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WEDNESDAY 9.19 Film: Wedlock aka Deadlock

Savannah Jazz Festival 9.23-9.30

A week of free jazz, funk, blues, and Latin programming kicks off Sunday, with events through the following Saturday night with headliner Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones performing in Forsyth Park. Various venues

Futuristic prison escape flick is a twisted story of two prisoners (male and female) who attempt to escape a high-security facility, but are both connected by electronic neck collars. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $8

THURSDAY 9.20 Film: Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder’s portrait of a forgotten silent star, living in exile in her grotesque mansion, screening her old films, dreaming of a comeback. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. $10, dinner theater $35

HSF 13th Colony Garden Party

Savannah Sweet Tease 5th Anniversary FRI 9.21

New offerings to mark five years of fun! 10 p.m. The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.

Theatre: The Cat in the Hat CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEP 19-25, 2018

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The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents this adaptation of the classic book by Dr. Seuss. Sat. 10 a.m. & 3 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr. $15 adults, $12 seniors, military and kids 912-238-9015

Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) will host its annual 13th Colony Garden Party. This event provides young professionals in the Savannah area with an opportunity to network and connect. 5:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Free 912-233-7787.

Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture: Lorraine O’Grady

Coinciding with her exhibition “From Me to Them to Me Again,” O’Grady will speak about the diptych as an enduring form and conceptual device in her practice. 5 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Lecture: The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

Presented by James Kirchick, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and foreign correspondent for The Daily Beast. 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Free for SWCA members, $10 for non-members

Screening: Everyday Racism in America

The Learning Center, a program of Senior Citizens Inc., will host a screening of “Everyday Racism in America,” an MSNBC televised forum. 9 a.m. First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave.


Young Professionals Garden Party

Historic Savannah Foundation is cultivating the next generation of preservationminded community leaders through its 13th Colony supporters. 5:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. $25 general admission

The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865

Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, this book captures the spirit and the character of a young FRIDAY 9.21 privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body Courtyard Pop-Up with a Movie is slowly failing him. Hang out in the PERC Coffee Roasters noon courtyard with Big Bon Pizza and Montage The Pirate’s House, 20 East Broad St. Cinemas for pizza, beverages, and a SATURDAY 9.22 movie. 6 p.m. Bathtub Gin And Vintage Fashion PERC Coffee Roasters, 1802 East Broad St.

Film: The Muppets Movie

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of SCAD, we take a look back at influential films that also turn 40, starting with The Muppet Movie, directed by James Frawley and starring Jim Henson and Frank Oz. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Free for SCAD Card holders, $8 general admission

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary 4th Annual A Fishy Affair...Malicious but Delicious

Launched to a sold-out crowd in 2015, this unique dining event allows guests to dine on lionfish. 6 p.m. Plantation Club at The Landings $100 912-660-2694.

The Savannah Sweet Tease 5th Anniversary

The Sweet Teases celebrate their fifth birthday by bringing back all of their best acts. 10 p.m. The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. $5

Stono Commemoration Day

Dialogue, truth-telling and action by Which Way Savannah Campaign: revitalizing disappeared regional cultural, historical and artistic legacy. Music, art, food, and truth telling. 7 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. 646-207-1843.

Theatre: Big Love

A modern remake of one of the oldest Greek tragedies, The Danaids by Aeschylus, fifty sisters arrive at an Italian anor, having fled Greece to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. Mayhem ensues. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.


Show will include male and female fashions by Gypsy World and entertainment by Miss Diana Rogers. Specialty gin drinks, wine, appetizers, sweets, pop-up shop and music are included in ticket price. 6:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $55 per ticket 912-326-8097.

Fall for the Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love The Sapphire Bullets, the legendary rhythm & blues big band, has been rocking Savannah for over 25 years. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. Reserved seats, $20 & $25 premium 912-472-4790.

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Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Free Admission Day

Visit the historic fort for free. 9 a.m. Fort Pulaski National Monument

King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation’s 21st Annual Awards Gala

The Foundation’s annual fundrasier honors individuals committed to advancing society through historic preservation, fine arts, public service, education, and perpetuating the legacy of W.W. Law. 7:30 p.m. Trade & Convention Ctr, 1 International Dr. $100


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Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour

This comedy show on wheels will roast nearly 300 years of Savannah in a 90minute ride. The tour consists of musical numbers, costume changes, a few surprise appearances and a ton of Savannah history. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Visitor’s Info Center, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. $33

Savannah Philharmonic: 10 Years In the Making: Fire and Spirit

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Featuring a doggy derby, agility course, games and contests. All dogs must be leashed and have current vaccinations. 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave.

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Theatre: The Cat in the Hat


Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

SUNDAY 9.23 Field of Food Trucks

Enjoy all-you-can-eat tastings of more than 60 different items from regional food trucks. 1-4 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $35 all you can eat, beverages additional

Film: Chicago


A full day of family fun with great food, rides, games, music by Kimberly Gunn, and more. 11 a.m. West Chatham Middle, 800 Pine Barren Rd. Free

The Savannah Philharmonic opens its 10th Anniversary season with an homage to the past. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents this adaptation of the classic book by Dr. Seuss. Sat. 10 a.m. & 3 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $15 adults, $12 seniors, military and kids 912-238-9015


Pooler Food Truck Festival

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $2 SCAD Card holders, $8 general admission

Josephine Johnson Album Release

Savannah singer-songwriter releases her latest album, The Spark. Concert begins at 2:30 p.m. with artist meet-and-greet to follow. 2:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 307A E. Harris St. $10

This year’s featured headliners include legendary pianist and keyboardist Chuck Leavell. Sept. 23-29 Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

Beer, Guys, Cigars and Golf

Tee off the annual Ronald Open Golf Tournament at 10 am (shot gun start). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. VIP tickets $150, $75 General Admission

Bounty of the Sea Beer Flight Dinner

Lili’s and Southbound Brewing will pair four delicious brews with a menu that will include some of your favorites. 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Lili’s Restaurant Bar, 326 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912-235-2664

Odd Lot Improv: Monday Night Madness

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

TUESDAY 9.25 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.

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When ‘drunk donkeys’ attack BY JIM MOREKIS

‘A friendly reminder; posting deterministic model output with tropical cyclone positions 10 days out to get shares and likes (or to scare people) isn’t cool. It serves no good purpose. A drunk donkey could pull this data and post it.’ — Meteorologist James Spann, in a Sept. 5 tweet YOU WOULD think that an oncoming hurricane would be a good reason for folks to take a break from destroying each other on social media But you would think wrong. Thankfully, Hurricane Florence spared the Savannah area almost entirely, with barely a drizzle and a breeze being felt here, even as North Carolina suffered catastrophic and lethal flooding. Not everyone down this way went completely unscathed however. Before it became clear that Florence would stay well to the north, there was a great deal of speculation on social media as to where it might go. Fueling the speculation was the new-ish phenomenon of “spaghetti models,” i.e. different computer hurricane tracking models, and their easy access by John Q. Public. I don’t know how much familiarity you have with spaghetti models, but their nickname is apt: They look like someone threw a bunch of noodles at the computer screen. And they often have about as much rhyme or reason. Apparently, people love to argue about them, and about which ones are right. To these amateur hurricane forecasters, the phrase “Euro model” conjures up not a sleek and attractive woman or man wearing the latest styles, but a particular spaghetti model that, last week at least, showed Florence turning south and basically leveling Savannah. In the growing ranks of online amateur weather experts, the Euro model is spoken of in hushed tones, considered sacrosanct and never wrong. Except when it is wrong. Oddly enough, if you want to piss people off, tell them a hurricane is probably not going to hit them. That seems to have been the “crime” of WTOC meteorologist Jamie Ertle, who diligently did her job of reporting responsibly on Hurricane Florence to her local viewing audience. In numerous broadcasts, Ertle capably and professionally relayed the latest

Florence updates to the Coastal Empire, as did many other fine local broadcast journalists, including her colleagues at WTOC. I am proud to call all these local broadcasters my colleagues in the local journalism industry. In one particular Facebook Live broadcast, however, Ertle quoted Spann’s tweet warning of using meteorological data without context or expertise — specifically the sainted “Euro model” which showed Florence headed here, but which the National Hurricane Center still had reason to believe wasn’t going to prove accurate. (Time proved the National Hurricane Center, and Ertle, correct.) For whatever reason, Ertle’s off-the-cuff comment — very tame by any media standard, and incredibly tame by social media standards — provoked the apparently easily-provoked ire of a bunch of fanboys and fangirls of one particular amateur site on Facebook, “Mike’s Weather Page.” Full disclosure: I have followed Mike’s Weather Page for a couple of years, and have no particular problems with either Mike, nor his Weather! But some of Mike’s more hardcore fans seem to regard him with almost religious zeal, whether he is right or wrong. And that zealotry combined with a Facebook account equals nothing good in this world. The online barrage was immediate and heavy. Fans of Mike’s page from all over the east coast — few of them actually from the WTOC viewing area — bombarded Ertle’s Facebook page with angry, sarcastic, and often grossly sexist comments, including the “c” word and the “b” word. “Mean” and “unprofessional” were the mildest insults hurled her way, by the thousands. In the meantime, Mike — using what you’d have to admit is good business sense —capitalized on the controversy by selling a ton of “Drunk Donkey” T-shirts. Some trolls visited pretty much every Facebook post Ertle had ever made on her WTOC page, spamming them with negative comments about that one comment she made on that one Facebook Live broadcast. In today’s world, we often see people making mistakes on social media and paying a price vastly out of proportion with the actual transgression. I myself have been on the receiving end of a social media firestorm — one with far greater justification than a simple comment about the weather —for which I apologized and learned many important lessons from.

However, this isn’t even one of those cases. Ertle was vindicated in her reporting — her professional cautions to stick with the National Hurricane Center’s vast expertise turned out to be totally correct. Ertle issued a sincere apology for quoting the tweet, which in my opinion —and to be clear, I’m speaking just for myself — wasn’t even warranted. (There has been no corresponding apology to her, from anyone, for the way she was treated.) People always say what they want out of their media is bold, controversial, edgy attitude and opinions. And here we have a journalist who barely even had an opinion —and the one she had was basically correct — and she had literally thousands of people not even in her viewing area demand that she be fired for it! Unbelievable. What’s even more unbelievable is this: As of this writing, Ertle is no longer active with WTOC. Her last Facebook post was Sept. 12. And yes, it’s spammed by fans of Mike’s Weather Page. I contacted WTOC for comment, since I’ve been besieged by curious people concerned about the situation and wanting to know more. Station manager Larry Silbermann simply tells me, “Since this is a personnel matter, out of respect for all concerned, I cannot comment nor confirm anything regarding Jamie Ertle’s status.” I do respect any media outlet’s right to make their own personnel decisions, as I would expect them to respect ours at Connect Savannah. And I want to be clear again that I’m speaking purely for myself, from my vantage point as a fellow media professional. If it were me, I would hope my media organization would have my back in such an instance — as indeed mine has before. This is my small effort to say that I have a fellow journalist’s back. Given the extreme tribulation being suffered now in North Carolina, all this may seem quite trivial. And in that sense, it is. After all, it’s just another tempest in a teapot internet controversy, the likes of which most of us have already become numb to seeing. But then again, real lives have been impacted by a controversy which really shouldn’t qualify as a controversy at all. One thing I’ve been happy about is seeing all the comments in her support posted around town, and on WTOC pages. At times like these, comments such as those can go a long way. CS







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The Starland Village Files: Part Two

RFPs, zoning battle reveal tight relationship between City of Savannah and developer BY JIM MOREKIS

IN THE first installment of the Starland Files — all drawn from emails in the public record — we learned of the City’s strenuous efforts to work closely with The Foram Group, the developer behind the controversial, $40 million modern mixed-use development in the Victorian neighborhood, opposed by many residents mostly for its sheer size and incompatibility with other buildings in the area. This week we take a closer look at the Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase a police precinct, and the battle over zoning.


AS EARLY as January 2017, the president of The Foram Group, Travis Stringer, has a breakfast meeting with Mayor Eddie DeLoach, City Manager Rob Hernandez, and the City’s Strategic Initiatives Manager, Liz Tascherau, who previously worked with Hernandez in South Florida and was hired concurrently with him to come to Savannah. Foram identifies an active Savannah Police Precinct at 2115 Bull Street as perfect for Starland Village, and lobbies the City to declare the Precinct surplus property, with the City clearly considering Foram the intended buyer. While Stringer initially emails Taschereau to say, “We would prefer not to go through an RFP process as that is time consuming,” nonetheless the City does initiate the usual legal protocol of putting out Request for Proposals (RFP). A first round of RFPs goes out in April. Submitting proposals are The Foram Group, Ele Tran (who own The Vault across the street), and CORE Consulting and Development. The proposal from Ele And The Chef is for a similar mixed-use development, but smaller than Starland Village and without the controversial parking garage now set for Starland Village. Ele And The Chef’s proposal not only receives the highest scores from the scoring committee, they also offer the City more money for the property — $750,000 vs. Foram’s offer of $500,000. The City of Savannah, as they are legally allowed to do, opts to reject all bids that August rather than accept Ele’s high-scoring, high bid. The City puts the Police Precinct out for bid again, a month later. This time, Foram gets the high score – though Ele And The Chef’s offered price is 10 again higher than Foram’s.

By November 2017, Foram’s purchase of the surplus Precinct property is finalized. IN 2018 the focus moves to zoning struggles. Foram wants a brand-new district, TC-3, specifically to accommodate the size and scope of Starland Village, largely not allowed under existing TC-1. On Jan. 30, 2018, Foram petitions the Metropolitan Planning Commission to create the new zoning category. In a Feb. 6, 2018, email response to Foram attorney Robert McCorkle, MPC Director of Special Projects Charlotte Moore says, “Without specific information for each parcel/building, it [is] difficult to prepare an ordinance.... The challenge is providing rationale why a new district is necessary.” She tells McCorkle, “ As a planner, I’m going to question the following things: Why don’t the existing districts work? Why aren’t variances being requested when possible? Why isn’t a text amendment proposed?” Top: The scoring sheet from the first RFP for the surplus police precinct, which was rejected The next day, McCorkle forwards Moore’s response to Liz Taschereau and to by the City. City Attorney Brooks Stillwell, expressing his disappointment with Moore’s progress on writing the ordinance for the new TC-3 District. “Unfortunately it appears that Staff has not made any progress on the drafting of the Ordinance since our last meeting, Unfortunately, despite our previous meeting it looks like it is being put back on us.  It also appears that they are looking to the website created by a couple of residents that oppose our project as a source of information.” Seven minutes later, Taschereau emails Stillwell: “This is not what was agreed upon at the last meeting on January 26; this Friday will now be two weeks ago.” On Feb. 27, the Metropolitan Planning Commission takes up whether to create the new TC-3 zoning district to accommodate Starland Village. Foram agrees to take TC-3 off the table in return for an amendment to the existing CIV category instead. In what opponents to Starland Village consider a moral victory in their battle, Foram is granted zoning to the CIV category by a 9-2 vote on MPC. (Charlotte Moore is no longer with the MPC.) THE issue then heads to City Council March 29 for a vote on whether to allow that amendment to CIV to make way for Starland Village.

A scoring sheet from the second RFP released a month later, showing Foram as the winning bid this time.



Despite many citizens taking time to speak against the project — mostly based on its sheer size, and the size of the parking garage — City Council votes 6-3 to allow the zoning change. At the meeting, an unusual scene develops when Starland resident and entrepreneur Curtis Bellenot addresses Council about “the president that is also getting money from SEDA, who Foram Group gives money to.” It’s a clear reference to Thomas Square Neighborhood Association President Clinton Edminster, who was a key player in helping secure neighborhood support for Starland Village and who chairs the Board of Directors of The Creative Coast. The Creative Coast is a project funded by the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). Another link is also inferred: Sitting on the SEDA Board of Directors is Loretta Cockrum, a partner in The Foram Group, and Travis Stringer’s grandmother. Mayor DeLoach shuts Bellenot down: “Hey we don’t need it. We don’t need to talk about other folks in here. If you got something wrong with the project say something’s wrong with the project, but don’t talk about any individual in this room.” The same morning, a letter to the editor

Despite many citizens taking time to speak against the project — mostly based on its sheer size, and the size of the parking garage — City Council votes 6-3 to allow the zoning change. runs in the Savannah Morning News from Ele Tran, who unsuccessfully bid twice on the surplus police precinct, expressing her full support for Starland Village. “I truly believe the entire community will benefit from the added value and community-centric uses of the project,” she writes. ON April 25, 2018, Taschereau sends Foram’s Travis Stringer and his attorney Robert McCorkle a link to a highly complimentary WTOC story about Starland Village that aired the day before. “It will be an amazing development and addition to the Starland Village District. Travis, thank you to you and your family for choosing Savannah,” she writes.

ON July 2, 2018, the first lawsuit against Starland Village is dismissed. The suit, brought by four residents in April, alleged that the City illegally used spot-zoning to push forward the project. ON Aug. 28, the MPC approves the Starland Village site plan review — despite the MPC’s own staff report saying that virtually every component of new construction in the project is not visually compatible with the surrounding neighborhood. At the meeting, City Manager Rob Hernandez follows through on published reports earlier in the month saying he would bypass the full MPC and take over as sole “Design Administrator” to approve the project’s Certificate of Appropriateness.

The Mid-City zoning ordinance, adopted in 2005, allows this, saying: “The City Manager or his designee shall serve as the Design Administrator…. The City Manager or his designee shall be responsible for all interpretation of the Mid-City District Neighborhood Design Standards, and the procedure for an issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness.” Hernandez’s power play is totally legal, but according to many observers, unprecedented in practice. ON Sept. 17, a second lawsuit was filed by citizens to stop Starland Village, this one alleging that the City didn’t provide legally required notice on the sale of the surplus property nor on the March 28 adoption of the zoning amendment; and that it’s a violation of state law for the Thomas Square Historic District not to have a dedicated historic review board to oversee the granting of Certificates of Appropriateness. Significantly, the so-called NewZO (New Zoning Ordinance) under discussion by the City – intended to be a comprehensive modernization of current zoning — would install such a review board when, and if, it eventually passes. CS

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Talking about it with Charity Lee

Mental health is the focus of ‘Let’s Talk’ discussion series BY RACHAEL FLORA

CHARITY LEE’S story is difficult to talk about, but that’s why she tells it. In 2007, Lee’s 13-year-old son, Paris, killed his four-year-old sister, Ella. That life-changing event inspired Lee to start the ELLA Foundation, which aids those affected by violence, mental illness, and the criminal justice system. The story is also told in “The Family I Had,” a documentary by Katie Green and Carlye Rubin that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. After moving from Texas to Georgia, Lee began the Let’s Talk discussion series, which hosts its first event Sept. 27 at Hospice Savannah’s Demere Center. We caught up with Lee last week.


Tell me about your Let’s Talk discussion series and how that came about. Charity Lee: I saw a lot of people on Facebook and in opinion pieces, especially after the Parkland shooting, saying, “We need to talk about this more!” And I was like, “Well, okay, let’s talk about it.” This particular one is about mental illness because I realized after 11 years of working in the field of criminality and mental health and trauma and victim advocacy, many times I’ve felt like I’m just putting a BandAid on things. I’m a really big believer in education, and I think it’s time we start talking about the underlying issues that are affecting criminality and trauma and incarceration. A lot of people aren’t prepared for dealing with mental illness. It’s not like something most people grow up learning. I had the benefit, before my son killed his sister, of having a background in child and family development in child psychology. I kind of had a place [to come from], I had a theoretical and academic experience with other people’s stuff, but it helped when the murder happened. How did that background help you move forward?

Trust me, I’ve become a lot better educated in the past twelve years. Through my relationship with my son and working 12 with other victims, other families, other

families of victims, families of murderers, working with other perpetrators of violent crimes—for me, how it helped through my journey is at a certain point, it helped me forgive Paris. I understand now that he is what he is and he has certain limitations. Now, could he have made another choice? Certainly. I still believe that if he had made other choices or delayed his choice, he would still be who he is. Somebody would be in danger. Something was going to happen at some point. You can say, “Well, I wish it wasn’t Ella,” but I don’t wish it was anybody else. I think it’s important to point out that the majority of mentally ill people are not violent. If they’re going to be violent, it’s typically towards themselves. I used to ride with the San Antonio Police Department as a crisis interventionist and even with the people we encountered who were acting out violently, if you have a certain skill set, you can talk most people down. How did you begin the ELLA Foundation? Ella died in February 2007, and it was sometime maybe in March or April—the first year after Ella died, time didn’t matter. Somewhere pretty close to the time my son was arrested and being held in the local juvenile detention, the [Texas] state juvenile detention system was indicted by the federal government for the physical and sexual abuse of the children in their care. That made me really angry. My distinct thought was, “That’s not happening to my baby. I don’t care what he did.” When your child gets to that point, the state is mandated by law to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of a juvenile. That’s what we pay taxes for; it’s what the law says. There is nothing that even smells of rehab if they’re being physically and sexually abused. It’s more of the same for most of those kids. Like the majority of kids in there, I know our family had some pretty dysfunctional aspects, but Paris was never physically or sexually abused and I wasn’t going to let it start now. I wasn’t able to do anything about it for the nine months he was being investigated. Then he was sentenced and transferred over to the state system, and it was around that time I took some time off just to get out of town. When I came back, I became obsessed about doing something. For me, I

Charity Lee, mom and president of the ELLA Foundation. PHOTO BY BEN EASTER.

know now it was a place for me to channel my rage. I started working with other groups related to issues on juvenile justice. I started meeting a whole lot of families. I realized that even though I had lost everything that meant everything to me, I still had quite a few things left that a lot of the other people I was meeting did not have or could not do. I had my intelligence, I had my ability to get things done—I’ve always been a go-getter—I had the financial ability to not have to work at all. I decided at some point that I was going to take all the love I felt for my children, because it was still there, I just didn’t know where to put it, and I decided to give it to other people. What do you hope people take away from you, the ELLA Foundation, and

the Let’s Talk series? My hope for the series is that it will offer support to those who need it, that it will educate the general public on mental illness, and that it will encourage everyone who attends it or hears about it or reads about it that they’ll start thinking about [mental illness]. I really hope it helps to reduce the stigma. In everything I do, I try to lead by example by being so open about what happened to our family and to say, “See? It’s okay to talk about it.” CS


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Are Congressional town halls still effective? BY KRISTY EDENFIELD

Crowd from February 2017 Town Hall of Congressman Buddy Carter PHOTO BY JIM MOREKIS

relished the debate. However, in 2018, Rep. Carter has yet to hold a series of his traditional February and August open mic town hall events open to constituents. In Carter’s weekly newsletter from Sunday, February 25, 2018 he mentions a Blackshear town hall in Pierce County on Thursday, February 23, but the event was not publicized in his previous week’s communication.    On February 23, 2018 there was an event hosted by Marolyn Overton at the Community Hall at Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island with a capacity to host 150 constituents — far fewer than the August 2017 event at Bible Baptist Church which could hold up to 1,000 constituents.   Overton says the meeting was organized in conjunction with the Skidaway Island Republican Women and the Skidaway Island Republican Club at the request of Carter’s chief-of-staff, Chris Crawford and field representative, Hunter Hall. “Congressman Carter really wanted to hear what the people who live at the Landings were thinking,” Overton says. When asked why he is not holding his traditional semi-annual town hall events in February and August, Carter said, “I did hold a town hall meeting earlier this year and have held many this Congress. However, unfortunately, I have heard from many constituents that they no longer

view traditional town hall meetings as an effective way to get their questions answered or have a productive conversation. Therefore, I am constantly using different ways to connect and interact with constituents to answer questions, address their concerns, or simply just listen.” Overton seems to agree with the Congressman. “I think that it (town halls) is a good way for our elected representatives to learn what the people are thinking, but they have become shouting matches,” Overton says. Overton and her husband Scott moved to Savannah 27 years ago to retire. She is a long time Republican supporter and current President of Savannah Area Republican Women. Marolyn passionately recalls 60 years of working on campaigns that began by pulling her two sons in a wagon to canvas doorto-door when they lived in Illinois. Fellow Landings resident, Joan Wade, — a member of the Abigales, a progressive group of Landings women who meet to discuss socio-political issues — disagrees with the premise that town halls are no longer effective: “It’s always important for our elected officials to hear the voice of the people. If he’s (Carter) not willing then move over and let someone in who will address our concerns. Such as what is he doing to reach across the aisle?” Wade says.

Stephen Plunk, who has attended four congressional town hall meetings, is the Chairman of the Savannah Young Republicans and on the executive board of the Chatham County Republican Party. Plunk recognizes the importance of town hall meeting: “I do think they can be an effective method by which constituents can express their opinions and concerns and let Congressman Carter know their feelings on the pressing issues of the day,” Plunk says. Savannah constituent Tricia Noone is also a proponent of town hall meetings. “It’s important for Buddy Carter to do town halls or, for that matter, any and all representatives. Not because he is going to listen — he’s proven he does not and just uses the forum to robotically state his platforms — but to give his constituents the opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and yes, even disagree. Kinda sounds like democracy, right?” she says. Kate Strickland of Richmond Hill also believes in the importance of town halls. “Elected officials need to hold town hall meetings to find out what issues are important to their constituents. Buddy Carter’s lack of town halls shows he doesn’t care what we think and is going to just vote the party line.” Riya Patel is just one of 4 million Americans who turn 18 this year and who are


THE Apportionment Act of 1911 capped the size of the House of Representatives at 435. Since then, the average number of constituents per district has increased from 212,000 to 710,000 that each member of Congress represents.   With over three times the number of constituents to represent, this poses an enormous challenge for members of Congress. In 1804 the contrast was even more stark, with each Congressman representing only about 40,000 people.   Congressman Buddy Carter, R-Savannah, has traditionally approached this challenge by holding a well-publicized series of town hall events every February and August.  According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 734,172 constituents in the First Congressional District of Georgia, which he represents. Even in the contentious political environment that we find ourselves in since the November 2016 election, Rep. Carter was seemingly proud of the fact that he was the only member of Congress in Georgia that continued to hold traditional town hall events to listen to his constituents.   Between Aug. 1-4, 2016, Carter held a series of seven town hall events titled “Better Way Town Halls” in the diverse congressional district that spans over 9,000 square miles and ranges from blueberries in Alma to tourism in Savannah, and includes three military bases. In February 2017 Carter held five town hall events in Chatham, Wayne, Ware, Glynn, and Camden counties; these events were widely advertised in his weekly e-mailed newsletter and in mailboxes across the district with postcards using the franking privilege, which allows Congressmen to mail for free.   Carter held a grueling schedule of nine town hall events over a three-day period in early August of 2017 which garnered national attention from The Washington Post due to the fact that open mic town halls had become largely extinct due to the political climate. But Carter insisted that he wanted to listen to the voices of his constituents and vowed that he would continue this tradition.   Whether listening to a couple dozen constituents in Homerville at the Train Depot or 1,000 constituents in Savannah at Bible Baptist Church, Carter addressed the concerns from his electorate in these public open mic formats. Though sometimes contentious, he consistently maintained his composure, and outwardly even





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“It’s always important for our elected officials to hear the voice of the people. If he’s (Congressman Carter) not willing then move over and let someone in who will address our concerns. Such as what is he doing to reach across the aisle?” eligible to vote in the November midterms. Patel is a local public school senior and newly registered voter; she attended the 2017 town hall at Bible Baptist and the one earlier this year at the Landings.   Patel is part of a group of young people who have been requesting a town hall just for students in Chatham County. “I believe the town hall meetings are beneficial because it allows for citizens in a district to directly have contact with their representative, instead of trying to call in and being ignored by his various offices.  It holds our congressmen accountable for the people and not his own agenda,” Patel says. “And we really would hope Buddy Carter would hold a student town hall meeting because it allows students of voting age and not to get to interact with the politics that directly impact them. I find it upsetting that he has not fulfilled his promise.” In response to the question of if he will hold any town halls this year, Carter said, “It is possible. I will continue to use a variety of ways to connect with constituents.” Carter says, “Constituents often approach me at church, in the grocery store, at events I go to as a regular citizen and I appreciate that.  Constituents also feel comfortable enough to send mail to my home. I have dedicated my life to serving the people of the First District of Georgia and I will continue to do so.” Political scientists often debate the benefits of a delegate model of representation versus a trustee model of representation.   Originally theorized by Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) in the delegate model, the elected official acts literally as the voice of the people representing their wishes with no autonomy.  

In the trustee model of representation, there is an assumption that constituents lack the necessary knowledge on issues to make an educated position and gives the elected official wide birth and autonomy to make decisions without input from the constituency.   So several questions remain.  Is it possible to maintain a delegate model of representation without holding town hall events across the 17-county congressional district?   Should Congress act to amend the Apportionment Act of 1911 and increase the number of representatives? If following the 1911 numbers, over 1,000 elected officials would be added to represent the people in Congress — using the Founding Fathers formula of 1804, while somewhat unwieldy, there would be 8,142 Members of Congress.   Does the nationwide trend of Members of Congress eliminating town hall events create a greater disconnect between those inside the Washington Beltway and their constituencies? Congressman Carter faces Democrat Lisa Ring in the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 midterm elections.   The League of Women Voters of the Coastal Empire, a non-partisan organization, will be hosting a forum with both candidates on Wednesday, October 24.   According to Shirley Wright, chair of the forum committee and president-elect, the LWV will look for a fair moderator, location, and seek questions to be asked from civic organizations, non-profits, businesses, and the general public.   CS



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Savannah Police’s Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man that occurred late Sept. 13. “About 10:15 p.m. officers responded to Memorial Medical Center after Devardrious Dixon was dropped off at the entrance to the hospital. Dixon was suffering from gunshot wounds and soon died as a result of those injuries,” police report. The circumstances Cpl. Ferrero and his partner Dooly leading up to the shooting remain under Dog title. investigation. “In April 2018, the Savannah Police Girl shot at Frazier Homes Department hosted a USPCA certification A 10-year-old girl was shot Thursday trail, where K-9 teams were challenged night in the 500 block of Gwinnett Court on agility, obedience, article search, box at Frazier Homes around 7:15 p.m. search and apprehension skills. During the Police say she was outside at the time event, Ferrero and Dooly scored 644 out of talking to a friend. 700 points, which placed them first overall No other info was available at press at the trails,” police report. time. “I love coming to work with my best friend,” said Ferrero, describing his relaPolice seek serial robbery suspect tionship with Dooly. “He gets excited every The Savannah Police Department Robtime I put that collar on him, because he bery Unit detectives are seeking a suspect knows he’s going to work to keep people who is believed to have robbed multiple safe.” businesses. The score qualified the team to com“On August 16 at approximately 9:45 pete in the national trials, and they are the p.m., the suspect entered the Walgreens on first Savannah Police K-9 team to do so. the 700 block of Abercorn Street and acted Nationals will take place September 17-21 as if he was going to purchase a bottle of in Huntsville, AL. water. Once the cashier opened the drawer, “It’s a great feeling that Dooly and I have the suspect snatched it and took the money done so well, and it’s an honor to be a part out before throwing it back and fleeing the of this type of event,” said Ferrero, who is store on foot,” police say. just a week shy of seven years of service  Detectives believe the same individual with SPD.  “The judges are very meticulous committed a similar robbery on Septemand score you on every little thing. I know ber 6 at CVS on the 5400 block of Abercorn it’s going to be a tight competition.” CS Street and September 14 at Rite Aid on the 4600 block of Habersham Street. In ALL CASES FROM RECENT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT each incident, the suspect used the same INCIDENT REPORTS. GIVE ANONYMOUS CRIME TIPS TO method of robbing the store. The suspect is described as a black male CRIMESTOPPERS AT 912/234-2020 OR TEXT CRIMES in his 20s standing 5-foot-10-inches, with a (274637) USING KEYWORD CSTOP2020.


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The beloved local band talks tragedy, sonic evolution, and rising above the ‘Savannah sound’ BY SEAN KELLY

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Andrew: Honestly, it wasn’t that bizarre. He passed away a couple years ago, and we’ve carried on. It’s not the same band without him in it, because it wouldn’t do us or his memory justice to try and copy that. But we’d been playing with Corey for a couple years and had been writing pretty much the whole time, so we got done with a tour cycle and took a couple years off of the road to make the record at home. It’s always different with Athon not being in the band, but at the same time it’s kind of a different band now. The same but different, if that makes sense.

This is your first album since Jonathan Athon’s passing, and I’d imagine it was a bizarre experience on some level just being in a studio without him?

Did the hardcore punk influences that are prominent on the new record happen intentionally? How did that evolve?

Andrew: We set out to make a more punk rock record, for sure. With Corey writing, it changed the process. He has his own ideas, and the way this band writes everyone gets a say. There’s no one songwriter in the band and there never has been. Are you all bringing in little ideas and then arranging them together? Or does one person come in with something of a fully formed song and flesh it out from there? Andrew: We definitely come up with riffs in our own time, and then we’ll all take it, sit with it and play with it. It seems like this record is a big step forward from a sonic standpoint. Talk

about that part of the process. Were you striving for that? Andrew: When we started working on this, we did a lot of pre-production because Corey is a bit of an audio wizard. So we were really able to work on the songs in our space, and then with the guys from The Garage came in and used their knowledge and room to capture our live sound in a sense. Corey: When we actually went into the studio, we weren’t wasting any time. We already knew what was going on with the songs, which meant we could concentrate more on the tones. Andrew could have easily went in with his one amp and that could’ve been it, but we wanted to


IT’S BEEN a big few years for Black Tusk. The cherished local heroes pushed forward after the death of bassist and vocalist Jonathan Athon and just released T.C.B.T., their sixth full-length album. The newest collection of songs retains the band’s signature sludge metal sound but also incorporates hardcore punk influences on a much larger scale than their previous albums. Ahead of their hometown performance at The Jinx this weekend, we talked to guitarist Andrew Fidler and bassist Corey Barhorst about all things Black Tusk.





experiment. It’s the idea of looking at the studio as a separate instrument. It’s very evident in the new record that there was a lot of thought and experimentation in terms of using the studio as an instrument. I’m curious about the intro track on the album. What was the impetus for a spoken word piece, and how did that come about? Andrew: To get people’s attention! There you go!


Andrew: A couple months before we went into the studio, we worked with Matt and Colin on the first song and a couple of other things just to kind of get a demo together. We put an intro on that first song, so we wanted to elaborate more on that. We asked James to write something, and asked him to elaborate on some of the ideas [from the demo]. The way we work, the lyrics were all written in pretty close proximity, so there might not be a theme that ties everything – yet there is a theme that ties everything, if that makes sense. From the artistic way of looking at it, it’s an overview of the entire record. Corey: It sets the mood for the record. So when you talk about writing all of the lyrics in the same time span, is it the kind of thing where you write all the music and then take it away and put vocals on? Often I’ll hear about how, say, David Bowie would make an entire record with no vocals and then go home with it for four months and come back with an album’s worth of lyrics. Was it similar for you guys?

Andrew: We wrote all the music with no vocals, so every song was finished instrumentally before we started writing vocals for them. So when studio time was upon us, 18 someone would be tracking in the A room

“Every Black Tusk record has songs that are about things that are happening in our lives, while not being specific. We definitely had a rough few years, so this album deals with a lot of loss. But at the same time, the world is not a complete and utter shit show. There are positive aspects and rays of hope thematically.” and the rest of us would be in the B room working on vocals for things that had just been recorded. So in that sense, all the lyrics kind of have the same theme and were written in the same time period. And that’s honestly how every Black Tusk record has been done. Corey: Each song, somebody would have an idea for the direction lyric-wise. We’d have discussions on it, but it was more or less to fill out the ideas and everyone would contribute.

not a complete and utter shit show. There are positive aspects and rays of hope thematically.

What were some of the lyrical themes on the record? Is it current events?


Andrew: Some of the songs do touch on current events without singling out a subject or a certain orange-faced clown. It’s hard not to speak on that as an artist. Andrew: You have to! Every Black Tusk record has songs that are about things that are happening in our lives, while not being specific. We definitely had a rough few years, so this album deals with a lot of loss. But at the same time, the world is

One thing I’m curious about – you guys are, for lack of a better term, lumped in with a specific group of Savannah bands that are generally in the same wheelhouse. How did that happen? Andrew: You’re taking about Baroness and Kylesa?

Andrew: There was this whole thing going through the music community called the “Savannah sound,” which is the kind of sludge metal thing. So of course we were involved in that, because we all came up together and helped each other out. But those bands kind of gravitated in different directions. Baroness sort of went in a more prog rock direction. Corey: Being that I played with Kylesa, it was definitely the more psychedelic kind of stuff. Baroness was more prog, and Black Tusk was always the more punk rock of that group of bands. These bands all

grabbed on to their chosen thing. So surely there are differences, but I don’t see any differences. It’s still the same people. Andrew: The “Savannah sound” thing was more about camaraderie. And of course the press took interest, because you had three bands all from the same town all doing great things. So they were like, what’s going on in Savannah? I think of it along the same lines as grunge. There were all these Seattle bands being put under the same umbrella but they really weren’t musically. Corey: Yeah. Look at L.A. in the late ‘70s, you know? Baroness could be the Chicago, and Kylesa could be Steely Dan, and then Black Tusk could be Van Halen. Same area, same time period, completely fucking different. Do you think it’s been a positive thing from the standpoint of what you do musically to have that stamp? Andrew: I don’t think it’s a good thing that there’s a label in terms of being from Savannah and having a certain sound. But I do think it’s a good thing that you had three bands who were internationally touring and doing their own thing. There’s a common thing that everyone was doing, but they were doing it in their own way. It was a moment in time that’s now passed, and it’s still cool to be associated with those bands. But people need to know now that musically, we’re not that similar anymore. CS

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Latin People Time brings classic Salsa sound to Savannah Jazz Festival Jax band plays free show at Ships of the Sea


Latin People Time is from the Riverside area of Jacksonville, Florida. BOTTOM PHOTO BY MIGUEL EMMANUELLI

THE SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL brings a great variety of music to local stages over the next two weeks — not all of it the typical idea of what jazz is. One of the festival’s many nods to the diversity of music happens Wednesday night, Sept. 26, when the Jacksonville, Fla., salsa band Latin People Time takes the stage at the Ships of the Sea Museum for a free show guaranteed to be a party. We spoke to Latin People Time frontman/vocalist Josue Cruz and tenor sax man/vocalist Juan Rollan.

Juan: We started life about 2013 as a smaller group of about four people. It’s really felt like Latin People Time for only the last two years. The stars aligned and a bunch of us in the Riverside area of Jacksonville brought together a bunch of horn players. What began as a four-piece quickly became a ten-piece. Josue: The new look and sound came mostly from the horn section. We had a lot of percussion from the get-go. Now we’re just blowing out that ten-piece! It came from adding the horns. Any time you’ve got a big horn section that usually means arrangements. Who does that for the band? Josue: Most credit for that goes to Angel Garcia. We don’t always have arrangements per se. He would transcribe horn lines from recordings of authentic salsa bands from the late ‘60s and ‘70s, straight from Cuba and Puerto Rico. We want to stay as true to the originals as possible. Latin People Time resonates because we stuck to our guns and play music hearkening back to the great salsa bands. All this music is Afro-Cuban in origin, and comes from traditions of enslaved people brought from Africa. But what is the difference between Salsa and other forms of Afro-Cuban music? Josue: I could talk for hours about this — I’m a real historian of this stuff! Mostly we

do what’s called “Salsa Dura” – hard salsa. We want to nail that sound and keep it true to the period. A lot of salsa music sort of romanticizes the mambo/cha-cha era. That genre came north to the states from Cuba to Miami. Of course Cuban music was then basically cut off from here due to the Cuban Revolution. So a lot of kids that were first or second generation Cuban grew up listening to that old style. Then they were exposed to the jazz rock and funk of the late ‘60s, which was a real confluence of events musically, from rock to jazz to R&B to funk. You had the Boogaloo movement, which is a mix of R&B, cha-cha, and the rumba. And some of it did have that bad bubblegum music feel. But then came what’s called Descarga – “Unloading.” That’s what happens when you marry this sound with big bands whose whole purpose is to blow the back out of the building. Juan: I’m a first generation CubanAmerican. Due to my father’s profession, we didn’t even grow up in Miami. I grew up in the Carolinas. That’s one reason I love being in this band so much – I didn’t grow

up already saturated in this music. Being in Latin People Time has filled in a cultural gap for me. It’s opened up the whole world of salsa. Jax is a big rock ‘n’ roll town, but what’s the Latin music scene there? You usually associate this music with South Florida, not North Florida. Josue: We often play clubs designed for rock ‘n’ roll. We’re not just going to every Latin club and that’s it. We play places where this kind of music isn’t necessarily expected. We’ve provided a real contrast to what usually goes on in local clubs. We find ourselves playing to a bunch of young kids of all creeds and colors. The thing they have in common is they can’t stop moving to the music! They’re hungry for it. We’re amazed at the people who have come out of the woodwork. The rhythm is infectious. You can throw race, creed, and color out the window. Juan: Jax isn’t really on the map for much more than an expansion football team which only recently made it to the NFL playoffs. That’s really about it. To the rest of the country, we are football and

rednecks. And unfortunately, we were a hotspot during the Civil Rights Movement. That is largely our legacy and it’s unfortunate, but what the rest of the country doesn’t know is how amazing an incubator it is for aspiring young musicians. It starts on the middle-school level with wonderful arts programs like LaVilla Middle School for the Arts. Those kids then migrate over to an amazing arts high school, Douglas Anderson School for the Arts. After that, many of them choose to stay in town to attend the University of North Florida, which has a nationally recognized, flagship jazz program. So you can see that in the middle of our “cultural desert” resides this community of world-class musicians that are passionate about being a light in the darkness. Groups like LPT are at the forefront of a much-needed cultural renaissance for the area. CS


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Savannah Jazz Festival kicks off with local youth performances BY JOSEPHINE JOHNSON


FROM RIVER STREET to the Southside, Savannah booms with music and rooms to play in. For those growing up here, churches, coffee shops, restaurants and eventually bars are the necessary stepping-stones for getting onto stages beyond the Hostess City. Truly, Savannah’s young musicians are lucky to have these performance spaces and opportunities, often, under the guidance of seasoned, well-respected mentors. The 37th annual Savannah Jazz Festival kicks off with some of the city’s finest, and youngest, musicians. On Sunday, September 23, the Mansion on Forsyth Park hosts an afternoon of jazz that begins with performances from the students of Savannah Country Day School and Savannah Arts Academy. Dave Elliott, music director at Savannah Country Day, knows he has something special with his students. “This year we’re trying something a little different,” explains Elliott, “Two ensembles will perform. We have a traditional 22-piece big band, and we have a smaller ensemble we’re calling the Flaming Vibes.” The Flaming Vibes consists of seven players—bass, drums, vibraphone, piano, two guitars and vocalist. They do jazz clas20 sics like Lullaby of Birdland, but they’ve

also been writing their own jazz-pop composition “In The Dark.” Sophomore Sarah Palmer, who aspires to be a professional singer, brought “some lyrics and a chord progression to the group,” Palmer says, “and we worked with Mr. Elliott to make it into a verse and chorus and instrument solos.” At the front of the rehearsal room, Elliott counts them in, and the students launch into “In The Dark.” The tune starts on a vamp reminiscent of the iconic “Stand By Me” bass riff. And then Palmer dives in with her vocals. The tune moves, its intensity a mix of Adele’s soulfulness and Florence and the Machine’s buoyancy. The instrument solos are precise—in and out—not too many notes. It’s Elliott’s guidance that’s shaped the ensemble. “With this I wanted to give the students an experience of being a session player, or working in a studio to write and record a song,” explains Elliott, “we collaborate and understand each instrument has its place.” Dave Elliott has been teaching jazz and rock bands at Savannah Country Day since 2001. A music major from Northwestern University with 36 years of teaching, he’s the kind of mentor students need in their formative years—the kind of mentor who sees the valuable connection between music education and academics. “Studies have been around for years about how playing an instrument or

Clockwise from left: The SAA SkyeLite Jazz Band; SCD’s Flaming Vibes; Michael Nestor with the Savannah Arts horns.

learning one makes you smarter, but I think it’s something more specific than that,” continues Elliott, “learning and playing music teaches you how to focus on one thing for a long period of time. In a 50-minute symphony all a musician can think about is that piece of music. If you can learn the power of deep focus, that ability translates to many aspects of learning and living.” At Savannah Arts Academy, Michael Nestor heads up the music department where he’s taught jazz, concert band and percussion ensembles for the past five years. Nestor, the son of a military family, decided to stay in Savannah after his father retired from the Army at Fort Stewart. He went to Armstrong State initially to study bassoon but soon found he liked the tone and versatility of the baritone sax better. “Jazz is a community thing,” says Nestor, “it’s an oral tradition, you learn to speak by first listening to it. By trying to speak like the greats, that’s how you find your own voice.” To help his students find their voices, Nestor often asks local jazz players to sit in with his classes. “I reach out to my friends and mentors like Teddy Adams, Randy Reese, Marc Chesanow, Eric Jones. These players come in as often as I can get them. Students can put faces with names and understand that jazz really is about community and conversation.” This year the Skylite Jazz Band represents Savannah Arts Academy at The

Savannah Jazz Festival. In rehearsal, Nestor goes over phrasing and asks students to focus on tone, dynamics, breath and exactly what they are trying to communicate with each other and to the audience. The conversation must convey the fun of funk; the swing tunes should express more sass. “In rehearsal, we stretch our voices to say more clearly what we mean in the music,” explains Nestor. Senior and first alto sax, Tristan Terry, has been playing saxophone since seventh grade. Though he doesn’t want to pursue a music career—he’s into computer engineering and sees his future at Georgia Tech—he chose to go to Savannah Arts Academy because he wanted to go to a high school with equally strong music and academic programs. “Music gives you another way to understand sound and science and the relationships between them,” explains Terry.” This is my second year playing Jazz Fest, and I like how attentive the audience is, lots of local pros who understand what you’re playing on a deeper level. But what I’m most looking forward to is improvising and my first year of being first sax. I feel like I finally have something to add to the conversation.” CS


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And it becomes that much harder to fix things. Right! Did you find that daunting? Or did you embrace the challenge? By the time I got there, I had two, two-anda-half years’ worth of songwriting and playing the songs out. So the songs themselves were pretty well-rehearsed. And then when I got to the studio, the session players that I worked with spent two days rehearsing together. A lot of it we tracked live, and we’d go back and do overdubs on a couple different things. When you were doing overdubs, was a lot of it spontaneous?

Josephine Johnson’s The Savannah-based singer songwriter goes the distance on her latest release BY SEAN KELLY

SAVANNAH’S Josephine Johnson has made quite the name for herself with her unique brand of folk rock that recalls the early days of the Buckingham/Nicks era of Fleetwood Mac, blended with the vocal power of 10,000 Maniacs and Natalie Merchant. Originally from Indiana, Johnson has become a local staple despite having lived quite the nomadic and storied life in the past several years. Johnson’s new release, The Spark, is a gorgeous collection of songs produced by the esteemed John Vanderslice and recorded in San Francisco at his legendary Tiny Telephone studio. Surrounded by a group of notable session players and recorded entirely to tape, The Spark is a huge step forward for Johnson and her recorded output - and she’ll be celebrating the momentous occasion with an album release show at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Sept. 23. When we spoke to Johnson ahead of her album release show, she had just arrived

We pre-planned everything! We went over everything in rehearsals. I’m not a drummer, but I’d communicate – “I want this to sound like Mick Fleetwood.” And Carly, our lead guitar player, knew that I didn’t want it to be saturated with too many notes. Lead guitarists can sometimes be challenging, but she knew exactly [what to do]. But yeah, we went back over and did most of the vocals. We did everything mostly live, and the only vocal that was original was a song called “Reclaiming My Time.” Some people like to do 25 vocal takes, and then it gets to the point where you start not being able to tell the difference between take five and take 25. Do you limit it to a small amount of takes per song?

in Nashville for some shows and kindly agreed to get up at a rather ungodly hour and give us some insight into the making of It pretty much depends on the song. I her wonderful new release. would say that everything was done in the first two or three takes. The only one Tell me about working with John that we really worked on was “The Spark,” Vanderslice. How did that come about? because that song, to me, is very important. And there’s a certain way that I wanted I lived in California for, like, 12 years, those vocals to come across. and I had a few friends that had recorded When I perform it I use an SM58 mic, with him. Some of the people that I knew but when you’re in the studio you’ve got enjoyed their experiences. I wanted to a great condenser mic that can hear the work on analog tape, and he’s kind of sound of your tonsils and the back of your known for that. And this is the genius of throat. So I wanted to make sure that John - he knows all the names and numeverything was very measured. That took a bers of everything that he has over there. couple of more takes. But usually no more And I don’t know, that’s just not my thing than three or four takes. [laughs]. What were some of the lyrical themes Was this the first time you’d done an you were going for on the record? analog record? I think there’s a thread through it. The Everything I’d done before was in the underlying part of this album is to honor digital environment. So you could punch yourself and be true to yourself. And that’s in and punch out. But on tape, if you don’t an easy thing to say, right? Because I think

it takes people a long time to figure out who they are. And then once you figure out who and what you are, not caring about how people react. So a lot of that is woven into the songs in different ways. “The Spark” is definitely for anyone who’s been stepped on. I’ve been through very challenging things in the last four years. Before I left Humboldt County, I was teaching at a summer camp and I came back home to find that my apartment had been broken into and all my stuff was gone. All I had were my instruments and everything I’d taken to teach at the camp. That was the impetus for me to get my stuff together and go to Los Angeles. Los Angeles was lovely, and I was making great inroads there and working on songs. I was living in HM157, an artist collective, and my house burned down. I made The LAist [laughs]! That’s how I got into The LAist, because my house burned down. And that’s what sent me back here. So the theme of “The Spark” is – the thing that makes you who you are, you have to remember that, and you can’t let outside forces take that away. It’s so easy to get bogged down by the grind of the whole thing and the industry side of it, but when big changes happen that’s kind of when you realize that music is who you are. It’s cool that the themes of what you were writing reflect that music is what you do and it’s your identity. And by extension, I do try to take it beyond a diary when I write. My goal is that it resonates with other people and that it inspires them. Do you have a particular story from the studio, or does anything stick out in your mind from the sessions that was significant to you? I don’t really have any great anecdotes other than this – for 10 days, I got to work with people that I didn’t know and we communicated with music. I took very seriously what I brought to them, and working with people like that was a flag or a guidepost that said, “You’re on the right track. These are the kinds of people that you need to be around, and this is the kind of thing that you need to find more opportunities to do.” It was a wonderful experience. You have to pay for that access, but to be heard and understood, and to have everything come out the way that it did, was great. CS


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The South Carolina band’s sophomore release pushes sonic boundaries and tests the limits of country and folk BY SEAN KELLY












SHE RETURNS From War is the brainchild of Charleston music staple Hunter Park, whose intelligent and emotive songs have successfully woven themselves into the fabric of the Lowcountry’s greater music community. Now a major player in Charleston and beyond, Park is back with Mirrored Moon Dance Hall, a beautiful collection of songs masterfully produced alongside local producer and Charleston music tastemaker Wolfgang Ryan Zimmerman (Brave Baby, Band Of Horses). With a slightly new band in tow, Park is embracing a more collaborative approach to her career – even going so far as to utilize the visual and marketing talents of drummer JP Chapa to help elevate promo material and artwork. Park, who brings her new songs and revamped band to El Rocko Lounge on September 22, spoke with us ahead of the show to talk about the album, using her art as a tool for empowerment, and what the future holds for country music. The new album seems to be a really big step sonically. Was that deliberate or was it something that just happened organically in the studio? I’m always trying to build and differentiate, because I do believe that if I’m going to rep this whole cosmic thing then I need to kind of prove myself. I’m not just folk, I’m not just country, I’m not just rock. I want to incorporate all things because in order to be really educated in music and work towards your mastery of it, you have to explore things. It was great on this record because I was able to ask my friends for help and get a lot of the Charleston music scene involved. Which is amazing, because we’re such a community. The ability to have so many

She Returns From War preps new LP, ‘Mirrored Moon Dance Hall’ and El Rocko Lounge tour stop on September 22.

musicians work towards putting this record out was so important. Was that something that took a lot of planning, or did it take shape as you were recording and bringing people in? What happened was, I’d finished promoting the last record and it was kind of standing on its own when I decided I wanted to get back into the studio. We were working out of our bags for a while, but we stuck with it. It took three years to actually put the record out, but incorporating so many people came naturally because everyone had so much going on that we had to pull from everywhere we could. As far as Ryan’s role, was it more collaborative than the last record? Did he allow you to execute the vision in your head, or were you letting him take the reins as a producer? Ryan and I worked really well together in the sense that everything was on the table. I didn’t say no to anything at all. If he had an idea we’d try it, and he did the same thing for me but in a more supportive way. When I would get overwhelmed, he’d kind of be there to be like, “Let’s relax, let’s think this out.” So I was lucky in the sense

that I was able to really let things happen naturally because we could be open with each other. So if you needed to step back for a second, he could jump in and push things forward. Yeah! How long were you writing the songs?

I’d written a few of the songs prior to the release of the first record, or at least had started conceptualizing them. But working with Ryan helped me finish them. I also started writing some things while we were in the studio. So to that point, do you feel like a lot of what’s been going on in the country informed the music at all? Let me put it this way – She Returns From War is about empowerment, and it’s about strength. You don’t have to be a woman to get behind it, but it is coming from that idea of empowered womanhood and how much women have to go through to put up with just existing. So I believe that no matter what the political agenda is currently, I’m putting out music to empower people



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That, and also just acknowledging that some artists aren’t trying to live an emotional and tragic life. People who are artists, including trans people, just want to fulfill experiences and enrich people’s lives through music. I can live a relatively Hearing you talk about using the band normal life, and I think a lot of people are as a force for empowerment, I think it’s ignorant to that fact. That’s ignorance in really timely right now. It’s a strange itself. time for women, and it’s a great time because a lot of things are happenIn terms of country, folk, and Ameriing that are long overdue in terms of cana right now, it seems like it’s taksexual harassment and misconduct ing on a more experimental approach coming to light. Have you had moments and pushing more boundaries as an where people have reached out to you umbrella genre. I think there are difand let you know that your music has ferent versions of that happening. helped make them feel more empowWhat do you think is the motivating ered or feel like they can speak louder? factor behind pushing the boundaries of a style or genre that maybe is People have come up to me at shows most closely associated with a certain before. It means so much and I love it when sound? people reach out. Sometimes people have reached out in meaningful ways and told I think there’s this really cool sentiment me that they felt like I was helping them to country music. I think a lot of people get through something that they were attach really heavily to that, and that’s working through – whether it was identity why people are utilizing it as a platform to stuff or whatever was happening in their experiment. Because people attach to it, it world. I love that because I want more than can be used as an agency of change. I use anything for my music to stand on its own country music as a way to show that I’m openly and honestly. The music scene can different but also that I’m good at what I get really egotistical and in order to get out do. there you kind of have to play into that, but in an ideal world it wouldn’t be that way. So Will the pop-country stuff peter out? having people genuinely feel things about Or will there always be an audience for my music is refreshing and keeps making that? me want to do it. There’s always going to be an audience for From your perspective as a trans artist that because there will always be people right now in America, do you think that wearing those cross-studded jeans. People the climate has changed? love that shit because people love trash! I like trash sometimes. It’s comfortable. It’s I’m still suffering every day. I’m a victim of nice to feel that way. I had a camo wallet people’s ignorance constantly, and I don’t for the past eight months before I lost it on believe that people have done enough to tour! Sometimes I love it. But it’s not helpsupport trans people on a humanitarian ing anything. level. There’s still trans people dying every day. I’ve seen so many people rise up with How many songs about Ford trucks can fists and want to get active but it’s like, there be before we get to something what the fuck do you know about activism more meaningful? when you have all of this cisgender, heterosexual privilege? It’s like, that’s not helping the state of our I’ve seen some of my closest friends in nation. It’s also not speaking to the intelo the music scene be just fucking ignorant. lectualism of music and what music can I suffer from that, and I do the best that I do. I believe that there’s always going to be can as an artist. I have a lot of privilege in people who love that, because I even love the way that I do have support. But if you it sometimes. But I think that people are want to get active and support trans artstarting to grow up a little bit. We’ve been ists, why don’t we look at the longevity of slowly but steadily moving towards sometrans people’s careers in music? Not just thing like this. CS because it’s trending. I feel like if people SHE RETURNS FROM WAR, GRACE really cared about trans people and their JOYNER art careers, we would be seeing a lot more El Rocko Lounge longevity in those careers. Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m.., 21+ Do you think it goes back to privileged people not experiencing enough outside of their bubbles? Does the change start with people just acknowledging their privilege?






Local staple Jan Spillane’s songs stretch across a number of genres, but lies somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her heartfelt delivery and acoustic-based song craft will be on full display at Jazz’d Tapas Bar, where she’s bringing along mandolinist Joe Nelson for an evening of memorable music. THURS., SEP. 20, 7:30 P.M.



A band like Come Back Alice would have made a huge impact at the original Woodstock festival, but they also fit in quite nicely with the rock and roll revival currently happening among the likes of Greta Van Fleet. The band’s Allman Brothers-esque rock is also quite genre-bending, and is augmented by a violin – a seemingly unorthodox instrument for what the band does but one that fits in with ease. SAT., SEP. 22, 9 P.M.

With vocals often reminiscent of Mark Lanegan or Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit bring an intense blues-rock experience that is only highlighted by the uniqueness of the bandleader’s vocal style. The power trio’s songs, at their best moments, recall Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – perfect for fans of hard-hitting rock and roll that still has a lot of melody to offer. FRI., SEP. 21, 10:30 P.M.



A true embodiment of the California folk-rock of the 70s but elevated with a modern sheen, Valley Queen’s delicate songs are carried by singer Natalie Carol’s vintage-sounding vocals and intelligent sense of melody. The band will bring their latest batch of compositions to El Rocko for a night presented by Savannah Stopover. FRI., SEP. 21, 9 P.M., 21+

Though they originated in Washington, D.C., Super Bob is now spread across the country – making their unique spin on the traditional power trio more powerful and wide-reaching than ever. The group’s drummer, Michelle Anthony, calls Savannah home, and is bringing her bandmates to town to showcase their hard-hitting blend of EDM, rock, and hip-hop at Rachael’s 1190. Live music at Rachael’s is rare, so this is a show not to be missed. FRI., SEP. 21, 9 P.M.





Barrelhouse South The Movement, Little Stranger, 7 p.m., VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Josh Johansson, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Nick Jones, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Bill Smith Trio, 6:30 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Boogaloo Bingo and DJ Miami, 7 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.


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


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


The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Wacky Wednesday Stafford’s Public House Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Late Night Comedy, 11 p.m.


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


Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Castaways Bar & Grill Live Music, 6:30 p.m.

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa El-Rocko Lounge Midnight Milk, 11 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Demetrius Doctor Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jan Spillane Duo, 7 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Trivia PS Tavern Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Gypsy Jazz, 7 p.m. River House Ford Natirboff Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Ray Tomasino Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Butthole with Cunabear, Morel Spiral, and more 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) Sarah Poole, 7:30 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 6 p.m.


The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Southbound Brewing Company Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia, 7:30 p.m.


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


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


Club One Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret w/ Por el Amor de Goth, 8 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 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.


Barrelhouse South Vintage Pistol, AFTM, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Dance Music w/ DJ Lishis, 8 p.m. Club Elan Jacquees, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit Demere Center for Living Love & Soul Experience: Apollo Night, 7-10 p.m. Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Valley Queen, Squarist, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Rockabilly Nite and Car Show w/ Brady and the Bazookas, 7 p.m. The Flying Fish Joe Jarka, 6:30 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio w/ Teddy Adams and Priscilla Albergottie Williams, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Train Wrecks, 9 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner Molly MacPherson’s General Patton and the Heads of State Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music PS Tavern Matt Hill Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Super Bob Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Brian Fuller, Brian Fuller River House Georgia Kyle Rusty Rudders Tap House Tyler Branch, Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m., Tyler Branch Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Saddle Bags Taylor Phillips, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint w/ City Hotel, 5:30 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Taste of India Don Read, 6:30 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Willie Jackson and the Tybee Blues Band, 6 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers, fourth Friday, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Jason Bible, Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Ben Torres, Bill Hodgson, The New High, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Big Daddy & Co., 9:30 p.m.


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


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


Foxy Loxy Cafe Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Friday Funnies, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Will Foskey, 8 p.m.


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


Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show The Jinx The Savannah Sweet Tease 5th Anniversary, 10 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Come Back Alice, South Hill Banks, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Club Elan Bonnie X Clyde, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Kut Daily Doc’s Bar Chester Love Band, 9 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Grace Joyner, She Returns From War, The Beatkeeper, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Svelanta and her New York Swing Collective, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar FreeSpirits, 9 p.m. The Jinx Black Tusk, Cloak, Lies in Stone, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray Molly MacPherson’s Hitman 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 Bar The Franks River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Tyler Branch, 6 p.m. Saddle Bags Jon Langston, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright, Diana Rogers, Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Magic Rocks Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, Bill Hodgson, Liquid Ginger, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Tony Richards, 9:30 p.m.


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Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.


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


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


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Sulfur’s latest juried exhibition handles controversy with care BY RACHAEL FLORA


FORTY-FIVE years ago, the United States Supreme Court shook the nation with its decision to outlaw restrictions on abortion, Roe v. Wade. While the phrase weaved itself into our cultural lexicon in those years, it has again regained relevance as our administration considers the repeal of the decision. As far as medical procedures go, abortion remains as vilified as it is misunderstood. In addition, many women are shamed for getting abortions and don’t feel comfortable talking about it. That leads to the outdated ideas we hold about abortion—think Penny’s abortion in Dirty Dancing and the whole baby fingernails thing in Juno—which doesn’t accurately represent the modern procedure. That’s where Sulfur Studios comes in with their juried show, “Roe v. Wade,” on display Sept. 20-29. Sulfur put out a national call for entry asking artists to respond to the theme of Roe v. Wade. They used three guest curators—Heather MacRae, Chela Gutierrez, and Jeremiah Jossim—to select the body of work. “In selecting artwork for Roe v. Wade, I was looking for a holistic view of the subject matter,” Jossim explains. “We all know the clothes hangers as a mode of abortionthemed art. I wanted work that found its own language to speak about abortion, but maybe just what it’s like to be a person in our society who may need an abortion and the state of being that produces.” Jossim makes two stellar points in that statement: hangers are a heavily utilized visual trope about abortion, and a person experiences a complex state of being after discovering the need for an abortion. Hangers as a visual trope for abortion simultaneously pay homage to the struggle of illegal abortions and reinforce the misunderstanding of what abortion is today. Sure, coat hangers were previously one of the only ways to terminate a preg28 nancy, but that’s inaccurate for post-Roe

Susanna Deal, I Voted Today

abortions. Today, the procedure can be either medical or surgical, and neither requires anything close to a coat hanger. The artists of this exhibition utilize, but don’t rely on, the traditional imagery used to portray abortions, which creates a more thoughtful and nuanced exhibition. The artists also turn the focus away from the procedure itself and onto the person needing the procedure. Susanna Deal’s photograph, “I Voted Today,” features a woman with voter stickers stuck all over her body; Rebecca Slivinsky’s painting, “Eradication,” strategically obscures the woman’s image. The inclusion of this type of work does a lot to humanize the person needing the abortion. It’s clear that the jurors intimately know and are passionate about Roe v. Wade, which helps the show to be even more powerful. “Roe v. Wade and [Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, 1992] mean exactly what the court stated as a central tenet of the Roe v. Wade ruling: ‘Matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment,’” says Jossim. “Abortion and guarantees to healthcare for women fell to the court because of a failure of our legislative and executive branches to protect women’s rights and their healthcare.” Planned Parenthood vs. Casey was a decision affirming Roe v. Wade and called

Axelle Kieffer, Not Pregnant

Rebecca Slivinsky, Une Beaute Qui Rapporte

into question the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s statutory provisions about abortion. “Roe v. Wade as a judicial decision represents freedom for a woman, the empowerment of women’s ability to make decisions for themselves about their body, their future, their health, and safety,” adds MacRae. “Truly, each piece has a different

element of complexity that weaves itself into the show overall. I think that they all work together very well and create an active dialogue about a controversial topic.” CS

ROE V. WADE: A JURIED EXHIBITION Sept. 20-29 Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Closing reception Fri., Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m.


ART START: STROLLER AND TODDLER TOUR OF THE LANGUAGE OF VISION EXHIBITION — 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 nonmembers $12 Thu., Sep. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

FROM ME TO THEM TO ME AGAIN — The exhibition brings together two major works in Lorraine O’Grady’s oeuvre: the film Landscape (Western Hemisphere) (2010/2011) and the series of haiku diptychs Cutting Out the New York Times (1977/2018). . Sep. 20-Jan. 13. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. IN THE PRESENT: FIVE DECADES — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “In the Present: Five Decades” by veteran photographer Elaine Mayes, exploring works that span 50 years of her career. Sep. 20-Jan. 13. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. INSTINCTUAL — “Instinctual” by artist/illustrator Stacie Jean Albano features anthropomorphic artwork inspired by Roman mythology. Profits are donated to One Love Animal Rescue. Sep. 21-Oct. 12. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION — Work inspired by the summer 2018 study-abroad experiences to Argentina. Reception: September 21, 2018. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. JEWELRY OF IDEAS: THE SUSAN GRANT LEWIN COLLECTION — The exhibition presents more than 140 jewelry pieces from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. The traveling exhibition is organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Sep. 20-Jan. 6. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK — Featuring work by Calvin Woodum, Rob Hessler, Cassandra Brackett, Marta M. McWhorter, Marcee Rosar Musgrove, Dani Calloway, Xavier Hutchins, Tyriq Maxwell, Karen Abato, Corey Houlihan, and Nicholas Seward. Thu., Sep. 20, 6 p.m. Ta Ca Sushi & Japanese Fusion, 513 E Oglethorpe Ave.

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CARIBBEAN, LATIN AMERICAN, AND AFRICAN ART FROM THE 1980S AND 1990S — Featuring some of the best known Haitian artists of the day, including Denis Smith, Fortuné Gérard, and Prospère Pierre-Louis. “Hoppin’” John Martin Taylor is offering part of his collection of folk art as he prepares to move overseas again. ongoing. PW Short, 414 Whitaker St.


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WILD ANIMALS — ‘Wild Animals!’ is a collection created by David Laughlin featuring his original miniature paintings, focusing on the animal (including human) kingdom in various aspects. Opening reception Sep. 21, 6-8 p.m. Through Sep. 30. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

CONTINUING EXHIBITS AFTER HOURS — Work by Lisa D. Watson. Through Oct. 25. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. AMERICAN IDYLL — The SCAD Museum of Art presents “American Idyll,” an exhibition featuring new sculptures and furniture by Wendy White. Through Dec. 30. scadmoa. org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. BONAVENTURE: A HISTORIC CEMETERY IN ART — Steeped in art and history, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most scenic locales, attracting visitors since the early 19th century. Drawn from Telfair’s and others’ collections, this exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery. Through Sep. 23. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. BRUTE & BLOOM: SCREENPRINTED ARTWORK BY AESTHETIC APPARATUS — Michael Byzewski is the Minneapolis based artist behind Aesthetic Apparatus. For over 15 years Michael has done work for everyone from broke local bands to international advertising firms creating impactful, iconic images for them and everyone in between. Through Sep. 30. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull 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, 2019. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. EN PLEIN AIR — Informed by a studio practice that transcends medium and its borders, Will Penny works with generative design in connection with painting, sculpture, and animation for this new body of work about the experience of perception itself. Through Nov. 10. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. FROM ONE TO THE NEXT — Cal Wood exhibits his paintings at Savannah State. Free Through Sep. 22. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. HAZA OPEN HOUSE — Founder and creative director Christina Maria Zanetti will curate pieces from all artists that HAZA represents and showcasing more than 30 works from artists Christina Edwards, Bin Feng, Maggie Hayes, Cynthia Knott, Kendra Kummerer, Julia Thompson, Henry Dean, Morgan Adler and Nima Veiseh. Through Sep. 26. HAZA, 7 Rathborne Drive. I SEE YOU — Presented by the SCAD Museum of Art, the group exhibition “I See You” considers the human body as terrain that is constantly subject to different forces. Through Dec. 30. May Poetter Gallery (SCAD), 342 Bull St. CONTINUES ON P. 30













AN IRREGULAR MORNING: VIEWS FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR — Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Salerno, Italy, where the light cruiser USS Savannah suffered an attack which resulted in the loss of over 200 crew, this exhibit features exclusive images cut from a 1943 Movietone News film and a significant surviving artifact from the ship’s #2 turret where all but five men perished. Through Jan. 6, 2019. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. KNEE DEEP — The exhibition includes recent mixed media works that focus on the relationship between humankind, nature and fabrication. Through Nov. 4. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

THE LANGUAGE OF VISION — The Language of Vision: Early 20th-Century Photography brings together the work of four eminent artists from Telfair Museums’ perma­nent collection: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. Connected historically and often personally through artist social circles, their work shares key stylistic attributes that will be explored in the exhibition. Through Jan. 13, 2019. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. NORMAN BLACKWELL — Norman Blackwell began his career as an artist at the young age of five. He has worked in almost every medium and style available to a serious painter. Through Sep. 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. ON::VIEW: REMIX RESOLUTION — This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of

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TELFAIR.ORG/BONAVENTURE Jack Leigh; Midnight, Bonaventure Cemetery, 1993; gift of the artist, 2002.2.1; © Jack Leigh Gallery. Jeff Markowsky; Path of Light, 2017; loaned by the artist. O. Pierre Havens; Bonaventure, after 1869; stereograph, loaned by Bill Raines.

the 20th century and has evolved ever since. “Remix” generally refers to the practice of recombining pre-existing media content. Through Oct. 6. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. ROE V. WADE — For this National Call for Entry, artists were prompted to submit artwork on the theme of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed restrictions on abortions. Through Sep. 30. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. ROLLING STONE PRESS: HUMAN CONSIDERATIONS — Human Considerations is the second exhibition to spotlight a portfolio of lithographic prints from the Rolling Stone Press, a professional lithography atelier that operated in Atlanta from 1984 until 2005. Through Nov. 25. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

TOM’S LEGACY: THE FIRST 40 YEARS OF CHATHAM SAVANNAH CITIZEN ADVOCACY — Join us for an exhibition of art and artifacts to celebrate Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy’s 40th Anniversary and to celebrate Tom Kohler’s 40 years of work as Coordinator. Through Oct. 1. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. TRANSITION: FROM ONE TO THE NEXT — “Transition: From One To The Next” is a ten-year retrospective of Cal Wood’s work. Through Sep. 21. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St.


Savannah Philharmonic’s big birthday bash BY SEAN KELLY

SAVANNAH’S Philharmonic has cause for celebration. The local institution is coming up on 10 years since it began offering classical music to the community, and it’s marking the occasion with a big opening night performance for the new season. 10 Years In The Making: Fire & Spirit is set for September 22, and features a special performance of the first concert ever staged by the orchestra. Executive Director Terri O’Neil recalled the early days of the Philharmonic, which evolved from the Savannah Choral Society in 2007, saying that the idea for an orchestra was planted by conductor Peter Shannon. “He, along with a few community leaders, had the vision to develop an orchestra,” O’Neil explains. Shannon, the artistic director and conductor of the Philharmonic, was similarly the one to suggest commemorating the opening concert with an encore performance a decade later. “It’s really in honor of the beginning,” O’Neil says. The concert, which will feature Beethoven’s Fantasia For Piano,

Chorus, And Orchestra, Op. 80 as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 In C minor, Op. 67, won’t just be a reprise of the opening performance. It also features a new piece composed by Richard Sortomme, aptly titled Ten. “He’s quite an esteemed, well-respected composer,” O’Neil says of Sortomme, who now lives in Savannah after years of working with the New York Philharmonic. “We asked him if he would consider producing a piece for us for the 10th anniversary season, and he said, ‘Gosh, I’d be honored.’ We’re all excited to hear it. I haven’t heard it yet, so it’s going to be a big night!” One major change this year in the branding of the Philharmonic is the decision to call themselves “Savannah’s Philharmonic,” which O’Neil explains was an effort to emphasize how much of a cultural asset the orchestra is to the city. “Our mission is to enrich, educate, instruct, and build advocacy to the arts. That is all central to our mission,” she says. The new season, aside from their opening night performance, also features the Larsen Musician Spotlight Series – a staging of seven hour-long concerts taking place on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall and winter and into mid-2019. “What we’re doing with the series is

introducing it to students and young professionals at a ticket price of $25, or $175 for all seven concerts,” O’Neil says. “That’s an initiative of ours to introduce classical music to young professionals and students. What we’re finding with this is that families make it a Sunday afternoon activity, so that’s just one way that we’re reaching towards future generations.” The Philharmonic is also reaching out this season in a big way – by bringing music to people in challenged neighborhoods who might not have the ability to attend orchestral concerts. Their long-running Philharmonic In The Streetz series, developed by the orchestra, stages performances in a block party setting. “For us, it’s taking music to the people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to come to the concert hall,” O’Neil explains. “We’ve already done it three times and it’s getting bigger and better. It’s one way that we’re giving back and making world class orchestra music available to everybody.” CS 10 Years In The Making: Fire And Spirit happens at 7:30 P.M. on September 22 at the Lucas Theater. Tickets range from $25-$125 depending on tier, and the performance will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6:30 P.M.


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Food truck festival, Savannah Bananas style ‘Field of Food Trucks’ offers all-you-caneat sampling in Grayson Stadium


AS ALL their fans know by now, the Savannah Bananas baseball organization likes to do things differently. Even food truck festivals. “There are all kinds of food truck festivals now, but we talked about how we’d flip the script. Our owner, Jesse Cole, is always saying we should do the exact opposite of what everyone else would do,” says Jared Orton, Savannah Bananas president. “We figured since our baseball games are all-youcan-eat, what if you had a food truck festival that was also all-you-can eat? What would that look like?” It will look like, well, a field of food trucks. And that’s the name of the event, A Field of Food Trucks, held this Sunday afternoon within Historic Grayson Stadium, on the same field where your Savannah Bananas play. And just like a Savannah Bananas game, this event, too, is all-you-can-eat for one price. $35 get you unlimited tastings from 15 trucks from all around the region. “This way you pay $35 and come in and sample everything that’s offered. We think it will be a more free-flowing experience, since you won’t have to be reaching into your wallet all the time,” Orton says. “Lines will be shorter, things will flow more easily, just like at a beer festival where you’re just walking around

sampling things.” Fifteen food trucks offering 60 items will be arranged all around the stadium’s warning track, in the outfield. Beer and cocktail stands, for extra purchase, will be arranged all around, along with live music. “Thomas Claxton will perform, there will be inflatable things for kids to play on. It’s going be a Sunday, famiily-friendly event, in line with what people enjoy at a Bananas baseball game,” says Orton. The Field of Food Trucks is just another way the Savannah Bananas have changed the game for local entertainment. “We’re always looking for ways to create signature events. We want people to say, ‘That’s a crazy idea,’” says Orton. “That’s what the Savannah Bananas are known for. We always want to put our mark on everything we do.” Orton cites the Tap O’ The Mornin’ Beer Fest this past spring at Grayson Stadium as an example. “It’s like when we put on a beer festival at 9 in the morning,” he laughs. “We had no idea what that would look like, but we wanted to do the oppostie of what other peole do and really put our stamp on it.” CS  


Sun. Sept. 23, 1-4 p.m. Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. $35 all-you-can-eat, 3 and under free Live music from Thomas Claxton & The Myth, and Levi Moore, with NFL games on screen



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Going Gaga over movies The 2018 Fall Film Preview

Bening in a story that primarily focuses on a New York couple as they journey from being college sweethearts to becoming A TWO-MONTH stretch of cinema in spouses and parents. which nary a superhero can be spotted? SEPTEMBER 28: Hell Fest is set at Inconceivable! the titular horror-themed amusement Sure, sure, the fall film calendar includes park, where a masked maniac is able to kill the comic book adaptation Venom, but scores of people without fear of discovhe’s more antihero than superhero. In all ery … Kevin Hart and Girls Trip breakout other respects, look for a comparatively star Tiffany Haddish share the screen quiet time at the multiplex over the next in Night School, a comedy about various couple of months, as Hollywood catches its adults attempting to pass the GED exam breath before plunging into the year-end … Channing Tatum, Zendaya, and Danny blockbuster’n’Oscar season come Novem- DeVito are among those heard but not seen ber and December. in Smallfoot, an animated yarn about a Here, then, is a checklist of the handful Yeti (Tatum) trying to prove that humans of films coming our way in September and really do exist. October. Please note the list only includes OCTOBER 5: The fourth screen verwide openings, not limited releases. sion of the venerable tale, A Star Is Born SEPTEMBER 21: Michael Moore, casts Bradley Cooper (who also directed) whose Fahrenheit 9/11 remains the top as the aging music star who marshals a moneymaking documentary of all time, promising singer (Lady Gaga) toward fame now offers the anti-Trump expose Fahrand fortune even as his own career takes enheit 11/9 … Gorehound Eli Roth is the a tumble … After an alien symbiote bonds unexpected director of the PG-rated The with reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring they must share the same body in the MarJack Black and Cate Blanchett in a supervel saga Venom. natural saga about a young boy (Owen Vac OCTOBER 12: Writer-director Drew caro) unlocking the secrets of a mysterious Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) serves mansion … Billed as a “multigenerational up Bad Times at the El Royale, in which saga,” Life Itself stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia seven disparate characters (including ones played by Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth Wilde, Antonio Banderas and Annette BY MATT BRUNSON

and Dakota Johnson) all converge on a dilapidated hotel on the same fateful night … La La Land leading man Ryan Gosling and its Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle reteam for First Man, a look at the events that allowed Neil Armstrong to become the first person to ever set foot on the moon … A sequel to the 2015 hit (but without Jack Black this time), Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween finds more of R.L. Stine’s spooky creations terrorizing a small town. OCTOBER 19: Although the 1978 Halloween was followed by seven sequels, the new Halloween orders us to forget them all, as this one follows the arc of the original by catching up with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers (Nick Castle) 40 years later … The Hate U Give is the big-screen treatment of Angie Thomas’ bestselling novel about a black

teenager (Amandla Stenberg) who witnesses her best friend being fatally shot by a police officer … A fishing boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) is approached by his ex-wife (Anne Hathaway) and implored to murder her abusive new husband (Jason Clarke) in the thriller Serenity. OCTOBER 26: In a plot that sounds like it came straight out of a Trump wet dream, Hunter Killer focuses on an American submarine captain (Gerard Butler) who’s ordered to rescue the kidnapped Russian president so US elections can continue to be sabotaged without interruption … Johnny English Strikes Again, the third picture in the series after 2003’s Johnny English and 2011’s Johnny English Reborn, once again finds Rowan Atkinson doing his bit for king and country as England’s most inept secret agent. CS


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DRINKING LIBERALLY 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. FRIDAY NITE FISH FRY The whole community is invited to enjoy slammin’ fried fish sandwiches and fries while being entertained with smokin’ sounds and golden oldies by DJ Bro. Hakim, story-telling by Imani, and performances by Master sax musician Bilal Suni Ali (formerly with Gil Scott Heron), drumming, spoken word artists and more. The purpose of this event is to continue to bring unity and understanding in the community. Tables with literature on community issues and voter registration. Bring a lawn chair. This event is sponsored by IJAN, the Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) Network. $5-$7 Fri., Sep. 21, 5-9 p.m. 252-907-4443. The Corner- 37th & Waters, 37th St. & Waters Ave. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY

People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. SATURDAYS WITH ALDERWOMAN SHABAZZ Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. SAVANNAH LIBERTARIANS Join the Facebook group to find out about


upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS The VNA represents all residing, working or otherwise involved in the Victorian District and meets every second Tuesday of each month to the exception of the month of August. Meetings are held at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Social starts at 5:30 p.m. and meetings start at 6 p.m.. For further questions please contact us: vnasavannahga2013@gmail. com We encourage membership but all are welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend our meetings. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. YOUNG DEMOCRATS Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.


AUDITIONS FOR ARMSTRONG YOUTH ORCHESTRA Open to students enrolled in primary

grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE PHOENIX FESTIVAL The Chatham County Resource Conservation and Education Center will be hosting a found art and reuse celebration called The Phoenix Festival – Celebrating Chatham County’s Revolution in Reuse on November 10. This event will feature 30 local artists who use recycled/upcycled/ reused material in their work. The festival will also include an electric car show, food trucks, musicians, performers and all sorts of fun and educational activities for all ages. The County does have a promotional budget for this event that we hope will become an annual celebration. Currently, we are looking for 30 of Chatham County’s most gifted artists to set up booths and sell their polished pieces and/or craft items resurrected out of objects that









would otherwise go to the landfill. Booths are only $15.00 per 6ft table and all of the proceeds will be donated to Keep Chatham Beautiful or KCB. KCB is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the environmental enrichment and beautification of our stunning local communities. Through Nov. 11. 912-790-1647. CALL FOR EARLY 19TH CENTURY DANCERS/REGENCY DANCING The Davenport House has a social dance program which meets most Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The Museum is looking for new participants in this free community activity. For information contact info@davenporthousemuseum. org or call 912-236-8097. ongoing. Davenport House, 324 East State St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR FUNCTION: AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT The Gallery at Sulfur Studios invites artists working in traditional craft media (Ceramic, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Paper, and/or Wood) to submit work to their fall juried exhibition, “Function”. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of what “functional” means, and work that is conceptual or satirical will be considered along side more traditional craft forms. Exhibition will run Nov. 8-24. Visit for more details and application instructions. Through Oct. 15. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR VIGNETTE


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

local products to include with their current artisan products. Retailers who would like access to some of Savannah’s largest neighborhoods located in and near the Moon River District are encouraged to apply for shelf space. Interested retailers should reach out to Colleen Smith at colleen. or by calling 912.355.3336, ext. 4. Please include product name(s), description, price point, availability, contact information and any other essential details. ongoing. Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. CALL FOR MAKER APPLICATIONS FOR PICNIC IN THE PARK Make Savannah has partnered with Savannah Philharmonic as the single premium merchandise retailer for Picnic in the Park and is currently seeking maker applications to exhibit during Savannah’s largest outdoor cultural event of the year. In celebration of the orchestra’s tenth anniversary, 10 makers will be exclusively selected to sell products to the annual event’s nearly 20,000 attendees. Picnic in the Park, presented and produced by Savannah Philharmonic, will be held on Sunday, October 7 with vendor sales beginning at 3 p.m. A fee is required to participate. To apply, applicants must complete an online application and send product photos to info@makesavannah. com, with the subject line Picnic in the Park. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28.For more information, visit or call 912-233-1160. Through Sep. 28. CALL FOR MUSICIANS FOR EFFINGHAM COUNTY ORCHESTRA Effingham Community Orchestra is now accepting additional musicians. Instruments included are winds, orchestral strings and orchestral percussion. For information contact the Director at www. or call 912-826-5300 ext. 110. ongoing. No physical address given, none. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN PTSD STUDY Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR WEAVE-ADREAM PROGRAM The City of Savannah Department of Arts, Culture & Historical Resources is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Weave-A-Dream (WAD) program which seeks to engage youth in art projects that reestablish and preserve vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods. Applications must be submitted at least seven weeks prior to the start date of the project. Applications will be accepted March through November 13th of 2018 (while funds are available).

Selected projects must be completed prior to December 31, 2018. The guidelines and application are available for download at Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Through Nov. 13. CALL FOR WORLD WAR I ITEMS FOR CITY EXHIBIT The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from local residents and families to further personalize the exhibit. Residents are asked to share World War I related artifacts or documents with the City to help create the exhibit. To lend an item to the exhibit or to learn more about the exhibit, please contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Library & Archives Director, at Lspracher@ or (912) 651-6411. ongoing. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. CALL TO ARTISTS AT TELFAIR MUSEUMS The Telfair Museums gift shop, located in the Jepson Center, invites all local artists and craftsmen to submit photos of their handmade ornaments for consideration to hang on the Telfair Artist Trees this fall and winter. The ornaments will be for sale under a consignment agreement. We are looking for high quality art and craft and varied mediums. Please send photos and / or questions to Lisa Ocampo at ocampol@ Tentative deadline is October 1. Wed., Sep. 19, Thu., Sep. 20, Fri., Sep. 21, Sat., Sep. 22, Sun., Sep. 23, Mon., Sep. 24 and Tue., Sep. 25. 912-790-8830. ocampol@ Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. CASTING CALL FOR CLOSET RAIDERS Calling all fashionistas! Closet Raiders – The Fashion Game Show, is looking for twelve outgoing Savannah locals, with distinct personal style and well-versed in fashion, to compete in a fun fashion game show before a live studio audience. Contestants will be tested on their fashion knowledge and style, and could win a closet full of designer clothes and prizes. Casting by appointment only. Please email your name, address and phone number to closetraidersinfo@gmail. com Sat., Sep. 22, 9 a.m. marshallhouse. com. The Marshall House, 123 East Broughton St. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 2363154; email: ongoing. No physical address given, none. TELL US YOUR GHOST STORY? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in


Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


BATHTUB GIN AND VINTAGE FASHION SHOW Are you ready for some Bathtub Gin? Show will include male and female fashions by Gypsy World and entertainment by Miss Diana Rogers. Specialty gin drinks, wine, appetizers, sweets, pop-up shop and music are included in ticket price. $55 per ticket Sat., Sep. 22, 6:30 p.m. 912326-8097. Davenport House, 324 East State St. DEVEREAUX DIXON, SR. AND JOHN C. JACKSON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and run through Sunday. The tournament entry fee is $150.00, which includes cart rental, lunch and dinners. Non-golfers are also welcome to participate in the festivities for a fee of $20. Fri., Sep. 21, 9 a.m. html. Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr. GRAY’S REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY 4TH ANNUAL A FISHY AFFAIR...MALICIOUS BUT DELICIOUS Launched to a sold-out crowd in 2015, this unique dining event where guests dine on lionfish will take place at The Landings Club in the Plantation Ballroom. $100 Fri., Sep. 21, 6 p.m. 912-660-2694. amy@ graysreefnmsf. org. Plantation Club at The Landings, 1 Cottonwood Drive. KING-TISDELL COTTAGE FOUNDATION’S 21ST ANNUAL AWARDS GALA The Foundation’s annual fundrasier honors individuals committed to advancing society through historic preservation, fine arts, public service, education, and perpetuating the legacy of Mr. W.W. Law. $100 Sat., Sep. 22, 7:30 p.m. 912-335-8868. susan@ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. PAWS AND CLAWS UNITED - FRIENDS OF OATLAND ISLAND A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the tornado relief efforts at Oatland Island. Thu., Sep. 20. papajohns. com/index.html. Papa John’s Pizza ( Wilmington Island), 444 Johnny Mercer Blvd. SCI FANS FOR SENIORS DRIVE Members of the community who would like to donate a new box fan or make a cash donation to purchase a fan may come by SCI’s headquarters at 3025 Bull Street, Savannah between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or donate on-line at ongoing. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St.



The program will expose young people to local government, cultural diversity, and positive role models. Strengthening academic development while providing safe, structured, and fun activities for youth is essential. Summer Bonanza meets once per week on Saturday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm at the Moses Jackson Center. Saturdays, 9 a.m. (912) 663-4528. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BACHATA AND SALSA DANCE CLASSES New 4 week dance series, designed for absolute beginners to learn the fundamentals of Bachata or Salsa for social dancing! Bachata and salsa are fun dances from the Dominican Republic that can be found in cities all over the world, and is a great way to meet other people and enjoy amazing music. No partner or dance experience needed, just come and have fun! Special discount if you decide to do the salsa and bachata series together! RSVP via facebook or email. $40 for 4 classes, $70 for both bachata and salsa series ongoing. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BASIC SELF DEFENSE CONTINUES ON P. 38

Essential self-defense for adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. BEADING CLASSSES AT EPIPHANY BEAD & JEWELRY STUDIO Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. BEGINNERS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASSES Savannah Speech & Hearing will host an eight-week series of classes for those interested in learning beginners American Sign Language (ASL). The class will be instructed by Crystal ClarksonMiccoli. Class size is limited to 15 people and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 13 years or older to register. For more information, visit or call 912.355.4601 $85 Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. BEGINNING BELLY DANCE CLASSES Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES Monday/Wednesday- Competition 5:30pm and Fundamentals at 7:00pm Tuesday/ Thursday- Fundamentals at Noon and Fundamentals at 5:30pm Friday- Private Lessons by appointment Saturday- Open Mat at 10:30am ongoing. Serg Brazilian Jiu







Jitsu, 401 Mall Blvd. BRIDGE LESSONS Learn to play bridge. BB2 Competitive Bidding: Monday, September 24@7:00PM. BB4: Play of the Hand/ Declarer/Play: Saturday, September 15@10:00AM. Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Friday, September 14@10:00AM ongoing. 912-2284838. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. CAREGIVING 101 The free one-hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of selfcare by exploring the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Learn tips to deal with the many challenges and gain useful information on community resources. Led by an experienced clinical professor and seasoned caregiver, any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. Free fourth Monday of every month, noon. 912-629-1331. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. CHAMPIONS TRAINING CENTER Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. CLAY CLASSES Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. BOATING CLASSES Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. COUNTRY TWO STEP GROUP CLASS Country Two Step: no partner needed or experience required. 4 weeks for $40 or drop in for $15. $40 for 4 weeks Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 612-470-6683. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. CREATIVITY COACHING Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. CREDIT BUILDING FOR ENTREPRENEURS This event includes a workshop on building and re-building credit led by Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah, the opportunity to connect with representatives 38 from small business resource organizations

Film: Wedlock aka Deadlock

This way-cool and at times quite humorous futuristic prison escape flick is a twisted story of two prisoners (male and female) who attempt to escape a high-security facility, but are both connected by electronic neck collars which will explode if they move more than a few feet apart at any time. Very tense and surprisingly well-made, although essentially unknown. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PSYCHOTRONIC FILM SOCIETY. $8 WED., SEP. 19, 8 P.M. SENTIENTBEAN.COM. THE SENTIENT BEAN, 13 E. PARK AVE. and financial institutions, and free parking and lunch. Thu., Sep. 20, 11:30 a.m. Step Up Savannah, 428 Bull Street. DIVAS & PUMPS: ADULT HEELS DANCE CLASS Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. DUI PREVENTION GROUP Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking

knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. FANY’S SPANISH/ENGLISH INSTITUTE Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646.

HIGH VIBE / LOW COST YOGA Join Melissa DeLynn for all-levels, beginner friendly Yoga classes. These classes are well-balanced, nourishing, and challenging with an emphasis on philosophy and spirituality. Expect to learn, heal, meditate and connect. $15 Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. 706-614-4715. WELMONT, 1930 Montgomery Street. HOUSING AUTHORITY NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. JEWELER’S GUIDED OPEN STUDIO Join us for time to practice your skills and knock out some projects you’ve been dreaming up. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@dreamcatstudio. com. Use our space to practice your skills and knock out your personal pieces. Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials. Prerequisite of Jewelry I or similar instruction from another studio. $30 Fridays, 6 p.m. 912-289-8337. christina@ dreamcat studio, Hover Creek RD. KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. LIFE CHALLENGE COACHING In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. MONTHLY SATSANG We will use The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele as our guide. Each month, one of our SPY teachers will lead the discussion and help us reflect on, discuss and assimilate their meaning into our 21st century lives. These gatherings are intended to be a dialogue and an inquiry into how we can align ourselves with these principles and bring them into our thoughts and actions. No asana practice, we will sit for discussion. Please dress comfortably, bring your ideas and a journal. $20 drop in | $150 for all ten sessions Wed., Sep. 19, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 912349-2756. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. MUSIC LESSONS AND CLASSES: ALL


INSTRUMENTS, ALL AGES Portman’s Music Academy offers private lessons on piano, guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, clarinet, saxophone (alto and tenor), oboe, flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, DJ, Pro Logic, Composition, Ear Training, violin, viola, and cello. Group classes for beginner piano and guitar. Music Adventures for ages 5 to 7. ongoing. 912354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. MUSIC LESSONS--MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS AND STYLES Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training. We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912388-1806. NEW HORIZONS ADULT BAND PROGRAM Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. NOVEL WRITING Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Photography Workshops: Beginner to Advanced level. 4-hour sessions. $250 per student. See website for complete list. 410251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography. com. PIANO VOICE-COACHING Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. POWER SELF DEFENSE Get fit and develop powerful selfdefense skills. For active adults. $30/ month Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fit912 Savannah, 428 Bull Street. R&B SOUL ADULT LINE DANCING The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. REIKI TREATMENT

Divas & Pumps: Adult Heels Dance Class

Divas & Pumps is a dance class teaching walks, struts, freestyles, and choreography to hits by our favorite Divas. Come get your life every Wednesday at 7:30. $15 WEDNESDAYS, 7:30 P.M. 323-5391760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM.

Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. ROPER STUDIO - VOICE TECHNIQUE AND COACHING Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. SASS & SWAG ADULT HIP HOP Sass & Swag is a high energy, adult hip hop dance class. Learn hip hop grooves you can take to any party or club, and learn a choreographed routine to today’s hottest hits. Mondays at 7:30 pm. $15 Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 323-539-1760. DANCEHOWIWANTTO@GMAIL.COM. DANCEHOWIWANTTO.COM. SURFING AND UKULELE LESSONS Surfing & Ukulele Lessons and surf camps. Tybee Surf Lessons, Tybee Island/

Savannah. Email or call Turner for more info 808-385-5364. ongoing. Tybee Island, Tybee Island. TAI CHI The tai chi classes are open to the first 25 participants 60 years of age or older. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 912-877-0056. Senior Citizens, Inc. Liberty County Neighborhood Center, 800 Tupelo Trail. YOU ARE THE HELP UNTIL HELP ARRIVES Free course teaches you how to take action in an emergency to provide lifesaving care while waiting for first responders to arrive. Free Sat., Sep. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org. prepareathon-2018. YMCA Tybee, 204 5th St. Free course will be taught in ASL and teaches you how to take action in an emergency to provide lifesaving care while waiting for first responders to arrive. Free Sat., Sep. 22, 1-4 p.m. 912201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org. prepareathon-2018. West Chatham Baptist Church, 1360 S. Rogers St. Free course teaches you how to take action in an emergency to provide lifesaving care while waiting for first responders to arrive. Free Sat., Sep. 22, 4-6 p.m. 912201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org. prepareathon-2018. Moses Jackson

Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GARDEN PARTY Historic Savannah Foundation is cultivating the next generation of preservation-minded community leaders through its 13th Colony supporters. This popular annual event will feature music, light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and more. Attendees will have a special opportunity to tour the historic William Scarbrough House, designed by famed architect William Jay. Thu., Sep. 20, 5:30 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. YOUTH AND TEEN AERIAL SILK CLASSES Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. ZONA ROSA WRITING WORKSHOP Become the writer you were meant to be: Join Zona Rosa, the internationally acclaimed, monthly Savannah-based writing workshops founded and led by award-






winning author Rosemary Daniell. Over 180 Zona Rosans have become published authors. For information, contact Rosemary at 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.



13TH COLONY SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Enjoy singing in harmony with 13th Colony Sound, Savannah;s Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Monday evenings. None Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-247-1157. savannahbarbershoppers@ Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street. ABENI CULTURAL ARTS DANCE CLASSES Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. AVEGOST LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. 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. BUSINESS NETWORKING ON THE ISLANDS Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. CHATHAM SAILING CLUB Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. COASTAL BEAD SOCIETY Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. FIBER GUILD OF THE SAVANNAHS A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. ongoing. fiberguildsavannah. 40 Fiber Guild of the

Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. HISTORIC FLIGHT SAVANNAH A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CHAPTER: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. HOSTESS CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. HSF 13TH COLONY GARDEN PARTY Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) will host its annual 13th Colony Garden Party. This event provides young professionals in the Savannah area with an opportunity to network and connect. The event, sponsored by Queensborough National Bank & Trust, will feature drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and live music by local guitarist James Lee Smith. Event host, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum will also be open to tour for 45 minutes during this event. Free Thu., Sep. 20, 5:30 p.m. 912-2337787. facebook. com/events/1839200249527654/. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. KNITTERS, NEEDLEPOINT AND CROCHET Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. LOW COUNTRY TURNERS A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LADIES AUXILIARY Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. ONE MILLION CUPS Opportunity to polish your pitching skills while networking and making valuable connections. Pitch your idea/business in front of fellow entrepreneurs and get real-time constructive feedback. 2222 Bull Street, weekly Wednesday 9-10am, no charge, free coffee. savannah Wednesdays. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. PHILO CAFE Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or

see Mondays. 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. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. SAFE KIDS SAVANNAH A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. SAVANNAH BREWERS’ LEAGUE Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. THE SAVANNAH CHINESE CORNER The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH COUNCIL, NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. SAVANNAH GO CLUB This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. SAVANNAH GO GREEN Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. SAVANNAH KENNEL CLUB Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. SAVANNAH NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events

help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing. SAVANNAH PARROT HEAD CLUB Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. SAVANNAH SACRED HARP SINGERS Savannah Sacred Harp Singers welcome you to join our monthly community singing on the second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church. Sacred Harp is an American tradition of singing hymns in four part harmony. No particular religious affiliation is required or endorsed. All are welcome. No experience necessary. ongoing. Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Ave. SAVANNAH TOASTMASTERS Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room D. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. SAVANNAH VEGGIES AND VEGANS Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong. Tours allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Free MondaysSaturdays. daily-tours. Savannah College of Art and Design, PO Box 2072. SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKFAST SAVANNAH Social Media Breakfast Savannah (#SMBSAV) is a grassroots organization of professionals in the greater Savannah area who meet monthly to discuss social media and its application to business. Please check the Facebook Page for this Month’s Topic at Free Fri., Sep. 21, 8-9:30 a.m. 920-819-2642. facebook. com/smbsav/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-656-6818. jsphmtler@ WAVING GIRLS SMOCKING GUILD The Waving Girls Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America the fourth Monday of the month at the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Eisenhower and Seawright Drs. in Savannah, at 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Each month the chapter presents a program related to smocking or fine sewing. along with a “show and share” opportunity to see members creations. More


information contact Free fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912-658-4271. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WAVING GIRLS--SMOCKING ARTS GUILD OF AMERICA The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@


FALL FOR THE SAPPHIRE BULLETS OF PURE LOVE The Sapphire Bullets, the legendary rhythm & blues big band, has been rocking Savannah for over 25 years, playing dance and listening favorites from Steely Dan, Toto, Tower of Power, James Brown and more. Reserved seats, $20 & $25 premium Sat., Sep. 22, 8 p.m. 912-472-4790. Info@ tybeeposttheater. Tybee

Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. 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. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: 10 YEARS IN THE MAKING: FIRE AND SPIRIT The Savannah Philharmonic opens its 10th Anniversary season with an homage to the past. This concert will relive the Philharmonic’s storied history as they reprise the very first concert the orchestra ever performed. Beethoven’s fiery Fifth Symphony caps off an evening which features pianist Quynh Shannon and the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus, as well as a new work commissioned just for the occasion by celebrate composer Richard Sortomme. Sat., Sep. 22, 7:30 p.m. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE TRAIN $20 Fri., Sep. 21, 7:30 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 East Main St.


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LUNCH FUNCTION 101: FINDING THE RIGHT JOB IN TECH Whether you are just starting out as a junior developer or have several years of experience, finding the right job in tech takes time and a concentrated effort of sifting through companies, titles and your own goals. Our panel discussion will include a technical recruiter, hr staff from a local tech company and a senior software developer among others. There will be 40 minutes of discussion and then 20 minutes of Q&A. Lunch will be provided by the Creative Coast so please RSVP through Eventbrite. Free Thu., Sep. 20, 12-1 p.m. 912-2574890. techSAV/events/254526098/?rv=ea1_v2&_. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St.



BEER, GUYS, CIGARS AND GOLF This two-day affair will kick off with an evening of Sunday Night Football while taste-testing local breweries and food (and paired with cigars) on Sunday, September 23rd from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm, with a VIP Hour beginning at 6 PM. On Monday, September 24th, we “tee off” our annual Ronald Open Golf Tournament at 10 am (shot gun start). VIP tickets $150, $75 General Admission Sun., Sep. 23, 7-10 p.m. and Mon., Sep. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-350-7641. Janet@rmhccoastalempire. org. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. BONAVENTURE AFTER HOURS: THE TALKING DEAD Savannah’s only after-hours cemetery event filled with discussions of secret societies, freemasons, root doctors, killers, lovers, bootleggers and all things, Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. Unconventional, unorthodox and an unforgettable 3 hours with storyist host Shannon Scott. $44.95 Sat., Sep. 22, 5-8 p.m. 912-3195600. savannahga. gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb.nsf/ cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. 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. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. ESTUARY EXTRAVAGANZA Celebrate National Estuaries Week with an Estuary Extravaganza at the UGA Aquarium on Saturday, Sept. 22. Estuaries are places 42 where rivers meet the sea, causing fresh

and saltwater to mix. Come face-to-face with the families. Tours are available daily, excluding animals that live in our local estuaries by goingSundays, and allow prospective students behind-the-scenes of the aquarium, interactingan opportunity to view classrooms with horseshoe crabs, and enjoying family-friendly and administrative buildings, galleries, activities about Georgia’s coastal habitats. Pack a residence halls and dining facilities and picnic lunch to enjoy on the banks of the Skidaway see where our students live, learn and River and explore our nature trail to experienceprepare for professional careers. For more the sights and sounds of beautiful maritime information please visit, https://www. forest and salt marsh habitats. General Aquarium, $4-$6 Sat., Sep. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tours. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 912-598-3345 prior to event, during event 912-598Montgomery St. 2496. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER estuary-extravaganza-2/. UGA Marine Education PRACTICE Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle.Local chapter of the Society for Creative THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah Park (south end) for fighter practice and welcomes men and women like you to support,general hanging out. For those interested serve and encourage the best teachers, in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and ongoing. organizations in our community. Check us out at SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND or find us on Facebook.ARTISANS’ MARKET Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo. The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ com. Exchange Club of Market offers a variety of vendors, from Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m. FREE ADMISSION DAY Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Visit the historic fort for free. Sat., Sep. 22, 9 a.m. Whitefield Ave. Fort Pulaski National Monument, SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY Cockspur Island. TOURS AND TASTES GUIDED TOURS OF THE LUCAS THEATRE FOR Savannah’s first microbrewery is open THE ARTS for public tours and tastings Wednesday Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates and learn a little more about Savannah’s for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be scheduled. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler atcom. 912-525-5029 or Brewing Company, 107 East ongoing. 912-525-5023. Lucas Lathrop Ave. Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. STONO COMMEMORATION DAY NAVY SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR STONO Commemoration Day: dialogue, Come hear the unforgettable journey of Dr. Howard truth-telling and action by Which Way Wasdin, former U.S. NAVY SEAL TEAM SIX TOPSavannah Campaign: re-vitalizing SNIPER as he shares his experiences in combat disappeared regional cultural, historical in Mogadishu Somalia, a battle made famous and artistic legacy. Music, art, food, and in the movie, Black Hawk Down. Dr. Wasdin is atruth telling. National Historic Landmark recipient of the Silver Star and the Purple Heart,study--Savannah’s a threatened historical New York Times bestselling author and featured in integrity means “Adverse impacts to African the current documentary on the History Channel: American and American Indian-related Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warrior. FREE Sat., resources and landscapers ( a “prime Sep. 22, 7-9 p.m. 912-764-9151. recoveryehbc@concern”). Now is the time to re-vitalize disappeared legacy. Fri., Sep. 21, 7 p.m. Eastern Heights Baptist Church, 23805 US Highway 646-207-1843. 80 E. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL St. Enjoy fun and games for adults and children, asT.E.A.L. WALK well as homemade ice cream of all flavors andJoin the Tell Every Amazing Lady About loaded hot dogs for sale. Free Sat., Sep. 22, 3-6Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor p.m. Butler Presbyterian Church, 603 W. VictoryOvarian Dr. Cancer Foundation for their ovarian THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR cancer awareness walk. Sat., Sep. 22. One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn Lake Mayer, 1850 E. the untold stories of some of the most hauntedMontgomery Crossroads. locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to TELFAIR ACADEMY GUILD MEETING give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained Telfair Academy Guild meeting is need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-66610/8/2018, 10:30 AM, lecture and member 3323. 6th Sense Savannah appreciation luncheon. Harry DeLorme, Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. Senior Curator of Education, will speak on SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Bonaventure’s fascinating early history, Tall tales and fun times with the classic art Colonial era to its establishment as a rural of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. cemetery. Sep. 19-Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 Reservations encouraged by calling 912p.m. Jepson Center for 349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. the Arts, 207 West York St. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Chilling stories & eerie properties that paved SCAD DAILY TOURS the road to this fascinating title. Pre-colonial SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and ghost history, all the way up to the 21st Hong Kong for prospective students and their century. The most complete picture of all of

the human psychical and paranormal events that put Savannah on the map as the ghostly city of greatness. Presented by America’s Most Haunted City Tour. ongoing, 9 p.m. WILMINGTON ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is a non-profit organization that provides Wilmington Island and adjacent islands’ residents with locally grown produce, baked goods, natural skincare solutions and a variety of artisan creations. Free Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.


FIELD OF FOOD TRUCKS Enjoy all-you-can-eat tastings of more than 60 different items from regional food trucks. Sun., Sep. 23, noon. 912712-2482. taylor@thesavannahbananas. com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. POOLER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL A full day of family fun with great food, rides, games, music by Kimberly Gunn, and more. Free Sun., Sep. 23, 11 a.m. West Chatham Middle School, 800 Pine Barren Rd. SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL This year’s featured headliners include legendary pianist and keyboardist Chuck Leavell who has performed with esteemed bands and musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and The Allman Brothers Band. Sep. 23-29. paula@ Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.


$8 COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASSES Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. ADULT DANCE FITNESS Come out to the Lake Mayer Community Center and participate in “Twist & Shout.” Work out while you dance to the oldies in this fun and varied fitness class. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat, bottled water, and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1 p.m. 912-652-6863. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. AERIAL YOGA CLASSES Increase flexibility and strength using aerial yoga, a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. Every Saturday. Class size limited. Required to register online ahead of time. $25 Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Let the excitement begin as Mahogany takes you to the best staycation each and


every Tuesday night to the Islands through movement and rhythm. This class will focus on the cultural movement of Afro-Caribbean dance. Get ready for hip winding and arms in the air as we explore our bodies’ rhythm through Caribbean and reggae music. $10 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. AIKIDO CLASSES Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, ‘O Sensei’ or (‘Great Teacher’). On a purely physical level it is an art involving throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu (open hand and weapon based techniques). Beyond the self defense aspects of the art its true goal is to challenge its practitioners to discover their best selves. $50/month for JEA Members, $70/month for NonMembers, or $80/8-class punch card Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-6040958, 912-346-2650., CoastalAikido. com. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. BALLET BODY TONING Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BALLROOM FIT Always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? Don’t have a partner? Want to get in shape and have fun in the process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! Learn how to ballroom dance and get a great workout in the process. We use all styles of music that are modern or traditional. Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Foxtrot, Waltz, Hustle, and more! Check out our schedule for more details. 4 classes for $40, 10 classes for $80, UNLIMITED for $120 Sundays, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:30-1 & 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. 612.470.6683. Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 301 US Hwy 80 SE. BEACH BODY WORKOUTS WITH LAURA MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. BEASTMODE FITNESS GROUP TRAINING Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. BEGINNING POLE FITNESS Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to

get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. BLUE WATER YOGA Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. CANDLE(LIT) COMMUNITY FLOW Catherine Mulligan teaches this vinyasa flow yoga class in efforts to raise money for local charities in the Savannah community. The class is heated, candlelit, and set to upbeat music. Charities are rotating and chosen based on feedback from the students who show up. $8 Thursdays. The HUB Savannah, 4505 Habersham St. COMMUNITY TAI CHI Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art tradition that is now practiced as a graceful form of exercise, performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. All of the exercises are performed from a standing position, so please wear shoes which are comfortable for standing, and clothing which allows freedom of movement. Weather depending, the class may be held indoors or outdoors. $5 fourth Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. CustomFit Center, 101-A West Park Ave. DANCE DYNAMIX Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. DANCE FUN & FITNESS This adult class is designed for men & women to work on improving flexibility, range of movement, balance, strength, and coordination. Taught by M. Cato on Thursdays from 10:30am - 11:45am. The classes are September 6th-Ocotber 11th. $55.00 Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. 912898-3320. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. FIT4MOM SAVANNAH STROLLER STRIDES A group of moms that meet with strollers and workout at Savannah Mall, Daffin Park and on occasion Hull Park. Also offer HIIT Classes to other Moms who have any age children. The HIIT program is a kid free program. 1 hour long stroller based workout with kiddos. Moms- Pre and Post Natal, and kids of stroller age. Savannah Mall (M,W,F). Daffin Park (T,Th), Hull Park (Sat)

ongoing. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. FITNESS CLASSES AT THE JEA Firm it up, Yoga, Power Pilates, Water Aerobics, Senior Fitness Classes, Shimmy Chic, Fast and Fit and HITT classes. We also offer Personal Training and Reformer Pilates. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-355-8811. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. GET EXCITED AND MOVE This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. GLUTE CAMP WITH KAYLA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St.

DUDE’S DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. HIKING & BIKING AT SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. INSANITY LIVE WITH SHAWN All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. KUNG FU SCHOOL: VING TSUN Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. LINE DANCE Line dance class teaches basic instructions, coordination, and dance combinations, to the rhythm of different styles of music. Line Dancing is exercise for the body & mind, and is a fun way to dance socially without a partner. Dancing styles covered in this class include Country Western, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. $10 Wednesdays, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba



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(Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. PILATES CLASSES Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. POWER YOGA This is an hour of stretching your mind and

body to become one, and a reset in the middle of the work week. Come experience the endless possibilities as you take yourself to the next level with Mahogany. $10 Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. PRANA YOGA Prana Yoga is a practice that integrates breathing techniques and chakra sounds into the yoga. Come experience a deep sense of grounding, learn to be present, and develop your center, passion, strength, compassion, creativity, intuition, and light. $10 Mondays, 6:45-8 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca.

org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. RENAGADE WORKOUT Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. RICHMOND HILL ROADIES RUNNING CLUB A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP


“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.” So says poet and philosopher Mark Nepo in *The Book of Awakening*. Now I’m transmitting his observation to you. I hope it will motivate you to expend less energy fantasizing about what you want and devote more energy to becoming the beautiful, useful, irresistible presence that will attract what you want. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to make plans to produce very specific blossoms.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Budi Waseso, the former head of the Indonesian government’s anti-narcotics division, had a radical plan to prevent escapes by people convicted of drug-related crimes. He sought to build detention centers that would be surrounded by moats filled with crocodiles and piranhas. But his replacement, Heru Winarko, has a different approach. He wants addicts and dealers to receive counseling in comfortable rehabilitation centers. I hope that in the coming weeks, as you deal with weaknesses, flaws, and sins—both your own and others’—you’ll opt for an approach more like Winarko’s than Waseso’s.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


In one sense, a “patron saint” is a Catholic saint who is a heavenly advocate for a person, group, activity, thing, or place. St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes, for instance. St. Francis of Assisi is the guardian of animal welfare and St. Kentigern is the protector against verbal abusers. “Patron saint” may also be invoked poetically to refer to a person who serves as a special guide or influence. For example, in one of his short stories, Nathaniel Hawthorne refers to a veteran nurse as “the patron saint of young physicians.” In accordance with current astrological omens, I invite you to fantasize about persons, groups, activities, things, or places for whom you might be the patron saint. To spur your imagination, here are some appropriate possibilities. You could be the patron saint of the breeze at dawn; of freshly picked

figs; of singing humorous love songs in the sunlight; of unpredictable romantic adventures; of life-changing epiphanies while hiking in nature; of soul-stirring music.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

In August 1933, author Virginia Woolf wrote a critical note to her friend, the composer Ethel Smyth, lamenting her lack of emotional subtlety. “For you,” Woolf told Smyth, “either things are black, or they’re white; either they’re sobs or shouts—whereas, I always glide from semi-tone to semi-tone.” In the coming weeks, fellow Cancerian, you may encounter people who act like Smyth. But it will be your sacred duty, both to yourself and to life, to remain loyal and faithful to the rich complexity of your feelings.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)


83 percent. But 15 percent isn’t unreasonable. So start planning how you’ll do it!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

As he stepped up to use an ATM in a supermarket, a Scottish man named Colin Banks found £30 (about $40 U.S.) that the person who used the machine before him had inadvertently neglected to take. But rather than pocketing it, Banks turned it in to a staff member, and eventually the cash was reunited with its proper owner. Shortly after performing his good deed, Bank won £50,000 (about $64,500 U.S.) in a game of chance. It was instant karma in dramatic action—the positive kind! My analysis of the astrological omens reveals that you’re more likely than usual to benefit from expeditious cosmic justice like that. That’s why I suggest you intensify your commitment to doing good deeds.

“People think of education as something they can finish,” said writer and scientist Isaac Asimov, who wrote or edited over 500 books. His point was that we’re wise to be excited about learning new lessons as long as we’re on this earth. To cultivate maximum vitality, we should always be engaged in the processes of absorbing new knowledge and mastering new skills and deepening our understanding. Does that sound appealing to you, Leo? I hope so, especially in the coming weeks, when you will have an enhanced ability to see the big picture of your future needs for education.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Virgo businessman Warren Buffet is among the top five wealthiest people on the planet. In an average year, his company Berkshire Hathaway adds $36 billion to its already swollen coffers. But in 2017, thanks to the revision of the U.S. tax code by President Trump and his buddies, Buffet earned $65 billion—an increase of 83 percent over his usual haul. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re entering a year-long phase when your financial chances could have a mild resemblance to Buffet’s 2017. I’m not predicting your earnings will increase by

Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. SAVANNAH DISC GOLF Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. SAVANNAH STRIDERS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB

As you dive down into your soul’s depths in quest for renewal, remember this testimony from poet Scherezade Siobhan: “I want to dig out what is ancient in me, the mistaken-for-monster . . . and let it teach me how to be unafraid again.” Are you brave and brazen enough to do that yourself? It’s an excellent time to douse your fear by drawing wild power from the primal sources of your life. To earn the right to soar through the heights in November and December, delve as deep as you can in the coming weeks. According to author Elizabeth Gilbert, here’s “the central question upon which all creative living hinges: do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” When I read that thought, my first response was, why are the treasures hidden? Shouldn’t they be completely obvious? My second response was, why do you need courage to bring forth the treasures? Shouldn’t that be the easiest and most enjoyable task imaginable? Everything you just read is a perfect riddle for you to contemplate during the next 14 months, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A blogger named Sage Grace offers her readers a list of “cool things to call me besides cute.” They include dazzling, alluring, sublime, magnificent, and exquisite. Is it OK if I apply those same adjectives to you, Capricorn? I’d like to add a few more, as well: resplendent, delightful, intriguing, magnetic, and incandescent. I hope that in response you don’t flinch with humility or protest that you’re not worthy of such glorification. According to my astrological analysis, now is one of those times when you deserve extra appreciation for your idiosyncratic appeal and intelligence. Tell your allies and loved ones that I said so. Inform them, too, that giving you this treatment could help mobilize one of your half-asleep potentials.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Many educated Americans and Europeans think of reincarnation as a loony delusion, even though it’s a cornerstone of spiritual belief for over 1.5 billion earthlings. I myself regard it as a hypothesis worthy of intelligent consideration, although I’d need hundreds of pages to explain my version of it. However you imagine it, Aquarius, you now have extra access to knowledge and skills and proclivities you possessed in what we might refer to as your “past lives”—especially in those past lives in which you were an explorer, maverick, outlaw, or pioneer. I bet you’ll feel freer and more experimental than usual during the next four weeks.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

“When the winds of change blow,” says a Chinese proverb, “some people build walls while others build windmills.” Since the light breezes of change may soon evolve into brisk gusts of change in your vicinity, I wanted to bring this thought to your attention. Will you be more inclined to respond by constructing walls or windmills? I don’t think it would be foolish for you to favor the walls, but in the long run I suspect that windmills would serve you better.


With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. 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. 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. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. WEIGHTED WORKOUT A 45 minute, total body workout that includes a 5 minute warm-up and a 5 minute cool-down/stretch. We will use dumbbells and steps to perform compound functional movements to maximize workout time. $10 Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center.

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. YOGA WITH BIANCA All classes are included in membership and day passes. Please contact gym for more information. Mondays, 6 p.m. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. YOGA@THELIBRARY The All Levels class meets from 10:30-11:30 and the Chair Yoga class meets from 12:001:00. Tuesdays. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. ZUMBA Zumba Fitness is a dance fitness class for everybody and every body! With easy to follow moves, Zumba focuses on a wide variety of Latin and International rhythms. This hour long class is guaranteed to make you sweat. It’s not a workout, it’s a party. $10 Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. 912-233-1951. wbsymcagardener@westbroadstreetymca. org. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. ZUMBA FITNESS Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. facebook. com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. ZUMBA FITNESS (R) WITH APRIL Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.


BOUNTY OF THE SEA BEER FLIGHT DINNER Lili’s and Southbound Brewing will pair four delicious brews with a menu that will include some of your favorites like: Lobster Claws, Red Crab Claws, Dungeness Crab Legs, Steamed Oysters and Clams, Peel n Eat Shrimp along with Sausage, Corn and Bread. Sep. 24, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.. 912-235-2664. Lili’s Restaurant Bar, 326 Johnny Mercer Blvd. FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON Harris Lowry Manton LLP will host the 5th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon, featuring free lunch for local paramedics, firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders. Complimentary hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, drinks and sides will be available on-site or to-go. The event will feature live music by Andrew Gill as well as exciting giveaways, including University of Georgia football tickets, Savannah Bananas tickets and $100 restaurant gift certificates. There will also be a special tribute to fallen first responders. This event is free and open to all area first responders. Sep. 25, 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. TACOS FOR A CAUSE - PAWS AND CLAWS UNITED - FRIENDS OF OATLAND ISLAND

Every Tuesday in September- Bull Street Tacos Tacos for a Cause, a portion of the proceeds from the TACO menu and any merchandise sold anytime on Tuesdays will go to the Paws and Claws United tornado relief initiative. The Friends of Oatland Island (FOO) has created to help fund the rebuilding and reinforcement of multiple animal enclosures and buildings after the EF1 tornado caused extensive damage to the property on July 27, 2018. 100% of the proceeds raised throughout numerous fundraisers under this initiative will go directly to Oatland Island Wildlife Center to help them get back on their Paws. Sep. 25, 10-midnight. Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull St.


ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS Make your Tuesdays “Ruesdays” at Rue de Jean in Savannah with ALL YOU CAN EAT mussels! Choose from 6 different flavors and enjoy baby greens salad, bottomless pommes frites, and warm bread all for just $24. One order per guest. Reservations suggested. 39ruedejeansav. com/reservations $24 5-9 p.m.. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. BETHESDA FARM AND GARDENS STAND Featuring in season, organic (not certified) veggies, herbs and flowers. All proceeds go directly to funding tuition expenses for Bethesda Academy students. For specialty orders, contact Merrin at merrin.slocombe@ merrin.slocombe@ bethesdaacademy. org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. BOUNTY OF THE SEA BEER FLIGHT DINNER Lili’s and Southbound Brewing will pair four delicious brews with a menu that will include some of your favorites like: Lobster Claws, Red Crab Claws, Dungeness Crab Legs, Steamed Oysters and Clams, Peel n Eat Shrimp along with Sausage, Corn and Bread. 912-235-2664. Lilisrestaurantandbar. com. Lili’s Restaurant Bar, 326 Johnny Mercer Blvd. FIRE & WINE Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.


FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON Harris Lowry Manton LLP will host the 5th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon, featuring free lunch for local paramedics, firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders. Complimentary hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, drinks and sides will be available on-site or to-go. The event will feature live music by Andrew Gill as well as exciting giveaways, including University of Georgia football tickets, Savannah Bananas tickets and $100 restaurant gift certificates. There will also be a special tribute to fallen first responders. This event is free and open to all area first responders. Sep. 25, 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. 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. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. GHOST COAST DISTILLERY TOURS Tour & Tasting Visit Ghost Coast Distillery, where you will hear about Savannah’s unique history of drinks and revelry, while learning how we create our unique, hand crafted spirits. Hours Tuesday – Wednesday: 12–6 (last tour starts at 6) Thursday – Saturday: 11-8 (last tour starts at 8) Tours begin every hour, on the hour Closed Sunday and Monday Tour with tasting: $12.50 Tour with tasting and Souvenir Bottle of Ghost Coast Vodka 261: $32.00 All guests must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ID Required $12.50 Saturdays. (912) 298-0071. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. HAPPY HOUR 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. HONEY TASTING AND BODY CARE SAMPLES + STORE TOUR Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.. 912-234-0688. jessie@ Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. PREPARE SUNDAY SUPPERS AT UNION MISSION Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. PRESS PLAY BOOMBOX BRUNCH Brunch is served from 11 am – 3 pm. Jason B. James Live vinyl DJ spinning classic soul, R&B, indie, rock, pop, and everything in






between begins at noon. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. TACOS FOR A CAUSE - PAWS AND CLAWS UNITED - FRIENDS OF OATLAND ISLAND Every Tuesday in September- Bull Street Tacos Tacos for a Cause, a portion of the proceeds from the TACO menu and any merchandise sold anytime on Tuesdays will go to the Paws and Claws United tornado relief initiative. The Friends of Oatland Island (FOO) has created to help fund the rebuilding and reinforcement of multiple animal enclosures and buildings after the EF1 tornado caused extensive damage to the property on July 27, 2018. 100% of the proceeds raised throughout numerous fundraisers under this initiative will go directly to Oatland Island Wildlife Center to help them get back on their Paws. Sep. 25, 10-midnight. Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull St. WEEKLY CASK & FOOD PAIRING Each Wednesday, we create a special cask and pair it with a complimentary dish. Follow us on Facebook for more information! Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. WINE SAMPLING Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.


5RHYTHMS DANCE MEDITATION | FALL INTO FREEDOM The 5Rhythms® - Led by Dana Danielson. A dance. A moving meditation. A workout. A dynamic practice. Each body moves in his/her own way. We dance to “a wave” of music taking us through the 5 rhythms of: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. We explore the energy of these rhythms. Only when we are grounded and trust the feet completely, can we truly let go. Truly surrender. Only then do we experience our freedom. Truly acting from the essence of who we are. - No experience needed. Bring water. Wear comfy attire. 5Rhythms. com $10.00 (Relief members are free) Fri., Sep. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-429-0190. dana. facebook. com/events/479974852519399/. Relief Direct Primary Care, 51 Johnny Mercer Blvd Cottage A1.




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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENING Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. FREE HIV TESTING AT CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED PEOPLE Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. HYPNOSIS, GUIDED IMAGERY AND RELAXATION THERAPY Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH A breast feeding support group for new/


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expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. NATIONAL FALL PREVENTION DAY AND HEALTH EXPO GSU has teamed with other PT programs in the state to perform fall risk assessments for 1000 older adults during Fall Prevention Awareness Day. As part of this task, Savannah Commons and its onsite therapy service, Genesis Rehab, is hosting a Health and Wellness Expo featuring free fall risk assessments, as well as info on pharmacy and medication, home health care, skilled nursing, and more. Fri., Sep. 21, 9 a.m. 912927-0500. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Drive (off Middleground Rd.). NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Georgia’s only Native American Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers will be signed. Open to all. You do not have to be Native American to attend Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. East Broad Native American Group, 517 East Broad Street. PLANNED PARENTHOOD HOTLINE First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. THE SAVANNAH 7-DAY DIABETES REPAIR If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. WOMENHEART OF ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of

every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.


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


JACOB AND GWENDOLYN KNIGHT LAWRENCE LECTURE: LORRAINE O’GRADY Coinciding with her exhibition “From Me to Them to Me Again,” O’Grady will speak about the diptych as an enduring form and conceptual device in her practice, with particular reference to a new series of haiku diptychs created by radically selecting and recombining individual panels from her earlier series of newspaper poems. Thu., Sep. 20, 5 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. LECTURE: THE END OF EUROPE: DICTATORS, DEMAGOGUES, AND THE COMING DARK AGE Presented by Jame Kirchick, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a foreign correspondent for The Daily Beast. Free for SWCA members, $10 for non-members Thu., Sep. 20, 8 p.m. Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway.


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