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Believer An interview with Ricky Skaggs, who will perform at the Savannah Music Festival


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Volume 4, No. 23, March 2, 2005 On the Cover: Ricky Skaggs

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Ricky Skaggs: The Interview Rick

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Home is where the sprouts are

Feedback

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Good Show, Will Travel 18 Regional concerts Soundboard 24 Who’s playing and where

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Books 19 Before Elvis There Was Nothing Art Patrol 21 Exhibits & openings Personal Tech 26 The latest gadgets

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SCAD March Gallery Hop What: The Savannah College of Art and Design presents its monthly gallery hop. Karena Ness, a thesis exhibition, can be seen at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Daniel Shapiro: Cowboys and Other Gentle Men can be seen at Alexander Hall Annex, 668 Indian St., Suzanne Jackson: Monoprints and Drawings can be seen at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Elastic Boundaries can be seen at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. shopSCAD at 340 Bull St. features original work and gifts by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni and will be open during the gallery hop. Shuttles will run between the galleries and refreshments will be served. When: Friday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: 525-9999.

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What: The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department will present a farce about a group of freshmen actors who attempt to produce a play by Moliere. When: March 3-5. Where: SCAD’s Afifi Amphitheater, 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10 general public and $5 for students, seniors and children. Call: 525-5050 for tickets.

Sunday, March 6 Downtown Garden Club Victorian Tea What: Members of the club will be dressed in period attire to prepare and serve the food from recipes that have been passed down for decades. When: Sunday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m. Guests may arrive any time between those hours. Where: Eliza Jewett House, 326 Bull St. Cost: $15. Tickets may be purchased from club members, at E. Shaver Booksellers, The Tea Room, Savannah Fine Linens and Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, or by phone from Phyllis Skeffington at 897-8836.

Tree Climbing Championship What: The most talented climbers in the Southeast will compete in an event that requires incredible skill and agility. This is sponsored by the Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Winners will go on to compete against climbers from around the world. When: Sunday, March 6. Preliminary events begin at 8 a.m. and the championship will come to a head at 2 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park.

What: Former Savannah symphony members Ann Cafferty on violin and Gretchen Frazier on viola will perform. When: Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Where: Epworth United Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. Cost: Free. Call: 232-5658. What: The final presentation of Savannah’s first-ever cult and indie film festival is a newly restored print of a 1970 French classic gangster film that has influenced directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch and John Woo, who personally paid for the restoration. When: Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6. Seating is limited, and advance ticket purchase is recommended. Call: 232-4447.

18th Annual Run to the Sun Motorcycle Rally What: Motorcycle games, vendors, bonfires, contests and live music in an event sponsored by ABATE. Camping also will be available. When: Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. Campground gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday, and the games will begin at noon on Saturday. There will be music and a party both nights at 8 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Speedway Park, U.S. Highway 80 in Pooler. Cost: $25 per person or $45 for couples. ABATE members will be admitted for $20 for singles and $35 for couples. Call: 964-8200 or www.ospracing.net.

AMA Savannah Harley Davidson Half Mile Nationals What: The world’s best motorcycle racers, including AMA Grand National champion Chris Carr and racers from 38 states, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and Japan will compete. Racers will reach speeds in excess of 115 miles per hour. When: Friday, March 4. Gates open at 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Speedway Park, U.S. Highway 80 in Pooler. Cost: $18 adults, $5 ages 12 and under. Call: 964-8200 or www.ospracing.net.

Monday, March 7 SSU to Host Judge Marilyn Milian from The People’s Court What: Savannah State University’s Center for Leadership and Character Development will present Milian, who has more than 19 years of legal experience on the bench. She joined The People’s Court in January 2001 and has been a guest on many other television and radio programs. When: Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m. Where: SSU’s King-Grazier Student Center Ballroom. Cost: Free.

Tuesday, March 8 SSU Tsunami Lecture What: The Social, Environmental and Human Impact of the Tsunami: Lessons Learned will be presented. SSU’s Student Government Association will be collecting funds to aid in tsunami relief. When: Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Where: SSU’s King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom.

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YMCA Family Fun Day What: Contests, rides, food and live entertainment, plus arts and crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, a moon bounce, a rock wall, fishing derby and more. When: Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Islands Family YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Racing What: Classic racing motorcycles by Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Buell and others will race for the conclusion of Motorcycle Madness 2005. When: Saturday, March 5. The pit gates open at noon and racing is at 6 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Speedway Park, U.S. Highway 80 in Pooler. Cost: Pit passes are $20. Grandstand admission is free. Call: 964-8200 or www.ospracing.net.

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What: Planned Parenthood and The Sentient Bean have teamed together for an evening dedicated to women’s health. Come celebrate and honor the lives of distinguished local women who have served as trail blazers in the evolution of women’s rights. In addition, Planned Parenthood will hold its annual legislative briefing to discuss what current state and federal issues are impacting women’s health. Photographs by Ann Curry, Imke Lass and Joanna Knox will be presented. When: Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The photography exhibit can be seen through April 10. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Call: 232-4447.

What: Events will include a reading from Before Elvis There Was Nothing by author Laurie Foos. When: Friday, March 4. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. and the reading will begin at 7 p.m. Where: 2428 Bull St. Cost: Free.

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What: A workshop on creative uses for oral histories and screening of the documentary, The Hours of Our Lives by oral historian Miriam Perrone. Perrone will discuss how to conduct oral histoiries and preseve them. This program is sponsored by the city’s WeaveA-Dream Program. When: Thursday, March 3 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free, but RSVP is requested. Call: 355-8111.

Wednesday, March 9 Sebastian Dangerfield Talk on Irish Literature What: Each year as St. Patrick’s Day draws near, Armstrong Atlantic State University hosts this event. Frank Clancy, assistant professor of literature and director of the AASU Irish Studies Club, will discuss Irish Literary Gossip. Traditional Irish music will be performed by Melanie Mirande and an Irish coffee reception will be sponsored by Kevin Barry’s Pub. When: Wednesday, March 9 at noon. Where: AASU’s Jenkins Hall. Cost: Free. ◗


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Believer An interview with Ricky Skaggs, who will perform at the Savannah Music Festival

ON SUNDAY NIGHT, Feb. 13, Ricky Skaggs picked up his tenth Grammy Award. This time around, the charismatic musician from Cordell, Ky., won for “Best Bluegrass Album” of the year. The record in question, Brand New Strings, is the latest in a long line of impressive releases on Ricky’s own independent label, Skaggs Family Records – an imprint he formed in 1997 after a long and fruitful association with the more established, Nashville-based country outfits. The teenage mandolin prodigy first came to national attention when he and his close friend the late Keith Whitley were taken under the wing of bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley. Before long, Ricky was making a name for himself through subsequent sideman work with progressive acoustic artists such as J.D. Crowe & The New South. His breakout success, however, would come with a pronounced shift toward popular country music in the late ‘70s. After joining the high-profile ranks of Emmylou Harris’ famed Hot Band, he jumpstarted his own solo career as both a bandleader and frontman, by issuing a series of meticulously-produced LPs which cemented his place at the top of the country charts for most of the ‘80s. Now, in the fourth decade of his professional career, he has returned to his roots, and rededicated himself with a fervor to playing and promoting traditional bluegrass and gospel music. A devout Christian and family man, Skaggs is now riding the wave of interest in traditional American mountain music which began in the late nineties with the advent of the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack’s surprise crossover success. Since that landmark event (the repercussions of which are still being felt throughout the entire industry), he and his label have released work by some of the finest exponents of the “neo-traditionalist” movement which Skaggs himself epitomizes – such as The Del McCoury Band, The Whites, Mountain Heart and Blue Highway. Now, in 2005, the man the late, great Chet Atkins once publicly thanked for “single-handedly saving country music” in the ‘80s is once more attempting to fan the flames. Skaggs and I spoke at length only a few days after the Grammies, and his passion for – and dedication to – bluegrass was in evidence from the start.

Connect Savannah: Have you played Savannah before? Ricky Skaggs: I was thinkin’ we’d played there sometime in the early ‘90s, but maybe not. I know some people may read that and say, well I guess it wasn’t that memorable a show for him if he’s not even sure. But when you do a hundred and some dates every year, they do start to run

together in some ways. I love Savannah, though. I’ve been there several times on the way to other places, and the band’s really looking forward to the Music Festival.

Connect Savannah: You've been at this professionally for 33 years. Is the industry a better place to work now than when you began, or a worse one? Ricky Skaggs: Well, I think in many ways it’s much, much better. We have buses to travel in and jets to fly. We can be to Los Angeles in a few hours, where our predecessors and the people who really started this music – like Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs – they had to drive four days, and work their way out, just to have enough money to even make the trip. There was a tremendous price paid. I don’t think a lot of people really understand the high cost of this music, and what it took to keep this music around. I mean, when you think of all that Bill Monroe had to endure, just to keep this thing alive in the ‘50s, what with rock and roll and all... Folks like Buddy Holly and Carl Perkins and Elvis – they were doin’ Bill Monroe songs. They got turned on to it, and they loved him because he wasn’t a sappy country singer. He was in your face, in almost the same way as they were. I think he’s in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, because they know just how important he was to all of that. Elvis’ version of Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky” was one of the first rock and roll songs, you know? So, while he was out trying to survive, he was sowing seeds to this new generation that really came back to haunt him. No one ever meant to do that, but that fire couldn’t be contained. Especially when it got into the hearts and minds of young people with electric guitars. But he survived that in the ‘50s and he survived The Beatles in the ‘60s. He even survived Nashville. You know, Nashville has never really tipped its hat to bluegrass, and given it the blessing it did with regular country music.

Connect Savannah: Why is that? Ricky Skaggs: I don’t know, but it’s a very deep chasm. A lot of the heads of the companies that work here aren’t really country music lovers. They’re more businessmen. Even though, years ago, some of the big guys like Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins appreciated bluegrass. As far as now, I think the label heads still look at bluegrass as being kind of an insignificant, low sales type of cult genre. The people that make bluegrass besides Alison (Krauss) and Rhonda (Vincent) and Nickel Creek – who’ve done a few CMT videos – that’s about all you’ve gotten from there. I will say, though, that CMT seems to have a desire to include more acoustic music in their programming and I’m working to develop some shows.

Connect Savannah: It’s a smaller fanbase, but much more more fervent. Ricky Skaggs: You can see that on the faces of the 40,000 people at Merlefest every year. I’m planning to start a bluegrass festival of my own in Kentucky next year. To me, music is such an art form. Especially something like bluegrass. To link that to Kentucky folk arts, I think will not only reach out to the whole state, but coast to coast. We may even get some help from PBS and the Smithsonian Institution who’ve done a great job at keeping folk music and bluegrass alive.

Connect Savannah: It seems as though in Nashville there’s still this lingering image of it being unsophisticated hillbilly music – which is ironic, as it’s actually a very technical style. Ricky Skaggs: I think you’re right on both counts. Bluegrass is basically built around a band, and country music is built around a person. That’s the big difference, right there. It’s hard to look at the success that it’s enjoyed since ‘96, with the O Brother thing, and say it’s not made a tremendous comeback. But it’s not only a comeback. Country has its valleys and peaks, but we seem to be on a steady climb.

Connect Savannah: I’ve heard so many people say things like, “I never dug bluegrass – until I listened to it.” Ricky Skaggs: We get that a lot. People say, “I really don’t like bluegrass, but I like what you do.” Well... okay. (laughs)

Connect Savannah: What do you say? Ricky Skaggs: Well, you just have to realize that they don’t know that much about the history of bluegrass, or what it is exactly that I do. but I do understand that a lot of people associate older bluegrass with their parents, because that’s what they listened to. And some people are always gonna want to be different from their parents, and they certainly don’t wanna listen to the same music as them. Now, I love listening to my mom and dad’s music! (laughs) They raised me up on old Jimmie Rodgers, and Ernest Tubb, and my mom loved George Jones. We had all sorts of wonderful music in my house, and it was a great education. I reflect on it now, and I can see where people might not have cared for some of the bluegrass bein’ made 25 or 30 years ago. This music is a whole lot better in lots of ways today. The recording quality is definitely better. The songs that people are tryin’ to write are very good in many ways. Back then, they were writin’ about “the little cabin on the hill,” and “will you be lovin’ another man,” and wartime songs. Of course, there were always songs about mother and songs about home and family. Those threads run through the music and I think it always will. It always honors God and carries a


gospel aspect to it. That’s a big reason it’s survived all these years. Its never been afraid to sing songs about Christ, or hidden behind political correctness.

Connect Savannah: Tell me a little bit about what it was like to work for Ralph Stanley. Was that a difficult gig to get?

Connect Savannah: How old were you? Ricky Skaggs: I was fifteen.

Connect Savannah: Did you learn a lot from Ralph about how to run a band? Ricky Skaggs: Sure. I was always takin’ notes in my head. Always lookin’ and watchin’. And there were also things that I saw on the road that I didn’t agree with and didn’t want to partake in. But there were things I hoped to carry on, and one of those was the way Ralph featured his band. I think I feature my band in many of the ways he did his. Whether it’s lettin’ my guys sing or perform, I’m not afraid to share the spotlight, and I know that comes from Ralph. But then again, that

Connect Savannah: What does the future of bluegrass look like to you? Ricky Skaggs: I think the future of bluegrass is strong. It’s in the hands of good people. You’ve got folks like Allison Krauss. Now, she’s doin’ her own take on it. It’s not dyed-in-the-wool hardcore, traditional bluegrass, but the respect she has for The Stanleys and older folks like that comes through clearly, and she adds this grace and charm and high quality, high class element to her music. Then you’ve got guys like Sam Bush and John Cowan who’ve split off of New Grass revival. John’s doin’ his thing, and so is Sam. He’s tryin’ to be that Grateful Dead, Phish, jam-band kinda guy – and that certainly has its place in the genre. And then you’ve got guys like Del McCoury, who still pulls from a very traditional vein. But he’s always findin’ new songs, like that one from Richard Thompson. Then myself, I’m tryin’ to educate and teach newcomers as best and as much as I can the story and the history. We’re only as good as the stories that we tell and the history that we can bring forward. That’s really important for me to always honor the elders. You know, I’m fifty years old, and so I think people see me as havin’ my left foot in the past – with Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers – because I had a real relationship with those guys, and still do with Ralph and Earl and Doc Watson. But my other foot is in the future with Nickel Creek and Allison and Mountain Heart and people I’m tryin’ to bring to my label. That’s the future of bluegrass. To see all the young people that come up to the table after the show with instruments for us to sign lets me know that the future is bright. ◗

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play the Trustees Theatre as part of The Savannah Music Festival on Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm. For tickets call 525-5050 or go to www.savannahmusicfestival.org.

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Ricky Skaggs: It was like a student sittin’ before a professor. If I’d been a student of math or physics, to be able to sit down with Albert Einstein – that would have been the ultimate. But for a mountain kid who was growin’ up in Eastern Kentucky, learnin’ old-time mountain music – to get to work with Ralph Stanley was about the highest thing we could’ve done. I always loved Bill Monroe, but there was just something about the Stanley Brothers that spoke to my heart, you know? Bein’ raised in the mountains, there was something they had that was different from anybody else. The Stanley Brothers had that high, lonesome vocal sound. They sung the way people really sung up there and so they were our heroes. Playin’ with Ralph was a great way to become known in the Tri-State area, and ultimately internationally.

Ricky Skaggs: I believe that any time you honor someone, you’re the one that gets honored somehow. I think when you can lift up others and make them higher than yourself and push them out front, it can’t help but reflect on you in a good way. Many of the guys in my band are all workin’ on albums or already have some out, and I try to let ‘em all do something in the show that’s from their own stuff, and I’m just a backup guy on that song. Now, Carter Stanley would’ve walked off stage and lit up a cigarette! (laughs) And I’ve seen Lester Flatt do the same thing. We don’t take it to that extent, but folks in Savannah will see how we do that when we’re down there.

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Connect Savannah: Do you ever get a hankerin' to step out of the spotlight and just back up some other folks for awhile?

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Ricky Skaggs: Really, how that whole thing came about was that Keith Whitley and I went to see him in a little club in West Virginia, and his bus had broken down, so he was running about an hour late. The clubowner had heard we played some music, so he asked my dad if we’ brought our instruments. It was like the American Express Card, we never left home without ‘em. (laughs) So, we got up and played about 45 minutes, and Ralph come walkin’ in, and heard us. Of course, at the time, about everything we knew well were Stanley Brothers songs. We’d only known each other about two or three months, and hadn’t even been singin’ together for that long. But Ralph really took a likin’ to us, so one summer we went and played some shows with him. He told us to go back to high school and graduate, but he said we’d have a job waitin’ on us when we got out. So, we did that, and then worked steady with him for about two years.

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The green, green sprouts of home I DON’T KNOW about you, but one of the first things I do when I get home from a trip is cook, because when all is said and done the food I like the best is the food I prepare myself. After four days away from the home front, four days of lighting on a restaurant -- that much harder when there’s more than one person involved -- being seated, perusing menus, deciding on a wine, choosing a salad dressing, electing side dishes, selecting beverages, waiting for the check, signing a credit card slip, figuring out a tip, then returning to the restaurant for a forgotten coat or hat, the simple act of stepping into my own kitchen and opening the refrigerator is, well, heaven. Just heaven. Even if all I end up with is a hardboiled egg swimming in a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Even if I end up eating by myself in front of the computer. One more thing about eating at home: I don’t need glasses. When are restaurants going to wise up and keep some spare pairs of reading glasses for people who are in denial about their eyesight? Or at least consider using a larger font. The key to rustling something together at home is to stay stocked on the basics,

which for me are garlic, onions, raisins, carrots, eggs, chocolate (even if I have to have someone hide the chocolate so I can’t put my hands on it willy-nilly) and the last third of a peanut butter jar that friends bring me, knowing I can’t be trusted with a whole jar. With a winter garden of greens outside my front door everything’s that much easier. For the past two months I’ve had as much broccoli as I could want -- all from eight straggly plants with two teeny leaves each, all wrapped in a rubber band -- that I put in last August, and eight more I planted in November when I started getting panicky that I wouldn’t have enough. These days I’m eating the broccoli side shoots. Delicious. I even taught the eight-year-old girl next door how to snap off the stem. Now she shows her friends where broccoli comes from. One week I had to buy some organic broccoli for me, but did I care? Hell no. Some days I don’t make it into the house with my stash before popping them in my mouth. They are the second- and third-acts, these small heads, after the dramatic and initial mound that grows in the center of the plant, which is a relative of the cabbage family. In her book Chez Panisse, restaurateur Alice Waters says brocco means sprout in Italian and broccoli means little sprouts.

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I knew the collard greens would make it through those temperature-dipping days of December but now I know the broccoli will, too. Except for a few browned leaves, everyone did fine. Now I’m paying attention to the sprouts sending out yellow flowers, which means they’re trying to seed, which means they don’t want to produce anymore. Not yet, little one, I say, pinching off the blossom. I’ve still got plans for you. For a few years, before I had a garden so close to my house, I would grow collards just because I liked the green in winter and to see the twisted way the stem would grow. Twisted collards. Good name for a band. But now, when it’s so easy to go outside, snap -- or crop -- off five or six leaves from the bottom and make a little something for breakfast or lunch or dinner, it’s all about the eating. I have no special way of cooking greens. I get the skillet hot and pour in a little oil. When the oil is sizzling, I toss in two or three cloves of freshly minced garlic, followed by a sliced onion and a handful of raisins. Then, quickly -- because I’m a deadline-oriented person, both from journalism and working as a prep cook -- I

chop up the collards and push them off the cutting board into a sink of water. Just when the garlic starts to brown, I grab the collards, load them in, pour in a little wine if I have some left over, three or four pinches of curry and a few minutes later, after the water from the chopped collards steams off, another cup of water. Then I cover the whole kit and kaboodle, grab a cup of coffee and retire to my computer to read a little news. I do the same thing with the kale plants I have growing -- although nothing is as hardy or plentiful as collards -- and Swiss chard, for my money the tastiest of all. No recipe. No hamhocks. No two batches ever the same. In June -- on the longest day of the year -- I’ll pick the garlic I planted six months earlier -- on the shortest day of the year -- and start the curing process, something I’ve only read about. This year I hunted down some organic varieties from Filaree Farm (“Food with Integrity”) in Okanogan, Washington. One variety came from the “Czech collection of a New York gardener,” another variety from Beijing and a third that was brought to a British Columbia from Romania. I can hardly wait. ◗

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Editor’s Note: For readers who missed the article in question, we wanted to stress that Mr. Hacker is correct when he says it was “an interview with supporting editorial content.” We made no effort to disguise that fact. We do want to acknowledge two errors of fact on our part: 1) The “green line” is the 1948 cease-fire line that created the areas now known as the “West Bank” and the “Gaza Strip”; it is

not the same as the “Wall,” as we implied in the article. And 2) the Christian Peacemaker Team helped the International Solidarity Movement to design its training program, but the administration of that training is done by the ISM, not the CPT.

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Editor, As a new resident of Savannah and avid reader of Connect Savannah, I am concerned that your recent piece “Abrahams Children, Too” was not a balanced and informative cover story on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, but rather an interview with supporting editorial content. I was perplexed to find strategically omitted facts as well as very little historical background. As a guest and member of the International Solidarity Movement, Mr. Reed should be defined as a Palestinian activist -- not a “peace activist.” According to the Mission Statement of the ISM, it supports the Palestinian national struggle through non-violent means yet recognizes the armed struggle “as their right.” I was especially interested why you didn’t press Mr. Reed as to why he did not meet with citizens inside the State of Israel other than the Israeli members of ISM he met in the territories? Reed admits that his trip was not “objective” -why is that okay? There is no information in the story about Israeli and Jewish

groups that work for peace in the region -- especially those who attended the Freedom March. The structure of the interview allows Mr. Reed act as de facto reporter. He states incorrect facts about the militant Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. According to the Council for Foreign relations the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade was responsible for at least six suicide bombings from 2002-2003. By many people’s standards, this is not the work of an “armed resistance” but rather the work of a terrorist organization. Reed later discounts the militant (aka terrorist) threat to Israeli civilians as a military “rationale.” Even President Abbas categorically denounces all violent attacks against Israeli civilians and is openly working to stop the suicide bombers as well as arms smuggling. Finally, you allow Mr. Reed to provide misleading information about Jimmy Carter’s involvement in the recent Palestinian Authority election. President Carter is internationally respected as an unbiased election observer. He observed that access to the post offices in East Jerusalem was fair. Jimmy Carter negotiated an agreement that would allow Palestinians to vote in post offices in


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of compassion. One basic difference is that potentially poisonous substances spawned by science are regulated by and subject to policy set by panels of health industry participants. The criminal justice system, on the other hand, regulate marijuana and hemp, substances with millennia of service as vital medicinal, cultural and renewable industrial resources (rope is only one example). A neat conspiracy case can be made for determination of such critical policies as health care and energy, maybe even defense/aggression, by powerful industrial and commercial interests. It is probably more precise to say that such interests have entwined themselves in the economic and policy fabric and are bound to be represented in any policy decision. Hundreds of thousands of sufferers benefiting from use of medical marijuana are not nearly so well represented in the cloth of policy. How many citizens does it take to make as much noise as a single corporation? How many should it take? Jess C. Henderson

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oners, the abuses that have cropped up not only at Abu Ghraib but also at Guantanamo as well as other prisons would not have blotted America’s image. The Bush administration sought not to adhere to ethical codes on treatment of prisoners but rather to get around those standards. The climate Bush set permitted guards to mistreat and abuse prisoners. What the Bush administration would like us to believe is that the torturers were just a “bunch of bad apples.” Some would even want to lay the blame on the terrorists for bringing on such extreme measures of mistreatment. Yet the blame lies not with the terrorists or the guards just as it did not lie with the rioters or police in Chicago. No, the blame lies with the Bush administration for the climate it created in permitting prisoner abuse. Will Strong

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When Help Hurts Some of the well-intentioned donations for victims of the December tsunami are bewilderingly inappropriate (such as ski jackets and Viagra), according to a February Wall Street Journal dispatch from Sri Lanka. Relief workers are being distracted by shipments of, for example, moisturizing gel, sweaters, women’s dress shoes, Arctic-weather tents and thong underwear. Crucial medicines were in short supply, but not Valium, anti-depressants, or drugs with labels in languages that local doctors could not read. As the Journal wrote, some doctors “appear (just) to have unloaded their sample bins.”

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World’s Shortest Attention Span A New York City jury in January awarded $450,000 in damages to a professional dancer whose career was ended in 2001 after surgery by Dr. Andrew Feldman at St. Vincent’s Hospital. In a pre-op meeting, the dancer described the discomfort in his right knee, and Dr. Feldman wrote a large “X” on the spot of the pain, but 20 minutes later, he mistakenly cut into the man’s until-then-healthy left knee.

Tacky Public Officials In December, Jean Eaton, mayor of the town of Albert Lea, Minn. (population 18,000), was arrested in what police charged was a spree in which she bought apparel from Marshall Field’s department stores and then affixed their price tags to some older, used garments and “returned” them for refund. Police said a search of her home yielded evidence of tag switches totaling more than $800 in store credit. And in January, Canada’s immigration minister, Judy Sgro, resigned after pizza parlor owner Harjit Singh accused her of reneging on a deal she allegedly proposed: that she would help Singh with an immigration problem if he would deliver pizza and garlic bread to her campaign headquarters.

Finer Points of Law Sergio Segundo Ruiz, 60, was hospitalized with multiple injuries in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in January after being hit by a car while crossing a busy street, but he was nevertheless charged with interfering with traffic, and a police officer was stationed outside his room poised to arrest him as soon as he is well enough to leave. In January, a judge in Breda, Netherlands, officially ruled that a 46-year-old bank robber, who stole money worth the equivalent of US$8,400, could only be charged with a crime worth about US$6,100 because the court had to let the man offset the equivalent of

US$2,300 that he paid for his gun, as a legitimate business expense.

Latest Religious Messages In January, the Consumer Product Safety Commission turned down a petition from corporal punishment opponent Susan Lawrence to ban “The Rod,” a 22-inch-long nylon stick marketed by an Oklahoma couple as an aid to Bible-based child-rearing (“spare the rod, spoil the child”). Vying for the same market are the 9-inch-long, polyurethane spanking paddles of a Bakersfield, Calif., man and wooden spanking paddles of a New Kingston, Pa., man, both sold with an explicit Christian message. (Lawrence, who said she is a devout Lutheran, said corporal punishment of children is inconsistent with Jesus’ teachings.) In a December Tampa Tribune feature, local Southern Baptist preacher Tom Rives was profiled in his part-time role as KoKoMo the Clown, enthusiastically delivering uplifting spiritual messages to kids and nontraditional church audiences. Said Rives (who estimates he has trained about 400 people for his clown troupes), “I don’t think (preachers) should be going around with a Bible tucked under their arms and a scowl on their face.” To his critics who say clowning is undignified, Rev. Rives said, “I tell them that all Baptist preachers are clowns. I just went to class and got certified.”

Another Election Headed to a Supreme Court Ali Joho, who lost a close election for the parliament of Kenya in December, filed a petition two weeks later asking the country’s high court to nullify the contest because the winner, Anania Mwaboza, was allegedly spotted with some supporters under a bridge on election eve, sewing up the eyes of three cows and then drowning them, in order to cast a spell on Joho’s partisans. Allegedly, as part of the spell, voters from out of the district appeared and voted for Mwaboza, and some polling places were opened late and closed early in order to frustrate Joho’s supporters.

People Different From Us A jury in Nacogdoches, Texas, convicted Jerry Don Hartless in January of killing his former best friend, Billy Bob Wallace, during a group drinking bout one night along the Angelina River. According to testimony, Hartless believed that Wallace had stolen his boat motor but couldn’t prove it. Then, that night, the group discussed a recent Jerry Springer show featuring a black man claiming to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and the alcohol-fueled Hartless insinuated that Wallace’s

girlfriend, who was there, craved sex with black men. (All the drinking group were white.) When Wallace objected, Hartless shot him. A witness to the shooting was Wallace’s adult son, Wild Bill Wallace (which is his actual birth name).

Readers’ Choice Tammy Jean Warner was charged in February with negligent homicide in the 2004 death of her husband, Michael, who suffered acute alcohol poisoning (0.47 blood-alcohol level) caused by having ingested three liters of sherry wine, allegedly provided by Tammy via enema. The Lake Jackson, Texas, widow told reporters that she was only trying to help Michael (who she said had been addicted to enemas since childhood) and that he also did enemas with coffee, “castile soap, Ivory soap. He had enema recipes. I’m sure that’s the way he wanted to go out (die) because he loved his enemas.”

Recurring Themes Judith Clark, 55, serving 75 years in prison for her part in the deadly 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored truck in the course of a plan to fund a “Republic of New Afrika” out of former “slave states,” such as Mississippi and Alabama, filed a writ of habeas corpus in New York City in January, claiming that her trial judge had denied her a constitutional right. Clark became the latest inmate to claim that when a judge gave in to her aggressive demand to act as her own lawyer at trial (a job at which she proved unsuccessful), he violated her right to competent counsel. New York City health officials are still investigating the October death of a baby shortly after a circumcision by Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer, who uses a rare, ultraOrthodox procedure of drawing the infant’s blood with his mouth. Officials found that the baby and two others circumcised by Rabbi Fischer had contracted herpes. (The rare procedure was condemned by Israeli physicians in a medical journal article mentioned in News of the Weird in September 2004.)

The Continuing Crisis Attorney Wayne G. Johnson Sr. was arrested for drunken driving shortly after leaving a court hearing in which he represented a client accused of drunken driving (McKean, Pa., January). And Tammy Lynn Price, 28, in court as a defendant in a drug case, was charged with stealing the judge’s gavel when he stepped out (Farmington, Mo., January). And Leonardo Leyva, 44, was arrested for public intoxication after calling 911 at 3:50 a.m. to complain that his wife wouldn’t have sex with him (Turlock, Calif., January). ◗


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Entire villages in southeastern Iran were flattened by a powerful pre-dawn earthquake that killed at least 530 people and injured nearly a thousand others. Most of the dead were in the Zarand region, north of the provincial capital of Kerman. • Earth movements were also felt in metropolitan Tokyo, Taiwan, Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, the central Philippines, New Zealand’s North Island and South Carolina.

Temperatures in southern Greenland soared to record levels that were even higher than those normally reached in midsummer. The official temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded in the southwest coastal town of Frederikshob, was the highest winter reading since record keeping began. That temperature was several degrees warmer than same-day high-temperature readings along the north coast of Africa, according to Danish meteorologists.

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Late reports from the South Pacific say the Manu’a Islands of America Samoa were devastated by a direct hit from Cyclone Olaf during the previous week. An emergency was declared for The U.S. territory after the storm washed out roads and destroyed up to 90 percent of

Authorities in Havana asked Cuban citizens to reduce their use of water due to an extended drought that has parched much of the nation. Out of the 235 reservoirs across the island, 114 contain less than 25 percent of their capacity, according to Jorge Aspiolea, president of Cuba’s National Institute of

Drought and Smoke Tropical Singapore has suffered one of its hottest and driest periods on record in recent weeks, sparking hundreds of brushfires in the normally lush parks and fields around the small citystate. The wildfires have been relatively minor but have left a choking haze over the island. In nearby Sumatra, a smoky haze from hundreds of forest and ground fires has prompted a public health alert. Schools may soon be closed to prevent students from being exposed to hazardous smoke, and 2,000 masks were handed out to motorcyclists to protect them from the choking fumes. Many of the Sumatran fires were illegally set to clear land for agriculture, a practice that occurs annually around this time across Indonesia and Malaysia.

Eel Hunt An oversized eel invader has begun eating fish at an alarming rate in a breeding pond near the Australian city of Melbourne, and a local fish farmer has offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who can capture it alive. Visitors who have seen the creature describe it as being about 13 feet long with a head the size of a football. Gary Wales, from Tommy Finn’s Trout Farm, says the eel turned up earlier this month and has eluded all attempts to capture it. Melbourne Aquarium curator Nick Kirby says the hungry visitor is probably a long-finned eel, and may had been living in a pond upstream for 35 years before being washed into the trout farm by record storms and flooding earlier this month. ◗

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with a new CD and label A WHILE BACK, local extreme and punk music fans were pleasantly surprised to see that Circle Takes The Square (a Savannahbased act that tours frequently in the hardcore and metal underground) had received a small – yet glowing – writeup in Rolling Stone from no less a rock scribe as David Fricke. For an upstart band that was (and is) virtually unknown to mainstream listeners to get a public pat on the back by Fricke – one of the very few rock critics whose taste and sincerity is rarely, if ever, questioned, was one hell of a coup. So what if Rolling Stone basically gave up its counterculture badge decades ago and has been sucking corporate sausage for years? Fricke was one of the last of the old guard who seemed able to ram his own opinions down the throat of Jann Wenner, and actually make a difference in an increasingly irrelevant rag. So, hey, score a big one for Circle Takes The Square. That’s why, a few weeks ago, when word came down that Kylesa, their fellow local touring artists on the national metalcore scene had wound up with some very positive press in Rolling Stone’s doppleganger Spin, it should have been cause for celebration as well. And yet, response from many on the edges of that inherently insular scene was strangely muted, strangely wary. in some cases people were outright cynical. Why? Well, at least partially because the name Fricke wasn’t on the byline. But, surely, the main reason has to be the inherent suspicion which always greets the inclusion of such an outsider act in a list of “The Top Bands To Watch in 2005.” The fact that this short, rave profile and photo op hit the stands just a few short weeks before the band is set to release their latest CD (and first on the established modern metal label Prosthetic Records) smelled fishy to mos of us jaded enough to know how the game is played. In other words, chances like this are bought and paid for every day, and anyway – how cool can a band like Kylesa really be, if a shot-out fashion mag like Spin is singing their praises? When you’re in a band that lives or dies on reputation (as most rock bands do, extreme or not), things like this have to be a concern. However, guitarist and vocalist Phillip Cope says that not only is Kylesa relatively disinterested in the possible negative impact of the article, he’s cool with the whole thing, because he knows it came about naturally. In fact, he says the band and their label were as surprised at the writeup as everyone else. “We didn’t even have a publicist then,” he explains – noting that after the article ran, so many people wound up mistakenly calling one publicist who they thought handled the band, that it led to an invitation to join that company’s roster of clients. “It was weird, that’s for sure, but I think everyone understand that it was an organic thing,” Cope continues.

and foremost, we’re music fans.” To hear Cope and the band’s other guitarist, Laura Pleasants describe things, they both feel the group made the right decision at this point in its career. “Well, we’re just gettin’ a lot of support,” says Cope. “They call us very day, and they care about what we want to do. They just ask us what we want to do, and when we tell ‘em, they try to make it happen. It’s like, you wanna go record with this guy? Okay, we’ll try and make it happen for you. They’re just really nice guys and they’ve been cool. You expect when you sign with a bigger label to get involved in some type of horror story, but it hasn’t been bad at all.” The guy that Cope refers to is Alex Newport, a noted underground rock and metal producer who’s been at the helm of a number of highly-regarded albums for groups such as At The Drive-In and Melvins. It’s a slightly off-kilter choice, given the dark, disturbing and frenzied sound Kylesa conjures up, but Cope says it was a calculated move that he’s very glad seems to have paid off. “I was telling the label that we didn’t want our album to be produced by any of the popular metalcore guys, because I was starting to feel that all the albums that are coming out now sound exactly the same. We wanted someone different who could do something just for us. He told us he didn’t do metal anymore because there weren’t any good bands out there anymore, but we sent him our stuff anyway, and he agreed to do it.” Unlike the band’s prior albums, which were tracked on the cheap in Columbia, South Carolina, with Cope doing double duty behind the boards, To Walk A Middle Course was cut in Los Angeles over a three-week period in the producer’s own studio, located inside an abandoned Pabst Blue Ribbon factory (!). “Alex called all the shots,” Cope explains. “He knew that I’ve produced a lot of bands, and I just told him I’d step back and let him do his job instead of looking over his shoulder the whole time. We wanted something different, and plus, I’ve never had that kind of budget to work with before, anyway.” The end result is quite unlike anything either Damad or Kylesa has put out before. It’s darker in tonality without being as bruising, and the drums and vocals are uncharacteristically buried in the mix, compared with their prior efforts. This may be due in part to a personnel shift in the band (longtime drummer Christian Depken is no longer on board, replaced by newcomer Brandon Baltzley), but it’s much more likely the result of a completely new perspective entering into the group’s dynamic. All that sits well with both the band, and particularly with Johantgen, who supports the band’s desire to take the route less travelled. “These guys are certainly unique, and though we call ourselves a metal label, I wouldn’t really call them a metal band. I think they’re a very smart band, and I like smart bands,” he says. “This CD will definitely be bigger than their last one, and they’ll definitely be a bigger band, both in sales and in fame. How far will it go? I don’t know. So far, all the feedback we’ve gotten is excellent.” Cope, too, is unsure how far this new record might take the “We have no idea. We just keep truckin’ along, trying to stay focused and putting all of our heart and soul into it. That might sound kinda cheesey, but that’s really the way we feel.” “I think they’ll challenge people musically because they’re not cookie-cutter, and they’re not trendy,” says Johantgen. “But all the truly great bands were never part of any trend, you know?” ◗

Kylesa plays Starland’s Outdoor Stage (near 40th and Bull) Sunday at 5:30 pm. Baroness and Municipal Waste open. The concert is ALL-AGES with a $5 donation.


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Teddy Adams Trio Well-known local trombonist and jazz educator, who’s played with everyone from Cab Calloway to Joey DeFrancesco. He’s joined for this rare club date by a killer lineup of crazy good Florida traps drummer Quentin Baxter and Branford Marsalis’ bassist, Delbert Felix. There’s not even a cover The Everybodyfields to get in. How cool is that? Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Energetic and hard-to-peg local alternative band whose myriad of influences include dub reggae, ska and acid-rock. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Excellent country and blues-tinged acoustic duo featuring songwriters “Georgia Kyle” Shiver and Daryl Wise. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Buzz-worthy modern metal band from Savannah that tours frequently on the DIY circuit, and is steadily building a nationwide name as a live act to reckon with. Sun., 5:30 pm, Starland Outdoor Stage (40th & Bull Sts.) - ALL AGES.

Bottles & Cans Raw, unfettered, electric houserockin’ music. Fri., Savannah Blues.

Eric Britt Solo acoustic set from the frontman and main songwriter of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Wed., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.) + Thurs., Moon River Brewing Company.

Thomas Claxton Energetic acoustic guitarist and singer offering rock and pop hits. Mon., Daiquiri Depot (Pooler) + Wed., Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., 7 pm, Bernie’s on River St + Fri. - Sat., Bayou Café.

Jason Courtenay & Barry Johnson Two guitarists – both veterans of the Savannah acoustic cover scene – join forces to harmonize and play on a variety of popular rock, country and pop hits. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Don Coyer Local solo cover act specializing in Southern and classic rock hits. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

Acoustic trio from the fertile musical soil of Johnson City, Tn. Based out of the famous listening room The Down Home, they have gone on to play NPR’s Mountain Stage, and a variety of East Coast music festivals. Their rotating vocals, guitar, electric bass, and dobro allows them to float between Old-Time, alternative folk and even classic country styles. Sat., 8 pm, Sentient Bean.

First Friday for Folk Music This time around, The Savannah Folk Music Society’s family-oriented coffeehouse-style show includes Atlanta’s Veronika Jackson; Ontario’s female folk duo The Sirens; and the everybodyfields (see above). Jackson’s sound incorporates gospel, blues and folk. She is also distinguished by being one of the few black artists on the modern folk circuit. The Sirens are rooted in 1920s crooning and ragtime. As always, this is a smoke and alcohol-free ALL-AGES event, with a suggested donation of $2. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesleyan Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).

Gymini CD Release Afterparty Local rapper once known as Double Deuce, when dancing and crewing for the 69 Boyz.He’s known for putting a commercial slant on street music, and has collaborated win the past with one of Lil’ Jon’s Eastside Boyz, some of whom are supposed to appear at this party – although, I’m told they likely will not be performing, and there is no guarantee that Lil’ Jon himself will be there. Fri., NV Night Club Veronika Jackson (Nevaeh/Top Floor).

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period when Ol’ Blue Eyes worked with big-band arranger Billy May. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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Ultra-heavy downtuned metal act from Atlanta. Sat., The Jinx.

Terrific Savannah quartet offering groove-heavy jam and dance music that draws as much on organic hip-hop and reggae as it does rock & roll. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

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Slick, local, female-fronted pop, that should appeal to fans of No Doubt or recent Liz Phair. Sat., NV Night Club (Sedah/Main Floor).

Municipal Waste Richmond, Va. thrashcore in the tradition of DRI, Suicidal Tendencies, and Teddy Adams Nuclear Assault. Known for a humorous, hard-partying outlook. They’re soon to release a CD on the Earache label. Sun., 5:30 pm, Starland Outdoor Stage (40th & Bull Sts.) - ALL AGES.

Ricardo Ochoa’s Jazz & Tango Kings Unique local act centered around some of the best jazz and classical players on the nightlife scene. They

Too Blue Newly revamped local blues combo (note the different spelling of the name) featuring guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (B Bottles & Cans), plus Marty “Lockjaw” Ellis on harmonica. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

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Rare local set from a punk-influenced electroclash band known for minimalist aesthetics and vintage synth and vocoder sounds. Based in Ohio, they maintain strong ties to our area, where they played their first live shows. Fri., 7 pm, Starland CCA (2424 Bull St.) - ALL AGES.

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Charleston group mixing popular covers and originals in the vein of The Dave Matthews Band, among others. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

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Blues and contemporary jazz favorites from an Island regular. Wed., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

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Brand new (and very young) indie-rock band who cites local Christian hardcore heroes Showbread as a main influence. This coffeehouse show is open to ALLAGES. Fri., 9 pm, Sweet Treats (Wilmington Isl.).

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Modern Skirts Gov’t Mule clones and Elephant 6 wannabees that seem to be crowding up the Classic City’s last remaining cheap apartments. Their calling cards are soaring and inventive vocal harmonies which they’re said to be able to nail live, and piano-driven compositions which at times border on prog-rock, while maintaining a healthy respect for memorable hooks. Cross middle-period Radiohead with late-period Joe Jackson and you might come close enough. Richmond, Va.’s Conshafter is dedicated to crafting “the perfect 3 1/2 minute rock anthem,’ and to that end, they’re eagerly mixing up some of the better aspects of the The Kinks, The Cars, Big Star, and The Beach Boys. Their latest EP sounds quite a bit like Semisonic and Saturation-era Urge Overkill. Headliners Left Front Tire started way back in 1992 in the humble burg of Cornelia, Ga., when they were barely teenagers. Over the past decade, they’ve coalesced into a breathtaking example of slick, commercial punk-pop. Their pow-

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This infectious, mostly acoustic, white pop-funk duo from Ohio has made quite a name for itself through relentless touring on college campuses and large clubs throughout the country – and it’s paying off. Of late, they’ve been racking up accolades from folks who are probably worth bragging about (like Dave Matthews’ henchman Tim Reynolds), and folks who the band should probably drop from their press kit (like Michael Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo). True, while this group’s entire image is all about kicking back and having fun, you have to give it to them – they’re fairly straight-up. What you see is what you get. They’ve recently attracted some bigtime investors who seem determined to give these dorks the proverbial “push.” It’s not my cup of tea, but this polished stage show and goodtime party music will likely appeal to fans of Barenaked Ladies, G Love & Special Sauce, and Maroon5, so it’s a recommended gig of the week – or should I say gigs? Friday night finds them out at a large venue on Wilmington Island that infrequently hosts touring bands. The next night they’re on the main stage in the cavernous NV, with local radio-rock favorites Liquid Ginger opening. Bring some earplugs to that gig, as it can get uncomfortably loud in there. Fri., 9 pm, Shamrock’s Irish Pub (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat., NV Night Club (Sedah/Main Floor).

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LAURIE FOOS’ FIFTH NOVEL, Before busy as the emotional caretaker to her Elvis There Was Nothing (Coffee House sister. Press) can be described as bizarre. How Lena is a paranoid recluse who treats else to describe a book about a woman her frequent panic attacks by breathing who grows a horn in the middle of her into paper bags, popping Xanax, and forehead while she and her agoraphobic engaging in lengthy chat sessions with sister cope with their Elvis-obsessed her online psychotherapist. parents’ abandonment to search for the To appease Lena’s anxiety, Cass long-dead King of rock and roll? weaves real memories of their parents Yet, the bizarre distortions of the story with made up tales, and forges birthday make this novel resonate with truth and cards from them to Lena each year. Lena authenticity about universal subjects like lives in hope of their reappearance, fear, family, and personal identity. setting out cake for them on her birthday Last week, in a telephone interview like a child leaving cookies for Santa on from her Massachusetts Christmas Eve. home, the 38-year-old Then Cass grows a novelist and creative horn in the middle of her writing professor plainly forehead. Bizarre, indeed. stated that the wild disFoos credits her inspitortions in Before Elvis ration for the absurdity There Was Nothing are and truth in all of her intended to focus novels to her influences attention away from the Eugene Ionesco, Franz events themselves, and Kafka, and Nikolai Gogol. to zero in on the char“I go back to Kafka. The acters’ perceptions and stories are human, it’s reactions to events that just a matter of the way surround them. in which they are told,” Laurie Foos will be says Foos. in Savannah to discuss Foos was first drawn and read excerpts from to the idea of a person Laurie Foos her forthcoming novel at growing a horn when she StarCCa Gallery, 2425 Bull read the play Rhinoceros in college. In the classic Eugene Ionesco Street between 40th and 41st, at 7:00 p.m. play, residents of a French village evolve on Friday, March 4. Editor’s Note: Foos’ book should not into rhinoceroses, and the play addresses (E be confused with Patrick Higgins’ book of the reaction of the other villagers to each the same name. The titles are derived phase of these changes. from a famous quote by John Lennon.) “Something was set off in me, I was In addition to writing novels, Foos amazed that you could write this way,” teaches creative writing at the Lowsays Foos. “The theme of the physical Residency MFA Program at Lesley change of these people turning into University in Cambridge. rhinos. I was struck by the reactions of Before Elvis is Foos’ fifth novel, and is the people in the play. I played with the set for release at the same time that her idea of a horn about ten years ago. I tried first child is due. “The book comes out in it with a short story, but I really needed a May, I’m having a baby in May, everynovel to open it up.” thing’s coming out in May! It certainly In her writing, Foos strives to depict was not planned to have the timing this reality by over-distorting the surreal. “I way, but it’s great to have a new book subscribe to Flannery O’Connor’s belief and this new chapter of my life starting all that what writers do is not necessarily to at once.” give a reflection of what really happens, In conversation, as in her writing, but if you blow things up enough the Foos’ every sentence is packed with truth will emerge. People understand something interesting and also revealing, something that is allegorical, fable-like, if yet delivered in a matter-of-fact way that you keep things weighted in realism.… is neither grandiose nor self-deprecating. It’s harder to get readers to buy the Before Elvis is narrated by Cass, the realism than the surrealism sometimes. older of the two sisters. By all appearYou don’t need to explain why the woman ances, Cass seems to have successfully grows a horn, but you do need to explain dealt with the long-past disappearance of why the women smoke pot at work. The their parents. She has a career as a hair continued on page 20 replacement specialist, a successful podiatrist boyfriend, and plenty to keep her

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writers I’m interested in -- that’s what they do so well. The parts grounded in reality are very real.” Foos says that her first book, Ex Utero, was “literally rescued from the slush pile by an unknown intern to whom I am forever indebted” at the non-profit Coffee House Press. “The intern was reading the manuscript and she kept saying ‘Ooh, gross. Ooh, this is disgusting.’” When the publisher asked the intern what she was reading, the intern responded, “We wouldn’t want to publish a book about a woman whose uterus falls out while she’s at the mall, would we?” Coffee House’s publisher Allan Kornblum did want to publish it, and the novel received critical acclaim nationwide, from The Philadelphia Enquirer to The Los Angeles Times. Says Foos, “Coffee House has been my champion from the get-go. Kornblum gets my work like no one else does. Each book is a better book because of his input.” Four of Foos’ five novels have been published by the Minneapolis-based independent press. Foos began writing in elementary school. “I had a great fourth grade teacher who encouraged me,” says the author, who says she always saw herself as a short story writer. “The first novel came as a complete surprise to me. My professor at the MFA Creative Writing program of Brooklyn College suggested that I try a novel, that it might be easier to sell a novel than short stories.” Most of Foos’ novels feature some fantastical anatomical anomaly. Cass’s forehead horn in Before Elvis There was Nothing; the lost uterus in Ex Utero; a man who turns into a baby but keeps his adult head in 2002’s Bingo Under the Crucifix, or a woman who gives birth to her clone in Twinship. Only 1995’s coming-of-age novel Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist steers clear of biological weirdness. Yet all of these physical aberrations, and the themes from all five of Foos’ novels, touch directly or indirectly on parent-child relationships, personal identity, and family. Says Foos, “It’s interesting now that I’m pregnant with my first child. I’m interested in change, in fundamental change. Whether it’s from an internal or an external change, how do characters react to bizarre change, because I think that bizarre things happen in everyday life. I think that all of the books are about the search for the self.” Of the title character in the new novel, Foos notes, “I didn’t mean to write about Elvis. In writing your unconscious is your guide, especially in the first draft. I am always suspicious of things that don’t surprise me when I’m writing. I’ve learned to trust it. I said to myself, ‘Well Elvis wants to be in here, so I’m gonna let him.’” In describing her writing methodology Foos paraphrased a quote from E.L. Doctorow: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as

your headlights but that will take you the whole way.” Foos is a self-described Elvis Presley fan. Says the author, “My mother loves Elvis; I sort of grew up with him. My younger brother and I would be listening to Elvis, making up little dance routines. My mother went to see him many times. Of the three kids I inherited the Elvis fandom. It wasn’t until I went to Graceland that I became fascinated by the death culture. On the tour of Graceland you really sort of forget that he’s not there. Then you stop at the meditation garden and reality sets in.” In Before Elvis, both Cass and Lena are named by their parents for singers heard on the radio while the girls were being born — Mama Cass and Lena Horne. Both women have been given celebrity names, and spend their lives seeking their own identities. The cult of celebrity and the search for identity are woven through the narrative of Before Elvis. “I’ve always been fascinated by our fixation on celebrity culture,” says Foos. “The idea of celebrity has changed in the last few years with all the reality shows. People that appear on them become celebrities. It’s about projection, projecting wants and desires. “We love celebrities, we love to put them on a pedestal, but then we love to pull them down. It’s amazing to me that we are continually surprised that they have human foibles. “In Before Elvis I’m playing with the fact that Elvis was deified in the culture. In death he’s become the object of ridicule but he’s also, for the die-hard Elvis fan, this deification that existed when he was alive as well. The King and the King of Kings.” In all of Foos’ novels, the exploration of reality includes family history. In Before Elvis the third chapter opens with a list of 16 discarded items — the complete inventory of what their parents left behind in their disappearance. The list includes a strand of used dental floss, an old belt buckle, a Twister game, and a yellowed newspaper clipping of Elvis in his casket. From these cast-offs the sisters have constructed an entire set of stories that encroaches even into their dreams. Foos notes that Cass and Lena “have had to create these mythical ideas about their parents since they have so little to go on. I think that all families kind of do that. There are certain stories in my family, and in my in-laws ‘ family… you wonder how accurate is the story? Is it in any way, shape or form related to what actually happened?” “I’m interested in what is reality, does it exist more in what we think it is, or does something need to have actually happened in order for it to be real? I’m not sure it does. I think that reality is something that is amorphous at times.” ◗

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‘The Traveling Medicine Show’ -- First Friday show from March 4-9 at the Desotorow Gallery on 41st Street in the Starland Design District showcases the printmaking work of Tom Christison and Rich Gere. Reception March 4, 7-11 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Women’s History Month Exhibit -- Show at the Sentient Bean on Park Avenue celebrates ‘Women’s History Month’ with oral history and photography by Ann Curry, Imke Lass & Joanna Knox about Savannah women and the evolution of women’s rights. Opening reception, co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood & Senior Citizen, Inc., is March 3, with a reception from 5-7 p.m., and a Public Policy Update at 7 p.m. Art hangs March 1 through April 10.

Gallery 209 Artists of the Month -Kiln--fired jeweler Don Rountree and landscape painter Peggy Duncan are Featured Artists at Gallery 209 for March 2005. The “Artists of the Month” at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St., for March, 2005. 'Anatomical Abstractions' -- Scott Griffin’s oil paintings on canvas, through March 10 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ‘Novel Ideas’ -- SCAD presents this exhibit Feb. 18-March 18 at the May Poetter Gallery in Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. The show features illustrative and photographic work by SCAD students, alumni and faculty that reference literature and use the book form as an object of art. Artists include Carrie Christian, Bret M. Herholz, Stefani Joseph, Sarah Meyer, Colin Roddick, Jose Luis Silva and Cameron Lundy Woodall. The exhibition is featured on the March gallery hop, Friday, March 4, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and gallery hop are free and open to the public.

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‘Simulation’ -- A one-night MFA thesis exhibition by Cara Marisa Deleon, a graduate student in the department of Film and Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is at the PeiLing Chan Gallery, 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on March 19 from 7-9 p.m. ‘Simulation’ is a video installation that discusses “the many facets of stardom within the classical Hollywood system and its tenuous hold on American ideals.”

‘A Different Point of View’ -- Iron and wood furniture by Robert Evans att the Alvida Art Gallery 7303 Abercorn St. one block south of Eisenhower in Upchurch Centre. New works by local artist Evans feature one of a kind functional works made from iron and wood, melding form and function into unique pieces. Gallery hours are Mon-Thur, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Rebecca Kahrs Willis -- Hospice Savannah showcases new paintings by this acclaimed watercolorist March 7 – April 30 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Meet the artist at the opening reception, Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30p.m. at the gallery.

based artist now in North Carolina. Through March 13 at Sapphire Grill, 110 W. Congress St. ‘Suzanne Jackson: Monoprints and Drawings’ -- An exhibition of work by SCAD painting professor Suzanne Jackson, Feb. 18-March 8, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public.

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‘HDX2: Two Generations of DeLorme’ -- Photographs by Harry H. DeLorme taken in the 1970s, with acrylic paintings by Harry H. DeLorme, Jr. At the City of Savannah's Gallery S.P.A.C.E., at 9 West Henry Street, March 1 - March 31. Opening Reception: March 4, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.Call 912-651-4248 Recent Works -- Elysium Wine Bar on Chippewa Square hosts an exhibit of recent works by Washington, D.C. artists Dave Wix, Cory Deere, and Joe Karr. 'Private Eye for Private Peaches’ -- New works mixing graphic design, photography and painting by: Amy Wright & Jason Marz. Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr Blvd. ‘Seven Steps to Scale’ -- Seven paintings by Kevin Starr, a formerly Savannah-

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SCAD March Gallery Hop -- The Savannah College of Art and Design presents its monthly gallery hop. Karena Ness’s a thesis exhibition, can be seen at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Daniel Shapiro: “Cowboys and Other Gentle Men” can be seen at Alexander Hall Annex, 668 Indian St., “Suzanne Jackson: Monoprints and Drawings” can be seen at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. “Elastic Boundaries” can be seen at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. shopSCAD at 340 Bull St. features original work and gifts by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni and will be open during the gallery hop. Shuttles will run between the galleries and refreshments will be served. Friday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m. Free. Call 5259999. ◗

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IT’S time to junk that old television and move to HDTV? Clark Howard — the Atlantabased consumer advocate who’s famously frugal — just bought one. “I followed my own advice and waited until my old set broke down,” said the host of the nationally syndicated Clark Howard radio show. “Then I bought a poor man’s HDTV, a 32inch high-definition set for $398.” Howard picked a set that uses a picture tube, the old-fashioned CRT technology, rather than a fancy plasma or LCD model. But while prices are dropping, shopping for an HDTV-capable set still means wading through an alphabet soup of competing technologies. There’s the CRT; LCD, a flat-panel liquid crystal display; DLP, digital light processing, an emerging flat-panel option; and plasma, the original big-screen HDTV option. And despite enticing entry-level units, many buyers can still expect a price tag

that would do a used car justice. Most shoppers will end up buying a system costing between $2,000 and $6,000. The first decision is whether you should follow Howard’s example and buy an HDTV set now or wait for even better deals — which he thinks will come as prices fall dramatically by the end of this year. Dave Warner hasn’t yet taken the leap. He’s director of engineering at Atlanta-based Crawford Productions, where HDTV television shows are produced for networks, and has been working with HDTV for more than six years. “It’s hard to know when it’s time to jump on the train,” he said. “With any developing consumer product, prices start very high as research-and-development costs are recovered, and then they start going down. “I have a standard-definition 28-inch set at home that we’ve had around for years,” Warner said. “The prices have been kind of high.”

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giant-screen models, while LCD sets come in screen sizes from tiny to huge. The group projects sales this year of 1.4 million plasma sets, up 61 percent from 2004. LCD sales are expected to hit 3.8 million, up 111 percent. Warner, the engineer, thinks any of the technologies — CRT, LCD, plasma or others — will work fine. He recommends consumers look at sets in a showroom and pick one that suits them best. “Spend more time finding a set with the right screen size for your room,” he said. Large-screen sets of 42 inches and larger are viewed best from 9-10 feet. Smaller screens require about 5-7 feet. Many consumers are enticed into the showroom by low-price ads. But that’s just the start of what you’ll actually pay. “Sometimes customers come in with a $2,500 set in mind, but before they’re out the door they’ve spent nearly $5,000,” said Long. Some add-ons are obvious: speakers for sound that’s as good as the picture; a progressive-scan player that delivers better video than conventional DVDs; an HDTV receiver for those who do not use a cable or satellite receiver. But some of the additional items aren’t obvious. Many customers are surprised when Long tells them that he believes they need a special voltage regulator that can cost $400 or more to make sure that power surges don’t trash their expensive flat-screen TV. ◗

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The Consumer Electronics Association says HDTV set prices are dropping about 10 percent a year, and it expects that to continue. Once the decision to buy HDTV is made, the confusion really starts. Art Boccuti, of Atlanta, wants a large flat-panel HDTV set for the home he’s building. Boccuti has researched the various options, but “there’s no question about it being confusing — one technology will have this benefit and the next one has that benefit. Even when I read about it, the experts don’t make it clear.” B.J. Long, a senior salesperson for HDTV sets at the Best Buy in Alpharetta, Ga., sees customers’ confusion first hand. “I’ve had some customers that were so confused that I’ve sent them home,” said Long. “I tell them to grab some of the model numbers of the sets they like and spend some time on the Web reading the reviews.” Patrick Bomdavem, marketing director at the Atlanta-based North American headquarters for Philips Consumer Electronics, agrees “there may still be some confusion from consumers, but you’re seeing associates at the stores who are much more educated themselves these days.” Flat-panel TVs are growing in popularity, and LCD is growing faster than plasma, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. That’s partially because almost all plasma sets are


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Pinot Power Thanks to the movie Sideways, pinot noir is red hot. The sexy porch scene starring pinot as foreplay, is lighting the libidos of Americans and sending them to their wallets. AC Nielsen reported that, since the movie opened in October of last year, sales of pinot noir are up 16 percent. Slow sex life? Buy some pinot and see if it works.

Winery Shuffle It's not love in the air - it's the smell of winery acquisitions. Big-time, big-name wineries like Mondavi and Chalone have been scooped up like bank chains. This can mean good things or bad things for your favorite wines. If the new owners - Constellation and Diageo, respectively - have deep pockets and are willing to invest some cash, it might increase the quality of the wine. Or, if the acquiring companies are looking to make some fast profits, they

Stuff I can’t keep bottled up might start cutting corners. I guess we'll Blends are More Fun see which way the liquid pours. Greek Wine? About 6,000 years ago, some of the earliest winemaking occurred around Greece. Since then, France has kinda kicked the Greeks' ass, but now they're trying to make a comeback. Recently, I visited a Greek restaurant called Zaytinya in Washington, D.C., where the only wine on the list was Greek. Funky, long grape names with equally unfamiliar winery names stared at me, but luckily a helpful bartender translated for me. I tried a fruity Xinomavro/ Agiorghitiko blend from Kir-Yianni winery, tasting similar to a smooth, spicy syrah. Xinomavro is a dark, intensely flavored red grape from the Naoussa region in northern Greece. Agiorghitiko, an earthy, spicy red grape, hails from the ancient area of Nemea. I look forward to seeing more of these sophisticated wines, rather than the vile tree sap-flavored Retsina that Greece is infamous for.

One thing I'm pretty damn excited about is the slow shift away from single varietal wines, or wines labeled by their grape name. I love a good cabernet, but blend it with shiraz and it lights my fire. By adding a smidgeon of this and a dollop of that, a winemaker can create a cohesive, more rounded wine. Some bear cool, fantasy names, and some just list the grapes, but whatever you do, start trying a few.

Screw It Have you noticed the Boone's Farmlike closures on your favorite Down Under wine lately? These metal saviors aren't just creeping up on us, they're sprinting. The Aussies and New Zealanders love the screwtop, preferring it to the cork, which can pollute up to 10 percent of wine. You will continue to see more and more of the screwtop, so get over yourself and try one. Same goes for bagin-a-box wine.

Correction In my column on the movie Sideways, a reader called me out when I incorrectly said Chateau Cheval Blanc is made mostly from merlot, the primary grape in France's St. Emilion wines. Turns out, Cheval Blanc is 60 percent cabernet franc grape, with the remaining percentage merlot. Good call. â——

Recommended Wines Crush Pad Red (California) -- An imaginative blend of several red grapes creates this juicy, approachable wine with tart raspberry, ripe red cherry and elegant vanilla. Sweetness = 2. $13. ★★★ 1/2 Robert Biale 2002 Zappa Red Wine Napa (CA) -- A fantastically huge, fruit-bomb blend of zinfandel and petite syrah. Dark, juicy black cherry, and jammy with raspberry. Worth every penny. Sw = 2. $35. ★★★★ 1/2

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For traditionalists, old-fashioned love stories can still be found in period Watching this adaptation of Tyler Perry’s pieces (Cold Mountain) or movies set in popular stage play is akin to channel distant lands (Beyond Borders). But as surfing between showings of Soul Food titles like How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps — Deliver Us From Eva with an occaand Little Black sional flip over to Book demonstrate, “The Jeffersons” when it comes to for good love connections measure. The in present-day gorgeous U.S., mind games Kimberly Elise must be played (The Manchurian and/or dollars Candidate) gets must be doled out to display her before anyone can acting chops as even think about Helen McCarter, living happily ever after. Diary of a Mad Black Woman who’s stunned when At least Hitch locates her husband of 18 the romantic spark years, a prominent Atlanta lawyer (Steve behind all those account-emptying Harris), demands a divorce and forcibly checks being passed back and forth. A throws her out of their mansion to make warm and witty comedy that unforturoom for his gold-digging girlfriend (Lisa nately runs itself into the ground during Marcos). Dejected, depressed and disits final act, the picture benefits immeatraught, Helen moves back to the ‘hood, surably from the presence of Will Smith, where she’s taken in by her grandmother who may or may not be a great actor but Medea. A huge hit with African-American who is most assuredly a great movie audiences, Perry’s play has been star. He's at turns sly, suave and sexy as adapted (by the author himself) into a Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, who bills himself movie that’s overflowing with positive as the Date Doctor because of his ability Christian ideals as well as an honest to make a living by advising other men assessment of the intrinsic desire for how to land the woman of their dreams. seeking retribution versus the spiritual An honorable man in a dubious proneed for giving absolution. In this fession -- he refuses clients who are respect, the movie’s emotionally satissimply out to get laid -- he finds his fying (if a bit simplistic), yet Perry dilutes biggest challenge in the form of Albert its potency by casting himself in the (Kevin James), a clumsy, overweight roles of Medea, the gun-wielding, easily accountant who's hopelessly under the excitable grandmother, and her brother spell of beautiful super-model Allegra Joe, a flatulent senior citizen constantly Cole (Amber Valletta). But Hitch unexleering at women when he’s not busy pectedly finds his own romantic inclinasmoking dope. tions rising to the surface once he meets Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). Mendes, who's always come across as a Jennifer Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo series Lopez who can't act -- no, wait, that Hellblazer, the picture casts Keanu would still make her Jennifer Lopez… Reeves as John Constantine, who’s never mind -- initially has trouble keeping always had the ability to recognize the pace with a leading man prettier than angels and demons that walk the earth she is, but she ends up holding her own in human form. It seems that God and and even sneaking off with a couple of Satan had long ago reached an scenes. agreement that they would not directly impact whatever events occur on our planet, but that they could use these To say that the script for The Wedding “half-breeds” to subtly influence us mere Date is bottom-of-the-barrel would be too mortals. From the connotations of its kind; this one was already decomposing hero’s name (Constantine was the under a mountain of mulch before “Will & Roman emperor who endorsed Grace's” Debra Messing unwisely fished it Christianity more for personal gain than out. Messing stars as Kat Ellis, a 30for any spiritual fulfillment) to depictions something woman whose neurotic of Hell that borrow heavily from the impulses are obviously meant to be works of Hieronymus Bosch, endearing but who instead comes off as Constantine tries hard to include heady something of a pill. Required to fly to material that will allow for post-screening England to attend the wedding of her discussions around the water cooler or loathsome sister (Amy Adams), Kat can't in cinephile trades (something The stand the thought of arriving without a Matrix accomplished masterfully with its boyfriend -- especially since her ex-lover rampant theology). But as was the case (Jeremy Sheffield) will be there as the with the muddled Jacob’s Ladder, best man. So Kat does what any normal Constantine never brings its debates woman would do: She drains her savings into focus, choosing instead to pile on its issues like so many toppings onto a baked potato. continued on page 30

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The key scene in Sideways arrives when Miles (Paul Giamatti), a lovable loser who collects unhappy memories the way some people collect stamps, cuts through his own haze of despair long enough to open up to Maya (Virginia Madsen), who like Miles is a divorced individual with a great passion for wine. As Miles explains the reasons why he's so drawn to Pinot ("It's thin-skinned, temperamental‌ Pinot needs constant care and attention‌"), it's obvious that he's also talking about himself. Moved by Miles' sincerity, she launches into a lovely monologue in which she links all wine to all people by pointing out its complexities, its ability to evolve‌ and its tendency to go downhill after it reaches its peak. And then she seductively adds the exclamation point -- "And it tastes so fucking good!" -- rolling out each word as if she were tasting every individual syllable. That term of profane enthusiasm might also be an apt way to describe Sideways, an offbeat road movie that averages more memorable moments per mile than just about any other picture released this year. Movies in which characters hit the road in search of adventure and end up discovering themselves are nothing new to American film -- in fact, they're an integral part of our cinematic

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The oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Food Not Bombs Feed the hungry and the homeless Sundays at noon in Franklin Square as part of a worldwide effort to encourage kindness in the place of violence. Cooking starts around 10 a.m. at The Blue House, 410 W. Duffy St. To volunteer, call 233-4461.

League of Women Voters The Savannah-Chatham chapter of the League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler

Rap Sessions Come for a free-flowing discussion of spiritual, political and social issues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St., on the corner of Lincoln and Gwinnett, next to Kroger. Has today’s generation become totally leveled or do we have something to say? Don’t let your human voice be silenced. Call 232-1165.

Savannah Animal Rights and Welfare Group A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Call Jolee at 925-2710 or Dianna at 898-1080.

Savannah Peace Coalition Keep up with current events every Tuesday night on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to schmalk@yahoo.com to receive an invitation to join the chat.

Savannah Republican Club Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

Sierra Club Regular meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. 351-7436.

St. Mary’s Home will host its 18th Annual Art Extravaganza on April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Tickets are $150, which covers a dessert reception and a piece of art. Two people may attend on one ticket. All proceeds will benefit the children at St. Mary’s Home. For tickets and information, contact Sister Alvin Seubott at 236-7164.

Auditions AASU Masquers Auditions The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre announces auditions for a production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire on March 6 and 8 at 6 p.m. in AASU Jenkins Theater. Those who are interested should bring a prepared monologue by Tennessee Willaism. Performances are set for April 21-30. Call Randy at 484-6110 for information.

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Auditions for The Twits Performances of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, adapted by David Wood, will be held in May. This comedy features a mix of singing, dancing, theater, slapstick and audience participation. Auditions are set for Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cultural Affairs Cultural Arts Theatre, 9 W. Henry St. This audition is for all ages. Call 651-6782.

Benefits & Fundraisers 2nd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day will be held Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Sandfly Bar & Grill. This event benefits Backus Children’s Hospital Oncology Clinic. Last year, more than $8,500 was raised to support research to fight children’s cancer. Register to have your head shaved or donate money by going to www.stbaldricks.org. For information, call Pam at 667-5962.

The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association at Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a Bowl-A-Thon on March 5 from 1-4 p.m. at AMF Savannah Lanes, 115 Tibet Ave. Tickets are $20 and include two hours of unlimited bowling and the fee for shoes. Proceeds will benefit the National Organization of Rare Diseases. Contact Kimberly Cohen at 695-5460.

Concert/Dance with Bennie Anderson and the Drifters and recording artist/deejay Gary Bass will be hosted by Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah on April 1. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Innter City Night Shelter. Register for two free tickets each Monday night at Doubles, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St., beginning at 7 p.m. A drawing will be held each Monday at the club’s weekly social. For information, call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or to order tickets online, visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

Paddling for Healthy Hearts Tour This fundraiser was begun by members of the Savannah/Chatham County Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association to raise funds and awareness. It is based on

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Whatever happened to your Liberty? Regular weekly meetings are held Mondays at 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7804 Abercorn in Oglethorpe Mall. Call 308-3934 or visit www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

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Local activist group focused on protesting the illegality of the war in Iraq. Contact Richard DiPirro at 441-7167 for more information.

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will meet Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. A Women’s History Month program is planned and Dr. James Nelson, author of Where Would Jesus Put the Sidewalks?, will speak on the chapter in his book called Abortion and Euthanasia. Books will be available for $17. For information, call Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or 484-3222.

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meets on the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. For information, call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 234-5969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www.chathamdems.org.

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long-distance sea-kayak trips along the Atlantic coast. To follow the progress or make a donation, visit www.heartpaddle.org. r 713-8778.

Skidaway Island Antiques Show and Sale will be held March 4-6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call 598-7726.

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AARP 55 Alive This two-day, four-hours each day class focuses on refreshing driving skills, reviews the rules of the road and identifies areas where changes take place as we age. The cost is $10 per person. Upon completion, most insurance carriers may deduct up to 10 percent on certain parts of an insurance policy for a period of three years. Classes will be held Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Candler Hospital. To register, call 352-4405 or Jurell Davis at 897-2364. Classes also will be held Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One. To register, call 350-7587.

Adult Art Classes are held at The Art School on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. For information, call Lind Hollingworth at The Art School, 921-1151.

Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers in collaboration with Royce Learning Centers and Hope House of Savannah offers tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711 or stop by the center at 1601 Drayton St. to register.

Adult Figure Studio is held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads, No. B-2. A variety of models and extended poses are available to artists who would like to pursue figure work. The cost is divided among participants, averaging $50 per 5 weeks. Call 921-1151 for more information.

Adult Pottery Classes Don’t just re-glaze pre-made pottery, learn how to make and glaze your own personalized functional pottery or sculpture in these seven-week sessions. Classes cover hand building and glazing techniques and introduce historical and contemporary ceramic artists for inspiration. Small class size offers maximum attention and encouragement. Instructor is an established artist exhibiting her work internationally who formerly taught at Ohio State University and Denison University. Beginners, experienced, SCAD students and faculty all welcome. Call Krista at 313-5442 to register for morning or evening classes.

The Art of Oil Painting A class for aspiring artists will include 12 sessions through April 13 on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Savannah Art Association Studio 2 in City Market. Instruction will cover basics and will explore styles and techniques of 10 oil painters. The textbook used will be The Art of Oil Painting by Walter Foster. The cost for each session is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Call 232-7731 or 897-7909.

The Art School provides quality art instruction for ages 6 through adults. Register now for afterschool classes. Classes provide a com-

fortable, non-competitive atmosphere for students of all levels. Classes are a great way to develop a portfolio for those interested in pursuing visual arts. Classes are avaialble for home-schooled students. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Located across from Summit Gymnastics/Sharks Cheerleading at 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads No. B-2. Call 9211125 for information or visit www.theartschoolsav.com.

Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. Communicate with your baby before you knew it was possible. Classes are offered in four-week sessions every month. Times vary. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Babysitters training class St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35, which includes lunch and a training manual, plus certification on completion of the class. Registration and pre-payment are required. 819-8583.

Basic computer class Eastside Concerned Citizens Inc. at 803 E. Park Ave. offers basic computer classes every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 232-5280.

Basic handgun training A 4-hour self-defense handgun course includes firearms safety and self-defense shooting at life-sized paper silhouette targets. Taught by a Georgia certified firearms instructor. $30, plus ammunition. Various Saturday dates are available. 9215754.

Beginners quilting classes are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., 1601 Drayton St. Register by calling 447--5711 or stop by the center.

Building a Home The UBuildIt office in Savannah invites you to attend a free seminar to help you learn more about building your very own dream house. Call 236-1211.

Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, is offering a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants learn through a computer software program, small group and individual tutoring and study books. Participants can choose their hours between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Chatham County Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons for all ages. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 8. Adults and ages 9 to 12 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. A variety of times are offered. Call 351-6556.

Coastal Scooters Classes Coastal Scooters is conducting classes that focus on road skills, safety and the proper maintenance of scooters. Classes are limited in size to provide personal assistance. Each rider is equipped with a TGB 49.5cc scooter and helmet. The class is three hours in length, consisting of classroom, field and on-road instruction. Classes meet on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $40. To register, call 232-5513 or visit Coastal Scooters at 418 W. Broughton St.

Drawing Inspiration From the Masters Free drawing classes for teens, adults and seniors are offered by the Savannah Art Association through a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Leisure Services Bureau. Classes are held Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to noon at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s’ Fine Arts Hall. This program offers a solid foundational art education to members of the community at no cost. For information, call 897-5612 or 598-8217.

Ave. Call 651-6653 or send e-mail to ccamire@savannahga.gov and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required.

Parenting the preschooler is a course offered by Telfair Women’s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org.

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is offering several classes and workshops. The list includes sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

Drawing sessions will be held the first three Tuesdays of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Art Association (located in City Market upstairs over Belford's). The model is clothed. Bring your own drawing supplies. $10 per session for members.

The Economic Opportunity Authority

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

is offering free computer classes for beginners in Computer Basics Level One plus the study guide program software for the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Call Gloria Ferguson at 238-2960, Ext. 153.

at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes.

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc.

First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To find out how you can help, call 819-6910.

Free Coaching Session and Assessment Free session for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send email to Vicki@excellentcoach.com.

Free computer classes St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605 for times, days and registration information. Space is limited.

Home Ownership St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center will present a Wisdom & Gathering Session Home Ownership on March 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for reservations.

Homeowner Ornamental and Turf Seminars A comprehensive two-day program on plants, soils, fertilizers and more will be presented by Chatham County Cooperative Extension Service agents and specialists on Saturday, March 5 and March 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, Highway 17 South and Canebrake Road. The cost is $15 each session. Call 652-7981.

The Live Oak Public Library offers free classes on using computers to access information at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3662.

Memorial Health positive parenting class The cost is $10 per person and is most beneficial to parents of children less than 4 years. To register, call 350-9335.

Mindful meditation classes will be held on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Integrated Behavioral Center, 1121 Cornell Ave. The cost is $10 per session. Call 3554987.

Multiple blessings is a four-week education course offered by Memorial Health and designed for the family expecting twins, triplets or more. Call Barbara at 350-3129 or visit www.memorialhealth.com.

Parent and Teen Driving Course The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driver’s course the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Day School, 4625 Waters

Spring Break Art Camp This all-day, week-long camp for ages 4 to 14 is sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and dramatics will be presented in individual and group projects. The cost is $100. The camp will be held daily March 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at S.P.A.C.E., located at 9 W. Henry St. Call 651-4248.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp Applications are now being evaluated for this summer camp that is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 to 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Grant Hill and more. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. For a free brochure, call 704-3730873.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dissection, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tybeemsc.org.

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium presents outreach programs that are interactive, with live animals, costumes and fun activities. Contact Stephanie Edgecombe at 598-2335 for reservations. "Turtle Tales" is a 60-minute outreach program that combines science and art for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Call Edith Schmidt at 598-2447.

Women Striving for Entrepreneurship Are you looking to start your own business, but don’t know where or how to start, or how to finance your dream? Attend the Vision Vibe Network luncheon on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant, 7920 Abercorn St. The cost is $20. Limited space is available, so please call 1-888-264-1312 to make reservations.

Clubs & Organizations AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club sponsors gaming nights at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Dungeons and Dragons is presented every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the AASU cafeteria. Open gaming nights are held every Wednesday in the AASU cafeteria. The club also is organizing a laser tag league team that meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Call Antonio Burks at 927-0949 or Catscandance2@aol.com.


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Alternative Video/Film Enthusiastst Join others who enjoy alternative movies. Viewings will be held in private homes which includes social time as well as viewing a movie. Call Don at 655-0482 or send e-mail to savdeca@aol.com.

Banner of the Nations Savannah is part of a regional and global church network. The group meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 12 Drake Dr. Call Frank Spencer at 352-2323 or visit the Web site at www.bannerofthenations.com.

the Gothic subcultures. We welcome musicians, bands, DJs, filmmakers, performance troupes, writers, clothiers, artists and artisans. Visit www.Goth-NightSavannah.com.

Morrow Lindbergh. If these words resonate with you and you are a woman of ”a certain age” on her own, join us for lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 236-8581.

Harley Owners Group

s currently accepting applications for membership in our historic organization. We offer affordable art workshops, social activities and a chance for you to display your art in a downtown gallery. Drop by the gallery at 309 W. St. Julian St. above Belford’s in City Market or call 356-0249. The association will conduct a photo safari on March 26 at 3 p.m. with a follow-up critique on April 2 at 1 p.m.

HOG meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, I-95 & Hwy 204. Call 925-5349.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association holds its board meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. These meetings are open to the public. For information, call 236-8546.

Savannah Art Association

Bipolar Support Group

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Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy

John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a biopolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

Learn how to play the game that will soon replace Chess as the intellectual strategy game par excellence., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Books-A-Million on Abercorn. Call Greg at 232-7549.

The Order of the Sons of Italy is forming a lodge in Savannah. This is the oldest and largest national organization that celebrates Italian/American hertiage for men and women. Call Dennis Piasio at 1-888-6742937.

Bridge club meets at the JEA

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society

Chihuahua Meetup of Savannah

at 2202 Norwood Ave. sponsors bingo every Tuesday and Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. There is a $700 jackpot.

A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit http://chihuahua.meetup.com/65/

Civil Air Patrol

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a bicycle ride every Saturday. Visit www.cbtc.org for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. 728-5989.

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club This group for Volkswagen lovers - who enjoy meeting like people & attending activities in their autos. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 961-0602.

Drumming circle There will be a Drumming Circle on Tybee Island the 3rd Saturday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at the Casual Reader bookstore at the shops at Tybee Oaks off Hwy. 80. Call 786-7655.

Friends of Oatland Board of Directors meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; general membership meeting follows at 7 p.m. at the Oatland Island Educational Center. Call Serena Nasworthy at 897-3060.

Friends of the Library meet the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3655.

Georgia Christian Singles Memberships start at $25 and remain active until marriage. See website or call for local chapters. 1-800-869-2500.

Gold Wing Road Riders Association promotes education, safety and fun to motorcycle riders. Call Julian at 920-2700 or John at 858-5414 or visit chaptere2.tripod.com.

Goth Night Savannah A place to connect with fellow individuals who are interested in the music and art of

Loyal Order of Moose

Objectivist Society of Savannah is a group dedicated to the philosophy of Ayn Rand meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or ww.savannahobjectivists.org.

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit www.obpw.org.

Philo Cafe Philosophical sessions taking on a different topic each time at Barnes & Noble every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Call 659-2930 or 443-9267.

Postage stamp meeting and auction The Savannah Stamp Club meeting and stamp auction is held the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 6412 Waters Ave. Call 354-8870.

Progressive Guys’ Discussion Group An opportunity for men to discuss books, music, film and cultural issues in an intellectually stimulating and non-judgmental environment. Meets the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffee House. 231-8841.

Reiki Share If you are a reiki practitioner, join us to share its healing energies with others. Meets the first Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Moondance Center. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Media Play at 11701 Abercorn and the third Tuesday at, 7920 Abercorn St., at 7 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

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meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets and 7:30 p.m. for senior members. Check the web site at savcap.freeservers.com for information and directions or call 748-8818.

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Meets the first Wednesday of every month at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. For more details, call 447-0943 or visit our web site at http://www.savannahcommunity.com/so/SBL.

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the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. The Navy League is a non-profit civilian organization that supports the men and women of our sea services and educates the public about the importance of sea power. For information, call John Findeis at 748-7020.

Savannah Express Network Chapter of American Business Women’s Association meets the first Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club on East President Street. RSVP to Laura McLaren at 236-6750, Ext. 14, or 898-9362.

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Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. A new class will begin March 8. Fees are $30. All equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencingclub@hotmail.com.

Savannah Ghost and Mystic Meetup Meeting once a month inside a haunted historic house, this is a townhall for psychics, metaphysicians, tarot readers, mediums, remote viewers, pagans, Wiccans, vampyres and those interested in ghosts and parapsychology. Free to join. For information, visit http://www,ghosts.meetup.com/18/ or send e-mail to sscott191@comcast.net.

Savannah Port City Lions Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Restaurant on Stephenson. For information, call 920-9081.

Savannah Ski Club For information, see www.savannahskiclub.com.

Savannah Toastmasters

Belly Dance Classes

ihelps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Give speeches, evaluate and lead meetings on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

will be held Wednesday nights with beginners from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and advanced beginners from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons with beginners from 2-3 p.m. and advanced from 3-5 p.m. Small classes, lots of individual attention, mirrored studio on East 53rd St. Cost is $10 per class. Call Layla at 354-5808.

Chopra Center at Memorial Health Yoga Classes

Concert/Dance

Yoga/Pilates/personal training are available from Bobbie Kraft, 238-1785, e-mail address bwill01@bellsouth.net. Eight classes of yoga/Pilates is $80, four classes is $45 or drop-ins are $12 for a 1 1/2 hour session. Personal training is $50 for a 1 1/2 hour session.

The Sign-ative bridges the gap between the deaf, hard-ofhearing and hearing communities. Call 9650077 or send e-mail to thesignative@deafcafe.com.

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE) This group is interdenominational and there are no dues or fees. The group discusses education and plans and hosts social events and functions for singles throughout each month. Meets Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church, Room 22.

is dedicated to discussing and preserving the heritage of Italians and ItalianAmericans. Meetings are the first Tuesday at 2717 Livingston Ave. Call Melissa Sanso at 441-0030. meets the second and fourth Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. For information, call 355-6033.

Barbara Treadwell of Treadwell and Associates will be the guest speaker at the monthly SMART Lunch on Tuesday, March 1 at noon at the Fairmont Restaurant, 65 W. Fairmont Ave. She will show small business owners how to design and implement charitable gift programs, endowments and philanthropic tools. The cost is $8.25 per person.

Savannah Macintosh Users Group (SMUG)

Southside Optimist Club

Group for Macintosh computer and software users meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See www.savannahmug.org.

is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

is open to all residents who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. The club hosts a monthly luncheon and program on the third Wednesday of each month at various area restaurants. In addition, the Newcomers sponsor tours, activities and events to help new residents in the area learn about their community and provide a forum in which to make new friendships. If you are interested in attending a luncheon or would like more information, call 3513171.

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society is dedicated to the preservation of the canal and its natural and historical features. Dinner meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant, 65 W. Fairmont Ave. Volunteer Saturdays are the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Museum & Nature Center at 681 Fort Argyle Rd. (Highway 204) 2.3 miles west of Interstate 95. 748-8068.

Adult Ballet Classes

meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at the First City Club in downtown Savannah. 233-1600.

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instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. Multi-level yoga classes are offered Monday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for a package card of five classes. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt.com.

at Islands Dance Academy. All levels welcome, including beginners. Challenging, rewarding and fun. $10 per class. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 115 Charlotte Rd. on Whitemarsh Island. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

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a month at a different restaurant or bar. Call 220-1117.

Spiritual Discussion Group An exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions on spiritual topics the last Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Moondance Center. 2369003 or www.moondancecenter.com.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. Visit www.savannahsubbuteo.com.

Tybee Beautification Association meets the second Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. With the exception of the June and December meetings, the association meets at the Tybee Community Center.

Weekend Warriors is a program at Portman’s Music for people who were musicians as kids, but went on to pursue other types of careers. The cost is $95, which includes two hours of instruction each week for four weeks. The latest gear will be provided. Call 354-1500.

W.I.N.O.W.S. Women In Need Of Wine and Spirits is sponsoring a Holiday Open House for women who love to socialize. The group meets once

with Bennie Anderson and the Drifters and recording artist/deejay Gary Bass will be hosted by Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah on April 1. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Innter City Night Shelter. Register for two free tickets each Monday night at Doubles, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St., beginning at 7 p.m. A drawing will be held each Monday at the club’s weekly social. For information, call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or to order tickets online, visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

Ongoing Classes at Ballet South Adult Beginning Ballet, Mondays at 10 a.m. Stretch/placement Thursdays at 6 p.m. 5501 Abercorn St. Call 691-2900.

The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah hosts Magnificent Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free swing dance lessons are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered the third and fourth Mondays. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

Swing Dance Savannah meeets the first two Mondays of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. A new swing dance club is forming. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or www.shagbeachbop.com.

Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463.

are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Chopra Center and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in Richmond Hill. The cost is $36 a month or $12 for walk-ins. 3502467.

Inside Moves

Inside Moves Hatha Yoga Eight classes are $80 and the first class is free. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Habersham. Call 238-1785.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group Classes are offered Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10 adults and $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Call Jeff at 352-7057 or send e-mail to jadelotustaichi@yahoo.com

The Jewish Education Alliance will offer the following health and fitness classes: Yoga- Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Friday’s for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 355-8111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605.

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Pilates Classes

Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $20 to $30 for a one-hour massage and sessions are

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Pregnancy Yoga Am eight-week session of Pregnancy Yoga will be held starting March 8 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in midtown Savannah. Pre-natal yoga helps prepare mothers-to-be for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once-per-week or $150 for twice-per-week for the eight-week session. Call Ann at 667-8877 for information on space availability or send email to ann@aikyayoga.com.

Tai Chi Classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463.

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First City Network Board Meeting

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Screening

Meets the first Monday at 6 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. 236-2489.

Jewish Family Serivces and Hadassah will sponsor a bood drive and bone marrow screening on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. This is free to all who participate.To schedule an appointment, call 3558111. Positive ID required for all donors.

First City Network Community Center and Library The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to bwooten@comcast.net.

provides free health care for those patients who live in Chatham County, are under 65, who do not have primary medical coverage, and who do not exceed certain financial thresholds. The Center is located at 310 Eisenhower Drive Medical Center. Call for an appointment at 692-1451.

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Dual Recovery Anonymous

meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at AMF Victory Lanes, 2055 E. Victory Dr. 354-5710.

This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@netscape.com for information.

First City Network’s Workforce project

Water aerobics at the JEA

Gay AA Meeting

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 233-4255.

Yoga

Lesbian Therapy Group

Hatha Flow Level I Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. and Friday 6-7:30 p.m., Hatha Flow Level II Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 56:30 p.m., Open Flow Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., Power Yoga Saturday 9-10 a.m. and Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.., Mommy and Me Yora on Monday 4-5 p.m. and Wednesday 46 p.m. and Baby and Mommy Yoga -- call for the schedule. 115 Charlotte Rd., Whitemarsh Center. Drop-ins $12 to $75 for eight classes Call 898-0361.

Share your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe, confidential environment that is facilitated by a licensed therapist the second and fourth Friday at 7 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call 352-2611.

Yogalates Classes

Savannah Stonewall Democrats

Food and Beverage Wine Dinner at Massetti’s A wine dinner will be held March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Massetti’s real Italian restaurant. The cuisine will be paired with wines from the Mionetto vineyards and described by northeast sales distributors. The cost is $45. Call 232-0092 for reservations.

Lesbian Potluck Girls eat and socialize. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 236-CITY.

Savannah Gay Business Guild meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. to offer a networking service of gay and gay friendly businesses, organizations and individuals. For information, contact Kevyn Withers at kevyn@kevynwithers.com. An organization of GLBT Democrats promoting gay-friendly policies within the local Democratic party and working to elect gayfriendly Democrats to public office. Call 2399545.

Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966.

What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611.

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Got a drug problem? Need help? Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

Eating Healthy on a Limited Budget St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center will present a Wisdom & Gathering Session Eating Healthy on a Limited Budget on March 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for reservations.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Free skin cancer screening will be conducted March 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Southside YMCA. To register, call 819-3368.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium

My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

Keeping at risk individuals healthy A Union Mission Inc. program that provides HIV/AIDS education and outreach through the use of free workshops, seminars and peer education. Free needleless testing is provided. Services are free to churches, clubs and shelters. Contact DaVena Jordan at 231-0123 or send e-mail to djordan@unionmission.org.

La Leche League Are you breastfeeding or planning to? Information, education, encouragement and support are available free of charge to all women who are interested in breastfeeding through monthly meetings and over the telephone from La Leche League of Savannah. Call the LLL of Savannah Help Line at 8979261. All series meetings are held in the Candler Professional Building, 5354 Reynolds St, Room 508A.

Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long County Health Department in Ludowici. For appointments, call 912-5452107.

Management Options for Colorectal Cancer St. Joseph’s/Candler will present a free community health seminar on March 8 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler

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is the local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996.

The Community HealthCare Center is collecting signatures on a petition to amend the current bill to include the banning of all cigarette smoking in buildings where services to the public are provided; increase tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2; and require that proceeds from the increased tax be spent on health care treatment and research. To sign this petition, log on to www.chcsavannah.com, click on ”New” and submit a short and simple form.

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The City of Savannah, Leisure Services, Recreation Services Department, offers a yoga class on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Center, 414 Briarcliff Circle. The fee is $10 per month for ages 14 and over. Call 921-2105 or 651-3650.

are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

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Hospital. Dr. Morris Geffen and Jeffrey Mandel will be the speakers. To register, call 819-3368.

March of Dimes The March of Dimes offers valuable information for women. www.modimes.org or 1888-MODIMES. 354-5900.

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Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health Child Safety Seat Checks

Screening and Vision Education, for people with diabetes. The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 352-2032.

Certified car seat inpsection technicians will check your child’s car seat to make sure it is property installed every Wednesday in September from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MedStarOne at Memorial Health. Call Lahoma Thurman at 658-6430.

Sankofa Counseling Center

Memorial Health CPR training

Stop Smoking

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www.memorialhealth.com.

Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. For more info, call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

Supermarket Tour

are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing is offering a 90-minute aisle-by-aisle guided supermarket tour at Publix in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. The tour will be conducted by Lisa Herzig, MS, RD, LD who will advise how to address your individual nutritional needs and show you how to select foods for healthy meals for you and your family. You also will learn how to apply the nutrition label information. The cost is $10. Register by calling 819-6463.

Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:157:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint repoolacement. To register, call 350-3603.

The Midwife Group The Midwife Group/Family Health & Birth Center is offering a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and informaiton on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. The first program is Thursday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Call 826-4155.

Miracle on Wheels will make available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 and over) usually at no out-of-pocket expense. This service also may be available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit the Web site at www.durablemedical.com.

The National Wellness Foundation sponsors a lecture every Thursday at 6 p.m. titled "The Essence of Chiropractic for the 21st Century." Call 356-5887.

Open Meditation is offered at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health. Visit chopra.memorialhealth.com or call 350-2467.

Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services, women’s shelters, sexual assault services, crisis information, birth control, S.T.D.s, pregnancy options, and more. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Project SAVE The Savannah Health Mission, the Georgia Eye Institute and the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association are joining forces to implement Project SAVE,

offers specialized therapy groups, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and training and retreats. There is a sliding fee scale and a $25 fee per group. Located at 8111 Waters Ave. Call 352-2611.

Tybee Island Blood Drive The American Red Cross and Tybee Island’s Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, March 3 from 2--7 p.m. at Tybee City Hall, 403 Butler Ave. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, wear y our favorite green or bring your green boa.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for smart, motivated people interested in giving back to their community. Call 651-5371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

Nature & Environment Beach in Winter During the winter, the beach exercises a quiet magic. Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide for a close look at the mysteries of our wide, flat beaches. Find out who hides under the sand, and what they’re hiding from. Meet at Fort Screven on Tybee. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108. $10 per person. Limit 15.

Blackwater River Paddle will be held Saturday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Ebenezer Creek. After simple canoeing instructions, your Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide will lead the way downstream past cypress and tupelo in their new spring green. Look out for turtles, kingfishers and early spring migrating songbirds. $35 cost includes canoe rental. Reservations are required. 616 people. Call 897-5108.

Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www.TheDolphinProject.org.

Explore the Salt Marsh by Land and Sea Walk and paddle with a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide Sunday, March 20 from 2-5 p.m. to learn about and experience the dynamic and fascinating salt marsh ecosystem which has supported humans on this coast throughout history.


Group size 6-16. $30 fee includes canoe rental and basic canoeing instruction. Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAlister. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance. Call 897-5108.

Free Kayak Demo Sunday, March 13 from 2-5 p.m. at Lake Mayer. Want to try your hand at paddling a kayak? Come and try out a single, double or triple. All ages welcome. Hosted by Nigel and Kristin Law of Savannah Canoe and Kayak. For information, call 341-9502 or visit www.savannahcanoeandkayak.com.

Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.

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Twenty finalists will be judged Tuesday, March 8 at p.m. at Deja Groove, 302 Williaimson St., on formal wear, swim wear and casual wear. The winner will receive a crown, cash prize and other prizes and will appear with her court in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Inherit the Wind City Lights Theatre performs this drama about the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” trial. At the Lucas Theatre, March 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee March 12 at 3 p.m. Call 234-9860.

SCAD Presents Bartlett The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department and Beecon/ATWINAPART Productions presents Master’s degree candidate Kate Janson’s original short film Bartlett on March 10 at 8 p.m. in Crites Hall’s Mondanaro Theatre at 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The story takes place in 1961, when high school student Elaine Shiver faces the personal challenge of breaking away from traditional conventions as the country faces one of its greatest challenges.

SCAD Presents Opoeration Sisters The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department will present master’s degree candidate Maggie Janson[‘s original play March 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. at Mondanaro Theatre in Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Admission is free. The lives of four sisters are revealed through letters in this story of one family’s struggle to be together at the turn of the 20th century.

Author and storyteller Pamela Munson Steadman will sign her new book, Hannah Savannah’s Favorite Tales, and will tell stories to children on Sunday, March 20 at noon at The Southbridge Golf Club. On Easter Sunday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pam will be out on Tybee Island in conjunction with The Casual Reader Book Store and Hucapoo’s to sign her book and tell tales. Children will receive a special treat with each event! Call 233-1006 for information.

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The Casual Poets Society holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.

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Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Hannah Savannah’s Favorite Tales The third addition to The Hannah Savannah Series for Children by Pamela Munson Steadman is now available in bookstores and gift shops. The author will be signing books at various places around Savannah for the next few months. The author is available for speaking engagements and school presentations. Call 233-1006.

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Inspirational book club Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

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Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.

Moondance Center Book Club Explore and discuss a new spiritually based book each month the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. in Moondance Center. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 232-1339.

Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This performance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.

Tea time at Ola's is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry will be held the third Monday of each month from 8-11 p.m. at 800 E. Derenne Ave. Poets should stop by by 7 p.m. The fee is $5 general admission and $2 for poets. All are welcome regardless of race, sexual orientation or class. For directions, call 354-1678 or 352-2134.

AMA Grand National Champions Chris Carr, Joe Kopp, Rich King, Johnny Murphree, Brian Bigelow, Kevin Varnes, Kenny Coolbeath, Mike Hacker and more!

Saturday Night, March 5 7:00pm More motorcycle racing with the AHRMA Vintage Motorcycles!

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Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

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Religious & Spiritual Affirming Oneness, Celebrating Diversity Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 143 Houston St. at the corner of Oglethorpe. For information, call 786-6075.

Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past.

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Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.

Cresthill Baptist Church Spring Revival will be held March 7-9 at 7 p.m. each night. The guest evangelist will be Wayne

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Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Ekklesia, The Church

Sunday school is at 9:45, worship 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City.

Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.

Faith Academy of Christian Teaching Prayer: Does God Listen? is the topic of discussion for the spring quarter of FACT, an adult academy at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Dr. John Law will lead the class that will be held in the church sanctuary each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 598-0151.

Meditation Learn how to access your inner peace through weekly guided meditations every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Moondance Center in City Market. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 652-3496.

Woodlawn United Methodist Church Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.

Sports & Games Introductory Tennis Classes Introductory adult tennis classes will be offered in six two-hour sessions that will begin March 13 at Lake Mayer and in Richmond Hill. The cost is $60. Introductory Junior Tennis Spring Break Camps will be held in Richmond Hill, Savannah and Wilmington Island and will cost $45, which includes a racquet. Introductory Junior Tennis Classes with 12 hours of tennis will begin the weekend of April 2 in Richmond Hill, Savannah and Wilmington Island. The

cost is $45 and includes a racquet. Call 9619862 to register.

St. Patrick’s Day Regatta The Geechee Sailing Club is hosting this regatta on March 19 and 20 at Sail Harbor Marina, 606 Wilmington Island Rd. This event is open to self-righting sailboats 19 feet and up in Class ”A” Spinnaker, Class ”B” Non-Spinnaker, Class ”C” Crusiing and One Design Classes. Additional classes entering the event will be accommodated, if possible. Starting sequences for the first race will sound at 11 a.m., conditions permitting. The races will be held in the Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. For information, visit www.geecheesailingclub.org or call Peter Fischel at 660-8377 or Eric Gotwalt at 4411457 or send e-mail to dimarian21@aol.com. Competitors who have not pre-registered by March 11 may register on Friday, March 18 between 6-8 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House Restaurant, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. A skipper’s meeting will follow at 8 p.m. ◗

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Chiron* transits Aquarius from February 21 to August 1, 2005. Chiron's* current brief orbit of early Aquarius now focuses upon how one represents one's past achievements & beliefs to the world as it is in the process of becoming. Because those planets which Chiron* facilitates (Chiron's* elliptical orbit as a centaur planet bridges Saturn with Uranus) have both recently completely orbited Aquarius (Saturn orbited Aquarius from 1991 through early 1994 while Uranus orbited Aquarius from 1996 through 2003),

ARIES - Your worldview acknowledges the crises that have manifested in several countries, including the U.S.A., Canada, Israel & the Ukraine, but not the positive legacies that had been established over the past fifteen years that led up to such crises. Therefore, Chiron in Aquarius asks, "How has the progress in politics & government since the early Nineties forced underlying divisions out into the public eye – and why is that good?"

TAURUS - Chiron in Aquarius advises you not to ignore visions where you see yourself as a TV newscaster, or where you see your name in print on the cover of a book or with such distinguished titles such as "Doctor," "Mayor" or "Senator." Sweeping changes throughout society impel you forward – but to where? Heed your dreams – especially unconscious, nocturnal ones.

GEMINI - Draw practical correlations between what you learn from astrology, yoga or other New Age spiritual practices & your daily life. Chiron in Aquarius urges you to apply occult technology to help you transform your earthbound existence into something much more

Chiron's* current brief orbit of early Aquarius is a harbinger for how we must use the experience that we gained as adults, computer users (whether high end or low end) or citizens in the political process (as per both Saturn the taskmaster and Uranus the innovator) in order that we may participate in the "mass karma" of the current zeitgeist, ruled by Neptune, spinner of illusions & dreams, also currently in Aquarius. ◗

lofty. Ascend to the light – then ride in the Sun's chariot!

slackers now. Make "personnel" your priority for the rest of the year.

you are going to say. Calm such individuals down before you communicate.

CANCER - Chiron in Aquarius denotes that you must find a way to adjust to, or to detach from, once & for all, all partners who control the means by which you "hold dialogue." Examples: A) Opposition parties must negotiate with those who control the government. B) Executives must work with IT professionals to maximize the use of the Internet. C) Lovers must separate or divorce from partners who turn (gay) (straight) . . . for "political reasons."

LIBRA - Chiron in Aquarius warns that your inexorable personal ascent towards power & fame, either as a writer, politician, lawyer or pundit, is inconveniently accompanied by an accelerated ego & sex drive. Therefore, find yourself a space where you can behave like an "adolescent" before you must "settle down" like an adult.

CAPRICORN - Even if it costs you your job & lots of money, Chiron in Aquarius will force you to consider, "Can I really live my life keeping my opinion to myself?" Ask yourself, "What's more expensive to me: telling it like it is or contracting cancer from emotional repression?"

LEO - Chiron in Aquarius warns that married people who joke about "sleeping with the enemy" may soon learn that that is no longer a joke. In fact, very few people who indulged your autonomous autocracy in the recent past will tolerate it any longer. Start treating people as equals – or they will spite you by finding ways to put you down. VIRGO - You see how much more is possible without the baggage of inept, petty & potentially corrupt colleagues & employees. Luckily, Chiron in Aquarius affirms that you should try to get rid of

* Chiron, named after the wounded centaur who sacrificed his immortality in return for the liberation of Prometheus (he who stole fire from the gods!) was the first centaur planet discovered back in 1977. Chiron, described as "the wounded healer" by Zane

SCORPIO - Chiron in Aquarius signifies that it is entirely appropriate to recognize the unhappy, regressive & possibly tragic occurrences that have surrounded your home, family, city or country in the past fifteen years. Moreover, such mourning is also strategic – you must devise, and eventually act upon, a plan to make things better.

SAGITTARIUS - While you have been content to communicate your message simply in order to stir things up, Chiron in Aquarius now implores you to gauge the responses of your audience before you speak. People are extremely sensitive and inclined to try to guess what

AQUARIUS - Chiron in Aquarius denotes that you will either solve or create problems for yourself & in other peoples' lives. Accordingly, it is not as important that others know how you feel or what motivates you – it is only important that others understand your motivations & your intent strictly by what you say & do. Therefore, adjust your expectations of how people will treat you. PISCES - Begin to learn astrology, yoga or another spiritual practice to the level of mastery. However, Chiron in Aquarius advises you against shopping for intellectual candy which entices you. Indeed, some serendipitous event will lead you in the right direction – as long as you are not willful & egoistic. ◗

Stein & Barbara Hand Clow, bridges the gap between Saturn & Uranus, exhorting us to teach that which we most need to learn.


35 sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 8196463.

Pregnancy Yoga Am eight-week session of Pregnancy Yoga will be held starting March 8 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in midtown Savannah. Pre-natal yoga helps prepare mothers-to-be for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once-per-week or $150 for twice-per-week for the eight-week session. Call Ann at 667-8877 for information on space availability or send email to ann@aikyayoga.com.

Tai Chi Classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463.

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First City Network Board Meeting

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Screening

Meets the first Monday at 6 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. 236-2489.

Jewish Family Serivces and Hadassah will sponsor a bood drive and bone marrow screening on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. This is free to all who participate.To schedule an appointment, call 3558111. Positive ID required for all donors.

First City Network Community Center and Library The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to bwooten@comcast.net.

Friends & Company bowling league

Dual Recovery Anonymous

meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at AMF Victory Lanes, 2055 E. Victory Dr. 354-5710.

This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@netscape.com for information.

First City Network’s Workforce project

Gay AA Meeting

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 233-4255.

Lesbian Therapy Group

Hatha Flow Level I Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. and Friday 6-7:30 p.m., Hatha Flow Level II Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 56:30 p.m., Open Flow Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., Power Yoga Saturday 9-10 a.m. and Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.., Mommy and Me Yora on Monday 4-5 p.m. and Wednesday 46 p.m. and Baby and Mommy Yoga -- call for the schedule. 115 Charlotte Rd., Whitemarsh Center. Drop-ins $12 to $75 for eight classes Call 898-0361.

Share your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe, confidential environment that is facilitated by a licensed therapist the second and fourth Friday at 7 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call 352-2611.

Yogalates Classes

Savannah Stonewall Democrats

Food and Beverage Wine Dinner at Massetti’s A wine dinner will be held March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Massetti’s real Italian restaurant. The cuisine will be paired with wines from the Mionetto vineyards and described by northeast sales distributors. The cost is $45. Call 232-0092 for reservations.

Lesbian Potluck Girls eat and socialize. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 236-CITY.

Savannah Gay Business Guild meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. to offer a networking service of gay and gay friendly businesses, organizations and individuals. For information, contact Kevyn Withers at kevyn@kevynwithers.com. An organization of GLBT Democrats promoting gay-friendly policies within the local Democratic party and working to elect gayfriendly Democrats to public office. Call 2399545.

Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966.

What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611.

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Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.

Georgia Smokefree Air Act The Community HealthCare Center is collecting signatures on a petition to amend the current bill to include the banning of all cigarette smoking in buildings where services to the public are provided; increase tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2; and require that proceeds from the increased tax be spent on health care treatment and research. To sign this petition, log on to www.chcsavannah.com, click on ”New” and submit a short and simple form.

Got a drug problem? Need help? Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

Keeping at risk individuals healthy A Union Mission Inc. program that provides HIV/AIDS education and outreach through the use of free workshops, seminars and peer education. Free needleless testing is provided. Services are free to churches, clubs and shelters. Contact DaVena Jordan at 231-0123 or send e-mail to djordan@unionmission.org.

La Leche League Are you breastfeeding or planning to? Information, education, encouragement and support are available free of charge to all women who are interested in breastfeeding through monthly meetings and over the telephone from La Leche League of Savannah. Call the LLL of Savannah Help Line at 8979261. All series meetings are held in the

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is the local chapter of Georgia's largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996.

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center will present a Wisdom & Gathering Session Eating Healthy on a Limited Budget on March 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for reservations.

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will be conducted March 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Southside YMCA. To register, call 819-3368.

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The City of Savannah, Leisure Services, Recreation Services Department, offers a yoga class on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Center, 414 Briarcliff Circle. The fee is $10 per month for ages 14 and over. Call 921-2105 or 651-3650.

are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

Community HealthCare Center provides free health care for those patients who live in Chatham County, are under 65, who do not have primary medical coverage, and who do not exceed certain financial thresholds. The Center is located at 310 Eisenhower Drive Medical Center. Call for an appointment at 692-1451.

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Candler Professional Building, 5354 Reynolds St, Room 508A.

Ludowici. For appointments, call 912-5452107.

Mammograms

Management Options for Colorectal Cancer

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long County Health Department in

St. Joseph’s/Candler will present a free community health seminar on March 8 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Dr. Morris Geffen and Jeffrey Mandel will be the speakers. To register, call 819-3368.

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March of Dimes

Planned Parenthood Hotline

The March of Dimes offers valuable information for women. www.modimes.org or 1888-MODIMES. 354-5900.

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services, women’s shelters, sexual assault services, crisis information, birth control, S.T.D.s, pregnancy options, and more. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Massage by Certified Massage Practitioner at your home, business or hotel in the Savannah and Richmond Hill area. He comes to you. Offers therapeutic and relaxing massage, Swedish massage, deep muscle, reflexology and energy balance. Pain treatment, cellulite reduction, long established business. Specials for women or couples. Gift certificates available. Call 8561534.

Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

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Memorial Health Child Safety Seat Checks

Project SAVE The Savannah Health Mission, the Georgia Eye Institute and the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association are joining forces to implement Project SAVE, Screening and Vision Education, for people with diabetes. The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 3522032.

Certified car seat inpsection technicians will check your child’s car seat to make sure it is property installed every Wednesday in September from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MedStarOne at Memorial Health. Call Lahoma Thurman at 658-6430.

Sankofa Counseling Center

Memorial Health CPR training

Stop Smoking

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www.memorialhealth.com.

Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. For more info, call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

Supermarket Tour

are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing is offering a 90-minute aisle-by-aisle guided supermarket tour at Publix in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. The tour will be conducted by Lisa Herzig, MS, RD, LD who will advise how to address your individual nutritional needs and show you how to select foods for healthy meals for you and your family. You also will learn how to apply the nutrition label information. The cost is $10. Register by calling 819-6463.

Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint repoolacement. To register, call 3503603.

The Midwife Group The Midwife Group/Family Health & Birth Center is offering a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and informaiton on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. The first program is Thursday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Call 826-4155.

Miracle on Wheels will make available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 and over) usually at no out-of-pocket expense. This service also may be available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit the Web site at www.durablemedical.com.

The National Wellness Foundation sponsors a lecture every Thursday at 6 p.m. titled "The Essence of Chiropractic for the 21st Century." Call 356-5887.

Open Meditation is offered at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health. Visit chopra.memorialhealth.com or call 350-2467.

offers specialized therapy groups, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and training and retreats. There is a sliding fee scale and a $25 fee per group. Located at 8111 Waters Ave. Call 352-2611.

Tybee Island Blood Drive The American Red Cross and Tybee Island’s Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, March 3 from 2--7 p.m. at Tybee City Hall, 403 Butler Ave. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, wear y our favorite green or bring your green boa.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for smart, motivated people interested in giving back to their community. Call 651-5371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

Nature & Environment Beach in Winter During the winter, the beach exercises a quiet magic. Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide for a close look at the mysteries of our wide, flat beaches. Find out who hides under the sand, and what they’re hiding from. Meet at Fort Screven on Tybee. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108. $10 per person. Limit 15.

Blackwater River Paddle will be held Saturday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Ebenezer Creek. After simple canoeing instructions, your Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide will lead the way downstream past cypress and tupelo in their new spring green. Look out for turtles, kingfishers and early spring migrating songbirds. $35 cost includes canoe rental. Reservations are required. 6-16 people. Call 897-5108.

Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific


research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www.TheDolphinProject.org.

free. The lives of four sisters are revealed through letters in this story of one family’s struggle to be together at the turn of the 20th century.

Explore the Salt Marsh by Land and Sea Walk and paddle with a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide Sunday, March 20 from 2-5 p.m. to learn about and experience the dynamic and fascinating salt marsh ecosystem which has supported humans on this coast throughout history. Group size 616. $30 fee includes canoe rental and basic canoeing instruction. Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAlister. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance. Call 897-5108.

Free Kayak Demo Sunday, March 13 from 2-5 p.m. at Lake Mayer. Want to try your hand at paddling a kayak? Come and try out a single, double or triple. All ages welcome. Hosted by Nigel and Kristin Law of Savannah Canoe and Kayak. For information, call 341-9502 or visit www.savannahcanoeandkayak.com.

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Performance 5th Annual Ms. Irish Eyes Pageant Twenty finalists will be judged Tuesday, March 8 at p.m. at Deja Groove, 302 Williaimson St., on formal wear, swim wear and casual wear. The winner will receive a crown, cash prize and other prizes and will appear with her court in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Inherit the Wind City Lights Theatre performs this drama about the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” trial. At the Lucas Theatre, March 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee March 12 at 3 p.m. Call 234-9860.

SCAD Presents Bartlett The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department and Beecon/ATWINAPART Productions presents Master’s degree candidate Kate Janson’s original short film Bartlett on March 10 at 8 p.m. in Crites Hall’s Mondanaro Theatre at 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The story takes place in 1961, when high school student Elaine Shiver faces the personal challenge of breaking away from traditional conventions as the country faces one of its greatest challenges.

SCAD Presents Opoeration Sisters The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department will present master’s degree candidate Maggie Janson[‘s original play March 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. at Mondanaro Theatre in Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Admission is

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holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Hannah Savannah’s Favorite Tales The third addition to The Hannah Savannah Series for Children by Pamela Munson Steadman is now available in bookstores and gift shops. The author will be signing books at various places around Savannah for the next few months. The author is available for speaking engagements and school presentations. Call 233-1006.

Inspirational book club Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

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The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.

Moondance Center Book Club Explore and discuss a new spiritually based book each month the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. in Moondance Center. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 2321339.

Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This performance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.

Tea time at Ola's is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660.

Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry will be held the third Monday of each month from 8-11 p.m. at 800 E. Derenne Ave. Poets should stop by by 7 p.m. The fee is $5 general admission and $2 for poets. All are

AMA Grand National Champions Chris Carr, Joe Kopp, Rich King, Johnny Murphree, Brian Bigelow, Kevin Varnes, Kenny Coolbeath, Mike Hacker and more!

Saturday Night, March 5 7:00pm More motorcycle racing with the AHRMA Vintage Motorcycles!

It’s a full weekend of Motorcycle Madness Directions:

I-95 to US Highway 80 (exit 102), east three miles to the speedway entrance on the right.

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Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

Author and storyteller Pamela Munson Steadman will sign her new book, Hannah Savannah’s Favorite Tales, and will tell stories to children on Sunday, March 20 at noon at The Southbridge Golf Club. On Easter Sunday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pam will be out on Tybee Island in conjunction with The Casual Reader Book Store and Hucapoo’s to sign her book and tell tales. Children will receive a special treat with each event! Call 233-1006 for information.

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at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. MF:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.

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welcome regardless of race, sexual orientation or class. For directions, call 354-1678 or 352-2134.

Religious & Spiritual Affirming Oneness, Celebrating Diversity Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 143 Houston St. at the corner of Oglethorpe. For information, call 786-6075.

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Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.

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Cresthill Baptist Church Spring Revival will be held March 7-9 at 7 p.m. each night. The guest evangelist will be Wayne Chasteen from Chicamauga. Special music will be provided each evening by recording artists Rhyme & Reason. The church is located at 9120 Whitfield Ave. For information, call 3551505.

Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.

Faith Academy of Christian Teaching Prayer: Does God Listen? is the topic of discussion for the spring quarter of FACT, an adult academy at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Dr. John Law will lead the class that will be held in the church sanctuary each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 598-0151.

Meditation Learn how to access your inner peace through weekly guided meditations every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Moondance Center in

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Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 652-3496.

Woodlawn United Methodist Church Sunday school is at 9:45, worship 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City.

Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.

Sports & Games Introductory Tennis Classes Introductory adult tennis classes will be offered in six two-hour sessions that will begin March 13 at Lake Mayer and in Richmond Hill. The cost is $60. Introductory Junior Tennis Spring Break Camps will be held in Richmond Hill, Savannah and Wilmington Island and will cost $45, which includes a racquet. Introductory Junior Tennis Classes with 12 hours of tennis will begin the weekend of April 2 in Richmond

Hill, Savannah and Wilmington Island. The cost is $45 and includes a racquet. Call 9619862 to register.

St. Patrick’s Day Regatta The Geechee Sailing Club is hosting this regatta on March 19 and 20 at Sail Harbor Marina, 606 Wilmington Island Rd. This event is open to self-righting sailboats 19 feet and up in Class ”A” Spinnaker, Class ”B” NonSpinnaker, Class ”C” Crusiing and One Design Classes. Additional classes entering the event will be accommodated, if possible. Starting sequences for the first race will sound at 11 a.m., conditions permitting. The races will be held in the Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. For information, visit www.geecheesailingclub.org or call Peter Fischel at 660-8377 or Eric Gotwalt at 4411457 or send e-mail to dimarian21@aol.com. Competitors who have not pre-registered by March 11 may register on Friday, March 18 between 6-8 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House Restaurant, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. A skipper’s meeting will follow at 8 p.m. ◗

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Chiron* transits Aquarius from February 21 to August 1, 2005. Chiron's* current brief orbit of early Aquarius now focuses upon how one represents one's past achievements & beliefs to the world as it is in the process of becoming. Because those planets which Chiron* facilitates (Chiron's* elliptical orbit as a centaur planet bridges Saturn with Uranus) have both recently completely orbited Aquarius (Saturn orbited Aquarius from 1991 through early 1994 while Uranus orbited Aquarius from 1996 through 2003),

ARIES - Your worldview acknowledges the crises that have manifested in several countries, including the U.S.A., Canada, Israel & the Ukraine, but not the positive legacies that had been established over the past fifteen years that led up to such crises. Therefore, Chiron in Aquarius asks, "How has the progress in politics & government since the early Nineties forced underlying divisions out into the public eye – and why is that good?"

TAURUS - Chiron in Aquarius advises you not to ignore visions where you see yourself as a TV newscaster, or where you see your name in print on the cover of a book or with such distinguished titles such as "Doctor," "Mayor" or "Senator." Sweeping changes throughout society impel you forward – but to where? Heed your dreams – especially unconscious, nocturnal ones.

GEMINI - Draw practical correlations between what you learn from astrology, yoga or other New Age spiritual practices & your daily life. Chiron in Aquarius urges you to apply occult technology to help you transform your earthbound existence into something much more

Chiron's* current brief orbit of early Aquarius is a harbinger for how we must use the experience that we gained as adults, computer users (whether high end or low end) or citizens in the political process (as per both Saturn the taskmaster and Uranus the innovator) in order that we may participate in the "mass karma" of the current zeitgeist, ruled by Neptune, spinner of illusions & dreams, also currently in Aquarius. ◗

lofty. Ascend to the light – then ride in the Sun's chariot!

slackers now. Make "personnel" your priority for the rest of the year.

you are going to say. Calm such individuals down before you communicate.

CANCER - Chiron in Aquarius denotes that you must find a way to adjust to, or to detach from, once & for all, all partners who control the means by which you "hold dialogue." Examples: A) Opposition parties must negotiate with those who control the government. B) Executives must work with IT professionals to maximize the use of the Internet. C) Lovers must separate or divorce from partners who turn (gay) (straight) . . . for "political reasons."

LIBRA - Chiron in Aquarius warns that your inexorable personal ascent towards power & fame, either as a writer, politician, lawyer or pundit, is inconveniently accompanied by an accelerated ego & sex drive. Therefore, find yourself a space where you can behave like an "adolescent" before you must "settle down" like an adult.

CAPRICORN - Even if it costs you your job & lots of money, Chiron in Aquarius will force you to consider, "Can I really live my life keeping my opinion to myself?" Ask yourself, "What's more expensive to me: telling it like it is or contracting cancer from emotional repression?"

LEO - Chiron in Aquarius warns that married people who joke about "sleeping with the enemy" may soon learn that that is no longer a joke. In fact, very few people who indulged your autonomous autocracy in the recent past will tolerate it any longer. Start treating people as equals – or they will spite you by finding ways to put you down. VIRGO - You see how much more is possible without the baggage of inept, petty & potentially corrupt colleagues & employees. Luckily, Chiron in Aquarius affirms that you should try to get rid of

* Chiron, named after the wounded centaur who sacrificed his immortality in return for the liberation of Prometheus (he who stole fire from the gods!) was the first centaur planet discovered back in 1977. Chiron, described as "the wounded healer" by Zane

SCORPIO - Chiron in Aquarius signifies that it is entirely appropriate to recognize the unhappy, regressive & possibly tragic occurrences that have surrounded your home, family, city or country in the past fifteen years. Moreover, such mourning is also strategic – you must devise, and eventually act upon, a plan to make things better.

SAGITTARIUS - While you have been content to communicate your message simply in order to stir things up, Chiron in Aquarius now implores you to gauge the responses of your audience before you speak. People are extremely sensitive and inclined to try to guess what

AQUARIUS - Chiron in Aquarius denotes that you will either solve or create problems for yourself & in other peoples' lives. Accordingly, it is not as important that others know how you feel or what motivates you – it is only important that others understand your motivations & your intent strictly by what you say & do. Therefore, adjust your expectations of how people will treat you. PISCES - Begin to learn astrology, yoga or another spiritual practice to the level of mastery. However, Chiron in Aquarius advises you against shopping for intellectual candy which entices you. Indeed, some serendipitous event will lead you in the right direction – as long as you are not willful & egoistic. ◗

Stein & Barbara Hand Clow, bridges the gap between Saturn & Uranus, exhorting us to teach that which we most need to learn.


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1319 E 42nd St. This cute 3 bedroom/1 bath bungalow sits on a quiet block in a fantastic eastside location. This concrete block home has a small front porch, living room with fireplace and wood floors.The central heat and air, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer are all only two years old. A new roof and fresh paint is being added now. Just $85,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

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250 Rice Gate $145,000 This 3 bedrooms 2 baths low country home features a bonus room that could easily function as an office or play room. The home also offers a private fenced backyard and the interior has recently been painted. All this and its close to Richmond Hill schools and shopping! Call Dianne @ 663-2417 at Tri County GMAC Real Estate for more information!

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Historic District Bargain 317 East Huntingdon Lane . Great 2 BR 1.5 BA town house in downtown Savannah at a great price! Wood and tile floors down, with carpet up, a large living area with brick fireplace, enormous eat-in kitchen, and location, location, location. Needs some cosmetic updating, but a good solid home in the hottest area of town! $165,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

105 West Congress Street Suite C. Third floor unit in Congress Street condominium is zoned BC-1 and ready for your home or office. Restored in 2000, it is light and bright with wood floors, decorative ceilings, and exposed brick, and located just steps from City Market. $215,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

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7 Mallor y’s Cour t Fabulous 3 BR 2.5 BA Georgetown home awaits you. Open and spacious, this home of fers Pergo flooring, LR/DR combo, finished bonus with separate HVAC, 2 car garage and a large fenced lot. Priced to sell at $175,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

savannahgarealtor.com 15 Pebble Road, Pooler, Ga. 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths , bonus room Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431

6127 N. Hwy 119, Pembroke Horse farm -- 17 acres, stalls, corral. House has had major improvements. 2 miles from I-16 $154,900 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431 1932 Greenwood Street, Savannah Remodeled, Updated bungalow -- 2/1 Close to schools, easy access to downtown and islands $69,500 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431 New construction in Bridgewater to be completed end of February, 2005. Four bedrooms, 2 baths, a family room, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a bonus room, $209,050.00 Buy now and pick colors. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 656-3029 New Construction in Bridgewater 4 Bedrooms, 2Baths, a formal dining room, and great room. Will be completed in January, 2005. Buy now and pick inside colors. $196,075 Builder will contibute $3,000.00 towards buyers closing costs. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 656-3029 Move in Now!!! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located in Beautiful Bridgewater. It sits on an oversized lot and backs up to woods. Call Amber to view this awesome home. $159,300.00 Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 656-3029

3 bedroom, 2 bath MBH on over an acre of land. Offers den, dining, living, 1680 sq.ft, and more. Call about Lease purchase information. Home has Home Warranty! Call LaTrelle Pevey ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 658-7777 H- 4058. $89,000.

4 bedroom 2.5 bath home, features inside columns, crown molding, bonus rm, walk in closets, French door, partially wooded lot, privacy fence, tray ceilings, desirable location, and more. Call LaTrelle 658-7777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550. H- 4105 $259,900.

203 EAST YORK STREET Renovated 1 bedroom apartment, full bath with tile, great windows, full of light, kitchen with separate eating area, living room with hardwood floors. No pets. $700/mo. 602 LINCOLN STREET PARLOR UNIT 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with JennAir stove, dishwasher and trash compactor. Laundry room with washer and dryer. $1600/mo. 1/2 OFF first months rent. 12 WEST TAYLOR STREET APT#2A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near Monterey Square, Kitchen, Living room. $800/mo.

Beatuiful & spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home, over 2000 square ft of living area, large patio, nicely landscaped, double garage, double vanities in master bedroom, sunroom, mud sink in laundry and more. Call LaTrelle 6587777 H-4146 $219,500

Deluxe countr y living…Pick out your own lot and landscape the way you want to. Bring your manufacture/mobile home here, or build your dream home here. Available – Nine lots, 1.25 acres to 9.81 acres all offered at an unbelievably low price. Ranging from 23,000. to 36,900. ERA Adams Pevey Realty 912-8262550 A-3785 Call LaTrelle 658-7777

Perfect for a family seeking a prime location at an affordable price. 3 bedroom 2 bath home with cedar siding, eat in kitchen, fireplace in great room, loft bedroom could be used as bonus, patio, and more. Priced at only $122,900, this home will not last long. Call LaTrelle 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 H-4125

Explore the Possibilities Secluded 65.55 acres outside of Rincon, off Ebenezer Rd. Great for Privacy, Hunting, and much more! Call LaTrelle, ERA AdamsPevey Realty. 912-8262550 or 658-7777. A-3971 $224,900.

Can You spell C-O-U-NT-R-Y ? We Can! C Charming Countr y Front Porch, O - Old Fashioned Brick Fireplace, U - Unforgettable Country Kitchen N - Nestled on 5.62 acres, T - Touch of Color in 4 beautiful bedrooms, R - Rustic Cedar Siding, Y - Yes! This home could be yours. LaTrelle 6587777, ERA Adams Pevey Realty 826-2550 $250,000 H-4027

530 MCDONOUGH STREET Parlor Apartment. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhouse. 1 off-street parking space. Living room, dining room, stack washer/dryer, central heat and air. Available April 1st. $1100/mo. 2006 WHITAKER STREET 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath apartment, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, ample closet space, deck and porches, off-street parking. $1800/mo. 17 EAST 37TH STREET UNIT#1 Renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, new carpet, kitchen with gas stove, stack washer and dryer, built-in microwave, loft, street gated, parking space. $825/mo. 214 A WEST PARK AVENUE 1 bedroom, 1 bath with clawfoot tub, furnished kitchen, hardwood floors, washer and dryer shared. No pets. $600/mo. 232 BULL STREET #2 Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, hardwood floors, furnished kitchen, high ceilings, great location. $850/mo. 3602 MONTGOMERY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, central heat and air, washer and dryer connections, all new appliances, carpet with off street parking. $750/mo. 1330 EAST 54TH STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, living room, dining room combo, garage, hardwood floors, fireplace, stack washer and dryer, gas heat, central air, fenced back yard. Pets OK. $725/mo.

Family expanding? Try this “for size” Spacious 1864 square ft of living area in this 3 bedroom 2 full bath home…shows off this beautiful great room with resplendent hardwood floors, attached double garage, study, whirlpool bath, laundry room, great location, all on .61 acre deep lot. LaTrelle 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550, H-3935

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421 EAST ANDERSON STREET UNIT A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, living room, kitchen, central heat and air, washer and dryer. $525/mo. 614 EAST DUFFY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, kitchen with nice amenities, living room, washer and dryer, fenced yard, 1 off street parking space. $925/mo. 1332 HALCYON DRIVE 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home on Skidaway. Island kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, porch with deck, fenced yard, washer and dryer connections. Available mid March. $850/mo.

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Tybee Island 2 bedroom/2 bath condo with loads of charm and only one block from the ocean! Walking distance to stores, restaurants and the pier. Totally furnished with everything you need, including phone, cable and washer/dryer/dishwasher. High ceilings, porch, and soooo much more. Available beginning in March for $85 per night with a minimum of 3 nights. Cleaning is $75. Call 912 236-3095 or 507-9800.

6 Leehall Drive . Southern Woods at Rice Mill for under $300K! This new home offers 4 BR 2.5 BA, LR, DR, and Family room with fireplace, deck, fenced yard 2 car garage and a bonus room. The same model sells for $320K but owner is anxious!$299,900.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

105 West Congress Street Suite B. Second floor unit in unique commercial condominium. Features hardwood floors, high decorative ceilings, DSL, exposed brick walls and more. Class A office space at an affordable price. $199,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

104 Olde Manor Lane, Guyton 3/2 2100 sq ft -- large lot. Well maintained. Close to south Effingham schools. $169,500 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431

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119 W. Whatley Street, Pooler 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths 1200 sq ft Convenient to schools and shopping large deck on back Priced to sell -$79,500 Mike Farmer Realty 912-429-3431

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9 17th Place For rent on Tybee at 17th Place near the pier and stores, resturants, 1 block for the ocean and 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Furnished beautifully. Hi celings, carpeting, sleeps 6 and $1200 per month, month to month lease. Has a porch and view from the porch. No pets, no smokers. Call 912 507-9800 or 236-3095.


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2309 Whitaker St. Grand Victorian in the heart of the Thomas Square District! Walk through the back door into a huge gourmet kitchen w/granite countered island! The DR features a fpl. &pocket doors leading into the LR w/yet another fpl. The MBR boasts a romantic balcony & MBA w/double showers, double vanities & a porcelain clawfoot tub. 2nd BA also has a claw-foot tub! There are 2 more BRs w/flps. & yet a 4th BR downstairs. Home is completely internet/cable ready. Gorgeous hdwd floors w/tons of trim & details. Delightful front porch & covered back patio!- $299,900 Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen -912-547-4342

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103 John Wesley Way Emerald Pointe Subdivision This enchanting low country home in gated community features 4br/2.5 ba, living room w/ fireplace, open kitchen w/island, formal dining, & study. Great wrap around porch and gorgeous heart pine wood floors throughout. Wonderful lot on lagoon with great view! $449,900

825 East Henry St. Investment property. Huge duplex that also includes additional lot (827 East Henr y). 4BR/1BA up 3BR/1BA down. Completely renovated & ready to move in for only $219,900. Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

Forsyth Park Stunner Restored 1857 Italianate mansion on the park filled with period details, incl. 2 rentable units: English basement and carriage house. Gorgeous home, premier location! $2,150,000. 20 W. Gaston St. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

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Farmhouse in the City! Under Contract .Restored 3BR/2BA Victorian farmhouse feels like the country. Beadboard, heart pine walls & floors all orig., w/ new HVAC, windows, baths & kitchen, + shady fenced yard w/ sep. studio. Positively bucolic! $143,500. 616 E. Park Lane. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

For Sale or Lease/Purchase Adorable 2BR/1BA Craftsman bungalow in Baldwin Park area. Totally renovated, spacious rooms, great storage, separate dining room, new kitchen (all appliances included), CH/A, fenced yard with onecar garage. 709 E. 39 th St. $139,900 or call for L/P info. 912-231-0240 or go to www.calypsorentals.com

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Downtown Duplex Spacious Victorian duplex in appreciating area, totally renovated to include new central heat & air, new kitchens & baths, refinished hardwood floors, 4 decorative fireplaces, wiring for high-speed Internet and networking, and all appliances, including washers & dryers. Also features a fenced back yard and off-street, covered parking. Great moneymaker or perfect owner-occupant situation! 506 E. Anderson St. $259,900 . 912-2310240 or go to www.calypsorentals.com .

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116 E. Bolton St. Great location across Forsyth Park. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large back Porch, Courtyard. Wireless Internet, Digital Cable & Water included $1275.00 Contact: 912-220-1020 Unfurnished Home for rent in Ardsley, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, pool, deck, central heat & air,alarm system, carport and fireplace. $1500 1-2 year lease. Available May 10th. Call Dr. Boyd 236 3660 Beautiful House! House or Rooms for Rent! Historic District 4-5 Large Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, W/D. All New Appliances. Large Front and Back Yard, Second Floor Rear Deck. Security System and Privacy Fence. Must See. Call 748-6063 or 604-8912 Victorian District 2 and 3 Bedroom Apts. Completed Renovated. Central Heat & Air, Small pets allowed. Many Extras. Call 441-2343 for an Appt.

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DOWNTOWN Male seeking male roommate to share downtown apartment. $375/month plus deposit (includes all utilities, Washer/Dryer) 912-3 41-0133, leave message. 2 ROOMMATES WANTED. Mature non-smokers. Southside, 3 bedroom home on culdesac. Lake Mayer. Washer/dryer. $475/mo./$100 deposit, utilities included. 912-927-2114/ 912-596-9609.

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Historic Jones Street The Best of Downtown Living! Recently restored 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom townhome on prest gious Jones Street.. Inquire for price.

Ben Farmer Realty 7303 Abercorn Street, Suite F Savannah, GA 31406 Office: (912) 692-1085 • Fax: (912) 692-1086 (912) 220-1700 cell Alexander Grikitis Email: alexgrikitis@yahoo.com Residential Specialist

We live and work in the Savannah community and are dedicated to the financial needs of our customers.

Teresa Barker Branch Manager 691-2722 ext. 103

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Rain Gauge

Average: Water:

Total rainfall for February : 0.78"

High

Atlantic

68° 55° Gulf Stream Low 45° 75°

Daytime Tides for Wed through Sun: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Normal February rainfall : 2.60" Feb. defecit: -1.82" Year Total: 2.20" Normal Year: 6.55" Year Deficit: -4.35"

Low 6:23a, High 12:11p, Low 6:26p. Low 7:25a, High 1:11p, Low 7:28p. Low 8:36a, High 2:16p, Low 8:40p. Low 9:47a, High 3:23p, Low 9:54p. Low 10:52a, High 4:32p, Low 11:01p.

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