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WEDNESDAY 1.16 Film: Frankenstein Conquers the World

One of the most bizarre Asian Sci-Fi/ Action movies ever made, this little-known gem is one part Frankstein, one part Godzilla, and one part crazy. Presented by the Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

Film: Gone With The Wind

This epic love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War received 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress. 4 & 7 p.m. GTC Pooler Cinemas 12, 425 Pooler Pky. $9

THURSDAY 1.17 Film: The General

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Savannah’s parade celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. is an annual favorite and one of the biggest in the nation. 10 a.m. Downtown Savannah

“The General” (1926) stars Buster Keaton as a train engineer who single-handedly pursues his stolen locomotive through enemy lines. 8 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Free SCAD Card holders, $8 general savannahboxoffice.com

Katherine Sandoz Opening Lecture and Reception

Join Katherine Sandoz as she talks about her installation on display in the Jepson Center’s atrium. 6 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Free for members/ $8 non-members. 912-790-8807. laundrec@telfair.org.

Lecture: The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

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After the rousing success of Rodgers & Hammerstein in 2017, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are pleased to welcome back the stars from Savannah Theatre for a spectacular evening of Broadway classics. From Carousel to Wicked and Fiddler to Phantom, spend an evening celebrating favorites from the Great White Way. 7:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $25 savannahphilharmonic.org

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The Savannah Hockey Classic is a collegiate hockey tournament that pits UGA, Georgia Tech, Florida and FSU against each other to compete for the Thrasher Cup. 6 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $12-$18 savannahhockeyclassic.com

Dr. Sarah Cameron’s research focuses on genocide and crimes against humanity, environmental history, and the societies and cultures of Central Asia. 8 p.m. Skidaway Presbyterian, 50 Diamond Cswy Free for Savannah Council on World Affairs members, $10 for non-members savannahcwa.org

Ossabaw Island Foundation Annual Meeting and Book Signing

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Eleanor “Sandy” West, a former owner/ resident of Ossabaw Island who now lives in Savannah. 6 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Free and open to the public

Savannah Third Thursdays

Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club

National headline comedian Collin Moulton’s monthly stand-up comedy show always features his own brand of hilarious and family-friendly comedy. This month’s guest headliner is Zoltan Kaszas, originally from Budapest, Hungary. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. $15

Savannah Third Thursday is a monthly n event held in the Historic District. For the most up-to-date information on participatContra Dance y ing galleries, check the Facebook page. Come join in the fun of contra and squares third Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m. and a couple of waltzes in the recreation FRIDAY 1.18 center. Kenny Greer from South Carolina will teach and prompt the dancing. An 80s Redeux w/The Southern Seldom Sober will play Irish jigs and reels. Holiday Jazz Band 7:30 p.m. Open old and new doors for musicians St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10 West 31st and listeners alike who love the music of Street. the 80’s. $9 / 6 for members or students 8 p.m. 912-826-6504. d79vincent@gmail.com. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. savannahfolk.org $18 Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic 912-472-4790. info@tybeeposttheater.org The University of Georgia, University of Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State The University of Georgia, University of annual two-day clash on the ice to claim Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State the Thrasher Cup. annual two-day clash on the ice to claim 5:30 p.m. the Thrasher Cup. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West 6 p.m. Oglethorpe Ave. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West $12-$18 Oglethorpe Ave. savannahhockeyclassic.com $12-$18 Forsyth Farmers Market savannahhockeyclassic.com Local and regional produce, honey, meat, Film: Never-Ending Man: Hayao dairy, pasta, baked goods and other deMiyazaki lights. Rain or shine. In 2013, film director and animator Hayao 9 a.m.-1 p.m. t Miyazaki suddenly announced his retireForsyth Park ment at the age of 72. But he couldn’t Front Porch Improv: Sorry Not Sorry shake his burning desire to create. Front Porch Improv will use audience 7 p.m. suggestions involving favorite pop culture Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. figures as inspiration to create one-of-a$5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general kind, comedic scenes sure to make you admission laugh. savannahboxoffice.com 8 p.m. Theatre: Annie the Musical Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. Little orphan Annie goes on a New York $10, $5 with a student ID City adventure to find her parents, and frontporchimprov.com ultimately, her forever home. ReptiDay Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 3 p.m. See live animals from around the world, Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East purchase pets and pet products direct Victory Dr. from the experts at amazing prices you $20 adults, $15 children, seniors, military won’t find anywhere else, and learn more savannahchildrenstheatre.org about reptiles and exotic animals at live SATURDAY 1.19 seminars and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1st Annual Richmond Hill MLK Alee Shrine Temple Arena, 13 Eisenberg Parade and Celebration Road. Unity in the Community and the City $12 adult, $5 ages 5-12, free for kids under 4 of Richmond Hill host the first annual repticon.com/georgia/reptiday-savannah/ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration. 10 a.m. CONTINUES ON P. 6 J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

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Savannah Black Heritage’s Dancing Through the Decades

Dance through the decades with DJ Dirty Redd. 7 p.m. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour

The tour is hosted by Danny and Johnny Moron, two local actors, comedians, and history buffs. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Visitor’s Information Center, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. $33 savannahformorons.com

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Join the Coastal Jazz Association for the first concert of 2019 featuring the Mitch Hennes Quartet with Stutz Wimmer, Robert Saunders and Eric Jones. 5 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Free for CJA members, $20 for guests

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The Ugandan Kids Choir is a group of girls and boys who tour the United States and other countries speaking up on behalf of children living in poverty who have yet to be sponsored. 5 p.m. St. Paul’s CME Church, 1601 Barnard St. Free 912-232-6048

Fresh local Bluffton oysters, wild-caught Georgia shrimp in the lowcountry boil, Savannah craft beers and amazing raffle items from local businesses are all on the table. 6 p.m. Hogan’s Marina, 36 Wilmington Island Rd. $50 individual, $80 couple, $100 VIP, $175 VIP couple

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Jump start 2019 with free yoga and a commitment to your physical and mental health. Bring your friends, your family, your coworkers, your classmates -- there will be a class for every body type and shape. All are welcome and experience is not required. No registration required--just show up. 9 a.m. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 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!

The Local Love Marketplace’s goal is to create a hub that encourages the circulation of the dollar in our community, fostering a sense of interdependence and economic growth. third Sunday of every month, 1 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St.

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SUNDAY 1.20 Brunch, Wine and Song

Exquisite food, wine and champagne at Elizabeth’s on 37th. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir and Coastal Youth Choirs. 1 p.m. Elizabeth On 37th, 105 E 37th St.

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

Savannah’s parade celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. is an annual favorite and one of the biggest in the nation. 10 a.m. Downtown Savannah

TUESDAY 1.22 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. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.


NEWS & OPINION EDITOR’S NOTE

Celebrate the environmental history of the Georgia coast WITH SO many people visiting Savannah — and moving here — inspired by our history and charm, one aspect of our tale still seems to escape notice: The incredibly compelling human and natural history of the entire Georgia coast. From Tybee Island down to Cumberland Island, the Georgia coast not only comprises a third of the East Coast’s entire salt marsh, but represents millennia of human presence. It might still be our area’s best-kept secret. “The history of the Georgia coast has been much neglected,” says Paul Pressly, Director Emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance. “It’s been taken for granted by many — but in most cases, it’s simply not known.” From native tribes like the Guale... to the extensive Spanish presence, including the earliest European settlement in what’s now the United States… to Gen. James Oglethorpe… to the plantation era and slavery… to Emancipation and Reconstruction and beyond… the Georgia coast packs a lot of human history into a short hundred miles of coast. That history will be celebrated this Thursday in a remarkable event which serves three purposes: The Ossabaw Island Foundation’s annual meeting; the launch of a wonderful new anthology, Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast; and the 106th birthday celebration of Sandy West, the matriarch directly responsible for ensuring Ossabaw’s protection from development. Keynote speakers are acclaimed Georgia author Janisse Ray (Ecology of a Cracker Childhood), who contributes a chapter in the book, and environmental history professor Paul Sutter, who wrote the introduction and co-edited the book along with Pressly. “Janisse will focus on the sense of place the coast of Georgia has inculcated in people — a sense of place they carry with them for the rest of their lives,” Pressly tells me. “Americans are generally focused on looking to the west, for expansion and for inspiration,” he says. “But here on the Georgia coast, we look east — to the Atlantic, to the Caribbean, to Africa, to Europe.”

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Scholars like Thomas pinpoint the Georgia coast as the likely location of the first European settlement in the continental U.S., de Ayllon’s short-lived 1526 colony of San Miguel de Gualdalpe, which predated St. Augustine, Florida, by almost 40 years. For Pressly and the folks at the Ossabaw Island Foundation, this week’s book launch is the continuation of a long-term educational outreach that began with the Foundation’s first symposium in 2016, also titled Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture. “Prior to that symposium, we had discovered that South Carolina had sort of eaten Georgia’s cake in terms of featuring the Gullah people and their history and culture,” says Pressly. “The Georgia coast was known for sand, and beaches, and the Golden Isles. But the story that wasn’t being told was the story of the people, the human culture.” Pressly says that what makes our human culture so powerful is the sheer breadth and diversity of the groups which have inhabited the Georgia coast. This Thursday’s event, he says, “will explore how nature changed and shaped the vision of each of those groups, and how each group left its mark.” It will also be an opportunity to have some birthday cake in honor of one of Georgia’s greatest residents: the one and only Sandy West! CS

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Thurs., Jan. 17, 6 p.m. reception/book signing, 7 p.m. annual meeting, 8:15 p.m. cake/coffee Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Free and open to the public, books available for purchase.

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Pressly says while the Oglethorpe era is certainly vital to Savannah history — and the part most relayed to tourists — it’s just one comparatively brief chapter. “The Trustees era wasn’t a small thing, but the truth is it didn’t last very long, and it was basically an economic failure,” laughs Pressly. For those unaware of the backstory — old-timers and new arrivals alike seem largely unfamiliar with it — Ossabaw Island is one of several Georgia barrier islands preserved by wealthy industrialists, mostly Northerners, who bought the islands in the late 1800s and early 20th Century as recreational retreats. Perhaps counterintuitively, this stewardship by the super-rich actually protected Georgia’s islands from much of the resort-style development that overtook South Carolina barrier islands to the north, such as Hilton Head. “When those wealthy Northerners bought these islands they were not in pristine shape, as is often said,” relates Sutter. “In many ways their presence helped revert the islands to natural conditions after having been extensively worked, with some islands having large African American communities.” Sutter says a big part of the agenda of Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture is “not only to recognize and celebrate the importance of human history on the coast, but to make sure we don’t erase these really important and diverse histories on these islands.” But Sandy West’s tale is just the most recent history. Originally, Ossabaw and her sister islands hosted native tribes who feasted on bounties of shellfish, leaving behind hundreds of shell middens. Later came the Spanish colonial presence, as exhaustively explored on St. Catherine’s Island by rock star archaeologist Dr. David Hurst Thomas, who contributes a key chapter in Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture. “It took Dr. Thomas seven years of work on St. Catherine’s before he discovered the Santa Catalina mission settlement,” says Pressly. “The key is he was willing to invest that seven years.” Thomas and his team discovered the remains of a Catholic church on St. Catherine’s, with accompanying burial ground. Officially part of the local diocese, outdoor services are still held there once a year, within the outlines of the original foundation — making it the oldest Christian church still in use in North America.

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Bigger vehicles, bigger problems And this: “In Montreal, scientists sifted through data on three million Canadian crashes and found driving an SUV instead BY JOHN BENNETT of a car makes a driver 224 per cent more john@bicyclecampaign.org likely to cause a fatal crash.” Last year an investigation by the Detroit Free Press revealed, “Federal safety reguTHE ‘TROLLEY PROBLEM.’ Do you lators have known for years that SUVs, know it? There are several versions of this with their higher front-end profile, are at ethical paradox, but they usually involve least twice as likely as cars to kill the walkasking us to imagine ourselves at a switch, ers, joggers and children they hit, yet have which will divert the path of a runaway done little to reduce deaths or publicize street car. Doing nothing allows the trolthe danger.” ley to run over five workers making track Some of my first driving lessons repairs (Sometimes they are five people occurred behind the wheel of my grandtied up on the tracks, silent movie villain father’s 1967 Dodge D100 pickup. It was a style). Activating the switch diverts the challenging vehicle to operate. The clutch trolley onto a side track, where only one seemed to have two positions: in and out, person is in its path. with not much nuance in between. There The Trolley Problem forces us to conwas so much slack in the steering box, you sider if the needs of the many do indeed could turn the wheel 15 degrees in either outweigh those of the few, as Mr. Spock direction without altering the truck’s path. famously said, and also the difference Going the speed limit, much less speedbetween passive and active killing. ing, felt positively reckless in the D100. My Some versions add another option: Push knuckles have never been whiter. an innocent bystander onto the tracks to Most importantly, the truck was huge. stop the trolley. By contemporary standards, not so much. Last Tuesday I heard the Trolley ProbThe grill of its modern-day descendant, lem mentioned by two different people in the Ram 1500, is at least a foot higher than less than an hour. Both evocations were the hood of my grandfather’s truck. offered in discussions of car crashes. My grandfather’s truck was usually The first time was by Stephen G. Lowry, loaded with the tools, lumber, coffee cans an attorney who specializes in product full of nails, and other materials he used liability, during his presentation on auton- in rehabilitating historic buildings. While omous vehicles at the Metropolitan Savan- there are RAM 1500s carrying similar cargo on our streets today, many more are nah Rotary Club. Lowry described the used for commuting to office jobs and pickcomplexity of the algorithms that govern ing the kids up from school. the behavior of self-driving cars. The popularity of large trucks and SUVs For instance, if swerving to avoid a child has grown as many of us upsize in hopes of running into the street might cause an making our families safer in the event of a autonomous vehicle to crash into the side collision with a similarly colossal vehicle. of a tunnel, potentially killing its passenThis automotive arms race would not be gers, what should it do? Less than an hour later I came across the possible, of course, without low fuel prices. Some will argue that driving a big second mention of the Trolley Problem, in vehicle is a matter of personal choice. And a tweet from Harvey Miller, a professor at that’s certainly true. However, that choice Ohio State University: may reduce options for others. “People think the ‘Trolley Problem’ is Responding to customer preference, last only an abstract philosopher’s riddle. But year Ford announced it would stop manuif you buy a monster SUV or truck you facturing cars altogether — except for the are choosing protection at the expense of Mustang — to concentrate on producing other peoples’ lives.” He linked to a 2015 story in the National trucks and SUVs. We’ve voted with our Post, “Big cars kill: ‘Monster’ vehicles may wallets, so to speak, and the results have been tallied. make Canadians feel safer, but they’re Without question, however, our appetite more likely to cause fatal collisions.” The for big trucks and SUVs makes our streets story references some startling research. deadlier for people who walk, people who For example, a University of Califorride bicycles and motorcycles, and even nia, San Diego study found that “every those of us who still get around by quaint life saved in a large vehicle came at the expense of 4.3 dead pedestrians, motorcy- vehicles called cars. CS clists and car drivers.”


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EACH YEAR, the North Atlantic right whale comes to Georgia’s coast to calve their newborns. It’s a tradition that’s unique to our coastline, and it’s also at risk of being lost. In last year’s season, twenty whales surfaced dead. That’s a huge blow to a species with a total population of just over 400. Whale Week seeks to raise awareness about the North Atlantic right whale in efforts to protect them. “If the coast of Georgia is not safe and not protected, then we will not have the North Atlantic right whale anymore. It is that simple,” says Paulita Bennett-Martin, organizer of Whale Week and Oceana’s campaign organizer for Georgia. “They come here to have their calves. They can’t just go out into other regions that are not the right temperature or don’t have the right food source. We have to make sure the water is protected, and we have to recognize the unique relationship they have to us—they only come here.” Bennett-Martin explains that the North Atlantic right whale’s calving corridor traces the Georgia coast, going from Jacksonville, Florida to right here in Savannah. “There was talk that they were worried climate change and the patterns they’ve

been seeing that potentially, the whales might have to start surveying more into South Carolina and the mid-Atlantic,” she says, “which, I was really sad to hear. I was like, ‘No, they’re ours!’” Whale Week kicks off Wed., Jan. 23 with a Family and Friends Night at Juliette Low Elementary School. Hosted by Loop It Up Savannah and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, the event includes arts and crafts about the North Atlantic right whale’s anatomy. The next night, Jan. 24, is the Lines and Strikes and Life, a panel discussion at Ships of the Sea that includes Cathy Sakas of Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, local artist Tara Garrigan, Gib Brogan of Oceana, and Sharon Young of the Humane Society. The panel is moderated by Dr. Simona Perry. “She’s a Savannahian, born and raised, who left to go study North Atlantic right whales and work on ships doing survey research,” says Bennett-Martin. “She has this long history—she worked for NOAA and she’s come back and does consulting on research. That just brings it home to me. You have experts elsewhere—the Northeast is chock full of whale experts— but we also have some right here in Savannah.” On Fri., Jan. 25, the Susie King Taylor Community School hosts the North CONTINUES ON P. 10

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Atlantic Right Whale Day. Environmental organizations will be present to help lead activities and learning lessons. “We’ll begin the process of making a North Atlantic right whale quilt that the kids make squares of, and the intention with that quilt is that we get it all the way to the Capitol with kids that can talk about why we need to protect them,” says Bennett-Martin. “Georgia’s Giant: The North Atlantic Right Whale” takes place Sat., Jan. 26 at, fittingly, White Whale Craft Ales. The exhibition of art celebrating the physical and metaphorical beauty of the North Atlantic right whale includes work by Stacie Jean Albano, Tara Garrigan, and Atlanta-based artist Deeds Davis. The week closes out on Sun., Jan. 27 with Whale Yoga at Oatland Island. The yoga session, led by Dr. Doretha Walker, will explore the North Atlantic right whale’s migration and set a mindful intention. The overall goal of Whale Week is to cement the North Atlantic right whale as an important part of Georgia culture that deserves protection. “When the Georgia General Assembly unanimously designated the North

Atlantic right whale our state marine mammal in 1984, that effort was led largely by the Georgia Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, and kudos to them on that,” says Bennett-Martin. “There are no fingers to point, but Georgia has not done a good job in keeping that an important thing. Maybe one day we could look forward to having the North Atlantic right whale being a module in learning for students through school. Obviously we don’t want to do tours of endangered species because there’s a stayaway area, but at the same time, maybe someday we will be able to.” CS


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off to see the girls’ bathroom, which was in considerably worse condition than rachael@connectsavannah.com the boys’ bathroom she had just seen. The cement room had a gutter running LAST January, Cari Clark Phelps and through the middle of the floor and a Jasmine Head went on a trip that not only locked wooden door. changed their lives, but changed the lives “Basically, if you have to go to the bathof others. room and take care of anything more Phelps, owner of Salacia Salts, and serious, you have to ask for permission to Head, her now employee, went on a trip unlock the door,” Phelps says. “And this to Hyderabad, India, through the is a high school, so we know what girls Rotary Club of Savannah. are going through. There’s enough to deal “We went to see the with.” challenges and opporWhen she came back out, Phelps tunities that country met back up with the girl, who asked has,” recalls Phelps. her if she herself would use that “We visited a lot of bathroom. schools in rural commu“I held her hands and I was like, nities and we were visiting ‘I don’t know what I the projects that Rotary had can do, but I’m going helped with.” to try something,’” At one school, Phelps remembers Phelps. was told about the new A year later, that bathrooms Rotary had something is the built and took a look Helping Hands for herself. Out in the Guest Bar Soap. courtyard, she struck One dollar from up a conversation with every bar of soap sold some of the schoolgirls. The Helping Hands Guest Bar Soap goes to the fund Phelps “I asked the girls, ‘Are helps fund clean bathrooms. PHOTO and Head set up to proyou enjoying the bathCOURTESY OF SALACIA SALTS. mote sanitation, hygiene rooms?’ And one girl said education, and clean no,” says Phelps. “I’m like, bathrooms. Salacia Salts ‘Really? Why?’ And she said, ‘Oh, we don’t will match every dollar raised. have good bathrooms—that’s the boy’s “We held a fundraiser when we got bathroom.’” back, and we raised $12,000, which built a CONTINUES ON P. 12 With a sinking feeling, Phelps snuck BY RACHAEL FLORA

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bathroom already,” says Phelps. “We built the bathroom at the school we went to within four or five months.” The Helping Hands Guest Bar Soap, which costs $6, comes packaged in recycled fabric swatches donated from local interior design companies. Bringing it full-circle, the bars are wrapped by girls in Loop It Up Savannah. “We were thinking, ‘How do we get young girls involved?’” Phelps shares. “We don’t want to neglect the boys by any means, but we thought if we could get young girls involved and have them help other girls that were in India, that’s kind of a cool way to pass the message along.” “That was one of the things that we both came back with,” adds Head. “I have said more times in the last year, just sitting in my house or at my job or in my car, ‘God, I am so fortunate.’ When you come back from a trip like that, you realize how connected you really are. We prepared to go halfway around the world, just like these girls would be preparing to help someone halfway around the world, but what connects is our similarities and they’re so much greater than our differences.” Having a fully-functioning bathroom is something most of us take for granted, but in regions of India like Phelps and Head visited, it’s sometimes a privilege. “A lot of the schools we went to, there weren’t any bathrooms at all,” Phelps says. “Some families do have bathrooms, don’t get me wrong, but that week I could see

family getting ready for school and the kids would go in the field to use the bathroom. So that’s what they had at home, too. It’s important for the kids to go to school and learn good hygiene, and if they don’t have it at home, at least they’ll have it at school. But when the school doesn’t have it either, I’m like, ‘How do you fix this?’” “The other thing is that because of not having a great bathroom, girls tend to not go to school about once a week every month,” continues Phelps. “They don’t go to class, so guess what happens? They end up dropping out or getting behind, and that ends up not being good for the future of India or even our world. If you’ve got that many women not being educated and being treated like they’re maybe lesser—it’s interesting just to think that something as simple as a bathroom could help educate India.” Each bar of Helping Hands Guest Bar Soap comes packaged with a photo of Phelps and a group of schoolgirls, including the girl who spoke out. “These girls who took the time to step out and approach [Phelps] separately saw that when I say something, something happens,” Head says. “We probably visited 12 schools, and not one kid said, ‘Hey, help me,’” adds Phelps. “But this girl did—she was brave.” CS Salacia Salts is at 208 W. Hall St. To purchase a bar of Helping Hands Guest Bar Soap, visit the store or salaciasalts.com.


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Hockey Classic celebrates 20 years Two decades on, the Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic continues to bring that old college spirit to the ice

BY JIM MOREKIS

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TWENTY YEARS AGO, the Savannah Sports Council first came up with the idea of bringing hockey to Savannah. The twist was that their new hockey tournament would pit familiar college teams against each other — the perfect hangover cure for Southern college football fans facing eight long months until the next season’s hard-hitting action started. The Enmarket Hockey Classic — Enmarket is new title sponsor this year — happens this weekend, featuring college club teams from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Georgia Tech,

and the University of Georgia. A lot has changed in those two decades. For starters, a hockey fan isn’t an alien life form down South anymore. “I was talking to a guy last week who moved to Savannah from Pittsburgh,� recalls Rob Wells, director of the Savannah Sports Council. “He’s excited for the Classic mostly because he’ll finally get a chance to see live hockey down here.� Indeed, the influx to Savannah of new residents from around the country means the Hockey Classic doesn’t have to rely just on college football for its identity. But the passion and rivalries of the fan bases do make for a spirited evening off the ice as well as on it. “This is one of those events where

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people don’t really want to see a lot of change from year to year,� says Wells. “But we do have a few new twists to mark this 20th anniversary.� The main addition comes Friday night, which will be “Nineties Night� throughout, to commemorate the Classic’s inaugural year of 1999.

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DJ-ing the weekend will be Shark, known to many from Savannah Bananas games, and popular local DJ Kotter of 106.1 FM. The origins of the Hockey Classic came from conversations with folks at the UGA hockey team, the Ice Dawgs. Before the current four-team tourney became a fixture, the University of Tennessee team participated for one year. An attempt to add Thursday night to the tourney featured the University of South

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Fatal shooting on the Southside

Savannah Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal shooting on Chatham Street on Jan. 7. “Officers responded to the first block of Chatham Street about 9:35 p.m. and located Kyle Cook, 29, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries,” police say. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes tip line at (912) 5253124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Fatal accident claims life of City employee

Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a work-related accident on Jan. 9 that resulted in the death of a City of Savannah employee.

“About 3:45 p.m. officers responded to the city lot on Sycamore Drive and discovered an employee with the City of Savannah’s Public Works & Water Resources Department deceased. The employee was identified as Peter Solomon, 62,” the City reports. Solomon was on the Streets Maintenance crew within the Public Works & Water Resources Department. “We’ve lost a member of our family,” says City Manager Rob Hernandez. “It’s a tragedy. It’s never something we want to see happen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Solomon.” Pete was originally from Orlando, Florida where he retired from a Florida municipality. He worked with Chatham County for five years before joining the City of Savannah.

Savannah Police investigate three serious crashes

Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is looking into three crashes that happened with 48 hours. The latest incident was a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 95 on Jan. 13. “Around 10:50 p.m. officers were notified of a crashed vehicle in the treeline of I-95

near Mile Marker 106. Officers discovered Charlotte Jung, 23, of Rincon, deceased in the vehicle. A preliminary investigation revealed that Jung, who was driving a Honda Accord, was traveling north when she left the roadway and struck two trees,” police say. Two crashes happened Jan. 12. “Just after noon officers responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash at the intersection of Montgomery Cross Road and Indigo Drive. An initial investigation revealed that a Toyota Avalon, which was driven by Audrey Scott, 65, of Savannah, was traveling westbound on Montgomery Cross Road attempting to turn left onto Indigo Road at the same time that a Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle, which was driven by William Chancey, 58, of Savannah, was traveling eastbound on Montgomery Crossroads,” police say. “Chancey, fearing he would hit the Avalon in the intersection, laid down his bike, resulting in serious injuries to him. Other details remain under investigation. Chancey was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.” In another incident later that day, “Around 7:30 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle versus bicycle crash at Montgomery and 50th streets. According to an initial investigation, two bicyclists had left a

location in the 3500 block of Montgomery Street and were attempting to enter the northbound lane of Montgomery Street at the same time that a Ford F-150, which was driven by Benjamin Wilson, 73, of Savannah, was traveling north in the left lane of Montgomery Street,” police say. “Wilson saw the first bicyclist and was able to avoid her but he did not see the second bicyclist. The truck struck the bike resulting in serious injuries to Ruixuan Pu, 22, of Savannah. She was transported to Memorial Medical Center with serious injuries.” 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.

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KION TV reported on Jan. 7 that a Salinas, Calif., family’s Ring doorbell camera captured video of a man licking the doorbell for more than three hours. The homeowners were out of town during the encounter, which took place around 5 a.m., but their children were inside. Sylvia Dungan, alerted to the activity at her front door on her phone, said, “I thought, boy there’s a lot of traffic. ... Who the heck is that?” Salinas police identified the man as Roberto Daniel Arroyo, 33. Arroyo also relieved himself in the front yard and visited a neighbor’s house. “You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically he didn’t do anything,” Dungan said, though police charged him with petty theft and prowling.

Super Fan

Dale Sourbeck, 49, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, had football on his mind after his arresting start to 2019. In the early morning hours of Jan. 3, he used a hammer to break into the Rock Street Music store and helped himself to two guitars -- to start with, reported WNEP TV. Presumably realizing he was being watched by surveillance cameras, Sourbeck left and returned to the store wearing a mask and grabbed three more guitars. Police tracked Sourbeck down using the surveillance camera shot of his license plate and found the stolen guitars in his home. Upon his arrest, the only statement he made was “Go Eagles.”

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Eakins Oval, a Philadelphia traffic circle, was the scene of an ominous accident on Jan. 1 when a 21-year-old unnamed man tried to climb a monument to George Washington at the center of the circle. WPIV-TV reported that the man slipped while climbing and fell on the sharp antler of a large deer statue at the base of the monument, impaling his left side. He suffered lacerations and was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital nearby.

Unclear on the Concept

• Three customers and staff of a Wells Fargo branch in Solana Beach, California, were stunned on Jan. 3 when 35-year-old Clint Gray entered the bank shortly after it opened and yelled, “This is a robbery! Everybody get on the ground!” a witness told The San Diego Union-Tribune. But Gray, who was unarmed, didn’t follow through. Instead, he stripped down to his underwear and sat in a chair near the front door, asking bank employees to call law enforcement. He also kindly told one female customer that she could sit in a chair instead of lying on the floor. A sheriff’s deputy arrived shortly, and Gray surrendered without resistance; he was later charged with attempted robbery. • Students at a Fairfield, Ohio, middle school were subjected to an unexpected lesson on Jan. 8 when they reported suspicious behavior “taking place behind (the) desk” of substitute teacher, Tracey J. Abraham of Cincinnati. WHIO-TV reported that the school resource officer at Creekside Middle School received several complaints from students that the teacher was, eh, taking matters into his own hands, and he was removed from the room and building. Abraham was booked and charged with public indecency and ordered to stay away from all locations where there are children under 18 years old.

Smooth Reaction

A female jogger on the Goldenrod Trail in Oakland, California, used pepper spray on a dog that attacked her on the morning of Jan. 3, angering the dog’s owner, Alma Cadwalader, 19. According to KPIXTV, police said Cadwalader retaliated by tackling and punching the jogger multiple times, and finally biting the victim on the forearm, causing significant wounds. Police posted a surveillance camera photograph of Cadwalader and asked for the public’s help in identifying her; she was arrested on Jan. 4.

Social Media Fail

Game Warden Cannon Harrison, 24, is well known around his area in Oklahoma, so when he filled out a profile for the dating app Bumble, he didn’t include his profession. But when he “matched” with

a woman nearby in December, he was surprised when she messaged him that she had just bagged “a bigo buck.” “I thought ... it was someone who was messing with me because they knew who I was,” Harrison told The Washington Post. Deer season had ended, although hunting with a crossbow was still legal, so he decided to play along. He wrote back, “Hell yeah, get em with a bow?” When the unnamed huntress demurred, he asked her if she had been “spotlighting” -- an illegal technique that involves shining a light into the animal’s eyes to stun it before shooting it, and she replied, “Yeahhhh.” Next she sent Harrison a photo of herself with her trophy, and Harrison went to work. He tracked her down on social media, and the following morning, game wardens appeared at her door. The woman paid a fine and will avoid jail time -- and probably a date with Warden Harrison.

Oh, Florida

Heather Carpenter, 42, was charged with damaging property and criminal mischief in Sarasota County, Florida, after expressing in a particularly gross way her dissatisfaction with the principal of the school where Carpenter was substitute teaching. Phillippi Shores Elementary School Principal Allison Foster had been helping Carpenter with a professional issue, but Carpenter was unhappy with the way it was going, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. So on Dec. 1, in a park where Foster was hosting a birthday party for her daughter later in the day, Carpenter -- whose own daughter was invited to the party -- arrived with human feces, according to a witness, which she spread on the grill and picnic tables. Carpenter pleaded not guilty, but the Sheriff’s Office report stated that she admitted she “intentionally placed human waste and fecal matter on the tables at Urfer Park with the intent of disrupting the birthday party planned by Foster.”

Least Competent Criminal

An unidentified 39-year-old wannabe carjacker hit a bump in the road on Jan. 7 when he approached the driver of a Chevrolet Volt in San Diego, reported The San Diego Union-Tribune. The thief demanded the driver’s keys and mobile phone around 6 a.m., according to San Diego police, and tried to drive off in the vehicle. But he couldn’t figure out how to operate the hybrid car, and in frustration he ran away, discarding the phone and keys. Police located the carjacker a short distance away and arrested him on suspicion of carjacking and robbery. CS

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Southern Culture on the Skids thrives after three decades The legendary North Carolina trio comes to The Jinx

BY SEAN KELLY

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SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS is an anomaly. The band, comprising Rick Miller, Mary Huff, and Dave Hartman, began in 1983 and solidified its current lineup in 1987. Since then, the band has released a number of albums on both major and independent labels and solidified itself as a solid and unmatched live act. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based band has continued on for three decades with the same lineup — something most bands simply can’t say. SCOTS achieved perhaps its most commercial moment in 1995 with the release of the song “Camel Walk,” but they’ve been consistently releasing music ever since to a devoted fanbase. They’ll be coming back to Savannah on Wed., Jan. 16 for a show at The Jinx. “It started with just me and my roommate in college deciding that we wanted to start a rockabilly band,” Miller tells Connect of the band’s early days. “We were both fans of the Johnny Burnette Trio, plus newer stuff like The Cramps. We were coming from a punk, DIY kind of background. We just started a band for fun. I was an art student, and we would practice in the art lab for the first six months and then we got a complaint. I guess the Dean of Students lived right behind us.” That lineup lasted until its members finished school, at which time Miller’s roommate decided he wanted to do something musically different than what they were doing. Miller and his drummer at the time were much more interested in following the rockabilly and country influences that were presenting themselves. “We kind of wanted to branch out, and I realized that we lost a lot of our original fans because they were kind of into the punk rock thing,” he says. “We just kind of started from scratch again. Then the original bass player and drummer left because they had career issues and things like that. Mary, who I believe was a sophomore in college, was a cello major studying music. But she was also in punk bands. She’d seen us and heard through the grapevine that our bass player was quitting. She’d come down to see the Butthole Surfers in Raleigh, so she saw them and then tried out for the band the next day.” Hartman was a longtime friend of Huff’s who joined a short time later, and the trio 18 began playing regularly. Things got serious

Legendary band Southern Culture on the Skids returns to Savannah for a gig at The Jinx.

when they found a house in the woods and began woodshedding songs for a year, which led to their 1991 debut. “That kind of started the whole thing, and that’s where we got the whole SCOTS thing down. We said, ‘Let’s just do songs about the south, where everyone grew up, but we’ll add a bunch of stuff too.’ We wanted to do surf music, we still like punk music, we still like R&B. So we said, ‘Let’s do something where we combine it all,’” Miller explains. The band’s lyrics are known for being humorous more often than not, which is something that Miller says happened early on in their history. “When we first came up with the name, we were just goofing around,” he says. “We were a couple of kids trying to piss people off. That whole kind of punk ethic. And it worked. The name just kind of stuck. The humorous aspect of some of our songs is just because we’ve always believed that rock and roll is supposed to be fun. We’re not looking to change the world or anything - we just want people to have a good time.”

The band’s aesthetic is another signature element of theirs — particularly Huff’s ‘60s outfits and hairstyle. “Mary started bouffanting her because she found a bunch of photos of her mom from the ‘60s, and she still had some of the dresses and stuff. That thing just started because Mary was totally broke and her mom gave her some clothes,” he says. “And we all thought we wanted it to be entertaining, too. We didn’t want to be shoegazers or for it to be cock rock-y. We wanted to be entertainers.” Of course, for a band that’s been around as long as SCOTS, there have been many memorable stories and moments along the way. One incredible story took place in the mid-’90s, when the band was in Mississippi and had the opportunity to meet and play with the late blues legend Junior Kimbrough at his house, where he was having a party. “It was outside of town, and it was like stepping back in time,” he recalls of Kimbrough’s property. “We went inside and there he was, man. Junior Kimbrough just playing this hypnotic trance blues. I’ve

never seen better dancing in my life.” Junior was informed by mutual friends that Miller and his bandmates were in fact a band, and he invited them to play a short set for the group of people that had gathered at his house. “I ran out to my car and got my guitar, and I noticed when I opened the door that the light didn’t come on. But I didn’t think much of it. I went back and I had my guitar, and Dave sat behind the drums and he said the drum head had been broken so many times that it was like playing a piece of plywood,” he says. “Junior had plugged into a Peavey keyboard amp, so we plugged into that. The microphone had the windscreen broken off, so you were singing right into the bare elements. That was going right into the same amp, I believe. It was incredible. Everybody just started dancing. It was unbelievable.” CS

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Orlando-based ambient rock band Makari headlines an AURA Fest pre-show at El Rocko Lounge.

ES: Myself, Kevin, and our guitarist Matt have all known each other since high school. We played in jazz band together, and kind of always jammed and had projects together. Then we went off to college and did our own thing, but got an opportunity to go on tour to fill in with another band. It was our first ever touring experience, and we were all super stoked to do it. After that tour, we came home and kept writing music together, and that’s how Makari formed.

In terms of your writing process, is it an all-inclusive type of thing where everyone contributes?

So in some ways it was kind of accidental?

What were some of the bands you were listening to that you had in common?

ES: In a sense, yeah. We got that one opportunity to go on tour with our friend’s band, and so we were like, “Hey, we might as well try and do it full time.” So we recorded our first EP in 2012 and it seemed like people dug it, so we kept doing our thing.

ES: I would say nowadays we all have very different tastes in music, which is a good thing. But when we started we all liked bands like Circa Survive. That’s what inspired guitar ideas or drum ideas, but we’d try to do our own thing with it at the same time.

Did you sort of sense at some point that something was working and you wanted to continue on? When did that moment hapen?

Having been doing this for so long now, do you prefer touring over being in the studio? Where do you feel most comfortable and what’s your favorite part of the different processes?

ES: We actually ended up writing a few songs right before the tour to play, because it was such a DIY thing that the band didn’t have enough songs for a full set. So we wrote songs, like, two weeks before the tour. They weren’t recorded or released.

ES: For sure. For example, I’ll have a riff idea and try to work it into the structure of a song. I’ll take it to Kevin and Matt and have them put their ideas into it. It always would turn out really cool. The three of us have been playing music together since we were 15 years old, so we’ve always been able to write together really well.

KB: If I had to say, touring is probably the most fun. But they’re kind of different and they do different things. When you’re on the road, you’re playing for either people you’ve seen before or new

people who haven’t seen you before. For me, whenever we go out there and talk to people who tell us that our music is a positive thing in their life - that reaffirms what we’re doing and tells me that it has value beyond the $10 they pay for the CD or a shirt. That part of it is the best. Was there a moment where you realized that the band was taking on a life of its own? KB: I don’t know that there was really a defining moment. We had some interest from record labels before we signed to inVogue [Records]. We’d all been playing music before we went to college, and people would always say “You really should just go to school and get a job.” But I felt like [music] made a lot more sense and felt a lot more real than whatever nine-to-five job I could get afterwords. ES: When we got a different vocalist and Andy [Cizek] joined the band, we felt like it was the best stuff we’d ever done. At least for me, that was kind of a turning point where I felt like the band was going to go to the next level. CS

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MUSIC INTERVIEW

The Platters come to town for a night of musical nostalgia Celebrated vocal group’s latest incarnation joins The Drifters and Coasters at the Savannah Theatre

BY SEAN KELLY

sean@connectsavannah.com

THE PLATTERS have numerous hits under their belt, having been one of the most successful vocal groups of the early days of rock and roll. Since forming in 1952, the group has garnered considerable, consistent acclaim and continues on to this day with a lineup of new voices. Those new members carry on the legacy of the group cemented by the late Herb Reed, whose company still maintains ownership of The Platters’ name. These days, the group is touring with the hits but also planning new music in 2019 including an upcoming single release. Lance Bernard Bryant, an accomplished singer who has been with The Platters for three years, is one of four vocalists involved in the current version of the group. That group, alongside The Drifters and Cornell Gunter Coasters, will be in town for several performances at the Savannah Theatre on Jan. 18 and 19. Ahead of the shows, we talked to Bryant about the group’s legacy and its future. Tell me about your career. What led you to joining The Platters? LBB: I’ve been singing professionally since I left college in 2002. Before that, music was a part of my life growing up. My

grandmother was very active in her church community and taught each of us how to sing. She was always very proud of me for being the one to carry on with music. I went on to study at SUNY Fredonia, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in vocal performance there. I spent some time singing with a cappella groups on cruises, and during that time I’d moved to Las Vegas. I was connected to the music program at The Venetian, where classically trained performers sing Italian art songs and opera. While I was there I got connected to Cirque du Soleil through a production that I was doing, and that took me to China where I was a resident artist in their show for a little under a year. At the close of that show, I moved to New York and a friend of mine told me about an audition for a vocal group. I had no idea what I was getting involved with. I showed up to the audition and sang, and that group ended up being The Platters. Prior to that, were you a fan growing up? What was your relationship like with the group and its music and history? LBB: To be honest, I was very familiar with the hits. Most people know “The Great Pretender” and “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” But I didn’t know much of the back catalog and didn’t know a great deal about the backstory and history of the group. But

once I joined, immediately the first thing is you’ve got to know the history.

LBB: Right! There’s just so much beautiful music that the group has done over the years. It’s really an amazing story, when you learn the history.

LBB: This isn’t the first time that this group of artists have been together to perform this particular show. It’s been a lot of fun. We recently spent about three weeks with the same trio touring the midwest, and we had a blast. We joke around backstage and watch from the wings to support each other. It’s a wonderful environment, and it’s great music.

You’ve done a lot of shows since then what’s one moment or show that stands out in your mind over the last few years of being in this group?

If you could narrow it down to two songs, what would be your top two favorite songs to do in a typical Platters set?

LBB: Oh wow! I almost want to answer two [laughs]. One is for personal reasons, and it’s a performance that we had in Sarasota. That was the first time that some of my father’s family members ever got to watch me perform. It was amazing to be able to do so with this group that’s such an important part of music history. The most memorable performance overall, as far as being a member, was when we performed at Mohegan Sun. I don’t remember the year, but that was really the first time that I’d been in an arena show with the group. To see that large of a crowd and that many people so engaged in the music and showing so much love for the Platters’ music was very overwhelming.

LBB: There’s just something magical about “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” that takes people places, and I love to see that and feel that energy. The second song that I love that we perform is a brand new song from the Platters called “It’s My Time.” Knowing the history of the group, and being a part of that continuation forward, it’s another one of those moments where I get overwhelmed in the emotion of it. It’s nice to see people get connected to the music in a live setting, and to share in that together in a big public space. There’s so much peace and positivity in the air in those two moments. CS

You start diving into all the songs.

Tell me about the show coming up with the Drifters and the Coasters.

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Curt Castle’s musical travelogue

Nomadic singer and songwriter talks forthcoming LP BY SEAN KELLY

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GEORGIA-BRED indie pop songwriter Curt Castle was looking for a new start when his solo venture began. Two longrunning bands he’d been playing in either dissolved or slowed down, and he experienced the end of a long-term romantic relationship. Those major life changes were the impetus for If I’m Here At All, a collection of songs recorded primarily in Athens with noted producer Drew Vandenberg. The album, due out next month, will be supported by a tour that includes a stop at El Rocko Lounge on Jan. 21. Ahead of his gig, we spoke to Castle about the musical journey he’s on, and where he’s going from here. What led you to Athens to make this record, and how did this project start? CC: I’ve played in a bunch of different bands over the years. Some have done really well and some have done not so well. I’m in a band called Reptar, and that band was doing pretty well. But everyone moved to different places around the country so that sort of stalled out. Right around the same time, another band I was in broke up. And right around the same time as that, I broke up with a girl that I’d been with for five years. So I was just like, “Okay, well, everything is different now.” There was just a whole lot of space in my life that had been taken up with these creative projects and relationships, and I just started filling it more and more with writing my own songs. It’s something I’d always done, but it’s something that I hadn’t necessarily had a lot of time for. I felt like I wanted to go somewhere different than where I normally was. I was living in Atlanta at the time, so I packed up my recording stuff and some guitars and drove across the country to Olympia, Washington. Wow. CC: A big part of it was wanting that drive. It was a very beautiful but stark landscape that I was driving through. I kind of wanted to have that context maybe soak into my brain and be a backdrop to get these songs together and set what I wanted this to become. I went out there for a couple weeks and had the record mostly recorded. When I came back to Athens, there

Curt Castle brings his eclectic sound to El Rocko Lounge. PHOTO BY ROSE EGLE

were things that I wanted to touch up and I wanted to remix it. I’d worked with Drew Vandenberg before, who recorded and mixed most of the record. I pulled up all these things that my friends and I had done, and there’d be little things that I’d say, “I’m not sure about this part, let’s replace it with something else.” If you replace it with something that’s recorded at Chase Park Studios, all of the sudden you go, “That sounds really good,” and you want to replace things more. It ended up being almost another year of recording. It got to a place where it was nice and balanced, but some of them are almost entirely re-recorded in Athens. I think the whole thing works pretty well. It’s one of those things where I think it’s a lot easier for things to be done in multiple locations, and at the end of the day it all sounds cohesive. So, there are certain elements of the synth-pop here and there - did you start this project thinking you wanted to do one thing, or more so that it would be a vehicle for anything you wanted to do musically? CC: I think it was less about having a particular aesthetic in mind, and more about having a particular emotional honesty. There isn’t really any irony in any of these songs. The lyrics say what they are. There aren’t many super elaborate metaphors or

anything like that. I’m a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, and he does a really good job of lyrically walking the line between being really simple but poignant and evocative. Some of his songs fall on the side of the line where it’s like, “Man, that’s really powerful.” And others fall on the, “Man, that is really cheeseball and I don’t know if I like it.” I wanted to try and get close to that line. He’s one of those guys where it’s more about the lyricism of it all. And then musically it kind of gives him creative license to do whatever he wants. There’s a Bruce Springsteen sound, but he can sort of take some liberties and dive into different musical areas. Do you feel like that’s sort of what you’re doing? CC: I’d say that’s true. I definitely like for there to be moments where different instruments are coming together, either doing harmonies or doing unison parts for a second and then splitting off. There’s a lyrical approach and an arrangement approach that is pretty consistent, but then the actual sounds are pretty flexible. CS Curt Castle, Dustin Price @El Rocko Lounge Mon., Jan. 21, 9 P.M.


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DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER @RANDY WOOD’S PICKIN’ PARLOR

Bluegrass and gospel legend Doyle Lawson is one of the most accomplished and respected mandolinists in modern history. He’s been active since 1963, and was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012. This is a rare chance to see a true musical trailblazer in action, alongside his longtime band Quicksilver. Music fans of all kinds shouldn’t miss this unique opportunity to see Lawson on stage. FRI., JAN. 18, 8 P.M., $38

THE RIGHTLY SO @FOXY LOXY CAFÉ

The Rightly So, a folky duo from Buffalo, New York, boasts gorgeous vocals and captivating melodies that closely resemble groups like the Civil Wars and the Secret Sisters. They often move from Americana ballads to more groove-centric pop songs. They’ll be coming to town for Foxy Loxy Café’s Acoustic Tuesday series. TUES., JAN. 22, 7 P.M.

NEUTRAL SNAP @BARRELHOUSE SOUTH

BONNIE BLUE @CONGRESS ST. SOCIAL CLUB

Jacksonville’s Bonnie Blue evokes the sound of Southern rock and classic rock and roll with their unique arrangements and powerful performances. Fans of the Allman Brothers and Marshall Tucker Band will love the group’s emotive and vintage-sounding songs. FRI., JAN. 18, 10:30 P.M.

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New Orleans pop-punk band Neutral Snap has been making waves in a very short time, releasing an EP and some singles that recall the energy of 90s and 00s pop punk bands. There’s even a bit of the melancholic ferocity of Alkaline Trio. This is a band not to miss if you’re into fast paced pop rock with a punk edge. SAT., JAN. 19, 9 P.M.

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MUSIC WEDNESDAY 1.16 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, Blues Night w/ Ben Keiser, 9:30 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Brian Bazemore, 6:30 p.m. Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Joe Wilson Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Javian Francis Quartet, 7 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities Mark Hosler, Dame Darcy, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar CC Witt, 7 p.m. The Jinx Southern Culture on the Skids 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. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 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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COMEDY

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

DJ

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

THURSDAY 1.17 LIVE MUSIC

Artillery Susanna Kennedy, 7 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s

Soundboard Nancy Witt, 6 p.m. Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5 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 Howard Paul Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Peter Hennes Duo, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m., Open Jam Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia The Perch at Local 11 ten Jason Bible PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Georgia Kyle Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Baby Tony and the Teenies, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Matt Eckstine Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) CC Witt, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 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

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, 11 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.

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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.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock Chuck’s Bar Pajama Party, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 1.19 LIVE MUSIC

Lazer/Wulf, Double Ferrari, HOTPLATE, Umanita Nova @THE JINX

Progressive metal trio Lazer/Wulf brings their challenging and inventive music to The Jinx alongside Double Ferrari and locals HOTPLATE and Umanita Nova. The band is known for their intense arrangements and smart instrumental hooks. For engaging progressive rock you won’t hear anywhere else, The Jinx is the place to be on the 19th. SAT., JAN. 19, 9 P.M., $8

FRIDAY 1.18 LIVE MUSIC

Barrelhouse South Groove Fetish, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt, 6 p.m. Club Elan City Girls, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Bonnie Blue, 10 p.m. Dub’s Pub Keith & Ross El-Rocko Lounge AURA Fest Pre-Show w/ Makari, Softspoken, Any Otherwise, Coast Visions, 8 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Charlie Denison, 7:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Benito Gonzalez Trio, 8 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities John Bias, Shaken Nature, Rude Dude, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks Band, 9 p.m. The Jinx House of Gunt presents BLE5SED Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Mercers Molly McGuire’s Keystone Postcard, 7 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music PS Tavern Jeremy J Riddle, 9:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, 8 p.m. River House Rachael Shaner

Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Kasey Tyndall, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean she/hers/hers, RENT STRIKE, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Eric Culberson Wild Wing Cafe Mostly Goodspell, Individually Twisted, DJ Bil-E, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) City Hotel, 9:30 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 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

Foxy Loxy Cafe Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv:

Barrelhouse South Neutral Snap, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt, 6 p.m. Club Elan Madd Max, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Kut Daily, 10 p.m. Dew Drop Inn High Velocity Doc’s Bar Chester Love Band, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Aesthetic Sound, 10 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Benito Gonzalez Trio, 8 p.m. Island Breeze LiL Scrappy Celebrity Birthday Bash, 10 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Train Wrecks, 9 p.m. The Jinx Lazer/Wulf, Hot Plate, Double Ferrari, Umanita Novo Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Alex Bazemore Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Obamabo Molly McGuire’s Draucker, 6 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Daniel Lee Band, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Caroline Cotter, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Adam Nye Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Ray Tomasino Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Band, Port City All Stars, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) DJ Dance Party The Wormhole Paleface, Xuluprophet, 9 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke Fia Rua Irish Pub St. Practice Day Karaoke, 8 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: Sorry Not Sorry, 8 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Tybee Post Theater Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Visitor’s Information Center Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour, 11 a.m. & 1:30 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.

SUNDAY 1.20 LIVE MUSIC

Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Cuoco Pazzo Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m., Bill Smith and David Keller, 6 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio w/ violinist Ricardo Ochoa, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Open Mic, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Georgia Kyle The Shrimp Factory Jon Hill St. John’s Church Astralis Chamber Ensemble, 4 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (River St.) Jeremy J Riddle, 6 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Mitch Hennes Quartet, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, High Velocity, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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


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LIVE MUSIC

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Curt Castle, Dustin Price, 9 p.m. Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Phillip Wise Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

KARAOKE

Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 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.

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Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) Turtle Foxy Loxy Cafe The Rightly So, 7 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Earl Williams Quartet, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Georgia Kyle, 7 p.m. The Jinx Emcee Night w/ DJ Doc Ock 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 Ordinary Pub Jeremy J Riddle, 7 p.m. 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.

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, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 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 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

DJ

SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok, 10 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Texas Hold ‘Em, 7 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.

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The beautiful ‘katniss’ in the Jepson Center’s atrium. PHOTO BY RACHAEL FLORA.

‘katniss’ and ‘sagittaria’ on view now at the Jepson Center rachael@connectsavannah.com

LAST YEAR, the Telfair Museums began a project with esteemed local artist Katherine Sandoz, which is on view now. The work comprises two parts: “katniss,” an acrylic hanging sculpture in the Eckburg Atrium, and “sagittaria,” a sitespecific painting at the top of the stairs. The two works borrow shapes and colors from each other and create a dialogue throughout the Jepson Center that questions the viewer’s relationship to the katniss plant and our environment as a whole. Part of Telfair’s ongoing efforts to support local artists, the commission will remain in the atrium for several years, where the unique lighting will change the work over time. We spoke with Rachel Reese, Telfair’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Sandoz last week.

Sandoz: I’ve experimented with all types This project has been in the works for about a year. How did it come together? of materials and techniques and sizes, and I’ve certainly done some large-scale public works, but I’ve never done a sculpture Reese: We have this beautiful glass of this scale, and certainly not one that’s atrium. This building has been open ten hung. Because of the amount of light and years and I’ve been here three years, and it’s always been part of the conversation as the scale, I would say this is a singular challenge. to how we can commission work for this Having Savannah and its landscape space that presents some interesting charalready be such an influence on my work— acteristics and some challenges. It’s been on my mind for a few years—I’m always on the light, the shapes, the planar depth—I felt like taking the shapes and the transthe lookout for an opportunity, thinking parency of the paintings to the atrium was about what we can commission. a natural solution. With the help of Price We did a studio visit with Katherine Street Projects, with Julio Garcia—he did about a year ago and my question to her was, “What would you think about finding the fabrication, he helped with the design a way to explode your painting into three- in the sense that he put together a lot of the computer models—we had a good idea of dimensional layers? Take all the layers of how it would fit. And then it just became a your paintings, all the luminescence and things that are already evident in the work, big math problem about the constellation. and what would it look like as a large piece I like saying that word because this plant for our atrium?” She took it and ran with it. Katniss is in the genus sagittaria, which means archer or arrowhead. It’s a nice touch. How did you approach the work? Had you ever worked on a project with such unique lighting before?

What about the Katniss plant captured you? Sandoz: I found that plant in a ditch in Pin Point maybe five years ago. I’ve had it in my back pocket for a long time. It caught my eye because it has so many different shapes—the immature leaves are quite different from the mature leaves, and the flower is typical to a monocot. It has three stems, and during the harvest period it delivers tubers, which are edible. Reese: I think what’s really interesting about what Katherine is doing, not just with the plant but with this work, is this plant’s sort of an underdog indigenous plant. You might walk right past it. If you’re interested in indigenous flora and fauna or medicinals, it has really interesting applications, but you might also walk right past it. But what she’s doing here is really putting it in front of your face, literally, and playing with the scale so that it’s inverted. This plant that is only 12 to 20 inches high

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that’s maybe growing in marshy shallow water is now suddenly overpowering you as the human, and the human has become this little cell in the pond. Another kind of idea behind these two works playing together is playing with scale, human scale, plant scale, the relationship between you and the works. In front of this wall, you’re kind of embedded in the pond where the plants are rising up and taking over you. If you’re in the atrium, you’re sort of in the water, in the pond, maybe looking up at it. As you move, the work changes and evolves around you. How does this work question the relationship between plants and humans? Sandoz: I definitely think that changing the scale, asking the viewer to reconsider their position in the space to potentially ask if the museum is now the pond, is a nice addition to the ways the work could be perceived. Certainly, there’s a spectrum of how you find the work. Maybe it’s just beautiful, maybe it’s playful, maybe it helps you to reimagine or innovate, and then there’s the transformation that’s possible. In the last step, maybe some sort of transcendence. But I think there’s a clear conversation between the viewer, the work, the artist,

“sagittaria” greets visitors from the top of the staircase. PHOTO COURTESY OF TELFAIR.

the curator, the building, and I think it reaches out to our city—the trees, the sky. As Rachel was saying, we all need that reminder to look at our city from top to bottom and appreciate how something so

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What do you hope viewers take away from seeing both pieces? Sandoz: If you can suggest or augment a sense of wonder or awe, or if you can provoke questioning, I think you’re helping to support the mission of such a public space. Reese: You experience both of these works because they’re so physical; they require you to move around them, stand in front of them, under them. The atrium work changes as you move through the building. As you move up or down, it has a whole new perspective. I think active looking and active engagement is really important. Sandoz: The building helps with that in the sense that, coming into the atrium, the glass is throwing color on the walls, and you have the rise of the staircase which allows you to see the painting in various heights and dimensions. Then, because it is an exploration of colors and layers, you’re going to have people perceiving the work from different vantage points and different experiences. CS

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Cynthia Knott crosses the horizons

Exhibition at Ships of the Sea celebrates Scarborough House’s big 2-0-0 BY RACHAEL FLORA

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IN HONOR of the Scarborough House’s bicentennial this year, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum hosts “Crossing Horizons,” a retrospective exhibition of Cynthia Knott’s work. The museum is within the Scarbrough House, built in 1819 for William Scarbrough, a shipping merchant who was principal owner of the ill-fated SS Savannah. “Scarbrough was an artist, a philosopher, a daydreamer, an eccentric,” Knott explains. “He got this bee under his bonnet that he wanted to have three things going on in one ship. He built this ship that was only about a hundred feet long. It was pretty beamy, plus it had an engine to produce steam, a full set of sails, and then a paddle wheel.”

That’s a lot of different elements at work for just one boat, but as Knott notes, it was built at the height of the local shipping era, designed to maximize the possible output. “It gets into port, and they have this really big celebration,” explains Knott. “James Monroe came for the sailing of the ship with William Scarborough to a luncheon party on deck. They took it to Tybee and they had lunch, and they served artillery punch. Monroe deemed it quite a ship.” Monroe’s proclamation didn’t do much to inspire people to sail on the ship, though—many were afraid of all the elements at work and refused to get aboard. “They took the paddle off first, and then they started dismantling it,” says Knott. “Eventually, within a year, it became a mail ship. Three years later, it ended up sunk off of Fire Island.” For such a history, the SS Savannah was only around for one year. “I find that this is a very elusive, mysterious boat,” Knott muses. “It’s not quite at

port, not quite going to get there, not going to have this great history, but they had a wild time on that trip to Tybee.” Knott was inspired by the ship coming into port and painted “The Arrival of the SS Savannah” to commemorate the event. “The fog is rising, and the sun is burning up because it’s May, and the ship is coming in and you can’t find it yet,” says Knott. “You don’t know what it is because you’ve never seen it before. This ship has been in and out of the fog in my painting for months. It’s kind of there, then it’s kind of not there; then it’s elusive, then it comes out.” That’s a common theme with Knott’s work—she often has to work through the painting to figure it out, and her painting “Bloodline” traces that idea. “The horizon line takes me forever to figure out where it is,” says Knott. “It goes up, it goes down—it’s like a chess match. I wanted to have his bright red one, and I wanted to have this refining of gold throughout.” “Bloodline” is also indicative of her fascination with the place water holds in history. She was inspired to paint it after learning about the history of Ebo’s Landing, where in 1803 the Igbo people, captured from Nigeria and aboard a slave ship, committed suicide as a refusal to submit to slavery. “I wanted some sort of purification. Through the fire they walked through to be in another space where they would fly away home. This is where I first started getting attached to Queen Quet and the Gullah Geechee.” The legend of the Igbo tribe says that as they drowned themselves, their souls left their body and flew back to Africa. “I think about the things that are historic about water,” Knott says. “I like to

think about Jesus walking on water. You get the vibratory rate of the Igbo tribe and you get maybe a tide that’s coming in on a full moon, maybe you’ve got the wind blowing a certain way, maybe the light is happening a certain way. The phenomena of everything coming together—it was just all this stuff. Of course they flew away.” Another environmental event Knott took inspiration from is the 1989 sinking of the SS Exxon Valdez and subsequent oil spill into the waters of the Pacific Northwest. “I was really taken by the enormity of what that was,” says Knott. “This is a big painting, and I had to make a big expression out of something because it went straight to my heart.” The painting, “Sea of Love,” is named after the Al Pacino film that came out around the same time. “As I was painting, I noticed I kept putting a heart in it,” Knott remembers. “That was in the time period when Al Pacino did this movie called ‘Sea of Love,’ and I kept thinking, ‘It’s got to be called “Sea of Love.”’ It’s the love of the environment, but also the apocalyptical sky and the woe and terror of the industry and what forces of nature can do. It’s a very strong melancholy.” Indeed, “Sea of Love” is a brooding piece. Using both tar and copper and done with a palette knife, it’s at once powerful and beautiful. “It looks like it’s really heavy water with all the oil on it, and the tar looks like the water is going to sink everything,” says Knott. CS “Crossing Horizons” opens Jan. 15 and runs through Mar. 16. The opening reception Is Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.

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BETWEEN BY SANDRA ATTALES — Featuring charcoal and oil on canvas, this body of work romantically depicts the lanes of Savannah in a contemporary style. Gallery profits from the show are donated to the Davenport House and specifically to their new programming about the importance and history of the lanes of Savannah. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. JULIANA LUPACCHINO — Lupacchino is a SCAD 2017 graduate with a degree in Fibers. Her unique method of finger painting is both childlike and expressive giving her a sense of freedom by leaving the brush behind. Through Jan. 31. Opening reception Thursday January 17 6 - 8pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. KATHERINE SANDOZ OPENING LECTURE AND RECEPTION — Join Katherine Sandoz as she talks about her installation on display in the Jepson Center’s atrium. Operating as a sculptural “mobile” (and also including a sitespecific painting on the third-floor landing) the work comprises individual, colorful acrylic glass elements referencing the katniss plant. Hanging in layered format from the glass ceiling of the Jepson Center, katniss will offer dynamic plays with reflected light. Free for members/ $8 non-members. Thu., Jan. 17, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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KATNISS — Part of a yearlong commission process, the museum’s largest to date, katniss is the result of a creative collaboration between Katherine Sandoz and Rachel Reese, Telfair’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the museum’s dedicated exhibition staff, and Julio Garcia of Price Street Projects, who fabricated the work in Miami. Jan. 17-June 2. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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THE PRINTS OF DAME LAURA KNIGHT — Despite a childhood filled with hardship (most of her immediate family passed away by the time she was 15 years old), Laura Johnson exhibited artistic talent at an early age, fostered by her mother who made her living as an art instructor. Jan. 19-July 28. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. SOFT: A SCULPTURE EXHIBITION — Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work for our winter nation-wide call for entry exhibition SOFT: A Sculpture Exhibition. Artists were prompted: How does working in soft materials affect the presence and impact of sculptural forms? What can be gained/what is compromised when rigidity is abandoned for flexibility? Jan. 17-Feb. 2. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

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8TH ANNUAL NATIONAL EXHIBTION — Celebrating its 7th year, this gallery features juried selections of twodimensional 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. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 19, 121:30 p.m. 912-344-2801. armstrongboxoffice@ georgiasouthern.edu. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn Work by Juliana Lupacchino is featured at Gallery Espresso, with a St. reception this Thursday evening. AMERICAN ABOLITIONIST AND ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVISTS: CONSCIENCE OF THE NATION — The exhibit consists of photographs and engravings of historic abolitionists and antislavery 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. americanabolitionists.com. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

CAPTURING THE SOUL: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE W.W. LAW COLLECTION — The display features thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection which highlight the evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. 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.

ABSTRACTS AND ANIMALS — Abstracts & Animals showcases the diverse talent of two local artists through a vibrant exhibit of art quilts. Donna Stankiewicz works with realistic subject matter using paints, dye, and fabric. Jody Beth Wigton uses color and pattern to create multi-pieced abstract and improvisational designs. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

CONTEMPORARY SPOTLIGHT: ERIN JOHNSON — Telfair Museums presents a Contemporary Spotlight exhibition with artist Erin Johnson (American, b. 1985), who is creating new work that addresses questions and themes specific to our region and considers what it means to tell the history of a place. Through March 3. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

AVANGUARDIA — Join us 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. Fine Arts Gallery (Armstrong Campus), 11935 Abercorn St., Fine Arts Hall.

CROSSING HORIZONS — Cynthia Knott’s exhibit “Crossing Horizons” examines the existential essence of horizons crossed and the profound vastness of those yet traversed. Described as an “alchemist” whose paintings “border on the symphonic,” Knott is a two-time recipient of the prestigious PollackKrasner Foundation Grant, whose work has appeared in over 70 national and international exhibits, with recognition in publications such as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Through March 16. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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. GIVE ME MY FLOWERS WHILE I’M STILL HERE — Maggie Hayes’ residency at Welmont explores devotion, death and desire. Through Jan. 16. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. INVERSO MUNDUS — Conceptual architects Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich and multidisciplinary designer Evgeny Svyatsky formed the group AES+F in 1987, and photographer Vladimir Fridkes joined in 1995. AES+F is best known for its unique aesthetic sense, which combines historical and mythical references with the contemporary imagery of urban landscapes. Through Feb. 3. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. 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 — 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. 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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accomplishments and show the joy when they are hired. In Savannah, Bitty and Beau’s hosted a surprise hiring party. Everyone invited came with family and friends to what they thought was a cookies and carols Christmas event. Santa was there handing out presents with some special news. As each person opened the box, they were surprised to learn that they had been selected to be the next employees at Savannah’s Bitty and Beau’s. The room was full of excitement at the opportunity to start the job. Amy uses the shop’s presence online to generate more education about people with IDD. She created a hashtag, #notbroken, to emphasize her feelings. “As I shared in my 2017 CNN Hero speech, I believe people with disabilities are not broken,” she says. “What is broken is the lens through which people view people with disabilities. Bitty and Beau’s coffee is a new lens.” The coffee shop encourages people to

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write the hashtag on a piece of paper or even their hand and share it online. For the Savannah grand opening, staff from all the locations came for the ribboncutting event. The Savannah employees were introduced and had professional photos taken. The crowd was an example of the excitement about this new business. In addition to coffee, the shop serves specialty drinks, smoothies and baked goods. There is also an entire line of merchandise to support Bitty and Beau’s mission. CS Bitty and Beau’s is at 319 W. Congress St. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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WHEN Ben and Amy Wright’s youngest children were born with Down Syndrome, the couple was inspired to be strong advocates for their success. In 2016, they opened a coffee shop with an ambitious vision to change ideas about disability by hiring intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) employees in their Wilmington, N.C. area. Now, the shop has opened its third location, in Savannah on West Congress Street. Bitty and Beau’s original coffee shop started by providing a positive workplace for 19 employees with IDD. With locations now open in Charleston and Savannah and an expansion of the first site, the business has rapidly grown to 80 people. The franchises allow the employees to feel value and have a purpose and exposes customers to the unique personalities of each person working there. Amy Wright sees opportunity for the same results in Savannah: “Our business is very mission driven — we’re trying to change the way people see people with disabilities. Savannah’s booming tourism factor allows us to reach more people with our mission and perhaps change their perspectives,” she says. Savannah’s new location is the first of a list of openings for 2019. With exposure from The Today Show, Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz and People Magazine, not to mention Amy Wright’s award as CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year, the idea has taken off in numerous cities. As further advocacy, Ben Wright recently traveled to Washington to speak to the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging about diversity in the workplace. In turn, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr as well as Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visited the Bitty and Beau’s flagship store and created a video to be shared with other businesses for the U.S. Department of Labor website. Their mission continues to spread on social media. Online videos highlight employees for their individual

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‘Reversing Roe,’ streaming now on Netflix, will be up for discussion at the Jan. 22 event. PHOTO COURTESY OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOUTHEAST.

I feel we have to be able to talk about for this necessity of equitable and dignified healthcare access.” “It’s very unfortunate that a medical experience has been politicized to the level it has,” Papy says. “So for us at this moment in time, the only way you really take that shame and stigma you put upon the subject is that you have people tell their stories.” One way Planned Parenthood Southeast plans to make that happen is by creating a Speakers Bureau in Savannah, part of a national effort by Planned Parenthood. “It’s a group of people who have a little bit of training,” Papy explains. “We worked with Omkari Williams, sitting down and parsing through experiences and getting to the issue. It’s really a group of storytellers who are willing and able to talk about their experience with abortion.” At the event, Planned Parenthood will show key clips from “Reversing Roe” and then have a conversation around what’s been shown. “It’s one of the most in-depth looks at the contentious history of reproductive

access and Roe v. Wade and where we’re at in this moment in time,” says Papy. “It’s a film that won’t please everyone, but what it does it take a real, clear-eyed look at how we came to this moment and how reproductive healthcare has become so stigmatized.” Between the film and the discussion, Planned Parenthood Southeast seeks to clear up misinformation about abortion. “There’s so much misinformation out there, everything from gross misinformation to provocative misinformation,” says Papy. “It’s scientifically accurate care.” It’s scientifically accurate care that, Fox reminds, has statistically affected someone you know or care about. “That’s a lot of women, and that’s a lot of people who love them,” says Fox. “You just never know who that one in four is.” CS Reversing Roe event Tuesday, Jan. 22 Jewish Educational Alliance, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public


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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

OOO If Beale Street Could Talk is the best of the batch, and the only one of the trio likely to snag any Academy Award nominations. Writer-director Barry Jenkins, whose 2016 effort Moonlight nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, matches his previous at-bat with this exquisite adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel. KiKi Layne delivers a lovely performance as Tish, a Harlem resident who’s pregnant with the child of her fiancé Fonny (Stephan James). Thanks to the machinations of a racist cop (Ed Skrein), Fonny is falsely accused of rape, and Tish and her family do everything in their power to prove his innocence. Reuniting much of the key behind-thescenes personnel from Moonlight (including cinematographer James Laxton and composer Nicholas Britell), Jenkins has fashioned a film that rarely raises its voice, even as the rage regarding a grotesque miscarriage of justice informs its every move. All performances are exemplary, with particularly notable turns from Michael Beach (currently playing Manta’s pop in Aquaman) as Fonny’s father and Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry as Fonny’s friend. Yet the MVP is Regina King as Tish’s mother, a strong-willed woman who goes farther (literally and figuratively) than anyone to clear Fonny’s name. King’s been a personal favorite since the 1990s, when she first caught my eye in John Singleton’s 1993 drama Poetic Justice, and it’s nice to see her winning awards by the bushel for her work here. She deserves them.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX

OOO In movies as in life, timing is everything, and it might have been better for On the Basis of Sex had it been released a couple of years ago or a couple of years from now. As it stands, this dramatization of an early chapter in the life of Supreme Court dynamo Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes on the heels of last summer’s RBG, a

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comprehensive work that not only made Oscar’s shortlist in the Best Documentary category (it’s one of 15 finalists, from which five will be chosen for a nomination) but also proved potent enough at the box office to rank as one of the all-time top 25 nonfiction features. Yet judged on its own merits, On the Basis of Sex is entertaining and even important, trekking the progress of Ginsburg (played by Felicity Jones) as she fights discrimination first at Harvard Law School, where she’s one of the few women in attendance, and then in the real world, where she eventually becomes involved in a case with the potential for landmark reformations. Jones doesn’t look much like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the hunky Armie Hammer looks even less like the roly-poly Martin Ginsburg, her eternally supportive husband. But that scarcely matters, since both performers (particularly Jones) bring the proper mix of earnestness and eagerness to their roles. The film itself may be conventional but it’s also captivating, and it culminates with a courtroom showdown that offers instant satisfaction yet also doesn’t erase subsequent history. After all, you’ve come a long way, baby, but, alas, the arduous journey is really only just beginning.

BEN IS BACK

OOO It ain’t nepotism when it’s the right choice. That’s certainly the case with Ben Is Back, which finds writer-director Peter Hedges handpicking his own son to star in

the title role. That would be Lucas Hedges, a rising talent who’s appeared in three Best Picture Oscar nominees over the past two years. A nominee himself for his supporting stint in Manchester by the Sea, he deserves a Best Actor nod this year — one that likely won’t materialize. Because as excellent as Hedges might be in Ben Is Back, he’s even better in Boy Erased, and the presence of two powerhouse performances in one calendar year always runs the risk of splitting votes and coming up empty. Nevertheless, he’s the best thing about both movies — this is particularly true with Ben Is Back, in which he portrays a recovering drug addict who takes it upon himself to leave the rehab center and return home for Christmas. His presence makes his stepfather (Courtney B. Vance) and his sister (Kathryn Newton) uneasy; his mom (Julia Roberts) is also unsure of the situation, but she does the most to support Ben and provide him with the “tough love” he requires. Ben is Back is stronger during the earlier passages when it focuses solely on the family, and it threatens to steer off course when it changes tactics to follow Ben’s nocturnal activities as he reluctantly becomes involved with the druggies and dealers who formed his former social circle. But the excellent work by Hedges (and, yes, Roberts) keeps this sobering picture from wandering too far into the haze. 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. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/ GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. JANUARY TRUE PERSPECTIVES

This True Perspectives will serve as a civil discussion of the pros and cons of the Incorporation of Skidaway Islands. Kathy Siler and Mike Vaquer will present different views regarding the incorporation to attendees. Questions are welcome, but must be submitted in written form. Presented by the Skidaway Island Republican Club. Tue., Jan. 22, 5 p.m. jack@sherrillandcompany.com. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS

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through self-created art that fulfills the following criteria: creativity, originality, feasibility, visual appeal, as well as resourcefulness and suitability in the space. The project will be displayed from April 12-October 27, 2019. Through Jan. 18. telfair.org/article/boxed-2019. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CALL FOR DONATIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLIMATE ART PROJECT

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located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply for shelf space. Interested retailers should reach out to Colleen Smith at colleen. smith@cohensretreat.com or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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Learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms with drumming instructor Andrew Hartzell. All ages. $10 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. starlandiasupply.com. Starlandia Creative Supply, 2438 Bull Street. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP

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Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/ Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. TybeeSurfLessons. com. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. TAI CHI

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$10.00-$25.00 Mon., Jan. 21, 3 p.m. Island Breeze, 2818 Montgomery St. 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.

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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. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB

Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail. com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY

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/coastalbeadsociety-com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS

A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center (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.

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PROOFREADER’S WHISKEY CLUB

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

The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS

Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church. Sacred Harp is an American tradition of singing hymns in four part harmony. No particular religious affiliation is required or endorsed. All are welcome. No experience necessary. ongoing. Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave. SCAD DAILY TOURS

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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 HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB and dining facilities and see where our Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the students live, learn and prepare for opportunity to develop and improve their professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. scad.edu/admission/visitpublic speaking abilities through local scad/daily-tours. scad.edu/. Savannah club meetings, seminars, and contests. College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that STITCH AND BITCH is interested in helping you improve your Slow down and nurture your creative spirit speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15in a constructive, casual atmosphere. 7:15 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs. Bring a project or enjoy one of our org. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, kits curated to focus on the dedicated 2222 Bull St. process of craft: embroidery, knitting, needlework, or any of the fiber arts. All ONE MILLION CUPS Opportunity to polish your pitching skills ages are welcome! Cheeseboard + wine deals to be had. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. while networking and making valuable foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 connections. Pitch your idea/business Bull St. in front of fellow entrepreneurs and get real-time constructive feedback. 2222 CONCERTS Bull Street, weekly Wednesday 9-10am, no charge, free coffee. www.1millioncups. AN 80S REDEUX W/THE SOUTHERN HOLIDAY JAZZ BAND com/savannah Wednesdays. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Spandex. Preppies. MTV. Spiked hair 36 and moussed hair and big hair. Turned

up collars. Skinny ties. Parachute pants. Pebbles ponytails. And wildly eclectic music. We will open old AND new doors for musicians and listeners alike who love the music of the 80’s. $18 Fri., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. 912-472-4790. info@ tybeeposttheater.org. tybeeposttheater. org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. ASTRALIS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT

Astralis Chamber Ensemble is an innovative, accessible, and dynamic ensemble of flute, harp, cello, clarinet, & trumpet with acclaimed performances across the globe. They will present the free concert “American Impressions”, including a world premiere of compositions by Peter Kramer and Erik Ewazen. Free parking in lot at Whitaker & Harris. Free Sun., Jan. 20, 4-5 p.m. 912-232-1251. sbranyon@ stjohnssav.org. m.facebook.com/ events/373529140118899. stjohnssav. org/. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street. THE LOVE AND SOUL EXPERIENCE

Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: THE BEST OF BROADWAY!

After the rousing success of Rodgers & Hammerstein in 2017, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are pleased to welcome back the stars from Savannah Theatre for a spectacular evening of Broadway classics. From Carousel to Wicked and Fiddler to Phantom, spend an evening celebrating favorites from the Great White Way. $25 Sat., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. savannahphilharmonic.org. savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. UGANDAN KIDS COIR

The Ugandan Kids Choir is a group of girls and boys who tour the United States and other countries speaking up on behalf of children living in poverty who have yet to be sponsored. Free Sun., Jan. 20, 5 p.m. 912-232-6048. St. Paul’s CME Church, 1601 Barnard St.

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1ST ANNUAL RICHMOND HILL MLK PARADE AND CELEBRATION

Unity in the Community and the City of Richmond Hill host the first annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration. The parade will follow the Christmas parade route and ends in JF Gregory Park. The celebration will include speakers Rep. Carl Gillard, Congressman Buddy Carter, and Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman. Sat., Jan. 19, 10 a.m. J. F.

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TBA Thu., Jan. 17, 5 p.m. SCAD Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull Street. CONTRA DANCE

Come join in the fun of contra and squares and a couple of waltzes in the recreation center. Kenny Greer from South Carolina will teach and prompt the dancing. Seldom Sober will play Irish jigs and reels. 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. 19, 7:30 p.m. 912-826-6504. d79vincent@gmail.com. savannahfolk. org. St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10 West 31st Street. DRINKS AFTER WORK

This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. http://www.meetup.com/Drinks-afterwork/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH

In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at savannahexchange.org or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange.org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS WITH SAVANNAH TOURS AND TALES

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. savannahtoursandtales@gmail.com. IWORSHIP CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT

Its an evening of artistry designed to elevate you. Come out and here positive vibes from local spoken word performers, singers, and musicians. Performers can sign up in advanced or walk-in. Free third Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. theinheritancecenter@gmail.com. ticsav. com/iworship-cafe. ticsav.com. The


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$15.00 Fri., Jan. 18, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/. $15.00 Sat., Jan. 19, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/. $15.00 Sun., Jan. 20, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace. org/. $15.00 Mon., Jan. 21, noon. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. JANUARY GIRL SCOUT TROOP EXPERIENCE

$13.00 Sat., Jan. 19, 8:45 a.m. juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 East Oglethorpe Ave. THE LOCAL LOVE MARKETPLACE

The Local Love Marketplace’s goal is to create a hub that encourages the circulation of the dollar in our community, fostering a sense of interdependence and economic growth. third Sunday of every month, 1 p.m. bullstreetlabs.com. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. 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/savannah-ghost-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. 1-866666-3323. 6thsenseworld.com. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. OSSABAW ISLAND FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING AND BOOK SIGNING

Frankenstein Conquers the World

One of the most bizarre Asian Sci-Fi/Action movies ever made, this little-known gem is one part Frankstein, one part Godzilla, and one part crazy. Presented by the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 WED., JAN. 16, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. Jan. 21, 10 a.m. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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.

non-profit organization’s Youth Mediation Programs: Peer Mediation, BRAVE, and Community Conferencing. Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased by visiting www.velvetgala2019. eventbrite.com. Sponsorship packages are available. 65 Thu., Jan. 17, 5:307:30 p.m. 912-354-6686. info@ mediationsavannah.com. facebook.com/ events/546718565793913/. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd.

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. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING

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All former students of St. Pius X High School are invited to attend this meeting. The Ossabaw Island Foundation’s Meet old friends, make new friends and Annual Meeting and the Book Launch have a great time. Several social events for Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: are hosted throughout the year. Dues are SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER Environmental Histories of the Georgia $24 a year. third Saturday of every month, PRACTICE Coast (University of Georgia Press). Plus 1 p.m. Savannah Classical Academy, 705 Local chapter of the Society for Creative a celebration of the 106th birthday of Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth E. Anderson. Eleanor “Sandy” West, a former owner/ Park (south end) for fighter practice and TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR resident of Ossabaw Island who now lives general hanging out. For those interested Chilling stories & eerie properties that in Savannah. Free and open to the public SECOND ANNUAL VELVET GALA in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. paved the road to this fascinating title. Thu., Jan. 17, 6 p.m. cgc.georgiasouthern. The Mediation Center of the Coastal ongoing. savannahsca.org. Pre-colonial ghost history, all the way up edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm to the 21st century. The most complete Empire will host the second annual SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY Street. TOURS AND TASTES picture of all of the human psychical and “Velvet Gala.” This fundraiser will feature SAVANNAH MLK OBSERVANCE DAY paranormal events that put Savannah on live music, awards, a silent auction, heavy Savannah’s first microbrewery is open PARADE hors d’oeuvres and signature red velvet for public tours and tastings Wednesday the map as the ghostly city of greatness. Savannah’s parade celebrating Martin Presented by America’s Most Haunted cupcakes. Guests are encouraged but not - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays Luther King, Jr. is an annual favorite and City Tour. ongoing, 9 p.m. 6thsenseworld. obligated to wear velvet attire, and this from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold one of the biggest in the nation. Mon., event raises vital funds to support the ones, and learn a little more about CONTINUES ON P. 37 37


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Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. riverstreetsavannah.com/. River Street, River St.

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.

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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.

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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, 38 Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349.

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BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP

Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. 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. 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

This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. 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. POWER YOGA

This is an hour of stretching your mind and body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@ westbroadstreetymca.org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. POWER YOGA PRINCIPLES

This class is intended for students who are new to yoga as well as those hoping to learn more about finding their best alignment in each of the poses. Each class will provide a complete yoga session, with additional emphasis on the “poses of the week.” Although the class is intended to provide a progressive learning experience over eight weeks, new students may join at any time. $19 Drop In ($16 Student/Senior/Military) Sat., Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 912349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. savannahpoweryoga.com/ apps/mindbody/classes/210. savannahpoweryoga.com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. 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. TIMED INTERVAL TRAINING WITH KAYLA

All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX CIRCUIT TRAINING WITH SHAWN

All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING WITH SHAWN

All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. VINYASA YOGA

In this vinyasa yoga class you will experience dynamic movements while linking breath, building heat, and endurance. This class is open to all levels. We will explore each pose with special attention to alignment. This class will be the perfect way to start your week and stay energized. $10 Mondays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@ westbroadstreetymca.org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT

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westbroadstreetymca.org. westbroadstreetymca.org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. ZUMBA FITNESS

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.

Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

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.

Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

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The All Levels class meets from 10:3011:30 and the Chair Yoga class meets from 12:00-1:00. Tuesdays. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. ZUMBA

Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@

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1 Hasbro game with voice commands 2 Division of a geologic period 3 “Glee” character Abrams 4 One of four singers on the “Lady Marmalade” remake 5 Coca-Cola bottled water brand 6 “The Reader” actress Lena 7 Publicize 8 Links gp. 9 Language spoken in “The Lord of the Rings” 10 Souvenirs 11 They may be steel-cut 12 Prefix meaning “inside” 15 National bird of Australia 18 Character pursued by

Gargamel 22 Aquarium accumulation 25 Aberdeen resident 27 End of the end of October? 29 “___ Yellow” (Cardi B song) 30 Spiner of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 31 Spaghetti ___ e olio (garlicky pasta dish) 32 “That’s swell!” 33 Physical force unit 34 Realm of one “Christmas Carol” ghost 35 “Tom Sawyer” band 36 Like popular library books 40 It’ll show you the way 41 Insulting comment 43 “___ not kidding” 44 Language for Llanfairpwllgwyngyll 46 ___ Donuts 47 Quavering, like a voice 50 Draw out 51 Wailers fan, maybe 52 Presidential policy pronouncement, probably 53 Birthstone of some Scorpios 54 Burkina Faso neighbor 56 “Oh,” overseas 57 Mess up, as lines 58 Prefix with vision or Disney 61 Part of Q&A, for short 63 Lummox

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dancingdogsyoga.com. facebook.com/ events/336921547089469/. Better Than Sex - A Dessert Restaurant Savannah, 410 West Broughton Street. EAT IT AND LIKE IT’S RESTAURANT WEEKS

Through Feb. 2.

ELYSE WINE DINNER WITH WINERY OWNER JOSH PEEPLES

$125.00 Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Rollers Spirits, Wine, & Cheese, 9 Palmetto Bay Road. TYBEE RESTAURANT WEEK

3 courses for $30 Jan. 17-27. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. EAT IT AND LIKE IT’S RESTAURANT WEEKS

RUM COQUITO CHEESECAKE

$20.00 Jan. 19, 7 p.m. The Cake Mix, Rincon.

SAVANNAH RIVERKEEPER’S ROAST ON THE RIVER

Analog will be selling their signature pretzels and chocolate chip cookies, as well as a few other special January items. Jan. 19, 3 p.m. Two Tides Brewing Company, 12 West 41st St.

Fresh local Bluffton oysters, wild-caught Georgia shrimp in the lowcountry boil, Savannah craft beers and amazing raffle items from local businesses are all on the table. All proceeds support the Savannah Riverkeeper and their mission of protecting the Savannah River. $50 individual, $80 couple, $100 VIP, $175 VIP couple Jan. 19, 6 p.m.. hogansmarina. com/home.html. Hogan’s Marina, 36 Wilmington Island Rd.

$5.00-$200.00 Jan. 19, 10 p.m. Billy’s Place, 20 East Perry Street.

3 courses for $30 Through Jan. 27. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

Through Feb. 2.

Exquisite food, wine and champagne at Elizabeth’s on 37th. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir and

Through Feb. 2.

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Music Lessons and Classes: All Instruments, All Ages

Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912-354-1500. PORTMANSMUSIC.COM. PORTMAN’S MUSIC SUPERSTORE, 7650 ABERCORN ST.

3 courses for $30 Through Jan. 27. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. ANALOG AT TWO TIDES

“XXX” CHAMPIONSHIP

TYBEE RESTAURANT WEEK

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BRUNCH, WINE AND SONG

40 MOM’S NIGHT OUT - PUERTO RICAN

Coastal Youth Choirs. Jan. 20, 1 p.m.. elizabethon37th.net. $150.00 Jan. 20, 1 p.m.. elizabethon37th.net. Elizabeth On 37th, 105 E 37th St. EAT IT AND LIKE IT’S RESTAURANT WEEKS

Through Feb. 2.

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3 courses for $30 Through Jan. 27. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. EAT IT AND LIKE IT’S RESTAURANT WEEKS

Through Feb. 2.

TYBEE RESTAURANT WEEK

3 courses for $30 Through Jan. 27. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. EAT IT AND LIKE IT’S RESTAURANT WEEKS

Through Feb. 2.

TIPSY HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Guests will enjoy “tipsy” hot chocolate samples and sweet treats from Savannah’s best chefs and bartenders,

and will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite recipes. The event will also feature delicious savory snacks by Skeeter’s Southern BBQ, amazing door prizes, and the best networking in Savannah. Guests are kindly asked to bring a new blanket to donate to Senior Citizens Inc. or to make a suggested $10 cash donation to the nonprofit. Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. Grand Lake Club at Southbridge, 815 Southbridge Blvd. TYBEE RESTAURANT WEEK

3 courses for $30 Through Jan. 27. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.

Ongoing

ANALOG AT TWO TIDES

Analog will be selling their signature pretzels and chocolate chip cookies, as well as a few other special January items. Two Tides Brewing Company, 12 West 41st St. “XXX” CHAMPIONSHIP

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demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 Featuring in season, organic (not certified) to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. go directly to funding tuition expenses Free Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.. 912for Bethesda Academy students. For specialty orders, contact Merrin at merrin. 234-0688. jessie@savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy. org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda MOM’S NIGHT OUT - PUERTO RICAN Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. RUM COQUITO CHEESECAKE BRUNCH, WINE AND SONG $20.00 The Cake Mix, Rincon. Exquisite food, wine and champagne at PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Elizabeth’s on 37th. Proceeds benefit the Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Savannah Children’s Choir and Coastal Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning Youth Choirs. elizabethon37th.net. classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and $150.00 elizabethon37th.net. Elizabeth everything in between begins at noon. On 37th, 105 E 37th St. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. EAT IT AND LIKE IT’S RESTAURANT BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND

WEEKS

Through Feb. 2.

ELYSE WINE DINNER WITH WINERY OWNER JOSH PEEPLES

$125.00 Rollers Spirits, Wine, & Cheese, 9 Palmetto Bay Road. FARM TRUCK 912

The Farm Truck 912 is a mobile market program of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market that aims to improve healthy food access by bringing locally produced fruits and vegetables into Savannah’s neighborhoods. Check the website for more info, including the location where the truck would be found in different days of the week. forsythfarmersmarket.com/ farmtruck912/. W.W. Law Gym, 909 E. Bolton St. FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS

Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Tours are offered Tuesday-Sunday from noon-5 p.m. They do not require a reservation and guests are welcome to purchase a cocktail to take with them on the tour. $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 2980071. ghostcoastdistillery.com. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR

Join us at 39 Rue de Jean in downtown Savannah for one of the best happy hours our city has to offer. Enjoy drink and food specials during Happy Hour 7 days a week from 5-7 p.m. Visit the website for more info. MondaysThursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912721-0595. holycityhospitality.com/39rue-de-jean-savannah/promotions/. holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jeansavannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR

Daily honey tastings and body care

SAVANNAH RIVERKEEPER’S ROAST ON THE RIVER

Fresh local Bluffton oysters, wild-caught Georgia shrimp in the lowcountry boil, Savannah craft beers and amazing raffle items from local businesses are all on the table. All proceeds support the Savannah Riverkeeper and their mission of protecting the Savannah River. $50 individual, $80 couple, $100 VIP, $175 VIP couple hogansmarina.com/home.html. Hogan’s Marina, 36 Wilmington Island Rd. TIPSY HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Guests will enjoy “tipsy” hot chocolate samples and sweet treats from Savannah’s best chefs and bartenders, and will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite recipes. The event will also feature delicious savory snacks by Skeeter’s Southern BBQ, amazing door prizes, and the best networking in Savannah. Guests are kindly asked to bring a new blanket to donate to Senior Citizens Inc. or to make a suggested $10 cash donation to the nonprofit. Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. Grand Lake Club at Southbridge, 815 Southbridge Blvd. 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. TYBEE RESTAURANT WEEK

3 courses for $30 Through Jan. 27. 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. WILL YOGA FOR CAKE

An hour of slow flow yoga rewarded with a dessert from Better Than Sex directly after. 10% off any additional purchases (ya know, extra cake or a

rimmed cocktail) while you’re enjoying your dessert after all that hard work. $25 912-306-0309. AlexandraAnn@ dancingdogsyoga.com. facebook.com/ events/336921547089469/. Better Than Sex - A Dessert Restaurant Savannah, 410 West Broughton Street.

WINE SAMPLING

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

HEALTH

2019 GOIN’ FOR KOEN PIRATE RAID “TYBEE ISLAND STYLE” - BENEFITING SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY

$0-$35.00 Sat., Jan. 19, 1 p.m. liveoakstore.com/spankys. Spanky’s Beachside, 1605 Strand Ave. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers will be signed. Open to all. You do not have to be Native American to attend Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. Islandmedicinewoman@gmail.com. East Broad Native American Group, 517 East Broad Street. YOGA FEST

Jump start 2019 with free yoga and a commitment to your physical and mental health. Bring your friends, your family, your coworkers, your classmates -- there will be a class for every body type and shape. All are welcome and experience is not required. No registration required-just show up. Sat., Jan. 19, 9 a.m. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St.

KID’S HAPPENINGS

ART START: COMPLEX UNCERTAINTIES

Our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us! $5 per child/ adult members free/ adult non-members $12 Thu., Jan. 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 912-790-8800. info@ telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

LGBT

FIRST CITY NETWORK

Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236CITY. firstcitynetwork.org. GAY AA MEETING

True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. SAVANNAH PRIDE, INC.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c non-profit. ongoing. info@savannahpride. com. savannahpride.com.

Join this accessible, all-levels class for meditative movement, breath and meditation! Ample free parking, beauty NATURE AND facility and no-fuss yoga. Expect a ENVIRONMENT little sweat, philosophy and possibly DOLPHIN PROJECT enlightenment! $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. mdelynn@gmail.com. Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. clubs, organizations. A powerpoint NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS presentation with sound and video about ANONYMOUS Georgia’s only Native American

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estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. thedolphinproject.org. GARDENING SESSION

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. charleshmorriscenter. com. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. GREENDRINKS SAVANNAH

GreenDrinks Savannah is a social networking group initiated by local non-profits and businesses to engage community members in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet people interested in a more Sustainable and Greener Savannah. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. third Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. greenfirepizza.com. Green Fire Pizza, 236 Drayton St.

Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. repticon.com/ georgia/reptiday-savannah/. Alee Shrine Temple Arena, 13 Eisenberg Road. 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

GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES

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.

Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org.

FILM: FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD

GUIDED SILENT PRAYER

JESUS YESHUA

Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo. A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live physical address given, none. native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am- SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, New Years. Call or see website for info. Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United ongoing. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland. Methodist Church. Call or email for info. org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. savannahquakers@gmail.com. Wesley WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East A variety of programs each month Victory Drive. including guided trips with naturalists. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236- energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are 8115. wilderness-southeast.org. usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd PETS & ANIMALS Thursday of every month at the Sweet LOW COST PET CLINIC Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, students, military and seniors the 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, second and fourth Wednesdays of each 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, 148 Abercorn Street. ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. SERVICE OF COMPLINE tailsspin.com. tailsspin.com. TailsSpin Enter the stillness of another age. Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight Habersham Village. at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church REPTIDAY Brought to you by the same team that has Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church produced Repticon reptile expos across the country for the past decade, ReptiDay Anglican, 37th and Bull. will feature everything that you’ve come to TAPESTRY CHURCH love the most about Repticon all packed A church for all people! We don’t care into a single day of fun and excitement! what you are wearing, just that you are See live animals from around the world, here. From the moment you walk in purchase pets and pet products direct until the moment you leave, Tapestry from the experts at amazing prices you is committed to delivering a creative, won’t find anywhere else, and learn more challenging, straight forward, and honest about reptiles and exotic animals at live message about the role of biblical seminars and demonstrations. $12 adult, principles in your life. Come experience an 42 $5 ages 5-12, free for kids under 4 Sat., environment that helps you connect with

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God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah. com. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St.

COURTYARD MOVIE NIGHT

Join Foxy in the courtyard for a monthly movie screening with Tex-Mex, beer, wine, and pastries. Free third Friday of every month, 8 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. One of the most bizarre Asian Sci-Fi/ Action movies ever made, this little-known gem is one part Frankstein, one part Godzilla, and one part crazy. Presented by the Psychotronic Film Society. $8 Wed., Jan. 16, 8 p.m. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FILM: GONE WITH THE WIND

This epic love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War received 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress. $9 Wed., Jan. 16, 4 & 7 p.m. GTC Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12, 425 Pooler Pky. FILM: NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI

In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission Fri., Jan. 18, 7 p.m. savannahboxoffice.com. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. FILM: THE GENERAL

“The General” (1926) stars Buster Keaton as a train engineer who singlehandedly pursues his stolen locomotive through enemy lines. Also catch silent comedian Harold Lloyd in the comedy short, “Number, Please?” (1920). Stay for a Q-and-A session with SCAD film and television faculty members after the screenings. Free for SCAD Card holders, $8 general admission Thu., Jan. 17, 8 p.m. savannahboxoffice.com. www2.scad. edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

SPORTS & GAMES

2019 BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE 5K & 10K IN HONOR OF NATIONAL WINNIE THE POOH DAY

$20.00-$30.00 Fri., Jan. 18, 1 p.m. Savannah, Savannah.

2019 HAPPY HUG DAY 5K & 10K SAVANNAH

$6.00-$30.00 Mon., Jan. 21, 1 p.m. Savannah, Savannah.

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. EMW

$25 Thu., Jan. 17, 8 p.m. coachs.net. Coach’s Corner, 3016 E. Victory Dr. ENMARKET SAVANNAH HOCKEY CLASSIC

The University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State annual two-day clash on the ice to claim the Thrasher Cup. $12-$18 Fri., Jan. 18, 6 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. savannahhockeyclassic.com. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. GRIEF 101 SUPPORT GROUP

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

Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. SAV. STRIDER WEEKLY GROUP RUN OR WALK DOWNTOWN

Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee


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Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. SAVANNAH BIKE POLO

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo. ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc.presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

For anyone living with, through or beyond Adult children of Alcoholics is a a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, fellowship and support group for those at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and homes. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 24 Hour J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, Club, 1501 Eisenhower Drive. 225 Reynolds Ave. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

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

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

For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 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. BACK PAIN SUPPORT GROUP

CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. CONNECT FOR KIDS

This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo.com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. CONTINUES ON P. 44

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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. GREY MATTERS BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Memorial Health in the Cardiac Rehab Conference Rm located in the Heart & Vascular Tower. Grey Matters Brain Injury Support Group acquired and traumatic brain injury survivors, family members and caregivers. Wed., Jan. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7274. greymatters912@ gmail.com. memorialhealth.com/.

Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19)

In 1917, leaders of the Christian sect Jehovah’s Witnesses prophesied that all earthly governments would soon disappear and Christianity would perish. In 1924, they predicted that the ancient Hebrew prophet Moses would be resurrected and speak to people everywhere over the radio. In 1938, they advised their followers not to get married or have children, because the end of civilization was nigh. In 1974, they said there was only a “short time remaining before the wicked world’s end.” I bring these failed predictions to your attention, Aries, so as to get you in the mood for my prediction, which is: all prophecies that have been made about your life up until now are as wrong as the Jehovah Witnesses’ visions. In 2019, your life will be bracingly free of old ideas about who you are and who you’re supposed to be. You will have unprecedented opportunities to prove that your future is wide open.)

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Movie critic Roger Ebert defined the term “idiot plot” as “any film plot containing problems that would be solved instantly if all of the characters were not idiots.” I bring this to your attention because I suspect there has been a storyline affecting you that in some ways fits that description. Fortunately, any temptation you might have had to go along with the delusions of other people will soon fade. I expect that as a result, you will catalyze a surge of creative problem-solving. The idiot plot will transform into a much smarter plot.)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

In 1865, Prussia’s political leader, Otto von Bismarck, got angry when an adversary, Rudolf Virchow, suggested cuts to the proposed military budget. Bismarck challenged Virchow to a duel. Virchow didn’t want to fight, so he came up with a clever plan. As the challenged party, he was authorized to choose the weapons to be used in the duel. He decided upon two sausages. His sausage would be cooked; Bismarck’s sausage would be crammed with parasitic roundworms. It was a bril-

liant stratagem. The proposition spooked Bismarck, who backed down from the duel. Keep this story in mind if you’re challenged to an argument, dispute, or conflict in the coming days. It’s best to figure out a tricky or amusing way to avoid it altogether.)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

An imaginative 27-year-old man with the pseudonym Thewildandcrazyoli decided he was getting too old to keep his imaginary friend in his life. So he took out an ad on Ebay, offering to sell that long-time invisible ally, whose name was John Malipieman. Soon his old buddy was dispatched to the highest bidder for $3,000. Please don’t attempt anything like that in the coming weeks, Cancerian. You need more friends, not fewer—both of the imaginary and non-imaginary variety. Now is a ripe time to expand your network of compatriots.)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

In December 1981, novice Leo filmmaker James Cameron got sick, fell asleep, and had a disturbing dream. He saw a truncated robot armed with kitchen knives crawling away from an explosion. This nightmare ultimately turned out to be a godsend for Cameron. It inspired him to write the script for the 1984 film *The Terminator*, a successful creation that launched him on the road to fame and fortune. I’m expecting a comparable development in your near future, Leo. An initially weird or difficult event will actually be a stroke of luck.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Psychologists define the Spotlight Effect as our tendency to imagine that other people are acutely attuned to every little nuance of our behavior and appearance. The truth is that they’re not, of course. Most everyone is primarily occupied with the welter of thoughts buzzing around inside his or her own head. The good news, Virgo, is that you are well set up to capitalize on this phenomenon in the coming weeks. I’m betting you will achieve a dramatic new liberation: you’ll be freer than ever before from the power of people’s

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.

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beautyandtruth@freewillastrology.com

What North America community is farthest north? It’s an Alaskan city that used to be called Barrow, named after a British admiral. But in 2016, local residents voted to reinstate the name that the indigenous Iñupiat people had once used for the place: Utqiaġvik. In accordance with astrological omens, I propose that in the coming weeks, you take inspiration from their decision, Libra. Return to your roots. Pay homage to your sources. Restore and revive the spirit of your original influences.)

commentator Colin Morris reveals the conclusions he drew after analyzing 15,000 pop songs. First, the lyrics of today’s tunes have significantly more repetitiveness than the lyrics of songs in the 1960s. Second, the most popular songs, both then and now, have more repetitive lyrics than the average song. Why? Morris speculates that repetitive songs are catchier. But in accordance with current astrological omens, I encourage you Capricorns to be as unrepetitive as possible in the songs you sing, the messages you communicate, the moves you make, and the ideas you articulate. In the coming weeks, put a premium on originality, unpredictability, complexity, and novelty.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

opinions to inhibit your behavior or make you self-conscious.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The Alaskan town of Talkeetna has a population of 900, so it doesn’t require a complicated political structure to manage its needs. Still, it made a bold statement by electing a cat as its mayor for 15 years. Stubbs, a part-manx, won his first campaign as a write-in candidate, and his policies were so benign—no new taxes, no repressive laws—that he kept getting re-elected. What might be the equivalent of having a cat as your supreme leader for a while, Scorpio? From an astrological perspective, now would be a favorable time to implement that arrangement. This phase of your cycle calls for relaxed fun and amused mellowness and laissezfaire jauntiness.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Trees need to be buffeted by the wind. It makes them strong. As they respond to the pressure of breezes and gusts, they generate a hardier kind of wood called reaction wood. Without the assistance of the wind’s stress, trees’ internal structure would be weak and they might topple over as they grew larger. I’m pleased to report that you’re due to receive the benefits of a phenomenon that’s metaphorically equivalent to a brisk wind. Exult in this brisk but low-stress opportunity to toughen yourself up!)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Writing at *ThePudding*, pop culture

In May 1927, Aquarian aviator Charles Lindbergh made a pioneering flight in his one-engine plane from New York to Paris. He became instantly famous. Years later, Lindbergh testified that partway through his epic journey he was visited by a host of odd, vaporous beings who suddenly appeared in his small cabin. They spoke with him, demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of navigation and airplane technology. Lindbergh’s spirits were buoyed. His concentration, which had been flagging, revived. He was grateful for their unexpected support. I foresee a comparable kind of assistance becoming available to you sometime soon, Aquarius. Don’t waste any time being skeptical about it; just welcome it.)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

More than four centuries ago, a Piscean samurai named Honda Tadakatsu became a leading general in the Japanese army. In the course of his military career, he fought in more than a hundred battles. Yet he never endured a major wound and was never beaten by another samurai. I propose we make him your inspirational role model for the coming weeks. As you navigate your way through interesting challenges, I believe that like him, you’ll lead a charmed life. No wounds. No traumas. Just a whole lot of educational adventures.


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SUPPORT GROUP

Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. third Wednesday of every month. 912-8195704. Hand in Hand is a support group for children that have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. For more information, call 912-819-5704. third Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds 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 SUPPORT GROUP

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call or see website for info. Located in the Summit Cancer Care office at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Call for the Savannah Lowcountry Area NA meeting schedule. ongoing. 912-2385925. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH IEP’S (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS)

For parents of children attending Chatham-Savannah Public School System who have IEP plans, to offer mutual support through the challenges of the IEP process. Email for info. ongoing. amkw210@gmail.com. PARENTS OF ILL CHILDREN

Backus Children’s Hospital sponsors this group for parents with a seriously ill child receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Case manager facilitates the meetings. Meets weekly. Call for info ongoing. 912-350-5616. memorialhealth. com/backus. memorialhealth.com/ backus. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Ave. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital, 5353

Reynolds Street. Featuring medical and therapeutic guest speakers, join us for discussion, support, and new community activities. For more information, call Fran McCarey at 912-819-2224. ongoing. 912355-6347. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 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 St. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: MAN TO MAN

This group is for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Meets in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. 912-897-3933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. RAPE CRISIS CENTER

Assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. Free, confidential counseling for victims and families. 24-hour Rape Crisis Line operates seven days a week. 912233-7273. ongoing. REAL TALK

Real Talk and Peer to Peer is a support group for the LGBT community to come together to sit, eat and socialize while talking about issues relevant to the community. Meetings are completely confidential and private. Meets in the Lecture Conference Room. third Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. 912-231-0123 ext. 1410. Chatham Care Center, 107 Fahm St. REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP

Second Tuesdays at 7pm in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For anyone with this disorder, plus family members/caregivers interested in learning more. Call for info. ongoing. 912858-2335. sjchs.org/. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. SBC TOASTMASTERS

Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to the art of public speaking. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, members learn to speak more precisely and confidently via prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, and constructive evaluations. It’s fun, informative, and a great way to network with area professionals. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. 912-663-7851. St. Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A. SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS

If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend that you attend a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to stop your addictive sexual behavior.

Meets Mondays at 7 pm. Call for venue information. ongoing. 731-412-0183. saa-recovery.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

SISTERS NETWORK (BREAST CANCER IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY)

A national organization to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the African American community. At the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial. Call for info. fourth Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-236-7405. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SPINAL INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursdays, 5:30pm, at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-350-8900. 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

A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Suicide often leaves survivors with guilt, anger, hurt and unanswered questions. Hospice Savannah/United Way of Coastal Empire/ Coastal Suicide Prevention Alliance offer an ongoing support group. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Safe and confidential. Free to attend. Barbara Moss at Full Circle of Hospice Savannah, 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. TRANS* SUPPORT GROUP

Our meetings vary; we have discussions, watch documentaries, share stories, give out resources, plan community events, have social hour. Come check us out some time if you exist on the Trans* spectrum and are looking to help build community! Free third Sunday of every month. 843-368-4490. info@ transcendentsSAV.org. WALK AND TALK THERAPY

Initial secure telehealth session followed by 2 “walk & talk”40 min sessions in tranquil nature settings. Well rounded physical and mental health for adults who want to reduce anxiety with a

licensed therapist. All Summer & Fall. Check it out and schedule now: www. counselorcoachconfidant.com or 478 569-7069. Counselor, Coach, Confidant ask for Felicia. ongoing. YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION

Young breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and Coastal Georgia area are invited to join this group. Meetings include presentations from local medical community and discussions. Meetings conducted in the Conference Room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. 912-8973933. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.

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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, CONTINUES ON P. 46

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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.

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 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG experience and contacts, and public FOSTER CARE GRRR (Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation and relations experience. One Love is also Relocation) is in need of volunteers for seeking various volunteer positions. Email its dog Foster Care Program. Fostering karrie@oneloveanimalrescue.com for gives animals a second chance at life and more information or if you are interested allows them to receive temporary care in any of the positions. ongoing. from loving foster parents before finding Downtown Savannah, downtown. their forever homes. It is a rewarding CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TYBEE experience for both humans and pets in ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND need. Please contact Kathryn at 912-656- LIGHTHOUSE 5900 for more info. ongoing. No physical Volunteers are the backbone to the Tybee address given, none. Island Historical Society and Lighthouse. Because we are a non-profit we rely on CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY volunteers to help us succeed everyday. GARDEN If you’re interested in volunteering at the lighthouse please call Gus Rehnstrom Georgia Regional Hospital is in need of at 912-785-5801 or email lhvolunteers@ volunteers for their community garden. yahoo.com. For more information visit: Contact Jessica Mathis at 912-356www.tybeelighthouse.org. ongoing. 2826 or email her at jessica.mathis@ dbhdd.ga.gov. ongoing. Georgia Regional tybeelighthouse.org/. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. 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.

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Have you been thinking about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)? At our upcoming informational session we will discuss the time requirement, duties, and qualifications of a volunteer. (Must be 21+ to be a CASA.) Thu., Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m. uwce.org/. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St. 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.

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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

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.

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. 912447-6605. 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. 912-354-4047. kmorgan@roycelc.org. URBAN HOPE

An after school program for inner city children seeking adult volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, and more. See website or email for info. ongoing. urbanhopesav@aol.com. urbanhopesavannah.org. VOLUNTEER AT THE FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET

The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY

Volunteer at the Library. With fun projects and flexible hours, anyone can be a library volunteer. Lend a hand and give back to the community. You will get so many high fives. Email volunteer@liveoakpl.org PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for details. Free ongoing. 912-925-7774. Seeking early childhood education majors, retired elementary teachers and/ volunteer@liveoakpl.org. liveoakpl.org/ or community residents to help 3 & 4 year volunteer/. liveoakpl.org. Live Oak Public Libraries, 2002 Bull Street. olds with language development skills. VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS Mon.-Fri., 9am-12noon. Call for info. There are seniors in our community who ongoing. 912-447-0578. sjchs.org/1969. are hungry. You can make a difference by cfm. St. Mary’s Community Center and volunteering one hour a week to delivering Health Center, 812 W 36th St. Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors.


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