tension between recklessness and exuberance. We have suspense and excitement merging, and tones and loops cycling around,” she says. “It’s mesmerizing, and hopefully transporting. Transforming, even,” says Scheinman. “Even though much of what we do is very exploratory, it’s accessible. Mischief & Mayhem has become a loved band.” She says the band “has its bones closely

tied to its roots in folk and fiddle music. But in Mischief & Mayhem we might also do it with a west African beat, with a different groove. But the form is there.” A prolific songwriter, Scheinman says she lets her subconscious be a part of the process. “When writing songs, there are moment when it sounds so generic to me. I let it all sit for awhile. I look for the songs that after six months are still stuck in my mind. That’s how I write everything – I let my subconscious process it for awhile.” As a trained violinist who also proudly refers to herself a “fiddle player,” Scheinman has worked with a wide variety of musicians, from the jazz tradition—where almost everyone reads music—to the Appalachian tradition—where almost no one reads music—to most everything in between. “Bil Frisell, for example, he likes to read the music, he likes to see the notes. He wants to see something to get it fully into his system.” As a more general observation, Scheinman points out that, “Playing with musicians who only learn by ear might take longer – but when they get it, they really have it,” she says. “A jazz musician in New York might look at the charts and immediately grasp what’s going on, but when they’re done they go off to another gig.” In contrast to Scheinman’s work with Mischief & Mayhem is her most recent album, 2017’s Here On Earth. In this remarkable collection of songs, Scheinman collaborates with stalwarts like Frisell, Danny Barnes, Robbie Fulks, and Robbie Gjersoe. When you release an album of fiddle tunes steeped in the rural Appalachian folk tradition and get glowing reviews in jazz and pop publications, you know it’s more than just an homage. Indeed, the album is so dynamic in part because it was originally a live performance soundtrack to the film Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, comprising 70-year-old archival footage shot by the legendary H. Lee Waters. “Fiddle tunes are really stable, solid ditties that can be treated different ways,” Scheinman says lovingly. “They are

Fiddler player Jenny Scheinman bridges genres from jazz to Americana to electronic music. PHOTO BY MONICA FRISELL

cyclical dance tunes that can all be played by a great fiddler. Here On Earth is an overt, conscious effort to sort of gather all those thoughts.” Saying she wrote “a million tunes” initially for that record, they were of course paired down to the 15 tracks that were released. “We didn’t realize at first that these tunes could translate so well to a band with no fiddle background,” she says of the collaboration with musicians from many different traditions. “Bill isn’t what you would call a ‘picker.’ He doesn’t necessarily know all the repertoire. But he blows the roof off, with his much more open approach,” says Scheinman. But for Jenny Scheinman, it’s always the song itself that matters most.

“In Mischief & Mayhem, we’ve all had a long history with songwriters and songs. Nels of course everyone knows and respects from his work with Wilco. Todd has also done an amazing amount of great work with so many people,” she says. But drummer Black, she says, “is the most mischievous. I was going through the charts looking at Jim’s notes. There’s all this writing in the margins where he’s actually writing the sounds, things like, ‘Meow. Dit-Dit. Wang.’ It’s hilarious.” CS

SMF: JENNY SCHEINMAN’S MISCHIEF & MAYHEM AND MARGARET GLASPY

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WHEN trumpet player Etienne Charles was growing up in Trinidad, a rare rice was growing on the island, too. Hill rice, with origins tracing back to West Africa, was plentiful throughout the U.S. for a time, but after World War I, the crop had all but vanished. The last of it is in Trinidad, planted by freed slaves from the Lowcountry who were granted Trinidadian land and freedom by the British in exchange for fighting against their masters in the War of 1812. Charles never knew his neighbors as Georgians, or former slaves. He simply knew them as “Merikans.” “They were no longer Gullah down there,” Charles says. “They were Americans. I’d known all about these Americans, but never really known they were Gullah and from Coastal Georgia. I didn’t put the two things together.” Hill rice is just one of many links between Trinidadian and Gullah culture that Charles is exploring for his Savannah Music Festival-commissioned work, Gullah Roots. In a one-time-only double bill with Charleston Gullah musical group Ranky Tanky, Charles will explore the Afro-Caribbean connections to Gullah music. As a composer, band leader, arranger, and Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Charles has preserved his native culture of Trinidad and fused the sound with American jazz’s rich history. Most recently, the 20-something released a record exploring the ties of his islands to calypso and Haitian voodoo music, stirring rocksteady, reggae, belair, kongo, and Motown into the pot. As a scholar and celebrated player, Charles dives deep into his research when creating one-of-a-kind works that meld cultures.

Young trumpeter, composer, arranger, professor, and band leader Etienne Charles returns to SMF. PHOTO BY LAURA FERREIRA

It’s not the first time he’s explored Gullah history. “I had written a piece for a big band a few years ago commissioned by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra,” Charles explains. “Charleston the city certainly has Gullah elements, but that piece was not specifically about Gullah—I wanted to dig in and do some homework on the people.” Savannah’s own Pinpoint Heritage Museum was a strong source of inspiration, as well as many books and DVDs. “I was meeting with people—museums, cultural leaders, just meeting them, getting their stories and connecting them with the people’s history as opposed to just what you read in the books,” he says. The more he learned, the more ties Charles found to home, like the Gullah tradition of beating a stick on the ground during ring shouts.

“In Trinidad, we use bamboo sticks and sing very similarly,” Charles says. “The music is very similar—the beat, call and response. It’s a very vocal music, similar to our music as well.” Yet Charles’s arrangement doesn’t feature any singing. “One challenge is taking a normally vocal musical tradition and turning it into an instrumental piece,” he says. “I love a challenge! Horn players are already mimicking the voice, trying to sound like we’re singing. It’s lots of melodic lines, trying to tie into Western and North African traditions as well.” In his typical style, Charles has employed other genres into his Gullah Roots work, showing the far reach of Gullah’s influence. “The roots of Gullah culture created roots in other cultures,” he says. “When you think of modern American culture, you think Motown, swing, jazz. Think of people like James Jamerson, a legendary bass player on many Motown records. A lot of people don’t know he was from Edisto Island, South Carolina.” He’s finding inspiration in the energy and spirit of Gullah life, longstanding customs and tradition. “One of the movements is about Watch Night,” Charles explains. “That was a New Year’s Eve tradition—they still do it along down in Georgia through that area—where they get on their knees, heads on the pew, for the countdown all the way back to December 31, the night before the Emancipation Proclamation. It goes into a shout.” Charles witnessed Watch Night firsthand at a service led by Music Festival alums the McIntosh County Shouters. “The way I’ve constructed the piece so far is based off of different cultural points and its ties in history and tradition,” he says. After the welcome challenge that Gullah Roots has provided, Charles will continue to find new musical stories. Savannah Music Festival is always a refreshing event for the trumpeter. “It’s always a high point of my year,” he says. “It’s nice and warm and the city is so well laid out….and being a lover of vintage architecture, to be in a place where it’s preserved and maintained, it’s always inspiring to get a taste of that old style. It’s also just a reminder of the good and bad parts of history. I’ve made great friends in Savannah, so I’ll be kickin’ it with the peeps and see some Gullah folks in my home away from home.” CS

SMF: GULLAH ROOTS: ETIENNE CHARLES/RANKY TANKY Sunday, April 1, 3:30 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center $40 www.savannahmusicfestival.org


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Benedetto Guitars celebrates 50 years BY ANNA CHANDLER

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Howard Paul, left, and Robert Benedetto, right, show off a six-stringed masterpiece. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Benedetto celebrates 50 years of quality and craftsmanship with a unique Savannah Music Festival partnership. Festival attendees get the pleasure of seeing the instruments played by some of the finest guitarists in jazz today. “One thing that makes this concert interesting is it features four generations of jazz guitarists,” Paul says. The stellar lineup features Howard Alden, Romero Lubambo, Chico Pinheiro, Pat Martino, and “King” Solomon Hicks. “If you listed the top ten most influential jazz players, Pat Martino is among those top ten,” says Paul. Active since 1959, Martino is prevalent in post-bop, fusion, soul jazz, and mainstream jazz. After an aneurysm left him with amnesia in 1980, the luminary was forced to relearn his craft, making his

story one of the most remarkable in the modern jazz world. Alden is a master of the seven-string guitar who’s spent 26 years as a Benedetto artist. “Howard represents the swing and gypsy generation of jazz,” Paul notes. Lubambo brings a sound that fuses his Brazilian musical heritage with American jazz tradition; he’ll perform with Pinheiro, a leading figure of modern jazz in Brazil. The show’s youngest performer, Hicks, brings blues flavor to his playing. “He’s 21 years old, hails from Harlem, and is a quintessential blues player,” says Paul. After the festival, Benedetto continues their big 50th anniversary celebration through collaborations with Perry Lane Hotel and The Kessler Collection.

Locals can look forward to a big concert with noteworthy Benedetto artists at the annual Savannah Jazz Festival in September. As Paul and company reflect on a halfcentury of quality instrument creation, Benedetto is proud to call Savannah home. “We keep everything manufactured here in Savannah—a rarity in the guitar world,” Paul says. “Even though Bob Benedetto retired four years ago, the quality and integrity of the brand name is better than it’s ever been.” CS

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IN THE EARLY 1970s, Howard Paul was a young jazz guitarist with his eye on a coveted prize: a Benedetto archtop guitar. At the time, Paul could only dream of owning one of the finest instruments in the world, handcrafted by Robert Benedetto on his New York City workbench. Now, after serving in the US Army and working as an executive for Chatham Steel, Paul blends his passion for music and sharp business acumen as President and CEO of Benedetto Guitars. The very first Benedetto archtop was carved and assembled by Benedetto in 1968. By the 1970s, players like Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Joe Diorio, and more were proud Benedetto players. The company moved production to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania in 1990, and not long after, Paul finally added his name to the waitlist for his custom-made dream guitar. “At the time, it was a two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half-year wait,” Paul remembers. “During that time, I became very good friends with Bob and his wife Cindy.” Benedetto, creator of “The Signature Jazz Guitar,” and Cindy, “First Lady of Jazz Guitar,” were in the process of moving to Tampa and regularly visited Paul and family in Savannah. They became great friends, and in the late ‘90s, Paul was a Benedetto-endorsed guitarist. In 2006, Paul partnered with Benedetto and established a new, small manufacturing workshop in his home of Savannah. “We were friends for ten years, over which period I was initially a friend and a customer and artist, and eventually in 2006, we became business partners,” Paul explains. Benedetto’s Georgia headquarters continued to produce Benedetto’s legendary models, and Paul worked to expand the line to include more affordable guitars. In 2008, the recession hit while big box music stores like Guitar Center spread across the country and online retailers like Musician’s Friend rose to prominence. Times were tough for small retailers, but despite the convenience of online shopping and chain stores, there’s no match for a handcrafted instrument made by a handful of the world’s finest luthiers. “Today, we sell direct,” Paul says. “It’s all bespoke. We’re building custom orders. There’s no longer retail distribution, it’s all directly from us, and I think, today, we’re in a really good place.”

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Diego El Cigala The leading voice in flamenco music comes to Savannah

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TWO GRAMMYS. Five Latin Grammy nominations. Three Musica Awards. Five Amigo Awards. One Golden Microphone. One golden voice. Madrid-born Diego el Cigala has been enchanting music fans worldwide for years, blending his Romani Flamenco gypsy style with boleros, tangos, and even salsa. The leading voice in flamenco music will sweep Savannah Music Festival audiences away on April 2. With a show that The New York Times once named the city’s best concert (that’s in pop, rock and jazz categories), El Cigala’s ability to summon years of cultural influence and fuse it with a deeply emotive performance has made him the world’s most in-demand flamenco singer.

We spoke with El Cigala about his storied career and what Savannah Music Festival attendees can look forward to at his Monday performance. What’s it like sharing flamenco tradition in countries around the world? It’s truly an honor, I never thought I would have the opportunity to take flamenco to so many places and that it was going to be so welcomed. The best part is to meet foreign musicians and discover their points of view on our music and have that musical connection between two languages. You have sung with single piano accompaniment and with a ten-piece band— does the instrumental setup impact the style of your performance? It’s a very different mood, when I am alone with the piano, which I’ll be for a few songs


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You have collaborated with so many musicians; what are some of your most memorable collaborations over the years? Besides from Bebo Valdés, which is obviously an important point in my career, I remember with much love the times I was on stage with Chavela Vargas in Colombia, with Salif Keita and Paco de Lucia in Spain. Gonzalo Rubalcaba on my last album “Indestructible” or my tour with Omara Portuondo. But there are so many more I want to have the chance to record or tour with. Do you have a vocal warmup routine? I don’t, I sing a bit before the show starts to feel how my voice is that day and I warm up on stage. I do take a lot of ginger and aloe vera warm drinks on the day on the concert. But that’s about all.

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to take flamenco to so many places and that it was going to be so welcomed. The best part is to meet foreign musicians and discover their points of view on our music and have that musical connection between two languages.” You have explored many styles of music; what are you looking forward to trying next? I have a few projects in mind, Mexico may be there. Been planning that for years but maybe something else will catch my eye or my ear before. I want to sing with a classical orchestra as well. So much good music to get involved with… What can Savannah Music Festival audiences expect from your performance?

Amazing musicians, the best of the Latin and Spanish music. A well-crafted show that travels through salsa, tango, bolero and flamenco. And hopefully to dance a bit and remembering the talent of the huge salsa icons we honored in this album. CS

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HE GREW UP in the hardcore and punk scenes, but John Moreland hasn’t gone soft in his career as a country singer. Though he’s rounded his edges, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter is one of the most piercing lyrical voices in modern roots music. His songs often wander across acoustic guitar strings now, but he hasn’t lost his edge. “I was just that dude who was always in five bands at the same time,” Moreland gently laughs, recalling his early musical days. “When I was 19 or 20, I was just burnt out on playing punk and hardcore and was looking for something different—music that made me feel excited about music again. When I was growing up, my dad listened to Neil Young, The Band, Tom Petty…for whatever reason, I found myself going back to that, and it was like what

happened for me when I first found punk.” Moreland began writing songs when he was around 12 or 13 years old, but he didn’t start singing until he created a solo career. “It was terrifying,” he remembers. “I never really thought of myself as a singer before that. I never wanted to be a singer…I just wanted to be the guitar player, the producer, arranger. But I wanted to do my own thing, and in order to do that, I needed to write some lyrics and get up the courage to sing in front of people.” After playing in the Black Gold Band and the Dust Bowl Souls, Moreland went fully solo on 2011’s Earthbound Blues. That record revealed the tender center of Moreland’s songwriting, wrapped up warmly worn vocals and an alt-country lilt. In the Throes followed in 2013, and High on Tulsa Heat arrived in 2015. His most expansive work, Big Bad Luv, was released in 2017. Recorded in Little Rock with a crew of Tulsa friends, including John Calvin Abney on piano and

guitar, Aaron Boehler on bass, Paddy Ryan on drums, and Jared Tyler on dobro, the record has received stellar acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone and American Songwriter. The record’s production creates a lush base with Moreland’s poignant writing as its pulsing heart. On the memorable “Old Wounds,” Moreland signs off the chorus with something akin to a thesis statement: “If we don’t bleed it don’t feel like a song.” “I think that line was like a flag I was trying to wave,” Moreland says. “It was wondering, ‘Why am I this way? Why do I put myself through turmoil to get a song out of it—why does anybody do that?’” When he first started writing, Moreland was hesitant—he led a “pretty average, boring, suburban middle class life”—why would anyone want to hear about his experiences? “I was really into Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt,” he says. “I wanted to write story songs about these crazy characters like they did. I tried that, and it always felt weird, and it wasn’t quite believable, because I was trying to sing about stuff I didn’t know about. At a certain point, I tried to write about my boring life—maybe it’s not so boring. That’s when it clicked for me—these are songs that I can actually feel, and that in itself made them better songs regardless of what they were about. They were true and real.” When it comes to the recording process, Moreland likes to keep it loose, working in the studio, going home, and adding overdubs and additional flourishes. “I like to make records with loose plans on purpose so it becomes whatever it’s going to be,” he says. “I don’t want to force anything.” In addition to his band, Moreland invited several titans of modern alt-country to lend their talents to Big Bad Luv. That’s Lucero’s Rick Steff on piano, and you’ll hear Dawes brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith and Shovels and Rope’s Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent singing on some tracks. “Once it all started to take shape, it was really enjoyable,” he says of the recording process. Moreland hasn’t performed in Savannah since his high school hardcore band played The Velvet Elvis in 2002, and he’s looking forward to bringing a full band down for Savannah Music Festival. It might not be quite like his last Savannah show, but it’s not going to be a tame event either. “It’ll be a wild rock ‘n’ roll thing,” he promises with an audible smile. CS

SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: JOHN MORELAND, AARON LEE TASJAN

Saturday, March 31, 8:30 p.m. North Garden Assembly Room at Ships of the Sea Museum $30+ via savannahboxoffice.com


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BY ANNA CHANDLER anna@connectsavannah.com

MEGAN BEE @SOUTHBOUND BREWING COMPANY

CRO-MAGS

With vocals clear as a mountain stream, Megan Bee summons the spirits of the wilderness in her folk/Americanainspired sound. A singer-songwriter with a background in environmental education, Bee worked as a traveling farmhand and found her voice while singing around a campfire in the desert. She got her footing in the award-winning trio Wormz and the Decomposers before going solo. Currently based out of Athens, Ohio, Bee released her latest studio album, Like a Canyon, in 2017. The record, emanating warmth with its gentle acoustic arrangements and inviting lyricism, earned an Ohio Music Award for Best Americana and Best Singer-Songwriter Album. FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 6 P.M., 21+

Enjoy a bill of unexpected sounds at The Sentient Bean as the Sweet Foxy Freak Fest tour comes to an end. New Jersey-based Crust dishes out progressive psychedelic rock that’s not afraid to get experimental. With guitars, synths, and added violin, their 2017 EP ‘Blue World’ is a transcendent journey for the ears and mind. Savannah’s own Lady Valore continues to uplift with raps, spoken word, saxophone riffage, and vocals. Scope out her latest release, IRL, released in February, on Bandcamp. Futility is a Savannah-born project of electronic explorations with psychedelic layerings. SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 8 P.M., $5, ALL-AGES

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CRUST, LADY VALORE, FUTILITY @THE SENTIENT BEAN

Experience hardcore history at The Jinx. Cro-Mags, the influential NYC hardcore punk band, blazed the trail for the fusion of metal and hardcore music. Formed in 1981, the band released its debut album, The Age of Quarrel, in 1986. With John Joseph’s influentially raw vocals set against fast time signatures and punkmetal guitar tone, the record produced now-classics like “World Peace,” “We Gotta Know,” “Street Justice,” “Hard Times,” and “Show You No Mercy.” The band’s gone through countless lineup changes over the years—their current live show features Joseph on vocals, Mackie on drums, AJ Novello on guitar, and Craig Ahead on bass. The show also marks the return of heavy Savannah band Slave Grave. Featuring scene regulars including Rich Krauss, Brook Schwartz, Andrew Walker, and Lee Vallier, it’ll be the band’s first live performance in about five years. MONDAY, APRIL 2, DOORS AT 9 P.M., SHOW AT 10 P.M., $15 VIA TICKETFLY.COM, 21+

This may mark one of the oddest shows of the year—former Misfits vocalist Michale Graves will perform an acoustic set at Richmond Hill’s favorite Irish pub. Graves fronted the polarizing ‘90s edition of the Misfits with Jerry Only on bass, Doyle Wolfgang on guitar, and Dr. Chud on drums. The singer joined the horror-punk group in 1995 and sang on American Psycho and Famous Monsters, penning the originals “Dig Up Her Bones” “American Psycho,” and more during his time with the band. After forming a series of bands, including Lost Boys, Graves, and Gotham Road, Graves began a solo career; he’s been making music in a range of genres, from horror punk to folk to rock to country, ever since. FRIDAY, MARCH 30, $12 ADVANCE, $15 DAY OF

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT From the streets to the stage, Empire Strikes Brass brings the funk.

STRIKING THE RIGHT CHORD

Empire Strikes Brass brings New Orleans-style funk to Southbound BY ANNA CHANDLER

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CONNECT SAVANNAH | MAR 28-APR 3, 2018

IN ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, the rhythm of hand drums fills the streets and eclectic art splashes across brick walls. In the “San Francisco of the South,” it’s not unusual to see random acts of creativity—like, say, a 10-piece marching band moseying down the road in full funk force. Empire Strikes Brass, an eclectic group of jazz musicians and dreamers, was born on the streets of Asheville, parading for weddings and pure fun. After years of honing their sound, the group has released its debut record, and has plans to share more recorded music within the year. The strange magic that birthed Empire Strikes Brass couldn’t have happened anywhere but Asheville. “I’ve been here for 13 years,” says band founder and saxophone player Pauly Juhl. “It’s an amazing music and arts community, and it keeps growing and growing. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without Asheville and the community.” Juhl, who comes from a rock ‘n’ roll, 28 funk, and Dixieland background, started

Empire Strikes Brass when a friend’s sister needed a New Orleans-style jazz band to perform at her rehearsal dinner. “I was able to find some good horn players and a drummer, and we just had such a good time,” Juhl remembers. “It was really good doing that. We started playing music venues and doing New Orleans second line parades around Asheville and got our name out like that.” These days, Empire Strikes Brass features Juhl on saxophones, Kyle Snuffer on trombone, Nik Hope on drums, Alex Bradley on trumpet, JP Furnas on trombone and tuba, Debrissa McKinney on saxophone and vocals, Lenny Pettinelli on keys and vocals, Kelly Hannah on guitar and vocals, Sean Donnelly on keys and drums, Henry Westmoreland on tuba, trumpet, and saxophone, and Jay Wildenhouse on trumpet. Over the years, they’ve gotten even funkier, and their debut LP, Theme for a Celebration, captures five years of finetuning their wild sound. “Our first album turned out to be what I like to call more of a mixtape,” Juhl says. “We had six different writers on it, and when we were shopping our work, our

publicist was concerned it was too across the board. We understood it wasn’t easy to market, but that was important for us to show a piece of all of us for the first album.” Writing is an organic process for Empire Strikes Brass. Typically, one member brings a song to practice, writes it out, and the group will play through what has been presented to them. “Then we get the final touches, the awesome hits, and extra flavor starts coming together,” Juhl explains. “When we go in the studio, we always have some new surprises, come up with an idea, or keep it open and listen to everybody’s ideas. It’s quite a process, and it can be difficult, but we’re really excited about the original material and what direction it’s going.” For their next recording, expect brassheavy songs with deep funk grooves a la Snarky Puppy. “It’s a little bit more focused,” says Juhl. “It’s in tune with the sounds we’ve developed to be our own over the years.” When they’re not second lining or performing in breweries like Southbound, Empire Strikes Brass is busy with an array of engagements. Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule sat in

with the group at New Mountain Ampitheatre in Asheville, and the band performed alongside Dr. John & Lettuce at the South Carolina Jazz and Heritage Festival. The band’s individual players keep busy, too—keyboardist Pettinelli has performed with the likes of Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck, Dave Matthews Band), Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Kool and the Gang), and Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), and Juhl had the honor of sitting in with John Oates at MerleFest. Whether they’re gigging in the street or a concert hall, Empire Strikes Brass is ready to party, and they always play to the crowd. “We like to do our originals, but we choose a lot of covers depending on who’s in the room and the feel,” Juhl shares. “We love the people at Southbound, and Savannah is one of our favorite places. We’d probably live there if it weren’t for Asheville!” CS

EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS

Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company $16 via Eventbrite.com 21+


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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Thelma & The Sleaze, Craig Brown, 9 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ricky Standard, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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.

COMEDY

The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.

DJ

Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY 3.29 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ Square One, 11 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Jody Espina Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Laiken Love Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hellrad, 10 p.m.

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Columbia’s Say Brother returns to Savannah to dish out some kickass soulful country rock. Members of Say Brother will contribute to the bluesy stlings of Watzon Village. Locals Kudzu feature Kristina Laygo backed up by members of Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks. SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 9:30 P.M., FREE, 21+ Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Individually Twisted, 9 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center Festival of Praise, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) CC Witt, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Brewer’s Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 7 p.m. 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 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

The Loft on Liberty The Odd Lot Odd Time Radio Hour, 8 p.m.

DJ

The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY 3.30 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Charlie Fog Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Young Nudy, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Snozzberries, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m.

El-Rocko Lounge Dustin Price, God Bless Relative, Vila, Mello D, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Howard Paul Trio w/ Tony Monaco, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar @Sundown, 9 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music North Beach Grill Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music PS Tavern Rachael Shaner, 9 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Waterloo Revival, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Megan Bee, 6 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Ford Natirboff, Jubal Kane, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bill Hodgson, Hannah Noel, Whiskey Run, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Ear Candy, 9:30 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Coach’s Corner Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m.

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KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Brewer’s Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke, 8 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. The Wormhole Comedy Planet presents Quincy Jones, 8:30 p.m.

DJ

Club 309 West DJ Zay Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One MIX 7: Mix 912 Airlines, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub Little Black Fetish Party IX: Good Friday, 10 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Fire Brand Fridays Poetry Slam, 7 p.m.

OTHER

Jazz’d Tapas Bar @Sundown, 9 p.m.

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Barrelhouse South The Band Be Easy, 9 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Holly Goodspell, 7 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Driftaway Cafe The Masarie Gang, 6 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Say Brother, Watson Village, Kudzu, GONG, 9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Hextones, 9 p.m. The Jinx Psycho Devilles, Crazy Man Crazy, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Lewis Brice, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Empire Strikes Brass, 7 p.m. Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Eric Culberson, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, Liquid Ginger, Bill Hodgson, DJ

Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Chuck Courtenay, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Algiers, Lee Bains III & The Gloryfires, Mourning [A] Blkstar, 9 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, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke

COMEDY

Bull Street Labs Improv Inferno, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Savannah Coffee Roasters Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans, 8 p.m.

DJ

Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Liquid Night Club Live DJ, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay Grown and Sexy Party, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 4. 1 LIVE MUSIC

Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Huxsie Scott, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson The Sentient Bean Savannah Songwriters Series, 7 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

MONDAY 4. 2 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m.

The Jinx Cro Mags, Slave Grave, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon 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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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

TUESDAY 4. 3 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Acoustic Tuesday w/ Adam Nye, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Poker Rachael’s 1190 Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

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


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

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

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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

Brewer’s Sports Bar and Grill 5710 OGEECHEE RD STE 100 9122003625 www.brewerssavannah.com

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

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

Adolfo Alvarado gets

Grounded

BY RACHAEL FLORA

rachael@connectsavannah.com

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STREET ART comes inside with Adolfo Alvarado’s “Grounded,” opening this Friday for the Telfair’s #art912 program. Alvarado was born in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, right across the border from El Paso, Texas. “El Paso is the second safest city in the United States, and then just across the border is Juarez,” Alvarado says. “When that drug war was happening, they called it the worst city in the world when because of all the violence that was happening.” The violence Alvarado witnessed in his younger years informs his work now, both consciously and not. One piece in his collection is a reference to a particularly gruesome mass killing of girls in Juarez. “In the ‘90s, I don’t know what was happening, but a lot of women were turning up missing,” Alvarado recalls. “You’d hear different numbers—some people said hundreds, some said thousands. Some even found their remains in the deserts or on the outskirts. It was a big scare round El Paso and Juarez because nobody knew who it was or who was doing it. They still don’t know. What they were finding out, too, is that the police were involved and people writing articles within the city were getting death threats for writing about it.” On every telephone pole in Juarez, Alvarado recalls, someone painted pink pastel squares with a black cross in the middle. That same pattern is included in a piece in the show, working machetes and a decorative found object into the piece. “It kind of got better, and the numbers got less and less,” says Alvarado. “But then the drug wars started in 2008. I couldn’t see my family across the border because we were afraid of not coming back. I lost a cousin and an uncle when all that was happening.” Alvarado’s mother knew that giving her son a creative channel would help keep him out of the trouble that surrounded their city. “To get me to be still and focus, she would make me draw circles or dashes on a sheet of paper, and then we would connect all those lines and make them into farm animals,” Alvarado says. “But then when I 32 was in middle school, my mom got phone

calls from the school because of things I would draw in class. I remember she got a call one time because I drew a war scene, so they wanted to know what was happening at the house. But it wasn’t anything like that, it was just my imagination. So being in trouble at school, and because my mom got called, I got grounded at the house.” That’s one meaning to the title “Grounded.” The other meaning references art’s stabilizing power in his life. “In high school, I started getting in more trouble and there was more of the local gang problems, so that’s when I joined the mural team,” Alvarado says. “The art teacher started a mural program and she asked me to join her. That’s how I started painting, really. When we first started doing murals, a lot of them were historical murals, so we had to do a lot of research behind them. If we wanted to paint a certain figure, we would have to know why we’re painting them. That also helped me get away from my friends in gangs because then I started looking at the history we had in that area and through Mexico. In the neighborhood, you grew up around all that gang stuff. It’s not just your friends starting something; it’s generations and generations.” When Alvarado came to SCAD in 2002, he brought his love of murals with him, but he didn’t have that outlet for public art he had in El Paso. “I didn’t start doing canvas paintings until I got to Savannah, because it’s hard to find a spot to paint downtown or midtown. There’s regulations,” he says. “There’s a committee you have to go through, you have to present your idea and show them what it’s going to look like and what the story behind it is. I’ve done that before, but to get jobs, not just to graffiti.” Despite the tough restrictions on public art, Alvarado hopes to get some sort of mural festival going with his muralist friends from across the country. “Garden City doesn’t have any mural regulations,” he points out, “and there’s a few buildings I’ve seen outside Savannah, like abandoned warehouses. I have friends in other cities who do [mural festivals]. I do some traveling and when I’m out there they’re like, ‘Hey, what does Savannah look like?’” CS “Grounded” opens Mar. 30. On Mar. 29, Alvarado will host an artist talk at the Jepson Center at 6 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Alvarado’s paintings use bright tones to pay homage to street art. PHOTOS BY RACHAEL FLORA


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GROUNDED — Telfair Museums will feature a commissioned work titled Grounded by Adolfo Alvarado, a Savannah-based artist whose work incorporates cal­ligraphic text, expansive swirls, and multiple layers of paint to create complex compositions that reference both medieval illuminated texts and graffiti culture. March 30-Aug. 19. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. IN MOTION — Brittney Novickis’ solo thesis exhibition show. March 30-April 1. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. KAREN BRADLEY — Karen Bradley is a contemporary, figurative realist oil painter based in Savannah. Her paintings focus on portraiture and figurative subject matter. April 2-30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. SENIOR EXHIBITIONS 2 — Graduating Seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone project. March 29-April 11. Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS ALTER EGO — SCAD presents “Alter Ego,” a group exhibition offering diverse approaches to the broad theme of the artist’s alter ego. Through March 31. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT? — For this nationwide call for entry, Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work that explores creative capture or output of photographic imagery.

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MYRTLE JONES: HER SAVANNAH EXPERIENCE — Myrtle Jones (January 23, 1913 – February 15, 2005) was an artist whose paintings commonly featured streetscapes and architecture of Savannah, Georgia, as well as portraits. These are the last remaining works from the Myrtle Jones estate. Through May 11. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St.

Through March 31. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. BONAVENTURE: A HISTORIC CEMETERY IN ART — Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. Through Sep. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

NO ACCESS — SCAD Museum of Art presents “No Access,” a large-scale outdoor installation by artist Tom Burr. The artist draws contextual links to urban aesthetics and subcultures, minimalist art and avantgarde film. Through Sep. 17. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

CARBON — Jennifer Moss is interested in discovering inherent properties of the materials she works with and highlighting these qualities through unexpected material interactions. Through April 12. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. CARRIE MAE WEEMS: SEA ISLAND SERIES — Carrie Mae Weems’ Sea Islands series made between 1991-1992 comprises black-and-white photographs with lyrical, Karen Bradley’s work is up at the JEA for April. folkloric texts devoted to Gullah-Geechee communities. Through May 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CONNECTION: SEEING WITH THE MIND’S EYE — Marcee Musgrove has pursued abstraction as a soul driven expression of the connection of people and place that exist both inside and outside of ourselves as individuals. This exhibition represents a full range of her career exploring nature, color and place. Through April 10. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. DRAWN — Featuring pen, pencil, crayon works and more. Through March 30. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. FADE INTO BLACK — Pia Camil lives and works in Mexico City. “Fade into Black” is

curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions. Through July 15. May Poetter Gallery (SCAD), 342 Bull St. I DID IT AGAIN — An exhibition of four reconfigured installations by Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi. Through Aug. 19. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. JOHN ALEXANDER — John is a well-known local photographer, specializing in commercial, portraiture, real estate, special events and fine art. Through March 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

PAUL STEPHEN BENJAMIN: REINTERPRETING THE SOUND OF BLACKNESS — Paul Stephen Benjamin (American, b. 1966) is a conceptual artist whose work is a meditation on the color black, specifically as an entry point into discussions of identity, race, and masculinity. Benjamin creates multilayered and large-scale sculptures and video installations, incorporating history, text, and popular culture. This solo presentation at Telfair Museums will be the artist’s largest presentation to date and includes largescale video installation, sculpture, and new site-specific works. Through May 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PSYCHIC KNIFE — Stephen Napoles utilizes vintage magazines from all over the world to create surreal, kaleidoscopic and sometimes comical collages. Through May 27. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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came with the digital revolution in publication in the 80s, where they didn’t have to send these things off to the printers and now that they can design the magazine on the spot, they give you word counts. But back then you had to read them over the phone. It really seems like the 70s is the Stone Age but I remember seeing my first fax column!

THIS weekend, our city plays host to legendary music journalist Sylvie Simmons. Simmons left her native London when she was 16 to become a musician, but got stage fright the first time she performed. Her switch to writing about music led her to a 40-year career with gigs at multiple You sound like you were so busy back outlets, including the famed then. CREEM Magazine. I was looking back in this Simmons also wrote “I’m old black book, and all I’d Your Man: The Life of Leonput in it was the name of ard Cohen” in 2013 to acclaim. the band I’d interviewed Simmons will talk and perand a clue to what magazine form at the Book Lady on Mar. and I’d tick off if I got paid. 30 at 7 p.m. before heading to I started it in 1978 because the Roasting Room in BluffI didn’t believe it was going ton, S.C., for a performance to last. I thought someone with Jim White on Apr. 5. After years of writing about would call my bluff and I’d We spoke with Simmons music, Simmons started per- stop. But I have 40 years last week about her career. forming. PHOTOS COURTESY of pages and at the very THE BOOK LADY.BOOKSTORE. How’d you start writing beginning I was doing about music? eight interviews a week. Back then, it was just a wonderful world, There’s a big cliche that people become kind of a golden age of music writing. One music journalists because they’re failed of the first things I was sent out to do was musicians and I’m that cliche [laughs]. go on the road with Black Sabbath in 1977. When I was younger I was a hippie and writing sad songs on guitar. I went on stage What was that like? with a band of boys and got such stage It was pretty awesome, but pretty wild. fright, I made a sound like a bleep. I cried It’s a very different thing. Back then, there like you do if you’re a girl, so I decided I was a strange relationship between jourwas going to be a rock journalist. nalists and bands. Pre-MTV, there wasn’t But, I didn’t realize you needed a penis many things to break a band other than to be a rock journalist! I managed to the music press. There was kind of a wild bypass a lack of penis and went to L.A. in arrogance amongst the journalists and the 1977. bands because in a way, journalists could How did you find success being a break a band by putting an unknown band woman in a male-dominated field? on the cover. There was camaraderie among the It was a matter of sheer luck, but where I bands and journalists, but also the oppowent to in America when I ran away was site. Some of the metal bands would be to Los Angeles which, at that time, believe quite physical and the journalists would it or not, did not have a a big presence with get punched on the nose if they gave a bad record companies that dealt with musireview. I guess they figured none of them cians. There were not that many journalwould hit a girl! ists there, so I didn’t have that competition At times it could be like, “Eh, not that had I gone to New York. I had my own little again,” but it was great being part of that kingdom there. boys’ club but in a different way. It was So I got on with everything and was really a wild tour. Free records, free shows, a correspondent for the British weekly free drinks every time you went to a show. Sounds—that was cool—and I wrote for They used to say writers are all failed CREEM Magazine in America and differmusicians, but really they’re huge music ent magazines in Japan and Germany. lovers. None of my peers were not about Nothing was digital—everything was music. They basically lived with tables much looser. I think what happened is it made out of CDs. Geeky guys and geeky


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girls, every now and then, who just adored music, and I was one of them. How did you start the Cohen bio?

playing jukebox, they pay attention. Tell me about losing your stage fright.

It’s such a fascinating time to live your life inside someone’s head for so many years. I lost my stage fright four decades later and got persuaded to make an album of my own. Back then, I wrote all these horrible little songs through minor chords and hoped being a cute 16 year old girl would get me away with murder. I really enjoy working in that short format. I love that creativity, and it’s something I guess I’ve just always wanted to do because it doesn’t seem that difficult to me. I love that and I love performing. I’m doing a proper show with Jim White, who I’m touring with. He’s a fascinating singer-songwriter who’s been around a long time and considered one of the pioneers of Americana What does that book’s music. He was signed by success mean to you? David Byrne from the Talk“I’m Your Man” just received ing Heads. Both of us like its twentieth translation. It’s amazing, some of the playing slightly odd reflecthings that have come tive melancholy music. through. It was such a pleasure to work I’ve been very fortunate. It’s interesting with him. It’s such a labor of love to write a to become friends with people I’ve written book of that intensity. It luckily turned out about over the years and suddenly I find to be a bestseller. It also changed my life myself on the stage with them since my in a way because my American publisher album [Sylvie] came out in 2014. CS didn’t have an interest in sending me out on book tours, so I kind of went out and did Sylvie will talk at the Book Lady Bookstore it with my ukulele. I knew all his songs, so I Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. She appears on GPB for a went out with the book and sang his songs. conversation w/ accompaniment by Velvet Readings get boring! How many people Caravan. Her performance at the Roasting do you see secretly looking at their phones? Room is April 5. But if you’re a Leonard Cohen ukulele My agent had been nagging me nonstop about saying yes to a project or coming up with a project, and I just came out with the only person I want to write about is Leonard Cohen. One day we did an interview in London that was three days long and even with that, there was so much more I wanted to know. There were so few books on him and I didn’t like any of the books on him. There wasn’t any kind of thorough thing that gave me some insight into the mystery of this man. So I just proposed to him that I wanted to do it and he said yes. It was a wonderful projects—it’s had twenty translations. It just got the contract today for the Croatian translation.

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SAVANNAH ADDED a new notch to its culinary belt this month with a taste from a different kind of southern region. The Fitzroy, at 9 Drayton St., is Savannah’s new Aussie gastropub owned by the same visionaries behind The Collins Quarter and The Deck, which opened last May. Australian natives Anthony and Rebecca Debreceny named their new joint after Melbourne’s most vivacious suburb that has become a food and culture mecca. While the term “gastropub” isn’t generally used in Australia, Anthony uses it to describe the concept of his swanky new digs. He says a gastropub “needs a front bar…a beer garden and a dining room.” The space, formerly occupied by the short-lived restaurant 9 Drayton, has been A spicy bloody Mary is a brunch must. re-imagined to have all those elements, including a posh open-air terrace upstairs. “Interiors, service and wine are three important factors, but often, it’s as simple as being brave enough to take bangers and mash off the menu,” Anthony expounds. The “Fitz” is geared up to be a nightcentric venue with industrial aesthetics such as exposed brick and piping, pendent Edison bulbs, deep dramatic hues and rose-gold metals. “It was never going to be as elegantly finished as it is. I started chipping all the plaster of the walls and saw the original brickwork...I had to rethink the design and pay the old girl the respect she deserved,” Anthony elaborates. In the evening classic crafted cocktails can be paired with a sophisticated dinner menu focusing on elevated flavor profiles with both Australian and Asian influences. However, anyone who is familiar with The Collins Quarter knows that the Debrecenys know how to brunch. News flash: They have outdone themselves this time. In order to bring a taste of Melbourne to Savannah, they enlisted the help of a man

Ricotta Hotcake-a Melbourne food craze that has gone viral in Australia.

The Fitzroy Burger and Frites has a spread that boasts15 whopping ingredients.


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A brisk licorice flavored mimosa with a heavy pour of absinthe.

The Fitzroy Burger and Frites is another timeless brunch staple with a satisfying spin. The juicy medium-rare patty is loosely packed, stacked with a hearty slice of heirloom tomato, peppery arugula and four-year-old cheddar on a plush bun. The cheddar is just barely melted in order to deliver the sharp punch that well aged cheese is meant to do. The pièce de résistance is the Fitzroy sauce, a spread that might be jokingly compared to that of a Big Mac but with 15 whopping ingredients including whole grain mustard, parsley and tarragon. Whether you’re in Melbourne or Savannah, a boozy sip is always a must for brunch. And only The Fitzroy can turn a light and spritzy mimosa into a brisk licorice flavored cocktail from a heavy pour of absinthe.  When considering future eateries to add, Anthony protests, “I opened (The Deck) last May and The Fitz this March, I don’t want to see a nail gun or paint tin for a while.” His wife agrees. But, apparently he has something in the works for 143 Bull St. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what is up his sleeve. CS

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PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

OO Before it opened in July 2013, the hype surrounding director Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was at an eardrum-shattering pitch — so deafening, in fact, that one would have been forgiven for assuming the picture would end up grossing more than Titanic, Avatar and The Avengers combined. Of course, online hype doesn’t always translate into real-world dollars, and this $200 million production barely cracked the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office. Thankfully for Warner Bros., the international audience added another $300 million to the till, which is why we’re now receiving Pacific Rim Uprising. While del Toro returns as a co-producer, he vacated the director’s chair for this one, allowing veteran TV writer-directorproducer Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil, Spartacus) to have his first crack at the big screen. Pacific Rim Uprising really isn’t any worse than its humdrum predecessor and in some ways manages to even top it. Hence, if you enjoyed the first film, you’ll likely enjoy this one, and if you didn’t … well, you know the routine. Despite del Toro’s efforts to make a film in the grand tradition of Ray Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda, the overwhelming clutter and drab characters skewed a little too close to the Michael Bay movies. Pacific Rim Uprising offers more of the same, with one notable exception. Instead of deadwood Charlie Hunnam as the lead, we now get John Boyega, and that’s one notch in the belt of this follow-up. The particulars of Boyega’s role are dreary, even if his performance isn’t. Jake Pentecost is the son of Stacker Pentecost, the barking officer played by Idris Elba in the first film. Naturally, Jake could have been the bestest pilot ever – or so he’s told by his former teammate, Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood). Instead, he opted to leave the military-industrial world of the Jaegers, giant robots created to defeat the fearsome alien monsters known as Kaiju. With the Kaiju threat long over, Jake has opted to engage in petty larcenies involving stolen Jaeger parts — the latest of his heists puts him in contact with Amara (Cailee Spaeny), an orphan who has built her own mini-Jaeger named Scrapper. Both caught in the act of pilfering, Jake and Amara end up back at Jaeger HQ at just the right time, since some of the giant robots are turning rogue. Rinko Kikuchi, one of the bright spots in the first flick, returns as Mako Mori, but her role is rather thankless this time around. Worse, her presence reminds us that, just as the heroes in Pacific Rim were a disillusioned pilot returning to the fold (Hunnam’s Raleigh Becket) and an orphaned girl who blossoms into a

More giant robots fighting each other in Pacific Rim Uprising

champion fighter (Kikuchi’s Mako Mori), this new picture also finds in Jake and Amara a disillusioned pilot returning to the fold and an orphaned girl who blossoms into a champion fighter. As for the marquee attractions, the Jaegers and the Kaiju (yes, the latter eventually turn up; this is only a spoiler if you’ve never seen a movie before in your entire life), they engage in some battles that are sure to titillate the faithful.

TOMB RAIDER

OO While Tomb Raider might be every bit as derivative as its antecedents, it’s certainly not as daft. Yet, as before, its greatest strength rests with its leading lady. Like Jolie, Alicia Vikander is also a Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner electing to exercise her physical side. But her Lara Croft is a far cry from Jolie’s more confident and muscular heroine. Vikander’s take on the role is less Wonder Woman and more Everywoman, and it’s an interesting reversal of expectations that provides the picture with additional resonance. The plot finds Lara heading off to unknown territories to locate her father (Dominic West), who’s been MIA for seven years. She acquires a friend in a drunken sea captain (solid Daniel Wu), lands an enemy in a vicious slave driver (snoozy Walton Goggins), and becomes involved in the effort to open the final resting place of an ancient queen who had the power to destroy people simply by touching them. It’s all rather pedestrian, but director Roar Uthaug does manage to stage a couple of exciting action set-pieces that rise above the expected clutter (one involving a storm, the other a waterfall). Still, it’s Vikander who’s primarily responsible for the picture’s limited success. She transforms Lara Croft into a person who becomes extraordinary despite her relative ordinariness. When Lara

sustains an injury (and she collects contusions the way some people collect stamps), there’s no stiff upper lip at work here – she cries out in a manner that makes us wince. For a character who began life as a video game avatar, she’s quite human – and certainly more so than the protagonists in past video-game adaptations (including the hero played by Vikander’s real-life husband, Michael Fassbender, in the 2016 debacle Assassin’s Creed).  

A WRINKLE IN TIME

OO A literary classic becomes a cinematic clunker with A Wrinkle in Time, the ambitious but ultimately disappointing adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s lovely 1962 novel. Remaining faithful enough to the plot of the book, this screen version finds Meg Murry (Storm Reid), still understandably upset over the disappearance of her scientist father (Chris Pine) four years earlier, being handed an opportunity to locate him thanks to the involvement of three celestial beings. Introduced to Meg and her friend Calvin (Levi Miller) by her younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), the trio of Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) informs the children that Dr. Murry vanished upon discovering that the fabric of time and space can fold on itself. But Dr. Murry is now being held prisoner by an evil interstellar entity known simply as “It.” Ava DuVernay, who earned an Oscar nomination for the mesmerizing documentary 13th and should have earned one for the powerful drama Selma, seems paralyzed with reverence for the source material, as her direction is atypically muted and her set-pieces alarmingly flat. CS


Happenings

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ACTIVISM & POLITICS

FIRST TUESDAY TOUR OF CITY HALL The First Tuesday Tour series gives an overview of the history, architecture, and art of historic City Hall. Participants will also hear stories about some of the City’s more fascinating characters and learn about their City government. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required, at savannahga.gov/FirstTuesdayTours. first Tuesday of every month, noon. 912651-6411. lspracher@savannahga.gov. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. LIBERTARIAN MOVIE NIGHT Have you seen the thought provoking and libertarian-leaning film Pleasantville? The first of the Drinking in Freedom movie nights - a fun and entertaining social event that libertarians you should enjoy. Meet and enjoy other freedom loving people in a casual environment. Drinks and food beforehand and then sit back and relax. Pleasantville (1999.) Let’s see how this award winning film deals with change, censorship, and PC - you might be surprised and inspired. Sat., March 31, 6 p.m. facebook.com/pg/LPSAV/ events/?ref=page_internal. East End Provisions, 420 E. Broughton St. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG

REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES

AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TEDXSAVANNAH Speaker applications open Monday, Nov. 20 for the 2018 TEDxSavannah, scheduled

for May 11, 2018. For details, go to tedxsavannah.com on Nov. 20 or visit the TEDxSavannah Facebook page. Ticket sales begin March 12. Through May 11. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMER 500 High school students aged 16 and over, who are currently enrolled in either public or private school are encouraged to apply for the Summer 500 internship program. Summer 500 internships will pay a minimum of $8 an hour with a minimum of 32 hours a week. Students will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, and interns will be placed in jobs in either the public or private sector. The summer internship program helps students gain valuable experience and create important networking connections. Students who are interested in this internship opportunity are asked to submit an application, which can be found online at the City of Savannah’s website at www.savannahga.gov/summer500. Through March 30. CALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE DOWNTOWN DELILAHS DANCE CABARET The Downtown Delilahs dance cabaret are holding auditions for several upcoming shows. To set up an audition, contact Jade Bills at 912-272-7601. Through March 28. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Vignette Savannah is looking for contributors in writing and photography! vSav’s tagline is “Indulging in Savannah’s

most coveted decor, design, & awe-inspiring spaces.” Contribute to the blog and social media channels with your writing and/ or photography (credit will be given) featuring restaurants, coffee shops, or any other creative spaces and design you find inspiring! Preference will be given to students/professionals that can be consistent contributors-- build a portfolio with the vSav blog and on its social media channels and gain a reference in the process! Visit vignettesavannah.com and email Anita at vignettesavannah@gmail. com to express your interest! ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at revbrendalee@yahoo.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND RETAILERS FOR COHEN’S RETREAT ONSITE BOUTIQUE SHOP Cohen’s Retreat, a historic destination for art, food and community located in Savannah’s famed Moon River District, is seeking specialty retailers interested in placing their locally or regionally-made products in its onsite boutique shop, Brown Dog Market. Cohen’s Retreat is refreshing its product lines at Brown Dog Market to feature more of a mix of mainstream local products to include with their current artisan products. Retailers who would like access to some of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply

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Chatham County Parks and Recreation invites families to attend an Easter Egg Hunt at Tom Triplett Park. Prizes will be awarded to those that collected the most Easter eggs. FREE SUN., APRIL 1, 3 P.M. 912-433-4512. FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/155553855111202/. TOM TRIPLETT COMMUNITY PARK, U.S. HIGHWAY 80 WEST.

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for shelf space. Interested retailers should reach out to Colleen Smith at colleen. smith@cohensretreat.com or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. effinghamcommunityorchestra.org or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Library & Archives Director, at Lspracher@ savannahga.gov or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELEVISION CASTING CALL FOR FASHION GAME SHOW “Closet Raiders” is a fast-paced, fashion trivia game show - shot multi-cam before a live audience. Contestants battle for fashion merchandise and prizes with luck and knowledge. Seeking one game show host, one announcer, and 5 models. Casting by appointment only. Submit resume with up to 3 photos to closetraiderstv@gmail.com for consideration. Fri., March 30 and Sat., March 31. marshallhouse.com. The Marshall House, 123 East Broughton St. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your 40 first hand experiences with psychical

phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

BENEFITS

RED SHOES RUN 5K For experienced and new runners/walkers, The Red Shoes Run is affectionately called the “Mini-Bridge Run,” perfect for training for the “big one” later in the year. All festivities, other than the 5K, are complimentary including the kiddie run, face painting, games, Zumba, music, food, refreshments, and Ronald McDonald House tours. $25 Sat., March 31, 8:45 a.m.-noon. 912-350-7641. janet@rmhccoastalempire. org. runsignup.com/Race/Events/ GA/Savannah/2018RedShoesRun. rmhccoastalempire.org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue.

CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNER’S JEWELRY STUDIO BEGINNERS JEWELERS STUDIO Our beginning class focuses on building a strong skill set for jewelry making. You will jump right into soldering, fabricate a bezel setting (one of the most popular ways to set a stone) and learn rock solid ring making strategies. Contact Christina at christina@ dreamcatstudio.com for questions $300 Thu., March 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 912-2898337. christina@dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BRIDGE LESSONS Competitive Bidding (BB2), Saturday, February 4 at 10AM. Defensive Signals (BB5), Monday February 6. They are 4 week classes. Intermediate and advanced

workshops continue on Fridays at 10AM. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave, Sandfly. Also, games are held in the afternoon and/or evening almost every day. There is something for players at all levels. Check our website for fees and schedules of games and other classes. ongoing. 912-228-4838. bridgewebs.com/ savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. 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. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Country Two Step: no partner needed or experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. GETTING STARTED IN GENEALOGY Wednesdays, 10 AM – 11:30 AM, February 21 – March 28 at Southwest Chatham Library. This comprehensive 6 week program gives you skills to create a plan to research your family history. Lead by Charlie Bourland. Free and open to the public; registration required. Call 912-925-8305. Free Wed., March 28, 10-11:30 a.m. 912-9258305. liveoakplga@liveoakpl.org. liveoakpl. org/genealogy/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD OF RICHMOND HILL MONTHLY WORKSHOP In addition to the regular meetings offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month as a writing feedback group, the Historical Writers Guild of Richmond Hill will begin offering its members a writing skills workshop on the first Monday of each month. This monthly workshop will address topics such as: show versus tell, conflict, how to build your story, fiction strategy and structure, characterization, and other topics as chosen by the group. The mission of the Historical Writers Guild (HWG) of Richmond Hill is to improve members’ writing skills and to help each writer become published. first Monday of every month. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. 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. INTERMEDIATE JEWELER’S STUDIO This class is focused on design execution. Learn to successfully combine your skills into pieces that require multiple soldering operations, forethought, and planning. Make beautiful, wearable pieces that you love to put on day after day. Perfect for the student that has some basic experience. Christina provides a project each week to inspire your own piece. $300 Thu., March 29, 6-9:30 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION Meditation may not be what you think it is! Join Kate for an exploration into what meditation is, how it works, and how to do it. We’ll learn how to sit and practice several different styles of meditation. Come find a technique that works for you. Dress comfortably. Bring a journal and a pen. Seated meditation practice. This workshop is a part of the Yoga 101 program and is open to all levels of students. Attendance counts toward our 200 Hour teacher training program. $30 in advance | $35 day of Wed., March 28, 7:15-9 p.m. 912-3492756. info@savannahpoweryoga.com. facebook.com/events/507190186344355/.


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savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO Use our space to practice your skills and knock out your personal pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio. com. Join us for time to practice your skills and knock out some projects you’ve been dreaming up. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-2898337. christina@dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MARINE CAREERS MINI-CAMP Interested in a career in marine science? Curious about a day in the life of an aquarium curator, boat captain or scientific researcher? Meet other motivated young people while learning how to care for aquarium animals alongside aquarium staff. Program offered to middle and high school students. Register before March 19. Cash or check only for Payment. $22 Fri., March 30, 1-4 p.m. 912-598-3345. kayla270@uga.edu. gacoast.uga.edu/event/marine-careerscamp/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery

Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. chrismorrisphotography.com/learn. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING CONTINUES ON P. 42

NOW HIRING TAKE YOUR CONSULTATIVE SALES EXPERIENCE TO A NEW LEVEL As a multimedia sales executive you’ll join a collaborative, entrepreneurial team. It will be your mission to consult with customers and develop customized, targeted multimedia solutions from a broad, diverse portfolio of exceptional products leveraging highly recognized local print and online brands in the greater Savannah, Georgia area. You’ll also receive a generous compensation plan and much more. To be a fit for the Multimedia Sales Representative role in our group, you will have: • Two or more years in consultative, solutions-oriented sales, with a track record of success, and a demonstrated understanding of needs-based selling • A Bachelor’s Degree • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills • A valid driver’s license • Residency in the greater Savannah, GA area While this is a multimedia sales role where digital media sales experience is strongly preferred, it’s not required. At a minimum, however, you should have some knowledge of print advertising and the growing digital media marketing landscape. Whatever your level of experience -- an active social media presence, experience creating websites, in-depth study of related topics and/or an understanding of terms/concepts like SEO/SEM, content marketing, programmatic advertising, audience targeting, retargeting, Google AdWords, CPM, CPC, etc. -- if you have the sales skills, motivation and passion to learn, we’ll provide the training and tools you need to succeed. Connect Savannah is a Morris Multimedia company. Take the first step. Send your resume and a cover letter to sales@connectsavannah.com

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WORKSHOP Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SENIOR BALLROOM FIT 55+ Senior Ballroom Fitness 55+ Calling all mature adults 55 and older! (Retired Military 50% off) 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, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! $40 for 4 weeks Wed., March 28, 11:30-12:30 a.m. 612-4706683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. 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. 42 AVEGOST LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. BUCCANEER REGION SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FAITH BASED BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT - SAVANNAH Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912257-6248. info@kbnalliance.com. eventbrite. com/e/christian-business-networking-eventsavannah-tickets-17883772846. Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. 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. GEORGIA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION-COASTAL CHAPTER Coastal Chapter of the GNPA. The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. alfie.wace@gmail.com. gnpa.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island

Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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 C. ongoing. 912-484-6710.

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“Under the Tuscan Sun” follows San Francisco writer Frances Mayes to Italy as a good friend offers her a special gift to get over her cheating husband -- 10 days in Tuscany. Once there, she is captivated by its beauty and warmth, and impulsively buys an aging, but very charming, villa. $10, DINNER THEATER $35 THU., MARCH 29, 7 P.M. 912-472-4790. TYBEEPOSTTHEATER.ORG. TYBEE POST THEATER, 10 VAN HORNE

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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 44 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm,

at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ gmail.com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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ARMSTRONG PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT A concert featuring Armstrong campus percussion students. $6.00 Tue., April 3, 7:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. arts.marketing@ armstrong.edu. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: ANTÓNIO ZAMBUJO Fans of fado music will love internationally acclaimed Portuguese guitarist and fado singer António Zambujo, who won the

Amália Rodrigues Foundation prize for Best Male Fado Singer as a young man. $40 Sat., March 31, 8:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: BENEDETTO GUITARS 50TH ANNIVERSARY For this one-time-only production, a full spectrum of Benedetto players takes the stage, including jazz star Howard Alden, Brazilians Romero Lubambo and Chico Pinheiro, and SMF debuts by jazz master Pat Martino and young bluesman “King” Solomon Hicks. $32-$80 Thu., March 29, 8 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN This time around, the mission is to take their double banjo combination of three finger and clawhammer styles “to the next level and find things to do together that we

had not done before.” $32-$80 Sat., March 31, 7 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: CHRIS PATTISHALL, PIANO Recently named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the top five jazz musicians under 30 to watch, Chris Pattishall is quickly generating a powerful presence in the jazz world. $30 Tue., April 3, 12:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: DANIEL HOPE’S AIR: A BAROQUE JOURNEY his program blends the simplest and at times most primitive forms of dance music with the most sophisticated and revolutionary compositions of the day, culminating in a work by Bach $57 Sun., April 1, 5 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: DEREK GRIPPER, GUITAR South African acoustic guitarist Derek Gripper executes kora repertoire brilliantly, and is equally adored by classical guitar aficionados and Malian musicians. $30 Fri., March 30, 12:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: DEREK GRIPPER’S AFRICAN STRINGS PROJECT, TRIO DA KALI South African acoustic guitarist Derek Gripper executes kora repertoire brilliantly, and is equally adored by classical guitar aficionados and Malian musicians. The members of Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté) are outstanding musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali, each coming from a long line of distinguished griots. $40 Fri., March 30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: DIEGO EL CIGALA Diego El Cigala is arguably Spain’s most brilliant and innovative flamenco singer performing today. $32-$80 Mon., April 2, 7:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: FILM: BIRDMAN LIVE WITH ANTONIO SANCHEZ Winner for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is given new life as percussionist Antonio Sanchez performs his original score for the film. $30 Sun., April 1, 3 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: GULLAH ROOTS: ETIENNE CHARLES, RANKY TANKY In this one-time-only double bill, Trinidadian-American trumpeter Etienne Charles premieres “Gullah Roots,” an SMF-commissioned work that explores


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the Afro-Caribbean connections to Gullah music and the Gullah connections to American Music. $40 Sun., April 1, 3:30 & 7 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: JOHN MORELAND, AARON LEE TASJAN This double bill pairs two up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters in their Savannah debuts. $30 Sat., March 31, 8:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT, FORTEPIANO Kristian Bezuidenhout has recorded the complete keyboard music of Mozart and Mendelssohn, much of it since his last SMF visit in 2012. $57 Mon., April 2, 6:15 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: MARGARET GLASPY, JENNY SCHEINMAN’S MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM FT. NELS CLINE, TODD SICKAFOOSE AND JIM BLACK In her SMF debut, Glaspy performs her fiercely raw guitar-driven pop songs with guitarist Julian Lage. Having performed and recorded with such artists as Bill Frisell, Lucinda Williams, Marc Ribot, Lou Reed and Norah Jones, Jenny Scheinman is one of modern American music’s most notorious chameleons. $30 Fri., March 30, 8:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. shipsofthesea. org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: MISSION TEMPLE FIREWORKS REVIVAL: PAUL THORN AND THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Born out of his old-school gospel recording project entitled Mission Temple Fireworks Revival, Paul Thorn emphatically attests that this concert will be “like taking a six pack to church.” $32-$80 Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: PAT MARTINO QUARTET Pat Martino emerged from the jazz-rich Philadelphia music scene in 1961 and established himself over the subsequent 50 years as one of the most prolific jazz guitarists of all time. $30 Thu., March 29, 12:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE, CLAIRE LYNCH BAND Rhonda Vincent was born into bluegrass music, first performing in the late 1960s at age 5 alongside her family members in the Sally Mountain Show. Claire Lynch established herself as an exceptional talent as lead vocalist for the Front Porch String Band beginning in the 1970s. $40 Thu., March 29, 7:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: STILE ANTICO

Working without a conductor, the 12 members of Stile Antico have thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony. $57 Tue., April 3, 6:15 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: SULLIVAN FORTNER, PIANO A native of New Orleans, Sullivan Fortner was praised as a virtuoso jazz pianist well before he finished high school. $30 Mon., April 2, 12:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: TRIO DA KALI The members of Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté) are outstanding musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali, each coming from a long line of distinguished griots. $30 Sat., March 31, 12:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: TRUMPET MASTERS: CELEBRATING LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND LEE MORGAN Grammy-nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne and rising star pianist Chris Pattishall lead a program featuring the young soulful vocalist Brianna Thomas, reimagining some of the greatest duets in Armstrong’s career. $40 Tue., April 3, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. savannahmusicfestival. org. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, PROGRAM I Founded in 1945, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra is now one of the leading ensembles of its kind, and Hope is the first instrumentalist in their rich history to lead them in place of a conductor. The centerpiece of their SMF debut features four violinists performing Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 10. $52-$62 Thu., March 29, 6:15 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center, 649 W. Jones St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, PROGRAM II This mostly Mozart program features celebrated keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Mozart’s music, whose last appearance in Savannah was in 2012. Bezuidenhout performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 on this program. $52-$62 Fri., March 30, 6:15 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center, 649 W. Jones St. SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, PROGRAM III This one-time-only concert with Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra features two SMF favorites, Sebastian Knauer and the Marcus Roberts Trio. Sat., March 31, 3 p.m. savannahmusicfestival.org. Yamacraw Performing Arts Center, 649 W. Jones St.

CONFERENCES

CREATIVE RETREAT Paint, sketch, write or take photos on

Ossabaw Island. Spend two nights and discover the island’s inspiring features. Bring your own art supplies. April 3-5. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd.

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#ART912 ARTIST TALK W/ ADOLFO ALVARADO Adolfo Alvarado is a Savannah-based artist whose work incorporates calligraphic text, expansive swirls, and multiple layers of paint to create complex compositions that reference both medieval illuminated texts and graffiti culture. Thu., March 29, 6 p.m. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BUNNYCON Dress in Easter related costumes, like bunnies, chickens, lambs, or pastels. Move bar to bar every hour. Bring treats to hand out to children. Sat., March 31, 2 p.m. Downtown Savannah, downtown. COMMON GROUNDS Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. CRITICAL MASS SAVANNAH Join Savannah’s bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. DESOTO STREET MARKET Featuring local maker booths, crafts for all ages, live music by the Jon Lee Duo, and a fundraising drive for One Love Animal Rescue. Sat., March 31, noon. Forest and Fin, 2423 Desoto Ave. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION The Sunday Easter Celebration will begin with a Sunrise Service on the #18 Green at 7am with the Final Round tee off at 8am. Festivities continue at 11am inside the Main Spectator Entrance. Sun., April 1, 11 a.m. savannahgolfchampionship.com/. Deer Creek Golf Course at the Landings, The Landings. 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. FREE MONTHLY EXPECTANT & NEW PARENT SUPPORT GROUP This FREE monthly support group is held on the first Tuesday of each month. No pre-registration is required. Please join us for conversation, support and refreshments. Children are welcome! FREE first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. FRIDAY AT THE FORGE Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal. Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9 Fri., March 30, 4 p.m. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. GET A NEW LIBRARY CARD Get a new library card at any Live Oak Public Libraries branch as we join the PINES library network in Georgia. Enjoy access to more books and resources. www.liveoakpl.org Through April 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-6523600. liveoakplga@liveoakpl.org. liveoakpl. org/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull 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 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. THE LEGACY OF DUKE ELLINGTON The most influential creative force in twentieth-century popular music, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington composed a substantial portion of the American song catalog and was a spokesman for African American music across the globe. Dr. Randall Reese, Associate Professor of Music at Georgia Southern, will explore Ellington’s impact as a composer, performer, bandleader, and mentor. FREE Wed., March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-335-8868. engage@ beachinstitute.org. beachinstitute.org. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE Fundraiser for S ​ econd Harvest Food Bank. 0 Fri., March 30, 5:30-7 p.m. 912224-4869. SavannahMasterCalendar@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ events/1681790488510128/. pacelighting. com/location/. Pace Lighting, 7 Southern Oaks Ct, On Chatham Parkway. 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

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Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ PANTRY A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SOLDIER SATURDAY The fort’s plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off. $5-$9 Saturdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND ARTISANS’ MARKET The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. TEA AT MRS. DAVENPORT’S Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took 46 place and will participate in an afternoon

tea with costumed interpreters. $18 plus tax Thursdays, Fridays, 5 p.m. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is a non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. wifarmersmarket.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

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

AikidoBilly@hotmail.com. CoastalAikido. com. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. egs5719@aol.com. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The

class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. savj.org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, CONTINUES ON P. 46


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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. HOLY YOGA Instructor Bill Skinner has designed this one time event for all skill levels. This is an opportunity to connect to God through His word and wellness. Free Fri., March 30, 3-4 p.m. 912-925-5924. info@wbumc.org. wbumc.org/. White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln

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St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING

COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA

All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. 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. WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY All fitness classes that day is a minimum $10 donation to raise money for the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. $10 donation Mon., April 2. Anytime Fitness, 119 Charlotte Rd. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West

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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.

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ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. DOGFISH HEAD MEET AND GREET Join Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione and talk about Dogfish Head’s lineup. While you’re there, snag a limited edition koozie. April 3, 7 p.m.. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. EASTER BRUNCH Led by Chef Proprietor Kyle Jacovino, come enjoy a unique farm-to-table buffet. 1540 Room, 15 E. Liberty St. EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH The family-friendly event will feature an appearance from the Easter bunny and a full brunch buffet. 1540 Room, 15 E. Liberty St. FARM TRUCK 912 The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Mercy Housing: Savannah Gardens Courtyard, 515 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 48 1410B Richards Street. The Farm Truck

912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Sheppard’s Gas and Food Mart, 1302 W. Gwinnett St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. W.W. Law Gym, 909 E. Bolton St. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. 1 p.m. Skidaway Island, Diamond Causeway. The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. 3:30 p.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FOOD FEST FRIDAY Purchase delicious local eats from Savannah restaurants starting at 11 a.m. Second Round action begins at 7:30 a.m. on the 1st and 10th Tees. Admission gates open at 7 a.m. savannahgolfchampionship. com/. Deer Creek Golf Course at the Landings, The Landings. 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. OYSTER HAPPY HOUR Bring your dog to happy hour and get a free drink while enjoying roasted oysters in the courtyard. thegreyrestaurant.com. The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. PICKLE RICK BEER RELEASE Get schwifty with Coastal Empire Beer Company as they release their Pickle Rick Dill Gose, and play Rick and Morty trivia. Food by BowTie Barbecue. coastalempirebeer.com/. Coastal Empire Beer Co, 79 Ross Rd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.

HEALTH

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEADACHE AND NECK PAIN CLINIC Dr. Kevin Brown, Chiropractor and Owner of Brown Chiropractic, hosts a free Headache and Neck Pain Clinic on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Space is limited – call to reserve your spot. 912-447-1885. For more information, visit our websites: www. savannahchiropractic.com www.facebook. com/savannahchiropractic Free first Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-4471885. frontdesk@savannahchiropractic.

com. savannahchiropractic.com/. Brown Chiropractic, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Ste. O. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD 8 WEEK MINDFUL EATING PROGRAM 8 week workshop series using the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program. Learn how to break your eat-repent-repeat cycle and to eat what you love and love what you eat... without rules. You will be provided tools to end mindless and emotional eating. You will learn to eat healthier without depriving yourself. Eat the foods you love without overeating or guilt! Taught by Liz Juneau, RDN, LD, Licensed Facilitator/Coach Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program $350 Wed., March 28, 5:30-7 p.m. 318-4516394. eatmovelivenutrition@outlook.com. whitebluffpc@bellsouth.net. White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Rd. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American

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Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The 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. EASTER EGG HUNT Enjoy an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt in historic Fort McAllister. Bring your basket. For children ages 2-12. Sun., April 1, 2 p.m. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Chatham County Parks and Recreation invites families to attend an Easter Egg Hunt at Tom Triplett Park. Prizes will be awarded to those that collected the most Easter eggs. Free Sun., April 1, 3 p.m. 912-433-4512. facebook.com/ events/155553855111202/. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West. 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

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including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

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LGBT

FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. GAY AA MEETING True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

LITERARY EVENTS

SYLVIE SIMMONS READING Legendary music journalist and singersongwriter Sylvie Simmons talks and performs at the Book Lady. Free and open to the public Fri., March 30, 7 p.m. thebookladybookstore.com/. The Book Lady 50 Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

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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. SUNSET BAT HIKE Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun. Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. gastateparks.org/ FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.

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LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. OPERATION NEW HOPE Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at www.humansocietvsav.org, and www. chathamsheriff.org. Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. chathamsheriff.org. humanesocietysav.org/. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr.

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

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.

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, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah. com. 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

FILM: SMOKESCREEN From Known to many “Game of Thrones” viewers as Maester Aemon, or as the father of Anthony Hopkins’ character in “The Remains of the Day,” Peter Vaughan was an immensely respected British character actor who appeared in film and on TV for decades. $8 Wed., March 28, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.


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FILM: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN “Under the Tuscan Sun” follows San Francisco writer Frances Mayes to Italy as a good friend offers her a special gift to get over her cheating husband -- 10 days in Tuscany. Once there, she is captivated by its beauty and warmth, and impulsively buys an aging, but very charming, villa. $10, dinner theater $35 Thu., March 29, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. tybeeposttheater. org. tybeeposttheater.showare.com/. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

SPORTS & GAMES

ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E.

Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH 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., March 31, 5 & 7 p.m. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP The inaugural Savannah Golf Championship features players from the Web.com Tour and PGA Tour. March 28-April 1. savannahgolfchampionship.com. Landings Club, 71 Green Island Road. THE SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP The PGA TOUR invites you to the new 2018 Web.com Tour event, The Savannah Golf Championship. Daily Grounds Ticket: $10 Weekly Grounds Ticket: $25 Wed., March 28, Thu., March 29, Fri., March 30, Sat., March 31 and Sun., April 1. 912-527-6050. SavannahGolfChampionship.com. Deer Creek Golf Course at the Landings, The Landings. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew

up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In

the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. 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.

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912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality

of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FAMILY TO FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM NAMI Savannah offers their Family to Family Education Program to families who have a loved one diagnosed with a chronic mental illness. This free 12-week class is taught by trained NAMI family volunteers, and participation and discussion is confidential. The class includes diagnosis, crisis, relapse, medications, communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery, rehabilitation, and self-care. Starting date

is Monday, Jan. 8 at 6pm. Reservations are necessary as space is limited. Call Lisa at 912-313-3272 or Pam at 912-4012689. ongoing. namisavannah.org. NAMISavannah, Inc., 224 Stephenson Ave., Suite B. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. FREE MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP FOR NEW & EXPECTANT PARENTS Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

The “School of Hard Knocks” is an oldfashioned idiom referring to the unofficial and accidental course of study available via life’s tough experiences. The wisdom one gains through this alternate approach to education may be equal or even superior to the knowledge that comes from a formal university or training program. I mention this, Aries, because in accordance with astrological omens, I want to confer upon you a diploma for your new advanced degree from the School of Hard Knocks. (P.S.: When PhD students get their degrees from Finland’s University of Helsinki, they are given top hats and swords as well as diplomas. I suggest you reward yourself with exotic props, too.)

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Europeans used to think that all swans were white. It was a reasonable certainty given the fact that all swans in Europe were that color. But in 1697, Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh and his sailors made a pioneering foray to the southwestern coast of the land we now call Australia. As they sailed up a river the indigenous tribe called *Derbarl Yerrigan,* they spied black swans. They were shocked. The anomalous creatures invalidated an assumption based on centuries of observations. Today, a “black swan” is a metaphor referring to an unexpected event that contravenes prevailing theories about the way the world works. I suspect you’ll soon experience such an incongruity yourself. It might be a good thing! Especially if you welcome it instead of resisting it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Crayola is one of the world’s foremost crayon manufacturers. The geniuses in charge of naming its crayon colors are playful and imaginative. Among the company’s standard offerings, for example, are Pink Sherbet, Carnation Pink, Tickle Me Pink, Piggy Pink, Pink Flamingo, and Shocking Pink. Oddly, however, there is no color that’s simply called “Pink.” I find that a bit disturbing. As much as I love extravagant creativity and poetic whimsy, I think it’s also important to cherish and

nurture the basics. In accordance with the astrological omens, that’s my advice for you in the coming weeks. Experiment with fanciful fun, but not at the expense of the fundamentals.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

According to *Vice* magazine, Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov is pleased with the experiment he tried. He injected himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria that his colleagues had dug out of the permafrost in Siberia. The infusion of this ancient life form, he says, enhanced his energy and strengthened his immune system. I can’t vouch for the veracity of his claim, but I do know this: It’s an apt metaphor for possibilities you could take advantage of in the near future: drawing on an old resource to boost your power, for example, or calling on a well-preserved part of the past to supercharge the present.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Booze has played a crucial role in the development of civilization, says biomolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern. The process of creating this mind-altering staple was independently discovered by many different cultures, usually before they invented writing. The buzz it provides has “fired our creativity and fostered the development of language, the arts, and religion.” On the downside, excessive consumption of alcohol has led to millions of bad decisions and has wrecked countless lives. Everything I just said is a preface to my main message, Leo: The coming weeks will be a favorable time to transform your habitual perspective, but only if you do so safely and constructively. Whether you choose to try intoxicants, wild adventures, exhilarating travel, or edgy experiments, know your limits.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The astrological omens suggest that the coming weeks will be favorable for making agreements, pondering mergers, and strengthening bonds. You’ll be wise to deepen at least one of your commitments. You’ll stir up interesting challenges if you

nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Free first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-544-6387. support@ erigosavannah.com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. 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

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consider the possibility of entering into more disciplined and dynamic unions with worthy partners. Do you trust your own perceptions and insights to guide you toward ever-healthier alliances? Do what you must to muster that trust.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

If you want people to know who you really are and savor you for your unique beauty, you must be honest with those people. You must also develop enough skill to express your core truths with accuracy. There’s a similar principle at work if you want to know who you really are and savor yourself for your unique beauty: You must be honest with yourself. You must also develop enough skill to express your core truths with accuracy. The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to practice these high arts.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

My goal here is to convince you to embark on an orgy of self-care -- to be as sweet and tender and nurturing to yourself as you dare to be. If that influences you to go too far in providing yourself with luxurious necessities, I’m OK with it. And if your solicitous efforts to focus on your own health and well-being make you appear a bit self-indulgent or narcissistic, I think it’s an acceptable price to pay. Here are more key themes for you in the coming weeks: basking in the glow of self-love; exulting in the perks of your sanctuary; honoring the vulnerabilities that make you interesting.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your journey in the coming weeks may be as weird as an R-rated telenovela, but with more class. Outlandish, unpredictable, and even surreal events could occur, but in such a way as to uplift and educate your soul. Labyrinthine plot twists will be medicinal as well as entertaining. As the drama gets curioser and curioser, my dear Scorpio, I expect you will learn how to capitalize on the odd opportunities it brings. In the end, you will be grateful for this ennobling respite from mundane reality!

One day, Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison decided to compose his next song’s lyrics “based on the first thing I saw upon opening any book.” He viewed this as a divinatory experiment, as a quest to incorporate the flow of coincidence into his creative process. The words he found in the first book were “gently weeps.” They became the seed for his tune “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” *Rolling Stone* magazine ultimately named it one of “The Greatest Songs of All Time” and the tenth best Beatle song. In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend you try some divinatory experiments of your own in the coming weeks. Use life’s fun little synchronicities to generate playful clues and unexpected guidance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence,” wrote philosopher Erich Fromm. I would add a corollary for your rigorous use during the last nine months of 2018: “Love is the only effective and practical way to graduate from your ragged, long-running dilemmas and start gathering a new crop of fresh, rousing challenges.” By the way, Fromm said love is more than a warm and fuzzy feeling in our hearts. It’s a creative force that fuels our willpower and unlocks hidden resources.

Millions of you Pisceans live in a fairy tale world. But I suspect that very few of you will be able to read this horoscope and remain completely ensconced in your fairy tale world. That’s because I have embedded subliminal codes in these words that will at least temporarily transform even the dreamiest among you into passionate pragmatists in service to your feistiest ideals. If you’ve read this far, you are already feeling more disciplined and organized. Soon you’ll be coming up with new schemes about how to actually materialize a favorite fairy tale in the form of real-life experiences.


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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? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Savannah meetings Mon 6:30pm, Wed 5:30pm, Fri 6:30 p.m. See website for locations and info, or call 912358-7150. ongoing. oa.org/meetings. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS) For parents of children attending ChathamSavannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. amkw210@gmail.com. PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this

group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RAPE CRISIS CENTER Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-233-7273. ongoing. REAL TALK Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support group for the LGBT community to come together to sit, eat and socialize while talking about issues relevant to the community. Meetings are completely confidential and private. Meets in the Lecture Conference Room. first Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call

or see website for info. ongoing. 912-3508900. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-6291089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. TEENS NURTURING TEENS (CANCER SUPPORT) Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-3512061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 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 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 CONTINUES ON P. 54

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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. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is looking for teen and adult volunteers to assist with their popular spring session. Every Saturday from now until the end of June, the WIFM will be open for local families to enjoy and the community to gather. Volunteers are needed most for Kids Club, where children color, create and play fun games. Other volunteer opportunities include preparing the market for the arrival of special guests, assisting with exciting events and closing the market after a successful day. To sign up for one of the three available time slots, please visit Sign

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LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-652-3661. liveoakpl.org. MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. 912447-0578. sjchs.org/1969.cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Help in the “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire.org. rmhccoastalempire. org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. RUFF RETIREES UNITE FOR THE FUTURE Notorious senior citizen progressive group meeting. Wear your sneakers. $6 Dues covers coffee and bagels. We have issues. free to visit Last Friday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-675-6747. union_activism@ yahoo.com. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs. org/body.cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. TUTORS SOUGHT FOR ADULT LEARNERS (GED PREP AND LITERACY NEEDS) The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday -

Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-354-4047. kmorgan@roycelc. org. URBAN HOPE An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. urbanhopesav@aol.com. urbanhopesavannah.org. VOLUNTEER AT THE FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. forsythfarmersmarket.com. VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@seniorcitizens-inc.org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE EOA Share your time and special talents with others; join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA. We need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. WRUU 107.5 VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Interested in hosting a radio show or becoming involved in community media? WRUU, Savannah’s leading community radio station, is holding an information session and volunteer orientation. Come get an overview of the station and learn about the steps you’ll need to take to become a program host or other volunteer. For more information, visit www.wruu.org or contact program@wruu.org. Free Tue., April 3, 6-7 p.m. 912-712-5077. program@ savsoundings.org. facebook.com/ savsoundings. Savannah Soundings - WRUU - 107.5, 307 E. Harris Street. THE YOGA ROOM visit the website or call for a schedule of classes, times, and fees. ongoing. 912898-0361. thesavannahyogaroom.com. thesavannahyogaroom.com/. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr.


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