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From Salsa on Wednesday night, to blues on Thursday night, to headliners Bernie Williams (Friday) and Chuck Leavell (Saturday), it’s a week of amazing talent. Sep. 23-29 / Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. / All events free and open to the public

WEDNESDAY 9.26 Film: Ninja 8 - Warriors of Fire

This ridiculous, laughably stupid martial arts action flick was directed by Godfrey Ho, whose name is synonymous with some of the most inept movies ever made. Brought to you by the Psychotronic Film Society. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Film: Puzzle

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby SAT 9.29

Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Kelly Macdonald plays Agnes, a taken for granted suburban mother, who discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general admission

Latino Heritage Month

Featuring a series of lectures, performances and more, Latino Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture and contributions of Latino community. Sep. 15-Oct. 15 Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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 Forsyth Park

Spanish Emergency Training Day


Graveface and Psychotronic Fright Fest


SAT 9.29

Thirteen hours of creepy fun, including six cult horror flicks, merch vendors, raffles, and the Marshmallow Ghosts. 11 a.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $50

Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, through a partnership with Savannah State University’s Hispanic Heritage Festival and the Savannah Police Dept., will offer disaster preparedness information en Espanol. 12-8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Free 912-201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org.


ThriveCEO will feature networking with refreshments and special guest speakers Erica Kelly and Caty Cote of Flourish Collaborative, Kara Ford of The Ford Agency, and Kay Heritage of Big Bon Pizza. 6 p.m.


The Neighborhood at Starland Village, 2602 Barnard St. $20

The Up of the Downbeat with Jazz Legend Teddy Adams

Musician and educator Teddy Adams will share his reflections of the jazz scene on West Broad Street in the 50’s that ignited his career playing around the world. c 6 p.m. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Free 912-335-8868.

THURSDAY 9.27 11th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars Watch your favorite local celebrities compete on stage to help support Savannah Chatham CASA. 7Â p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Goth Nigh Reunion and Dark City Gothic Ball 2018

The Club One Goth Night reunion. Dance to goth classics and underground faces, h and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed guests. 9Â p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. $10 with gothic attire, $15 without

Historic Pavement of Savannah

CNU-Savannah is invited to gather for an informative walking tour of historic downtown Savannah with Robin Williams, Ph.D. and chair of Architectural History at SCAD. 5:30Â p.m. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St.

Let’s Talk Mental Illness: Myths, Truths and Realities

This event by the ELLA Foundation is designed to educate and inform attendees about the complexities of mental illness. 6-8Â p.m. Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Dr. $10 suggested donation

Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. Presented by the Savannah Repertory Theatre. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Savannah Rep’s PLAYShop, 980 Industry Drive. $25

FRIDAY 9.28 Hungry for History?: Hyman Wallace Witcover: Snapshots of an Architect Hyman Wallace Witcover, well-known as the architect of Savannah’s gold-domed City Hall, left a measurable imprint on Savannah’s architectural landscape. noon Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Free and open to the public

Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament

The Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, in partnership with the United Way of the Coastal Empire, will host their Fourth Annual Charity Clays Tournament. 2Â p.m. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Avenue.

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Ms. Savannah Pride Pageant

Kick off Pride in Savannah with the crowning of Miss Savannah Pride 2018. 9Â p.m. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. $15

National Theatre Live: King Lear

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s King Lear. King Lear sees two aging fathers -- one a King, one his courtier -- reject the children who truly love them. 6 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $5 SCAD Card holders, $10 general

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

Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, the book captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. 7Â p.m. Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St.

SATURDAY 9.29 10th Annual Statts Fest

Daytime light alt-rock and country performers include Joe Nelson, Damon and the Sh*tkickers, Bottles & Cans, and The Train Wrecks. 3-7Â p.m. The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St.

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park CONTINUES ON P. 6






Graveface and Psychotronic Fright Fest

Thirteen hours of creepy fun, including six cult horror flicks, merch vendors, raffles, and the Marshmallow Ghosts. 11 a.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $50

Keep It Together: A Night of Mental Health Storytelling & Comedy

A live comedy show about mental health, starring Front Porch Improv and local guest speakers Coco Papy, Lisa Ring, Maureen McFadden, James Lough, and Patt Gunn. 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv, 2222 Bull Street. $10

Meet and Greet Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Enjoy this happy hour meet & greet with Jessica Lebos as she signs copies of her book, Savannah Sideways. 5:30 p.m. Perry Lane Hotel, 256 E. Perry St.

Oktoberfest at Two Tides



Two Tides will turn Desoto Street into a biergarten and host an Oktoberfest with live music. Special glassware, brats, pretzels, and their festbier will be available. noon Two Tides Brewing, 12 West 41st St.


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Robinson Cares Purple 0.5K

A Run for those of us who don’t run. This year, Robinson Cares is supporting Savannah Safe Shelter. Dog friendly with music and giveaways. 10 a.m.-noon Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. $15

Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby

Watch the Savannah Derby Devils and the Hostess City Hellions take roller derby teams from across the area. 5 & 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour

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Hosted by Danny and Johnny Moron, two local actors, comedians, and history buffs. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Visitor’s Center, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. $33




Statts After Dark

Featuring GAM, Shehehe, Nancy Druid, and Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, all proceeds benefit Jason Statts. 8 p.m. The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. $20

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market provides residents with locally grown produce. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road.

SUNDAY 9.30 Alee Shrine Pirate Unit 25th Annual Poker Run

The first bike goes out at 10 a.m., and the last bike goes in at 3 p.m. at the Alee Shrine. Live music by Junk Yard Angel and the Train Wrecks. 10 a.m. Indian Savannah, 6 Gateway Blvd. W.

Feast of St. Michael and All Angels Featuring a prelude by guest organist Beth Corey playing the works of Bach, Fedak, Gawthrup, and Manz. 10:30 a.m. St. John’s Church, 1 West Macon Street.

Film: Norman...Is That You?

Presented by The Look Back and the Psychotronic Film Society, this month’s feature is the hilarious, little-known dramedy Norman... Is That You? starring Sanford & Son’s Redd Foxx as a black father forced to come to grips with the fact that his son is both gay and living with a male partner in Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Savannah LGBT Center, 1515 Bull St. Free

Frankie Beverly & Maze

Maze is an American soul/quiet storm band established in San Francisco. 6 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $60

La bohème

Peach State Opera and the choral department at SAA will join forces in a one-afternoon performance of La bohème. 3 p.m. Savannah Arts, 500 Washington Ave. $25 in advance, $30 at door

Savannah Philharmonic: Brass on High

The inaugural concert of the Spotlight Series features members of the Philharmonic’s brass section. 5 p.m. Lutheran Church of Ascension, 120 Bull St .

Tybee’s Got Talent

Watch a parade of talent on stage: singers, dancers, musicians, a Beach Chair Brigade. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne $10

Chuck Leavell: Chuck Gets Big / Bernie Williams / Georgia Southern Jazz Ensemble / Clint Eastwood’s: Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s on Me / Ben Tucker Alumni Band / Latin People Time LATIN DANCE PARTY / Christone Kingfish Ingram / Eric Gales Peter Fish / Brian Miller / Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame


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Oops! Arena may not have been approved by voters twice BY JIM MOREKIS

AS MORE light and scrutiny shines on the Savannah Arena project — including our five-part series over the summer by Marcel R. Williams — the Arena’s defenders have also upped their game. The newest defense is the notion that “The voters approved the Arena — twice!” That’s a reference to the fact that the Arena will be funded by sales tax revenue from two rounds of SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), voted on by the public every 6-7 years via referendum. We see this defense repeated as a mantra by many of the project’s most vocal supporters, including First District Alderman Van Johnson, in whose district the Arena is set to go. I have long opposed this style of local governance — which is almost a form of victim-blaming — because sometimes it’s just an attempt to shift accountability for capable leadership back onto the voters. In our system of representative democracy, voters specifically elect leaders to oversee complex and costly projects of this nature, based on the premise that ordinary citizens don’t always have time, energy, and/or expertise to do all the work. But if everything’s up to the voters, why do we need politicians at all? More to the point, the defense of the Arena in this case isn’t even accurate. Former Chatham County Commissioner John McMasters — one of many vocal opponents of the Arena as currently envisioned — sought to settle the debate by researching the exact ballot language used to fund the Savannah Arena. It’s been a long time, and candidly many of us, myself included, couldn’t remember exactly how the ballot read. McMasters went straight to the source — the Chatham County Board of Elections — and found sample ballots from 2006 and 2013, the two rounds of SPLOST which involved funding the Arena. What he found, and what the ballots show, is that: • It’s not technically entirely true that voters approved the Arena twice. • It’s certainly not true that they approved the Arena as now envisioned: an anchor to extensive (and non-SPLOST funded) development specifically on Savannah’s westside. Despite what many Arena supporters claim, voters were not

Above right: The 2013 SPLOST referendum didn’t mention an arena at all. Bottom: The first SPLOST funding an arena, in 2006, says only that: ‘an arena.’

told where the Arena would go, nor what it would cost. If you look closely at the ballot language from 2006 — the first time voters weighed in on the Arena — it simply says that $445,300,000 is to be collected from SPLOST for a wide range of projects, from the new jail and courthouse expansion to drainage projects. The Arena project gets all of two words: “an arena.” That’s it. “An arena.” No mention of where, nor how much of the $445 million is to go to build it. But the real surprise comes when we look at the actual ballot language from 2013, for the next round of SPLOST. The Arena is not mentioned at all. The ballot says $370 million will be collected for “storm-water and drainage; road, street, bridge, and transportation; water and sewer infrastructure; administrative, cultural, judicial, industrial and recreational facilities and improvements; park facilities and improvements; greenspace; public works and public safety equipment and facilities.” Note the conspicuous absence of the word “arena.” Advocates will of course refer back to the approved list of SPLOST projects for that year, and say the Savannah Arena is

included in “cultural facilities,” or perhaps “public works,” or both. But if the claim is that voters approved the Arena twice, that’s tenuous. The ballot language is vague at best, and at worst could be interpreted as actually excluding an arena. Another mantra of Arena advocates is some variation of the line, “The decision by the voters is binding and it’s against state law to change or cancel SPLOST projects once they’re voted on.” This is also not entirely

accurate. As McMasters points out, on the same ballot in 2013, there is another referendum titled: “Repurposing Previously Collected Special Tax Proceeds.” You might want to read that one more time and let it sink in. That’s right — you can hold a whole separate referendum on shifting SPLOST funds from one project to another. In this case from 2013, it involves redirecting funds approved by voters in 2003 for a pump station on Pipemakers Canal. So we see that it is categorically untrue that SPLOST funds, once approved, cannot be redirected to different projects. Getting down to brass tacks: Is it likely that the Savannah Arena will be moved, revoted, or even canceled outright? Of course not. Not without a sustained, brutal political battle, anyway. But regardless, it’s important to set the record straight so we can more clearly and honestly debate the issue. CS


Editor, In last week’s article “The Starland Village Files: Part 2” it was suggested that my support for the Starland Village project is somehow motivated by a constellation of board relationships between the Thomas Square Neighborhood Association (TSNA), the Creative Coast, and the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). First, some clarifications: The Starland Village is to be built in the Thomas Square Neighborhood, not the Victorian Neighborhood as stated in the article.  Additionally, the Creative Coast is not a “project of SEDA,” we are a nonprofit organization that receives partial funding from them to grow entrepreneurship in Savannah. Second, if we’re to start suggesting collusion based on who’s on each others boards then we’re in for a bumpy time. Our city, as pointed out by Connect Editor (and article author) Jim Morekis several times a year, is much smaller than it thinks it is. I’ve come to understand this first hand. It doesn’t take long to realized that everybody knows everybody. If you sit on one board of directors in Savannah, the chances are fairly high that you sit on another, or maybe two or more.  As the article points out I am the President of the Thomas Square Neighborhood and the Board Chair of the Creative Coast. I also sit on the boards for Visit Savannah and Chatham Area Transit. 

I take these positions seriously and I read the minutes and the reports, show up and listen, meet with people, and finally form beliefs that I think are best for our community. I stand behind what I say, and I take the criticisms that come with having an opinion. It’s not always an easy time (believe me…) and no decision is taken lightly. But I love doing this work. I really do. I have the honor of volunteering my time with other committed, intelligent, imaginative people, all figuring out the best way to move forwards together. Is the Starland Village a perfect project? No. But I’m not interested in perfection to be the enemy of the good.  Am I concerned about a lack of transparency and/or improper procedure in the City’s RFP process? Yes. But that does not change my support for this project or another one like it in that same location. Inside and outside our the greater Thomas Square neighborhood, many support this project not for any dark or unseemly reason, but because it fits into a philosophy of sustainable development that we subscribe to.  We support density of housing, diversity of structural forms and the uses that inhabit them, and the strengthening of walkability, bikeability, and public transit.  Starland Village works towards all of these goals. I look forward to supporting it, and future developments that do as well. Not as a rule, but as a guideline. Clinton Edminster

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Enki Research’s Chuck Watson talks weather, emergency management — and Euro models BY RACHAEL FLORA

IF YOU live in Savannah and you’re active on Facebook, you’re probably familiar with Enki Research. The page hits a spike in popularity each time a hurricane threatens to pummel our coast. As the social media din grows to a roar, people insistently share Enki Research’s updates as an alternative to the hype seen in other predictions. The man behind Enki Research is Chuck Watson, a geophysicist who’s reluctant to claim the spotlight. Connect sat down with him ahead of Hurricane Florence to learn more about his line of work. Tell me about the work you do. I’m a geophysicist. I spent a number of years on government service projects— I had a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) clearance. I handled nuclear weapons! I ended up doing a lot about natural hazards. Our government cares a lot about natural hazards. They do want to help and give aid, but let’s say you’ve got a bad earthquake in Haiti. Naturally, you want to help the people, but you also want to know, is that going to destabilize the government of Haiti or create a flood of refugees? There are lots of national security implications for those kinds of hazards. That’s critical information to be able to anticipate.


What projects are you currently working on?


I don’t do a lot of work here in the United States. I feel like I can do more good [in other countries]. The politics here in the United States here are so miserable. You’ve got existing structures. I’ve done a lot of work in Florida—I trained every county emergency manager in the state of Florida. We basically trained local emergency managers and county commissions and planners on things like, where’s the big payoff? Do you help people put shutters on their house? Do you spend a little more money on clearing out drainage ditches? Do you spend a little more money on tree trimming programs? It’s different everywhere you go; it depends on what each area’s risks are— are they more at risk of flooding or of sinkholes? CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Where the magic happens: A glimpse of Chuck Watson’s home setup.






What did that work teach you about emergency management?


That’s one of the things I got a little bit of flak about last year. I really don’t like commenting on emergency management. They have a tough job. I’m not trying to gloat, but I’ve been doing this for 25 years. I don’t have the responsibility for this area, but I have trained emergency managers, so I probably know in more detail than they do the forces and pressures they’re facing. I know how tough that process is, and I also think most of the time they’re doing a good job, but look at what happened last year. The problem is that it’s the political leadership that has the legal authority to do something. They advise them, but in Georgia, it all flows from the governor. The governor delegates the legal authority. That’s why we got into this whole big hassle of the governor, who sits in Atlanta and issues evacuation orders based on guidance from folks in Atlanta who look at a map and see I-95 and that’s the landmark they’re using. Well, if you’re Dennis [Jones] with CEMA and you know the terrain and that we should only be going from the Truman Parkway—first off, legally, you’re stuck because once the governor issues that order, you’re stuck with his order, whether you like it or not. In the old days, there was a civil defense mentality. It went absolutely crazy after 9/11. Security managers got rolled in under this rubric of Homeland Security. Most emergency managers today are out of law enforcement, so they have a law enforcement perspective on people. It’s a miserable job most of the time, and they tend to get jaded. That’s why you should not have emergency managers come from law enforcement. They’re thinking in terms of population control. After Irma, I posted a picture of people cleaning up 49th Street and the caption was, “All these people are criminals.” They were. They violated the governor’s orders to evacuate, they were violating the local order, and they were technically guilty of crimes. But they got this neighborhood up and running in a fraction of the time it would have taken the city government to do it. What’s a misconception people have about your work that bothers you? One of the things that annoys me is when people talk about Chuck’s forecast or Enki’s forecast. I don’t do forecasts. As part of my work for the international community, I do forecasts, but you will never hear them. I can show you all kinds of incredibly detailed model runs and statistics and scenarios, but when it comes to what’s going on in this community or

anywhere, I deal with the National Hurricane Center forecast. What’s funny about that is there’s one particular TV station that keeps showing individual model tracks and talking about the European model, partly because those models produce beautiful graphics. Am I going to show you this static map or this beautiful fancy animation? If I’m on TV, I’m showing you the cool animation, but what’s best for the viewer is to stand in front of this [static] map for 30 seconds and explain what it means. The analogy I like to use is your general practice doctor vs. a neurosurgeon. People are always asking me, “Oh, my wedding’s next Saturday, can you tell me what the weather’s going to be?” I’m like, “Well, you’re not going to die.” My specialty is that ten percent of scenarios that’s going to knock down buildings and break things. If it’s a nice day, unless I can go fly my plane, I don’t do routine forecasts. Go watch your local TV station. A lot of people talk about the European model. The European model is a very good, non-hydrostatic formulation. I see a lot of journalists who haven’t done their homework say it’s the best model—it isn’t. If you look at the stats from last year, at five days it had an average error of 170 miles. The official National Hurricane Center forecast at five days had a 140 mile error. That’s, what, a third better? Why do you think your Facebook posts appeal to people? I think there’s an appetite by most people to have a nice, concise prediction. I think people are really hitting burnout. You can only stay with your adrenaline pumped up for so long. You look at this storm, and it’s been a week of drumbeat attention on this thing and it wasn’t necessary. Those hazard areas did not shift. For all the wailing about track model changes, it hasn’t changed that much—but you would never know that. We’ve learned a lot about how storms work. One of the areas I work on that is frustrating is, how do you get science into government decision making? How do you get it into the public awareness and how the media conveys risk and hazard information? We have some of the best science in the world, but there’s a streak of anti-intellectualism in this country. It’s amazing and shocking to me. My wife has her doctorate and teaches, and everyone thinks they know how schools work because they went to school. Everyone thinks they understand the weather because they see the weather every day. CS

NEWS & OPINION BLOTTER 2018 Sav/Chatham County Crime Stats through Sunday Sept. 23


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Two arrested for “openly selling edibles” on church property

Arrests made in 2017 homicide; one suspect till sought The Savannah Police Department along with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) arrested two males and seeks one female in connection to the September 2017 fatal shooting of Jaheim Morris, 16.

Ebony Blotter-Cooper

Leah Pressley

“On September 17, 2017 at around 1:20 a.m., officers responded to a local hospital in reference to a male shooting victim, later identified as Morris, who arrived by private vehicle with life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to those injuries later that day,” police say. Due to further investigation, Kaisun Dixon, 17, Tyquarious Washington, 19, Yusuf Maxwell, 17, and Zonnique Maxwell, 19, were identified as parties responsible for the shooting death of Morris. “On the morning of September 17, 2018, SERFTF and multiple Savannah Police units located and took Dixon and Washington into custody. Yusuf Maxwell, who is currently incarcerated due to unrelated charges, will be served with his warrant. They have each been charged with felony murder,” police say. Savannah Police are now seeking the public’s assistance in locating Zonnique Maxwell, who is also wanted for felony murder. She is a black female standing 5-feet, with a slim build.


Savannah Police seek burglar

Savannah Police’s Eastside Precinct detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect. “Police were called to a residence in the 1400 block of E. 56th Street about 2 p.m. Aug. 6 for a burglary that occurred the previous evening. Surveillance footage showed what appeared to be a black male in shorts and a T-shirt enter the residence through a window,” police say. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Eastside Precinct detectives at (912) 828-3252. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.



Two people are in custody after the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) identified a person was selling drugs on a local church property. On Friday, September 14, 2018, undercover CNT agents purchased marijuana/ tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles. The purchases occurred at a church located in the 600 block of East 37th Street in Savannah. “At an event on church property, undercover agents made contact with 28-yearold Ebony Cooper of Savannah who was openly selling the edibles in addition to other items. Agents made a purchase of several edibles and maintained surveillance of Cooper,” CNT reports. “Agents followed Cooper and 26-yearold Leah Pressley of Savannah to an offsite location where agents made contact with them. A search of Pressley’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large amount of edibles and more than $1,000 in cash. Also seized was a loaded firearm, which agents believed Cooper had in her possession while selling the items on church property,” CNT says. Both Cooper and Pressley were charged with felony drug charges and remain in the Chatham County Detention Center. Agents do not believe Pressley participated in the edible sales that occurred on the church property.  During CNT’s investigation, “agents determined Cooper was actively advertising her edibles on various social media sites. In addition, Cooper was displaying the edibles on her table at the event. The edibles included a mixture of various types of cereal treats, brownies, and puddings,” CNT says. The church was hosting an event for local entrepreneurs, according to CNT. Based on CNT’s investigation, agents determined this event was hosted by an outside vendor and that the church was unaware of any illegal activities occurring on its property. “All other vendors appeared to have been operating in a lawful capacity,” CNT says.



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A naked man opened the door to firefighters responding to a house fire in Niceville, Florida, on Aug. 27 and said “I’m sorry” before closing the door in their faces. James Cunningham, 53, later admitted to police he’d had two liters of vodka and had smoked marijuana before trying to bake cookies on his George Foreman grill, reported WPLG Local 10. The experiment went wrong when the grill and cookies caught fire, so he covered them with a towel, which also caught fire. Firefighters said if he’d been in the house any longer, he could have died from smoke inhalation.

Anger Management

Djuan Lewis, 23, landed a new job at Benada Aluminum Products in Sanford, Florida, on Aug. 30, a Thursday. On Sunday morning, his boss fired him. WFTV reported that following his dismissal, Lewis waited for his boss for two hours outside the business, then chased him and his girlfriend for a mile and a half, shooting at their car and hitting the rear bumper, trunk and right rear tire. Neither the supervisor nor his girlfriend was hurt. Sanford police arrested Lewis and changed him with attempted murder.

Questionable Judgment

School resource officer and part-time police officer Maryssa Boskoski, 32, was called into a classroom at Liberty Preparatory School in Smithville, Ohio, on Aug. 30 to help rouse a sleeping student who could not be awakened by the teacher or even the principal. When Boskoski arrived, The Washington Post reported, her solution was to unholster her Taser, remove the firing cartridge and pull the trigger, causing an electric buzz that woke the student and shocked the school community. Smithville Police Chief Howard Funk placed Boskoski on unpaid leave and told WEWS news station Boskoski had been disciplined a month earlier, also for a Taser-related incident. An investigation was ongoing.





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New Jersey resident Gregory Lazarchick, 56, made a bad day worse on July 21 when he told greeters at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, he’d been sent by al-Qaida to “blow the place up.” According to the Orlando Sentinel, the greeters told Orange County deputies Lazarchick complained of having a bad day before issuing his threat, but deputies found no bomb-making materials in Lazarchick’s hotel room. The man’s sister reported he had suffered a head injury several years ago and sometimes said inappropriate things. The remorseful Lazarchick posted bond after his arrest for false report of a bombing.


At Kirby High School in Memphis, Tennessee, things are quiet as a mouse ... or a rat. Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson told the Memphis Commercial Appeal he’s looking for a temporary home for Kirby’s 800 students after closing the school Sept. 5 due to a rat infestation. The problem started in mid-August, when district personnel uncovered a rat’s nest during a renovation project. Eighty rats were trapped at the school and poison was set out. When students returned after Labor Day, poisoned rats began dying within the school’s walls and the stench became overwhelming. Calling the situation an “unavoidable act of nature,” Hopson said he expects students to return in early November.


Lona and Joseph Johnson of Bellingham, Washington, survived the Las Vegas mass shooting last October and decided to get a dog to help with the trauma that haunted them after the incident. “We heard that dogs are good pets to help with the healing and PTSD ... and got Jax,” Joseph told the Bellingham (Washington) Herald. But on Sept. 2, neighbor Odin Maxwell, 49, shot and killed Jax, telling police the dog was chasing his chickens. An investigation showed no chickens were harmed, and Maxwell was cited for discharging a firearm.

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Patricia Ann Hill, 69, of White Hall, Arkansas, called 911 on July 28 to report she had shot her husband, Frank, 65. But she had a motive: Patricia told Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigators she had previously disagreed with her husband’s purchase of a pornography channel on Dish Network, and she canceled the channel, telling Frank that if he reordered it, he’d have to leave. That day, reported the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Dish bill arrived, revealing that the channel had been readded, so Patricia confronted Frank in his “man cave” and told him to go. When



he refused, Patricia fetched a .22-caliber pistol from the house and shot him twice, killing him. Hill was charged with capital murder and held without bond in the Jefferson County adult detention center.

ankle monitor, which he was wearing as a result of a February 2017 second-degree reckless endangerment conviction. McKay has additional pending indictments in other burglaries.


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It’s one way to get a ride to lunch: Knox County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s deputies responded on Aug. 24 to a home in Corbin, where Kenneth Ray Couch, 35, had reportedly stolen a handgun. As they searched for Couch, they learned he had been transported to the hospital in an ambulance after staging a heart attack at nearby Dixon’s market. When police arrived at Baptist Health Corbin, WYMT reported, they found Couch in the cafeteria, which had apparently been his goal all along. Couch was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and falsely reporting an incident.

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Taiheem M. McKay, 23, of Riverhead, New York, made it easy for Suffolk County officials to track him down after suspecting him of breaking into 10 different homes over the course of seven months, stealing cash, jewelry and designer accessories. According to Newsday, the Suffolk County Department of Probation traced McKay to the burglary locations through his GPS

Known for his blond mullet and numerous social media rants, zoo owner Joe Exotic (real name: Joseph MaldonadoPassage) of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, has been cooling his heels in a Florida jail since his arrest Sept. 7 for allegedly attempting to hire two people in late 2017 to kill an unnamed woman. According to the Orlando Sentinel, one of those “killers” was an undercover FBI agent, and Exotic was indicted on federal murder-for-hire charges. It all started “many, many years” ago, said Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, who claims to be the “unnamed woman” Exotic was hoping to off. She said Exotic has threatened her repeatedly and posted online a video of himself shooting an effigy of Baskin in the head. Tangentially, Exotic was also a candidate in a three-way Libertarian primary run for governor in Oklahoma this summer. He finished third. CS


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GAM comes together for a great cause Legendary Savannah band returns to the stage, in support of a good friend, at this year’s Statts Fest


GAM is a band that is forever tied to Savannah music history, and for good reason. Their initial seven-year reign as the kings of genre bending was not nearly enough for fans, which is partly why they continue to play a handful of shows sporadically even as life moves in other directions for its members. The band is set to play the 10th annual Statts Fest on Sept. 29, honoring their friend and local legend Jason Statts, who was shot in the neck on June 28, 2008, and left with irreparable spinal damage. Ahead of their performance, GAM’s Kevin Rose spoke with us about their history, being a DIY band, and why it’s so important to support Statts Fest. It’s been 28 years for you guys?


Well, Keith [Kozel] and I started brainstorming in ’91, and I think we played our first show in ’93. So yeah, it’s been a while. I was reading something from 2010 that addressed rumors that an upcoming show at the time was going to be your last – and now here we are in 2018. What has kept the band going, albeit in a smaller capacity, even in just those eight years?

Shoot, I don’t know! We’re all friends. There are bands that break up and bands that just stop playing for a while. We’ve never really thought about it. When we basically were touring all the time that was one aspect of it, and now we’re just having fun. And [Statts Fest] is a great cause to kind of get back together. Our drummer, Scott Lankford, lives in Louisville now, and he’s actually coming back. We’d been playing with a drummer named Josh 16 [Safer] here in town for years. Josh was

GAM frontman Keith Kozel in his element. PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON



GAM reunites for Statts Fest 2018, supporting beloved local Jason Statts. PHOTO BY GEOFF L. JOHNSON

There’s such a wide variety of influences in your music, but you’re kind of known for one thing and get aligned with Butthole Surfers and bands like that. So what were some of the influences that brought you guys together? From my standpoint, it’s all music. More than anything, it’s been about realizing that the bands who put on a show and are entertaining and allow you to not be in your own head for a while — that’s something we’ve always tried to do. Whether it’s with being humorous, serious, goofy, or complex, it’s all been about having a show. And if you don’t like it, that’s fine. You don’t have to stay [laughs]. Obviously, we all grew up in the era of Butthole Surfers and The Flaming Lips and groups who were building on the energy of, say, The Stooges, but also the psychedelia of Pink Floyd. And also not being so damn serious that it became a

downer, because we have that side too. That was one of the last eras where everyone could kind of do their own thing for a while. South By Southwest hadn’t really solidified itself as a trend forecasting event – it was more about discovery. I think things have changed in the industry now, and anything indie is now micro-indie. Everything is broken down into smaller pieces. So it’s neat to go back. We’re also getting up there in age, and we’re playing songs that we go, “Oh my god, did we really come up with this?” It’s kind of funny, now I understand what a lot of these older bands that do reunions feel like.

listen back to our rehearsals and if it made us laugh, we’d follow that train of thought and keep going. It was a lot of fun. Both Keith and I were in other bands that were doing totally different things, so this was an outlet for us to not have any kind of net or parameters. It all started with the premise of not having a premise.

When you listen back to some of the older stuff, do you remember writing a lot of it or is it a blur? Do you ever listen to something and go, “When did that happen?”

There’s a lot of bands out there who wear their influences on their sleeve, and when the band started I don’t think there was a single person that really had that want or need to follow a path that someone else had laid out. So it was kind of fun in that regard. But obviously you start to figure out what the sum of the parts is, and then you eventually start to gel. So further down the line I think it may have become more rock and less prog. But I don’t think anyone of us have ever sat down and thought, “We’re going sound like this.”

Well, originally Keith and I started the band and had more drummers than Spinal Tap. [laughs] We finally landed on Sean and played with us for the majority of things. And then we wrote a rock opera. So we started out with both feet shot, so to speak. When we were writing that, we’d

So musically, was it the kind of thing where you knew the bands you were listening to and wanted to sound like it? Or was it kind of like, “Let’s just see what happens” and then it evolved into what it became?

For people who don’t know anything about Statts Fest or Jason, what would you want them to know? Jason was unfortunately hurt by a senseless act of violence. He’s a good guy, and he’s done so many good things. A great artist, a great human being – he’s one of those people who would never ask for help and always be the first one to help. Medical costs and costs of living for somebody in his situation, most of us can’t even imagine. That’s why I’m on board every year. I saw his last show. I said goodbye to him that night and almost went to the house with him, but went to see The Trainwrecks instead. About 20 minutes after watching the show I got the text. It’s breaking me up to even think about. Jason is one of those guys who would never ask for a favor, but he deserves all the love that Savannah has given him, and then some. CS

GAM, SHEHEHE, NANCY DRUID @STATTS FEST 2018 The Jinx Sat., Sep. 29, 8 P.M., $20


cool and said, “Yeah, let Scott come back. Part of this is Scott’s idea, too. He kind of missed playing with us. So the Statts Fest thing ended up being a great reason for us to get back together again.



SHEHEHE breaks down the barriers

Athens rockers invade The Jinx for Statts Fest BY SEAN KELLY

SINCE their inception in 2010, Athens’ SHEHEHE has been bringing punk rock to the masses at full force. Blending elements of hardcore and ‘70s British punk with Riot Grrrl-esque sensibilities and the classic rock bombast of Cheap Trick, the band has toured the country and carved out a space for themselves as a band who’s truly leading the charge forward for DIY music. Ahead of their Statts Fest performance at The Jinx on September 29th, we talked to guitarist Noelle Shuck about punk, the Athens scene, and the lines drawn for female musicians in a male-dominated industry. How did you guys get involved in Statts Fest?


We’ve been friends with Gil [Cruz] for a while. Actually our first gig ever in Savannah ended up being cancelled when we got to town, so Gil was nice enough to move some things around and we had our show there. He saw us play and really liked us, so pretty much any time he thinks a bill will work for us he hits us up. We’ve played with The Queers and all these cool bands. He thought of us for this, and it’s such a good cause that we said yes. I’ve been in bands for years and have played around the world, but am embarrassed to say that I’ve never played in Athens. There was a big scene in the ‘80s with bands like R.E.M., Pylon, etc. How would you compare today’s scene in Athens?

I would say it’s different now, for sure. You don’t have bands as big as R.E.M., but the style of music has branched out a bit. It’s gone through phases as well. Early 2000s, Athens had a really vibrant hardcore 18 scene.

SHEHEHE brings their punk-infused rock n’ roll to The Jinx for a good cause.

As far as what SHEHEHE does, we kind of fit into a lot of areas. We can play with an Americana band or a punk band. We love playing mixed bills, with hip hop artists and stuff like that. Athens has a lot of different things that are growing, and the hip hop scene here is becoming a highlight. When you started, were you all coming from different bands? How did you find each other? The band started back in August for 2010. The original bass player and our drummer, Jason, were the first people to start hammering things out. His girlfriend at the time, Nicole, loves punk music and has a big background in that. She was immediately interested In being a part of it so she started singing for them. I was a regular at a bar that Jason was a barback at. I’m a graphic designer, and I was working on an exit piece for my Bachelors and it had a Cheap Trick layout, and Jason stopped by my table and was asking me if I like Cheap Trick. I was like, “Fuck yeah! It’s one of my favorite bands.” He was like, “Cool, we need a guitar player. Do you play guitar?” I primarily played bass, but I said yes, and we all got together and went from there.

There’s an interesting climate right now in music, but also in arts overall, with the Me Too movement, gender inequality and pay inequality. A lot of injustices are being examined. So I wonder, from your experience, if you’ve found it particularly hard to be a female in a band? It’s not entirely difficult, but I think as women we are pre-conditioned to de-escalate certain scenarios. For me that’s kind of what it is. We tour with bands, and most of them are fucking fantastic. It’s usually not the bands that are the problem, it’s usually some drunk asshole or whatever. I brought this up to someone the other day – whenever I tell people I’m in a band they always ask me if I’m the singer [laughs]. Wow. Yeah! If you asked a dude that – well, you wouldn’t even. You’d just say, “what do you play?” But yeah, it’s not always difficult. If you do it well, it gets you a lot of respect and can be very empowering. I think if you’re out there trying to do it at all, you’re a fucking brave badass and you can be praised for.

What’s next for you guys in terms of writing and recording? We’re always writing! We have a full-length that’s done. We’re shopping it around a bit, but it’s done, mastered, and ready for the world – we just have to find the right place for it. 14 tracks, 30 minutes, and they’re all pretty great. I’m a big fan of it [laughs]. Is the new stuff in the same vein as your previous work? It’s definitely in the same vein, but we’ve evolved over the course of our career. This will be the second full-length that has the format of no lead guitar. It’s rhythm guitar, bass, drums and vocals. I think we’ve found a recipe that we’ve really clicked into and gotten tight. It’s more, like, experimentation with curveballs in terms of time signatures. We’re still evolving, trying things out and seeing what works.

SHEHEHE, NANCY DRUID, GAM @ STATTS FEST 2018 The Jinx Sat., Sep. 29, 8 P.M., $20

MUSIC STATTS FEST I sent some Lily Hiatt, some Kid Dakota. [The Kid Dakota album] has my favorite mix I’ve ever heard. The drums are just so massive. That was a big touchstone for me. I wanted big drums. I wanted it to feel very full and very densely layered, but I wanted a rawness there too. I think I threw in some Replacements as well.


You can definitely hear there’s a variation of influences, even just in the sonics. What’s next for this project?

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ANNA CHANDLER doesn’t rest. The prolific singer, guitarist, and songwriter— known for her work in COEDS and Lovely Locks — is off in a new direction with Nancy Druid. The project, conceivably a solo venture with the help of a rotating cast of musical friends, evokes the work of bands like Throwing Muses but also rides the line towards synth-pop in some places. Chandler, a prominent figure in the Savannah scene (and a former Connect A&E Editor) is bringing her Nancy Druid songs to Statts Fest on September 29, and is set to release the debut Nancy Druid EP on September 28. For the EP, Chandler enlisted the engineering and production talents of The Trainwrecks’ Jason Bible, as well as local musicians Ethan Stewart, Ian McCarthy, Petey Worrell, and Jeremy Hammons. We caught up with her to find out more about her adventurous and brilliant new music. How did this new project come about? Some of the Nancy Druid songs are maybe seven or eight years old. It’s kind of a collection of songs I’d been working on that didn’t really fit with other projects. It was around this time last year that I demo’d the songs and shared them with some friends. We started playing them together, and we played out for about a year before we started recording.

I always like to play the songs out, gauge the audience, and see what we felt most passionate about as a band. And the three songs [on the EP] are the ones I felt the most emotional connection to, and that the band really sync’d up on. When did you first realize that this was a thing? Was it natural or did you have a set intention? It’s something I’d been thinking of for a while, and I wasn’t totally sure of the sound. Some of these songs I wrote while I was in a folk band, some I wrote with COEDS which is more punky. These are more journal entry lyrics, and a little more vulnerable. I wasn’t sure of the tone. Honestly, for a minute there, I’d really gotten back into Drive By Truckers and thought I’d try and turn the songs into kind of alt-country/Americana. I kept trying to pigeonhole all of these songs. In the end, I wanted to play electric guitar, and I wanted to have almost a dance element. I wanted something that would get an audience involved and still be vulnerable, relatable, and still something that excites you live. So basically, I called in my close friends – the people I knew I could really trust with these songs. You’ve done so many projects over the years. When you’re writing, do you separate it all, or do you realize later on what project a song is for? It’s kind of evolved over time, the more I’ve gotten into a writing discipline over the last five years. I do write for specific

projects, especially for COEDS which is something that has a very defined look, feel, and aesthetic. That’s easy for me to write for. Lyric-wise, for the most part, it’s going to be more playful. The Nancy Druid stuff is kind of the stuff that fell between the cracks. It just kind of floated and didn’t really have a distinct identity. So I do write for specific projects, but other stuff kind of accumulates and it can be shaped. Do you prefer being in a studio or on stage? I’m curious where you’re most comfortable. It depends on the project! COEDS, I’m happiest on stage. But it also depends on the studio situation. If we only have an allotted amount of time, it can be more high-stress. But something I love about COEDS is that our drummer has a studio, so it’s really relaxed and we can do things at our own pace. I’ve been finding with Nancy Druid that I really enjoy being in the studio and fleshing them out. The newest song is about two or three years old, but I’ve sat with them for a long time and they felt stale. It’s so rewarding to have new people play on them, to bring them into a studio and reimagine them. When it came time to bring the songs into a studio, were you referencing certain records or certain bands? I sent Jason [Bible] a Spotify playlist and a long nerdy email [laughs]! Just annotating the songs. It was kind of all over the place.

This was an epic summer of recording. We did this EP, COEDS did some recording, and then Britt Scott and I started working on a split release. It’s a close, kind of family project. We’re roommates and we played together in the Lovely Locks. We’re looking at winter, I think. These days I’m of the mind of EPs and singles. I’ve been writing a lot more Nancy Druid material than I have in a while. I’m enjoying getting back to my journals and voice memos, and we’re going to start working on some new songs to play live. Lyrically, what are you writing about in this band? Is there a thread pertaining to this project or is it a mixed bag? It’s kind of a mixed bag! I have a literature background, and was a fiction writer and poet before I started playing in bands. In my first band, the lyrics were more abstract, word association, textural lyricism. COEDS was an outlet for the freedom to write some pop songs. The Nancy Druid stuff, I don’t really know how I would describe it – it’s really just off-thecuff-style journal entries. There’s a sense of intimacy there that I feel. I wanted to be able to go back and tap into poetic language again in a vulnerable and earnest way. Are you the kind of songwriter who edits a lot? Or do you let it all happen at once and create more instinctively? It really depends. The song “Gift Horse” was one that just poured out. It all felt very real and honest because it was very of-themoment. For other ones, we go to the studio and I’ll realize that I’ve been making up words on the spot [laughs]. So then I’ll say, “Alright, I’ve got to buckle this down.” I’m becoming a heavier editor, especially with this new stuff I’ve been working on. I’ve been frustrated with it because my output hasn’t been as prolific, but I’m also just taking my time to make sure it works on the page as well as on the record. CS



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ONE of the most celebrated baseball players in modern history, Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams took a completely different path when he stopped playing in 2006. His lifelong love of music, which first began to show signs of professional life with the release of his 2003 album The Journey Within, became much more than a passion almost immediately after his sports career ended. Williams, a classically-trained guitar player since a very young age, decided to jump head first into getting a music education and furthering his efforts on his instrument. Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Williams’ love of jazz stemmed from his interest in the guitar music that he grew up around. His two critically-acclaimed albums fuse jazz with Latin, rock, classical and blues influences, and were augmented by some serious session musicians. He’s bringing those songs and more to Savannah Jazz Festival on September 28, and we caught up with him beforehand to talk jazz, music education, and the links between music and baseball.


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The iconic former Yankee recalls his early passion for the guitar, and what led him to his musical second act


What were some of your early influences? What records were you listening to when you started? I wasn’t really listening to a lot of records. I was mostly listening to the radio. My mom used to, every Sunday afternoon, listen to a lot of the traditional music that was played. When I turned eight years old, I started taking lessons with the neighborhood teacher, and after about a year we started going to this sort of impromptu AM radio show. The students would perform dances to some of the traditional music that we were learning to play. It wasn’t until ninth grade that I started taking it a little bit more seriously. I went to a performing arts high school in Puerto Rico, where I started learning more in a classical sense – learning about Segovia and Fernando Sor, and all these other types of music that I was getting familiar with. That took me to my sports endeavors, which led me to signing with The Yankees. When I came to New York, I started listening more to rock and blues and jazz. But I never really forgot the things that I listened to growing up in Puerto Rico. When you got into jazz, was that happening after you moved to New York? There’s obviously some rich jazz history in that city. Were you immersing yourself in that? I really hadn’t immersed myself in jazz until I went back to school, and that was just a couple years after I retired in 2006.


About five years ago, I sort of left and came again. I auditioned for the Manhattan School of Music, and I was able to get in and go through the whole jazz performance program. That’s when I got interested in learning about the music, learning the history of the music, and really figuring out what I could do. The more interested [I became] in learning the theory and the harmony behind it, I could put some of that stuff in my playing and utilize it to play other kinds of music with a jazz aesthetic. In the credits to your first album, there’s almost a dream list of session players – Leland Sklar, David Sancious, Shawn Pelton. Was it a dream list for you? Did you have a wish list?

When it came time for me to not play baseball anymore, instead of just trying to land a job as a coach or a manager or broadcaster, I knew that my next chapter in life was going to be more related to music.

was made while I was still playing, I didn’t really feel that I could do justice to being Assembling the music was something I did a full-time musician at the level that I was playing baseball in New York. It was very on my own. At the time I wasn’t much of time consuming, and required me to really a writer – I would do demos and overdub be there. It was impossible for me to do stuff, and I’d make samples of my music both things at a high level at the same time. so that people could get a vibe of what I But I had a great affinity for trying to eduwas going after. Assembling the musicians came about because my producer cate myself by listening to videos, going had access to all of these incredible musito concerts, and reading a ton of books at cians. Some of them were New York cats, home. So I was always interested in edusome were L.A. cats, and they were flown cating my ear. in to play on the record. To be quite honWhen it came time for me to not play est, when we first started I didn’t know baseball anymore, instead of just trying who some of the people were. Obviously to land a job as a coach or a manager or being more involved in baseball than broadcaster, I knew that my next chapmusic [at the time], I only really knew the ter in life was going to be more related to people that I gravitated towards listening music. I didn’t know if I was going to be to – more fusion kind of people like Pat a performer, or where that journey was Methany and Mike Stern, George Benson, going to take me, but I knew that music Robin Ford, people like that. Those were had to be involved. With that said, I figured the people that I was tailoring myself after if I was going to go into music full time, I as a player. had to do it the right way. I started looking Going backwards and forwards into the for colleges or conservatories that could music, you start learning about people like perhaps facilitate an education in music Charlie Christian, etc. Getting into my at that point in my life. Because I wasn’t jazz studies further, I started going more a teenager or someone in high school, but backwards to get a sense of the source of I wanted to pursue it seriously. So that’s all this music. When I was in school, I took when I decided to go to the Manhattan two or three years of music history – going School of Music, and it was a really cool as far as Congo Square, the music of New thing for me to experience. It put everyOrleans, Chicago and New York, followthing into perspective as far as why I was ing Armstrong and the big swing bands all doing what I was doing. the way to bebop and all that stuff. So I had In baseball and sports, it’s all about a pretty good sense of the history of the stats and competing against other people. music and how it involved over time. The That couldn’t be further away from my more I listened to it, the more fascinated I experience in music [laughs]. I think what got. It’s been a great journey of discovery. motivates me to try to become a better musician every day is that I really relish When you go back and learn the history the opportunity to play with other people of music, you realize jazz and blues in different genres of music. For instance, are the backbone of what we have now. a couple of years ago I’d been invited to That gets lost often, unfortunately. be part of a house band in tribute to Dave Brubeck. We ended up playing the same Yeah, I totally agree. stage with his son, and we played this version of “Take Five.” It was just amazing When did you figure out this was the to be there amongst all of these great jazz next phase of your life as a full-time musicians. thing? The next day, I’m in Long Island at another joint playing “We’re Not Gonna It kind of came about, more or less, after I Take It” with Twisted Sister and just rocking it out [laughs]. retired. Even though The Journey Within

That’s amazing! To me, it was more about utilizing music as a language to reach out. To me it didn’t matter what kind of music we were playing, the fact of the matter was that we were playing music. I figured that in order for me to be able to be proficient playing with a jazz ensemble or a metal ensemble or maybe just playing some Latin Jazz, I needed to really pursue it in a serious matter and educate myself. I probably would’ve been able to do it in some other way, maybe hiring a private instructor or something, but I wanted to get the experience of going to college and fulfilling a lifelong dream.

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You basically wrote a book about this, but in shorter terms – are there parallels between music and baseball that maybe people don’t realize?


The process that you go through to be a baseball player is not so different than the one you have to take on to become a really good musician. There are certain routines you have to follow on an everyday basis. In baseball, it’s your swing and your skill level, and in music it’s your chops. You have to keep them right and improve on them as you become a better player. There are no shortcuts, you just have to go through the process by studying harmony and theory, working on arpeggios and chord melody, all of that stuff. In baseball it’s taking swings off of the tee, doing the soft toss, batting practice with the machines and everything. The preparation aspect was a parallel I was able to draw. The other thing is overcoming adversity and not really dwelling on your mistakes. In baseball you always have an opportunity to redeem yourself, and in music you can’t really dwell on what you do wrong because you always have more to play.


As a player it’s easy to beat yourself up about the things you do wrong.


I know! The one thing that I’ve realized is that, even if I see them as mistakes because they weren’t planned, a lot of times you go, “Woah! That kind of came out okay” [laughs]. Like a happy accident. Yeah, a happy accident. But really, the two are no different. You engage the audience, play as hard as you can, and play as good as you possibly can so that you can draw a connection with the people who enjoy what you’re doing. CS


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THAT jazz and Afro-Cuban innovators Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are even in the United States this fall is nothing short of a music miracle. Bunnett who is from Toronto, Canada, works with musicians from Cuba and getting her bandmates into the U.S. for their fall tour almost didn’t happen. “The current administration virtually closed the U.S. Embassy in Cuba earlier this year, so to get the girls to the States, we had to first bring them to Canada for their visa appointments,” explains Bunnett, “those appointments were made for the end of July, but then we got a letter saying they’d been rescheduled for November, which was no good because our tour ends in November! It was frantic and required many phone calls and emails and thinking we might not pull this one off this time.” But kindness from the bureaucratic powers that be—and Bunnett’s diligence— prevailed. On time and at the last minute, all five of Bunnett’s Cuban bandmates were granted U.S. visas. On Saturday night, September 29, 22 the Savannah Jazz Fest welcomes Jane

conservatories. Sometime in the mid, maybe late ‘80s, Larry and I started taking instruments to the conservatories for the students.” And from the beginning of their forays to Cuba, Bunnettt took note of who was studying music and who was actively playing out on the scene. “Boys, girls, young men and young women were all studying in the conservatories, but out in the clubs it was men and boys playing,” recalls Bunnett. Bunnett wanted to do something to change that. “Performance opportunities, that’s what all musicians need to excel and be successful,” emphasizes Bunnett, “opportunities to play out and consistent mentorship are beyond crucial. I just saw so many talented young Cuban women not performing and I wanted to change that because, if you’re a musician, you want to play! We want to share the music we work so hard to understand and master.” And so Bunnett sought ways to get more young women on stages in Cuba and beyond. Bunnett met Dayme Arocena, the original vocalist of Maqueque, in a hotel lobby when the performer was only 18. Bunnett and Cramer were in Cuba for the Havana Jazz Fest and hosting a jam session in their hotel room. “It was mostly guys that were coming,” recalls Bunnett, “downstairs Dayme introduced herself as a singer, I’d never heard her, but I told her to come. She was amazing, a voice beyond her years.” A few months later back in Toronto, Bunnett and Maqueque to the Forsyth her musical development. She approached Bunnett was directing a woman-centric Park Stage. him for lessons, to which Moody agreed. fundraiser. “I thought, wouldn’t it be great to have Dayme sing? We got her to Toronto, Maqueque translates loosely as “the Bunnett recalls asking how much lessons and Dayme brought the house down.” This spirit of a 10 year old girl” and consists of would cost: performance set in motion the creation of Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone and “He told me, ‘I don’t want your money, I an all-woman Cuban fusion ensemble. flute; Melvis Santa, vocals and percussion; want you to do this shit!’” In 2014, Bunnett and five young Cuban Mary Paz, congas and vocals; Dánae Olano, And she did. Bunnett practiced, played musicians recorded and released “Jane piano; Tailin Marrero, acoustic and elecand worked her way into jam sessions and Bunnett and Maqueque” which earned a tric bass; Yissy García, drums. Their sound stages all over Toronto. Juno Award for Jazz album of the Year in moves in complex rhythms and trills with Through the 1970s Bunnett honed her 2015. The album was also a career launcher lush vocal arrangements that are equal skills and built a reputation as a soulful for Arocena. parts sweet, clear and feisty. and clear-voiced jazz sax and flute player. “Dayme now leads her own band and Having earned five Juno awards and two In the winter of 1982, Jane and her hushas her own project on another label,” says Grammy nominations for her work as a band, renowned trumpet and flugelhorn jazz artist, Bunnett’s path to Jazz began as player, Larry Cramer, decided to go to Cuba Bunnett, “it’s what I hope Maqueque does for more young women players.” a break from her studies at the Royal Con- to escape the harsh Toronto cold. At the close of their fall tour, Bunnett servatory of Music. When they arrived in Cuba, music “I studied classical piano until I was 17 embraced them. “There were players at the and Maqueque return to the studio to record the group’s third album. She considbut wanted something different,” explains airport, players at the hotel,” recalls Buners Maqueque a talent incubator: Bunnett, “I decided I wanted to learn how nett, “within a few hours we’d gotten our “If I can help make a space for talent to to play jazz and there was a new music instruments and were on stage playing.” blossom, and that talent grows into someschool in Toronto in the mid ‘70s so I That one winter vacation opened a door thing new, bigger, brighter, that’s a success. joined a jazz workshop.” to a lifetime of collaboration with some of The line up of Maqueque may change, but She began with piano and moved on to Cuba’s finest musicians. Now more than that’s a sign of progress, doing something flute and saxophone. For Bunnett, learn30 years, 12 albums and two documentaing to play jazz was less about formal study ries later, Bunnett’s connection with Cuba right, that each one teach one is working.” CS and more about finding the right mencontinues to serve her music while also tors to play with and learn from. And then providing opportunities to mentor young JANE BUNNETT AND MAQUEQUE practice, lots of practice. musicians. Sat., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Forsyth Park Saxophonist and flute player James “Music is everywhere in Cuba,” says Moody — a Savannah native — was key to Bunnett, “on the streets, in cafes, and Free and open to the public





Synth-pop outfit DOT.s has been making ambitious music for quite some time, and are known for their imaginative, Depeche Mode-esque rhythms and electronic-heavy compositions. Fans of The Cure will love the Atlanta band’s melancholic sense of melody, but it’s also perfect for anyone who just likes to dance. Small Talk joins them for their Savannah performance at El Rocko. FRI., SEP. 28, 9 P.M.





Bryce Eastwood has made quite a name for himself, playing alongside such greats as Ike Stubblefield and George Porter, Jr. But the New Orleans native shines all on his own, preserving the fundamental elements of jazz saxophone but also infusing some more modern melodic elements to create something uniquely his. His Jazz Festival appearance comes as he preps his first album as a bandleader for later this year. FRI., SEP. 28, 6 P.M.


Charleston’s Little Bird combines elements of modern soul bands like Hiatus Kaiyote with the 90s neo soul of D’Angelo and Erykah Badu to create something unique and compelling. The six-piece band brings their groove-heavy songs to El Rocko alongside Swim In The Wild. THURS., SEP. 27, 9 P.M.


Jacksonville blues-rock band Honey Hounds effortlessly merges swampy guitars and R&B/reggae rhythms, creating complex compositions that are both musically challenging and accessible to the casual music listener. Universal Sigh joins them for a night of entertaining rock and roll. FRI., SEP. 28, 9 P.M.



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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis, 9:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Ray Tomasino, 9 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Miracle, 7 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Groh, Carriers, 9 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Brian Bazemore, 6:30 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Phil Morrison Trio, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jason Bible, 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.


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


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.

Brandon Nelson McCoy @SENTIENT BEAN

Savannah troubadour Brandon Nelson McCoy has been making the rounds around the city, armed with his emotive roots songs influenced heavily by Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt. He’ll bring his Jayhawks-esque melodies and unique voice to the Sentient Bean for a night of acoustic songs and storytelling. SAT., SEP. 29, 7 P.M.

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies and Music, 5:30 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee El-Rocko Lounge Little Bird, Swim In The Wild, 9 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts Rising Creek Music Series, 7:30-10 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Howard Paul Quartet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Love Jones, 7 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, 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 Matt Eckstine Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Genevieve and Hemmy, Lady Valore, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Rachael Shaner Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Dakota Duo, 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 Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke w/ Wrath Nasty, 10 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.


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


Club One Goth Nigh Reunion and Dark City Gothic Ball 2018, 9 p.m., Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m. Stafford’s Public House Open Mic, 9 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Honey Hounds, Universal Sigh, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Dance Music w/ DJ Lishis,

8 p.m. Congress Street Social Club DJ Precisa Dockside Seafood Bluegrass Happy Hour, 4 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DOT.s, The Sun Machine, Small Talk, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Dashill Smith, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar At Sundown, 9 p.m. The Jinx You Vandal, Kid You Not, The Ramages, 10 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar Skyler Smith, Skyler Smith River House Josephine Johnson Rusty Rudders Tap House Gavin Herrington, 6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth, 8 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Curtis Eller, 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 Totally Awesome Bar Ember City, 10:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Eric Culberson Band Wild Wing Cafe Thomas Claxton, DJ Race, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Bad Justice, 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.



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 Elan Neon Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Club One Ms. Savannah Pride Pageant, 9 p.m., Drag Show Foxy Loxy Cafe Fire Brand Fridays Poetry Slam, 7 p.m.


Barrelhouse South Winston Ramble, Magnolia Moon, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jon Lee and the Hextones, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Bootleggers Bad Justice, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Bryce Eastwood Band, 8:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks and the Resistance, 9 p.m. The Jinx Statts After Dark w/ GAM, Nancy Druid, Shehehe, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Josephine Johnson The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Pour Larry’s DJ & Live Music The Rail Pub 10th Annual Statts Fest, 3-7 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m. River Bar The Franks, The Franks River House Ricky Standard Rusty Rudders Tap House Live Acoustic Music, 6 p.m., Duane, Duane Saddle Bags Kenton Bryant, 7 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean Brandon Nelson McCoy, 7 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Stafford’s Public House DJ Rudy Lui, 9:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Claire Frazier and Norm Gagne, 7 p.m. The Warehouse Stan Ray, Kyle Tardley Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay, Ben Torres, Bill Hodgson, DJ Race, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Andrew Gill Band, 9:30 p.m.


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


The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Saturday Shenanigans Visitor’s Information Center Savannah for Morons: The Trolley Tour, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.


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


201 Seafood Restaurant and Tapas Lounge The Purple Party: A Celebration of Prince, 8 p.m. Club Elan The 400th Party, 9 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m.


Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Cuoco Pazzo Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m., Bill Smith and David Keller, 6 p.m. The Fitzroy Live Music, 3 p.m. Flashback Open Jam, 5 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Eric Jones Trio ft. Priscilla Albergottie Williams, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Open Mic, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson River House Georgia Kyle The Shrimp Factory Justin Morris Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, noon Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, Draucker, Brandon Mullis, 1 p.m.


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


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


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.


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


Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic, 10 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Bootleggers Karaoke w/ DJ Nick, Pool Tournament and River Street Poker League Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jason Bible, 8 p.m. . The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m., Open Mic, 6 p.m.


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


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


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Molly Mondays, 10:30 p.m.


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


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


Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant The Frank Puzzullo Quintet, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Annie Allman, 7 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Live Music Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Blues Band, 8 p.m.


Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Bingo, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. PS Tavern Poker Rachael’s : Sports • Food • Fun Adults Only Trivia, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.


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


Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. The Loft on Liberty Odd Lot Improv: Tag Team Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.


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


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Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St.

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Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. 912-232-5778


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The Diary Of Anne Frank comes to Savannah

Savannah Repertory Theater stages brings an essential piece of history to life BY SEAN KELLY

Molly Franco stars as the titular Anne Frank in director Nick Corley’s take on a dark period in history.

Which is why a lot of theaters across the country are looking at this play again.” “I think a lot of people recognize that though [the Holocaust] was horrible and it ended, it could happen again. It’s sadly very relevant again. It should obviously always be told so we don’t forget what happened

then, but I think it’s important to realize that nobody could believe it [at time time]. You never thought it would happen. And I think that’s how a lot of people are now,” Franco adds. One of the most enduring things about Anne Frank’s story, from Franco’s

perspective, is her spirit and sense of positivity amid the most frightening experience of her young life. “She looked at it as an adventure, and she still saw the good in people and the good in life,” she says. “She’s not like anyone else, and I think that’s why this story lived on. She was so special, and for someone to be that young and to have that perspective is pretty crazy. It’s extremely inspiring.” Corley agrees, saying that Diary is about “people living their lives as best they can, in a positive way, in spite of what was happening.” For Corley, the play also has some personal significance. His 98-year-old father passed away just weeks ago, and was a navigator and bombardier during WWII. “He was at D-Day. He bombed the Amsterdam Airport. It’s really been interesting working on this play right now, having just lost my father,” he says. CS

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK @ SAVANNAH REPERTORY THEATER Sep. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 8 P.M. Sep. 30 and Oct. 7, 3 P.M.


SINCE it was first published in 1947, The Diary Of Anne Frank has remained a massively important part of world history. As a book, it’s been translated endlessly and is highly regarded as one of the greatest pieces of writing in history. As a play, it’s a moving work that directors often gravitate towards for its depth and cultural significance. Anne Frank’s story of survival during the Holocaust, before ultimately being captured and sent to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany, where she died, is one that has simply endured the generational dilution of history. It’s a singular work that captures a unique perspective during one of the most horrific periods in human history, and the Savannah Repertory Theater is bringing it to life on their stage. The show, which opens on September 27, stars Molly Franco as Anne Frank. Franco is no stranger to the role, having assumed it twice in the past. It’s a role that hits home for the young actress, as her grandmother is a Holocaust survivor. “10 years ago was the first time I ever played the role,” she says. “I live in New York now, and I’ve always kind of itched to do it again. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done, and the hardest thing I’ve ever done. As an actor you always kind of wish you had a chance to go back to the really challenging ones and do them again as you get older and better. So when I saw that a theater was doing it, I went and hoped that my previous experience in the role would show through. Luckily, they liked what I had to offer and I got the chance to come do it.” Franco says she always re-reads the diary each time she goes into the role, and always learns something new that influences her portrayal. “The older you get, the more you realize the gravity of what they were going through,” she says. For both Franco and director Nick Corley, the decision to take on Diary was one they both say was impacted greatly by the issues of race, xenophobia, and religious discrimination that have dominated headlines over the past several years. “I think it’s important to do this show right now, with the global rise of extreme nationalism,” Corley says. “It speaks so poignantly to that, and in a very personal way. The issues of the play are more contemporary now than they’ve been in years.



The “Keep It Together” event is styled after “Women Rule!” back in June. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FRONT PORCH IMPROV.

Laughing it out: Front Porch Improv and Prevent Suicide Today join together for a memorable show BY RACHAEL FLORA


AS Vira Salzburn says in her suicide prevention workshops, “Let’s get comfortable being uncomfortable.” September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and talking about suicide is both uncomfortable and necessary. In Chatham County in 2016, 47 people died by suicide. Salzburn, project manager at the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, notes that this number is higher than the state average. “A lot of suicides might not be reported as such because it’s not clear whether it was an overdose or something else,” says Salzburn. “The estimated number of attempts for each suicide is 25 to 1, and those numbers are conservative.” Prevent Suicide Today, managed by Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, offers programming to help prevent suicide. One such program is ASIST, or Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. 28 “We trained twenty people from

different organizations in our community to be trainers for ASIST workshops,” Salzburn explains. “We have trainers from Savannah State and Georgia Southern, from both hospital systems, from the sheriff’s office—whoever wanted to send someone. It’s now a collaboration of twenty partnerships. It’s a community approach to saving lives.” The workshops, available monthly, are open to anyone older than 16 who lives and works in Chatham County. “The workshops cost money, and that’s where the improv show will help,” says Salzburn. On Sept. 29, Front Porch Improv presents Keep It Together: A Night of Mental Health Storytelling and Comedy. Front Porch invites five talented storytellers to share stories that will be improvised by comedians on the spot. “In essence, we have our wonderful storyteller spilling their hearts,” says Front Porch Improv co-founder John Brennan. “It’s heavy duty—it’s life and death, right? Improvisers will do scenes inspired by the moments in the story. We’re not doing jokes, but what happens with the

connection of the powerful storytelling, we’ll create scenes of slice-of-life stuff that we’ve found from our professional lives to be very funny. It’s almost a comedic play.” “The theme is Keep It Together, so whatever that means to the storyteller,” adds co-founder Brianne Halverson. “A time they could keep it together, a time they couldn’t keep it together. It could be directly related to mental health, it doesn’t have to be—it just has to be true. It’s heavy and light at the same time, which I think is honestly the best. It’s grounded. Who hasn’t been in a dark situation?” The five storytellers are Maureen McFadden, Coco Papy, Lisa Ring, James Lough, and James Gunn. Their stories will be improvised by Brennan and Halverson, along with Averie Storck, Christopher Danger Mendrala, Joshua Christian, and Jordan Scott Edwards. Proceeds from Keep It Together will benefit Prevent Suicide Today and funding scholarships for ASIST workshops. “The workshops cost $125, but for some people who really want to learn, they can’t afford that,” Salzburn says. Prevent Suicide Today also partnered

with the Savannah–Chatham County Public School System to train all full-time employees in SuicideTALK, a free version of the ASIST workshops. “Last month we got an email from a school nurse who had gone through the training,” she explains, “and she believed she had saved a life because she was directly able to ask, ‘Are you thinking about suicide?’” For Salzburn, the choice to partner with Front Porch Improv was clear. “It’s about sustaining life,” Salzburn says. “It’s to prevent suicide in our community, to make sure people are happier and doing things that make their lives meaningful. This is where improv fits so well— it’s laughter, it’s self-care.” CS


Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Front Porch Improv at Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. Tickets are $10 and benefit Prevent Suicide Today programming. Tickets are non-refundable.



CUT IT OUT — A collection of woodcuts by Camden Noir and Ashley Cox. Oct. 2-30. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. FALL SENIOR EXHIBITION 2018, EXHIBITION I — Graduating seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone. Reception: October 11, 2018, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Located in Fine Arts Gallery. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH GROUP EXHIBITION — Savannah State University presents an exhibition of Hispanic artists in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Oct. 1-Nov. 2. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Savannah State University, 3219 College St. MONET TO MATISSE: MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM FROM THE DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS IMPRESSIONISM — Significant works of art by the most dynamic artists to work in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, including Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse. From plein air landscapes to scenes of modern life in Paris, the 30 paintings in the exhibition illustrate the radical innovations launched by artists we know today as Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Free with Museum Admission Sep. 28-Feb. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. PAPER SOUP — Ginger McGee creates collage and mixed media work. Oct. 1-28. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 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. 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 Col-

lection 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 Work by Annika Pettersson is featured in Sulfur’s ON:VEW residency. works with generative design in connection with painting, sculpture, and animation for THE LANGUAGE OF VISION — The Lanthis new body of work about the experience guage of Vision: Early 20th-Century Photograof perception itself. Through Nov. 10. Laney phy brings together the work of four eminent Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd. artists from Telfair Museums’ perma­nent collection: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, FROM ME TO THEM TO ME AGAIN — The exhibition brings together two major works in Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt. Connected historically and often personally through Lorraine O’Grady’s oeuvre: the film Landartist social circles, their work shares key scape (Western Hemisphere) (2010/2011) stylistic attributes that will be explored in the and the series of haiku diptychs Cutting Out exhibition. Through Jan. 13, 2019. Jepson the New York Times (1977/2018). Through Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Jan. 13, 2019. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. NORMAN BLACKWELL — Norman BlackHAZA OPEN HOUSE — Founder and creative well began his career as an artist at the young age of five. He has worked in almost director Christina Maria Zanetti will curate every medium and style available to a serious pieces from all artists that HAZA represents painter. Through Sep. 30. and showcasing more than 30 works from Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn artists Christina Edwards, Bin Feng, Maggie St. Hayes, Cynthia Knott, Kendra Kummerer, Julia Thompson, Henry Dean, Morgan Adler ON::VIEW: REMIX RESOLUTION — This and Nima Veiseh. Through Sep. 26. HAZA, 7 project takes its inspiration from the remix Rathborne Drive. culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since. I SEE YOU — Presented by the SCAD “Remix” generally refers to the practice of Museum of Art, the group exhibition “I See recombining pre-existing media content. You” considers the human body as terThrough Oct. 6. Sulfur rain that is constantly subject to different forces. Through Dec. 30. May Poetter Gallery Studios, 2301 Bull St. (SCAD), 342 Bull St. ROE V. WADE — For this National Call for Entry, artists were prompted to submit artIN THE PRESENT: FIVE DECADES — The work on the theme of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 SCAD Museum of Art presents “In the Preslandmark Supreme Court decision that outent: Five Decades” by veteran photographer lawed restrictions on abortions. They were Elaine Mayes, exploring works that span 50 prompted: Why is Roe v. Wade important to years of her career. SCAD Museum of Art, you? And does its relevance change with the 601 Turner Blvd. very real threat of its repeal? This exhibition is presented in conjunction with guest curaINSTINCTUAL — “Instinctual” by artist/illustrator Stacie Jean Albano features anthropo- tors Heather MacRae, Chela Gutierrez, and Jeremiah Jossim. Through Sep. 30. Sulfur morphic artwork inspired by Roman mytholStudios, 2301 Bull St. ogy. Profits are donated to One Love Animal Rescue. Through Oct. 12. Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St.

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GERMAN-AMERICAN FEST HAPPENS SATURDAY BY IVANA DEL PIELAGO EVERYONE’s heard of Oktoberfest, but not everyone has heard of the Teutonic Council of Savannah, which holds its own event this weekend. The organization was founded in 2014 with the mission of supporting cultural exchanges between the sisters cities of Savannah and Halle, Germany, as well as between Savannah and Germany and Austria. The council traces its origins back to 1683, when the ship Concord arrived in Philadelphia with the first significant German immigrant group to the colonies. The ship brought over 13 Mennonite-Quaker families of Krefeld, who were fleeing Quaker persecution in Europe. With guidance from Franz “Francis” Daniel Pastorius, a close friend of William Penn, the families became known as “The Thirteen” and established the Germantown Mennonite Settlement. The Teutonic Council works together with the other three German-American societies in the Greater Savannah area, including: the German Heritage, the German Friendly, and the Salzburgers of Georgia Societies. In March of 2014, The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus presented “Handel’s Messiah” at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. This single performance of Handel’s epic sacred choral masterwork, also included four special international guest soloists of the Halle Opera. The German Heritage Society made this possible by raising eleven thousand dollars to bring in four soloists from Handel’s

The Teutonic Council works together with the other three GermanAmerican societies in the Greater Savannah area, including: the German Heritage, the German Friendly, and the Salzburgers of Georgia Societies. birthplace, Halle, Germany. The concert was a success, and administrators from the city of Savannah and the city of Halle met a couple days later. The vocalists and members from the three societies were all present and decided they should sponsor more events such as the concert. They sat down and proposed the idea of a new council — the Teutonic Council — and suggested Dieter K. Gunkel as the president. The council has been sponsoring celebrations of German American Day since it was founded in 2014. “We’ve created student and teacher exchange programs between the sister cities, and now also from the city of Bremen,” says Gunkel. “The Teutonic Council has sponsored an intern from the city of Halle who worked with the Creative Coast,” he says. “Another student came this year and was sponsored by the Teutonic Council of Savannah and the local Rotary Club. She’s a student who studies English and Music and was also the German Champion for clarinet at age 14.”

The Teutonic Council is sponsoring this year’s German American Day Festival Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the DeSoto Hotel on Liberty Street. The festival will include authentic German food for purchase along with German beers and soft drinks. German folk and classical music will be performed. There is no entrance fee. Lastly, Gunkel mentions that “the student from Halle will be performing along with a German music band, and the sister City of Halle will have a stand with information about their city. The Teutonic Council and Dr. Gunkel all welcome you to come celebrate German heritage at the event.” CS

GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY FESTIVAL Sat. Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. DeSoto Hotel Free and open to the public



IT WAS only last year that I was sampling Chef Will Herrington’s menu at Kitchen 320, so I was excited to learn he had transitioned his career to a new location. After 16 years of working in various kitchens, this past May, Chef Herrington decided to transition his career again, moving away from a hotel setting and into a more artful and creative space—Cohen’s Retreat. As their new Executive Chef, Herrington told me he loved the place as soon as he walked in, which is easy to understand with a place as beautiful and inspiring as Cohen’s Retreat. Chef Herrington kept a few menu items that were extremely successful on his last list, including his Field Peas and Hoe Cakes and Blue Crab Grit Cakes. “Our play on how to eat a crab cake has been a hit since it was put on the menu,” he explained.  The idea behind his menu is staying true to the Lowcountry, which Chef does very tastefully (and tastily too). Most of the ingredients are sourced locally from places such as Canewater Farms, then prepared in-house.  Working with Chef Herrington to

create and pair Cohen’s specialty cocktails is Nikki Davenport. Her creation, Romesmary’s Revenge, is an ideal light and refreshing start to dinner. Silver tequila, Cointreau, rosemary simple syrup, soda water, and fresh lime are all shaken together. A sizeable stem of rosemary garnishes the tall glass, which allows the effervescences of club soda to mix with the floral herb and hit your nose as you take in the airy refreshment. The first course was an Artisanal Bread Board, the bread sourced from local and loved Auspicious Baking Company that featured two types of bread—tomato jam and pork rillette—alongside sweet compound butter. A rillette is simply a rustic pate.   This start to the meal embodied Chef Herrington’s approach to food: fun and approachable. I would compare the combination to a deconstructed barbeque pork sandwich. The tomato jam, sweet and slightly spicy, acted as the barbeque sauce, while the pork was shredded and tender with the appropriate amount of smokiness. Transitioning to the new restaurant, Chef Herrington gained Cohen’s Lang Smoker which has inspired him to be even more creative with his food. Speaking of the smoker, he explained how he created the pork: 31






“When you do a pork rillette you want to braise it, so I decided why don’t we braise it inside of the smoker and let some of that smoke feed in to create a smoky pork rillette.” Keeping things light, a Watermelon Salad was next up for me. The playful twist for this plate was the addition of pickled blueberries which had a flavor reminiscent of a sticky sweet reduced balsamic. The blueberries acted to balance the sweetness


of the ripe juicy watermelon and the peppery arugula, fresh mint, and earthy basil. Next came Smoked Wings—four to be exact. Pecan wood smoked chicken wings are lacquered in Cohen’s BBQ Sauce and served with their own house pickles. The overall flavor, smokiness, sweetness, saltiness, and fatness, was well balanced, a difficult task to achieve while keeping the skin of a wing crispy. I found myself devouring these wings

like a man watching football with no concern for any manners a southern lady is supposed to display during a meal of multiple courses. The Fisherman’s Stew was unlike any seafood dish I have tried in a town ridden with saltwater fare. A deconstructed version of stew, the work of art was served on a plate and consisted of a thick tomato sauce, firm okra, pungent fennel, Carolina gold rice, sweet local shrimp, and a delicate

market fish. Flounder was the market fish they day I visited. Each element worked together to taste as though the dish had been stewing for days. Despite this, Chef Herrington managed to keep the tomato flavor fresh, adding an acidic lift to the heartwarming porridge. The secret that brings a deepness to the composed dish is the addition of shrimp stock, made in house, that is added during the cooking process. “We are so close to the water, it is easy,” said Chef Herrington in explaining his approach to the dish. He further explained that Cohen’s sources locally from Dubberly’s Seafood. The recommended pairing for this dish is “Nikki’s take on a Sazerac, which is a big hit with our guests. Her twist is to use basil simple syrup that really emphasizes the herbal notes of the cocktail,” Chef Herrington told me.  Next, Chef Herrington proudly presented his Barbeque Lamb Ribs, explaining ,“They are everything you love about pork and then we just take it up a little bit.” Like everything else on the menu that is smoked, the ribs were not heavy handed in the amount of smoke that was allowed to permeate the red meat. The result was a delicate fall off the bone meat with an umptious, fatty, and well-seasoned bark. As I chomped down on the first rib, the bone slipped right out of the meat leaving me to eat what remained with my fingers. The jelly to the peanut butter of this entree is Chef Harrington’s braised collard greens, which were fork-tender and sweet, just like the best of New Year’s Day. Because lamb ribs are much more fatty than most others, the plate was served with pungent vinegary pickles ideal for cutting through the richness of the meaty dish. It says a lot about a Chef if he or she can deliver an end to a meal that is just as memorable as the beginning. It was terribly difficult to stop eating the dessert, a bread pudding made with Auspicious bread, even though I had filled up on the four prior courses. By cooking and serving the gargantuan proportion in its own cast iron skillet, every single edge had a crunchy exterior yet the center remained delicate. Apples, cranberries, and cinnamon were intertwined with custardy chunks of bread then finished with a house made caramel sauce. All of the flavors combined deeply warmed the soul, and the addition of cinnamon reminded me of the buttered oven baked cinnamon toast my mother used to make for breakfast. The only thing that could’ve made the dessert course better? A giant glass of ice cold milk to wash it down. CS Cohen’s Retreat is at 5715 Skidaway Rd.  



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JEFF BURR, one of the horror genres most revered directors, has been a major player in the film industry for decades. He’s perhaps best known for directing Leatherhead: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, a film with a complicated history that ultimately earned cult classic status. Burr’s displeasure with aspects of the final product has been well documented, and he’s been outspoken about his feelings on the film since its release in 1990. Burr is coming to Savannah for Graveface Records and Psychotronic Film Society’s FrightFest, a horror movie marathon at the Lucas Theater on September 29, where he’ll do a Q&A following a screening of Leatherface. We spoke to Burr ahead of his appearance. Early on when you were discovering filmmaking, were you a fan of the horror genre? Or was it something you found later? What films influenced you when you first started? Yes, I was always a fan of horror films and outre cinema. Not exclusively, of course, but I loved horror, sci-fi and action films. Seeing a film like 7th Voyage of Sinbad in its 1975 re-release made me want to make movies, and the film that had the biggest impact on me was 2001. I saw it as a little kid on its first release and many times afterwards. Saul Bass’s Phase IV was a big influence, as was Dawn of the Dead and the early films of David Cronenberg. How did you get involved in Texas Chainsaw Massacre III? I got involved in Leatherface in a very traditional Hollywood way. My agent at the time asked me if I’d be interested in taking a meeting on the film, as New Line was looking for a director. I said sure, and she set up a meeting with them. I met with Michael Deluca and another producer who ended up not being involved with the film.

‘Leatherface’ Director Jeff Burr comes to Savannah’s Fright Fest for a special Q&A.

I gave them my thoughts on the script they had, told them some ideas I had, and how I liked to work. And that was it. I think that meeting was in April of 1989. And I didn’t hear anything from New Line, and figured out quickly that I didn’t get the job for whatever reason. But then, about two months later, my agent gets a phone call from New Line asking if I am still available...the director they hired, Jonathan Betuel, had left the project for some unknown reason. They said that I was the second choice, which couldn’t have been further from the truth! There was a ticking clock as the film had a release date that couldn’t be moved - November 3, 1989. So I jumped in with precious little prep time and certain things were immutable, like filming in southern California. I, of course, wanted to go to Texas but it was impossible as they had started to construct two big sets (the gas station and the family house) etc., etc. As for creative control, I tried to put in every ounce of my creativity to the movie, from casting through shooting through post. I did not particularly get along with the line producer, but that is nothing new! I was very happy with the cast that we had overall, and they were all gung ho. One of the things I wanted to do that was too expensive, etc. was having the climax in the rain, and have Leatherface on horseback wielding the giant saw like a sword, to pay off the Excalibur vibe of the trailer. One underappreciated aspect of the film is Jim Manzie’s score. How much

I had worked with Jim Manzie on my previous two features, and he had done marvelous work on next to no money. I brought him in, and he was approved by the music department of New Line, headed by Kevin Benson. I was very involved with the music, and always am. Jim did a wonderful job with the score, and we had and have a great working relationship. Where music goes, and just as importantly doesn’t go, is huge. A good director is involved in every aspect of the film, as every phase can make or break the total experience of the film. You’ve been very outspoken about the interference of studios, budget restraints, etc., in the creative process. Are there ways filmmakers and artists in all areas can create art and get the funding they need without having to worry so much about business getting in the way of artistic endeavors? The film experiences that have been the most rewarding are the ones in which I have had control and final cut, etc. Those movies are From a Whisper to a Scream, Eddie Presley, and Straight into Darkness. My argument has always been that as long as I am on budget and on schedule, the producers should leave me creatively alone. I was hired for my creativity and point of view, and so let me exercise that! It sounds logical to me, but man oh man it is almost never like that in professional filmmaking. You spend so much time justifying your creative decisions that it is almost anticlimactic to actually make the film! There are so many ideas that come on the set, when you are actually in the process, “accidents” that might spur on even better ideas, moments the actors give you that spur other creative thoughts. Those are the joys of making a film! One of the main things I have learned is, “Take your joy in the process, not the result.” Because the result is often out of your hands.

There seems to be a shift in tone and approach with horror films, especially in the past year. Get Out examines racial issues but presents them in a disturbing way. Do you think the future of the genre is more social and political? Many horror films have been political, in discrete ways and in obvious ones. The good ones always reflect the mood of the times they were made, and the horror genre was made for societal metaphor. A movie like Cronenberg’s The Fly from 1986 could absolutely be viewed as a metaphor for AIDS or addiction. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was one long, scary, funny, and ultimately touching metaphor for America in the 1970’s. Get Out is just the latest in a long line, and I am happy to see it. The horror films that really affected me always had those multiple layers, beyond just the rollercoaster scares. CS Why are conventions, film festivals, and events like these are important for filmmakers and audiences? I think, really I know, that it is easier now to make a film than ever before. But because of that fact, it is harder to get someone to watch a movie than ever before!  So the filmmaker has to be sharper than ever, better than ever, and cleverer than ever to get something made that people will want to see.  I think the audience has gotten lazier than ever, for a variety of reasons.  But there are always events like FrightFest that will introduce savvy audiences to new experiences, and seeing a film in a theatrical context with an audience always enhances the experience.  Hats off to Ryan Graveface for curating nights of new and old films for the unsuspecting city of Savannah!  CS

FRIGHTFEST @ LUCAS THEATRE Sat., Sep. 29, 11:00 A.M. $20 advance/$25 day of show


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/0 On the literary timeline, the source material for the new kid flick The House with a Clock in Its Walls existed long before Harry Potter received a letter offering him a chance to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But on the cinematic timeline, this adaptation of John Bellairs’ 1973 children’s novel arrives long after the magic has largely dissipated from such enterprises. While the celluloid version of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them offered enough invention and energy to bode well for the upcoming follow-up, everything in Clock moves at the pace of, well, a clock winding out. It’s both too-little-too-late and been-there-done-that. Set in 1955, the movie centers on Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), a young boy who’s sent to live with his eccentric uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) after his parents are killed in a car crash. Jonathan’s home is a cluttered mansion once owned by the late Isaac Izard (Kyle MacLachlan), an evil warlock who left a ticking clock hidden somewhere on the premises. Jonathan, who’s also revealed to be a warlock (albeit a good one), knows that the clock represents something malevolent, so he and Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), his next-door neighbor and fellow sorcerer, spend much of their time frantically searching for it. Wowed by everything he’s witnessing, Lewis decides that he would like to become a warlock as well. Best known for Cabin Fever and Hostel, Eli Roth has spent 2018 trying to reinvent himself as a filmmaker who can tackle other genres in addition to horror. He started the year with the needless Death Wish remake and now returns with a PG-rated family film that’s somehow even more dreary and repetitive than that R-rated effort. For a movie about fantastic beasts and where to find them, The House with a Clock in Its Walls offers little in the way of wonder and imagination. The incessant CGI maintains a constant chokehold on most other aspects of the film, as if Roth felt that today’s kids can only respond to a nonstop barrage of sound and fury and busy effects. The doll army is admittedly creepy — one can easily picture them as Pennywise’s minions — but a little of the canine-like chair, the belching pumpkins, and the perpetually crapping topiary griffin goes a long way. Even the sight of Black’s head on an infant’s body runs a distant second to the more accomplished trick of placing Ryan Reynolds’ noggin on an itty bitty body in the recent Deadpool 2. After Goosebumps, Black doubtless seemed like a sound choice for this project,

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

and he’s perfectly suited for his role as a voluble man whose surface cheeriness masks his inner frustrations and fears. But Blanchett never quite comes into her own in what’s ultimately a rather blasé role, and while the idea of having Black and Blanchett constantly hurling affectionate insults at each other sounds delightful, their barbs rarely extend beyond tiresome variations of “You’re ugly” and “You’re fat.” Clearly, Universal Pictures and Roth are trying to pay homage to the Amblin films made by Steven Spielberg and cohorts back in the 1980s – the studio’s press release even states that the film is “in the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places.” But if this soulless slog is any indication of what to expect from future Amblin wannabes, then we’re all in trouble, as it isn’t Back to the Future as much as it’s bleak for the future.  


// Written and directed by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, Life Itself is the sort of sprawling, multigenerational saga meant to make audiences laugh, cry, and nod approvingly at moments they might recognize from their own roller coaster lives. Unfortunately, a deep sigh and a dismissive shrug will be all that many folks will be able to muster. The word out of the Toronto Film Festival was that this was a disaster on the order of the Hindenburg or the Titanic, and most of the reviews thus far have supported that narrative. That strikes me as overkill — if nothing else, Fogelman has at least attempted to make something

personal and intimate, a welcome respite from such common and mechanical entertainment as The House with a Clock in Its Walls. It’s just a shame his reach exceeds his grasp. Broken up into chapters, the film initially follows Will Dempsey (Oscar Isaac) as he explains to a psychiatrist (Annette Bening) how the departure of his wife Abby (Olivia Wilde) has totally destroyed him. Later chapters deal with a wealthy landowner (Antonio Banderas) in Spain, the loving couple who live on his property (Laia Costa and Sergio Peris-Mencheta), and, back in the US, a surly teenager (Olivia Cooke) dealing with the tragedies that life has constantly shoved in her face. The thrust of the film is how the literary device of the “unreliable narrator” applies to life itself, since life is unreliable because it always throws us curveballs every step of the way. It’s a shame Fogelman didn’t apply this theory to the actual crafting of his screenplay, since it’s never less than an absolute certainty that all the pieces of the film will snap neatly — and predictably, and sometimes ridiculously — into place by the final fade-out. On the plus side, the performances are exemplary, particularly those from Isaac and Costa. One’s mileage will vary, however, on Fogelman’s insistence on using pop-culture references to an excessive degree. Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind receives most of the lip service, but there are also copious nods to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. There’s even a recreation of the latter’s adrenaline-shot-to-theheart scene — unfortunately, it’s not potent enough to bring the rest of the film back to life. CS



FIRST TUESDAY TOUR OF CITY HALL The First Tuesday Tour series gives an overview of the history, architecture, and art of historic City Hall. Participants will also hear stories about some of the City’s more fascinating characters and learn about their City government. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required, at first Tuesday of every month, noon. 912651-6411. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. GREEN PARTY OF CHATHAM COUNTY People, Planet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. SAVANNAH AREA YOUNG REPUBLICANS Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. 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. There is no fee to attend our meetings. For anyone using the Valet Parking at The Mansion, there is a $5. fee. Free ongoing, 6-7 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton 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

Film: Norman...Is That You?

Presented by The Look Back and the Psychotronic Film Society, this month’s feature is the hilarious, little-known dramedy Norman... Is That You? starring Sanford & Son’s Redd Foxx as a black father who is forced to come to grips with the fact that his son is both gay and living with a male partner in Los Angeles. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PSYCHOTRONIC FILM SOCIETY. FREE SUN., SEP. 30, 7 P.M. SAVANNAH LGBT CENTER, 1515 BULL ST.

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 ENTRY- BLANK PAGE POETRY We are looking for poets, teenage through adult, to be part of this unique performance. If you are interested, please send no more than 3 poems to Jerome Meadows at · Poems should be no more than 400 words in length (performance time of 2-3 minutes.) To qualify, poets should: * live, work, attend school/church, or socialize at any location along the length of Waters Avenue, or in close proximity * have family ties somewhere along the corridor Deadline for submission is September 29th. For any questions, please feel free to contact Jerome via email. FREE Sat., Sep. 29, 11:45 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road. 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. 36 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. 26, Thu., Sep. 27, Fri., Sep. 28, Sat., Sep. 29, Sun., Sep. 30 and Mon., Oct. 1. 912-790-8830. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. RELIGIOUS ETHNIC ARTISTS NEEDED Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 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.


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. SMARTWOMEN LUNCHEON AND EXPO SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital, which includes the Mammography Fund at Telfair Pavilion. This year’s speaker is Actress and Philanthropist Jane Seymour. $25 Wed., Sep. 26, 10 a.m. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.


2018 CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO AND BUSINESS CONNECTION Join other Chamber members to promote your business at the 2018 Chamber Business Expo. The Expo begins at 3 p.m., and will be followed by a business connection from 5-7p.m., and featuring small bites and refreshments (beer, wine and soda), and networking with fellow members. Thu., Sep. 27, 3 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. 2018 SUMMER BONANZA The program will expose young people to local government, cultural diversity, and positive role models. Strengthening academic development while providing safe, structured, and fun activities for youth is essential. Summer Bonanza meets once per week on Saturday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm at the Moses Jackson Center. Saturdays, 9 a.m. (912) 663-4528. Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. ART, MUSIC, PIANO, VOICE COACHING Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. BACHATA AND SALSA DANCE CLASSES New 4 week dance series, designed for absolute beginners to learn the fundamentals of Bachata or Salsa for social dancing! Bachata and salsa are fun dances from the Dominican Republic that can be found in cities all over the world, and is a great way to meet other people and enjoy amazing music. No partner or dance experience needed, just come and have fun! Special discount if you decide to do the salsa and bachata series together! RSVP via facebook or email. $40 for 4 classes, $70 for both bachata and salsa series ongoing. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. BASIC SELF DEFENSE 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. 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, ---. 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. HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEKEND WORKSHOPS The Historic Preservation Weekend Workshops (formerly Historic Homeowners Academy) is a series of weekend courses. Topics include plaster crack repair, masonry repointing, window repairs, mechanical system repairs, carpentry as well as understanding tax credit and design guidelines. For more information, go to Sep. 28-30. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. HISTORICAL WRITERS GUILD OF RICHMOND HILL MONTHLY WORKSHOP In addition to the regular meetings offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month as a writing feedback group, the Historical Writers Guild of Richmond Hill will begin offering its members a writing skills workshop on the first Monday of each month. This monthly workshop will address topics such as: show versus tell, conflict, how to build your story, fiction strategy and structure, characterization, and other topics as chosen by the group. The mission of the Historical Writers Guild (HWG) of Richmond Hill is to improve members’ writing skills and to help each writer become published. first Monday of every month. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. 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.

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 OEVENTBRITE.COM/E/PROOFREADERS-WHISKEY-CLUB-TICKETS-42943991635. PROOFSAVANNAH.COM. EDGAR’S PROOF AND PROVISION, 15 E. LIBERTY ST. 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. LOWCOUNTRY TURNERS WOODTURNING DEMONSTRATION Jacksonville woodturning artist, Ed Malesky, will be the featured demonstrator. This free event will be held in the Historic Preservation Lab of Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah. info: Fri., Sep. 28. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd. 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. 410-







251-4421. 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 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. SPANISH EMERGENCY TRAINING DAY Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, through a partnership with Savannah State University’s Hispanic Heritage Festival and the Savannah Police Dept., will offer disaster preparedness information en Español. You’ll learn how to take action in an emergency through You are the Help Until Help Arrives training and tips to survive an active shooter situation. Child preparedness information and kids can Touch a Truck. Fun for the whole family! Free Wed., Sep. 26, 12-8 p.m. 912-201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org. prepareathon-2018. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm 38 Street.

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. TRANSFORM & RENEW: 40 DAYS TO A NEW YOU Join us on a 40 Day journey into yoga, meditation, conscious eating and selfinquiry. This program, based upon Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to a Personal Revolution, will take new students as well as longtime yoga practitioners to a new level. You will develop a daily yoga and meditation practice. Through conscious eating, you’ll explore how foods affect your body and your attitude. Together we’ll engage in journaling and other exercises to peel back the layers and begin to see our own true nature. $110$235 Sat., Sep. 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 912349-2756. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Road Unit J-3. 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 awardwinning 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, 912-631-

3452, 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. FAITH BASED BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT - SAVANNAH Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912257-6248. eventbrite. com/e/christian-business-networking-eventsavannah-tickets-17883772846. Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. 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. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. GEORGIA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION-COASTAL CHAPTER Coastal Chapter of the GNPA. The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome!

$35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. 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. www.1millioncups. com/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 Facebook. com/SavannahPhiloCafe. 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. proofsavannah. com. Edgar’s Proof and Provision, 15 E. Liberty St. R.U.F.F. - RETIREES UNITED FOR THE FUTURE RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 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. 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@ 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@ WRUU 107.5 COMMUNITY RADIO VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Interested in hosting a radio show or becoming involved in community media? WRUU, Savannah’s leading community radio station, is holding an information session and volunteer orientation on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Rahn Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Church (311 E. Macon St.). Come get an overview of the station and learn about the steps you’ll need to take to become a program host or other volunteer. For more information, visit or contact Free Tue., Oct. 2, 6-7 p.m. 912-712-5077. Savannah Soundings - WRUU - 107.5, 307 E. Harris Street.



Located near Saddlebags, on the west end of River Street, our newest retail location is opening very soon! 305 W. RIVER STREET Look for our flag on the crane, overlooking the river.







THE FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS Featuring a prelude by guest organist Beth Corey playing the works of Bach, Fedak, Gawthrup, and Manz. Sun., Sep. 30, 10:30 a.m. St. John’s Church, 1 West Macon Street. FRANKIE BEVERLY & MAZE Maze is an American soul/quiet storm band established in San Francisco. $60 Sun., Sep. 30, 6 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. LA BOHÈME Peach State Opera and the choral department at SAA will join forces in a oneafternoon performance of La bohème. $25 in advance, $30 at door Sun., Sep. 30, 3 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: BRASS ON HIGH The inaugural concert of the Spotlight Series features members of the Philharmonic’s brass section performing illuminating arrangements of audiences’ favorite classical melodies. From Purcell to Bizet, hear these works as never before with the bright and brilliant brass tones of the Savannah Philharmonic. Sun., Sep. 30, 5 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St .



ALEE SHRINE PIRATE UNIT 25TH ANNUAL POKER RUN The first bike goes out at 10 a.m., and the last bike goes in at 3 p.m. at the Alee Shrine. Live music by Junk Yard Angel and the Train Wrecks. Sun., Sep. 30, 10 a.m. Indian Motorcycle Savannah, 6 Gateway Blvd. W. ANNABELLE UNIFORM Annabelle Uniform is one size fits most, comfortable, convertible, washable, wearable, timeless, ageless, seasonless, and sizeless. Event guests can shop the line, and place pre-orders and custom orders on site at a 20% discount on retail. Sat., Sep. 29, 4 p.m. In Vino Veritas, 102 E. Liberty St. AR WORKSHOP SAVANNAH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION Come join us to celebrate the grand opening of AR Workshop Savannah. Get a tour of our new workshop space, check out the sample projects, and shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories. We’re putting together giveaways, raffles, and promotions to share with you so make sure to subscribe to our email list to get more updates on our opening and all our latest news. Be sure to register here to be entered to win one of our grand opening giveaways. FREE Sat., Sep. 29, 2-6 p.m. 912-988-8681. arwsavannah@gmail. com. grand-opening-celebration-at-ar-workshopsavannah/. AR Workshop Savannah, 539 E Liberty St., Unit B. BONAVENTURE AFTER HOURS: THE TALKING DEAD Savannah’s only after-hours cemetery event 40 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. 29, 5-8 p.m. 912-3195600. savannahga. gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb.nsf/ cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. CLOVER HEALTH SENIOR EXPO With 25 local vendors showcased and a host of entertainment scheduled, the expo will be two hours celebrating the Just Older Youth of Savannah. Raffle prizes will include a gift box from Nourish Bath and Body Works, a three-month membership to the Habersham YMCA, gift cards for local restaurants, a voucher for the Income Training Course and so much more! We’ll even have a special performance by the Savannah Bananas Nanas. The expo is free to attend and open to the public. Grab a friend and join us! Free! Thu., Sep. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. tanya. facebook. com/events/2208021749474782/. siumc. org/. Skidaway United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. CRITICAL MASS SAVANNAH Join Savannah’s bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. DRINKS AFTER WORK This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. FREE MONTHLY EXPECTANT & NEW PARENT SUPPORT GROUP This FREE monthly support group is held on the first Tuesday of each month. No pre-registration is required. Please join us for conversation, support and refreshments. Children are welcome! FREE first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-544-6387. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. LATINO HERITAGE MONTH Featuring a series of lectures, performances and more, Latino Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and celebrates the

history, culture and contributions of Latino community. Through Oct. 15. students. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. THE ORIGINAL MIDNIGHT TOUR One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PORT CITY ANIMAL HOSPITAL GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING Port City Animal Hospital and SD Gunner Fund are announcing a charitable partnership during the veterinary clinic’s grand opening event. To celebrate the new charity partnership with SD Gunner Fund and mark Port City Animal Hospital’s grand opening, the community is invited to enjoy snacks and refreshments provided by Chicken Salad Chick, take tours of the new facility, and check out kid-friendly activities, such as face painting and a photo booth. Sat., Sep. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. portcitypets. com. Port City Animal Hospital, 492 Jimmy Deloach Parkway. PREPAREATHON TELETHON Call 912-201-4500 from 4:30 to 7:30 and you can ask the experts questions about insurance, financial preparedness, power outages, debris removal, pets and more. We’ll have representatives from CEMA, the National Weather Service, local media stations, Georgia Power, the Georgia Insurance Commission, Chatham County Public Health, Animal Services, Department of Engineering & Public Works on hand to help you get ready for the next disaster. Free Fri., Sep. 28, 4:30-7:30 p.m. 912-201-4500. Experts%20Telethon.pdf. Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, 124 Bull St. SAVANNAH STORYTELLERS Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. SCAD DAILY TOURS SCAD offers tours in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong for prospective students and their families. Tours are available daily, excluding Sundays, and allow prospective students an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and see where our students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. For more information please visit, https://www. ongoing. SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. SHIRE OF FORTH CASTLE FIGHTER PRACTICE Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing.

SOUTH ISLANDS FARMERS’ AND ARTISANS’ MARKET The South Islands Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market offers a variety of vendors, from vegetables to fine art. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Higher Ground Baptist Church, 9120 Whitefield Ave. SOUTHBOUND BREWERY SATURDAY TOURS AND TASTES Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. START NOW AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY ARMSTRONG CAMPUS Prospective students who want to attend Georgia Southern University and former students who want to re-enroll at Georgia Southern have a unique opportunity to START NOW! New students can meet with a counselor to discuss their ability to receive a same-day admission decision and meet with an academic advisor to start classes for the October Minimester. Students who would like to re-enroll can meet with a representative to be readmitted and meet with an academic advisor to register for classes for the October minimester. Minimester Start Now events are offered at the University’s Armstrong and Liberty campuses. Wed., Sep. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. admissions@georgiasouthern. edu. Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University, 11935 Abercorn St. TELFAIR ACADEMY GUILD MEETING Telfair Academy Guild meeting is 10/8/2018, 10:30 AM, lecture and member appreciation luncheon. Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education, will speak on Bonaventure’s fascinating early history, Colonial era to its establishment as a rural cemetery. Through Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. TWO HOUR WALKING GHOST TOUR Chilling stories & eerie properties that paved the road to this fascinating title. Pre-colonial ghost history, all the way up to the 21st century. The most complete picture of all of the human psychical and paranormal events that put Savannah on the map as the ghostly city of greatness. Presented by America’s Most Haunted City Tour. ongoing, 9 p.m. TYBEE’S GOT TALENT The 4th Annual Tybee’s Got Talent show at the Tybee Post Theater will help celebrate the Post’s third anniversary. Watch a mesmerizing parade of unbelievable talent on stage: singers, dancers, musicians, a Beach Chair Brigade. See Vegas crooner Cody Gay open the show and set the bar very very high for the talent to follow. $10 Sun., Sep. 30, 7 p.m. 912-472-4790. Info@ Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne. 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.


OKTOBERFEST AT TWO TIDES Two Tides will turn Desoto Street into a biergarten and host an Oktoberfest with live music. Special glassware, brats, pretzels, and their take on a festbier will be available. Sat., Sep. 29, noon. Two Tides Brewing Company, 12 West 41st St. 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. Through Sep. 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


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Tech Tuesday

Happy hour for coders, designers and founders to talk shop and share ideas, projects and connect with each other. We will have name tags for everyone who attends as well as drink specials. FREE OCT. 2, 5:30-7:30 P.M.. 912-257-4893. GREEN FIRE PIZZA, 236 DRAYTON ST.


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. 42 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.

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 (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. ROBINSON CARES PURPLE 0.5K A Run for those of us who don’t run. This year, Robinson Cares is supporting Savannah Safe Shelter. Come out for a morning of fun supporting a great cause. Dog friendly with music and give aways. After party at Service Brewing Company for those 21+ years old. If you would like to donate or become a sponsor please reach out directly to kevin.fischer@chrobinson. com $15 Sat., Sep. 29, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-998-0114. Savannah?RobinsonCaresPurple05K. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. LADIES DAY AT SAVANNAH CLIMBING COOP Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 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 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.


CSPOT CSpot is a creative Networking Group that meets the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 7:30 at upcoming spots around Savannah. Our goal is to connect creatives through great conversation and cocktails. Join us! Sep. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lone Wolf Lounge, 2429 Lincoln St. TECH TUESDAY Happy hour for coders, designers and founders to talk shop and share ideas, projects and connect with each other. We will have name tags for everyone who attends as well as drink specials. Free Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.. 912-257-4893. lydia@ events/254525765/?rv=ea2_v2&_. Green Fire Pizza, 236 Drayton 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. CSPOT CSpot is a creative Networking Group that meets the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 7:30 at upcoming spots around

Savannah. Our goal is to connect creatives through great conversation and cocktails. Join us! Lone Wolf Lounge, 2429 Lincoln St. 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. 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.


Do you have any skills at living on the edge between the light and the dark? Are you curious about what the world might look like and how people would treat you if you refused to divide everything up into that which helps you and that which doesn’t help you? Can you imagine how it would feel if you loved your life just the way it is and not wish it were different from what it is? Please note: people less courageous than you might prefer you to be less courageous. But I hope you’ll stay true to the experiment of living on the edge between the light and the dark.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

According to, most topcharting pop songs are in a minor key. In light of this fact, I encourage you to avoid listening to pop songs for the next three weeks. In my astrological opinion, it’s essential that you surround yourself with stimuli that don’t tend to make you sad and blue, that don’t influence you to interpret your experience through a melancholic, mournful filter. To accomplish the assignments that life will be sending you, you need to at least temporarily cultivate a mood of crafty optimism.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


Gemini regent Queen Victoria (1819– 1901) wore crotchless underwear made of linen. A few years ago, Britain’s Museums, Libraries, and Archives Council accorded them “national designated status,” an official notice that means they are a national treasure. If I had the power, I would give your undergarments an equivalent acknowledgment. The only evidence I would need to make this bold move would be the intelligence and expressiveness with which you are going to wield your erotic sensibilities in the coming weeks.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

I’ve taken a break from socializing, my fellow Cancerian. In fact, I’m on sabbatical from my regular rhythm. My goal for the coming days is to commune with my past and review the story of my life. Rather than fill my brain up with the latest news

and celebrity gossip, I am meditating on my own deep dark mysteries. I’m mining for secrets that I might be concealing from myself. In accordance with the astrological omens, I suggest that you follow my lead. You might want to delve into boxes of old mementoes or reread emails from years ago. You could get in touch with people who are no longer part of your life even though they were once important to you. How else could you get into intimate contact with your eternal self?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Here’s a quote from *A Map of Misreading*, a book by renowned literary critic, Harold Bloom: “Where the synecdoche of *tessera* made a totality, however illusive, the metonymy of *kenosis* breaks this up into discontinuous fragments.” What the cluck did Harold Bloom just say?! I’m not being anti-intellectual when I declare this passage to be pretentious drivel. In the coming days, I urge you Leos to draw inspiration from my response to Bloom. Tell the truth about nonsense. Don’t pretend to appreciate jumbled or over-complicated ideas. Expose bunk and bombast. Be kind, if you can, but be firm. You’re primed to be a champion of down-to-earth communication.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A data research company, Priceonomics, suggests that Monday is the most productive day of the week and that October is the most productive month of the year. My research suggests that while Capricorns tend to be the most consistently productive of all the signs in the zodiac, Virgos often outstrip them for a six-week period during the end of each September and throughout October. Furthermore, my intuition tells me that you Virgos now have an extraordinary capacity to turn good ideas into practical action. I conclude, therefore, that you are about to embark on a surge of industrious and high-quality work. (P.S.: This October has five Mondays.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Biologists are constantly unearthing new

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


species, although not new in the sense of having just appeared on our planet. In fact, they’re animals and plants that have existed for millennia. But they’ve never before been noticed and identified by science. Among recent additions to our ever-growing knowledge are an orchid in Madagascar that smells like champagne, an electric blue tarantula in the Guyana rain forest, and a Western Australian grass that has a flavor resembling salt and vinegar potato chips. I suspect you’ll be making metaphorically comparable discoveries in the coming weeks, Libra: evocative beauty that you’ve been blind to and interesting phenomena that have been hiding in plain sight.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

There is no such thing as a plant that blooms continuously. Phases of withering and dormancy are just as natural as phases of growth. I bring this fact to your attention to help you remain poised as you go through your own period of withering followed by dormancy. You should accept life’s demand that you slow down and explore the mysteries of fallowness. You should surrender sweetly to stasis and enjoy your time of rest and recharging. That’s the best way to prepare for the new cycle of growth that will begin in a few weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If you were ever going to win a contest that awarded you a free vacation to an exotic sanctuary, it would probably happen during the next three weeks. If a toy company would ever approach you about developing a line of action figures and kids’ books based on your life, it might also be sometime soon. And if you have ever had hopes of converting your adversaries into allies, or getting support and backing for your good original ideas, or finding unexpected inspiration to fix one of your not-so-good habits, those opportunities are now more likely than they have been for some time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

An 81-year-old Capricorn man named

James Harrison has donated his unique blood on 1,173 occasions. Scientists have used it to make medicine that prevents Rhesus disease in unborn babies, thereby healing more than 2.4 million kids and literally saving thousands of lives. I don’t expect you to do anything nearly as remarkable. But I do want to let you know that the coming weeks will be a favorable time to lift your generosity and compassion to the next level. Harrison would serve well as your patron saint.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

On a spring morning some years ago, a smoky aroma woke me from a deep sleep. Peering out my bedroom window into the backyard, I saw that my trickster girlfriend Anastasia had built a bonfire. When I stumbled to my closet to get dressed, I found my clothes missing. There were no garments in my dresser, either. In my groggy haze, I realized that my entire wardrobe had become fuel for Anastasia’s conflagration. It was too late to intervene, and I was still quite drowsy, so I crawled back in bed to resume snoozing. A while later, I woke to find her standing next to the bed bearing a luxurious breakfast she said she’d cooked over the flames of my burning clothes. After our meal, we stayed in bed all day, indulging in a variety of riotous fun. I’m not predicting that similar events will unfold in your life, Aquarius. But you may experience adventures that are almost equally boisterous, hilarious, and mysterious.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

I’ve got three teachings for you. 1. Was there a time in your past when bad romance wounded your talent for love? Yes, but you now have more power to heal that wound than you’ve ever had before. 2. Is it possible you’re ready to shed a semi-delicious addiction to a chaotic magic? Yes. Clarity is poised to trump melodrama. Joyous decisiveness is primed to vanquish ingrained sadness. 3. Has there ever been a better time than now to resolve and graduate from past events that have bothered and drained you for a long time? No. This is the best time ever.


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. TECH TUESDAY Happy hour for coders, designers and founders to talk shop and share ideas, projects and connect with each other. We will have name tags for everyone who attends as well as drink specials. Free Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.. 912-257-4893. lydia@ events/254525765/?rv=ea2_v2&_. Green Fire Pizza, 236 Drayton 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.


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 HEADACHE AND NECK PAIN CLINIC Dr. Kevin Brown, Chiropractor and Owner of Brown Chiropractic, hosts a free Headache and Neck Pain Clinic on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Space is limited – call to reserve your spot. 912-447-1885. For more information, visit our websites: www. www.facebook. com/savannahchiropractic Free first Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-4471885. frontdesk@savannahchiropractic. com. Brown Chiropractic, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Ste. O. 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/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. LET’S TALK MENTAL ILLNESS: MYTHS, TRUTHS AND REALITIES The ELLA Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering education, support and advocacy to individuals and families affected by violence. This event will serve as an introduction to the series and is designed to educate and inform attendees about the complexities of mental illness. The public is invited to join the ELLA Foundation’s Founder and Executive Director Charity Lee , who will serve as the moderator, and a panel of local experts. $10 suggested donation Thu., Sep. 27, 6-8 p.m. charity@ellafound. org. Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Dr. LIVING SMART FITNESS CLUB An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Georgia’s only Native American Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Meets every Thursday at 2 pm at 517 East Broad Street, Savannah. Court papers will be signed. Open to all. You do not have to be Native American to

attend Free ongoing, 2-3 p.m. 912-712-3314. 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.


AFTER SCHOOL DANCE BREAK YOUTH DANCE CLASS Pop in the Lake Mayer Community Center on Tuesdays and join youth dance class “After School Dance Break.” This is a recreational dance class designed to get kids moving. Dance to the latest hits and get fit at the same time. Bring bottled water and a friend. FREE Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. 912-652-6863. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. KIDS CLUB The Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SCHOOL YEAR HOURS SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. TODDLER TIME Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. TODDLER TUESDAYS AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books,

singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


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


CIRCLE OF SISTER/BROTHERHOOD BOOK CLUB Meets last Sunday of the month, 4pm. Call for info. Last Sunday of every month. 912-447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. HISTORIC PAVEMENT OF SAVANNAH CNU-Savannah is invited to gather for an informative walking tour of historic downtown Savannah with a true expert on the subject, Robin Williams, Ph.D. and chair of Architectural History at SCAD. Thu., Sep. 27, 5:30 p.m. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. HUNGRY FOR HISTORY?: HYMAN WALLACE WITCOVER: SNAPSHOTS OF AN ARCHITECT Hyman Wallace Witcover, well-known as the architect of Savannah’s gold-domed City Hall, left a measurable imprint on Savannah’s architectural landscape.







Witcover easily navigated the transition from the 19th to the 20th centuries, moving seamlessly between different architectural styles and building types. Space is limited to 35; please email to reserve your spot. Free and open to the public Fri., Sep. 28, noon. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. MEET AND GREET WITH JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS Enjoy this happy hour meet & greet with Jessica Lebos as she promotes and signs copies of her new book, Savannah Sideways. Free and open to the public, cash bar Sat., Sep. 29, 5:30 p.m. Perry Lane Hotel, 256 E. Perry St. SO WHAT? MAKING DECORATIVE ARTS RELEVANT Shannon Browning-Mullis, curator of History and Decorative Arts, will share stories associated with a special piece of silver. Through the lens to this item, she will consider how these lovely objects are used in our historic sites. Friends Of Telfair members free, non-members $10. Tue., Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. THE WAR OUTSIDE MY WINDOW: THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF LEROY WILEY GRESHAM, 1860-1865 Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, A Son of Georgia: The Civil War Journals of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. Fri., Sep. 28, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St. THRIVECEO ThriveCEO will feature networking with refreshments and special guest speakers Erica Kelly and Caty Cote of Flourish Collaborative, Kara Ford of The Ford Agency, and Kay Heritage of Big Bon Pizza. Each speaker will offer attendees their personal insight and expertise focused on topics of branding, public relations, strategy, team building and more. A Q&A panel discussion will follow the presentations. $20 Wed., Sep. 26, 6 p.m. thriveceo. The Neighborhood at Starland Village, 2602 Barnard St. THE UP OF THE DOWNBEAT WITH JAZZ LEGEND TEDDY ADAMS Musician and educator Teddy Adams will share his reflections of the jazz scene on West Broad Street in the 50’s that ignited his career playing around the world. Free Wed., Sep. 26, 6 p.m. 912-335-8868. susan@ Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.


$5 MARSH TREK FALL PROMOTION On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Please wear 46 closed-toed, closed-heel shoes, such as

rain boots or old tennis shoes (no flip flops or Crocs) and expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock. Directions are provided with paid program confirmation. $5 per person Through Dec. 31, 4-5 p.m. 912786-5917. brenda@tybeemarinescience. org. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave. DOLPHIN PROJECT Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115.


LOW COST PET CLINIC TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. PET EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DAY Low-Cost Microchip and Rabies Vaccine Event hosted by CEMA, Chatham County Animal Services, and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Rabies vaccines and county registration will cost only $10; microchips will cost just $20. You’ll also learn how to keep dogs, cats and other furry family members safe in a disaster. Pet items will be raffled throughout the event. $10 for registration and rabies vaccine; $20 for microchipping Thu., Sep. 27, 2-6 p.m. 912-201-4500. clsawyer@chathamcounty. org. Pet%20Prepared.pdf. Chatham County Animal Services, 7211 Sallie Mood Dr. ST. ALMO’S Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.


BAND OF SISTERS PRAYER GROUP All women are invited. Second Tuesdays,

7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. georgia. CATHOLIC SINGLES A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ GRATITUDE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARES Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. savannahgratitude. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. GUIDED SILENT PRAYER Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. JESUS YESHUA Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. MARITIME BETHEL “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A NEW CHURCH IN THE CITY, FOR THE CITY Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. PSYCHIC MEDIUM YOUR PAL, ERIN Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit for more information or contact today. ongoing. Online only, none. READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual

orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. SAVANNAH FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, Joy Cottage behind Wesley Oak United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-233-1772. Wesley Oak United Methodist Church, 3124 East Victory Drive. SAVANNAH PAGAN PRIDE DAY Free with a pet item or pet food donation to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Visit savannahpaganpride. org for more details. Sat., Sep. 29, 10 a.m. Emmet Park, End of Bay St. SAVANNAH REIKI SHARE During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. SERVICE OF COMPLINE Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. SOUTH VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. SUKKAH-PALOOZA Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The family-friendly event will be filled with a trek through an inflatable wilderness ending at our Sukkah, Lulav limbo, arts and crafts, a “Shake your Sukkah” dance party, snacks and more. Sun., Sep. 30, 2 p.m. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. TAPESTRY CHURCH A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah. com. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. THEOLOGY ON TAP Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.


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