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OCT 11-17, 2017 NEWS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY CONNECTSAVANNAH.COM

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The LACS Big Smo, Nappy Roots & Demun Jones Saturday, October 14th

Mushroomhead with Unsaid Fate Monday, October 16th Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Saturday, October 21st Corey Smith with Special Guest Friday, October 27th Famous Dex with Special Guest Wednesday, November 8th

Hinder with Adelitas Way, Josh Todd & The Conflict and Wayland Thursday, November 9th Big Mountain Friday, November 10th Granger Smith with Morgan Wallen

Thursday, November 16th Mother’s Finest w/Special Guest Thomas Claxton & The Myth

Friday, November 17th

Lonestar with Special Guest, Military & First Responder Appreciation Concert Saturday, November 18th The Steppin’ Stones with The High Divers Thursday, January 11, 2018

P.O.D. - Alien Ant Farm, PowerFlo, Fire From The Gods Friday, January 19, 2018

The LACS

Big Smo, Nappy Roots & Demun Jones

Saturday, October 14th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Mushroomhead with Unsaid Fate

Monday, October 16th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with SPECIAL GUEST

Saturday, October 21st

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Corey Smith

with SPECIAL GUEST Friday, October 27th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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Blues Traveler with Special Guest Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Famous Dex

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Saving Abel with Special Guest Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 8th

Blue Oyster Cult with Special Guest Friday, February 23, 2018

Mike + The Mechanics Starring Mike Rutherford of Genesis Friday, March 23, 2018

Blues Traveler

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage! Live @ The Stage!

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Greek Festival 10.12-14

The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and music. Guests may also enjoy visiting the outdoor marketplace and taking guided church tours. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street.

THURSDAY 10.12 Film: American Graffiti

On the last day of summer vacation in early 1960s, friends Curt, Steve, Terry and John cruise the streets of small-town California. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10 tybeeposttheater.org

Greek Festival

The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and music. Oct. 12-14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 W Anderson St

Scenic Impressions Opening Lecture

To open Scenic Impressions, Telfair presents a lecture by noted scholar of Southern art, Martha Severens. 6 p.m. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Members free, non-members $5

South Island Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market

Savannah Food Truck Festival 10.15

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Celebrate the one-year anniversary of food truck legislation in Savannah with 30 food trucks, 10 boutique trucks, a wine and beer truck, a live DJ, art in the park, and craft vendors. Begins 11 a.m. Daffin Park

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The coast’s finest produce, artisan baked goods, farm fresh eggs, honey, and products with an old Fashioned Cake Walk at 4:30 & 5:30 pm. 4 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist, 9120 Whitefield Ave.

The Stardusted Circus

Aerial Acrobatics, Fire breathing and dancing, Stilt performance, juggling, hoop, and so much more!! 7:30 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $10 online, $15 door

Theatre: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Based on the screenplay by William Rose. Directed by Ken Neil Hailey and performed by Savannah Repertory Theatre. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Dr

FRIDAY 10.13 BroadwayHD: She Loves Me

Film: Braveheart 10.14

Part of the Movies You Must See Big series. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., $8

She Loves Me follows Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $15


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Comedy Planet presents Brian Moote

SATURDAY 10.14

Comedian Brian Moote performs with Patrick Moote and Max Fine. 8 p.m. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St. $10

Terror Plantation Haunted House

Jon Pardi w/ Midland, Runaway June

Barktoberfest

Nashville’s rising star Jon Pardi comes to Grayson Stadium on his Lucky Tonight tour. 7 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $25-$35

Lafayette in Savannah 1825

Experience the animated gratitude surrounding General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Visitors will be led through the candlelit historic house meeting characters living an event that “exceeded any thing ever before witnessed in Savannah.” 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 door 912-236-8097

Peacock Party

Celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. and the ongoing effort to preserve her legacy. Event highlights include live music by Cory Chambers Jazz Band, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and libations. All proceeds benefit the home. 6 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Home, 207 E. Charlton St $45 advance, $50 at door

Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher

A fresh take on the beloved classic. 7 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $12-$15 savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Tybee Friday Feud: Solomon vs. Burke

Tybee’s one and only live game show pits two deep-rooted island families against one another. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10

Vintage Market Days of Savannah

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home decor, and much more. Oct. 14-15 Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.

The Alee Shriner’s annual Terror Plantation Haunted House is sure to scare. 7:30 p.m. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. Chatham County Animal Services and Helping Hands of Savannah host this festival with a pet parade, costume contest, and more. Cash only for veterinarian services. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chatham Animal Services, 7211 Sallie Mood Free

Bonaventure Cemetery: After Hours

A 3-hour tour of Bonaventure Cemetery at night by Shannon Scott, touching on root doctors, vodun, murder, and more. 5-8 p.m. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. $55 shannonscott.com

The Charlie Fog Band Presents Grateful Dead

A full Grateful Dead theater show starting at 7 pm., complete with a psychedelic light show, and a three-hour performance. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $13 advance, $15 door

Contra Dance

Come early for a workshop at 7:15 p.m. if you’ve never contra danced before. Music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce and Bob. 7:30 p.m. Garden City UMC, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $6 members, $9 general

The Deplorables Tour w/ The LACS, Big Smo, Upchurch the Redneck and Demun Jones A loaded rap show hits the Stage on Bay. 8 p.m. The Stage on Bay, 1200 West Bay St. $29 savconcerts.com

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Halloween community party to support Goodwill’s Employment Service programs while sampling best of local food & drink. 6 p.m. Forsyth Park $50 eatdrinkbescary.com

Film: Braveheart

Part of Movies You Must See Big series. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

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Film: Columbus

Skidaway Marine Science Day

Forever Tybee Yard Sale

Sorry Not Sorry Improv: Nightmare on Bull Street

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana. Rescheduled to this time due to Hurricane Irma 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry St. $8, cash only 50% of all sales will be donated to Tybee residents affected by Hurricane Irma. 7 a.m. Memorial Park, 403 Butler Ave.

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Stopover in the Yard w/ Cusses

Comedian Gallagher performs. 10 p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St.

Lafayette in Savannah 1825

Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher

Experience the animated gratitude surrounding General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Visitors will be led through the candlelit historic house. 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 door 912-236-8097

Mattress Dash

Sustainitivity will host its first fundraising event for Park Place Outreach, a 150meter Mattress Dash. Entry fee is $150. 1-4 p.m. Forsyth Park $150 per team mattressdash.org/

Night of the Living Laughs

Live appearances by Dead City Clowns, Costume Contest, and food by Psycho Circus. Special Taproom Release of Rock 106.1’s Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Belgian’s Door Belgian Triple. 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $12 advance, $15 door CONNECT SAVANNAH | OCT 11-17, 2017

Halloween is nigh! Get ready for a night of improv comedy inspired by the 80s horror film, Nightmare on Elm Street. 8 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $10 The Grey has partnered with the Coastal Heritage Society’s “Cooking Matters” program. Cusses perform an acoustic set,. noon The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $25 for food and music, $15 just music

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Includes free admission to the UGA Aquarium with hands-on reptile exhibit, fish feedings and microscope investigations. 12-4 p.m. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 Ocean Science Circle. Free

Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans

A fresh take on the beloved classic. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $12-$15 savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Used Instrument Donation Day

Friends of Ben, Inc. and Portman’s partner to help children follow in Ben Tucker’s footsteps. All instruments received will be refurbished and given to children in Title 1 schools in Savannah-Chatham system. 10 a.m. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn

SUNDAY 10.15 Lecture: Pastoral Ministry in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Enduring Chill’

Father Gavin Dunbar, Rector of St. John’s Church in Savannah, lectures. 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Home, 207 E. Charlton St Free and open to the public

Savannah Philharmonic: The Trumpet and Organ Shall Sound

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

Chorusmaster and organist Monica Dekle and Principal Trumpet Clayton Chastain present a collection of music on high. 5 p.m. Wesley Monumental UMC, 429 Abercorn St. $25

Ogeechee Audubon Field Trip

Theatre: Wicked

Stroll through the park-like setting of the beautiful 51-acre gardens. 8 a.m. Coastal GA Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake

Part of the God on Broadway series, this tells thof the Wizard before Emerald City. 11:15 a.m. Asbury Memorial Theatre, 1008 E. Henry St


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

BY JIM MOREKIS

jim@connectsavannah.com

BEFORE Hurricane Irma’s remnants swept into our area, Savannah-Chatham School Board President Jolene Byrne made a Facebook post suggesting that parents make their own decisions about evacuating for the storm. The problem was that new Superintendent Dr. Ann Levette, in charge of the district’s day-to-day operations, hadn’t yet announced an official decision as to which school days would be cancelled.

If the entire school district loses accreditation, every student in it would lose eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship. And every student would see their diploma de-accredited as well, and would basically not be eligible to attend college. On this issue, always keep this in mind: The rest of your elected School Board is essentially working to keep local students from being able to attend college. Let that sink in. Their vendetta against the Board President has reached such a fever pitch that they hold every child in the district hostage to it. Maybe the hope is if the district is de-accredited, people will blame Byrne and not them for filing the complaint.

Why that isn’t front page news, instead of Byrne’s Facebook posts, is beyond my understanding. This is a School Board and school bureaucracy which will talk all day long about the need to engage and motivate minority and disadvantaged students, about the need to close the achievement gap, about improving the graduation rate, about “all” meaning “all.” Well, they got the last part right. When they want to take away all students’ HOPE Scholarships, they apparently do mean all of them. It’s bad enough that this cynical effort to undermine an already critically compromised local educational system was begun

Keep this in mind: The rest of the School Board is essentially working to keep local students from attending college. The post caused a bit of a kerfuffle, probably deservedly. But people seemed to get over it. Irma came, not much happened, and everyone went back to their lives. Except the Savannah-Chatham School Board, which went back to its old business of working overtime to discredit Byrne. Just last week, the Board presented — against protocol — a letter to Byrne, signed by all other Board members, rebuking her for that now-ancient Facebook post. Why so late? The letter will likely be included as evidence in the Board’s incrimination of Byrne in a complaint against her filed with the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS). Here’s the thing: The SACS investigation carries the very real possibility of having an end result that includes our entire school district losing accreditation.

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Let’s drill down a bit further: While not every school in the district is majority/minority, the district itself is roughly 70 percent nonwhite. Thirty-two district schools qualify for Title I, free or reduced lunch. And apparently there are about a dozen “failing schools,” possibly subject to state takeover. Let all that sink in, too. The district already faces serious issues of equity even without this controversy So let’s say this once again: The rest of your elected School Board is essentially working to keep local students from being able to attend college. That is not only morally wrong. It is not only a violation of the oath of office. It’s also, frankly, pretty damn racist. Why this isn’t pointed out more often by more people is a total mystery to me.

by a man who isn’t even here anymore, former Superintendent Thomas Lockamy. Such is the School Board’s devotion to Lockamy’s feud with Byrne that they are pursuing his goal of de-accrediting the entire district even after he’s long gone with his fat retirement package. Does this mean I think everything Jolene Byrne does is great? Not at all. Candidly, she probably should have stayed off the damn computer that night. If I were advising her, which I’m not, I’d tell her to take a long break from Facebook. But in my mind this has little to do with Byrne anymore. This is about a School Board that has lost its moral and professional moorings to a potentially disastrous extent. Jolene Byrne’s far from perfect, but it’s not Jolene Byrne that needs to go. CS

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Open letter to Mayor and City Council regarding Panhandle Slim

Dear Mayor, I write to you to express my disappointment at the outcome of a recent debate on art —and what constitutes art — at a meeting of the Historical Site and Monuments Commission. As a former seven-term city commissioner in West Palm Beach, Fla., I spent my political career learning about those things that make communities great, strong and vibrant. At the center of it all is our culture and cultural experiences.

There is no medium like art. There is no dollar value a city can really ever place on art, though we received continual impact reports on what it means to a city’s economy. Nothing comes close to it. Not good restaurants. Not a beautiful waterfront (ours is spectacular). Art. All kinds of it. Throughout the city. To think that Savannah, of all places, would go so far as to censor Scott Stanton’s (aka Panhandle Slim) talent and community voice, historic district or not, leaves me speechless. And sad.

Panhandle Slim has a national following. I have friends in St. Louis and Chicago and Tallahassee and Jacksonville and Miami who prize their Panhandle Slims. My office is filled with them. Your community supports his work, as well. It is a shame the leadership of Savannah does not. I believe this is your supreme loss. Though you do not represent me in your elected duties directly, my family holds a special love for your city. We visit often, most recently during a soccer tournament — and delightful haunted tour.

It will be a long while before we choose Savannah again for a visit. I will leave you with this. My late father, Captain Edgar D. Mitchell, was especially fond of Scott’s work and proudly hung his Panhandle Slim in his home. If the sixth human to walk on the moon appreciates Panhandle Slim’s art and important voice, how is it remotely possible that Savannah does not? Kimberly Mitchell West Palm Beach, FL

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NEWS & OPINION THE (CIVIL) SOCIETY COLUMN

Tiptoeing our way to common ground

Super cool clergymen Kevin Veitinger (L) and Michael Chaney hold a safe space to keep it civil.

BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS

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IF YOU made it through last week without punching a wall or dissolving into tears in the grocery store while purchasing a gallon of ice cream exclusively for personal consumption, congratulations. You’re either an emotional ninja or in a coma. The rest of us remain one bad news bite away from hurling ourselves naked into the Forsyth fountain with our hair on fire after the massacre in Vegas and the sudden loss of blue-jeaned deity Tom Petty, plus whatever next horrible thing may have happened between this writing and print time. This year’s continuing cavalcade of awful has made it near impossible to continue “business as usual” as we await the next blow. Though most Americans have not been directly hit by hurricanes or gunfire, we seem to be experiencing a kind of collective armchair trauma as we witness the suffering on our screens. The paranoia is also ratcheting: Yesterday I saw a cluster of dudes in khakis and white shirts loitering in the front of the post office and almost ducked for cover until I overheard them discussing chicken fingers and realized they were just some bro bankers deciding where to have lunch. The sliver of silver lining of these trying times is that they remind us to do more for others, squeeze our loved ones tighter and quit putting off the good stuff. Nobody leaves our house without a kiss anymore, even if they’re just going to get the ice cream out of the car, and I went ahead and bought nosebleed seats to Willie Nelson at the Civic Center on Oct. 20 because how much longer is that guy gonna be around? Perhaps the most promising fallout of 2017’s mushroom cloud of chaos is the conscious cultivation of civil discourse in the face of an unraveling social compact. While social media can galvanize momentum around a cause, I would rather wade into the marsh in my underpants than venture into any debate on Facebook or Twitter, where opinions aren’t so much shared as hurled like feces flung around by 8 angry orangutans.

Those mile-long threads never seem to lead anywhere for me, and I would much rather have more of society’s difficult conversations in person, but only if there are ground rules and snacks. That’s the ideology behind Common Grounds, the regular Wednesday night roundtable discussion at the Foundery Coffee Pub. Hosted by two of Savannah’s coolest clergy, the reverends Michael Chaney and Kevin Veitinger, the group offers a safe, sane place to practice exploring politics, poverty, sex, violence, religion, race and other touchy topics while respectfully listening to other people’s points of view (as opposed to formulating your next clever response while someone else is talking.) “We welcome everybody’s perspective, as long as they follow the guidelines,” explains Padre Chaney of the simple checklist that asks participants to refrain from generalizing statements and attacking others. “Basically, don’t be a jerk.” If you’re allergic to religious authority, let it be known that the discussions are protectively secular, and anyway, neither of these righteous dudes is the hellfire and damnation type: Methodist Rev Kev is an old school punk rocker, Padre Chaney’s an Episcopalian Deadhead; social justice, inclusion and egalitarianism are their preaching jams. While their collars might look exactly the same to this nature-worshipping Jewess, these brothers of the cloth have put their theological differences aside to pair up as soulful crossing guards at the intersection of “Thoughts & Prayers” and “Effort & Change.”

“‘Thoughts and prayers’ remind me to engage with other people with respect,” says the padre of the recent backlash against the phrase that’s come to symbolize empty platitudes. “But it doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t lead to action.” After we’ve signed the petitions and called our congressfolk (as if Buddy Carter is ever going to forswear his allegiance to the NRA, please,) many of us tenderhearts have been left without any sense of what to do next. After days of ducking the malevolent maelstrom on social media, I made my way over to the Foundery last Wednesday to check out Common Grounds’ latest conversation starter, “Make It Stop: Gun Violence.” About 15 people were gathered at the back table right on time to share their feelings and fears, many of them college students worried about their safety in public spaces and future careers in larger cities. Some wondered how to reconcile the Second Amendment with sensible regulation, and others argued that any legislation may be too little, too late. While there were several gunowners around the table, the calculated nature of this latest mass shooting seemed to stump the logic that everyone should arm themselves. “Even if any of the victims in Vegas were armed, there was no way they could have protected themselves,” the man next to me pointed out. I offered my own not-so-humble opinion, which is that gun control isn’t a debate, it’s a public health issue. A million and half people have been killed by guns in the last 50 years, and $226 billion a year is spent on mitigating the effects of gun violence. I will

never abide that this country has eradicated polio, banned thalidomide and regulated cigarettes, yet allows the personal possession of weapons capable of killing 56 people in 11 minutes as a “right.” I believe we need to shut down gun manfacturing completely, as the 300 million weapons already in circulation—more than one for every man, woman and child—are surely enough to bear. Someone disagreed politely, and in turn, I managed not to cry or throw coffee at them or call them a nasty name. That felt like progress. And even if an hour of face-to-face polemic won’t solve the world’s problems, it gave me hope for the future to see younger people comport themselves with compassion and thoughtfulness. Still, the evening’s conclusion was tinged with the hard truth that there are plenty of people more interested in winning the argument than they are in common ground. Many of us are wearily anticipating the next tragedy, so much so that Common Grounds’ leaders are waiting to announce next week’s topic. “We’re just watching the news,” said Rev Kev sadly. Perhaps one day we will beat the swords into plowshares and the spears into pruning hooks, the AR-15s into laptops for inner city kids and bump stocks into material for public art installations. Until then, we can learn to cover each other. CS Common Grounds meets 8-9pm every Wed. at the Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Info at facebook.com/CommonGroundsSavannah.


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NEWS & OPINION AN URBANIST VIEW

Bloated zoning and lean Urbanism BY JASON COMBS

I HAD planned on this column being about the City of Savannah’s effort to produce the “NewZO” (zoning ordinance), but as it turns out there’s not a lot to tell right now. Draft Three of the NewZO is available online, but is it really worth trudging through all that for “Urbanist View” column material, when Draft Four is promised sometime soon? I don’t think so. Draft Four was (and still is, on the website) promised to the public for review in

the spring of 2017. In the last public presentation on the matter, it was predicted that NewZO might be adopted by now, in October of 2017. I’ve asked around, and as far as I can tell, there’s not even an internal copy of Draft Four floating around City cubicles. The Precious is being kept in a cave and not

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shared with anyone. The website (www. newzo.org) has not been updated since March 2017. So while we wait (and wait) let me just re-state a few pertinent facts: • The current zoning ordinance (OldZO) dates back to 1960. It uses words like “eleemosynary” (feel free to look it up and then

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teach it to someone about to take the SAT or compete in a spelling bee) and gives “tailor shop” its own use designation (64b). It desperately needs a complete overhaul. • The current zoning ordinance contains 70 zoning categories and, by my count, 294 distinct use designations (like “tailor shop” and Sen. Bob Corker’s

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favorite, “adult day care center”). These uses are, or are not, allowed on a parcel of property depending on which of the 70 zoning categories the property falls into. This is overly complicated. I started to make an info-graphic showing the interplay between zoning and uses, but it got too complicated to see what was going on after charting just 8 residential categories (and 84 uses between them). Complete overhaul. Now. (Pet Peeve Alert: I refuse to be complicit in the widespread abuse of the word “district” that occurs in regards to zoning. Zoning is applied to individual parcels. Zoning appellations should be called “categories,” not “districts.” Let’s not use geographical terms unless referring to a geographical area. Example: “Almost all of the parcels in Ardsley Park fall into the R-6 zoning category. It is therefore an R-6 zoning district.”) • The tending of the current and future zoning ordinance is the responsibility of the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), which has been without a director since September of 2016, when Tom Thomson stepped down. He had announced his impending retirement over six months earlier, in February of 2016. If you are counting, that’s 20 months, so far, to find a new director of a very important body, and it still hasn’t been done. I’m pointing out a correlation rather than a causation, when it comes to the NewZO not getting anywhere.

Private/Academic Sector to the rescue?

Luckily for all of us living under the continued oppression of OldZO, two Pale Riders come to town this week in an effort to lighten our burden. These are Hank Dittmar and Brian Falk of the Project for Lean Urbanism. Savannah (along with Lafayette LA, Chattanooga TN, and St. Paul MN) has been chosen as a pilot site for the project. Basically, the project seeks to make it easier for “citizen-developers” and small groups to operate within their own communities on small-scale projects. This might be as small as rehabbing a dilapidated duplex, or building a new structure on a vacant lot (an “infill opportunity”, as they say). It could even be the development of several adjacent properties. What it is not is large-scale. It is not a subdivision. It is not a chain hotel. It does not ask the government for bonds to finance a parking deck. It hopefully doesn’t need to hire a lawyer to get variances passed through MPC and City Council. Instead, it is about YOU, the resident, noticing what is missing from your community, and being provided with the resources, knowledge, and support network to fill that gap yourself.

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It is the next Foxy Loxy or Starlandia Art Supply. It is what’s coming next for the Starland Dairy (exciting news on that in the future). Brian Falk, on what the project seeks to accomplish: “The project focuses primarily on three goals: incremental successional growth; reducing the resources required for compliance; and providing ways to work around financial, bureaucratic, and regulatory processes that disproportionately burden the small actors and small projects. One of its goals is to make it possible for residents and business owners to participate in the building of their homes, their businesses, and their communities.” (from CNU.org Public Square blog, June 01 2017) Phase One of the project has already occurred. This was the “Lean Scan”, where local obstacles to small-scale development were identified, and districts ripe for some small-scale development projects were scoped out. These areas are dubbed “Pink Zones” because the goal is to relieve them of red tape (get it?) This week, Phase Two will be executed – The Pink Zone Workshop. Falk and Dittmar, local facilitators like Kevin Klinkenberg of the SDRA and Beaufort urban designer Mallory Baches, and a crosssection of professionals and amateurs with their toes in real estate development will examine the obstacles and how they might be overcome so that small actors can make quick progress in the Pink Zones. Look for a follow-up to this column in the future, where I will outline the results of the Pink Zone Workshop and let anyone interested know where they can access the “Toolkit” (Phase Three) that is created for small actors. In the meantime, check out the website for the Project for Lean Urbanism at leanurbanism.org. CS

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THE ANCIENT philosopher and researcher Aristotle once said that the more we know, the more we don’t know, and that continues to hold true for the study of the world’s oceans. Recent research has revealed faceless fish in Australia’s deep seas and that the Caribbean Sea emits a low whistle in the key of A flat that can be heard from space. Such mind-blowing new discoveries means scientists aren’t going stop trying to understand the aquatic world and its many inhabitants any time soon. The relatively tiny corner of ocean off of Savannah’s coast has enough mysteries to keep the biologists, chemists and geologists of the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography busy for years, from the study of shifting sediments to how the dispersion of plastic particles affects marine life. Aspiring scientists and underwater adventurers have a chance to make some discoveries of their own at SKIO’s annual Marine Science Day on Saturday, October 14. They may find tiny sea turtles or spiky reptiles behind the scenes with the critters of the UGA Aquarium or get cozy with spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs chilling in the touch tanks. (Don’t worry, your fingers are safe; nothing pinches.) The 92-foot Research Vessel Savannah

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nutrients, animals and foreign particles. “My lab works at the intersection between those disciplines, and our goal is to figure out how the living and nonliving chemicals of the environment interact to shape each other,” explains Dr. Diaz, whose current project relates to the nutrient uptake of microorganisms and the effects of phosphorous run-off from agricultural fertilizers. “What we look at is small to invisible, but it has important implications for the environment, our health and a lot of things we care about.” The UGA grad first looked through a microscope in middle school, and credits a drop of pond water for leading her to a career in science. “It was so exciting to see how much was going on at that level and realize you could hold a million Euglena in your hand,” she recalls, referring to the singlecell eukaryotes best known for forming green scum on the surface of the water. “It really opened up another world to me.” This is Dr. Diaz’s third year with SKIO and her second Marine Science Day (Hurricane Matthew swept away last year’s plans for the event.) She is looking forward to hosting a booth with her PhD students about nutrient pollution and what it means for the environment and hopes to inspire curiosity for the natural world. “It’s fantastic to interact with kids and their parents and translate what we do. The goal is to make the case for basic science and the need to keep asking questions,” says SKIO’s resident biogeochemist. “Nature still has plenty of secrets, and it’s going to take open minds to unlock them for future generations.” CS

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will be open for exploration, and Dr. Bill Savidge will provide historical and ecological context on a tour of the Skidaway Island campus that also houses the offices of UGA Extension, Georgia Sea Grant and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. While a caravan of food trucks will offer delicious snacks for sale, those seeking other options can learn the art of crabbing off the dock. “We want everyone to touch to their heart’s content without worrying about breaking anything,” laughs Mike Sullivan, SKIO’s external affairs manager of the event that attracts more than 2,000 people a year. “The goal is give people a taste of the many research projects we have happening here.” One of the latest developments is the oyster hatchery being cultivated by the UGA Shellfish Laboratory, which focuses on ways to make Georgia’s seafood trade more durable and sustainable. Aquaculture—the farming of fish, oysters and other ocean edibles—is being touted as an environmentally-friendly food source, and the lab’s findings can have lasting ramifications on the way we view our climate, food production and coastal industries. “Our goal is to work with shellfish growers to establish single oyster aquaculture in Georgia by providing them access to oyster spat,” Shellfish Lab Director Dr. Thomas Bliss told UGA Today when the seeding project began in 2015. “There is an opportunity for growers to create a thriving market in Georgia and the hatchery is key in driving the creation of the market.” While Skidaway Island’s vast network of rivers and ocean offer up endless opportunity for exploration and innovation, sometimes it all starts in a petri dish. Dr. Julia Diaz is a SKIO biogeochemist—that’s a mash-up of biology, geology and chemistry—who examines a drop of water at a time to analyze its myriad microscopic

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individuals,” says Chef Real proudly. “They may not understand the full concept of a dish, but we break it down and they do a wonderful job. They’re very detail-oriented, and they take their time to make sure everything is perfect.” The job boasts high worker retention, and some employees stay for decades. Jill Adelman has been attending CCDS since she was a teenager and has been working in the kitchen for 29 years. “I do the sweet tea every day, and the lemonade,” says Adelman, whose husband, Eric Dewitt, works in the center’s electronics shop. “And I really like doing the cheeseburgers and French fries.” Chef Real serves as boss and mentor, and sometimes her employees become so skilled that they find jobs outside her kitchen—CCDS alums can currently be found working at Leopold’s Ice Cream and Rise Biscuits Donuts. But the seasoned culinarian, who most recently headed up food at the Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill and came to the organization just shy of a year ago, has no plans to leave her post. “Like a lot chefs, I got kind of burned out on the stress and long hours, and I wanted to do something to give back and still use my skills,” she recounts. “I didn’t even know this place existed, and now I’m completely in love. My crew is all so happy to come to work every day! It’s impossible to be in a bad mood here.” October is National Disability


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parts. “We also have individuals working in the hospitals, in offices and in restaurants around the city,” says Valerie Dixon, who runs outside sales with a focus on prevocational training. “Adults with developmental disabilities tend to fall through the cracks, but we try to match people’s skill levels with a job.” The programs differ greatly from other entities that have been accused of exploiting disabled workers for cheap labor. “Everyone who is fully trained makes minimum wage or better,” promises Dixon. “We have a couple of folks working at the airport making sixteen dollars an hour.” Back in the kitchen, the crew is preparing for a slew of upcoming events, which will include stacked towers of artisan cheese and meticulously arranged plates of pimento cheese toast points topped with

crumbles of candied bacon. Dishes often include fresh vegetables from CCDS’s 22 lush garden beds that produced 1300 pounds of produce last year. While workers are paid a fair wage, Coastal Center Catering is intent on keeping prices friendly for local businesses and other non-profit organizations. The affordable menus caught the attention of Meredith Gray, who is chairing the annual Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Peacock Party this Friday, Oct. 13. “We significantly dropped our ticket prices this year to make our event more accessible, so our budget is really tight,” says Gray. “And I really liked the idea of using another non-profit. But honestly, I was impressed by Chef Real, the quality of the food and the integrity and pride of her staff.” Gray says the chef worked with her to

come up with a sumptuous spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres (including the aforementioned candied bacon toast points) for the “Feathers & Fiction” fundraiser that benefits the house museum. The event chair also ordered the fundraiser’s cocktail napkins, hand-embossed with the FOCCH’s signature peacock logo, from the CCDS print shop after touring the center with Dixon. “It’s been a one-stop shop, and I’m so delighted to learn of this wonderful resource.” It’s clear that Chef Real feels the same way. “It is so gratifying to watch them grow and be able to handle any station in this kitchen,” she says as she surveys her crew with a smile. “If you give these individuals the chance to excel, they will.” cs

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Employment Awareness Month, and the U.S. Dept. of Labor is celebrating the significant contributions of disabled Americans with the theme “Inclusion drives Innovation.” CCDS has been championing that idea for years with its mission of integration, dignity and independence. Each day, the center serves 400 adults who find stimulation and camaraderie in the various art programs and activities, and 150 to 200 are employed in varying capacities at the center and out in the community. In addition to the catering program, CCDS oversees four other microbusinesses, including a print shop where folks silkscreen high-quality T-shirts and napkins, a special assembly line that recycles thermal coupling wires for Gulfstream, a palette-packaging team and an ergonomic manufacturing mini-plant that creates footrests out of leftover airplane

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Do jails and prisons allow videoconferencing with inmates? Can friends and family video-conference with prisoners? I know prisoners have access to phones and can have visitors, but it seems like video would also make it easier to keep in touch. —Filmore HECK of an idea you’ve got there, Filmore. Know who else is a fan of video visitation, as it’s called? Good old Joe Arpaio, late of the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s department, where he gained a reputation for ghastly human rights abuses before being voted out of office and convicted of contempt (and subsequently pardoned by Donald Trump). Arpaio called video visitation “a win for everyone involved,” and while we live in a complex world with few easy answers, I’d suggest you couldn’t find a more reliable rule of thumb than: if Sheriff Joe’s for it, be wary. And indeed, video visitation is far from the simple convenience it might appear to be. Let’s thumb through Screening Out Family Time, a 2015 report by the nonprofit think tank Prison Policy Initiative,

which elucidates some objections to what the organization calls the “for-profit video visitation industry”: This ain’t Skype. Or FaceTime, either. If you’re picturing high-quality video service, forget it—this is “poorly designed” technology, according to the report’s authors, plagued with complaints about crappy connections. That’s particularly a problem for friends and relatives trying to connect from home: video visitation is typically free when using dedicated visitor terminals at correctional facilities, but anyone logging on remotely is paying handsomely for the terrible service. Even if the tech were to get sorted out on the provider’s end, consider the customer. PPI cites a Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of previously incarcerated people in which 86 percent of respondents reported an income of less than $25,000—in other words, folks from families unlikely to have access to the decent computers and reliable bandwidth a good video link requires. In-person visits work. Most of these video schemes have been implemented at county jails, rather than prisons, which seems exactly backwards: unlike state prisons, jails aren’t the kinds of places that generally require loved ones to travel long distances for a visit. And video visitation isn’t supplementing in-person visits, as ideally it should; it’s replacing it altogether. In 74 percent of jails, PPI found, in-person visits were no longer permitted after video visits were implemented—in at least some cases, at the request of the contractor responsible for the video technology. Why does this matter? Because “family contact,” PPI writes, “is one of the surest ways to reduce the likelihood that an individual will re-offend,” so it’s something that jails and prisons should want to facilitate, not discourage. (Unlike jails,

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prisons seem to recognize this: PPI found “virtually no state prisons” that had eliminated in-person visitation.) Even a single visit to an incarcerated offender has been shown to reduce the chance of recidivism by 13 percent. And beyond any technical challenges, video makes visitation difficult because . . . It’s really expensive. This is the big one, and opens the door to tons of broader issues. Video visitation is administered by external contractors, who charge out the nose for the service—in some cases, up to $1.50 a minute. Again, sometimes these companies will stipulate in their contracts that in-person visits be banned—hey, they’re bad for business. This is of a piece with how all sorts of carceral services have been privatized, and at great cost to inmates and their families. It’s a tremendous racket: the companies make piles of money, the facilities get a kickback, and the fees can be set at extortionate levels while the services provided are lousy. Sending money to an incarcerated pal? That’s another way these companies make a buck. The Center for Public Integrity found transmission fees of up to 45 percent in some states; they mention one Tennessee woman who pays a total of $70 just to send $50 to her son in the clink. As you might guess, those calls aren’t cheap either. In fact, in 2013 the Federal Communications Commission announced rules capping inmate phone fees, citing, for instance, charges up to $17 for a 15-minute call. Who would argue against sensible government regulation like that, right? Well, one commissioner did dissent from the ruling: Ajit Pai, who (you can’t make it up) now leads the agency, promoted to the chairman’s job by Donald Trump. The companies levying the sky-high fees sued, and earlier this year, with Pai in charge, the FCC ceased its legal defense of the rate caps. In June, an appeals court ruled that the FCC didn’t have the authority to regulate inmate phone charges, which could go on being exorbitant. So sure, video conferencing’s a great service, just like inmate phone calls—provided you’re the one hooking up the cables. CS BY CECIL ADAMS Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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Man dies in E. 33rd Street shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred near East 33rd Street and Waters Avenue on October 8. At about 2:50 a.m., officers responded to the area and found Sean Brooks, 27, and Michael Waters, 32, suffering from injuries from the shooting. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Brooks succumbed to his injuries. Waters suffered non-life-threatening injuries. “ At this time, the shooting does not appear random,” police say.

Man dies in Betty Drive shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another in the 5500 block of Betty Drive on October 8. At about 6:55 p.m., officers responded to the area and found Shawn Rhinehart, 22, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

While officers were on Betty Drive with Rhinehart, Robert Reeves, 23, arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle with nonlife-threatening injuries. Rhinehart succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Police say the shooting does not appear random.

Shooting near Yamacraw Village

At about 7:10 p.m. on September 7, officers responded to the intersection of Katama Way and Vineyard Haven Drive and found Bullard suffering from non-lifethreatening injuries. “Detectives determined Bullard and William Jackson, 19, were involved in an exchange of gunfire with a third subject,” police say. Investigators identified Jason Hazel, 20, as the third subject involved in this shooting. Hazel was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one charge of Suspected package thief reckless conduct.

Detectives are investigating a shooting “that possibly occurred near the Yamacraw Village area on October 7,” police report. At about 4 p.m., officers responded to the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Bay Street, and found Lane Williby, 33, suffering from non-lifethreatening injuries. The male subject told police the shooting possibly occurred near the Yamacraw Village area. “Williby was inconsistent in the information he provided to police,” officers reported.

Metro arrests suspect in Katama Way shooting

Detectives arrested a man for the September 7 shooting of Jawanza Bullard, 19.

Metro arrests suspect in Kayton Homes shooting

Detectives worked in conjunction with SCMPD’s Strategic Investigation Unit to arrest a man for the September 14 shooting of a 15-year-old male. “At about 11:30 p.m. on September 14, officers responded to the area of Wheaton Street and Randolph Street, and found a 15-year-old male suffering from non-lifethreatening injuries. The male subject told police the shooting occurred in the Kayton Homes area,” police say.

Investigators identified and arrested Angelo Harley, 20, as the suspect.

Mail Theft suspects sought

Detectives are investigating multiple package thefts that occurred between Aug. 16 and Sept. 6. The first incident occurred on the 400 block of E Waldburg Street on Aug. 16. Surveillance video captured a black male in his 30s, wearing a baseball cap and red cargo shorts, walking up to a residence and stealing a package from the porch. “A few days later, on Aug. 18, video caught a black woman steal a package from the porch of the same residence. The suspect appears to be in her late 50s and wore a long purple shirt and pink skirt during the incident,” police report. At about 7:20 a.m. on Sept. 6, Metro officers responded to report of a mail theft at a residence near Houston and E Perry streets. Reportedly, a black male in his 20s took contents from a package and left the package at a nearby square. He wore an orange shirt and black shorts at the time of the theft. Note: Our homicide tally reflects the addition of the three victims of the July 4 incident in City Market. Local law enforcement doesn’t include those victims in their official tally.

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Country sensation Jon Pardi plays Grayson Stadium BY ANNA CHANDLER

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IT MAY seem unusual that country radio’s favorite revivalist hails from the West Coast. But according to the genre legends who have taken him under their wing and the charts he’s been dominating, Jon Pardi is the real deal. The 32-year-old Dixon, California native is shaking up the country music world with a timeless style and tireless work ethic, sweeping up awards and new fans at a rapid pace. Pardi has been belting out the Texas greats since he was a small child. Thanks to his grandmother’s karaoke machine, young Pardi learned the songs of heroes like George Strait and George Jones and made his stage appearance at seven, sing18 ing the Garth Brooks hit “Friends in Low

Places” at his dad’s 30th birthday party. At 12, he was writing his own songs, and at 14, Pardi formed a band with friend Chase McGrew. The bandmates went off to Butte Junior College together and performed in the group Northern Comfort. That band played together for three years until Pardi decided to head home, save money, and make the big move to Nashville. In 2008 at age 23, his mother shed tears as her son drove away to follow his dream. When he got to Nashville, Pardi got a job as a lifeguard and scored a publishing deal after living in Music City for just over a year. Working in publishing helped Pardi meet fellow songwriters and get his name out there. He signed with Capitol Records

Nashville and released a single of his own, “Missin’ You Like Crazy,” in 2012. His next single, “Up All Night,” reached the Top Ten country singles charts. Perhaps what’s most timeless about Pardi is the way he forged his path and his tireless dedication to pursuing his passion for country music. He’s put in the work, and it’s paid off: 2017 has been a defining year in his career. His album California Sunrise, released in June 2016, was certified gold, and the singles “Heartache On The Dance Floor,” “Head Over Boots,” and “Dirt On My Hoots” all hit No. 1 on the charts. In addition to receiving multiple CMA Award nominations—including New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Song

of the Year—and two CMT Music Award nominations, he took home his first ACM Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year and performed the hit “Dirt on My Boots” at the awards ceremony. That performance was a memorable one for the artist. “Winning the ACM was pretty awesome, and getting to perform on the awards,” he says. “It’s fun being more involved in the shows. I’ve been doing those shows for five years now. And getting three number ones has been amazing. We’ve been working hard to get even one of them, and having three is great. The fans always showed up, we’ve been getting more of them, the crowds are getting bigger. We’re being a little more present and more recognized


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“I always say I’m more of traditional rock ‘n’ roll and traditional country mixed together.” Pardi is celebrating three No. 1 hits and an ACM Award.

and really being a part of country music… it’s starting to happen.” The team-oriented “we” Pardi often speaks in is reflective of the boy-nextdoor charm that’s earned him so many hits—he’s a charismatic and humble guy, frequently crediting and praising his management, band, and the folks supporting him in the rise to superstardom.

with guitar, fiddle, and steel guitar accompaniment. For the seasoned songwriter, creating a hit takes time and patience. “On a good day, I get an idea and start shelling out some melodies,” he says of his process. “I’ll start with the lyrics there, “I’m in the growing pains stage right make it all work. Flow’s a really big deal… now,” Pardi explains. “Next year, we’ll have how the song moves together. When it feels two buses, two trailers so we can add more good, that’s when I know I’ve got what I’m lights and more crew. Right now, we’re just looking for. You gotta live with ‘em and let kind of finishing off the year. I can’t even ‘em breathe.” bring golf clubs on the bus, it’s so full!” Though he’s often clumped into the “traCountry comes in many shapes and ditionalist” camp, Pardi takes inspiration forms these days, but Pardi takes the clasfrom stadium rockers and country legends sic route, penning memorable melodies equally.

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“I always say I’m more of traditional rock ‘n’ roll and traditional country mixed together,” he explains. “I feel like you can do the really traditional thing, but it doesn’t really cross over into big crowds. To get to those big crowds, you gotta have a little AC/DC in your blood.” The audiences have certainly changed for Pardi, who, as an underage teen, was required to spend off-stage time outside of the bars where he played gigs. “I treat the crowd the same if there are 300 or 22,000 people,” he says. “I’m always giving it my all.” He’ll finally have a break from nearconstant touring in April. Right now, he plans to use that downtime to work on his house and help his friends with their own projects. Before then, he’ll wrap up the Farm Tour with Luke Bryan and hit the road with Miranda Lambert for the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. It’s a busy life, but it’s all worth it. “It’s cool,” Pardi laughs, “getting out there and taking over the world.” CS

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AS ONE of Savannah’s finest guitarists, “Georgia” Kyle Shiver knows what playing an instrument can do for the soul. Whether he is listening or performing, the Albany, Georgia native turns to music for healing and guidance during difficult times. This week, he releases an album of songs instilled with peace, love, and beautiful tranquility. Music is My Medicine is a lush, gentle album that takes Shiver’s six-string skills and uses them like an elixir. With his bluesy vocals, there’s an air of experience and learning that carries through the album and makes each song even more powerful. Among destructive hurricanes and mass shootings, it’s a record that seems particularly needed and meaningful in this very moment. Shiver will celebrate the album’s completion with a release party at Unity of Savannah, where is Music Director. He’ll perform with Unity’s own Reverend Dale Worley, Tony Richards, and Rochelle Coatney. We chatted with Shiver about spirituality in song, telling a story through musical arrangement, and spreading peace through his music. How long have you been working on this album? Some of the songs are from the last year, some from earlier this year. You’ll notice there’s a fair amount of covers on there. Playing at shows with other musicians, some of the songs, we’d play, then a couple months later, play them again and realize, “This is a really good song.” They’re not my songs, but I do them so much, they may as well be.

My friend Tony [Richards] produced the CD. He used to record Hall & Oates, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, all kinds of people in the music business. He recorded the basic tracks, took it to his studio, laid down the bass, and he produced it. I came in later on and did backing vocals and different things like that. So it’s been going on for a few months, but it’s always a process. Why did you choose those covers in particular?

The idea for the CD is “music is my medicine,” of course, and the idea for that song comes from me realizing I could play music, or listen to music, and I would feel better. It sounds simple, but if I’m really upset about something, I just go get my guitar and start playing and get lost in the guitar. Whenever I’m done playing, whatever was bothering me isn’t bothering me and things aren’t so bad anymore. It leads me into asking [the listener]: What do you do that makes everything okay? Some people go fishing. Some people


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“It sounds simple, but if I’m really upset about something, I just go get my guitar and start playing and get lost in the guitar. Whenever I’m done playing, whatever was bothering me isn’t bothering me and things aren’t so bad anymore.” crochet. What do you do that takes your mind of your problems and makes you feel better? All those songs are about awaking spiritually. There certainly is a healing feeling in the music.

to the fact that black people, gay people, people from Iran, North Korea—we are all consciousness. We are all people underneath whatever language you may speak, whatever clothes you may wear. People gotta wake up and figure it out.

How do you create a guitar tone that I’m a music minster at Unity of Savannah. I evokes that message? How did you travel to other communities over the South approach your guitar playing for the East…I’ll do a service, play music, and do a album? concert. The CD is totally for that. Whenever I write or perform a song, I’m How has being a music minister trying to create an emotional image. You informed your work? want a song to be an experience, so that’s really what I try to do within the music It’s been really interesting and it’s really around the song. What is the song trying to been fun. I didn’t really see that coming, say? What am I trying to do with this song? but what I really like the most about the What is its purpose? church and the reason why I go is that we “There’s A Healing” has tuba on it, and can play any music that has a positive mes- it’s supposed to invoke happiness and sage to it. We play Bob Marley songs, rock make you want to clap your hands. That’s music that I really like. This Sunday, we’re the approach to music and words for me: going to play “Learning to Fly” by Tom I try to put music and words together and Petty. have them create a picture.

Unity is very open to everyone. We have African-Americans, gay people, all kinds of different people who go to our church. I’m a part of the Coexist Movement. Unity is all-inclusive. A lot of the songs on the CD I play in church, but there are some I could play anywhere. They’ve got a simpleness, an idea of oneness. And we’re all people and trying to do something about the violence and the craziness going on. Yeah, that message of healing seems like one people really need right now. It’s what I need, it’s what the country needs. It’s what everybody needs. It works for me and hopefully we’ll start seeing a decrease in these incidents at some point instead of a continuing increase. The music on the CD and all the songs on the CD are really geared toward spirituality and growing spiritually, waking up

You released this album as Kyle Shiver. Do you consider the work you’ve released and the shows you play as Georgia Kyle to be separate from that? It’s kind of funny—I play in two different places. I might play at One-Eyed Lizzy’s Tequila Bar, and twelve hours later, I might be playing at church. So to me, music is music. It’s definitely a different kind of thing. It’s kind of funny—the people at church don’t really care if I was playing a bar during the day. But sometimes I feel like the people at the bar would care that I go play at church. I really have an audience out in the world, but really, my audience that’s bigger and more meaningful to me is playing at the church. I play to entertain people. CS

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When he was 18 years old, soul guitarist Tanner Brown and his older brother, Ky, formed Steady Flow, a powerful funk outfit from Peroria, Illinois. Encouraging their audiences to “fight the pain with a bottle of funk,” the group’s wild live show has earned them packed houses around the U.S. Fueled by a pasion for the greats like James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, D’angelo, and The Meters, Steady Flow released a fresh yet timeless new record, Do You Like That? In April. They’re joined by Colorado’s own Tenth Mountain Division. Inspired by the mountains of their Boulder home, Tenth Mountain Division began as an acoustic bluegrass band and has evolved into a celebration of American musical tradition. Rock, jazz, bluegrass, and prog merge for a sound that celebrates an equal love for the traditionalists like Tim O’Brien and heavy hitters like Black Sabbath. Tenth Mountain Division band released a debut album, Cracks in the Sky, in March 2016. With bass, drums, mandolin, guitar, keyboard, and vocal harmonies, the five-piece will be a hit with Barrelhouse’s eclectic musical crowd. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 10 P.M., FREE, 21+

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After winning awards and touring with the likes of Indigo Girls and The Bangles in his band A Fragile Tomorrow, Sean Kelly is releasing his very first solo album. Time Bomb, Baby, recorded in Savannah at Kelly’s own Low Watt Studios, offers layered indie-pop with nods to ‘80s greats like Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, and Bryan Ferry. Kelly plays nearly every instrument on the album, inviting bassist Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz) to join in on the song “Gold To Me.” The talented songwriter co-produced the album with Ted Comerford (Jukebox the Ghost) while his younger brother, Brendan, engineered. It’s a groove-heavy, throwback affair that will certainly have The Wormhole dancing. Time Bomb, Baby is available through Mpress Records on October 13. Singer-songwriter duo Finnegan Bell joins Kelly for his Savannah show. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9 P.M., $4.99 VIA TICKETFLY.COM, 18+

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Cleveland’s Mushroomhead rose to fame in the ‘90s with wild, horror-style get-ups and a style of alternative metal that blended hip-hop, industrial, and techno into its sound. When the band formed in 1993, the members were busy playing in several local bands. To set the new side project apart, the members opted to wear masks. After great audience response to their costumes, the image stuck. The band released its first album in 1995 on its own label, following with 1996’s Superbuick and M3 in 1999. It’s around that time that the famed feud with fellow shock-rockers Slipknot began. Mushroomhead teamed up with Eclipse Records for a compilation album, XX, in 2001; that release’s success led to a deal with Universal, tours on Ozzfest. 2003’s XIII, which debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, featured the single “Sun Doesn’t Rise,” which was highlighted on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. In 2005, the band moved to Megaforce Records, released Savior Sorrow in 2006, and shared the single “Simple Survival” with the world. Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children followed in 2010. Mushroomhead has gone through several lineup changes—vocalist Jeffrey “Nothing” Hatrix and drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton have been with the band since the beginning and will lead the band at their Stage on Bay appearance with frequent tourmates Unsaid Fate. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, DOORS AT 7 P.M., SHOW AT 8 P.M., $18-25 VIA SAVCONCERTS.COM, ALL-AGES MUSHROOMHEAD

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Boulder’s The Heartstring Hunters bring their indie-folk stylings to Foxy. Singer-songwriter Carolyn Hunter, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Hunter, bassist Alessandro Ceserani, drummer Alex Heaton, and vocalist Rachael Sheaffer released a self-titled debut EP in the wintertime. The eight songs emanate homespun warmth with Hunter’s Joni Mitchell-like vocals leading the way. Though its members are Colorado residents now, The Heartstring Hunters are East Coast kids, and the influence of their Vermont, Virginia, Florida homes resonates in their music. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17. 7 P.M., FREE, ALL-AGES


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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Height Keech, Valore, Cunabear, Obamabo, 9 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. The Jinx Surfer Blood, COEDS, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. PS Tavern Trivia, 7 p.m. 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 Hannah Noel, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

BowTie Barbecue Co. Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m.

DJ

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

THURSDAY 10.12 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Flux Capacitor, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge The Artisanals, Little Bird, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. The Jinx Dance Party, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m.

Psych Rock Night @HOUSE OF STRUT

Enjoy a night of rock ‘n’ roll in the vintagewear-lined halls of House of Strut. Savannah’s own XuluProphet joins Athens band Partials, Atlanta’s Kilroy Kobra, and Savannah’s The Sound Experiment for an eclectic evening of mind-bending sounds. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 9 P.M., $5, ALL-AGES Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jason Bible, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Liv Annalise Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Southbound Brewing Co. Cyril Durant, 7 p.m. Space Cat Books Garden Giant, Jacob Evans, Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent, 8 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Danielle Hicks & The Resistance, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Daniel Marshall, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. 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. PS Tavern Karaoke

Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Karaoke, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

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 Anastasia Beverly Hills Have Eyes w/ the House of Gunt, 9 p.m., 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 10.13 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South C2 & The Brothers Reed (Jon Pardi Afterparty), 11:55 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Hyperglow, 9 p.m. Club One Mix 2.0 The Re-Do w/ Lotion In The Basket, Raine Raine, C Powers, 10 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Listen 2 Three, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Florida Man, Hotplate, 10 p.m. Flashback Ember City, 9 p.m. Grayson Stadium Jon Pardi w/ Midland, Runaway June, 7 p.m. House of Strut Psych Rock Night with Xuluprophet, Partials, Kilroy Kobra, The Sound Experiment, 9 p.m. The Jinx Crazy Man Crazy, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jon Hill, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub

Aaron Zimmer, General Patton and the Heads of State, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Jason Courtenay, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Live Music North Beach Grill Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rachael’s 1190 Kelen Heller Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina 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. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Sulfur Studios Naked As We Came, Carinae, Walrus, Perpetual Care, 7 p.m. Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Squash, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Brian Bazemore, Hitman Blues Band, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Josh Johansson, Bill Hodgson, Whitley Deputy Acoustic, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Chuck Courtenay, 9:30 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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


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COMEDY

The Wormhole Comedy Planet presents Brian Moote, Patrick Moote, Max Fine 8 p.m.

DJ

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show PS Tavern 80s and Ladies The Stage on Bay Stardust Pixxies Stardusted Circus, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 10.14 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South Tenth Mountain Division, Steady Flow, 9:30 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Club Elan Cesqeaux, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m., Ambrose, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ CLVLND, Pajamas, DJ Precisa Flashback Crazy Man Crazy, 9 p.m. The Grey Stopover in the Yard w/ Cusses, noon The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, ongoing Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Ben Keiser, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Mercers, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 80s Trivia and Karaoke Party, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Live Music The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m., Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof @Sundown, second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Stage on Bay The Deplorables Tour w/ The LACS, Big Smo, Upchurch the Redneck and Demun Jones, 8 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Eric Culberson, 6 p.m. Tybee Post Theater The Charlie Fog Band Presents Grateful Dead, 7 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, second Friday, Saturday of every month, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Brian Bazemore, High Velocity, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Bill Hodgson, XAK, DJ David, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Josh Johansson, 9:30 p.m. The Wormhole Sean Kelly, 9 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jerry’s Lounge Karaoke For Komen, 7 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke & Trivia to Benefit CASA, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Bull Street Labs Sorry Not Sorry Improv: Nightmare on Bull Street, 8 p.m. Club One Gallagher, 10 p.m. 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. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 80s Theme Night, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 10.15 LIVE MUSIC

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Ray Tomasino, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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.

MONDAY 10.16 LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music The Stage on Bay Mushroomhead w/ Unsaid Fate, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Brian Bazemore, 8 p.m.

Wild Wing Cafe CC Witt, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

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 10.17 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Heartstring Hunters, C 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music M Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Y Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub CM Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub MY (Pooler) Open Mic Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic hosted by CY Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. CMY Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, K 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Sarah Poole, 5 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. 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.

DJ

The Jinx Beat & Track Battles w/ DJ Master Toby, 11 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.

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Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St.

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912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com

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

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

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Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St.

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Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave.

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Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd.

Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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“So far, it’s only been done by very major regional theatres,” says Hailey. When directing a play based on a film, Hailey typically prefers for his actors to treat the script as a stand-alone work. In this case, he encouraged the cast to sit down and view the 1967 film. “The fascinating thing about this script is that it’s a very clear adaptation of the film,” he shares. “But there are a lot of differences that have been worked in where it points out, since 1967 when the film came out and when it’s placed, how far we’ve come with racial attitudes. And how far we haven’t come.” Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was pretty radical at the time of its release. In it, Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), the white daughter of progressives Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and Christina

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Drayton (Katharine Hepburn), returns home with her new fiancé, John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), who is African-American. All their lives, the Draytons taught Joanna the importance of racial equality, but her engagement is initially upsetting to them. To see an interracial couple on the silver screen and in a positive light was deeply rare for 1967—at the time of the film’s release, interracial marriage was still illegal in 17 states. In his 2013 stage adaptation, Todd Kreidler fleshes out characters that he felt deserved a little more time in the spotlight. Film viewers never saw Tillie, the African-American maid in the film, change her mind about Joanna and John’s engagement. Initially, she believes that John is trying to “get above himself” by marrying

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KEN NEIL Hailey says he’s the luckiest person in the world. The Savannah Repertory Theatre Artistic Director is celebrating a fabulous first year of professional theatre. And while Savannah Rep has made its Industry Drive play shop a true home in advance of its second season, Hailey has yet to fully move to Savannah—and he’s loving it. “I get to live in Savannah and New York! I’m spending my time half and half, and it’s the best life ever,” he gushes. Hailey and his collaborators brought years of Big Apple know-how to Savannah last year and formed an equity contract small professional company. The group’s debut season included classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, the cult favorite Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, and Jaston Williams’ Greater Tuna. Hailey and company got to know Savannah and its vibrant theatre community in those early productions, and now they’re set for a stellar second season. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner opens on October 12, and Savannah Rep holds the unique honor of being the first small professional theatre to produce the show.

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a white woman and disapproves of the romance. In Kreidler’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Tillie, like many other characters, comes around. Additionally, John’s mother “sits backseat to her husband” in the film, as Hailey puts it. In the play, she “takes the reins.” The cast is an eclectic bunch of regional and local talent. Madison Ringley, who recently moved to Savannah from Seattle to earn a master’s degree at SCAD, stars as Joanna. Christopher Chukweuke, a professional film actor from New York, takes on the role of Dr. John Prentice. Nancy Daly will be played by Hilary St. George, a Savannah native who starred as Dementia in the original GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Regional actor Mark L. Colberson, who came all the way from North Carolina to audition stars as Matt Drayton. Locals will recognize Chris Bass of Savannah Children’s Theatre, starring as Monsignor Ryan, and Beth Durodoye, a professor and counselor at Georgia Southerm, who makes her stage debut as Mary Prentice. “We’ve got a really good group this time,” says Hailey. “We want to be a stepping stone company into professional theatre for actors.” Audiences at Guess Who’s Coming to

Dinner will be treated to a new, redesigned space in the former Dollhouse Productions. “We’re getting our lights in and the stage revamped,” Hailey explains. “We’re keeping it as a black box theatre open format space. For [Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner], literally, the audience is in the living room.” Savannah Rep has lots of excitement in store for its second season—stay tuned for Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Lieutenant of Inishmore in spring, and Pumpboys and Dinettes, a musical written by Tybee Island’s own Jim Wann. As Savannah Rep continues to grow, Hailey knows he, Company Manager Jennifer Bishop, and Technical Director Erik Bishop made the right choice in choosing Savannah as their new home. “I am very committed to keeping this going,” he says. “It’s very much my, Eric, and Jennifer’s ballgame. We keep ourselves busy, we have a home base, and we absolutely love this city.” CS

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GEOFF L. JOHNSON knows his way around these parts. From attending SCAD for photography in the ‘90s to scouting locations for photo shoots, Johnson’s knowledge of the coastal Georgia region is extensive. Throw in his passion for history and you get his latest exhibition, both a retrospective of his work and an appreciation of our coastal region. “Then Is Now: Exploring Coastal Georgia” is a collection of Johnson’s photographs featuring some of the Lowcountry’s landmarks. The exhibition is up now at In Vino Veritas and will hang until Nov. 2, with an opening reception on Oct. 12. Johnson, a regular contributor to Connect Savannah and other local publications, is one of Savannah’s most soughtafter photographers. As a result, he often gets called to the same places for shoots, but he finds a way to make the shot unique. “All of these iconic Savannah locations that everyone takes photos of, as a professional photographer I get hired to go to these places over and over through the years. Sometimes the elements just come together,” Johnson explains. The photographs in “Then Is Now” deliver a twist on the photographic staples of the area—“Wormsloe” is slightly offcenter instead of the traditional tree-lined drive shot. “HMS Bounty” offers a juxtaposition of centuries-old tall ships sailing the Savannah River and modern cranes in the skyline. Johnson was shooting the Tall Ships Festival in 2012 for Visit Savannah and spent the day aboard the HMS Bounty. “The punchline is when this ship left Savannah, it went to Nova Scotia, and then Sandy came in,” Johnson explains. “The captain, who I spent a whole day with, decided to swing around the storm and head south. He screwed up. That ship famously went down on CNN and he went down with the ship. He’s still missing to this day,” adding with a grin, “‘Then is now.’” “Tybee Lighthouse” shows the

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ubiquitous lighthouse, but Johnson offers more background on the historic monument. “That’s the only intact lighthouse compound on the east coast,” Johnson points out. “Not only the lighthouse, but the house in the foreground, that’s the captain’s house. The surrounding buildings are also part of the compound. They’re all original.” Johnson loves the history of the Lowcountry and uses it to his advantage in shooting. “I’m a bit of a history geek, which informs my professional work and the gigs I work on,” Johnson explains. “This region is so steeped in history in every way, and to bring that to my specific world, I’m from DC. I grew up around history museums, but history was behind glass and velvet rope. Here, history in this region, you can trip over it.” Johnson began shooting when he was 16. In those days, the standard practice for photographers was to carry two separate cameras—one with black and white film 30 and one with color. With the addition of

filters and editing apps, that practice is long outdated. “These days, of course, there’s no forethought required, no preplanning. You literally capture the image, and that’s all you have to worry about,” Johnson laments. “Traditional photography is all about before you made that image and as you were making it.” “Then Is Now” features both black and white and color photography, and for “Dorchester Village Road,” he printed the photograph in both. “Usually the image demands one or the other,” Johnson says, “but not this one.” “Then Is Now” is presented by Sulfur Art Services, a project put on by Sulfur Studios. The team seeks local businesses in need of some art and artists in need of some publicity and fosters a relationship between the two. Sulfur then handles curation, installation, sales, and promotion of the resulting exhibition. “This is the first I’m seeing of it,” Johnson notes as he looks at his art around In Vino Veritas. “They did a great job.” Sulfur Art Services currently places

“Wormsloe.” PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

artwork at Thinc Savannah, Starland Café, Bull Street Labs, Sentient Bean, and In Vino Veritas. If you can’t buy the art in person, Sulfur also posts the art on their website for purchase there. The process is simplistic and beneficial for everyone involved in it, but it’s a service

that is long overdue. “It’s easier for artists,” Johnson says. “The running theme of Savannah is slowly getting the things they have in most cities. Jennifer and Emily and AJ do a great job.” CS


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COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE — Solo exhibition featuring the work of Agnieszka Kurant, composed of sculpture, works on paper, lenticular prints and a video. Oct. 12-Jan. 14. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. SCENIC IMPRESSIONS: SOUTHERN INTERPRETATIONS FROM THE JOHNSON COLLECTION — Tells the visual story of shifting stylistic trends in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Savannah artists of their day often found themselves working in contrast to the increasing mechanism of Europe. Oct. 13-March 25. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. THEN IS NOW: EXPLORING COASTAL GEORGIA — “Then Is Now: Exploring Coastal Georgia” is a collection of photographs by Geoff L Johnson. These Low Country and Coastal Georgia scenes includes well-known locations, as well as some from roads less travelled. free and open to the public Oct. 12Nov. 2. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS 365 DAYS: THE STORY OF TWO KENNELS — Lisa Rosenmeier’s paintings of shelter pets. Through Nov. 3. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. ANIMAL INSTINCT — The diversity of animal imagery in Animal Instinct reveals the wide-ranging roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. From wild beasts to loyal companions, artists help viewers reflect on their connections to animals and the myriad roles that Work by Lisa Rosenmeier is at the Cultural Arts Gallery in a various creatures play in show called ‘365 Days: The Story of Two Kennels.’ our lives. This exhibition offers a chance to reflect on our relationships with animals and how they BELLE NATURE DE LACOSTE: PESEVERare an intrinsic part of our lives. Through ETREES AND BEAUTES BLUES — Hailee Nov. 26. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 Potter presents handmade cyanotypes and West York St. black and white photographic prints that explore the nature of Lacoste, France. Through

Oct. 29. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FAAA MEMBERS SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION — Telfair Museums presents the firstever exhibition at the Jepson Center by the artist members of the museum’s Friends of African American Arts group. Through Nov. 6. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES — The SCAD Museum of Art presents this eponymous exhibition of works by the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS — The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is a group of fiber artists who meet regularly to share inspiration and techniques using a wide variety of fiber-related arts. Through Oct. 31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FRIENDS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART MEMBERS SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION — Telfair Museums presents the first ever in-museum exhibition by artists who are members of F3A. The exhibition opens the night of the annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. Participants must be current members of F3A. Through Nov. 6.

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Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. GOD AND MODERN MAN — What is the relationship between God and modern man? Through Jan. 15, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. KAHLIL GIBRAN AND THE FEMININE DIVINE — Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet,” Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experimenting with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair Museums proudly boasts the largest public collection of visual art by Kahlil Gibran in the United States. Through Jan. 2, 2018. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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KATHY MILLER AND SUSAN HOKANSON — Kathy Miller paints in oils and watercolors, and her masterful etchings on handmade paper with feathered edges have become a favorite keepsake for Gallery 209 patrons for several decades. Suzy Hokanson creates one-of-a-kind handwoven and nuno-felted fabric works of art, in which colors and textures are free-woven using silk, wool, alpaca, cotton, linin and hand-made rayon fibers. Through Oct. 31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. KIRK VARNEDOE: IN THE MIDDLE AT THE MODERN — Through the lens of an art historian’s life, Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at The Modern challenges the nature of authenticity and the power of museums to define what is “high” and what is “low.” Through Feb. 11, 2018. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LAW AND MUSIC — The exhibit features content from W. W. Law’s music, book, periodical, and photograph collections, and includes interactive activities designed to introduce children to the math and science concepts embedded in music. Through Jan. 1, 2018. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

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Last Monday, the Atlantic closed its doors to the public and welcomed about 100 people for their exclusive Feast. Guests were given a folded field guide that, when opened, served as a map of the floor plan with x’s marking each of the six feast stations. Beside each station stood a table of wine, champagne, and local craft beers that paired with each dish. Chef Lauren spearheaded the menu, pushing Big Bon out of their comfort zone. She notes, “I told them, it’s not just a pizza oven, it’s wood burning.” From the starter to the dessert, each dish was prepared in the brick oven, stoked with wood from trees downed by

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quail and rose petals, it’s classic.” The rose petals for the dish were gathered from her mother-in-law’s rose garden in Okatie, South Carolina and the quail was hunted on Roberts Shooting Preserve in Egypt, Georgia. In the kitchen pass, servers were dishing out Spaghetti Carbonara with sweet peas and crispy bacon, topped with a quail egg from a small farm in Richmond Hill. Then at the bar, prosciutto wrapped duck-fat braised fingerling potatoes, charred carrots from Bear Island Farm in Bluffton, salmon escabeche and housemade salt and peppered bread overflowed

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HUNT, Gather, Feast. It’s the most primitive and fundamental way of sustaining yourself. This act of hunting game, gathering vegetal varieties, nuts, fruits, and charring them in the embers of a wood burning fire embodies the true beauty of food. On Oct. 2, Big Bon Pizza partnered with Atlantic for their first Hunt Gather Feast where local food, in its truest and simplest form, was celebrated and shared among community members — a truly memorable fete. Big Bon Pizza, owned and operated by Kay Heritage, with daughter Anna Heritage and soul sister Sunju Pitts, just celebrated their one-year anniversary as Savannah’s only wood-fired pizza joint on wheels. Their iconic ruby red wood-fire oven and crave-worthy Neapolitan pizzas have won the hearts of our community. About a month ago, an old friend, Gianni Gallucci, asked the Big Bon ladies if they could scope out a plantation in Georgia for quail hunting. Kay and Sunju met Gallucci in Chicago a few years ago to learn the art of pizza making. Gallucci, who has been making Neapolitan pizza for over a decade, learned his craft from the Academy of Pizza, a school that teaches authenticity from generation to generation. While pizza is his passion, upland hunting is one of Gallucci’s favorite pastimes. So the Big Bon team set up a quail hunt for him at Roberts Shooting Preserve in Egypt, Ga. While he procured the quail, Big Bon fired up their Marra Forni brick oven — the “Cadillac of ovens,” they say — in preparation for a feast incorporating the hunted fowl and, of course, pizza. After this rustic banquet, the Big Bon gals schemed about bringing an experience like this to Savannah, but on a larger scale. “We knew this was right up Savannah’s alley,” Anna Heritage points out. Thus, Big Bon partnered with Chef Lauren Teague of Atlantic to reimagine that feast, emphasizing foraged goods, harvested quail and wood burning fire.

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in heaps on cutting boards. The escabeche, smothered in vegetables and olives, was moist, just melting in our mouths. Outside, on the back veranda, steaming pots of gumbo and rice were doled out into deep bowls and showered with shards of green onion. Gumbo staples like okra cozied up to quail leg confit and local sweet potatoes for a hearty bowl of comfort. Lastly, in the outside “esquina” of Atlantic, Natasha Gaskill, pastry chef at A Squad Bake Shop, presented tartlets brûléed in Big Bon’s fire. The S’mores Tart had a graham crust, bittersweet chocolate, smoked sea salt and a vanilla bean mallow. The Ginger Sweet Potato Tart had a gingersnap crust, sweet potato custard and super boozy bourbon meringue. The play on backyard roasted marshmallows symbolized what this whole event was all about: fellowship and fun. For two straight hours, patrons floated from station to station, with plates full and glasses filled, indulging to their heart’s

content. Tables were scattered about, old and new friends sitting, some standing, others leaning. The smell of smoky wood burning in the cool air, from Atlantic’s outdoor fireplace and Big Bon’s oven. People with wine glasses in hand were laughing, communing. It was truly a dining experience like no other, one that was adventurous, boisterous, festive. Chef Lauren ponders, “It turned out better than I could have dreamt. The setup was perfect. There were just enough people and just enough room.” Anna Heritage beams, “I heard happiness in the air and was like ‘Okay, this is magic’.” When asked about future feasts, Anna explains, “There are so many talks about where it could take us. I don’t know how, but I do know Hunt Gather Feast has a sustainable long-term feel to it. This is not just a one time pop up-collaboration dinner.” With that, we wait. CS


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THIS WEEKEND marks the 67th edition of the Savannah Greek Festival. Organized by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, this beloved annual event brings big crowds to the Hellenic Center on Anderson Street. Here are five reasons to go check it out:

1. Tradition

For 67 years, the congregation of St. Paul’s has worked months out of each year to prepare for the annual Festival. The vast bulk of the hard work in the kitchen is done by volunteer congregants, many of them elders with roots back in the home country, working on recipes handed down through the generations. “We were making the lamb this morning, and I asked, where’s the recipe?” says Tommy Danos, a congregation member who helps organize the Festival. “They just laughed and said, ‘Oh, it’s not written down anywhere.’ It’s just a little of this, a little of that, you cook it about this long.” The tradition includes guided tours of the gorgeous St. Paul’s sanctuary across Anderson Street, usually led by parish priest Father Vasile Mihai. Tour times are Thursday at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

2. Community

The Greek Festival is the main fundraiser for St. Paul’s, who give back to the community in many ways. “After the Festival, the Parish Council gets together and decides which local nonprofits to help support,” says Tommy Danos. Recipients have includes the Association for the Blind, Liam’s Land, and Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT). Danos says recently the Hellenic Center has also become a City of Savannah polling place. “Greeks recognize the value of being good stewards of their community,” says Danos. “That’s why you see so many Greeks in public service and holding public office.”

Ta Pethia (The Children) is, well, The Children. They perform a wide range of traditional dances. Between performances, anyone can get out on the floor and try their hand, or feet, at the steps. There’s always someone on hand to show you if you can’t figure it out. Zoe performs Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. GOYA dance Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 4 p. m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Ta Pethia perform Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Of course the main event is the delicious Greek food. Get a lunch or dinner combo plate or try items a la carte, such as lamb, pastitsio, spanakopita, dolmades, gyros, and much more. There are also sweet treats galore such as baklava and kourabiedes. Check out the Greek market for great rates on hard-to-find delicacies and bulk items like imported Greek olive oil.

4. Dancing

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While for many years patrons could fax in their orders – remember faxes? – this year marks the second year that you can go online at www.savannahgreekfest.com and order for pickup. It goes like this: You make and pay for your order online, and pick a 15-minute spot to come by the Hellenic Center and pick up your order. You drive in the pickup lane behind the Hellenic Center and they give you your order. But – it’s not a “drivethru” lane. You order in advance to have it ready. CS

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BLADE RUNNER 2049

OOO Let’s slice through the studio hype and fanboy hyperventilation and immediately answer the pressing question on everyone’s mind. Is Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner, a masterpiece likes its predecessor? Definitely not. To be blunt, it’s not even a match for 2016’s superb Arrival, the previous film from director Denis Villeneuve. Yet on its own terms, it’s a dazzling achievement, a heady motion picture that employs stateof-the-art visuals to punch across its alternately tough and tender story of love, loss and identity. Because this is the type of film that benefits from a virginal viewing free of spoilers — and because parent studio Warner Bros. promised to dispatch the Dark Knight to rip asunder any critics who break the vow of silence — plot details will be purposely sketchy. Suffice to say that this one is set 30 years after director Ridley Scott’s original, in a period when powerful manufacturer Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) is designing replicants that are comparatively more benign than the previous models. Blade runners still exist, tasked with tracking down these vintage replicants and terminating them with extreme prejudice. One such blade runner is “K” (Ryan Gosling), who’s a replicant himself. But a visit to a farm to track down a fugitive leads to the discovery of a box holding shocking material. As K’s superior (Robin Wright) gravely intones, these contents could create a war and tear apart the very

fabric of society. “Yes, questions,” purrs Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) to genetic engineer Hannibal Chew (James Hong) in the ’82 version, a sentiment that might also be directed at this new picture’s screenwriters. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original (adapting Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), and Michael Green, whose cinematic at-bats consist of Green Lantern, Logan and Alien: Covenant, do a fine job not only of maintaining this futureworld but also in laying out themes that lend new meaning and import to what Salvador Dali tagged Persistence of Memory. Yet a few queries still manage to formulate amidst the ample exposition, and, for a film that runs a generous 164 minutes, the back end still feels needlessly rushed. Yet overall, Blade Runner 2049 is a towering work, and if there’s one area in which it equals its predecessor, it’s in its empathic reach. The character of Joi, an AI who somehow seems to genuinely love K, is achingly brought to life by Cuban actress Ana de Armas, and, as a renegade replicant, Dave Bautista figures in an early sequence that nicely encapsulates the struggles of Batty et al in the 1982 film. Mainly, though, there’s Harrison Ford, returning to the part of Rick Deckard. Ford’s role should have been much larger, but in the context of what he’s given, he’s excellent, providing a wariness — and weariness — that lines up nicely with the Deckard from three decades earlier. Ford’s turn is just one of the ample pleasures in a movie that won’t soon fade from memory.

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

OO An adaptation of the novel by bestselling author Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us casts Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as surgeon Ben Bass and photojournalist Alex Martin, two of the many folks stranded at the Salt Lake City airport during a particularly nasty snow storm. Their flight has been cancelled, but neither can afford a delay: Dr. Bass has an important operation to perform, while Alex is getting married. Although strangers, they agree to charter a small plane together, a fateful decision once the small craft goes down in the Utah mountains. From there, The Mountain Between Us turns into an old-fashioned survival yarn, as Ben and Alex battle the elements and, occasionally, each other (he thinks they should wait with the plane until help arrives; she thinks they should make their own way down the mountain). As both an adventure yarn and a love story, the movie often stretches credulity, yet what sells it are the compelling performances by its two stars. They’re both excellent, and when the saga continues beyond where most other movies would have it end, they provide the glue that holds the increasingly diffuse project together. In short, their presence helps make Mountain more than just a molehill of a movie.


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AMERICAN MADE

OOO Just when it seemed as if we had lost Tom Cruise to the ranks of paycheckcashing automatons no longer interested in applying themselves on screen (see: Anthony Hopkins, Nicolas Cage), along comes American Made to show there’s still some life left in the maverick actor. After the ego-boosting but audience-snoozing duo of The Mummy and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, there were certainly no guarantees. A caffeinated Cruise storms his way through this fact-based yarn focusing on Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who’s recruited by the CIA (repped by Domhnall Gleeson as cheerful agent Monty Schafer) to partake in reconnaissance runs over Central American rebel camps. This leads to Barry also working with Panamanian General Manuel Noriega, the Medellin drug cartel in Colombia, and, finally, the unlawful and hypocritical Reagan White House. Director Doug Liman (who previously worked with Cruise on the excellent Edge of Tomorrow) and scripter Gary Spinelli clearly have plenty of affection – perhaps too much – for Barry Seal, who’s presented as a likable guy who never really hurt anybody. Considering he routinely flew cocaine into the U.S. makes that a highly dubious outlook, but regardless, Cruise plays him as such an eager-to-please opportunist that we enjoy watching him even if we never really care about his fate.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

OOO In 1973, tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs squared off in a televised match that was known as the “Battle of the Sexes.” That historic event – and the hoopla and hysteria that surrounded it – forms the basis for the same-named Battle of the Sexes, a highly engaging film that frequently keeps a light touch even as it tackles weighty subjects. At the time, Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) was 29 and doing everything in her power to push for women’s rights, particularly when it came to the acceptance of female tennis players. Naturally, the MRAs of the day fought against this, and they found a figure head of sorts in 55-year-old Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), who claimed that he could beat any female player in the world. Realizing it was just a publicity stunt, King declined to participate, but once Riggs made short work of top-ranked Margaret Court (Jessica McNamee), King had no choice but to accept the challenge. The most surprising aspect about Battle of the Sexes is the relative sympathy it displays toward Riggs. As King herself notes, he’s just a clown (indeed, the two later became good friends), and his actions are depicted not so much as the result of

some deep-seated chauvinism but rather because he realizes that, as an aged and over-the-hill player, this is his best opportunity to get back into the spotlight. Carell does a fine job of conveying both Riggs’ outward obnoxiousness and inner angst, while directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and Oscar-winning scripter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) are content to allow Bill Pullman to provide the villainy as sexist tennis head Jack Kramer. As Billie Jean King, Stone delivers a remarkable performance, an amazing about-face from her Oscar-winning turn in last year’s La La Land. She nails all aspects of the role, from her professional rivalry with Riggs to her personal relationships with husband Larry King (Austin Stowell) and Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough), the latter responsible for allowing King to finally acknowledge – and act upon – her long-dormant lesbianism. It’s fitting that one of King’s sponsors was Virginia Slims, known for the slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” The veracity of that statement is up for debate in 2017, when reptilian Republican politicians continue to clamp down on women’s rights and a repellent chauvinist pig (and, lest we forget, accused rapist) occupies the White House. Fortunately, movies like Battle of the Sexes exist to continue to show the way toward a better tomorrow.

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

O If Kingsman: The Secret Service turned out to be the biggest cinematic surprise of 2015, then Kingsman: The Golden Circle might turn out to be the biggest celluloid disappointment of 2017. It’s certainly the most depressing. And infuriating. Hitting stateside theaters in February of ’15, Kingsman: The Secret Service proved to be an utter delight — a brainy, brawny, spy-game send-up packed with memorable characters and nifty plot pirouettes. A sequel was guaranteed, but while Kingsman: The Golden Circle is bigger, it most assuredly isn’t better. Such a precipitous drop in quality would suggest that other hands assembled this follow-up, but that shockingly isn’t the case; instead, this one finds writer-director Matthew Vaughn and co-scripter Jane Goldman again at the controls. Kingsman agents Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) are back, this time using their smarts to attempt to foil the nefarious plans of Poppy (Julianne Moore, sorry to say), a drug kingpin who’s basically a cross between a ruthless CEO and June Cleaver. Not unlike SPECTRE in the Daniel Craig 007 entries, Poppy has managed to cripple the entire Kingsman operation, thereby forcing the dapper Brits to seek CONTINUES ON P. 38

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help from their American counterparts. These would be the Statesmen, whose members include head honcho Champ (Jeff Bridges), bad boy Tequila (Channing Tatum), mousy Ginger (Halle Berry) and cocky Whiskey (Pedro Pascal). Serving up an American counterpart to the veddy British Kingsman sounds like a great idea that can’t miss, but with the possible exception of Tatum (who, despite the prominent billing, is barely in this thing), these characters prove to be so underdeveloped and uninteresting that it becomes clear they were added not out of inspiration but out of a scheme to garner more merchandising tie-ins on this side of the Atlantic. Given his top billing and prominence in the ads, it’s no spoiler to reveal that Colin Firth is back, even though his character of Harry Hart was apparently killed in the first picture. But Harry is so ill-utilized in this new film that it barely seems like it was worth the effort to bring him back. As for the fates of select other characters – well, I want to avoid any giveaways, but let’s just say that this enterprise has the taint of Hicks and Newt about it. These bits are jarring, disruptive, ill-advised and more than a little distasteful.

IT

OOO In its original hardcover incarnation, Stephen King’s It ran 1,138 pages, second only to The Stand’s 1,153 pages in terms of finding the prolific author at his wordiest. Given that generous length, it’s not surprising that It (and The Stand, for that matter) found itself being fitted for a television miniseries slot rather than a motion picture release, resulting in a 192-minute two-parter on ABC back in 1990. Of course, in this era in which many popular books are split up into two or three movies (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2 and The Hobbit trilogy, for example), it’s not surprising to find a studio willing to allow King’s tome a chance to breathe by spreading its story across two theatrical releases. Billed in the closing credits as Chapter One, It spends the entirety of its 135-minute running time on the kids that comprise the book’s gang of Losers, with the adult variations of these characters placed in deep-freeze until the inevitable sequel hits theaters in the near-future. It’s a logical way to split the property, and what’s offered in this first part is mostly good stuff. Front and center, of course, is Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the evil entity

that’s kidnapping and killing the children of a small Maine town in 1989. Bill Skarsgård needs some help from the CGI gods to make his Pennywise as memorable as Tim Curry’s superb interpretation from the miniseries, but he nevertheless does a fine job of bringing this monster to life. The seven kids cast as the members of the selfanointed Losers Club, reluctantly ready to do battle against Pennywise, are perfectly cast, with Sophia Lillis as Bev, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben particularly memorable (rounding out the septet are St. Vincent’s Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley). Indeed, the sequences in which the kids merely relate to one another are among the film’s strongest, stirring memories of the exquisite Stand By Me (another adaptation of a King property). These scenes never wear out their stay, which can’t be said of a couple of the extended horror set-pieces that verge on overkill. Interestingly, the 1990 miniseries was at its best when it centered on the adolescent protagonists – despite solid turns by Richard Thomas, John Ritter and others, the adult portions weren’t quite as compelling, ultimately crippled by a downright disappointing denouement. This new It is a

respectable addition to the King cinematic canon, but it will be the adults-only second installment that similarly will make or break the overall project.

ATOMIC BLONDE

OOO The logical companion piece to the summer hit Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde is another movie largely defined by its cool-as-ice characters, its action-packed set-pieces, and its awesome mixtape of classic tunes readily available for iTunes download. But whereas Baby Driver (the better picture, though not by much) loses some tread during its final act, this adaptation of the graphic novel The Coldest City feigns in the opposite direction, getting off to a rocky start before blossoming into something rousing and rejuvenating. Charlize Theron, newly minted action star thanks to her fast and Furiosa turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, is equally as kick-ass here. Atomic Blonde is the sort of movie in which nothing is as it seems, as scripter Kurt Johnstad serves up a full menu of double-crosses, triple-crosses, false identities, and startling character revelations. CS

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Chorusmaster and lauded organist Monica Dekle and Principal Trumpet Clayton Chastain present a collection of music on high. $25 SUN., OCT. 15, 5 P.M. WESLEYMONUMENTAL.ORG/. WESLEY MONUMENTAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 429 ABERCORN ST. 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 Nov. 1.

Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Are you a student living fabulously in a studio apartment or a creative with an efficient yet stylish workspace? Maybe

you’re renewing your space after Hurricane Matthew, decorating your home for the holidays for the first time, or just want to share the character & charm of your historical home? Whatever your space, Vignette Savannah would love to feature you. Vignette Savannah is a web presence that features the most creative and eclectic living, leisure, and work spaces in Savannah. Tell us about yours at vignettesavannah@ gmail.com, and check us out in the weeks to come at vignettesavannah.com. 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 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. POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS EXHIBIT Ships of the Sea Museum is now accepting submissions for a 2018 exhibit on the pollution of our waterways. Inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s public art piece “Plasticide,” we are seeking the aid of artists to demonstrate in a visceral, yet authentic

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way the local and global effects of water pollution. Submission deadline is 30 October 2017. For more information please see our website at: shipsofthesea.org Through Oct. 30. 912-232-1511. wendymelton@ shipsofthesea.org. shipsofthesea.org. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

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THE ART OF YOGA Yoga Me Fit’s founder and owner Lynn Geddes Wolling will lead “The Art of Yoga” sessions with proceeds benefiting the Tybee Arts Association. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience. $15 per session Sun., Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-noon. 912308-3410. lynn@yogamefit.com. yogamefit. com/event/. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. PEACOCK PARTY The annual Peacock Party celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. and the ongoing effort to preserve her legacy. The theme is Feathers & Fiction. Event highlights include live music by Cory Chambers Jazz Band, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and libations. All proceeds benefit the home. $45 advance, $50 at door Fri., Oct. 13, 6 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. SCMPD ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

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Considered one of the most iconoclastic and influential filmmakers of all time, George Romero created the modern zombie apocalypse genre with his 1968 indie hit Night of the Living Dead. $10 WED., OCT. 11, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE.

eight-week series of classes for those interested in learning beginners American Sign Language (ASL). The class will be instructed by Crystal Clarkson. Class meets Tuesdays at 6 pm. Registration fee does not cover cost of required textbook, American Sign Language for Dummies by Penilla & Taylor. Class size is limited to 11 people and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.speechandhearingsav.com or call 912.355.4601. $85 registration fee Tuesdays. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. 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. THE ART OF YOGA Yoga Me Fit is slated to host “The Art of Yoga” sessions with 20% of all registration proceeds benefiting the work of the Tybee Arts Association. $15 per session Sun., Oct. 15, 1:30-3 p.m. 912-308-3410. lynn@ yogamefit.com. yogamefit.com/event. Tybee Arts Association, 7 Cedarwood Ave. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com.

Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. 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. 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


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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 912-4430410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-

Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. 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. 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

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1 Feudal underlings 6 “Master of None” star Ansari 10 Give off 14 Ancient Greek public square 15 Meet head-on 16 Pre-stereo sound, for short 17 Little googly attachments stuck to a spiky hairdo? 19 McGregor of “Miles Ahead” 20 Resign 21 Laborious 23 Little doggo 24 Names in the news? 25 Gets there 28 A in French class? 30 Appt. on a business calendar 31 “Now I’m onto you!” 32 Like universal blood recipients 35 Beehive State college team 38 Marshy ground 40 “I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie” author 41 Forage holder 42 Feature of some gyms 43 Game show contestant’s stand 45 Running pro? 46 T-shirt size range, initially 48 Jocularity 49 “___ big deal” 51 Greek islanders

54 “Between My Head and the Sky” singer 55 Cocktail named for a Scottish hero 56 Container for cash and carry 61 Natural skin cream ingredient 62 Formal dance full of angora fleece wearers? 64 “___ put our heads together ...” 65 Story element 66 Inventor of the first electric battery 67 Some deodorants 68 Pianist Dame Myra 69 Fundamental principle

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13 Barbecue utensils 18 “Keystone” character 22 Lucasfilm’s special effects co. 24 Grin and ___ 25 Free ticket, for short 26 Canton’s state 27 Emo place to roll some strikes? 28 Violin strokes marked with a “v” 29 “___ say more?” 33 “Reckon so” 34 A/C measurement 36 Tesla founder Musk 37 On one’s own 39 Some big shade sources 44 Professor McGonagall, in the Potterverse 47 Southeast Asian language that becomes a country if you add an S 50 Playroom container 51 Bond portrayer, still 52 John who married Pocahontas 53 Nature spirit of Greek myth 54 Suffix for pepper 56 Electrical units now called siemens 57 Some muffin ingredients 58 Indonesian island 59 Choir range 60 Bowie’s rock genre 63 Soccer stadium shout

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BroadwayHD is an online streaming service on a mission to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. She Loves Me follows Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. $15 FRI., OCT. 13, 7 P.M. LUCASTHEATRE.COM. LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS, 32 ABERCORN ST.

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would like to play again. Mondays 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 42 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. 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 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. TIME FOR SCRAPPING Time for Scrapping is hosting a 3 day crop event January 19-21, 2018 in Pooler GA for scrapbookers, stampers and crafters. Time away to work on unfinished projects or to start new ones. Creative classes will be offered, daily door prizes, on-site vendors and much more. For information join our FB page Time for Scrapping or email: timeforscrapping@gmail.com Through Jan. 21, 2018. WORKSHOP FOR LEPAGEVILLE CEMETERY LePageville Memorial Cemetery, Inc. will host a workshop. Melissa Jest, AfricanAmerican Programs Coordinator for the Georgia Historic Preservation Division in Atlanta, will speak on saving the 19th century African-American LePageville community and cemetery. The workshop will feature unveiling of the master plan by Daniel Fischer, landscape architect with EMC Engineering, Inc. The workshop is free, but email lepageville.mc.corporation@ gmail.com to reserve a seat. For further information, contact the Savannah State University liaison Prof. Patricia West in English, Languages, and Cultures at westp@savannahstate.edu. Free Tue., Oct. 17, 4-6 p.m. 912-228-1271. lepageville.

mc.corporation@gmail.com. facebook.com/ lepagevillememorialcemetery/. Eastside Community Center, 409 Goebel Avenue. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by awardwinning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at info@myzonarosa.com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

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


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Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS FALL OPEN HOUSE Want to become a better public speaker? Then Hostess City Toastmasters invites you to its 2017 Fall Open House. Door prizes and light refreshments will be offered, and a portion of fees will be waived for those joining at the Open House. Learn how Toastmasters can help you with your life and your business. Free Tue., Oct. 17, 6:15-7:45 p.m. hostesscitytm@gmail.com. facebook.com/HostessCityToastmasters/. 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. 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. SAVANNAH AUTHORS WORKSHOP If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you and has space for a few new members. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 630 East Victory Drive. We have members of all standards, from multiple-published to never-tried. Have a look at our website www. savannahauthorsworkshop.com and call Christopher Scott, President, 912-272-6309. ongoing. No physical address given, none. SAVANNAH CHAPTER OF THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IN AMERICA We will be meeting at the Green-Meldrim House, 14 West Macon St, to learn of the return from France of over 100 furnishings original to the Green-Meldrim House. Susan Arden-Joly, Chairwoman of the Preservation Committee for the Green-Meldrim House, who led the acquisition team will be our speaker. Guests are welcome for a $5 donation. RSVP victoriansocietyinsavannah@ gmail.com. Tue., Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. gardenclubofsavannah.org. Green Meldrim House, 14West Macon 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 TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/ daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072.

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SPIES AND MYSTERIES BOOK CLUB A book club for readers who love thrillers, spy novels, and mysteries. We meet every 2nd Thurs of the month @6:30 pm. None second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-925-8305. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ gmail.com. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except

October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

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 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

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

In his book *The Logic of Failure,* Dietrich Dorner discusses the visionaries who built the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Their efforts brought an abundance of cheap electricity to millions of people. But the planners didn’t take into account some of the important effects of their innovation. For example, the Nile River below the dam no longer flooded its banks or fertilized the surrounding land every year. As a result, farmers had to resort to chemical fertilizers at great expense. Water pollution increased. Marine life suffered because of the river’s diminished nutrients. I hope this thought will motivate you to carefully think through the possible consequences of decisions you’re contemplating. I guarantee that you can avoid the logic of failure and instead implement the logic of success. But to do so, you’ll have to temporarily resist the momentum that has been carrying you along. You’ll have to override the impatient longing for resolution.

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Are you primed to seek out new colleagues and strengthen your existing alliances? Are you curious about what it would take to infuse your best partnerships with maximum emotional intelligence? From an astrological perspective, the next nine weeks will be a favorable time to do these things. You will have opportunities to deepen your engagement with collaborators who cultivate integrity and communicate effectively. It’s possible you may feel shy about pursuing at least one of the potential new connections. But I urge you to press ahead anyway. Though you may be less ripe than they are, their influence will have a catalytic effect on you, sparking you to develop at an accelerated rate.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

“I was satisfied with haiku until I met you,” Dean Young tells a new lover in his poem “Changing Genres.” But Young goes on to say that he’s no longer content with that terse genre. “Now I want a Russian novel,” he proclaims, “a 50-page description of you sleeping, another 75

of what you think staring out a window.” He yearns for a story line about “a fallen nest, speckled eggs somehow uncrushed, the sled outracing the wolves on the steppes, the huge glittering ball where all that matters is a kiss at the end of a dark hall.” I bring Young’s meditations to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that you, too, are primed to move into a more expansive genre with a more sumptuous plot.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Statistical evidence suggests that Fridays falling on the 13th of the month are safer than other Fridays. The numbers of fires and traffic accidents are lower then, for example. I find this interesting in light of your current situation. According to my analysis, this October’s Friday the 13th marks a turning point in your ongoing efforts to cultivate stability and security. On this day, as well as the seven days before and seven days after, you should receive especially helpful clues about the future work you can do to feel even safer and more protected than you already do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Too much propaganda and not enough real information are circulating through your personal sphere. You’re tempted to traffic in stories that are rooted more in fear than insight. Gossip and hype and delusion are crowding out useful facts. No wonder it’s a challenge for you to sort out the truths from the half-truths! But I predict that you will thrive anyway. You’ll discover helpful clues lodged in the barrage of bunkum. You’ll pluck pithy revelations from amidst the distracting ramblings. Somehow you will manage to be both extra sensitive and super-discriminating.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A journalist named Jenkin Lloyd Jones coined the term “Afghanistanism,” which he defined as “concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues.” I want to urge you Virgos to avoid engaging in a personal version of Afghanistanism. In other words, focus on issues that are

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close at hand, even if they seem sticky or prickly. Don’t you dare let your attention get consumed by the dreamy distractions of faraway places and times. For the foreseeable future, the best use of your energy is HERE and NOW.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“I am more interested in human beings than in writing,” said author Anais Nin, “more interested in lovemaking than in writing, more interested in living than in writing. More interested in becoming a work of art than in creating one.” I invite you to adopt that perspective as your own for the next twelve months, Libra. During this upcoming chapter of your story, you can generate long-lasting upgrades if you regard your life as a gorgeous masterpiece worthy of your highest craftsmanship.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Scorpio actress Tara Reid told the magazine *Us Weekly* about how her cosmetic surgeries had made her look worse than she had been in her natural state. “I’ll never be perfect again,” she mourned. I bring this up in the hope that it will inspire you. In my astrological opinion, you’re at a tuning point when it’s crucial to appreciate and foster everything about yourself that’s natural and innate and soulfully authentic. Don’t fall sway to artificial notions about how you could be more perfect than you already are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

I didn’t go to work today. I woke up late, lingered over a leisurely breakfast, and enjoyed a long walk in the autumn woods. When I found a spot that filled me with a wild sense of peace, I asked my gut wisdom what I should advise you Sagittarians to attend to. And my gut wisdom told me that you should temporarily escape at least one of your duties for at least three days. (Escaping two duties for four days would be even better.) My gut wisdom also suggested that you get extra sleep, enjoy leisurely meals, and go on long walks to spots that fill you with a wild sense of peace. There you should consult your gut wisdom about your top dilemmas.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A snail climbed to the top of a big turtle’s shell as it was sleeping under a bush. When the turtle awoke and began to lumber away in search of food, the snail was at first alarmed but eventually thrilled by how fast they were going and how far they were able to travel. “Wheeee!”, the snail thought to itself. I suspect, Capricorn, that this little tale is a useful metaphor for what you can look forward to in the coming weeks.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“If these years have taught me anything, it is this,” wrote novelist Junot Díaz. “You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.” That’s your plucky wisdom for the coming weeks, Aquarius. You have arrived at a pivotal phase in your life cycle when you can’t achieve liberation by fleeing, avoiding, or ignoring. To commune with the only kind of freedom that matters, you must head directly into the heart of the commotion. You’ve got to feel all the feelings stirred up by the truths that rile you up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

J. Allan Hobson is a scientist of sleep who does research at Harvard. He says we dream all the time, not just at night. Our subconscious minds never stop churning out streams of images. During the waking hours, though, our conscious minds operate at such intensity that the lower-level flow mostly stays subliminal. At least that’s the normal state of affairs. But I suspect your dream-generator is running so hot right now that its stories may leak into your waking awareness. This could be disconcerting. Without the tips I’m giving you here, you might worry you were going daft. Now that you know, I hope you’ll tap into the undercurrent to glean some useful intuitions. A word to the wise: The information that pops up won’t be logical or rational. It will be lyrical and symbolic, like dreams.


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Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. 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.

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AFTER SCHOOL DANCE BREAK YOUTH DANCE CLASS Pop in the Lake Mayer Community Center on Tuesdays and join youth dance class “After School Dance Break.” This is a recreational dance class designed to get kids moving. Dance to the latest hits and get fit at the same time. Bring bottled water and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty.org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays,

10 a.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

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FIRST CITY NETWORK Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to 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

LECTURE: PASTORAL MINISTRY IN FLANNERY O’CONNOR’S ‘THE ENDURING CHILL’ Father Gavin Dunbar, the Rector of St. John’s Church in Savannah, will consider the pastoral ministry of “Fahther Finn – from Purrgatory” in O’Connor’s short story, “The Enduring Chill.” Originally written in 1958, the story focuses upon Asbury, a writer from New York who returns home to his mother’s farm in the South after being diagnosed with a serious illness. Free and open to the public Sun., Oct. 15, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. SCENIC IMPRESSIONS OPENING LECTURE To open Scenic Impressions, Telfair presents a lecture by noted scholar of Southern art, Martha Severens. Severens is a former curator at museums including the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, and the Greenville County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC. Members free, nonmembers $5 Thu., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. SHORT STORY COMPETITION The Savannah Authors Workshop will sponsor its 2017 short story competition open to Georgia writers. The first prize is $100; second is $50; third is $25. Each submission must be an unpublished short story of less than 1,500 words and will be accepted from 8/1 to 10/31/2017. Entries will be anonymous, identified only by a code-word selected by each entrant. There will be a single anonymous judge. Authors must not identify themselves anywhere in their entries. The full competition rules and entry form are available by email only from: christopher92883@gmail.com Through Oct. 15. No physical address given, none.

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ASK A MASTER GARDENER Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will be at the Garden City Library to answer community (non-commercial) horticulture and gardening questions. For more info contact the Agriculture Extension Office 912-652-7981 free Wed., Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Live Oak Public Library, 104 Sunshine Rd. COFFEE WITH A RANGER Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. OGEECHEE AUDUBON FIELD TRIP Stroll through the park-like setting of the beautiful 51-acre gardens looking for migrating birds, early arriving winter residents and even some interesting

butterflies, all drawn by the diversity of the floral plantings. Sat., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. 912-659-5020. graysirisgarden@comcast. net. coastalgeorgiabg.org/. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. SECOND SATURDAY PRESENTATION SERIES Each second Saturday of the month, the Wildlife Refuge hosts a presentation by staff, volunteers, and local conservation partners to help the public learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Free second Saturday of every month, 1-2 p.m. 843-7842468. SavannahCoastal@fws.gov. facebook. com/SavannahCoastalRefugesComplex/. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive off S.C. 170. SKIDAWAY MARINE SCIENCE DAY An afternoon of activities and tours will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages. Includes free admission to the UGA Aquarium with a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s 92-foot oceangoing Research Vessel Savannah will be open for tours and will exhibit science displays. And many more activities and tours. Free Sat., Oct. 14, 12-4 p.m. 912-5982325. mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu. skio. uga.edu/event/skidaway-marine-scienceday/. skio.usg.edu/. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 10 Ocean Science Circle. 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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Helping Hands of Savannah host this festival with a pet parade, costume contest, carnival games, live entertainment, food trucks, rescue groups, and more. Cash only for veterinarian services. Free Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-652-6575. tinyurl. com/ycqvprmw. Chatham County Animal Services, 7211 Sallie Mood Drive. 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. RESCUE ROUND-UP Find your new furry best friend from multiple rescues at the Rescue Round-Up Pet Adoption Event. Multiple rescues will be on hand with a large variety of dogs. second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. 912-4366560. hipsterhound.net. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave. 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. WINTERING HUMMINGBIRDS ON THE COAST Russ Wigh, an active birder, delivers a program on high-speed bird photography with multiple flash units, particularly for hummingbirds. Tue., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

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BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. BUDDHIST MEDITATION Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo.com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www. nobts.edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@ gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work

together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, 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. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. 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.

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BROADWAYHD: SHE LOVES ME BroadwayHD is an online streaming service on a mission to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. She Loves Me follows Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. $15 Fri., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: BACKPACK FULL OF CASH Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor, Matt Damon, “Backpack Full of Cash” explores the real cost of privatizing America’s public schools. Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dare Dukes. Tue., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FILM: BRAVEHEART Part of the Movies You Must See Big series. $8 Sat., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: COLUMBUS When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions. $8, cash only Sat., Oct. 14, 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. FILM: MYSTERY GEORGE ROMERO MEMORIAL TRIBUTE Considered one of the most iconoclastic and influential filmmakers of all time, George Romero created the modern zombie apocalypse genre with his 1968 indie hit Night of the Living Dead. $10 Wed., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: AMERICAN GRAFFITI On the last day of summer vacation in early 1960s, friends Curt, Steve, Terry and John cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey spins classic rock ‘n roll tunes. $10 Thu., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.com. tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. PUNK ROCK MOVIE NIGHT Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.


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We are currently hiring experienced warehouse workers to unload containers in the Savannah, GA area. BOAR’S HEAD Distributor Accepting resumes for Sales. Call 912-201-3370 and ask for Kenia. Fax Resume to 912-349-1777,Email: office@ ctwprovisions.com or come fill out an application in person at: 4912 Old Louisville Road, Suite #402, Savannah, GA (Monday thru Friday, 8:30 to 5:00)

This is an incentive based position with a guaranteed base, but we have many employees earning upwards of $12-$18/hour based upon productivity. We can work with your schedule. Please contact Yvonne James at:

Hours: 9am-2:30pm. Please call Mr. Dan in the mornings, 912-9641421 or Apply in person between 3-5pm @ Quail Run Lodge.

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Westside / Eastside Savannah. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities incl. Washer/Dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/ Internet. $130-$200/weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ID. Call 912-677-0271

APTS. & ROOMS FOR RENT Find us on Facebook at: B Net Management, Inc. for available property listings 1535 East 54th Street: 3BR/1BA, off Waters, central heat/air, LR/DR, laundry room, carpet, kitchen w/appliances, fenced-in yard $925/month ($125 utility allowance) 801 W. 39th St. 3bd/1ba Central heat and air, fenced in backyard, LR and dining room $850/month. 22 Waterstone Circle: (off Hwy. 17), 3BDR/2BA. Salt Creek Landing Subd. Brick home, Pet friendly, 2-car garage, LR, DR, Jacuzzi tub, laundry room, CH&A, fenced yard, Clubhouse, Playground and Pool $1275/mo. 9 Lands End Circle: Southside off Lewis Dr. & Abercorn. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, carpet, laundry room, kitchen w/ appliances, fireplace, fenced yard $965/month. 1605 Grove St. 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, w/d hookups, kitchen, fenced-in backyard. $1050/month.

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Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 1 Green Gate Ct. Apt. 56 Savannah, GA 31405 www.bnetmanagement.com WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 **1015 E.32ND ST. Upper Apt. 2BR/1BA, LR, DR, breakfast room, laundry room, sunroom, all appliances. $800/per month, $800/deposit. 912-596-4954

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Clean and safe. Call Gail, 912-650-9358 or Linda, 912-690-9097

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2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $625-$795/month for 2bdrs and $735-$895/month for 3bdrs.

912-228-4630 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm www. bnetmanagement.com WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *For Qualified Applicants with 1+ years on Job.*

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

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White Bluff Rd. 1BR/1BA, all electric, equipped kitchen, W/D connection. Convenient to DUPLEX: 1120 East 55th Street. Armstrong College. $695 month, 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/ $300/deposit. deposit. One block off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. DAVIS RENTALS Call 912-335-3211 or email 310 EAST MONTGOMERY adamrealstate@gmail.com. Days/ X-ROADS, Nights/Weekends. 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 DUPLEX: 1307 East 54th Street. Room for Rent 2BR/1BA $590/month plus $590/ deposit. One block off Waters ROOMS FOR RENT Avenue, close to Daffin Park. $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL Call 912-335-3211 or email ON 2ND WEEK adamrealstate@gmail.com. Days/ Clean, large, furnished. Busline, Nights/Weekends. cable, utilities, central heat/air. Great Rental! 3612 Duane Court. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, 2nd Floor, bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. new paint, new flooring, CH/A, • Paycheck stub or Proof of all-electric. $700/Month, $700 income and ID required. Deposit. Call 912-655-4303 2nd person/child add $100 per week

room, CH/A, cable. Shared bath, kitchen and common area. $170 & Up (utilities included)/$640 monthly. Safe environment. ID/ Proof of income required. 912308-5455

SHARED LIVING: Fully Furnished Apts. Ages 40 & better. $170 weekly. No deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-844-5995 SINGLE, Family Home w/ Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared Kitchen & bath. Call 912963-7956, leave message

HOME FOR RENT 354 CANEBRAKE ROAD 219

Nice country home. 3BR/1.5 Baths, Central heat/air, DR, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/ Dryer hookups, Hardwood floors, Porch, Fenced yard. Front & Back Security lighting. Easy access to I-95/204. Conveniently located to restaurants, shopping, etc. $850/Rent plus $800/Security Deposit. 912-665-5138 or Email: georgiaisblessed@gmail.com

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Roommate Wanted WEST 39TH STREET. Downtown. Furnished, all utilities. Clean, quiet, nice room. On bus NICE ROOM FOR RENT, and nice line. $140 & Up per week. 912- 2 bedroom house for rent. Both in nice neighborhood. No drugs, 247-5404 must work. Call for info. Available Now! 912-844-8716 ROOM FOR RENT: Mature renter preferred, proof of income required. $160 weekly + deposit. All utilities included. Call 912-6593550

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