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Volume 5, No. 24, March 8, 2006 On the Cover: Lunasa, top, with Peru Negro at bottom

News Cover Story I


Sean Smyth of Lunasa

Cover Story II


Juan Morillo of Peru Negro IN ill ill

Feedback 10

Letters to the Editor IN ill ill

Community 11 Tara Feis this Saturday

Cover Story 6

Jane Fishman 11

Moms & milligrams

City Notebook 14

News bits from around town

Blotter 15

From SPD reports

News of the Weird 16 Strange but true Earthweek 18 This week on your planet

Culture HoTHo Art Patrol

City Notebook 14


20 Exhibits & openings 24 Lion, Witch and Wardrobe at the Lucas

25 Jim Reed on the new drinking ordinance

Music Opinion

Music Menu 26

Local gigs a la carte

Art Patrol 20

Connect Recommends 30 Good Show, Will Travel 31

Concerts of the week Regional concert listing

The 411 Week at a Glance

5 Our best bets for cool stuff to do

Weather 18 News from the sky

Dance 24

Happenings 36 All the stuff, all the time Free Will Astrology 41 Rob Bresny’s look at your stars

Classifieds Crossword Puzzle 43 Mental fun Sudoku Puzzle 47 It’s all the rage

Recommends 30

Classifieds 49 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

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Tybee Arts opens I Hate Hamlet What: This mystical modern comedy is about a TV soap star who goes to New York City to appear in Joe Papp’s production of Hamlet in Central Park. When: March 9, 10, 11 and 13 at 8 p.m. and March 12 at 6 p.m. Where: Old Tybee School Cafeteria, the Tybee Arts Association’s new performance space. Cost: Tickets may be purchased at Gallery By the Sea or online at Call: Carol Ingham at 786-6652.

Tennessee Williams Play Festival What: The Glass Menagerie is set for Thursday, March 9. The Gnadiges Fraulein (The Gracious Young Lady) will be presented Friday, March 10. Small Craft Warnings will presented Saturday and Sunday March 11 and 12. When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. The doors will open for food and drink at 7 p.m., except for Sundays, when they will 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 for information.

Tara Feis

What: This year’s festival will feature Dervish as the headlining stage act. The group hails from Sligo County in Ireland and has opened for acts as diverse as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and more. Other performers include the Conrad Hartz Marionettes, Savannah Irish Dancers, the Pride of Ireland Dancers, storyteller Sean Driscoll and emcee Harry O’Donoghue. When: Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Robert Emmet Park at the east end of Bay Street. Cost: All events and stage performances are free.


The Dolphin Project of Georgia What: Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Candidates must be at least 18 years old. An orientation and training session will teach the procedures followed in a survey and how to participate. Pre-registration is not required. When: March 11 at 9 a.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Call: 843-342-9816 in University Hall. Cost: Free.C the evenings, or visit

What: Any adult who was a Girl Scout in her youth or an adult who has served in a Girl Scout leadership position is invited to attend. The featured speaker will be Dr. Anastasia Sims, who will present a lecture, The First Girl Scout: Juliette Gordon Low. When: March 12 from 1-3 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Call: Meg Beckum at 236-1571 Ext. 117 or by March 11 to RSVP.

Girls Rock Rally What: All current Girl Scouts or girls ages 5-17 who are interested in joining Girl Scouts and their families are invited to celebrate the 94th birthday of Girl Scouts. The theme is Girls Rock, celebrating the role of music in Girl Scouting. When: March 12 at 3 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Reel Savannah Presents Chaos What: This 2003 French film takes place in the seedy Pigalle district of Paris, where a young prostitute escaping some thugs gets struck by a car driven by an upper-class couple. When: March 12 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $4, cash only. Admission reduced because the February film had to be canceled because of an error on the part of the distributor.

Grand Opening of the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts

Sat., March 11

What: This year’s tea will be held at the Stoddard-Cooper House, an antebellum house on Chippewa Square. Garden club members will be dressed in period attire and will set a formal, embellished tea table. When: March 12 from 1-4 p.m. Cost: $15. Tickets may be purchased at the Savannah Tea Room at 7 E. Broughton St. and Savannah Fine Linens at 412 Whitaker St. or from club members. Call: Carol at 233-2113.

Girl Scout Alumni Luncheon

Fri, March 10 What: The public is invited to help open the 64,000-square foot, Moshe Safdie-designed Jepson Center at a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony. There will be speeches and music. When: March 10 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts on York Street at Telfair Square. Cost: Free admission to the Jepson Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call: 232-1177.

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Tues.,March 14 Savannah Danse Theatre Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe What: The classic story is brought to life through dance. When: March 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $30, $24 and $16. Call: 525-5050.

The Landings Landlovers Flea Market What: This flea market not only offers bargains, the proceeds will go to local charities. When: March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Messiah Lutheran Church parking lot on Skidaway Call: 598-3954 or send Island. Cost: Free and open to the public.C e-mail to

Savannah’s Herb’n Parks What: Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide for a ramble through historic Savannah’s green spaces. When: March 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Where: Meet at the Forsyth Park Fountain. Cost: $10. Call: 897-5108. Reservations are required.

Air National Guard Band of the South What: In addition to the concert band, the group’s rock bands, Space-A and Sound Barrier, will perform. When: March 11 at 7 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern University at Statesboro in the ballroom of the Russell Union. Cost: Free.

Lucas Presents Trip to Bountiful What: This play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who flees the stifling confinement of the city apartment she shares with her son and daughter-in-law to revisit her hometown in the low farmland of the Texas coast. There she discovers, amid the ruin and decay of time’s passage, the satisfaction of life well-lived and a renewed connection to her past. When: March 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theater. Cost: $25, $25 and $12. Call: 5255050. ◗

What: Anne Commire’s emotional recollection of cherished experiences two longtime friends share, including challenges presented by the imminence of one’s terminal illness. When: March 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Black Box Theater. Cost: $8. Call: 927-5381 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

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FITTINGLY, THE SAVANNAH MUSIC Festival kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day, with two sets at the Savannah Theatre by one of the finest Irish music outfits in the world. Like their main influence, the legendary ‘70s Irish group the Botha Band, Lunasa is an allinstrumental ensemble given to sudden tempo changes and an exhaustive repertoire of Celtic tunes. Lunasa’s core members: Kevin Crawford, Trevor Hutchinson, Cillian Vallely and Sean Smyth Making their debut in 1997 with a self-titled CD that the Irish Voice called Sean Smyth: It’s the essence of the tune that we try to on the road with the band; Pat Fitzpatrick (piano), Karl “a true must-have disc,” Lunasa has since become a big Ronan (trombone) and Conor Brady (guitar) rounded out convey. There’s a part of a tune that everybody plays, draw not only in their home country but in the U.K. and the recording sessions. but each musician plays that tune from their place creEurope, winning BBC Radio’s Folk Album of the Year in We spoke with fiddler Sean Smyth by cellphone as atively. When we go to play a tune it’s not about this 2004 for their fifth CD, The Kinnity Sessions. he walked down the streets of Dublin, Ireland, during a note after another note, in a technical way. We work on Despite the resignation of founding member and rare break in touring. the music with a band attitude, not an individual point of longtime guitarist Donogh Hennessy last year, Lunasa view. has carried on. Rather than replace the irreplaceable, Connect Savannah: I was pleased you included a Kevin the band decided to draft two new members to the band Burke tune on Se. His If the Cap Fits first turned me on Connect Savannah: How much improvisation does in Hennessy’s stead: Tim Edey on nylon-string guitar to Irish music. He plays the fiddle like man possessed. Lunasa generally indulge in? and Paul Meehan on steel-string. Both play on Lunasa’s brand-new CD Se (pronounced “Shay,” Gaelic for six). Sean Smyth: I always hear that story about Kevin Sean Smyth: To a certain extent Irish music sticks rigidly Se is a dynamic collection of Irish tunes, played with inspiring people. He has been a fantastic introduction to to a form, in that it might have eight bars and it’s passion and respect, and guaranteed to please both the Irish music for many people around the world, and he’s repeated, so that anyone that’s dancing a jig or a reel connoisseur of true Celtic music as well as the more been a huge influence on me. Not only his tune-playing will be able to do that. It’s certainly not like jazz where casual fan who may just want a new and fun soundtrack and the way he plays, but as an originator of great you improvise on form. Instead we tend to do a lot with for their St. Pat’s party. music. harmonics and melodies and that type of thing. There Beginning with the upbeat “Cullybacky Hop,” peaking We saw Kevin in Glasgow recently at a festival we are some fantastic melodies in the Irish tradition. with the haunting “Black River,” a tune by the great Irish were playing. It’s always fantastic to see him. He’s fiddler Kevin Burke, and closing with the reel-heavy “Boy always touring and playing great music, and continues Connect Savannah: I’m far from the first to make this in the Boat,” the CD is the group’s best-produced and analogy, but Irish music does seem like the blues in that to do so as far as I know. well-rounded to date. it adheres to a rigid format; however there’s room for Lunasa’s current touring lineup is Trevor Hutchinson Connect Savannah: Does Lunasa purposely make a endless variation within that format. on bass, Sean Smyth on fiddle and whistles, Kevin point in remaining faithful to the old tunes, or is that just Crawford on flutes, whistles and bodhran, Cillian Vallely what comes out when you guys play? Continued on page 8 on uilleann pipes and whistles, and Paul Meehan on guitar. Tim Edey plays on Se but is not currently going


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Sean Smyth: That’s what I think a good art form involves. If it’s very limiting, it’s not great. That’s why Irish music has survived as long as it has. You can really be fulfilled in expressing yourself. I think there’s plenty of scope within Irish tradition to improvise or otherwise add energy to a piece.

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Connect Savannah: We went through a phase with a lot of self-consicous experimentation with Irish music. But it seems like everyone’s kind of going back to basics these days. Sean Smyth: Well, it’s had a lot of different forms, hasn’t it? You had that sort of Celtic rock spinoff thing, then it was the whole Riverdance phenomenon. I’d have to say at the moment Irish music is going back to pure roots. Musicians are listening more to what’s actually within the music, having confidence in the melodies themselves. At the moment the focus is really on the beauty of Irish music.

Connect Savannah: As awful as Riverdance was, didn’t it have the silver lining of bringing a new audience to Celtic music? Sean Smyth: Everything helps, you know. It’s been such a long tradition there and so many connections with so many dif-

ferent musical styles, especially in American folk music. You’ve had some great bands through the years. Revivals through different generations, as well as the Riverdance phenomenon, all helped to bring the music and public perception of the music to where it is now. Without all those things, a band like ours wouldn’t be able to get in the front door of a lot of places we play now.

Connect Savannah: You’re touring without one of your founders. Sean Smyth: Donough unfortunately felt it was time for him to come off the road and stop touring. At that point we had to look elsewhere. We’re very happy with our lineup now. Paul Meehan is on guitar, and was part of the recording on Se. He’s on the road with us now.

Connect Savannah: What’s the touring schedule like?

Sean Smyth: Response has been fantastic really, especially when you go to some of the Celtic regions of the continent, like Brittany in France and Galicia in the north of Spain. These are real places of Celtic music and are a source of a lot of inspiration. And then it’s fantastic playing in places like Italy and other parts of Europe, like France or Holland. I love the summertime touring in Europe. Perhaps one of the things that’s worked for Lunasa is the fact that we have no singer. When it comes to those countries with very little English, it becomes important that you have no words that are a barrier.

Connect Savannah: You probably heard we’re way into the Irish thing here. Have any of you ever been to Savannah? Sean Smyth: You have, what, the second or third-largest celebration in America, right? But no, we’ve never been. We’re looking forward to it.

Sean Smyth: I haven’t actually been on the road since the middle of January. I’m taking a little break at home right now, having just got back from a tour of Holland. We’ll soon be heading off to the states.

Connect Savannah: In the process of being booked into the Savannah Music Festival, have you been linked up with anyone in the local Irish community?

Connect Savannah: How does the continent take Irish music generally?

Sean Smyth: No, we haven’t had the opportunity to make anyone’s acquain-

tance yet. I’m sure we’ll meet quite a few good folk while we’re there.

Connect Savannah: I understand things are so good in Ireland these days that there’s sort of a reverse migration. A lot of native Irish are saying to heck with America, we’re going back home. Sean Smyth: The Irish economy has in the past ten years absolutely turned around. There is a segment of the population – I wouldn’t say a majority – but a large segment that is doing very well. And of course, there’s good and bad that has got to do with it as well. Like any growing economy, there are pluses and minuses. You see the real effects of greed, selfishness and bad planning. But on another level, with the new arrivals from Europe and America, you get a rejuvenation that’s very inspiring. It’s certainly an exciting time if you’re a part of it. I personally find the old, cosmopolitan-type integration of cultures to be quite exhilarating. ◗

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Juan Morillo: The history of Africans in Peru is not well-documented. There was an African presence at all levels of Peruvian culture at one point. During colonial times there were more blacks in Lima than whites and Hispanics.

Connect Savannah: How does that genre differ from more typical Andean music? Juan Morillo: The African element is very strong. Of course, rhythm plays an essential part, whereas in other Peruvian music the melody is more important.

Juan Morillo: They can expect music and dance. Members of the group alternate between playing songs and staging dances. There are points where the dancers play music and the musicians dance. It’s a very interactive experience onstage. ◗

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MOST OF US assoConnect Savannah: Is ciate the music of Peru the instrumentation a with the familiar lilt of lot different as well? the double-decked Juan Morillo: There’s Andean panpipes, the Peruvian horn, perhaps accompanied which is basically a by sprightly upbeat wooden box. And the rhythms on a guitar. cajon is a drum you sit on top of, and play However, the musicians of Peru Negro one of the sides. play music from a different -- and vastly underrated -- genre of South American Connect Savannah: Apparently this kind music: The music of Peruvians of African of music was enough of a cultural threat heritage. to the Spanish overlords of Peru that The music of slaves and the descendrums were outlawed. dants of slaves, Peru Negro’s artistry combines the native rhythms of Africa Juan Morillo: Well, in colonial times all the with a Spanish flair and the melodies of institutions of Spain were duplicated in South America’s indigenous peoples. Peru. One of those instituWhile Africans in the tions was the Inquisition. New World gained many They banned the use of well-documented musical drums, and that eventually footholds – Cuba and led to the birth of the Brazil being the most celCajon -- A wooden box cajones. ebrated examples – the musical legacy of Africa in straddled by its player, who Connect Savannah: Is a Peru never gelled as well. beats the box by hand. Evolved from farm crates used music festival a fairly Slaves in Peru were to collect fruit. typical performance for brought from a wide Peru Negro, or is this variety of regions in Cajita -- A small box used for somewhat unique? Africa, making cultural collections in Catholic continuity much less churches. One hand claps the Juan Morillo: We do U.S. prevalent. tours, usually at festivals Initially an ensemble of lid open and closed while the other beats the side of the box and theatres. We’re 12 family members, Peru with a stick. playing for 1900 people at Negro has grown into a UC Berkeley tonight. And group of more than 30 Guijada de burro -- The side of about that many at UC performers. The Limaa dried-out donkey jawbone. Santa Cruz. based ensemble runs its When beaten with the palm of We’re happy to finally own school as well as a the hand, it resonates a tuning- play in the South. Our junior troupe, Peru fork shape within. tours usually take place Negrito. on the east and west We spoke with Peru coasts. We’re finally making more inroads Negro producer and manager Juan in the South. Morillo while the group was playing a series of gigs in California. Connect Savannah: What can concertConnect Savannah: Tell us about the goers expect when they come see Peru African roots of Peru Negro’s music. Negro?




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Underwhelmed by Tom Editor, As a frequent reader of Connect, there are columnists that I gravitate to. Recently, due to a byline I was drawn into “Underwhelmed by underage drinking” by Tom Parrish. Upon reading his opinion piece I realized that it is possible to have an opinion and be wrong. He chose to write a piece about the new law banning 18-20 year olds from entertainment establishments that happen to serve alcohol; this was his first mistake. The next mistake was to use the example of pool halls as his “near jailbait” experience. Although Mr. Parrish thought his story would somehow resonate humorously with Connect readers, the only humor was in the fact that Billiards establishments were slated as exceptions from the law. For those of you keeping score that’s mistake number two. In the second to last paragraph of his piece Tom says “Nothing positive can result from this practice of exposing kids to adults in this sort of environment.” This is mistake number three, because

the legal definition of adult is 18 and that is what this law is about, not kids as he would like us to believe. In my opinion the negatives are that 18-20 year old people can no longer witness the complexity of jazz, the emotion of the blues and the raw power of rock and roll if adult beverages are served at the entertainment establishment. This will only push 18-20-year-olds to get dirty old men to buy 12-packs for them and be at the risk of being taken advantage of in a private unsupervised environment. Tom’s final paragraph is perhaps his finest execution of mistakes, wherein he insists that if we don’t agree with his poorly researched, curmudgeonly, conservative blathering we are hopelessly naïve, drunk or stoned. Those of us who realize young adults don’t have enough things to do already know what the consequences can be; too bad Mr. Parrish is too out of touch to realize this. Kevin Rose ‘Musician and producer inspired by witnessing live music at a young age’

Thanks for Irish coverage Editor: I want to thank the staff of Connect Savannah for the excellent coverage of the Savannah Irish Festival this year. Jim Reed’s interviews with the various performers were the most indepth coverage of any festival line-up ever. The cover story on Cathie Ryan captured her special talent in an engaging article and, in my opinion, helped to draw people to the festival. Thank you for going the extra mile to reveal the essence of our cultural event. Jimmy Buttimer Chairman, Savannah Irish Festival

Is it luck, or something else? Editor, Savannah will be having a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. Folks will be decked out in green and lucky symbols such as four leaf clovers and leprechauns will line the streets. The “Luck of the Irish” will be in full view and folks will hopefully be having a fun time. Without raining on anyone’s parade, may I ask what luck is? Is it a magical

force out there bringing good to some and havoc to others? Is luck some power manipulating our lives? These are some of the honest questions Charlie Johnston took the time to address in his new book, No Such Thing As Luck? A Biblical Perspective. Using the Bible as his basis for truth, Johnston shows how God has been robbed of His praise by talk of good luck and the Devil has hid behind bad luck. He confronts familiar ideas about destiny, fate, fortune, and chance upon which beliefs about luck has rested. What it reveals might cause you to rethink using these words in your vocabulary. You may talk about the “Luck of the Irish” but maybe they are just a “Blessed People.” At this year’s parade, maybe we could promote higher values than the luck symbols people have displayed in the past. Carol Johnston

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FANS OF IRISH MUSIC, dance and entertainment will fill Robert Emmet Park on Saturday, March 11 for the 15th Annual Tara Feis. This Irish festival is always held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. All events and stage performances are free. “The main concept of Tara Feis is a family day,� says co-chair Bernadette Winters. “We have little newborn babies and grandmas, people with their dogs on blankets in the park, just everyone.� The contrast between Tara Feis and the sometimes ribald street party that occurs on River Street during St. Patrick’s Day is deliberate. “We’ve done everything we can to make it be a real family day,� Winters says. Alcohol is banned from Tara Feis, and police officers patrol the park to make sure the ban is enforced. The park is the perfect setting for the festival, Winters says. “Emmet Park in the early days was almost like the play area for the Irish,� she says. “We’ve got a lot of history there. “Fifteen years ago, we started Tara Feis on River Street,� Winters says. “It was okay, but then when we moved upstairs to Emmet Park, it was kind of like coming home, where we should have been all along.� Over the years, Tara Feis has grown steadily, prompting some to suggest it be moved to Forsyth Park. However, Winters says it will stay in Emmet Park. “It’s just a nice-sized area,� she says.

“We are paying tribute to our ancestors by presenting their culture and crafts,� Winters says. “We try to keep everything geared towards learning a little something about the Irish and getting immersed in Irish culture.� A major attraction of Tara Feis is the entertainment, which is presented on two stages. Headlining the festival this year is Dervish, a traditional Irish group that was formed in 1989 and has gone on to achieve international acclaim. Members of the group are Brian McDonagh on mandola, Liam Kelly on flute and whistles, Tom Morrow on fiddle, Shane Mitchell on accordion, Michael Holmes on bouzouki and vocalist Cathy Jordan, who also plays the bodhran and bones and tenor guitar. McDonagh hopes that the group’s journey to Savannah is more successful than a recent trip to Hartford, Conn., where the show was canceled because of snow. “We’re on the road all the time, going on about 15 years,� McDonagh says. The original five members of Dervish, all from Sligo County in Ireland, got together to make a recording of music from their northern region, then decided to stay together as a band. The group’s intriguing name actually comes from their music. “It’s about the motion of music, the feeling of spirit,� McDonagh says. “We weren’t a band when we made the continued on page 12


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recording. We needed a name for the performer Harry O’Donoghue with recording, so we put Dervish on it.” landing the group. At the beginning, Dervish performed “I can’t ever say enough good about only instrumentals, until Jordan was him,” Winters says. “He’s been involved added to do vocals. “Having a singer is in Tara Feis since Day One. He really is very important,” McDonagh says. very instrumental in helping me secure The band received critical acclaim for high quality Irish entertainers.” its first album, Harmony Hill, then their Other performers will include storysecond album, Playing With Fire, teller Sean Driscoll, the Conrad Hartz reached No. 1 on the Irish Folk Music Marionettes, the Savannah Irish Dancers Charts. When the albums were released and the Pride of Ireland Dancers. in the United States, the band’s popuThe two Irish dance schools Have larity soared. quite a following, Dervish has Winters says. “They MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE performed at bring a lot of folks 11 AM Opening Ceremony festivals such as in,” she says. “It’s Savannah Irish Dancers 11:15 AM Wolf Trap and fascinating to me to Harry O’Donoghue 12 PM opened for perwatch them. Dervish 1 PM formers such as “I particularly like Pride of Ireland Dancers 2:15 PM James Brown. the hard-shoe Harry O’Donoghue 3 PM An Irish tradidancing with all the Dervish 3:45 PM tional band and noises and Closing Remarks 4:50 PM James Brown banging,” she says. may seem like “It’s always been an CHILDREN’S STAGE SCHEDULE an odd mix, but important part of 12 PM Storyteller Sean Driscoll Brown is one of Tara Feis.” Pride of Ireland Dancers 12:30 PM many big names Winters and coStoryteller Sean Driscoll 1:15 PM the band has chair Mike Beytagh Conrad Harz Marionettes 1:45 PM shared the stage have organized Tara Savannah Irish Dancers 2:15 PM with, including Feis from the Theater Games 3 PM The Buena Vista beginning. Winters Conrad Harz Marionettes 3:30 PM Social Club, notes that several Theater Games 4 PM REM and Beck. other Irish events, Last Fling, dancers 4:30 PM “We played at such as the Celtic from both schools Rock in Rio in Cross Celebration, Brazil,” have been added in McDonagh says. the past 15 years. “Neil Young, Sting, Oasis -- some huge, “All the things we have come to huge names were there.” cherish are a tribute to our ancestry and McDonagh became interested in traour ancestors,” Winters says. “They went ditional Irish music during the 1980s. through a lot of adversity so we could be “My parents don’t perform, but my where we are today.” grandfather did,” he says. “He was more Winters is the music director at St. a classical player. Vincent’s Academy. “Our students got “I just got into Irish music,” involved in Tara Feis about 10 years McDonagh says. “In the 1980s, there ago,” she says. was a revival of Irish music. I was swept The students from the Benedictine up in it with other people. We were emuMilitary Academy and St. Vincent’s lating our heroes. That’s the way it Academy staff all the booths, crafts, works.” games and rides, Winters says. “Part of At first, music was a part-time gig -the reason we wanted to get the young then it became a full-time job. “All of people involved was so they could have sudden, we were asked to play for a gig some ownership in Tara Feis,” she says. here, then a gig there, and people were “When I was young, the night before paying us to do it,” McDonagh says. the parade, we went down and decoThe audience in Savannah is in for a rated the cars,” Winters says. “That special treat. “We have been rehearsing made us feel part of it. Over the years, the last month or so on new material,” the kids were removed. There was a conMcDonagh says. certed effort to involve young people “We have material we’ve never played again,” she says. “We have more than on stage,” he says. “That’s always a bit 100 kids who have already volunteered scary. for Tara Feis and the list was just put up “Almost half our show is material this week. It’s like it’s their thing.” we’ve never recorded before,” So far, the weather has cooperated McDonagh says. “I hope everyone in with Tara Feis. “Last year, it was really Savannah will enjoy it. cold, but as long as it’s not raining, “We are really looking forward to we’re fine,” Winters says. “We have been getting there,” he says. “We want to blessed with more beautiful days than meet everyone after the show. If anyone not.” ◗ has questions, they can come up and Tara Feis takes place this Saturday, ask.” March 11 at Emmett Park. Winters is excited to bring Dervish to Savannah, because the group is so wellknown. She credits Tara Feis emcee and

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A mother’s love, ten milligrams at a time But they don’t carry on too much. They are in the present. When someone asked a woman at my mother’s dinner table why she was in the hospital, she thought for a minute and answered, “For research.� Good answer. Says just enough. A few weeks ago when my mother confirmed she knew her birthday was coming up, she added I didn’t need to visit. I wasn’t going to until she said, “There’s no hurry.� After hearing that, I made a lastminute reservation, scooted up, surprised her with a chocolate cake with her name Rose scrolled on and in the middle of the week managed to get my nephew, my niece and three of the six great-grandchildren -- no small feat in today’s keepthe-children-busy world -- in one room. She was delighted. “This is the best birthday I’ve ever had,� she said, adding, uncharacteristically because we have never been a particularly demonstrative or affectionate family, “I love you.� Must have been the Lexapro, but I’ll take it anyway I can. ◗

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went to Sunday School together or took dance lessons together in fourth grade or visited the vegetable garden that used to occupy the ground of the current Detroit Institute of Arts. They are someone’s daughter, someone’s son, someone’s niece that someone used to know on a street they used to play. They see one another after 70 years and see the same big brown eyes they knew back then, the same freckled cheeks, dimpled chin, smart aleck personality. A few visits ago, when I was flipping through some photos with my mother she stopped at a black-and-white one, pointed and said, “She sits at my table.� Sure enough. One thing I always look for in the lobby of my mother’s new residence is a vase with a rose and a name. This is their way of letting people know that someone’s passed on. This time it was Andy, a nice and cheerful man who was on dialysis. But no one there spends too much time mourning the past or the dead. They’ll gossip. They’ll squabble (especially if a newcomer comes into the dining room and sits in someone else’s seat). They’ll complain about the food (oy; will they complain about the food).


ously wrong with this sentence and follow up with, “I get all mixed up; don’t pay any attention to me.� But here’s the difference. She does not get upset with herself or the situation. And when she insists she had a third brother -- someone named Herman born between sisters Mildred and Joan -and I say, “I don’t think so, Mom,� she can end the discussion by gracefully saying, “I’ll sleep on it.� No fighting. No vitriol. No getting the last word in. Must be the Lexapro. Now when I visit in her suburban Detroit facility and she asks how long I’m staying and I answer two or three days, she can say, “Do I have to accept that?� But the remark is offered with a smile because she knows it is what it is -- and she can accept the facts. She only takes ten milligrams of the antidepressant, but it’s working. Why didn’t we think of this earlier, my niece and nephew and I think. How different our lives would have been, we joke. Why doesn’t everyone over 90 take it? I ask the nurse this question. She wonders the same thing. We all wonder things when we visit the old and the lame. Except they don’t see themselves as the old and the lame, especially if they

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SHE’S NOT THE woman she was. She just turned 92. Her hearing is shot. She can’t find a hearing aid that doesn’t whistle and ring. She can’t remember diddly-squat. Her mind is a bit like the worn-out typewriter ribbon we used to rail against. No matter how hard you strike the keys -or raise your voice -- the image on the paper is never going to be anything but faint and hard to read. The voice is not going to be heard or understood. But she can still make a joke. “Ninety-two? Don’t say it out loud, OK? Anyway, I feel 72.� “You say I still put lipstick on good? I should. I’ve been doing it for over 90 years already.� She can still make a detour when she senses she’s heading down the wrong road. So after saying, “You weren’t my real daughter, were you?� and seeing my confused reaction, she doesn’t hesitate to return with, “Only kidding.� Except she wasn’t. After holding up a dog-eared copy of a book of columns I wrote and asking, “This is so good; have you read it?� -she can recognize something is seri-


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Left, an interior shot of the Jepson; above, the new museum was designed with children and their education in mind

Jepson Center throws doors open for grand opening One of Savannah’s most anticipated and controversial events is finally coming to pass this week, with the opening of the new Jepson Center for the Arts on Telfair Square. Media got a sneak peek at the interior in the middle of the week, with the general public getting a chance for free admission all weekend. For those accustomed to the more old-school confines of the Telfair Museum of Art, the new Jepson will be an eye-opening experience indeed. “When you go to the Jepson you’ll find the space is quite expansive in comparison with the Telfair Academy,” says Holly McCullough, curator of fine arts and exhibitions. “It’s a glorious space, especially inside. It really puts you into the frame of mind for viewing art.” McCullough says much larger-scale art can be fit inside the new building. “For example, we can bring crates into the Jepson that we couldn’t begin to fit into the Telfair,” she says. “Certainly the scale of its large galleries are best suited to contemporary work.” While understandably all eyes are focused on the state-of-the-art Jepson, designed by the world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, McCullough is quick to say that the new building isn’t intended to eclipse other aspects of the Telfair organization’s mission. “To some extent we’ll be able to offer something for everyone now,” she says. “We’ve got the Owens Thomas House, which is a very fine period home with most of our fine decorative art. Then on display at the Telfair Academy we’ll continue to have changing exhibitions. Probably each will run a little longer than we’ve been doing, but we are committed

to continuing to do changing exhibitions there. “The Telfair Academy will remain vital space and the community will always have something new to see there,” she says. Inaugural exhibits at the Jepson focus on the central figure of pop artist Robert Rauschenberg, his son Christopher and assistant Darryl Pottorf. Other exhibits you can see this weekend and in the months to come are the Kurt Varnedoe collection, which McCullough describes as “a collection of works by 22 blue-chip artists, some of the most important artists of recent times.” Though not necessarily what you might call modern art, the show “Savannah Revisited” examines Savannah scenes from early in the 20th century to more contemporary times. The much-debated and drawn-out opening of the Jepson has brought an almost palpable sigh of relief to Telfair staffers. “It’s a really exciting opportunity,” McCullough says. “We’ve more or less doubled our staff in order to maintain the two structures.” - - Jim Morekis

Feminism and leadership discussed at conference Women from around the country converged at the Armstrong Atlantic State University’s annual Gender and Women Studies Conference, “Realizing Women’s Leadership: The Art of the Possible,” this past weekend. Academic issues merged with political, as panels debated issues as diverse as “How to Do Feminism Activism in The Bible Belt”, “The Contested Position of Female Athletes as Role Models,” by SSU professor April Gentry and Union Mission staffer Teri

Schell; and “Sojourner’s Truth’s Legacy: The Crafting of American Values for Women’s Leadership,” by Amy Pardo of the Mississippi University of Women. Discussions blossomed, and the breezeway in front of the Desoto Hilton was often filled with women -- and a sprinkling of men -- in conversations full of information and ideas gleaned from the papers and panel discussions. Teresa Winterhalter, one of the Armstrong organizers, said that she especially enjoyed the student’s panels. “Their papers were so heartfelt and there conversations were really meaningful,” she said. “I feel like there’s a real sense of belonging here.” Mayor Otis Johnson was on hand to honor three politically active local women for their contributions: Mayor Pro Tem Edna Jackson; Sarahlyn U. Argrow, founder of A Working Woman in Need, an organization which mentors working women; and Mary Willoughby, Director of Willoughby and Crane. Grace Paley, the poet Laureate of Vermont and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, was the keynote speaker. -- Sabrina Manganella Simmons

Local singers have a unique opportunity to perform live with leading gospel artists. The Savannah Music Festival Gospel Workshop with James Bignon gives you the chance to join the SMF Mass Choir, sponsored by Citi Trends. Applications are now being accepted for this workshop/performance experience taking place March 30-April 1. The SMF Mass Choir makes its debut Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m., at the Johnny Mercer Theater during “The Gospel Truth,” which also features The Sweet Singing Harmony Harmoneers, Kenny Carr and the Tigers, and The Campbell Brothers Sacred Steel Band. There is a $20 application fee. For more information, call Gene Pinion at 234-3378 or e-mail him at -- Jim Morekis

Teaching ‘inside the box’ This Tuesday, 21 local public schoolteachers were the first educators in the country to participate in a workshop on “The Founding Era: People, Places, Politics,” the first volume in the “History in a Box” series, created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Taking place at the historic Massie Heritage Center on Gordon Street, the teachers -- from 16 area schools -learned how to use “History in a Box,” which comprises document-based resources that address critical themes and topics in American history. “We’re thrilled to make Savannah teachers -- our Teaching American History Grant partners -- the first workshop participants as we share this education resource with history teachers across the United States,” said Susan Saidenberg, Director of Public Programs and Exhibitions for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, who led the workshop. -- Jim Morekis ◗

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OFFICERS RESPONDED to 11509 Abercorn on the report of an Armed Robbery. The victim said an unknown suspect took his 1970`s model Chevrolet Impala at gunpoint. It was subsequently spotted by officers as it traveled north on Truman Parkway at a high rate of speed. A short time later, officers in the Downtown Precinct observed the vehicle in the area of Wheaton and Randolph streets. As the vehicle was traveling south on Skidaway Road approaching Victory Drive, it proceeded through the red light. A Nissan traveling west on Victory Drive struck the stolen Impala causing it to strike two additional vehicles. The driver of the stolen Impala then proceeded to drive east on Victory Drive where he struck a Captain D’s sign. An employee of the Captain D`s was replacing the signage at the time. The stolen Impala struck the ladder that he was on, causing him to fall. The suspect then fled on foot and was subsequently apprehended. Two firearms were subsequently found. The suspect was identified as Ervin Emanuel Fox, 25. He has been charged with Armed Robbery, Motor Vehicle Hijacking, and numerous traffic offenses.


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Priorities A February report on mine safety regulation by USA Today found that complicated federal statutes and unvigorous Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement have resulted in a structure of civil fines almost guaranteed not to deter dangerous conditions. The largest-ever MSHA fine (for a 2001 incident with 13 deaths) was $605,400 (as compared to, for example, the FCC’s 2004 fine of CBS for the brief image of Janet Jackson’s breast at the Super Bowl, which was $3.5 million). One attorney who represents coal companies claimed that fines are largely irrelevant to safety: “I really don’t think any responsible mine operator makes any decision about safety based on civil penalties.” [USA Today, 2-10-06]

Compelling Explanations American Pride: In January, spokesman Nick Inskip of the trade association of Australia’s legalized brothels and strip clubs praised the American sailors who that week began several days’ shore leave in Brisbane. “(T)he fellows are fantastic customers,” he said. “They are so well-mannered. ... They’re very aware that they’re representing their country, and that’s why they behave so well.” More Things to Blame on Bush: (1) Two gunmen robbed a 57-year-old woman in her Westerville, Ohio, home in February, but, according to a police report, argued among themselves about how to do the job, until one of the men, perhaps feeling sorry for himself, said, “This is all George W. Bush’s fault. He screwed up the economy.” All the two

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men needed, he said, was “gas money for the car.” (2) A 29-year-old man was convicted in February after he jumped over a fence at the White House to meet up with Chelsea Clinton. According to an officer, the man seemed unfazed at being told that the Clintons no longer lived there but did say that “George Bush told me to jump the fence, and I jumped the fence.” After the secretary for the Miracle of Prayer Church in Grove Hill, Ala., was arrested in January on an outstanding warrant, the church’s Prophet Ron Williams called congregation members (most of whom are AfricanAmerican) to the Clarke County jail to protest, vowing that he wasn’t going “no damn where” until she was released. As the crowd grew, and deputies warned Williams about inciting a riot, Williams became more defiant, screaming at deputies and pointing to his cell phone, yelling, “I got Johnnie Cochran on the phone right now!” (even though Cochran had passed away 10 months earlier).

The Litigious Society After two boys at PS 14 in New York City taunted a 5-year-old classmate in January three times by grabbing his privates, school officials held a hearing and referred the boys for guidance counseling. Unsatisfied, the younger boy’s parents in February filed a lawsuit against the already-budget-challenged New York City school system for $6 million. Massachusetts inmate Joseph Schmitt, 41, filed a lawsuit for $70,000

against the Department of Corrections in December for restricting his ability to continue his writing career from lockup. Schmitt, now in civil detainment (as exceptionally dangerous) following completion of his sentence for child rape, previously earned up to $20,000 a year writing pornography (including at least one piece on child sex) and sees no reason why he can’t return to that line of work.

Ironies Jacqueline Dotson was seriously injured in an accident near Winchester, Ky., in February that police say happened when she lost control of her SUV and ran several other cars off the road before overcorrecting, which caused the SUV to roll over a guardrail and land upside down. A rescue crew labored an hour and a half with the “jaws of life” to extricate her from the vehicle, but one of her arms was already free, severed in the accident and lying on the road, still grasping a cell phone.

Awesome! In December, more than a month before “buckshot” would be all over the news (from a misadventure at a Texas ranch), the New England Journal of Medicine reported the odd case of a 73year-old Inuit woman hospitalized in Nome, Alaska, whose abdominal X-ray revealed an enlarged and photographically opaque appendix, which doctors concluded was an appendix filled with buckshot. The Inuits, doctors said, eat so many ducks and geese downed by buckshot that inevitably some buckshot remains in the cooked meat and is eaten and digested, with some migrating to the appendix, where it is trapped. The appendix was enlarged and opaque on the X-ray simply because it was overstuffed with buckshot.

Smooth Reactions (1) In Japan’s Wakayama prefecture in December, Miichiro Yamashita, 70, received a suspended sentence for bringing 25 sticks of dynamite to a hospital and threatening to blow the place up unless his doctor changed his mind and

gave him the treatment he wanted for his stomachache. (2) Two women are at large in the Kenner, La., area after one slashed a Rally’s restaurant manager in February with a razor blade because her requested substitution (mayonnaise for tartar sauce on her fish sandwich) was not honored. (3) In February, Kimberly Dasilva, 40, was charged in Boston with putting explosives into condoms and mailing them to people she believes are associated with her longstanding mistreatment by men, including two strip clubs where she used to work. Stewart Jenkins, 33, was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa, in November for allegedly pulling a gun on a man he apparently thought was disrespecting him. According to the police report, Jenkins and Patrick Hickey passed each other in an alley, and Jenkins asked, “What’s up?” Hickey responded: “What’s up?” Jenkins asked again: “What’s up?” Hickey (again): “What’s up?” Jenkins: “I’ll show you what’s up!” He ran into a nearby house and emerged angrily with a .38caliber handgun. (Unfortunately for him, Patrick Hickey is a plainclothes police officer. He arrested Jenkins and recovered about 15 grams of suspected crack cocaine from the house.)

Least Competent Criminals Not Cut Out for a Life of Crime: (1) University of Colorado freshman Jonathan Baldino, caught by security personnel in November after he printed out a fake bar code, stuck it on a $149.99 iPod, and bought it for $4.99 at a Target store, immediately wrote a frenzied confession: “I will NEVER EVER DO THIS EVER AGAIN, and I am once more terribly sorry. I’m only a kid! Help me out! ... Please! Please! Please!” (It didn’t help.) (2) After Seattle police chased a carjacking suspect into a tree in February, bystanders gathered around and laughed, but the suspect, still defiant, yelled at them, “It’s not funny!” (However, according to a KIRO-TV reporter, some in the crowd yelled back, “Yes it is!”) ◗

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A Non-Nuclear Test The United States and Britain conducted a “subcritical” nuclear experiment at the 4.5 U.S. underground test site in 3.2 3.0 Nevada. It was the 22nd such blast since 1997, according to 4.0 the Energy Department. The explosion occurred in an underground laboratory of horizontal +111 0 tunnels about 950 feet beneath Garoua, the desert surface and was not Cameroon powerful enough to trigger a nuclear chain reaction. Antinuclear groups have criticized the explosions, saying they undermine the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on nuclear weapons. But U.S. Week Ending March 3, 2006 officials maintain that the tests provide crucial information to Many rural communities were only accesmaintain the safety and reliability of the country’s nuclear weapons without having sible by mules and donkeys, according to press reports. to conduct actual underground nuclear explosions.

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Eruption Thousands of people on Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island were ordered to evacuate as the island’s volcano erupted violently. Manam last erupted in October 2004, prompting an evacuation of more than 9,000 people after falling ash contaminated water supplies and destroyed houses and crops. Islanders were placed in camps on the mainland, but many had returned before the latest eruption.

African Snowstorm A bitter winter snowstorm blew southward from Western Europe, blanketing a wide area of North Africa with frozen precipitation. Heavy snow cut off villages and clogged key roads leading away from the Algerian capital, Algiers, for several days.

Concerns that Europe could be in for a long battle with the H5N1 strain of avian influenza grew as the virus was detected in more EU birds and caused the death of a domestic cat in Germany. That country immediately ordered that all pet cats be kept indoors, and dog owners were instructed to keep their animals on a leash. Some frantic pet owners considered giving up their animals altogether. But the World Health Organization assured them that there has never been a human case of bird flu linked with exposure to cats. Britain’s chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, told BBC that he expects the avian influenza outbreak will persist in Europe for at least five years.


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More than 1,000 homes in a remote region of southern Iran were seriously damaged when a magnitude 6.0 temblor hit the region. The shaking was felt as far away as the United Arab Emirates. • Earth movements were also felt in the western Mozambique aftershock zone, southeastern Spain, northern Tibet, the central Philippines, the island of Hawaii, southern Illinois and across a wide area of upstate New York, eastern Ontario and western Quebec.



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Wild Bird Tragedy A sudden freeze last autumn in the forests of Russia’s Arkhangelsk region caused the deaths of vast numbers of birds, according to wildlife experts. Usually, birds escape wintry conditions there by burrowing into snow or other dens. But a rapid deep freeze that followed heavy rain during the fall left the birds nowhere to shelter, said researcher Vladimir Korepanov. The thick ice also kept the birds from their usual food sources. Korepanov says only 10 percent of the region’s birds survived, and it could take two to three years for their numbers to recover.

Tropical Cyclones Australia’s northwest corner received heavy rainfall and stormforce winds when Cyclone Emma moved ashore. Local flash flooding blocked some roads, but

Not Junk to Bears An abundance of junk food around new housing developments in the United States is responsible for a population boom of bears, according to wildlife experts. Leftover food, full of protein and fat-rich ingredients, is actually increasing the bears’ fertility as well as attracting them to newly populated areas. Kevin Brennan, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Game, says the number of bears in the state had risen eightfold in the past 20 years, making them more numerous near cities than in many places in the wild. He adds that a high-fat diet of human scraps creates fatter female bears, who then have litters of two or three cubs, compared to only one or two cubs when they feed on their usual diet of acorns and berries. ◗

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Come celebrate the Telfair’s new Jepson Center for the Arts FREE Grand Opening Weekend Events March 10-12 Friday, 10 a.m. Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Speeches, music and FREE admission to the Jepson Center all day.

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Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Family Day at the Jepson Center FREE admission all day, studio activities for children.


Sunday, 3 p.m. Richard Hunt Lecture

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Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios & Short Stories

Special lecture by distinguished sculptor Richard Hunt in the Jepson Center’s new Neises Auditorium, FREE admission to the Jepson Center 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

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ON HISTORIC TELFAIR SQUARE Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios & Short Stories, Darryl Pottorf: A Perspective, and Christopher Rauschenberg organized by The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum of the University of Louisiana Robert Rauschenberg (b. October 22, 1925, Port Arthur, Texas), Party Line (Scenarios), 2003, pigment transfer on polylaminate, 851⁄2 x 1201⁄2 in., Collection of the artist | Art © Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY | 203.018

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New works by Sandy Branam at Off The Wall Gallery Jepson Center for the Arts -- Inaugural exhibitions for this new modern art museum on Telfair Square include: “Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories,” work by this influential pop artist March 10–June 4, 2006; “Darryl Pottorf: A Perspective,” work by this Rauschenberg assistant, influential in his own right, March 10–June 4, 2006; work by Robert’s son Christopher Rauschenberg, March 10–June 4, 2006; and “Savannah Revisited,” including works by Hattie Saussy, Eliot Cark, Andrée Ruellan, Augusta Oelschig, March 10–August 20, 2006. Call 7908800. ‘The Swinging Bridge’ -- Collaboration of artist and SCAD alumnus Brian Slagle and writer Jason Tinney, March 11-April 4 at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Readings at 2 & 4 p.m. March 11; reception March 31 with readings at 5 & 6 p.m. ‘Tribute to Musicians’ -- New paintings by Sandy Branam inspired by the many artists performing at the Savannah Music Festival. Opening reception Tuesday, March 14, 5:30-8 pm. at Off The Wall Gallery in the 45 Bistro at The Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St. 'Portfolio Night' -- The SCAD Department of Illustration presents a MFA Portfolio Exhibit at Smithfield Cottage, 188 West Hall Street. Reception is Friday March 10, 5-7 p.m. ‘Masters of the Dairyland’ -- Oils by Carolyn Reddy and Amanda Risch at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., through March 23. Reception is Thursday March 9, 6-8 p.m.

Hospice Savannah Featured Artist -Pastels and oils by acclaimed Savannah painter, Robert Isley, March 2–April 30 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Meet the artist at the opening reception, Thursday, March 9 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the gallery. ‘Hot Pants’ -- Anything that is wearable art. Reception Friday 6-10 p.m. at Desotorow Gallery in the Starland distict between Bull and Whitaker on 41st street. Show runs through March 15. 7 Women Artists -- Show runs through March at Horne and Thistle Gallery, 424 E Oglethorpe Ave. ‘Out of Nest’ -- First Friday at Starland features this show by Group 404, a collaborative photography group consisting of SCAD graduate students with professor Steve Aishman. Through March 18 at the Starland Center for Contemporary Art, 2428 Bull St. ‘Earth Tones: Horses and Trees in Platinum’ -- Photo exhibit by Sal Lopes at the Jack Leigh Gallery, 132 E. Oglethorpe Ave. through March 20. ‘Savannah Nocturnes’ -- Group show through April 1 includes James Allen, Barbara J. Brown, Adela Holmes, Daniel Smith and June Stratton. Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker Street. Reception March 11, 5-8 p.m. Savannah-Budapest 2005 -- Work by Scott Griffin at the Sapphire Grill, 110 W. Congress St. continued on page 22


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‘Faces of Folk’ -- Exhibit thru March at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street. Call 234-7322. Roger Surprenant -- Photos on display at Moon River at 21 West Bay St. and Angel's BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Through mid-March.

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Group Exhibition -- Show at Gallery 440. 440 Bull St., features Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, artists in residence. ‘Art Brut’ -- The Hurn Museum presents an exhibit of international folk art through April 30 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker St. Telfair Academy of the Arts -- In addition to its standing collection, the Telfair is now showing “David Delong: Passage,” a look at the work of this Savannah artist. JEA Art for March -- Paintings by Alexandro Santana will be at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Newton Center Current Exhibitions -Include "Patterns of Decoration: The Evolution of the Picture Frame" and "Mapping the Past: A Selection of Antique Cartography from the Newton Collection." 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. 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 19-28 at Starland Arts Collective. Contact Jenn at by March 1. Call for Entries -- ‘Secret Works’ invites artists to explore the connotationsof secrets. Work of any medium may be submitted or proposed over e-mail to Kristin Bramblett at Submissions must include artist statement, photos, dimensions, and medium. Proposals must include artist

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C h ro n i c a l l y WHILE SAVANNAH DANSE THEATRE has performed a Narniathemed ballet for several years now, 2005’s cinematic release of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will no doubt raise the local production’s profile this time around. However, the hit movie hasn’t changed things much for SDT Artistic Director Suzanne Braddy -- if anything, it’s convinced her to stay the course. “When I saw the movie, I felt really good about our decision to stay with the storyline,” she says. “The movie just made me even more enthusiastic about the project. I thought, I can make this even better because we did stick to the storyline pretty faithfully last year.” A longtime fan of C.S. Lewis’ famous series of novels wherein British schoolchildren are transported to a wonderland called Narnia, Braddy says the movie helped her vision gel: “The costuming and scenery were so exciting. It was very inspiring to sort of see that come alive.” In addition, the movie helped Braddy flesh out the ballet’s characterization more effectively. “I really loved the way they portrayed Mr. Tumnus. Tumnus and Lucy’s meeting really starts the whole story. He’s so trusting, and the way he’s portrayed really opened my eyes.” Tumnus the faun is danced by Brittni Linton in SDT’s production. Other changes Savannah Danse Theatre brings to this production involve casting and production values. “One thing that’s definitely different is I’ve got professional dancers doing the leads,” Braddy says, referring to Karen Burns, who plays the White Witch, and Serguei Chtyrkov, who dances with the Columbia Ballet and portrays Aslan in this production. Braddy says despite the movie’s emphasis on digital effects, its portrayal of the lion/Christ figure Aslan was powerful enough to influence her casting decisions as well. “Even though he was really made with a computer, he was so strong and yet so gentle and loving,” she says. “Seeing how the lion acted enlightened me as to the dancing role. It really inspired me to cast Serguei in the role. photos by christina m. bunn

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Savannah Danse Theatre performs The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Lucas Theatre

Left to right: Chip Hicks (Edmund), Kyle Merritt (Peter), Chaney Bridges (Susan) and Alexa Bridges (Lucy) rehearse for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe He’s a very strong dancer, yet very caring because he does dance with children as well as with adults.” In addition to the leads, Braddy as usual has cast “all of my school in it.” Portraying the four Pevensie children are Alexa and Chaney Bridges as Lucy and Susan and Kyle Merritt and Chip Hicks as Peter and Edmond. “Alexa and Chaney are sisters, and newcomers to our school,” Braddy says. “They’re from Houston, and I’m so proud they could come here. Their first show with us was last year’s Nutcracker.” As for the two boys, Braddy Dancers rehearse the ‘knighting’ scene; Serguei Chtyrkov, left, portrays Aslan, who knights Peter (Kyle Merritt); SDT Artistic says “they came to us from local theatre.” Director Suzanne Braddy is at far right

Other members of Braddy’s Islands Dance Academy fill out dozens of other roles, including Nymphs, Wicked Lies, Mermaids, Mr. Tumnus, and all the other whimsical characters from The Chronicles of Narnia. Another especially unique aspect of this year’s SDT Narnia ballet is the addition of a show on Friday night specifically for underprivileged youth, sponsored by the Downtown Business Association. “I helped them out with a throne at Christmastime for their Santa to sit in, so they honored me at a luncheon last month,” Braddy recalls. “I was so moved by what they’re trying to do to make downtown area safer. So after I left the meeting I went to the president, Elizabeth Patterson, who owns The Tinderbox downtown, and asked if they were interested in me donating a show to the DBA if they would sponsor it.” It works like this: To raise funds for the DBA’s Savannah Teen Outreach Program, businesses are able to sponsor the attendance of the ballet by underprivileged youth. A $100 contribution allows ten youth to attend. (While the youth are attending the Friday night show for free, that performance is open to the general public for the standard admission price.) Will the special youth shows continue with subsequent ballets? “It really will depend on how well received it is this year. We wanted to have one show so that kids who had never been to a theatre could see the dance,” Braddy says. “Also, the whole story itself is about good and evil. I thought it was a good tie-in.” ◗

Savannah Danse Theatre performs The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe this Friday and Saturday at the Lucas Theatre downtown. Friday night’s Downtown Business Association benefit is at 7 p.m. Saturday’s shows are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $30, $24 and $16. Call 525-5050.




By Jim Reed

New law solves nothing

Jim Reed is music editor of Connect Savannah. To comment e-mail us at


being considered “live entertainment.” However, that didn’t stop a long string of dance clubs from flagrantly ignoring this key provision, aggressively marketing their venues to underage kids (making a financial killing in the process). Why, you may ask, did the police not stop this – especially when many of Savannah’s finest worked off-duty at said clubs? Because, as with most of the city’s crime problems, enforcement of existing laws is something of a joke in this town and has been for ages. Which is not to say they haven’t tried to bust bars serving minors (something opponents of the law alleged took place regularly). However, clubs have rarely been cited for such violations over the past decade. That’s because, by-and-large, kids don’t want to drink in clubs. Why would they? It requires some sort of ruse or fake ID, and you’re likely to get arrested. And for what? A couple of beers? You can get a friend to get you a six-pack at retail for a few bucks and get loaded before you enter the no-booze zone. The clubs as well have no desire to lose their license, or risk a massive lawsuit for such tiny profits. That’s why they make those under 21 pay inflated covers to enter, thus offsetting the lost revenue. It’s those inflated cover charges alone which helped a small number of live music venues bring in bigname touring groups whose minimum fee was greater than what could have been made off 21-plus patrons. Now, Council proponents of the newly-enacted ban are patting themselves on the back for “getting in compliance with state law.” However, City Manager Michael Brown repeatedly misled both the City Council and the public by insisting there were no other locales in Georgia which allowed this. In fact there are massive live music venues twice the size of the largest Savannah nightclub which have been allowing minors for years, without serious citations or infractions. Furthermore, local busybodies who transparently see this as the first battle in the war against our city’s celebrated “To-Go Cup” policies are assumably sleeping sounder now that their lobbying has taken a bite out of crime. However, supporters of this ludicrous and much ballyhooed ordinance should know that I have personally asked three different SPD officers if they feel banning minors from true live entertainment venues will cause any measurable decrease in crime whatsoever. To a man, they have all either snickered, guffawed, or rolled their eyes. See what I mean? Sometimes you gotta laugh. ◗

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SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA LAUGH. It was just that way a few Thursdays back when the Savannah City Council unanimously passed what has become known as “The Minors Ordinance.” This newly minted law effectively closed what some in our community called an ill-conceived loophole and others called a symbol of our town’s enlightened tolerance. Well over a decade ago (not too long after the legal drinking age went from 18 to 21), a small group of local musicians and venue owners pleaded with city leaders to allow minors in the affected age bracket to enter bars for the expressed purpose of enjoying live entertainment – provided the bars implemented some procedure to prevent those underage from imbibing. Contrary to the prevailing wisdom being spouted nowadays by virtually everyone (save those adults who regularly patronize bars and nightclubs where young people might actually be interested in hanging out!), this was a reasoned way to stave off two looming problems: (1), keeping said businesses afloat after a substantial chunk of their paying clientele is barred from entering, and (2), the inevitable surge in delinquency and crime that come from large numbers of “restless youth” being told to go amuse themselves, rather than providing constructive, social, and artistic late night distractions. To some of us, the notion that allowing folks between 18 and 21 into nightclubs to see live music or comedy might tempt some of them to try and break the law, was outweighed by the potential to instill determination. Determination to not only obey the law, but to take pride in resisting temptation – building character, and resulting in a teenage populace infinitely more acclimated to the vagaries of public adulthood than those denied a peak at “what’s behind Door Number 3.” Those kids – by and large – are the ones you’ve got to watch out for. The repressed. The disenfranchised. The bored. The “forgotten boys.” They’re the ones with too much time on their hands, and no supervision. They’re the ones spiriting vodka from their parents’ liquor cabinets and replacing it with water. They’re the ones getting trashed in parking lots and driving recklessly out of boredom. But I digress. The only real flaw in the law was that it did not address just how old you had to be to gain conditional admittance. Technically, a 10-year-old could enter if the owners allowed it, but none did. The law was very clear in one regard, however. It explicitly excluded DJs from


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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Kieran Daly

Jazz standards and modern R Stevie Wonder, etc...). & B covers (S Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

A free brunchtime show by this young mandolin prodigy whose approach to his instrument has as much in common with jazz as bluegrass. Sun., 11 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Acoustic Ladyland Great name, huh? It’s an unplugged offshoot of local houserocking blooze band Bottles & Cans... Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Mary Davis & Co. Acoustic trio (rock, soul and pop covers) featuring members of in-demand party combo The Band In The Park. Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.

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Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman Amateur songwriters, singers and musicians strut their acoustic stuff, with all performances recorded for posterity and possible release. Sun., 7 pm (sign up at 6 pm), The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

G.E. Perry

Eric Britt Solid, acoustic guitar-based modernrock originals and covers from the leader of popular regional act Hazel Virtue. Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Argyle Relentless, eclectic local rock quartet known for tight, syncopated originals that draw on reggae, ska, dub and punk for inspiration – much like a harder-edged Sublime. Sat., 10 pm, The Rail Pub.

The Jeff Beasley Band Old-fashioned R & B and early rock and roll covers (think Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly). Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Carroll Brown Veteran guitarist and singer who’s brand of “Coastal Country” mixes Celtic ballads, traditional folk, beach-oriented music and contemporary acoustic tunes. Wed. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

Thomas Claxton Energetic rock covers and originals from the former frontman and rhythm guitarist of The Long Awaited. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri. Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sun., 5:30 pm, The Warehouse.

Bluesonics Long-running local Chicago-style electric blues act. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

The Tony Clarke Project

Bottles & Cans Raw and slightly unhinged Delta blues that leans toward R.L. Burnside and TModel Ford. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Breakneck Quartet w/S.O.L. Up-and-coming organic hip-hop and funk band backing up a brand-new local trio of “positive” rappers, while their own frontman takes a leave of absence. Tues., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

Funk, jazz, dance and house music from the drummer of local soul-jazzbos Eat Mo’ Music. Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Buddy Corns Prolific songwriter and ace electric guitarist playing his own tunes and wellknown covers. The weekend shows are full band gigs with his backing group The Rock Mob. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Thurs., 7 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sat., Capone’s.

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The Robbie Ducey Band Singing guitarist who cites the late Curtis Mayfield as an inspiration. Ducey’s organ-drenched style of electric blues is reminiscent of the early ‘90s output of crossover stars like Robert Cray. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Eat Mo' Music Instrumental funk/soul jazz quintet led by trumpeter John Tisbert, and made up of area music instructors like guitarist Bart Zipperer. Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company - ALL-AGES.

Emily + Devine Live electronica breakbeat band from Miami, featuring vocalist and keyboardist Emily Clough (aka EmilyPLAY) and her partner Devine (aka Humphrey Gomez), who’s just released a 12-inch remix of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” that’s earning plenty of club play. DJB, Culprit and N8 provide support. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under.

Trae Gurley's “My Sinatra” Respectful encomium to “Ol Blue Eyes’ big band period, with local vocalist Gurley offering his own interpretation of Frank’s finest hour to meticulously arranged and recorded backing tracks. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

High Velocity Kickass Southern-fried rock and modern country covers featuring former continued on page 27

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members of area faves Bounty Hunter. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

Bill Hodgson Former member of ‘80s party band The Tremors, offering a varied setlist of classic rock, pop, and bluesinfluenced tunes on acoustic guitar. Sat., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

Intellekt & DJ Dirty Digits

Singer/songwriter who cut his teeth on the Northeastern coffeehouse and busking circuit. Covers and originals. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (w/Fiddlin’ Scott Holton) + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (w/The Tybee Two) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco.

The Silver Lining Duo

Guitarist and singer offering a variety of popular cover tunes. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee).

Luxury Liner

Tight regional band playing modern and classic country and honky-tonk. Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

The first tour ever from the acoustic “duo” of friends Colten Noakes and Smyrna Skim (they write and record separately and live far apart). Noakes specializes in old USA work ballads from the ‘20s, and original tunes in the same faux (?) naive tack. Skim describes himself as “like Thurston Moore on a candy binge,” and says he “delivers.” He’d also have you believe his tortured vocals and “primitive” guitarwork are proof of some sort of artistic legitimacy, but truthfully, his shtick sounds like the silly things songwriter friends of mine do to get a laugh at practice. The only difference is, they stop after 15 seconds, and he keeps going for a whole song. Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.


Thank God Disjointed, manic, experimental “psychedelic punk” band (con screaming mucho) from S.C., featuring former members of Guyana Punchline and AntiSchism. With local openers Chronicle A.D.. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.

The Train Wrecks Local roots-rock trio known for their playful, high-energy shows. Covers and originals. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

Adam Traum

Polished and versatile electric blues combo, featuring former members of both Bluesonics and The Eric Culberson Blues Band. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

This former Savannah-based guitarist and singer’s father and uncle are wellknown in Americana and blues circles as master musicians (and icons of the folk revival). he now lives in the California Bay Area, and makes a rare stop here on tour to promote his brand-new solo CD. Sun., 9 pm, Huc-A-Poo’s (Tybee).

The Alex Nguyen Trio

Greg Williams

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Straight-ahead jazz combo led by a young, award-winning local trumpeter. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

G.E. Perry & Mike Perry Facile solo guitarist specializing in blues and jazz-influenced material, joined by his brother on standup bass. Sun., 6 pm, Belford’s.

Prolific local songwriter and guitarist who’s released a handful of criticallyacclaimed blues-folk-rock CDs and regularly gigs in Los Angeles. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends. ◗

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Great indie hip-hop duo from Gainesville, Fl., that just moved to Atlanta and signed to buzzworthy label Jazz standards ArcTheFinger. They take and originals a decidedly old-school courtesy of approach to their craft. bassist/vocalist Intellekt raps while DJ Maggie Evans DD works the decks. and guitarist Together they craft Alex Nguyen Jackson Evans some of the catchiest, Thurs. - Fri., 9 pm, and inventive rhymes and grooves that The Martha’s Vineyard Seafood have passed through this area for quite Authority (above Fernando’s). some time. Tues., 10 pm, The Jinx.

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MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUBJan & Ben (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Bluesonics (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Indie-rock music TBA (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SILVER DOLLAR BAR & GRILL (Hwy 204)Live Music TBA (9 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) SWEET MELISSA’S (formerly LE MORT ROUGE, 103 W. Congress St.)- Stretch Arm Strong, Burns Out Bright, Round For Round (8 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- High Velocity (9 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (10:30 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Mama’s Mojo (7 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm)

SATURDAY MARCH 11TH AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)Joey Manning (7 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Liquid Ginger (9 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) CAPONE’S- Buddy Corns & The Rock Mob (9 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke CLUB ONE- Local Cast CLUB OZ- “Heat Check” Spoken Word/Music Showcase (9 pm) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE- Live Music TBA (6 pm) CONGA CLUB- Caribbean Night (DJ spins Salsa, Merengue, etc...) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF (Tybee)- Live DJ DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Bill Hodgson (7 pm) * DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver & The Tybee Two (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Southpaw (9 pm) IL PASTICCIO- The Tony Clarke Project (9:30 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Bobby Ryder Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Mama’s Mojo (9 pm) THE JINX- “Murmur Mag Launch Party” w/I Am The World Trade Center, Teen Slain (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Carroll Brown (8:30 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Bottles & Cans (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Bluesonics (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUBEric Britt (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Eat Mo’ Music (8:30 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA THE RAIL PUB- Argyle (10 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head)- Squallid (10 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- The Robbie Ducey Band (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- Emily + Devine, DJB, Culprit, N8 (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- The Salt Miners (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers

SILVER DOLLAR BAR & GRILL (Hwy 204)Live Music TBA (9 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) TANGO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA TOMMY’S (Pooler)- High Velocity (9 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (10:30 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Train Wrecks (7 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm)


THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKMandolinist Kieran Daly (11 am) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Acoustic Ladyland (10 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond RANDY WOOD’S PICKIN’ PARLOR (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale)- Pearl Django (7 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Acoustic Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman (7 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm ) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (5:30 pm)



AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)Joey Manning (7 pm) AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN)Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA BELFORD’S- G.E. Perry & Mike Perry (6 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman” Smith (3 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9 pm) HUC-A-POO’S (Tybee)- Adam Traum (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Brass Connection (3 pm), Deas’ Guys (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Jeff Beasley Band (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Carroll Brown (8:30 pm)

MARCH 13TH BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach Music DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE IRISH TIMES- Live Irish Music THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Deas’ Guys (7:30 pm) THE JINX- DJ Keith Kozel’s Kaleidospcope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Carroll Brown (8:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Live Piano Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA SAVANNAH NIGHTS- Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee)- DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm)

THE SENTIENT BEAN- Luxury Liner (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

TUESDAY MARCH 14TH BAY STREET BLUES- Live Trivia BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke COASTAL COFFEE (2100 E. Victory Drive)Poetry Open Mic (7 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Bob Masteller & Friends (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Diana Rogers (7 pm) THE JINX- Hip-hop night w/Intellekt & DJ Dirty Digits (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Carroll Brown (8:30 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- The Breakneck Quartet w/S.O.L. (10 pm) MERCURY LOUNGE- Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- Teen Night w/DJ Triple A PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH BLUES- Open Mic w/The Hitmen 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers VENUS DI MILO- Open DJ Tables - bring needles & vinyl (10 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

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THE SENTIENT BEAN- “The Frantic Rabbit” Poetry Showcase (7:30 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) SWEET MELISSA’S (formerly LE MORT ROUGE,103 W. Congress St.)- Adam’s Trio (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSELive Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Maybe spins disco & house (9 pm)


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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey Manning (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA (9 pm) CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver & Fiddlin’ Scott Holton (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE- Open Mic w/Tim & Mark (10 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Southpaw (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)Buddy Corns (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Earl Williams Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 pm) THE JINX- Thank God, Chronicle A.D. (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Carroll Brown (8:30 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB- Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senea THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKPianist David Duckworth (7 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Thomas Claxton (7 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Psychotronic Film: THE DEMON OF THE DERBY (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SWEET MELISSA’S (formerly LE MORT ROUGE,103 W. Congress St.)- Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, A Girl A Gun A Ghost (8 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)




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Lucero, Whiskey Dick

This hardcore quintet from Columbia, S.C., is supporting their latest CD, Free At Last, which some are calling the best album of their long and impressive career. Together for more than a decade, they’ve progressed methodically through the ranks of the punk rock underground, and –while the members are only in their 30s– are viewed as elders of the scene. Weaned on classic ‘core like Minor Threat and Gorilla Biscuits, they did a 3album stint with the high profile Solid State Records, but have rededicated themselves to breaking out in a major way, and now taken control of their own destiny. For this show, they’ll be joined by tourmates (and hometown wards) Burns Out Bright, as well as Round For Round, Aslan and The Paper Mind. This is a big-time event for this fledgling ALL-AGES juice bar Lucero above the late-night burger joint of the same name. Doors open at 6 pm, and it will sell out. Line up early for the best spot. Fri., 7 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (formerly Le Mort Rouge, 103 W. Congress St.) - ALL-AGES.

Critics’ darlings, Memphis quartet Lucero began as a quiet, country-influenced group with a violinist instead of a drummer. Since then, their debut EP was named “one of the Top 5 home recordings of all time” by Alternative Press, and they’ve morphed into a badass bar band that knows how to bend a note. Often compared to a twangier version of the Replacements, their latest CD was produced by none other than Big Star/’Placemats/North Mississippi Allstars guru Jim Dickinson. These days, the band’s sound rubs sonic shoulders with the Allstars, Drive-By Truckers, and other “new Southern” rock acts. Local outlaw country figurehead (and Jinx bartender) Tony “Whiskey Dick” Beasley opens the show with his own slow and low hard-luck tales. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

The Salt Miners Fans of Savannah favorites The Wiyos will likely get a big kick out of this Detroit-based quintet that take traditional string and jug-band music and wrap it in a shawl of Motor City garage-band attitude. yet another in an increasing number of touring groups that have embraced retro Americana as both a logical and natural antecedent to gritty

indie-rock, and as a much more costeffective way to see the country. As opposed to the standard loud rock band setup, when plying this trade, only small amps are required (if any Pearl Django at all), and no drums are required in this string-band format. Their live shows are often referred to as “foot-stomping parties,” because supposedly their audiences invariably get drawn into the group’s high-energy stage presence and cut a rug themselves. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

I Am The World Trade Center Billed as a launch party for MURMUR, a new monthly glossy covering the local art and nightlife scenes, this unusual bill finds that mag’s publisher bringing in a couple of his favorite groups that would likely not play Savannah otherwise. IATWTC is a hipper-than-hip Athens electronica duo that’s honed a slam-dunk hybrid of New Order’s intelligent dancefunk, the Pet Shop Boys’ club mantras Throwing Muses and Kristin Hersh’s post-T

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indie-rock efforts. Their insidiously catchy grooves sound like the best GAP shopping music you’ve never heard. Openers Teen Slain formed in Savannah, but are now based in Philly. Their minimalist electroclash recall a more grating –and hip-hop referencing– variation on The Rentals’ genius formula (trash can hi-hats, pulsing retro synth lines,obtuse lyrical conceits, etc...). Owing to IATWTC vocalist Amy Dykes’ recent bout with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (currently in remission), no smoking will be allowed on this night at what is usually an extremely smokefriendly establishment. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Pearl Django One of America’s most in-demand Hot Club-style acoustic jazz-grass groups, this Washington state quartet of two guitars, violin and bass has released eight albums in the past 12 years, and deftly blends the musical innovations of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt with the tradition of American swing. If you enjoy the fleet-fingered clean picking of bluegrass, and/or the beguiling romanticism of French gypsy music, this is a can’t miss gig! Seating’s limited, so call 748-1930 to reserve a ticket ASAP. Sun., 7 pm, Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES. ◗

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Variety George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Playhouse, Atlanta Cross Canadian Ragweed - Roxy Theatre, Catie Curtis - Eddie’s Atlanta Attic, Decatur The Black Crowes Silver Jews - 40 Watt Fox Theatre, Atlanta Club, Athens As Cities Burn, Marcia Ball - Melting Protest The Hero, Point, Athens Since By Man, The Rhonda Vincent & The Bled - The Rage - Douglas Theatre, Masquerade, Atlanta Macon Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly - Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Snow Patrol - Loft @ Charleston Earthlink Live, Atlanta Zoso (Led Zeppelin Motley Crue - Philips Tribute) - The Mission, Arena, Atlanta Ray Davies Augusta Motion City The Del McCoury Band Soundtrack, The Format, The Matches, The Handlebar, Greenville Men Women & Children - The Wilco, Portastatic - Florida Theatre, Masquerade, Atlanta Jacksonville Steel Pulse - Freebird Live, Jacksonville Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary - Moran Theatre Matt Pond PA, The Youth Group - Loft @ Jacksonville Earthlink Live, Atlanta Randall Bramblett - Rafters Blues Bar Buckethead, Pnuma - Variety Playhouse, Saint Simons Island Atlanta Edwin McCain - Ritz Theatre, Brunswick Bob Weir & Ratdog - Centre Stage @ The Mountain Heart - Oakboro Music Hall, Plex, North Charleston Oakboro, NC Todd Snider - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC Nine Inch Nails, Saul Williams - Bi Lo The Crystal Method - Eleven 50, Atlanta Center, Greenville Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Fox HoneyTribe Featuring Devon Allman Theatre, Atlanta Double Door, Charlotte Pinmonkey - Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Between The Buried And Me, Bleeding Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ - Southern Star Through, Every Time I Die, Haste The Day Amphitheatre, Austell, GA - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte Silver Jews - The EARL, Atlanta “Take Action Tour� w/Matchbook Romance, Silverstein, The Early The Codetalkers Feat. Colonel Bruce November, etc... - The Masquerade, Hampton - Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Atlanta Manhattan Transfer - Symphony Hall, Marcia Ball - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Atlanta Mogwai, Torche, Growing Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary - Cricket Arena, Whirlyball, Roswell Charlotte Toby Keith - Colonial Center, Columbia Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Larry Keel And Natural Bridge Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte Gottrock’s, Greenville Edwin McCain - Sylvia Theater, York, SC Catie Curtis - Neighborhood Theatre, Manhattan Transfer - Symphony Hall, Charlotte Atlanta Reggie & The Full Effect - Tremont Music Ray Davies - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Hall, Charlotte Mary Gauthier - Melting Point, Athens G. Love & Special Sauce, Hamell On Trial Rosie Ledet And The Zydeco Playboys - Freebird Live, Jacksonville Footmad Concert Series, Charleston Bill Anderson - Orange Blossom Opry, Seven Mary Three - 5 Points After 5, Weirsdale, FL Columbia



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Rapper-turned-actor Mos Def is paired with action vet Bruce Willis, but just because director Richard Donner is behind the controls doesn’t mean we should worry that this will turn out to be a pale imitation of Donner’s tiresome Lethal Weapon buddy flicks. 16 Blocks may be full of shootouts and laced with humor, but it’s mercifully free of the jokey nature and penchant for overkill that dogged the inexplicably popular Mel Gibson-Danny Glover franchise. Willis, admirably looking his age and then some, stars as New York detective Jack Mosley, a badge-carrying bum whose love for the bottle has reduced him to a has-been on the police force. One morning after working the night shift, he’s ready to head for home (or a nearby bar) when he’s ordered to transport a petty criminal from the jail to the courthouse 16 blocks away. He has two hours to deliver the man, but really, it’s a job that should only take 15 minutes, tops. But it turns out Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) isn’t your ordinary punk picked up for snatching a purse or stealing a TV set. Instead, Eddie is the key witness in a case in which he’s expected to testify against some crooked cops. Jack doesn’t know this at the outset; it’s only when someone attempts to shoot Eddie en route that he realizes something big is going down.



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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 series’ Herbert Lom with any serious

Dave Chappelle, amusingly commenting that he's mediocre at both comedy and music yet able to make a fortune nonetheless, heads to his Dayton, OH, hometown to hand out golden tickets to attend his block party in Brooklyn. Chappelle invites everyone from young black dudes to elderly white women to attend his shindig, which turns out to be a celebration of hip-hop music: Among those taking part in the musical mirth are Kanye West, Mos Def, Erykah Badu (removing her wig at one point) and the reunited Fugees. Dave Chappelle's Block Party, not so much directed as observed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), is unique in the manner in which it salutes AfricanAmerican culture and unity while at the same time exhibiting an exalted openness that makes it clear everyone's invited to take part in the merriment. The comic material is spotty -- some gags work better than others -- but the sizzling concert performances are the primary attraction anyway.




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Bawdy period sex comedies are nothing new -- they’ve been around at least since 1963’s Tom Jones hightailed it back to England with the Best Picture Oscar in hand. At first glance, The Libertine appears to be a modern attempt to jump-start the sub-genre, to wrest the costume epic away from the prim and proper Austen adaptations and steer it back to a sensibility that owes as much to Benny Hill as to any literary tome. But it soon becomes apparent that The Libertine is marching to its own beat: The humor is dipped in poison, and the end result of its sexual revolution isn’t bare arses and jiggling breasts but rather the physical deformities and uncontrollable bowel movements brought on by syphilis. Based on a stage play (and it shows), The Libertine tells the story of John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), a.k.a. the second Earl of Rochester. At the film’s outset, this 17th century poet, playwright and sex fiend turns to us and insists that we won’t like him, at which point he proceeds to spend the remainder of the running time cruelly berating nearly everyone who enters his atmosphere, even Charles II (John Malkovich). The one exception is the budding stage actress Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), yet she proves to be the one person that a smitten Rochester cannot best. In casting the role of Rochester, the filmmakers had the right idea by turning to Depp -- this maverick has proven himself to be among the most fearless thespians out there -- but ultimately, he’s not required to do more than mix profanity with profundity and allow himself to be subjected to lengthy sessions in the makeup artist’s chair. For all its attempts to startle us with its vulgarity, this underdeveloped movie never locates a defining method to its messiness; ultimately, it possesses all the shock value of a toddler yelling, “Poopy!”

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.


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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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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 through the motions here. The twinkle of mischievousness and sprinkle of levity that he brought to many of his most memorable films -- even the dramas like The Fugitive and Witness -- are conspicuously missing here, replaced by a cranky fatigue that’s difficult to watch and impossible to enjoy.

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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. Two hard-hitting lead performances combine with some salient points about racial tensions to produce a powderkeg of a movie, a far cry from the insipid drivel usually tossed out by studios at this time of year. Samuel L. Jackson

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Except for her atypical (and smashing) performance in Iris, Judi Dench has been delivering the exact same performance dating back to 1997's Mrs. Brown and running through last fall's Pride & Prejudice -- that of the frosty, tart-tongued Englishwoman who's clearly smarter than everyone else in the room. She's at it again in Mrs. Henderson Presents, a predictable bit of piffle that follows the "quirky English film" template (see also: Calendar Girls, The Full Monty, Waking Ned Devine, etc.) as precisely as, say, Wolf Creek aped the slasher film formula or Hitch adhered to the romantic comedy blueprint. Based on a true story, this finds Dench cast as a wealthy widow who elects to invest in a dilapidated theater in 1930s London. Along with her gently combative partner (Bob Hoskins, faring the best), she decides to turn the Windmill Theater into a showcase for vaudeville revues staged with naked young women. The theater proves to be a raging success, but then World War II comes along to rain on everyone's parade.


Any ambience created in tandem by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and director Terence Malick dissipates in the face of the plodding treatment of fascinating material: the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and, more specifically, the relationship between lithe

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 husbandhunting harridan (Celia Imrie).





Native American girl Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher) and sensitive English settler John Smith (Colin Farrell). As a look at the despoiling of untamed territory by brutish Europeans, this can't touch Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God -- heck, it's not even up to the shaky standards of Hector Babenco's At Play In the Fields of the Lords. Hitchcock once cracked that actors should be treated like cattle, but Malick seems to have adopted that statement as philosophy: His indifference to the accomplished performers milling around the set (Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale among them) is so apparent that one almost wonders why he didn't just cast this with mannequins. He seems equally bored with prose, considering some of the dead-weight exclamations uttered by various characters.

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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 the story has brought to their neighborhood -- where were all the cameras when their own kids were in danger? -- and it's all that Lorenzo can do to keep the police and the citizens from violently clashing. But with the case continuing to baffle him, he turns to a missing-children 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 -- rarely has a film allowed so raw a demonstration of parental bereavement. Yet it's Jackson who holds our attention throughout, making an indelible impression as an African-American lawman whose loyalties are questioned by both his friends in the projects and his acquaintances on the force. Price's bustling script and the actors provide enough drama to overcome the terrible direction by Roth (Christmas With the Kranks), whose kamikaze style (swerving cameras, rapid edits, a booming soundtrack) displays an inexplicable lack of confidence in his material.


The secret behind Brokeback Mountain is that, 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. Director Ang Lee has managed to make a movie that vibrates on two separate settings: It's a story about the love between two men, yes, but it's also a meditation on the strict societal rules that keep any two people -- regardless of gender, race, class, religion, etc. -- out of each other's arms. As Jack, Gyllenhaal delivers a nicely modulated performance that's by turns silly and sullen, as the peppy kid looking forward to life's challenges turns into a frustrated adult. 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. Thanks to Ledger, Ennis' anguish causes our own hearts to break on his behalf. ◗

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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

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

Chatham County Democratic Committee meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit

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

Chatham County Republican 2nd Saturday Breakfast will be held March 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Johnny Harris Annex on East Victory Drive with speakers Ralph Reed and Casey Cagle, Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. The cost is $10. Call 927-8440 to RSVP. Questions? Call Frank Murray at 441-9105.

Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone18 and older.

Bellydance for Charity

meets each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit

Savannah area bellydancers will perform on March 15 from 8-10 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the local chapter fo the Humane Society. Call 232-4447.

National Council of Negro Women

Bleacher Seat Sales

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

Bleacher seating for the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17 is available for $10 per seat. Proceeds will benefit the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America. Seating is available at 8 a.m. Guests have a choice of four locations -- Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Factor’s Walk/Bay Street, The Pirate’s House and Colonial Cemetery. Tickets may be purchased at the Boy Scout office, 11900 Abercorn Extension or by calling 927-2727.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

Planned Parenthood 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

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


Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

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.

Sierra Club

Coastal Pet Rescue

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

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 to see photos of the dogs.

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans

Chatham County Young Democrats

Skidaway Island Democrats

Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to

Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to

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For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.

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

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or send e-mail to

Lowcountry Ensemble Company

Give for the Gulf

is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and others. Send email to

is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit

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 or send email to

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

Auditions Benefits & Fundraisers 27th Annual Boy Scouts of America Golf Tournament will be held March 15 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Tee time is 1 p.m. The registration fee is $600 per foursome, which includes a hole sponsorship, lunch before the tournament, an awards reception afterwards and a goody bag. Hole sponsorships are $125. Prizes will be awarded for net and gross scores. Call 927-7272.

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

Annual Victorian Tea 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.

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

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.

sticks, individual sugar and creamer packets as they welcome home 20,000 troops from Iraq. Call 912-876-3975.

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

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.

Springtime in Savannah Fashion Show This fashion show is sponsored by the Savannah Friends of Music and will be held April 4 at 11 a.m. at the Plantation Club at The Landings. A silent auction and cash bar will be followed by a luncheon and runway show. Summer fashions will be presented. Proceeds will fund music scholarships, music camps, dance performances and more. Tickets are $40. The deadline for reservations is March 27. Checks should be made payable to Savannah Friends of Music and mailed to Mrs. Charles Johnson, 18 Cotton Crossing, Savannah, 31411.

Call for Applications Corner Store Program The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority has created a pilot program with initial capital funds to assist one property or 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.

Red Cross assists returning troops 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

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

artists to consign work, especially clothing, accessories and textiles, plus home decor, painting and sculpture. Send email to or call 232-4848.

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

.Classes will be held Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One. Call 350-7587.

Futuristic Youth of Promise Foundation

Interviews sought for Gulf War book

This exhibition planned for the Starland Center for Contemporary Art invites artists to explore different connotations and interpretations of secrets, things hidden or concealed from public view or knowledge. Work of any medium may be submitted or proposed via e-mail to Kristin Bramblett at Submissions must include an artist statement, photographs, dimensions and medium. Proposals must include an artist statement, sketches and technical description of the finished work. Submission deadline is March 24. Work will be selected by March 26 and installed April 5 and 6 in time for the First Friday reception on April 7.

Two Pale Josephines is a boutique gallery/working studio on West Broughton Street that is looking for


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

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.

Artist Way Reunion 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.

Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Babysitters training class St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35. Call 819-8583.

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

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

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

Classes at Familiar Pathways

Brush With Art Series

Clay Classes in Hand-building

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

will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolyne’s Studio.

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.

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

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

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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Liz Desnoyers-Colas, assistant professor of communications at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has received a grant to conduct research for her book, Marching to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women’s Gulf War Experiences. She is conducting a nationwide search to find African American women who have served in the U.S. military in the MIddle East during the two gulf wars. To receive an initial survey, call 921-5597 or send e-mail to

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is sponsoring competitions for area youth. The FYP Logo Contest deadline is April 15. A youth essay contest with the theme, The Importance of Youth Involvement in the Fight Against Crime in Savannah, Georgia requires text that must be typed, doublespaced, on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper, on one side only. The deadline is April 15. There also will be a talent showcase for performers ages 9 to 19. For information, send e-mail to Martha at

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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.

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An open studio is available Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 925-5465.

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc.

Coastal Georgia Cares is offering training for volunteers to assist seniors with the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan at Senior Citizens, Inc. The training will be held Monday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marsh Auduitorium at Candler Hospital and is free. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Call Brandie McMahon at 651-2753 or send e-mail to

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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.

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offers several classes and workshops, including sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send e-mail to

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

The Economic Opportunity Authority

Free computer classes

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.

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

for prospective volunteers will be held March 4 in AASU’s Solm Hall, Room 108. Registration begins at 9 a.m and orientation lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Futuristic Youth of Promise Foundation

Memorial Health positive parenting class

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

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

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

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register.

Feng Shui Classes Now Forming Call Barbara Harrison of Coastal Chi at 9610104 or send e-mail to to get on the mailing list.

Culinary Arts Classes

Food Education

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.

Learn how to eat and live a healthier lifestyle with proper education on the differences between commercial foods and free range meats and organic meal planning. This workshop’s date, time and place will be determined by the number of individuals who respond to this ad. The workshop is free. Call Irene at 6534861 or send e-mail to

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

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

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

Make a Wish Foundation training

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.

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 will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115. On March 9, To Your Credit will be offered at 11 a.m. Homework Help will be offered March 9, 14 and 16 at 3 p.m. Adult Literacy will be offered March 13 and 15 at 4 p.m. and Job Readiness will be offered March 14 at 9 a.m.

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

Inquiry Circle

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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 For information, visit p.

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will sponsor a free open house and networking event March 9 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the United Way building at 428 Bull St. Advance registration is requested. Visit ses.aspx to register or call 234-9688 for information.

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.

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

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

Park Place Outreach

Puppet Shows

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.

are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, daycares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605.

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

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): As a Cancerian, you’re sometimes prone to indulging in pathological levels of self-sufficiency. You can get into the bad habit of making it hard for people to give you emotional support, constructive feedback, and plain old ordinary gifts. That’s why I hesitate to say anything that might encourage you to get into a woe-is-me, I-have-to-do-everythingmyself mode of heroic martyrdom. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to take that risk. To achieve the breakthrough that’s now available, you may have to take what Ernest Hemingway described as the path to greatness: Push yourself “far out past where you can go, out to where no one can help you.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This would be an excellent time for you to create your own personal religion, complete with rituals, prayers, and divinities that fit your precise needs. Feel free to borrow extensively from various spiritual traditions, of course, but make sure you give each belief or practice your own unique twist. And please include a few idiosyncratic touches that have never before been a part of any organized faith, like a holy day commemorating your first sexual experience or a sacred object obtained from a toy store or pawn shop or a rousing hymn adopted from an old Nirvana song. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The ancient Greeks had words for love that transcend our usual notions, writes Lindsay Swope in her review of Richard Idemon’s book Through the Looking Glass. Epithemia is the basic need to touch and be touched. Our closest approximation is “horniness,” though epithemia is not so much a sexual feeling as a sensual one. Philia is friendship. It includes the need to admire and respect your friends as a reflection of yourself--like in high school, where you want to hang out with the cool kids because that means you’re cool too. Eros isn’t sexual in the way we usually think, but is more about the emotional gratification that comes from merging souls. Agape is a mature, utterly free expression of love that has no possessiveness. It means wanting the best for another

person even if it doesn’t advance one’s self-interest. The phase you’re currently in, Virgo, is providing you with opportunities to explore the frontiers of at least three of these kinds of love. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): America’s finest news source, the newspaper and website known as The Onion (, reported recently that President George W. Bush has hidden the nation’s report card in his sock drawer. Having received a D in international relations, a D in economics, and an F in military history, the Commander in Chief was too embarrassed to share the evaluation with anyone. I implore you to not be like him in the coming week, Libra. It may be hard to imagine, but you will generate good luck and healthy relationships if you freely admit your mistakes and shortcomings. This is one time when power can come from revealing your vulnerabilities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): At its best, a study of astrology illuminates your choices and leaves the choosing up to you. It helps you understand that your fate is never set in stone, but is always susceptible to the command of your free will. In that spirit, I’ve got a quiz for you to take. Here are four pairs of equally possible outcomes. Meditate on each pair, and decide which you’d prefer to induce in the coming week: (1) simmering happiness versus crazed longing; (2) love packed with chewy riddles versus infatuation that only temporarily frees you; (3) practical enthusiasm versus dizzying highs; (4) slow, epic bursts of subtle progress versus out-ofthis-world fantasies. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): On March 11 a Malaysian snake charmer will attempt to break the world record for kissing a poisonous serpent. Shahimi Abdul Hamid has in the past managed to survive while smooching a huge cobra 21 times, but this time he hopes to go further, exceeding the previous all-time high of 30. I don’t know his astrological sign, but if he’s a Sagittarius he has the best chance of succeeding. You Centaurs are at the

peak of your ability to mix tenderness and intimacy with high adventure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A reader named Christy McMunn wrote to tell me that she’ll be running for president of the U.S. in 2016. She promises that she will ruthlessly express the raw, naked facts, whatever the consequences may be. Her motto: “If you cannot handle the truth, be careful of what you ask.” I urge you to make that your modus operandi in the coming weeks, Capricorn. Be a greedy hunter in quest of the genuine story, the inside dope, and the piercing revelation. In preparation, strip yourself of any belief that might interfere with your receptivity to and enjoyment of the raw, naked facts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): After taking inventory of the astrological factors coming to bear on you the past eight years, I’ve decided you’re ready to leap to the next octave of your evolution. Therefore, I’ll tell you a truth that was articulated by the powerful activist Mahatma Gandhi. It was instrumental in his success at leading millions of Indians to overthrow British oppression. I hope that his demanding, controversial advice will play a central role in shaping your destiny for the next eight years. But beware: It will only work if you’re a brave rebel who relentlessly resists the conventional wisdom. Gandhi: “Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’ve been present during the births of two children, Jasmine and Zoe. Both experiences were daunting, explosive, and ecstatic. Nothing else that has ever happened to me has rivaled the role they played in awakening my reverence for life. The gratitude and love that overflowed in me then will always remain a source of inspiration. If you choose to respond to the invitations the cosmos is now making available to you, Pisces, you will soon be visited by events that evoke comparable feelings. ◗

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’m here at San Francisco’s Samovar Tea Lounge to meditate on your horoscope. I’ve decided that the beverage most likely to put me in the right mood is “Monkey-Picked Iron Goddess of Mercy” tea. That’s because my analysis of your astrological omens reveals that there’ll be something both steely and soft about your immediate future, both willful and delicate. “Iron Goddess of Mercy” is an apt metaphor for the influences you should seek. Furthermore, I suspect you’ll need the intervention of an agile and vibrant animal energy, which is suggested by the “Monkey-Picked” aspect of the tea. Using the Samovar menu as a divinatory tool for generating even more oracular information, I’ve come up with three additional phrases to capture the quality of your life in the coming days: velvety nuances of roasted chestnuts and eucalyptus; tastes that are zealously smoky yet gossamer and satiny; and not for the sinless.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It took an English woman named Venida Crabtree 33 years to learn how to drive. She failed her first driving test at age 17, but never gave up trying. Last year she finally succeeded, getting her first license at the age of 50. She’s your role model, Taurus. There’s a good chance that like her, you will soon be able to master a task or reach a goal that you’ve been plugging away at forever.

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial 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.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Dung beetles were considered sacred and lucky by the ancient Egyptians. In fact, the seemingly lowly insect, also known as a scarab, was worshiped as a symbol of transformation and resurrection, in part because it derives its nourishment from the waste matter of other animals. Since it also pushes balls of dung to its nest, it was thought to resemble the god Ra rolling the sun through the heavens. During the coming week, Aries, the scarab will be your power animal. May it inspire you to turn crap into treasure as you’re reborn from the deadness of the past.

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garten 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

Savannah Art Association Workshop 2006 How to Create a Portrait: Drawing, Watercolor or Medium of Choice, will be presented by Barbara Gentry 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 members and $65 for nonmembers. To register for any of the workshops, call Ila Scholla at 897-5612, Grace Rohland at 498-8217 or Frances Mills at 3550448.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center will offer the following classes: Customer Service on March 8 at 6:30 p.m., Computers for Beginners on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Intro to Urban Economics on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3582.

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

Thinking of Starting a Business is a workshop that will be held March 9 at 6 p.m., March 15 at 11 a.m. and March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 in advance or $50 the day of the workshop. Visit or call 6513200.

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

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education) 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 send e-mail to

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 2324151 or send email to

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

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 Pierce at 3549739.

CVB First Quarterly Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. The guest speaker is John LaBruzzo of Hospitality Performance. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for guests. Call Leslie Washburn at 644-6433 or to RSVP.

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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, send e-mail to, 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 for event schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a ride every Saturday. Visit for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 9610602.

Community Hymn Chorus

Daughters of Destiny

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

A place for those interested in the Gothic subcultures. Visit

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 Savannah Chapter American Business Women’s Association will meet March 9 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters. The guest speaker is Judy McGovern speaking on financial planning for women. Call 233-2828 for reservations.

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

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

OPEN SUNDAY March 12th 5-8:30PM for the TOBY KEITH Concert only 2 Blocks from the Civic Center Jones at Jefferson • 912.443.9200 Ample Parking •

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

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

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

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

MOMS Club for stay-at-home moms and their children. For information, call Courtney at 921-1462, visit or send e-mail to

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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.

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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.

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Savannah Art Association

Savannah Lions Club

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.

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

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

The purpose is to achieve wealth and success in personal and professional life and to share this wealth by mentoring others. On Marcyh 15 from 6:45-8:30 a.m., Molly Barker, founder and counselor of Girls on the Run, will speak at the Mulberry Inn. The cost is $30, which includes breakfast. Call 236-3660.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Savannah Newcomers Club

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 and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

Objectivist Society of Savannah meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy

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

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

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

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

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

Savannah Fencing Club

Lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 2368581.

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

Savannah Adventure Club

Savannah Italian Club

People who enjoy outdoor activities and are looking for adventure are invited to join. Visit for information.

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 Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

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Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. This month’s speaker is Don Raders, who will discuss home inspections on March 14.

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition on Saturday, March 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 711 E. Victory Dr. 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Savannah Psychogeographic Society The society will investigate spaces in and around downtown. Celebrate the ordinary, the extraordinary, the overlooked, the neglected and the transcendent in Savannah’s built and natural landscapes. Contact Ryan at

Savannah Ski Club For information, see

Savannah Stitch-N-Bitch 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 for information.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday This group 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 or

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE)

Restaurant inside the Days Inn on Mall Boulevard. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. For information, call 667-7204 or visit

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

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

Waving Girl Smocking Guild 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.

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 For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at

Conferences Clinical Social Work Association The 20th annual conference with Bob Bertolino will be held March 23 and 24 at the Coastal Georgia Center. The conference is co-sponsored by the Southeast Georgia Unit of the National Association of Social Workers and the Department of Social Work at Savannah State. Call Mary Hill at 354-1132 or Pat Brown at 201-4058.

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 nonmembers. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960.

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

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.

The Savannah Shag Club

Southside Optimist Club

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

is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Taylor’s

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

This Could Be You!!! Mondays. No cover and club membership is not necessary. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit

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

Youth Dance Program

Chatham County Aquatic Center

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.

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

Events A Civil Rights Memorial March A community-wide celebration of the civil rights struggle in Savannah, Then, Now, Transition, Future, is being sponsored by the Interfaith, Interracial Community. It will culminate Saturday, March 25 at noon at the First African Baptist Church with A Tribute to Marchers: A Civil Rights Memorial March. Also on March 25 at 1:45 p.m., there will be a church banner procession at the Savannah Civic Center.

Fitness A balanced life

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 Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:3011:30 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

The Jewish Education Alliance 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 Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 3558111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605.

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MASSAGE THERAPY AT CROSS POINT 310 E. Montgomery Cross Road, Second Level, Suite 22 (Across from Sonic) Call for your appointment today

Call 912.355.9007

are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing


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




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

Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 8196463.

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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 mothersto-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 6678877 for information or space availability or send e-mail to

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 timehonored 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.

Savannah Yoga Center Peace of mind in an energized body. Dropins 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 6-7:15 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

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.

Water aerobics at the JEA The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

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

Yoga Flow 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.

Yoga @ Work

Gay AA Meeting

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

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

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 6:30-8 p.m.; Vinyasa Flow-Power Yoga Saturday 910 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.

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

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

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

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

First City Network Community Center and Library The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. 236-CITY

First City Network’s Workforce project offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to

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

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

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

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

Savannah Gay Business Guild meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. to offer a networking service of gay and gay friendly businesses, organizations and individuals. For information, contact Kevyn Withers at


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

Good Night, Sleep Tight or Not

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.

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.

What Makes A Family

Got a drug problem? Need help?

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 Antibiotic Uses and Abuses is a free seminar that will be presented March 14 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital by Dr. Richard S. Roth. Call 819-3368 to RSVP.

Can’t Sleep? Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information.

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.

The Disability Application Process is a seminar that will be presented March 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605.

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 for information.

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

The Facts on Colorectal Cancer is a seminar that will be presented March 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St.

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

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

La Leche League of Savannah Call 897-9261.

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

Mammograms 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. Mammograms will be performed March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Eulonia Multipurpose Center in McIntosh County. Call 912-437-4561 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed March 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Landings on Skidaway Island. For appointments, call 3549357. Mammograms will be performed March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Jospeph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 354-9357 for appointments.

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

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

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


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

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

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

Project SAVE

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

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.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

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

The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia

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.

Natural Family Planning Class will be offered by the Savannah Catholic Diocese on March 15 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $75 per couple for materials, introductory class and several followup classes. To register, call 819-3368.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

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

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 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.

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

Historic A Missing Steam Train The Coastal Heritage Society is trying to locate a working replica of the Central of

The History and Care of the Camellia is the title of the next lecture in the Renaissance Lecture Series, which will be presented by Gene Phillips, chairman of the Southeastern Camellia Exposition, on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill. Call 756-4300.

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

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

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

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. A vol-

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

Reiki Healing Circle


This Wilderness Southeast Walk on the Wild Side event will be held Saturday, April 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. with astronomer Laura Lawton. The cost is $10. Bring a lawn chair and binoculars, if you have them. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.


Miracle on Wheels

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

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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. An open house will be held at the Family Health and Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd. in Rincon, on March 19 from 2-3 p.m. Call 826-4155 or send e-mail to

The Quit Line

Georgia’s No. 406 passenger train that was built in the 1950s by machinist J.L. Owen. The 1/12th sized train operated on actual steam power and included child-sized passenger cars. Owen pulled kids around the former Gold Star Ranch, which was located off White Bluff Road. Anyone with information about the train is asked to call Michael Jordan at 651-6895 or send e-mail to



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unteer orientation meeting will be held Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Call 786-5917 or visit

Wild Islands and Estuaries is a Wilderness Southeast Walk on the Wild Side event that will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bull River Marina. Travel through the tidal marshes of the Bull River and other creeks to observe birds, dolphins and other marsh creatures. Venture ashore on Williamson’s Island, Georgia’s youngest barrier island. The cost is $40. Advance registration is required. Call 897-5108.

Pets and Animals This group 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 or

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.

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

The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second

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Savannah’s First Pug Playday

Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

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

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.

Lenten Spiritual Renewal Weekend will be held March 10-12 at the White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Bishop Marion M. Edwards will teach from the Gospel of Luke, a lesson entitled God’s Lost and Found Apartment. For informaiton, call 925-5924.

Living the Questions 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. at Trinity Church on Telfair Square. Free and open to the public. Call 233-4766.

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. He received revolutionary understanding that compelled him to forsake everything to become a disciple. Jesus was considered a heretic for his radical teachings that people should give up their own possessions and care for one another instead of themselves. Would Jesus’ teaching require anything less today?

Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

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.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Affirming the worth and dignity of every person. The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. On March 12, A Look at the United States Old/New Minority will be presented by Martie Kaufmann, a member of the Latin American Services Organization. Religious education is provided for K-12 youth and in February, will be Dr. Seuss’ spirituality for children. Also during February, a three-part series, Jane Goodall, Modern Day Prophet, will be presented. Call 233-6284 or send email to

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Religious & Spiritual

meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On March 12, the Rev. Joan KahnSchneider will speak from teh topic How Does God Mean? The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the church’s Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Chanted Office of Compline

Reading the Bible Again

Wildwood United Methodist Church

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.

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

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.

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

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

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group 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

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.

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

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



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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.

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN 5 piece Cherry bedroom group! NEW headboard, footboard and rails (sleigh), chest & nightstand, still in original boxes. Value $1650. Sell $695. 912-3132303.

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

MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS Visco memory foam mattress and box (as seen on TV). NEW sealed in original plastic. $1700 value, selling for $500. 9659652. DINING ROOM GROUP Cherry table and leaf, includes



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*

Cherry sleigh & rails with pillow top mattress & boxspring! New in wrapper. Sacrifice $425. Can deliver 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. QUEEN SIZE BED, box spring/mattress, rails, head/foot boards, $200. Dresser with mirror and 6 drawers, $50. Call 912-224-6587

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. STATELY MAPLE table with beautiful oak in-lays. Exquisite brush finishes. Table comes with 6 dining chairs. Back of chairs has cutout beautiful sunburst. This piece is a must have. Can be placed in any decor. $850. Comfortable sofa & loveseat; ideal for family room. Base color green with burgundy print. Sofa comes with two plaid pillow and two solid green pillows. Loveseat has two plaid pillows, $750. Just starting a new business or home office? This fax machine will be a great addition. Fax is Brother & Intellifax 1270. Fax machine is easy to use and comes with several neat features, such as sorting, enlarging, reducing, copying. Telephone is equipped with redial, speed dial, hold features. $25. All items are used. 912-233-2245 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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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*

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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*


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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*

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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

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*

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continued from page 49 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 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 *

59 Putters Place Gorgeous 3BR/2.5BA Townhome in Golf Course Community with Pool. Decorators eye paint colors, newly tiled half bath, tiled master bath with body jets, master down, corner fireplace, upgraded appliances, walk-in attic, sprinkler system, outdoor patio & much more! This South Side property won't last long! Offered at $169,900 Call Lori Judge 912-484-1514

Midway Lakefront 1.5 acre lot reduced to $69,900. Must see this beauty. Cleared for your dream home! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 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*.

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*

110 Marsh Side Dr. Wilmington Island $199,000 This 3BR/2 full BA home is located on a cul-d-sac in quiet Marsh Creek Subdivision Off Quarterman Rd. It features a large fenced yard backing up to Greenbelt, hardwood floors and carpet, greatroom, built in gas BBQ grill, and patio. Must see, in great condition! Call Michael McCormick 441- 8285 Steven A McCormick Appraisals and Realty*

14 Harlan Dr. Great Location! $215,000 All brick 3 BR/2 BA home, hardwood floors throughout, sunroom, sits on a wonderful lot with a huge fenced backyard that backs up to Greenbelt. This home is ready for your family! Call Michael McCormick 441- 8285 Steven A McCormick Appraisals 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 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.*

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*

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*

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*

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 @ 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 109stadium.wmv for more pics and info or call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777. $286,900 H-4337*

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317 LORCH STREET • UNIT B 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Living room, kitchen, washer/dryer. Available mid-March. $1,000/mo. 548 EAST MCDONOUGH STREET Parlor Apt. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome, living room, dining room, kitchen with dishwasher, wet bar off kitchen, washer and dryer, central heat and air, off-street parking. $1,100/mo. 705H WHITAKER STREET Studio apartment adjacent to Forsyth Park. Separate kitchen and bath. $525/mo. Trash included. 315 WEST TAYLOR STREET 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome, living room, kitchen with convection oven, side by side, washer/dryer, dining room with columns, garage parking, shared courtyard. $2,025/mo. Free months rent with 12 month lease.

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121 PALMETTO BAY-3BD, 2BA, $1200.00

12 WEST TAYLOR STREET • 2B Studio apartment with separate kitchen and bath. Shared courtyard. Available Mid March. $675/mo. 210 WEST 31ST STREET 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors. $575/mo.

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40 Thackery Place 1 2BR, 1 /2 BA apartment- Spacious apartment (over 1,200 sq. ft. with separate dining room, hardwood floors, kitchen furnished with stove & refrigerator, central H/A, total electric and off street parking. Pet-friendly apartments. $625/mo. 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. Pet-friendly apartment. $900/mo. Currently under renovations.

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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. 102 TABBY LANE Bull River Schoals. Unit F2. 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo with view of community pool. Approx. 1,100 sq. ft., cathedral ceilings. $1,000/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 DUPLEX Large 2 to 3 bedroom, living room and dining room, all wood floors, view of Bull Street Library. 2-1/2 baths, front and back porch. Washer/dryer included, private parking space. Available now. $1,110/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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This home sits on a beautiful cul-de-sac in desirable Wilmington Island. Features include a relaxing hot tub, a spacious deck and an outside shower. The inside of this gorgeous home features over 3,000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, a dramatic cathedral ceiling in the living room, a slate entry way and a stunning kitchen. This home if one of a kind! A must see to a

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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 @ 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 303flatbush.wmv*



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517 E. Harris

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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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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 @ 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.. A4295 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*

Gated Effingham Community. 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 8262550 H-4310*

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*

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 Eastern Marsh Lot Landings lot with .37 acres, mature live oaks & lovely views of Tybee and Wassau Islands . Perfect for stun-

ning primary residence or second home. Island living at its best! $469,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. *. 2-car garage & tons of storage. Inlaw suite perfect for home office or rental. Bring us an offer! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001.* . f

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 * 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* 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* 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* Dazzling Queen Anne Interior details have been painstakenly restored while kitchens and baths have been updated with all new appliances and fixtures. This

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Online for FREE Visit Call for Business Rates 238-2040 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.

indoor pool, fireplace in family room, and plentiful storage Contact Celia Dunn 234-3323.*

WE BUY HOUSES House hasn’t sold? Need to sell? Needs TLC? Call today. Not a real estate agent.

695-7733. $30,000 Take over Payments ($1100/month). 1-1/2 story, Quacco Road. 912-660-5322.

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*

122 East 39th Street Exceptional duplex in the heart of the Victorian District. Completely restored with fine attention to detail. Each unit has very spacious rooms with high ceiligs, hardwood floors,ceramic tile, fireplaces and porches on the front and rear of the property. The upper unit has a brand new ktchen with stainless steel appliances. Perfect for an owner occupant or as a rental.


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611 EAST PARK LANE Specials: 1 bedroom / 1 bath and 2 bedroom / 2 bath. Receive 1/2 to 1 full month FREE! Six floor plans to choose from... Students, Military, Gulfstream, and Hospital Employees receive half off security deposit. (Half of $250 = $125)

Great 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage in Olde Mill Village Condominiums. Stainless kitchen, laundry, parking and much more! Call today for an appointment. $152,000.

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111 West Anderson St. Superb Commercial space available for Sale or Lease, Located near forsyth park. Aprox. 1500 Sq.Ft, w/ lots of parking.Front and rear access, high traffic area. Contact: 912-220-1020 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* 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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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,

STATESBORO 96 Cherry Street REDUCED-$210,000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, office/nursery, laundry room, separate living room, den, dining room, sunroom, new hardwood floors, new privacy fence, new roof, new chp/air, inground pool w/deck, jacuzzi, large storage shed, two-car carport w/workshop. 4000 sqft. covered. Call for appointment, 912-764-6467 or 912-210-7196.

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Technical Difficulties! There’s a whole generation now that has grown up using computers and surfing the Internet. For them, communicating, browsing and shopping online are really second nature, so it seems natural that more and more are searching for homes on the web, and even listing their homes for sale on the Internet. Of course the World Wide Web is a powerful tool for both buyers and sellers, and that’s why so many real estate agents market their services and listings online. Take special care not to eliminate the “middle man” from your next real estate transaction.

102 Acres of Effingham Co. Land Great property for residential development.Priced at $20,500 per acre 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*

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WE BUY HOUSES Need repairs? Vacant? Has’t sold yet? Liens, divorce, etc. Let us help, call today. We are NOT agents. Quick offers. Quick closing. Call 351-0500.

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

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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.$750/month Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

735 East 40th St Charming Newly Renovated 3BR/2BA Home in Baldwin Park. Home offers a fenced yard, hardwood floors, Washer/Dryer, New HVAC and Appliances, Off-Street Parking, Outside Storage (avail 3/15) $1,200/MO CALL DANA AT JUDGE REALTY 236-1000

Linda B. Kelly Broker

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.* 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.*

A good percentage of listings that start “By Owner” are eventually sold by licensed real estate professionals. That’s because a professional can sell the home for more money in less time, with profit outdistancing commission. Yes, the Internet is a powerful tool for buyers and sellers, especially when placed in the knowledgeable hands of an experienced Realtor.

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Buying a home is not as simple as browsing eBay and clicking “Buy It Now!” Selling a home can be even more complicated. Even the most technically savvy computer user can list their home online at a number of “For Sale By Owner” websites, but will run into real “technical difficulty” when it comes time to set a fair asking price, target and screen qualified buyers, and handle the legalities of negotiations and contracts.

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*

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*

1003B Lincoln Street 2BR/1BA beautifully renovated victorian, all new appliances. Walking distance to Forsyth Park and Kroger. Hardwood floors, W/D hookup, balcony.$950/mo Call Dana at Judge Realty at 912-236-1000.*

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. BRAND NEW EVERYTHING1217 East 54th. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, central heat/air, wooden floors, all appliances, $650/month. 912-656-1071.

Rooms For Rent LARGE, NICELY Furnished room, across from main library and park, with balcony, cable, internet, washer/dryer, utilities. $150/week, 7 days. 912-2319464.

Commercial Rentals 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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UNFURNISHED HOUSE at Bradley Point. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, move-in now. Yard & patio. 912-507-7304.


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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*

2005 V6 DODGE RAM 1500, full size bed w/liner, white with black vinyl seats and flooring, bought new in November 2005. $17,500 OBO. 912-604-1900 2004 F150, black, 26K miles, 4door CrewCab, 2WD, Line-X bedliner, A.R.E top cover, Westin Step rails. $22,000. Call 912-657-1519


JEFFERSON STREET TOWNHOMES Outstanding townhomes under construction in the Victorian District. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, kitchen with granite countertops. Fireplaces in living room and master bedroom. Off-street parking. Call for floor plan and complete details. Southside / Midtown Office (912) 927-1088 Islands Office (912) 898-3600 Richmond Hill Office (912) 459-1088

STARLAND DISTRICT. Beautiful 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment. Recently renovated, with hardwood and tile floors, HVAC, off-street parking. $900/month includes water and trash. 22 1/2 East 39th Street. 912-658-8550.

120 East Jones Street 2BR/1BA, Washer/Dryer, Courtyard, Central HVAC, Fireplaces, Walking Distance to Park and Downtown $1,250/mo Call Judge Realty 236-1000

LARGE 1-BEDROOM apartment with porch, renovated

Linda Kelly

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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2 Parkersburg Court – Isle of Hope 2 Parkersburg Court – Islecorner of Hope Great brick home on huge lot. Less than Great brick home onBluff hugeDrive cornerand lot.Marina. Less than one mile to beautiful 3 one mile to beautiful Bluff Drive and Marina. 3 bed/2 bath with Mexican tile and hardwoods. bed/2 bath with Mexican tile and hardwoods. Handpainted kitchen floor, brick patio and many Handpainted kitchen floor, brick patio and with many updates. Newly painted interiors! $283,000 updates. New allowance. updates! $283,000 with $1,000 $1,000 design Call Linda Bray design allowance. Call Linda Bray 912.507.8500. 912.507.8500.

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



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 inMidtown. Midtown.Oak Oakhardwood hardwoodfloors, floors,brand brand new newbathroom, bathroom,beechwood beechwoodkitchen kitchencabicabinetry. netry.Just Justone oneblock blockfrom fromHabersham Habersham Shopping ShoppingVillage Villageshops shopsand andRestaurants. 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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317 317West WestWaldburg WaldburgStreet Street Gorgeous GorgeousVictorian Victorianhome homewith withmany manybeautiful beautiful upgrades. Just 3 blocks upgrades. Just 3 blocksfrom fromForsyth ForsythPark Park.. 1,926 sq.ft. Home features 4 bedrooms 1,926 sq.ft. Home features 4 bedrooms//22 baths, baths,Italian Italianmarble marbleand andtile tileflooring, flooring,new newexteexterior riorpaint, paint,10’ 10’ceilings, ceilings,Victorian Victoriandetails detailsthroughthroughout, and much more. $350,000 Call Catherine out, and much more. $350,000 Call 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, and your appointment $175,000 surveillance systems. from $280,000 Alexander Grikitis.Priced 912-220-1700 / $300,000. Call Alexander Grikitis at 912-220-1700 John Giles. 912-220-1667 or John Giles at 912-220-1667 for more details.

315 E. Liberty Street 315 E. Liberty Street Savannah, GA 31401 Savannah, GA 31401

817 817Abercorn AbercornStreet Street Fabulous FabulousBloomquist Bloomquistconstruction constructionfeaturfeaturing Christina Sharf ing Christina SharfInterior InteriorDesign. Design. Magnificent features include Honduran Magnificent features include Honduran pine marble, gourmet kitchen pine,floors, white white cultured marble, large terrace, and beautiful fixtures bed- to courtyard, and much,throughout. much more.5Have rooms, 4 baths. Over 3,000 sq for ft ofdetails. space as see to believe! $695,000 Call well as garage, patio912-220-1700 and terrace. $695,000 Alexander Grikitis / John Call details. Alexander Grikitis 912Gilesfor 912-220-1667. 220-1700 / John Giles 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. HillHill 912-844-4000 details.Roy Roy 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 fencedyard, yard, off-street off-streetparking, parking,and andmore. more. Includes Includeslot lot next nextto toproperty. property. Seller Sellerto topay pay2% 2%of ofclosclosing ingcosts. costs. $350,000 $350,000 Alexander AlexanderGrikitis Grikitis 912-220-1700/John 912-220-1700/JohnGiles Giles912-220-1667. 912-220-1667.

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--22bedroom, bedroom, 22bath condos bath condosin inthe theheart heartof ofthe theHistoric Historic District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. Features Features44fireplaces, fireplaces,spiral spiralstair staircase, case,granite granite counter countertops topsand andstainless stainlesssteel steelappliances. appliances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each John John Giles Giles912.220.1667 912.220.1667Alexander AlexanderGrikitis Grikitis 912.220.1700. 912.220.1700.

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