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WEDNESDAY 1. 2 Husk’s One Year Anniversary

Husk announces its one-year anniversary with a week full of exciting events, including the launch of a Happy Hour, partnerships with choice breweries and distilleries, and a tiki night. Through Jan. 6 Husk, 12 W. Oglethorpe St.

Mystery Joseph Bologna Screening

On the 85th birthday of the late TV and film actor Joseph Bologna (“My Favorite Year,” “Married... With Children”), the PFS salutes his talent with a rare public screening of one of the coolest movies he ever made, and one which has gone virtually unnoticed since its original theatrical release. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

New Yoga Now Grand Opening

Join January 2 for the Grand Opening of Savannah’s newest yoga studio. Free classes all day followed by live music with Matt Eckstine, Chazito’s food truck, and champagne toasts. Sign up for class now at www.newyoganow.com. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. New Yoga Now, 3131A Bull Street. Free 912-414-9186. kendall@newyoganow.com. newyoganow.com

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Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

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Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. 3-8 p.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. jurassicquest.com

The last day of the Savannah holiday tradition. Each day of SkateFest consists of individual “session” times which are blocks of 90 minutes each of fun on the ice. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $8 per person, 6-person punch passes $40 savannahcivic.com

THURSDAY 1. 3 Film: First Man

This is Academy-Award winning “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle’s compelling true story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. “First Man” details the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Thurs.Sat., 7 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. $8 adults, $5 children 12 and under 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org


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First Saturday Hike

First Friday for Folk Music

Forsyth Farmers Market

This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will First Friday Fireworks include a talk about the different ecosysCelebrate the end of the week and the tems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and beginning of a new month with First Friday bring water and insect repellant. Parking Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. pass is $5. Visit website for more info. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. first Saturday of every month, 10-11 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort Free McAllister Rd. info@riverstreetsavannah.com. riverstreet$2 savannah.com/event/first-friday-fireworks 912-727-2339.

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. January’s performers are Michael & Leonie and Matt Eckstine. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington e Ave. $5 donation 912-401-1900.. savannahfolk.org

First Friday in Starland

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull. Free

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Ossabaw Island Creative Retreat

Bring your own materials to paint, sketch, write, compose music, or shoot photos on this unspoiled barrier island on Georgia’s coast. This “no agenda” creative retreat includes two nights on the island, five farm-to-table meals, and transportation to and from Ossabaw Island. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. $295-$700 912-233-5104. ossabawisland.org

SATURDAY 1. 5 Art on River Street

Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

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: All Stars

Front Porch Improv is a never-seen-before improvised comedy show, filled with seriously quirky folks. It’s like a play, but without a script. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh at other people crying. This show is rated PG-13. 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. $10, $5 with a student ID frontporchimprov.com

Front Porch Improv: Crushing It

Front Porch Improv: Crushing It. A fun night of improv with two Savannah improv groups. 9:30 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. $5

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PETER SHANNON, CONDUCTOR SAVANNAH THEATRE ENSEMBLE After the rousing success of Rodgers & Hammerstein in 2017, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are pleased to welcome back the stars from the Savannah Theatre for a spectacular evening of Broadway classics! From Carousel to Wicked and Fiddler to Phantom, spend an evening celebrating TICKETS ON SALE NOW! CALL SAVANNAH BOX OFFICE 912-525-5050, OPT 1. favorites from the Great White Way! Susan & Ron Whitaker

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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. first Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. jurassicquest.com

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Pints + Poses Brewery Yoga

This light hearted 60 minute class taught by Melissa DeLynn will be every first Saturday of the month. first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. $15 for a 60 minute session 912-667-0033. natalie@southboundbrewingco.com. facebook.com/SBpintsposes/

Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour

The tour is hosted by Danny and Johnny Moron, two local actors, comedians, and history buffs. This comedy show on wheels will roast nearly 300 years of Savannah in a 90-minute ride. The tour consists of musical numbers, costume changes, a few surprise appearances and a ton of Savannah history. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Visitor’s Information Center, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. $33 savannahformorons.com

SUNDAY 1. 6 Art on River Street

Local artists display and sell their art on the river. first Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

Film: Shoplifters

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After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. Presented by CinemaSavannah. 4 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $10, cash only

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Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. jurassicquest.com

Savannah Songwriters Series

Showcase of original music by local musician and songwriters. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5

MONDAY 1. 7 Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness

Built around a series of improv games, the show relies on audience suggestions to put the players into hilarious characters and scenes to drive the show forward. 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty, 215 W. Liberty St. $5

TUESDAY 1. 8 Front Porch Improv: Pop-Up Improv Inferno This is a fast-paced show filled with a fresh mix of improv games, scenes and characters. Guaranteed to make you laugh. Rated PG-13. 8 p.m. East End Provisions, 420 E. Broughton St. Free

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

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2019: The year Savannah makes a stand? BY JIM MOREKIS

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Connect Savannah is published every Wednesday by Morris Multimedia, Inc 1464 East Victory Drive Savannah, GA, 31404 Phone: (912) 238-2040 Fax: (912) 238-2041 www.connectsavannah.com twitter: @ConnectSavannah Facebook.com/connectsav The Pink House vows to repair and re-open after last week’s fire, but the symbolic impact of a Savannah icon going up in flames at the end of a tumultuous year of change is hard to deny.

IF ONE IS inclined toward seeing omens in daily events, a particularly grim harbinger happened last week with the serious blaze at The Olde Pink House, which began upstairs from a Christmas tree setting alight. While the Pink House vows to repair and re-open, the sheer symbolic impact of one of Savannah’s favorite and most iconic old traditions going up in flames in the last week of a year of tumultuous local change was undeniable.

that the City Manager’s decommissioning of Engine Company 16 and other cuts led to much of Savannah being left uncovered by the need for multiple units to respond to the Pink House fire. After exhaustively breaking down the timeline of department response and allocation of rescue assets, the post from IAFF Savannah Firefighters concludes: “Reducing engine companies will ALWAYS cause response issues no matter how the city council tries to spin it to you!

One of the enduring bad tastes in our collective mouth from the Fire Fee debacle is the City’s insistence on cutting Fire Services after the Fee was rejected by the public. years we focused on the patterns of economic and political power locally, about how money and influence in Savannah spokes outward from certain key hubs, all of which until recently were local power brokers (aka the “good ole boy network”). However, in 2018 it seemed as if Savannah officially got on the map of far-flung investors from all over the country and indeed the world, with access to financial resources generally beyond the wildest dreams of all but the most asset-heavy local bigwigs. This goes along with another vintage Kohlerism from the radio show: “If we get to the point where we’re selling Savannah’s sizzle, rather than Savannah’s charm, that’s when we know we’re done.” And one look at much of the new development going on in Savannah does seem to show that it ain’t necessarily charm that’s on sale. One could argue whether we’re past that point, or just about to reach it. But in any case, I would echo Kohler’s warning.

Many of us have warned all year of possibly irrevocable rends in the fabric of local culture, such as the National Park Service downgrading the status of our Historic Landmark District, to name just one. The same day of the Pink House fire, another great local tradition, Smith Bros., announced they would close their butcher shop on Liberty Street. A few days later, Skyler’s Restaurant on Bay Street announced its closure after decades of service to a faithful clientele. The opening months of 2019 will bring news of still more deeply beloved local institutions also going by the wayside. It is all shocking to the system, and will become more so. But these kinds of changes have been warned about for quite some time. THE PINK HOUSE fire also rekindled — please pardon the terrible pun – the controversy over City budget cuts to Savannah Fire and Emergency Services. In a Facebook post soon after the blaze, the local Firefighter’s Union made the case

We understand this was a perfect storm happening that caused this issue, but it does happen! It will happen again! Luckily, nothing major happened in the areas with little coverage, but we cannot just sit around and HOPE that it will never happen. City council has told the fire dept to cut another company in January. With what happened today, this paints a prime picture as to why that would be a terrible idea…. Please contact your alderman to tell them not to do this...we won’t always be as lucky as we were today!!” One of the enduring bad tastes in Savannah’s collective mouth from the Fire Fee debacle is the City’s insistence on cutting Fire Services after the Fee was rejected by the public. It seems more and more like this will become a key issue in this November’s City elections. Ironically, the people who got into office by campaigning on public safety may lose their seats because they didn’t adequately fund it. CS

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THIS PAST WEEK, I was invited, along with the great Tom Kohler, to be on Wayne Waters’ “Savannah Lexicon” show on WRUU FM community radio to discuss the top local happenings of 2018. Most of you know Tom from his incredible work over the decades with ChathamSavannah Citizen Advocacy. Though he recently retired from his influential tenure at the top spot with that organization, he remains deeply engaged with the concept of building and sustaining community throughout all walks of local life. Tom was full of wisdom as always, but one thing in particular that he said struck me as remarkably insightful. In a conversation about the nature and volume of new development in Savannah, he said that 2018 may have been the pivot point when outside investment, rather than local money, dictated events here. I’m paraphrasing of course. But his point — with which I concur — is that for

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WOULD IT surprise you to learn that two of the biggest issues that we yelled about last year had their origins in the Reconstruction Era? Birthright citizenship is all about the 14th Amendment. And voter suppression is all about the 15th Amendment. Both are towering legacies of those post Civil War years when America was founded again: Reconstruction. President Barack Obama created the Reconstruction Era National Monument (RENM), based in Beaufort, South Carolina, eight days before he left office. Now, two years later, you can physically visit the place. You even can get a National Park Service passport stamp there. But RENM is still very much being born and still a work in progress. “It takes a while to get going,” says Dawn Davis, the outgoing acting superintendent for RENM. “As with any new thing, there are foundational pieces that need to be put in place to make sure that we’re moving the park in the correct direction.” Indeed, RENM’s “Foundation Document” – its core management plan and mission statement – is set to be released any day now. And a new permanent

superintendent also comes on board soon. But what is RENM? And why is it important to us, 40 miles away? A dream of history buffs, Civil Rights leaders and area tourism boosters for years, RENM will tell the story of Reconstruction, when the federal government – imperfectly but with literal troops on the ground – set out to lift up the newly freed people and change society. It didn’t last – leading to many of today’s problems. And although Reconstruction was a national experience, Beaufort is a great place for RENM. Beaufort was one of the first places under Union Army control where, in 1863, former enslaved people started agricultural communities and lasting political, religious and educational institutions. RENM physically consists of four sites right now: A building at the Penn Center, a church near the Penn Center, an old firehouse in Beaufort and a site at Naval Hospital Beaufort. But none of these buildings has exhibits or is open regularly. Indeed, Naval Hospital Beaufort is behind military security gates. It’s all waiting on plans and money. The potential here is what could come as the next few years unfold. These four sites eventually will have staff, programs, exhibits, maps and brochures – things you expect at NPS destinations. But nothing prevents RENM from talking about other nearby sites.


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Rangers already have walked visitors from the old firehouse, which serves as RENM’s office and its future visitors center, to the grave of Robert Smalls, the enslaved man who escaped and served five terms in the U.S. House during those heady years. The Beaufort History Museum and two parks on Hilton Head Island are “partner sites.” The U.S. Senate last month held hearings on a bill, already passed in the House, that would establish a “Reconstruction Era National Historic Network” to bring even

An NPS “Passport Stamp” can be collected at the Penn Center, the first school in the South for African-Americans.. NPS/J. CADOFF

more sites into partnership. That presents opportunities for two Savannah sites. The Green-Meldrim House, where “40 Acres and a Mule” came into being, and First African Baptist Church, where freed people played key roles in Reconstruction, are both potential RENM partners. “It’s so much bigger than a monument,” says Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, an early advocate of what’s really a movement. “It’s unleashing stories of our past that speak to our future. Understanding these issues and how they came about it so

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important.” Look for Henry Louis Gates to come to Beaufort in March for the release of a new TV series on Reconstruction. Support the NPS. And don’t wait to visit anywhere and learn anything you can about what America did – and didn’t do – after Emancipation. There are tons of ideas locally. Like Reconstruction itself, the Reconstruction Era National Monument is a promise but not a guarantee. We can shape its creation. Just like we can create a new nation again. CS

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Ogeechee Audubon Society holds Christmas Bird Count Jan. 5

SINCE 1900, the National Audubon Society has invited the public to participate in its Christmas Bird Count. Group leaders take participants on a trip to record each bird in the area. That data can be used for anything from narrowing conservation efforts to predicting flight patterns. The Ogeechee Audubon Society, which oversees our area, has participated in the count sporadically over the years, but Larry Carlile is dedicated to making the count happen more regularly. Carlile has been a wildlife biologist for the Department of Defense for the past 24 years and now serves as the compiler for the Christmas Bird Count, taking place in the Savannah and Harris Neck areas on Jan. 5. We spoke to Carlile last week.

almost all birders use called eBird. That was developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. You carry it around on your phone, go to a patch, bird the patch, and track your miles. You put in the species and number of each species you see. That’s the main thing we’re collecting on these Christmas bird counts. All the birds you see or hear by species, down to the individual. We do our best to get a good estimate. This is a time-constrained count—it can only occur between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. The Savannah count is always on the last Saturday, and this year it’s on the last day we can possibly count. All that stuff then gets sent to me in the eBird format. We have 25 or 26 sections, and each team captain sends it to me. I compile it into a gigantic spreadsheet and estimate total hours, how many hours were spent owling, nocturnal birding—we do have owls in this area, and I’m a fanatic.

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Carlile: This is the oldest sort of citizen science project in the Americas. It began in 1900 in New York City by a fellow named Frank Chapman, sort of a pioneer ornithologist. All those guys studying birds in the 1800s, when they went birding, they took a shotgun. They’d shoot the bird and then identify it. Around the 1900s, people became concerned about bird populations—that was when herons and egrets were being sacrificed for ladies’ hats. That was the height of fashion. The first Christmas Bird Count wasn’t done In Savannah until 1913, and it went sporadically between 1913 and 2000. How is the bird count done now?

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Do you need to know about birds to participate in the Christmas bird count? Carlile: No qualifications are required to participate. We assign people to a team leader, and the team leader is going to know the birds that occur here in the winter. Most birders get a huge thrill out of teaching somebody new how to recognize birds by sight and by all the different songs and all that .Once you get into it, probably 65 percent of going birding is listening. You’ll hear those squawks and squeaks and chirps and tweets—that’s the way you learn it. You see the bird while it’s making a noise, and it’s easier to make that connection. I’ve always loved that part. Why is the Christmas Bird Count so important?

Carlile: The biggest benefit is for ornithological researchers. They’re able to go back and access this very long data set. Anybody who’s interested can see it, it’s not a secret. People collect the data and crunch the Carlile: For most species, it’s not really a concern because most of the smaller birds numbers and run statistical models and help us direct where our bird conservation are still fairly territorial, even though it’s efforts would have the most benefit. We’ve winter. They know where the food is and noticed some populations of wintering hang close by. That’s why we have difbirds are declining over time, so we apply ferent areas and everyone confined to a some statistics to that and see if it’s signifiparticular area. If they go back over the same route, we make sure they know not to cant or not. We may be able to draw something out of that to say, “I think if we left double-count. some more pine snags in the woods after a Other birds, like eagles, are far-ranging logging operation, we wouldn’t be seeing and we ask people to collect a little more data on a bird like that. They note the time this decline in the redheaded woodpecker.” of day, the age of the birds—if it’s mature or Tons of papers published in peer reviews immature—and the direction it was flying. are using Christmas Bird Counts. The other thing, which is more fun, is Then I compare that across all the eagle it helps us track eruption years of cersightings and sometimes they pop out. If tain finches and nut hatches that depend it was seen by this group at noon and by on seed production in the boreal forest another group at 12:05, it’s the same bird. in Canada. Most years, seed production is great, but sometimes, depending on

the weather, there’s nothing to eat. This year, we’ve had loads of red-breasted nut hatches show up in Georgia and along the coast. Normally, they’re not here at all, but there’s a food shortage in the boreal forest. Folks did predict that. I bet you could look at the bird counts as an indication of environmental patterns, especially in regards to global warming. Carlile: A lot of researchers are doing just that. As a matter of fact, one particular group of birds you might get some of that info is the duck. Ducks don’t migrate like other birds. They pick up when it’s time to migrate and then stop, moving south as they need to. As ponds freeze over, as conditions get rough, they go south. Historically, there was more diversity of ducks in the Savannah area than there are today. It seems fairly logical that those two things taken together are highly related—birds are a great indicator species for what’s going on. There’s also a Great Backyard Bird Count later in February. Do those counts work together? Carlile: The Great Backyard Bird Count was sort of another way to gather information about birds in the late winter, and not just the early winter. The Great Backyard Bird Count gives us an idea of what’s hanging around, what birds may be moving back north again. We see some of the early migrants, like the purple martins. CS The Christmas Bird Count takes place Jan. 5. While registration for this event is closed, the Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 16-19. For more info on both counts and how to get involved with Ogeechee Audubon Society, visit ogeecheeaudubon.org.


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Looking ahead to good news for mobility options in 2019 john@bicyclecampaign.org

I OFTEN hear business owners talk about having trouble finding employees who can be counted on to show up on time and ready to work. These laments are usually part of broader concerns over lack of “soft skills,” which are particularly important in the hospitality sector. But there’s another factor involved in workplace punctuality that is not usually mentioned. It’s transportation. What is a quick and comfortable trip for those of us who commute by car can be a time consuming, unpleasant, unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous slog to work for people who do not have the privilege of driving. For example, if you live in one of the numerous census tracts in Savannah in which most households do not have consistent access to a dependable car and nearby employment opportunities are scarce, your daily commute may include waiting before dawn at a bus stop that does not have a shelter or even a bench, a long ride through streets congested by single occupant vehicles, then a transfer to another bus accompanied by another wait, followed by a walk of a mile or more through the litter and weeds on the shoulder of a multilane roadway. After all that, you might have to wait even longer before you’re allowed to clock in. That’s if you have a shift that begins and ends while the buses are still running. If you’re not so fortunate, you’ll be walking or riding a bike in the early morning or late night darkness on streets that most of us only ever see through our windshields. While discussions of poverty and unemployment often acknowledge intersections

This is a hole that consumes most of the Lincoln Street bike lane near Hall Street. The prospect that it and other pavement damage on one of Savannah’s most heavily used bicycle corridors could be repaired in 2019 is reason to welcome the new year.

with education, housing, and other factors, we still don’t seem to grasp the link between transportation and economic opportunity. More useful transit — coupled with safer and more accessible bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure — would allow many more people in our city to find jobs, stay employed, and improve their lives. If there’s a form of public investment that yields a higher return than expanding mobility options, I’ve yet to find it. It’s discouraging that many people don’t make the connection. I also become discouraged when I think about the more than 70 percent of streets in Savannah that do not have sidewalks and how long it will take to fill the gaps at the current rate (Hint: It will take more than a century if we don’t pick up the pace). Or when I take stock of our woefully insufficient bicycle network, which would be an embarrassment in most places but is especially shameful in a city where bikes are the main mode of transportation for so many people. Yet I’m hopeful that 2019 will be a year of progress. There are multiple opportunities to move in the right direction. Among them: * Next month Chatham Area Transit will begin a year-long, system-wide redesign of its fixed-route bus network led by Jarrett Walker + Associates. The firm’s work — along with Walker’s blog and his book, “Human Transit: How clearer thinking about public transit can enrich our communities and our lives” — have garnered worldwide attention. If there’s anyone who could be credibly described as an international transit planning superstar,

it’s probably him. * While cities around the country have invested heavily in bike lanes and trails, and are reaping the rewards, the City of Savannah has earned the distinct but regrettable status as a city that has done next to nothing for more than six years. The last significant addition to our bicycle transportation network occurred during the administration of Mayor Otis Johnson. It’s true. I’ve checked the calendar. Our long bicycle infrastructure drought could be coming to a close, however, as the city has signaled it’s moving forward with improvements to the Lincoln Street bike lane, which is in terrible condition, and creation of a critically needed eastwest bike route on and Liberty and Wheaton streets. Completion of these projects could, at long last, end the city’s neglect of its cycling citizens. * A group of the smartest and most civically minded people I know has been working for two years on an initiative that will connect neighborhoods, decrease rates of chronic disease, reduce traffic crashes, allow people to travel to work safely and with dignity, and improve quality of life in Savannah from the Southside to River Street. I am not hesitant to predict that if successful, it will become an example used by other cities to expand mobility options, increase connectivity, improve public safety and public health, and make life better for people of all ages, abilities and incomes. Is that last one cryptic enough for you? Stay tuned for details on what could make 2019 a truly happy new year. CS

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2018 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Saturday, Dec. 29

Pedestrian killed in crash on Abercorn Street

Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a crash on Abercorn Street Dec. 24 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. The deceased has been identified as Carlos Lugo, 34, of Camden County, N.J. “About 8:20 p.m. a Chevrolet Cruze, which was driven by Kelli Bowen, 26, of Midway, was traveling north in the far left lane in the 10000 block of Abercorn Street when an unidentified male stepped off the median into the path of the vehicle. The driver braked and attempted to swerve out of the way but struck the male,” police report. Lugo was transported to Memorial Medical Center. Just prior to midnight, he died as a result of his injuries. Bowen was not injured.

Arrest made in 2017 homicide of child on Argyle Road

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with malice murder for the death of her 10-month-old son last year. On November 12, 2017, Savannah Police officers responded to an injured child call at a residence on the 3200 block of Argyle Road. Upon arrival, they located Dayton Flenoy suffering from a medical episode. He was transported to the hospital where he later passed. During the course of the investigation, the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this case a homicide and detectives identified his mother, Janet Gardner, as the responsible party for his death. On December 21, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Fugitive Task Force and Great Lakes Task Force, Gardner was located and arrested without incident in Elkhart, Indiana. Gardner is in custody, awaiting extradition to Georgia.

Roy Minter sworn in as Savannah Police chief

Roy Minter was officially sworn in as the Savannah Police Department Chief of Police during a ceremony last week at the Civic Center Ballroom. “Selection of a police chief is one of the most important decisions that a city manager and a community can make,” said City Manager Rob Hernandez. “It was important for us to pick an exceptional individual to lead our department into the future… Sixty-six other applicants along with Chief Minter applied for this position.

New Chief Roy Minter, being “pinned” by his wife Ramona, along with his children Justin and Sydney.

Chief Minter stood above all of them.” Minter was selected in June following a national recruitment search. The finalists went through a series of interviews and meetings with key executive city staff, two citizens’ advisory panels and a law enforcement panel. Minter began working with the Savannah Police Department on Aug. 27 and served as the department’s Director of Police Services until he could be sworn in. “When I came here I gave you a commitment that I would lead from the front, and I think I’ve been to just about every community meeting they’ve had, every event they’ve had and I’ve already started getting out on the street working side by side with the great men and women of this department,” said Chief Minter. “My strong commitment to the Savannah Police Department and the community we serve will not change.” Minter most recently held the position of police chief at Peoria (Arizona) Police Department, where he served since 2011. From 2008-2011, Minter was the chief of Denton (Texas) Police Department. Prior to his appointment in Denton, Minter spent 15 years with the Aurora (Colorado) Police Department, where he held several positions, including narcotics unit sergeant, training section commander, and the operation support section commander, where he supervised the SWAT, K-9 Unit, Gang Intervention Unit and Pattern Crimes Unit. He began his law enforcement career with the Houston Police Department, where he served 10 years in the Special Operations Division. CS ALL CASES FROM RECENT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INCIDENT REPORTS. GIVE ANONYMOUS CRIME TIPS TO CRIMESTOPPERS AT 912/234-2020 OR TEXT CRIMES (274637) USING KEYWORD CSTOP2020.


NEWS & OPINION NEWS OF THE WEIRD On Jan. 25, 71-year-old Alan J. Abrahamson of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, went for his regular pre-dawn walk to Starbucks. What happened on the way stumped police investigators until March, reported The Washington Post, and on July 13 they made their findings public. Images from a surveillance camera show Abrahamson walking out of his community at 5:35 a.m. and about a half-hour later, the sound of a gunshot is heard. Just before 7 a.m., a dog found Abrahamson’s body, lying near a walking path. Police found no weapon, no signs of a struggle; he still had his wallet and phone. Investigators initially worked the case as a homicide, but as they dug deeper into the man’s computer searches and purchases over the past nine years, a theory developed: Abrahamson had tied a gun to a weather balloon filled with helium, shot himself, and then the gun drifted away to parts unknown. A thin line of blood on Abrahamson’s sweatshirt indicated to police that “something with the approximate width of a string passed through the blood on the outside of the shirt,” the final report says. As for the balloon, investigators said it would likely have ascended to about 100,000 feet and exploded somewhere north of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean.

People Different From Us

Metro News reported on Feb. 20 that travelers “remained silent” for 20 minutes while a fellow passenger on a Ural Airlines flight from Antalya, Turkey, to Moscow used the air vent above her seat to dry a pair of underwear. Witnesses reported that the woman showed no shame and that “everybody was looking with interest and confusion.” Debate raged later, however, after video of the woman was posted online, with one commenter speculating that “maybe the takeoff was sort of extreme, so now she has to dry those.”

Wait, What?

-- Ikea took advertising in a whole new direction with its print ad for a crib. The ad, which appeared in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invited women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. “Peeing on this ad may change your life,” the ad read at the top of the page. “If you are expecting, you will get a surprise right here in the ad.” Adweek reported that the agency behind the gimmick adapted pregnancy test technology to work on a magazine page. -- Police in Mainz, Germany, responded to an apartment building after cries were heard from within one unit early on Feb. 17, The Associated Press reported. When they arrived, officers found two men, the 58-year-old tenant and a 61-year-old visitor, “hopelessly locked up” with a mannequin dressed as a knight and a large remote-controlled car. The men were too drunk to explain how they had become entangled, and one officer remarked that “the whole thing would have remained a funny episode” if the younger man had not become “more than impolite.” He now faces a charge of insulting officers.

Armed and Frustrated

Linda Jean Fahn, 69, of Goodyear, Arizona, finally succumbed to a frustration many wives suffer. On Dec. 30, 2017, as her husband sat on the toilet, she barged in and “shot two bullets at the wall above his head to make him listen to me,” she told Goodyear police when they were called to the scene. Fahn said her husband “would have had to be 10 feet tall to be hit by the bullets,” ABC15 in Phoenix reported, but officers estimated the bullets struck about 7 inches over the man’s head as he ducked. She was charged with aggravated assault.

News That Sounds Like a Joke

In Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, drivers of black cars faced high costs to New World Order repaint their cars white or silver after Taisei Corp., a construction company President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammebased in Tokyo, announced in Decemdov banned black vehicles because he ber 2017 that it would use autonomous thinks the color white brings good luck. drones called T-Frends to combat karoshi, Police began seizing dark-colored vehicles or overwork death, reported The Indein late December 2017, and owners had to pendent. The drones hover over desks of apply for permission to repaint and re-regemployees who have stayed at work too ister them. The average wage in Ashgabat long and blast “Auld Lang Syne,” a tune is about $300 a month (or 1,200 manats); commonly used in Japanese shops getting one Turkman told Radio Free Europe that ready to close. A company statement said: he was quoted 7,000 manats for a paint “It will encourage employees who are pres- job, but was told that the price would rise ent at the drone patrol time to leave, not within a week to 11,000 manats. “Even if only to promote employee health but also I don’t spend any money anywhere, I will to conduct internal security management.” be forced to hand over pretty much my Experts are skeptical: Scott North, profes- entire annual salary just to repaint,” the sor of sociology at Osaka University, told unnamed man said, adding that his black the BBC that “to cut overtime hours, it is car had already been impounded. CS necessary to reduce workloads.”

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HOUSTON, TEXAS-based band Ruiners has essentially lived three existences since its inception — starting in their hometown before being reborn for several years in London, England, and then finally ending up back home in Houston. The post-punk and noise rock outfit is led by Shan Pasha, whose intense vocal style and dissonant approach to composition makes him the perfect frontman to have taken the band through both musical and geographical experiments. The band, who is set to play El Rocko Lounge on Jan. 9, started in 2012 and has been evolving ever since and released their full-length album Typecast in September. “I started the band in 2012 or so, as just a bedroom recording project. I would just write songs on an acoustic guitar and write words over it. Eventually, I got a couple friends in Houston to play live, and we did that for a number of months. We kind of stopped after a few months because I moved to London to do a Masters program,” Pasha tells Connect. “I kept it going in the U.K. for three years - I found a group of guys in London and we played live there as well. We got influenced by East London post-punk music and stuff like that. We continued playing there until my Masters was done and my visa ran up. I moved back to Houston and got the original bassist to play - my friend Hayden. I also found an additional guitarist and drummer, and we all just started writing songs together.” Pasha says his experience in London influenced him in a number of ways aside from just embracing the punk and post14 punk lineage that often feels as if it’s

‘There are a couple of political songs, and there’s a lot of songs about social commentary and self-deprecation.’

ingrained in the city’s culture. “Environment has a lot to do with it,” he says. “It was very cold and rainy, and it got dark at 3 in the afternoon. So we’d kind of just go to the pub and have some beers, and it was just part of the culture. I think our earlier sound was a bit more party punk, but I think we’ve strayed away from that. The environment [in London] definitely played a lot into developing our sound later on.” Pasha says he’s somewhat influenced lyrically by the political and cultural differences he experienced while living abroad - though lyrics are mostly a cathartic practice for him. “I would say that most of the lyrics I write are very personal. I guess they’re

very direct, so there’s no room for error in reading into the lyrics,” he explains. “I try to keep my lyrics quite direct. There are a couple political songs, and there’s a lot of songs about social commentary and self-deprecation. All that fun stuff.” Though he’s essentially the bandleader, Pasha says that the writing process is extremely collaborative these days - with all members contributing to songs and offering ideas and suggestions. “I’ll write a guitar riff and some melodic ideas to go with it, and often a vocal idea which is more yelling as opposed to sing,” he says. “I’ll show it to the guys and we flesh it out together. We really develop the music together, and lyrically as well.”

As for the future, Pasha says the band is focused on touring their newest release - though they’re already working out new ideas and developing songs for their next project. “We have some new ideas that we’re going to develop after we finish tour, and then we’re going to start recording some time in February or March,” he says. “We’re just going to try to tour again in the summer and fall, and hit the road as much as we can.” CS

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FOR SEVERAL YEARS now, the Josh Brannon Band has been touring the Southeast with their own brand of country music. The band’s sound strays from the current commercial norm and nods to the more quality mainstream output of the 90s as well as classic country from the 50s and beyond. The Myrtle Beach-based band began almost a decade ago, and continues to thrive - recording albums and building an audience in the process. Ahead of their gig at Barrelhouse South on Jan. 5, we talked to Brannon about what led him to forming the band how he feels about the current state of country music. How did the band get started? Tell me about the early days of writing and getting off the ground. JB: I started writing early, and in about 2010 I met up with my fiddle player Worth King in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. We started playing as a duo and eventually put a band together after playing together for about a year. We’ve had a band ever since, and we write a lot together. We try to write and record the best stuff we can put out there, and keep our country roots. We have more of a traditional sound compared to what the radio’s putting out these days. We put out kind of a demo record in 2010, and we’ve had two more since then. Neon Lights is our latest record.

Who were some of your early influences? It’s definitely more of a classic country kind of thing. JB: We listen to George Strait, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Clay Walker - we really love that 90s era of country, if you will. What we end up writing is the kind of music that we like and still listen to. There’s a market that we’ve found out there that really likes that kind of music, too. We’re just trying to do our original thing, but we play a lot of 90s country if we play cover songs. But those are a lot of our influences. Some of the newer stuff I listen to is stuff that comes out of Texas. I like a lot of the Turnpike Troubadours stuff, Randy Rogers, and Jason Boland. And a lot of the great songwriters I like are the Jason Isbell types, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton even. Obviously the older guys are influences, too. Waylon, Merle Haggard - he’s one of my favorites. Alabama is probably one of my favorite bands ever. There are a lot of people that are spearheading this resurgence of more traditional sounding country, and even in some cases a more rock and Americana-influenced faction of the genre. Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and people like that are really doing a lot for the style as a whole. What do you make of that? JB: For us, we struggled with it for a long time because we’d tell people that we play country music and they’d go, “Ew!” We’d

have to explain that we don’t play what’s on the radio. Then we labeled ourselves, for lack of a better term, Americana. And we did it like it was a catch-all. It still is a catch-all for something that’s not on the radio. If you say you play Americana, you could be bluegrass, folk, country, alternative rock - Jason Isbell is a rocker. His acoustic stuff is more folky, but that’s because it doesn’t have a Gibson SG behind it. But if you’ve got the 400 Unit playing behind him, it usually comes out as a rock song. If you were to play our songs without a full band, that’s how they come out a lot of times. But the Americana term, for us, is sort of a catch-all for anything under that umbrella that’s not really on the radio. These days we’ve kind of labeled our own stuff “Genuine Country music.” I think it is a catch-all in so many ways, but there’s definitely been a shift for a lot of listeners in what kind of country they want to listen to. You guys are definitely part of that shift away from the pop-country radio stuff, but hopefully that’ll ultimately be what radio listeners demand in the future. JB: We’re hoping that’s the case. You can see those people now - people who who wouldn’t typically have Pandora or Spotify, and they’re listening to artists they wouldn’t have known about five years ago. CS

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RISING COUNTRY artist Sean Stemaly didn’t dream of a life in music as a child. In fact, the Kentucky-born and Indiana-bred singer/songwriter had a completely different path in mind for himself up until his late teens. He quickly discovered a passion for singing the country music that he grew up on and decided to change course. Just a few years later, Stemaly is living in Nashville and pursuing a career in country - making his way in Music City and beyond. He’ll be coming to Saddle Bags on Jan 4., and we spoke to him ahead of his show to learn more about his unique and relatively new life in music. How long have you been in Nashville? SS: I’ve been in Nashville for a year-and-ahalf now. And you were in Indiana before that?

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SS: Yeah, I worked on the Southern Indiana-Kentucky line. I worked for my dad and grandpa, who run a land development company and a farm. So my entire life, before I did music, I was on tractors and machines.

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to a big city. It’s kind of a huge shock, so I needed to make sure I was sure about it. I came here every weekend, made some connections, got to know a bunch of people, and eventually decided to move. That kind of got the shock thing out of the way, I’d say.

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What’s next for you?

When you made the move, was that kind of daunting? To be new to music and then just pick up and move to the center of it all, I’d imagine would be a bit of an adjustment. How was that experience of trying to carve your own path?

SS: Our next release is a single, and then I’m going to be focusing on an EP for the Spring. That’s kind of my plan there. I’d like the single to play its path for a while ironically, it’s about Savannah, Georgia!

SS: I got pretty lucky as far as being close to Nashville. A lot of guys here live 10 hours away, but my drive is only two-and-a-half hours. One of my good buddies moved here to do videography work, and he always wanted me to move with him. I ended up moving about eight months after him, but for about eight months I drove her almost every weekend. So that was kind of how I got my in here. I wanted to come see what I was dealing with before I moved from a corn field

SS: I wrote it about a girl from Savannah. In the first chorus we reference River Street. The story is about this fling that I had in Panama City when I was probably 18. I chased her to Savannah, and that’s kind of what the song’s about. CS

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VERSATILE @CONGRESS STREET SOCIAL CLUB

Versatile lives up to its name by blending a diverse mix of genres, and it’s all played by a seasoned group of local musicians who have collectively and individually made serious names for themselves in the Savannah music scene. Led by Jawan Mathis, the band will take the Congress Street Social Club stage for a night of funk, soul, and pop. SAT., JAN. 5, 10:30 P.M.

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Groove Centric combines jazz, R&B, and neo-soul to create something extremely unique. The band, led by saxophonist Mike Jones, boasts an impressive collective resume – having played with such names as Angie Stone, Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie, and Monica. SAT., JAN. 5, 8 P.M.

THE BROWN GOOSE @BARRELHOUSE SOUTH

Tallahassee’s The Brown Goose is a diverse unit that incorporates modern and hard rock rhythmic elements with more melodic sensibilities – even sometimes trying their hand and straight-up pop rock song craft. Their music is interesting and engaging, and their upcoming show at Barrelhouse South should be just as exciting. FRI., JAN. 4, 9 P.M.

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Curated by Coletrane Williams, the local child prodigy who recently starred in the short-lived OWN series Love Is, this incredible night of music will feature Williams alongside Jameson the 3rd and Aaron Daniel. The trio will perform together, playing a mix of soul, R&B, and jazz. It’s a night that music fans of all kinds won’t want to miss. FRI., JAN. 4, 7 P.M.

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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Blues Night w/ Ben Keiser, 9:30 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Turtle Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Anne Allman, 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 (Pooler) Wild Karaoke The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Artillery Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m.

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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 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, 10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Jeremy Riddle Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Randy Reese Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Brady Adams Duo, 7 p.m. Jekyll Island Convention Center 43rd Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia The Perch at Local 11 ten Adam Nye PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Matt Eckstine Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Alex Bazemore Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon, Frank Bright The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry,

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Savannah staples Voodoo Soup bring their exciting fusion of funk, soul, and rock to Jazz’d Tapas Bar for a night of incredible music. The band is led by acclaimed bassist Eric Moore, and includes a lineup of versatile and esteemed players. You won’t find a group of musicians like this anywhere else. SAT., JAN. 5, 9 P.M. 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Chuck Courtenay, 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.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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 1. 4 LIVE MUSIC

A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Brown Goose, 9 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 DJ Precisa, 10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy

Hour, 4 p.m. Dub’s Pub Jonathan Williams Fia Rua Irish Pub Liquid Ginger, 8 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Coletrane Williams, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Gina Rene, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Georgia Kyle Trio, 9 p.m. Jekyll Island Convention Center 43rd Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival, Jan. 5 The Jinx DJ Square One Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Charlie Fog Band Molly McGuire’s High Velocity, 6 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Sean Stemaly, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Jeff Kujan, Lady Valore, 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland

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Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show

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201 Tapas Lounge Gen X: 70s, 80s, 90s Party with DJ OB-1 Benobi, 8 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Josh Brannon Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Boomy’s Liquid Ginger Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Versatile, 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Eva Hype, 11:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Mike Jones Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Voodoo Soup, 9 p.m. Jekyll Island Convention Center 43rd Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival The Jinx Damon and the Shitkickers Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Adam Nye Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Danielle Hicks Molly McGuire’s Eric Britt Duo, 6 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 After Hours, 9 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant


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Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Josephine Johnson Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Saddle Bags 8 Second Ride, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Levi Moore Stafford’s Public House DJ Zay, 9 p.m., DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Eric Culberson Wild Wing Cafe Draucker, Individually Twisted, DJ Bil-E, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) DJ Dance Party, 9:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke & Throwback Jams, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m.

COMEDY

Front Porch Improv Front Porch Improv: All Stars, 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 Comedy Planet, 8 p.m.

DJ

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.

Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Nick, Pool Tournament and River Street Poker League Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Ben Keiser Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m. White Whale Craft Ales White Whale Open Mic Comedy

DJ

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

TUESDAY 1. 8 LIVE MUSIC

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Turtle Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds and Satellites, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Claire Frazier Quartet, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 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.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. East End Provisions Front Porch Improv: Pop-Up Improv Inferno, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

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

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A-J’s Dockside 1315 Chatham Ave.

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

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Dockside Seafood 201 West River St.

Artillery 307 Bull St. Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St.

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Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave.

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

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

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Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St.

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East End Provisions 420 E. Broughton St. 912-335-5522

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

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St.

Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave.

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd.

Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) 131 West River St.

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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. Bull Street Labs 2222 Bull St.

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Castaways Bar & Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd

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

Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St.

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

Club One 1 Jefferson St.

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

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

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

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Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. 912-239-9600 macphersonspub.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. 912-348-3200 macphersonspub.com

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

Nickie’s 1971 1513 Butler Ave. 912-786-4444

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St.

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The Perch at Local 11 ten 1110 Bull St. Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778

PS Tavern 11 W. Bay St.

Front Porch Improv 2222 Bull Street

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

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Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd.

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Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St.

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

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River House 125 W. River St.

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Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St. 912-944-6302

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. 912-721-4800 ruthschris.com

Saddle Bags 317 West River St.

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub 117 West River St.

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CULTURE LITERARY ARTS

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IF ONE of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more, E. Shaver, Bookseller is here to help you make good on your promise. The five book clubs at E. Shaver cover a wide variety of interests and are open to any book lover. “We really wanted to have book clubs here to make the community more a part of the store,” explains general manager Melissa Taylor. “We have a lot of tourist business, but we really wanted to bring in locals.” The first book club at E. Shaver was Lost in a Great Book Club, created by Frank and Victoria Logue, who simply came in and started it up. The selection for Lost in a Great Book is award-winning books across all genres. January’s book is “Hello, Universe” by Erin Entrada Kelly, a Newbery Award book. “They read children’s, science, nonfiction, everything,” explains Taylor. “That one will stretch people’s boundaries of what they like to read. We get people reading outside of their comfort zone, which is awesome. A lot of people in that club are really hesitant when it comes to sci-fi, but those books end up being the best discussions—they get a lot out of it.” The Graphic Novel Book Club arose out of a unique partnership. “We’re on the same square as the sequential art building at SCAD, Haymans Hall,” says Taylor. “My husband was in the sequential arts department as a grad student, and the daughter of the owner of the store went to Savannah Arts and is into illustration and animation, so they started it together.”

January’s book is “Usagi Yojimbo Saga Vol. 1” by Stan Sakai. “We all put ideas into a hat and pick out things,” says Taylor. “We read everything from super literate graphic novels to kids’ graphic novels to superheroes, and we just run the gamut. The caveat is that we do read things that are sometimes more mature—people think comics and graphic novels are very kid-friendly, but not a lot of the time.” The Feminist Book Club’s book for January is “Not Just Jane” by Shelley DeWees. “We read all sorts of things—nonfiction, fiction, poetry, essays, all kinds of stuff,” says Taylor. “That one’s really good, and the discussions sometimes get a little heated. It’s a good kind of safe place where people can discuss things without being judged.” Taylor herself leads the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club, whose book for January will be “Lexicon” by Max Berry. “Last year, I had picked a lot more classic science fiction and fantasy, and this year I’m leaning more towards newer things,” she explains. Rounding out the clubs is the Happy Hour Book Club, which didn’t always go by that name. “We wanted a book club that was solely non-fiction, and we billed it as non-fiction, and people just weren’t coming,” remembers Taylor. “So we were like, ‘Hm, okay, let’s change it to Happy Hour.’ We all read the exact same things, but added Happy Hour to the title and people have started coming, which is hilarious. If I have to read Noam Chomsky, I’d better have some wine.” The Happy Hour Book Club’s book for January is “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby” by Tom Wolfe, but Taylor notes that the subject matter

can get a little heavy. Previous books have included “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America” by Jill Leovy and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. Taylor adds that the store is always accepting ideas for other book clubs and would love to include a club for young adults. “We’ve tried to do a Young Adult book club, but were just weren’t getting people in,” she says. “We were hoping to get a younger audience of people, and we’d be happy to do one if there was an audience for that.” As an added incentive, in-store purchases for book club receive 20% off, and there’s also a frequent buyers club. “All you have to do is show up,” says Taylor. “There are people who come that

haven’t read the book, but it definitely helps if you have—you can participate in the discussion a little more.” CS FEMINIST BOOK CLUB: Mon, Jan. 7, 5:45 p.m. HAPPY HOUR BOOK CLUB: Tues., Jan. 8, 6 p.m. SCI-FI AND FANTASY BOOK CLUB: Sun., Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. LOST IN A GREAT BOOK CLUB: Tues., Jan. 15, 5:45 p.m. GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: Sun., Jan. 27, 4:30 p.m. Visit eshaverbooks.com for a full list of events.

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CULTURE THE ART•BEAT OF SAVANNAH

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THIS MONTH’S exhibition at the Jewish Educational Alliance is an impressive display of fiber art that spans nearly 50 years. Born in Pennsylvania, Urban Jupena’s storied career took off at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Eliel Saarinen, the school’s architect, commissioned students to create work that would complement his design, and Jupena was one of those students. For many years, Jupena was a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, teaching weaving and fabric printing and dyeing. Jupena has exhibited the world over, from Angres, France, to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., to right here in Savannah. However, he prefers working on commission since it allows him to create specifically for a space. He has created commissioned work for a Frank

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Lloyd Wright-designed and for the Chrysler Corporation World Headquarters, both in Michigan. Some of Jupena’s most masterful works are those he created for a particular space. It’s clear through his work that Jupena understands and appreciates the nuance of each room. With some of his earlier works, Jupena created his weaving to reflect the shape of the room, evident in his Cave Rug and the Smithsonian Rug. As the name implies, the Cave Rug takes on a form that resembles a cave, working its way from the floor up to the ceiling. Jupena’s figurative sculptures are unique and incredibly detailed. He starts by cutting forms into a thick woven pile and cuts down, creating a three-dimensional fiber sculpture that is housed in Plexiglas to Jupena’s work will be on display through the month of January, and he will be at the gallery every Wednesday at 3 p.m. through the month to talk about his work and meet art lovers. CS The JEA is located at 5111 Abercorn St.


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JEWELRY OF IDEAS: THE SUSAN GRANT LEWIN COLLECTION — The exhibition presents more than 140 jewelry pieces from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. The traveling exhibition is organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. The pieces exemplify innovative practice, showcasing works that make use of unexpected material, surprising form, or radical developments in the field of jewelry making. Through Jan. 6. scadmoa.org. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

GIVE ME MY FLOWERS WHILE I’M STILL HERE — Maggie Hayes’ residency at Welmont explores devotion, death and desire. Jan. 2-16. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. ON::VIEW YEAR::ONE — This exhibition celebrates the first year of residencies at Sulfur Studios and features work from each resident from 2018: Troy Wandzel, Honor Hall and Gregory Eltringham, Rob Hessler, Anya Mitchell, Page Laughlin, Rebecca Slivinsky, Michelle Quick, Lisa D. Watson, Annika Pettersson, Craig Deppen Auge, and Nicholas Silberg. Jan. 3-12. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. URBAN JUPENA — Urban Jupena has always thought that the people of Detroit were fortunate to have Saarinen’s architectural wonder, the complex of schools and museums known as “Cranbrook,” in the area. Those familiar with Cranbrook and its history understand that at the same time these buildings were being built, Saarinen chose and commissioned artists to design and make the furniture, rugs, wall hangings and other art objects that would complement the architecture. Jan. 3-31. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS 8TH ANNUAL NATIONAL EXHIBTION — Celebrating its 7th year, this gallery features juried selections of two-dimensional artwork submitted by professional artists throughout the United States. Reception: January 19, 2018, 12:00pm-1:30pm. Located in Fine arts Gallery. $0 Wed., Jan. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., Jan. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. AMERICAN ABOLITIONIST AND ANTISLAVERY ACTIVISTS: CONSCIENCE OF THE NATION — The exhibit consists of photographs and engravings of historic abolitionists and anti-slavery activists. The exhibit begins in the 18th century with some of the early colonial American anti-slavery activists. Curated by Eric Saul. Through Feb. 28. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. AVANGUARDIA — Join for the Avanguardia Art Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. The reception will be Jan 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm Through Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-344-2801. armstrong.edu/Liberal_Arts/art/art_gallery. Fine Arts Gallery (Armstrong Campus), 11935 Abercorn St., Fine Arts Hall.

Don’t forget about Richmond Hill! This is the last week to see work from the Holiday Artist Collective at the Photopoint Gallery.

BANANA REPUBLIC — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Banana Republic,” an exhibition by Hasani Sahlehe (B.F.A., painting, 2015). Through his unique perspective growing up in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sahlehe investigates the culture of his home island. The exhibition features new paintings that consider colonization of the Caribbean and its effects on food sources and plant species. Through Feb. 3. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW COLLECTION — The display features thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection which highlight the evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. The images date from the 1870s through the 1990s, and document the lives of individuals both prominent and anonymous. Through Jan. 31. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. FOR THE BIRDS — Tim Foster is an artist who has lived and worked locally for almost two decades. This body of work represents a selection of his photographs taken from his years documenting the Savannah skyline and the detail inherent in many of its architectural monuments. In his photography, he juxtaposes panoramic scenes of Savannah and its surrounding area in various stages in its development post 2000, with detailed elements rarely seen by the naked eye. Through Jan. 24. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. HOLIDAY ARTIST COLLECTIVE — An upscale holiday art market featuring collectibles, original paintings, genuine photographs, fine art prints and gifts created by local artists. Through Jan. 5. Photopoint Gallery, 30 Cherokee St.

I HAVE MARKS TO MAKE — For 24 years, the exhibition has brought together individuals of all ages from the Savannah community to celebrate the power of art to transform lives. Works in the exhibition were drawn from community partner organizations, and more than half were created as a result of Telfair’s Therapeutic Outreach program. Partners include the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, Inc., EmployAbility, and Ruth Byck Adult Daytime Care Center. Through Jan. 11. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. IN THE PRESENT: FIVE DECADES — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “In the Present: Five Decades” by veteran photographer Elaine Mayes, exploring works that span 50 years of her career. The exhibition includes iconic works from the 1960s and ‘70s as well as mines lesser-known aspects of her practice to consider in relation to recent work. The curatorial framework centers on Mayes’ broader philosophy surrounding image making, which stems from her immersion in the moment and in producing imagery with a visual vocabulary that stands the test of time. Through Jan. 13. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. AN IRREGULAR MORNING: VIEWS FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR — Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Salerno, Italy, where the light cruiser USS Savannah suffered an attack which resulted in the loss of over 200 crew, this exhibit features exclusive images cut from a 1943 Movietone News film and a significant surviving artifact from the ship’s #2 turret where all but five men perished. Through Jan. 6. shipsofthesea.org/gestalt. shipsofthesea.org. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

THE LANGUAGE OF VISION — The Language of Vision: Early 20th-Century Photography brings together the work of four eminent artists from Telfair Museums’ perma­nent collection: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. Connected historically and often personally through artist social circles, their work shares key stylistic attributes that will be explored in the exhibition. Through Jan. 13. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. LOOK! I’M OVER THERE — This is Marcus Kenney’s first major solo-exhibition in Savannah since exhibiting at the Jepson Center in 2007. Through his alchemistic logic of combining seemingly random materials, such as neon, fishing nets, pitchforks, and rope, Look! I’m Over There is an installation of sculptures that expand Kenney’s visual language past the narrative collage and mystical taxidermy creatures for which he is recognized. Through Jan. 26. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. MONET TO MATISSE: MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM FROM THE DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS IMPRESSIONISM — Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens boasts significant works of art by the most dynamic artists to work in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, including Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse. From plein air landscapes to scenes of modern life in Paris, the 30 paintings in the exhibition illustrate the radical innovations launched by artists we know today as Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Free with Museum Admission Through Feb. 10. 912-790-8800. telfair.org/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NATIVE SON: FIFTY YEAR RETROSPECTIVE — The name Rudolph Valentino Bostic conjures up one of the most focused, religiously graphic artists in American Folk Art today. Through March 31. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

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kitchen,” he told me. “It has always been our mission to bring delicious food and excellent craft beer to our customers. We are excited at the opportunity to now provide both to the public.” As for creating the food menu, the “menu was designed by our corporate culinary expert, David Belliveau. David crafted the menu to represent the numerous beer styles that we provide,” Crump said. “Each item, spice, and sauce is made in-house, most with beers incorporated directly into their recipes to reflect the love and care that goes into the craft beer we pour daily,” explained Crump. You read that right—not only do they serve beer but they now incorporate variown grub but could not purchase food ous beers into the food itself. directly from the store. That has now The most popular shareable item is the changed. German Pretzel. It comes dripping with The New Year has brought a brand new butter and hanging on a stand because it menu to the Broughton Street World of is too large to fit on the tray on which it is Beer that includes burgers, tacos, bowls, served. A sight for sore eyes, the tender yet shareable starters, and a ton of specials. chewy-shelled oversized pretzel is finished Because I cannot resist sampling a new with a sprinkling of coarse salt and two menu, I stopped by last week to scout dipping sauces. it out. To say the least, I was not disapI feel like I need to warn you, the pretzel pointed with the options available on the could fairly feed four people, do not make pub style menu. my mistake and try to tackle the EverestI asked General Manager Philip Crump sized bread alone. how World of Beer pulled off adding food to If I have not convinced you to order the their menu as buildings within the historic pretzel then let Crump do it. He told me district often lack the space needed for a that the German Pretzel “has outsold every restaurant kitchen: item on the menu almost certainly because “Through new ownership and extreme of the house-made brown ale beer cheese renovation, the Savannah location of paired with it. Our other popular menu World of Beer was able to incorporate a items include the Black and Bleu Steak

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WORLD OF BEER has been a Savannah staple for more than seven years by offering over 500 brews from around the world and stellar sports on the televisions hung in-house. The store has been so successful that they opened the doors to a second location in Pooler in 2014. Beer and sports make for a perfect pairing, but food and beer can be only be described as soul mates. Until recently, patrons of the World of Beer location 24 downtown were allowed to bring in their

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Flatbread Pizza, the Chimay Burger with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and aged Chimay cheese, and our Beef Barbacoa Street Tacos.” For my main, I went for the Beef Barbacoa Street Tacos because I know of no other place in our low country town that offers them. Barbacoa tacos are a specific type of taco that can be found in Mexico. The meat featured inside is cooked low and slow over an open fire and oranges are incorporated to tenderize the meat. Although it is not possible for World of Beer to fully adhere to the traditional method of cooking barbacoa, they came very, very close. The pork is braised for several hours before it reaches your plate as tender as any meat that you’ve ever had in your life. The pork is so delectable I would have been just as satisfied eating it on its own. Putting their own twist on the traditional taco, World of Beer serves their version with fresh sliced avocado, crisp lettuce, chopped cilantro, crumbled queso fresco, roasted corn and tomato salsa, and a drizzle of sriracha lime aioli. The finishing touch is a quick grill to the flour tortilla to deepen its flavor. Other taco options include mahi mahi, beer battered shrimp, beer brined chicken, chipotle ground beef, and blackened chicken. For lunch you can get the tacos and side item for less than eight dollars, or you can wait until Taco Tuesday and get them for even less. Crump told me about all of their


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specials. “We offer daily lunch special items including a ‘Pick 2’ option in which one can pick and entree and a side for either $7.99 or $8.99. We eventually intend to add some items to the menu and incorporate a brunch menu after the New Year.” Beyond tacos, the new menu features a

build your own burger plus two specialty World of Beer Burgers, the Chimya and the Beerunch Burger. Four different sandwiches, three various flat breads, and three unique bowls can also be found on the menu. For the health conscious, several scrumptious salad options are included as well. With so many beer options it may be difficult to select the appropriate hoppy drink to accompany your meal, but World of Beer thought of that problem and addressed it. Crump explained “Each item on the menu has paired beer-style accompanied with it to provide the perfect palate. Because our taps rotate so often, there is never a fixed beer for each item, but our brilliant bartenders can help each individual pick the right craft beer to match their meal.” Taking Crump’s suggestion, I asked the bartender to recommend a beer to accompany my mammoth pretzel. She first inquired as to my preferred type of beer, stout and ales, and then brought me a sample of her stellar suggestion. The limited release Highland Cold Mountain Spiced Ale was deeply flavored but did not overpower the subtle nuances of the pretzel. CS

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OOO The new seriocomedy Vice is up for a half-dozen Golden Globes and will probably nab a handful of Academy Award nominations as well. What it doubtless won’t be snagging, however, is any sort of “Truth in Advertising” honors. The tagline for this biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney partly reads that it’s “The Untold True Story,” but it then spends over two hours regurgitating what was already largely known by any halfway sentient being. Adam McKay, the director and writer of 2016’s The Big Short (for which he earned a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar alongside co-scripter Charles Randolph), borrows a similarly glib and freewheeling style for his latest movie, even if the approach doesn’t fit quite as snugly this time around. Vice breathlessly covers Cheney (played by Christian Bale) from his pre-political days through his time in the White House, paying particular attention to his marriage to Lynne (Amy Adams), his friendship with Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), and his duties under (above?) President George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell). Don’t expect a straightforward dramatization, as McKay frequently breaks the fourth wall via his chatty narrator (Jesse Plemons), employs a few stylized effects, and even hilariously ends the movie midmovie (it must be seen, not explained). Yet even those who harbor no love for the former VP will likely want to stay away, since the familiarity of the subject matter coupled with memories of that largely post-9/11 period hardly serves as an irresistible holiday season draw. Still, those who responded to the groovy wavelength of The Big Short (as I did) will find some value to this new film, and many of the comedic interludes work better than expected. The main reason to see this, however, is because of the mesmerizing turn by Bale, who buries himself in the role in much the same manner as Gary Oldman disappeared into Winston Churchill in last year’s Darkest Hour. If Vice’s biggest vice is its occasionally shallow treatment of complex matters, its greatest virtue is the fearless high-wire act performed by Bale.

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OO I suppose after a steady diet of moldygreen, one-month-old bread, even a bite of slightly stale, one-week-old bread would taste delicious. After beating the world into catatonic submission with one acceptable Transformers flick in 2007 and four atrocious sequels in the decade that followed, Michael Bay has relinquished the director’s chair for Bumblebee, opting instead to only remain on board as one of the myriad producers. To state that the switch

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provides the series with a breath of fresh air is an understatement, but to state that the picture is in any way a remarkable achievement is absurd. And yet here Bumblebee sits on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% Fresh score — that’s only one percentage point less than The Favourite and RBG, the same score as First Reformed and Blindspotting, and several points above A Star Is Born and Widows. Say what? Admittedly, this might say more about the fallibility of RT’s winner-take-all system than anything else, but be that as it may, there is little about Bumblebee that’s worthy of exalted hosannas. Travis Knight, whose major credit to date is the imaginative animated yarn Kubo and the Two Strings, and Christina Hodson, whose major credit to date is the awful Katherine Heigl thriller Unforgettable, have clearly done their homework, not only in walking back Bay’s fascistic tendencies in this franchise but also in adding the sorts of ‘80s sops that automatically cater to a viewer’s nostalgic impulses. Alas, it’s not enough to recommend this to anyone but diehard fans still trying to erase memories of Skids and Mudflap. The claim that Bumblebee is the first Transformers entry to display any heart is incorrect — indeed, the reason the 2007 film was watchable was because, under the auspices of hands-on executive producer Steven Spielberg, there was a measure of emotion to be found in the relationship between Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his pet Transformer, Bumblebee. This ‘80s-set prequel siphons that exact central dynamic. After an opening in which chief Autobot Optimus Snore — excuse me, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) — sends B-127, aka Bumblebee (Dylan O’Brien), to Earth following a disastrous battle against the Decepticons, the focus shifts to Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager still reeling from the death of her beloved father. Charlie comes across Bumblebee in his VW Beetle guise, and they quickly become besties.

Unbeknownst to Charlie, though, her heavy metal friend is being hunted not only by the Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick (Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux) but also by gung-ho government guy Jack Burns (John Cena). Bay’s approach to his female characters was best exemplified in 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, when the helmer elected to establish Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley’s character by first zooming in on her 3D-enhanced ass. Knight and Hodson opt to bolt in the other direction, with tremendous respect paid to Charlie and her plight. She’s a winning character, and Steinfeld’s performance nails the right mix of surliness and sensitivity. Aside from Steinfeld, though, there’s not much here to generate ample enthusiasm — particularly not the sweaty efforts to muster that misty ‘80s ambience. Anytime a new film is set in that decade, out come the filmmaker quotes about how they worked hard to duplicate the magic of Spielberg and his Amblin efforts. But it’s usually a lost cause, since capturing the look and feel of the films from that era is particularly tricky (I suppose J.J. Abrams’ 2011 Super 8 came closest). Bumblebee does a fine job of breaking out the period songs, moving beyond the usual Madonna and Cyndi Lauper (props for employing Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” instead of the more expected likes of “Rio” or “Hungry Like the Wolf”), and, oh, look, there’s the obligatory shout-out to John Hughes (in this case, The Breakfast Club). But despite these additions (to say nothing of the large lifts from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial), the film remains firmly rooted in 2018, from its visual palate to its dialogue (there’s a little brother, but nary a mention of a “duck’s dork”). Even Steinfeld, for all her excellence in the role, never convinces that she’s from anywhere but the here and now. The action scenes aren’t particularly distinguished, although they do display some sense of coherency that was often missing from Bay’s mashups. CS


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Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally.org/drinking/ chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF SAVANNAH

Are you interested in true liberty and freedom? Are you tired of the two-party political system controlling our modern government? Learn how to make a difference and get your voice heard. Join the Libertarian Party of Savannah for our monthly meetings. For more information like our Facebook page. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. unclemaddios.com. Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, 7805 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS

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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. There is no fee to attend our meetings. For anyone using the Valet Parking at The Mansion, there is a $5. fee. MEMBERSHIP YEARLY FEES are: Individual $25. - Household (2 people) $40. - Business $50. and Students $10. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. vnasavannahga2013@gmail.com. mansiononforsythpark.com. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.

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involves activating six windows that face Barnard Street. The artist chosen would have a detailed plan for how to utilize all six windows in a cohesive manner through self-created art that fulfills the following criteria: creativity, originality, CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR BOXED IN/ feasibility, visual appeal, as well as BREAK OUT resourcefulness and suitability in the Telfair Museums is excited to offer Chatham County artists an opportunity to space. The project will be displayed from feature their art in the Jepson Center! The April 12-October 27, 2019. Through Jan. 18. telfair.org/article/boxed-2019. telfair. call to artists seeks entries for Boxed In/ org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, Break Out, a museum-sponsored public art installation at the Jepson Center that 207 West York St. at ayosavannah2004@gmail.com to reserve an audition date and time, or with any questions you may have. ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St.

CALL FOR DONATIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLIMATE ART PROJECT

The Savannah Art Association calls for local artists to help raise funds for ISCAP, the International Student Climate Art Project through the donation of environment or earth-related art. Contact Carol Anderson at andersoncarol61@ gmail.com. Through Feb. 10. CALL FOR EARLY 19TH CENTURY DANCERS/REGENCY DANCING

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Join Melissa DeLynn for all-levels, 3/19/2019 Free Tue., Jan. 8, 6-8 p.m. Brown Dog Market. Cohen’s Retreat is beginner friendly Yoga classes. These BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES 912-401-2689. namisavannah.org. Isle of refreshing its product lines at Brown classes are well-balanced, nourishing, Monday/Wednesday- Competition Hope Methodist Church, 412 Parkersburg Dog Market to feature more of a mix of and challenging with an emphasis on 5:30pm and Fundamentals at 7:00pm Rd. mainstream local products to include philosophy and spirituality. Expect to Tuesday/Thursday- Fundamentals at POWER SELF DEFENSE with their current artisan products. learn, heal, meditate and connect. $15 Noon and Fundamentals at 5:30pm Join us for fun and fitness in the heart of Retailers who would like access to some Friday- Private Lessons by appointment Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. downtown Savannah. Fit912Savannah of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods Saturday- Open Mat at 10:30am ongoing. mdelynn@gmail.com. WELMONT, 1930 offers fun, safe, friendly classes in yoga, located in and near the Moon River Montgomery Street. Serg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd. self defense, dance, and fitness, with District are encouraged to apply for BRIDGE LESSONS HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD OF more classes coming soon! Have a shelf space. Interested retailers should RICHMOND HILL MONTHLY WORKSHOP Learn to play bridge. BB2 Competitive reach out to Colleen Smith at colleen. Bidding: Monday, September 24@7:00PM. In addition to the regular meetings offered question, want to register? Contact us smith@cohensretreat.com or by calling on the second and fourth Monday of each at nfo@fit912savannah.com! Located BB4: Play of the Hand/ Declarer/Play: in the lower level of the United Way 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include month as a writing feedback group, the Saturday, September 15@10:00AM. Building, 428 Bull Street, Savannah, GA product name(s), description, price point, Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Historical Writers Guild of Richmond Hill (Enter via the red doors on East Wayne availability, contact information and any Friday, September 14@10:00AM ongoing. will begin offering its members a writing Street) Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s 912-228-4838. bridgewebs.com/ skills workshop on the first Monday of Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. each month. This monthly workshop will fit912savannah.com. fit912savannah. savannahclubs. Savannah Duplicate address topics such as: show versus tell, com. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. QIGONG CLASSES conflict, how to build your story, fiction COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS BENEFITS Qi Gong energy cultivation. What strategy and structure, characterization, Join us every week to learn how to SCI FANS FOR SENIORS DRIVE and other topics as chosen by the group. used to be an ancient Chinese secret dance to the classics and modern Members of the community who would is now known as one of the best The mission of the Historical Writers day songs of country music. All levels like to donate a new box fan or make a healing modalities available. Come Guild (HWG) of Richmond Hill is to welcome- beginners to advanced. Each cash donation to purchase a fan may learn these amazing exercises from improve members’ writing skills and week will progress from the previous. come by SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull a twenty year practitioner. Relax, to help each writer become published. First week is the top of the month and Street, Savannah between 8:30 a.m. and energize, destress, revitalize, balance Richmond Hill History Museum 11460 runs for 4 weeks. Sign up today! $40 for 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or donate and strengthen. Tuesday and Thursday Ford Avenue Richmond Hill, GA 31324 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470on-line at www.seniorcitizensinc.org/give. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. first Monday of every at 1:30 p.m. classes only $8. www. 6683. salondebaile.dance@gmail.com. ongoing. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. savannahyogabarre.com 912-200-4809 month. richmondhillhistoricalsociety. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de ongoing. savannahyogabarre.com. Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy com/historical-writers-guild.html. CLASSES, CAMPS Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory 80 SE. & WORKSHOPS Drive. CREATIVITY COACHING JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO 2018 SUMMER BONANZA SAMBA SAVANNAH DRUMMING Do you have a creative idea but don’t Join us for time to practice your skills The program will expose young people WORKSHOP know where to start? Is it time to move and knock out some projects you’ve to local government, cultural diversity, Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with forward with your project? Work with your been dreaming up. Tuition includes and positive role models. Strengthening drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. very own creativity coach and learn how access to the studio with support from academic development while providing All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. to blast through blocks, plan your time, Christina or one of her assistants. safe, structured, and fun activities for starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative and enjoy the richness of a creative life. Students are responsible for their own youth is essential. Summer Bonanza Supply, 2438 Bull Street. You’re Invited To A Free Masterclass: materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or meets once per week on Saturday SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP 5 Steps to Turning Your Talents and similar instruction from another studio. mornings from 10 am – 1 pm at the Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip Expertise Into A Successful Online $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-289Moses Jackson Center. Saturdays, 9 hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves Coaching Business (even if you have no 8337. christina@dreamcatstudio.com. a.m. (912) 663-4528. Moses Jackson you can take to any party or club, and idea how to get started!) See website for dreamcatstudio.com. Use our space to Advancement Center, 1410B Richards learn a choreographed routine to today’s more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ practice your skills and knock out your Street. coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. personal pieces. Tuition includes access hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 BACHATA AND SALSA DANCE CLASSES com ongoing. Online, ---. to the studio with support from Christina Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. New 4 week dance series, designed DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. or one of her assistants. Students are DUI PREVENTION GROUP for absolute beginners to learn the DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. responsible for their own materials. Offers victim impact panels for fundamentals of Bachata or Salsa for SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and social dancing! Bachata and salsa are fun anyone seeking knowledge about the Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf instruction from another studio. $30 dances from the Dominican Republic that dangers of driving while impaired. A must Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ can be found in cities all over the world, Savannah. Email or call Turner for more dreamcatstudio.com. dreamcatstudio. see for teen drivers. Sign in time begins and is a great way to meet other people info 808-385-5364. TybeeSurfLessons. com. dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. 6:00-6:20 p.m. Panel starts promptly at and enjoy amazing music. No partner or com. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 6:30 p.m. and ends at approximately MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL 28 dance experience needed, just come and TAI CHI

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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.


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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. 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 info@myzonarosa. com. Also ask about the week-long, intensive Sixteenth Annual Zona Rosa Writing and Living Retreat,Tybee Island, July 22-29, 2017. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 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. For more info visit https://www. abeniculturalarts.com or call 912-2722797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail. com. abeniculturalarts.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.

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 (in the 2nd floor studio), first Saturday of the month (Sept.June) 10:15am - 1pm. Visit website for more updates! ongoing. fiberguildsav. com. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:157:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs. org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. 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.

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.

Membership includes the first whiskey drink free, free monthly private whiskey tastings from various brands, 15% off the member’s bill for the year, and a personalized book card including a list of 75 whiskeys in each chapter in the DeSoto library. Library series meetings will be the last Thursday of every month and include one free guest pass per member for the year. They will pick a book from the Edgar’s P&P library to hold their personalized book card which will be used to keep track of their progress on the whiskey list. $50 ongoing. eventbrite. com/e/proofreaders-whiskey-clubtickets-42943991635. proofsavannah. com. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St.

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.

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Stitch and Bitch

Slow down and nurture your creative spirit in a constructive, casual atmosphere. Bring a project or enjoy one of our kits curated to focus on the dedicated process of craft: embroidery, knitting, needlework, or any of the fiber arts. All ages are welcome! Cheeseboard + wine deals to be had. WEDNESDAYS, 6-9 P.M. FOXYLOXYCAFE.COM. FOXY LOXY CAFE, 1919 BULL ST.

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SCAD DAILY TOURS

SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. scad.edu/admission/visitscad/daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. CONTINUES ON P. 30

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Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail. com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Our mission is to further the art of beading and bead education within our membership and our communities. Visit website for more info regarding the next Bead-In Class or the next CBS Meeting! ongoing. coastalbeadsociety. com/coastalbeadsocietycom. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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Slow down and nurture your creative spirit in a constructive, casual atmosphere. Bring a project or enjoy one of our kits curated to focus on the dedicated process of craft: embroidery, knitting, needlework, or any of the fiber arts. All ages are welcome! Cheeseboard + wine deals to be had. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

CONCERTS

FIRST FRIDAY FOR FOLK MUSIC

Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation January’s performers are Michael & Leonie and Matt Eckstine. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912401-1900. patmooneylcsw@bellsouth. net. savannahfolk.org. fpc.presbychurch. net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. PIANO IN THE ARTS

“Music of the Americas” Wed., Jan. 2, 7:30-9 p.m. 912-344-2801. Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH BAROQUE CONCERT AND DISCUSSION SESSION

The Savannah Baroque Early Music Ensemble will be performing their halfhour concert free of charge, supported by Early Music America. The concert will be followed by a discussion of the importance of musical and historical literacy in K-12 education. free Tue., Jan. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. 912-395-4040. info@savannahclassicalacademy. org. facebook.com/ events/1949556281809357/?active_ tab=about. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 E. Anderson.

EVENTS

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Membership in 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. consists of men from all walks of life who share a commitment to preparing Savannah youth for the challenges of adulthood. They lead by example, commit their time, abilities, and resources to our mission, and are actively engaged in our program committees. We welcome inquiries and applications for membership from men of good character who have a commitment, time, and resources to strengthening our communities and mentoring our youth. For more info visit http:// www.100blackmensav.org/join free to attend second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 100blackmensav.org/join. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. BEAR AXE THROWING GRAND OPENING

Thomas Usry is proud to bring Bear Axe Throwing to Pooler, GA. Bear Axe Throwing Grand Opening will support the

Film: First Man

An early Oscar favorite for Best Picture, this is Academy-Award winning “La La Land” Director Damien Chazelle’s compelling true story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. “First Man” details the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. $8 ADULTS, $5 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER THU., JAN. 3, 7 P.M., FRI., JAN. 4, 7 P.M. AND SAT., JAN. 5, 3 & 7 P.M. 912-4724790. TYBEEPOSTTHEATER.ORG. TYBEE POST THEATER, 10 VAN HORNE. Nine Line Foundation by collecting gently used jackets for homeless Veterans. Nine Line Foundation will be on site as well as Chazito’s Food Truck. Tue., Jan. 8. Bear Axe Throwing, 1370 US Hwy East 80. CONTRA DANCE

Come join in the fun of contra and squares and a couple of waltzes. Joyce Murlless and Bob Beattie will teach and prompt the dancing. Glow in the Dark String Band will play tunes in ‘old time music style’. NEWCOMERS WELCOMED, Easy to learn, no experience or partner needed, two left feet accepted, come early for beginner lesson, casual dress, teens and up. Friendly and alcohol free setting. $9 / 6 for members or students Sat., Jan. 5, 7:30-10:30 p.m. 912-826-6504. d79vincent@gmail.com. savannahfolk.org. Garden City United Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave. DRINKS AFTER WORK

This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social

after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/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.

Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street.

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. ddewitt30@yahoo.com.

True tales of the Irish Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans of Savannah’s past. Join KT O’Brien, a native Savannahian, for a leisurely stroll through the serene squares of Savannah. Frequent stops for seats and refreshments available. Reservations required for tours daily at 10:30am and 8:00pm 2hours $30. Private tours upon request. ongoing.

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FIRST FRIDAY FIREWORKS

Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. info@riverstreetsavannah.com. riverstreetsavannah.com/event/firstfriday-fireworks. Rousakis Plaza, River St. GROWN SEXY & BLACK

$10.00-$20.00 Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Doubles Night Club, 7100 Abercorn Street. HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS WITH SAVANNAH TOURS AND TALES


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savannahtoursandtales@gmail.com. INNOVATION IN CERTIFICATION 2019

$49.00-$792.35 Tue., Jan. 8, 8 a.m. chathamclub.org/. The Chatham Club, 15 East Liberty Street. JURASSIC QUEST

Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Fri., Jan. 4, 3-8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. jurassicquest.com. savtcc. com. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. NEW YOGA NOW GRAND OPENING!

Join us January 2 for the Grand Opening of Savannah’s newest yoga studio. Free classes all day followed by live music with Matt Eckstine, Chazito’s food truck, and champagne toasts. Sign up for class now at www.newyoganow.com. Free Wed., Jan. 2, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. 912414-9186. kendall@newyoganow.com. newyoganow.com. New Yoga Now, 3131A Bull Street. NIGHTLY SPIRITS GHOST TOUR

Explore haunted bars, haunted buildings, and Savannah’s oldest area, all while having time to enjoy some tasty beverages along the way. Step back in time to the 1700’s to explore the parts of Savannah that most only dare to talk about. You’ll hear tales about the dead that haven’t quite moved on, visit some of the most haunted places in the city and get to know the spirits that haunt the locals…and the places that the locals haunt. $20 Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. nightlyspirits.com/savannahghost-tours/. savannahtaphouse.com. Savannah Taphouse, 125 E. Broughton St. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR

One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6thsenseworld. com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. OSSABAW ISLAND CREATIVE RETREAT

Bring your own materials to paint, sketch, write, compose music, or shoot photos on this unspoiled barrier island on Georgia’s coast. This “no agenda” creative retreat includes two nights on the island, five farm-to-table meals, and transportation to and from Ossabaw Island. $295-$700 Jan. 4-6. 912-233-5104. ossabawisland. org. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. 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. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES

Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco.com. southboundbrewingco.com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. START NOW AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY ARMSTRONG CAMPUS

Students who want to attend the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University have a unique opportunity to start now. Meet with a counselor to discuss your ability to receive a sameday admission decision and meet with an academic advisor to start classes this spring on January 14. Free (must register) Thu., Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-478-5391. Visit@georgiasouthern. edu. georgiasouthernu.askadmissions. net/Portal/EI/ViewDetails?gid=623577 f00b63df87164e398687cfb34f6e5281. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR

Chilling stories & eerie properties that paved the road to this fascinating title. Pre-colonial 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/.

FESTIVALS

FIRST FRIDAY IN STARLAND

A monthly art walk featuring galleries,

restaurants, boutiques and more. Free first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Starland District, 40th and Bull.

FITNESS

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. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE

Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@ westbroadstreetymca.org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912604-0958, 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. 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. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS

Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. info@firstcityfitness.com. firstcityfitness.com/pole-fitnessparties. html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. 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. 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. GET EXCITED AND MOVE

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to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. Visit the website for more info. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 912-663-5833. getexcitedandmove.com. AndersonCohen 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. 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. ISRAELI KRAV MAGA SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. Visit website for more info. ongoing. 912-441-4891. customfitcenter. com. 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. PINTS + POSES BREWERY YOGA

This light hearted 60 minute class taught by Melissa DeLynn will be every first Saturday of the month. $15 for a 60 minute session first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon. 912-6670033. natalie@southboundbrewingco. com. facebook.com/SBpintsposes/. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave.

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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. 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.

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. 912233-1951. 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.

Husk announces its one-year anniversary with a week full of exciting events, including the launch of a Happy Hour, partnerships with choice breweries and distilleries, and a tiki night. Through Jan. 6. Husk, 12 W. Oglethorpe St. HUSK’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Husk announces its one-year anniversary with a week full of exciting events, including the launch of a Happy Hour, partnerships with choice breweries and distilleries, and a tiki night. Through Jan. 6. Husk, 12 W. Oglethorpe St. HUSK’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Husk announces its one-year anniversary with a week full of exciting events, including the launch of a Happy Hour, partnerships with choice breweries and distilleries, and a tiki night. Through Jan. 6. Husk, 12 W. Oglethorpe St. HUSK’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Husk announces its one-year anniversary with a week full of exciting events, including the launch of a Happy Hour, partnerships with choice breweries and distilleries, and a tiki night. Through Jan. 6. Husk, 12 W. Oglethorpe St. TECH TUESDAY

Join us at Blowin’ Smoke for Happy hour for coders, designers and founders to talk shop and share ideas, projects and STUDIO DANCE PARTY connect with each other. There will be Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing, beer and wine happy hour specials. We light refreshments, and fun. All ballroom ZUMBA dances, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for will have name tags so we are easy to spot. Come out and meet some new Coast Swing, and more. $15.00 first everybody and every body! With easy to people in tech here in Savannah. Tell us Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide 612-470-6683. salondebaile.dance@ variety of Latin and International rhythms. your coming at: https://www.meetup. com/techSAV/events/256838741/. gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio. This hour long class is guaranteed to Check back every month for a different com. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s location! And visit www.techsav.co for Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. more techSAV news or to sign up for 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@ TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH our e-newsletter at https://techsav. westbroadstreetymca.org. KAYLA co/signup/. 0 Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West All classes are included in membership 912-257-4893. https://www.meetup. Broad St, 1110 May St. and day passes. Please contact gym for com/techSAV/events/256838741/. more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. ZUMBA FITNESS blowinsmokesavannah.com. Blowin’ Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Isn’t lifting weights and running on the Smoke Southern Cantina, 1611 treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN Habersham St. Zumba Fitness class and have fun while All classes are included in membership burning calories! The class regularly has and day passes. Please contact gym for Ongoing 75+ participants that know that Sheena more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at So show up early and see you soon! Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, SHAWN YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. different flavors and enjoy baby greens All classes are included in membership com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. YMCA salad, bottomless pommes frites, and and day passes. Please contact gym for (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham warm bread all for just $24. One order more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. per guest. Reservations suggested. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. St. 39ruedejeansav.com/reservations $24 VINYASA YOGA ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL 5-9 p.m.. ruedejeansavannah.com. In this vinyasa yoga class you will Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at experience dynamic movements 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeanwhile linking breath, building heat, and Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. endurance. This class is open to all levels. info. ongoing. 912-349-4902. We will explore each pose with special BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND attention to alignment. This class will Featuring in season, organic (not certified) FOOD & DRINK EVENTS be the perfect way to start your week veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds HUSK’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 Husk announces its one-year anniversary go directly to funding tuition expenses a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@ with a week full of exciting events, for Bethesda Academy students. For westbroadstreetymca.org. specialty orders, contact Merrin at merrin. including the launch of a Happy Hour, westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. partnerships with choice breweries and Broad St, 1110 May St. distilleries, and a tiki night. Jan. 2-6. Husk, merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy. org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda WEIGHTED WORKOUT 12 W. Oglethorpe St. Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. A 45 minute, total body workout HUSK’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY


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and food specials during Happy Hour 7 days a week from 5-7 p.m. Visit The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market the website for more info. Mondaysprogram of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912that aims to improve healthy food 721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39access by bringing locally produced rue-de-jean-savannah/promotions/. fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeanneighborhoods. Check the website for savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W more info, including the location where the truck would be found in different days Oglethorpe Ave. of the week. forsythfarmersmarket.com/ HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE farmtruck912/. W.W. Law Gym, 909 E. SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Bolton St. Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 Local and regional produce, honey, to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and Garden tour available March through other delights. Rain or shine. Free to October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912234-0688. jessie@savannahbee.com. Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history HUSK’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of drinks and revelry, while learning Husk announces its one-year anniversary how we create our unique, hand crafted with a week full of exciting events, spirits. Tours are offered Tuesday-Sunday including the launch of a Happy Hour, from noon-5 p.m. They do not require a partnerships with choice breweries and reservation and guests are welcome to distilleries, and a tiki night. Husk, 12 W. purchase a cocktail to take with them on Oglethorpe St. the tour. $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH 0071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and HAPPY HOUR everything in between begins at noon. Join us at 39 Rue de Jean in downtown foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Savannah for one of the best happy Bull St. hours our city has to offer. Enjoy drink FARM TRUCK 912

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18 Bela of monster roles 23 Completely fake 25 Speak before a crowd 26 2000 Alejandro Iñárritu drama “Amores ___” 27 Baseballer Felipe, Matty, or Jesus 28 Promising words 31 Where 100 is 4 32 Midler of “Beaches” 34 Word before artist, clause, or room 35 Best-case 36 Soup du ___ 37 Up to this point 38 Opens a bottle 39 Okra portion 42 Crème de ___ (strawberry liqueur) 43 Tanner of ‘70s-’80s tennis 44 Garfield’s girlfriend 45 Got overexcited over niche pop culture, with “out” 47 Hockey pucks, e.g. 49 Gargantuan 51 Strong ___ ox 52 Loretta played by 56-Across 54 Print maker 55 Id’s counterpart 57 Upscale hotel amenity 58 Circumference-todiameter ratios

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TECH TUESDAY

Join us at Blowin’ Smoke for Happy hour for coders, designers and founders to talk shop and share ideas, projects and connect with each other. There will be beer and wine happy hour specials. We will have name tags so we are easy to spot. Come out and meet some new people in tech here in Savannah. Tell us your coming at: https://www.meetup. com/techSAV/events/256838741/. Check back every month for a different location! And visit www.techsav.co for more techSAV news or to sign up for our e-newsletter at https://techsav. co/signup/. 0 Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.. 912-257-4893. https://www.meetup. com/techSAV/events/256838741/. blowinsmokesavannah.com. Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina, 1611 Habersham St. TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET

Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. The market is nonsmoking and pet friendly. Located on beautiful Tybee Island, GA at 30 Meddin Drive. We are right behind the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. Visit the website for more info. tybeeislandfarmersmarket. com. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. 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. WINE SAMPLING

Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer.

HEALTH

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.

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FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Are you gradually feeling more alone as friends and family don’t seem to get what you are going through as the unpaid caregiver of a loved one with dementia, serious illness or disability? Our drop-in and non-disease specific Caregiver Support Group meets twice a month to provide a safe place to connect with others who truly understand. Second Tuesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. and/or the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive off Chatham Parkway. 912.629.1331. ongoing. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive.

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Are you the unpaid caregiver for a loved

one with dementia, serious illness or disability? Schedule some relaxation time just for you! Our free restorative yoga and deep relaxation classes use bolsters and blankets to support the body and quiet the mind. Dress comfortably and join us at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive off Chatham Parkway. 912.629.1331. ongoing. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. HIGH VIBE/ LOW COST YOGA WITH MELISSA DELYNN

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kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@gmail.com. Chuck’s Bar, 305 W. River St. 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 non-profit. ongoing. info@savannahpride. com. savannahpride.com.

Join this accessible, all-levels class for meditative movement, breath and meditation! Ample free parking, beauty facility and no-fuss yoga. Expect a NATURE AND little sweat, philosophy and possibly ENVIRONMENT enlightenment! $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 DOLPHIN PROJECT p.m. 706-614-4715. mdelynn@gmail.com. Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. Program is available to speak at schools, MAGICAL PREGNANCY VISION BOARD clubs, organizations. A powerpoint WORKSHOP presentation with sound and video about $20.00 Sat., Jan. 5, 9:30 a.m. Clarion Inn & estuarine dolphins and their environment. Suites Savannah Midtown, 6800 Abercorn Age/grade appropriate programs and Street. handouts. See website for info. ongoing. NAMI EDUCATION thedolphinproject.org. Second Tuesday of every month NAMI FIRST SATURDAY HIKE Savannah presents professionals from This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike the community sharing current topics will include a talk about the different of interest and resources. FREE second ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. 912shoes and bring water and insect 353-7143. namisavannah.org. The Reed repellant. Parking pass is $5. Visit House, 1144 Cornell Street. website for more info. $2 first Saturday NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS of every month, 10-11 a.m. 912-727ANONYMOUS 2339. explore.gastateparks.org/ Georgia’s only Native American info/213723?c=16531490. gastateparks. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets org/FortMcAllister/. Fort McAllister every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers GARDENING SESSION will be signed. Open to all. You do not Learn how to garden and harvest have to be Native American to attend vegetables and herbs to bring home. Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner Islandmedicinewoman@gmail.com. East of landscaping company Victory Gardens, Broad Native American Group, 517 East provides free instruction. First and third Broad Street. Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public first Saturday of every LGBT month, 9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter. FIRST CITY NETWORK com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization Broad St. (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit WALK ON THE WILD SIDE community service organization whose A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10amevents throughout the year, including First 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. GVNT HAVS

GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based freeform drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the

taxonomy is a brand of science that involves identifying and classifying organisms. Before photography, illustrations were used to document different types of marine life. Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing, is one type of art form used to document fish. Participants will practice Gyotaku* and will learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify different types of preserved fish species. *Bring a cotton or canvas item to create an art piece on using techniques inspired by the Gyotaku process. $20 Tue., Jan. 8, 9-11 a.m. 912598-3345. kayla270@uga.edu. gacoast. uga.edu/events/. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle.

PETS & ANIMALS LOW COST PET CLINIC

TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. ST. ALMO’S

Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-2343336. caninepalacesavannah.com. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL 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. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. A variety of programs each month Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd including guided trips with naturalists. Thursday of every month at the Sweet Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236- by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet 8115. wilderness-southeast.org. Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. WINTER SCIENCE SERIES: FISH TAXONOMY

In this class participants will improve their fish identification skills through the application of art and science. Fish

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by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. THEOLOGY ON TAP

Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS FILM: SHOPLIFTERS

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. Presented by CinemaSavannah. $10, cash only Sun., Jan. 6, 4 p.m. savannahjea.org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FILM: FIRST MAN

An early Oscar favorite for Best Picture, this is Academy-Award winning “La La Land” Director Damien Chazelle’s compelling true story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. “First Man” details the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. $8 adults, $5 children 12 and under Thu., Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Fri., Jan. 4, 7 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 5, 3 & 7 p.m. 912472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. MYSTERY JOSEPH BOLOGNA SCREENING

On the 85th birthday of the late TV and film actor Joseph Bologna (“My Favorite Year,” “Married... With Children”), the PFS salutes his talent with a rare public screening of one of the coolest movies he ever made, and one which has gone virtually unnoticed since its original theatrical release. $8 Wed., Jan. 2, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13

E. Park Ave.

SPORTS & GAMES

ADULT AND JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS

On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. ADULT COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. BEARS ELITE FOOTBALL

Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY CLASSES

Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby. com. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP

Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive.

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. SKATEFEST

A Savannah holiday tradition returns to the Savannah Civic Center. Each day of SkateFest consists of individual “session” times which are blocks of 90 minutes each of fun on the ice. For daily session start times please consult the SkateFest calendar on savannahcivic.com. $8 per person, 6-person punch passes $40 Through Jan. 2. savannahcivic.com. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing.

savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS

Adult children of Alcoholics is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Please go to alanon.org for daily meeting schedule. ongoing. savannahalanon.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa. com. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior CONTINUES ON P. 36

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Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912236-0363 x143. AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP

Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912355-7778.

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. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone Church, 520 Washington Ave. is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie CANCER SUPPORT GROUP at 912-727-2959 ongoing. For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at 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. second 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,

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

No one has resisted the force of gravity with more focus than businessman Roger Babson (1875–1967). He wrote an essay entitled “Gravity - Our Enemy Number One,” and sought to develop anti-gravity technology. His Gravity Research Foundation gave awards to authentic scientists who advanced the understanding of gravity. If that organization still existed and offered prizes, I’m sure that researchers of the Aries persuasion would win them all in 2019. For your tribe, the coming months should feature lots of escapes from heaviness, including soaring flights and playful levity and lofty epiphanies.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The night parrots of Australia are so elusive that there was a nearly six-decade stretch when no human saw a single member of the species. But in 2013, after searching for 15 years, photographer John Young spotted one and recorded a 17-second video. Since then, more sightings have occurred. According to my astrological vision, your life in 2019 will feature experiences akin to the story of the night parrot’s reappearance. A major riddle will be at least partially solved. Hidden beauty will materialize. Long-secret phenomena will no longer be secret. A missing link will re-emerge.

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Millions of years ago, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and North and South America were smooshed together. Earth had a single land mass, the supercontinent Pangea. Stretching across its breadth was a colossal feature, the Central Pangean Mountains. Eventually, though, Europe and America split apart, making room for the Atlantic Ocean and dividing the Central Pangean range. Today the Scottish Highlands and the Appalachian Mountains are thousands of miles apart, but once upon a time they were joined. In 2019, Gemini, I propose that you look for metaphorical equivalents in your own life. What disparate parts of your world had the same origin? What elements that are now divided used to be together? Re-

establish their connection. Get them back in touch with each other. Be a specialist in cultivating unity.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

2019 will be an excellent time to swim in unpolluted rivers, utter sacred oaths near beautiful fountains, and enjoy leisurely saunas that help purify your mind and body. You are also likely to attract cosmic favor if you cry more than usual, seek experiences that enhance your emotional intelligence, and ensure that your head respectfully consults with your heart before making decisions. Here’s another way to get on life’s good side: cultivate duties that consistently encourage you to act out of love and joy rather than out of guilt and obligation.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Here are four key questions I hope you’ll meditate on throughout 2019: 1. What is love? 2. What kind of love do you want to receive? 3. What kind of love do you want to give? 4. How could you transform yourself in order to give and receive more of the love you value most? To spur your efforts, I offer you these thoughts from teacher David R. Hawkins: “Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

“Most living things begin in the absence of light,” writes Virgo author Nancy Holder. “The vine is rooted in the earth; the fawn takes form in the womb of the doe.” I’ll remind you that your original gestation also took place in the dark. And I foresee a metaphorically comparable process unfolding for you in 2019. You’ll undergo an incubation period that may feel cloaked and mysterious. That’s just as it should be: the best possible circumstances for the vital new part of your life that will be growing. So be patient. You’ll see the tangible results in 2020.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Many plants that modern Americans regard as weeds were regarded as tasty

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. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive

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food by Native Americans. A prime example is the cattail, which grows wild in wetlands. Indigenous people ate the rootstock, stem, leaves, and flower spike. I propose that we use this scenario to serve as a metaphor for some of your potential opportunities in 2019. Things you’ve regarded as useless or irrelevant or inconvenient could be revealed as assets. Be alert for the possibility of such shifts. Here’s advice from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”

that the worst song ever made would contain bagpipes, cowboy music, tubas, advertising jingles, operatic rapping, and children crooning about holidays. Then he collaborated with other musicians to record such a song. I suspect that as you head into 2019, it’ll be helpful to imagine a metaphorically comparable monstrosity: a fantastic mess that sums up all the influences you’d like to avoid. With that as a vivid symbol, you’ll hopefully be inspired to avoid allowing any of it to sneak into your life in the coming months.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

The slow, gradual, incremental approach will be your magic strategy in 2019. Being persistent and thorough as you take one step at a time will provide you with the power to accomplish wonders. Now and then, you may be tempted to seek dramatic breakthroughs or flashy leaps of faith; and there may indeed be one or two such events mixed in with your steady rhythms. But for the most part, your glory will come through tenacity. Now study this advice from mystic Meister Eckhart: “Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.” Sagittarian polymath Piet Hein wrote a poem in which he named the central riddle of his existence. “A bit beyond perception’s reach, / I sometimes believe I see / That life is two locked boxes / Each containing the other’s key.” I propose that we adopt this scenario to symbolize one of the central riddles of your existence. I’ll go further and speculate that in 2019 one of those boxes will open as if through a magical fluke, without a need for the key. This mysterious blessing won’t really be a magical fluke, but rather a stroke of well-deserved and hard-earned luck that is the result of the work you’ve been doing to transform and improve yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

What themes and instruments do people least want to hear in a piece of music? Composer Dave Solder determined

In Canada, it’s illegal to pretend to practice witchcraft. It’s fine to actually do witchcraft, however. With that as our inspiration, I advise you to be rigorous about embodying your authentic self in 2019. Make sure you never lapse into merely imitating who you are or who you used to be. Don’t fall into the trap of caring more about your image than about your actual output. Focus on standing up for what you really mean rather than what you imagine people expect from you. The coming months will be a time when you can summon pure and authoritative expressions of your kaleidoscopic soul. In the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father who played a key role in getting the United States up and running. He wasn’t happy that the fledgling nation chose the bald eagle as its animal symbol. The supposedly majestic raptor is lazy, he wrote. It doesn’t hunt for its own food, but steals grub obtained by smaller birds of prey. Furthermore, bald eagles are cowardly, Franklin believed. Even sparrows may intimidate them. With that as our theme, Pisces, I invite you to select a proper creature to be your symbolic ally in 2019. Since you will be building a new system and establishing a fresh power base, you shouldn’t pick a critter that’s merely glamorous. Choose one that excites your ambition and animates your willpower.


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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 & 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. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah.org/ GriefSupport. HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. At the meetings, we have a brief discussion from experts in the treatment of head and neck cancer and allow time for group discussion. For more information, please call Suzy Buelvas at 912-350-7845. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. KLINEFELTER SYNDROME/47-XXY SUPPORT GROUP

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. ongoing. amkw21@gmail.com. LEGACY GROUP: FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED AND RECURRENT CANCER.

Group addresses the concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a specific session and to learn about the group, please call Jennifer CurrinMcCulloch at 912-350-7845. ongoing. 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave. LEUKEMIA, LYMPHOMA AND MYELOMA

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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.

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. Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925. NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI Savannah is offering their monthly Mental Health Education meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM at The Reed Clubhouse on 1141 Cornell Drive, Savannah. Connections Group which is for anyone with a Mental Health diagnosis is offered weekly on Tuesday nights from 6-8 PM at The Trinity Lutheran Church at 12391 Mercy Blvd, Savannah. Family Support Group is offered on the last Monday of the month at The Reed Clubhouse on 1144 Cornell Drive, Savannah from 6-8 PM. Please call for any further information. NAMI Savannah phone number is 912-353-7143 second Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN

PRYME MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

The Pryme Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital at 6 p.m. This group provides an opportunity for people with MS and their family and friends to get together to share information, develop coping strategies, receive support and become involved in community activities. For more information, please call Fran McCarey at 819-2224. second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 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. 912233-7273. ongoing. REAL TALK

Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S group for the LGBT community to come (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS) together to sit, eat and socialize while For parents of children attending talking about issues relevant to the Chatham-Savannah Public School System community. Meetings are completely who have IEP plans, to offer mutual confidential and private. Meets in the support through the challenges of the Lecture Conference Room. first Monday IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 amkw210@gmail.com. ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN Fahm St. Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY this group for parents with a seriously SUPPORT GROUP ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh treatment. Case manager facilitates the Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info anyone with this disorder, plus family ongoing. 912-350-5616. memorialhealth. members/caregivers interested in com/backus. memorialhealth.com/ learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, Waters Ave. 5353 Reynolds St. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. PET BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month and helps pet owners get through the loss of their animals. Contact Jeffrey Wittig at jeffwitt912@gmail.com for more information. ongoing, 7:30 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham

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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. 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. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPOUSE/LIFE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP

Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 912629-1089. ongoing. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. TEENS WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO

Help for people ages 11-18, or concerned parents of teens. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-234-4048. parkplaceyes.org. WALK AND TALK THERAPY

Initial secure telehealth session followed by 2 “walk & talk”40 min sessions in tranquil nature settings. Well rounded physical and mental health for adults who want to reduce anxiety with a licensed therapist. All Summer & Fall. Check it out and schedule now: www. counselorcoachconfidant.com or 478 569-7069. Counselor, Coach, Confidant ask for Felicia. ongoing. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION

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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.

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BETHESDA SEEKS VOLUNTEER DOCENTS FOR NEW HISTORY MUSEUM/ VISITORS CENTER

Bethesda seeks volunteer docents for their new visitors center/museum. Volunteer docents needed during regular museum hours, Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Docents will share Bethesda’s rich history and inspiring legacy with visitors from across the country and around the world. ongoing. 912-351-2061. Elizabeth. brown@bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. CALL FOR AFFINIS FOR HOSPICE ANGELS

Do you have a big heart and time to share? Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals that are seriously ill and/ or Homebound. If you are interested in volunteering, call 912-748-6000 or email hospiceangels@affinishospice.org. ongoing. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BONAVENTURE

Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for about a dozen people, each with three hours a month to spare and a willingness to meet, greet and assist visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery. Volunteer hours are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Training for the visitors center and to become a BHS tour guide provided. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at ewoalo@hotmail.com or go to our website, www.bonaventurehistorical. org. ongoing. savannahga.gov/cityweb/ cemeteriesweb.nsf/cemeteries/ bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd.

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 912-6565900 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 912-3562826 or email her at jessica.mathis@ dbhdd.ga.gov. ongoing. Georgia Regional Hospital, 1915 Eisenhower Drive. 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 is offered every two months. 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 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG seeking various volunteer positions. Email FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and karrie@oneloveanimalrescue.com for more information or if you are interested Relocation) is in need of volunteers for

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND LIGHTHOUSE

Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on volunteers to help us succeed everyday. If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ yahoo.com. For more information visit: www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home seeks additional volunteers and volunteer docents to help on Fridays and Saturdays, 1p-4pm, and for possible extended hours. Duties: greet visitors, handle admissions, conduct merchandise sales and help with tours. Docent training and written narratives for reference during tours are provided. ongoing. 912-233-6014. haborrello@aol.com. flanneryoconnorhome.org. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. DOLPHIN PROJECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Dolphin Project needs boat owners, photographers, and other volunteers to help with scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along coastal Georgia. Must be age 18 or older. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-2326572. 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. 888-842-4463. kbuttimer@thagroup.org. thagroup.org. LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Call or

see website for info. ongoing. 912-6523661. 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. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

Lessons and tours. East Coast Paddleboarding, Savannah/Tybee Island. email or call for info. ongoing. 912-4843200. eastcoastpaddleboarding.com. TUTORING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Education majors, retired reading teachers or community residents sought to volunteer for a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students. Call for info. ongoing. 912-447-6605. sjchs.org/body. cfm?id=399. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. TUTORS SOUGHT FOR ADULT LEARNERS (GED PREP AND LITERACY NEEDS)

The Adult Community & Education Program at Royce Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors to assist adult learners. Monday - Thursday, 5pm-7pm. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-11am. Classes at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Free tutor training. Email or call for info. ongoing. 912-3544047. kmorgan@roycelc.org.


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CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $130-$150 weekly. No ROOMS FOR RENT - Ages 40 & better. $150 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065

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We are currently hiring experienced warehouse workers to unload containers in the Savannah, GA area. This is an incentive based position with a guaranteed base, but we have many employees earning upwards of $13-$17/hour based upon productivity. We can work with your schedule. Please contact Michael Granado @ 5 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd., Suite 140 Savannah, GA 31406 Phone: 912-433-6555 Email: mgranado@3plworx. com www.my3pljob.com

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Caroline Drive Apartment. 2 utilities included. On Busline. Bedroom/1 Bath, new paint and Call 912-844-5995 carpet. Separate dining room and kitchen. All electric. $775/ month, $775/deposit. 912-655SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF GRACE 4303 SENIOR LIVING AT IT’S BEST FOR RENT: 638B West 37th Street, FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Upstairs Apt. 3BR/1BA, central Shared community living for heat/air, includes refrigerator, full functioning seniors ages stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 50 & above. Nice comfortable microwave. $775/month. (251) living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. 648-5705 All bedrooms have central HARDEEVILLE heating/air and cable. 4 BR/1BA. Fenced Yard Private bedrooms are $875 Month Plus Deposit fully furnished. Make this 912-234-0548 community one you will want to call home. STUDIO APT. $300/week, plus SAVANNAH’S HOUSE OF other rooms available. Call 912- GRACE also has community 401-1961 for info. housing with its own private WESTSIDE. 2BR/1BA House. bath. Different rates apply. $800mo. 2BR/1BA Apartment. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. $700mo. Central H/AC. Deposit Prices starting at $550. required. 912-659-3550. Call 912-844-5995

Room for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT Nice, Clean, large, furnished. Busline, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. • Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required. 2nd person/child add $100 per week

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

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East & West Savannah. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities including washer/dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/ Internet. $130-$200/weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ ID. Call 912-677-0271

Clean, quiet home. Furnished room w/shared or private $850.00/MONTH bathroom. Utilities included. 2 bedroom. New flooring. paint. $155-$190 per week. Call 912Central A/C. Yard. Washer/dryer 414-4380. hookup. $600.00 deposit. Call (912) 659-1276. CLEAN, QUIET, NICE ROOMS & EFFICIENCIES Service Directory from $100-$215. Near Bus lines. Refrigerator & Stove. Business Services Mature Renters Preferred. FOR ALL TYPES OF *SPECIAL PRICE FOR MASONRY REPAIR MONTHLY RENTALS* For Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, More Info, Call 912-224Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, 3066 or 912-220-6236 etc., New & Repair Work. Call Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306

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

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