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On the Cover: Prizewinning brewer Klugh Kennedy with his gear at his Wilmington Island home

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Savannah Brewers League

City Notebook

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News bits from around town

Jane Fishman 10 Fighting City Hall, here and elsewhere Feedback 11

Letters to the Editor

Cover Story 6 Blotter 12

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News of the Weird

Earthweek 14

This week on your planet

Culture Art Review 21 Julio Garcia THoTHo Art Patrol 22 Local shows & exhibits

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Theatre Review 23 The Glass Menagerie Connect Savannah

Vibes Music Interview 15 Baleen, a whale of a band

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Connect Recommends 17 Concerts of the week

Music Interview 16

Good Show, Will Travel 20 Some good regional concerts Soundboard 26 Who’s playing and where

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Film Now Showing 24

All the flicks that fit

The 411 Art Patrol 22

Week at a Glance

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Happenings 29 All the stuff, all the time

Classifieds Weather 14 News from the sky Sudoku Puzzle

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Tree of Light What: Help welcome the holiday season with musical performances and the ceremonial lighting of Savannah’s outdoor holiday tree of light. When: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Free. Call: 234-1111 or visit www.wtoc.com.

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What: Not just a gingerbread house, but an entire village. Local chefs and businesses are competing for bragging rights for the best gingerbread house in Savannah. The display will benefit local children’s charities through the Savannah Harbor Foundation. When: Now through Dec. 26. Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa lobby. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call: 201-2000.

Annual Harbor Boat Parade Saturday 5th of Lights What: More than 60 festively decorated Nov. 26 yachts and sailboats will compete for various titles and bragging rights. The boat parade will be followed by a fireworks extravaganza. When: Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free. Call: 201-2062 or www.westinsavannah.com.

Ballet Savannah’s Nutcracker: A Holiday Family Tradition What: This beloved holiday classic is based on the story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice. It is the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. When: Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $35, $28 and $20. Call: 5255050 or visit www.lucastheatre.com.

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What: Savannah has the second largest AIDS concentrated infectious area in Georgia, second only to the Atlanta metropolitan area. Savannah AIDS Awareness Week opens with two simultaneous services, held at local churches. This year’s world theme is “Stop AIDS -- Keep the Promise.” When: Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church and St. Philip Monumental AME Church.

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Just brew it And the winner is... Klugh Kennedy’s Bay Street Bash Best of Show recipe for Alison Peche: Category: Belgian, Flanders Brown Ale Method: Full Mash Starting Gravity: 1.052 Ending Gravity: 1.013 Alcohol content: 5.0 percent Recipe makes: 9,0 gallons Total Grain: 18.50 lbs. Color (srm): 9.9 Efficiency: 70 percent Hop IBUs: 8,0 Malts/Sugars 1.00 lb. Vienna 10.00 lb. Pale Ale, Belgian 2.50 lb. Pale Ale, British 3.00 lb. Wheat (Malt) 2.00 lb. Cara-Vienne Hops 1.50 oz. Tettnanger 5.0 percent 25 min. 0.50 oz. Hersbrucker 2.2 percent, 5 min. Boil temperature of water: 212 degrees F Grain Starting Temperature: 75F Desired Grain/Water Ratio: 1.2 quarts/pound Strike Water: 5.55 gallons of water at 133 degrees F First Mash Temperature: 124F Second Mash Temperature: 152F Boiling Water to add: 3.07 gallons Water Absorbed by Grain: 2.78 gal Water Evaporated during boil: 0.50 gal Wort left in Brewpot: 0.50 gal Add 4.15 gal of water to yield 9.0 gal of wort Notes: Use Wyeast 1338 because 1056 was too attentuative Remember to plug in the exact aa% before calculating hops Shoot for 8 IBUs Apricots? Acidify w lactic acid, acid blend & malt vinegar If needed to supplement lactobacillus and pediococcus cultures. Almond extract, vanilla extract (70:30)

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The Savannah Brewers League doesn’t get mad, they just ferment

ALMOST AS SOON AS HUMANS discovered agriculture, they started making beer. It’s not surprising -- grain was the first domesticated crop, and beer’s brewed from grain. Fortunately, humankind didn’t stop with that glorious milestone. In spite of beer (or maybe because of it?), humans have carried forth, building and destroying civilizations, inventing automobiles and soaring into space. But those ancient home brewers left a lingering legacy. The art of home brewing has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, and many a modern basement or garage houses its own home brewery. There’s a local organization dedicated to home brewing. The Savannah Brewers League is a gregarious bunch that meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at (where else?) the Moon River Brewing Co. on Bay Street. Chris Stovall, who’s been brewing since the mid-’90s, is president of the league. “I went to the bathroom one night and they did a hasty vote,” he jokes. “Apparently that’s the usual way it happens.” A waste-water engineer by day, Stovall does lots of fermentation projects. Using fermentation to make beer is a great way to relax. “It’s very enjoyable and a nice hobby,” Stovall says. “It’s definitely something interesting to talk about.” The Savannah Brewer’s League has about 30 active members, and at least 20 of them typically show up at the meetings. “The club has been together since 1993 when the home brewing law was changed in Georgia,” Stovall says. “Before then, it was illegal.” Until last year, the state banned the sale of any beer with more than 6 percent alcohol content. Ironically, this spurred the growth of home brewing as folks decided to brew stronger beer on their own. “Now they’ve opened it up so you can buy up to 14 percent beer,” Stovall says. “But it’s still cheaper to make your own, and it’s better.” Home brew is more flavorful than commercial beer. “I use a lot of spices when I make beer,” Stovall says. “I use a lot of coriander seed and orange peel.” The league sponsors a yearly brewing competition. “We also hold impromptu competitions,” Stovall says. “We also brew mead and have a mead contest that’s comes up in February. A lot of guys in the group think mead is their specialty.” Mead is a type of wine made from honey. Depending on how it’s brewed, Stovall says, mead can taste like a first-class Chardonnay or the bottom of a barrel of hooch. Beer or mead, the league is a dedicated bunch. “It’s a good group,” Stovall says. “You make friends every time we meet.” Can you ever have too much beer? Federal and state laws regarding brewing don’t always agree. “Under federal law, you can brew 100 gallons per person or 200 gallons per household per year,” says Roger Carson, a real estate appraiser who has been home brewing for about three years. “In Georgia, you can brew only 50 gallons.” Brew more than that, and you’re subject to a state excise tax. Five gallons of beer equals about two cases.


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Jerry Lentini is one of the league’s younger members. “In my opinion, a lot of the beer that’s commercially brewed is of a lesser quality than what I can make myself,” he says. “I definitely like experimenting. I like different styles,” Lentini says. “I don’t know too many people who do this. I think it definitely takes a certain kind of mindset to be good at it. After a while, you get the feel for what ingredients to use.” Klugh Kennedy began brewing beer because he likes to cook. He recently won Best of Show in the league’s annual competition, the Bay Street Bash, with his Sour Flanders Broun, named Alison Peche. Brewing involves a This Belgian beer has a five-step chemical reddish gold process known as Jerry Lentini with his collection of brewing color. “I used zymurgy. (Brewers are equipment at his southside apartment peaches to therefore “zymurgists.”) flavor it,” Malted barley is Kennedy says. “It’s pretty tasty. soaked in hot water to release the malt “I’m a pharmacist, and brewing is sugars, then the malt sugar solution is half-way between pharmacy and cooking. boiled with hops for seasoning. The I can never follow a recipe. That means I solution is cooled and yeast is added to can’t reproduce a beer that has turned begin fermentation. out good,” Kennedy says. “I do take The yeast ferments the sugars, notes and keep a log.” releasing CO2 and ethyl alcohol. When Fellow league members say Kennedy the main fermentation is complete, the is by far the best brewer in their bunch. beer is bottled with a little bit of added But he says his first experience was a sugar to provide the carbonation. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But league disaster. “The first beer I made was made with members say brewing can be as simple my father, from a kit,” Kennedy says. “We or complex as the brewer wants it to be. followed the directions exactly, including Members of the Savannah Brewing adding several pounds of corn sugar. It League love to experiment. “There are tasted terrible.” recipes galore on how to make different Fortunately, Kennedy has improved types of beer,” Carson says. since then. “Once you learn how, you “The fun part is when you have a can brew beer better than any you can brew where you can take the recipe and move it around,” he says. “In the ‘80s and buy,” he says. “You can even brew things you can’t ‘90s, people home-brewed because they find in Georgia,” Kennedy says. “The best couldn’t get the style of beer they beers I’ve ever tasted are home brewed wanted, so they brewed it themselves.” beers.” The Savannah Brewers League is the Lentini and Kennedy both agree that only group of its kind in this area. light is the enemy of good beer. “People come in from Sun City, Bluffton “That’s why homebrewers use dark to Brunswick, and over from Statesboro,” brown bottles,” says Lentini. Carson says. “We had one guy who “There’s a word for what happens came from New Jersey.” when beer gets too much light,” says Cleanliness is next to Godliness in Kennedy. “We say it’s ‘lightstruck.’” home brewing. “One of the keys is to keep everything antiseptic so bacteria doesn’t fight with the yeast for food,” Carson says. “I just use Clorox. I sanitize continued on page 8 everything to make sure it is clean.”

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“Beer can stay fresh up to six months,” Carson says. “We like to drink home brew within 90 days.” Beer has played an important role in the nation’s history. “Thomas Jefferson had a recipe for beer and George Washington had a recipe for beer,” Carson says. At one point in human history, brewing was seen as a mystical practice. “They took grape juice and left it out and it turned into wine,” Carson says. “They didn’t understand how it happened.” According to Carson, the typical brewer in the United States is over the age of 45 and a professional, typically employed in a science or math field. He says attending league meetings is “like going back to high school.” “Some of these guys really have a passion for brewing,” Carson says. “One member decided to make strawberry wine, and when a guy gave him the strawberries, he was a like a little kid.”

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Kennedy says when a beer tastes “skunky,” it’s usually a direct result of exposure to sunlight. “The light causes the same kind of chemical reaction a skunk does when it makes its scent,” he says. “That’s why it’s called skunky beer.” John Findeis began home brewing when he moved to Savannah in 1968 to teach at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He’s a charter member of the Savannah Brewers League. “You couldn’t buy beer supplies here then,” Findeis says. “We would go visit relatives in Chicago every summer and I would buy supplies there.” At one point, Findeis dropped out of the league for a while because the Harley Owners Group met the same night. (A busy man with a wide range of interests, he is also a beekeeper.) Findeis doesn’t experiment as much as some of the other members do. “I’m more of a recipe person,” he says. “I’m brewing a batch now. I buy extract and heat it up and put it in water in a carboy, then let it ferment for a number of days or weeks. It comes out pretty good. “Compared to brand beers, home brew tastes better,” he says. “But you do have to develop a taste for it.” When making a presentation on lager at a league meeting, Findeis prefaced his remarks with some anecdotes.

Findeis says that before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. If the mix was too cold, the yeast wouldn’t grow, but if it was too hot, the yeast would die. This practice has given us the expression “rule of thumb.” Another popular phrase also originated with alcohol. “In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts,” Findeis says. “So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own ‘pints and quarts’ and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your Ps and Qs’.” Findeis claims beer was the reason the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. “It’s clear from the Mayflower’s log that the crew didn’t want to waste beer looking for a better site,” he says. “The log goes on to state that the Most brewing equipment is available online, with passengers ‘were hastened ashore and starter kits available for as little as $100 made to drink water that the seamen might have the more beer.’” “It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a Along with beer comes another month after the wedding, the bride”s familiar practice -- the telling of beer father would supply his son-in-law with jokes. Findeis has a good one. all the mead he could drink,” Findeis “Two Irishmen were adrift in a life said. boat following a dramatic escape from a “Mead is a honey beer, and because burning freighter. While rummaging their calendar was lunar based, this through the boat’s provisions, one of the period was called the ‘honey month’ -- or men stumbled across an old lamp. what we know today as the ‘honSecretly hoping that a genie would eymoon’.” appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously.

“To the amazement of the castaways, a genie did come forth. This particular genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving much thought to the matter the man blurted out, ‘Make the entire ocean into beer!’ “The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the genie vanished. “Only the gentle lapping of beer on the hull broke the stillness as the men considered their circumstances. One man looked disgustedly at the other whose wish had been granted. “After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke: ‘Nice going idiot! Now we’re going to have to pee in the boat!’” Tall tales and jokes aside, members of the Savannah Brewers League say it’s all about the taste. “I’ve made beer that was good as anything on the market,” Carson says. “I don’t hit a home run every time, but when I do, it’s comparable to anything I’ve ever had.” ◗

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He later pointed detectives and forensic personnel to a wooded area seven miles west of I-95 off GA. 204, to a remote location identified as Fort Stewart property. Military Police accompanied the detectives onto the property, “where a shallow 3-4 foot grave was located about a quarter mile into the wood-line,� police say. The fully clothed body of DeeDee A scene from the School of the Americas protest this past weekend Marie Golden, 35 of Savannah, was exhumed and sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. Golden is charged with one count of A group of local peace and justice murder. activists attended this past weekend’s annual protest at the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga. Local activist Robert Ludgate says To assist Hurricane Katrina victims this year’s event was attended by record whose historic homes along the crowds of protestors. Mississippi coast were damaged, the “There were about 12,000 last year,� Savannah College of Art & Design is he says. “This year the police counted partnering with the National Trust for about 15,000 and we counted 19,000, so Historic Preservation and other agencies the actual number’s somewhere in to provide professional-level damage there.� assessments. The School of the Americas -Comprising 25 faculty, staff and sturenamed the Western Hemisphere dents from the college’s historic preserInstitute for Security Cooperation in an vation, architecture and interior design attempt to defuse the controversy over programs, the SCAD group is scheduled what goes on there -- is used by the U.S. to work with the National Trust, the Army to train allied governments in paraMississippi Department of Archives and military techniques of counterinsurHistory and the Association of gency, interrogation and torture. Preservation Technology in the Gulfport The yearly protest is marked each and Biloxi areas Nov. 28-Dec. 7. November to commemorate the date in The region is in dire need of these 1989 when six Jesuit priests, a co-worker assessments, according to Brian and her teenage daughter were masRobinson, SCAD professor of historic sacred in El Salvador. The U.S. Congress preservation and the group’s leader. later reported that the killers were “While cleanup has begun in the area, trained at the School of the Americas. demolition of damaged buildings is Ludgate ascribes this year’s increase taking place regardless of the historic in protest attendance to the controversy value of these structures,� Robinson over U.S. interrogation facilities in Iraq, says. “The loss of these buildings will Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere. affect local communities for years

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Bills mount, as does the rage of the powerless A FEW MORNINGS ago I woke up to a ticket tucked under my car’s windshield wipers. And it wasn’t even street-sweeping night. That everyone else on the street also had a ticket did not make me feel any better. The ticket was for facing my car in the wrong direction. For some reason the city likes everyone to line up singlefile like third-graders. I got used to this when I lived downtown with the frequent sight of the meter maids searching for something to do. So when I moved to midtown I delighted in parking my car any which way I wished, the same way I rejoiced in being able to paint my house any colors I wanted without the approval of a historic urban review board. Besides, in this part of town maybe ten cars are parked on both sides of the street at any given moment, so it’s not as if there’s a safety issue. In this part of town -- as elsewhere, I’m sure -- there are other things for police officers to be doing than writing out parking tickets. According to the citation, the tickets were issued at 1:30 a.m. -- and by a police officer, not a meter maid. Maybe he or she was trying to stay awake. Maybe there was a monthly quota to meet. I don’t know. The morning I got the ticket I only knew one thing to do, and that was to head down to the office of parking services and protest. I told them the least they could have done was to give us a warning, since this is the way we’ve always parked. Half listening to me, the clerk looked down at the ticket and said, “Oh, him,� as if she had seen the name before. Oh, great, I thought. In the end, she dismissed the ticket -writing “warning� at the bottom -- so I was pleased about that. But I couldn’t help but think about the other people on my street and if they would know how or where to go downtown to complain, and if they didn’t pay the ticket how quickly the fees would escalate. Which is what I started telling her despite the line forming behind me. “That’s up to them,� she said, coldly. If I hadn’t just talked to a friend in Fort Lauderdale who had been without electrical power nearly three weeks after Hurricane Wilma -- and was told by Florida Power and Light that despite the inconvenience the company would be estimating his bill, then reducing it by a quarter -- I might have let it go. But I couldn’t. In minutes I become a woman on the edge of madness. I am Virginia Woolf,

Kate Millet, Sylvia Plath. Between the disconnect and the disconnected it’s getting harder to find a balance and/or to believe this is happening. I’m flooded with the same emotions every time I read a story or hear a piece on New Orleans. Then again, we could substitute Iraq. Without the car-bombs, the suicide bombs or the sniper attacks, we could be talking about Louisiana and Mississippi. In New Orleans, there’s of course the issue of the levees. No one wants to rebuild or reinvest if they can’t be sure their property is secure. Another issue is housing, which includes public housing, something no one likes to talk about. After spending a few days recently in Pascagoula, Miss., with a local church group, I can hardly drive down the street without seeing the debris that is still emerging from people’s homes. I can hardly go through a day without recalling conversations with people about their attempts to sort out insurance problems and mortgage commitments. Three months after Hurricane Katrina, whole stretches of New Orleans are still without electrical power. Are they going to be charging those people, too? The best the electric company can promise is “maybe by year’s end we’ll have it operating in 80 percent of the homes.� It’s sounding more and more like Baghdad. The situation is just as bad for natural gas. Almost half the city of New Orleans is still without enough gas for cooking or heating. The 80 percent figure was given here too -- except not until mid-January. Or mid-winter. In a weekend story in the New York Times I read that toilets in half the homes of New Orleans are still not connected to the city’s sewer system and about a quarter of the city is still without drinkable water. This is New Orleans we talking about, a jewel of a city everyone loves to visit when times are good, a city with an important port, a city with soul. I feel as if we’re turning our back on them while spending billions each week in Iraq. Somehow I don’t think this would be happening if it were San Francisco or New York or Seattle. I know this comes as no surprise to the powerless from Louisiana and Mississippi who are scattered across the globe, but for once it’s the privileged who are experiencing the same inconveniences. But what I want to know is: If I’m so on edge from a mere parking ticket, what must they be feeling and when are we going to start hearing from them? ◗

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I was just wondering what heaven looks like. I was just wondering what hell looks like. I was just wondering if white men really can’t jump. I was wondering if there are any good hearted politicians. I was just wondering what the world would be like if nobody was hungry. I was just wondering why Americans work so hard for a good home, nice car, material things, yet when they retire they get rid of those things. I was just wondering why people think they can buy happiness. I was just wondering if we all focus too much on the unknown instead of the known. I was just wondering why Americans watch so much television. I was just wondering why we don’t expect the best from others. I was just wondering if a person can think too much. I was just wondering what would happen if race was not a factor. I was just wondering if God has a plan for all of us how do we get the blueprint. I was just wondering how many times we meet Mrs. or Mr. Right in a lifetime. I was just wondering why change is so difficult. I was just wondering why life is so difficult. I was just wondering if life will ever be easy. I was just wondering why ego always gets in the way. I was just wondering how do you meet a good woman in a bar. I was just wondering how many people can comfortably fit in a Volkswagen Bug. I was just wondering if God created us all equal why don’t we all get along. I was just wondering why people stop working. I was just wondering why people worry so much about nothing. I was just wondering what the world would be like if Hitler never existed, if the World Wars never happened, if the Vietnam war never happened. I was just wondering why poor people never win the lottery. I was just wondering if eating red M and M’s really causes cancer. I was just wondering why people are so strange. I was just wondering why I am always wondering. Dominic Moraco

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He was just wondering Editor, I am always wondering what if this never happened or why people do this or that. The following are my latest wonders. I was just wondering why some people can so easily offer words of encouragement to those in need, but cannot encourage themselves. I was just wondering why we rush to get to the ballgame or the movie, but take our time going to church. I was just wondering why we let other people dictate our lives. I was just wondering why girls are smarter than boys.

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DETECTIVES LAST WEEK made an arrest in the Nov. 9 armed robbery and shooting of Kishor Patel, 51, of Richmond Hill. Shantrell White, 18 of Savannah was arrested after police got a a tip of her involvement. Detectives found White at her Bradley Point apartment and later charged her in connection with the incident. During the course of the investigation, “detectives have learned that White lured Patel and a passenger to the Frazier homes complex where three of her accomplices awaited,” police say. The four of them robbed both Patel and his passenger of cash before shooting Patel once in the leg, police report. As we go to press Patel remains in critical condition.The investigation “remains active and more arrests are expected,” police say. Anyone who has information about this shooting should call the SCMPD Violent Crimes Unit at 651-6728, or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 234-2020; a reward of $2500 is available for information that leads to an arrest in this case. • An officer in an unmarked unit observed a vehicle at Chatham and Veterans parkways cross the center line several times. At one point, “all four tires were up on the curb.” The vehicle was followed as the driver crossed over the Forest River Bridge and left the roadway. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver of the vehicle appeared inebriated. The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and asked her how much she had to drink. She replied, “I drunk a couple of beers. I had a couple of them. I’m not going to be lying. I did.” The officer asked her if she had been drinking liquor and she said, “No liquor. Just a couple of a beers. I promise that was it.” The officer asked her what kind of beer she was drinking and she said, “Natural Light.” He asked what size and she said, “The 16 ounce.” The officer asked if she had two or three beers. She said, “I had two of those.” The officer then asked the woman when was the last time she had something to drink and she said, “That was a little while ago and then I was heading out to my cousin’s house. I was going to go out there and that was it for the night.” The officer asked if she had candy in her mouth and she said, “Yes.” The officer had her spit it out. She was arrested for driving under the influence. • An officer was dispatched to the corner of Wheaton and Randolph streets on a report of an armed robbery. The officer spoke with the victim, who said a man he knew only as

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“Tony” told him the victim owed him money. When the victim refused to give Tony money, Tony jumped on him and ripped his pants trying to get money. The victim told police he did not know what money Tony was talking about but later said that Tony wanted $10. The victim lied about the spelling of his last name, and when questioned said he had forgotten how to spell it. He also lied about having a driver’s license. • Police were called to a Causton Bluff Road residence on a report of a man with a knife. An officer saw a man fitting the suspect’s description walking on Nevada Street at Utah Street. He put the man in the back of his vehicle and continued to the Causton Bluff Road where he spoke to the man’s girlfriend. She said she had returned to the residence with two other men, who she had been out with earlier. She said they saw that the front door had been forced open. While she was standing outside of the front door, her boyfriend came up behind her and began striking her on the face and head. She said he threw her against a bird feeder that was near the door, breaking it, and continued hitting her with his fists on her upper body. The other two men came to her aid and struggled with the suspect. At this point, they noticed he had a knife. The suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. • A man renting a room on Abercorn Street told police that while he went to the restroom, a woman took his keys, which were lying on a dresser. As he walked from the restroom and opened the door, he saw his vehicle turning the corner of the building. The man told police the woman did have permission to be in his room, but that he is not familiar with her and doesn’t even know her name. He said his wallet, which contained $400, his credit card and driver’s license, was inside the vehicle. ◗

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More Weird Mating Habits: (1) In October, researchers said they had tagged a great white shark and tracked him 12,400 miles over nine months, from Africa to Australia and back again, ostensibly seeking to mate; according to the report in the journal Science, sex was the best explanation because food was so plentiful around Africa. (2) The male nursery web spider uses a cheap trick to get sex, according to an October report

Erica Salmon, originally a fantasyfootball-league “widow” because of her husband’s seasonal mania, has now become mogul of her own fantasy league: of famous fashion designers. According to an October report by the Des Moines Register, managers draft teams consisting of three clothing designers, plus one each designer of shoes, handbags, jewelry and celebrity clothing, and then three celebrities, and they get points daily for the number and quality of namementions in Women’s Wear Daily and other fashion and style magazines. As with football leagues, trades are permitted once a week.

Least Competent People Shortly after Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in October, officials said 911 operators in Palm Beach County were flooded not only with storm-related calls but with self-imposed injuries. Some of the problems (according to an October

Readers’ Choice In October, a 33-year-old pastor at the University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, standing in a baptismal pool preparing to immerse a parishioner in front of hundreds of congregants, mishandled a microphone and was electro-

cuted. On the same day in Johannesburg, South Africa, a pastor at the Jerusalem Apostolic Church drowned during a river baptism ceremony when he and the parishioner (who also drowned) lost their footing on rocks in the river bed.

Gas Pedal, Brake Pedal, Whatever (all-new) Accidents by elderly drivers whom police suspect momentarily confused the gas pedal for the brake (or accelerated in the wrong gear): Age 90, crashed into another car in a funeral procession, injuring nine, Birdsboro, Pa. (May). Age 89, crashed into a Winn-Dixie, injuring seven, Lakeland, Fla. (November). Age 87, crashed into a hospital’s lobby, injuring five, Bismarck, N.D. (October). Age 83, crashed into a garage and house, killing the driver, Chicago (September). Age 82, crashed through four walls and a steel door of a security company, injuring one, Anderson, S.C. (November). Age 80, crashed into four parked cars, no injuries, Rockford, Ill. (November). Age 78, crashed into several cars and a large crowd at an auto auction, injuring 20, Yaphank, N.Y. (July). Age 77, crashed into the operating room of an eye clinic, just missing a sedated patient, no injuries, Newark, N.J. (August). ◗

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Palm Beach Post story): brush-clearing chain-saw accidents; the old “cigarettelighter-to-check-fuel-level-of-a-generator”; people falling off roofs while making repairs; setting up a generator too close to a window; cooking inside on a charcoal grill; pouring gasoline into a generator while it’s running; failing to respect downed power lines; and stacking items atop a previously “on” electric stove so that, when power resumes, they catch fire. Police in Twin Falls, Idaho, confiscated almost $1 billion in counterfeit money in October in a doomed scheme in which the loot consisted only of bills of the denomination of $1 million (which does not legally exist); a man from Buhl, Idaho, had tried to give a bank that amount as collateral for a loan. And according to police in Lafayette, Ind., in September, Earl Devine’s counterfeit money was not much better: Though a popular name for $100 bills is “Benjamins” (for the face of Benjamin Franklin), Devine’s $100 bills still had the face of Abraham Lincoln from the $5 bill he allegedly used as a model.

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Chief executive officers at 367 top U.S. corporations were paid, on average, $431 last year for every $1 paid to their companies’ average production worker, according to publicly available information jointly compiled in September by Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy. In 1990, the ratio was about $100-to-$1. (If the federal minimum wage had increased since 1990 by the same rate as the multiple for CEOs’ pay, it would have risen from $5.15 an hour to $23.03, but, of course, it’s still $5.15.) Cutting-Edge Products: (1) In September, China’s Guangzhou Haojian Bio-science Co. introduced new condoms whose names read phonetically as the “kelintun” and the “laiwensiji,” which of course resemble the names of a former U.S. president and his acquaintance. (2) Women’s Wear Daily reported in October that rock star Marilyn Manson said he was finalizing a personal perfume deal with a “major” company, as a precursor to his own full cosmetics line. Parents pf McGovern Elementary School students in Medway, Mass., complained to the Boston Herald in October because Paul Trufant’s septic-sewage service, located across from the school, boasts the identifying slogan on all its trucks: “Shit Happens.” Trufant said he would advertise however he wants to: “This is America, not Iraq.”

in the journal Biology Letters; the male gives the larger female a dead insect, then collapses, feigning death, distracting the female, which turns to the insect, at which point the male springs back to life and mounts her. (On the other hand, the female sometimes just eats the male, after or instead of copulating.) Those Versatile Goats: (1) David Valentine, 12, often bounces on a trampoline with his pet goats, D.J. and Blessing, but officials in Miami Township, Ohio, threatened to crack down this fall since goats are not permitted within the town limits; David’s parents say the goats are necessary to help with David’s Attention Deficit Disorder. (2) The economy of the section of Morocco around Tiout is dependent on a renowned cooking oil made from nuts of the argan tree, but only nuts that have been eaten and excreted by goats (that actually climb into the trees and stand on branches to eat the nut-bearing fruit). According to an October New York Times dispatch, locals are trying to shift gradually from predigested nuts without spoiling the oil’s taste. Python Mania: In a 10-day period in October in and near Miami-Dade County, Fla., non-native but super-predatory Burmese pythons killed and swallowed a turkey, a 15-pound cat, and (most famously, unsuccessfully) a 6-foot-long alligator. (The alligator ultimately burst the snake open, and the turkey’s bulge prevented the python from slithering out of the bird’s pen.) Officials have captured 150 pythons in recent years and estimate 250 more are in the area, the result of people discarding pet snakes once they reach adult length.)

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Among the “10 Worst Jobs in Science” in Popular Science’s annual November listing: Harvard researchers in Borneo who catch orangutan urine (in plastic sheets, the way firefighters catch jumpers) for studying reproduction-hormone levels; gear-packing monitors who run toward (not away from) the gases and molten rock of erupting volcanoes (dozens have been killed or wounded); U.S. Geological Survey workers at two picturesque California lakes monitoring “extremophile” microbes that thrive in the most putrid environments (work that one says resembles being surrounded by 100 “extremely flatulent people”); and “human lab rats” such as students employed in an industry-funded University of California at San Diego study for $15 an hour to have pesticides sprayed into their eyes.

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Orca Protection

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A group of killer whales that spends the summer months off the coast of Washington state is in danger of extinction and will become protected as an endangered species, according to U.S. officials. The number of Southern Resident killer whales dropped by 20 percent during the 1990s, with many of the marine mammals being captured for use in commercial aquariums, according to the agency NOAA. It reports there are only 89 of the whales Week Ending November 18, 2005 left, with one male loner from the group taking refuge in a small inlet in British Columbia. NOAA says the orcas are also threatened by ship trafAn area of disturbed weather fic, toxic chemicals and the scarcity of churning off the eastern coast food such as salmon. The new protected of the Philippines quickly status will require federal agencies to strengthened into Typhoon make certain their actions are not likely to Bolaven. harm the whales.

Four days of severe weather across the American Midwest produced a string or tornadoes that left fatalities and destruction across several states. The worst tornado outbreak occurred in Iowa, where the whirlwinds ripped up farms and destroyed dozens of homes in several towns. Three days later, a string of at least 32 twisters tore through parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, southward to the Gulf Coast.

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Forest fires ignited by a volcanic eruption in the Galapagos Islands have threatened a rare tree species found only on the remote archipelago. The Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela Island began erupting on Oct. 22, sending flows of hot lava down the mountain’s slopes and setting fire to vegetation. Firefighters cut a trench in an attempt to keep the flames from destroying the Scalesia-Cordata trees, of which only 400 remain, according to Ecuador’s El Comercia newspaper. The species has succumbed over the years to pressure from imported goats and cattle, as well as insects.

The first autumn storm of the season left three people dead across northern Europe and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes across Norway, Sweden and Finland. Residents were evacuated as landslides destroyed several homes near Norway’s western city of Bergen, while hundreds of students were forced to abandon schools threatened by flooding. A mudslide briefly trapped about 50 cars inside a tunnel.

Acid Rain Healing A switch to cleaner-burning fuels in Great Britain over the past few decades has allowed some of the nation’s most sensitive lakes and streams to recover from

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Eruption Warning About 9,400 people living on the slopes of a volcano in southwest Colombia were ordered to evacuate their homes as the mountain showed signs of an imminent eruption. Colombia’s Geology and Mines Institute warned that the Galeras Volcano is likely to erupt “within days or weeks.” The last eruption of Galeras in 1993 killed nine people.

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A powerful and shallow earthquake off northern Japan caused tsunami waves up to 20 inches in height to rush onto parts of the Japanese coast. • Earth movements were also felt in Taiwan, Indonesia’s Seram Island, central New Zealand, southwest Pakistan and islands of the Aegean Sea.

Five-Tailed Gecko A common Australian gecko was discovered sporting five tails at the home of a North Queensland Herpetological Society member, who says there is a simple explanation for the small reptile’s unique rear end. Trish Prendergast believes the phenomenon must have occurred after the gecko’s tail was lost during an encounter with a bird or tree snake. She told the Townsville Bulletin that if there is trauma from an attack and part of a gecko’s remaining tail is split, new tails can grow from each point of the split. “This one obviously had a lot of trauma, which left its tail fairly well fragmented and it has grown five tails,” she said. ◗

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baleen continues to grow and adapt Up-and-coming indie rockers to play J.J. Cagney’s

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In fact, a great part of what draws the listener into their brand-new release Follow Me Blind, has as much to do with the way the songs are presented, as the songs themselves. The tracks draw the listener in through the unusual choices the band employs in the recording and mixing process. One aspect of this is the hushed and double-tracked vocals (which seem to echo the work of Pinback’s wünderkinds Rob Crow and Zach Smith). Then there’s the vocals themselves – plaintive in a way that hints at a now all-too-typical “post-hardcore” vibe, but which also betray more than a passing influence of traditional Southern soul. It’s slightly reminiscent at times of the R & B-soaked metal of underrated Christian prog-rock pioneers King’s X. Live drum tracks and heavily processed samples and sequenced percussion parts co-exist, weaving in and around each other, combining to form a

deadly combination of funk and trance grooves that – while occasionally jarring – are at the crux of the group’s extremely effective and hypnotic grooves. In fact, one memorable ballad (“Take A Number”) is built around a strummed acoustic rhythm guitar figure and introspective, second person lyrics. The frail vocal delivery and chord progression recall Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd and Man Who Sold The World-period Bowie. When I mention this observation to Disher, he chuckles. “Actually, you’re pretty right on – we’ve covered ‘Man Who Sold The World’ and (Barrett’s) ‘Bike’ on several different occasions.” He readily acknowledges the group’s unusual array of touchstones. “Some of us grew up metalheads while others have deeper jazz background. Of course, while our back catalog of material seems to show all sorts of influences, we are now trying to concentrate on streamlining a more consistent ‘baleen sound.’” Disher does admit, though, that there’s a big difference between honing what it is they do best and trying to crossover into appealing to a wide swath of listeners. “We’re a bunch of musicians that happen to love all sorts of music. As far as us going in a mainstream direction or not, who knows? We really don’t have much say in that. Our main goal now is to write and record as many compositions as possible and to play live in as many cities as we can visit. Everything else from there is out of our control.” ◗

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together since 1998, and to date have recorded and released three full-length albums of peculiar, intellectual rock music that draws on an unusually wide number of artists and genres for inspiration. From the art-rock of Gentle Giant to the somber and wistful tones of Tortoise, baleen’s recorded output is nothing if not perplexing, but – that said – they are far from off-putting.

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THE LAST TIME CHAPEL HILL’S indie-rock darlings baleen played Savannah, it was also their first visit to the city. Oddly enough, for a group that’s become known for relatively ornate, electric guitar, keyboard and trap setbased songs that run the gamut between vitriol and soft-spoken odes to impermanence, they were booked into a coffeehouse that’s known more for showcasing solo artists or acoustic singer/songwriting acts. By all accounts they went over well that night, but sure enough, now that they are returning to our area, they’re playing a different room, and one that is certainly accustomed to a louder and more forceful style of underground rock music. However, in yet another slightly odd matchup, this new venue is known far and wide for primarily booking a more elastic – and some would say psychedelic – brand of freeform rock that seems a wee bit at odds with this quintet’s seemingly compact and highly structured songs and compositions. Still, drummer Phil Disher (who also handles sampling and programming duties in the group) says he’s not concerned at all with how the regulars at this River Street nightclub will accept their show, nor is he particularly concerned with having to adapt what comes naturally to his group for the sake of getting over. “I like to think that we can adapt to any venue,” he says from the group’s new home base in Atlanta. “If people are into a tune, we can take it out as long as it needs to go.” He and his bandmates (vocalist and sax man Tony McCullough, bassist Steve MCMillan, vocalist and keyboardist Derrick Hines, and vocalist and guitarist Mike Vagianos) have been playing


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by Jim Reed – most recently Eat Mo’ Music. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

The Teddy Adams Ensemble Tight jazz combo led by veteran trombonist Adams, long a driving force in the Coastal Jazz Association. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Jason Courtenay Solo show from one half of the popular acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers, who also fronts the up-andcoming modern country outfit Hazzard County. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.

Annie Allman Killer talent (guitar, bass, drums) who honed her skills on the Chicago jazz scene. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar .

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No cover to enjoy the house band at this landmark local eatery. They play hoppin’ Dixieland-style jazz on a small stage in the corner of the dining room. Fri., 7:30 pm, The Crystal Beer Parlor.

Recently named Best Local R&B, Funk, and Reggae Band in Athens, Ga. by that city’s leading music rag Flagpole, this increasingly popular sextet is touring in an increasingly wider arc from their Classic City home. Their progressive mixture of dub-style reggae and organic jam-rock is slowly making them one of the more popular groups of their type in the Southeast. It’s extremely rare that Savannah plays host to a group as straight-up reggae as this, so dyed-in-thewool fans will no doubt be packing the joint (so to speak). Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

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Local cover act specializing in beach music, as well as soul and classic rock hits. Fri., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

Savannah’s only show of its type, where the audience calls the shots – trying to stump 2 singing keyboardists with cocktail napkin requests. Every night’s show is a little different, so you never know quite what’ll happen. Wed. - Sat., 9 pm, Savannah Smiles.

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Argyle This brash and challenging local group throws reggae, ska, punk and jam music in a blender and spits the resulting mixture out with a ferocity that rivals many of the area’s hardcore and metal bands – with vocal harmonies those groups don’t even think of trying to pull off. Wed. + Sat., , Locos Deli & Pub (unplugged) + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

The Jeff Beasley Band For some time now, this guitarist and singer has played Delta blues and Americana tunes (with a slight Cajun flair) under his own name. Now he’s rebranding the JBB, and replacing much of the traditional blues material with ‘50s-era rock & roll. His sets now concentrate more on oldies by the likes of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. He says this is some of his favorite music to play, and

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John Connor Longtime area jazz guitarist, who’s doing his own thing now, but has been a featured members of several local bands

Great regional Southern rock act playing popular hits, deep album cuts and a few of their own tunes in the same vein. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Silver Dollar Café.

The Billy Hoffman Trio Straight-up local jazz combo (with a hint of bebop) led by the impressive veteran trap drummer Hoffman. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Craig Johansen Solo acoustic classic rock, ‘80s hits and power-pop nuggets (a la The Beatles, ABBA and Rick Springfield) from this longtime local singer/guitarist (And Sometimes Why?, The 8-Tracks, Hot Pink Interior). Fri., 6:30 pm, The Warehouse.

Perception - acoustic duo This stripped-down version of the regional rock bar band maintains the group’s setlist of popular modern rock hits (Pearl Jam, Staind, etc...) mixed with a handful of like-minded originals. Thurs., 8:30 pm, French Quarter Café (Statesboro).

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Ok. So, there’s a guy who used to be a member of the fairly well-known ska-punk act Skankin’ Pickle. But he was such a jerk that everyone in the band supposedly hated him, and he supposedly hated them. I’m not telling tales out of school. He admits as much to anyone who asks. So, in a fit or frustration (after realizing that he had to share the meager money the group made with a bunch of guys he didn’t even enjoy spending time on the road with), he put his education to work, and hand-built a “band” of electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic-driven robots that he controls with his own custom computer program. They actually play the guitar, drums and brass instruments while he (and they) sing. The clincher is that he claims to be imprisoned by the robots, who badger and torment him throughout the show with obscenities. Sound stupid? It is. It’s also one of the most impressive acts of artistic self-reliance you’ll ever see. The punk and metalinfluenced songs aren’t half bad, and the borscht-belt comedy shtick falls somewhere between Willy Tyler’s Lester and Short Circuit. In other words, even if you hate the music, you’ll probably chuckle at the effort require to pull this shit off. Each tour and album (he’s made several) are conceptually based. The last one was the story of the Old Testament as told by abusive robots, and this time, he (and they) celebrate the fondly-remembered TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. I am not making this up. Wed., Nov. 23,10 p.m., The Jinx.

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Those folks know him for a handful of indie CDs with his most successful backing group The Tinfoil Stars, who’ve helped him craft insistent, twangy albums filled with the same sort of Americana-based laments and barnburners that kindred spirits Steve Forbert and Drivin-N-Cryin’s Kevn Kinney (an early hero of Dodd’s) have been penning for ages. Their latest effort, The Murder Of Love, is the best record he’s ever made with any lineup, and this annual homecoming show will likely feel like one big high school reunion. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

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With a brand-new studio album just out, and a longstanding, crowd-pleasing gig at this perpetually popular Irish pub on historic River Street, this acoustic balladeer has become almost synonymous with the notion of Celtic music in Savannah. A facile guitarist with a gentle litlt in his strong, clear voice, contemporary folk and acoustic pop rolls off his fingers and tongue with ease, yet he’s also equally at home with the traditional hymns, jigs and reels of his homeland. That’s evident in the knowledgable manner in which he structures and produces The Green Island, a Georgia Public Broadcasting radio show which originates locally on WSVH FM 91.

Harry O'Donoghue Much like blues guitarist Eric Culberson, who has been such a familiar site on the Savannah bar scene that it’s easy to forget how inspired he can be on a good night, Harry’s one of those local treasures that deserves to be appreciated by the natives as well as the tourists (which make up the brunt of his audiences). Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Roger Moss & Friends This award-winning vocalist is perhaps best known as the cat who has (in the past) sang the National Anthem during Savannah’s annual symphonic Picnic In The Park. However, he’s a

much more nuanced and versatile performer than that (necessarily) bombastic gig would suggest. In the past year or so, he’s experimented with doing cabaret-styled club shows, and exploring the Great American Songbook. Now – in his own words – he’s “taken the plunge” and quit his day job to pursue a musical career full-time. It’s a risky move, considering the fact that the type of show he does has not been entirely in vogue for decades. However, he’s one of the only folks in this area even attempting to tackle such a tall order in a small club setting. It’s a show that’s part jazz, part soul, and part classically-trained finesse – with a dash of storytelling and showmanship. So far, he’s received high marks from those who’ve caught his occasional concerts at this upscale hotel lounge on the outskirts of the Historic District. While it can cost a pretty penny to spend a night in this hotel, there’s no cover charge to get into their lounge, and with a steady stream of some of the finest local talent (such as Moss and his backing group) on tap, it’s becoming a hip and mature after-dinner destination for music lovers in the know. Wed., Nov. 23, 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park. ◗


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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta The Dandy Warhols - Earthlink Live, Atlanta Captured! By Robots - The EARL, Atlanta Mofro, Tinsley Ellis - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Tinsley Ellis - Sand Dollar, Folly The (International) Noise Beach, SC Conspiracy - Vinyl @ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, Earthlink Live, Atlanta Madball, As I Lay Dying Blue Dogs - Dock Street Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte Theatre, Charleston Cyndi Lauper - Florida Theatre, The Dave Matthews Tribute Jacksonville Band - Wild Wing Café, North Tegan and Sara - Jack Rabbits, Charleston Jacksonville Steven Curtis Chapman - Bi Lo Center, Greenville Shinedown - The Masquerade, Charlie Daniels Band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ Atlanta Coyote Joe’s, Charlotte Tegan and Sara - Variety Edwin McCain Playhouse, Atlanta Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte The Classic Struggle, Knife Trade, Through Tishamingo - Side Bar, Gainesville, FL The Eyes Of The Dead - New Brookland Tavern, Columbia Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta Taproot - Loft @ Earthlink Live, Atlanta Drive-By Truckers - Tabernacle, Atlanta Nightporters - The EARL, Atlanta Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, Madball, As Front 242 - The Masquerade, Atlanta I Lay Dying - The Masquerade, Atlanta Will Hoge - Banana Joe’s, Columbia Shawn Mullins - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

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trouble with building here’

Recent works by Julio Garcia, through Dec. 2 at Atwell’s Art and Frame and green in “Anywhere America”, nos. 1, 2, and 3. If abstraction dominated 20th Century painting, so did process and more than

and the waves of grassland and water. Process can be the means of a search in which the artist is never satisfied with the result, whatever the viewer may feel.

While Garcia brings to his work the printmaker’s attention to craftsmanship leading him inevitably to a final product that we feel pleases him. City plans and architects‚ blueprints have a meaning that can be read by city planners and engineers, just as navigational charts convey information to the sea captain and maps of the universe to astronomers. The artist, as the quintessential layman, sees only pictures in these

Recent works by Julio Garcia are on display through Dec. 2 at Atwell’s Art & Frame, 228 W. Broughton St. Bertha Husband is a native of Scotland who has studied art at Oxford University and Ruskin School of Fine Art. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her art criticism has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Somnambulist, and Left Curve.

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anything these works would seem to be concerned with how they are made. Garcia employs printmaking techniques in each of these individual, handmade works. The line is etched and cut into the plastic paper surface and etching ink is then rubbed over it as if were a printer’s plate. Areas of white, green and blue vinyl are applied and then sections are cut away, creating the squares of city blocks

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images pictures whose meaning is obviously present, but indecipherable, and this is their attraction. But there is something ominous related both to the detachment of the technique - a distance fostered in art school critiques and the detachment of the subject itself. Whether it is the casual passenger glancing from the airplane window or the professional photographer documenting a natural disaster from the air, or maybe the bomber pilot sighting his target, here is a world viewed as removed from living nature and recreated as an aesthetic object for contemplation and manipulation, a world in which we have ceased to exist. ◗

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EVERY AIRPLANE PASSENGER, as she ascends or descends below the cloud cover, knows the truth in Gertrude Stein’s observation that the view from an airplane reminded her of a Cubist painting. Whatever other reasons the Formalist art critic gives, the truth is that the invention of the airplane and its first flights coincides historically with the first abstract paintings. For centuries humans aspired to flight not to enjoy the experience of being free as a bird so much as to have that bird’s eye view of the “progressive” effects of a landmass dominated and domesticated by man. The daily reality of land enclosure, industrial farming, mining and spreading cities could be transformed into a harmless pattern of attractive multi-colored shapes. And along with the accurate maps that could be plotted by the use of aerial photography, the grid became the dominant structure of 20th century painting. Julio Garcia’s recent works are all based on aerial photography, in which the grid of the city is sometimes partially obscured with organic wave shapes that are grey in “The trouble with building here...”, nos. 5 and 6; and green and blue in “Grassland Aerial”‰, nos. 1, 2, and 3;


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'Le Cafe' -- Acrylic paintings by Jessica Barnhill, Nov. 17- Dec. 8 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Illustrative style paintings inspired by retro and European advertisements.

‘Faces of Folk’ -- Rare portraits in a new exhibit at The Hurn Museum, 1015 Whitaker St., Nov. 15-Dec. 31. Closed Monday.

‘the trouble with building here’ -- Julio Garcia’s series of studies on the encroachment of development on natural landscapes. Nov. 11-Dec. 2 at Atwell’s Art & Frame, 228 W. Broughton St. Opening reception Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

Small Works -- Various media by artists June Stratton, Monica Cook, Elena Madden, Daniel E. Smith, Corinne Adams, Leslie Kneisel, Barbara J. Brown, James Allen, Stephen Kasun and Adela Holmes, Dec. 1-23 at The Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St.

‘Unsuspected Outlaws’ - Exhibit features pieces from more than 15 different artists and includes photography, painting, printmaking, video art, and more. Nov. 3-29 at Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St. Opening reception Friday Nov. 11, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Healthcare showcase -- Art work by local healthcare professionals is at Hospice Savannah Art Gallery Nov. 1-Dec. 31. 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

‘Subroutine #23 -- Jennifer Jenkins’ fibers MFA thesis exhibition is at Starland Arts Collective, 2828 Bull St. Nov. 426. SCAD Gallery Hop -- Monthly event is Friday, Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m., in four college facilities: Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St., and ShopSCAD, 340 Bull St. Shuttles will run between the galleries and refreshments will be served. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the stops. Free and open to the public.

‘Horne & Thistle Gallery -- Through December, a group show at this new ‘What Shall I Do,” by folk artist Rudolph Bostic at the Hurn gallery at 424 E. Oglethorpe Ave. fea‘The Alabama Project’ -- Kristy Johnson’s tures Gamble Moore, Craig Stevens, agricultural and rural photography will be Arnold Desmarais, Mary Ellen on display Nov. 18-24 at the DesotoRow McLaughlin, Gallery in the Starland Design District. William Peterson, and Hillary Parker. ‘A Host of Folk Angels’ -- New exhibit at the Hurn Museum, 1015 Whitaker St., Nov. 15-Dec. 31. Closed Monday.

JEA Art for November -- The art show at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St., beginning Nov. 1 will feature the works of Savannah painter Emma Knight. Gallery 209 Artists -- Painter Peggy Cone and glass artist Isabella Davis are featured for November at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. Michael Banks -- The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art presents work by this outsider artist Sept. 6-Dec. 31 at 1015 Whitaker St. Closed Monday. ◗

Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send your art info to jim@connectsavannah.com

‘Ties That Bind’ -- Watercolors by Savannah native Sonya Walker through Dec. 11 at the Beach Institute, corner Price & Harris.

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Both Saxon and Perez are strong actors with defined stage presence. To be honest, Saxon is almost too strong. His anger is real and believable, his cockiness entertaining and bitingly funny; but the one thing missing in his otherwise well-rounded performance is the bitter, wounded male pride that embodies the sadly emasculated Tom. Amanda Drescher’s set is wonderful, rising to the aesthetic and logistical challenges of staging a dinner theatre production. Director Fritz Rumpel’s decision to stage the play in the round was no doubt also influenced by the layout of the room, but it works to great advantage, heightening the intimacy of this already painfully intimate little play. Indeed, much of the dialogue takes place on a sofa centerstage with its back squarely facing the bulk of the audience. You’d think this would alienate playgoers, but the effect is the opposite. In real life we observe a lot of things from behind or from the side, and here’s no different. (Just in case you think I’m nuts, I overheard other playgoers saying the same thing.) Ah, now you want to know about the food, don’t you? Look, we’re all adults here. If you want fine dining on Tybee Island, I suggest The Hunter House or Georges’ or Tango. That being said, the Tybee Theatre Cafe serves a solid dinner, with a soup, salad, entree and dessert course, as well as friendly and attentive service. Alcoholic beverages are over and above the $40 ticket price. While I was initially disappointed that only beer and wine are offered, I must say that not only is the wine selection outstanding, the beer selection is as well -- a particularly nice surprise in this Bud Light-dominated town. Bottom line: $40 is quite a bargain for a perfectly serviceable dinner followed by a performance of this high caliber. You have two more weeks to check out this fine performance at the Tybee Theatre Cafe, and I heartily recommend doing so. ◗

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IT’S A SHAME THAT Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie has become such a cliche in the public mind. Properly done, it’s a powerful and poignant display of minimalism by one of America’s greatest writers in any genre, and the Tybee Theatre Cafe players do a magnificent job of breathing fresh life into the old chestnut in their current run through Dec. 4. Though set in St. Louis, Mo., Menagerie clearly deals with the twilight of the South in a restless 1930s America poised between depression and world war. These death throes are epitomized by the luckless and insular Wingfield family: matriarch Amanda (Lorrie Scoggins Rumpel), son Tom (Patrick J. Saxon) and daughter Laura (Carmella Christensen). Let’s get straight to the meat of this review: While this cast is strong all around, I cannot say enough about the warm, understated and very human performances by Scoggins Rumpel and Christensen as mother and daughter Wingfield. Scoggins Rumpel’s Amanda is a marvel of restraint -- and I don’t use that word in the usual backhandedly complimentary way of the theatre critic. In contrast to the usual caterwauling and overacting you find in most amateur (and many professional) portrayals of this character, she plays down Amanda’s histrionics in favor of a more subtle, naturalistic reading that is a refreshing delight. Christensen’s Laura is quietly devastating. It’s not until half an hour into the first act that it dawns on you that you’re seeing an amazingly layered and very believable portrayal of this most sweetly pathetic of literature’s wallflowers. The aspect of Christensen’s performance I appreciate most is not what she says, but how she listens. This skill is particularly noticeable in the essentially one-sided conversation between Laura and Jim the Gentleman Caller (Matt Perez) in Act Two, a long set-piece which is nearly a play within a play. Laura has little to say in this scene, in which Jim, with the casual cruelty of a former class president, simultaneously builds her up only to tear her back down. But by the end, though it’s Perez’s character that has done most of the talking, it’s Christensen’s presence that has given us a real window into her character’s soul -- just as Tennessee Williams no doubt intended.


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One generally encounters a sense of déjà vu when watching a biopic about a celebrity, since they all trace the expected ups and downs in the most conventional manner possible (Oliver Stone’s whacked-out The Doors possibly excepted). So never mind that Ray Charles and Johnny Cash may have been one-of-a-kinds in real life: By boiling down their life experiences to sketchy outlines, we end up with pretty much the same story. Both were raised in rural Bumfuck; both lost a beloved brother at a young age; both landed their big breaks during exciting and volatile times for music; both were fond of womanizing and taking drugs, much to the chagrin of sympathetic wives cooling their heels at home with the kids; and both cleaned up their lifestyles enough to endure as musical icons until their deaths earlier this decade. Yet a conventional film doesn’t automatically mean a boring one, and for all its familiarity, there’s plenty to like about Walk the Line. First and foremost the film positions itself as a love story, one that finds Cash locating his soulmate in country star June Carter. A vivacious firecracker who takes her time in committing to this troubled individual, June has her own demons to tame, most notably attempting to reconcile her two divorces with her strict Christian upbringing. Just as Ray lived or died on the powerhouse performance of Jamie Foxx, so too does Walk the Line depend on the mesmerizing work by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon (who both do their own singing) to carry it over the line. Phoenix, all hunched shoulders and slow-burn stares, commands the screen, yet even he’s topped by Witherspoon in her most fully realized performance since Election. Phoenix may provide the movie with its voice, but it’s Witherspoon who delivers its soul.

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There’s a reason that this is the first movie in the franchise to earn a PG-13 rating, and it’s not because there’s suddenly heavy petting between Hermione and her best buds Harry and Ron (this is Harry Potter, people, not Thirteen). Instead, director Mike Newell, the first British director attached to this veddy British series, and scripter Steve Kloves, forced to whittle down Rowling’s enormous tome, steadfastly refuse to coddle the youngest audience members, “family film” status be damned. The Triwizard Cup competition, undertaken by Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and three older students, is fraught with such perils as fire-breathing dragons and piranha-toothed mermaids. A key supporting character -- a likable one, at that -- is unexpectedly killed. And the evil Lord Voldemort, who hasn’t been seen since he murdered Harry’s parents 13 years earlier, finally makes an appearance (Ralph Fiennes is suitably slimy in the role). Yet the series’ greatest strength -- namely, the dead-on por-

trayals by Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry, Ron and Hermione -- never fails to deliver, and even an overstuffed plot doesn’t slow down the proceedings as much as convey that there’s much at stake in Harry’s increasingly sinister world. In effect, the Harry Potter pack is filling the void left by the departure of the Star Trek film franchise by offering characters we care about in fantastical adventures. As long as they don’t tamper with the formula, this series should likewise live long and prosper.

YOURS, MINE AND OURS ✰

A descent into the pits of hell disguised as a motion picture, Yours, Mine and Ours is the sort of broad, insincere schmaltz that moviegoers seem to eat up at this time of year. A widower (Dennis Quaid) with eight kids bumps into his former high school sweetheart, now a widow (Rene Russo) with 10 children. On a whim, they decide to get married, but managing a household comprising 18 minors proves to be a formidable challenge.


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There's David Strathairn as journalist Edward R. Murrow, George Clooney himself as producer Fred Friendly, Frank Langella as CBS head William Paley and Senator Joseph McCarthy as… George W. Bush? Karl Rove? Bill O'Reilly? The film, which marks Clooney's second stint as director (he also co-wrote the script with producer Grant Heslov), looks at an inspiring moment in U.S. history, when Murrow did the unthinkable by standing up to Joe McCarthy, the junior Senator from Wisconsin who was destroying lives left and right by denouncing everyone who didn't subscribe to his petty politics as card-carrying Commie Pinkos. On one fateful evening in 1954, Murrow's TV show See It Now devoted an episode to sticking it to McCarthy. It wasn't long afterward that the Army-McCarthy hearings, featuring Judge Joseph

If anything, this is the pioneer in a new genre: the anti-war-movie movie. With steadfast determination, it refuses to take sides, name names, push agendas or do anything that might potentially inspire the wrath of moviegoers, Oscar voters, Op-Ed editors, war hawks or pacifists. In adapting Anthony Swofford's book, director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and scripter William Broyles Jr. (Apollo 13) apparently felt that they had to be solely sympathetic to the travails of the foot soldiers -- in this case, the Marine "jarheads" who were dispatched to Iraq back in the early 90s to take part in the Gulf War. In much the same fashion as Stanley Kubrick's brilliant Full Metal Jacket, Jarhead opens stateside, as we see the basic training undergone by "Swoff" (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he attempts to mold himself into a military man of steel. From here, it's off to the Middle East, where these young men -pumped up by visions of macho exploits, bonding with their phallic rifles and whipped into a feeding frenzy by a continued on page 28

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Did we really need a new film version of Pride & Prejudice? After the ‘90s spate of Jane Austen adaptations -- not to mention the recent P&P updates Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bride & Prejudice -moviegoers understandably might proceed with caution. Yet all reservations dissipate as soon as the lights go down and this satisfactory version gets underway. Director Joe Wright and screenwriter Deborah Moggach have done an exemplary job of making us care all over again about the plight of the Bennet sisters, five young girls whose busybody mom (Brenda Blethyn) sets about finding them suitable husbands against the backdrop of 19th century England. The oldest daughter Jane (Rosamund Pike) immediately lands a suitor, but the independent Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) finds herself embroiled in a grudge match with the brooding Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen).

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Welch's famous smackdown of the Senator ("Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"), effectively ended McCarthy's reign of terror. At times, the laser-beam focus on both the setting and the situation at hand makes the film feel as if it's been sealed inside a Zip-Loc bag: There's no mention of Richard Nixon, no Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, no Hollywood Ten, certainly no Ronald Reagan. The movie's genius, however, is in its integration of actual newsreel footage into the fictionalized framework. No actor was hired to play Joe McCarthy because none was needed: The Senator is entirely represented through archival footage seen on TV screens. Apparently, Clooney felt that no performer could have captured this odious individual.

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Rapper 50 Cent (or Curtis â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Centâ&#x20AC;? Jackson, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s billed here) may have set the music world on fire, but as a movie star, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as relevant as a dead mike.

DERAILED â&#x153;°

An awful thriller featuring a post-Friends (and post-Brad) Jennifer Aniston attempting to jumpstart a movie career. Mining that fertile Fatal Attraction terrain, this finds unhappily married business executives Charles Schine (Clive Owen) and Lucinda Harris (Aniston) meeting as strangers on a train, engaging in flirtatious banter before deciding to get down and dirty in a seedy hotel room. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re suddenly disturbed by Laroche (Vincent Cassel), a French thug who rapes Lucinda (shades of Casselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irreversible), beats Charles and murders the English language.

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Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author Chris Van Allsburg scored big with his picture book Jumanji, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise that he dipped into the same well for Zathura, which can easily be summed up as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jumanji in space.â&#x20AC;? Yet moviegoers who caught the screen version of Jumanji at some point over the past decade might still be interested in checking out the new cinematic take on Zathura, which differs in that it focuses on a strained sibling rivalry, showcases better visual effects, and replaces Jumanjiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robin Williams with a manic, defective robot (on second thought, that last point might not qualify as a difference).

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If Chicken Little represents the future of Disney animation, then the sky is indeed falling: This is as far removed from such old-school classics as Pinocchio and Beauty and the Beast as roast duck is from chicken gizzards. To be fair, this toon flick -- a frantic yarn about a diminutive bird (voiced by Zach Braff) whose warnings about an impending alien invasion are ignored by the other anthropomorphic animals in the town of Oakey Oaks -- has its moments. But the central thrust of Chicken Little -- a standard â&#x20AC;&#x153;follow your dreamâ&#x20AC;? slog that on a dime turns into War of the Worlds -is the same sort of hollow experience that has all but drained the traditional toon tale of its potency over the past decade-plus.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been seven years since the delightful swashbuckling adventure The Mask of Zorro hit theaters, and the lengthy interim suggests this follow-up was an

afterthought on the part of Columbia Pictures. Maybe so, but at least nobody can accuse this of being hastily put together to cash in on the success of the first film. This finds Don Alejandro de la Vega (returning star Antonio Banderas) having trouble shedding his day job as Zorro in order to spend more time with his lovely wife Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and son Joaquin (Adrian Alonso). But once Alejandro learns of a plan that threatens not only California but the rest of the nation, he steps back into his role as the other Man In Black.

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Nicolas Cage, who throughout the past decade has been more grating than ingratiating, here delivers one of his better performances in a movie that mines much of the same emotional terrain as About Schmidt. A serio-comic piece written by Steven Conrad, this finds Cage cast as David Spritz, a Chicago TV weatherman whose lack of legitimate credentials hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slowed down his career ascension. An affecting tale about a man who has trouble seeing the big picture because all of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little asides keep obstructing his view. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sensibilities are just off-center enough to make it interesting, yet thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a tug of universal recognition in Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travails.

DREAMER â&#x153;°â&#x153;°1/2

Taking a well-worn formula and adding flavor through rich characterizations, Dreamer centers on the circumstances that transpire when horse trainer Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) and his young daughter Cale (Dakota Fanning) elect to nurse an injured horse named Sonador (Spanish for Dreamer) back to health.

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Orlando Bloom, nothing special but getting the job done, stars as Drew Baylor, a failed shoe designer who temporarily shelves his own demons in order to attend the funeral of his dad back in the title Kentucky town. Along the way, he meets a chatty flight attendant (Kirsten Dunst) who stirs him out of his stupor.

IN HER SHOES â&#x153;°â&#x153;°â&#x153;°

Women will grab their tissues while males will roll their eyes. But In Her Shoes isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t designed for any of these people; instead, it will attract viewers who have little use for societal labels and who anticipate a well-crafted blend of comedy and pathos. Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette are Maggie and Rose, two sisters who have nothing in common except their shoe size. In this case, the ties that bind have been shredded down to a mere string, one which snaps when Maggie betrays Rose in an act of thoughtlessness. Banished, Maggie heads to Florida to meet Ella Hirsch (Shirley MacLaine), the grandmother she only recently met. â&#x2014;&#x2014;


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JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Jason Courtenay (10 pm) THE JINX- TBA (10 pm) * JJ CAGNEY’S- The Eric Culberson Blues Band JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKJazz Violinist Ricardo Ochoa (8 pm), DJ Trixie (11 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- The Boomerang Band (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Bluesonics (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S- Live Irish Music TBA (9 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)Live DJ THE OYSTER BAR (Wilmington Isl.)Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Live Music TBA (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Sweatin’ Bullets (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Kim Calhoun & Friends (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Closed for Thanksgiving SILVER DOLLAR BAR & GRILL (Hwy

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Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB INVASION (121 W. Congress St.)- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Mouse & DJ Shrapnel (10 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)DJ Sam Diamond’s Karaoke DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)“Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7:30 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Closed for Thanksgiving JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley’s Sinatra Tribute (7 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/MCs Awesomesex, Vinyl Ritchie & ShizNite JJ CAGNEY’S- Pocket Change KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue LOCOS DELI & PUB- Open Mic Night w/Hitman LOCOS DELI & PUB (Stateboro)Greg Williams THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- The Billy Hoffman Trio (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Eric Britt (8:30 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- Reggae Madness

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MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main NOVEMBER Floor)- (Hip-hop, R & B, Top 40) 23RD NV NIGHT CLUB (Nevaeh/Top Floor)- Open Mic Poetry Night (9 AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT pm) (Tybee)- Joey Manning (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK B & D BURGERS (Southside)HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA (9 Hill)- Thomas Claxton (7 pm) pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ DJ Pat McBride (Savannah Shag Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, Club) R & B) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos (7 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Journey (8 pm) Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Closed for FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Thanksgiving Music TBA (9 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Live Music FINNEGAN’S WAKE (Formerly TBA (9 pm) O’Connell’s Irish Pub)- Open Mic TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music w/Eric Britt (10 pm) TBA (7 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Earl Williams Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder NOVEMBER (7 pm) 24TH THE JINX- Captured! By Robots BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)Star Trek TNG show (10 pm) Mary Davis & Company (7 pm) JJ CAGNEY’S- Pocket Change BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry Mall)- Open Mic (8 pm) O’Donoghue BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic LOCOS DELI & PUB- Team Trivia Night w/Tim w/Ben Bennett & Senea, Argyle BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA (9 (unplugged) pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live PARK- Roger Moss & Friends (9 Music TBA (8 pm) pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke

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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.

Activism & Politics Amnesty International meets 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 For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Republicans

Coastal Democrats For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -share politics while sharing a pitcher at a local Democratic drinking club. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, leftleaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Coach’s Corner. For information, visit www.DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com.

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

League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung

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National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Planned Parenthood meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or send e-mail to megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

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

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

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

Skidaway Island Democrats The Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson, Democratic candidate for Congress, will speak Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Sterne, Agee Building, 4 Skidaway Island Square. Wilson Morris will give a brief summary of the Bush White House over the past 12 months. Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to oxhouse@aol.com.

Speak Up! Local activist group focused on protesting the war in Iraq. Call Richard DiPirro at 4417167.

Auditions Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and others. Send e-mail to negroensemble@comcast.net.

Benefits & Fundraisers American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Dance Post 135 will hold a Christmas dance with music by Todd & Ricky B on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 p.m. til midnight at the post home, 1108 Bull St. Net profits will benefit veterans. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. There will be a cash bar and door prizes. For tickets, call 354-0732, 233-9277 or 898-4809.

Blessingdale’s thrift store at 2118 Bona Bella, at the corner of Skidaway and Bona Bella in the Bacon Park Shopping Center, sells clothes, furniture, electronics and household items. Proceeds support The Living Vine Christian maternity home. Donations appreciated. Call 355-4339.

Benefit Concert with Jerry “The Ice Man” Butler The Savannah State University College of Business Administration and the Savannah Chapter of 100 Black Men will present national R&B recording artist Jerry “The Ice Man” Butler in concert on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Tickets are $40, $38 and $28 with proceeds benefitting scholarship

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meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at BOBA’s, 309 W. St. Julian St. Call 308-3934 or visit http://www.no-debts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

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programs. For tickets, call 651-6556 or visit www.savannahcivic.com.

Boy Scouts Holiday Wreath Sale These holiday wreaths are offered for sale in your neighborhood or drop by Savannah Toyota, Greyson Stadium, Keller’s Flea Market, and the Piggly-Wiggly and Kroger in Richmond Hill. You also can call 927-7272 to order them.

Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit www.armstrong.edu/katrina.

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Hurricane Katrina Benefit Website A community website/blog where local Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, fundraising events and other information are listed can be found at http://www.katrinahelp.gatherat.com.

Night Stalkers Association In honor of the fallen soldiers who served in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) out of Hunter Army Airfield, the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging donations. Call Linda R. Rogers at 352-6645 or send donations to: The Night Stalkers Association, 3/160 SOAR, 1304 N. Lightning Rd., Hunter Army Airfield, 31409-4719.

Savannah Chapter of the Links fundraiser The annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto. The theme is When West Broad Street Was King and the suggested attire is 1920s through 1970s fashions. Ticket donations are $60. Call 655-7081 or 925-0068.

Call for Applications AARP Foundation SCSEP The AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program offers job search assistance and paid on-the-job training for eligible workers 55 years of age or older. Call 234-1681 or visit the AARP office at 221 E. 34th St.

Savannah AdFed As part of its annual public service commitment, the Savannah Advertising Foundation offers non-profit organizations expertise for a free marketing project. Applications are due Dec. 1. Visit www.savannahadfed.com.

accessories and textiles, plus home decor, painting and sculpture. Send email to 2palejosephines@bellsouth.net or call 232-4848.

Classes & Workshops AARP Driving Classes Classes will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior at Candler Hospital. Call 3524405. Classes will be held Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Marshes at Skidaway. Call Katie at 5988998 or Chuck at 598-1011.

Adult Art Classes are held at The Art School Mondays from 79 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151.

Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.

Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E. are being offered for children and adults at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. For information, call 651-4248.

The Art School The Art School provides quality art instruction for ages 6 through adult. Register now for afterschool classes. Classes provide a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere for students of all levels. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Located across from Summit Gymnastics/Sharks Cheerleading at 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads. Call 921-1151 or visit www.theartschool-sav.com.

Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. 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. Call 819-8583.

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

Beginners quilting classes

Call for Entries Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call 232-2326.

Cultural Affairs Artist Roster The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is compiling a list of artists of all disciplines of the arts and humanities to include in a Savannah Artists Roster. Call Daisy Williams at 912-651-6417 or send an email to dwilliams@savannahga.gov and include: group and/or individual name, contact information, and discipline.

Two Pale Josephines is a boutique gallery/working studio on West Broughton Street that is looking for artists to consign work, especially clothing,

are held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., 1601 Drayton St. 447--5711.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School at 1003 Victory Dr. will hold a Pre-K and Kindergarten round-up Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. Call 356-6987.

Building a Home The UBuildIt office in Savannah offers free seminars. Call 236-1211.

Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, offers a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants choose their hours between Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-0578.


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offers open lap swim, water aerobics classes, swim lessons and competitive swim teams for all ages, home school programs and field trips for students on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. 6526793 or chathamcounty.org.

offers free computer classes 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.

Church Music Seminar

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Call 920-2171 or 220-6570 to register.

The School of Church Music located at 101 Bull St. offers specialized workshops to give practical help with almost every area of music ministry. Call 236-1566 or send email to scm@schoolofchurchmusic.org.

Classes at Familiar Pathways

Coastal Scooters Classes

Basic introduction to computers and Microsoft Works offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bull and 31st streets. Cost is $20 for the session and $20 for the text book. Pre-registration is required. Call 3550219.

Culinary Arts Classes Enroll now in a free culinary arts training program at the Starfish Cafe. This program is a collaborative effort of Union Mission, Inc., and Savannah Technical College. For information, call Mindy Saunders at 2382777.

Discover Creativity Coaching Free initial consultation. Expert with two creativity degrees helps you kick-start your project, sort ideas, break through blocks, clarify intentions and plan approaches. Call 412-9199 or send e-mail to breakthru.creativity@gmail.com.

This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910. for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send e-mail to Vicki@excellentcoach.com.

Free computer classes St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605.

Inquiry Circle based on the work of Byron Katie offers immediate help when you need answers right away. No charge. Contact Ursula at 484-0134 or send e-mail to u.sterling@att.net. For information, visit http://www.thework.com/WhatisTheWork.as p.

Legal Secretary Certificate Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University is a series of 10 courses over a one-year period. Each course meets once a week for six weeks. Fees are $135 plus textbooks. Call 927-5213. When would now be a great time to engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial halfhour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

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

Memorial Health positive parenting class The cost is $10 per person and is most beneficial to parents of children less than 4 years. To register, call 350-9335. will be held Monday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Integrated Behavioral Center, 1121 Cornell Ave. The cost is $10 per session. Call 355-4987.

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction provided as it applies to recovery and maintenance. Classes are held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is $12. 313 E. Harris St. For information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265.

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc. offers several classes and workshops, including sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

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Free drawing classes for teens, adults and seniors are offered by the Savannah Art Association on Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to noon at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s’ Fine Arts Hall. For information, call 897-5612 or 598-8217. Classes with certified art teacher Carolyne Rodgers Graham are offered on an ongoing basis on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Savannah Art Association in City market. Sign up at any time. Call 925-5465 to register.

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

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Stuffed With Crabmeat & Brie Served On A Bed Of Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Slow Roasted Prime Rib Topped With A Rosemary Infused Au Jus

New Zealand Lamb Baked To Your Liking & Finished With A Mint Infused Glace Di Viande

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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.

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Several classes are offered, including Meditation 101 and 102; Aura 101; Tarot 101, 102. 103 and 104; Witchcraft 101 and 102; Henna 101 and 102; Herbology 101, 102 and 103; Deity 101 and 102; and The Art of Control: Principles and Tactics. Most classes cost $50 and lunch is included. Many classes are ongoing, running every month. Payment is to be made two days prior to the class starting date. Call Anastasia at 443-9678.

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Open Studio Nights

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Bring your preferred medium to work in the company of fellow artists. No teacher, no schedule, no pressure, just share the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience. $5 a session. Held every Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Savannah Art Association Gallery, above Belfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in City Market.

at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes.

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for beginners and studio groups for experienced artists/ Private studio in historic district. Professional instruction by MFA graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Oil and acrylic painting, charcoal, pencil and pastel drawing. $125 for six-week course or $75 a month for weekly studio sessions. Call 234-5737 for information and registration.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Essay Contest The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is sponsoring an essay contest which is open to all 4th graders in Chatham County. The subject is the voyage of the S.S. Savannah. Prizes will be awarded. Contest details (including deadline) have been sent to all public and private schools in the county. Homeschoolers may contact Tony Pizzo at 232-1511 for information.

Tennis, anyone? Tennis for munchkins, juniors and adults -summer camps, clinics, ball machine workouts. Call 961-9862.

Paralegal Certificate Program

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Armstrong Atlantic State University paralegal programs provide real-world skills and training. Each course meets once a week for eight weeks. Fees are $130 plus textbook. Call the AASU Center for Justice Administration at 927-5231.

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

Parent and Teen Driving Course

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ccamire@savannahga.gov and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required.

presents outreach programs that are interactive, with live animals, costumes and fun activities. Contact Stephanie Edgecombe at 598-2335 for reservations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turtle Talesâ&#x20AC;? is a 60-minute outreach program that combines science and art for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Call Edith Schmidt at 598-2447.

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is a course offered by Telfair Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org.

Savannah Art Association Life Drawing 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 Belfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s). Bring your own drawing supplies. $10 per session for members.

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club On Thursdays, the club sponsors free role playing. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the AASU Compass Point Club House and sponsors a laser tag team and bi-monthly childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readings on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at Media Play. Call Antonio at 713-1470 or send email to Catscandance2@aol.com.

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education)

bipolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

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.

Bridge club meets at the JEA

Alternative Video/Film Enthusiast Viewings are held in private homes which includes social time as well as viewing a movie. Call Don at 655-0482 or send e-mail to savdeca@aol.com.

Art, Coffee and Conversation meets the second Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. of the month at Books-A-Million. Bring your art, art books of interest, techniques, etc. to discuss and share with the group.

Ascension Lutheran Dinner and a Movie Join other college-age Lutheran friends for fun and fellowship on the first and third Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran, 120 Bull St. After dinner, the group will attend Reel Savannah screenings. Call 232-4151 or send email to program@elcota.org.

Banner of the Nations Savannah meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 12 Drake Dr. Call Frank Spencer at 352-2323 or visit the Web site at www.bannerofthenations.com.

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

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

Chihuahua Club of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChiSavannah /.

Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check www.cleancoast.org for event schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

meets very second Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. to critique works in progress and to discuss technique and marketing. Fiction and non-fiction, but no poetry.

sponsors a ride every Saturday. Visit www.cbtc.org for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

Bike Night with Mikie

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club

every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items.

Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 9610602.

Beanhead Writers Group

Bipolar Support Group John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a

Community Hymn Chorus All denominations are welcome to come together to make a joyful noise every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Horton Hall, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Call Ronn Alford, Director of Music Ministries, at 925-5924.

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bership meeting follows at 7 p.m. at the Oatland Island Educational Center. Call Serena Nasworthy at 897-3060.

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

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

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

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A place for those interested in the Gothic subcultures. Visit www.Goth-NightSavannah.com.

Harley Owners Group

“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

Asbury Memorial UMC

Sunday, November 27th “What Otis Redding Gave Me for Christmas” Check out our web site: www.asburymemorial.org

Worship@11:15a.m. www.asburymemorial.com • Corner of Henry St. & Waters Ave. • 233-4351, parking lot in back of building.

HOG meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Mighty Eighth Heritage Museum. Call 925-5349.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets 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. Call 236-8546.

Hostess City Toastmasters Club Gain confidence in public speaking. Meets Tuesday evenings, 7pm at 6206 Waters Ave, Rivers Edge Retirement Community. 3555450.

Irish Session All instrumentalists interested in Celtic music are welcome. Meets the second and fourth Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at the Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St. Call 341-8898.

Learn to play Go the game that will soon replace Chess as the intellectual strategy game par excellence., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Books-AMillion 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.

MOMS Club for stay-at-home moms and their children. For information, call Courtney at 921-1462, visit www.momsclub.org or send e-mail to momsclubofsavannahga@hotmail.com.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) The Island Mothers of Preschoolers meets every first and third Wednesday at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Child care is provided. Call Linda at 897-9632.

Millionaire’s Club for Women The purpose is to achieve wealth and success in personal and professional life and to share this wealth by mentoring others. Call 236-3660.

Objectivist Society of Savannah

Partners for Community Health is a group that meets every other month to discuss healthcare topics that impact the community. Call Dana Huffman at 350-6357.

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

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

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

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 Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

Salon for Women Seeking Change Lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 2368581.

Savannah Adventure Club People who enjoy outdoor activities and are looking for adventure are invited to join. Visit www.savannahadventureclub.com for information.

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Midtown on Abercorn. The $20 guest fee will apply to your membership if you join.

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994.

Savannah Art Association offers affordable art workshops, social activities and a chance to display 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.

Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb.org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy

meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or ww.savannahobjectivists.org.

is the oldest and largest national organization that celebrates Italian/American heritage for men and women. Call Dennis Piasio at 1-888-674-2937.

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club

Savannah Chess Club

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

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Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020.

Savannah Euchre Club Euchre is a four-handed card game in the same family as Hearts and Spades, a poor (but discerning) man’s Bridge. Call Katie at 308-9815.

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

Savannah Italian Club

Savannah Jaycees

Savannah Lions Club 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) meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See www.savannahmug.org.

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 and sponsors tours, activities and events to help new residents. Call 351-3171.

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society 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 SavannahOgeechee 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 Psychogeographic Society The society will investigate spaces in and around downtown. Celebrate the ordinary, the extraordinary, the overlooked, the neglected and the transcendent in Savannah’s built and natural landscapes. Contact Ryan at leifmadson@hotmail.com.

Adult Ballet Classes

meets every second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty St. All that is required is an interest in knitting or crocheting. Bring a project and join in the stitching, talking and munchies. Call 2380514.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary club

at Islands Dance Academy. All levels welcome, including beginners. Challenging, rewarding and fun. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 115 Charlotte Rd. on Whitemarsh Island. Call Sue Braddy at 8972100.

The Savannah Shag Club

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

Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 927-9439.

Savannah Toastmasters

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

hosts Magnificent Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free swing dance lessons are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered the third and fourth Mondays. No cover and club membership is not necessary. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

Savannah Ultimate Frisbee meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Bring a white and dark shirt, water, cleats and a positive attitude. Visit www.savannahultimate.com for information.

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE) 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.

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

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is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Taylor’s Restaurant inside the Days Inn on Mall Boulevard. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

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. www.ssomt.com.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. For information, call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com.

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

Tybee Performing Arts Society (TAPS) meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@netscape.com.

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

The Jewish Education Alliance

meets the fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m., August through May, at the Coastal Development Services, 7712 Seawright Dr. Those who love smocking and sewing are invited to attend. New members are welcome.

Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays 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.

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Ladies Living Smart fitness club

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.

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.

Pilates Classes

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Waving Girl Smocking Guild

Serious writers who want to read, do warmup writing, hold each other accountable, call 236-3660 and ask for Dana.

The Young Professionals of Savannah On Nov. 30 at 8 a.m., a breakfast round table will be held at the First City Club with guest speaker Chris Miller, executive director of The Creative Coast Initiative. For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

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for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 232-6682 or visit www.savannahjaycees.com.

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Private Yoga Instruction Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure about participating in group classes? Do you need a safe, gentle and effective method of creating radiant health, reducing and even eliminating stress, and increasing happiness and joy in your life? Then consider learning the ancient and time-honored science of yoga in your own home. Instruction will be tailored to fit your individual needs and help you create a daily, personal practice or allow you to feel more confident practicing in a group setting. The instructor is certified and thoroughly educated in the practical applications of yoga as well as its history and philosophy, and has taught group classes and private students for the past 10 years. For information or scheduling, call Hunter Leaf, 354-9274.

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Calling All Cooks The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is planning to publish a cookbook that will feature seafood recipes along with illustrations and the natural history of the fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and so on featured in each dish. The cookbook also will include appetizers, salads, side dishes and deserts that will compliment the seafood entrees. Visit www.tybeemsc.org for information on submitting your recipes.

Gay & Lesbian Alpha Financial Management seminars A series of free seminars specifically designed for the LGBT community will be held. Attendees will learn about the tools needed to increase their wealth, protect their assets, take actions that are congruent with their own values, and to build a sense of financial and emotional security in life. For information, call 353-9343.

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. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY

First City Network’s Workforce project

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

offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to bwooten@comcast.net.

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

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. 310 Eisenhower Drive Medical Center. Call for an appointment at 692-1451.

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624.

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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

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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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.

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

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

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meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 441-4407.

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Hatha Flow Level I Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m., Friday 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Hatha Flow levels I and II, Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 5-6:30 p.m.; Hatha Flow levels I and II Monday 6:30-8 p.m.; Vinyasa Flow-Power Yoga Saturday 9-10 a.m. and Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Mommy & Me Yoga Monday 4-5 p.m. for 5years old and up and Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. for 2 and 4year-olds; Baby & Mommy Yoga call for schedule. Private instruction and gift certificates available. Whitemarsh Center, 115 Charlotte Rd. Cost is $12 for drop-ins and $75 for eight classes. Call 898-0361.

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

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

Yogalates Classes 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.

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 kevyn@kevynwithers.com.

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

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

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

Lose Weight like Mark 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. The Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

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

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 Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603.

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.

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 information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 826-4155.

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

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

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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.

will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 at Venus de Milo, 38 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This is an all-night affair, with cheese samples, too.

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The only center in the area that brings in the world’s leading yoga teachers to conduct workshops. Located at 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton. Call Kelley Crane at 441-6653 for more info and directions or visit www.savannahyoga.com. Current class schedule is as follows: Monday, Mellow Flow Yoga, all levels, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Beginners Basic Yoga, 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Flow Yoga-All Levels, 6-7:15 p.m.; Saturday, Flow Yoga-All Levels, 10-11:15 a.m. (no class Oct. 8 due to workshop). Drop-in rates are $12, Students with ID $10, active duty military/dependents with ID $8. KIRTAN Indian Chant concert with David Newman “Durga Das” on Nov. 18. All workshops are held at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St.

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

The Quit Line 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 or visit www.unitegeorgia.com.

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Senior companions needed Citizens Inc. is seeking Senior Companions 60 or older to provide care to older adults. Applicants must meet program requirements to apply. Call 236-0363, Ext. 120 or 121.

Super 2 Access Clinic Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

Stop Smoking 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. Call the Alpha Institute. 201-0071.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

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

A new website has been launched to help people reclaim lost pets. It is located at www.thepetrescue.com.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center 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.

Wild Islands & Estuaries Join naturalist John “Crawfish” Crawford aboard Capt. Mike Neal’s Island Explorer on a discovery cruise through Georgia’s tidal creeks and saltmarsh. Look for dolphins, birds, oysters and other inhabitants of the coastal estuary. Venture ashore on Williamson Island, Georgia’s youngest barrier island. Reservations required. Cost is $40. Call 897-5108.

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Nature & Environment 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

A pet adoption and fundraising drive is being conducted by Coastal Pet Rescue. Adoptions in November and December will be rewarded with a free weekend of petsitting from At Home Pet Sitters, adoption treats from Winston’s Bakery, a $10 off coupon for pet first aid and CPR training from the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross and coupons and information from Purina’s Rally to Rescue program. Call

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

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A Day with Rita Golden Gelman The author of Tales of a Female Nomad will be in Savannah on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at House in the Pines in the Isle of Hope area. The cost is $85 by Nov. 18 and $99 after. A vegetarian lunch is available with registration by Nov. 30. Call Susan Lamb at 232-4065 or send e-mail to 2005@wingedmedrese.com.

A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc. is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.

Author Noy Holland to read at GSU Award-winning author Noy Holland will give a reading of her work Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in Room 1004 of the Information Technology Building at Georgia Southern University. She is the author of The Spectacle of the Body and What Begins With Bird. Call 912-681-5889.

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.

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

December is Jewish Book Month. From Dec. 1-11, guest speakers, Torah study, concerts, Hannukah Happenings and more will be held. A book sale will be conducted in the Jewish Educational Alliance lobby at 5111 Abercorn Dec. 1-16. Rambam will sell children’s books Dec. 12-16. Call 355-8111.

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

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

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

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

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

Religious & Spiritual 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

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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.

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

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

Affirming the worth and dignity of every person. On Nov. 27, Joel Ring will discuss The Difference Between Religious and Spirituality and on Dec. 4, Jeannette Mereski will discuss The Season of Light and of Love. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. Creating a Peaceable Kingdom is the curriculum for K-12 youth in the religious education program. Call 233-6284 or send e-mail to UUBC2@aol.com.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The church has moved to a temporary home at the Congregation Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. on Monterey Square. On Nov. 27 at 11 a.m., the Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider will speak from the topic Patchwork Quilt. For information, call 2340980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Sports & Games Amateur Adult Soccer Tournament will be held Dec. 10-11 at Chatham Soccer Complex. Teams may compete in any one of nine adult divisions. The tournament is part of the 2006 Soccer Six Tournament Series. For information, call 843-379-3440 or visit www.adultsoccer.com.

Savannah Masters Adult Swimming 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 www.savannahmasters.com.

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 savannahrugby@yahoo.com.

Wheelchair Basketball 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 African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease 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 http://all-anonsavannah.freeservers.com.

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway.

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and 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 www.alzga.org or call 920-2231.

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

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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meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

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

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Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Amanda Christenson, 236-0363, Ext. 105.

Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 352-8383 or 927-8332.

Amputee 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.

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

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Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents

Compassionate Friends Support Group

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

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.

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.

Koolostomy Accessories is a support group open to anyone who has an ostomy and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

PRIDE Support Group This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616.

Depressive/Manic support group

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders

Diabetes support group

Living without Violence

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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

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.

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.

meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

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 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.

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline 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.

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 meets 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 madison@savannahcasa.org.

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.

Caring for Us is a support group for caregivers of ill or injured family members or loved ones. Call Kimberlee Mitchell at 350-3399.

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

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

Domestic violence community support group 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.

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/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

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.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group Each month, the group focuses on a specific topic related to blood-related cancers and also discusses ways to improve quality of life. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Lowcountry Huntington’s Disease Group Call 964-0455 or visit www.LowcountryHD.com. The annual Christmas party and December meeting will be held Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Pirates’ House, 20 E. Broad St. Call 964-0455.

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

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Error Prevention Conference Room. A variety of guests discuss ways to improve health. Call Glenda at 350-3690.

Memorial Health Hemophilia Support Group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. The group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Backus Children’s Hospital. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group The group welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, and family members or caregivers interested in learning more about it. For information, call Martyn Hills at 6514094.

Safe Shelter Outreach Program Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential and free. 3025 Bull St. 651-0004.

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.

Sarcoidosis support group

Memorial Health POPPS! 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.

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

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

Memorial Health SET Focus

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.

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

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. For information, call Saundra at 350-3396.

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One 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

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

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.

Huntington Disease Support Group

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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.

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.

Hope House

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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 Hospital. Call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

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

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

Smoking Cessation Support Group 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.

Teen Mom Support Program Hope House of Savannah provides support for teenage mothers between the ages of 13 to 19. Childcare, snacks and transportation provided. Call 236-5310.


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

United Way’s First Call for Help 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.

Victim-Witness assistance program 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 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.

Wheeze busters

Women who love too much meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

The Work

AARP Tax Aid the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, is seeking Chatham County volunteers to assist with income tax return preparation and to serve as receptionists. There is no requirement to be retired or to be an AARP member. Call Linda Gladin at 786-5530.

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 stallm@savannahredcross.org.

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.

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 www.ayusa.org.

Basic Computer Instructors Needed Volunteers are needed to teach Basic Computer Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Wesley Community Centers. Call Valeria Flowers at 447-5711.

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.

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project 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.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 www.coastalpetrescue.org.

Community Cardiovascular Council is looking for medical volunteers to check blood pressures for our walk-ins. Anyone interested in a few hours a week please call Sydney Oetgen at 236-7666.

Council on International Education Exchange is seeking volunteer coordinators to recruit host families and supervise high school foreign exchange students in Savannah and surrounding areas for the academic school year. Small stipend and great travel incentives. Contact Bethany Hudson toll-free at 1866-860-1991.

Crafts and Ceramics Teachers Needed The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers is seeking volunteers to teach crafts or ceramic classes on Mondays. Call Valeria Flowers at 447-5711.

The Dolphin Project of Georgia needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at www.TheDolphinProject.org.

Eur Au Pair Intercultural Child Care needs volunteers is looking for volunteers to interview potential host families, plan orientation for host families, meet with au pairs once a month, organize two cultural events, along with other duties. The Area Coordinator will host a workshop for training. E-mail: euraupairsouth@euraupair.com or try the internet www.EurAupair.com. 1-800-618-2002.

Faith in Action Multi-cultural Program of EOA needs volunteers. Your neighbors who are elderly or who have disabilities need your help with everyday activities, simple chores, friendly visits, telephone calls and respite care. Call Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 819-6910.

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The corporate office of Morris Multimedia, Inc. is looking for a customer service oriented person with excellent communication skills for a receptionist/office assistant position. We are looking for someone who enjoys helping staff and customers over the phone, a friendly person to greet guests at the door, willing to be a team player and someone experienced with office equipment such as telephones, computers, copy machines, fax machines. This person must be computer literate (to include Microsoft Office and Excel), articulate, and professional with a stable work history. Clerical experience required. The hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with free parking in the Savannah historical district. Salary is commensurate with experience. References required. Please fax resume to:Kathy Kurazawa, 912-238-2059 or email to kathyk@morrismultimedia.com.

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Fort Pulaski National Monument is seeking volunteers. Greet visitors, maintain trails, catalogue historic photographs and assist in the gift shop and more. Call David Underwood at 786-5787.

Foster families and adoptive families are needed in Chatham County. Call 651-5437.

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers who are 60 or older to volunteer their time in educational facilities, day care centers and other social service agencies for 20 hours per week, working four or five days per week. FGP offers a modest stipend and assistance with transportation fee. Call Linda Fields at 234-7842 or 238-2960, Ext. 123.

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Georgia Cares is a program of the Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services that provides free, unbiased information and assistance to Medicare enrollees on health insurance coverage, benefits, consumer rights and healthcare fraud. Volunteer training is required. Call Rose Beck, 1-800559-8387.

Hospice Savannah volunteer training is available in all areas of care. Volunteers can work directly with patients and families in their homes, in the nursing home or assisted living facilities or at Hospice House, and also can provide clerical assistance or other bereavement support. Call Beth Logan at 629-1043.

ilies for the 2002-2003 school year. Host families provide room, board and guidance. Call Justin Johnson at 655-9953 or 1-800888-9040.

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Community volunteers are needed to be mentors for low-risk youth currently involved in the juvenile justice system. Call 652-6710.

Islands MOPS seeks volunteers

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Islands Mothers of Preschoolers is seeking loving childcare volunteers for their MOPPETS program, a non-denominational Christian ministry that encourages and supports moms of preschoolers. Meets the first and third Wednesday from Sept. through May from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Call Linda at 897-9632.

The St. Joseph’s/Candler program helps provide new parents with support, education and resource referrals to establish positive relationships with their newborns. To find out how to become a volunteer, call 692-6910.

Share your time and talents with others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve at various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Call 234-7842 or Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

Library gift shop needs volunteers The Friends of the Library Gift Shop at the Bull Street Library needs volunteers for all days of the week and Saturdays. Retail experience is not necessary. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the library branches. Call Kathy Newman at 652-3661.

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Potential volunteers include transplant recipients and their families, patients waiting for organ or tissue transplantation, donor families or anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. Call 341-0000.

Odyssey HealthCare provides hospice services in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties and is seeking volunteers to assist in providing compassionate end-of-life care. Volunteers may visit patients, help with office tasks or work on special projects. Training, ongoing support and education are provided. Call Edward Minor, 352-8200.

The Rape Crisis Center trains volunteer advocates to provide support and information to sexual assault victims on the crisis line and/or at area hospitals. Call 233-3000. for elementary and middle school students, Call Tosha Powell, Special Program Coordinator, St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1901 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Senior Citizens Inc.’s Meals on Wheels volunteers are responsible for delivering hot, nutritious meals to seniors on routes that typically do not exceed one hour in length. Volunteers may deliver as frequently as they choose and all meals are brought to the area by Senior Citizens Inc. staff. Training and support is provided. Call Darla Cady, volunteer coordinator, at 236-0363.

Students from Spain, Mexico, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan or one of the former Soviet Union countries need host parents. The World Heritage International Student Exchange Program is seeking fam-

Caring adults are needed to help in the “home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Call Jean Asta at 356-5520.

Reading and math tutorial volunteers needed

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Host families needed for exchange students

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047.

Host families are sought for boys and girls from the former Soviet Union, Canada, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Students are between the ages of 15 & 18. Program is sponsored by ASSE International Student Exchange Programs. Students will stay through 1 school year. www.asse.com. 954-757-5115

Medbank foundation, Inc. needs volunteers to fill out applications, do data entry, make phone calls, help with filing, process mail and perform other office tasks. Call Holly Smith at 356-2898.

is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For information, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243.

at 711 Sandtown Road needs volunteers for special events and Saturdays. Trail volunteers and admissions attendees are needed. Call Dan Genrich at 898-3980.

Literacy volunteers needed

Host families needed for exchange students

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, family members or caregivers interested in learning more about it. Call Martyn Mills at 651-4094.

The Retired and Senior volunteer program Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations, including hospitals, churches, youth recreational center and education facilities. Call 234-7842 or call Volunteer Coordinator Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

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Save-a-Life volunteers Volunteer animal welfare organization is seeking volunteers and foster homes. Visit www.savannahsl.org, email us at savealifeinc@yahoo.com, or call 598-SPAY.

Senior Citizens, inc. seeking volunteers Looking for volunteers to teach classes at Club 55. Areas of interest include music, art, computers, and exercise. 236-0363, Ext. 114.

Spanish Oaks Hospice needs volunteers. Spanish Oaks Hospice and Retreat is located at 8510 Whitfield Ave. Orientation and training are available to all interested volunteers. Call Cyndi HaggertyKrupa at 356-0233.

Speech and hearing center needs volunteers to conduct hearing screenings for adults and children. Nurses and retired nurses are encouraged to apply for eye, ear, and dental exams on pre-school children. Flexible scheduling is available. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Jane Medoff at 355-4601

Spencer Elementary School is looking for volunteers to assist children in grades Kindergarten through third grade to read. Assistance is needed Monday through Thursday in the morning and afternoon, about one hour per week per student. Call Bernice Webster at 925-9379.


43 Stitches From the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn is desperately needed for seniors and children’s knitting programs. Contact Kathy Silverton toll-free at 1-866472-6903 or send e-mail to StitchFromHeart@aol.com.

Tutoring Volunteers Needed If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605.

The Volunteer Center is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send e-mail to volunteer@uwce.org.

Volunteer managers needed

Volunteers needed for tutoring youngsters

The Volunteer Center needs a fund-raising assistant for a nonprofit day care center, gardeners, volunteers for the Special Olympics, radio voices, a grant writer, a receptionist and docents for a historical home. For information, call 2-1-1 or 651-7726 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or send e-mail to volunteer@uwce.org.

Volunteers needed at CEL Regional Library Looking for volunteers of all ages to affix bar codes on books, offer assistance and instruction for “self-checkout” area, and work in the gift shop. Call Kathy D. Newman. at 652-3661

The Women’s Center Volunteers are needed to teach Basic Literacy Skills and Basic Computer Skills. Call Rhonda Anderson at 236-4226 or 4475711.

World Heritage gives volunteer families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) the opportunity to host a high-school aged foreign exchange student. Call Tasha Williams at 356-9825 or 1-800-785-9040 or visit the web site at www.world-heritage.org. ◗

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The English word “silly” comes from the German “selig,” meaning holy, blissful. In accordance with your current astrological omens, I invite you to seek out experiences that blend the ancient and modern senses of the word. For example, explore the possibility that goofy joy is not at all incompatible with a yearning for the sacred. Treat yourself to fun that fills you with both giddiness and reverence.

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weeks, Cancerian. In my astrological opinion, the smartest thing you can do is to try the iffy adventures you’ve been postponing and experiment with the chancy turns you’ve been wondering about. In order to set the stage for your greatest victories in 2006, you will have to learn lessons that these potential mistakes can help teach you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Writing in a recent issue of The New TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In ancient Greek myth, Prometheus stole the gods’ fire and bequeathed it to human beings, allowing them to cook, stay warm when the weather was cold, and make tools and bricks and pottery. According to my reading of the astrological omens, a Prometheus-like influence is now hovering at the peripheries of your world, angling to provide you with a boon that’s pretty damn good, even if it isn’t as monumental as fire. There’s a catch, however. This benefactor will not be able to bestow the gift unless you aggressively ask for it and unless you are alert for its arrival from an unexpected direction.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Our needs are few,” said Chinese sage Lao-Tse. “Our wants are endless.” His observation jibes well with my own belief that life is always conspiring to give us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it --though not necessarily what we want, when we want it. Your assignment this week, Gemini, is to get very clear about the difference between these categories. Write out two lists, please: a short one of the few substances, influences, and experiences you absolutely require in order to stay alive and be yourself, and a monster list of the millions of things that it might be nice to have but which you can live without just fine.

Yorker, Lauren Collins marveled about a novel called The Apprentice. It was published in 1996 by Scooter Libby, the former Bush administration official who was indicted in October. Though Collins was impressed by Libby’s copious invocations of snot, pus, bad breath, lice, blood, body wastes, and torture, she was even more boggled by his references to incest, bestiality, and pedophilia. To fulfill your astrological omens in the coming week, Leo, you may want to do something similar to what Collins did: Excavate the past to discover the hidden sides or little-known qualities of people who have had a lot of power and influence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the coming week, don’t eat in restaurants that serve food you hate, and don’t try to operate heavy machinery while you’re reading a book. Sleep on a nice, soft mattress, not on a piece of plywood covered with nails. Praise and listen to the people you care about, and resist any urge you might have to call them stupid and ugly. Spend money on experiences that make you feel good, not on absurd games that would exhaust you even if you won. It may sound like I’m telling you what you already know, Virgo, but I’m doing that because the astrological omens suggest you may be tempted to violate or override your own common sense in the coming week. I’m just giving you practice in remembering all the basics.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “If I had to live my life again,” said actress Tallulah Bankhead, “I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” These should be your words to live by in the coming

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “If it can’t fit on a bumper sticker, it’s not a philosophy.” That’s the message I read on the back of an

SUV I was driving behind today. Now I offer it to you, Libra, because it’s one of those weeks when short, snappy, pithy advice is what you need most. In accordance with your current astrological omens, here are four gems to guide you. (1) The road to success is always under construction. (2) If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried. (3) Good taste is the enemy of creativity. (4) Don’t rub the lamp unless you’re ready for the genie.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “There is work that is work and there is play that is play,” said the comic author Gelett Burgess. “There is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness.” Your job in the coming weeks, Scorpio, is to increase your share of work that is play by at least 15 percent; 30 percent would be better, and is very possible. To inspire your rebellion against the cultural conventions that insist joyless, funfree work is supremely valuable and important, arm yourself with this observation by creativity expert Roger von Oech: “Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Wave farewell to your old self, Sagittarius. Maybe blow a few kisses as well. But don’t linger too long. Refuse to get bogged down in ambiguous rituals filled with interminable goodbyes and meticulous inventories of the past. It’s time to go! Off with you! You’ve got urgent appointments with the unsettling but fascinating future, and it’s best to part ways with habits that have dulled your initiative and comforts that have numbed your courage. You’re ready for more change than you think you’re capable of. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Writing in the Robb Report, Jack Smith reported on the fate of a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite claret from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection. In 1985, it sold at an auction in London for what would today be

$187,000. A few months later, while it was being displayed, exhibition lights dried out the cork, which fell into the bottle. The prized collectible was spoiled. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned, is this: When you obtain a valuable resource from the past in the coming weeks, either use it or protect it from prying eyes. Don’t show it off or boast about it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 2000, I named “Free Will Astrology” the Official Horoscope Column of the Sydney Olympics. This year I dubbed it an official sponsor of the Warped Tour, a festival of 135 alternative music bands that traveled throughout North America. In my own mind, “Free Will Astrology Stadium” is now the name of the ballpark where baseball’s San Francisco Giants play, though only a few of my readers have joined me in believing that. I invite you to follow my example in the coming weeks, Aquarius: Dream up out-of-the-box approaches to promoting your own brand or product or service. It’s a perfect astrological time to do as media coach Susan Harrow recommends, which is to sell yourself without selling your soul. Hey, for the right price, I might even consider letting one of you be the official sponsor of the Aquarius horoscopes for December. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): As you slip into astrological prime time, you’ll be shedding inhibitions and becoming more forthright about being yourself. Secrets that were inaccessible to you until now will finally reveal themselves, spurring you to peak performances. Exciting insights you were too timid to own before will erupt, empowering you to express creativity that has been dormant. There’s just one small downside: Your rise to the next level could attract the disapproval of people who prefer the safety of mediocrity. My advice? Tell them to go to hell -- in the most tactful possible way, of course. ◗

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Non-profit and profit organizations are invited to attend the Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA), which meets every first Wednesday at the GA Radio Reading Service in the Senior Citizen Building, 3025 Bull St. 234-9999.

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HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED The Express Cafe, 39 Barnard St. has immediate openings for part time front counter ser vers. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be available to work either 7am-3pm Fri-Sun or 611am Mon-Fri. Applicants need to be en-ergetic, ar ticulate, personable, reliable and work well with oth-ers and enjoy having fun at work. Starting pay $6/per hour plus tips. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employ-ment drug screen and back-ground check. To inquire about this position call or come by ONLY between 11-11:30am Mon-Fri. No phone calls will be accepted other than the time specified. Call 912-2334683. EOE

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Expanding Southern U.S. Consumer Finance Company has immediate openings for: Loan Managers, Manager Trainees, Assistant Managers, Supervisors. 1 year GILA experience is required for management & supervision positions. Above average salary & benefits. For confidential interview call Kathy at 912-5312059 or email resume to: economyfin@yahoo.com

CHANGE YOUR WORLD EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks coordinator for high school exchange program in Georgia. Work with host families, international students and high schools. Must have strong leadership skills, solid area ties and experience with teens. Full training provided. Nonsalaried position, reimbursements given, great travel oppor tunities. For more information, contact 1-888-4474273 or Foundation@ef.com!

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5 piece Cherry bedroom group! NEW headboard, footboard and rails (sleigh), chest & nightstand, still in original boxes. Value $1650. Sell $695. 912-313-2303. GORGEOUS CARVED sleigh bedroom set. Solid wood dresser and mirror, car ved headboard and footboard plus a nightstand. All brand new furniture sealed in original boxes. $1300. Can deliver 912313-2303.

Regretfully offered for sale: 1978 Porsche 911 SC. Grandchildren have changed my priorities. Over $20,000 invested. Have owned car for 5 years. Asking $11,500. Call 925-5398, ask for Joe.

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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 $129,500.00. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-StapenRealty*

1711 East Gwinnett St . Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece. Built in 1958 this sprawling split level home has vaulted ceilings, terrazzo floors, shag carpet and a redwood sauna. There is a spacious sunk-in LR w/FP, separate dining room and family room which overlook the rear garden. Two master suites, two additional bedrooms, 3.5 baths in over 4000 sq. ft.. Owner/Agent $525,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

19 EAST 63RD STREET 4 bedroom, 2 bath home approx. 2,700 sq. ft. Large rooms, balcony overlooking family room with fireplace, large kitchen next to sunroom, large fenced yard, patio with wet bar $1,700/mo. 204B WEST DUFFY 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Open living room, kitchen area, central heat and air, washer/dryer. $650/mo. 315 WEST TAYLOR STREET 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome, living room, kitchen with convection oven, side by side, washer/dryer, dining room with columns, garage parking, shared courtyard. $2,025/mo. Free months rent with 12 month lease. 501 EAST BROUGHTON STREET Parlor apartment. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath townhome, living room, furnished kitchen, deck, washer/dryer, 1 off-street parking space. Available December 1st. $1,500/mo. 230 BULL STREET #1 Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. Great location. $1,200/mo. 231A ABERCORN STREET 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Living room, furnished kitchen, no pets, great location. $800/mo.

204 EAST HALL STREET 3rd floor rear apartment. Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, window AC, Includes water. $800/mo.

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1003 Lincoln Street PRICED BELOW MARKET for quick sale. Outstanding restoration work has been completed on this circa 1900 Victorian home. Stunning and spacious Living room, Dining room, tremendous ceiling heights, 4 fire places and beautiful details throughout. Also a fully equipped kitchen for your enjoyment. Second floor rear porch to relax and enjoy your home. As a bonus this property could be used as duplex (Kitchens and meters are in place and ready) investment or owner occupy.

501 EAST MCDONOUGH STREET LOWER APARTMENT 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, furnished kitchen, living room, gas furnace, window air conditioning, washer/dryer, pets ok with deposit. $650/mo. 406 E. 35th Street Such a deal – Offered in “As-Is” condition, this 3bdr. 1ba. home is your opportunity to turn it into a showplace. Look beyond the vinyl siding and carpet and you will find clapboard on the exterior and heart pine floors. Don’t let this one pass you by. Just $139,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

1312 LINCOLN STREET 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, living room, alarm system, washer and dryer. $950/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. (SCAD Students $650/mo.) 2314 BARNARD STREET 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen with gas stove, hardwood floors, central heat and air, washer and dryer, small deck. $1,200/mo.

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524 East Gwinnett St. The Ampersand Inn presents “Up Scale”, fully furnished CondoHotels located on Gwinnett Street in the Landmark Historic District. This concept offers the best of both worlds – as an attractive vacation getaway or an investment with revenue when placed with the Inn ’s rental program. Offering lush landscaping, pool and many more amenities. Starting at just $175,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416

401 N. CROMWELL ROAD #R8 THE COMMONS 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. French doors leading to screened porch, washer/dryer, kitchen nook. $875/mo.

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810 Maupas Ave. Baldwin Park at its best! Pride of ownership shows in this 3 bedroom, 2 baths home. This home has been completely renovated and offers many extras. An awesome kitchen with an island and maple countertops, living room with a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, brick construction, metal roof and a 1 car garage with ample off street parking. You will truly want to call this home. Offered at $224,500. Call Don Callahan 441-4416

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519 E. 45th Street Great home completely restored with hardyboard ext. and 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, also an apt with 1 bedroom, 1 bath and fireplace that rents for 900!!!! great tenant too. Lots of extras such as the moldings, stone and marble, fireplace, large closets, and so much more. Could be 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. Hardwoods though-out and priced to sell at $560,000 Call for a private showing. Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda 912 507-9800*.

515 E Huntingdon St. Historic district, historic home and best price in the district! Free standing and large kitchen, plus screened porch. 3 fireplaces, restored, heartpine floors, and many extras. 223,900. Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda 507-9800.* Midway LOT - with water to the lot in place! ON A LAKE! 1.5 acres and ready to build! 80,000. 1 Island Dr, and 59 Pineland Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800. 223 E Bolton, Condo with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and finished to perfection. 1080 sq.ft. $269,900. Must see this one!!!. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 507-9800 W. Broughton Street Condos - 2 left, both with great views and large windows good sq.ft. 289900 and 295,900. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800 Jefferson Commons Be the first to own one of these six - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the heart of the Historic District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group*

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electricity. Many extras! $438,000 H4211 Call Latrelle for details @ 658-7777 518East Henry Street A duplex in the Historic District close to SCAD. Newly re-done and ready to move in to. Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with W/D and all new appliances. In addition, this duplex has cedar closets, new carpet and parking in the rear. $235,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group*

407 East 34th Street Arts & Crafts details in this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Wood floors throughout, plaster walls and 4 fireplaces. Located in an area of active restoration and growth. Great single family or convert to a duplex. $175,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

518 East Duffy Street A beautiful newly redone home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Kitchen has a sub zero fridge, dishwasher, honed granite countertops and travertine floors. The rest of the house has original heart of pine floors, plaster walls in good shape, and 3 fireplaces. W/D included. Currently rents for $1,000 month. $225,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

513 East 36th Street A charming 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage nestled near a park. Offers the closeness of downtown without the price. Recently renovated kitchen and baths. Great for 1st time buyers or student rentals. $112,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 Coastal Real Estate

tures set this home apart. Call LaTrelle for a personal viewing @ 658-7777 H-4226 $289,500

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Beautiful Design & Fantastic View are yours to enjoy in this brick home in sought after Royal Oaks Subdivision. Open Foyer, Formal Dining Room, Great Room with fireplace, kitchen has custom cabinets, corian countertops, breakfast bar, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, bonus room w/ wet bar. Guest suite with full bath amenities, romantic evenings to be enjoyed around fireplace in the hearth room. Adjourn to your master suite and relax in the whirlpool bath while the kids enjoy the upper floor with game room and TV area. Rear grilling porch great for the summer dinners with wonderful view. So much more! $419,900.00 Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777

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Custom country 3 bed/2bath home on 2 plus acres. Second floor overlooking great room and cathedral ceiling. Front great room features a clerestory that illuminates the open great room. Upstairs master retreat has loft/study that can be converted into additional bedroom. For your personal showing of this lovely property call LaTrelle @658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Beautifully appointed custom built Savannah Grey Brick 3 bed/ 2 bath home. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. 10 ft. ceilings with crown molding. Custom built cabinets and bookshelves. Separate Dining Room. 22 x 33 all brick patio overlooking golf course with private Lagoon view. Many custom features set this home apart. Call LaTrelle for a personal viewing @ 658-7777 H-4226 $289,500 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Beautifully appointed 3 bed/3 bath home on 5 +/- acres. Deck overlooking 1 1/2 acre stocked pond, inground pool and Koi pond with waterfall. Large greatroom, separate dining room. Jenn-Air cooktop in kitchen with large, separate eating area. Skylights with remote control blinds. Dentil molding, wood floors. 30 x 50 insulated 3 bay metal building with

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Beautiful low country on large wooded lot, large bonus, master on main has master bath with double vanities, whirlpool and walk in marble shower. Kitchen has island, large pantry and bay window. Eating area and screened porch off of kitchen. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 for your personal showing. $282,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Large 3 bedroom/2 ? bath home with great room, heated sun room and large office/den. Master bedroom has 2 walk in closets and master bath has double sinks with cultured marble vanity and separate water closet. 3 stall barn has tack, feed and tool rooms utilizing approx. 1440 sq. feet. Pasture is approx 2 ? fenced acres and pond is approx 1/3 acre. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 for your personal viewing of this lovely property. Offered for only $324,900 H-New. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Great 3 bed/2 bath starter home in desirable Rincon neighborhood. Separate L.R., Den, and Country Kitchen. Covered patio and large fenced yard. $115,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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826-2550 H4262 $112,900 * R E D U C E D ! Beautiful view overlooking 4 th Tee, fairway and lake. Foyer, Formal D.R., L.R. with f/place and cathedral c e i l i n g s . 3bdrms/2baths,bonus room with walk in attic. Hardwood flooring. Spacious master bdrm. Jacuzzi/double vanities In master bath. Many extras H-4185. Call LaTrelle@ 658-7777 $299,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Welcome to the Country! Build your new home in the peaceful country. 4 lots with acreage between 5.05 and 7.52 acres. in Register, Ga., near Statesboro – Horses welcome - call today, don’t delay. Prices range from $28,000 to $42,000. Plats are available in the office. LaTrelle Pevey @ 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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inets in kitchen. All for only $309,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777.

Investors/First Time Home Buyers 3 bedrooms/1 bath in Desirable neighborhood. Eat in kitchen, separate Dining room, outside storage building and carport. Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker. H4201 Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 $82,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Reduced! Reduced! Stop renting! 3 bedroom, 2bath double wide in sought after area, offers1680 sq.ft of living area, large lot , 1.61 acres, dining, and family rooms, home warranty and more. $79,999. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Beautifully appointed custom built Savannah Grey Brick 3 bed/ 2 bath home. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. 10 ft. ceilings with crown molding. Custom built cabinets and bookshelves. Separate Dining Room. 22 x 33 all brick patio overlooking golf course with private Lagoon view. Many custom fea-

Horse Lovers Dream! 10 + acres, pond, tack room, field room, arena, 4 completed stalls with 4 more available. Home has 3beds/ 3baths and approx. 2300 sq. feet; 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood flooring, surround sound, screened back porch and custom cab-

Reduced! Reduced! 1992 Fleetwood manufactured 3 bed 2 bath home situated beautifully on 6.96 acres 2 of which are fenced in great for your animals! Landscaped yard with complete sprinkler system. Workshed 20x20 w/concrete floor, and 40x40 carport. All this for only $79,000. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

826-2550 H-4104* Staged for Country Pleasure; A welcome escape from the city bustle. Three +/- 5 acre lots available. Lot 1 has a pond. Be the first to choose the one you want. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

826-2550. Prices starting as low as $35,000. A-4295* Welcome to the Country! Build your new home in the peaceful country. 4 lots with acreage between 5.05 and 7.52 acres. in Register, Ga., near Statesboro ? Horses welcome call today, don?t delay. Prices range from $28,000 to $42,000. Plats are available in the office. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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I Secluded 65.55 acres gives you plenty of privacy. Great for the hunter who desires his very own hunting club. Recreation only ? No subdivisions. Minutes outside Rincon and Springfield. $130,000. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 A -3971 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 *

626 East 53 rd Street Reduced! Arts & Crafts lovers take note: charming 1939 bungalow awaits your loving hand! Many original features: oak & heart pine floors, 4over-1 windows, front porch & brick fireplace. With 3BR/2BA & 1634sf, it won’t last at this price! $214,500. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.c om www.kw.com.*

514-516 East Bolton Street SCAD rental-a-go-go! Charming Victorian quadplex offers 4500sf, strong rental history and a buildable side lot—for less. Property for sale next door: nearly the same price for half the space and no lot! $399,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.c om www.kw.com*.

314 West Penrose Drive Reduced! Square footage to spare! Huge Brick Colonial offers 4226sf, 6BR, 3 full and 2 half baths, mother-in-law suite, eat-in country kitchen, barbecue pit, 2-car carport & fireplace. Hard to find this much room for the price anywhere on the islands! $375,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.c om www.kw.com*. continued on page 48


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In the wake of a devastating hurricane season, we are reminded of the important role played by our police officers, firefighters, nurses and so many others who are often designated “essential workers.” As important as these essential workers are to the community, it is ironic that far too often they find it difficult to afford a home in the communities in which they serve. It is becoming increasingly clear that we have a housing affordability crisis in this country. More and more, this crisis is touching

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lenders usually require a physical survey of a property's boundaries. Licensed surveyors ensure that you receive title to the exact property for which you contracted. So what role do real estate professionals play in a property transaction? They act as a marketing agent for sellers, developing strategies to identify and attract likely buyers for the property. For buyers, real estate agents provide a variety of services: suggesting lenders, researching available homes, and setting appointments to show property. Once a contract is produced, they oversee the closing activities and coordinate the roles of the other professionals involved.

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Some states are more forward-thinking than others – Florida has authorized eight of the 12 tools, for example. But the good news is that every state has authorized at least three of the tools on NCSL’s list. Every community can make use of these alternatives to better leverage their community’s resources to provide much needed infrastructure. It is important that local government officials understand the range of tools that are available to finance and manage infrastructure in a cost-effective manner. Forward-thinking jurisdictions can use these alternative financing tools to better leverage community resources to meet current and future infrastructure needs.

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NCSL looked at state authorization of 12 key infrastructure financing tools: Community Development Districts Certificates of Participation Design-Build Electronic Road Pricing Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) Bonds Partnership Schools State Infrastructure Banks Small-Scale Water and Wastewater Systems Special Districts State Revolving Loan Funds Tax-Exempt Municipal Lease Financing Tax Increment Financing The list of tools authorized by each state can be found at www.nahb.org/infrastructuretools .

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middle-income families. Just look at the facts: One-quarter of all households spend over thirty percent of their income on housing. Fourteen million working families – one in eight households – spend more than fifty percent of their incomes on housing, or they live in seriously substandard housing. Workforce housing is housing that is affordable for our teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public servants, as well as millions of Americans in the service and retail industries. These are the people who teach our children, keep our streets safe, and provide the services we depend on. Many of these families are forced to commute long distances, or they live in housing that simply does not meet their needs. The availability of affordable housing is beginning to affect local economies, as employers realize they cannot attract workers if housing is too expensive. Across the country, local governments are trying to figure out how to provide housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income families. Oddly, they often fail to see how their own policies are contributing to the problem. One of the most effective ways to price these families out of the market, and one of the most effective ways to worsen a housing affordability crisis, is to keep increasing impact fees on new housing. Impact fees are one of the most inefficient ways to finance infrastructure. Fortunately, there are alternatives to impact fees that provide a better bang for the infrastructure buck without increasing housing prices. These alternative infrastructure finance mechanisms are the subject of a recent study from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Researchers at NCSL studied laws on the books in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which states had provided specific authorizing authority for 12 of the most useful, most important infrastructure finance tools. Their findings are the subject of a new publication from the National Association of Home Builders, “Infrastructure Finance: Does Your State Encourage Innovation?”

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4908 Bull Street Studio apartment with full bath, kitchen w/stove & fridge, utilities paid, off street parking. Close to Montgomery Hall. Pet friendly apartment. $500/mo. 1338 East Victory Drive Cute 1 BR, 1 Bath, Eat-in-kitchen w/stove & fridge, hardwood floors, window heat & air units, views of Daffin Park, steps away from Spin City, off street parking. Pet friendly apartment. $525/mo. 15 Berkley Place Large 2 BR, 1 Bath, separate dining area, hardwood floors, W/D connections, central H/A, total electric, off street parking. Quiet neighborhood and close to Montgomery Hall. Pet friendly apartment. $625/mo. Available December. 702 Maupas Avenue Large 3 BR, 1 BA apartment in Baldwin Park with formal dining room, breakfast room, sun room, small bonus room, hardwood floors, cenral H/A, W/D connections, small backyard, off street parking. Pet-friendly apartment. $875/mo. Available midDecember. 14 -16 West 40th Street In the heart of the Starland District. Beautifully renovated 2BR, 1BA, with formal DR, refinished heart pine flooring, ceiling fans, new bathroom & kitchen with ceramic tile floors, C/H/A, total electric and security system. Separate laundry room, private courtyard and front and rear balconies. Petfriendly apartment. $875/mo. Currently under renovations. Available January 2006. 320 East Victory Drive Corner of Habersham Street. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of spacious living, 3 BR, 2 BA apartment with fireplace in formal living room. Formal dining room, sun room, large kitchen with stove & refrigerator, breakfast nook with butler’s pantry, central H/A, W/D connections, parking in the rear. Pet-friendly apartment. $975/mo. 1112 East Victory Drive

317 W WALDBURG- Apart B 3bd, 1ba $ 800.00 1628 E 51st ST-3bd, 2ba, $1100.00 12 COLUMBUS- 3bd, 2ba, $1200.00

THUNDERBOLT 2612 WHATLEY Unit 11- 3bd, 2ba, $1,000.00 2804 WHATLEY AVE-3bd, 2ba,$1,100.00 2812 WHATLEY-3bd, 2ba, $1,100.00

ISLANDS 103 OYSTER SHELL RD-3bd, 2ba condo-$895.00 6 N CROMWELL RD- 3bd, 2 ba, 4 TEAKWOOD RD- 3bd, 2ba, $1,375.00 115 SYCAMORE CROSSING- 3bd, 2ba, $1,100.00 32 MAPMAKER LN- 3bd, 2ba, appt only$900.00

SOUTHSIDE 129 RED FOX- 3bd, 2ba, $1,250.00 31 BRISTLE CONE- 4bd, 2.5ba, $1,375.00 10 PUTTERS PLACE- 3bd, 2.5ba, $1200.00 9 DELMAR- 3bd, 1.5ba, ($950.00) 2 RUSTIC LN -3bd, 2ba, $1050.00 136 BURBANK – 3bd, 2ba, $950.00 1504 CREIGHTON PLACE-3bd, 1.5ba, $750.00

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3115 CASINO An adorable quintessential river cottage located in Historic Thunderbolt. This home is open, bright, and airy and has been completely updated and offers you separate living/dining rooms, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large updated kitchen, separate laundry room, storage shed with electricity and a well landscaped and fenced rear yard. It's oozing with charm and only a stone's throw from Historic River Drive. Don't even think twice, call me now! $179,900. Call William at 912-412-5517.

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D 409 Cranman Drive The best of both worlds: a well-built ’50s ranch with 21 st century updates! Many new features in this 3BR/1 bath home: roof, windows, siding, appliances, water heater, carpet and vinyl tile. Huge garage w/ pulldown attic for storage, fenced yard and gorgeous live-oak lined street. A must see! $130,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.c om www.kw.com*. 6007 Waters Avenue A jewelbox of a house! Make this former Low Country parson’s house the cottage of your dreams. Original tabby exterior, 2BR/1 bath, new appliances incl. dishwasher & washer/dryer and a large fenced yard with shed make this great as a starter home or investment property (currently rented for $700 month-to-month). $90,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.c om www.kw.com*.

669 East 32nd Street Adorable 2BR/1BA Bungalow in a mature neighborhood.New systems and appliances. House sits on a nice corner lot with a cozy backyard and offstreet parking. Nice location. Asking $82,900. Could also berented for $700/month. CALL SHERI OR LORI AT 912-236-1000. JUDGEREALTY*

214 Virginia Avenue Charming Gordonston at it's best! This 2BR/1BA bungalow sits on a great corner lot and offers a den, office space, new HVAC and a dressing room off the master bedroom. Only 2 blocks from a great private park. With some minor TLC, you can make this your dream home! Just $175,000 Call Sheri or Sonja at 236-1000*

1505 Grove St Great investment or starter home! Charming 3BR/1BA bungalow in the Eastern Victorian District is completely renovated and ready to move in. New fixtures, hardwood floors, central heat and air, electric and plumbing system. Lots of Southern Charm! Offered at just $88,900 Could also be rented for $825/month. Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, Judge Realty 236-1000 *

1507 Grove St Absolutely charming Eastern Victorian bungalow! This move in ready 2BR/1BA home is remodeled with new central heat and air, electric and plumbing system. Fenced in yard great for entertaining. New fixtures and adorable paint job make this a must see property! Great for 1st time home buyer or investor! Move in today for just $85,000. Could also be rented

138 Walz Circle Totally Redone Starter Home or Investment Property. New Roof, paint, tile flooring and door. 3br/1.5ba, eat-in kitchen, large yard. Asking $126,500. Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, Judge Realty 236-1000 * 311 W. Henry Completely renovated triplex near SCAD, with great rental history. Two cottages are 2BR/1BA units and one cottage is 3BR/1BA unit. All new appliances, electrical, HVAC and plumbing. Great I n v e s t m e n t ! $315,000 Call Lori Judge, Judge Realty 484-1514 *

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27 E 55th Large Ardsley home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Open floor plan is great for entertaining, wonderful kitchen with Italian c a b i n et s , S i l e sto n e counters, and stainless steel appliances. Master suite with private sunroom and bath. Only $329,000. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit

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Dazzling Queen Anne Interior details have been painstakenly restored while kitchens and baths have been updated with all new appliances and fixtures. This 3,200 square foot home has four bedrooms, three baths, eight fireplaces, new windows, large walk-in attic (could be studio or apartment), hardwood floors and artistic detail. Offered at $574,900. Call Christi Oates 695-5945 or Roberta Carver 596-0107. Celia W. Dunn Realty, Inc. ARDSLEY PARK HOME for rent or sale. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, pool. $1500/month to rent. Available Feb 1st.

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111 West Anderson St. Superb Commercial space available for Sale or Lease, Located near forsyth park. Aprox. 1500 Sq.Ft, w/ lots of parking.Front and rear access, high traffic area. Contact: 912-220-1020 Residential & Commercial development potential. 10,500 sq. feet lot!

925 E/ 37th Street Large commercial property. over 13,000 square feet. A lot of potential! Owner financing available. $175,000. Call Lori Judge Judge Realty 484-1514.*

Eastside Commercial Building 2,600 + sq. feet. Great location. Front and back access, large bay with overhead door. Offices and baths. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912-351-0510 or 912224-5200.* Building Lot Eastside 45x110 approximate size. Priced to sell at $30,000. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912351-0510 or 912-2245200*

734 E 48th Street Ardsley Park Coin Laundry Price includes 4BR/2BA brick bungalow at 734 E. 48th St. and Laundry Mat at 3107 Waters Avenue. Live in bungalow while you run your own successful business! $375,000 Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

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107 Whitaker St. Commercial space basement level. Brick walls and unfinished. 4764 sq.ft. in a great location corner of Whitaker and Broughton. Great

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18 E 41st Starland Design District Classic Victorian beauty with fully restored exterior in area of high interest and active restoration

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307 E 51st Totally renovated Ardsley Park home just steps from McCauley Park. 3 bedrooms, sunroom, fabulous kitchen with island is a cook's dream. Fenced yard, deck, off street parking. It's even wired for sound and has a new roof! Reduced to $249,000. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit

730 E 48th Ardsley Park Great opportunity to buy in Ardsley for less! Adorable 3 bedroom bungalow with all the details such as wood floors, high ceilings and front porch. This one even has off street parking, a garage, and wonderful courtyard with fountain. A little love and care will make this bungalow fabulous! Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit

Hodgeson Memorial Drive. Priced at $60,000. Make an offer. Call Betty with Prudentialfor tax info and showing at 912351-0510 or 912-224-5200*

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Super Floor Plan 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Includes extra lot. Midtown 2864 sq. ft. heated. 2 car garage &breezeway. $359,000 Asking price. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912351-0510 or 912-2245200 *

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307 Briarcliff Circle Windsor Forest Easy walk to Windsor Forest Elementary and Windsor Forest High School! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, den and family room. New carpet and garage has been converted into a nice family room. Two car carport and a fenced in backyard with metal storage building. Roof and AC compressor 1 year old and house is well above grade with no flooding problems. Some furnishings for sale. Call Betty Stevenson at 912-351-0510 or 912-224-5200.*

and new construction. Original details abound including restored standing seam roof, and heart pine floors. Buyer to complete interior. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit

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109 Barksdale Drive (Under Contract) $155,000 House is beautiful. 3 bedroom, full bath, living room/dining room combo, over sized laundry room, super office, den with fireplace, lamenated floors in living room/dining room and office plus ceramic floors in den, kitchen, laundry room. Screened in porch that is large, shaded and very private. Call Betty Stevenson on her cell at 2245200 or at home at 351-0510.

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Washer/Dryer, Front Porch and much more! Move in today for only $625/month Call Judge Realty 236-1000* 413 East 58th Street Ardsley Park Great spacious 3BR/2BA home in beautiful Ardsley offers over 2,000 square feet of space. Can be made into 4 Bedrooms if needed. Home has been renovated and features new appliances and large, open f l o o r p l a n . $1,200/month Call Christen @ 912-236-1000 Judge Realty* 669 East 32nd Street Adorable 2BR/1BA Bungalow in a mature neighborhood. New systems and appliances. House sits on a nice corner lot with a cozy back yard and offstreet parking. Nice location. Move-in today for $700/month. CALL Christen AT 912-236-1000. JUDGE REALTY*. 1507 Grove Street. Charming Eastern Victorian Bungalow. 2br/1ba, totally redone cozy home awaits you for $700/month. Call Christen at 912-236-1000. Judge Realty.* 1505 Grove Street. Completely renovated charming 3br/2ba bungalow in eastern Victoriandistrict. Hardwood Floors, quiet street, close to Downtown. Move-in for $825/ month. Call Christen at 912-236-1000. Judge Realty.*

695-2888. MIDTOWN DUPLEX. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, including all appliances with a washer, dryer, CHA, new carpet. Rent only $450. Deposit only $250. Address 1310 E. 55th St. Call 912-6912201. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, open family room & kitchen, across from Daffin Park. 1513 Washington Ave. $900/month Call 912313-0229. HISTORIC DISTRICT (Price & Gaston) 2 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors, CHA, off street parking, Yd, pet ok/dep. W/D, $950. Call 912-308-8171. SPACIOUS 1500 + Sq. ft. Gordonston Duplex for rent. 2 bedroom, 1 bath including all appliances and washer/dryer. Water also included. Very clean and in superb c o n d i t i o n . $375/deposit $750/rent. 2227 Alabama Ave. Call 912691-2201.

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138 W. 51st Street. Newly renovated duplex, across SCAD's Montgomery Hall Bldg. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, Bonus Room, LR, kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, Courtyard & offstreet parking $850/month Contact: 912-220-1020 or 912-484-5181 fvenetico@hotmail.com *

ARDSLEY PARK one bedroom garage apartment. Water included, $475/month. Call 233-5246 leave message.

HISTORIC DISTRICT 1310 E. HENRY ST. Four Units Available 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, 1200 sqft, separate living room, dining room. Completely remodeled with Central Heat/Air, Washer/Dryer furnished, dishwasher, fireplace, kitchens by Ikea. Off-street parking, 6-month to oneyear leases. $795/month William 912-412-5517 or Lazaro @ 912-272-0382.

107 West Duffy Beautiful location, central H/A, upstairs 1br/1ba is waiting for you at $650/month. Move-in Today! Call Christen at 912-236-1000. Judge Realty*

319 East Waldburg St. Great location near Forsyth Park, SCAD, & Kroger. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large M I D T O W N kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 DUPLEX ADORABLE F/P, Large back Porch, EASTSIDE 2 bedroom, courtyard, and 2 bath home for rent. Offstreet parking. Hardwood floors, CHA, $1200.00 2 car garage, Contact: 912-220-1020, $725/month + utilities. fvenetico@hotmail.co m* No pets/No smoking.

Roommates Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED; beautiful 3 bedroom, close to Forsyth Park and Kroger. House recently restored. Brand new large kitchen with new appliances. 1.5 bath, $330/rent. Call 912-6041588.

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Where Old Tradition Meets New Savannah! cell phone: 695-5945 email: christi@celiadunn.com website: www.christioates.com

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cell phone: 247-2375 email: stephen_ross@bellsouth.net website: www.celiadunn.com

McIntosh County Reserve your 1/2 acre home site in Shell Point Cove, a new gated coastal community filled with magnificent oak trees and unparalleled views. Developed in harmony with the natural beauty of the land, Shell Point Cove is an enchanting, captivating | community. Lots range from $100,000 to $325,000. Stephen Ross 247-2375.

190 Green Island Road Fabulous deep water property with 6 acres of high ground and a beautiful Southern European style home. Open floor plan, tall ceiling, spacious rooms, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, screened porch and 2 floating docks. Stephen Ross 247-2375 or Celia Dunn 234-3323.

Lovely restored home near Hull Park, 3BR/2BA, with fenced yard, large deck, Koi pond and detached workshop. Perfect move-in condition! 717 East 56th Street. Offered at $199,900 . Christi Oates 695-5945.

Victoria Turner, Sales Associate cell phone: 441-2381 email: victoriaturner@celiadunn.com website: www.celiadunn.com

103 Commodore Dr. $1,050,000.00. Islands/ Beaches. 4 Bdrm, 5 full and 2 half Bath. Stunning low country home situated in the Commodore Point community near the Savannah Yacht Club. Built by J.T. Turner, the house features the finest quality and attention to detail. Magnificant master suite with incredible master bath and closets. Fireplace in family room. Separate dining room, gourmet kitchen, den, hardwood floors, and awesome temperature-controlled wine room. Perfect for family and entertaining. Victoria Turner 484-3169 or Celia W. Dunn 234-3323.

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Ford Plantation Exclusive gated community. This home at 481 McAllister Landing is 2.3 acres with views of the Ogeechee River and the bird and wildlife sanctuary. John A. Brown 844-1914 or Celia Dunn 234-3323.

"Dazzling Queen Anne" Interior details have been painstakenly restored while kitchens and baths have been updated with all new appliances and fixtures. This 3,200 square foot home has four bedrooms, three baths, eight fireplaces, new windows, large walk-in attic (could be studio or apartment), hardwood floors and artistic detail. Offered at $574,900. Call Christi Oates 695-5945 or Roberta Carver 596-0107.

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22 West Harris Street Splendid 5 BR/5.5 BA Historic 4-story brick single family home near Madison Square. Features original architectural details, floor to ceiling windows and original heart pine floors. Includes a carriage house and a garden apartment. John Brown 844-1914 or Celia Dunn 234-3323.

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