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Volume 5, No. 22, February 22, 2006 On the Cover: Waddie Welcome, Addie Reeves, and her book (photo illustration Brandon Blatcher)

News Cover Story Free Speech

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Waddie Welcome and Addie Reeves

9 Tom’s take on underage bar patrons IN ill ill

City Notebook 10

News bits from around town

Jane Fishman 11

Deceptive detritus

Blotter 12

From SPD reports

Cover Story 6

News of the Weird 13 Strange but true Earthweek 14 This week on your planet

Culture HoTHo City Notebook 10

Books

20 New Orleans stories

Art Patrol

22 Exhibits & openings

Music Feature 15 Connect Recommends 18 Music Menu

John Michael Talbot Concerts of the week

19 Local gigs a la carte

Film The 411 Week at a Glance

5 Our best bets for cool stuff to do

Happenings 30 All the stuff, all the time

Recommends 18 Free Will Astrology 31 Rob Bresny’s look at your stars

Classifieds Weather 14 News from the sky Sudoku Puzzle 33 It’s all the rage Crossword Puzzle 37 Mental fun

Art Patrol 22

Classifieds 41 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

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Mon., Feb. 27 AASU Presents Question of Color What: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Office of Minority Affairs will present this film, a documentary that confronts the disturbing feeling many African Americans harbor about themselves and their appearance. Filmmaker Kathe Sandler digs into the world of “color conscious,” a case system of how closely skin color, hair texture and facial features conform to a European ideal. When: Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Where: Room 156, AASU University Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Tennessee Williams Fest continues What: Tybee Theater Cafe presents the plays of Tennessee Williams during February and March. Up first is The Gnadiges Fraulein (The Gracious Young Lady) a1966 parable of the suffering artist fighting to survive and thrive while under constant attack by parasites, vultures and phonies. Preceded by Blue Heaven, a play by Fritz Rumpel. When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Doors open for food and drink at 7 p.m., except for Sundays, when they open at 4:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Theater Cafe, at U.S. 80 and Jones Avenue above Las Palmas restaurant. Cost: $20. Call: 786-6384 for reservations. Visit www.tybeetheatercafe.com for information.

2006 Jewish Film Festival Presents To Be or Not To Be What: The third annual festival continues with the Senior’s Matinee production of To Be or Not To Be, a comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Jack Benny. When: Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $5 general public and free for seniors and JEA members.

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Art History Lecture Series What: Lucy Worsley, Ph.D., will present Kew Palace and the Madness of George III. Britain’s smallest royal palace is hidden away in Kew Gardens in West London. Built in 1631, the tiny building is the place where King George III was confined during bouts of the illness porphyria, thought by his 18th century contemporaries to be madness. When: Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe House ballroom, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Call: 525-6079.

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What: Learn how anemones, jellyfish and nudibranchs survive in the sea. There will be a touch-tank presentation with live marine animals after the movie. Popcorn will be served. When: Feb. 25 from 3-4 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Cost: Popcorn and movie free with paid admission to center, which is $4 for adults and $3 for ages 3-16. Call: 7865917, e-mail info@tybeemsc.org or visit www.tybeemsc.org.

Hip-Hop History Play (all weekend) What: The story of the Hip-Hop movement will presented by AWOL, Inc. When: Feb. 24 and 25 Where: The at 7 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.W Black Box@SPACE, 9 W. Henry St. between Bull and Whitaker streets.

Sat., Feb. 25 Bacon Park Forest Workday What: Remove English ivy and other non-native invasives from Bacon Park Forest. Bring pruners, toppers and pruning saws. Dress in long sleeves and long pants. Work gloves, snacks, water and a T-shirt provided. When: Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Bacon Park Forest. Cost: Free. Call: 233-8733 to register.

What: This documentary tells the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah. When: Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $6 adults, $5 students.

2006 Jewish Film Festival Presents King of the Corner What: The third annual festival continues with an independent film from actor Peter Riegert, who co-wrote, directed and starred in this mid-life crisis comedy. When: Feb. 25 at 8:30 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater. Cost: $8 adults, $5 students.

What: This event is presented by the Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics Department at Savannah College of Art and Design. It will feature a VJ event called Vic, Viva, Voce by VJ The Spin Doctor and VJ Industrial Average. Also, music will be provided by DJ Carmine. When: Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Where: StarCA Gallery, 2428 Bull St.

Tues., Feb. 28 Commander of Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy to speak What: The Navy League of Savannah sponsors this rare opportunity to meet the commander of the USS John F. Kennedy, Capt. Dennis Fitzpatrick. Public invited. When: Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Where: Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call: 644-7220 or gary.johnson@navyleague.us no later than Feb. 27 to RSVP. If you name is not on the guest list by Monday, you will not be able to enter Hunter Army Airfield.

Creative Minds Speaker Series What: Dr. Carole Baldwin, Smithsonian researcher and star of the IMAX film Galapagos, speaks about ocean life. When: Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Dr. Cost: $5. Call: 961-8828 or visit www.savcds.org and click on “Creative Minds.”

Wed., March 1 Letters From New Orleans What: Columnist Rob Walker lectures about his time spent in pre-Katrina New Orleans. When: March 1 at 7 p.m. Where: Orleans Hall, 201 Barnard St. Cost: Free. ◗

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What: Lanford Wilson’s romantic story is about the wartime reunion of two kindred spirits whose destiny together is inevitable. When: 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. Where: AASU Jenkins Theater. Cost: $8. Call: 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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THIS IS A STORY of courage, loyalty and love in the face of adversity. It’s the story of Waddie Welcome and his friend, Addie Reeves. They were two unlikely heroes, but their story continues to touch many lives years after their deaths. At one time, Welcome’s future must have seemed bleak. He was born on the Fourth of July, 1914, in Sylvania, Ga., with severe cerebral palsy. Welcome never learned to stand or walk and spent much of his life lying flat on his back. He was not able to speak clearly and could barely communicate. Because of his disabilities, he was never allowed to attend school. Yet Welcome had a quick mind, and he Left, Waddie Welcome with Debra Selman, who facilitated his ‘Circle of Friends.’ At right, a close-up of Addie Reeves hand-made loved people -- especially women. He found phone and address book, willing it to Tom Kohler ‘after death’; her book is now on display at the Telfair Museum of Art ways to make others understand him. Once people met Welcome, they never across the room she didn’t know and throw them a forgot him. “He was a very magnetic person,” says Kohler called Reeves and went to her home in peppermint.” Susan Earl. “He was very energetic, very beautiful to Yamacraw Village. She told him that when Connect Savannah columnist Jane Fishman was look at.” Welcome’s mother died in 1974, she’d asked Reeves a friend of Addie Reeves. With Tom Kohler, Earl is the author of a book, to watch over her son. Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community. “He “When you know someone like that, you don’t Reeves, who was 100 when she died in October had the most lively expressions,” she says. “He comrealize how special they are until they aren’t here any municated so well with his face. He was so more,” Fishman says. “I can’t really say I’ve met 2001, had grown up on a farm as one of ten children. responsive and so clear in what he wanted.” anybody like Mrs. Reeves. She was a quick read.” On the farm she learned the particular value of two Welcome’s family moved from Sylvania to Although loving, Reeves could be sharp with her things -- work and cooking. Savannah in a mule-drawn wagon. They settled on tongue. “When I didn’t call her back immediately, she Her pastor, the Rev. Bennie Mitchell of Connors Battery Street in the Cuyler-Brownsville community called me and said, ‘This is old lady Addie Reeves. I Temple Baptist Church, says she was unforgettable. in the mid-1920s. For a time, Welcome’s mother ain’t dead yet,’” Fishman says. “Most of the members of our church can remember operated a small treats store with cookies, candy “She was kind and good, but she could also Mrs. Reeves,” Mitchell says. and pickles on their front porch. He helped out by throw a zinger at you. She could speak from the “She embodied the scripture, John 3:16 -- ‘For keeping an eye on the money jar. heart, but also very honestly.” God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Welcome’s parents, Henry and Carrie, cared for Everyone who met Mrs. Reeves remembers her son.’ Mrs. Reeves demonstrated what God did for him until their deaths. Then his brother, Willie, the cooking. Fishman once took her mother to Reeves’ the world. She loved the unloved, the crippled and only sibling left in Savannah, cared for him. house for dinner. the ugly.” After a time, neighbors who were concerned “She made smothered chicken and greens and Reeves had an unusual hobby. Over a long about Welcome’s quality of care notified Adult biscuits,” Fishman says. “She had to send us home period of time, perhaps longer than 25 years, she Protective Services. He was taken from his brother’s with something. It wasn’t about food, it was really lovingly crafted a handmade telephone and address home into a nursing home. about sharing.” book by cutting thousands of letters and numbers Over the next several years, Welcome was transWhen Welcome was transferred to Abbeyville, out of magazines. ferred to other nursing homes, including one in Reeves wanted to go visit him. By that time, Kohler These letters were carefully stored in a cardAbbeyville, three hours away from his beloved had asked attorney Lester Johnson if he would board box she had sectioned into compartments. Savannah. He hated being in a nursing home, and, become Welcome’s citizen advocate, so the three Each letter was taped or glued into her phone book even more, hated being away from his old neighwent to Abbeyville. to spell out the names, addresses and numbers of borhood. Johnson quickly agreed to become Welcome’s the people who were important to her. Tom Kohler met Welcome in 1986 at Savannah advocate, and Reeves added Johnson to her phone “As she was sitting there, she was probably Health Care Nursing Home through his work as book. cutting some letters out. She made sure she had coordinator of Chatham-Savannah Citizens “She would always say, ‘Come by and pick up numbers and names of people she could call,” Advocacy. He remembers at their first meeting that some biscuits or sweet rolls.’” Johnson remembers. Mitchell says. Welcome was “a man with piercing eyes.” “I got so busy at times, I’d forget to stop. The next “She always had something to share. She baked It soon became clear that Welcome desperately day, I’d get a call and she would bless me out. cookies. Every Sunday morning, she made sure she “One day she called and said she had some needed a citizen advocate to get him out of the had peppermints, which she would give to the kids.” nursing home. Kohler asked 39 people, but not one Not only did Reeves keep a stash of peppermints money in the bank,” he says. “She wanted me to get it. I said, ‘How much?’ She had $100. It had been said yes. to give out, she literally threw them at people. “She would throw those peppermints overhand,” there forever.” Then Kohler found a letter in Welcome’s nightEarl says. “She would hit people! She’d see someone Johnson had trouble finding the time to go to the stand. It was from someone named Addie Reeves, a family friend of the Welcomes.


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bank and fight the red tape that would Reeves kept that “punch” until the be needed to get the money. end. “It was hard to see her in the hos“I even said, ‘Mrs. Reeves, let me give pital,” Fishman says. “When you saw her you the money,’” he recalls. “She said, not eating, you knew. ‘No, I want my money.’ Jane finally ended “There was a big party planned for up going and getting her money for her.” her 100th birthday. She wasn’t really up Reeves had trouble getting around, to it, but she rose to the occasion. She so she used an office chair to roll looked beautiful, very gracious around her house. She kept her trusty throughout the day,” Fishman says. “That scissors tied to the table near her telewas probably the last time I saw her.” phone for efficiency. Earl recalls: “ W h o w a s A d d i e R e e v e s ? ” Kohler “She had a very strong value system. asks. “Addie Reeves was one of those One time I took her to see Mr. Welcome. people who always changed the people She’d been hit by a car and used a cane, she met.” so she always wanted people to take her Before she died, Reeves insisted that places. Kohler be given her phone book. He “I told her I would pick her up on my recently lent it to the Telfair Museum of lunch hour, take Art, which has her over to the displayed it. nursing home and “It took time she could stay to absorb it,” and I would pick says Hollis her up. So we Koons drove out to the McCullough, nursing home. Curator of Fine She had cooked Arts and for him. He loved Exhibitions at her cooking. the Telfair. “She sat down “I pondered next to him to it a little while. help him eat,” Earl Mrs. Reeves says. “I started to completed it leave, and she slowly and lovAuthors Susan Earl and Tom Kohler said, ‘Where are ingly,” McCullough you going? I have says. “In the end, something for you, too.’ She had this big she created a magical work of art. Once shopping bag with dinner for me. I took your name got in the book, you were in it back to the office. There was enough there. Art in many ways is about comthere for two to three people -- fried munity.” chicken, biscuits, collards.” “When does a phone book become One time, Earl took Reeves some art?” asks Harry DeLorme, Senior flowers for her birthday. They were not Curator of Education at the Telfair. appreciated. “What is it about this book that “She was really angry. She thought I makes it stand out? She was very was wasting money by giving her someimmersed in her community. It was a thing that would just die and that I living, growing project.” should have brought her bananas. She’d Reeves was determined to help her tell you exactly how things should be,” friend Waddie Welcome get out of the Earl says. nursing home. But because she was not “ But she was so giving. If you took very good at battling bureaucracy, her to the bank, she’d bake you some another source was sought. cookies,” Earl says. “She was always Welcome found support and help baking something, in a not very big from a group called The Storytellers. kitchen. And she didn’t measure any“The Storytellers started as a way to thing.” help two young men who had been living Sometimes, Reeves’ gifts came with in nursing homes,” says Earl. “They had strings attached. “One day, she called a group of people who knew them who me and said she had a bag full of bisformed a support system and helped cuits for me,” Kohler remembers. them to leave the nursing homes.” “On the way between her house and Earl, together with the two young mine, I ate all 12 biscuits,” he says. “Mrs. men, Kohler and the late activist Debra Reeves had called my house, and when I Selman, met and talked about ways they got home, my wife asked, ‘Where are the could help others. The Storytellers was biscuits?’ born from that. “When I came by for biscuits again, “We met once a month for four to Mrs. Reeves had them in a brown bag,” five years,” Earl says. “It was a coveredKohler says. “She had sewn the top of dish event. Everyone who came brought the bag shut with a note saying how food. That was very strategic. We many biscuits were in there. wanted people to sit down and have a “We now have ‘Biscuit Bag’ as an meal together, and we also wanted to artifact of Addie Reeves,” he says. “She get help for those people who needed had a one-two punch and she never lost continued on page 8 it.”

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help to eat. When you help someone, you learn a lot about them.” After eating, the group would gather in a circle. Each month, one member would tell his or her life story. “What happened over a period of time was that it started to become a circle of circles,” Earl says. “Smaller circles began forming to focus on one individual. That’s how I got into Mr. Welcome’s circle.” After two years, the circle found a way to get Welcome out of the nursing home by having him declared eligible for a Medicaid waiver program that allowed him to go to a private home for care. Welcome’s biggest desire was to move to a home where he could smell food cooking and hear children playing. He moved in with friends Jeff and Kathy Alden. Welcome moved to other homes over the years, but eventually returned to the Aldens’ home, where he died at age 86 of liver cancer. He was believed to be one of the oldest Americans with cerebral palsy. Even after he left the nursing home, his circle of friends continued to provide support. “One time, we took him to get some clothing,” Earl says. “He loved clothes,” she says. “He was the kind of dresser who had to have the blue pinstripe suit with a matching handkerchief and tie. He was a very flashy dresser. He had charisma.”

In 1997, the documentary Waddie Welcome: A Man Who Could Not Be Denied, was produced by the University of Georgia. It won top honors at three video and film festivals nationwide, as well as a 1998 Collaboration Award from the International Association of People with Severe Handicaps. Welcome traveled to Seattle to accept that award. “From what I’ve heard, a Welcome always had an eye for beautiful women thousand people in the auditorium gave him a standing Kohler created a slide show about ovation,” Earl says. “On the plane back, Welcome, and Earl wrote a reflection to people recognized him and asked for his go along with it. autograph.” “The first time we showed the slide In December 1999, Connect show, I knew it moved the room,” Kohler Savannah named Welcome one of says. “I thought then maybe this was a Chatham County’s ten most influential story that had a certain power to it.” people of the decade. His story conKohler and Earl were convinced by tinued to grow, even after his death in others to turn the slide show into a January 2001. book. Waddie Welcome and the Beloved “I’m surprised the story has grown Community won the 2005 Collaboration so big,” Kohler says. “However, I’m not Award from the International Association surprised it has moved individual of People with Severe Handicaps -- just people.” as the video about Welcome had seven At first, Earl, too, was surprised at years before. Welcome’s sudden fame. “When they The title comes from a statement by made the video, he was a movie star,” the Rev. Jim Lawson, a California-based she says. “Then it won awards and his civil rights activist: story kept getting bigger and bigger.”

“The beloved community is not a utopia, but a place where the barriers between people gradually come down and where the citizens make a constant effort to address even the most difficult problems or ordinary people.” Once upon a time in Savannah, the community came together -- across racial barriers, across income lines, in spite of prejudice against the disabled -to help a man who could otherwise have easily been overlooked. The community gave Waddie Welcome his life back. “The legacy we leave is our story. The real legacy here is less about independence and more to do with interdependence,” Kohler concludes. “What everyone wants to be is living in a community where people respect and help one another. We need to help people revisit the idea of independence as a goal,” he says. “Interdependence may really be the goal.” ◗

Mrs. Reeves’ phone book is on display at the Telfair Museum of Art. Waddie Welcome and The Beloved Community can be found at local bookstores and at www.inclusion.com/. To comment in a letter to the editor, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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grasping. For every move I make she counters with one as strong and as meaningful. A little while later Bill pulls me aside for a “chat.” Guy jacks me up against the wall and wants to know “What’s up”? I’m on cloud nine, and don’t understand why he’s upset. “She’s only 16!” Bill says. “She’s Julie’s cousin.” I’m flustered, embarrassed and apologetic. I weakly say my goodbyes, get Jimmy, slink out the door and head home. It’s upon arrival at the house that I really start to get pissed about the whole affair. What the @#$%^ was she doing there on a Saturday night? Everybody in the joint was lit, including myself. She was drinking too -- and if she was 16, I guarantee you could not tell her from 19, sober or drunk. When I was coming up, the general attitude was to protect the girls and let the guys run wild. A sexist statement I know, but it wasn’t thought of that way at the time. Fellows, do you really want your underage daughters, sisters, and nieces, patronizing establishments where alcohol is being consumed? I know I’m preaching to the choir, but I’m here to remind you that the words “drunk” and “horny” are synonymous for a male at that age. Nothing positive can result from this practice of exposing kids to adults in this sort of environment. Along with a much older and mature crowd who has legally lost all sense of age limitations via alcohol, you are also willfully exposing them to the recreational drugs that are out there today. Frankly, if you refuse to accept this premise, you are hopelessly either naïve, drunk or stoned yourself. ◗

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I’M DEAD SET against allowing underage people into bars. Don’t know how or why this got started in Savannah -- but what were we thinking? Years ago, I used to hang out at a little bar on the Southside, a blue-collar dive with a bunch of pool tables. A shotsand-beer kind of place, if you know what I mean. It was also a place where a majority of the patrons were involved in the drugs of the day. Back then, it was mainly pot, but often served up with a side order of Quaaludes. Nowadays, along with the mandatory presence of alcohol, these same type establishments have graduated to highgrade hydroponically grown marijuana, crack cocaine and Ecstasy. Anyway, back to my joint on the Southside and the evening of my conversion to my “no kids in the bar policy”: I’m out with my buddy Jimmy on a Saturday night. We’ve got a buzz going before we even enter the place. We throw our quarters down on the pool table and order up a couple of longnecks. Jimmy’s brother Bill and his wife Julie score a table with some little cutie. She’s a black-haired beauty with eyes as dark as her hair and as big as saucers that seem to be staring bullets straight at me. I was mesmerized, and as usual when I am introduced to a beautiful woman, I trip all over my tongue and make a fool of myself. More than a little embarrassed and six sheets to the wind, I set my sails for the poolroom. I go to hit my break, and BOOM she’s in my line of sight. I scratch. This goes on for about an hour, with me constantly looking over my shoulder to make sure she is in fact staring at me and not someone else. She finally motions for me to sit down and get comfortable. A few beers later I know the gold ring is there for my


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One opponent of the new law, Rahsheim Wright of the Chatham County Young Democrats, said “We think it’s unfair for you to punish the consumer and not crack down on some of these establishments” that illegally serve underage drinkers, adding that the new law will “encourage underage drinking in unsupervised areas.” To which Johnson replied, “You’re a politician. The solution is to organize and go to the state of Christina Fries speaks to council in opposition to Georgia and get the legislature to the ban on underage patrons change the law from 21. We put our hands up and swore to uphold the laws of the state of Georgia and the United States of America and that’s what we’re going to do.” GETTING THEIR IRISH UP: The Savannah Irish Festival Alderman Van Johnson sounded A last-minute attempt to derail a city brought Celtic-minded patrons to the Civic Center all a conciliatory note, saying ordinance that would keep underage weekend long. At left the Inishfree Irish dancers “Ultimately this is not fair” to punish patrons out of bars failed last week, as perform on the arena stage. Above, Roger Drawdy all for the actions of a few. City Council voted unanimously for the and the Firestarters on the Kevin Barry Pub stage. “Some people are going to do new crackdown. the right thing and some won’t do “This has been the most thoroughly You’re in a real melting pot,” he told the the right thing,” he said. “We going to discussed, carefully considered ordistudents. have a contingent of young people nance put before you, certainly in my Interestingly, he credited his mother between 18-20 and some will not have memory,” said Mayor Otis Johnson, an for some of his basketball skills. “I’m the greatest ball handler in the anything to do.” early and outspoken advocate for the “When I was learning to dribble, she world -- and if you don’t believe me, just (When it came time to vote, however, new law, before the vote was taken. told me if I learned to dribble the ball ask me,” said Larry “Gator” Rivers to an Alderman Johnson voted in favor of the City Manager Michael Brown said, with each finger by itself, it would be like assembly of students in the Beach High new ban.) “While some might not agree with it, we having ten hands instead of two,” he School auditorium last week. Saying “We do need a safe place for look at it as a public safety issue. said, demonstrating as he spoke by dribThe world-famous Harlem young people to go,” the mayor agreed Servers and bartenders are hard-pressed bling the ball with each single finger of Globetrotter and Beach High alumnus with Alderman Johnson that local to determine who is drinking and not his right hand in turn. was in town to speak to students about business entities such as the Chamber drinking. It’s not prudent to allow us to Rivers said that thanks to his mother, Black History Month, their historic of Commerce and Downtown Business continue this underage drinking in bars.” he went back to school after dropping school and the need for an education. Association should help come up with Opponents of the ordinance showed out, and was able to play basketball in And of course, to show some of the up in force, however, spurred in large college before becoming one of the otherworldly ball-handling skills that part to a flurry of publicity in the days Globetrotters and an international star. made Rivers the Globetrotters featured prior to the vote. “I’ve acted in movies and TV shows -dribbler from 1973-86. Hitting the stage “I’m partially responsible for the flyer Gilligan’s Island, Love Boat,” he rememto the ‘Trotters’ anthem “Sweet Georgia that’s been circulating,” said Jarvon Lee bered. “But I made my acting debut on Brown,” Rivers -- still trim and muscular to the council. “But we never advocated Scooby Doo.” at age 56 -- palmed, twirled, bounced underage drinking.” In true Globetrotter tradition, Rivers -and balanced a red, white and blue basHowever, most critics -- perhaps who was inducted into the Greater ketball in a variety of almost impossiblecounterproductively -- did use some variSavannah Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 -looking maneuvers. ation of the they're-going-to-drink-anyway used basketball as a metaphor for He then regaled the crowd with argument. For example, Roxy Hunter told achieving excellence as a person. stories from his days on the historic 1967 the council, “If you pass this you’re “I love the point guard position Beach hoops squad, asking for more trouble, with people because you’re the coach out on the which won the state title cruising the streets in cars and floor. You become great by making in the first year black increased drinking on campus.” others great,” he said. athletes were allowed to Many critics pointed out the inconsis“And,” he added, palming the bascompete against whites tency of under-21 soldiers being asked ketball high over his head -- “I love being in Georgia. to fight for their country but not being in charge of the rock.” “Beach High School able to buy a drink. has a rich, rich history. Christina Fries of the SCAD College Democrats told the council, “I don’t want A pilot crime drama directed by Callie to be the one who has to tell a 20-yearKhouri (Thelma & Louise) and produced old coming back from a tour of duty in by Steven Bochco (NYPD Blues) is proactive alternatives for Iraq, ‘I’m sorry you can’t go into a club holding an open casting call for extras youth activities in the because there’s alcohol. How about you this weekend. wake of the ban. go bowling?’” Hollis & Rae, to be filmed in He challenged critics But Mayor Johnson wasn’t swayed, Savannah, will be about two thirty-someto come to the next pointing out that debating the legal thing women who fight crime in a small scheduled town hall drinking age is neither central to the Southern town. meeting in April and issue nor is it within City Council’s power The call is for men, women and voice some of their own to change. children of all ages and will be held at solutions. “As I’ve said many times, my personal the Trustees Theatre downtown from 11 The new law takes preference is to have the drinking age at a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 25. effect March 1 18,” said Johnson. “But that’s not the You must bring a recent snapshot no regardless. law.” larger than four by six inches. The photo ‘Gator’ Rivers displays his Alderman Jeff Felser agreed, saying is not returnable. ◗ mad skills at Beach “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

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I tried to confine my pickings to small, portable items, like the starched chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jacket from the DeSoto and another starched apron with the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Savannah Scores Againâ&#x20AC;? and a drawing of a lobster catching a football with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;85 on the shirt, followed by a box of Kroma White chalk from the American Crayon Company. Not because I use chalk but because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Made-in-the-U.S.A. product (from Sandusky, Ohio) and because of the design on the back: a drawing of a geothermal spewing geyser called Old Faithful with the added line, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Old Faithful Product.â&#x20AC;? There was a statement of profit and loss from Porzioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for September, 1971, typed on onionskin paper in that nostalgic typewriter font (a $4,397.69 profit), and a handwritten letter dated Feb. 16, 1982 from some Cilentino relatives in Spring Lake Heights, N.J. in elegant oldfashioned penmanship. From the Brainard Press in Brainard, Minnesota, I found dated graphics for menu items, including chicken in a basket, the new foot-long dawg and fish â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n fries. From the 1969 Mercer Insurance Agency desk diary I read about The Hartford insurance company, which extends, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through seven wars, seven financial panics and every conflagration this continent has known...â&#x20AC;? In the 1977 menu guide to area restaurants for Savannah and Hilton Head ($1.25 per copy), I saw menus from Johnny Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (coats required Friday and Saturday nights), The Exchange (roast beef sandwich conservatively raw or liberally done, $2), theâ&#x20AC;? one and onlyâ&#x20AC;? Bill Hilliardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (broiled shrimp, oysters or fish, $3.50) and the Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; House (black bottom pie â&#x20AC;&#x153;like your mother wishes she could make,â&#x20AC;? $1.45). In the room with a a box of old Playboy magazines and racy paperback novels, there was a wall of printed match covers including one from the erstwhile Joe Price luggage company and JDP IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Message (massage?) Parlor, Females Only. My best finds might be a black Lazy boy chair (if I can remove the mildew smell) and a small desk top fan (if I can find someone to restore it to working order) called the Vornado from The O.A. Sutton Corp., in Wichita, Kansas. For four hours we yanked, pried, handled, examined and hauled things nasty and old, extraneous and unnecessary, yet the only item I saw the Diva of Detritus put in her car was a glitter wand still in the original packaging. She alone could resist. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK. I have a new storage shed for all my new treasures. â&#x2014;&#x2014;

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Cliches Come to Life University of Maine geologists reported in December that dozens of methane fields off the coast of Maine were releasing large amounts of gas, disrupting the ocean floor and creating massive bubbles. Gerard Glock, 39, filed a claim against the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., in January to reimburse two months’ wages he lost when he was too traumatized to work. He had been trimming weeds in a cemetery operated by the church when the ground collapsed, and he wound up waist-deep in his brother-in-law’s grave.

Creme de la Weird (1) Masafumi Natsukawa, 39, was arrested in Yokohama, Japan, in January for allegedly tricking more than 30 young girls to open their mouths on the pretense that he was checking for tooth decay, and when they did, he licked their tongues. (2) In January, former schoolteacher Michael Codde, 44, was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in Santa Cruz, Calif., to felony child molestation. The case against Codde consisted mostly of testimony that he put whipped cream on teenage boys’ toes and made them lick it off while he took photos.

Least Rehabilitated Criminals (1) In Jackson, Mo., in December, Jacob Vandeven, 27, was caught by his judge at lunch, having a drink, one hour after the judge had convicted Vandeven of DUI and sentenced him to alcohol rehab with a do-not-drink order. (2) David Mulligan, 21, released from jail in Juneau, Alaska, in December after serving a 25day sentence, allegedly stole a car a block from the jail three minutes later (and was arrested shortly after that). (3) Justin Fish, 21, who had just been bailed out on a charge of assaulting a car dealer in Framingham, Mass., in December, was almost immediately arrested again for assault because, as he walked out of the police station, he allegedly banged the door against an officer. ◗

Unclear on the Concept An exhaustive report in December on CIA operatives who staffed the so-called “rendition” program, secretly transferring suspected terrorists from U.S. custody to foreign governments, revealed sometimes-sloppy undercover work of the agents. In one rendition, in Milan, Italy, covert agents failed to remove their cell phones’ batteries, thus enabling them to be electronically tracked even though the

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A new “stress-relief” book by David L. Mocknick of Philadelphia, called “Who’s Fred, Ha!” (described in December in New York’s Newsday), prescribes a game based on the German name Frederick, which Mocknick said has curative powers. A stressed person listens out in public for words that rhyme with Fred, and hearing one (e.g., dead), he says, “Dead! Fred! Who’s Fred, ha!” And that makes him feel better, says Mocknick. An accompanying CD suggests versions of the game based on double Freds or Freds with clues (“What’s thermometer liquid called?” “Mercury.” “Freddie Mercury (the late singer)! Who’s Fred, ha!”) The Wichita Eagle reported in January that the BTK serial killer, Dennis Rader (now serving 10 consecutive life sentences), has been sued by a former employee, Mary Capps, for $75,000 because, while she worked for him, he used “abusive, intimidating language and physical gestures” toward her, damaging her career prospects with the Park City, Kan., government. Also named in the lawsuit was Rader’s supervisor. Rader is unlikely ever to have $75,000 in assets, and besides, most people who were only verbally abused by Rader might feel lucky.

phones were off. Also, one operative left a clear trail of her whereabouts because, even though she booked herself at foreign hotels under aliases, she insisted that frequent-flier miles earned at the hotels be credited to her personal, non-secret frequent-flier account. A psychotherapist and a children’s theater director collaborated on a onehour play, “Baby Drama” (about parenthood, birth and early life), that opened in January to sold-out performances in Stockholm, Sweden, despite the fact that its intended audience is infants, aged 6 to 12 months. Said director Suzanne Osten: “If you can speak to a 3-month-old baby and get laughter from them, you must be able to write an interesting play for them.” Said one mother, “The babies are obviously having fun the whole time they are in the theater.”

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(1) Two “skinhead” teenagers were arrested in January after an altercation outside the Club Metropolis in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; according to a witness, one was a regular skinhead and the other a member of the apparently more enlightened SHARP, Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. (2) A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist, quoting a spokesman for the telecommunications company Lucent in January, reported that “nearly a million people” in the United States still lease their house phones for around $60 a year (about 20 years after they were no longer required to), rather than buy them for as little as $20 each. Lannie Lloyd Hendrickson, 24, was arrested in Bozeman, Mont., in December on charges that he aggressively bit two infants he was baby-sitting, ages 1 and 2, over their arms, shoulders and legs, because they would not fall asleep. According to police, Hendrickson said he could not recall how many times he bit each one, but did admit that he “bit the shit out of them.” Visionary engineer Stefan Marti last year solved what he apparently believes is a profound social problem: how to decide whether to take a cell phone call during a conversation with associates. His Conversation Finder and “social polling” Finger Ring, according to a December item in the New York Times Magazine, require one’s associates to wear special badges, which analyze speech patterns and find and synchronize themselves to one’s immediate conversation. Each associate also wears a special ring, which vibrates upon sensing a cell call impulse within the group. Each associate then can rub his ring, which diverts the call to an electronic mailbox, or not, and if no one rubs, the callee, having thus avoided a catastrophic faux pas, takes the call.

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People who accidentally shot themselves recently: Lawrence Maner, Savannah, Ga., December (apprehensively put his gun in his lap after picking up a hitchhiker, who turned out to be harmless, but then a car swerved in traffic, and Maner’s gun fell to the floor, and as he picked it up, it fired a shot into his leg). A 39-year-old man, Ocala, Fla., December (fatally shot himself while playing “cowboy action shooting” at a gun range). A 21-year-old man, Vancouver, British Columbia (shot his finger off playing with a gun in the bathroom on New Year’s Day). A 29-year-old man, Columbia City, Ind., January (shot himself in the leg when he was unable to simultaneously lug a heavy trash bag and safely keep a gun in his waistband).

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The lethal H5N1 strain of avian influenza spread dramatically across Western Europe, with the virus 3.8 detected initially in dead mute swans in Greece, Italy and Germany. It was found during the next few days in the same species in Austria and Denmark, as well as in Slovenia and Croatia. Health officials believe the swans were driven westward 4.9 from their usual wintering grounds on the Black Sea by the recent Siberian chill that blanketed Russia and Ukraine. Many of the newly affected countries Week Ending February 17, 2006 ordered poultry moved indoors to prevent contamination of the about 1,070 minke whales around flocks. No domesticated poultry have Antarctica and in the western North tested positive so far for the virus in the Pacific in 2006 — 400 more than last year. European countries where the dead swans were found.

Two soldiers died in a landslide triggered by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in the tiny Indian state of Sikkim. The shaking also sent people running from their homes in the neighboring state of West Bengal. • A broad stretch of central New Zealand was gently shaken by a magnitude 5.9 tremor centered deep beneath the northeastern corner of the South Island. No damage was reported. • Earth movements were also felt in northern Pakistan, northwest Sumatra, eastern Romania, central coastal Chile and central Colorado.

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Whale Chow Japan’s whale meat industry has encountered such difficulty in selling the marine mammal flesh to the country’s human consumers that it has resorted to using it in dog food, according to an environmental charity. “Whaling is a cruel activity, and the fact that Japan is killing these amazing animals to produce dog food is shocking,” said Mark Simmonds of the British-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. In an attempt to clear out a burgeoning stock from years of whaling, Japan subsidizied the sale of whale burgers and whale meat in schools. Children are enticed to eat it by colorful pamphlets that declare whale hunting “a national heritage.” Despite the slump in demand and falling prices, Japan’s “research” whaling program plans to kill

Remote villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have been enveloped by freak cold waves in recent weeks, resulting in cold-related ailments that have killed nearly 100 people. Temperatures dipped to as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit in mountain communities where readings are typically above 68 degrees. Health officials say the stress caused by the cold has created outbreaks of acute pneumonia, tuberculosis, dysentery and diarrhea. Emergency coldweather shelters were being rushed to the area, along with medical supplies.

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South Pacific Cyclone Damaging winds and torrential rainfall from Cyclone Vaianu brought Tonga’s capital to a near standstill as the storm lashed the South Pacific kingdom for two days. Extensive damage was reported to crops on Tongatapu.

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one to turn to for those seeking musical inspiration in a more contemplative life.” While that may seem a bold statement from someone devoted to leading a humble and penitent existence, it’s borne out by the facts. Starting around 1976, he set forth on a path that ultimately led to him being crowned the single most successful and accomplished artist in the field of contemporary Christian music. Over the course of close to 50 albums, he has composed in a variety of styles, from “pure charismatic praise and worship” to meditational music, to modern folk, to laid-back gospel, to mainstream choral and orchestral pieces (on the Light Eternal LP, a Dove Awardwinning effort now viewed by many as a classic), and –following his conversion to Catholicism– he has even integrated Catholic Liturgy and daily monastic chants into his work. Spurred on by his brother’s attempts to reunite the original Mason Proffit band, John Michael –who also serves as the founder and General Minister of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity (a unique and idiosyncratic Church-sanctioned religious community near Eureka Springs, Ar., which welcomes celibates, singles and families)–recently embraced some of his earliest musical roots. He’s now touring houses of worship with a retrospective show that includes a variety of his well-known tunes from years past, as well as new music from the latest phase of his mercurial career: “Monk Rock.”

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WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK of “Country Rock,” they think of the slick, California-based sound of groups like the Eagles. Some folks whose tastes run a little bit deeper, will likely cite pioneers like Don and Phil Everly, Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Then there of those of us record hounds that pore over dusty vinyl by acts like the International Submarine Band, Michael Nesmith, Dillard & Clark. and Area Code 615, secure in the knowledge that littleknown albums and singles by these acts represent some of the finest –and most seminal– examples of the popular crossover genre. However, there are some folks who swear to this day that Mason Proffit was perhaps the finest countryrock group to ever emerge from that fertile creative period of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. I can almost hear the collective response now. “Come again?” Yep. Mason Proffit. Back in the fall of 1969, this group (led by brothers Terry and John Michael Talbot) dropped their debut album, and over the next several years would go on to record and release 4 more LPs on the Warner Brothers label. They toured incessantly, and wound up drawing several thousand fans a night for half a decade. Yet, despite this massive rush of popularity, they are largely forgotten. That’s due in no small part to the scarcity of their albums, most of which have been completely unavailable for decades. But it’s also due to the fact that for the majority of time since their heyday,


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thing! The way in which John has been called to show that love is very special. It’s important that each of us listen carefully for God’s call for our own lives. Every single person on earth has been created for a purpose and part of our work here is to find out what that is and follow it with integrity and faithfulness.” Talbot himself says that he declined to take part in the aforementioned reunion of his old band because the group was playing “overtly secular venues,” and that he’s “pretty confident” God wants him to perform in “a more religious environment.” Yet he has no qualms whatsoever about rocking out for the Lord. “I am aware that the Abbot Primate of the worldwide Benedictine monastic family in the Catholic Church is an accomplished classical flutist who also plays in a rock band in Germany when he has time,” he adds. “As he says, ‘In order to reach them we must be among them.’ I figure if the Abbot Primate can do it, so can I!” ◗

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John Michael Talbot performs at Christ Church (28 Bull St.) on Thursday at 7 pm. Stewart Marshall appears as well. Tickets are $20 in advance at area Christian Bookstores, Christ Church and St. Thomas Episcopal, or $25 at the door. Call 355-3110.

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another it has just become more worldly in trying to reach the world. So it has come dangerously close to losing its soul. It is a real challenge to keep these things in healthy balance. Some artists are more able to do so than others. I try my best, but do not always succeed either.” He says that one of the keys to creating lasting music of true religious import is to include much more of what most of today’s Christian pop music avoids. “Mysticism is the element that is most important to art that evokes the mysteries of life and love, both human and divine. Sadly, it is sometimes the one element of historic Christianity most lacking in CCM. This reflects an underdeveloped artistic and spiritual maturity by the artists often thrust into the spotlight by companies banking on their apparent commerciality.” Deacon Nelson seems confident that there will be spirituality and mysticism to spare at this upcoming show. “‘Come To The Quiet’ is one of my alltime favorites that john performs,” she confides. “Actually, ‘performs’ is the wrong word to use when describing John’s singing. Every song is really like a prayer, drawing our hearts to God.” She says this concert holds untold riches for believers of all denominations. “Anytime we share the love of Jesus Christ through our action, it’s a good

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Deacon Geri Lee Nelson of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, who organized Talbot’s upcoming Savannah concert, says she has high hopes that area faithful will turn out in droves to see such an icon of Christian music live and in person. “My husband, Richard, and I attended one of John’s concerts in South Carolina some 4 years ago,” she offers. “We were awe-struck by his peaceful and contemplative presence on the stage, as well as his incredible musical talent. Although we were well familiar with John’s music years previously, listening to him that evening was like hearing him again for the first time. He drew us and about 1500 others into the experience of worship in a way I thought was impossible with such a large group.” This event will take place at Bull Street’s Christ Church, which Deacon Nelson says is a blessing in itself. “It is a great venue for this concert,” she continues. “And we are so very grateful to them for welcoming John as they have. They are almost as excited about the concert as we are! Father Robertson, the rector of Christ Church is very familiar with John’s music and has been very supportive.” The songwriter says that this new approach (and the accompanying CD) is proving popular with his older fans and is helping him to win newer ones. “The recording is being received very well. In concert I still do the old favorites, so the evening ends up a great mix of fun electric stuff, with a second set of serious meditational music. I think that after the scandals that rocked the Catholic Church in recent years people need to get together and just have some wholesome fun. Monk Rock is kind of in that spirit.” He says his schedule of about 50 shows a year is plenty. Given his myriad other responsibilities, it seems unlikely he could handle more than that. “Most artists in my position do about 150 concerts or more a year,” he explains. “I keep focused the way anyone else does: I spend about 6 hours every day in meditation and prayer, including the traditional monastic practice of sacred reading, leading to contemplation.” Talbot says his conversion had “a radical change on his career.” “I thought that when I converted that would be the end of my music ministry, which had a predominantly evangelical listener base. Instead, it opened me up to a wider range of styles and a more ancient tradition of mysticism and prayer. I discovered there is a huge group of non Catholics and Catholics alike who treasure this spiritual and artistic tradition. So my popularity grew in a rather phenomenal way.” He also seems more than a bit disappointed in the evolution of the contemporary Christian music business. “On one level the industry has grown up by becoming more accomplished. On

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Gail Thurmond While many bemoan the loss of Emma Kelly, Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lady of 6,000 Songs,â&#x20AC;? thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another female pianist and singer who has been tickling the ivories in the historic district for years to less fanfare, but no less goodwill and loyalty on the part of her admirers. As the house act at this cozy bar in the basement of the celebrated Olde Pink House Restaurant, Gail has worked six nights a week for well over a decade. Her deft touch on the keys, as well as a catalog of showtunes, jazz standards, regional favorites and light pop fare has made her something of a fixture of Savannah nightlife. While the Tavern serves as bar for the entire eatery, it also functions as a standalone hang with its own entrance, and folks arrive early each evening to secure a spot near Gailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piano (conveniently by the fireplace). Tues. - Sun., The Planterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern (beneath The Olde Pink House Restaurant).

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Argyle Hard-hitting local indie-rock act that deftly mixes up punk, reggae, dub, and ska. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

The Jeff Beasley Band Old-fashioned R & B and early rock and roll covers (think Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly) from a member of local blues act Too Blue. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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of local scenesters including members of GAM, The Jazz & Tango Kings, and Hot Pink Interior. Gumshoe is a low-fi indierock act. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Mama's Mojo Polished and versatile electric blues combo, featuring former members of both Bluesonics and The Eric Culberson Blues Band. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

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Young, internationally known trumpet Raw and slightly unhinged Delta prodigy who’s viewed as one of the most blues-influenced rock that’s one part Fat promising jazz artists to come out of Possum Savannah in Records, years. Sat., 9 pm, one part The Mansion on latter-day Forsyth Park. Tom Waits, and one part Regional cover Invisible act fielding Republicclassic and mode Southern rock, as Dylan. well as more Thurs., 10 modern hard pm, Savannah Blues + The Press rock. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Grill (Richmond Hill). Lounge.

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The Press Impressive Atlanta indie trio drawing comparisons to The Fall, Pixies and Modest Mouse for their disjointed set pieces and (faux?) brainy insular lyrical bent. Their vocalist either cares a lot or not at all. With Emergency Broadcast System (formerly The Fashion Brigade) and Jett Rink. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

One half of local acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers leads this electric group through modern and classic country covers and a few originals. Thurs., 8 pm (solo show) + Fri., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Veteran pianist and singer (standards, show tunes and pop hits) who’s been a favorite around town for years. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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Local instrumental funk/soul jazz quintet featuring bassist Doug Povie, and made up of area music instructors. Fri. Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Tight regional band playing modern and classic country and honky-tonk. Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

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Acoustic roots-rock duo featuring local jam-band stalwart “Turtle.” Fri., Locos’s Deli & Pub (Southside ).

Acoustic ensemble that’s been likened to both Tool and Jethro Tull (?), i Love You and I Miss You combines malefemale vocal harmonies, hard-grooving syncopated riffs, and a furious folk-intorock vibe that’s a bit reminiscent of Lindsey Buckingham. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Local soul and funk cover band whose ingratiating stage presence tends to make up for any lack of precision in their dance-oriented arrangements or delivery. Sat., 10 pm, The Underground @ Churchill’s Pub.

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A fixture on the Savannah bar scene, this singing guitarist claims to be able to play thousands of beloved rock, pop and country tunes from the past 50 years. Sat., 8:30 pm, Pogy’s (Richmond Hill).

Rock originals and popular covers. Both weeknight gigs are solo shows. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Thurs., 7 pm, & fri., 9 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

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Sales of two very different books raise money to aid Katrina victims ROB WALKER DIDN’T SET OUT to write a travel book about New Orleans. In fact, Walker didn’t set out to write a book at all. “I was writing e-mails from New Orleans as a way to tell our friends about the new place we were living,” he says. “It branched into a sign-up sheet,” Walker says. “People I didn’t even know were wanting to read about it.” A journalist by trade, Walker is no stranger to writing. A columnist for the New York Times Magazine, he writes a column called Consumed and worked as an editor for the magazine before moving to New Orleans. The column has been appearing regularly for about two years. “It is about why people buy what they buy,” Walker says. “It is a cross between business and anthropology.” At times, Walker writes other freelance projects. “A freelancer’s life is not always easy, but the column is steady work and is fairly high profile,” he says. The e-mails originally were intended for personal use only, but ended up in Slate Magazine, an online publication. They caught the eye of a publisher, who contacted Walker about turning them into a book. Walker wasn’t convinced that was possible. “It wasn’t conceived that way,” he says. “I wasn’t sure it was a book.” At first, there seemed to be none of the natural flow needed for a book. “We had decided to move back north at the end of 2003,” Walker says. “It had meant I was wrapping up the letters, anyway,” he says. “That gave it a bit of a natural structure.” Letters From New Orleans was published by Garrett County Press. The book contains vignettes of some of Walker’s most memorable experiences while living in New Orleans. He and his girlfriend, now his wife, who is simply called E. in the book, had moved to New Orleans just before New Year’s Day, 2000. Walker’s first e-mail dealt with celebratory gunfire -- the tradition of shooting guns at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. “This is a problem because people are being hit by the bullets,” he says. Other chapters deal with topics such as rich people, religion, the riddle of race relations in our time, robots, fine dining, drunkenness, urban decay, debutantes, the nature of identity, Gennifer Flowers, the blues song St. James Infirmary and mortality. The pieces are all delightfully offcenter. “New Orleans has always had its good and bad points,” Walker says. “There’s a piece in the book about a weird part of New Orleans where I-10

cuts through a neighborhood,” he says. “There are support columns that stand 30-feet high. “People hang around under them,” Walker says. “I wanted to find out what that was about. “Turns out there used to be a park area for two black neighborhoods there,” he says. “It still continues to be a gathering place, even though it’s not a park any more.” Currently, Walker and his wife are vacationing on Tybee Island. He will present a lecture about his time in New Orleans on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Orleans Hall at 201 Barnard St. Despite his initial misgivings, Walker is glad the book was published. “It was a really meaningful period in my life,” he says. “The book actually came out in July 2005,” Walker says. “It was in existence for six weeks before Katrina came along and reconfigured New Orleans, and certainly reconfigured the book.” Walker is originally from Katy, Texas, just outside Houston. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. “I moved to Dallas, then spent the 1990s in New York, until I moved to New Orleans,” he says. Now a resident of Jersey City, N.J., Walker watched in horror as New Orleans was consumed by the hurricane. “In the immediate aftermath of Katrina, my feeling was, ‘That’s that,’” he says. “I’ll never talk about the book again. It’s too sad.” His publisher agreed. “For the next month, we did nothing to promote the book, even though it was a time when people were even more interested in New Orleans,” Walker says. But in time, Walker came to look at the book in a different way. “I never considered it as a money-making entity, any way, so I decided that the author’s money should go to charities that help the victims of Katrina,” he says. “It makes me feel better.” Walker notes his lecture at SCAD will fall on Ash Wednesday. “There are a couple of things in the book about Mardi Gras and carnivals,” he says. For one Mardi Gras parade, Walker dressed as a skeleton to participate in a parade krewe. “It was fun,” he says. Letters From New Orleans isn’t a travel book at all, although it’s been billed that way. (In fact, it was chosen for Amazon.com’s Best of 2005 Travel List.) Rather, it’s a series of essays that were clearly written from the heart. “I didn’t set out to write a portrait of New Orleans,” Walker says. “Ultimately, this is very much a love letter to the city.”

Stories Care Forgot: An Anthology of New Orleans Zines is an entirely different type of book. Edited by Ethan Clark, it features selections from New Orlean’s thriving punk and zine community and includes writing and artwork. Clark also is donating author proceeds to Katrina victims, through two grassroots organizations based in New Orleans. “I lived in New Orleans for the past six years, but had moved to Asheville, N.C. a few months before Katrina,” he says. “During the storm, I was hearing more news of government apathy and incompetence and tragedy,” Clark says. “Friends from New Orleans were flooding into Asheville by the hour. “My house filled with evacuees and their pets, including two ferrets and a disgruntled Siamese cat,” he says. “I felt like I couldn’t just sit by being depressed and not doing anything, but wasn’t sure how to help.” Clark knew people who were filling trucks with supplies and heading to New Orleans, only to be turned away by the National Guard. “I was ready to forge press passes and go down there to do something -- anything, when my friend Shelley, of the zine Chainbreaker, suggested a New Orleans zine anthology,” Clark says. Realizing the book could also be used to preserve these works, Clark began. “I ran home and pulled out all of my old fanzines and realized that what we had was some of the best underground writing of the decade, most of which would never be reprinted and was sure to be destroyed by the storm,” he says. “A lot of it was.” Clark got on the phone and the computer and got friends from as far away as Ireland to send him material. Last Gasp of San Francisco stepped forward to publish the book. Although the book was published after Katrina, Clark considers it the culmination of a seven-year project. He’s been collecting New Orleans fanzines for that long. “But when we decided to do the book, I guess it took about three months to gather what I didn’t have, figure out how to put it all together, and do it,” Clark says. “It was done entirely on a Xerox machine, except for a few typed parts done on the library computer.” Clark chose The People’s Hurricane Relief to receive some of the money raised by the book. “The People’s Hurricane Relief Fund was picked because they are actually based in New Orleans,” Clark says. “They are focusing on the rights and fair treatment of those hit hardest by the storm and subsequent

damage, mostly African-American families. “They are making demands of the way the city handles the reconstruction -practical demands like re-instating just as much Section 8 housing as there was prior to the storm,” Clark says. “Also, they are performing direct actions to stop illegal evictions and housing demolition.” Clark recommends checking out www.communitylaborunited.net for more information. “A tricky aspect of living in New Orleans, being part of the politically active punk scene there, is being white in a town that is, or was until the storm, 67 percent African American,” Clark says. “How do you live there in a responsible way, a way that doesn’t lead towards further gentrification and commercialization of the city? “It’s hard, so by using our art and writing to help The People’s Hurricane Relief Fund, we are trying to give back to the city and culture that inspired the work in the first place,” he says. “The proceeds are also going, in part, to the New Orleans Community Bike Project, which is a non-profit bicycle coop. Lots of the writers of Stories Care Forgot are or have been volunteers there, and lots of the writing in the book is about the bike project.” So far, the response to the book has been positive, from both underground and mainstream sources. “The book won’t officially be available from Last Gasp until next month (March),” Clark says. “But so far, the buzz around it has been great.” ◗

Letters from New Orleans is available from booksellers and online book stores such as amazon.com. Stories Care Forgot will available in March from booksellers, record stores and zine shops that carry Last Gasp books. It also can be ordered from www.lastgasp.com or amazon.com. “But please,” Clark says, “support your local bookstore!”


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‘Earth Tones: Horses and Trees in Platinum’ -- Photo exhibit by worldrenowned Sal Lopes on display at the Jack Leigh Gallery, 132 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Feb. 24-March 20.

Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Roger Surprenant -- Photography on display at Moon River Brewing Company at 21 West Bay St. and Angel's BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Through midMarch; free admission.

‘Scenic’ -- Melody Postma’s mixed media paintings, Feb. 9-March 2 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thurs. Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m.

Group Exhibition -- Show at Gallery 440. 440 Bull St., features Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, artists in residence. Also photos by Tim Coy and paintings by Billy Herrin. First-floor group exhibition of figure, still life and landscape paintings by Fran Thomas, Jorge Alvarez, Barbara Jones, Jill Chafin and more.

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‘Limited Pallette’ -- Three SCAD grad students are featured in this exhibit Feb. 23March 1 at the DeSoto Row Gallery on 41st and Bull streets in the Starland District. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. ‘Homage to Bones’ -- Work by Wendell Rudolph Smith is on display Feb. 10March 8 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Opening reception March 3, 5-7 p.m.

Work by Sal Lopes is at Jack Leigh Gallery

Savannah-Budapest 2005 -- Work by Scott Griffin done while an artist-in-residence in Hungary. At the Sapphire Grill, 110 W. Congress St.

‘Control’ -- Acrylic on linen by Andrew J. Rogers, thru Feb. at DeSotoRow Gallery in the Starland Design District.

‘Conflict and Creation’ -- Paintings and hand-carved menorahs by Robert Lask. Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St.

‘Faces of Folk’ -- Exhibit thru Feb. at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street. Call 234-7322.

‘Moving Along’ -- Kinetic abstract painting by Mike DeMaria at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr. Blvd.

‘The Anti-postcard Show!’ -- Paintings by Lind Hollingsworth and photographs by Michael Ellison through Feb. 28 at the

Meryl Truett -- New photographs exploring the vernacular architecture of the American South, at Rosewood Studio and Gallery at 113 Oglethorpe Ave. ‘Art Brut’ -- The Hurn Museum presents an exhibit of international folk art from a variety of countries and artists. Through April 30th at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker St. JEA Art for February -- Paintings by Stacie Albano will be on display this month at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Gallery 209 Artists -- Deborah Auleatha Mueller is featured artist in February, exhibiting raku and stoneware at this gallery at 209 E. River St. Newton Center Current Exhibitions -Include "Patterns of Decoration: The Evolution of the Picture Frame"; "A Royal Portrait Gallery: Prints from the 17th through the 19th Centuries"; "The Master Eye: 19th- and 20th-Century Photographs from the Rhoades Collection"; and "Mapping the Past: A Selection of Antique Cartography from the Newton Collection." 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. Call for Artists -- Union Mission seeks donations of original art and prints for the Savannah Starfish Gala’s silent auction. Contact Laura at 238-2777 ext. 11 or lwebb@unionmission.org. Call for Entries -- Emerging or established artists in Savannah with a strong personal style and consistent body of work for a group exhibition. Show runs March 1928 at Starland Arts Collective. Contact Jenn at blondeshotcreative@gmail.com by March 1. Gregory Myrick -- New prints by this local artist at www.yessy.com/gmyrick1/. ◗

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

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Parents taking their kids to catch this at a matinee showing should reasonably be expecting a dog day afternoon; instead, those perky creatures known as actors keep getting in the way of total enjoyment. Based on a Japanese film that was itself inspired by a true story, Eight Below relates the tale of a scientific expedition in Antarctica and what happens when punishing weather forces its members to leave their eight sled dogs behind. As the animals spend months coping with exhaustion, starvation and a particularly nasty leopard seal, expedition guide Jerry Shephard (Paul Walker) desperately tries to find a way to rescue them. The dogs are gorgeous and wonderfully expressive (no creepy Snow Dogs-style anthropomorphizing here, thank God), and as long as director Frank Marshall and debuting scripter Dave DiGilio focus on their part of the story, the movie succeeds in the grand tradition of past Disney live-action adventures. But the picture runs an unpardonable two hours (can little kids’ bladders hold out that long?), and its length is felt in the countless scenes centering on Jerry: his romance with a pilot (Moon Bloodgood), his bantering with a co-worker (Jason Biggs, heavy on the shtick) and his pity parties as he agonizes over the potential loss of his dogs (watching Walker try to convey brooding introspection and angst is never a pretty sight). At 95 minutes, this would have been a winner; maybe the DVD will include a function that will allow viewers to edit out the humans and leave only the remarkable canines.

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Suffering from a particularly misguided delusion of grandeur, Steve Martin has elected to co-write and star in a new version of The Pink Panther. But why stop there? While he’s busy plundering the cemetery of iconic movie roles, he might as well try his hand at another Casablanca or a new Citizen Kane. It would only be a slightly less ludicrous endeavor. The original 1964 film only features Inspector Clouseau in a supporting role. But it immediately became obvious -- to series creator Blake Edwards and to viewers -- that the real prize here was the performance by Peter Sellers as the bumbling police inspector. But this new Panther is as clumsy as its leading figure. The basic story is prime material for this sort of outing -- a French soccer coach (an unbilled Jason Statham) is murdered during a championship game, and Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Kevin Kline, too restrained to provide the original

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Has any superstar of the past 20 years bungled his career as thoroughly as Harrison Ford? It’s only been about a decade since blockbusters like The Fugitive and Air Force One kept him at the head of the class alongside Hanks, Cruise and Gibson, but one bad choice after another has dropped him out of contention while the other three actors continue to drive the box office. Firewall is such a tired copy of Ford’s past adventures that it almost verges on parody. Once again, the actor plays an upstanding guy who must save his family from dangerous foreigners, an angle previously tapped in Air Force One and Patriot Games (to name but two). In this case, he’s Jack Stanfield, a bank executive responsible for creating the computer programs that prevent the facility from ever getting hacked. But when Eurotrash bandit Bill Cox (Paul Bettany) and his gang of techies snatch Jack’s wife Beth (Virginia Madsen) and their two children, our hero has no choice but to aid them in their scheme to siphon millions of dollars from the accounts of the bank’s wealthiest clients. Madsen, whose career was revived via her smashing turn in Sideways, finds herself relegated to cheerleader status as her character has nothing to do except wait to get saved by her hubby. As for Ford, it’s almost painful to watch him going

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series’ Herbert Lom with any serious competition) decides to put a moron in charge of the investigation so that he may quietly nab the culprit himself. Dreyfus settles on provincial policeman Clouseau, not aware that this imbecilic officer will embarrass him in ways he never dreamed possible. For the most part, the gags dreamed up by Martin and co-writers Len Blum and Michael Saltzman aren’t particularly fresh, mildly amusing bits are repeated until they lose every ounce of appeal, and the efforts to cater to modern audiences (a pop performance by co-star Beyonce Knowles, the unsettling image of Clouseau preparing to take Viagra) are ill-conceived. www.connectsavannah.com

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An adaptation of Richard Price’s novel that itself owes a debt to the real-life Susan Smith incident, Freedomland is a forceful drama that would be compelling enough without all the needless fuss made by director Joe Roth. Samuel L. Jackson stars as Lorenzo Council, a detective assigned to question a woman (Julianne Moore) who claims a black man from the projects stole her car while her young son was sleeping in the back seat. The inner-city locals are outraged at the media attention -- where were all the cameras when their own kids were in danger? Lorenzo turns to a missingchildren activist (Edie Falco) to help him determine what really happened to the distraught mom’s boy. Moore’s performance is hard to take in its intensity, yet it’s true to the character and her circumstances. Yet it’s Jackson who holds our attention throughout.

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The selling point in Capote is the excellent lead performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman, that character actor extraordinaire who has contributed finely etched portrayals to such films as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Magnolia. Constantly punctuating the air with his whispery wit and entertaining other people as if to the diva manner born, Hoffman's Capote is an odd figure against the barren backdrop of the

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Kansas flatlands, where he has come to learn about the brutal murders of a respected family of four. Accompanied by his friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), whose own book is about to make her a celebrity in her own right (a running gag is that nobody can recall the name of her upcoming novel, just that it has something to do with killing birds), Capote gets to know some of the locals and, eventually, the two drifters found responsible for the repugnant killings. He forms a bond with one of them, a pensive type named Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.). But as time passes and Capote keeps needling Perry for specific details on the murders it becomes unclear -- perhaps even to Capote himself -- whether the author is merely using Perry for his own purposes or whether the doomed convict has indeed stirred Capote's own humanity.

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Forsaking his beloved New York City, Woody Allen has made a film that's set -and shot -- in England. Also gone is another mainstay: the nebbish protagonist, generally played by Allen himself but on occasion portrayed by a younger actor like John Cusack or Jason Biggs. Clearly, the leading character here is no nervous, self-effacing nerd. Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is handsome, charismatic and secure enough to know what he wants out of life. A tennis pro employed at a posh London club, he makes the acquaintance of dashing rich kid Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), who then proceeds to introduce Chris to his sister Chloe (Emily Mortimer). Chris' life in the fast lane, however, encounters a speed bump in the curvaceous shape of Tom's American fiancée, Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson). Eventually, the two engage in an adulterous tryst that has the potential to bring down Chris' carefully constructed lifestyle. Match Point is exceedingly well-written and exquisitely performed (Johansson stands out in her best performance to date), yet what causes it to come up a hair short of true greatness is that, for all its dissimilarities to past Allen films, it still ends up largely

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Nanny McPhee may be based on Christianna Brand’s “Nurse Matilda” books, but its cinematic predecessor is clearly the family film that turned “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” into the longest household word ever recorded. Emma Thompson, delivering a sharp performance under pounds of facial latex, plays the title character, a

snaggletooth, wart-sprouting nursemaid who mysteriously shows up to help a widower (Colin Firth) contend with his seven monstrous children. As Nanny McPhee helps transform these little devils into little angels, she also becomes involved in the family’s strained affairs with an interfering aunt (Angela Lansbury) and a husband-hunting harridan (Celia Imrie).

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From Silver Streak to Bringing Down the House, there have been countless movies in which an uptight Caucasian is taught how to loosen up by an AfricanAmerican acquaintance. Something New reverses that formula, but beyond this little-seen novelty, there’s not much about this modest romantic comedy that

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Behind its convenient (and infuriating) designation as “the gay cowboy movie,” this is as universal as any love story Hollywood has produced in recent times. As Jack, Gyllenhaal delivers a nicely modulated performance. The weakness in his work -- that he doesn’t completely disappear into his character -- is only noticeable because his co-star is operating at such a stratospheric level. Ledger, in short, is phenomenal as Ennis, the sort of pensive individual who’s so reluctant to speak that it appears as if uttering a syllable is as strenuous for him as lifting a refrigerator is to the rest of us. ◗

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A remake of a 1950 British comedy starring Alec Guinness, Last Holiday is better than expected thanks to its retooling as a vehicle for Queen Latifah. Latifah stars as Georgia Byrd, a working class woman who, upon learning that she’ll die in three weeks, cashes in all her assets and heads off to the Czech Republic with the intent of winding down her life in luxury. While at the hotel, she befriends the cook (Gerard Depardieu -how I’ve missed him!), offers sage advice and butts heads with her former boss, the hardhearted CEO of a national retail chain (Timothy Hutton). Meanwhile, her love interest (LL Cool J) back home discovers her dark secret and hightails it to be by her side.

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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Kevin Sheehan at 6912934 or send email to kshe62@aol.com..

Amnesty International

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit http://www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

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 third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave.. Call Raymond at 898-3506.

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Megan Burgoyne at 352-4052 or send e-mail to megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Chatham County Democratic Committee

Savannah Peace Coalition

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www.chathamdems.com.

Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Democrats Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to c@depthllc.com.

Chatham County Young Republicans For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.

Coastal Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. .at Barnes Restaurant on Waters Avenue. The speaker will be William T. Gillespie, Jr., department chair/professor of military science at Georgia Southern University. He will discuss the war in Iraq. For information, call Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or send e-mail to R1999MHAR@aol.com.

Drinking Liberally 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, left-leaners 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.

Food Not Bombs meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. to cook vegetarian meals to be served at noon on Franklin Square. Donations are accepted. Cook for peace and help the community. Call 201-6188867.

League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone18 and older.

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.

Savannah Area Republican Women’s Annual Fashion Show with clothing by Steimart of Savannah will be held March 8 at the Wilmington Island Club. A guest speaker will be announced. The bar opens at 11 a.m. and the luncheon is at noon. Tickets are $35. Call Terry Gumm at 7273473. All proceeds benefit the Savannah Area Republican Women.

Savannah Area Young Republicans will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 at Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street across from the Hyatt. The social will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dave Simons of Simons and Associates Political Consulting speaking on Running a Successful Campaign. Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

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 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 ABC Television looking for extras An ABC Television pilot, Hollis and Rae, directed by Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise, Something to Talk About, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood) and produced by Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Murder One) will be shooting in the Savannah area. Non-speaking background actors are being sought to work as paid extras. No experience necessary. Men, women and children of all ages are needed. An open casting call will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. You must bring a recent snapshot no larger than 4

inches by 6 inches that is not returnable. Shooting is scheduled to begin March 13.

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

Benefits & Fundraisers 2006 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Girl Scouts currently are taking orders. Cookies are $3.50 a box, with proceeds benefitting local girls. Call the Cookie Hotline at 888-223-3883 or visit www.girlscouting.org.

Altamaha Parents of Multiples Yard Sale will be held Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at Crossroads Church of God, 2549 Lanesbridge Rd. (Highway 169) in Jesup. Clothing, baby furniture, equipment, toys, etc. will be sold by families with twins, triplets and higher orders of multiples. Donations and consignments are being accepted. Call 912530-9755.

May Howard Country Jamboree will be held March 4 from 5-8:30 p.m. at May Howard Elementary School on Wilmington Island. The event will feature a children’s bake-off, line dancing, a silent auction and bingo, as well as activities for kids. All proceeds will be used to furnish a science lab and refurbish the media center. Farmer’s Almanac TV will be there to film for a future episode.

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, 314094719.

Red Cross assists returning troops

The Savannah Downtown Garden Club Annual Victorian Tea will be held Sunday, March 12 from 1-4 p.m. at 19 W. Perry St. Tickets are $15. Proceeds go to help beautify the downtown area.

The Savannah Chapter -- Liberty Branch of the American Red Cross is seeking donations of coffee, hot chocolate mix, tea bags, baked goods, snack foods, hot-serve cups, stir sticks, individual sugar and creamer packets as they welcome home 20,000 troops from Iraq. Call 912-876-3975.

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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.

This scholarship program will be held Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Savannah State University King-Frazier Student Center Ballroom. Speakers will include recipient James Sapp and Shaunce Riley, program coordinator and student advisor for Student Support Services.

Annual Victorian Tea

Coastal Pet Rescue is seeking financial donations to assist with the medical care for two dogs that are victims of animal cruelty. The dogs were discovered without food, water or shelter and were severely malnourished, requiring veterinary care. While the dogs are improving, Coastal Pet Rescue would like to give them further medical treatment and place them in foster homes so they can become adoptable pets. For information on how you can help, call 351-5161 or visit www.coastalpetrescue.org to see photos of the dogs.

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.

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.

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Through Feb. 25, Winston’s Bakery at Oglethorpe Mall will donate 10 percent of all dog biscuit sales to Coastal Pet Rescue. For information, call Tara Chavanne at 303-9363.

Savannah Friends of Music is throwing an array of Parties a la Carte to support local music education. Call Kristina Svenson at 598-9470 or Anne Dauray at 5980149 for information.

See Spot Run The 1st Annual Bryan Animal Caregivers 6k Run/Walk will be held March 11 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The event will open at 9 a.m. and the walk/run will begin at 10 a.m. Entrants will receive a T-shirt and awards will be given. Advance registration is $20, and $25 on the day of the race. Call 7272694 or visit www.bac.petfinder.com.

Southside Fire/EMS 2006 Calendar This project raises money for burn victims throughout the region. Models for the calendar are actual firefighters and emergency personnel from the Southside Fire Department. The calendars are $10 and are available at three SunCom locations in Oglethorpe Mall, on Hodgson Memorial near Kroger and at the Savannah Crossing Shopping Center on Abercorn Extension. Calendars also may be purchased at SSFD Headquarters on Norwood Avenue or by calling 354-1011.

Thinking Day 2006 Food Drive to benefit America’s Second Harvest is being conducted through March 3 by the Girl


31 Scouts. All items must be non-perishable. Drop off locations include the Girl Scout First Headquarters at 330 Drayton St., the Girl Scout Council of Savannah at 127 Abercorn St. Suite 400, and Blessed Sacrament School at 1003 E. Victory Dr.

Call for Applications Corner Store Program

business owner in recreating, constructing and/or preserving the character of the historic neighborhood corner store. Eligible properties must be located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevared and Montgomery Street Corridor Urban Redevelopment Area which extends from Jones Street to 52nd Street. The maximum loan amount available is $50,000 with a 4 percent interest rate for 10 years. For information, call 651-6973.

The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority has created a pilot program with initial capital funds to assist one property or

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Classes will be held Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bull Street Center. Call Jurell Davis at 8972364. .

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.

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.

Adults Back to College The Office of Adult Academic Services at Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold an information session Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.

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then, so it makes sense that my work has, too. In fact, my personal development has been fueled by my growth as a writer. I urge you to do what I’ve just done, fellow Cancerian. Take an inventory of the big tasks you’ve been doing for years. Evaluate the way they’ve evolved and how they’ve shaped your destiny. It’s time for an expansive look at the labors of love that have made you who you are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Welcome to your crash course at Happiness School, Gemini. To begin your first lesson, say the following aloud: “In the next 20 days, I will rigorously test the hypothesis that it’s possible for me to become far more skilled at creating happiness for myself. During that time, I will do everything within my power to make myself feel good.” Now take a piece of paper and write a list of ten familiar experiences that you really enjoy and ten untried experiences that would fill you with well-being if you summoned the courage and initiative to actually attempt them. Finally, Gemini, do at least one of those 20 experiences every day for the next 20 days.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In her book Gender Shock, Phyllis Burke notes that as recently as 70 years ago, pink was regarded as a strong, masculine color, and blue as delicate and feminine. This is one of many pieces of evidence she cites to support her argument that definitions of gender arise more from transitory cultural biases rather than biological axioms. If you’d like to align yourself with cosmic rhythms, Virgo, you’ll experiment with her hypothesis. Are there ways you’ve cut yourself off from potential powers because you wrongly assume they’re a specialty of the other gender? For instance, if you’re a woman, have you been timid about developing your will? If you’re a man, have you crippled your ability to be receptive?

CANCER (June 21-July 22): As of this week, I have written 1,500 astrology columns. Some have been better-written and more useful than others, but I’ve given my utmost effort to every single one. My style has mutated over the years; the horoscopes I penned in, say, 1994, are so unlike those I write now that they almost seem to be the product of a different author. But then I myself have transformed radically since

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you have been experiencing some form of injustice, it’s an excellent time to stage a protest, strike, or boycott. The astrological omens don’t necessarily guarantee you’ll get all your demands met, but they do make it likely you’ll be able to harness your anger with maximum lucidity. For best results, don’t just fight for your own rights, but for the rights of others as well. You should also

create your own list): mellifluous, thrive, melody, luminous, undulate, freshening, reverence, primordial, shimmer.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “You can’t wait for inspiration,” proclaimed writer Jack London. “You have to go after it with a club.” That sounds too violent to me, though I agree in principle that aggressiveness is the best policy in one’s relationship with inspiration--especially for you in the coming weeks. Here’s my modified version of London’s advice: “Don’t wait for inspiration. Go after it with a butterfly net, fishing rod, specimen jars, petri dishes, leashes, sweet treats, juicy bait, persuasive arguments, and sincere flattery.” And whatever you do, Scorpio, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that inspiration is a rare stroke of luck you’re powerless to summon.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There was an indignant uproar after revelations that James Frey’s bestselling memoir A Million Little Pieces contains fabrications. Hearing about it prompted me to ruminate on whether there’s any such thing as a completely accurate account of *any* person’s life. My conclusion: no. In every autobiography and biography ever written, the author imaginatively strings together selectively chosen details to conjure up artificially coherent narratives rather than depict the crazy-quilt ambiguity that actually characterizes everyone’s journey. If you and nine writers set out to tell your life story, you’d produce ten wildly different tales, each rife with subjective interpretation, misplaced emphasis, unintentional distortions, and exorbitant extrapolations from insufficient data. Your assignment this week, Aquarius, is to celebrate the malleability of reality. Regale listeners with stories about the time you worked as a pirate in the Indian Ocean, or rode the rails through Kansas as a hobo, or gave Donald Trump sage advice in an elevator.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Earth is a school and daily life is our classroom,” asserts Dan Millman in his book Living on Purpose. Our teachers aren’t always experts and authorities, he says, but often appear in the guise of strangers, acquaintances, children, animals, and unexpected circumstances. The lessons we’re asked to master come to us first as simple, straightforward challenges. If we refuse to work at solving them, they take on progressively more difficult and painful forms. Among the most basic of our assignments is the mandate to take good care of our bodies. In my opinion, Sagittarius, that’s the most important homework you have in the coming weeks. I hope you’ll make dramatic strides in your understanding of what helps your body thrive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The language we use has a tremendous power to shape our experience. This is especially true for you right now. The words you choose to describe your feelings and adventures will tip the balance of your energy toward delight and vigor or else toward discouragement and apathy. The fewer negative perspectives you formulate, the better your health will be. To spur yourself in the right direction, make frequent use of beautiful words like the following (or

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Biologist Rupert Sheldrake regularly riles up the scientific establishment with his theories about telepathy and other taboo subjects. After he published his book A New Science of Life, the editor of the prestigious British journal Nature denounced it, saying “This infuriating tract is the best candidate for burning there has been for many years.” The same editor later attacked Sheldrake for “heresy,” advocating that he be “condemned in exactly the same language that the Pope used to condemn Galileo.” I propose that if you’re doing your job correctly in the coming weeks, Pisces, you will attract similar protests from the status quo. Fulfilling your mission will require you to wander into territory that’s regarded as off-limits by the guardians of the way things have always been done. ◗

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Japanese farmers have perfected a way to grow square watermelons. At the market the fruit can be stacked with more ease and efficiency, and at home it fits better in the refrigerator. I suggest that you make the square watermelon your metaphor of the week, Leo. What can you do to retrain nature so that it better serves your practical goals? How might you engineer your unruly instinctual urges so as to further your civilized needs?

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The greatest gift you can give right now might be the gift that you yourself were never given. The most valuable service you have to offer your fellow humans may be the service you have always wished were performed for you. An experience that wounded you could and should move you to help people who’ve been similarly wounded. You now have the power to heal yourself by healing others.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “The supple willow tree does not contend against the storm.” So says the Shaolin monk advising his young pupil in the old TV show, Kung Fu. Let that be your watchword, Aries. There will be other times when your best interests will be served by digging in, steeling your will, and launching a fierce counteroffensive. But this is not one of those occasions. If you’re as supple as the willow, no harm will come to you. In fact, you’ll probably end up feeling like you’ve gotten a very deep, long massage.

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to noon in Room 227 of AASU’s Victor Hall for prospective students who are interested in earning a college degree. Call 961-3163.

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.

Art Studio Painting sessions/lessons are being offered in the Richmond Hill area. The cost is $10 per session. Classes are held Tuesday through Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m., Friday from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. Call 727-4054 to register.

The Artist Way is a 12-week, workplace creativity workshop that will be facilitated by Dana A. Boyd, Ph.D., at The Enchanted Cottage beginning March 21 on Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $250. Call 236-3660.

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choose their hours between Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-0578.

Chatham County Aquatic Center 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.

Children’s Creative Saturdays Every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children are invited to The Dragonfly Studio for projects in pottery, painting, planting, music and more. Every Saturday, a new project will be presented. Children must be 6 or older to participate. Parents may drop off children or stay and join them. Dragonfly Studio is located on Tybee Island, 1.5 miles past the Lazzaretto Creek Bridge on the right. Call 786-4431 or send e-mail to dragonflytybee@aol.com.

Church Music Seminar 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

This event is for anyone who has worked through The Artist Way process by themselves or through a group. It will be held Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The cost is $99. Call 236-3660.

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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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.

will begin March 7 and be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolyne’s Studio. An open studio is available Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 925-5465.

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

Brush With Art Series will feature classes in drawing, painting, clay and open studio, taught by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher, at her Southside studio. These classes are offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Drawing to Paint is held Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:308:30 p.m. Clay Play is offered Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open Studio is offered Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost starts at $35. Register by calling 925-5465.

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

Coastal Scooters Classes 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.

Computer 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.

Davenport House Docent Training will be offered beginning in mid-February. Training includes studies in local history and decorative arts. Docents lead tours and assist with programming. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 or send e-mail to jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Discover Creativity Coaching Free initial consultation. Expert with two creativity degrees helps you kick-start your project, sort ideas, break through blocks,


33 clarify intentions and plan approaches. Call 412-9199 or send e-mail to breakthru.creativity@gmail.com.

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

The Economic Opportunity Authority 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.

Experimental Retreat for Women who choose to make the journey as important as the destination will be held March 31-April 2 at Palm Key Nature Getaway. . This retreat is designed for the woman who is ready to make the changes necessary to consciously live the vibrant, balanced life that honors who she is. For information, call Elizabeth at 429-3089 or send e-mail to elizabeth@elizabethloyd.com.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Keys to the Kingdom An advanced 7-week course in prosperity consciousness building will begin March 8 at 7 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Course materials include a set of CDs or tapes and a workshop which may be purchased at Unity Bookstore for $40. Course requirements consist of a commitment to tithe 10 percent of income, to study and reflect 90 minutes per day and to outreach in church and community 4 hours a week. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

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.

Life Challenge Consulting 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.

Living the Questions

This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910.

Trinity Church offers an introduction to the Christian faith for anyone in search of a new way of looking at the Church. Called an ”unapologetically liberal alternative to the Alpha Course,” it strives to create an environment where seekers and ”church alums” alike can discuss and question traditional theological ideas. Thursdays at 7 p.m. for 13 weeks beginning March 2 at Trinity Church on Telfair Square. Free and open to the public. Call 233-4766.

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.

Futuristic Youth of Promise Foundation This talent-based organization is for youth ages 9-19. Volunteers are sought to teach gospel, jazz, photography, visual arts, writing, theater, cooking, dance, videography and more. To participate, contact Martha Dawkins Massey at fyparts3@aol.com.

Getting Money for Your Small Business is a workshop that will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40. Call 651-3200 to register.

Guided Imagery Change your life with guided imagery. Read about it in Oprah magazine, January 2006. Ditch anxiety, manage deadlines, lose weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes Free classes that will be offered Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115.

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.

Introduction to Spanish: How to Raise a Bilingual Child is a class that will be offered Saturday, Feb. 26 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Fany’s Spanish/English Institute, 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. The cost is $60. Call 921-4646 or cell 220-6570 to register.

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

Mindful meditation classes will be held 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.

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.

Painting Classes 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.

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week for eight weeks. Fees are $130 plus textbook. Call the AASU Center for Justice Administration at 927-5231.

churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605.

Parent and Teen Driving Course

A 5-week course based on the book by Marcus Borg will be held Tuesdays from 1:303:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. (choose one) at Unity of Savnnah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The textbook may be purchased at Unity Bookstore. A love offering will be taken at each class. Call 3554704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

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The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driver’s course the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Day School, 4625 Waters Ave. Call 651-6653 or send e-mail to ccamire@savannahga.gov and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required.

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

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offers Wednesday night youth groups for ages 11-17 and tutorial assistance sponsored by Park Place Outreach -- Street Outreach Team, formerly the Savannah Runaway Home. Call Tonyour Bolden, outreach coordinator, at 234-4048 for a location.

Photo Safari with Frank Barevich Learn how to compose a photograph and shoot for the best effect. Take photos in historic downtown. Contact Frank Barevich at 660-6994 or fbrab@comcast.net.

Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, daycares, libraries,

Thinking of Starting a Business is a workshop that will be held Feb. 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 in advance or $50 on the day of the workshop. Call 651-3200 to register.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes, including computer keyboarding, starting any type of business, credit defense and more. Call 652-3582.

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.

Savannah Area Tennis

Park Place Outreach

members and $65 for non-members. To register for any of the workshops, call Ila Scholla at 897-5612, Grace Rohland at 498-8217 or Frances Mills at 355-0448.

will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to ctcsavannahga@prodigy.net.

Savannah Art Association Workshop 2006 How to Create a Portrait: Drawing, Watercolor or Medium of Choice, will be presented by Barbara Gentry beginning March 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the AASU Annex. The class will meet the first Sasturday of each month. The fee is $50 for SAA

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

Clubs & Organizations 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 children’s readings on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at Media Play. Call Antonio at 713-1470 or send email to Catscandance2@aol.com.

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

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 e-mail savdeca@aol.com.

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.

Beanhead Writers Group 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.

Bike Night with Mikie 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.

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.

Bridge club meets at the JEA 1511 Abercorn, ACBL certified duplicate bridge game every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a $4 fee. Call Lynn at 354-9739.

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. Visit 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 schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a ride every Saturday. Visit www.cbtc.org for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first


35 Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 9610602.

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 Church’s Horton Hall, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Call Ronn Alford, Director of Music Ministries, at 925-5924.

Daughters of Destiny An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Facilitated by Miriam Center. Call 663-0894.

Friends of Oatland

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

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

Partners for Community Health

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

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

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Philo Cafe

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Gold Wing Road Riders Association

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

Harley Owners Group 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.

Islands Mothers Club Social club for mothers of young children. The club hosts activities moms and kids can enjoy together and provides a community support network for mothers. Call Julie Bird at 495-9950 or jbird@taigmarks.com.

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-A-Million on Abercorn. Call Greg at 232-7549.

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

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

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.

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 is the oldest and largest national organization that celebrates Italian/American heritage for men and women. Call Dennis Piasio at 1-888674-2937.

Savannah Chapter U.S. Green Building Council

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 offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com.

meets the fourth Tuesday from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Marshall House on Broughton Street. Free and open to the public. Visit www.coastalgreen.org, call Tommy at 2360781 or send e-mail to tlinstroth@melaver.com.

Savannah Italian Club

Savannah Chess Club

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 2342106 or visit www.savannahjaycees.com.

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

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.

is dedicated to discussing and preserving the heritage of Italians and Italian-Americans. Meets the first Tuesday at 2717 Livingston Ave. Call Carol Taylor at 925-4064.

Savannah Jaycees

Savannah Kennel Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 6562410.

Savannah Linux Users Group The group usually meets the first Wednesday of every month. Call 210-9066.

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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. 2318841.

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.

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Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association meets the second Thursday fo the month from 6-8 p.m. On March 9, the speaker will be Linda Lindeborg, who will discuss copyright

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

Philosophical sessions taking on a different topic each time at Barnes & Noble every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Call 659-2930 or 4439267.

issues in art. The meeting will be held at Carey Hilliard’s on Skidaway Road at Sunset Boulevard.

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

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Savannah Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. For information, call 355-6033. meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See www.savannahmug.org.

Savannah Newcomers Club

Waving Girl Smocking Guild

is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist newcomers in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

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.

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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.

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meetings, the association meets at the Tybee Community Center.

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.

Writers Unite! 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 will hold the Second Breakfast Round Table with David Harper of The Advisory Alliance as the guest speaker on Wednesday, March 1 at 8 a.m. at First City Club, 32 E. Bull St. The cost is $12, which includes a hot breakfast buffet from the First City Club. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 24 by calling 308-9815 or by email to contact@ypsav.net. For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

Conferences National Youth-At-Risk Conference

For information, see www.savannahskiclub.com.

This national conference will be held March 58 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and is hosted by the College of Education at Georgia Southern University in cooperation with 20 other regional organizations. Registration is $240. Call 681-5555 or visit www.nationalyouthatrisk.com.

Savannah Stitch-N-Bitch

AASU Conference on Women’s Leadership

Savannah Ski Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters 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.

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.

Southside Optimist Club 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.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. 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

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program is hosting its fourth annual conference March 2-4. More than 75 panelists will explore more than 25 topics. The theme for the conference is The Art of the Possible. Keynote speakers are Grace Paley, Poet Laureate of Vermont, and Leslie King-Hammond, dean of graduate studies and professor of art history at The Maryland Institute and College of Art. To register, call Teresa Winterhalter at 921-5632.To review the complete itinerary, visit www.as.armstrong.edu/ women_studies/conference.

Flamenco Enthusiasts This group is looking for people in Savannah who want to dance, sing or play flamenco, also potential instructors. Contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo.com.

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

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

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

Fitness A balanced life Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $20 to $30 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. Multi-level yoga classes are offered Monday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for a package card of five classes. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt.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.

Chatham County Aquatic Center offers water aerobics classes, open lap swimming, learn-to-swim classes and lifeguard training classes. Call 652-6793.

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Dance Adult Ballet & Modern Dance Classes at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. BeginnerIntermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Beginner Adult Modern is Mondays from 1-2 p.m. Intermediate/ Advanced Modern is Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. A variety of youth classes ages 3 to teen are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Ballroom Dance Party will be held Saturday, March 18 from 8-10:30 p.m. The basic lesson (Swing) will start at 7 p.m. The cost is $6 for members of the Moon Rivers Dancers and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 9619960.

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Fundamental/beginner instruction available for the first hour. Call Jeff at 352-7057 or send e-mail to jadelotustaichi@yahoo.com.

Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 8196463.

Pregnancy Yoga An 8-week session of Pregnancy Yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. beginning March 21 and again on May 30 in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once per week or $150 for twice per week for the 8-week session. Call 667-8877 for information or space availability or send e-mail to ann@aikyayoga.com.

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.

Raja Yoga Workshop with Judean Drescher will be presented Feb. 12 from 6:45-8 p.m. at the Yoga Room of Savannah. Call 898-0361 or send e-mail to SvnnhYogaRoom@aol.com..

Savannah Yoga Center Peace of mind in an energized body. Drop-ins welcome. If you are breathing, then you can do yoga. Come sweat, relax and get energized. Yoga Basics, all levels, Tuesday 6-7:15 p.m. Flow Yoga, all levels, Wednesday from 67:15 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:15 a.m. Drop-in rate $13, Student drop-in rate $11 with ID. Active duty military/dependents $9. Best value with multi-class card purchase -- 8 class card $85, 12-class card $120, 20-class card $190. Taught by Kelley Boyd Crane. Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Call 441-6653 or visit www.savannahyoga.com.

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

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Water aerobics at the JEA

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.

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

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

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

Yoga Flow

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

classes taught by Debra Whalen R.Y.T. are offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

Pilates Classes

Yoga @ Work

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A six-week series of Yoga @ Work will be held Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in offices


located in downtown Savannah starting in January. The series will incorporate discussions about stress and provide tools to use during the work day to combat the stress we all experience. The class is available to all ages and levels of physical ability. No special attire is needed. The instructor is Ann Carroll. The cost is $90. Call 667-8877 for information on space availability or send e-mail to yayaannie@bellsouth.net.

The Yoga Room 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 6:308 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 4-year-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 8980361.

First City Network’s Workforce project

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

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

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

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

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

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First City Network invites all GLBT community members and supporters to help in the Community Center Revitalization campaign. Volunteers are needed to help clean up, decorate, paint and “Reclaim, Regenerate and Revitalize” the community center. Furnishings and decorative donations also are needed. A Community Center Cleanup date has been set for Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St. Call Angela at 232-8505 or send email to netlines@comcast.net for information or to make a donation.

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.

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

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

Health Care for the Caregiver Caregivers of cancer patients will receive special recognition Monday, Feb. 27 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cancer Institute Conference Room at Memorial Health. Information will be provided on finding relief from the caregiving role, techniques to reduce stress and inexpensive and fun selfcare tips. Free and open to the public. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

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.

First City Network Board Meeting

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Got a drug problem? Need help? HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

La Leche League of Savannah Call 897-9261.

Laughing Meditation Ann Carroll, yoga instructor, will lead a session that delves into the therapeutic benefits of laughter on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon at The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. The cost is $10. Call 236-2131.

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Most insurance plans (with the exception of Blue Cross HMO) are accepted. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify.

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 3522032.

The Quit Line

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

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.

Massage by Certified Massage Practitioner

Reiki Healing Circle

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.

will be held Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Open to anyone wanting to share healing energy. For information, call Bonnie BourneEmmerling at 667-2216, call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org..

March of Dimes

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

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. 2010071.

Super 2 Access Clinic

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.

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.

The Midwife Group

Trigger Point Massage and Stress Reduction

The Midwife Group offers 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.

This free community workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a partner and learn techniques to decrease headaches, neck, shoulder and lower back pain. Call 3557300.

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.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 651-5371 or email daled@savannahredcross.org.

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 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www.TheDolphinProject.org.

Ducks on Holiday Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2-4 p.m. to get acquainted with some 15 species of diving and dabbling ducks that hang out at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Laurel Hill Entrance on South Carolina Highway 170. Suggested donation is $10. Reservations required. Call 897-5108.

Explore the Salt Marsh By Land and Sea This program is presented by Wilderness Southeast in conjunction with Fort McAlister State Park. It will be presented Sunday, March 19 from 2-5 p.m. Walk and paddle with a naturalist guide to learn about the salt marsh ecosystem. $30 per person includes canoe rental and basic instruction. Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAlister. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

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

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

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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.

Mammograms

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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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.

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This free seminar is about sleep problems in children. It will be presented Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. The speaker will be Dr. Gordana Lovrekovic. Call 819-3368 for reservations.

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Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. A volunteer orientation meeting will be held Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tbeemsc.org.

Pets and Animals International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Through Feb. 25, Winston’s Bakery at Oglethorpe Mall will donate 10 percent of all dog biscuit sales to Coastal Pet Rescue. For information, call Tara Chavanne at 303-9363.

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Savannah’s First Pug Playday Meets every first Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact melindahurst@hotmail.com or mike_kennedy@emc.com.

Readings & Signings 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.

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.

Religious & Spiritual

Wildwood United Methodist Church

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The Service of Compline, “Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square.

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.

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Woodlawn United Methodist Church

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

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

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.

Ekklesia, The Church

Women’s Bible Study

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.

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

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An advanced 7-week course in prosperity consciousness building will begin March 8 at 7 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Course materials include a set of CDs or tapes and a workshop which may be purchased at Unity Bookstore for $40. Call 3554704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness.

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

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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.

A 5-week course based on the book by Marcus Borg will be held Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. (choose one) at Unity of Savnnah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The textbook may be purchased at Unity Bookstore. A love offering will be taken at each class. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

The Islands book group

Savannah Buddhist Sitting 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.

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.

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

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.

Jamison and other NBA stars. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873 anytime.

Sokagakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m.

Sports & Games The Geechee Sailing Club will host this regatta March 25 and 26. It is open to selfrighting sailboats 21 feet and up. The sailboat classes are Class A Spinnaker, Class B Non-Spinnaker, Class C Cruising and One Design Classes. The venue site for this event will be Tubby’s Tank House Restaurant, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. The races will be held in the Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. For information, call James Beck at 897-9527 or jebsav@yahoo.com, or visit www.geecheesailingclub.org. Competitors who have not pre-registered may register on Friday, March 24 between 6-8 p.m. at Tubby’s. A skipper’s meeting will follow at 8 p.m.

Savannah Area Tennis will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to ctcsavannahga@prodigy.net.

Savannah Disc Golf Club holds an open doubles tournament each Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95 . Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. New players are welcome, coaching in driving and putting skills will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Entry is $5, with 100 percent payout to winning teams. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com.

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Affirming the worth and dignity of every person. The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. Religious education provided for K-12 youth. Call 233-6284 or e-mail to UUBC2@aol.com.

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.

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A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On Feb. 26, the Rev. William Leggett will speak on What Anchors Us. Service will be Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the church’s Troup Square Sanctuary. Call 234-0980, or e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

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.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp Applications are being evaluated for this summer basketball camp, which is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Antawn

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://al_anon_savannah.freeservers.com.

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group 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. Upcoming meetings are set for Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Feb. 6. Visit www.alzga.org or call 920-2231.

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and is held the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363.

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

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents 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.

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


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Help Wanted Mellow Mushroom Now hiring for all positions! Please inquire within at 11 West Liberty St. Savannah Sun Coast Realty is expanding and hiring real estate agents. If you are interested in high commissions, great working conditions, call for an interview. Located on the second floor of 820 Abercorn St, Savannah, near the Mansion! 912-507-9800 or 912 341-8005 * Uncle Harry’s Gentlemen’s Club Now Hiring Dancers/Entertainers. Tired of making $200 a week? Come make $200 a day. 233-6930. N. Lathrop Ave.

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CDL-A O/Ops. Great Miles*Bonuses! Base plates/permits paid! Regional home time weekly! Settlements twice weekly! Fuel/passenger program! Jerry: 800-432-5534. BARTENDER NEEDED at Southside karaoke bar. Apply in person 11432 Abercorn St. NOW HIRING FOR KITCHEN. Must love working around food. Positive attitudes only need apply. No phone calls. Apply between 2pm-5pm Mon-Fri. Ask for Jamie. 1651 East Victory Drive. PEDICAB DRIVERS Needed. Must have valid Driver’s license. Adjustable schedule. Busy season approaching fast! Call 912232-7900 between 9am-5pm KAYAK KAFE looking for MOTIVATED daytime kitchen staff, wait staff and cashiers. Employees must be prepared to work QUICKLY, hourly rates based on ability and will grow accordingly. Flexible schedule perfect for students. Apply in person 10:30noon Mon-Sat. 1 East Broughton St. E X P E R I E N C E D CASHIER/HOSTESS Needed. Apply in person between 2pm4pm. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 E.Victory Drive. BELLA’S ON HABERSHAM

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tribution weekly shopper publication in historic Savannah near the Georgia coast. Must have proven track record in print advertising sales. Must be a goal-oriented self-starter with an exceptionally strong work ethic. Salary plus commission/bonus. Good fringe benefit package including 401-K program. Become part of a growing media company in a fast-growing and desirable location. Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to address below or e-mail to pjackson@morrismultimedia.com

Coastal Empire Pennysaver c/o Peter Jackson Vice President, Sales & Marketing Morris Newspaper Corporation 27 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia 31401

GREAT OPPORTUNITY Experienced Salesperson needed for out-of-town events. Must be willing to travel and work hard. Great Rewards! Call 912-790-7165 or 703-855-3166.

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Cherry sleigh & rails with pillow top mattress & boxspring! New in wrapper. Sacrifice $425. Can deliver 966-9937. PROFESSION-Auto Shop SNAP-ON TOOLS/HUGE BOX. Everything you need to get started. $40,000. “SERIOUS BUYERS only. Cash/cashiers check. Call from 9am-7pm. 912-897-9927.

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AMAZING 100% Luxury Double pillow-top queen mattress & boxspring, sealed in original plastic, with warranty. Must move! $350. 912-966-9937. RESIDENTIAL CLEANING service available. Very dependable young lady, former executive housekeeper at a major hotel. Prices that are easy for your pocket, but quality that is priceless. Call Lynnette @ 912-6606723.

FULL MATTRESS SET Absolute bargain! Factory sealed plush set with warranty. $125. Can deliver, call 964-1494.

KING PILLOWTOP mattress set. New & factory sealed with warranty. $225. Can deliver, call 912-964-1494. CHERRY 4 POSTER RICE BED Queen size solid wood cherry headboard and footboard with side rails. NEW in box. $999/retail, selling for $399. 965-9652. GORGEOUS CARVED sleigh bedroom set. Solid wood dresser and mirror, carved headboard and footboard plus a nightstand. All brand new furniture sealed in original boxes. $1300. Can deliver 912-313-2303.

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wanted for a 6,800 free distribution weekly near the Georgia coast and historic Savannah. Must have print advertising sales experience; general management experience would be extremely helpful. Must be a self-starter with an exceptionally strong work ethic. Salary plus commission/bonus. Good fringe benefit package including 401-K program. Become part of a growing media company in a fast-growing and desirable location with great schools. Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to address below or e-mail to pjackson@morrismultimedia.com

wanted for an 82,000 free distribution weekly shopper publication in historic Savannah near the Georgia coast. Must have proven track record in print classified advertising sales. Must be a selfstarter with an exceptionally strong work ethic and team-building skills. Salary plus commission/bonus. Good fringe benefit package including 401-K program. Become part of a growing media company in a fast-growing and desirable location. Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to address below or e-mail to pjackson@morrismultimedia.com

Pooler News c/o Peter Jackson Vice President, Sales & Marketing Morris Newspaper Corporation 27 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia 31401

Coastal Empire Pennysaver c/o Peter Jackson Vice President, Sales & Marketing Morris Newspaper Corporation 27 Abercorn Street Savannah, Georgia 31401

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has immediate openings for part time front counter servers. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Applicants need to be energetic, articulate, personable, reliable and work well with others and enjoy having fun at work. Starting pay $6/per hour plus tips. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. To inquire about this position come by ONLY between 11-11:30am Mon-Thur. No phone calls will be accepted. EOE

FUN PARTTIME JOB, hiring for Banquet Servers and Bartenders. Contact Jennifer at Southern Elegance Staffing. 912-352-2288 or email: southernell@aol.com

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and box (as seen on TV). NEW sealed in original plastic. $1700 value, selling for $500. 965-9652. DINING ROOM GROUP Cherry table and leaf, includes 6 chairs with hutch/buffet. Entire set is NEW and in original boxes. $5k value, sacrifice $1000. Can deliver 965-9652.

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1224 East 48 th Street Charming Craftsman Style Cottage located in the Coveted Parkside Community. This lovely home is offering 3 bedrooms [2 with fireplaces], separate Dinning room and Living room [each with fireplaces]. Refinished heart pine floors throughout and ceiling fans in many rooms. Also included is a very comfortable rear garden with a patio for entertaining along with additional large side yards. Pride of Ownership Shows. This house is ready for you to make it your home. Asking $210,000. Open House Sunday, 3-5pm. Call Don Callahan/Amy Ingram 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

635 East Henry Street Wonderful Newer Construction on a tremendous lot. This 3BDR, 2 ? BA home offers a great floor plan, completely fenced, front and side porches. Would be a super home for the first-time buyer or an investment property. Offered at $219,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

1014 Abercorn Street Stunning totally remolded “ New York ” style 3bdr., 2ba. loft over two large fabulous commercial spaces. Opportunity awaits for a variety of options. Live atop your own business in the thriving Victorian District. Only 1 block from Forsyth Park .Offered at $550,000. Owner/Agent Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

219 East 31 st Street Circa 1905 Victorian Home offering over 3,000sq. ft. of impressive details. Triple parlors, 6 fpl’s, crown moldings, medallions and pocket doors. This Southern Lady boasts 5 Bdr., 3 ? Ba. large lot and is waiting for your personal attention. Own a piece of old Savannah . Offered at $435,000.* Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

529 E. 31 st Street Recently renovated duplex. Wonderful details throughout offering 2 BRDS, 2 BA, High ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and fenced back yard. Area of active renovation. Great investment. Just $199,900 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

404 East 40 th Street Arts and Crafts fixer. Over 2400 square feet of 1930’s charm! Hardwood floors, 2 FP’s, separate LR & DR, eat-in kitchen, large back yard and a wonderful generous sized porch to relax and take in the neighborhood. Just waiting for your touches and Offered at $192,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

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*

519 E. 45th Street Arts & Craft hardy board exterior, 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths in the main house. Loads of detail, secret garden and brick courtyard with brick wall. Carriage house is rented for $900 per month! Reduced to $498,000. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800*.

517 East Harris St. New on the market: Amost 2400 sq.ft. and 3 stories on a wonderful street in the Historic District. Includes all the furniture and appliances! Even dishes and sheets. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half, 2 fireplaces, enclosed sun room, brick courtyard, 2 paved parking spots, hardyboard, and more! $515,000. 912 507-9800 *

W. Broughton St. Condo fully furnished with nothing but the best, and very upscale with 2 bedrooms. $489,900! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800*. 112 E Duffy St. $495,000 Triplex. Renotation going on now. Three 2 bedrooms. Steps to Forsythe Park. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800*. W. Broughton Street Condos - 2 left, both with great views and large windows good sq.ft. $289,900 and $295,900. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800

tub. Office, and sitting room. New paint, carpet, refinished hardwood floors, new tile, and recoated lifetime metal roof. Seller is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia. $335,000. Call Shelly with RE/MAX at 604-8177 or 355-7711.* 611 East 49th Street Great Ardsley bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths downstairs, new updated kitchen complete with new cabinetry and appliances, large open rooms with beautiful hardwood floors, and upstairs bonus room with bath. Living room, dining room, and large kitchen. Great location, great lot, and lots of house for the money. $285,000. Call Shelly with RE/MAX at 604-8177 or 355-7711.*

101 West Broughton Street $285,000 for almost 1200 sq.ft. of living space! One bedroom and one bath, staninless appliances, beautiful wood floors, move in condition! 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 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group*

Comfortable Bungalow 19 Columbus St 3 bed, 1 bath Ardsley Area, Hardwood and Tile floors, Deck, Fenced Yard, Separate Den and living room/dining room, Updated Kitchen Call Michael McCormick 441 8285 Steven A McCormick Appraisals and Realty*

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 912-220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

Effingham Co. 410 Wrigglyfield Rd Brand New Home in Honey Ridge Brick Colonial 2400 Sq Ft, 9+ Ft Ceilings thoughout home, Hardwood, tile and carpeted floors,Fireplace, 5 Bed/ 31/2 Baths, FROG, Ammenity Community with Pool, Tennis Courts, and Clubhouse. Near Horse Stables. Country living at its best Call Michael McCormick 912 441 8285. Steven A McCormick Appriasals and Realty* 39 Bull River Bluff Upgraded 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in popular Bull River Bluff with a stunning marsh view. Seller has added new wood floors throughout, new kitchen counters and appliances, glassed in sun porch, and much more. The best buy on the island at $149,000 Call Shelly with RE/MAX at 604-8177 or 355-7711.* 135 East 53rd Street Large Ardsley bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, sunroom, kitchen, and breakfast room. Upstairs master suite with walk-in closet, and large bathroom with double vanities and whirlpool

518 East Duffy Street A beautiful newly re-done 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*

All brick with interior arches, wood floors, brick fireplace in Great Room. Crown molding, 9 ft. plus ceilings, oversized whirlpool tub, separate shower and sitting room in master suite. For your personal viewing call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 H-4375 244,900 View our video @ www.VideoHomeGuide.com/media/ 307flatbush.wmv*

9' plus ceilings, plantation shutters, surround sound speakers, sprinkler system in yard. 4 bdrms/3 baths, bonus room, separate study, eat in kitchen/separate dining room. Bonus has closet. Can be used for 5th bedroom. Great room w/fireplace. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777.H-4370 $338,500 View video tour @ www.VideoHomeGuide.com/media/ 305flatbush.wmv*

For the hobbiest in the family, a 3 car garage with 1/2 bath. Plenty of room for that workshop in the garage. For the decorator a beautifully appointed 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with fireplace, covered back porch and fenced yard. View www.VideoHomeGuide.com/media/ 109stadium.wmv for more pics and info or call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777. $286,900 H4337*

All brick with interior arches, wood floors, brick fireplace in Great Room. Crown molding, 9 ft. plus ceilings, oversized whirlpool tub, separate shower and sitting room in master suite. For your personal viewing call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 H-4375 244,900 View our video @ www.VideoHomeGuide.com/media/ 307flatbush.wmv*

All brick 3 bedrooms 2 ? baths, greatroom with fireplace, kitchen with roll around island, even the fridge remains. Master bath/sep. shower, jetted tub, wall vacuum system and double garage. Call Latrelle @ 658-7777 for your personal viewing of this lovely home. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 $268,000 H-4394 View our video for more pictures at www.VideoHomeGuide.com/media/ 303flatbush.wmv*

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 electricity. Many extras! $438,000 H- 4211 Call Latrelle for details @ 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550*

Beautifully appointed 3 bed/2bath home. Second floor overlooking great room and cathedral ceiling. Great room features a clerestory that illuminates the front rooms in the home. Upstairs has a bonus room and master retreat has loft/study that can be converted into additional bedroom. Above ground pool overlooking beautiful 2 acres. For more pictures view our video @ www.VideoHomeGuide.com/media/ 211magnolia.wmv For your personal showing of this lovely property call LaTrelle @6587777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 $254,900 H-4309*

Tired of the fast paced city life? Build your dream home here. Quiet country living. Three lots to choose from. 5+/-acres each. Lot 1 has a pond. Hurry they won’t last long! Prices starting from $35,000.. A-4295 Ask for LaTrelle 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty *

Large 3 bedroom/2 1/2 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 1/2 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 H4292 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550*

REDUCED! 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. $269,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 H-4310* continued on page 44


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705 A WHITAKER STREET APT#H Studio apartment adjacent to Forsyth Park. Separate kitchen and bath. Available mid-March. $525/mo. 210 WEST 31ST STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, $575/mo.

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722 East East 49th Street Large 2 BR, 1 Bath apartment in Ardsley Park with a formal dining room, sun room, large kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, W/D connections, hardwood floors, central H/A. Pet-friendly apartment. $875/mo. Available March 2006. 14 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. $900/mo. Currently under renovations. 1112 East Victory Drive This 3 BR, 2 Bath home features beautifully refinish hardwood floors throughout with original tongue and groove paneling in the formal living, dining and family rooms. Spacious bedrooms with a separate entrance from the master bedroom to wrap around front porch. Separate laundry room, private driveway and carport. Pet friendly home. $1,050/mo.

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528 EAST BOLTON STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath with clawfoot tub. Living room, kitchen with gas stove, hardwood floors, washer/dryer connections, gas heat. Pets OK. Available April. $825/mo. 128 EAST 65TH STREET APT. B Studio apartment with kitchen central heat and air, patio. $550/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. $1,000/mo. 306 A WEST 41ST STREET 2 bedroom with bonus room, 1 bath, furnished kitchen with dishwasher, window heat and air, includes water. Available mid-March. $575/mo.

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16 Thackery Place 2 BR, 1BA apartment-Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Spacious apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, kitchen furnished with stove & refrigerator, central H/A, total electric and off street parking. Pet-friendly apartment. $595/mo.

2003 BULL STREET Upper. Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with view of Bull Street Library, Washer and dryer connections. $1,000/mo.

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401 NORTH CROMWELL ROAD, R-8 Renovated, hardwood floors in kitchen and living room area, bedrooms carpeted, Corian countertops in kitchen, too. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Screened porch, washer/dryer. $875/mo.

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503 EAST MCDONOUGH STREET Lower apartment. 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with wood floors, kitchen with good cabinet space. Pets OK, water included. $700/mo.

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LORI JUDGE Broker 912-484-1514 912-236-1000 SHERI CERMAK Agent 912-272-2494 SOJNA BANNON Realtor 912-441-4470. DANA DEJAMES, Agent-Property Manager 912-659-1067 201 East Charlton Street lori@judgerealty.com • www.judgerealty.com

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Reduced by $10,000! Beautifully appointed Savannah Grey Brick 3 bed/ 2 bath home. Custom built by Douglas Leonard. 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 $279,500*

709-711 Price Street Two fully renovated 2BR/1BA townhomes. A lot of original detail, including hardwood floors and four fireplaces. Each unit has their own off-street parking space and are currently furnished for short-term rentals. Buy them together or separate (they are in the process of being subdivided). Furniture is also available to purchase. Won't last! Offered at $244,900 each. Call Lori Judge 912-484-1514

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Wonderful family home in Ardsley Park with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. Included is a secret garden, bricked private patio, and an apt. rented for $900 per month. Totally restored to perfection! Call for a private showing. Priced to sell at $498,000. Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda Netherton 912 507-9800.

517 E. Harris

New on the market: Amost 2400 sq.ft. and 3 stories on a wonderful street in the Historic District. Includes all the furniture and appliances! Even dishes and sheets. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half, 2 fireplaces, enclosed sun room, brick courtyard, 2 paved parking spots, hardyboard, and more! $515,000. 912 507-9800

1.5 acres on the lake! Midway lot with water, Isle of Wright location! Lot has been cleared and has the most beautiful views. Build your dream house or get-away home! $80,000. Sun Coast Realty, Call Rhondda at 912 507-9800.

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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 826-2550 A-4239*

5 Hawkins Lane Landings Lot-a-Palooza Prime eastern marsh lot with cooling summer breezes & views of Tybee and Wassau Islands . Perfect spot for a stunning primary residence or second home . I sland living at its best! $469,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net www.kwsavannah.com.*

626 East 53 rd Street Under Contract! Charming Arts & Crafts home w/ 3BR/2BA, oak & heart pine floors, 4over-1 windows, front porch, cedar closet, brick mantel & attic big enough for master suite or office. Room enough to make it your haven! $209,500. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net, www.kwsavannah.com.*

514-516 East Bolton Street Under Contract Historic District income-producer just a few blocks from Forsyth comes with a buildable side lot worth at least $80K. The whole kit & kaboodle for $399,000! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net, www.kwsavannah.com.*

314 West Penrose Drive Reduced to $345,000! You’ll swim in this brick Colonial w/ 4226sf, 5 BR /2.5 BA , eat-in kitchen, BBQ pit, 2-car garage & fireplace. Mother-in-law suite adds another bedroom, 1.5 baths, 2nd kitchen and separate entrance, perfect for home office or rental. A must see! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net, www.kwsavannah.com.* 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.* 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 912-351-0510 or 912-224-5200 * 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 www.morehomesofsavannah.com * 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 cabinets,Silestone counters, and stainless steel appliances. Master suite with private sunroom and bath. Only $329,000. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit www.morehomesofsavannah.com* 18 E 41st Starland Design District Classic Victorian beauty with fully restored exterior in area of high interest and active restoration 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 www.morehomesofsavannah.com* 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 www.morehomesofsavannah.com* 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.

228 E 52nd St Big rooms, high ceilings, great kitchen, beautiful fireplace in living room that opens up to dining room. Potential to build out attic space, room for staircase. Details original to house give it that special touch!MUST SEE!! Contact Victoria Turner 484-3169*

1 Wymberly Point Road Beautiful home in highly desirable Isle of Hope community. Gorgeous view of Intracoastal Waterway on 1.5 acre lot. Home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, indoor pool, fireplace in family room, and plentiful storage Contact Celia Dunn 234-3323.*

1002 E. 33rd St. Duplex. Lots of historic features. 6 bedrooms, 2 baths, restored hardwood floors, central heat/air. Tenant, currently rented. Only $119,000. Chandra 844-7635 Charlene 355-7518. Re/Max Savannah 355-7711.

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695-7733. INVESTOR’S SPECIAL. 1201 E. Bolton St. Historic Bungalow. Built in 1920. Has a fireplace, needs some work, but will be a lovely bungalow with some TLC. Area of active restoration. Is currently rented. Only $39,000. Chandra 844-7635 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711.

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116 West 39th Huge 3BR/1BA duplex in up and coming Starland District! Newly remodeled with 12 foot ceilings, 4 fireplaces,hardwood floors, security alarm, and tons of historic charm.$900/month Call Judge Realty 236-1000* 110 Arnold Street 3BR/1BA recently renovated, new cabinets and appliances. Security and gated off-street parking. Pets welcome with deposit $950/mo. Call Dana at Judge Realty at 912-236-1000 * 1003B Lincoln Street 2BR/1BA beautifully renovated victorian, all new appliances. Walking distance to Forsyth Park and Kroger. Hardwood floors, W/D hookup, balcony. Call Dana at Judge Realty at 912-236-1000.*

4BDR, 2BATH house for rent. 209 Cummings off Augusta Ave. Section 8 accepted. Rooms for rent 716 W. 38 St. 210-1479.

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 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 912-224-5200.* Building Lot Eastside 45x110 approximate size. Priced to sell at $30,000. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912-351-0510 or 912-224-5200* Business Only For Sale Parcel Forwarding located at 7082 Hodgeson Memorial Drive. Priced at $60,000. Make an offer. Call Betty with Prudential for tax info and showing at 912-351-0510 or 912-224-5200*

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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 investment opportunity. $595000. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 507-9800*

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Spacious, charming condos in area of active restoration. Approx. 1400 sq. ft. with covered front and back porches. Living and dining rooms have brick fireplaces, Fully equipped, eat-in kitchen. Beautiful Victorian district. Call agent for completion dates. Southside / Midtown Office (912) 927-1088 Islands Office (912) 898-3600 Richmond Hill Office (912) 459-1088

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2210 WHITAKER STREET. 3bedroom 2-bath, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat/air, off street parking. $950 monthly/1 month deposit. Pets negotiable. Call 912-667-2928 GREAT 4-Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath home with fenced backyard. Newly renovated, central heat/air. 625 East 38th Street. $850/month plus deposit. Call 912-790-7165.

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2210 Atlantic 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, new appliances & countertops, marble accents, new HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Large fenced yard. $900/month. Call Judge Realty 236-1000* 907 Montgomery St. Adorable Victorian duplex awaits your arrival. Each unit is 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, new central HVAC, washer/dryer, new appliances. Walking distance to Forsyth Park. $850/$900 Call Dana at Judge Realty 236-1000.*

705 East Henry 2BR/1BA newly remodeled, hardwood floors, fresh paint, new appliances, off-street parking $750/month Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

CHARMING 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath home on the Eastside. $625/month + security. Call 429-9600.

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If interested in having your home or condo managed short term, long term, or executive furnished rentals - call us and we will be happy to find you a tenant. We have many people waiting for rentals right now!!!! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800* 225A East Bolton St . Totally restored and brand new, with up scale kitchen! $1200 per month. Call Rhondda @507-9800* Charlton Street on Troup Sq. Availalbe for the months of June thru Sept. Will rent month to month, fully furnished with all the furnishings - 3 story home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a beautiful courtyard, bricked, and covered parking for 2 cars!!! $2,500 per month. 912 507-9800* Wilmington Island 18 Olde Towne Place This adorable 2BR/2BA townhouse won't last long! It offers central HVAC, carpet, new washer/dryer, fenced in porch and much more. Nice neighborhood and built only 5 years ago. $850/mo Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

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 Dana at 912-236-1000. Judge Realty.*


LARGE 1-BEDROOM apartment with porch, renovated Victorian. LR, DR w/fireplaces, spiral stairs to master suite/loft w/full bath, private deck and washer/dryer, guest bedroom or office and 2nd-bath on main floor, hardwood floors, central heat/air, water included, $875/month. Call 912-233-5246 for appointment.

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for 57.71 of upland acres.Will yield at least 128 units.County water & sewer on Hwy. 30 access for property. Won't last! $1,183,000 Call Lori Judge 912-236-1000*

Apartments for Rent 123 E. 40th St. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large courtyard & deck $1000/month Contact: 912-220-1020 or 912-484-5181*

CARRIAGE HOUSE, 112 East Henry Lane. 2/1 with loft. Central heat/air. $750/month. 596-5489. LARGE ONE BEDROOM Apartment in Queen Anne Victorian house. Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer, water included. $675/month. Call 912233-5246, leave message.

1224 E. 48th Street Charming Craftsman Style Cottage located in the coveted Parkside community. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, separate dining room, living room & 4 fireplaces. Refinished heart pine floors throughout. Rear garden with patio, additional large side yards. Pride of ownership shows. This house is ready for you to make it your home.

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ARDSLEY PARK area. 2nd floor garage apartment. 2 bedroom/1 bath, newly remodeled, washer/dryer downstairs, spacious kitchen, dishwasher, off street parking, non-smokers only please. Small pet, OK $720 water/sewer and gas included. Call 844-9055.

LARGE, NICELY Furnished room, across from main library and park, with balcony, cable, internet, washer/dryer, utilities. $150/week, 7 days. 912-231-9464.

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Carriage house apartment. Central heat/air, hardwood floors, security system, washer & dryer. $750/month plus deposit. Available March 1st. 912-5964003.

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DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH-705 E. Henry Street, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Newly renovated, central heat/air, new appliances, ADT security, fenced backyard. $675/month. 912-944-6336. HISTORIC DISTRICT. 346 Jefferson St. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat/air, washer/dryer, $1100/month. No pets/smoking. 912-236-2458 or jrkenney@hotmail.co

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Rooms For Rent

Good location and parking. 450 sq ft, kitchenette, bath, fully furnished. Call 912-925-1811 for Jack Wray. East 54th. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, central heat/air, wooden floors, all appliances, $650/month. 912-656-1071.

2000 sqft. of open space located near MLK and I-16 in Downtown Savannah. 20 foot high ceilings. Excellent for office, shop, retail or storage. $1500/month fee. Will build to suit. Call 912-238-9692 ext.12.

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22Parkersburg ParkersburgCourt Court––Isle Isleof ofHope Hope Great Greatbrick brickhome homeon onhuge hugecorner cornerlot. lot.Less Lessthan than one onemile mileto tobeautiful beautifulBluff BluffDrive Driveand andMarina. Marina.33 bed/2 bed/2bath bathwith withMexican Mexicantile tileand andhardwoods. hardwoods. Handpainted Handpaintedkitchen kitchenfloor, floor,brick brickpatio patioand andmany many updates. updates.New Newupdates! updates!$283,000 $283,000with with$1,000 $1,000 design designallowance. allowance.Call CallLinda LindaBray Bray912.507.8500. 912.507.8500.

418 418East East62 62nd ndStreet Street Priced Pricedto tosell! sell!Investment Investmentproperty property with two houses, with two houses,corner cornerlot, lot,detached detached garage, and more. $210,000. garage, and more. $210,000.John JohnGiles Giles 912-220-1667 / Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1667 / Alexander Grikitis912912220-1700 220-1700

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314 314East East58th 58thStreet Street This ThisArdsley ArdsleyPark Parkbungalow bungalowhas hasjust justrecently recentlybeen beenrenorenovated vatedwith withnew newbamboo bambooand andlimestone limestonefloors floorsthroughout. throughout. Home Homehas has33bedrooms bedrooms//22baths bathswith withlimestone limestoneshower showerin in master, master,all allnew newappliances, appliances,updated updatedkitchen, kitchen,pool poolwith withall all new newpumps pumpsand andfilters, filters,and andmuch muchmore. more. Must Mustsee seeto to believe! believe! Priced Pricedto tosell sellbelow belowappraised appraisedvalue. value. Owner Ownerisis licensed licensedreal realestate estateagent agentin inGA. GA. $248,000 $248,000Alexander Alexander Grikitis Grikitis912-220-1700 912-220-1700//John JohnGiles Giles912-220-1667. 912-220-1667.

311 311Columbus ColumbusDrive Drive Charming Charming22Bedroom Bedroom11Bath BathBungalow Bungalow in Midtown. Oak in Midtown. Oakhardwood hardwoodfloors, floors,brand brand new bathroom, beechwood kitchen new bathroom, beechwood kitchencabicabinetry. Just one block from Habersham netry. Just one block from Habersham Shopping Village shops and Restaurants. Shopping Village shops and Restaurants. 1132 1132sq. sq.feet. feet.$220,000. $220,000.Call CallCatherine Catherine Harrison Harrisonfor formore moredetails. details.912-856-5582. 912-856-5582. Connect Savannah

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30 30West WestYork YorkLane Lane High HighVoltage VoltageLoft! Loft! Create Createyour yourown own utopia utopiawhen whenyou youpurchase purchasethis thisfabulous fabulous raw rawspace. space. Each Eachunit unitwill willinclude include22offoffstreet streetparking parkingspaces spacesand andthe therest restof ofthe the finishes finishesare areup upto toyou. you. Call Callfor fordetails. details. Alexander AlexanderGrikitis Grikitis912-220-1700 912-220-1700//John John Giles Giles912-220-1667 912-220-1667

317 317West WestWaldburg WaldburgStreet Street Gorgeous GorgeousVictorian Victorianhome homewith withmany manybeautiful beautiful upgrades. upgrades. Just Just33blocks blocksfrom fromForsyth ForsythPark Park.. 1,926 1,926sq.ft. sq.ft. Home Homefeatures features44bedrooms bedrooms//22 baths, baths,Italian Italianmarble marbleand andtile tileflooring, flooring,new newexteexterior riorpaint, paint,10’ 10’ceilings, ceilings,Victorian Victoriandetails detailsthroughthroughout, out,and andmuch muchmore. more. $350,000 $350,000Call CallCatherine Catherine Harrison Harrisonfor fordetails detailsat at912-856-5582. 912-856-5582.

216 West Park34Avenue 409 East th Street State-of-the-art historic condominium community. Great investment property! This arts Three units with 2 andhouse 3 bedroom spacious and crafts design features 3 bed- floor plans. Conveniently located near allfenced downtown rooms/1 bath, hardwood floors, Savannah toporch, offer. Units include yard, has large and more. Callstainless to set applianceup package, plasma T.V.,today! granite countertops, your appointment $175,000 and surveillance systems.912-220-1700 Priced from/$280,000 Alexander Grikitis. $300,000. Call Alexander Grikitis at 912-220John Giles. 912-220-1667 1700 or John Giles at 912-220-1667 for more details.

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817 817Abercorn AbercornStreet Street Fabulous FabulousBloomquist Bloomquistconstruction constructionfeaturfeaturing ingChristina ChristinaSharf SharfInterior InteriorDesign. Design. Magnificent Magnificentfeatures featuresinclude includeHonduran Honduran pine, pine,white whitecultured culturedmarble, marble,large largeterrace, terrace, courtyard, courtyard,and andmuch, much,much muchmore. more.Have Haveto to see seeto tobelieve! believe! $695,000 $695,000Call Callfor fordetails. details. Alexander AlexanderGrikitis Grikitis912-220-1700 912-220-1700//John John Giles Giles912-220-1667. 912-220-1667.

Park Place on on Park Avenue Park Place Park Avenue Two condos outout of four left. bedTwo condos of four left.One One bedroom/ oneone bath units located in an his-hisroom/ bath units located in an toric building close to Forsyth Park , , toric building close to Forsyth Park SCAD andand shopping. Recently renovated SCAD shopping. Recently renovated in 2005. $174,000 each. Call forfor more in 2005. $174,000 each. Call more details. Hill 912-844-4000 details.Roy Roy Hill 912-844-4000

3311 3311Bull BullStreet Street Remarkable RemarkableArdsley Ardsleyduplex duplexlocated locatedon oncorcorner nerlot. lot. 1678 1678sq.ft. sq.ft.with with33bedrooms/2 bedrooms/2 baths. baths. Features Featuresinclude includenew newHVAC HVACand and water waterheaters, heaters,hardwood hardwoodfloors, floors,fenced fenced yard, yard,off-street off-streetparking, parking,and andmore. more. Includes Includeslot lotnext nextto toproperty. property. Seller Sellerto topay pay 2% 2%of ofclosing closingcosts. costs. $350,000 $350,000 Alexander Alexander Grikitis Grikitis912-220-1700/John 912-220-1700/JohnGiles Giles912-220912-2201667. 1667.

Bolton BoltonRow Row––AANew NewCondominium CondominiumCommunity Community Seven Sevenfabulous fabulousnew newconstruction construction11bedroom bedroom//11 bath bathcondominiums. condominiums. 827-1,045 827-1,045sq.ft. sq.ft. Many Many fine fineappointments appointmentsand andamenities, amenities,including includingoffoffstreet streetparking parkingand andcommunity communitypool. pool. Please Pleasego go by byto tosee seeconstruction constructionprogress. progress. Call Callfor formarmarketing ketingpackage packageand anddetails. details. Priced Pricedto tosell sellfrom from $240,000 $240,000--$310,000. $310,000. Roy RoyHill Hill912-844-4000 912-844-4000// John JohnGiles Giles912-220-1667 912-220-1667

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Jefferson JeffersonCommons Commons Be Bethe thefirst firstto toown ownone oneof ofthese thesesix six--22bedbedroom, room,22bath bathcondos condosin inthe theheart heartof ofthe theHistoric Historic District. District.Conveniently Convenientlylocated locatedclose closeto toSCAD. SCAD. Features Features44fireplaces, fireplaces,spiral spiralstair staircase, case,granite granite counter countertops topsand andstainless stainlesssteel steelappliances. appliances. Gated, Gated,off offstreet streetparking. parking.$196,000 $196,000each each John John Giles Giles912.220.1667 912.220.1667Alexander AlexanderGrikitis Grikitis 912.220.1700. 912.220.1700.


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