SEP 12-18, 2018 NEWS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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Bob Dylan returns to Savannah
Savannah Children’s Theatre’s Cat In The Hat
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WEDNESDAY 9.12 Film: 1945
On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission
Little Duck Big Heart Block Party
Film: The Maltese Falcon
Enjoy heavy hors-d’oeuvres from Little Duck Diner and slices of pizza from Big Bon Pizza! Service Brewing, The 1970 and ASI Tea will shake things up with craft beer, cocktails, and delicious beverages while you enjoy an exhibition of student work by young artists in the Urban Hope Fine Arts Program and the wonderful sounds of Laiken Love. This is a family-friendly event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Urban Hope Savannah, whose mission is to instill hope in inner-city children of Savannah and empower them to seek change in their lives and in their community. $30 6-9pm Little Duck Diner 150 Saint Julian Street
Theatre: Big Love FRI-SUN
Join The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble for the first show in the 2018/2019 season. A modern remake of one of the oldest Greek tragedies, The Danaids by Aeschylus, fifty sisters arrive at an Italian anor, having fled Greece to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. Mayhem ensues, complete with grooms in flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, occasional pop songs and romantic dances - even a bride falling in love. 8 p.m. Fri/Sat, 3 p.m. Sun Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 General Admission/$20 Seniors, Students, Military/$5 SSU Students 912-232-0018. firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook.com/ events/357452071454754/
10th Annual Fall Frolic
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Join us for our annual celebration of trees! The 10th Annual Fall Frolic features live music from Connellis, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, museum tours, and trees (of course). Enter the Giving Tree Raffle, and bid on exciting silent auction items like an Oyster Roast for 20 in Bluffton, an all-inclusive vacation on Little Saint Simon’s Island, Candler Oak seedlings, jewelry, festival passes, and more! Grab your friends and join the party as we celebrate STF’s commitment to preserving, protecting, and planting trees across Chatham County. clock 6 PM – 9 PM Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 41 Martin.Luther King Jr Blvd.,
More than a decade before the famous version of this film starting Humphrey Bogart, Hollywood made an earlier adaptation of the classic crime tale by author Dashiell Hammett. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8
THURSDAY 9.13 10th Annual Fall Frolic
Join the Savannah Tree Foundation for the annual celebration of trees, featuring live music from Connellis, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, museum tours, and trees (of course). 6 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. $75 savannahtree.com
How does the local court system affect our daily lives? District Attorney Meg Heap and former District Attorney Spencer Lawton give a presentation hosted by the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia. 7 p.m. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free, but register on Eventbrite
An Evening with John Ferling
The Georgia Historical Society will present a special evening with John Ferling, historian and author. 6 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street. Free and Open to the Public 912-651-2125. PMeagher@georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.com
Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture: Masud Olufani
Telfair presents the 2018 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by
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Masud Ashley Olufani, a noted Atlantabased mixed media artist and actor whose studio practice is rooted in sculpture and performance. 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Free 912-790-8800. telfair.org/
Little Duck, Big Heart Block Party
Ele and the Chef, Service Brewing Co, Big Bon Pizza, The 1970 and ASI Tea have teamed up to provide an evening of great food and beverages dedicated to Urban Hope. 6 p.m. Little Duck Diner, 150 W. St. Julian St. $30
a very special evening of music. Atlanta’s balkan band Mercury Orkestar will open the night. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25, $35, $45
It’s the 30th anniversary of the Supersuckers’ “The Big Show” tour. 9 p.m. The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. $20
Theatre: Big Love
Celebrate the release of Paprika Southern’s Fall 2018 issue. 5:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. Free email@example.com
A modern remake of one of the oldest Greek tragedies, The Danaids by Aeschylus, fifty sisters arrive at an Italian anor, having fled Greece to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 general admission 912-232-0018. firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre: Sex Please, We’re Sixty
Paprika Southern Fall Release Party
An Evening with Velvet Caravan with Annie Sellick and Mercury Orkestar
Savannah’s beloved Gypsy Jazz and Latin Swing band Velvet Caravan will headline
Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her next-door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud “the Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him in
romantic liaisons. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. Tickets $20. 912-472-4790. Info@tybeeposttheater.org
SATURDAY 9.15 6th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival
Expect a day of live entertainment, seafood prepared with multi-generational recipes, and fun for the entire family. 10 a.m. Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue. Free and open to the public
Cheers for Beers
An all-day dog and family friendly music festival with music by Matt Eckstine, Cyril Durant and Kana Kiehm, The Train Wrecks, and In For a Penny. Chazito’s Latin Cuisine will be onsite. 2 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Free
Drunk/Sober/High Comedy Show
9 comedians on 3 teams compete to find if being drunk or high makes you funnier
than being stone cold sober. 8:30 p.m. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.
Forsyth Farmers Market
Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park
Front Porch Improv: Sorry Not Sorry
Get ready for a night of improv comedy inspired by the only and only, Harry Potter. This show is rated PG-13. 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. $10
Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. third Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public
International Coastal Cleanup
On Sept. 15 communities around the world are joining forces to help remove trash from the ocean as part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized
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by the Ocean Conservancy. 9 a.m.-noon UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. Free 912-598-3345. email@example.com.
PetSmart National Charities AdoptA-Thon
Meet loving adoptable pets with local animal rescue groups. There is no charge to meet the adoptable pets. Adoption fees vary with each group. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St.
Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour
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The tour is hosted by Danny and Johnny Moron, two local actors, comedians, and history buffs. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Visitor’s Information Center, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. $33 savannahformorons.com
Theatre: Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight!
Kurt Sutton presents to the audience the pleasure of seeing the man and the myth, by portraying Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens on stage at the same time. 7 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $20 marstheatre.com
Theatre: The Cat in the Hat
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The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents this adaptation of the classic book by Dr. Seuss. Sat. 10 a.m. & 3 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $15 adults, $12 seniors, military and kids 912-238-9015
SUNDAY 9.16 Book Signing with Nicole Rivas
Join local author Nicole Rivas for a signing of her contest-winning chapbook of flash fiction, A Bright and Pleading Dagger. 1 p.m. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St.
Lecture: Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership
Presented in partnership with The Book Lady Bookstore, this lecture by Professor Emeritus Father Patrick Samway, S.J., will shed new light on an important area of Flannery O’Connor’s life: her relationship with her editors 3 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Free and open to the public
Mystery Burt Reynolds Tribute Screening
Which of the late, great leading man’s most enjoyable films will the Psychotronic Film Society screen in his honor? 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $9
MONDAY 9.17 Constitution Day!
In celebration of Constitution Day, GHS invites you to experience Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. Free and Open to the Public 912-651-2125. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wetlands Nature Walk with Coastal WildScapes
Blind Tiger Comedy and Beer Show
Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market
National Theatre Live: Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime
Join us as we journey through the Cay Creek wetlands while witnessing the transition into a saltwater marsh. 9 a.m. Cay Creek Wetlands Nature Interpretive Center, 189 Charlie Butler Road. $15 members or $20 non-members 912-349-2853. email@example.com The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market provides residents with locally grown produce and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Free firstname.lastname@example.org
Ssssshhhh! Blind Tiger is a secret society of comedy lovers who meet on a Tuesday night with no scripts, no props, and no promises. Once a show is performed it will never been seen again. Rated PG-13. 8 p.m. White Whale Craft Ales, 1207 Bull St. Free frontporchimprov.com
See the live broadcast of this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliott that has received seven Olivier and five Tony awards. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission
NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE
Notes from the Stormwatch
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BY JIM MOREKIS
STORMS AREN’T ACTUALLY PEOPLE: The fashion of naming hurricanes after people is ridiculous. Anthropomorphizing something so primordial and so scientific in nature seems like an easy way to make people in the storm’s path complacent about its true effect. Of course, for years hurricanes were named only after women, which is pretty much the definition of misogyny. I constantly hear people refer to storms named after women by derogatory names, for example “that bitch Irma,” or God forbid even the “c” word. Please stop doing this! Back in the day, people had much less warning about hurricanes, and tended to name them after when the storm hit, such
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as the great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Isn’t that a more somber expression of respect for the power of nature than, say, “Hurricane Trixie” or something like that? If we can’t go back to that system, I think we should do away with naming storms after men or women, and just give them numbers. NOT EVERYONE KNOWS MUCH ABOUT HURRICANES: I constantly have to remind myself these days that there is a huge influx of new arrivals to the Savannah area, drawn here mostly by their idyllic vision of Savannah as a peaceful Southern utopia. Many of them don’t really find out until they get here that we have things like cockroaches, mosquitoes, gnats, ungodly humidity — and hurricanes. Anyone who has grown up here has a weird intimacy with hurricanes. But if you try and talk to someone from, say, California about the threat of hurricanes, often all you’ll get is a blank stare, or maybe an absent-minded nod. The true enormity and ferocity of a hurricane is beyond the ability of most folks to comprehend unless they have lived through one, or at least evacuated for one. So keep in mind that your new neighbor from Ohio might not get what all the fuss is about. They might need a crash course in what it really means to be on the business end of a storm like Florence. ABOUT MEDIA ‘HYPE’ AND ‘SENSATIONALISM’: Conversely, one of the most annoying things about old-timers here is the condescending attitude many display about the media and weather forecasters trying to do their job of responsibly informing people about severe, life-threatening natural disasters.
In the wake of so many deadly, horrendous storms such as Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Hugo, Wilma, etc. etc. etc., it is frankly unbelievable that anyone could take the threat so lightly as to think the media is overplaying weather coverage. If anything, in my experience people don’t keep up near enough with hurricane coverage, and often need to be told the same important information over and over and over again. Of course, most of these genius “experts” who constantly bash local media for “sensationalizing” hurricane coverage are the first ones to start panicking when the storm actually does get close. BOTTLED WATER: I’ve always wondered why there is such a frenzy to run to the store and buy up all the bottled water when a storm approaches, when you can fill up all the containers you want with tap water at home basically for free. I’ve been given various reasons why this is so, ranging from folks just not liking the taste of our tap water, to not liking how it reacts with plastic containers when it sits for awhile, etc. We all have reasons for doing what we do, but it seems to me that if we are hit by a storm of such intensity as to knock out the water system — something I’ve never seen happen here — you’ll have worse problems to deal with than how your water tastes. Maybe binge-buying bottled water is just a comforting ritual that makes you think you’re more prepared than you really are? In any case, let’s hope that having too much bottled water on hand is the worst thing any of us has to face this week, as we see what Hurricane Florence has in store for the east coast. CS
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AS I WRITE THIS, the entire coast of South Carolina to our north is under a mandatory evacuation order with the approach of Hurricane Florence. While for the moment there is no such order for Chatham County, we are experiencing a collective moment of deja vu. This is the third year in a row where there has been a major storm threat to Savannah. Matthew in 2016, Irma in 2017, and now Florence and a series of storms following behind, as the 2018 hurricane season ramps up in intensity. This also happens to be the time of year when Connect Savannah puts out three, count ‘em, three special issues in a row: The Savannah Craft Brew Fest edition, the College Student Guide, and the Fall Arts Preview you are reading right now. Not coincidentally, this also begins the height of Savannah social season, or at least the autumn social season. As these storms pick up in frequency and intensity with the ongoing influence of climate change, I wonder if the time will come when Savannah will have to adjust its precious social calendar. Could we eventually see fewer events in an already jam-packed October, with more being moved into November and December? It may sound ridiculous, but remember that Hurricane Matthew essentially caused October 2016 here to either be rescheduled or canceled entirely. By this point I’m an old hand at covering hurricanes, so here are a few more pertinent observations and/or wisecracks suitable for the storm season:
NEWS & OPINION SPECIAL REPORT
The Starland Village Files: Part One
Emails show tight relationship between developer and City officials BY JIM MOREKIS
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THE PROPOSED $40 million Starland Village mixed-use development project has caused much controversy in Savannah’s rapidly changing Victorian district. Opponents say the project — comprising a multi-story, modern residential building, an event space in a historic church, and a large parking garage — is simply too voluminous and out of character for the historic neighborhood. Starland Village recently passed another hurdle on Aug. 28 at the Metropolitan Planning Commission, when its development plan was approved. At that meeting, City Manager Rob Hernandez personally took over authorization of Starland Village’s Certificate of Appropriateness, using a clause in the Mid-City zoning ordinance allowing him to serve as sole “Design Administrator.” But Connect Savannah has obtained emails that are part of the public record which show that the City’s efforts to push through the project go back much further. The emails display what some might see as an overly cozy relationship between City officials and The Foram Group, the company developing Starland Village. Highlights include: • The Foram Group identifying an active police precinct on Bull Street as needed for the development, then working with City officials to declare the property surplus in order for Foram to purchase it; • A Request For Proposal (RFP) process for buying that surplus property that one could argue seemed specifically designed to benefit The Foram Group; • Foram’s apparent involvement in public policy-making with regards to 1) relocating a working police precinct, 2) creating a brand-new zoning category, and 3) changing Chatham Area Transit routes. Major players include: • Travis Stringer, President of The Foram Group • Rob Hernandez, Savannah City Manager • Liz Taschereau, City of Savannah Strategic Initiatives Manager, who worked previously with Hernandez in South Florida and who was hired concurrently with Hernandez to come to Savannah • Robert MCorkle, attorney hired by The Foram Group to represent the project • Sean Brandon, City of Savannah Director of Mobility and Parking Services • City Attorney Brooks Stillwell • Mayor Eddie DeLoach
One of the ‘pretty pictures’ of the proposed development mentioned in the emails
The saga begins with a breakfast meeting in January 2017 between Foram’s Travis Stringer, Rob Hernandez, Liz Taschereau, and Mayor DeLoach to discuss the Starland Village proposal. In a January 28, 2017 email, Stringer follows up with DeLoach: “I think the meeting went really well and this project will be a great catalyst for the redevelopment of the Bull Street corridor and ultimately help towards accomplishing many of your goals for Savannah.”
quickest and best process to go about this. We would prefer not to go through an RFP process as that is time consuming. [emphasis ours] In addition, we are working on identifying some properties on the westside (MLK corridor) but need a better idea of what the police chief/city manager would be interested in. Is this necessary in order to go forward with the city property on Bull?”
MEANWHILE, on March 6, 2017, Melody Dawkins of The Foram Group invites Alderman Bill Durrence, in whose 2nd District Starland Village would go, to meet and THE ISSUE of the police precinct on contribute input: Bull Street comes up almost immediately. “We are working on a project that’s (sic) In a Jan. 2017 email, Stringer writes to goal is to help facilitate the growth of the Liz Taschereau and DeLoach: “I am very glad to hear you guys drove by creatives and innovators in Savannah. We and like the property and concept… we are want to collaborate as much as possible with the community and like-minded indiworking on getting the one pager and proposal for the city property on the corner of viduals with similar visions. I would love to get together when you have time to learn 38th and Bull (police traffic unit) to you.” about your thoughts on Thomas SquareIn a Feb. 8, 2017, email, Stringer writes Starland community and your vision for Taschereau: the neighborhood.” “We are nearing a proposal for the city The meeting happens, and on March 13, property where the traffic precinct is 2017, Dawkins writes Alderman Durrence: located on Bull and 39th and are in the “Thank you for meeting with us last process of identifying alternative locations for the precinct. I think it would be good to week and sharing your input! Would you be have a conversation with the police chief to interested in coming by next week? We can fill you in on details of the project and show get a better understanding of where they you pretty pictures from the architect.” would like to be.” In a particularly interesting email on ON March 14, 2017, The Foram Group Feb. 17, 2017, Stringer writes Taschereau, creates an account with the City so that confirming that the breakfast meeting included a discussion of the City declaring they can be eligible to respond to City Surthe precinct as surplus, with Foram as the plus Property RFPs. On March 27, 2017, Taschereau writes intended buyer. He also seems to insinuate that the City Stringer: “Just following up on the status of your shouldn’t follow regular legal protocol: project as we are moving forward with the “I am reaching out in regards to the surplus property transaction.” city property on the corner of 38th and The same day, Stringer responds to Bull st. Last we met with Rob, it was menTaschereau: tioned at breakfast that we should send “I have been keeping an eye out everyout a proposal to you for the city propday for the RFP on the city property. There erty. We are nearing a finished product to have been some minor improvements since send you. Before doing so, I would like to get a better understanding of exactly the CONTINUES ON P. 10
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we last spoke that I think improve the overall project and reduces some height on the portion of property on Whitaker… All in all, we will be ready to submit our proposal once the RFP is released.” To which Taschereau replies: “will ask Rob [Hernandez] if he wants a one on one update from you directly so he is fully informed.”
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ON April 6, 2017, Taschereau reaches out to the City’s Sean Brandon for the first time about Starland Village: “Do you have time to meet tomorrow to review a project - just [for] you to get some ideas and guidance.” On April 10, 2017, Stringer writes to Taschereau about what is apparently a now-abandoned idea to build a larger parking garage a block from Starland Village: “After our conversation, I did a ton of thinking on how we might be able to fix the project/neighborhoods current and future parking needs, public transit, etc. that I believe we should all take a hard look at. The city property at 2203 Abercorn st (Cross Street 38th street between Drayton and Abercorn) is actually the same size as the site with the parking structure housing MPC. … Also, it is only 1 block from our project on 38th. Since it is on Abercorn, instead of discussing moving a section of
the 14 line of CAT, we could discuss adding a stop at this location. Then, we should look at redeveloping this property as a parking structure with commercial wrap in the form of offices, neighborhood retail, or artist studio spaces, etc. We could turn this into a central transit hub for the entire Starland neighborhood. We could easily create over 200+ parking spaces to sustain current and future projects.” [emphasis ours] The next day, Stringer emails Brandon: “I do know that CAT has the 14 line that runs on Abercorn all the way out to Savannah mall across from Armstrong. Although I do want to give Armstrong/ Georgia Southern students direct access to our project, it is important that we create public access for those individuals outside of the university system. In addition, I hope that we can also work something out with the downtown loop. I know that it would not only be beneficial to our project but to the neighborhood as a whole. I know public transit is a big topic of conversation with both homeowners and business owners in the neighborhood.” On April 17, 2017, the bidding opportunity for the police precinct at 2115 Bull St. is officially open for proposals.
ON May 8, 2017, Chatham Area Transit Senior Planner Grant Sparks emails Foram’s Stringer: “I’ve attached a map and some photos of the bike share siting study that we performed a while back. As you’ll notice, once (sic) of the proposed sites is at 36th & Bull, not far from the new development site… As for the shuttles, I talked to our CEO and our CFO the other day about extending the shuttles south of 37th Street and they’d like to discuss it with our Board. Doing such an extension will be a policy decision [emphasis ours] because it will have an impact on our paratransit revenues and potentially our fixed route ridership (if passengers end up using the new shuttles instead of our regular buses).” Two days later, Brandon writes Sparks: “Do you have time to talk with representatives from FORAM (Travis Stringer) and myself about what it would take to move the north/south proposed shuttle further south into the Starland district...?” ON July 25, 2017, Pam Laws with the City’s Purchasing Dept. emails Travis Stringer and several other recipients that the City has rejected all proposals submitted to purchase the surplus police precinct. “It is the City’s intent to sell this property to a proposer that maximizes the best
use of this property; however, the City has decided to reject all proposals that were submitted in response to this Event. The RFP is being revised to better define the City’s criteria for submitting a response.” Exactly a month later, Foram and other potential bidders get official notice that the second round of RFPs on the surplus precinct is open. ON Oct. 17, The Foram Group makes their official proposal at a meeting with Hernandez and others at the MPC. By Nov. 6, 2017, Foram is named the winning bidder, and David Keating, City Director of Real Property Services, emails Stringer about formalizing the sale: “The City Manager has agreed to place this matter on the agenda for Thursday.” The next day, Alderman Bill Durrence is invited to a “special celebration” of Starland Village set to take place Dec. 1. Mayor DeLoach will get his invitation Nov. 21. By Nov. 10, 2017, City Council had formally approved the sale of the surplus police precinct to The Foram Group. CS Next: 2018, zoning battles, and the City Manager’s override.
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FOR THE first time in six years, Democrats are challenging three of Chatham County’s four Republican-held state legislative seats. Seeking to take advantage of what they see as Democratic tailwinds this year, Sandra Workman, Adam Bridges and Alicia Scott are fighting apathy as much as incumbency in suburban districts once thought unwinnable. Their races will help determine the makeup of Georgia’s State House and Senate, even if solid Republican majorities in both chambers aren’t in question. This year, Democrats are contesting more Republican-held legislative seats, 56, up from 21 two years ago. And in Congress, Democrats fielded candidates in all but four districts, up from 27 in 2016. And no matter where you stand politically, you have to cheer at having more than one party on your ballot. Otherwise, why pretend that your election choices are any better than in China, Cuba or Laos? I’d love for Chatham County’s four Democratic state legislators to face Republican challengers, as well. But they won’t. The GOP must think Carl Gillard, Craig Gordon, Mickey Stephens and Lester Jackson are doing a good job. A cynic might say, “Republicans know where to spend their money. These foolish Democrats are spitting into the wind.” I won’t say that. And I’ll tell you why in a minute. For now, here are the insurgents who think they can flip some seats.
first-time candidate inspired by the 2016 elections. “One of my motivations for running was voting that November when I had no choices below the top of the ballot. It was all one party.” That year, Georgia led the nation in terms of uncontested state legislative seats. An astonishing 83% of state lawmakers were reelected without opposition. Workman says, Trump’s narrow victory also lit a fire under her. The retired information security officer from Richmond Hill got more involved in politics and decided to run. “I want Georgia to be an example of how government can serve the citizens and not the other way around.”
Georgia’s State House District 161 is the western omelet of Savannah’s suburbs, including Garden City, Pooler and Rincon. Republican Anne Purcell faced Tawana Garrett here in what used to be State House District 159 in 2010, the last time any Democrat raised a finger here. Like Watson, Republican Bill Hitchens, a former law enforcement officer from Rincon, hasn’t faced any Democratic challenger until now. “Moderate Republicans know me and the integrity that I carry and don’t care what party that I’m affiliated with,” says Adam Bridges, a former Pooler Chamber Sandra Workman of Commerce president who runs a liquor Georgia’s State Senstore and an insurance agency. ate District 1 includes “This isn’t a Republican or a Democratic the greatest hits of district. People are frustrated with the Savannah’s suburbs, negativity and division in the country.” from Tybee Island to Bridges served in the Marines and Pooler and Ft. Stewtalks a lot about his business background, art. The last time that especially his journey from almost losing a Democrat fired a everything in the recession to now being shot here was Carry able to retire if he wanted. Smith aiming at “I have the know-how to get things done Buddy Carter in and I want to take that to Atlanta.” 2010. This year’s incumbent, Ben Watson, a doctor from Isle of Hope, never has faced a Democratic challenger until now. “I can’t sit back and let the government run itself,” says Sandra Workman, a
Georgia’s House District 164 is represented by the man they call the “dean” of Chatham County lawmakers, which is just a polite way of saying “he’s been there the longest,” Ron Stephens. A pharmacist elected 10 times in his Georgetown-Richmond Hill district, he’s faced Democrats twice, Zena McClain and Lauren Craddock. Whether you consider him an elder statesman or entrenched pol, he’s now opposed by Alicia Scott. “People are fed up with politics from Trump on down and they’re feeling the pinch of Republican-led government,” says Scott, a marketing consultant and a former financial services executive. “We can’t just keep complaining about it. We have to do something to change it. And if enough of us run, some of us are going to win.” Like Workman and Bridges, Scott believes Savannah’s suburbs aren’t what they were the last time Democrats lost in 60-40 and 70-30 blowouts. House 164 has added thousands of new voters, some Democrats who helped to replace county commissioner Lori Brady, a Republican, with Jay Jones, a Democrat, a turning point for Scott. “No one sat down and crunched the numbers and thought that this was possible. We have political lethargy.”
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It remains to be seen whether these Democrats will benefit from obvious tailwinds: changing suburban populations, enthusiasm for the historic gubernatorial candidacy of Stacey Abrams, and Trump’s unprecedented unpopularity. But no one knows what’s going to happen on election night. I’m more interested in questions of civic awareness. When hardly anyone knows their State House and Senate members, how does a challenger’s lack of name recognition differ from an incumbent’s? Answer: It doesn’t. And so if you care about anything other than I, R and D, it’s up to you to look into these candidates, the incumbents they’re challenging and other candidates, too. They’re surprisingly reachable. You have until November. CS
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A growing and underserved population BY CHLOE STEIN WHEN MANY hear the word “homeless,” they envision a man in tattered clothes asleep on a bench or a woman asking for money on the roadside. But to view homelessness this way is to approach the issue with tunnel vision. Contrary to common misconceptions, families with children make up more than one-third of our nation’s homeless population. Yet this incredibly vulnerable group is missing from most conversations about homelessness. We have an obligation to better understand this population, so we can educate one another on this mounting crisis and develop evidence-based solutions to confront this crisis right here in Savannah and across the country. The Savannah-Chatham County Pub-
Aside from the 72 percent of homeless families that are living doubled up, one in every six homeless families in Georgia pays out of pocket for a hotel room, and one in every 11 lives in a homeless shelter. Two percent of Georgia’s homeless students sleep in a place not meant for human habitation, such as a car or a park. Students living doubled up often appear like everyone else and it can be extremely difficult for school districts to identify them. But for these students, the stress and instability of constantly moving from one household to the next has as substantial an impact on their education and well-being as it does for those living in a homeless shelter. These students deserve to be counted and supported as they navigate these traumatic experiences. Just one episode of homelessness has been proven to significantly impact a student’s educational outcomes. Due to high mobility and frequent school transfers, as well as higher rates of chronic absenteeism, homeless students are less likely to
From 2012–2016, Georgia received an increase of 10% in federal funding. However, the state’s homeless student population increased by 16% over the same period of time, to a high of 38,474 students—that’s more than all students in SCCPSS combined. Twenty-two percent of Georgia’s public school districts received EHCY subgrants in school year 2015–16. Of the 159 districts that did not receive a subgrant, Chatham County had the second-largest homeless student population, behind only Monroe County. It is imperative that SCCPSS continue to identify homeless students and connect them with needed services, despite this lack of funding. This month, hundreds will gather here in Savannah for the annual conference of the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness. They will meet amid a crisis of increasing homelessness both here in Georgia and across the country. There are many factors driving this crisis, including a lack of
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system recently reported that it identified 1,001 homeless students in the 2017-18 school year — a staggering 30 percent increase from the previous school year. lic School System (SCCPSS) recently reported that it identified 1,001 homeless students in school year 2017–18. That number represents a staggering 30 percent increase from the previous school year. Across the state of Georgia, approximately three-quarters of homeless students are living temporarily with friends or family, frequently in overcrowded conditions. But these doubled-up families remain hidden largely because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) only considers individuals to be homeless if they are living in shelter or on the streets. Contrary to HUD, the U.S. Department of Education considers any student lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as homeless. This definition includes those captured by HUD, as well as those living doubledup or in hotels. While still considered an undercount, this more inclusive definition of homelessness offers a more accurate picture of this vulnerable population.
score proficiently on state assessments than their stably-housed peers. Of Chatham County’s homeless students in grades 3–8, just 9 percent scored proficiently in math, while 11 percent scored proficiently in reading— which means that these students are reaching basic educational proficiency approximately onethird as often as their housed peers in the District. The federal government does provide some protections for students experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act (EHCY) stipulates that each state receives funds to ensure that every homeless student has access to the same free, appropriate public education as their housed peers. With these funds, states are able to provide competitive subgrants to school districts throughout the state. Like many states, Georgia’s federal funding for homeless students has not kept pace with the increase in student homelessness.
affordable housing, stagnant wages, generational poverty, racism, and domestic violence. Fact-based solutions locally-tailored to fit the distinct needs of each community’s homeless population are the only way forward. We can all learn from the experiences of the over 1,000 homeless students in Savannah, the more than 38,000 homeless students across Georgia, and the estimated 1.3 million students nationwide who are currently homeless. It falls on all of us to shine a light on these students, help them break the cycle of poverty, and show them we believe they matter. CS Chloe Stein is a Senior Policy Analyist with the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH), a non-partisan research organization focused on child homelessness and the ways this impacts children and their families.
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Eric Gales’ guitar love affair
Legendary guitarist brings his unique style and unmatched passion to Savannah Jazz Festival BY SEAN KELLY
ERIC GALES first picked up a guitar at the age of four, and has seemingly never put it down. The Memphis, Tennessee, native, who’s now a legend in his own right, became a child prodigy and was praised early on by the likes of Carlos Santana. He’s had major label deals, done big tours and festivals, and consistently released albums of original music that fuse a wide range of genres. Currently touring behind his 2017 release Middle Of The Road, Gales is set to appear at the Savannah Jazz Festival on September 27. We caught up with Gales ahead of his Savannah Jazz performance to talk guitar tone, the albums that inspired him, and the future of the guitar. I’m curious to know what albums inspired you early on in your career and shaped your understanding of music and the guitar? Predominantly, I’d say Tones by Eric Johnson, Texas Flood by Stevie Ray, Mahogany Rush by Frank Marino, and the Albert King records.
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That’s a pretty varied list, which brings me to my next question – I’ve always found that your tone is pretty different from other players in your wheelhouse. It almost has this sort of low-wattage amp feel to it. How did you find your sound? Was it something that developed over time?
It’s interesting that you hear that - I’ve predominantly gone through high-wattage amps, and I just use a foot pedal to pair with it. The 100-watt amps that I like to use aren’t really for volume, but I use them for the dirt that they have. I’ve always used pedals, and my tone has sort of developed over time through the influences that I have. I just started mixing them in a bowl and trying to come up with my own thing. Musically speaking, it’s really hard to put you in a box because of all the different styles of music you’re pulling from. Is that something that is natural
for you, or was it something you’re striving for in your creative process? I like the fact that it’s hard to place me in a certain box because I like all kinds of things. Especially live, that really comes out. I’m in the process of mixing a new record, and you’re the first one I’m telling this to, but it’s called The Bookends. Imagine two books that you have, and on one end you have Blues and on the other you have, say, Gospel. But there are books in between that have other styles as well. So, my vision is fitting in between the bookends. It’s just something that I wanted to do, and I think I found my niche in it because I’m influenced by so many different styles. The trick is to put it all together into one project. Starting from the last record, it was accomplished. And I think I went over the top with this one. I may be paving the way for a whole new line of artists just being able to touch on everything that they’ve been influenced by. I believe that artists are influenced by more than just what they’re known for. To that end, how do you think the guitar is best evolved? Some players experiment a lot with effects and alternate tunings, but a lot of people at the end of the day tend to go back to playing in a more traditionalist way . What do you see as being the future of the guitar? For me and the way I view it, I think an instrument is an extension of the artist. When I play, I’m just basically playing what my soul and emotions sound like. As far as the evolution of guitar, it’s always been around and I think that even if there’s a slump it will come back around. Someone will bring it back to the forefront. Guitar is strongly tied to who I am, and it’s something that I know will be in the forefront for me. It’s an extension of my heart.
the parts on your record sound like they’re coming from someone whose dedicated instrument is the bass. Do you approach bass differently than guitar in terms of arranging and writing? I do! I actually started playing bass, so that’s the interesting fact there. When I’m playing bass, my mind transposes to that instrument but I can also hear guitar parts at the same time. So it’s not difficult at all for me to go back in forth in between instruments. I really like the stuff that I do on bass, so I think playing the parts on the record was a good idea. I wanted to showcase a side of me that the world really hadn’t seen. A lot of people really don’t know that I played bass on the first two records.
me that have stuck with me until today. I cherish those words of wisdom and encouragement. There are a lot of musicians and artists that wake up every day with the hope that they’ll at least be heard by someone that they admire, and I did. I’m very fortunate and very blessed. What’s your advice for someone who’s young and trying to carve a space for themselves and be heard by either the people they admire or just listeners in general? It’s such a crowded landscape right now.
I didn’t know that! Yeah, it goes back quite a ways. I do consider myself a bass player, and a drummer too. I like to engage in the different parts of music that move me. And sometimes if you’re the songwriter you hear things a certain way in your head, so you might just be the right guy for the job. Right! Whether it was last week or early on, whether it was Carlos Santana or Raphael Saadiq, have there been any words of wisdom or guidance that informed you and your musical evolution?
Yeah, man, there’ve been quite a few. It started even with my big brother at a young age. To sum it up in short – why would a perYou played bass on your last record, son go to a record store and buy an imitaright? tion of someone, when they can go a few On the entire last record, yeah. rows down and buy the real thing? That stuck with me since I was a kid. A lot of people fall into the trap of being Carlos, Raphael, Eric Johnson, Stevie a guitar player who’s playing bass, but Ray Vaughan, they’ve all said things to
It is. My advice is this – inspiration is a powerful key. It makes practicing not feel like homework. The second biggest thing is, learn everything that you like and learn everything that you don’t like. That way it’ll help mold you into something you didn’t think that you were. A lot of people shut the door on stuff that they might not be fond of. But as a musician, how can you not be fond of every style going? Somewhere, someway, somehow, it’ll be effective in you molding yourself as a player. Especially nowadays when there’s such a wide palette of artists, musicians, and styles. Most people spend their entire life trying to find their own space and their own sound – you just to keep trying to for it. CS
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10th Annual Fall Frolic— Join the Savannah Tree Foundation for the annual celebration of trees, featuring live music from Connellis, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, museum tours, and trees (of course). $75. Thu., Sep. 13, 6 p.m. savannahtree.com. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Constitution Day!— In celebration of Constitution Day, GHS invites you to experience Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution. Free and open to the public. Mon., Sep. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. Pooler Food Truck Festival— A full day of family fun with great food, rides, games, music by Kimberly Gunn, and more. Free. Sun., Sep. 23, 11 a.m. West Chatham Middle School, 800 Pine Barren Rd. Field of Food Trucks— Enjoy all-youcan-eat tastings of more than 60 different items from regional food trucks. Free. Sun., Sep. 23, noon. 912-712-2482. taylor@ thesavannahbananas.com. thesavannahbananas.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Savannah Jazz Festival – A week of incredible music under the stars in Forsyth Park, at the Lucas Theatre and Mansion on Forsyth, and Ships of the Sea Museum, with jam sessions at Rancho Alegre restaurant. Free and open to public. Sept. 23-29. Oktoberfest at Two Tides— Two Tides will turn Desoto Street into a biergarten and host an Oktoberfest with live music. Sat., Sep. 29, noon. Two Tides Brewing Company, 12 West 41st St.
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Tybee Island Pirate Fest— Turn yourself into a pirate and spend the weekend on Tybee. There are lots of activities for families, loads of entertainment and a Thieves Market filled with treasure. Free. Oct. 4-7. tybeeisland.com/pirates. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. Fall Street Fair— The Street Fair returns during First Fridays in Starland with over 10 artist vendors, a food truck and live music and art, fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Fri., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Oktoberfest— Enjoy German brews and cuisine, wiener dog races, stein races, arts and crafts, and football. Free. Oct. 5-7. River Street, River St. Savannah Brunch Festival— The 16 area’s best establishments will create
brunch inspired bites while guests indulge and enjoy beer, Korbel Mimosas and Bloody Marys from our spirit sponsors. $15. Sat., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Hutchinson Island, Hutchinson Island. Picnic in the Park – Pack a picnic and join the Savannah Philharmonic in Forsyth Park on Sunday evening, Oct. 7, for a rousing evening of music. Free and open to the public. 68th Annual Savannah Greek Festival— The annual festival will feature homemade Greek foods, Greek desserts, Greek dancing, Greek music, church tours, market place, and much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. Free. Oct. 11-13, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. Peacock Party— The theme of this annual soiree is Moonlight in the Garden. Event highlights include live music, a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations. All proceeds support Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah. Flannery-inspired attire is optional, but always encouraged. $100 per person; $85 if purchased before Sept. 30. Fri., Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Vampire Ball— Grab your capes, sharpen your fangs, dust off your boots and come quench your celebratory appetite. Enjoy live music by the Casket Creatures, vampire-themed drink specials, photo ops, crowning of a vampire king and queen, and more. Ages 21 and up. $20. Sat., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. savannahvampires.com. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. Savannah Art Walk— Explore Savannah’s historic downtown by visiting artists and galleries every second Saturday. second Saturday of every month. savannahartwalk.com. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. Savannah Food Truck Festival V— Enjoy food trucks, fashion trucks, beer and wine, DJ and live music by CC Witt, yoga in the park, and much more. Free. Sun., Oct. 14, 12-7 p.m. savannahfoodtruckassociation.com/. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Isle of Hope Art and Music Fest— Enjoy live music and great art in a beautiful setting. Free. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. iohmarina.com/.Isle of Hope Marina, 50 West Bluff Dr. Savannah Bee Company’s Harvest Festival Featuring Bowtie BBQ, Savannah Pops, beer, mead, & spirits, music by Danielle Hicks & the Resistance, pumpkin carving, bee garden tours, dunk tank for
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Savannah Food and Wine Festival— The South’s best culinary happenings - one exceptional week in Savannah. Iconic and historic coastal venues provide the perfect backdrop for gourmand fun. Nov. 5-11. savannahfoodandwinefestival.com. Holly Days Old Fashioned Church Bazaar— Experience Savannah’s Historic District in the fall, with a flair of architecture, shopping, and an old fashioned church bazaar. Nov. 7 – 8. St. John’s Church, 1 West Macon Street. Savannah Art Walk— Explore Savannah’s historic downtown by visiting artists and galleries every second Saturday. savannahartwalk.com. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. Christmas Made In The South— Find pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, woodworking, glass, Christmas ornaments, photography, fine art, delicious gourmet delights and so much more. $7 Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Festivals@MadeInTheSouthShows.com. savtcc.com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.
Coastal Empire Fair— The annual fair returns. Nov. 1-11. coastalempirefair. com. Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding St. Hopped Up on Brews— The Savannah Waterfront Association presents this annual festival of beers from the Lowcountry. Nov. 2-4. riverstreetsavannah. com/. River Street, River St. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon— The popular annual run features a marathon, half marathon, 5k, 1 mile, and a relay. The headliner of the free concert in Forsyth Park is Michael Franti and Spearhead. Nov. 3-4. runrocknroll.com. Pups and Trucks Food Truck Carnival— Join your favorite food trucks, pet boutiques and animal rescue groups for this fun event made for dogs and their owners. $5 parking. Sun., Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.
Winter Street Fair— The Street Fair returns during First Fridays in Starland with over 10 artist vendors, a food truck and live music and art, fun for the whole family. Fri., Dec. 7, 6 p.m. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Christmas on the River— Get in the holiday spirit with the Savannah Waterfront Association. Dec. 7-9. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. Savannah Art Walk— Explore Savannah’s historic downtown by visiting artists and galleries every second Saturday. second Saturday of every month. savannahartwalk.com. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. Up the Cup New Year’s Eve Celebration— Ring in the New Year Savannahstyle by raising a giant Wet Willie’s cup to 2019. Mon., Dec. 31. riverstreetsavannah. com. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St.
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Task Force arrests six in sweep
The Savannah Police Department, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) of the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant sweep, nicknamed “Operation Daybreak,” on Sept. 6 that resulted in the arrest of six fugitives. “Members of the collaborative task force worked closely with the Department of Community Supervision to identify fugitives residing in the Savannah area. All of the subjects met the SERFTF criteria for case adoption, meaning they either had active warrants for a violent felony or were under sentence for a violent felony with new felony warrants,” police report. The operation began at 5 a.m. Sept. 6 and resulted in the arrest of six fugitives. Additional fugitives are still being sought. “This operation is a key component to the commitment of addressing violent crime in our community,” said Kerry Thomas, Assistant Chief of the Savannah Police Department. “It’s through
collaboration, partnerships and acceptance of the shared responsibility that we continue to make forward strides to reducing crime and the fear of crime in the city of Savannah.” Arrests include: Ashon Levon Brown, 36, felony probation violation Nathanial Brown Jr., 55, failure to appear Javente Shaquan Bacon, 24, probation violation Willie James Smith, 42, felony probation violation Gary Stephen Grooms Jr., 35, felony probation violation Keith Heath, 27, probation violation
Two separate Labor Day crashes involving pedestrians investigated
Savannah Police are investigating two separate crashes involving pedestrians that occurred the evening of Sept. 3. Around 5:40 p.m. officers responded to Montgomery Street at 60th Street for a crash that resulted in the death of Lee Stowbridge, 65, of Springfield. According to a preliminary investigation, Stowbridge was attempting to cross Montgomery Street when he was struck by an oncoming, southbound Buick Regal driven by Paul Pusha, 34, of Savannah.
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Stowbridge was transported to Memorial Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries around 11 p.m. Around 7:45 p.m. officers responded to Pennsylvania Avenue near Utah Street for a crash that injured a 2-year-old boy. According to a preliminary investigation, Dwayne Brown, 55, of Savannah was traveling south on Pennsylvania Avenue in a Dodge Caravan when heard a noise. After stopping the vehicle, he learned that he had struck the child. Investigators believe the child slipped out of the home, unbeknownst to the adult watching him, and was attempting to run after his mother who was walking to the store. The child was transported to Memorial Medical Center for minor injuries.
One person is arrested and various controlled substances are found following a search warrant at a residence. “During the early morning hours of August 24, 2018, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 200 block of East Duffy Street. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of various amounts of cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), marijuana, an unknown powder substance, and more than $6,300 in cash. CNT arrested 30-year-old James “Smoke” Walker. Walker was charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance and is currently being held in the Chatham County Detention Center. Additional charges are expected,” CNT reports. CNT’s investigation into Walker began in early July. Undercover CNT agents identified Walker as a person selling various forms of controlled substances. “Through investigative techniques, undercover CNT agents met with Walker and made multiple drug purchases from him over a period of a month. CNT’s investigation successfully identified Walker’s residence resulting in the search warrant,” CNT says.
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Former English soccer star Gary Mabbutt, 57, traveled to South Africa in July to visit his daughter, who works at Kruger National Park, but it wasn’t the exotic big game that left the most lasting impression on him. While he was sleeping, he later told the BBC, “... a rat has come into the bedroom, climbed into the bed and has decided to chew on my foot,” which Mabbutt couldn’t feel because he suffers from Type 1 diabetes and has little feeling in his foot. The rat “made quite a big hole in my toe, going down to the bone, and ate underneath my foot.” Mabbutt was finally alerted to the rodent’s presence when it bit his thumb and he saw his bloody foot. He flew back to the United Kingdom, where he underwent surgery and spent a week in the hospital. “All the opponents that I’ve played against,” he said, “and I finally get taken out by a rat.”
• The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Maine is seeking state permission to construct a permanent memorial to the 4,500 or so lobsters that perished on Aug. 22 when a truck carrying them crashed in Brunswick. The monument, a 5-foot-tall granite tombstone, would “remind everyone that the best way to prevent such tragedies is to go vegan,” said Danielle Katz, director of PETA. The proposed wording for the stone is: “In memory of the lobsters who suffered and died at this spot August 2018, Try Vegan, PETA” and would include a graphic of a lobster. Of course, Maine residents are possibly the least sympathetic about their crustacean counterparts: The Portland Press Herald reports that in 2017, 110 million pounds of lobster were harvested in the state. • Along with a nail salon, a massage parlor and a dry cleaner, a mall in Toronto, Canada, is now the site of North America’s first sex doll brothel. Aura Dolls offers “an exciting new way” for patrons to achieve their desires “without the many restrictions and limitations that a real partner may come with,” says the company’s website. Marketing director Claire Lee told City News on Aug. 27 that customers “come in, they have their own room ... a TV monitor that plays adult entertainment and a doll ... will be ready and waiting for you.” Lee also assures potential customers that the dolls will be cleaned after each customer using a three-step process. The company says it has had requests from women for male dolls and is considering adding them.
Lifelong New York Knicks fan Evan Perlmutter, 33, finally hit the wall with his team. Fed up that the Knicks had been promising a better future for a decade, he told Bleacher Report, Perlmutter posted a listing on eBay to sell his fandom. In the description, he promised to root for the team of the auction winner’s choosing and “burn no less than three articles of Knicks memorabilia.” Sure enough, he got a bite: James Riedel, 23, of Orange County, California, paid $3,500 for Perlmutter’s fandom on Aug. 24, converting Perlmutter into a Los Angeles Lakers fan. Perlmutter plans to attend a few Lakers games with Riedel and record his destruction of his Knicks gear for Riedel’s YouTube channel.
A first date spent surfing in Santa Cruz, California, last October ended in an unconventional first kiss when 56-yearold Max Montgomery collapsed from a heart attack on the beach. His date, Andi Traynor, a 45-year-old anesthesiologist, leaped into action, performing CPR until paramedics arrived. Montgomery underwent bypass surgery the next day, and he assured Traynor that she was under no obligation to keep seeing him. “Who wants to date someone who just had a heart attack? But she told me she was not going anywhere,” he told The Daily Mail on Aug. 29, and in fact, the two are still together, having sealed their relationship with a “real” kiss.
Colorado Springs resident Klete Keller engaged the services of a female dog-sitter through an app called Wag! for his pet, Jimbo. But Keller’s tail was not wagging when he returned home early the morning of Aug. 27 to find two shirtless men sitting on his couch and “an open bottle of personal lubricant and a camcorder on the end table,” Keller told Fox 21 News, “so it’s pretty self-explanatory what was going on.” When reached for comment, the unnamed dog-sitter said her keys were stuck in her car and she “didn’t have WD-40 ... so I ended up grabbing what I had in my car, for things, that you know, I do on my personal time.” But Keller also noticed what he suspected was “bodily fluids” on the couch and said Jimbo was locked in a bedroom, sitting in his own urine and acting terrified. “It was just, just a total mess and I can only imagine what poor Jimbo saw in there,” Keller said. The sitter did admit that she shouldn’t have invited guests over, but it’s a good bet her former 4.96 out of 5 rating on Wag! is going to take a hit. CS
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BY JOSEPHINE JOHNSON WHAT BEGAN as spirited, violindriven brunch music at B. Matthews Eatery downtown has steadily evolved into Velvet Caravan—Savannah’s very own virtuosic gypsy jazz and Latin swing band. On Friday, September 14, Savannah Stopover brings Velvet Caravan to the Lucas Theatre for an evening spinning with Eastern European melodies, Latin rhythms, a touch of western swing and other surprise twists on familiar tunes. This special performance celebrates the release of Velvet Caravan’s latest recording “A Stroke of Good Fortune” and welcomes the
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Ochoa recalls...“Sometimes the restaurant would get so packed, I would get up on a table and play, though maybe the mimosas had more to do with that.” band’s newest member percussionist Vuk Pavlovic. The evening also highlights the ensemble’s latest collaborations with jazz vocalist Annie Sellick and guitarists Jimmy Grant and Jeff Powell. Velvet Caravan has seen a few lineup changes since its founding in 2011. Through it all and central to the group’s sound are classically trained violinist, Ricardo Ochoa, and Hammond artist and keyboardist Jared Hall. Upright bassist, Eric Dunn, has also been a consistent player since the band’s early days. Ochoa recalls the group’s beginnings at B. Matthews when different players would sit in and improvise, working out songs together. “Sometimes the restaurant would get so packed, I would get up on a table and play, though maybe the mimosas had more to do with that,” gleams Ochoa. These charismatic bursts became hallmarks of a Velvet Caravan experience. Savannah listened, loved it, laughed it up and wanted more. In 2014, the band released their first album “Acoustic in Nature” recorded at the Lucas Theater in three evenings with audio engineer Kevin Rose. “The Lucas is a fine place for acoustic instruments,” says Ochoa, “We did all the songs live on stage and because that theater just sounds good, I think it captured the intensity of what we do live.” From the Savannah Jazz Festival to Revival Fest, Stopover, and the Savannah Music Festival, Velvet Caravan played them all. In recent years the band has pushed beyond the downhome borders of Savannah and into venues like Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and the Iridium in New York City. Velvet Caravan has also been to indie music career launch pad South By Southwest two years in a row. It was their second year there when they got a couple of sweet breaks. “In 2016, we had a great showcase at the Driscoll Hotel on 6th Street in Austin,” recalls Jared Hall, “right in the heart of it. We took our album with us that we did with Kevin, and that experience at South By Southwest opened new doors for the group.” For Hall, those South By Southwest performances netted an endorsement from Hammond, and for Velvet Caravan, new booking and management opportunities.
Since those 2016 South By Southwest showcases, Velvet Caravan has played all along the East Coast as well as venues in Southern California. Velvet Caravan’s latest recording, “A Stroke of Good Fortune,” comes out the night of the Lucas Theater performance. “We worked with Kevin Rose again at Elevated Basement Studio,” says Hall, “I mean, Kevin’s been the main recording engineer at the Savannah Music Festival for years. He’s got great ears, expert in what he does and is a hell of a great guy to work with. Kevin’s hard work made it so we got everything finished up and the album ready in time for the show.” And new to this recording is San Francisco-based guitarist Jimmy Grant, who adds his own Eastern European zeal to Velvet Caravan’s sound. “Jimmy is more gypsy than jazz,” emphasizes Ochoa, “and that’s the direction we’re wanting to move, more gypsy and less jazz. We want to blend gypsy sounds and melodies with other kinds of music. We’re evolving, constantly evolving.” Opening up the night at the Lucas is Mercury Orkestar, an Atlanta-based Balkan brass band that weaves Balkan melodies together with jazz, swing and elements of pop. “I want the night to tell a story,” says Ochoa, “I host a radio show on WRUU, and I envision the evening similar to my show, like a progression of gypsy stories and music from one place to the next.” Also featured is Nashville-based jazz vocalist Annie Sellick. Known for her sassy yet soulful vocal delivery, Sellick and the ensemble’s collaboration spotlight the work of guitarist Jeff Powell. The end of the performance culminates with a stage full of musicians. “The finale will have Velvet Caravan and everyone together doing a song,” explains Ochoa, “and by this point, we’ll have played music from all over the world and different regions, but at the end we’re bringing it back to the real gypsy music, so fast and so much music. The Lucas may never be the same.” CS
AN EVENING WITH VELVET CARAVAN AND ANNIE SELLICK Friday, September 14, 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street $25, $35, $45
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Veteran ‘90s indie band brings their first new album in 21 years to Savannah BY SEAN KELLY
What’s the scene in Tampa like now as opposed to, say, in 1995? SU: I had a different perspective because I was younger. We definitely still have a scene here, but it’s changed over the years. From our perspective, there were more all-ages venues and there was a bigger scene. But there’s stuff going on now too, so in that sense we were more active then because of where we were in our lives. It’s still happening, though. Obviously social media has changed booking and promoting shows as well. The whole landscape has changed, which presents a different set of challenges. Do you think Pohogh benefits the way music is released these days rather than the business model of the 90s? Is the Internet a benefit, or do you prefer the way things were done when you started out?
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FOR a large part of the 90s, Tampa, Florida’s Pohgoh was a leading light in the DIY scene– touring relentlessly, releasing a number of albums, and leaving a major mark on the legacy of second wave emo. They disbanded in 1997, with the occasional reunion show popping up. Members kept busy in the two decades that followed the band’s dissolution, with singer Susie Ulrey and her husband – drummer Keith Ulrey – founding New Granada Records. Keith Ulrey is also the owner of Tampa record store Microgroove. Their new album, Secret Club, marks the first time that the band has reconvened for a full-length album since 1997’s Memory Of Bab, and finds them in top form. The songs explore a multitude of subjects, including Susie Ulrey’s long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and are presented with the group’s angular brand of guitar rock. We caught up with Susie Ulrey ahead of the band’s September 23 show at Starland Dairy to talk new music, bands reuniting, and what comes next for the indie darlings.
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SU: I think it’s just on a larger scale now. Everything’s way more accessible. We can get things across to other countries a lot quicker. We were still getting our stuff out over in Japan – we found that out after we’d already broken up, actually. I think that you really had to hunt for things 20 years ago, which might have made it more gratifying. It’s almost like the question about the scene – it’s different because there’s a different set of challenges. What was the impetus for reuniting the band in a full-fledged way? You guys have done things on and off over the years, but it seems like you’re revamping. What was the moment that you realized you were in it again?
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SU: The last reunion we did was so much fun that we just said, “Let’s play! Let’s get together once a month and just see what happens. And if we can’t do once a month, then cool. No expectations.” We started practicing more, and Matt brought a riff to practice that became the first new song in 20 years. And it was so obvious to us. It’s kind of like when I realized I was in love with my husband. Like, “Duh! Of course I love you. It’s perfect.” When we got back in the same room together we said, “Of course we need to do this. Why did we ever stop?” Obviously we had reasons why we stopped. Matt has his own band for a long time, and they did two full-length records and toured behind that. Keith and I had our side project, Rec Center, which is kind of on the back burner a little bit. Brian, who’s in the band now, played with us in Rec Center. When Brad, our original bass player, said he couldn’t commit to the band, Brian’s addition was a natural thing. It just feels full circle. The timing is right. It’s all timing.
How much of what’s happening in the world right now made its way into what you wrote about on the new record? Was it something you felt compelled to do or was it just naturally a factor in what you were doing? SU: When I write a song, I’m not necessarily thinking about the structure of it unless I have a certain topic in mind. But every song I brought to practice I was like, “Alright, this is a rocker.” I can’t say that the songs were necessarily written about the election. There’s a song on the record that I wrote about being harassed by someone and being fetishized for being a disabled woman. That was not a result of the Me Too movement. That was something that happened to me, as a woman. So nothing was intentionally written because of the political climate, but it feels really great to play those songs right now. Have your tastes changed musically, individually or collectively? What are you guys listening to now, and how has your evolving musical interests impacted where you’re at now? SU: I think we all still have the same indie and punk foundation, and the initial influences still feel right to us. It’s impossible to not expand your horizons, though. I’m sure it plays a big factor in how we’re writing, and I think it helps us to be more firm about stylistic things. I’m also a more confident singer than I was 20 years ago, so definitely in that case it’s had an impact. What’s the future of the band? Do you want to keep moving forward with it and keep making records?
SU: The year’s pretty much planned out, tour-wise. We’re going to do a tour and then do Fest [in Tampa], and then I think we need a break [laughs]. That’s a lot of activity. We’ve talked to a label in the U.K. Seems like there’s sort of this thing happening right now particularly with about going over there – I can’t even wrap my brain around an opportunity like that. ‘90s bands – I tend to put you guys in But the point is, we’re just going to roll the same category as bands like Blake Babies, The Breeders, Letters To Cleo, with it. If we’re presented with an opportunity, we’ll see if it works out with our and Belly. Those bands are not just schedules. If we continue to write songs, touring again, they’re making records I’d love to make another record. No expecagain. Why do you think that is? tations, no pressure. I don’t even like getting frustrated or SU: I think all of these bands, we’re all kind impatient at practice. I have to remind of in the same place in our lives. A lot of people are returning to the thing that gave myself, “Why I am I doing this? I love this, them the most joy when they were younger. so what I am I so flustered about?” I really have to get a little perspective and remind There was no fear of failure because you myself that this isn’t 20 years ago. There’s had a lot less obligation. Maybe now, from no endgame here. CS a DIY perspective, maybe we have the disposable income that we maybe didn’t POHGOH, JEFF TWO-NAMES, have growing up. It might also have to do BIRDPERSON @STARLAND DAIRY with the political climate right now, with Sun., Sep. 23, 6 P.M., All ages everyone looking for some sort of creative outlet. Maybe that’s why our record is such a rocker.
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CUSSES, the local favorites whose edgy experimental rock has been at the forefront of the Savannah scene since their inception, are good at rolling with changes. A hiatus, followed by family and personal struggles, caused the band to drift apart before coming back together for Golden Rat — their long-awaited new album. The album was a long time coming from the power trio, and was kickstarted by an unlikely opportunity — an opening slot for Bon Jovi. Now, the group is full steam ahead as they head off on tour in support of Golden Rat and get ready to start the next phase of their career in Nashville. They’ll bring the Golden Rat tour to The Jinx on October 12 to celebrate the venue’s anniversary. We spoke to singer Angel Bond about relocating, the new album, and what’s kept the band going. What prompted the move to Nashville, and what is it about experiencing different cities that appeals to you guys? Angel: For myself personally, I had a few deaths in the family last year. I’ve moved so much in my life, and I haven’t lived near my family since I was 17. Half of my family is in Tennessee, so they’ve been trying to get me to Nashville, and I didn’t think it would happen this soon. Or ever [laughs]. With things changing, and losing people, you kind of just have a different outlook on life and quality time with family. Things like that were heavy on my mind this past year. I like to listen to the universe, and I do feel that I’ve been pushed in certain directions at different points in my life. I definitely felt a push to Nashville. Do you think all of these changes played a role in what pushed the band forward? Did it influence what you were writing about? We wrote this album a while ago, and it took us a while to get done. It took us a few years to get it together. Our drummer,
Brian Lackey, had lost his mother very suddenly, and there’s another friend from the Savannah community that we lost, so there was a lot of change going on at the time. But this past year of us coming back together and wanting to put this album out was a huge push. Our guitarist, Bryan Harder, took on a new job and he hasn’t been able to tour for a while. So we had to make the decision to look for a touring guitarist. It wasn’t an easy decision for us, because Bryan handles the guitar parts and bass parts live through both a guitar and bass rig. We’d been on the fence a long time about finding someone to tour with, and considered putting the project to rest, but we also did put a lot of time and energy into it. And we do love the music, so it’s really hard to just walk away and not give it its due.
Motown at a really young age, but was also really into ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s rock. I try to bring a soul element at times, when I can. Some of the new stuff we have is almost like soul metal [laughs]. I want to do more ballads, like metal ballads, on the next record. When you guys were based in Savannah, what was the scene like then? Have you seen a change in the way things happen with bands here?
It’s really hard for me to gauge, especially in the last few years since I haven’t been around as much, but I’ve noticed when I come back that it does seem very different. When we first started playing we lived in a studio that we turned into an all-ages venue because we knew all of these bands that had nowhere to play. So we just started hosting shows, and we called it No Control. On the new album, was there a conscious effort to do anything different in It turned into way more than we could manage, but we really saw what a necessity the writing process? Was there a conit was. cept in writing or production? There’s plenty of bands that I saw comI don’t think so. For us, it’s really about just ing up who are now in New York or LA. pushing ourselves more and more. We have Savannah is a great platform to figure out a ridiculous amount of songs in our catalog what you want to do. I moved to Savannah that aren’t finished, so when we get to the from LA, and I was able to bartend a couple production process we pick our favorites of nights and afford to do music with the and find the ones closest to being done. rest of my time. I loved it. Savannah’s comEven album number three, I think, is going munity is so encouraging, and it really to be very different than the first two, but helped me come out my shell. hopefully in just an evolving sense. We all It was very hard to leave, but we needed have such different backgrounds in music, a change. Nashville is full of creative jobs, too, so sometimes one personality is going too, so that was kind of another push. to take the lead in a particular song. Was there a lot of pre-production on We all love all different types of genres and make it work together, so I don’t think the new record? there’s a concept that we’ve gone for. I We did a little pre-production on song think it’s just what feels right. structures, but everything else was on the fly. But [producers] Billy [Hume] and Dan What were the bands that you all [Hannon] and their engineers were great bonded over? with that. Brian got to go into this beautiBryan and Brian, who met way before ful room with, like, 200 different snares I met them, have a huge ‘90s influence. and pick out which ones he wanted. They bonded over Fugazi, The Melvins, It’s nice to have that freedom of choice and Nirvana, but also loved Led Zeppelin. in the studio. My dad is a drummer, and he brought me up on classic rock and soul music. I was a sax player growing up and was really into It was like Disneyland! CS
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ALL THE LOCALS @CONGRESS ST. SOCIAL CLUB
All The Locals are a unique but identifiably Southern group that would fit nicely on both mainstream radio and on a bill with a band like the incomparable Alabama Shakes. Hailing from Atlanta, their songs are soulful, rhythmic and catchy. They’ll be bringing those songs, and their high energy live show, to the Congress St. Social Club. FRI., SEP. 14, 10 P.M.
ROCKET 77, GOOD GOOD GRIEF @THE JINX
Wilmington, NC’s Rocket 77 are punk rock purists, recalling the lo-fi sonics of hardcore bands like Minor Threat but using a more melodic approach similar to Social Distortion. Their fast-paced songs touch heavily on politics and are smart in arrangement and subject matter. Joining the band is Good Good Grief, fellow Wilmington punk rockers who lean more heavily on hardcore influences and even cite Stanley Kubrick as an influence. SAT., SEP. 15, 21+
JONATHAN BAPTISTE & THE URBAN INTELLECTUALS @GOOD TIMES JAZZ BAR
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Jacksonville-based bassist and composer Jonathan Baptiste continues on his quest to bring jazz to younger generations with his intellectual arrangements and undeniably virtuosic band. He has, in many ways, been handed the baton for the genre and is signaling that the future of jazz is bright. He and his Urban Intellectuals bring their exciting compositions to Good Times for two sets. SAT, SEP. 15, 8:30 P.M./11:30 P.M., $10
CHARLIE FOG @EL ROCKO LOUNGE
Savannah’s Grateful Dead enthusiasts bring their jams downtown to El Rocko, flying the flag of Jerry Garcia with integrity and passion. The band has become a mainstay in the local scene since they formed, and deliver spirited renditions of a wide selection of Dead classics. SAT., SEP. 15, 9 P.M., 21+
WEDNESDAY 9.12 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Repeat Repeat, Bero Bero, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Liv Annalise, 6:30 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Phil Morrison Trio, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar CC Witt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Bill Smith Trio, 6:30 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Boogaloo Bingo and DJ Miami, 7 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Bingo, 9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bingo, 7 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 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.
The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Late Night Comedy, 11 p.m.
Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
THURSDAY 9.13 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South Savannah is for
Soundboard Lovers: Emo Pop Punk Throwback, 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. Castaways Bar & Grill Live Music, 6:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Demetrius Doctor Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Mercers Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Jordan Esker & the 100%, Cole Collins, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Ford Natirboff Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Levi Moore Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brady Thompson, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Thomas Claxton, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.
The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.
Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.
The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m.
Club 309 West CoolJay the DJ Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club Elan Back to School Party, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show
SATURDAY 9.15 LIVE MUSIC
Slave Grave, Lies In Stone, Eskizo @SULFUR STUDIOS
Local hardcore mainstays Slave Grave, alongside Lies In Stone and Eskizo, take the Sulfur Studio stage for a night of punk, metal, and intensity. Slave Grave fuses punk tempos and riffs with heavy metal tone and delivery, creating their own unique and intellectual brand of hardcore. The show is just one of Sulfur’s many all-ages gigs supporting the local hardcore scene. SAT. SEPT. 15., 8 P.M., $6
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.
FRIDAY 9.14 LIVE MUSIC
Barrelhouse South Groove Fetish, Trey Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Greg Williams, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Dance Music w/ DJ Lishis, 8 p.m. Congress Street Social Club All the Locals Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Pajahm, CLVLND, 11 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Logan Thomas,
7 p.m. The Flying Fish Pete Love, 6:309:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio w/ Andre Murchison and Calvin Barnes, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim, 9 p.m. The Jinx Supersuckers, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray North Beach Grill Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 7 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music PS Tavern Jeremy Riddle Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Kenny Szupello River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Tyler Branch, Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Lainey Wilson, 8 p.m.
Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Ford Natirboff, Brett Barnard Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, Individually Twisted, Throttle 21, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Guns 4 Hire, 9:30 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m. PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.
Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m.
201 Seafood Restaurant and Tapas Lounge Reggae Vibes Nights: The Late Ones, Sound Medicine, Raynbird, Xuluprophet Barrelhouse South The Groove Orient, Formula 5, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Hitman, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club The Reality East End Provisions It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Kim Steiner Swing, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Charlie Fog, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day ft. Sam Adams Raise the Stein Challenge, Keith Aherne and Savannah Ceili Band, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Jonathan Baptiste Sextet, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim, 9 p.m. The Jinx Rocket 77, The Good Good Grief, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Logan Stewart The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music PS Tavern Mostly Holly Goodspell Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Gavin Herrington River House Ford Natirboff Rusty Rudders Tap House Skyler Smith, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Trea Landon, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Southbound Brewing Company Cheers for Beers, 2 p.m.
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Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Sulfur Studios Slave Grave, Lies in Stone, Eskizo, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Adam Nye, At Sundown Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, Acoustic Jamz, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 8 Mile Bend Duo, 9:30 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC IN THE SOUNDGARDEN SEPT 22
Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m.
Front Porch Improv Front Porch Improv: Sorry Not Sorry, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Visitor’s Information Center Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. The Wormhole Drunk/Sober/High Comedy Show, 8:30 p.m.
Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Club Elan Super Bottles Party, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.
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SUNDAY 9.16 LIVE MUSIC
Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Cuoco Pazzo Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m., Bill Smith and David Keller, 6 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Cynthia Utterbach, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Open Mic, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Jon Hill The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Holly Goodspell, 1 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.
Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.
Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Exclusives Bar & Grille Open Mic Poetry Night, 7 p.m. Saddle Bags Bar Olympics
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Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Nick, Pool Tournament and River Street Poker League Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music, Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner Wild Wing Cafe Matt Hill, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo
Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.
The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Live DJ SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.
TUESDAY 9.18 LIVE MUSIC
Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe City Hotel Solo Sessions, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Earl Williams Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. The Jinx Lovelorn, Hotplate Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe CC Witt, 6 p.m.
TRIVIA & GAMES
Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Poker Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.
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Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. White Whale Craft Ales Blind Tiger Comedy and Beer Show, 8 p.m.
SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.
BAR & CLUB EVENTS
CELEBRATING TEN HARMONIOUS YEARS
The White Rabbit Lounge Underworld: Goth Industrial Night, 9 p.m.
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Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. 912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.com
Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. 912-662-5576 barrelhousesouth.com
Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6400 basilsonline.com
Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. 912-236-6655
Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. 912-233-6411 bayousavannah.com
Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St. 912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com
Blessingdale’s Gift, Thrift and Furniture Galore Store 6 Television Circle Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St. 912-231-2385 blowinsmokesavannah.com
Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. 964-8401
Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St. 912-436-6660 boomysbar.com
Bootleggers 1017 U.S. 80 #8 The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-898-4257
Castaways Bar & Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd 912.354.8288 www.sandflysportsbar.com/
The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com
Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St. 912-232-1005
Club 309 West 309 W. River St. 912-236-1901 club309west.com
Club Elan 301 Williamson St. Club One 1 Jefferson St. 912-232-0200 clubone-online.com
Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. 912-352-2933 coachs.net
CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80
Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd.
PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.
Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr.
The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun 1190 King George Blvd.
coffee deli 4517 Habersham St. 912-352-7818 savannahcoffeedeli.com
Cohen’s Retreat 5715 Skidaway Rd. 912-355-3336
Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. 912-238-1985 congressstreetsocialclub.com
Cuoco Pazzo 606 Abercorn St. 912-239-6950 cuocopazzosavannah.com
Dockside Seafood 201 West River St. 912-233-3810
Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. 912-295-2536
Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100
Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St. (912) 200-3652 dubspubriverstreet.com
East End Provisions 420 E. Broughton St. 912-335-5522
El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St. 912-495-5808
Exclusives Bar & Grille 2003 Greenwood Street 912-695-2116
Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St. 912-236-7777 www.jazzdsavannah.com
The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. 912-236-2281
Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 912-756-6997
Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.
The Loft on Liberty 215 W. Liberty St. Lucas Theatre for the Arts 32 Abercorn St. 912-525-5040 www.lucastheatre.com
McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St. 912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com
Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. 912-495-0705 mellowmushroom.com
Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave.
Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St.
Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com
Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. 912-428-1643
The Flying Fish 7906 E. Hwy 80 912-897-2009 www.flyingfishbarandgrill.webs.com/
Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. 912-401-0543 foxyloxycafe.com
Front Porch Improv 2222 Bull Street 843-868-1553
Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant 107 W. Broughton St.
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr.
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River Bar 307 W. River St.
Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave.
The Fitzroy 9 Drayton St.
Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E.
Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17
Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St.
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Savannah Children’s Theater Lets The Cat Out Of The Hat Long-running theater takes on Dr. Seuss for their first-ever adult cast performance
BY SEAN KELLY
THE SAVANNAH Children’s Theater, a staple in the local arts community, is starting their season off with a classic – performing Dr. Seuss’ Cat In The Hat with the theater’s first-ever adult cast. The longrunning theater has been known to tackle Dr. Seuss’ work in the past, and has also staged a variety of shows that include Willy Wonka, The Crucible, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. We spoke to director Jenn Doubleday and star Will Wright – who will be portraying the titular character - ahead of the show’s opening performance. Tell me a bit about how the theater started. JD: We started in 2004, with just a small band of kids doing theater classes after school. Then we added a field trip program and shows for kids to perform on weekends. And now, finally, we’re adding shows for adults to perform as well. This is our first ever stage show with grown-ups. I think there are a lot of reasons why Dr. Seuss’ work continues to resonate, but what in particular made you feel like Cat In The Hat was something that you could bring to the Children’s Theater stage?
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JD: Well, who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Our entire season that we chose this year is all based on creative play. We want to remind parents that, “You don’t need an app for that.” We want them to be able to come here and see these live productions and then take that home with them. We want them to realize that you can have that theatrical experience off the stage just as well as you can here. This show has some really great audience participation moments and interactive play moments. We hope they can take those home with them! Will, how did you get into theater and what brought you to the Children’s Theater here in Savannah?
WW: I’ve been acting since sixth grade, when I made my debut, and then I minored in theater in college. I taught High School theater for two years in Omaha, Nebraska, and loved it! I moved out here with my wife and thought this would be a good chance to get back into acting. And they took me, 30 thankfully [laughs].
Will Wright portrays the eponymous behatted feline. PHOTO BY LEEANN KOLE
What do you think are the values that kids take the most from a theater experience? JD: I think that when you’re invited to a theater performance at a young age, it’s a very empowering experience. For kids to be inches away from these actors, it gives them the idea that they can do it too. And when they see other kids performing on stage they think, ‘Hey, they’re the same age as me! I can do that too.’ So we just really hope that they come and take this play home with them. We want them to play Cat In The Hat in their living room and mess up the house – and clean it up when they’re done. We teach life skills, and theater is the
tool that we use to teach it. WW: For me, it was always about the community. It was a place I felt wanted and needed, and I saw that in my students when I taught. People can come together and create something, and it bonds people together. Sure, you can get that in sports and other activities, but the community and the vibrancy of people who are attracted to theater is like nothing else.
volunteer, we have so many opportunities. All of the actors and crew are volunteers. And if you don’t want to be in the spotlight, you can be in the box office or the concession stand. We also have an annual fund that people can contribute to, so we can stay in this wonderful building and continue offering these programs. CS
What can people do to support the theater aside from just going to shows?
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Theatre: Big Love— Join The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble for the first show in the 2018/2019 season. A modern remake of one of the oldest Greek tragedies, The Danaids by Aeschylus, fifty sisters arrive at an Italian anor, having fled Greece to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. Mayhem ensues, complete with grooms in flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, occasional pop songs and romantic dances - even a bride falling in love. $25/$20/$5 Shows Sep. 14-15, 22-23 at 8 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sun. matinees on Sep. 16, and 23. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Theatre: Sex Please, We’re Sixty— It’s a hilarious musical farce from Coastal Stage Productions. Tickets $20. Sept. 14-15 7:30 pm., Sept. 16 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. Theatre: Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight!— See the man and the myth, by portraying Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens on stage at the same time. Kurt Sutton’s play features tall tales, stories and music from Mark Twain the way Clemens would have played him today. $20 Sat., Sep. 15, 7 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Theatre: The Cat in the Hat— The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents this adaptation of the classic book by Dr. Seuss. $15 adults, $12 seniors, military and kids September 15 & 16 @ 10 A.M. September 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 3 P.M. savannahchildrenstheatre.org. National Theatre Live: Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime— See the live broadcast of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a critically acclaimed production directed by
Marianne Elliott. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission Tue., Sep. 18, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness— Built around a series of improv games, the show relies on audience suggestions to put the players into hilarious characters and scenes to drive the show forward. $5 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank— In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl. Presented by the Savannah Repertory Theatre. $25 Sept. 27-Oct. 7, Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive. Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre— Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. The always surprising talent of Odd Lot will perform a fully interactive Friday night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are strongly recommended. Four actors and three courses all for $40. $40 Fridays, 6:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. National Theatre Live: King Lear— Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission Fri., Sep. 28, 6 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
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suggestions to put the players into hilarious characters and scenes to drive the show forward. $5 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. Theatre: God of Carnage— God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Oct. 4-6 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7 3 p.m. Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820— This October see a historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on the destination of the soul and medical techniques of the period. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments by costumed performers. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Plus tax. Fri/Sat nights in Oct. Davenport House, 324 East State St. Theatre: Tuck Everlasting— Doomed to, or blessed with, eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. Presented by the Savannah Stage Company. Fri. Oct. 12, 8 p.m. $15 The Pop Up Playhouse, 115 E. Lathrop Ave. Savannah Ballet Theatre: Sleepy Hollow— Washington Irving’s bone-chilling tale. $25 Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment— Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice. $20-$65 Oct. 24-27, 7 p.m. savannahcivic.com.Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.
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THREE years ago, the Jepson Center exhibited “Monet and American Impressionism,” a collection of work by American artists who were inspired by French Impressionists. Claude Monet and Henri Matisse inspired Mary Cassatt and William Merritt Chase to push the boundaries of French Impressionism and create an American style. Now, the Jepson turns the spotlight back on the original inspiration with “Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.” The exhibition opens Sept. 28 at the Jepson Center and includes important work Marc Chagall, Dreamer by the biggest names in Impressionism, like Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Gauguin. As Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, explains, the high level of interest in “Monet and American Impressionism” inspired this prequel. “There was a huge level of interest in that exhibition,” McNeil recalls. “It featured four works by Monet, a French artist, and the remaining 35 were by American artists. People were interested in this idea of French Impressionists that caused a cascade of effects in the art world. For this current show, we started by looking at the later part of the story.” Impressionist painters like the ones featured in this exhibition were interested in the way light interacted with their subject. “They rewrote the rules,” says McNeil. Paul Cezanne, Trees and Rocks near the “They saw established norms and didn’t Chateau Noir like them. They had tremendous curiosity of the world, and a lot of it ties to scientific developments [of the time]. Scientists were colors. “[With] Matisse, for example, the work learning so much about light and how the we have by him shows how his work was human eye processes light, and Impressionists were certainly aware of this. They verging into Fauvism,” McNeil explains. were fascinated by this idea of how the eye “Fauvists were given that name because of the wild colors they used. Although the absorbs light and the effects of it, and how Impressionists were radical, artists are they changed so dramatically in nature in never satisfied unless they’re innovating, a matter of scenes.” so the use of color got even more radical.” “Monet to Matisse” also includes PostThe current exhibition is on loan from Impressionism, an art style that injected the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memcolor and emotion into the Impressionphis, Tennessee. ist works. That style verges into Fau“They have a spectacular French vism, which translates to “wild beasts” in 34 French because of their eccentric use of Impressionism collection from a collector
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who started collecting in the early 20th century under the advice of a French scholar,” shares McNeil. “The museum has augmented the collection over the years, so they’re really a hidden gem. It’s wonderful to have partners in the field, and for them it’s wonderful to show their collection to the millions of people who come through our city.” The exhibition also includes an interactive aspect, where visitors can use a remote to change LED lights shining down from the ceiling. “If a colored light is shining, the complementary color is the color of the shadow,”
McNeil explains. “It sounds weird, but when you see the image, it rings true!” As of press time, the exhibition isn’t yet installed, but McNeil’s excitement is ramping up. “We’re painting the walls, we’ve got the signage,” she says, “but, for me, the most exciting part is having artists of this caliber in our museum–I get to arrange Degas and Gauguin.” CS
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Eradication— Recent work by Becky Slivinsky. Oct. 25-Dec. 6. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. Scribble Art Studio Annual Art Show— The annual art show by Scribble Art Studio. Oct. 29-Nov. 25. foxyloxycafe. com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Behind Us— Work by Michelle Perez. Oct. 31-Dec. 31. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Fall Senior Exhibition 2018, Exhibition II— Graduating seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone. Nov. 1, Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. Art Quilters of the Low Country— “Art in Stitches” exhibit showcases fiber art by the Art Quilters of the Low Country. Nov. 1-30. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Function: Contemporary Craft— This work pushes the boundaries of what “functional” means, as well as work that is conceptual or satirical, alongside more traditional craft forms. Nov. 8-24. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Robin Howard— Robin’s work explores the roles between science, nature, magic, and myth through mixed-media works that incorporate storytelling and found objects. Fri., Nov. 9. Roots Up Gallery, 412-C Whitaker Street.
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Keeping the past alive Masud Ashley Olufani is highly anticipated Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture keynote speaker
BY RACHAEL FLORA
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MASUD Ashley Olufani will discuss his work focusing on erasure of memory at the annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. Olufani is the featured speaker for the lecture, which is sponsored by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, presented by Telfair’s Friends of African American Artists, and funded by the City of Savannah. The Atlanta-based artist will explain his work, “Blocked: A Global Healing Project.” By chance, Olufani stumbled onto his current work while working on something else. “I worked on a project called ’37 Weeks: Sherman on the March,’ which essentially chronicles Sherman’s march throughout Georgia. At the end of the film, they show you areas of Atlanta during the Civil War and a slow fade to show that same area currently,” Olufani recalls. During this sequence, Olufani learned that the Five Points MARTA station on the corner of Alabama and Peachtree used to be the Crawford Negro Brokerage House, a former site for slave trade. “Now, when I was a student at Morehouse [College, in Atlanta], I had traveled to Five Points more times than I remembered,” Olufani says. “There was no indicator, no public marker about the history of the site before MARTA got its hands on the site. I was determined that something needed to be done correcting the erasure of memory.” Olufani got to work creating a public memorial as well as an accompanying exhibition. “I gave a performance based on digital film footage that I took myself and was able to take a single image of the auction house and fade in and fade out like a ghostly imprint,” he explains. “I had a friend of mine who’s an amazing opera singer moving through the museum. She walked 38 through the crowd in a simple white dress
Still Blocked at 5 Points 2017
with no shoes on and got up to the auction block.” The powerful imagery resonated with the crowd. “I was aware that people were crying and overwhelmed, and I was overwhelmed by the fact that they were overwhelmed,” Olufani shares. “From that, I was introduced to people who were compelled by the project and didn’t know the history of Five Points—I was able to open the doors. What happened was I thought this kind of erasure in history, I bet, has not taken place only in Atlanta, but other locations around the world.” Olufani will give his performance in the Jepson Center’s atrium with singers from the Atlanta Opera standing on auction blocks to embody the enslaved people. “There will also be some performers who remain in the audience, one of whom will be a white singer because I want to break down this notion that history is owned by a particular cultural group,” Olufani says. “I want there to be a collective ownership. These performers will be in everyday clothes and do a call and response with those spirits of the enslaved people to break down the third wall.” CS
JACOB AND GWENDOLYN LAWRENCE LECTURE: MASUD ASHLEY OLUFANI Thurs., Sep. 13 Free and open to the public
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Georgia Historical Society presents An Evening with John Ferling— On Thursday, September 13, the Georgia Historical Society will present a special evening with John Ferling, historian and author of the new book, Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe and The Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe. The event will feature a discussion between Ferling and GHS senior historian Stan Deaton beginning at 6:00 p.m., preceded by a book sale and signing beginning at 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Thu., Sep. 13, 5-7:30 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street. Paprika Southern Fall Release Party— Celebrate the release of Paprika Southern’s Fall 2018 issue. Preview the issue and enjoy a braid bar from Wildflower Gypsy. Cohen’s Retreat will have happy hour bar specials, plus live music and complimentary food. Please bring art supplies, colored pencils, construction paper, safety scissors, pens, and erasers to donate to this this amazing cause. Free Thu., Sep. 13, 5:30 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. Book Signing with Nicole Rivas— Join local author Nicole Rivas for a signing of her contest-winning chapbook of flash fiction, A Bright and Pleading Dagger. Sun., Sep. 16, 1 p.m. eshaverbooks.com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. Lecture: Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership— Presented in partnership with The Book Lady Bookstore, this lecture by Professor Emeritus Father Patrick Samway, S.J., will shed new light on an important area of Flannery O’Connor’s life — her relationship with her editors — that has not been well documented or narrated by critics and biographers. Free and open to the public Sun., Sep. 16, 3 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture: Lorraine O’Grady— Coinciding with her exhibition “From Me to Them to Me Again,” O’Grady will speak about the diptych as an enduring form and conceptual device in her practice. Thu., Sep. 20, 5 p.m. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865— Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, A Son of Georgia: The Civil War Journals of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. Fri., Sep. 21,
noon. thepirateshouse.com. The Pirate’s House, 20 East Broad St. The Up of the Downbeat with Jazz Legend Teddy Adams— Musician and educator Teddy Adams will share his reflections of the jazz scene on West Broad Street in the 50’s that ignited his career playing around the world. Free Wed., Sep. 26, 6 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865— Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, A Son of Georgia: The Civil War Journals of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 18601865 captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. Fri., Sep. 28, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St. Meet and Greet with Jessica Leigh Lebos— Enjoy this happy hour meet & greet with Jessica Lebos as she promotes and signs copies of her new book, Savannah Sideways. Free and open to the public, cash bar Sat., Sep. 29, 5:30 p.m. Perry Lane Hotel, 256 E. Perry St.
Poetry Reading w/ James Longenbach— A poet as well as an influential literary critic and professor of English at the University of Rochester, James Longenbach studied at Princeton University and focused on criticism of modernist poetry in his early career, namely that of Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and Wallace Stevens. Thu., Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Deep Center’s 10th Birthday Party— Deep Center celebrates ten years of youth speaking their truth, communities building power, fearless writing, and joy by honoring our courageous young authors, our families, and Deep’s work to nurture a loving, just, and equitable community. Food and refreshments will be served. Sun., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Ursrey Memorial Lecture: Charles Frazier— Charles Frazier’s highly acclaimed first novel, “Cold Mountain,” is an international bestseller. A reception and book signing will immediately follow Frazier’s talk. Free and open to the public Sun., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. trinitychurch1848. org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Artist Talk w/ Will Penny— Join Will Penny for an informal artist talk regarding his exhibition, ‘en plein air.’ In this exhibition, Penny works with generative
design in connection with painting, sculpture, and animation for this new body of work about the experience of perception itself. Thu., Oct. 18, 6 p.m. laneycontemporary.com. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. Sweets, Treats and Reads Fall Festival— The Savannah Quill Sweets, Treats & Reads Fall Festival will be fun for the entire family with have special guest authors, book signings, panels, fall vendors with lots of unique shopping opportunities, and the Savannah Potterfest. Come dressed as your favorite characters, participate in a trivia and costume contest for prizes. $10, free for kids under 10 with paid adult admission Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.Cottonwood Suites, 301 Governor Treutlen Dr. Lecture: Poetry: Why Read It? Why Write It? Who Cares?— Poet Olivia Stiffler will use her personal journey of becoming a poet to discuss why people tend to shy away from the genre, but nevertheless search it out in times of grief. She will reflect on what she sees as a renaissance of the modern narrative poem and its power to renew and enlighten through story. Free and open to the public Sun., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Afternoon Tea and Talk with Patti Callahan— Enjoy afternoon tea and sparkling wine with Patti Callahan as she discusses her newest book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. $25 tea and talk, $25 tea, talk and book Fri., Oct. 26, 4 p.m.Perry Lane Hotel, 256 E. Perry St.
Ossabaw Island Writers’ RetreatFall Weekend— Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat announces the opening of applications for their three-day weekend retreat, The 2018 Halloween Writer’s Bash. Held November 2-4, 2018, the retreat will feature workshops and seminars led by our nationally recognized faculty, visiting agents and publishers, and evening readings (special emphasis on ghost stories) by faculty and participants, . WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION: $1295 tuition covers three days and two nights lodging, meals, manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors, craft seminars, readings and ferried transportation to the island. $1295.00 Fri., Nov. 2, 9-10 a.m. 912344-3123. write@ossabawwritersretreat. org. ossabawwritersretreat.org. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. Harrison Scott Key Book Launch— “Congratulations, Who Are You Again? A Memoir” by Harrison Scott Key will inspire laughter and hope for anyone who’s ever been possessed by a dream of what they want to be when they grow up. $10 talk only, $20 talk and book Tue., Nov. 6, 6 p.m. Perry Lane Hotel, 256 E. Perry St. Lecture: BURDEN: A True Story for Our Times— Courtney Hargrave is the author of Burden: A Preacher, A Klansman and a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South, published August 2018. Burden explores many of the same themes that resonate in Flannery O’Connor’s work, most notably, grace and redemption. Hargrave’s talk will expand on the events described in this meticulously researched work, as well as examine the story’s current relevance and importance. Free and open to the public Sun., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.
Lecture: Bertice Berry— Sociologist Bertice Berry, PhD., a best-selling author and award winning lecturer, has been named Comedian of the Year, Lecturer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. She has published 11 best-selling books and has won numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and presentations. Free and open to the public Sun., Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street.
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BY LINDY MOODY
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SAVANNAH IS one of those “little big cities” where it seems like everybody knows everybody else. So, while researching for my next article, it didn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that my husband grew up with Capital Bee Company’s owner Thomas Hinely. After getting a little backstory on Broughton Street’s newest bee bazaar, I quickly jumped on the chance to pop into their new storefront and learn about honey from Thomas. Though I went to learn the ins-and-outs of the honey hustle, I ended up learning Thomas’ tale, which is about as close as to the American Dream as I’ve seen in person, and he taught me how his perseverance and willingness to take risks have landed him as Savannah’s newest prophet of pollenation. After growing up a local Savannah boy, Thomas began nursing school following his time at Calvary Day School. Midway through, he decided to end his current route and follow his dreams—starting his own local business. He asked his family for help, they obliged, and Thomas was able to begin sourcing high quality honey from around the country then hand pouring each jar. From there, starting small, Thomas took his honey on the road selling it at craft shows all over the east coast. Next came a website followed by wholesale distribution. I remember tasting Thomas’ honey at several events around town and seeking it out immediately after. To this day, all of their honey is poured and jarred by hand in their warehouse located here in Savannah. Thomas began the company in 2013, and only four short years later, on the week of Thanksgiving, his first storefront opened on Broughton Street. “We call it our Honey Boutique. It’s our happy place. We get to sell our honey everyday and also support a lot of other small vendors like us,” Kristen Harkleroad, the Director of Opera40 tions, explains.
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At the brand new location, you can usually find Thomas there educating patrons about honey or pumping out samples of their wildly unique honey. Kristen can often be found working in the store as well. “Capital Bee focuses on unique, monofloral honey. We work with small beekeepers from all over the United States to provide the best honey there is,” Kristen tells me. Monofloral honey refers to the type of honey that is predominantly flavored from one plant type, allowing the honey to retain the distinct flavor profiles of that specific plant. Another unique quality of Capital Bee’s honey is that it is all unfiltered and unheated. I ask Thomas and Kristen about this, and she explains that “honey is best unheated and unfitted to preserve its natural flavor along with its naturally occurring nutrients.” The Raw Blueberry Honey has a strong scent and flavor of blueberry due to its pollination from a blueberry bush. When you open the bottle, your nose is filled with the floral scent of blueberries, and the flavor of the honey is extremely similar to the taste. Adding it to treats like yogurt, ice cream, and baked goods is ideal for such a unique honey. The list of mono-honeys is long, blackberry, raspberry, snowberry, orange blossom, and maple are just some of the distinct flavors available. Each honey smells and tastes of the plant from which it was pollinated, and not a single jar at Capital Bee has a drop of flavoring added. Capital Bee’s most unique honey is sourced from Texas—the Guajillo Acacia Honey. The bees contribute flavor to the honey from the cream colored blooms of a wild desert bush, guajillo acacia. Honey connoisseurs flock after this honey because its flavor profile is unique with notes of chocolate and coffee. My all time favorite product, which I would guess is the same for most of Savannah, is Capital Bee’s Frosted Honey. Although the honey looks like frosting, the whipped honey only has a texture that is similar icing but it is made purely from honey. To create it, white clover honey is whipped until it transforms into something more fluffy. The best-seller for the store is a cinnamon version of the Frosted Honey, the Cinnamon Frosted Honey. Both air and cinnamon are whipped into the honey for this one. Both products are perfect for spreading on top of almost anything, fruit, bread, cookies, and even that sweet potato casserole that is at every family gathering. If you are like me, a spoon is the only accompaniment that is needed for this honey. For those that are not a fan of the sticky, sometimes messy, qualities of
honey, Capital Bee’s Granulated Wildflower Honey is something you should try. Wildflower honey is put through a special heating and drying process to turn it into sweet little honey granules. The sweet floral characteristics of the wildflower honey remain, making this product perfect for baking or stirring into coffee. If you are a good Southerner like me, you find yourself bringing a bottle of wine or covered dish to any gathering you attend.
Capital Bee’s honeycomb is something you should consider taking next time. I love adding it to a party’s cheese plate, and of course devouring that cheese plate with wine. The sweet waxy handcut treat works hand in hand with all off the fruit, nuts, and cheese covering a well built cheeseboard. Just last week, the store joined the Savannah Art Walk and now features over fourteen local artist on the walls of the
boutique and through the store. The actual art walk happens on the second Saturday of every month. When I asked Thomas and Kristen what was next for the growing company and store, I was told “we are going to debut a few new honeys and we have plans on expanding to some other products soon.” CS
Capital Bee is at 421 E. Broughton St.
BUCCANEER BALL Thursday October 4th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come one, come all, to the 2018 Buccaneer Ball! Join us for an evening of pirate fun, frivolity, and food! The Crab Shack hosts the kickoff to the 14th annual Tybee Island Pirate's Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all! The Buccaneer Ball boasts grub and grog like only The Crab Shack can provide, and of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches! The Buccaneer Ball will feature a costume contest, grub & grog, and more! The Buccaneer Ball will be emceed by our host and hostesses’ Dungeon Dan BlackHart, Kruel Kathy BlackHart, and the lovely Lady Lindsey Lee! Food will be presented from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The King and Queen will be crowned at 7:30pm and will reign over the Ball and the rest of the Pirate's Fest festivities. This event is open only to pirates and wenches age 18 and up.
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WHEN talking about this year’s Frightfest, taking place at the Lucas Theater on September 29, Graveface Records owner Ryan Graveface sounds energized. The local legend, who started his label and record store after moving to Savannah from Chicago, is teaming up for the first time with the Psychotronic Film Society’s Jim Reed and plotting an all-day horror extravaganza that will be capped with a Q&A from famed horror director Jeff Burr. Reed and Graveface, both seasoned touring musicians with strikingly similar backgrounds and interests, came together after Graveface had already done some Frightfest events over the last few years. “I used to be involved with a 24-hour horror movie fest in Chicago,” Graveface explains. “I moved down here in 2010, and after getting my feet on the ground I did my first In The Mouth Of Madness event in 2013. Jim and I have been talking In the current political climate, a lot about doing something for a long time, so it there was nowhere for the general public of what’s considered great modern art is to regularly see non-mainstream feature made sense to try it with this.” also fundamentally social and political. Graveface, a known horror film buff, said films from around the world in any sort of The same goes for the horror genre, which theatrical environment,” Reed says. he became interested in being involved “After complaining frequently about the Reed says has been seeing something of with the local movie community after reala return to form and a shift away from lack of diversity at our local, corporateizing that he was “desperate to watch hor“cheap jump scares and grisly, extended owned multiplexes, a number of friends ror films again.” scenes of depraved, graphic violence.” “For the first two years that I lived here, suggested that perhaps instead of waiting “Horror movies have long been used I’d go back up to Chicago just to attend the around for someone else to offer an alteras a tool for ambitious filmmakers to native, perhaps I should just do it myself.” 24-hour event I used to be a part of. Just espouse non-traditional viewpoints withPerhaps the most noteworthy happenbecause I’m a sicko, I need that sort of ing at this year’s Frightfest is the screening out attracting much attention to their experience. And then I thought, ‘Fuck it, I ulterior motives,” he says, citing George A. of Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre guess I’ll do that too,’” he says. Romero’s classic Dawn Of The Dead as his III, followed by a Q&A session with direc“That’s how everything has evolved in not just his favorite horror film of all time, tor Jeff Burr. Savannah. I didn’t move here with any but an example of the genre at its best and The film has become an undisputed intention of being a music space or a movie most politically vocal. classic since its release, but was famously hub, but a lot has happened organically.” The film, he explains, is “essentially Reed’s collaboration with Graveface was bogged down by studio intrusion and delays - causing Burr to object to his name an in-your-face barrage of socio-political a natural one, given the former’s dedicabroadsides damnably criticizing Ameribeing attached to the final product. tion to, and passionate work with, PFS. Despite the issues, Graveface says there ca’s racist, classist and patriarchal power “We both share great passions for structure.” obscure and marginalized genre cinema as are things about the film that undeniably “The flesh-eating zombies are merely have Burr’s stamp - and those elements well as fringe recordings and musical artwindow-dressing. They’re the applesauce have contributed greatly to its enduring ists,” Reed says of Graveface. surrounding the bitter pill. You come back legacy. “Individually, we have both put on “It’s definitely a cult classic, and it wasn’t and watch again for the tasty applesauce, 12-hour horror movie marathons in the but the pill gets into your bloodstream upon release,” Graveface says. “I don’t past at a few different venues, but for us to and, hopefully, changes your mindset for think Leatherface has trumped the first join forces to create something bigger and the betterment of the world around us,” he perhaps more varied than what either of us Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it’s definitely trumped the second. I think Jeff has says. might have come up with on our own is a Graveface agrees that issues of race, polia lot to be proud of, despite it being stressreal joy for me.” tics, and social injustices have always been ful as hell to make.” Psychotronic Film Society, Reed “He’s the sweetest dude ever,” Graveface present in the best that the genre has to explains, came out of a desire to nurture a adds of Burr, with whom he’s worked in the offer, albeit much more subtly. flourishing film community in Savannah. “I think the reason that it’s not going to past on issuing a vinyl version of the score “As an adventurous film lover myself, I was extremely frustrated that locally, be subtle anymore is because the political for From A Whisper To A Scream.
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“As an adventurous film lover myself, I was extremely frustrated that locally, there was nowhere for the general public to regularly see nonmainstream feature films from around the world in any sort of theatrical environment,” Reed says.
saturday september 29 at the lucas theatre 11am to 12am
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“If all the creative and active (as opposed to re-active) people who live in Savannah and love it for what it is, not what it could be were to focus their energies and ideas in a constructive and fearless manner, it would solve many of the city’s most vexing internal problems within one or two election cycles, like a Krell Machine for altruism.” Frightfest at the Lucas Theater begins at 11:00 a.m., with all-day passes just $20 each. Reed notes that the price comes out to just $3.33 per film, which is “exactly half of $6.66.” “I’ll let folks make of that what they will.” CS
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climate is so intense that you kind of have to scream louder than everyone else to get your point across,” he says. “It’s 2018, there is no subtlety.” With Graveface and PFS teaming up for this year’s Frightfest, the future of Savannah’s film community is in the most capable of hands. Savannah, Reed exclaims, is “a wonderful city that –generally speaking—has virtually no idea just how amazingly lucky it is, and much of that richness and majesty has to do with the art, film, music and literature communities.” “This city is unfortunately led by civic, business and religious leaders who are (in far too many cases) charlatans and hoodwink artists. Their collusive, self-serving behavior and opportunistic decisions are an existential threat to the history and mystery of this dirty swamp diamond I have made my home,” he continues.
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Film: 1945— On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission Wed., Sep. 12, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Maltese Falcon— More than a decade before the famous version of this film starting Humphrey Bogart, Hollywood actually made an earlier adaptation of the classic crime tale by author Dashiell Hammett - which has been so overshadowed by the Bogart version it is practically unknown. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 Wed., Sep. 12, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Norman...Is That You? Puzzle Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Mystery Burt Reynolds Tribdeath row together. $2 SCAD Card holders, Psychotronic Film Society, this month’s ute Screening— Which of the late, great feature stars Sanford & Son’s Redd Foxx as $8 general admission Sun., Sep. 23, 3 p.m. leading man’s most enjoyable films will a black father who is forced to come to grips lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the the Psychotronic Film Society screen in with the fact that his son is both gay and his honor? $9 Sun., Sep. 16, 8 p.m. sentient- Arts, 32 Abercorn St. living with a male partner in Los Angeles. Film: Puzzle—Kelly Macdonald plays bean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Agnes, a taken for granted suburban Ave. Society. Free Sun., Sep. 30, 7 p.m. SavanNational Theatre Live: Curious Inci- mother, who discovers a passion for solvdent of a Dog in the Nighttime— See the ing jigsaw puzzles. $5 SCAD Card holders, nah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St. $10 general admission Wed., Sep. 26, 7 p.m. live broadcast of “The Curious Incident OCTOBER lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a critically Film: Days of Heaven— Celebrating Arts, 32 Abercorn St. acclaimed production directed by Marithe 40th anniversary of SCAD, we take a Film: Ninja 8 - Warriors of Fire— anne Elliott. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 look back at influential films that also turn general admission Tue., Sep. 18, 7 p.m. luc- This ridiculous martial arts action flick 40. Free for SCAD Card holders, $8 general was directed by Godfrey Ho, whose name astheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Lucas is synonymous with some of the most inept admission Thu., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. www2.scad. Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. edu/venues/trustees/.Trustees Theater, Film: Wedlock aka Deadlock— A way- movies ever made. Brought to you by the 216 East Broughton St. Psychotronic Film Society. $7 Wed., Sep. cool and at times quite humorous futurisFilm: Little Shop of Horrors— Get26, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient tic prison escape flick. Brought to you by ting into the Halloween mood, the Musical Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 Wed., Matinée for this month is the 1986 cultNational Theatre Live: King Lear— Sep. 19, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Senclassic. $2 SCAD Card holders, $8 general Broadcast live from London’s West End, tient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. admission Sun., Oct. 7, 3 p.m. lucastheatre. see Ian McKellen’s ‘moving portrayal’ Film: Sunset Boulevard— Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard” is the portrait of a (Independent) of King Lear. $5 SCAD Card com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. holders, $10 general admission Fri., Sep. forgotten silent star, living in exile in her Film: Eighth Grade— Thirteen-year28, 6 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre grotesque mansion. $10, dinner theater old Kayla endures the tidal wave of confor the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $35 Thu., Sep. 20, 7 p.m. Tybee Post Thetemporary suburban adolescence during Graveface and Psychotronic Fright ater, 10 Van Horne. her last week of middle school. $5 SCAD Film: The Muppets Movie— Celebrat- Fest— Thirteen hours of creepy fun, including six cult horror flicks, merch ven- Card holders, $10 general admission Fri., ing the 40th anniversary of SCAD, we dors, raffles, and the Marshmallow Ghosts. Oct. 12, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas take a look back at influential films that $50 Sat., Sep. 29, 11 a.m. terror-vision.com. Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. also turn 40. Free for SCAD Card holders, Film: Ghost— Could there be a better lucastheatre.com.Lucas Theatre for the $8 general admission Fri., Sep. 21, 7 p.m. movie to show the week before Halloween Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. than “Ghost,” arguably one of the finest Film: Norman...Is That You?— Film: Chicago— Murderesses Velma 44 Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on Presented by The Look Back and the and weepiest love stories to ever hit the big
screen. $10, dinner theater $35 Thu., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. SCAD Savannah Film Festival— The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. Oct. 27-Nov. 3. savannahfilmfestival.com. Various venues all over downtown. Film: The Slayer— The Tybee Post Theater, in its most decrepit state ever, stars as the primary location in the film. $8 Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. The Look Back Film Screening— The Look Back is a series of LGBT-oriented films that are either important, influential, educational or just plain fun. The series is curated by counterculture historian Max Arnzen and Psychotronic Film Society founder Jim Reed. Free Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St.
Film: Jamaican Gold— The Psychotronic Film Society salutes the life and career of German-born actress Elke Sommer with this ultra-rare public showing. $7 Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Film: The Man in the Attic— A forgotten British remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger,” in which the intense American actor Jack Palance plays a mysterious doctor in 1880s London who may or may not be Jack The Ripper. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 Wed., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Turkey for Turkey Day Film Screening— Each year the Psychotronic Film Society tries to find an especially bad yet especially enjoyable “turkey” to show right around Thanksgiving. $8 Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
The King and I from the London Palladium— The musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher. $15 Tue., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), with a combined stateside gross of over $1.8 billion dollars. Naturally, the all-star extravaganza Avengers: Infinity War led the pack, with Incredibles 2, Deadpool 2 and AntMan and the Wasp also earning significant bank. As for the top-grossing film of the entire year, it’s also a super-saga: February’s Black Panther, which finally passed the $700 million mark in early August. Least Dependable Movie Stars: Dogs. Say it ain’t so! Alas, man’s (and woman’s) best friend wasn’t able to sniff out much success with critics and/or audience members — a far cry from those long-ago years when Rin Tin Tin was the nation’s #1 box office draw. May’s Show Dogs earned rancid reviews while the August releases Dog Days and A.X.L. (the latter about a robotic canine) both bombed with viewers. As for the dog’s cousin, the majestic wolf, one starred in the August release Alpha — yet while that picture was greeted with strong reviews, it likewise failed to find an audience. Movie I’m Most Sorry to Have Missed In Theaters: (tie) RBG and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? These two nonfiction features proved to be the sleeper hits of the summer, earning rapturous reviews and grossing enough to land them both on the list of the all-time top 25 moneymaking documentaries. I hated missing
them in theaters; luckily, both are now just hitting Blu-ray, meaning my wait is almost over. Runner-up: Leave No Trace, which has a perfect 100% rating (from a whopping 182 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes. Movie I’m Least Sorry To Have Missed In Theaters: Death of a Nation. Trump recently pardoned Dinesh D’Souza of criminal charges, so this bogus documentary is him returning the ass-kissing favor. Even the base knew well enough to stay away, resulting in one of the summer’s puniest releases (among movies playing on over 1,000 screens, only Action Point and Bad Samaritan grossed less). Best Performances: (Alphabetical) Toni Collette – Hereditary; Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade; Ethan Hawke – First Reformed; Charlize Theron – Tully; John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman. Best Film: Eighth Grade. Television and YouTube star Bo Burnham makes an impressive feature-film debut as the writer and director of this raw and realistic movie about an introverted student struggling to survive her last week of eighth grade before preparing for high school. Yet the real story here is the knockout central performance by 15-year-old Elsie Fisher — her work as Kayla Day will break your heart. Runnersup: First Reformed; BlacKkKlansman. CS
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Sexiest Stud: Andy Garcia. Forget about Tom Cruise, Chris Pratt, and the other boys of summer. Only Andy Garcia had the distinction of wooing the ladies in two films this summer. Book Club found him sweetly seducing Diane Keaton, while Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again saw him lavishing his attentions on Cher. In real life, Garcia is 62 years old — I guess people in that age group aren’t called sexagenarians for nothing. Best Scene-Stealer: Awkwafina, in both Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8. Runner-up: Eeyore in Christopher Robin. Most Unexpected Reference To A Werner Herzog Documentary: Book Club. The character played by Candice Bergen hasn’t had sex in 18 years, leading one of the other ladies to quip that her vagina is a “cave of forgotten dreams.” Most Expected Reference To A Sharon Stone Blockbuster: The Happytime Murders. Given the film’s focus on puppet pudenda, it’s scarcely surprising when a femme fatale flashes her forbidden felt a la Stone in Basic Instinct. Most Dependable Movie Stars: Superheroes. Given the state of modern cinema, this isn’t exactly a surprise. Yet once again, summer was overpowered by colorfully garbed beings. Four of the five top-grossing movies of the season thus far are superhero films (the one exception:
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WITH summertime tragically on its way out, it’s time for the annual glance at the movies audiences and critics enjoyed (or endured) over the past four months. Here, then, are some of the seasonal highlights and low points. Biggest Disappointment: Solo: A Star Wars Story. For the vast majority of my life, Han Solo has been — along with Atticus Finch, Indiana Jones, James Bond, and a few others — one of my defining cinematic heroes, which is why it pained me to see the character’s iconic dimensions reduced so drastically and dramatically in this ultimately unnecessary addition to the Star Wars saga. Those of us who grew up with the franchise since a young age and find it still rooted in our DNA deserved something better than a cash-grab that’s only moderately entertaining and not especially memorable. Clearly, this feeling was shared by many, as this has emerged as the first Star Wars film to lose money. Biggest Stateside Bomb: Skyscraper. Were it not for the Christmas smash Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, there might be more question marks circling the continued viability of Dwayne Johnson as a box office draw. Last summer found him headlining Baywatch, which ended up losing $11 million stateside, while this past spring saw his Rampage coming up $21 million short in U.S. profits. Neither, though, flopped as bad as Skyscraper, a generic action yarn that cost $125 million yet only grossed $67 million — a $58 million tumble. As with Rampage, it took the international audience to save the picture from total disaster, with foreign earnings up to $225 million. Mamma Mia! Biggest Surprise: Here We Go Again. Considering I wasn’t a fan of the 2008 hit Mamma Mia!, I wasn’t expecting much from this belated sequel. So imagine my delight to discover this outshines the original in virtually every department, with better singing, better dancing, and better humor. Bonus props to Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), who is excellent “playing” Meryl Streep (i.e. young Donna in flashback scenes).
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ACTIVISM & POLITICS
13TH COLONY PATRIOTS Conservative political activists that meet the 13th of each month. Dedicated to preserving the U.S. Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. See Facebook page for meeting location. Free 13th of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-604-4048. liveoakstore.com/ tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. COURTS 101 How does the local court system affect our daily lives? What happens in local court rooms and why should we care? Are judges appointed or elected and why does that matter? These and other questions will be answered by District Attorney Meg Heap and former District Attorney Spencer Lawton in a presentation hosted by the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia. Free, but register on Eventbrite Thu., Sep. 13, 7 p.m. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS The VNA represents all residing, working or otherwise involved in the Victorian District and meets every second Tuesday of each month to the exception of the month of August. Meetings are held at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Social starts at 5:30 p.m. and meetings start at 6 p.m.. For further questions please contact us: vnasavannahga2013@gmail. com We encourage membership but all are welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend our meetings. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.
Geeky Trivia Night
Voted BEST Trivia by the Savannah community in Connect Savannah! Want to show off your Star Wars wisdom? How about your unending wealth of knowledge about the third generation of Pokemon or Hunter S Thompson’s complete book collection? Whatever your area of expertise, come to The Dragon every Wednesday at 8pm for Trivia Night with your hilarious, geeky hosts. Earn product from The Chromatic Dragon for placing in second or third, and winning the whole shebang will earn you $25 off your tab for that night!! ONGOING, WEDNESDAYS AT 8PM. THE CHROMATIC DRAGON 514 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 31401
AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES
AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo. com. Info is also available at www. savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www. savannahfriendsofmusic.com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE PHOENIX FESTIVAL The Chatham County Resource Conservation and Education Center will be hosting a found art and reuse celebration called The Phoenix Festival – Celebrating Chatham County’s Revolution in Reuse on November 10. This event will feature 30 local artists who use recycled/upcycled/ reused material in their work. The festival will also include an electric car show, food trucks, musicians, performers and all sorts of fun and educational activities for all ages. The County does have a promotional budget for this event that we hope will become an annual celebration.
Currently, we are looking for 30 of Chatham County’s most gifted artists to set up booths and sell their polished pieces and/ or craft items resurrected out of objects that would otherwise go to the landfill. Booths are only $15.00 per 6ft table and all of the proceeds will be donated to Keep Chatham Beautiful or KCB. KCB is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the environmental enrichment and beautification of our stunning local communities. Through Nov. 11. 912-7901647. CALL FOR DEEP WRITING FELLOWS Deep Center is on the hunt for Savannah writers to apply for fellowships for Deep’s upcoming semester of programming (September through December). Deep Center is a nonprofit creative-writing literacy organization working with Savannah’s public middle schools. Writing Fellows work in teams of two to lead 11 weeks of after-school writing workshops at assigned middle schools. Interested? Learn more and apply at deepkids.com/join. Through Sep. 15. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. CALL FOR EARLY 19TH CENTURY DANCERS/REGENCY DANCING The Davenport House has a social dance program which meets most Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The Museum is
looking for new participants in this free community activity. For information contact info@davenporthousemuseum. org or call 912-236-8097. ongoing. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR FUNCTION: AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT The Gallery at Sulfur Studios invites artists working in traditional craft media (Ceramic, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Paper, and/or Wood) to submit work to their fall juried exhibition, “Function”. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of what “functional” means, and work that is conceptual or satirical will be considered along side more traditional craft forms. Exhibition will run Nov. 8-24. Visit sulfurstudios.org/function for more details and application instructions. Through Oct. 15. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE SAVANNAH Vignette Savannah is looking for contributors in writing and photography! vSav’s tagline is “Indulging in Savannah’s most coveted decor, design, & aweinspiring spaces.” Contribute to the blog and social media channels with your writing and/or photography (credit will be given) featuring restaurants, coffee shops, or any other creative spaces and design
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you find inspiring! Preference will be given to students/professionals that can be consistent contributors-- build a portfolio with the vSav blog and on its social media channels and gain a reference in the process! Visit vignettesavannah.com and email Anita at vignettesavannah@gmail. com to express your interest! ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR JESUS-YESHUA PRODUCTION CLUB AND VIDEO CREW Contact Brenda Lee at 912-236-3156 or at email@example.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND RETAILERS FOR COHEN’S RETREAT ONSITE BOUTIQUE SHOP Cohen’s Retreat, a historic destination for art, food and community located in Savannah’s famed Moon River District, is seeking specialty retailers interested in placing their locally or regionally-made products in its onsite boutique shop, Brown Dog Market. Cohen’s Retreat is refreshing its product lines at Brown Dog Market to feature more of a mix of mainstream local products to include with their current artisan products. Retailers who would like access to some of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply for shelf space. Interested retailers rshould reach out to Colleen Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include . product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. effinghamcommunityorchestra.org or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR WEAVE-ADREAM PROGRAM The City of Savannah Department of Arts, Culture & Historical Resources is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Weave-A-Dream (WAD) program which seeks to engage youth in art projects that reestablish and preserve vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. Applications must be submitted at least seven weeks
prior to the start date of the project. Applications will be accepted March through November 13th of 2018 (while funds are available). Selected projects must be completed prior to December 31, 2018. The guidelines and application are available for download at www. savannahga.gov/arts. Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Through Nov. 13. CALL FOR 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. CALL TO ARTISTS AT TELFAIR MUSEUMS The Telfair Museums gift shop, located in the Jepson Center, invites all local artists and craftsmen to submit photos of their handmade ornaments for consideration to hang on the Telfair Artist Trees this fall and winter. The ornaments will be for sale under a consignment agreement. We are looking for high quality art and craft and varied mediums. Please send photos and / or questions to Lisa Ocampo at ocampol@ telfair.org. Tentative deadline is October 1. Wed., Sep. 12, Thu., Sep. 13, Fri., Sep. 14, Sat., Sep. 15, Sun., Sep. 16, Mon., Sep. 17 and Tue., Sep. 18. 912-790-8830. email@example.com. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. 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) 236-3154; 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown.
PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE - FRIENDS OF OATLAND ISLAND Painting with a Purpose at Painting with a Twist - proceeds to benefit the Friends of Oatland Island Tornado relief. Wed., Sep. 12, 7-9 p.m. Painting with a Twist, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave. SCI FANS FOR SENIORS DRIVE Members of the community who would like to donate a new box fan or make a cash donation to purchase a fan may come by SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull Street, Savannah between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or donate on-line at www.seniorcitizensinc.org/give. ongoing. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St.
CLASSES, CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
2018 SUMMER BONANZA The program will expose young people to local government, cultural diversity, and positive role models. Strengthening academic development while providing safe, structured, and fun activities for youth is essential. Summer Bonanza meets once per week on Saturday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm at the Moses Jackson Center. Saturdays, 9 a.m. (912) 663-4528. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BACHATA AND SALSA DANCE CLASSES New 4 week dance series, designed for absolute beginners to learn the fundamentals of Bachata or Salsa for social dancing! Bachata and salsa are fun dances from the Dominican Republic that can be found in cities all over the world, and is a great way to meet other people and enjoy amazing music. No partner or dance experience needed, just come and have fun! Special discount if you decide to do the salsa and bachata series together! RSVP via facebook or email. $40 for 4 classes, $70 for both bachata and salsa series ongoing. email@example.com. facebook.com/events/239285403377870/. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BASIC SELF DEFENSE Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNERS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASSES Savannah Speech & Hearing will host an eight-week series of classes for those interested in learning beginners American Sign Language (ASL). The class will be instructed by Crystal ClarksonMiccoli. Class size is limited to 15
people and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 13 years or older to register. For more information, visit www.speechandhearingsav.com or call 912.355.4601 $85 Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. firstname.lastname@example.org. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. BOATER SAFETY COURSE Chatham County Marine Patrol and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers will be offering a free Boater Safety Course. This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive an ID card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. savannahmall. com/. This course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. This course is a legal requirement for anyone born after January 1, 1998 that wants to operate any type of watercraft in Georgia waters. All students must bring or know their Social Security Number to receive a Boater Education Card upon passing the Boater Safety Exam. Class size is limited to 30 participates with no one under the age of 12. third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. 912-264-7237. gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. savannahmall. com/. Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES Monday/Wednesday- Competition 5:30pm and Fundamentals at 7:00pm Tuesday/ Thursday- Fundamentals at Noon and Fundamentals at 5:30pm Friday- Private Lessons by appointment Saturday- Open Mat at 10:30am ongoing. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd. BRIDGE LESSONS Learn to play bridge. BB2 Competitive Bidding: Monday, September 24@7:00PM. BB4: Play of the Hand/ Declarer/Play: Saturday, September 15@10:00AM. Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Friday, September 14@10:00AM 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.
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912-358-3160. 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. 912-3514578. sav..email@example.com. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Country Two Step: no partner needed or experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. firstname.lastname@example.org. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/ creativity_coaching/ or contact Creativity@ LaurenL.com ongoing. Online, ---. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-4430410. 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. GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE OVERS Whether you’ve been told you have a great voice, or use effective communication in a current profession, this workshop will give a behind-the-scenes look at how people make money with their voices. This seminar is fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. $20 Wed., Sep. 12, 7-9:30 p.m. 518-456-4360. events@voicecoaches. 48 com. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah
Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. HIGH VIBE / LOW COST YOGA Join Melissa DeLynn for all-levels, beginner friendly Yoga classes. These classes are well-balanced, nourishing, and challenging with an emphasis on philosophy and spirituality. Expect to learn, heal, meditate and connect. $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. email@example.com. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha. com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO Join us for time to practice your skills and knock out some projects you’ve been dreaming up. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. dreamcatstudio.com. Use our space to practice your skills and knock out your personal pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail. com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MARKETING WORKSHOP WITH SAM HIRBOD Join HubSpot Principal Channel Consultant Sam Hirbod for a free marketing workshop on the future of content. In this session, ongoing and future content trends are turned into easily actionable insights that prepare you and your organization for the future of content. You will learn from an award-winning inbound marketing and business strategy coach how to make the most out of your content by targeting your ideal customer, working with influencers and mastering the latest content trends. FREE Tue., Sep. 18, 9-11 a.m. hugsavannah. com. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs,
2222 Bull St. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. firstname.lastname@example.org. savmusiciansinstitute.com. NATIONAL HBCU WEEK Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Sigma Omega chapter will host an interactive session for parents/guardians, students and the community highlighting Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU’s) through information from the documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising” and lead discussions and provide critical information about Federal Student Aid, scholarships, and college admission. 0 Sat., Sep. 15, 10:30 a.m. 912-596-2765. email@example.com. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE
Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah.com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. email@example.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. TybeeSurfLessons. com. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. TAI CHI The tai chi classes are open to the first 25 participants 60 years of age or older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 912-877-0056. Senior Citizens, Inc. Liberty County Neighborhood Center, 800 Tupelo Trail. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/ class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/.
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Painting with a Twist-Date Night!
Bring a date or bring your best friend! You each paint one canvas and when you hang them together they create a larger picture! Or, this looks great hanging as a single canvas as well! Everyone is welcome! The painting for the evening is “Wet Kiss”. You bring your drinks of choice and we’ll bring the fun! So join us for a fun evening out! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT 7 PM – 9 PM. PAINTING WITH A TWIST 513 E OGLETHORPE AVE 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 award-winning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at email@example.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.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
13TH COLONY SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Enjoy singing in harmony with 13th
Colony Sound, Savannah;s Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Monday evenings. None Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-247-1157. savannahbarbershoppers@ gmail.com. 13thcolonysound.com. whitefieldumc.com/. Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. ongoing. fiberguildsavannah. homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH
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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. 912-596-1962. honorflightsavannah.org. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubbyâ€™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 50 speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15
Tacos for a Cause - Paws and Claws United - Friends of Oatland Island
Every Tuesday in September- Bull Street Tacos Tacos for a Cause, a portion of the proceeds from the TACO menu and any merchandise sold anytime on Tuesdays will go to the Paws and Claws United tornado relief initiative. The Friends of Oatland Island (FOO) has created to help fund the rebuilding and reinforcement of multiple animal enclosures and buildings after the EF1 tornado caused extensive damage to the property on July 27, 2018. 100% of the proceeds raised throughout numerous fundraisers under this initiative will go directly to Oatland Island Wildlife Center to help them get back on their Paws. SEP. 18, 10-MIDNIGHT. FRIENDSOFOATLAND.ORG/. BULL STREET TACO, 1608 BULL ST.
p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-3086768. 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. ONE MILLION CUPS Opportunity to polish your pitching skills while networking and making valuable connections. Pitch your idea/business in front of fellow entrepreneurs and get
real-time constructive feedback. 2222 Bull Street, weekly Wednesday 9-10am, no charge, free coffee. www.1millioncups. com/savannah Wednesdays. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is 5 invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe.
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Mondays. firstname.lastname@example.org. PROOFREADER’S WHISKEY CLUB Membership includes the first whiskey drink free, free monthly private whiskey tastings from various brands, 15% off the member’s bill for the year, and a personalized book card including a list of 75 whiskeys in each chapter in the DeSoto library. Library series meetings will be the last Thursday of every month and include one free guest pass per member for the year. They will pick a book from the Edgar’s P&P library to hold their personalized book card which will be used to keep track of their progress on the whiskey list. $50 ongoing. eventbrite.com/e/proofreaderswhiskey-club-tickets-42943991635. proofsavannah.com. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912-344-5127. 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. 912-4470943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912748-7020. 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 51 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. email@example.com. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church. Sacred Harp is an American tradition of singing hymns in four part harmony. No particular religious affiliation is required or endorsed. All are welcome. No experience necessary. ongoing. Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room D. ongoing. 912-4846710. 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 Mondays-Saturdays. scad. edu/admission/visit-scad/daily-tours. scad. edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. TAGATNIGHT Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres as you enjoy exploring the creativity offered in this unique art space. Sulfur Studios located in Savannah’s Starland District offers a diverse & high-quality selection of exhibitions in 27 private art studios. Limited to Telfair Academy Guild members and their guests. Free Wed., Sep. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-656-9768. jandcszlasa@gmail. com. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. vvasav.com. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, WoodvilleTompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. email@example.com.
AN EVENING WITH VELVET CARAVAN WITH ANNIE SELLICK AND MERCURY ORKESTAR Savannah’s beloved Gypsy Jazz and Latin Swing band Velvet Caravan will headline a very special evening of music. Atlanta’s balkan band Mercury Orkestar will open the night. $25, $35, $45 Fri., Sep. 14, 7:30 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR THE ARTS Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or email@example.com. ongoing. 912-525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. IWORSHIP CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT Its an evening of artistry designed to elevate you. Come out and here positive vibes from local spoken word performers, singers, and musicians. Performers can sign up in advanced or walk-in. Free third Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. ticsav. com/iworship-cafe. ticsav.com. The Inheritance Center, 42 W. Montgomery Crossroads. JACOB AND GWENDOLYN LAWRENCE LECTURE: MASUD OLUFANI Telfair presents the 2018 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by Masud Ashley Olufani, a noted Atlantabased mixed media artist and actor whose studio practice is rooted in sculpture and often incorporates elements of performance. Sponsored by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation and
presented by Telfair’s Friends of African American Arts. Free Thu., Sep. 13, 6 p.m. 912-790-8800. telfair.org/. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DINNER AND MEETING Membership meeting with dinner and speaker. Navy League supports our Sea Services and their families. You do not have to have been in any of the military services to join. For further information contact Jeff Zureick at 912 450 0521 $22.00 third Tuesday of every month & 5:45-8:15 p.m. 912 450 0521. email@example.com. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Navy League, 17 lake heron ct west. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912-349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https:// www.scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/dailytours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. savannahsca.org. SIXTH SENSE SAVANNAH TOUR In 2002, smashing all of the barriers,the Sixth Sense Savannah tour became the first tour to go well beyond the usual touring areas and subject matter, starting in a neighborhood, where locals, family, friends, chose to share their personal ghost stories, exclusively with the company founder. 30.00 Every 55 days, 9:30 p.m. 9122920960. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND ARTISANS’ MARKET The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m.
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Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. Meet old friends, make new friends and have a great time. Several social events are hosted throughout the year. Dues are $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson. TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR Chilling stories & eerie properties that paved the road to this fascinating title. Precolonial ghost history, all the way up to the 21st century. The most complete picture of all of the human psychical and paranormal events that put Savannah on the map as the ghostly city of greatness. Presented by America’s Most Haunted City Tour. ongoing, 9 p.m. 6thsenseworld.com/. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is a non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. wifarmersmarket.org. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.
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10TH ANNUAL FALL FROLIC Join the Savannah Tree Foundation for the annual celebration of trees, featuring live music from Connellis, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, museum tours, and trees (of course). $75 Thu., Sep. 13, 6 p.m. savannahtree.com. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. CONSTITUTION DAY! In celebration of Constitution Day, GHS invites you to experience Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution. One of only a few 52 still in existence, the draft includes the
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handwritten margin notes of Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the Constitution of 1787. Stop by the GHS Research Center on September 17 for a self-guided tour featuring a public showing of this unique document, along with other one-of-a-kind materials that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation. Free and Open to the Public Mon., Sep. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-651-2125. events@georgiahistory. com. georgiahistoryfestival.org. georgiahistory.com/. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. LITTLE DUCK, BIG HEART BLOCK PARTY Ele and the Chef, Service Brewing Co, Big Bon Pizza, The 1970 and ASI Tea have
teamed up to provide an evening of great food and beverages dedicated to Urban Hope. $30 Thu., Sep. 13, 6 p.m. Little Duck Diner, 150 W. St. Julian St.
$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.”
Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. sedavis@chathamcounty. org. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net/schedule.html. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through
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Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for Non-Members, or $80/8class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-604-0958, 912-346-2650. AikiNorm@aol.com, AikidoBilly@hotmail. com. CoastalAikido.com. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semi-private class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West
Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. beastmodefitnessga.com. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. email@example.com. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@ gmail.com. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. DANCE FUN & FITNESS This adult class is designed for men & women to work on improving flexibility, range of movement, balance, strength, and coordination. Taught by M. Cato on Thursdays from 10:30am - 11:45am. The classes are September 6th-Ocotber 11th. $55.00 Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. 912-898-3320. email@example.com. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat) ongoing. ashleyyoungblood@ fit4mom.com. savannah.fit4mom.com. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Firm it up, Yoga, Power Pilates, Water
Aerobics, Senior Fitness Classes, Shimmy Chic, Fast and Fit and HITT classes. We also offer Personal Training and Reformer Pilates. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savannahjea. org. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. savannahcommons.com. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop. com. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN
All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. pilatessavannah.com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00
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am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop. com. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahdiscgolf.com. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. savystrider.com. SHIMMY CHIC Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic, fun dance workout based on the ancient art of belly dance- with a modern twist. The class provides calorie-burning and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self. No dance experience necessary. Shimmy Chic provides fun & repetitive routines suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers (you do not have to show your stomach). Open to all ages and fitness levels. $10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. SLIDERS WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN 54 All classes are included in membership and
day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. YOGA@THELIBRARY The All Levels class meets from 10:3011:30 and the Chair Yoga class meets from 12:00-1:00. Tuesdays. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson
Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.
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SAVANNAH FESTBIER TAPROOM RELEASE The Moon River faithful will remember this brew from years ago. Once the staple style here at Moon, we’ve recently resurrected this popular vintage recipe and gave it a twist by fermenting with an authentic German lager yeast. Sep. 14, 6 p.m.. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. 6TH ANNUAL PIN POINT SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Expect a day of live entertainment, seafood prepared with multi-generational recipes, and fun for the entire family. Come learn the history of our land. Bring a chair and an empty stomach. Free and open to the public Sep. 15, 10 a.m. Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue. TACOS FOR A CAUSE - PAWS AND CLAWS UNITED - FRIENDS OF OATLAND ISLAND Every Tuesday in September- Bull Street Tacos Tacos for a Cause, a portion of the proceeds from the TACO menu and any merchandise sold anytime on Tuesdays will go to the Paws and Claws United tornado relief initiative. The Friends of Oatland Island (FOO) has created to help fund the rebuilding and reinforcement of multiple animal enclosures and buildings after the EF1 tornado caused extensive damage to the property on July 27, 2018. 100% of the proceeds raised throughout numerous fundraisers under this initiative will go directly to Oatland Island Wildlife Center to help them get back on their Paws. Sep. 18, 10-midnight. friendsofoatland.org/. Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull St.
6TH ANNUAL PIN POINT SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Expect a day of live entertainment, seafood prepared with multi-generational recipes, and fun for the entire family. Come learn the history of our land. Bring a chair and an empty stomach. Free and open to the public Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Avenue. ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav.com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Featuring in season, organic (not certified) veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds go directly to funding tuition expenses for Bethesda Academy students. For specialty orders, contact Merrin at merrin. email@example.com. merrin. firstname.lastname@example.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy,
9250 Ferguson Ave. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. email@example.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 2980071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39rue-de-jean-savannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912-2340688. firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in between begins at noon. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. SAVANNAH FESTBIER TAPROOM RELEASE The Moon River faithful will remember this brew from years ago. Once the staple style
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here at Moon, we’ve recently resurrected this popular vintage recipe and gave it a twist by fermenting with an authentic German lager yeast. moonriverbrewing. com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. TACOS FOR A CAUSE - PAWS AND CLAWS UNITED - FRIENDS OF OATLAND ISLAND Every Tuesday in September- Bull Street Tacos Tacos for a Cause, a portion of the proceeds from the TACO menu and any merchandise sold anytime on Tuesdays will go to the Paws and Claws United tornado relief initiative. The Friends of Oatland Island (FOO) has created to help fund the rebuilding and reinforcement of multiple animal enclosures and buildings after the EF1 tornado caused extensive damage to the property on July 27, 2018. 100% of the proceeds raised throughout numerous fundraisers under this initiative will go directly to Oatland Island Wildlife Center to help them get back on their Paws. Sep. 18, 10-midnight. friendsofoatland.org/. Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull St. WEEKLY CASK & FOOD PAIRING Each Wednesday, we create a special cask and pair it with a complimentary dish. Follow us on Facebook for more information! moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. THE WINE DOWN The Wine Down is brought to you by the SMCC. It is located at the beautiful Botanical Gardens and will feature wines from all over the world. $25.00 912755-1737. email@example.com. m.facebook.com/events/2341535073016 00/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2229% 22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22plan_ user_associated%22%2C%22action_his tory%22%3A%22null%22%7D¬ if_t=plan_user_associated¬if_ id=1535036063287760&ref=m_notif. coastalgeorgiabg.org/. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/ Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE Free in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for children’s health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) will be available. Please bring a government-issued ID and the most recent month’s income documents. third Saturday of every month,
10 a.m. 912-661-1272. Rincon Library, 17th Street & Highway 21. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912-355-4601. speechandhearingsav. org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-6445217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HAIR IT IS! Join the talk with Iman Atiba as she shares her insight and knowledge about: Scalp Conditions Hair Loss Natural Moisturizing & Conditioning Products Vitamins for Healthy Hair Growth 15.00 Tue., Sep. 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 912-236-4703. brighterdayfoods.com. Brighter Day Natural Foods, 1102 Bull St. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. 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. 912897-9544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga. html. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Georgia’s only Native American Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers will be signed. Open to all. You do not have to be Native American to attend Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. Islandmedicinewoman@ gmail.com. East Broad Native American Group, 517 East Broad Street. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912350-2676. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St.
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. email@example.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 nature-based 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.
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. 912-236CITY. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. savannahpride.com. STAND OUT YOUTH A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912288-1034. email@example.com. standoutyouth.org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-3522611.
BOOK SIGNING WITH NICOLE RIVAS Join local author Nicole Rivas for a signing of her contest-winning chapbook of flash fiction, A Bright and Pleading Dagger. Sun., Sep. 16, 1 p.m. eshaverbooks.com/. E Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St. AN EVENING WITH JOHN FERLING The Georgia Historical Society will present a special evening with John Ferling, historian and author of the new
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book, Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe and The Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe. Dr. Ferling will join us for a conversation with Dr. Stan Deaton, the Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at GHS. They’ll discuss his new book and explore the Founders’ legacy in our own time. Preceding the program, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Ferling and purchase books for signing. Free and Open to the Public Thu., Sep. 13, 6 p.m. 912-651-2125. PMeagher@ georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.com. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street. GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH JOHN FERLING On Thursday, September 13, the Georgia Historical Society will present a special evening with John Ferling, historian and author of the new book, Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe and The Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe. The event will feature a discussion between Ferling and GHS senior historian Stan Deaton beginning at 6:00 p.m., preceded by a book sale and signing beginning at 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. 0 Thu., Sep. 13, 5-7:30 p.m. 912-651-2125. pmeagher@ georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.com. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street. LECTURE: FLANNERY O’CONNOR AND ROBERT GIROUX: A PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP Presented in partnership with The Book Lady Bookstore, this lecture by Professor Emeritus Father Patrick Samway, S.J., will shed new light on an important area of Flannery O’Connor’s life — her relationship with her editors — that has not been well documented or narrated by critics and biographers. Samway will discuss O’Connor’s personal and professional relationship with Robert Giroux, who guided her to become an internationally acclaimed writer of fiction and nonfiction, especially during the years when she suffered from
lupus at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia. Free and open to the public Sun., Sep. 16, 3 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. MAXINE PINSON The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market will welcome local author Maxine Pinson for a special story time reading of her children’s book Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah followed by a book signing and meet and greet. Sat., Sep. 15, 9 a.m. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. PAPRIKA SOUTHERN FALL RELEASE PARTY Celebrate the release of Paprika Southern’s Fall 2018 issue. Preview the issue and enjoy a braid bar from Wildflower Gypsy. Cohen’s Retreat will have happy hour bar specials, plus live music and complimentary food. We will also be collecting art supplies for Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center. Please bring art supplies, colored pencils, construction paper, safety scissors, pens, and erasers to donate to this this amazing cause. Free Thu., Sep. 13, 5:30 p.m. mail@ paprikasouthern.com. facebook.com/ events/227298824618273/. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.
NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
$5 MARSH TREK FALL PROMOTION On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Please wear closed-toed, closed-heel shoes, such as rain boots or old tennis shoes (no flip flops or Crocs) and expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock. Directions are provided with paid program confirmation. $5 per person Through Dec. 31, 4-5 p.m. 912-
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786-5917. brenda@tybeemarinescience. org. tybeemarinescience.org. tybeemarinescience.org/. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave. 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. THE DOLPHIN PROJECT The Dolphin Project (TDP) is hosting a dolphin program and research training workshop. Come learn about the habits of and threats to the local wild bottle nose dolphin. TDP is an all-volunteer research, education and conservation organization, begun to research and protect bottle nose dolphin and our shared environment. Learn how our crews conduct monthly on-water, photo-ID surveys and how you can become a member of TDP. Program is age appropriate for 12+. Minimum age for research participation is 16. Skippers with boats, Team Leaders and Photographers with a 300 mm lens camera are needed. Free Sun., Sep. 16, 1-3:30 p.m. 912-6573927. firstname.lastname@example.org. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. GARDENING SESSION Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter.com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP On Sept. 15 communities around the world are joining forces to help remove trash from the ocean as part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy. Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is hosting a cleanup event on Skidaway Island, starting with a presentation on local marine debris research. Afterwards, participants will hike along Grove’s Creek, collecting marine debris and recording information to be compiled in a global report on the amount and type of litter found on beaches. Free Sat., Sep. 15, 9 a.m.-noon. 912-598-3345. email@example.com. gacoast.uga.edu/ event/international-coastal-clean-up/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP TYBEE ISLAND Join the Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers for a beach cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort. Meet across from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center; look for the banner, table, buckets and grabbers. All equipment will be provided. Free Sat., Sep. 15, 9-11 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. tybeecleanbeach.simpl.com/index.html. tybeemarinescience.org/. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave.
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, 10am4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WETLANDS NATURE WALK WITH COASTAL WILDSCAPES Join us as we journey through the Cay Creek wetlands while witnessing the transition into a saltwater marsh. With Coastal WildScapes’ Eamonn Leonard as our expert guide, we’ll investigate coastal Georgia’s most intriguing native plants and wildlife, from birds to aquatic insects, and learn how invasive species and human activity can affect this delicate but vibrant coastal ecosystem. Advanced registration required. Please visit our website to reserve your spot: https://secure. onehundredmiles.org/page/contribute/ naturalist101septfieldtrip $15 members or $20 non-members Sat., Sep. 15, 9-11 a.m. 912-349-2853. kristy@onehundredmiles. org. onehundredmiles.org/naturalist101/. Cay Creek Wetlands Nature Interpretive Center, 189 Charlie Butler Road. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115. wildernesssoutheast.org.
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LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm6pm. 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. PETSMART NATIONAL CHARITIES ADOPT-A-THON Meet loving adoptable pets with local animal rescue groups. There is no charge to meet the adoptable pets. Adoption fees vary with each group. Sat., Sep. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 16, 12-4 p.m. petsmart.com. PetSmart, 11132 Abercorn St. 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. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.
RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL
BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands
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of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-6638728. email@example.com. capitolcom. org/georgia. 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. firstname.lastname@example.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. 912-2202976. 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 email@example.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
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A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. email@example.com. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-3715209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.
FILM: 1945 On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of 58 the village’s deported Jews and expects
them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally seized during the second World War. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission Wed., Sep. 12, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: THE MALTESE FALCON More than a decade before the famous version of this film starting Humphrey Bogart, Hollywood actually made an earlier adaptation of the classic crime tale by author Dashiell Hammett - which has been so overshadowed by the Bogart version it is practically unknown. However, this rare version was made before movie censorship had begun, and includes controversial elements from the book’s plot that were left out from the later version. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 Wed., Sep. 12, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. MYSTERY BURT REYNOLDS TRIBUTE SCREENING Which of the late, great leading man’s most enjoyable films will the Psychotronic Film Society screen in his honor? The exact title remains a secret until showtime, but ti’s one that is rarely seen in public and features one of Burt’s very best performances. $9 Sun., Sep. 16, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME See the live broadcast of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliott that has received seven Olivier and five Tony awards. Christopher, 15, stands beside Wellington, Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission Tue., Sep. 18, 7 p.m. lucastheatre.com. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.
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ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP Seven-week morning or evening adult
support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SATURDAY GROUP RUN OR WALK Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. firstname.lastname@example.org. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. ULTIMATE FRISBEE Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. email@example.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP
Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CAREGIVER’S COFFEE Caregiver’s Coffee, an informal support group for caregivers of cancer patients, meets on the second and third Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP), located on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. For more information, call 912-819-5704. third Tuesday of every month. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. DEBTORS ANONYMOUS For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@ yahoo.com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Call for more info. ongoing. 912-8192224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer &
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Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. GAMBLING PROBLEM 12 STEP PROGRAM Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. GEORGIA SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-4143827. ongoing. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah.org/GriefSupport. HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the
treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. HEARTBEATS FOR LIFE Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/ or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Free and open to the public. third Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-598-8457. firstname.lastname@example.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. KLINEFELTER SYNDROME/47-XXY SUPPORT GROUP For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. email@example.com. LEGACY GROUP: FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED AND RECURRENT CANCER. Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer CurrinMcCulloch at 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave.
LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-238-5925. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Is food a problem for you? OA can help. Savannah meetings: Sun 7pm; Tues 8pm; Wed 5:30pm; Fri 6:30pm. For locations and info call 215-840-3978. Ongoing, oa.org/ meetings ongoing. oa.org/meetings. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS) For parents of children attending Chatham-
Savannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912350-5616. memorialhealth.com/backus. memorialhealth.com/backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran
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McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RAPE CRISIS CENTER Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for
victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912-2337273. ongoing. REAL TALK Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support group for the LGBT community to come together to sit, eat and socialize while talking about issues relevant to the community. Meetings are completely confidential and private. Meets in the Lecture Conference Room. third Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh
Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/ caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912-858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)
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an amorphous hodgepodge, or a simmering mess of semi-interesting confusion, or an amiable dabbler headed in too many directions at once. But in my opinion, casual observers would be wrong in that assessment. What’s closer to the symbolic truth about you is an image described by poet Carolyn Forché: grapes that are ripening in the fog. Here’s another image that resonates with your current state: sea turtle eggs gestating beneath the sand on a misty ocean beach. One further metaphor for you: the bright yellow flowers of the evening primrose plant, which only bloom at night.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
BY ROB BREZSNY
Now is an excellent time to feel and explore and understand and even appreciate your sadness. To get you in the mood, here’s a list of sadnesses from novelist Jonathan Safran Foer: sadness of the could-have-been; sadness of being misunderstood; sadness of having too many options; sadness of being smart; sadness of awkward conversations; sadness of feeling the need to create beautiful things; sadness of going unnoticed; sadness of domesticated birds; sadness of arousal being an unordinary physical state; sadness of wanting sadness. Do you have any feral qualities lurking deep down inside you? Have you ever felt a mad yearning to communicate using howls and yips instead of words? When you’re alone, do you sometimes dispense with your utensils and scoop the food off your plate with your fingers? Have you dreamed of running through a damp meadow under the full moon for the sheer ecstasy of it? Do you on occasion experience such strong erotic urges that you feel like you could weave your body and soul together with the color green or the sound of a rain-soaked river or the moon rising over the hills? I ask these questions, Taurus, because now is an excellent time to draw on the instinctual wisdom of your feral qualities. “Close some doors today,” writes novelist Paulo Coelho. “Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” I endorse his advice for your use, Gemini. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be wise to practice the rough but fine art of saying NO. It’s time for you to make crisp decisions about where you belong and where you don’t; about where your future fulfillment is likely to thrive and where it won’t; about which relationships deserve your sage intimacy and which tend to push you in the direction of mediocrity.
CANCERIAN (June 21-July 22)
To casual observers you may seem to be
I want to make sure that the groove you’re in doesn’t devolve into a rut. So I’ll ask you unexpected questions to spur your imagination in unpredictable directions. Ready? 1. How would you describe the untapped riches in the shadowy part of your personality? 2. Is there a rare object you’d like to own because it would foster your feeling that the world has magic and miracles? 3. Imagine the perfect party you’d love to attend and how it might change your life for the better. 4. What bird most reminds you of yourself? 5. What’s your most evocative and inspiring taboo daydream? 6. In your past, were there ever experiences that made you cry for joy in ways that felt almost orgasmic? How might you attract or induce a catharsis like that sometime soon?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
By volume, the Amazon is the largest river in the world. But where does it originate? Scientists have squabbled about that issue for over 300 years. Everyone agrees the source is in southwestern Peru. But is it the Apurímac River? The Marañón? The Mantaro? There are good arguments in favor of each. Let’s use this question as a poetic subtext as we wonder and meditate about the origin of your life force, Virgo. As is the case for the Amazon, your source has long been mysterious. But I suspect that’s going to change during the next 14 months. And the clarification process begins soon.
SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior. Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. memorialhealth.com.
When Warsan Shire was a child, she immigrated to the UK with her Somalian parents. Now she’s a renowned poet who writes vividly about refugees, immigrants, and other marginalized people. To provide support and inspiration for the part of you that feels like an exile or fugitive or displaced person, and in accordance with current astrological omens, I offer you two quotes by Shire. 1. “I belong deeply to myself.” 2. “Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself—what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.” “Once in a while came a moment when everything seemed to have something to say to you.” So says a character in Alice Munro’s short story “Jakarta.” Now I’m using that message as the key theme of your horoscope. Why? Because you’re at the peak of your ability to be reached, to be touched, to be communicated with. You’re willing to be keenly receptive. You’re strong enough to be deeply influenced. Is it because you’re so firmly anchored in your understanding and acceptance of who you are?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
In 1928, novelist Virginia Woolf wrote a letter to her friend Saxon Sidney Turner. “I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading,” she confided, “since one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.” My usual inclination is to counsel you Sagittarians to focus on one or two important matters rather than on a multitude of semi-important matters. But in accordance with current astrological omens, I’m departing from tradition to suggest you adopt Woolf’s approach to books as your approach to everything. Your life in the coming weeks should be less like an acoustic ballad and more like a symphony for 35 instruments.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Not many goats can climb trees, but there are daredevils in Morocco that do. They go
in quest of the delicious olive-like berries that grow on argan trees. The branches on which they perch may be 30 feet off the ground. I’m naming them as your power creature for the coming weeks. I think you’re ready to ascend higher in search of goodies. You have the soulful agility necessary to transcend your previous level of accomplishment.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
From 49-45 BC, civil war wracked the Roman Republic. Julius Caesar led forces representing the common people against armies fighting for the aristocracy’s interests. In 45 BC, Caesar brought a contingent of soldiers to Roman territory in North Africa, intent on launching a campaign against the enemy. As the general disembarked from his ship, he accidentally slipped and fell. Thinking fast, he exclaimed, “Africa, I have tight told of you!” and clasped the ground, thus implying he had lowered himself on purpose in a ritual gesture of conquest. In this way, he converted an apparent bad omen into a positive one. And indeed, he won the ensuing battle, which was the turning point that led to ultimate victory and the war’s end. That’s good role modeling for you right now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Below are sweet words I’ve borrowed from poets I love. I invite you to use them to communicate with anyone who is primed to become more lyrically intimate with you. The time is right for you to reach out! 1. “You look like a sea of gems.” — Qahar Aasi 2. “I love you with what in me is unfinished.” —Robert Bly 3. “Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born.” —E. E. Cummings 4. “Tell me the most exquisite truths you know.” —Barry Hannah 5. “It’s very rare to know you, very strange and wonderful.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald 6. “When you smile like that you are as beautiful as all my secrets.” —Anne Carson 7. Everything you say is “like a secret voice speaking straight out of my own bones.” —Sylvia Plath
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memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/ United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912-629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. TEENS NURTURING TEENS (CANCER SUPPORT) Support group for teens with a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. Meets at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for information. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. TRANS* SUPPORT GROUP Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free third Sunday of every month. 843-3684490. info@transcendentsSAV.org. WALK AND TALK THERAPY Initial secure telehealth session followed by 2 “walk & talk”40 min sessions in tranquil nature settings. Well rounded physical and mental health for adults who want to reduce anxiety with a licensed therapist. All Summer & Fall. Check it out and schedule now: www.counselorcoachconfidant. com or 478 569-7069. Counselor, Coach, Confidant - ask for Felicia. ongoing. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-8973933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.
BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-3512061. Elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical.org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM Davenport House offers volunteer docent/ tour guide training in October. During the month the class of new trainees will meet once a week for a three-hour session. Docents lead tours and assist with programs for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Sheena Fulkerson at 912/236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Through Sep. 30. davenporthousemuseum. org. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and Relocation) is in need of volunteers for its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering gives animals a second chance at life and allows them to receive temporary care from loving foster parents before finding their forever homes. It is a rewarding experience for both humans and pets in need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656-5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY GARDEN Georgia Regional Hospital is in need of volunteers for their community garden. Contact Jessica Mathis at 912-356-2826 or email her at email@example.com. ongoing. Georgia Regional Hospital, 1915 Eisenhower Drive. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS Do you have a big heart and time to share? Hospice Savannah is currently looking for amazing volunteers to make a difference in the lives of Hospice patients. Some of
these patients have no family and would be forever grateful for the time you could share with them. Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/or Homebound. If you are interested in volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH Share your love, friendship and empathy with caregivers and hospice patients in their homes or nursing homes. Hospice Savannah is seeking caring volunteers to provide companionship and caregiver respite throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. There are also opportunities to volunteer in our Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, in our administrative offices or at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center off Chatham Parkway. Please complete an application on-line at www. HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer or call the volunteer department at 912.355.2289 for more information. No prior experience is needed - just a loving heart. Volunteer training will be offered Monday, May 10 in the community education room at the rear of Hospice House from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration is required. ongoing. hospicesavannah.org/. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ONE LOVE ANIMAL RESCUE One Love Animal Rescue is seeking members for its Board of Directors. Candidates must have a passion for the mission and be able to commit at least 5-8 hours per month. Current needs include accountant, attorney, veterinarian, social media expertise, fundraising experience and contacts, and public relations experience. One Love is also seeking various volunteer positions. Email karrie@ oneloveanimalrescue.com for more information or if you are interested in any of the positions. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL If you enjoy jazz music, giving back to our community, and making new friends, join the Coastal Jazz Association for the 37th annual Savannah Jazz Festival.
Volunteers are needed Sept. 23-29. For more information, go to coastaljazz.org. Through Sep. 29. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND LIGHTHOUSE Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ yahoo.com. For more information visit: www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. email@example.com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. DOLPHIN PROJECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-232-6572. thedolphinproject.org. GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CLINIC St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The clinic serves people without insurance and those whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Call to volunteer. ongoing. 912-964-4326. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHATHAM AND OTHER COASTAL COUNTIES Island Hospice, THA Group’s nonprofit hospice service, seeks volunteers for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also seeking nonpatient contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including, but not limited to, office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work, housekeeping, playing guitar for patients, and licensed hairdressers. Serving patients in Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, and Screven Counties in Georgia, and Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Charleston, Colleton Counties in South Carolina. See website or email or call for info. ongoing. 888-8424463. firstname.lastname@example.org. thagroup. org. LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham,
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NOW HIRING TAKE YOUR CONSULTATIVE SALES EXPERIENCE TO A NEW LEVEL As a multimedia sales executive you’ll join a collaborative, entrepreneurial team. It will be your mission to consult with customers and develop customized, targeted multimedia solutions from a broad, diverse portfolio of exceptional products leveraging highly recognized local print and online brands in the greater Savannah, Georgia area. You’ll also receive a generous compensation plan and much more. To be a fit for the Multimedia Sales Representative role in our group, you will have:
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• Two or more years in consultative, solutions-oriented sales, with a track record of success, and a demonstrated understanding of needs-based selling • A Bachelor’s Degree • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills • A valid driver’s license • Residency in the greater Savannah, GA area
While this is a multimedia sales role where digital media sales experience is strongly preferred, it’s not required. At a minimum, however, you should have some knowledge of print advertising and the growing digital media marketing landscape. Whatever your level of experience -- an active social media presence, experience creating websites, in-depth study of related topics and/or an understanding of terms/concepts like SEO/SEM, content marketing, programmatic advertising, audience targeting, retargeting, Google AdWords, CPM, CPC, etc. -- if you have the sales skills, motivation and passion to learn, we’ll provide the training and tools you need to succeed. Connect Savannah is a Morris Multimedia company. Take the first step. Send your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com
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Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-652-3661. liveoakpl.org. MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Health Center, a free clinic serving the uninsured, seeks physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab techs, and patient care techs. Non-clinical volunteers needed to to schedule appointments. Contact Stephanie Alston. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/ or community residents to help 3 & 4 year olds with language development skills. Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-0578. sjchs.org/1969. cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and Health Center, 812 W 36th St. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Share time and talents through the RSVP program of the Equal Opportunity Authority. Seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations. Call for information. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x123. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Help in the “home away from home” for families of hospitalized children. Volunteers needed to provide home-cooked meals for families at the house. Volunteer internships available for college students. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-356-5520. rmhccoastalempire.org. rmhccoastalempire.org/. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. SOCK DRIVE More than 4,000 persons living in and around Savannah are homeless. While the majority are male, Savannah’s growing homeless population includes children, single mothers and intact families. Help Butler Presbyterian Church collect socks for our homeless and disadvantaged population. Bring donations to the church Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sock drive ends Sept. 30. Through Sep. 30. 912-236-7747. Butler Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Victory Dr. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-4476605. sjchs.org/body.cfm?id=399. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St.
TUTORS SOUGHT FOR ADULT LEARNERS (GED PREP AND LITERACY NEEDS) The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-354-4047. kmorgan@roycelc. org. URBAN HOPE An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org. urbanhopesavannah.org. VOLUNTEER AT THE FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. forsythfarmersmarket.com. VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY Volunteer at the Library. With fun projects and flexible hours, anyone can be a library volunteer. Lend a hand and give back to the community. You will get so many high fives. Email email@example.com for details. Free ongoing. 912-925-7774. volunteer@ liveoakpl.org. liveoakpl.org/volunteer/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@ seniorcitizens-inc.org or 912-236-0363 Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE EOA Share your time and special talents with others; join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA. We need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Make your choice of where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. THE YOGA ROOM visit the website or call for a schedule of classes, times, and fees. ongoing. 912898-0361. thesavannahyogaroom.com. thesavannahyogaroom.com/. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr.
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