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Volume 4 • Number 24• March 9 - March 15 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly•

Making classical music cool Christopher O’Riley brings ‘From The Top’ to the Savannah Music Festival

Inherit the Wind Jason Isbell Classic drama@Lucas

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Volume 4, No. 24, March 9, 2005 On the Cover: Christopher O’Riley

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‘From the Top’ at the Savannah Music Fest



Letters to the Editor

Free Speech 10 Straight talk from a former Marine Jane Fishman 11 Don’t take girl power for granted City Notebook 12 News bits from around town

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Festival Feature 13 Tara Feis Community 14 Women in engineering Blotter 15 From SPD reports Non Sequitur 15 Our favorite cartoon News of the Weird 16 Strange but true

Earthweek 17 The week on your planet


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Music Menu 18 Local gigs a la carte Connect Recommends 20 Our picks from the local scene Good Show, Will Travel 18 Regional concerts Soundboard 24 Who’s playing and where

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Tara Feis What: Irish music, dance, children’s entertainment and more. Headlining the Main Stage will be fiddler Natalie MacMaster, winner of numerous East Coast Music Awards for her traditional Cape Breton recordings. Other performers will include the Pride of Ireland Dancers and the Savannah Irish Dancers with Master of Ceremonies Harry O’Donoghue, who will offer his own unique style of Irish music and humor. When: Saturday, March 12 Where: Robert Emmet Park at the east end of Bay Street. Cost: Free. Call: 651-6417. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.W

Thursday, March 10 City Lights Theatre presents Inherit the Wind (thru the weekend) What: Classic drama based on the famous Scopes evolution trial of 1925. When: March 10, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and March 12 at 3 p.m. A free panel discussion debating evolution and creationism will be held Saturday, March 12 at 5 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Call: 234-9860.

What: This dramatic play is about a woman at a teaching and research hospital who has cancer. It will feature Memorial Health Team Members. When: March 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and March 13 at Where: Memorial Health Medical Education 2 p.m.W Auditorium. Cost: Free.

Sunday, March 13 REELSavannah Presents Lightning in a Bottle What: Director Antoine Fuqua’s 2003 blues documentary documents an historic night that showcased the blues. In an effort to spread awareness of the history and heritage of blues music, the U.S. Congress named 2003 the Year of the Blues and a special kick-off concert was held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Fuqua documented the event, capturing highlights both on and off the stage and combining them with archival footage. Performers featured in the film include Buddy Guy, who will open the Savannah Music Festival on March 18, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Gatemouth Brown, Dr. John, Macy Gray, Allison Krauss, John Fogerty, Natalie Cole, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and Bill When: Sunday, March 13 at 7:30 Cosby.W Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $6. p.m.W

The 31st Annual Savannah Boat Show What: This boat show allows customers to compare various boat styles and brands in one location, plus displays of marine accessories, maintenance items, safety equipment and electronics, as well as fishing tackle and dock equipment. When: Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 from Where: National Guard Armory on 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.W Eisenhower Drive.

Two Sides of Celtic What: Two top Celtic harpers, Grainne Hambly of Ireland and William Jackson of Scotland, will perform a joint concert sponsored by the Coastal Folk Harp Society. When: Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. Where: Mondanaro Theater in the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $10 general public. Call: 525-5050 for tickets.

Tuesday, March 15 Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul In Concert What: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Lucas Theatre presents Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul in concert. Formerly the chief instrumentalist with the original Riverdance company, Ivers combines traditional Irish fiddling with African percussion, hip-hop samples and tap dance rhythms to produce her unique sound. The nine-time AllIreland fiddle champion is the daughter of Irish immigrants who grew up in the Bronx. When: Where: Lucas Theatre, Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m.W 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $32, $27 and $20 at the SCAD box office, 216 E. Broughton St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call: 525-5050.

Design Press Presents Flying Feet: A Story of Irish Dance What: The latest release from SCAD’s Design Press was written by Anna Marlis Burgard and illustrated by Leighanne Dees. The author and illustrator will be signing books just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Abbey Pride of Pride of Ireland Dance Studio will demonstrate step-dancing. The book is available at several SCAD locations. When: Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. Where: Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall. Call: 525-5212 to order direct.

The Dolphin Project What: The Dolphin Project of Georgia surveys the waters of coastal Georgia for research into the habitats and activities of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research, which takes place on one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Candidates must be at least 18. An orientation and training session is planned for the April project. When: Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Solms Hall. Call: 843-342-9816 in the evening, or visit

Parkinson’s in the Park What: This rally and awareness walk is sponsored by People Living With Parkinson’s and will feature Tamra Cantore, author of The Calm Throughout Life’s Storms, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 40. Music will be provided by Grace Griffith, Blix Street Records recording artist, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1998. There also will be a silent auction, raffle and awareness walk. Proceeds will benefit People Living With Parkinson’s and the Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group. When: Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Lake Mayer. Call: 754-7956 or visit

Girl Scout Reunion Tea What: The search is on for Girl Scout alumni. Any adult who was a Girl Scout in her youth, or an adult who has served in a Girl Scout leadership position, is invited to attend the Girl Scout Reunion Tea. Guests will enjoy tea and lunch and tours of the historic Andrew Low House and Girl Scout First When: Saturday, March 12 from 1-3:30 p.m. Headquarters.W Where: Lafayette Square, Abercorn Street between Charlton Call: Meg Beckum at 236-1571, Ext. 117, or and Harris streets.C send your name, address and phone number to RSVP by March 11.

Tybee Irish Heritage Celebration What: This annual parade salutes all things Irish in a colorful, Tybee way. When: Saturday, March 12 at 3 p.m. Where: The parade will start at Memorial Park and go down Butler Avenue.

Combat Fusion: Trinity What: Live pro wrestling with Vordell Walker, ”Mr. 630” Jerelle Clarke, Krazy K, Dexter Poindexter, Dagon and Seven Briggs, Cory Steel, ”The American Idol” Nick Hyper, Combat Fusion’s When: Saturday, March owner, Jesse Fedra, plus many more.W 12. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Where: Alee Temple Arena.C Cost: 12 and under, $6, and adults, $8, in advance. Advance tickets are available at Media Play on Abercorn or at Tickets also will be available at the door for $2 more.

Cotton Patch Gospel What: The Springer Opera House’s production tells the life of Jesus, but is set in modern-day, rural Georgia. When: Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Where: Club Stewart Ballroom in Hinesville. Cost: $5 in advance or $8 at the door Call: 767-8609. ◗

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What: Giant crafts sale and demonstration village, where artisans will be demonstrating their crafts. When: March 11, 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Where: Savannah International Cost: $5.50. Trade and Convention Center.C

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Christopher O’Riley brings ‘From The Top’ to the Savannah Music Festival

Top to bottom: Some of the young musicians ‘From The Top’ has featured during its five years on NPR

IN THE FIVE YEARS that National Public Radio’s From The Top has been on the air, the spellbinding weekly program has featured close to 1,000 talented youngsters from across the U.S. A good-natured variety show in the spirit of broadcasting’s Golden Age, From The Top focuses solely on the best and brightest classical musicians not yet old enough to attend college. Hosted by the renowned concert pianist Christopher O’Riley, it’s heard regularly by over a half million people on nearly 250 stations coast to coast, most of which are NPR affiliates, but some of which are – surprisingly – commercial outlets. A truly unique effort, it’s hard to overestimate the impact this quirky, forwardthinking series (the most popular classically-themed show in NPR’s history) has had on the lives of young Americans. “We want to celebrate excellence,” says executive producer Gerald Slavet. And that is quite literally what the show does. Unlike most teen and pre-teen classical showcases, there is no element of competition to From The Top (save the inherent selection process required to land an invitation to appear). Additionally, the lucky participants are not only encouraged, but expected to share personal information about their interests and pursuits outside of their chosen instrument, and their hopes and desires for the future. It’s that pervasive sense of optimism and encouragement that lies at the core of the program’s appeal, says O’Riley. “To me, the hope that radiates off the show is the feeling you get from listening to the kids on our show talk and play. It just helps you to feel that the next generation of American young people is not going to hell in a handbasket.Yes, it’s about classical music, but it’s a variety show, really.” And, much like the kids they feature, O’Riley and company are striving for bigger and better things as well. This radio show is merely the tip of the iceberg for their non-profit organization, which has used the show’s crossover success to promote music education.

For example, there’s a state-of-theart website ( which serves as a central meeting place for young musicians and their families. Additionally, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, the elementary school publishing house, has partnered with the organization to spotlight over three dozen players, aged 9-18 in its series of textbooks and companion audio CDs. The fact that this intelligent, respectful, and irreverent program has succeeded wildly at bringing young people to the world of fine art music is astounding. It’s accomplishing a goal most school band and orchestra teachers would tell you was virtually impossible. It’s making classical music cool. More than that, it’s giving kids who are drawn to classical music on their own a license to feel good about themselves. Much of the credit for that can be given to the forty-seven-yearold O’Riley, who – as ringmaster, host, straight man and occasional accompanyist – could be seen as a wry cross between Conan O’Brien and Marian McPartland. It is he who embodies the heart and soul of the program. He’s well-spoken, extremely talented, always quick with a joke or sly comment, and in general, comes off as much more down-to-earth and hip than most of the adults these young performers assumably deal with on a regular basis. After all, it’s not every high school music teacher who can truthfully say he’s made a hit album, or hung with rock stars. We spoke with the pianist at length about the role his show plays on the future of American music, and his own unexpected breakthrough success as an interpreter of popular music.

Connect Savannah: Earlier in your career, could you have ever foreseen doing something like this? Christopher O’Riley: A show like ours should have happened a long time ago. It was probably knocking around in the subconscious of every music student who’d slaved away for hours on end without recognition or a sense of community. Based on that, I’d say that it was an idea that was out there for ages, and I’m glad that we were the ones who got a chance to do it.

Connect Savannah: Is the show on track for where you all hoped it would be, or has it grown quicker than you imagined? Christopher O’Riley: The show has become the tail wagging the dog at this point. It does very well on its own, but we’re very proud of our educational programs that have been spawned from the radio show. Now, they’re larger scale and more directly beneficial than show in itself. Our outreach is amazing. It gets instruments

into the hands of kids who can’t afford them.

Connect Savannah: Do you think those who listen to the show are aware of all the services your organization provides? Christopher O’Riley: We’re much more anxious to have the off-the-street listener enjoy it for pure entertainment value. Not that we’ve ever sold the music short – but I feel a big reason that classical music has suffered so gravely from audience attrition is because a lot of people are put off by it. They’re discomfited, and don’t feel at home in that audience. I think we’ve done a lot to make people feel included. If we’ve entertained them, we certainly haven’t done it by pandering. As far as the show goes, we’re only concerned with presenting the kids in the best light.

Connect Savannah: It’s so refreshing to hear classical music presented without all the rarified air it’s often accompanied by. Christopher O’Riley: Well, we work at relaxing things. There’s a lot of whooping and hollering at our shows. You won’t hear that at the Cleveland Orchestra...

Connect Savannah: Or if you do, those people are probably asked to leave. Christopher O’Riley: (laughs) Exactly! I think there’s something to be said for honest reactions being elicited.

Connect Savannah: Are you comfortable in your role as host of the show? Christopher O’Riley: Yeah. I like it. I’m inspired by the kids that I play with. It’s become the biggest part of the collaborative work in my career. And, it’s much more exciting than playing with a lot of chamber musicians my age, who have sort of run out of gas in terms of playing standards. I prefer it, actually. In fact, we did a music festival on Hilton Head last year, and it went so well, they’ve asked us to come back and do it again around the first of May. They asked me who I would invite to play, and I told them most of the people I’m excited to play with these days are eighteen and nineteen. So, they’re all From The Top alums. It’s not affiliated with the show, but it just so happens that I have a large group of colleagues that I’ve wanted to play with again. I also thought the audience would be excited to see these young musicians up close.

Connect Savannah: You seem to maintain a great rapport with these kids. Is it hard to keep up with their interests, or do you follow pop culture?

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Christopher O’Riley: I tend to be somewhat of a pop culture maven, but only with things which interest me. A lot of the stuff you just can’t help but be aware of. I don’t live in an ivory tower, but I don’t make it a hobby to keep up with youth trends.

Connect Savannah: What do peers in your age group think of your work ? Christopher O’Riley: They’re very impressed. God, even those of us in the “A-list classical music world” can’t point a finger at these kids and say we were doing anything nearly as good at that age.

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Connect Savannah: Why is that? Christopher O’Riley: Well, a lot of the kids on the show are very driven, but it’s not like that’s all they do. That’s what makes them so personable, and – in the end – what makes them better musicians. They have broader life experiences to draw on.

Connect Savannah: Can you tell if your show’s success has begun to influence and shape From The Top’s talent pool? Christopher O’Riley: I think they’re more willing to be open with their personalities, because they know that even if we’re making fun, we’re doing it in a kind way. If they have something they feel passionate or enthusiastic about, they don’t ever have to feel sheepish or embarrassed to tell us about it. Now,

kids see this as an outlet. It’s within their sights, and it’s not like going to a competition, it’s going on national radio. It’s really cool.

Connect Savannah: Young classical musicians are often pressured to compartmentalize their music. Your show seems to delight in breaking down that barrier, presenting them as skateboarders or wrestlers, or what have you. That has to be very freeing for some of these kids. Christopher O’Riley: Absolutely! And a lot of them used to be frightened to even admit to the kind of music they listened to in their off hours. We’ve made it possible to feel good about that. Plus, we’re proving that it’s not necessary to practice classical music at the expense of the rest of your life. It can just be one of many things that you feel you can’t live without.

Connect Savannah: Describe auditions. Christopher O’Riley: Sometimes kids think that since we’re taping in Savannah and they live in Macon that they’ll try out for that show. Well, that’s not the case. You just try out, and if you make it, then you make it no matter where we are. We’ll fly you wherever you need to go.

Connect Savannah: And rehearsals? Christopher O’Riley: They’re fairly intense and very quick. The night before

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the show we have a pizza party and get to know each other. We rehearse a few times and try to get it right. That’s something I sort of insist on. Then the day of the show we do an entire dress rehearsal with the talking as well. We tape a lot of that, just in case we need it for backup. Then we do it again in front of an audience.

Connect Savannah: Tell me about your classical arrangements of Radiohead songs. What inspired you to tackle that? Christopher O’Riley: I just have been listening them rather obsessively since 1997. I ran out of break pieces on the show and thought it was a nice way to play something I personally believe in – which may not be considered classical music. But, we got this amazing reaction from the home audience. They would write letters saying, “Who is this Mr. Head, and where can I find more of his beautiful music?” (laughs) So, I knew I was on the right track. The new CD comes out April 12.

Connect Savannah: And the response? Christopher O’Riley: Oh, it was big time. It got four stars in Rolling Stone, which is probably the only time that’s ever happened to a classical record.

Connect Savannah: Did you ever find out if Radiohead heard the album? Christopher O’Riley: I finally met Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood from the band last October. I introduced myself, and Colin said, “We’re so excited about what you’re doing.” Those were the first words out of his mouth. Thom and I chatted for a very long time about his music. It was really quite amazing.

Connect Savannah: Where was this? Christopher O’Riley: Backstage at Madison Square Garden. Their opener canceled, and there was talk that I might play. But after a lot of deliberation, they settled on a band they had used before.

Connect Savannah: That’s still very cool.

Connect Savannah: How long did it take you to retool the songs?

Christopher O’Riley: It was unbelievable. The greatest night of my life, quite frankly. ◗

Christopher O’Riley: I’m still doing them. I haven’t run out of their songs, and each one I do gives me new ideas, so I may start revising ones I’ve already done. I don’t play them that often, but they’re constantly evolving.

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Straight talk from a former Marine The war in Iraq has demeaned the sacrifice and professionalism of a proud Corps WHEN I WAS NINETEEN, I joined the United States Marine Corps. I didn’t do it for the college money, or to “see the world,” although both of those considerations arose during my service. I did it because I was directionless, drifting and growing dangerous. I was running low on options, and joining the Marines was the perfect answer. The Corps snatched me from my hometown, BadInfluenceville, and taught me discipline, self-respect and the true meaning of endurance -- as I imagine it has done with wayward American youths since its formation in 1775. When I was 22, as a member of First Force Reconnaissance Company I was sent to Saudi Arabia as part of an operation then labeled “Desert Shield.” I spent more than six months in the desert, and participated as American forces dislodged Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. The level of professionalism, duty and dedication of my fellow Marines, soldiers, SEAL team members and Navy corpsmen was absolutely astounding to observe. For my part, I performed my duties as ordered, took initiative when called for, and received the commendations and credit I was due. That having been said, I had my own concerns as to our true motivation for being in the Middle East. I kept them to myself, did my job, and got out of the Marines when my contract expired, soon after the war was over. I have always spoken highly of my Marine experience, and have enthusiastically recommended military service to young men and women as a good option. I am heartbroken that I can no longer do so in good conscience. My brother and sister Marines, those finest Americans, are being chewed up today, right now, as I write this appeal, in an unforgiving land far away. They are being killed by the hundreds and maimed and psychologically scarred for life by the thousands -- and for what?

Or, more appropriately, for whom? For the oligarchs. For the elite few, who live in a socioeconomic realm that few, if any, working-class Americans have any privy to. These men and women, these Bushes and Rumsfelds and Rices, sold the current war in Iraq based on blatant lies -since revealed to the public as such. They did so for the benefit of the ruling class -the corporate machine. And they have thrown my brother and sister Marines’ lives away. They have demeaned the very idea of military service, demeaned my own contribution and that of millions of other American veterans. I conclude with an appeal to all parents of teenage boys and girls. If you have any impact at all on your child’s decisions regarding their future, please dissuade them from military service, at least until the current administration has run its course. And if whomever is reading this is themselves of recruitment age, please, please do not allow yourself to be used and thrown away by those who do not have your interests at heart. When I was at my first duty station, I received a phone call from an exboyfriend of my mother’s, berating me for joining the Corps. I didn’t understand then, but I do now. He was a former Marine, who had seen the horrors of war in Vietnam, and would have done anything to spare me a similar experience. I would do anything right now to spare anyone even a day of war. It is the most loathsome event in the human experience, and should always only ever be used as a last resort. There is no glory in war, there is only discomfort, anxiety, terror and death. ◗

Richard R. DiPirro is a frequent contributor to Connect Savannah. He is a member of the anti-war organization Speak Up! To comment on this article in a letter to the editor, e-mail us at

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Don’t take girl power for granted A closer look at the impact of Title IX on our society Amendments Act. Its key stipulation states: “No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Which meant that all public elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools -- as well as city recreation departments and nonprofit organizations

receiving federal funds -- had to offer the same opportunities in sports to girls that they offered to boys. In my circle -- contemporaries who graduated high school and/or college in the ‘60s -- Title IX (pronounced Title Nine) was huge. Or at least it was supposed to be. While girls no longer have to take home economics instead of shop, and elementary schools no longer post girls’ and boys’ entrances, women still earn 67 cents to every man’s dollar, young girls are still not encouraged to take math and science classes. And people still point to Title IX -- and the obvious improvements it brought for women in sports -- as the reason for not pushing towards an equal rights amendment. But level the playing field in sports, it did. Check it out: Thirty years ago, one in every 27 high school girls played a sport.

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After Title IX, one out of every 2.5 high school girls is now an athlete. There are now 2.8 million girls in high school who play sports, an 800 percent increase from pre-Title IX days. So much for the argument that girls didn’t play sports because they didn’t want to. I knew that 25 years ago when I started giving a class in Chicago entitled, “Sports for Women Who Are Afraid of Sports” (or as one woman told me, “Sports for Women Who Were Afraid to Like Sports”). Tell that to all the girls on all the teams in this city. Tell that to the 12-yearold softball player I know who burns my hand with every throw. But wouldn’t you know it. Despite Title IX, women still receive 42 percent of all athletic opportunities, 42 percent of all scholarship dollars, 36 percent of all sports budgets. This, while women college students outnumber men on campus 60-to-40. (At Armstrong Atlantic State University, women represent 70 percent of the student body). Then, to beat the band, there are people who love to blame Title IX for the demise of some men’s sports programs and the cutback in some football scholarships. Not the bloated salaries paid to coaches. Not the country club locker rooms or the elaborate training facilities. Not the fact that in very few Division I schools do football program pay for themselves. Many run deficits. Just last week I heard the head of the NCAA on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” say that out of the 350 largest Division I football programs, only 12 make money. Still, I’ll admit it. Like most people, my biggest beef is personal. Darn, I wanted to tell that woman in the locker room: With a little coaching, a lot of hard work, some competition to push me, I COULD HAVE BEEN A CONTENDER! ◗


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THE OTHER DAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM at the Aquatic Center, another woman and I started talking about the Master’s swim team we both belong to. It’s a coached program of specific drills and timed sets. We were moaning and groaning about something when she started remembering the team she swam for in high school. “What about you?” she said. “What were your practices like? Who was your coach?” “Me?” I said. “I’m a post-Title IX gal. We didn’t have girls teams when I went to high school, and certainly not in college. I never had a coach. We played in the streets where we begged the boys to let us play. We sneaked into the gym. We had water ballet.” Then this fellow swimmer, a twentysomething woman, a teacher, stared right at me and asked: “What’s Title IX?” That sort of floored me. Was her question the usual amnesia or rolling of the eyes that some people of the younger persuasion emit when folks like me dare to start talking about the “women’s movement” and the enormous effect it’s had on our -- make that their -- lives? Had she really not heard of this major attempt at the federal level to equal things out between men and women? Or did she think we always had such extensive women’s programs in our schools and city programs? I wonder if she knew that in the ‘60s, at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture, for instance, it was commonly known that women could only be admitted with SAT scores 30 to 40 points higher than men. Or if she knew that women could only get into the University of North Carolina if they lived in a dorm. Except there were very few dorms. And men could live anywhere they wanted. So what’s Title IX? In 1972, Congress passed legislation prohibiting sex discrimination in higher education by adding Title IX to the Education

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Girl safe after being left behind in Forsyth Park A three-year-old girl found wandering alone in Forsyth Park over the weekend has been safely returned to her home. At about 4 p.m. this past Saturday, a woman found the little girl walking alone in the park, “eating from a big bag of potato chips,” according to police reports. The girl, Kiara Leigh Davis, showed no signs of distress, police say. The woman called police “after she walked with Kiara safe with a Savannah the child for about an hour police officer soon after being found alone in Forsyth Park trying to find her parents,” police say. The child was taken to police headquarters, “where officers entertained her while other officers conducted a further search of the Forsyth Park area looking for anyone that might have lost a child, all without success.”

The local Department of Family and Children Services was contacted and the child was placed in foster care overnight. Subsequent media reports garnered a tip that the lost girl “looked like a little girl in the custody of The Gabriel House in Hinesville.” Hinesville Police visited that Liberty County children’s home and determined they were indeed missing a child but “had not reported the child missing.” Kiara had been placed in The Gabriel House by Brantley County’s Department of Family and Children Services. The Gabriel House had a field trip to Savannah that Saturday which included a visit to Forsyth Park. The child was inadvertently left behind after the field trip, police say.

CAT holds site talk Thursday A Chatham Area Transit Authority board subcommittee will meet this week to discuss the viability of a new downtown transfer site on Oglethorpe Avenue at Fahm Street, adjacent to the Thunderbird Motel. This site will be discussed as an alternative to the originally proposed transit station site at Oglethorpe Avenue at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The meeting will be held this Thursday, March 10 from 9–11 a.m. at the Old Chatham County Courthouse, 124 Bull Street, Commission Chambers,

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Poverty reduction plan OK’d City Council last week unanimously approved an action plan to aggressively reduce poverty in Savannah. Connect Savannah is a media partner in the “Poverty Reduction Plan for Savannah,” an ambitious and somewhat unique plan which, unlike previous poverty initiatives over the years, is spearheaded largely by the business community rather than the government. “The fun is going to begin now,” said Mayor Otis Johnson, stressing the need to follow-through on specific aspects of the plan. Connect Savannah will continue to report on this issue in weeks to come.

SSU students fight illiteracy Savannah State University students will participate in the 2005 Alternative Spring Break “Operation: Illiteracy” March 14-17 in Nashville, Tenn. The students will spend two days with children ages one to five at the Martha O’Bryan Center, an outreach ministry in Nashville. The SSU students will stress the importance of learning to read through skits, arts and games. The students selected to participate include Terri Brook, Jason Butler, India Calhoun, Donald Carson, Tamika Chase, Quintin Crane, Revella Daniel, Mature Davenport, Jessica Green, Erin Glover, Rico Johnson, Jon Latimore, Ashley Leverett, Diedre London, Alva O’Neal, Veronica Rahim, Sheldon Ralph, Katrina Reid, Kalandra Waites, Terry Walton and Jessie Williams. Alternative Spring Break is designed to help transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting their communities. Typically, ASB includes service-learning experiences dealing with poverty, children’s issues and HIV-AIDS. ◗

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NATALIE MACMASTER STUDIED at a “Cape Bretoners are community minded, community spirited,” she says. teacher’s college in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “They have a great sense of humor. They “The reason I got a teaching degree are also nuts about fiddle music. was for something to fall back on,” the “Now that I’ve seen the world, I renowned Celtic fiddling virtuoso says. “I appreciate where and what I came from,” went on with further education, hoping MacMaster says. “My parents are I’d never have to use it.” absolutely beautiful people. They are the Indeed, it seems the only thing her epitome of a Cape Breton couple -diploma will do is continue to gather loving and accepting, encouraging and dust. After several recordings, numerous strong.” awards and world-wide MacMaster grew up tours, her future in music listening to Celtic music. seems assured. “My mom taught me to MacMaster, 32, is the step-dance when I was headliner for the 14th 5,” she says. “I was Annual Tara Feis, which playing some of the features Irish music, tunes on the piano at dance, children’s enterthe same age.” tainment, food and more. Although MacMaster It will be held Saturday, loved fiddle music, the March 12 in Robert fiddles that were in her Emmet Park on Bay home were too large for Street. All events and her to play. Her life stage performances are changed forever when a free. relative in Boston sent a Always held the child-sized fiddle. Saturday before St. The niece of famed Patrick’s Day, Tara Feis is Natalie MacMaster fiddler Buddy sponsored by the MacMaster, she quickly Savannah Department of became a major talent in her own right. Cultural Affairs. It is co-chaired by By the time she finished high school, Bernadette Winters and Mike Beytagh. MacMaster was playing at clubs, parties The festival will open at 11 a.m. in a and festivals on weekends. ceremony presided over by city and MacMaster has performed with county representatives. MacMaster will several symphony orchestras, which she perform at the Main Stage twice during says is a thrilling experience “It’s a whole the day, at noon and again at 3:45 p.m. other dimension -- a speedboat versus a Harry O’Donoghue will be the master luxury cruise liner,” she says. of ceremonies, and will present his own Throughout her career, MacMaster unique style of Irish music and humor at has performed with some of world’s top 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Other scheduled entertainers. “The Chieftains were a lot performers include the Pride of Ireland of fun,” she says. “They are very spirited. Dancers, who will perform at 1:15 p.m. When I opened for Carlos Santana, I and the Savannah Irish Dancers, who will broke a string.” perform at 2:45 p.m. Santana told MacMaster she always There also will be performances at needed to carry a spare. “Ever since that the Children’s Stage, including the Irish day, I travel with two fiddles,” she says. Marionette Circus of Conrad Hartz. In Savannah, MacMaster will be perThere will be traditional Irish crafts and forming songs from her newest CD, amusement rides, and food from Barnes which is expected to be released in the Restaurant will be available for purchase. fall. Her previous CD is Blueprint, which MacMaster is looking forward to her visit to Savannah. “It’s a lot warmer was released in 2003. there,” she says. Celtic music is beloved around the Now a resident of Ontario, world, so MacMaster is likely to be MacMaster is a native of Cape Breton working for a long, long time. “It’s an old Island, which lies in the Atlantic Ocean music,” she says. “It came from a real at the eastern extreme of Nova Scotia. place and it has carried people through Cape Breton is legendary for its many good times to bad.” ◗ noted Celtic musicians, singers and dancers, and its devotion to traditional The 14th Annual Tara Feis features Irish music. music, dance, children’s entertainment, Residents of Cape Breton still gather food and more, and will be held to play the traditional music that was Saturday, March 12 in Robert Emmet brought there from Ireland and Scotland Park on Bay Street. All events and stage by the island’s earliest settlers. “It’s got performances are free. a lot to do with the fact that music is deeply rooted in people,” MacMaster says. “Cape Breton has a long history and tradition in music.




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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages young women to become engineers KEYSHA CUTTS KNEW exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I knew when I went to high school that I wanted to be an engineer,” she says. “I like to play in the dirt.” Today, Cutts is a civil engineer in the regulatory division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. “I work in the field office in Atlanta, issuing permits,” she says. “I enjoy my job, I enjoy the people I work with and I love being an engineer.” Cutts’ first job took her far from home. “I moved from my mom’s house to Alaska all by myself,” she says. “It was lonely, it was dark, it was cold,” Cutts says. “But it was the best experience of my life.” In Alaska, Cutts worked on a missile defense program, Her next job was with USACE. “I enjoy turning theory into practice,” Cutts says. “I didn’t like math, but that didn’t matter because I had a goal. We need more females in engineering to make it more diverse. Women add a different type of flavor.” The Corps has been actively encouraging young women to become engineers. Less than 10 percent of American engineers are women, and while women, minorities and people with disabilities represent two-thirds of the American workforce, very few of them work in science, engineering and technology. That needs to change, in light of the growing demand for qualified engineers. Jobs that require science, engineering and technology are the most rapidly growing jobs, however, there soon may be a major shortage of skilled workers. USACE estimates that if women, minorities and people with disabilities participated in these fields in parity with their percentages in the total workforce, they would almost meet that growing demand. On Feb. 23, a group of USACE employees presented programs at West Chatham Middle School and Johnson High School to encourage all students -- especially girls -- to think about engineering as a career. In the 19th century, engineers learned through on-the-job training at machine shops, railroad yards and surveying crews. “They worked with machines,” says Sherry McCumber-Kahn, an environmental engineer. “Women didn’t participate in heavy lifting or work of that type, so they didn’t become engineers.” Today, engineers hold many different types of jobs. Monica Simon Dodd is a civil engineer in the USACE, Savannah District, planning division. “Most people think an engineer works on highways and bridges,” she says. Much of Dodd’s work concerns the environment of the Savannah River, and involves correcting past engineering

projects that have had a negative impact I was the only female in a class. It was an on the environment. “The Corps made uncomfortable feeling and a challenge. navigational cuts so ships could navFemales are not given credit for the things igate,” Dodd says. they do or the things they are capable of “Now we see that this caused doing. Decide what you want to do, start problems with the surrounding enviworking and hang tough.” ronment,” she says. “In the Savannah Gatling took this effort beyond the National Wildlife Refuge, an area was classroom. She sought out summer jobs dried up unintentionally.” that would give her valuable experience as Today, those areas are being restored. she worked toward her goals. “Just by doing some simple things, we are Despite the challenges, engineering restoring the flow into can be fun, Gatling that entire area,” Dodd says. “There is a lot of says. travel and you meet a Susan Brinson is a lot of people,” she says. civil engineer in the “But there also is stress USACE master planning and dealing with upset branch. “Neither of my people.” parents had the opporOverall, Gatling loves tunity to go to college,” her work. “You don’t she says. “They had have to be an A student three children, and it in math and science,” was understood that we she says. “Just make would go to college.” sure this is your heart’s Brinson’s brothers desire and focus on it were older, so she was and dedicate your time able to learn from their Sherry McCumber-Kahn, environmental to being what you want engineer with the Corps experiences. “My older to be.” brother went into The path to an engibusiness, and my younger brother neering career is particularly tough for decided to be a geologist,” she says. some women. Letitia “Tita” Shuman had “I liked science and math,” Brinson very little encouragement to get an edusays. “My brother got to go on field trips cation. and collect rocks, but after graduation, he “I come from a very poor background,” had trouble getting a job.” she says. “I was raised by my mother and Brinson considered other opportugrandmother. nities. “I decided to go into civil engi“No one ever really worked, except my neering,” she says. “It’s a nice grandfather, who died when I was seven,” combination of math and earth science, Shuman says. “I knew he worked for the but you’re able to get a job.” Corps of Engineers. Vicki Gatling, a general engineer with “Getting an education, getting a job the project management division, had a was never pushed on me,” she says. “I did unique experience at West Chatham well in school, but was never motivated to Middle School -- her daughter, Amber, a do it.” seventh grader, was in the audience. At age 16, Shuman took a part-time Engineering is a family tradition -job. “I started working because I wanted Gatling’s husband, brothers and sisters stuff,” she says. “I worked as a cashier at are all engineers. the Piggly-Wiggly in Pooler. Then I started “Amber has already been introduced to waiting tables until it came time to go to engineering,” Gatling says. “We talk techcollege.” nical stuff at the dinner table.” Shuman had opportunities, including In school, Gatling devoted herself to scholarships. “I enjoyed math,” she says. studying. “Only you can direct your goal “I thought I wanted to be a doctor.” map,” she told the students. “You should Then Shuman discovered a group of set up five, 10 and 15-year goals.” students who were studying to be engiIn high school, Gatling’s goals were to neers, and changed her own career path. design her own prom dress and travel “While I was in college, I worked full-time overseas -- and she reached them. “Write and went to college full-time,” she says. “It your goals on paper,” she says. “As you was a lot of hard work.” accomplish them, mark through them. After graduation, Shuman took a job You’ve got to have a road map to know with the Corps of Engineers. “It really where to go.” pays to work hard in school,” she says. Because she liked science and “This is the easiest job I’ve ever had, but I drawing and design, Gatling chose engiworked really hard to get it. neering. It wasn’t an easy decision. “I’m the only person in my family to go “There were about 50 females in my to college,” Shuman says. “I’m one of the freshman class,” Gatling says. “By our few who graduated from high school. sophomore year, that number was down Even if you don’t hear about education at to five. Only three graduated. Sometimes,

home and no one else tells you, it’s out there.” As a coastal engineer, part of Shuman’s job is to see that the Savannah River is dredged. “We find a lot of interesting stuff,” she says, displaying prehistoric sharks’ teeth, horse teeth, a mammoth’s tooth, and vertebrae. Not everyone at USACE is an engineer. Judy Milton is an architect in the engineering division. She says architects work with a future building’s owners before making a design. One of an architect’s chief duties is public safety, Milton says. “It is our responsibility to make sure the people in the building are safe,” she says. “The biggest danger in a building is fire,” Milton says. “We also must make sure there is access for people with disabilities. “You have to be creative and able to visualize things three-dimensionally in your head,” Milton says. “You put the building together in your head and draw. You need to communicate well, speak well, write well and listen well. “My job is never dull,” she says. “Every project is different. There is something new every day. It never gets tedious. And I have been able to support myself from the beginning.” Elizabeth Hilliard is an economist for USACE. “In order to be in any career field, it takes education and persistence,” she says. “In the 10th grade, I decided I wanted to get married and have children,” Hilliard says. “I got married at 16, had a son and got a waitressing job.” At 18, Hilliard earned a GED, and did so well, that she decided to go to college. “I started at AASU the next year, and eventually got two bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts and economics.” Hilliard’s work took her on a fourmonth tour in Baghdad with the Corps’ Gulf Region Division, where she worked on Operation Restore Iraqi Electricity. “It was a voluntary thing,” Hilliard says. “I was driven by the need to do something for my country. The events of 9/11 generated that for me. “It was difficult, because I have 12 and 8-year-old children,” she says. “Every day there were bombings and car bombs, but I’m very proud of my time there,” Hilliard says. “I’m also enrolled to earn a master’s degree at AASU. Education and persistence pay off. Stay in school, it’s the most important thing you can do in life.” ◗

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“This is so embarrassing. We had never done that before, and now she’s in the hospital, and my cat’s dead” (said a name-withheld New York City man in January, after he and a neighbor decided to have sex but then accidentally ignited a comforter with a candle, starting a major fire in his apartment). And, said Elaine Edwards of Mink, La., one of the last remaining places in the country to be without telephone service, until lines were installed in January: “It wasn’t 15 minutes after that phone was in before a telemarketer called me.”

Harvey Kash, 69, and Carl Lanzisera, 65, were arrested while standing in line at the courthouse in Hempstead, N.Y., in January, only because, said court officials, they were telling anti-lawyer jokes, to the irritation of a lawyer within earshot. Charges against Lanzisera were dropped, but prosecutors actually referred Kash’s case to a grand jury, which, three weeks later, refused to indict him. (Said Kash’s attorney, “Crime must be at a record low in Nassau County for the grand jury to have time for this.”) In January, the Fox TV network, concerned about an FCC crackdown on “indecency,” voluntarily blurred out the unclothed rear end of a cartoon character on the adult program “Family Guy” (even though the network had run the same image, intact, five years earlier). Also in January, the Design Review Board of Snohomish, Wash., rejected the mural planned for the side of the BBQ Shack restaurant, in part, reported the owner, because its five pink pigs were naked. In a stroke of luck, the defense case file of Florida death-row inmate Curtis Beasley, 56, turned up after having been virtually abandoned in a commercial storage locker rented by his courtappointed lawyer, Michael Giordano, who had failed to make payments and had become unreachable by state officials. If a storage employee hadn’t called the Florida attorney general’s office in December, the records might have been destroyed. The incident was reported in the Tampa Tribune’s January coverage of state Supreme Court justice Raoul Cantero, who characterized the work of

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In January, Felipe Rose, a member of the Village People musical group and who is part Lakota Sioux, said he felt so remorseful at missing the opening last year of the National Museum of the American Indian that he donated his gold record the group received for the 1978 song “Y.M.C.A.,” which is ostensibly about gay men looking for sex in the big city. In late 2004, officials of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris said they were forced to cordon off the statue of 19th-century journalist Victor Noir (who was reputed to be quite a ladies’ man) because too many visitors were rubbing Noir’s clothed crotch for good luck.

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some court-appointed death-penalty attorneys as “some of the worst lawyering I’ve seen.” News of the Weird reported in September on Koko, the gorilla that knows about a thousand words in American Sign Language, and in February, she was back in the news at her home at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, Calif. Two of Koko’s female handlers filed a sex discrimination and wrongful discharge lawsuit against the foundation because its president, Francine Patterson, had allegedly pressured them to display their breasts to Koko in order to better “bond” with her. According to the lawsuit, Patterson herself had been bonding with Koko for quite some time and thought Koko needed a little variety.

Inexplicable Wade Harris, 39, was arrested in Pittsburgh in December and charged with stealing at least 100 (maybe as many as 400) parking meters. According to detectives, a meter usually contains only $10 to $15 in coins but requires about 90 minutes “of hard work” to break into (and the job creates a risk from the noise made by the initial removal of the meter from the street).

Least Competent Criminals Roy Allen Boothe Jr., 18, was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a Delta One Shop convenience store near York, Pa., in January. When he threatened the two female clerks with a tire iron, the women started punching and kicking him, until he begged for them to stop. After a few minutes (but with police on the way), he managed to wiggle away and run (though one clerk

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slugged him with his own tire iron on the way out). People Just Not Paying Attention: (1) In January, Daniel D. Salazar, 20, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for attempting to rob a Bank of America in Kansas City, Mo.; he first came to the attention of police when he called a station house and offered to turn in his partners in the crime in exchange for the $5,000 reward. (2) And in Hong Kong in October, Ho Heng-chau, 20, pleaded guilty to drug possession and was fined the equivalent of about US$500, on a day when he chose to show up in court wearing a T-shirt with “COCAINE” across the front.

Update In November 2003, when last we left America’s most uninhibited public gay basher, Topeka, Kan., preacher Fred Phelps, he was proposing a statue to celebrate the murder of a gay man. In December 2004, his Westboro Baptist Church issued a press release praising God for the “Tsunami & 2,000 dead Swedes!!!” after he assumed that Swedes were among the vacationers who drowned at resorts in Thailand. Phelps had denounced Sweden for jailing a gay-condemning preacher (Rev. Ake Green, since released). According to Phelps, the Swedish homosexuals who died were “vacationing on their fat expendable incomes without kids to bother with and spend money on.”

Readers’ Choice On a July evening, two girls, ages 17 and 18, decided to bake cookies as a gesture of kindness for their neighbors and then to deliver them right away (with notes reading, “Have a great night!”). Their town of Durango, Colo., is small enough (population, 14,000) that nighttime visits can sometimes be made without creating anxiety, but apparently not at Wanda Renae Young’s house. She was so traumatized by the 10:30 knocking at her door that she wound up in the hospital emergency room the next day, then sued the girls for that expense, and in January was awarded $900 by a judge, sending the girls into tears. (However, townspeople chipped in to pay the $900.)

The Continuing Crisis The City Council of Sweetwater, Fla., decided to raise money by selling a dealer all the guns confiscated by its police, but the dealer chosen was Lou’s Gun Shop in Hialeah, Fla., identified by authorities as the nation’s leading retail source of the guns eventually used in crimes (January). And a committee of the New York State Bar Association proposed in January to expand the civic work lawyers could get professional credit for (“pro bono” activities) to include political lobbying, including lobbying to cut back on required pro-bono work. ◗




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Earthquakes A wide area of eastern Indonesia and northern Australia was rocked by a powerful temblor centered beneath the Banda Sea. The quake occurred far too deep beneath the seabed to produce a tsunami. • Earth movements were also felt in the Sumatra aftershock zone, Bali, New Zealand’s North Island, Taiwan, northeastern Japan, eastern Afghanistan, southwest Pakistan, central Iran, central Peru, northern Arizona and along the New York-Quebec border.

Songs of the Fittest A British bird expert has found evidence that male birds with the most complex and extravagant songs are more successful fathers than their less musically talented rivals. It’s been known that female birds show a preference for males with the greatest song repertoires, but the new research may indicate why that talent is preferred. Ornithologist Jane M. Reid and fellow researchers studied a population of song sparrows on British Columbia’s Mandarte Island. They found that male sparrows with the greatest singing ability contributed more offspring and grandoffspring to the breeding population. This was due to those males living longer and rearing more hatched chicks to independence. ◗

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An international research team announced it has discovered that last spring’s huge increase in the ozone hole over northern latitudes may have been largely due to natural causes, and not entirely from human use of ozonedepleting chemicals. According to the team, lead by Cora Randall of the University of Colorado at Boulder, the decline in Earth’s protective ozone layer in the spring of 2004 was in part due to solar storms and stratospheric weather. Writing in Geophysical Research Letters, Randall said the strongest polar stratospheric vortex winds on record pulled down ozone-depleting nitrogen oxide gasses from the edge of space, thinning the ozone layer. Some of those gasses were formed when Earth’s

residents downwind of Kilauea Volcano they may face an increased health risk from exposure to high levels of sulfur dioxide and airborne particles from the volcano’s ongoing eruption. Researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Hawaii said excessive sulfur dioxide gas can cause bronchial irritation or asthma attacks in people vulnerable to respiratory ailments. • The northernmost active volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula sent a plume of ash soaring high over the geologically active region, and westward to the Okhotsk Sea.


Using data from thousands of fishermen’s dusty logbooks, University of New Hampshire researchers have documented a 96 percent decline in the number of cod off Nova Scotia since 1852. Decades of overfishing since World War II in the once-teeming waters off Atlantic Canada and New England caused the precipitous decline in cod stocks, forcing U.S. and Canadian officials to halt cod fishing for extended periods of time. “It shows that we really have 4.1 massively overexploited those early resources. It also gives us a much clearer picture of what the productivity of the ocean used to be,” said researcher Andy Rosenberg. He and his colleague Jeff Bolster hope their findings will allow fishery officials to make sound decisions for the future of cod fishing in the region.

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Two new viruses similar to AIDS, detected in some 3.5 African hunters, may have jumped into the human population from other primates. 4.6 Walid Hemeine of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a health con+1200 ference in Boston that the new Diffa, 5.7 retroviruses turned up among Niger people who regularly hunt Percy monkeys for “bush meat” in Cameroon, and in those who handled the dead animals. Closely related types of these viruses cause leukemia, as well as inflammatory and neurological Week Ending March 4, 2005 diseases. “Because HIV originated as a cross-species infection from a non-human uppermost atmosphere was bombarded primate virus, the question was how with energetic particles from the massive much cross-species retrovirus infections solar storms of October-November 2003. are occurring and what are the consequences of these infections,” said Hemeine. Scientists in Hawaii warned


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Absylom Rising Oxford, Miss. jam-band that throws elements of funk, bluegrass and rock into the mix. They’re on track to play over 200 dates this year, and have become a regular attraction at this laid-back River Street restaurant and bar. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

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that bears the unmistakable “Savannah sound” pioneered by Damad and Kylesa. Sun., 6 pm, Starland outdoor Stage (near Bull & 40th Sts.) - ALL AGES.

Bluesonics Local R & B party band that’s been around in one form or another for what must be a decade now. Expect electric uptown blues with an undeniable groove and a great rhythm section. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

This Richmond, Va., “moonshine metal” outfit has weathered plenty of Absylom Rising Raw, unfettered, electric lineup changes over their houserockin’ music. 8 year career, but they’ve Thurs., Savannah Blues + Sat., 10 pm, also released a few screamin’, balls-out Mercury Lounge. slabs of redneck stoner-rock that stands tall alongside anything their peers Orange Goblin or Suplecs have waxed. Solo acoustic set from the frontman Sat., The Jinx. and main songwriter of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Wed., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.) + Thurs., Energetic and hard-to-peg local alterMoon River Brewing Company. native band whose myriad of influences include dub reggae, ska and acid-rock. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House. Solo set from the guitarist of local jam-band sensations Perpetual Groove. Thursday night he and P-Groove bassist Local trio featuring members of The Adam Perry make it a duo. Bricks, a popular, but now-defunct oldWed. + Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub. school punk act, and Hammürd Shit, another Savannah band known for a Scandinavian black metal influence. They play a mix of hardcore and sludge rock

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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.

Chris Cook’s Naughty Gras Local scenemaker Cook makes a living out of throwing them parties, and this one centers around N’awlins-style debauchery. DJ Bobby spins hiphop, Top 40, zydeco and caribbean dance music, and as usual, there will be plenty of prizes given away. It’s a safe bet there’ll also be a surfeit of beads and feathers strategically covering participants’ gentle areas. Sat., 10 pm, Creole Red.

compared to the late Steve Goodman for his distinctly Southern approach to family-oriented shows. Call early for tickets (748-1930), as his appearances usually sell out. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (Bloomingdale) - ALL AGES.

The 8-Tracks Four of Savannah’s better-known original rock musicians (from GAM, Superhorse, and Hot Pink Interior), playing an oddball mix of rock, country and soul covers from the ‘50s to now. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.


Melodic hardcore act that boasts they “bridge new gaps in music.” Forgetting the sheer inanity of that statement – and their subsequent claim to “blend fast and slow paces into seamless Mike Cross Local sibling act offering works of art” – these guys are yet acoustic covers of hundreds of another example of the game of follow rock, country and pop hits – sometimes the leader being played out in indie rock with sequenced backing. Thurs., 7 pm, clubs across America these days. Tubby’s Sunset Party (Thunderbolt) + Fri., Fri., The Jinx. Uncle Bubba’s (Wilmington Island) + Mon., 7 pm, The Grill Beachside (Tybee).

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Mike Cross Famed bluegrass musician, known for his whimsical outlook and storytelling skill. He’s a high-energy humorist, folksinger and guitar virtuoso who’s been

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Open Mic), as well as the Sankofa Poets. As part of the dance group’s Red Carpet Benefit Gala, this show is designed to raise funds to continue their outreach efforts. Donations are welcome at the door. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Liquid Ginger Slick, local, female-fronted pop, that should appeal to fans of No Doubt or recent Liz Phair. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandal’s (Tybee).

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Established party band from Hilton Head known for spot-on Motown and Stax soul numbers, as well as blues, rock and R & B hits. Joined by local guitarist G.E. Perry. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

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the different spelling of the name) featuring guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans), plus Marty “Lockjaw” Ellis on harmonica and Mike Walker on bass. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Sam Shaber An award-winning acoustic songwriter, guitarist and singer known for an emotional range that goes from passion to pathos. Shawn Mullins produced and released her her latest album on his indie label, and her profile is increasing thanks to relentless touring and strong word of mouth. This is part of her “Taper’s Tour” where the crowd is encouraged to record and share her shows. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean ALL AGES.

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Kodac Harrison’s Speaking Bean Slam Monthly spoken word showcase and competition hosted by Atlanta poet and bluesy troubadour Harrison. Featured this month is Nancy Doolan, a SCAD professor who’s been writing since her early teens. She recently won the art college’s 25th Anniversary Poetry Contest. Sign-up for the slam is at 7 pm. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.

Sankofa Speaks This evening of poetry relating to the African-American experience is a combined effort between Sankofa Dance Theatre and The Spitfire Poetry Group. Featured speakers will include Clinton Powell, Wes and Chelsea (hosting an

Straight ahead jazz combo led by a famed session bassist and composer (“Comin’ Home Baby”), this time around featuring vocalist Yolanda Hall. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

To What End Down-tuned heavy melodic crust influenced hardcore from Sweden with dual male/female vocals. This is a rare American tour to promote their brandnew LP. Sun., 6 pm, Starland outdoor Stage (near Bull & 40th Sts.) - ALL AGES.

Virginia Ground Acoustic quintet (with Cremona double-bass) from the greater Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. They claim Dylan, The Band, The Eagles and Old Crow Medicine Show as musical inspirations, and have recently been featured on CMT. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. ◗

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The Jason Isbell Trio The way I hear tell, the last time this member of Athens’ Americana superstars the Drive-By Truckers played an acoustic set at this funky Lazaretto Creek eatery, he and his band got so plum tore up they had to cancel the next night’s show in Augusta on account of what folks in Vernon, Fla., might call “the Saturday mornin’ after a Friday night.” I’m also told the packed house had one helluva good time, and this repeat engagement aims for the same outcome. Isbell, who wrote the title track for the Truckers’ 2003 LP Decoration Day (as well as plenty of other well-received cuts since joining the group), is doing the same thing bandmate Patterson Hood does when he needs a break from his band – he’s going out with another one. So what’s the difference? Well, Isbell’s own material is much more straight-ahead rock and less traditionally country than the Truckers’ repertoire, and he’s not afraid to let his affinity for power-pop shine through. He also calls the shots, in a compact band that includes his wife (and DBT bassist) Shonna Tucker. Much of this show will draw on his soon-to-be-released solo CD Sirens of

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The Ditch, but he’s also been known to let his hair down and slog through a few hoary covers by such influences as Neil Young, Waylon Jennings and Tom Petty – and some Truckers songs as well. For those who haven’t been able to make the trek to Charleston or Jacksonville the last few times his main band have been in our neck of the woods, this should be the next best thing. 18 and up are admitted with proper ID. Get there early for a good seat. Sat., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

‘Georgia Kyle’ Shiver Born in the Peach State, this acoustic songwriter cut his teeth on the Harvard folk circuit and spent years busking and touring around the Northeast both as a solo act and with a small band. He landed in Savannah a few years back and has earned a solid rep in our area as an intense and talented artist with a knack for country, folk and blues-based rock. No stranger to the recording studio, he’s released 3 indie albums and sang backup vocals on one of Shawn Mullins’ major-label efforts, but now he’s celebrating a no-frills live disc that captures one of his bread-and-butter gigs. It’s a nice snapshot of his show, which finds the agile guitarist (and member of The Back River Ramblers) working his way through a mixture of originals and covers. The celebration of this latest album lasts all weekend long, with his own head-

lining shows bookending an opening slot for The Jason Isbell Trio. Anyone interested in hearing one of our finer local songwriters and vocalists would do well to catch at least one of these gigs. Fri. - Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

Lisa Moscatiello This Washington, D.C.-based guitarist and songwriter is known for a pure and beautiful soprano voice, and a knack for retaining the spirit and flavor of the folk revival within a contemporary approach. Currently promoting her latest effort, Second Avenue, she’s won the praise of everyone from Dirty Linen Magazine (a major force in the acoustic folk scene), to the Washington Post to Billboard. She appears regularly at some of the most prominent events and in some of the most respected listening rooms in America – such as The Newport Folk Fest and New York’s Fez nightclub. With roots in Celtic folk, British folkrock (think Fairport Convention, and while you’re at it – think Sandy Denny) and jazz balladry, she has the chops and the experience to pull off all sorts of material. As one critic once said of her work, “Call it folk, call it blues, call it jazz, call it torch, call it Celtic, call it New Age... call it sublime.” Fri., 7:30 pm, Oatland Island Educational Center - ALL AGES.

The Elk-Tones Surf music is a little like bluegrass, in that those who are interested in playing it properly must do a great deal more than merely learn the structure and study the greats. They must immerse themselves into another world entirely. In either genre you can tell the posers from the real deal in a flash. Not that there’s anything wrong with dabbling. In fact, some of the most vibrant popular music of the past half-century has been the result of such cross-pollination. However, I’d rather know that someone can truly play by the rules before they show me they can break them. This Delaware quartet can play by the rules. And while they’ve thrown some of the spacey elements of psychedelia and some of the skiffle beats of early rockabilly into their hopper, what comes out the other end is a modernist take that still pays reverent homage to Dick Dale’s beastly instrumental creation. This is a great, serious band that have found a sweet spot in a style that is far too often peopled with part-timers. Steve Hoffman and Frosty Horton would be proud. Fri., The Jinx. ◗

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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.



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. March 1 through April 10.

‘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

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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.”

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.

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‘Innocence’ -- Sabrina Manganella Simmons’s photography exhibit, a documentary project about her young daughters, is on display at the newly reopened Starlander Café, 11 E. 41st St. The black and white documentary style portraits, many set amidst lush Southern landscapes, tell stories of childhood solitude, discovery, and free expression. The show will hang through March.

‘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.

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“Boxing: In the Ring, In the Life” -- Aaron Bible’s black and white, documentary style photographs explore the emotional authenticity of the people who are the boxing world of a small local gym. Through March 31st at the DAC Gallery at One East Broughton Street in Savannah.

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‘Lost & Found’ --New oil paintings by Juliana Peloso, at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., March 10- 31. Reception Thursday March 24, 6-8 p.m. This local artist reconnects found momentoes with their lost memories in her exploration of these timeless artifacts and events from life's history.

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The venture began a decade ago — where else? — near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Newmark, a computer programmer, began sending out an e-mailing to friends about activities and events. The list proved so popular he began posting it online. Soon after, parents of an ill child began soliciting advice and received aid from doctors and others. At that moment, a community emerged. And it wasn’t confined to Northern California for long. Boston, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and other cities warranted their own craigslist pages. Atlanta earned its site — — in April 2001, now registering 14 million monthly page views, Newmark said. The list of locales now include Berlin, Tokyo, London and Melbourne, Australia. “It’s great entertainment,” said Ingrid Nuss, a fan who lives in Atlanta. “There are always great stories. The ‘Missed Connections,’ the ‘Rants and Raves.’ I’ve bought and sold a ton of stuff there and have always met great people. What more can you ask for?” So if the postings are free, how does Newmark make money? Because he needed to offset the cost of running the site, he started charging a modest fee in 1999 for job ads in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. To his surprise, it quickly turned lucrative. Last year, the company, with 14 employees, made $10 million in gross revenue, Newmark said. Zollman says will leap to $14 million in 2005. All for a venture he says was never intended to make money. “We view ourselves as a community service,” Newmark said. “On paper, there’s equity. We don’t act that way.” Not that he minds his wallet fattening. “I’m not an altruist and not an activist,” he said. “I’m a nerd, albeit a persistent one.” As far as the Web site’s look . . . utilitarian is being kind. “It’s definitely not glam,” said craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster. “We’re trying to be a public utility here. People use it to assemble their entire life.” If this sounds a little like a renegade eBay, well, it kind of is. Literally. The ubiquitous online auction site purchased 25 percent of craigslist last year. As almost a joke, Newmark passed out craigslist stock to his closest friends shortly after it began, just in case he went “power mad.” Years later, one of his “friends” took the opportunity to sell his shares to eBay. Newmark no longer associates with him. ◗

Age: 52 Birthplace: Morristown, N.J. Founded Craigslist: 1995 Currently Lives: in San Francisco Position: computer programmer and security specialist Quote: “We view ourselves as a community service. On paper, there’s equity. We don’t act that way.” Marital status: single

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WHO’S CRAIG NEWMARK? CAN YOU STRUM a six-string? Check out this enticing offer: “Trade Massage for Guitar Lessons.” Hey, don’t judge. Sit back. Go with the flow. It’s a feel-good credo that’s worked for Craig Newmark — to the tune, he says, of $10 million a year. “I make a joke of talking about ‘nerd values,’ ” said craigslist founder Newmark on his cellphone while walking to a cafe in San Francisco. “But what that means is that once you make a good enough living, then you try to help people out — and you try to change the world a little.” Newmark’s Web site, a series of Internet classified ads, has become a cultural sensation that garners 2 billion daily page views, according to the site’s internal counts. He’s now shaking out the pockets of traditional advertising venues. It’s estimated that craigslist — a privately held company — has already cost California newspapers as much as $65 million per year in classified advertising revenue, said analyst Peter M. Zollman, who has released several studies about the Web site. “It is an amazing phenomenon,” said Zollman, executive editor for Classified Intelligence and an international expert specializing in traditional and interactive media. “It’s really a community more than a classified advertising interest. And it’s mostly free.” While there are plenty of folks hawking garage sale rejects or out-of-town visitors looking for a date, there’s another commodity that’s present: goodwill. Susan Stevenson was intrigued by a Seattle man’s request for aid in finding his birth parents. She e-mailed him, and he provided his birth date, a last name and little else. She researched several adoption Web sites with that information. Two days later, she found the name of his mother. “I love doing this for people,” said Stevenson of Lawrenceville, Ga. “I’m on craigslist daily. Job postings, free stuff. It’s a great tool.”


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Pepper’s Cantina offers eclectic and spicy Southwestern fare WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CROSS a fajita bar, 15 different kinds of margaritas, and a sombrero? Pepper's Cantina! The self-professed “Home of Savannah’s Best Fajitas and 'Ritas,” Pepper's Cantina on Mall Boulevard has certainly begun to carve a unique place for itself in Savannah cuisine. The single-location Tex-Mex spot is independently owned and operated by Tim and Jennifer Strickland, owners of River Street Sweets and the Warehouse Bar and Grill. “We're a family-owner restaurant,” says Area Manager Dave Whidden, “and that lets us make more of a personal connection with our customers. You walk in and it puts you in a good mood. There's a great energy here.” Opened in October 2004, Pepper's Cantina has drawn in customers with its bright, eye-catching color murals and its flavorful, unique dishes. As soon as one

using Southwestern hues of blue, red, pink, yellow, orange, and pretty much every other color imaginable. Tapestries, bright prints, and authentic Guatemalan artifacts fill the space and give it a warm, genuine feel. Both the inside and outside murals were created by Pepper's employees, At left, Libby Gross with the mural she helped paint; at right, the spacious and festive dining area who are also SCAD walks in the door it's clear that this isn't “A lot of people mix Tex-Mex into the students, Libby Gross and Brina Jolin. just another Mexican restaurant. whole Mexican category, but it’s dif“This place is a labor of love,” notes At the bar they're serving up 15 different,” explains Whidden. “Tex-Mex is an Whidden. “Everyone pulled together to ferent flavors of margaritas, all of which eclectic Southwestern food that uses make what was a vision into a reality. are hand-made to order. Open a menu more spice and cayenne and blackening We've made ourselves unique to and you'll find not the token burritos and seasoning. There's so much zest and Savannah.” ◗ guacamole you might expect, but a wide flavor. It's not just tacos and enchiladas.” Pepper's Cantina is at 108 Mall Blvd. and variety of Southwestern dishes ranging And zest is definitely something that is open Sun.-Thurs. 11- 9:30, Friday and from pineapple-salsa salmon to marPepper's Cantina keeps in full stock. The Saturday 11-11. The Fajita Bar is open garita shrimp to the restaurant's newest owner's mother, Pamela Strickland, and Mon.- Fri. 11-3. Happy Hour is from 4-7. addition, a Tex-Mex bar offering up grandmother, Georgia Nash, are responTo-go ordering is available. For more tacos, salads, fajitas, Mexican sible for a decor that is alive and vibrant, information call 355-3225. casseroles, and homemade quesos.



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Of monkeys & men City Lights tackles evolution & creationism in the classic Inherit the Wind “What’s going on now really seems to be a reversal of what was going on in 1925,” he says. “But I can definitely understand why there’s so much interest, from anybody’s point of view. For example, no one has really answered the question, ‘What started the Big Bang?’ What came before whatever it is that we have now?”

City Lights Theatre presents Inherit the Wind at the Lucas Theatre March 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee March 12. A free panel discussion debating evolution and creationism will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday March 12. Call 234-9860 for ticket prices and reservations.

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There’s a personal interest for Holt as well. “The movie had an incredible influence on me growing up, as the son of a fundamentalist preacher. My father believed everything exactly as Matthew Harrison Brady does in the play,” he says. “No movie up to that time had dealt with religion quite so frankly. After I saw

it, I thought, ‘Well, obviously Dad and I will be able to have a rational discussion about all this now.’ I was wrong,” Holt laughs. While Inherit the Wind does not in any way disparage religion -- a late plot twist reinforces the value of spiritual belief -- it does take a clearly humanist point of view. “The play is one-sided in a way. It’s definitely making a point,” Holt says. “The authors of the play put a disclaimer in, to the effect that the play is meant to be something that could take place at anytime,” he says. “It was written in a time when there was a lot of reaction to the McCarthy hearings, parallel to what the play The Crucible was trying to do at the same time.” While Inherit the Wind may strive to make a point, a panel discussion Saturday afternoon -- between the matinee and evening shows -- will attempt to bring some balance to the issue. Three local spokesmen supporting the teaching of evolution will be on the panel -- professors Luther Simmons, Jack Simmons and Gene Mesco -along with two supporters of creation theory, B.J. Edenfield and Effingham Christian School’s Josh Grisby. Mesco says putting religious teaching on a par with scientific teaching is especially dangerous in a time of increasing environmental pressures. “Religion has a tendency to suppress worry about things that might require some serious thought,” he says. “This has a real impact in terms of quality of life issues. Since our consciousness enables us to have an impact on the world around us, we should embrace that, instead of ignore it, as the creationists would seem to have us do. It would be morally wrong to deny this knowledge.” Grisby counters that ideally neither evolution nor creationism should be taught in public schools, since “neither is scientific -- they’re both religious philosophies,” he says. Grisby maintains that evolution does not satisfy the demands of science because its central hypothesis is “neither observable nor repeatable.” ◗

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ORDINARILY, CITY LIGHTS THEATRE Artistic Director Jim Holt tries his best to stay out of politics. But his decision to stage the classic play Inherit the Wind this weekend at the Lucas Theatre was directly inspired by a local political debate. “I was reading all those letters to the editor in the Savannah Morning News about creationism and evolution,” Holt says, referring to a recent dust-up on the local daily’s letters page. “I thought, sooner or later this will stop. But it kept coming. So I thought, well, this is really interesting, from all kinds of points of view.” Inherit The Wind is a drama loosely based on the famous Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925. Set in the buckle of the Bible Belt in the East Tennessee hills, the play deals with a court case against a schoolteacher, Bertram Cates, who knowingly disobeys a local law against teaching - or even mentioning --Darwinism in Tennessee schools. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the play inspired a 1960 Spencer Tracy movie of the same name. The bulk of the play is a courtroom set piece, where Cates’ fate is decided in a gripping battle of wits between his attorney, Henry Drummond (the Spencer Tracy character in the movie, based on the real-life Clarence Darrow and played here by Holt), and the prosecutor Matthew Harrison Brady (a character based on the legendary populist preacher Williams Jennings Bryan, and played here by Les Taylor). Holt says current court cases involving the teaching of “creation theory” in public schools make Inherit the Wind an important work to this day.




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WHEN SPRING COMES to these parts, food and wine fests pop up like weeds after a pelting rain. They are so plentiful, in fact, that you need a machete to cut through the crappy ones. But there are some that are worth planting into your schedule and even buying a plane ticket for. Here are my choices for your wine fest fun this spring.

Georgia High Museum of Art and Wine Auction or 404-7335335 March 31–April 2, Lenox Square and various locations in Atlanta THE best and brightest of Atlanta’s wine festivals, this extraordinarily hedonistic event is now in its 13th year. Easily one of the best wine events in the nation, it boasts over 120 first-class wineries, with first-class winemaker dinners and fantastic educational seminars. The amount of money flying at the live auction will make you nauseous, but you should really see it once. Tickets start at

$50 and go way up from there. Proceeds benefit the High Museum of Art.

South Carolina Hilton Head Island WineFest m or 800-424-3387 March 12, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Twenty years and still counting: They’re doing something right over on the Island. Meet the largest outdoor, tented wine tasting on the East Coast, with more than 1,500 domestic and international wines and gourmet fare from Hilton Head Island's best restaurants. Tickets are a measly $30. Scenery is pretty damn nice too.

North Carolina North Carolina Wine Festival or 336-733-5825 June 11, Tanglewood Park in Clemmons For a taste of what one region can produce in the way of fermented juice, this is a must-see. With an expected turnout of 30 wineries from the Yadkin Valley AVA, you can taste the native Muscadine grape as well as traditional European varieties like merlot and

chardonnay. Best choices are Shelton, Childress, Westbend, Rockhouse and RagApple wineries. Ticket prices haven’t been announced, but last year they were $14.

Florida Florida Winefest & Auction or 800-216-6199 April 21-24, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Florida Winefest, turning 15 this year, is THE fancy-schmancy fest in central Florida. Plenty of rich folk arrive in grandeur, pay boatloads for in-home winemaker dinners (prepared by local celebrity chefs and poured by winemakers), and hang out at celebrityhosted food and wine seminars. Although I can’t afford the full purebred splendor, the event feels oh so refined. Proceeds benefit disadvantaged children in local counties. Tickets start at $15 and go up hundreds from there. Bern’s Winefest or 813-253-0358 April 24, SideBern’s and Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa Now in its eighth year, Bern’s Winefest -- hosted by legendary Bern’s

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Steakhouse -- never ceases to amaze. Dozens of winemakers freely pour their best stuff and the fantastic cuisine pours from the kitchen, so your money is well spent. Stay the weekend and taste the winemaker dinners, too. Tickets range from $75 to $200. Net proceeds benefit the Bern’s Scholarship Fund. Biltmore International Food & Wine Weekend or 305445-8066, ext. 2095 April 29-May 1, The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables In its ninth ab-fab year, the Biltmore fest celebrates internationally acclaimed Spanish chefs. This is a hoity-toity, highbrow event, featuring 25 South Florida fine dining restaurants and over 30 upper echelon wineries like Mer Soleil, Caymus, Grgich Hills and Antinori. It oozes poshness. Events include a twohour grand tasting, comedy by Robert Klein and the Spanish chefs’ wine dinner. Tickets start at $40. Proceeds benefit South Florida charities. ◗





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Yet one more lazy sequel to a great film, Be Cool is a major disappointment that fails to capture the essence of what made Get Shorty such a memorable experience. In adapting the Elmore Leonard novel, director Barry Sonenfeld and scripter Scott Frank knew that the key to success rested in the capable hands of John Travolta, whose work as shylockturned-movie-producer Chili Palmer remains a career best. Travolta owned that picture, yet he received more than adequate support from Sonenfeld’s playful direction, Frank’s charBased on the DC acter-driven screenplay Comics/Vertigo series and a stellar supporting Hellblazer, the picture casts cast that included Danny Keanu Reeves as John DeVito. Alas, F. Gary Gray Constantine, who’s always (the tepid remake of The had the ability to recognize Be Cool Italian Job) is no the angels and demons Sonenfeld, Peter Steinfeld that walk the earth in human form. From (Analyze That) is no Frank, and a promthe connotations of its hero’s name ising cast is largely left to flounder in the (Constantine was the Roman emperor middle of a movie that never provides a who endorsed Christianity more for percompelling argument for its own exissonal gain than for any spiritual fultence. DeVito is pushed out after one fillment) to depictions of Hell that borrow brief scene, while Travolta often seems heavily from the works of Hieronymus like an extra in his own story — when the Bosch, Constantine tries hard to include movie spends far more time salivating heady material that will allow for postover musical numbers featuring pop star screening discussions around the water Christina Milian than on watching Chili cooler or in cinephile trades (something navigate the shark-infested waters of the The Matrix accomplished masterfully music business, it’s clear that priorities with its rampant theology). But as was are out of whack. The degree to which the case with the muddled Jacob’s characters, plot developments and even Ladder, Constantine never brings its snatches of dialogue mimic those from debates into focus, choosing instead to the first film is irritating, and while there pile on its issues like so many toppings are some big laughs, they’re isolated onto a baked potato. moments of mirth cast adrift in an ocean of indifference. The cast includes Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel and Cedric the For traditionalists, old-fashioned love Entertainer, yet the most creative acting stories can still be found in period comes from Vince Vaughn as a thug who pieces (Cold Mountain) or movies set in fancies himself black and The Rock as distant lands (Beyond Borders). But as his gay bodyguard. titles like How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days, Deliver Us From Eva and Little Black Book demonstrate, when it comes to love connections in present-day U.S., mind games must be played and/or Watching this adaptation of Tyler Perry’s dollars must be doled out before anyone popular stage play is akin to channel can even think about living happily ever surfing between showings of Soul Food after. At least Hitch locates the romantic and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps — spark behind all those account-emptying with an occasional flip over to “The checks being passed back and forth. A Jeffersons” for good measure. The gorwarm and witty comedy that unfortugeous Kimberly Elise (The Manchurian nately runs itself into the ground during Candidate) gets to display her acting its final act, the picture benefits immeachops as Helen McCarter, who’s stunned surably from the presence of Will Smith, when her husband of 18 years, a who may or may not be a great actor but prominent Atlanta lawyer (Steve Harris), who is most assuredly a great movie demands a divorce and forcibly throws star. He's at turns sly, suave and sexy as her out of their mansion to make room Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, who bills himself for his gold-digging girlfriend (Lisa as the Date Doctor because of his ability Marcos). Dejected, depressed and disto make a living by advising other men traught, Helen moves back to the ‘hood, how to land the woman of their dreams. where she’s taken in by her grandmother Medea. A huge hit with African-American continued on page 30



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He finds his biggest challenge in the form of Albert (Kevin James), a clumsy, overweight accountant who's hopelessly under the spell of beautiful super-model Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). But Hitch unexpectedly finds his own romantic inclinations rising to the surface once he meets Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). Mendes, who's always come across as a Jennifer Lopez who can't act -- no, wait, that would still make her Jennifer Lopez - initially has trouble keeping pace with a leading man prettier than she is, but ends up holding her own.

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To say that the script for The Wedding Date is bottom-of-the-barrel would be too kind; this one was already decomposing under a mountain of mulch before “Will & Grace's” Debra Messing unwisely fished it out. Messing stars as Kat Ellis, a 30something woman whose neurotic impulses are obviously meant to be endearing but who instead comes off as something of a pill. Required to fly to England to attend the wedding of her loathsome sister (Amy Adams), Kat can't stand the thought of arriving without a boyfriend -- especially since her ex-lover (Jeremy Sheffield) will be there as the best man. So Kat does what any normal woman would do: She drains her savings account of $6,000 in order to hire a male prostitute to pretend to be her boyfriend.

Coach Carter works the usual underdog cliches fairly well as it tells the true story of Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), a high school basketball coach in California who manages to turn a team that won only four games during its previous season into a statewide powerhouse.

instantly spots in the young girl who wanders into the gym intent on becoming a champion boxer. Her name is Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), and, as Scrap notes at one point during the film's effective voice-over narration, "Maggie grew up knowing one thing: She was trash." Up until this point, Million Dollar Baby contains all the familiar trappings of crowd-pleasers like Rocky and The Karate Kid. Yet what makes this portion of the film soar is the attention to character that's provided by Eastwood (as director) and scripter Paul Haggis (adapting short stories from F.X. Toole's critically acclaimed book Rope Burns). Swank's work here is even more impressive than her Oscar-winning turn in Boys Don't Cry, and while Freeman has been consistently dependable over the past two decades, this marks a career-best performance for Eastwood, capping a remarkable career that has seen him mature as a filmmaker on both sides of the camera.





A favorite of critics and cultists alike, 1976’s Assault On Precinct 13 was a nifty little “B” flick that John Carpenter helmed before hitting the big time with Halloween. In this flashy update, there’s no little girl, no bloodthirsty street gang, and certainly no kick-ass Carpenter score. Instead, we get a competent but entirely generic action opus in which it’s a group of rogue cops who attack the precinct in order to kill a captured crime lord whose testimony would put them behind bars.



Certainly, the first hour of the movie covers well-worn territory. Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) runs The Hit Pit, a boxing gym located in downtown Los Angeles, with the help of his only friend, Scrap (Unforgiven co-star Morgan Freeman). Scrap serves as the facility's caretaker, yet in his day he was a plucky fighter with a lot of promise, a quality he

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. Uncork it, give it time to breathe, and then luxuriate in its rich, heady flavor.


Rather than trying to cram an overstuffed life into one motion picture, Director Martin Scorsese and writer John Logan instead have chosen to focus on Howard Hughes’ anecdote-rich period from the late ‘20s through the late ‘40s. This time frame allows Scorsese ample opportunity to bask in the glow of his movie memories, as this was the period when the billionaire industrialist (played by Leonardo DiCaprio, whose emotional intensity makes up for his less-than-commanding physical presence) decided to try his hand at making movies. ◗

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TANGO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- LIve Music TBA TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S (Wilmington Isl.)- The Courtenay Brothers (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- Live DJ TBA WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ Brad Tatom

SATURDAY MARCH 12TH AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music TBA B & D BURGERS (Southside)-Live Music TBA (10 pm) BAJA CANTINA (Skidaway Village Walk)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA BENNY’S (Tybee)- Live Music TBA BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Thomas Claxton (9 pm) BOGEY’S- Live Music TBA CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- The Jason Isbell Trio, “Georgia Kyle” Shiver - CD Release Party (10 pm) THE CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- Karaoke (9 pm) CAVALIER COUNTRY CLUB- Live Country & Dance Music CHUCK’S BAR- Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB IBIZA (IBIZA NIGHTLIFE)- DJ Cesar (Top 40 & Hip Hop) CLUB ONE- Local Cast CREOLE RED- Chris Cook’s Naughty Gras Party (10 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI DEPOT (Pooler)- Live Music TBA DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DJ’s PIANO BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF (Tybee)- Live DJ DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World

Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The New Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- The 8-Tracks (10 pm) FUSION/THE MONKEY BAR- Sterling Colvin & Improv w/G.E. Perry THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (1 pm) HEADHUNTERS TIKI BAR (IBIZA NIGHTLIFE)DJ Bash (Top 40, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Dance) THE HIDE-A-WAY (Middleground Rd.)- Karaoke HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Karaoke (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Ben Tucker Trio w/Yolanda Hall (7 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Bluesonics (9 pm) THE JINX- Alabama Thunderpussy JJ CAGNEY’S- Argyle KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith LOGGERHEADS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- TBA NV NIGHT CLUB (Nevaeh/Top Floor)- TBA THE OYSTER BAR (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (Bloomingdale)- Mike Cross (7:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder


AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music TBA B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief BENNY’S (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live Music TBA CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (10 pm) THE CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- Karaoke (9 pm) CREOLE RED- The Doug Carn Quintet (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DJ’s PIANO BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman” Smith (3 pm) FUSION/THE MONKEY BAR- Live Music TBA THE HIDE-A-WAY (Middleground Rd.)- Karaoke THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Dixieland Jam (3 pm), Deas’ Guys JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- G.E Perry & James Gay (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music

MARCH 14TH BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live Music TBA BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke DAQUIRI DEPOT (Pooler)- Thomas Claxton (10 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach Music FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brett THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- The Courtenay Brothers (7 pm) THE IRISH TIMES- Live Irish Music THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)- Open Mic w/The Bandtastics THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Jam w/The John Brackett Quartet THE JINX- Live Music TBA JJ CAGNEY’S- Live Music TBA KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Live Piano Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES- Hush Money (9 pm)

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TUESDAY MARCH 15TH AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music TBA BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live Music TBA BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke CAVALIER COUNTRY CLUB- Karaoke CREOLE RED- “That Darn Karaoke” (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- Karaoke (11 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Absylom Rising (10 pm) FUSION/THE MONKEY BAR- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Masteller & The All-Stars THE JINX- Hip-Hop night w/DJ’s D-Frost & Selvis JJ CAGNEY’S- Open Mic Night KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MERCURY LOUNGE- Open Mic Jam w/EROK PHAT KAT LOUNGE (at IBIZA NIGHTLIFE)Live Music TBA PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH BLUES- Open Mic w/Hitman THE SENTIENT BEAN- Sam Shaber (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Ansel Daniel STEAMER’S (Georgetown)- Karaoke TUBBY’S (River St.)- John Tumbri WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm) SUZABELLE’S- Live Piano Music TBA

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)Karaoke B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Thomas Claxton (9 pm) BOGEY’S- Live Music TBA CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver CD Release Party (10 pm) THE CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- Karaoke (9 pm) CAVALIER COUNTRY CLUB- Live Country & Dance Music CLUB IBIZA (at IBIZA NIGHTLIFE)- DJ Cesar (Top 40 & Hip Hop) CLUB ONE- Local Cast CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI DEPOT (Pooler)- Live Music TBA DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DAQUIRI ISLAND (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA DJ’s PIANO BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF (Tybee)- Live DJ DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA ELYSIUM WINE BAR- LIve Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The New Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Chris Talley (10 pm) FOSTER’S PUB (Tybee)- Karaoke FUSION/THE MONKEY BAR- Live Music TBA THE GOLD CLUB- I Lived Like Murder (10 pm) HEADHUNTERS TIKI BAR (IBIZA NIGHTLIFE)DJ Bash (Top 40, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Dance) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live DJ (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Ben Tucker

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JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley’s Sinatra Tribute (7 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/Vinyl Ritchie, MC Awesome Sex & Shiz-Nite JJ CAGNEY’S- The Eric Culberson Blues Band KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith LOCOS DELI & PUB- Brock & Adam MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Eric Britt MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- DJ Will 2 K (Hip-hop & Top 40) NV NIGHT CLUB (Nevaeh/Top Floor)- Beirut Night w/Live Band TBA PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hiphop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Kodac Harrison’s Speaking Bean Slam (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Karaoke w/Eddie Foster SUZABELLE’S- Live Piano Music TBA TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Sunset Party w/The Courtenay Brothers (7 pm) TWILIGHT MUSIC LOUNGE (Daiquiris on Bay)Open Mic Night


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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music TBA BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (8 pm) CREOLE RED- “That Darn Karaoke” (10 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Pat McBride (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Daryl Wise (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE (formerly O’CONNELL’S IRISH PUB)- Open Mic Night w/Mark Kuhlmann FUN N’ GAMES (Whitemarsh Plaza)- Karaoke FUSION/THE MONKEY BAR- G.E. Perry & James Gay (8 pm) THE HIDE-A-WAY (Middleground Rd.)- Karaoke THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Earl Williams Quartet JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 pm) THE JINX- Drunk Tank Sound System w/DJ Boo-Cock-Eye JJ CAGNEY’S- Voodoo Soup KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith LOCOS DELI & PUB- Brock Butler MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (7 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Thomas Claxton (6:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hiphop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos

SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- The David Keller & Jackson Evans Jazz Duo (8 pm) SLUGGERS (Abercorn)- Karaoke SPANKY’S (River Street)- Live Music TBA STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA SUZABELLE’S- Live Piano Music TBA TUBBY’S (River St.)- Sunset Party w/Eric Britt (6 pm)



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Rules for Happenings Nonprofits -- We will list your event or service at no charge if you are a bona fide nonprofit. Free events or services -- If your event or service is free of charge, we will in turn list it at no charge. Current Connect Savannah clients -- We will list your Happening at no charge in gratitude for your continued support of our newspaper. Private business or individual -- We will charge $5 per week per entry, payable up front by check or credit card. This goes for art classes, yoga classes, workshops, seminars, etc. that do not meet the above criteria. We retain the option to place your happening in the appropriate category. Send Happenings and/or payment to: Connect Savannah, 1800 E. Victory Dr, Suite 7, Savannah, GA, 31404. Fax to 2319932. E-mail: We reserve the right to edit or cut non-paid listings because of space limitations.

Activism & Politics Amnesty International Local group meets regularly the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Call Raymond at 898-3506.

Chatham County Democratic Committee

Chatham County Democratic Women

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 Hospital. The league is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit, multi-issue organization that encourages citizen participation in government and takes action on public policy issues. membership is open to any citizen at least 18 years old.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County 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

Rap Sessions Come join us 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. During the 1960s and 70s, rap sessions (times when people got together and discussed what was on theri minds) were going on at college campuses all over the U.S. Has today’s generation become totally leveled or do we have something to

Savannah Peace Coalition Keep up with current events every Tuesday night on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to 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.

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

Auditions Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and those who want to be. The Lowcountry Ensemble Company is in the process of creating, developing and maintaining a company of actors. For information, call 220-1014 or send e-mail to

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 For information, call Pam at 667-5962.

18th Annual Art Extravaganza 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.

Landlover’s Flea Market More than 125 tables with a wide selection of items donated by Landings residents will be presented Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Rd., Skidaway island. All proceeds benefit non-profit initiatives. Free admission and parking.

Notre Dame Club Golf Tournament On April 8, the Notre Dame Club of Savannah will sponsor a golf tournament for the benefit of St. Mary’s Home. All proceeds will go to St. Mary’s Home through the Summer Service Project. Lunch, golf, carts and prizes will be included in the entry fee of $75 per player or $300 for a team of 4. Call Leo Story at 691-2772 or John Powers at 484-3023.

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

Samapalooza This musical event will feature various bands, including the Eric Culberson Blues Band, playing throughout the day to benefit the NTAF Southeast Kidney Transplant Fund in honor of Samuel Johnson. It will be held Saturday, April 2 from 3-10 p.m. at Mercury Lounge, 125 W. Congress St. Admission is a $5 donation. For information, call Samuel Johnson at 308-4514.

Sankofa Dance Theatre Benefit Gala Sankofa Dance Theatre, the only professional African-American dance company in Savannah, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, which will culminate in a blacktie benefit gala commemorating the 10-year mark and honoring founder and Executive Director Tonya Sherman Hunter. Sankofa Dance Theatre 2005 Scholarship recipients will be introduced. For ticket prices and times, call Tomika Boone at 484-4341 or by email at

Call for Entries


Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians

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

The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call

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Implementation Leader Sought for Savannah’s Action Plan for Poverty Reduction Full time Interim until 12/31/07: $53,882 to $67,290 plus benefits. Savannah seeks a dynamic, innovative, experienced, collaborative and professional leader to implement the community’s Action Plan for Poverty Reduction. The Action Plan includes a long-term commitment to poverty reduction in Savannah through collaboration with business, government, agency representatives and other community stakeholders. The Action Plan’s Implementation Leader is an interim position with guaranteed funding for three (3) years and will be overseen by an executive board composed of community leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors. The Leader will move the Plan’s Policy Agenda forward with the help of Strategic Goal Champions, Business Partners, Goal Teams and an Advisory Board. The successful candidate filling this executive level position will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite; a minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible people and financial management experience including a minimum of five years directing community strengthening projects that include experience in developing community economic self-sufficiency; successful experience identifying and securing new or redirecting funding including successful grant seeking and management; successful experience engaging and motivating key constituencies including those in poverty and those of affluence; proven skills in brokering relationships among diverse individuals and organizations; and successful collaborative work experiences with a variety of constituencies. Copies of the Action Plan may be requested at <>. Apply before 2pm, Tues. 3/8/05. All regular positions with the City of Savannah require a background investigation, supervised drug screen, and postoffer/pre-employment medical screen. Transcripts are required for any position requiring post secondary course work/degrees. Apply to the City of Savannah, Human Resources Department, 5th Floor, 132 E. Broughton St., Savannah, GA 31401. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BETWEEN 8:30 AM 2:00 PM MONDAY - FRIDAY. Please call our JOB INFORMATION LINE at (912) 236-7284, visit our WEB SITE at or contact us at (912) 651-6484 for more information regarding these positions and employment with the City of Savannah. Hearing impaired may phone our TDD at 912-651-6594. Applicants with a known disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act & will need an accommodation in the recruitment or selection process, must request this accommodation no later than 48hrs. prior to the need. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Fellowship of Reconciliation

A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Call Jolee at 925-2710 or Dianna at 898-1080.

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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.

Savannah Animal Rights and Welfare Group

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

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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

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234-0949 or send e-mail to

Civic Services St. Pius Offers Free Tax Filing The St. Pius Family Resource Center at 705 E. Anderson St. will prepare income tax forms 1040 EZ and 1040 A for a family whose household income is $40,000 or less. All forms will be sent electronically to the IRS. Bring W2 forms, social security cards and picture ID. Forms will be prepared March 19 and April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Classes & Workshops

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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 March 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation ONE. Call 3507587. Classes also will be held March 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance, call 355-8111, and from 1-5 p.m. at Islands Community Center. Call 898-3380 or Jurell Davis at 8972364.

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 comfortable, 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

every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 232-5280.

to 12 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. A variety of times are offered. Call 351-6556.

Basic handgun training

Coastal Scooters Classes

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. 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.

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.

Building a Home

Drawing Inspiration From the Masters

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.

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 8975612 or 598-8217.

Beginners quilting classes

Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, is offering a program

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc. is offering several classes and workshops. The list includes sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

The Economic Opportunity Authority

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.

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.

Adult Education

First Steps parent education program

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.

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

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Adult Figure Studio is held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads, No. B2. 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 9211151 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

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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

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.

Coastal Carolina Writers Retreat will be held May 20-22 at Palm Key, S.C. Authors, editors, agents and publicists are scheduled to appear. The fees are $150 before March 15 and $175 after that date. Space is limited to 100 attendees. For information, contact Vicky Hunnings at 843-6815332 or; or Dawn Josephson at 843-785-3770 or

is the title of a seminar to be held March 15 at 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1003 E. Victory Dr. Father Tony Draper, head of the Spirituality and English departments at All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland, will be the guest lecturer. He will explore aspects of spirituality in modern Irish poetry. For information, call 356-6980.

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

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.

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

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Homeowner Ornamental and Turf Seminars

Masters of the Celtic Harp

A comprehensive program on plants, soils, fertilizers and more will be presented by Chatham County Cooperative Extension Service agents and specialists on Saturday, 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. Call 652-7981.

Top Celtic harpers Grainne Hambly of Ireland and William Jackson of Scotland wil conduct lessons and workshops Saturday, March 12 at The Folk Traditions Store, 414 Whitaker St. Hambly will present Irish Dance Music: Ornamentation and Arranging from 10-11:30 a.m. and Jackson will present Harp and Other Instruments -- Accompaniment, Session Playing, Improvising Chord Patterns from 1:30-3 p.m. The cost is $40 for either workshop or $60 for both. Call 341-8898 for reservations.

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is a workshop that will be held Thursday, March 10 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Small Business Assistance Center conference room, 111 E. Liberty St. The workshop will cover basics of business startup. A detailed workbook and other resource materials will be provided. The cost is $40 per person if pre-registered and pre-paid before the day of the workshop or $50 the day of the workshop. Call 651-3200 or email

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

Barbara at 350-3129 or visit

Parent and Teen Driving Course

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes.

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

Spring Break Art Camp

Memorial Health positive parenting class

Parenting the preschooler

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp

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

is a course offered by Telfair Women’s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit

Mindful meditation classes

Savannah Art Association Life Drawing

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.

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.

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.

Multiple blessings is a four-week education course offered by Memorial Health and designed for the family expecting twins, triplets or more. Call

Sunsets were made

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.

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

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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.

Chihuahua Meetup of Savannah 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

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a bicycle ride every Saturday. Visit 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

Clubs & Organizations

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

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Drumming circle

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

Friends of Oatland

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

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

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

Goth Night Savannah

meets monthly on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. Call 605-4471 for details.

A place to connect with fellow individuals who are interested in the music and art of the Gothic subcultures. We welcome musicians, bands, DJs, filmmakers, performance troupes, writers, clothiers, artists and artisans. Visit

Bipolar Support Group

Harley Owners Group

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.

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

Beach Historic Neighborhood Association

Birthplace Chapter of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society will hold its monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler. The featured speaker is Harrell Roberts, who enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves prior to his high school graduation and was assigned to Savannah’s D Company, 10th Infantry Battalion. He was activated and deployed to Korea, where he fought as a rifleman with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. He took part in the brutal battle at the Chosin Reservoir and was wounded at Hagaru-ri in North Korea. The cost of the dinner, which is open to the public, is $13. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Connie Metts at 748-8884.

Bridge club meets at the JEA 1511 Abercorn, ACBL certified duplicate bridge game every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a $4 fee. Call Lynn Pierce at 3549739.

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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.

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District 11 meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon on Hwy. 204 and Old River Rd. Please call for more info. 233-9800.

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ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education)

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.

Historic Savannah Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters for its Spring Open House. Hors d’ouvres will be provided and there will be a cash bar. Call 233-2838 for reservations.


Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

Johnny Mercer Theatre

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.

Hostess City Toastmasters Club For those interested in gaining confidence in public speaking. Meets Tuesday evenings, 7pm at 6206 Waters Ave, Rivers Edge Retirement Community. 355-5450

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Learn to play Go 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.

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

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

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Savannah Art Association

Savannah Ghost and Mystic Meetup

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.

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, or send e-mail to

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

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club

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$5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

The Savannah Brewers’ League

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

meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit

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.

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy 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.

Savannah Chess Club meets Monday at Books-A-Million from 7 to 11 p.m. Bring your chess sets. Call 631-0338 or send e-mail to geocities/

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.

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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.

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 or visit

Salon for Women Seeking Change ”How untidy my shell has become! Blurred with moss, knobby with barnacles, its shape is hardly recognizable any more. Surely, it had a shape once. It has a shape still in my mind. What is the shape of my life?” -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh. If these words resonate

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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.

has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at 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 Coaches Alliance will hold its monthly lunch meeting on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at the International Center for Leadershp and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. All coaches and anyone interested in incorporating coaching skills into their professional or personal practices is invited to attend. Call 236-3660.

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.

Savannah Fencing Club

bridges the gap between the deaf, hard-ofhearing and hearing communities. Call 9650077 or send e-mail to

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE)

Savannah Lions Club

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.

meets the second and fourth Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. For information, call 355-6033.

Savannah Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) Group for Macintosh computer and software users meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See

Savannah Newcomers Club 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.

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

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

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.

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Savannah Toastmasters

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.

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

Savannah Italian Club

offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $30. All equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for


Savannah Sunrise Rotary club

Southside Optimist Club 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.

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

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

Telfair Academy Guild will meet Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at the Telfair Museum of Art. The guest speaker will be art historian Celina Jeffery, chair of the SCAD art history department, who will present a slide lecture, Themes and Issues in Contemporary Art from 1950 to present. New members and guests are welcome. Call 598-7447.

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

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


Mondays. Call 927-4784 or 3988784 or visit

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Adult Ballet Classes 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.

Belly Dance Classes 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.


Events Fourth Emerald Coast Red Hat Hoo-Ha for members of the Red Hat Society will be held in May in Panama City, Fla., but registration is due by April 1. For information, call Rebel Covan at 850-525-6323 or Lyn Zittel at 850-525-6322.

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.

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

KEVIN BARRY’S Irish Pub & Restaurant Live Music Schedule: This Wed-Sun

JJ Smith Live Next Mon & Tues

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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


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Jack Johnson, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” Jet, “Look What You've Done” John Mayer, “Daughters” Lenny Kravitz, “Lady”


Low Millions, “Eleanor” U2, “All Because Of You” Maroon 5, “Sunday Morning” Blue Merle, “Burning in the Sun” Bruce Hornsby, “Circus on the Moon" John Fogerty, “Wicked Old Witch” Marc Broussard, “Home” Norah Jones, “Those Sweet Words” Wilco, “Theologians”

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

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.

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Ongoing Classes at Ballet South

Youth Dance Program

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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

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 9274784 or 398-8784 or


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“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

Asbury Memorial UMC Rev. Billy Hester

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Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463.

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The Savannah College of Art and Design media and performing arts department will present master’s degree candidate Maggie Janson‘s original play March 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 moving story of one family’s struggle to be together at the turn of the 20th century.

Women’s History Month at SSU Savannah State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will celebrate Women’s History Month, themed Women Change America, with various events throughout March. On Wednesday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the NonTraditional Student Association will present Women’s Wellness Day with various health screenings and a discussion on the topic Women in Medicine. The event will be held in the King-Frazier Student Center. On Tuesday, March 29 at 5 p.m. in the University Village Recreation Room, SSU First Lady T. Laverne Ricks-Brown will be the moderator for a discussion on relationhips. Local counselors also will be present to speak to students. Call 691-5548.

Fitness A balanced life 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 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.

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Inside Moves Yoga/Pilates/personal training are available from Bobbie Kraft, 238-1785, e-mail address 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.

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

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.

Lose Weight like Marc Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463.

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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.

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.

Water aerobics at the JEA

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.

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

Yoga 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.

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

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. 236-CITY

First City Network’s Workforce project 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

Friends & Company bowling league meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at AMF Victory Lanes, 2055 E. Victory Dr. 354-5710.

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

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

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

Lesbian Therapy Group 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.

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

Health 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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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 for information.

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.

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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.

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.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session 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

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, 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

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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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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 5-6:30 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 4-6 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.


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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.

Headaches: Prevention & Coping is a lecture that will be presented March 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 201, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. This lecture will define and explain different types of headaches, what causes them and home treatments to help eliminate the pain, plus when it is necessary to see a doctor. The registration fee is $10. Call 819-6463 to register.

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La Leche League

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

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed March 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eulonia Multipurpose Center. For appointments, call 912-437-4561. Mammograms will be performed March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. For appointments, call 354-9357.

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

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.

Memorial Health CPR training

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

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.

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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.

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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

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will be presented by StrokeOne on Thursday, March 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Conference Room A at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Dr. Charles McAleer of Medical and Rehabilitation Psychology Associates will talk about how stroke affects behavior. For information, call 350-8885.

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.



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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. Call 8264155.

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Sankofa Counseling Center

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First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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.

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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.

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

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Surgical Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Knee and Hip is a free lecture sponsored by StepOne, the joint replacement program at Memorial Health. On March 14 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium, Dr. Robert Dow Hoffman will talk about the factors of arthritis, its prevention, and medical and surgical joint replacement options. To register, call 350-3603.

is an educational event sponsored by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Iniative at Memorial Health. It will be held Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, 537 E. Henry St. and Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at Feel Better Challenge Headquarters at Savannah Mall. Call 350-3093.

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

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a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP. Online information can be found at

is offered at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health. Visit or call 350-2467.

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will be held Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Altantic State University Alumni Arena. There will be free health screenings, travel ideas, a jewelry sale, information about lifestyle and housing options, estate planning and long-term care, health information and home-based care and support services. Door prizes will be given. Also bingo, a cake walk, raffles and food samples Call 352-4405.

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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.

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Historic Federal Garrison at Old Fort Jackson Historic reenactors will portray Union soldiers who occupied Fort Jackson in March

of 1865 after Gen. William T. Sherman marched into Savannah. This event will take place on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This will be a weekend full of military drills, bayonet exercises, cannon firing demonstrations, cooking demonstrations and more. Admission charged. For information, call 232-3845.

Lectures Frog Friendly Lecture Series presents Creating Change Using Your Dreams as a Roadmap with Lisa Gunn, coowner of Moondance, on Tuesday, March 15 at noon at Green Frog Sleep Center, 7501 Abercorn St. Call Tracy Gibson at 352-4001.

Nature & Environment Alligators and Anhingas Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide to observe alligators sunning, anhingas dripdrying, and wading birds feeding. Enjoy learning about the native inhabitants of this historic freshwater marsh. Tour involves driving and some walking. Cost $15. Limit 15 people. Reservations required. Call 8975108.

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 theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hiding from. Meet at Fort Screven on Tybee. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108. $10 per person. Limit 15.

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

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

Melon Bluff Nature Reserve Tour The opening of an educational forest trail is set for Saturday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To get to Melon Bluff, from Interstate 95, take Exit 76. Travel 3 miles east on Islands Highway. The nature center is on the right at 2999 Islands Highway in Midway. Call 912-884-5779.

Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Native Animal Nature Trailâ&#x20AC;? 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

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are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Islands book group

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.

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.

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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.

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Last year, more than 250 children competed in Savannah’s largest child’s pageant. This year, there are 7 age divsions and 4 categories, including prettiest eyes, dress, ahir, smile and best personality. Trophies and ribbons for winners. The pagenat will be held March 12 at 9 a.m. for ages 0-6 and 1 p.m. for ages 7-17 at Benedictine Miliary Academy. There is a $100 entry fee. For information, visit

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

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ReadingsHannah & Signings Savannah Book Signing for

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.

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.

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

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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. 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.

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 and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.

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.

The third edition 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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Prayer: Does God Listen? is the topic of discussion for the spring quarter of FACT, an

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

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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.

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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.

Mediation 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.

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

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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 per-

mitting. The races will be held in the Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. For information, visit or call Peter Fischel at 660-8377 or Eric Gotwalt at 4411457 or send e-mail to 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.

Wheelchair Basketball

Savannah Masters Adult Swimming

African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease

is available at the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr., next to Lake Mayer. Levels are Beginner, Fitness, Triathlete and Competitive. Times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:306:45 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. For information, call Scott Rabalais at 927-7016 or visit

Savannah Shamrocks women’s rugby team Practices are every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Forsyth Park near the tennis courts. Call 404-449-5875 or send e-mail to

BlazeSports Club of Savannah, a program of The Rehabilitative Institute at Memorial Health Medical Center, sponsors wheelchair basketball. Practices are held each Monday. Beginners and intermediate players practice from 6-7 p.m. Advanced players practice from 7-8 p.m. Basketballs and sports wheelchairs are provided. Call 350-7268.

Support Groups meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027.

Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 5989860 or visit

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Jupiter in Libra transits Retrograde Motion@ from February 2 to June 5, 2005. In order to adjust to the pervasive influence of transneptunian object (TNO) & plutino Rhadamanthus in Libra from 1996 to 2019, absorb lessons from Mark Helprin’s classic novel from 1983, Winter’s Tale – especially when Isaac Penn, powerful yet egalitarian publisher of The Sun in fictional late 19th century Manhattan, says to high-society

ARIES - Value innocence over the acquisition of influence & power. While Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra asserts, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions,” such an admonition is unlikely to pique your emotions. You need something – such as corny song like Cat Stevens’ “Wild World” – to stir your sentimentality to remind you that you really do not want to suffer worldly or eternal condemnation, “But then, a lot of nice things turn bad out there.”

CANCER - You seek some type of emotional anchor from individuals in your family or your past in order to view the limitless yet coldly impersonal future. However, Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra asserts that this is self-destructive escapism. You need to catalogue your memories, and the feelings attached to them, without identifying with them. Learn to give more of your natural warmth to worthy individuals right in the moment.

TAURUS - Before you hire your attorney or browbeat a colleague to file a notice of motion to reintroduce evidence dismissed because you fear that you did not have the last word in some hastily formed kangaroo court, Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra admonishes you for taking yourself too seriously. Your public & professional image will only improve if you refuse to sweat the small stuff!

LEO - You may think that you are a natural yenta or matchmaker – but what is the quality of your own romantic relationship? Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra advises you to stop playing psychologist. Meditate silently rather than speaking casually. Allow surface observations to gestate into insight before consciously choosing to speak.

GEMINI - Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra warns that your creative potential & output may go unrecognized if you refuse to adopt a methodology with a well-defined philosophical premise. Mature audiences of all artistic media instinctively & summarily ignore razzledazzle & grandstanding because they seek a deep artistic legacy. Purism!

VIRGO - Isn’t it rather pathetic & vulgar how so much TV advertising depicts and encourages envy, because one or another neighbor gets the guy or girl because of their choice of beer, mouthwash, shaving cream or automobiles? If you think so, then Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra challenges you by asking, “Have you been cultivating your individuality – or have you been decadently content to run with the pack?”

@ Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion

master burglar Peter Lake, “Who said that you, a man, can always perceive justice? Who said that justice is what you imagine? . . . What you are talking about is common sense, not justice. Justice is higher and not as easy to understand – until it presents itself in its unmistakable splendor.”

LIBRA - Peers will not support your attempts to redefine yourself because they are accustomed to how you fit into their lives. To that end, Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra recommends that you test the waters of different environments before making irrevocable decisions. Build, but do not invent, a new way whereby you may express yourself.

SCORPIO - Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra notices that you feel threatened yet confident, much like the desperado gunman of Steely Dan’s “Don’t Take Me Alive,” who declares absolute, total epiphany, “Here in this darkness, I know what I’ve done, I know all at once who I am!” Why, then, do you continually ask everybody’s advice? For strategic reasons – after all, you, like that desperado gunman, really believe, “A man of my mind can do anything.” SAGITTARIUS - Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra declares that the perfect forum for expressing your unique intellectual gifts lies in an e-group, chatroom or bulletin board somewhere in the worldwide web. On the Internet, the well-researched short memo is fast becoming a 21st century art form. Use this medium to disseminate ideas widely before

focusing upon a sustained creative effort. Many small things make the great!

CAPRICORN - You will either take all orders & initiatives from somebody else, or you only act from, by & for your own motivations under the current influence of Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra – and you will be frustrated no matter which you choose. The bottom line: unless you are finishing a long-standing project, earn as much money as you can. AQUARIUS - Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra signifies that most people believe that the machinery of justice has no intent except to employ lawyers at high billable rates. Should you redress such cynicism, or should you allow fools the comfort of their misconception? Both – depending on who listens and who pays no attention whatsoever. PISCES - While you may see potential in certain close friends & lovers which you believe is lying dormant, Jupiter in Retrograde in Libra states that such friends & lovers may be doing all they can to maximize that potential, according to their own strategy. Therefore, don’t take it personally if such people don’t take your advice. Offer your support simply by being the witness. ◗

seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

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Depressive/Manic support group

Lupus Encouragement Group

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993.

Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the Surgery Center Building of Memorial Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064

A support group that is open to patients with lupus, their family members and friends. 447-6605.

Diabetes support group

meets at Summit Cancer Care, 5400 Sutlive St. in the lobby on the second Thursday of

Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver’s Support Group for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia-causing illnesses meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit or call 598-9905 or 598-8460.

Amputee Support Group Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group for past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. For information, call Cheryl Brown at 350-3644.

Better Breathers support group

Bipolar Support Group

Bulloch County RaceCrisis Hotline

CASA Support Group This support group is for parents and extended caregivers whose child or children have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family member’s child who has been involved with DFCS and/or has been in foster care. The group will meet the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 447-8908 or send email to

Cancer support group meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the board room located on the first floor of St. Joseph's Hospital. 819-2475.

Celiac Support Group for anyone with celiac disease who is allergic to products containing gluten, their family or friends. For information, call 5072592.

Citizens With Retarded Citizens Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633.

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association meets the fourth Saturday of the month from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 352-8383 or 927-8332.

Compassionate Friends Support Group offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. It meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Candler Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 9255195.

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Domestic Violence Hotline The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence, have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-80033-HAVEN

Eating Disorders Anonymous A 12-step group for people with eating disorders. 843-706-2541.

Fibromyalgia support group meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743.

First line is an after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-264-7154.

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center a program of Hospice Savannah, offers the free counseling services for anyone dealing with loss. Call 355-2289. Grief 101 is a seven week support group for individuals who have suffered a loss by death. Pre-registration required. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Grief Support Network is an on-going peer-run support group. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Children's Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

Gay AA Meeting An Alcoholics Anonymous group for gays meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 233-4255.

HIV/AIDS :living with HIV/AIDS? My Brothaz Home is a support group for men meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Hope House provides supportive housing for single mothers with one child. Please call 236-5310 for information.

Huntington Disease Support Group meets the last Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital, second floor, Room 2. Call Sandra at 9640455.

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Women’s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845.

Living without Violence The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 2349999.

The Bulloch County Sexual Assault Task Force has announced a new 24 hour/7 day a week hotline staffed by trained volunteers to aid victims of rape, incest and sexual molestation. The number is 912-531-1771.

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building at 325 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888.

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meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, at noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Tina Nelson at 819-7340 or Cindy Balkstra at 8198032.

meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at Memorial Health in Conference Room A. Call Robin at 350-3843.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Blood Disorders Suppert Group

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variety of guests discuss ways to improve health. Call Glenda at 350-3690.

S-Anon Family Group

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

at 8:15 p.m. and 10: 30 a.m. on Saturdays at The Recovery Place, 835 E. 65th St. in the lobby. Call 272-8267 or visit

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

Smoking Cessation Support Group

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

for parents having problems with their teens and pre-teens. 353-7699.

Memorial Health POPS! Group

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

for children with cancer and their parents and caregivers. Call Donna at 350-5616.

As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinder-block wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 819-8032 or 819-3361.

Memorial Health SET Focus SET Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. It also strives to provide young people with necessary tools to take responsibility for their own health and advocate for themselves as they move from childhood to adulthood. For information, call Saundra at 350-3396. is a support group that meets the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Candler Professional Building, Room 508A, 5354 Reynolds St. Call 819-6171 for information.

Multiple Sclerosis support group discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523

Muscular Dystrophy support group meets Jan. 28, April 19, July 19 and Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. 354-9576.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill meets the third Sunday from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Sports Education Building, Room 226. 3517035 or 353-7143.

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, I’m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 233-1006.

The group welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, and family members or carefibers interested in learning more about it. For information, call Martyn Hills at 6514094.

Transgender Support Group My Brothaz Home, Inc. is sponsoring this support group. For information, call Lady Maverick or George at 231-8727.

Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential & free. 691-1911.

Telephone information & referral service that provides expertise and relief to individuals and families in need, with a database of more than 500 agencies and organizations. 651-7730.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Emory transplant support group meets every other month, Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9, in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. For information, call Terria Manning at 819-2171 or Karen Traver at 819-8350.

Victim-Witness assistance program

Sarcoidosis support group meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, Noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. 692-2032.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss group provides informative programs & info. Meets every Tuesday. from 6-6:45/6:45-7:45 at the Windsor Forest Community Center. 748-8700.

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

Wheeze busters

meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 428 Bull St. in the United Way Building. The project can educate you regarding the new truancy law and how it impacts your child.

The Savannah Parkinson’s support group meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler. 355-6347 or 238-4666.

A group of people committed to a physical, emotional and spiritual program to consistently improve their lives by working the ”12 steps.” Meets every Monday and Thursday

is a fellowship of men and women whose purpose is to help those with sexual addictions. 351-7440.


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Hope House of Savannah provides support for teenage mothers between the ages of 13 to 19. Moms will participate in Abstinence Education, field trips, tutorial/homework assistance and life skills classes in financial literacy, parenting, nutrition, career and education development. Childcare, snacks and transportation provided. Call 236-5310.

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is a fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For information, call 663-2565.

is for families of murder victims. The meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery St. third Thursday of each month. 652-7329

Weight loss support group

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368.

Women who love too much Do you lose yourself in a relationship? come to our discussion group on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

The Work meets the fourth Friday at 7 p.m. at 2320 Sunset Blvd., (just off Skidaway at Carey Hilliards). The Work is for mentally healthy people who are stuck in some area of their lives. 355-4704.

Volunteers American Red Cross needs volunteers The Chatham Branch of the Savannah Red Cross needs volunteers. Call Mark Stall at

651-5352 or send e-mail to

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers to sort, clean, & shelve salvaged foods from reclamation centers where bent cans or crumpled boxes of nutritious food is sent. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109.

ArtsFest 2005 Needs Volunteers The festival will be held April 9 in Statesboro. For information on how you can participate, call Nick Nelson, 912-681-0597 or Patricia Carter at 912-681-5358.

AYUSA International is a nonprofit high school foreign exchange organization that places students from more than 50 countries in American homes and schools for an academic semester or year. Call 1-866-241-0517 or visit

Become a mentor Make a difference in a child’s life. Call Michelle Jones, 652-6710.

CASA needs volunteers to speak up for abused children in court for their best interests and to help ensure they are placed in safe and permanent homes. Call 447-8908 or send e-mail to

CEL Regional Library needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call Kathy Newman at 652-3661.

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project TIP matches volunteer attorneys and other professionals with children who have been brought before the court for excessive school absenteeism. They also provide legal representation and other resources to children and their families to prevent school failure. TIP is recruiting professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement and social service. Become a mentor today and help make a difference in a child’s life. For information, call 201-2133.

Coastal Pet Rescue Foster parents are needed. Without them, more animals cannot be brought to Coastal Pet Rescue. A volunteer coordinator is needed, as are vet techs with microchipping experience, Pet Expo volunteers, fundraiser volunteers, a PR/marketing coordinator, a trainer/behaviorist and Adoption Day volunteers. Fill out an online application at ◗


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Cozy 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bath Bungalow with Hardwood Floors throughout. Separate Living Room and Dining Room with Large Kitchen. Detached Garage, cute garden with Pond and Picket fence in back. $210,000. For more information Call Dianne Kessler@663-2417


1316 Seiler Ave. This adorable two bedroom, one bath Eastside bungalow has been completely renovated with new central heat and air, refinished wood floors, fresh paint, and historic details throughout. Includes of f street parking and a fully equipped kitchen. Experience the charm of historic Savannah while enjoying carefree living. Only $120,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

730-2 E. Henry Street This brick duplex in the East Victorian District was fully renovated in 2000. Each side has 2 BR/1BA, a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, central heat and air, a large living room, washer/dryer, and off-street parking. This home will provide low maintenance investment income or live in one side and rent the other. Owner/Agent. $160,000.00 116 West Duffy St. Fantastic townhome on a wonderful block. This home is fully restored with a state of the art kitchen. Features include a downdraft JennAire range, disposal, refrigerator and breakfast area. This property would be a great investment or owner-occupied proper ty. $325,000.00 118 Bee Road $125,000 A desirable 3 bedrooms, 2 baths home with a large family room, updated kitchen, and beautiful hardwood floors. Knott pine in family room, 2 storage houses, covered patio. Well manicured lawn. Excellent home for 1st time buyer. Call Craig Daughtery @ 655-8876 for more information. Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

124 Preakness Point Guyton Secluded 5.63 Acres Can be your private sanctuary With 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Separate Dining and Living Room. $95,000 For More Information Call Sherrene Sears @ 844-3941 524 Nicoll $290,000 Newly built in 2002 duplex 3br, 1bath in Historic District. Of f street parking, brick paved courtyard, refrigerator, stove, dish washer. Fully carpeted. W/D connection. Excellent SCAD rental. Call Craig Daughtry for more information @ 655-8876 3480 Hwy 80 E. $175,000 Very large home, needs TLC, value is worth it! Resale in future-could be great. Being sold ‘As-is’. Carpet allowance may be negotiable. Hardwood floors in good condition. Bedrooms are big, baths are tile. Call Belinda Davis @ 429-9599 for your showing today! 1298 Lee Road Pembroke $122,500 New looking spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath mobile home on 6.47 acres. Great location with easy access to Statesboro, Pooler or Savannah. Call Bubba Adler @ 6560581 for your showing today! 211 Edinburgh Ct. $215,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Oxford Subdivision Richmond Hill. High ceilings, large bonus room, separate office. Kitchen with ceramic tile floor and island. Whirlpool tub/ separate shower in master bath. Large lot. Tri County GMAC Real Estate.

544 E. Harris Street Great street and great neighbors, brand new 3 story hardyboard ext. with 4 bedrooms/ 4.5 baths. Each bedroom has it's own bath! The kitchen is State-of-theArt with granite tops and center island. There are 3 fireplaces, 2 decks, hi ceilings, crown molding, hardwoods on main level, plus a fenced courtyard with 2 parking spaces. Almost finished and waiting for you to move in!!! $474,000 Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800 629 Seiler Ave, $115,000. Cute yellow bungelow on a family street near stores and downtown. 2 bedrooms/1 bath, seperate diningroom, spiral stairs to basement where the washer/dr yer is located. Outside entrance to basement too. Large fenced yard, and driveway. New HVAC, electric and plumbing. Must see this one! $115,000 Call Rhondda Netherton at Mopper Stapen Realtors 912 507-9800 Historic District and over 3400 sq.ft. of new construction, looks historic. Exterior is hardyboard with 3 stories, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus 3 fireplaces. Hi Ceilings, hardwoods down and carpet up. 2 porches, deck of the master and fenced courtyard with room to build a carriage house and garage. $485,000 Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800

516 E. 56th Street Ardsley Park bungalow offered at $205,900. 3 bedrooms/2baths plus den. State of the art kitchen with all appliances top of the line and included. Unfinished cottage and shed in back yard. Call for your private showing Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800 425 East Bay Street in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. Offered at $925,000. Federal era home restored as the residence of Mills B. Lane. Over 4329 square feet. Elevator services all three floors and has a full basement. Call for your private showing. Mopper Stapen Realtors, Rhondda Netherton 507-9800 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. 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.

912-352-2747 Midtown/Eastside: 2136 Texas Ave. B- 1 bed, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen,gas/water/sewer includedNO PETS- $465.00-KEY 623 Seiler Ave.- 2 bed, 1 bath, very nice brick homeNO PETS $650.00 1120 E. 71st Street- 2 bed, 1 bath, washer/dryer hookups, new paint, carpet- pets OK- $625.00 (P.S.) 1616 Anderson Street- 2 bed, 1 bath, large backyard- pets OK$750.00-KEY 14 Little Country Place- 2 bed, 2 bath, central H/A, large yard, on quiet cul de sac-$650.00-APPT. 220 East 53rd Street- 3 bed, 2 bath, large fenced yard, very large attic for storage- Available 2/01/05$1,025.00-KEY 410 E. Hall Street- Luxury apartment in the Historic District,large single master suite, fireplace, hardwood floors, two-car garage and off-street parking, courtyard, some pets OK-$1,100.00 available 2/15/05-KEY 416 E. Hall Street- Very nice 1 bed, 1 bath apartment in Historic District, off-street parking, courtyard, some pets OK-$700-KEY

Thunderbolt: 2610 Whatley Ave.-Unit 10-Mariner’s Square Apartments- 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, hwd floors, bonus room- pets OK $1,000.00-KEY

Islands: Commons on Cromwell Apt D-6- 2 bed, 2 bath- back unit w/ wooded view- new carpet, paint, tile, appliances$900.00- KEY 218 Hampshire Road-3 bed, 2 bath in Wilmington Park Subdivision- 2 car garage, pets OK-$1,400.00-KEY 5 Sea Palm Circle-4 bed, 2 bath, fireplace, garage, nice yard in quiet neighborhood, pets OK-$1,200.00-KEY 5 Sea Palm Cove-3 bed, 2 bath, 2-car garage, fireplace, nice yard in quiet neighborhood, pets OK- $1,250.00-KEY 13 Ropemaker Court- over 2,000 sq ft, two-story home in Battery Point- 4 bed, 2 bath, huge living room, fenced backyard, pets OK- Available 3/1/05 $1,150.00-APPT. (S.M.) 32 Mapmaker Lane-3 bed, 2 bath home in Battery Point with fireplace, fully furnished and washer/dryer hook-up-$900.00APPT.(P.S.) 105 Regal Court-3 bed, 2 bath in St. Andrews Place on Wilmington Island, garage, fireplace, privacy fence, some pets OK-$1,200.00 2 Oyster Catcher Lane-3 bed, 2 bath in Battery Point, large family room, storage building-$950.00-KEY 127 Palmetto Bay Rd.-3 bed, 2 bath in Battery Point, large family room w/ fireplace, 2-car garage-$1,200.00-KEY

Westside: 147 Darling Street-2 bed, 1 bath- APPT. $450.00 21 Stonelake Circle- OFF 17- 2 bed, 2 bath (master has whirlpool) 1250 + sq ft home built in 2003 overlooking lagoon$950.00-KEY

Southside: 12502 Apache Ave. Unit #23- The River House at Bell’s Landing- Incredible 3 bed, 2.5 bath upstairs-downstairs townhouse, huge master suite, fireplace-NO PETS-$1,250.00- APP

145 Greenbriar Court- 3 bed, 1.5 bath, new ceramic tile and carpet, nice neighborhood, very large, shady, fenced backyard, pets OK- available 2/1/05-$850.00-KEY 9 Delmar Circle- 2 bed, 1 bath off Wilshire Blvd, quiet neighborhood, very nice fenced backyard, some pets OK- $850.00-KEY PETS: There is a $500 non-refundable deposit for up to two pets on all properties allowing pets. SECURITY DEPOSITS: Same as one month’s rent.

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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

1022 Maupas Ave. This fantastic Baldwin Park brick duplex has handsome details and separate driveways and front porches for each side. Both units include large living rooms w/ fireplaces, wood floors, kitchen w/breakfast room, large bedroom and one bath. Owner/Agent. Just $150,000.00.

1308 E. 52nd Street $149,900 Charming bungalow convenient to Daffin Park with offstreet parking! Hardwood and tile floors throughout. Great starter home or good rental potential for the investor. Call Lisa Ortiz @ 695-6932 for your showing!

0 Maupas Ave. New lot on the market in the 600 block. Measures 45 X 90 and includes a garden, garage and driveway. Build your dream home!!! Only $45,000.

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305 W Duffy St. New condo conversion. Gracious entrance foyer to three residential units with 1 BR each. Separate street entrance to commercial unit with attached living space. High ceilings, multiple fireplaces, w/d, dishwasher, hardwood floors, ch /a, private porch and off-street parking. Priced from $135,900.00. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

SOUTHBRIDGE 4 Crestwood Drive A Dream Home featuring 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 BathsBonus Room, StudyGreat View of the Lagoon$679,900 For More Information Call Tonya Jobe @ 657-7533

1805 Tubman St. $135,000 A Brand New Home! Beauty, warmth and value can be found in this recipe for success. Spacious, open floor plan provides comfort and room to grow in this 3 bedrooms, 2 baths gem, located in desirable Liberty City area. See for yourself today. Call Sharon Miller @ 308-5572.

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COFFEE BLUFF 114 Oak Pointe Trail 3-bedrooms, 2-fullbaths, open floor plan, Great room w/Cathedral ceiling, fireplace, Master w/trey ceiling/walk-in closet, vaulted breakfast room, 2-car garage, sprinkler system, too many extras to list! $156,900. 912-927-1673. FSBO COFFEE BLUFF 114 Oak Pointe Trail 3-bedrooms, 2-fullbaths, open floor plan, Great room w/Cathedral ceiling, fireplace, Master w/trey ceiling/walk-in closet, vaulted breakfast room, 2-car garage, sprinkler system, too many extras to list! $156,900. 912-927-1673. FSBO COFFEE BLUFF 114 Oak Pointe Trail 3-bedrooms, 2-fullbaths, open floor plan, Great room w/Cathedral ceiling, fireplace, Master w/trey ceiling/walk-in closet, vaulted breakfast room, 2-car garage, sprinkler system, too many extras to list! $156,900. 912-927-1673. FSBO

2401 Habersham St. Victorian-style duplex located in the Thomas Square district. Fully restored and owner occupied. Generous size apartments, each with new ch/a, electric, and plumbing systems. This is a wonderful light filled residence with ver y special finishes and priced reasonably at $235,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

68 Circle Dr. $96,000 Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on quiet lot & large great room. Separate living and dinning room. Master bath has separate garden tub and shower. Bonus room, new carpet and flooring. 3 car garage with lots of space! Call Belinda Davis @ 429-9599 f or your showing! Tri County GMAC Real Estate.



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Owner says sell! Instant equity for buyer! 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 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

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.

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

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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,

550 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. 21 DOE TAIL COURT 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, living room, dining room, kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, approx.1,800 sq. ft., security system, pets OK. $1000/mo.

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12 WEST TAYLOR STREET APT#2A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near Monterey Square, Kitchen, Living room. $800/mo.

17 EAST 37TH STREET UNIT#1 Renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, new carpet, kitchen with gas stove, stack washer and dryer, builtin microwave, loft, street gated, parking space. $825/mo.

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 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

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.

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119 EAST 40TH STREET 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, kitchen, washer/dryer connections, hardwood floors, porch, shared fenced backyard. $800/mo.

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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. 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.


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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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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105 West Congress Street Suite A. Basement unit in new commercial condo conversion offers exposed brick walls, decorative ceilings, secure entry, and location, location, location! Priced to sell and cheaper than rent! Only $119,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

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



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533 Oxford Drive, Richmond Hill $250,000 Well cared for one owner home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus bonus room on _ acre lot. Very open spacious kitchen with Corian countertops, and glass front upper cabinets. Screen enclosed inground pool is very low maintenance. Hardwood floors in dining room, living room and hall. Great family home in a great neighborhood for only $250,000! Call Rich Brown at 667-2867 for your viewing today!


Secluded 2.25 Acre Waterfront Paradise On Stocked lake, Built in 1870 With Heart of Pine floors, corner F/P in Dining Room, 3 B/R plus Bonus, Large Great Room with vaulted ceilings, large detached workshop and carport. Conveniently located in Savannah. $225,000 For More Information Call Dianne Kessler @ 663-2417

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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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.

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

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.


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118 Marshview Rd. Gorgeous brick-ranch home w/great private yard. Features 3BR/2BA, LR/DR combo w/hdwd floors, den, breakfast area, laundry room, lots of closet space & storage. Ceramic tile in kit., laundry, & BAs. 2car covered carport & amazing covered inground swimming pool w/marsh view: $269,900. Kevyn Withers: Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

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

327 Columbus Dr. This immaculate 4,000 sp. ft. home features 4BR/3.5BA, foyer into huge sep. LR/DR, gorgeous kit., den, upstairs office/dressing room w/2 huge cedarlined floor-to-ceiling closets, MBR upstairs for suite or apt. w/additional LR & kit. 2CG, hdwd floors, great corner lot w/great offstreet parking! $335,000. Kevyn Withers:Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

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

Cozy Victorian Cottage 3 bedroom/1 bath cottage 3 blocks from Forsyth! Pine floors, 9' ceilings, fenced brick courtyard, new W/D & storm windows. Charming! $155,000. 1010 Jefferson Street. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine





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53 Pretend You're in Key West Just 3 blocks from SCAD's Wallin Hall! Adorable 2BR/1BA 1920 bungalow has it all: 9' ceilings, mantels, beadboard, fenced rear yard, central HVAC + loads of neighborhood charm. $134,500. 514 E. 38th Street. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine

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) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine

DEEPWATER LOT with floating dock for sale by owner in desirable Isle of Hope subdivision. Level lot (approximately 120’ x 110’ buildable) on the Herb River with underground utilities, including city water & sewer. Incredible views and walking distance to Bluff Drive/ICW. The perfect spot for your dream home! 132 Cardinal Rd. $325K Owner/Agent. Call 912-604-3722.

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House For Rent Desirable Coffee Bluff Area, 3 bdrm/2 bath, w/private fenced-in backyard, fireplace, and 2 car garage- no pets$1,100 monthly, call for deposit info: Mike @ 657-9549

Historic District 2BR/1BA, CH/A, washer/dr yer, hardwood floors, high ceilings,corner of Drayton and Anderson, available now, Pets OK. $700.00 (484-3986) 4BR/2BA, CH/A, washer/dryer on site, hardwood floors, high ceilings next to downtown Kroger, Available Now. Pets OK. $800.00 (484-3986) 1507 OTT ST Three bedroom, two bath, living room, dining room, breakfast room, laundry room, lots of storage, security system, ktichen & all appliances, heat & air. Credit check. $850/month. $850 deposit. Section 8 & Union Mission certificate.

Apartments For Rent HISTORIC DISTRICT. 1 & 2 Bedroom apt in Mansion on Huntington St. $695/month includes some utilities. Call 912232-4750

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT 4 BR/2 BA, new stainless & Corian kitchen, large living room, washer/dryer, wood floors. One block from Forsyth Park. $1700/mo = $425 per roommate. Call to view: 912-713-3396 or 912-713-6533 New and Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath. 2nd floor unit; all appliances, W/D, 1400 sq.ft. grand wrap-around porches. 2 private decks; classic National Historic Registry Bldg. $985/mo. 301 E. 40th. 912.201.0087. Fully (and beautifully) Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2nd floor unit; all appliances, W/D, 1400 sq.ft., grand wraparound porches, 2 private decks; Classic National Historic Registry Bldg. $1,185/mo. 301 E. 40th. 912.201.0087 VICTORIAN DISTRICT 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments Off-street parking, washer/ dr yer, central heat/air. Shor t walk to Kroger and Forsyth Park. Call 912236-7560.

WHITAKER STREET 3-bedroom, 1-bath, Security system, off street parking, hardwood floors, Central Heat/Air, fenced backyard, $875/month. Pets allowed. 912-596-0728

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Historic District Large Room for Rent, with Cable, W/D, and Utilities included. for 450 monthly. Call 912-2203712 1-4BR Apar tments &Homes! Top quality, newly-renovated properties Pets welcome! Calypso Properties 912-231-0240,

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, carpor t 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 4 41-23 43 for an Appt.

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Condos For Rent TYBEE NORTH BEACH For Lease. 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath condo, end unit. Quiet side of Tybee! $1100 per month. Call 912-495-0116

Roommates Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED 2 Bedroom / 1 bath / full kitchen/ livingroom / diningroom /washer& dryer / garage /fenced yard / off street parking. Great neighborhood, Great location Historic Baldwin Park ( Near Abercorn & Victory ) $500.00 a month + deposit Utilities included CALL JOHN @ 912-247-0877 DEPENDABLE, STABLE roommate needed to share new 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home with single male. $280.00 month + 1/2 utilities. Call Wes at 961-6490 DOWNTOWN Male seeking male roommate to share downtown apartment. $375/month plus deposit (includes all utilities, Washer/Dryer) 912-3 41-0133, leave message. ROOMMATE WANTED for Local Cooperative, $375 Monthly, for large bedroom. Utilities Included. Front Porch, Washer/ Dr yer, Backyard. Call 233-4461


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