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Paula Deen:

Always in season

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Fishman

Rites of passage, rites of pain

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Music

Why it sucks to be a ‘walk-up’ town

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The Lady is still cookin’, while the Sons debut their new show

Film They Might X-Men claws its way back to theatres Be Giants

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Volume 5, No. 36, May 31, 2006

On the cover: Paula, Jamie and Bobby Deen (photo Diego Tosoni)

News Cover Story Paula cooks while Sons whip up new show 7 Feedback Readers have their say 8 City Notebook News bits from around town 9 Jane Fishman Painful rite of summer 10 Blotter From SPD reports 11 News of the Weird Strange but true 12 Earthweek The week on your planet 6

Cover Story 6

Vibes Music Feature Walk-up blues 14 Connect Recommends Concerts of note 15 Music Menu Local gigs a la carte 22 Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town 13 City Notebook 8

Art Review Outsider Art@The Hurn 27 Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings 24

Recommends 14

Film 17

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Classifieds Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage 34 Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun 38 Classifieds They call it “junk,” you call it “couch” 28

Art Review 24

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thu, june 1 Vacation Reading Program

What: The Live Oak Public Libraries present the annual summer reading program. The theme for this year’s program is Once Upon a Time. Each library branch will hold programs featuring storytellers, games and activities for all ages. When: June 1 through July 31. Where: All branches of the Live Oak Public Libraries. Cost: Free. Call: 652-3613 or visit http://www.liveoakpl.org/ for a list of all program activities at all library branches.

Stegosaurus Productions Opens The Couch

fri, june 2 SCAD Passages 2006: Rite of the Dragon

What: A 70-foot long, 10-foot high motorized dragon made of aluminum tubing and colorful fabric will sail down the Savannah River. In addition to the dragon, there will be 10 floating flower sculptures, approximately 20 feet in diameter, a brief narrative of the event and biodegradable rice paper pieces, on which are written dreams, wishes and prayers of the SCAD 2006 graduating class. This river spectacle is being presented to celebrate the 2006 class. When: June 2 at 4:30 p.m. Where: Morrell Park, East River Street.

Discovery Days Sidewalk Sale

What: The Savannah Downtown Business Association will hold this sidewalk sale with more than 30 stores participating on Broughton, Bull, Whitaker and East Liberty streets and in the areas of Wright and Ellis squares. All participating stores will have free maps. When: June 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Throughout the Historic District.

SCAD Animation Event

What: An evening of animation created by graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design. When: June 2 at 7 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Call: 232-4447.

Savannah Sand Gnats

What: The Sand Gnats take on the Rome Braves in a four-game series. There will be fireworks after Friday’s game. When: June 1, 2 and 3 at 7:05 p.m. and June 4 at 2:05 p.m..Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: Box seats are $9.50, reserved seats are $7.50 and general seating is $6. Call: 351-9150.

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Starland First Friday

What: A double feature of art shows opens at the Starland Center for Contemporary Art. 2 Artists with 1 Stone features Pallavi Govindnathan’s Violent Traditions, a series of work based on the brutal violence of throwing acid on young women who refuse marriage proposals in Bangladesh, and Chris Revelle’s Absolute: A Tribute to the Empire, which is a continuation of works dealing with the United States as a corporation-run terrorist organization that operates under the blind eye of the American public. At the deso O row Gallery of Starland, hand-built ceramics by James Lobb will be presented in Hints of Use: An Exhibition of Handmade Pottery. The opening reception will feature beverages served from Lobb’s handmade cups and food served from handmade platters. Participants will be allowed to take their cups home with them. When: Opening receptions for all shows will be held Friday, June 2 from 6-10 p.m. Where: Starland Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2428 Bull St. desot O row Gallery is located at 2427 DeSoto Ave. between Whitaker and Bull streets. Cost: Free. Info: Visit www.desotorow.com.

First Friday on the Waterfront

What: Celebrate the end of the week with fireworks and River Street fun. When: June 2 at 9:30 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free.

sat, June 3 Girl Scout Family Fishing Derby

What: The Girl Scout Council of Savannah and the Friends of Rose Dhu Island will host a family fishing derby. Children can participate in the Best Casting and Biggest Catch Contest. Participants should bring a fishing pole, bait, chair, bug spray and cash for refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the Girl Scout Council of Savannah. When: June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In case of rain, the derby will be held June 10. Where: Camp Low of Rose Dhu Island. Cost: Free. Call: 236-1571 for information or directions.

First Saturday on the River

What: First Saturday festivities will include Savannah Safe Boating Day and the Governor’s Cup Fishing Tournament. Artists from around the region will display and sell arts and crafts. There will be live entertainment and fun for the entire family. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will present demonstrations, mock rescues and information. When: June 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free.

Fort Pulaski Living History Saturday

What: Activities inside the fort will include cannon firings, musket drills, Civil War soldier talks and guided fort tours.

Dolphin Project of Georgia

What: An orientation and training session will be offered so volunteers can learn the procedures followed in a scientific survey. The Dolphin Project of Georgia surveys the waters of coastal Georgia for research into the habitats and activities of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research, which will take place one weekend in July. Candidates must be at least 18. Preregistration is not required. When: June 3 at 9 a.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s University Hall. Cost: Free. Call: 843-342-9816 in the evening or visit www. thedolphinproject.org

Jim Nelson Fundraiser with Special Guest Max Cleland

What: First District Congressional candidate the Rev. Jim Nelson of Savannah will hold a VIP reception with special guest Jim Nelson Max Cleland, former U.S. Senator from Georgia and a decorated Vietnam veteran. When: June 3 from 8-10 p.m. Where: Il Pasticcio restaurant in downtown Savannah. Cost: Tickets are $125 per person and include a photo opportunity with Max Cleland, heavy hors d-oeuvres, open bar, live music party favors and more. Call: 695-9166 or visit http://actblue.com/page/nelsonforcongress.

Sun, june 4 Reel Savannah Film Group Presents Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

What: Director Shane Black toys with the conventions of hard-boiled detective fiction in this critically acclaimed comedy thriller with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer. When: June 4 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $7. Tickets are available at the door beginning one hour before show time.

Wed, june 7 Psychotronic Film Society Presents TheBird With the Crystal Plumage

What: This 1969 thriller topped the U.S. box office on its original release. Most critics cite it as one of the finest examples of the Italian murder mystery genre ever made. For mature audiences.When: June 7 at 8 p.m. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. Call: 232-4447. w

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What: This comedy tells the story of Chris, who lives in a pothead’s paradise, where he spends his days immersed in video games and herbal smoking and dealing with his cronies. However, his parents think their son is an all-American boy who is interning for the mayor. The second draft script written by playwright and student Dave Williams and developed by local Savannah artists in a series of workshops. It is directed by Anthony Paderewski and is for mature audiences. When: June 1-3 at 8 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Black Box Theatre. Cost: Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Week at aGlance

 When: June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. 80 on Tybee Island, 15 miles east of Savannah. Cost: $3 park entrance fee for everyone 16 and older. Call: 786-5787.


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Story

text by Vanessa Valera, photos by Diego Tosoni

Paula Deen:

Always in season

The Lady is still cookin’, while the Sons debut their new show If you’re a foodie, what I’m about to say might make you writhe on the floor with envy: I recently got to sit in Paula Deen’s kitchen. Admittedly it wasn’t her own private kitchen, but I had a front-row seat at the live kitchen demo the Food Network star and her two sons, Bobby and Jamie, did at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and my tête-à-tête with the Deens prior to the show revealed more than a few family secrets. The first? It’s not just any fried chicken that the Deens serve at The Lady and Sons, which is a favorite among tourists, locals and former President Jimmy Carter. The now-famous recipe took multiple tries to nail down — before the family reverted to the way they’d been cooking it for years. “The key is to season the chicken ahead of time to allow the flavors to stick all the way down to the bone,” Paula reveals. Perhaps inspired by the crowd of more than 100 people milling in to watch them cook, Jamie Deen is struck by a revelatory impulse and tells me what really adds the final touch: cooking the chicken in peanut oil.

“The oil might cost a little more,” Jamie says, “but you’ll certainly taste the difference.” Not all the Deen family secrets are quite as light or easily replicated. Deen’s past includes a long and bumpy relationship with her former husband, and one of the things that allowed Deen to conquer her depression and move on to become a worldwide television star was, predictably, cooking. “If all women would take responsibility for themselves, then they would all have a pretty amazing life,” Deen says. “I finally took responsibility for myself when I was 42 years old. But you know what? It’s never too late. I wish I had done it a little bit earlier because my life changed drastically when I was in control, but I will never again suffer for someone else’s decision making. I needed to finally step up for anything that would affect my children’s lives or mine, and I did.” Smiling at Deen, I admit she’s done an admirable job, but there is one unavoidable question: “Which children are you talking about?” At this the family erupts in peals of laughter, and Bobby Deen places a hand on Jamie’s shoulder and reveals yet another fact at least one brother might want to keep

to himself: “Vanessa, he is 38!” “Well, they’ll always be my babies,” Paula adds. And while talking to this dynamic family it remains clear that the heart of the Deen’s home is the kitchen, Bobby and Jamie will soon be branching out with their own show on the Food Network. “It’s going to be a travel show, where we meet interesting people and create interesting food,” Jamie laughs. “We start shooting soon, and it promises to be exciting and a lot of fun.” The show, called Two for the Road, will also be broadcast over the Internet and will feature at least one very special guest star. “You can expect to see Mom’s familiar face on the show. We’ve been stepping into her kitchen for so long that it’s about time we let her step into ours,” Bobby says. The show will undoubtedly be an interesting concoction, especially considering the fun, lively interaction between the three. The family chemistry shows no signs of dissipating and probably will only grow more interesting, considering how differently the three describe themselves. When asked to compare themselves to a kind of food, their answers span the gamut of cuisine.

“I am a baked tater, all soft and fluffy,” Dean offers. Jamie describes himself as a fire-roasted corn (“It’s one of my favorite things to eat. It’s cooked outside in the grill and so much fun to eat”). And Bobby — well, Bobby is a steak. “A succulent delicious steak,” he clarifies. “I am a filet mignon!” “You are a piece of meat, baby!” his mother adds. “And the steak is single!” If you crave the Deen humor as much as their succulent cooking, don’t worry, because the world will be seeing a lot more of them in the future. Aside from running the restaurant, Jamie and Bobby will also work on their upcoming show and penning a cookbook of their own. Mom, on the other hand, will be coming out with two cookbooks, one of which will be a memoir. “It’s going to be my life story, and be ready because I am going to share the down and dirty,” Deen warns naughtily. w Jamie and Bobby Deen’s new show, ‘Two for the Road,” debuts June 27 on The Food Network.

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lane with insecticide. The wildflowers that were there are all gone. The liriope I planted, the Virginia creeper, all dead. The ground is brown and ugly and I have not seen a bird there since. I grow herbs for kitchen use just over my wall and I know that pesticides leach into the soil. Yesterday I went for a walk along Habersham, as far as 63rd Street. Every lane has small shrubs, some flowering, wildflowers and a grass border, good for birds and beneficial wildlife. They look neat, clean, usable -- while I sit behind a blighted landscape. I can only think that the reason behind the differing treatments is the fact that my neighborhood has poorer households. This City needs new management, one with imagination and a sense of fairness to all its citizens. Lillian Thorsen

Thanks from Greg Williams Editor, I wanted to say thank you to the readers of Connect Savannah for voting me Best Local Songwriter 2006. I feel lucky to be able to do what I love in the first place, but I am twice blessed to have my work listened to and appreciated. Bob Dylan said, “songs are dreams that you hope will come true”. Many of my dreams have come true. There is so much talent here in the Southeast, and I am honored to be in such esteemed company. As someone who has been supported and informed by Connect Savannah over the years, I would also like to commend you on the fine work you all do. I know the hours are long and sometimes the job can seem thankless. There are plenty of readers who are glad to have you. Greg Williams Best Local Songwriter 2006 Best Acoustic Artist 2005

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Editor, I was interested in the article you recently ran by a young woman whose child suffered from asthma and was upset by the mosquito spraying that goes on here in town (“Our dark secret,” by Stacey Kronquest). I sympathize and wonder what kind of an administration this city has to be so far behind other cities in ecology and a general serious awareness of what it takes to make a town a good place to live. Connect Savannah is alone in running articles which set out problems, and your readers must be full of suggestions and solutions that would cost little or no money -- simply a willingness to implement them. Perhaps you should consider a column devoted to those ideas and we might be motivated to push them at City Council. The mosquito spraying is an example of something that was probably begun years ago and never reconsidered. It is absolutely ridiculous, and any mosquitoes killed are

no doubt far fewer than the other beneficial insects, birds and small lizards that nature has provided for free for their control. All pets and humans are poisoned needlessly, and at a fee we are paying ourselves. But I see no change for the better here, at least in my neighborhood (Cedar and 40th Streets). Just recently, our lane and those of a few adjoining streets has been chained off with a hideous chainlink painted violent pink. A metal sign swings from it reading “No illegal dumping.” I have lived in my house for about six years and have never seen anything “dumped.” But the chainlink that crosses the lane will absolutely prevent any emergency vehicles through, or a workman to enter the house through the back door. Soon after the chain arrived, a City truck bringing men to clear the lane appeared. I had recently planted liriope against my stone wall and Virginia creeper trails over it, looking very pretty all summer. I was shocked when they pulled out spraying materials and sprayed the whole


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Notebook

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SCAD prof wins kudos

Savannah College of Art and Design visual effects professor Kirt Witte won first place in the Professional Abstract category at the first annual International Color Awards for an image titled “Tybee Lighthouse Shadow.” Witte received a $500 cash prize, publication in Graphis and other photography magazines, and a promotion contract. “I’m very grateful and blessed to receive such a prestigious award,” said Witte. “It confirms that the work I’ve done over the last four years on my Web site and book, The Other Savannah, is being recognized.” Professional and amateur photographers from around the world participated in the competition, where images were juried by a panel of professionals including representatives of National Geographic Channel, Vogue, Getty Images and Eastman Kodak. The awards benefit Art for Disabled Children. To view Witte’s winning image and others, visit www.thecolorawards.com/ 2006presentation/gallery/program.htm

New lab building slated for Skidaway Institute

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will soon experience its first major expansion in over 20 years. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law the Georgia General Assembly’s $5

Kirk Witte’s winning entry, ‘Tybee Lighthouse Shadow’ million appropriation to construct a new laboratory and instructional building at the Institute campus on the north end of Skidaway Island. The new Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) will contain 18,000 square-feet of research laboratories, space for visiting scientists and instructional space for marine

science students from throughout the Unitionally recognized center of excellence versity System of Georgia. in marine science through research and “We’ve been limited by a space shortage education. for some time,” said Jim Sanders, director of Skidaway Institute. “We’re very thankful the Flying Tigers land at 8th Board of Regents, the legislature and the Savannah Flying Tiger Composite governor all recognized the importance of Squadron members of the Civil Air Patrol our mission and approved this expansion.” relived history reThe MSRIC cently during a visit will allow Skito the Mighty Eighth daway Institute Air Force Museum in to expand its rePooler. search in several Teenage cadets areas, including and adult members of the development the civilian, volunof new technoloteer auxiliary of the gies associated U.S. Air Force spent with ocean obthe day meeting with servation sysformer aviators and tems; discovering Civil Air Patrol cadets Grimm, Smith, veterans while tourthe diversity of Traver and Martin meet a World War Two ing exhibits. species and their fighter pilot while touring the Mighty The Civil Air Painteractions in Eighth Air Force Museum trol is the all civilian, the marine enviall volunteer auxilronment: and the iary of the United assessment of factors affecting the enviStates Air Force and was formed in 1941. It ronmental health and integrity of Georgia’s performs 95 percent of all USAF directed coastal zone. search and rescue missions, partners with Sanders anticipates the Institute may be the USAF in providing aerospace educaable to break ground on the project next tion opportunities, and has a Cadet Prosummer, with the building completed in gram for girls and boys between the ages the summer or fall of 2008. of 12-18. The Skidaway Institute is an indeMore information available at gawg.cap. pendent research unit of the University gov/. w System of Georgia. Its mission is to provide the state with a nationally and interna-

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Rites of passage, rites of pain the students wrote. But I found it moving. I tried not to tear up but I did, repeatedly. “Chose your relationships very, very carefully,” said the principal, Charles Wooten. “Starting next fall, the clock is ticking.” Yikes! That was sobering. But who can tell what kids think? They seemed to be listening. Were they? Once I walked into a house of friends when they were showing videos of one of the graduates when she was four or five and climbing on and behind a couch. “Do you remember that day?” I asked Lucy, certain that she would say yes since to me if felt like yesterday. “No,” she said. Time flies. She’s three times that age now. A few days after the graduation, the Friday afternoon before the dreaded Memorial Day weekend, I walked into the Sentient Bean feeling a little adrift, a little off. That’s when I saw another friend whose father, 98, had been in the hospital. He was a grand man, curious, bright, inventive. At my Chanukah party one year he garnered the biggest crowd. When his wife died, my friend moved him from New York to her Thunderbolt house, where he read biographies, took walks (transferring pennies from one pocket to another to keep track of the number of times he circled the complex) and enjoyed a gin and tonic or two every night. To personalize his hospital stay and to remind the nurses and doctors this was a human being and not a statistic, Susan pasted photos of him and his late wife, of her, of her daughter Emily on his room door. “My father died a few days ago,” she told me. More tears. Another transition. We talked awhile about funeral homes, burial plots, “renting” a rabbi. When I got home I emailed her the poem read at my uncle’s funeral. It was written by a Navajo girl. It seemed appropriate for him, for transitions, for the time of year: DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle Autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die. w E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net

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There’s a bittersweet quality to every holiday, but the Memorial Day weekend - with its emphasis on death and dying - in particular. Taken with Labor Day, it’s a bookend, a point of departure. It’s the last day of school (“I’m free!” text messages one high school sophomore after her last exam). For me, this year in particular (when I know I’m going to travel and do something different but I don’t know what or where), the ends are more loose than usual. Like other Memorial Day weekends I never quite know what to do. Too much traffic to go to Tybee Island for the Beach Bum Parade. Too hot to walk the beach. Too much trouble to drive up to Charleston for Spoleto (although I’m always glad when I do). For others, the last of May/the beginning of June is a shift, an opportunity to travel from one parent to another, a chance with the longer days and the more flexible schedules to take vacation, an occasion (once again: longer days) to check off house projects, a time to give the garden (in the South, at least, where gardens in June are often spent, are often worn-out) a rest. As much as any other time of year, this week screams of transition and passage. Nowhere is that more evident than at a graduation ceremony. To an outsider - especially if the class is large and you don’t know anyone particularly well - the custom can be boring and trite. I was expecting as much when I went to the middle school graduation at Charles Ellis Montessori in Ardsley Park. I’ve known a couple of these eighth-graders - and their older siblings - since they went to Maggie’s Morning School. I know their parents, too. I’ve gone to Ellis operas, Ellis fundraisers, Ellis soccer games. I’ve waited in line in my car to pick up Ellis kids after school. I’ve braved the traffic to drop off Ellis kids in the morning. But graduation at that level seemed a little gratuitous and unnecessary. Or so I thought. Maybe it was the size of the class - 22 (and very short on boys). Maybe it was the school’s history, the fight a few years ago to keep it from being closed in favor of some larger, more generic institution, its red brick veneer. Maybe it was the way the kids marched in - boys as well as girls carrying flowers - cocky, self-assured, a little embarrassed, open and ready for anything. Maybe it was the hugs between the students and the teachers or the green crocks worn by one of the teachers or the rap song

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

• A fast food restaurant manager called police after she checked the Abercorn Street restaurant’s financial books and saw that several hundred dollars were unaccounted for. The manager told an officer that one of her employees was supposed to take the money to the bank, but didn’t. When she confronted the employee, she was given two differing accounts of what actually happened to the money. The employee stopped answering the manager’s phone calls to her. The manager said she would be willing to prosecute the employee for the theft. • An officer responded to a 911 call at a residence on the Southside. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a girl who advised him her parents were fighting. The officer heard no threats, but did hear a verbal disagreement between the involved parties. The officer made his presence known to the couple. The man said he had come by the residence and he and the woman began fighting about their relationship and an excessive cell phone bill. He said he did not want the woman to leave until they had settled matters. The woman said she saw the man pull up in the driveway and called a police officer who had handled an incident that occurred earlier in the day between the two. She said when she saw the man enter her residence, she called 911 and left the phone off the hook. The man entered the house and began arguing with the woman in the master bedroom. She said he closed the door and wouldn’t let her leave, pushing her away from the door when she tried to leave. She said she was willing to prosecute. w

All cases from recent Savannah/Chatham Police Department incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020.


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The National Health Service office in Dundee, Scotland, has recommended toilet techniques for the estimated one-third of the population that suffers from bowel and bladder dysfunction, according to an April report in The Times of London. The pamphlet, “Good Defecation Dynamics,” lists preferred breathing habits and describes the proper, upright, seated posture for effective elimination (“Keep your mouth open as you bulge and widen”), and encourages support for the feet, perhaps “a small footstool.”

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Workplace Traumas

(1) In Miami, actress-dancer Alice Alyce, 29, sued the owners and managers of the musical “Movin’ Out” for $100 million in March after they fired her, allegedly because they believed her breasts are too large for her role. (2) Schoolteacher Sue Storer, 48, filed a lawsuit against the government in Bristol, England, in March, asking the equivalent of $1.9 million for having fired her when she complained of, among other things, never getting a replacement for her classroom chair, which she said emitted a “farting” noise every time she sat down.

Politicians: Only the Best and the Brightest

-- Unclear on the Concept: (1) Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate (and football hall-of-famer) Lynn Swann, who says state taxes are too high, was revealed by the Allentown Morning Call in March to have been neglecting to collect legally required state sales tax from the Pennsylvania customers of his football memorabilia Web site. (2) Arizona gubernatorial candidate Mike Harris donated $100,000 of his own money to his campaign in April, six months after successfully begging a judge to cut his $2,000-per-month child-support payments in half (and conceding that he had not disclosed that he owed his ex-wife $44,000 more from a property sale). Harris said even paying $1,000 a month was “pretty darn generous” of him. -- (1) Pasco County, Fla., candidate John Ubele, 28, a proud member of the

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white separatist National Alliance, said he’s more concerned with runaway government expenses than with race as he campaigns for a seat on the county’s Mosquito Control Board. (2) New York state Sen. David Paterson, running for lieutenant governor, said in March that he now regrets introducing unsuccessful legislation for 14 straight years (until 2001) to make it legal for suspects to physically resist police.

People With Too Much Money

Women’s handbag designers, uncertain about the effect of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana’s alligator habitats, spent the winter searching for new supplies of hides, according to a March Wall Street Journal report. The fall gator harvest saw prices rise 50 percent from two years earlier, forcing Ralph Lauren, for example, to raise the price of its most prestigious alligator purse to $14,000, and hide prices were expected to rise another 50 percent this summer. (Alligator shoes, shirts and coats have also soared in price, and the alligator-paneled piano sold by Giorgio’s of Palm Beach now costs $950,000.)

People With Issues

In April, Michael Theleman, 45, finding true love hard to come by in the isolated town of Bray, Okla. (pop. 1,035), posted a yard sign offering to pay $1,000 for help in finding a “virgin” bride between the ages of 12 and 24. Offended neighbors convinced him to take it down, but he replaced it with another, stating that his future wife must not be “pig-worshipping, heathen (or) white supremacist.” Theleman said he couldn’t understand the neighbors’ furor, recalling that his grandmother was married at 14 to “a much older man.”

Least Competent People

(1) Salt Lake City high school student Travis Williams was bitten by a baby rattle-

snake in May, even though a companion had warned him to avoid it. Said Williams, “(E)ven though she told me not to ... I picked it up anyway. I’m not too bright that way.” (2) Chesterton, Ind., high school student Michael Morris was hospitalized in May with a broken leg and broken arm after being run into by a friend driving an Acura at about 25 mph, but it was consensual. The friend described Morris as an adrenaline junkie who had had the friend run over him before, but Morris told the Times of Northwest Indiana, “I won’t do this no more.”

Recurring Themes

News of the Weird reported in 2001 that a bulimic woman in Toyoda, Japan, had been caught illegally dumping about 60 pounds a week of her own vomit in remote locations and, in 2003, that another bulimic woman had been caught discarding similar quantities near Madison, Wis. In April 2006, sheriff ’s deputies reported a similar spree, ironically near an Iowa town called Mount Pleasant, that has now totaled about 50 bags’ worth over a threeyear period, but at press time, the vomiter was still at large.

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Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder: Bruce Wayne Potts, 34 (DeSoto, Texas, February); Oral Wayne Nobles, 71 (arrested in Kingman, Ariz., on a Massachusetts warrant, April); Ronald Wayne Spencer Jr., 19 (Richardson, Texas, April). Arrested and suspected of murder: Darrell Wayne Lewis, 32 (Tempe, Ariz., March). Sentenced for murder: David Wayne Hickman (Dallas, May); Anthony Wayne Welch, 27 (Viera, Fla., March). Committed suicide while serving life in prison for murder: John Wayne Glover, 72 (Sydney, Australia, September 2005). w

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-- Earlier this year in separate incidents, two physical education teachers at Ernest Ward Middle School in Pensacola, Fla., were arrested and charged with bribery for allowing students to avoid gym classes by paying the teachers money. Tamara B. Tootle, 39, charged in April, allegedly gave students credits at $1 per student per class, and Terence Braxton, 28, arrested in February, pleaded guilty in May to a similar scheme, admitting to making at least $230. -- More Side Businesses: (1) A highly publicized attraction of the Isdaan restaurant in Gerona, Philippines (according to a March Reuters dispatch) is its “wall of fury,” against which diners can vent frustrations by smashing things (with fees ranging from the equivalent of 30 U.S. cents for a plate up to $25 for an old TV set). (2) In July, according to BBC News, British farmer David Lucas will be forced by European Commission rules to give up his lucrative sideline of building gallows for Zimbabwe and other governments that still employ hangings. Lucas’ single gallows sells for the equivalent of $22,000, and the Multi-Hanging Execution System, mounted on a trailer, goes for about $185,000. In April, noted surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub and a team at Ormond Hospital in London re-started and re-inserted the

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Bird Flu Update

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said that 2.0 seven deaths from avian influenza in a single 3.2 Indonesian family may mean the virus was passed between 3.9 the humans instead of through contact with infected poultry. A WHO statement said that all the confirmed cases could be directly linked to “close and prolonged” exposure to a woman during a severe phase of the illness. Spokesman Peter Cordingley said no sick animals were found in the family’s community. • A leading U.S. virologist Week Ending May 26, 2006 cautioned that sick poultry and infected people are more such ritual killings of lions are a thing of likely to bring bird flu into the past. He said the tribe realizes the lions the United States rather than migratory are part of their heritage and attract birds. "There is no H5N1 in the United tourists. States, and I don't think it is going to get there this year by wild birds — maybe Volcanoes not even next year," Robert Webster of St. A massive collapse of the lava Jude Children’s Research Hospital told an dome at Montserrat’s Soufriére animal health gathering. He believes inHills Volcano sent a plume of ash ternational trade in poultry is the greatest soaring 10 miles into the eastern threat. Caribbean sky. The volcanic debris forced

Kenyan Lion Killings

Ritual killing of Kenya’s famed lions could drive the big cats to extinction, according to warnings from wildlife experts. A study by the Kilimanjaro Lion Conservation Project and experts from the University of California blames the Maasai tribe for the sharp decline of Maasailand lions in recent years. It says that in addition to traditional warrior rituals, the tribe also slays the lions with snares and poison in retaliation for the death of their livestock. But Daniel Ole Osoi, a senior Maasai leader, told the French news agency that

the cancellation of several flights in the region and blanked the British protectorate with an inch of ash. Sue Loughlin, director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, said while the collapse was a “fairly serious event,” getting rid of the dome was a good thing because it had become very large. “If it had gotten much bigger, it would have been a significant threat to populated parts of Montserrat,” Loughlin said. • Ecuador’s 16,550-foot-high Tungurahua Volcano spewed several columns of gas and ash-laden vapor above the Andes nation. It followed a week of the loudest and most frequent rumblings since the moun-

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Two days of torrential rainfall in northern Thailand unleashed flooding that swept houses and vehicles into swollen rivers and may have killed 100 people. The country’s agriculture minister said many had ignored flood warnings because the region had been spared monsoon inundations for the past 60 years.

Earthquakes

A small earthquake caused panic in the Swedish capital of Stockholm when inhabitants mistook a loud boom that accompanied the shaking for an explosion. • Earth movements were also felt in Indonesia’s Ambon region and Papua province, metropolitan Tokyo, western India, northwest Pakistan, southeastern Turkey, eastern Zimbabwe, eastern parts of the San Francisco Bay Area and along the Califor-

The World Wildlife Fund warned that fish stocks on the high seas are being plundered to the point of extinction due to lack of protection by the world’s governments. It said that species such as tuna and orange roughy are among the most threatened. The environmental group said the widespread use of bottom trawling to catch fish also traps them, along with marine mammals, destroying ecosystems. The warnings were released in a report published before a meeting in New York in which governments will review the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement.

Baltic Bear Saga

A brown bear that gained notoriety after becoming trapped on an ice floe off the Baltic nations of Estonia and Latvia in April has been found foraging on the Estonian island of Ruhnu. It appears the floating chunk of ice carried the animal to the island, where locals fear it threatens their children and want the government to take it somewhere else. Estonian officials dispatched specially trained dogs and hunters equipped with tranquilizer darts, but the animal has evaded capture. “When the bear heard the dogs, it ran into the sea, so the dogs couldn’t smell it,” said environment ministry spokesman Egon Niittee. The animal has brought a string of curious tourists to the Ruhnu, and locals say they are frightening the animal and hampering its capture. w

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The perils of being a ‘walk-up town’

Why waiting until the last minute to buy tickets hurts Savannah audiences in the long run given event. Combine that with the tremendous amount of money required to bring even a small production to venues such as the Lucas, Trustees or Johnny Mercer Theatres (not to mention our Civic Center’s MLK, Jr. Arena), and you have a recipe for uncertainty that can easily lead to cancellation. Marty Johnston has seen that scenario played out time and time again during her half-decade as the Director of The Savannah Civic Center. She came to this job from Athens, Ga., a town known not only for it’s thriving original music scene, but for its residents’ enthusiastic support of all types of touring performers. She is at a loss to explain Savannah’s reluctance to purchase tickets in advance, but she knows for a fact that it is hurting our town’s ability to both snag a wider variety of name acts, and to reassure outside promoters that this is a worthwhile market for them to explore. “Savannah definitely has a deserved reputation for this,” she says. “I don’t know if that’s because people wait till the last minute to decide whether or not they want to go, but young, old, symphony, hip-hop, it doesn’t matter.” She says behavior of that sort is not unheard of by any means, but that our town seems to have taken it to the extreme. “We have some promoters who have worked with us regularly for years, and they understand the unique dynamic at play. They’ve been around long enough to know about ‘the Savannah walk-up,’” she says. “They have a certain number in mind and once advance sales reach that mark, they take it on faith that they’ll have a decent turnout, but even when we explain this to some promoters, many of them are just too afraid to risk a small crowd, and they’d rather cancel than lose a bunch of money.” While she cites a number of legitimate factors which contribute to sluggish continued on page 16

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In last week’s issue of Connect, we ran an exclusive interview with rising hip-hop star Ray J, in advance of his scheduled appearance as part of Bow Wow’s Wanted Tour lineup. Unfortunately, the day after we went to press, it was revealed that Bow Wow and his posse weren’t nearly as “wanted” in Savannah as they would like to have thought. That show was canceled by the promoters due to advance ticket sales that some might charitably call sluggish, and others might call downright pitiful. Such cancellations are not unheard of around these parts. In fact, over the past decade, they’ve become semiregular occurrences — a development that not only causes frustration and disappointment among all strata of local concertgoers, but in none too subtle ways threatens Savannah’s continued viability as a destination for most big-name live entertainment. Ironically, while many area residents —and civic leaders— clamor for the construction of a large-scale amphitheater or stadium to host major touring artists, they tend to overlook one key factor in determining whether or not such a facility makes sound fiscal sense: Savannah “enjoys” a less-than-stellar reputation among the very promoters we’d seek to attract — and depend on to keep the doors open. Why might that be, you ask, and whom might be to blame? Well, to be blunt, many of you, dear readers. By and large, when compared to other markets of similar size and demographics, our audiences notoriously wait until the very last minute to purchase tickets to most any event. Our long-standing history of this abnormally high percentage of “at the door” sales has relegated Savannah to the status of a “walk-up town,” by most in the concert industry — meaning that promoters often have no clear way of determining what our true interest is for any

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advance sales —such as when in a given month the show falls (in regards to paycheck distribution), competition from other expenditures such as back-to-school costs or holiday gift-giving, and/or too-little advertising (or the wrong type of advertising for a given event)— in the end, Johnston says the simple fact is that years of wishywashy attitudes on the part of prospective audience members has actually reinforced the flawed behavior. “It’s a vicious cycle, especially in the urban music genre,” Johnston continues. “So many of those acts, and other acts aimed at teenagers, have cancelled here in the past —for this very same reason— that people wind up holding off on buying tickets till they’re absolutely sure it’s going to happen.” Ironically, this convoluted —yet understandable— approach contributes to the problem, often becoming the determining factor that forces another cancellation. The fact that local audiences have behaved this way for so long without seeming to understand their complicity in the problem has wound up “training” people that it’s okay to not only wait till the last minute to purchase tickets, but that it’s also reasonable to wait till the last minute and still expect to be able to nab good seats. On the other hand, this lackadaisical attitude toward confirming seats as quickly as possible once they go on sale also contributes to what Johnston terms one of the stranger complaints that she and her employees at the Civic Center are forced to deal with from time to time: People who wait an inordinate amount of time to purchase tickets to a high-profile event, who are then irate when told the show has sold out, or that the best seats are already taken. “There are people out there who are literally in shock. We’re on a gospel play circuit, and those productions are very popular here. People constantly assume they can get a good seat at the last minute, and when they can’t, they’re upset with us,” she laughs. “It’s a fascinating thing to me. It really is. I literally don’t know how to combat some-

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thing like this. I keep saying to people when this happens, listen, you have to buy your tickets in advance. You’ll usually save a few bucks as well.” Up till this point we’ve mainly been discussing music and theatre, but for those of you reading this who aren’t particularly interested in shows of that nature and still fail to see a correlation between a reluctance to buy tickets to an event as soon as they are made available and Savannah’s floundering reputation as a bankable market for major attractions, Johnston offers an interesting anecdote. “There was a guy who called me earlier today who was upset to learn that the Champions On Ice show had been cancelled. He thought it had only been advertised once in the newspaper, which was not exactly accurate,” she explains. “But you have to understand — Champions On Ice always operates in the same way. They start their tour not too long after the Olympics. They have all the Olympic skating stars, and they promote the tour nationwide. They go to all the venues and do what’s called a soft sell. That’s because the majority of people who are interested in that sort of thing know that it always comes around right after the Olympics,” she says. “Now, their ticket prices are expensive. Once the Olympics happen, they get their roster, which is usually made up of the top skaters not just from the U.S.A., but from the entire world. They put a bill together, put all the cities on sale at once and they look closely at the ticket sales for a short period of time. Then after about 2 weeks, they cancel all the venues that do not show brisk ticket sales immediately,” she says. “That’s what happened here. Before people could sit around and have their usual slow Savannah discussion of “Well, maybe that might be a fun event to go to,” the promoters had already decided that the town wasn’t interested enough to warrant bringing the show here. They determine a ‘magic number’ and they don’t want to waste a lot of money trying to convince a small town to come out and see this, when they could spend a small amount in bigger cities and sell out a giant venue.” Johnston says she sympathizes with the folks who are sad the Champions On Ice

show will not take place as planned, but she’s also disappointed in the community’s response to such a desirable booking. “A market the size of ours gets a chance to host an event like this once every four years when the Olympics happen. That tour will continue for a long time, but it will only appear in major markets where they know there are enough people to support it,” she says. “You know, it really upsets me that people won’t appreciate how rare a chance this is, and simply get in here and buy a ticket to see this kind of an event. People complain all the time about those sorts of thing never coming to town. But then, when they do come, they don’t make a show of their support by buying a ticket right away, which makes it even less likely that a show like Champions On Ice will even consider Savannah the next time around.” Still, despite the implications of the topic at hand, there are —from time to time— concerts and special events which do sell plenty of seats in advance, such as the annual Savannah Music Festival, which increasingly enjoys brisk sales from the very day tickets and passes are available. And yes, even Jerry Seinfeld — arguably the most popular standup comedian in North America — who sells out virtually every room he plays, packed enough folks into the Johnny Mercer Theatre for Johnston to term his most recent appearance “ a virtual sell out.” Yet, even that show was a late bloomer compared to almost everywhere else in the country. “Seinfeld can go into most any market in the U.S.A. and sell it out in two days. He does not do that here. As the time got closer, we sold it out, but what happened with that show is they thought they could wait till three weeks from the night of the show and still get a great seat. (laughs) You can’t! Then they complain about their ticket in the nosebleed section, but they got it seven days before the show!” In the end, Johnston offers these words of advice: “People think they can wait, and they’ll still get a good seat. They can’t. And it might not even happen. So, don’t wait!” w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Eric Culberson Blues Band

One of the finest exemplars of straight-up Chicago and Memphis-style electric blues for miles around, this power trio tours the East Coast frequently and has made a sizable name for themselves. Led by guitarist and frontman Culberson’s rock-solid, fiery fretwork and appropriately vintage gear and tone, the band is tight as a drum, and the fluid, well-oiled rhythm section of percussionist Stuart Lusk and bassist Nate Saraceno are perhaps the most sympathetic and versatile sidemen Eric’s ever had backing him up. Lately the band is riding high on the heels of their third indie CD, a blistering live set cut in one of Florida’s nicest listening rooms. It’s easily the equal of most any live blues album you’ll find these days by any artist, regardless of marquee value, and for the first time showcases Culberson’s talents the way they were meant to be witnessed — firsthand and in your face. Tues. (hosts Open Jam) - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Blues Traveler

For the past few years, SCAD has sponsored a huge free concert in Forsyth Park as a capper to their graduation ceremonies. Ostensibly designed to appeal to both their senior class, their parents and the general Savannah populace, the first 2 installments could generally be termed great successes. By booking both George Clinton’s PFunk All-Stars and The Legendary Godfather of Soul Himself, James Brown, this large private art college deftly selected acts that spoke to an unusually wide swath of local residents and tourists — from teenagers to septuagenarians. At first blush,

Irish Session, which finds several local musicians singing and playing traditional Irish dance tunes on fiddles, flutes, whistles, guitars, harps, duclimer and bodhran. Admission to this smoke and alcohol free event is free as well (with a suggested $2 donation which goes to fund the society’s efforts). Beverages and homemade baked goods will be available. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).

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Blues Traveler the choice of this once massively popular jam-band turned Top 40 sensation turned relentless club act seems a misstep. Cynical logic dictates that at this rate, next year’s headliner will be The Spin Doctors. And yet, while I find it hard to believe that Blues Traveler will resonate with the majority of SCAD’s student body —or, for that matter, most of the demographic groups which flocked to previous graduation day gigs -- I’d be happy to be proven wrong. Despite their decline in visibility and drawing power, the group is still undeniably one of the most vital and impressive in their genre by leaps and bounds, and frontman John Popper’s breathtaking (pun intended) athletic displays on the mouth harp are the stuff of legend. No opening act this time. These boys are gonna play a long, long time. Fri., 7:30 pm, Forsyth Park.

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Over-the-top furious, sweaty, MC5 and JB-inspired agit-prop cock rock that’s blowing everybody’s minds with their touring schedule (300 days a year) and manic impression. Oh yeah, and they claim to be from “Burlatia, inside the planet Venus.” Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Deke Weaver

Who is Deke Weaver, and why is he saying those terrible things about me?* This performance artist, storyteller, monologist, video artist, and all-around provocateur has won great critical acclaim for his one-man works of solo, guerilla theater. Alternately viewed as a post-post-postmodern Spalding Gray or Eric Bogosian (pre-Under Siege 2, one assumes), Weaver takes an omnivorous approach to blending satire, pathos, fury, rage, and the moribund into captivating tales and filmed vignettes. Hard to understand what I’m getting at? Well, it’s hard for me to describe. See it or don’t. Just be aware that it’s probably well worth your time to show up and decide for yourself what this character’s up to. *Not an actual query. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. w


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Solo covers (rock, pop, soul) from the guitarist and vocalist for the current incarnation of the infamous JoJa Band. Sun. - Thurs., The Bayou Café (upstairs).

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Local, original organic rock trio that’s been laying low for awhile. Sat., The Britannia (Wilmington Island).

Deep Blue 3

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1/2 Director Bryan Singer, best known for The Usual Suspects, was entrusted with turning the valuable Marvel Comics property into a motion picture, and he proved to be the right man for the job with the 2000 hit X-Men. Singer returned for 2003’s X2, and, bucking the trend, managed to make a followup that equaled its predecessor on nearly every level. And now we get X-Men: The Last Stand, the third picture in the series. Unfortunately, Singer is nowhere to be found, as he opted to jump ship in order to jump-start the dormant Superman franchise. So we get Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour duo) as the new ringmaster, aided in his efforts by scripters Simon Kinberg (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and Zak Penn (who co-wrote X2 but also co-wrote the lamentable Elektra). It’s hardly a fair deal, yet it’s a testament to the durability of the original comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby that the movie survives this hostile takeover. Newbies need not apply, but the faithful will catch on immediately when the movie brings up its smoking gun of a central issue: a “cure” has been found for mutancy, leading to divergent viewpoints among those afflicted with extraordinary powers. Some, like X-Woman Storm (Halle Berry) and the villainous Magneto (Ian McKellen), don’t look at mutancy as a curse and are offended that such a remedy is even being offered. Others see nothing wrong in desiring a life of normalcy; among those is Rogue (Anna Paquin), whose mere touch can kill anyone, even a boyfriend (Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman) with whom she can never enjoy even the most chaste of physical intimacy. As always, X-Men guru Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) takes a philosophical, wait-and-see approach. And Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Cyclops (James Marsden)? They don’t seem too preoccupied with the issue, since they’re both still reflecting on the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), who sacrificed herself at the end of X2. Here, the Phoenix plot strand is horribly mangled, so that a denouement that should hit us with the gale force of a Greek tragedy instead comes off like a tepid storyline on Days of Our Lives. While Ratner may not be able to adequately tap into the mythology of the series, he’s pretty good with an action scene, which means that the movie kicks into high gear whenever the good guys and bad guys square off. A large-scale skirmish set on Alcatraz (now serving as a mutant research facility) makes for a doozy of a climax -- it’s the sequence in the film that most feels like it’s been directly lifted from the printed page. w

DOWN IN THE VALLEY

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Writer-director David Jacobson’s Down in the Valley seeks to pay homage to the Westerns of John Ford and Howard Hawks, and various scenes also bring to mind Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy. We’re talking classic cinema here, folks, yet for all of Jacobson’s ambitions, his movie doesn’t really deserve to be mentioned in the same hemisphere as those pictures, let alone the same sentence. That’s a shame, because for a good while, this moody drama clicks on all cylinders -- less for its Western trappings than for its look at an ill-fated romance. Evan Rachel Wood, best known for playing a rebellious LA teen at odds with her single mom in Thirteen, here plays a rebellious LA teen similarly at odds with her single dad. While protective of her younger brother Lonnie (Rory Culkin), Tobe appears to have nothing but contempt for her father Wade (David Morse). She meets and falls in love

with Harlan Carruthers (Edward Norton), a much-older man whose cowboy duds and “aw, shucks” mannerisms make him an odd figure in the hustle-and-bustle concrete landscape of Los Angeles. Tobe and Lonnie think he’s the genuine article, while Wade smells a phony -- audience members, on the other hand, can’t peg him one way or another, thanks to Norton’s finely nuanced performance.

THE DA VINCI CODE 1/2

First, Columbia Pictures decreed that no critic would see the movie until the last possible nanosecond, to better preserve its mysteries and wonders. Then, in a highly unusual move, they decided that the critics should be forbidden from seeing the film together; thus, they nationally arranged for daily newspaper reviewers in each city to see the picture one day earlier than weekly newspaper scribes. It’s always possible that all of this busybody activity as well as the

attempts to shroud the final product in secrecy were carefully orchestrated to distract everyone from the fact that the film version of The Da Vinci Code is merely... OK. It’s no instant classic, it won’t sweep next year’s Academy Awards, and it won’t make its way to the upper echelons of the all-time top-grossing films list. Conversely, it’s also not a turkey for the ages -- it won’t draw instant titters at the mere mention of its name like, say, Gigli or Battlefield Earth or The Bonfire of the Vanities. Like Bonfire, however, I suspect that it will be judged far more harshly by those who read the book than those who didn’t. After all, on its own cinematic terms, it’s a moderately entertaining ride, sort of like the Nicolas Cage hit National Treasure only done with more style and a more respectable cast. Steered by his Apollo 13 director Ron Howard, Tom Hanks plays the central role of Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist continued on page 18

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whose book-signing stint in Paris is cut short when he’s summoned to the Louvre to hopefully shed light on the strange circumstances surrounding the murder of an elderly curator. What Langdon doesn’t initially know is that the detective on the case, the gruff Bezu Fache (French national treasure Jean Reno), is convinced that he’s the killer. With a police cryptologist named Sophie Neveu (Amelie’s Audrey Tautou) as his only ally, Langdon evades capture and begins a jaunt across France and, later, England in an attempt to solve an ancient mystery that, if revealed, could potentially spell the end of Christianity as we know it. Seeking guidance in their quest, Langdon and Sophie turn to British scholar Leigh Teabing (Ian McKellen, easily earning MVP honors) to fill in the missing pieces; all the while, they’re being pursued by the homicidal monk Silas (Paul Bettany), the designated hatchet man employed by the corrupt cabal lurking within the bowels of the Catholic Church. However tantalizingly this might have all played out on the page, up on the screen it simply comes off as one more familiar Hollywood thriller. Yet where The Da Vinci Code succeeds is, as expected, within the arena of religious debate. Whatever one thinks of the worldwide protests of offended Christians (the anger is understandable, though true believers must know that their religion will far outlive a perceived potboiler that will probably go the way of dinosaurs and Rubik’s Cubes) or Dan Brown’s research and subsequent conclusions, there’s no denying that the movie’s most gripping scenes involve the laying out of the conspiracy theories. The manner in which Langdon figures out riddles is almost laughable - he cracks ancient codes in such record time that I half-expected him to pull out and solve a few Sudoku puzzles while he’s at it -- yet the resultant discussions, especially when McKellen’s Teabing is the one doing the talking, are heady and fascinating.

OVER THE HEDGE 1/2

Based on a comic strip with which I’m thoroughly -- and, if it’s anything like this movie, thankfully -- unfamiliar, Over the Hedge is yet another charmless animated feature made by profiteers whose historical reference point seems to begin and end with Shrek. In other words, don’t look for what was once quaintly referred to as “Disney magic,” that timeless, ethereal quality that used to be par for the course in toon flicks like Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians and, in more recent times, Beauty and the Beast. With rare exception, today’s cartoon characters aren’t allowed to be romantic or introspective or lovably quixotic -- usually, they’re too busy hyperventilating or passing gas or trying to find ways to screw over their fellow toons. Over the Hedge is more of the same, as an opportunistic raccoon (Bruce Willis), in hock to a grouchy grizzly (Nick Nolte), cons a group of peaceful forest denizens into helping him invade suburbia and steal the humans’ junk food.

There’s a witty sequence in which the raccoon explains how the humans “live to eat” rather than “eat to live,” and a nicely delivered Stanley Kowalski gag make me chuckle out loud. Otherwise, this DreamWorks production feels like a flat-footed attempt to rip off the Pixar template. In addition to Willis and Nolte, other all-stars include Garry Shandling, William Shatner

tence, since this is as forgettable as motion pictures can get. Electing to scrap the characters from Gallico’s book and Neame’s film, director Wolfgang Petersen and scripter Mark Protosevich instead serve up all-new players. Petersen describes them as “original, contemporary characters,” which I guess is some sort of doublespeak meaning one-dimensional dullards rendered

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up in inane teen-bait comedies or disposable Disney Channel movies. Just My Luck marks a major career stumble, as Lohan suddenly finds herself in the sort of drivel usually snatched up by arch-rival Hilary Duff. To add insult to injury, Lohan is too young to be playing the character at the center of this new film. Ashley Albright is a rapidly rising account executive at a swanky New York p.r. firm, but wouldn’t you assume that a college degree would be required for such a position? So how can we accept 19-year-old Lohan in a role better suited for an actress in her mid-20s? It’s only a minor annoyance, but then again, Just My Luck is a movie entirely comprised of minor annoyances, pelting us throughout with a steady stream of idiotic moments. The fantasy-tinged plotline posits that Ashley is the luckiest woman in the world while the bumbling, stumbling Jake (Chris Paine), a bowling alley custodian who dreams of success as a band manager, is her exact opposite, a guy so plagued by rotten luck that he’s constantly being placed in compromising or injurious positions. But after these two strangers meet and kiss at a masquerade ball, Ashley suddenly finds herself the unluckiest woman in the world while Jake -- well, you can figure out the rest. That the key to Ashley’s happiness (at least until the unconvincing third act denouement) is directly related to her wealth and status seems lost even to screenwriters I. Marlene King and Amy B. Harris, who apparently thought they were penning a romantic comedy when they were actually writing an ode to materialism. Worse, the pair can’t even adhere to the guidelines they themselves established. When Ashley drops a contact lens into a cat’s soiled litter box and then scoops it out and puts it in her eye without even rinsing it, this isn’t an example of Ashley experiencing bad luck; this is an example of Ashley being a moron.

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and Avril Lavigne -- another break from the past, as the classic yarns didn’t require marquee value to sell their stories.

POSEIDON 1/2

The much maligned subgenre known as the “disaster flick” began with 1970’s Airport and ended with 1980’s aptly titled When Time Ran Out. The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first disaster flicks and it arguably remains the best. Based on Paul Gallico’s novel, it tracks the efforts of a group of survivors who try to make their way to the surface after an enormous wave flips their luxury cruise ship over with the ease of a plastic sailboat being similarly submerged in a bathtub. Efficiently directed by Ronald Neame, The Poseidon Adventure also benefits from its spectacular technical attributes, especially its imaginative set design (everything had to be mapped out and then constructed upside down). The Oscar-winning visual effects hold up; the Oscar-winning song “The Morning After” does not. Come next spring, I doubt we’ll be similarly mentioning Poseidon and Oscars in the same sen-

uncomplicated for today’s audiences. So instead of Gene Hackman’s cipher of a holy man, we get Josh Lucas as a professional gambler who acts tough but really sports an empathic heart. Instead of Ernest Borgnine’s fundamentally decent but outwardly obnoxious detective, we get Kurt Russell as a saintly, sin-free father who’s also a retired firefighter and the former mayor of New York. And God forbid today’s youth market accommodate wheezy old farts like those played by Winters, Buttons and Jack Albertson; here, they’re replaced by a newlywed couple (Emmy Rossum and Mike Vogel) who barely look old enough to vote and a Hispanic hottie (Mia Maestro) who, because she’s the one openly Christian character in this secular Hollywood entertainment, will of course learn that her faith can’t protect her.

JUST MY LUCK 1/2

With such titles as Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and A Prairie Home Companion on her resume, Lindsay Lohan has made smarter choices than other performers her age, most of whom have a tendency to end

While 1996’s Mission: Impossible featured some wild action scenes -- remember that helicopter in the train tunnel? -- it was mostly memorable for Brian De Palma’s stylish direction and a screenplay that left too many moviegoers vigorously scratching their heads. The 2000 sequel elected to focus more on the wham-pow-bang factor, but as (over)directed by John Woo, the movie proved to be a soulless enterprise. For Mission: Impossible III, instead of going for an established director like De Palma and Woo, Paramount Pictures and producer-star Cruise elected to take a chance on J.J. Abrams, who began his career as a scripter of mediocre movies (Armageddon, Regarding Henry) before being born again as the creator of the acclaimed TV hits Alias and Lost. Even if this turns out to be the last movie in the series, Abrams at least ensures it’s being sent off on a high note. Ethan Hunt has continued on page 20


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had a reassignment since we last saw him: He’s no longer working as a field agent but rather as an instructor of new recruits, thus allowing him to spend more time with his blissfully out-of-the-loop fiancee Julia (Michelle Monaghan). But a dangerous mission beckons, and of course he chooses to accept it. This mission is also tainted with a whiff of the personal, as he learns that his best student, Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell, star of Abrams’ first series Felicity), has disappeared while investigating the shady affairs of weapons dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman). He agrees to take charge of a rescue team consisting of Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Zhen (Maggie Q). Look, I’m as sick of hearing about Cruise’s offscreen nonsense as anyone else. But the great thing about the magic of the movies is that it immerses us in fantasy worlds that more often than not allow us to disengage from real-life baggage. In other words, Cruise is accomplished -- and canny -- enough to know that a well-oiled summer flick is just the item to make us all forgive him -- at least temporarily -- for his indiscretions. Yet the performance of note in Mission: Impossible III belongs to Philip Seymour Hoffman, fresh from winning an Oscar for last fall’s Capote. It’s a compliment when I state that Hoffman’s Owen Davian would have made a formidable Bond villain, and it’s a shame that the part isn’t much larger. But Owen’s icy stare and reptilian

movements make it clear that he’s as ruthless as he is humorless, and when a woman spills a drink on him during a fancy soiree, his look suggests that he’d kill her on the spot if it weren’t for those hundreds of pesky eyewitnesses surrounding them.

UNITED 93 

Writer-director Paul Greengrass’ superb 9/11 docudrama United 93 is one of those movies that should be seen, but it’s understandable that many viewers won’t want to see it, and no amount of critical hosannas will change their minds. The first half of the movie spends more time with traffic controllers desperately trying to make sense of the chaos descending on them at sickening speed. In the second half of the film the connective tissues fall away, and we’re left with the saga unfolding aboard United 93. Realizing that these terrorists plan to use the plane as a weapon of mass destruction - and thereby realizing that no Entebbe-style rescues are in the works -- the passengers decide only they can stop the murderers at the controls. It’s noble to imagine their collective motive was to honor God and country, but this movie is honest enough to acknowledge that, like any of us caught in such a situation, self-preservation comes first. And it’s a testament to the movie’s power that we find ourselves praying for a safe landing even though history has long dictated otherwise. Greengrass refuses to

take the bait of making a picture that can be tagged as propagandistic or too political. How restrained is Greengrass’ approach? Understand that passenger Todd Beamer’s catchphrase “Let’s roll” -- you know, the one that’s been co-opted by seemingly every politician and pundit from coast to coast -- is barely audible when Beamer speaks it.

RV 

One would have to travel deep into the 1990s -- during the era of Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage -- to find a comedic Robin Williams performance that was more than simply incessant and annoying shtick. RV, therefore, marks the first time in at least a decade that Williams merges his patented humor with a recognizably human character, and the balance suits him well. It’s just a shame that the vehicle that carries this engaging performance doesn’t offer a smoother ride. Williams stars as Bob Munro, a workaholic who spends far more time sucking up to his boss (Will Arnett) than racking up quality hours with the wife (Cheryl Hines) and kids. Ordered to attend a business meeting in Colorado when he’s supposed to take the family to Hawaii for a vacation, Bob decides to meet both obligations by renting an RV and heading out to the open spaces with his clan -- and thereby making it easier to sneak away long enough to participate in the powwow.

AKEELAH AND THE BEE

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The lion’s share of the credit for its success goes to Keke Palmer, who essays the central role of Akeelah Anderson. Growing up in south LA with her widowed mother (Angela Bassett) and two older siblings, Akeelah’s only true passion is for spelling -- a seemingly frivolous fancy considering her dour surroundings and dead end options. But determined to somehow put his decrepit school on the map, the principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) encourages Akeelah to try out for a competition that will determine which student will represent them in upcoming spelling bees. Akeelah easily trounces the competition and in doing so catches the eye of Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), Mr. Welch’s friend and a former spelling wiz himself. Dr. Larabee agrees to coach Akeelah through the exhausting bee season, and their goal is no less than reaching the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals. What sets the film apart is the manner in which it details how Akeelah’s triumphs end up lifting the entire community. Her success is their success, and it’s inspiring to watch neighbors from all walks of life -- everyone from the postman to the local crime lord(!) -- throw their support behind her. w

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The fact that I keep being drawn to review works at The Hurn Museum does not indicate an interest in Folk art, since the temporary exhibits at the Museum are not really Folk art but drawings and paintings by contemporary artists who are excluded from the mainstream. Since inclusion is so arbitrary and dependent on the whims of critics and the vagaries of market forces, the works consistently left “outside” seem more compelling and more sincere than those which have been elevated to semi-stardom. The three artists now

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showing at The Hurn could not be more different from one another but what they do share is an honesty of expression which would seem to be a more unifying factor than the rather doubtful “Outsider” label they have been grouped under. So, what is an “Outsider artist”? Is Outsider art defined by exclusion from the attentions of the mainstream, or is it merely a style? If one definition of “Outsider” is unschooled, Daniel Johnston, who is represented here by a handful of marker drawings on letter size paper may fit that description. But since he is currently included in the Whitney


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‘Shining Abecedary,’ by Rebecca Wolfram From the size of the exhibition and the recent dates of the work, Beaver would appear to be a very prolific artist. The majority of the works are faces, appearing either singly or in pairs, close to the picture plane and always facing the viewer. He approaches this same subject in two media: watercolors, which are looser, more spontaneous and clearer in color than the pastels which have been worked on over time making them seem monochrome, somber even, due to the accumulation of color. But there is something strange about the pastels, something which holds the attention and remains with the viewer. It is, I believe, related to the light. In most of these works there is a small, square source of light behind the figure, a window, perhaps, or a door. But the foreheads and noses of the flat mask-like faces are lit by some other, unseen source an inner light or a light that emanates from the

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viewer. In addition to the faces, there are two small ink drawings of ballerinas, Tiny Dancer #. 159 and Tiny Dancer #193, that must be the envy of any artist who has tried to render the human being in motion from life. These gestural drawings are remarkable, and judging from the numbering, only two from a vast output. Apparently Beaver draws directly from watching dance videos. Surely, he must put the tape on “pause” but even then.... Since all Beaver’s works reveal a facility for drawing, and depth of knowledge of his materials and techniques that can only come from years of looking and working, one wonders how Beaver got to be labeled an Outsider. Perhaps it is simply his refusal to sell, promote himself or even to reveal anything of the personal. All these refusals imply a suspicion of mental instability in our contemporary society. After all, if you have the talent, you must be mad not to flaunt it. The brochure accompanying his exhibition tells us one fact about Beaver: apparently his health was severely damaged by toxic paint fumes from working for a long time in a vehicle body shop and he is now incapable of further work of any kind. The implication in the Outsider context, is that personal disaster compelled the artist to paint, but looking at the work I know that Beaver was always an artist, and like most artists, he had a day job; his turned out to be lethal. One or two faces at a time seem posed, as if for a camera. If they could speak, they would merely say, “Here I am.” This is the static quality of portraiture. When you get more than two figures

interacting with each other, then you have a narrative. Beaver has one pastel entitled, “The Wonder of it All,” in which silhouettes of four figures looking down at the ground seem to be standing on the curved sidewalk of a street at night, back lit by the glare from three large windows. continued on page 26

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Biennial and showing at the Clementine Gallery in New York City, it would be difficult to see in what way he is actually “excluded.” On the information that I have gathered from reviews of the newly-released documentary film about him titled, The Devil and Daniel Johnson (I have not seen the film), this is a man deeply immersed in his own world and with no interest in his growing resumé. For two decades a cult singer/songwriter of the rock underground (Kurt Cobain was a fan and Tom Waits has covered his songs), Johnston has managed to avoid the pitfalls of pop music commercialization. Attempts from the mainstream of the visual arts to make Daniel Johnston a brand name to line the pockets of a few middlemen may similarly fail. In one of Johnston’s drawings in this exhibition titled, “Please Don’t Feed the Ego,” a huge head in which the top has been opened like a mouth displaying two rows of teeth is being filled by a shovel full of what resembles valentine candy with complementary sayings. Below, the face wears a coy expression and from the mouth a bubble speaks: “Oh, well, thank you very much.” If Johnston draws in a manner reminiscent of the comic strip drawings of many ten year old boys, the other two artists now showing at The Hurn draw as if they have been drawing from life since childhood. Lawrence Beaver occupies the large gallery and his exhibition, titled “Journey of a Soul”, is the main feature for the next two months.


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Questions arise. What are these characters doing? Are they waiting? If so, for what? These are the sort of questions that also arise in front of the work of the third artist on exhibit, Rebecca Wolfram. The five oil paintings here are part of a series grouped under the collective title, “We Have Taken Care of Them.� These paintings do not relate their “stories� in one scene, but in a number of disconnected scenes in the same picture, something reminiscent of medieval or ancient Egyptian painting. In “Shining Abecedary,� a number of scenes are being enacted on a dark background. A nuclear family of two parents and two children stand next to a car. Two animals in cages - one an ape stretching an arm out through the bars to the other animal, who looks like a wolf. Below these and partially cropped by the left edge of the canvas there is a scene involving a baby, then there are three figures engaged in the act of skinning and disemboweling an animal in a circular pit built of bricks. And then there is an animal in an arena surrounded by an audience. At bottom right, a figure holds a complete human or animal skin over his arm like an overcoat, a couple dance in a circle and a lone figure squats in a corner. All the figures are in reverse silhouette, that is, they are white forms with no detail on a black ground. What is disturbing about these works is not only the fact of the stark imagery, but that there is not one image that does not have a contemporary relevance. But instead of being rendered photographically or digitally, they are painted in the same way that humans have been painting for thousands of years. They belong to a pre-photographic reality and it is because of this that they alarm. It is as if buried images appear as they do in the human mind, images that represent the central dilemma of humanity: human consciousness, a knowledge and thought process that is all that separates us from other animals and which brutalizes us at the same time that it elevates us. And this is probably why Wolfram, who

has dedicated her life to painting is thrust into the Outsider category. She is marginalized precisely because she paints. Our society has accelerated to such a high speed it has become impossible for most people to look at painting - it takes too long. On the other hand, photographic images and all visual clichĂŠs are absorbed by today’s viewers at about the same rate of time it takes to click the shutter and produce them. Let’s think for a moment at the way in which the obscenity of the Abu Ghraib photographs became almost immediately acceptable, even “aesthetic,â€? allowing the viewer to become indifferent through constant repetition. Then look at Wolfram’s disquieting painting titled, “None Could Break the Web,â€? in which a figure, this time a dark silhouette in a brightly lit rectangle is holding a leash at the end of which is a ferocious dog baring its teeth at a pair of white figures in a black rectangle who are strangely connected to each other as if through a feeding tube. Below this image is an underground subtext (and this is a common image device in all Wolfram’s work). These are a number of visceral images resembling internal organs in boxes. The paint at this point has become very thick, not for effect, but as a result of the struggle to get the image right. Wolfram is a painter’s painter. This is what we want from painting - not to decorate, sterilize with technology or seduce with bravura techniques, but to describe the conundrum of human reality in the coded terms of myth and representation which our unconscious can accept and understand without the interference of either ideology or aural language. w “Journey of a Soul: Lawrence Beaver, Rebecca Wolfram and Daniel Johnston, Outsider Artists,â€? through June 28 at the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, (on the corner of Park Avenue and Whitaker), 234-7322, Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; Closed Monday. Adults $4; Students $3.

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Luther Vann -- The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk art presents work by this visionary painter through June 28. The Hurn Museum, 1015 Whitaker St. Tuesday-Saturday 11-4; Sunday 12-4; closed Monday. Adults $ 4, Students $ 3. Iocovozzi Fine Art -- Has moved into a new space at One West Jones on the southwest corner of Jones and Bull. Gallery 440 -- Located between Monterey Square and Forsyth Park, Gallery 440 welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, artists in residence. Also upstairs are works by photographer Tim Coy and Starland First Friday features a dual painting paintings by Billy Herrin. 440 show by Pallavi Govindnathan and Chris Revelle Bull St., open 11-5 Wed-Sat.

‘Hints of Use: An Exhibition of Handmade Pottery’ -- Exhibition features hand-built ceramics by James Lobb. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 2, 6 p.m. Desot O row Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave, between Whitaker and Bull Streets. ‘Rite of the Dragon’ -- SCAD presents a “river spectacle� celebrating the graduating class of 2006 at Morrell Park, East River Street Friday, June 2, 4:30 p.m. The event includes a 70-foot-long-by-10-foot-high motorized sculpture based on the mythic Chinese dragon sailing down the Savannah River. Free and open to the public.

Vera Wang exhibit -- The Savannah College of Art and Design presents this show through June 4 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. ‘Abstract and Abstracted’ - Chroma Gallery hosts a show featuring six popular Chroma artists: Loja - a collaboration of two favorites Jan Clayton Pagratis and Lori Keith Robinson; Ikeda Lowe; Ursula Brenner Elena Madden; and Heather Lindsey Stewart. 31 Barnard St. Yamacraw Public Art -- In front of the First Bryan Baptist Church in Yamacraw Village. The park includes a bronze fountain featuring three dancing children, walls of photo-etched panels depicting people and events related to the site, and native plantings. Telfair Art Fair Call for Artists -- From November 3-5 the 12th Annual Telfair Art Fair will feature original work by top local, regional and national artists. The weekendlong juried art fair, held at historic Telfair Square, features a wide variety of original art for sale, with a range of prices and styles to suit every taste. Entry deadline is July 15. Cash prizes, including the Best of

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‘Journey of a Soul’ -- Work of Outsider artist Larry Beaver documents his struggle with his demons. Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, (on the corner of Park Avenue and Whitaker), 234-7322, Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; Closed Monday. Adults $4; Students $3. Steel Feathers -- Innovative, beguiling, bigger than life sculptures by Eric Longo, through June 12 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, on the corner of Park and Whitaker, tele: 234-7322. Tuesday Saturday 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; closed Monday. Adults $4; Students $3.

‘Rite of the Dragon’ happens Friday at 4:30 p.m.

may be considered for the next release of 20 turtles by year end 2006. Collaborations encouraged. Sponsored by the Tybee Arts Association and the City of Tybee Island, Georgia. Call Rebecca Rice at 786-0617. 10plus1 -- Work by Katherine Agurcia, Shana D’Attilio, Michael Gaffney, Sarah Gibbons, Steffanie Halley, Brandon Harrison, Mellisa Marshall, Jade McCully, Nichole Paschal, Mandy Springer, and Jaclyn Norman at The Starlander Cafe, 11 E. 41st. St. Through May 26. Call 443-9355.

‘Botanical Impressions’ -- Photography by Michael D. Weinman, MD, May-June at the Hospice Savannah Gallery of Art, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

JEA Art for June– The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance beginning June 1 will feature the art of the late Joan Kobitz.

Jepson Center for the Arts– Inaugural exhibitions include: “Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories�; “Darryl Pottorf: A Perspective�; work by Christopher Rauschenberg; and “Savannah Revisited.� Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send your art info to jim@connectsavannah.com

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Call to Artists -- Tybee Arts Association Inc. announces their intent to populate the streets and parks of Tybee with turtles. Seeking artists who will develop personalities for these Tybee Turtles. Your canvas is a larger than life, five foot long, three dimensional fiberglass turtle. Parts may be painted, or upholstered, some parts added, others removed. Honorarium of $1,000 offered. Applications received before June 15

Benjamin Jones and Meryl Truett -- New works at the Barbara Archer Gallery/Savannah, 306 East Huntingdon St., through June 3.

Live Music w/ Harry O'Donoghue Voted Best Neighborhood Bar!

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Starland First Friday -- “2 Artists with 1 Stone: Pallavi Govindnathan’s Violent Traditions� and Chris Revelle’s “Absolute: A Tribute To the Empire.� Pallavi’s “Violent Traditions� is a series of work based on the brutal violence of acid throwing victims in Bangladesh; young women are scarred and permanently disfigured due to refusal of marriage or love proposals. Chris’s “Absolute: A Tribute To the Empire� is a continuation of works dealing with the United States as a “corporation-run terrorist organization.� Opening reception First Friday June 2, 6-10 p.m. Starland Center for Contemporary Art, 2428 Bull St.

Show Award, will be given to outstanding artists. All proceeds from the event benefit the Telfair Museum of Art, the South’s oldest art museum. Call 790.8869 or e-mail artfair@telfair.org.


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Rules for Happenings

Nonprofits– We will lest your event or service at no charge if you are a bona fide nonprofit. Free events or services– If your event or service is free of charge, we will in turn list it at no charge. Current Connect Savannah clients– We will list your Happening at no charge in gratitude for your continued support of our newspaper. Private business or individual– We will charge $5 per week per entry, payable up front by check or credit card. This goes for art classes, yoga classes, workshops, seminars, etc. that do not meet the above criteria. We retain the right to option to place your happening in the appropriate category. Send Happenings and/or payment to: Connect Savannah, 1800 E. Victory Drive, Suite 7, Savannah GA, 31404. Fax to 912-231-9932.E-mail: linda@connectsavannah.com. We reserve the right to edit or cut non-paid listings because of space limitations.

Activism & Politics

Chatham County Young Republicans

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 691-2934 or send email to kshe62@aol.com..

Coastal Democrats

AMBUCS

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 www. chathamdems.com.

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

Chatham County Young Democrats

Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to c@ depthllc.com.

For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. For information, call Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or 484-3222 or send e-mail to R1999MHAR@aol.com.

Drinking Liberally

meets at The Caledonian at the corner of Abercorn and 41st streets, just north of Victory Drive. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -- share politics while sharing a pitcher. 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. For information, visit www. DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com.

Fellowship of Reconciliation

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

Food Not Bombs

meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. to cook vegetarian meals to be served at noon on Franklin Square. Donations are accepted. Cook for peace and help the community. Call 201-618-8867.

League of Women Voters

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

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit http://www.no-debts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

National Council of Negro Women

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

Planned Parenthood

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

Savannah Peace Coalition

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

Savannah Republican Club

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

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Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Sierra Club

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

Skidaway Island Democrats

Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to oxhouse@aol.com.

Speak Up!

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

VIP Reception with Max Cleland

will be held Saturday, June 3 from 8-10 p.m. at Il Pasticcio. Tickets are $125 per person and include a picture with Max Cleland, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, party favors and more. Checks should be made out to: Jim Nelson for Congress, Box 14407, Savannah, 31416. Include contact information, occupation and employer, as required by law.

Auditions

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

Benefits & Fundraisers Coastal Pet Rescue

The Spare the Pets Bowl-A-Thon will be held Saturday, June 3 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the AMF Savannah Lanes on Tibet Avenue. Proceeds will benefit Coastal Pet Rescue, Inc., an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals. The cost is $20 for individual bowlers or $120 for a team of 6 bowlers. Sponsoring a lane will cost $225 and T-shirt sponsors will pay $75. T-shirts will be sold for $10 each. Registration is due by May 15. Call 351-4151.

Give for the Gulf

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

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Website

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

Irish Monument

The Police Emerald Society of Southeast Georgia wants to erect a monument in Savannah to honor the Irish who fled the Great Hunger in the 1840s and 50s and came to the Untied States. The society is asking a donation or $100 for brick pavers that will be engraved with donors’ names or names of those they wish to honor. Applications to purchase a paver are available at Saints and Shamrocks, located at Bull and Harris streets.

Night Stalkers Association

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

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

The Savannah Cyclism

featuring the Vinnie Van GoGo Forsyth Park Criterium for cyclists will be held Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. It is presented by the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Health as part of the 2006 Maxxis Georgia Cup. For information, visit www. georgiacup.com.


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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 598-0149 for information.

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. Boulevard 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.

Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians

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

Cultural Affairs Artist Roster

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

Fiction Writers

A new Savannah-based e-zine is seeking fiction writers for its upcoming editions. Call Jeff Brochu at 234-8682 or visit www. JeffsShorts.com.

Interviews sought for Gulf War book

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 colaseli@ mail.armstrong.edu.

Two Pale Josephines

is a boutique gallery/working studio on West Broughton Street that is looking for artists to consign work, especially clothing, accessories and textiles, plus home decor, painting and sculpture. Send email to 2palejosephines@bellsouth.net or call 232-4848.

Classes & Workshops AASU Performing Arts Camp

This sixth annual visual and performing arts camp for ages 7 to 13 will be held June 12-23 at Armstrong Atlantic State University to involve young people in an exploration of the arts in a vibrant, creative atmosphere. Tuition and fees are $225 for two weeks, which includes art supplies and materials. For information, call 927-5325.

Adult Education

The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E.

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

Art Bodies

is a weekly figure drawing session at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Road, No. B-2. The group meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of models and extended poses are available to artists who would like to pursue figure work. The cost is $50 for a six-week session or $12 for dropins. Call 921-1151.

The Art School

Summer 2006 classes will run for a week at a time. Students attend Monday through Friday. There are two sessions a day, one for ages 6-10 and the other for ages 11-teen. The morning session is 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session is 1-4 p.m. The price per week is $160. Art supplies are provided. Classes include Rare & Exotic Animals June 12-16 and July 10-14, People on the Move June 19-23, The Third Dimension June 2630, People & Pets July 17-21, and This Land is Your Land. July 24-28. For information, visit www.TheArtSchool.-Sav.com or call Lind at 921-1151.

Art with Clay

Free pottery lessons. Coiling, slab building, pinch pots or try the wheel. Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Glazed Over Pottery Painting Place, 1190 King George Blvd., behind Steamers. Call 9614494 or send e-mail to glazedoverppp@aol. com.

Baby sign classes

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

Babysitters training class

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

Basic computer class

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

Brush With Art Series

will feature classes, taught by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher, at her Windsor Forest studio. These classes are offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Draw to Paint classes begin June 6 and cost $100 for six weeks. Classes are held Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Clay Play Workshops will be offered June 19-23 and June 26-30 from 10 a.m. to noon, except for Tuesdays, when classes will be held 9-11 a.m. The class is open to adults and teens and the cost is $100, which includes supplies. Register by calling 925-5465.

Building a Home

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

Career Achievement Program

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

Chatham County Aquatic Center

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

Children’s Creative Saturdays

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

Christopher Scott Writing Classes

“I’ve never written anything since leaving school” -- but you always wanted to write. A two-evening course will get you started. All details at www.cscottwriting.com/savworkshops.htm or call 398-1727.

Church Music Seminar

The School of Church Music located at 101 Bull St. offers specialized workshops to give

Beginners quilting classes

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Clay Classes in Hand-building

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

Coastal Scooters Classes

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

Computer Classes

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

Culinary Arts Classes

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

Cultural Services Workshops

The City of Savannah’s Cultlural Affairs Commission has issued a call for proposals for the 2007 contracts for the Cultural Services program. This year’s priorities include community development, youth engagement and education and economic development. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit 501(c)3 headquartered within the city limits. Free workshops to explain the process will be held at 9 W. Henry St. A festival applications workshop will be held June 8 at 3 p.m. and June 10 at 9 a.m. A cultural education and access applications workshop will be held May 27 at 9 a.m. and May 30, June 7 and June 12 at 3 p.m. A cultural tourism continued on page 30

Free Music

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

My husband and I have heard GREAT music here over the years. The Bean's a marvelous place for the community to come together– for art, music poetry, film, discussion or people watching! Thank you!

practical help with almost every area of music ministry. Call 236-1566 or send email to scm@schoolofchurchmusic.org.

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Call for Entries

in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.


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applications workshop will be held May 31 at 3 p.m. Registration is required. Call 651-6417. The deadline for applications is June 7 at 5 p.m.

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 2368097 or send e-mail to jcredle@savbusiness. net.

Discover Creativity Coaching

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

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc.

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

The Economic Opportunity Authority

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

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 bharrison@coastalchi. com to get on the mailing list.

First Steps parent education program

This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 819-6910.

Free Coaching Session and Assessment

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

Free computer classes

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

Futuristic Youth of Promise Foundation

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

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. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m.

Inquiry Circle

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

Junior Interpreters at the Davenport House

Young people ages 14 to 19 are wanted to participate in the Isaiah Davenport House’s summer Junior Interpreter program. Participants will be trained on Thursday evenings from June 8 through July 13 to give tours of the museum. Once trained, participants will be qualified to give tours to the public. Call Jamie at 236-8097 or email jcredle@savbusiness.net.

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.

The Live Oak Public Library

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

Making Sense of International Investing

is a free broadcast presentation offered Tuesday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. or by appointment at Edward Jones offices. For information, call 756-5113, 826-2694, 925-6608, 353-9895, 354-1812, 898-3591 or 748-6533.

Memorial Health positive parenting class

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

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will be held Monday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Integrated Behavioral Center, 1121 Cornell Ave. The cost is $10 per session. Call 355-4987.

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

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

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Multiple blessings

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

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.

Parent and Teen Driving Course

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

Parenting the preschooler

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

Park Place Outreach

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.

Puppet Shows

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

Savannah Area Tennis

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

Stiers for ages 8 and up is a one-day class that will be held June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $25. Puppet Making will be held June 5 from 1-4 p.m. with Abagail Stiers for ages 8 and up at a cost of $25. Recycle, Recycle, Recycled Papermaking will be held June 6-8 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 8 and up at a cost of $40. The instructor is Natalie von Loewenfeldt. A two-week songwriting class, Write Your Heart Out with Jan Spillane, will be held June 5-8 and June 12-15 from 1-4 p.m. for ages 8 and up at a cost of $130. All classes will be held at the old Tybee School. For a registration form, call Natalie von Loewenfeldt at 441-4487 or visit www. tybeearts.org.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Writing Classes in Savannah

The 2006 schedule of classes offered by Christopher Scott Writing Courses includes weekday (evening), full weekend and singleday weekend classes for writers of all standards. Learn the basic Skills of Writing Fiction (plus a two-evening preparatory course entitled I’ve never written anything since leaving School!) or take the Advanced Fiction Writing course designed for more experienced writers. Other classes include The Publishing Scene and Writing Family Memoirs. Learn to write and get published. Find details, schedules, fees, etc. at www.cscottwriting. com/savworkshop.htm or call 398--1727.

Writing Workshop

Meet and connect as individuals who have had major life experiences and want to share them. A local author is writing a book of short stories and would like to have people come share theirs. For information, send email to writinglive@yahoo.com.

YMCA Summer Day Camp

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 Saturday of each month. The fee is $50 for SAA members and $65 for non-members. To register for any of the workshops, call Ila Scholla at 897-5612, Grace Rohland at 4988217 or Frances Mills at 355-0448.

is registering kids ages 2 to 12. This year’s camp theme is Feel the Spirit. Camp will run through Aug. 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sports, music, field trips, movies, spiritual enrichment, dance, character development and cultural and educational programs. Registration is $40 per child and the weekly fee ranges from $50 to $80 per week based on household income. Call 233-1951.

The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582.

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Savannah Art Association Workshop 2006

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center S.T.A.R.S. Summer Camp

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., is offering a summer camp for students in kindergarten through 8th grades that provides arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor games and academic skill building June 5 through July 21, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Program Coordinator Artinique Thomas at 447-0578.

Tybee Arts Association Summer Classes

Drama, Drama, Drama! will begin June 5 and will be held Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at a cost of $10 per session. Basic Drawing with Betsey Haun will be held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Students bring their own supplies. (Call 224-8714 for this class only.) Sculpture in the Sand with Abagail

Clubs & Organizations This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Currently organizing a club trip to DragonCon, and a club magazine. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi.

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education)

District 11 meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon


31 on Hwy. 204 and Old River Rd. Please call for more info. 233-9800.

House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

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

Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 9610602.

Alternative Video/Film Enthusiast

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 program@elcota.org.

Banner of the Nations Savannah

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

Beach Historic Neighborhood Association

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

Beanhead Writers Group

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.

Blackbeard’s Scuba Club

will meet Friday, June 2 at the Pirates’ House, 20 E. Broad St. There will be a guest speaker and the details of several upcoming dive trips will be discussed. Seating for dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 8 p.m. Call Ryan Johnson at 6045977.

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 354-9739.

Community Hymn Chorus

All denominations are welcome to come together to make a joyful noise every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church’s Horton Hall, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Call Ronn Alford, Director of Music Ministries, at 925-5924.

Daughters of Destiny

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

Friends of Oatland

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

Friends of the Library

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

Georgia Christian Singles

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

Gold Wing Road Riders Association

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

Goth Night Savannah

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

Harley Owners Group

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

will meet Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters Avenue. The guest speaker will be Barbara Harrison who will discuss Feng Shui. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 233-2838.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

Civil Air Patrol

Hostess City Toastmasters Club

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

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

sponsors a ride every Saturday. Visit www. cbtc.org for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank

Gain confidence in public speaking. Meets Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m. at 6206 Waters Ave, Rivers Edge Retirement Community. 3555450.

Irish Session

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

Islands Mothers Club

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

Learn to play Go

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

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society

sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Loyal Order of Moose

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

MOMS Club

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

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

The Island Mothers of Preschoolers meets every first and third Wednesday September through May at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. MOPS offers a chance to make new friends, speakers with topics relevant to mothering, and discussion time or creative activities while children through age 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Call 898-5086 or 8979774.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

No Kidding!

is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit www.nokidding.net or send e-mail to luluette@prodigy.com.

Objectivist Society of Savannah

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

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club

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

Partners for Community Health

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.

at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays at 4:50 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

Salon for Women Seeking Change

Lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 2368581.

Savannah Adventure Club

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

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731.

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy

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

Savannah Chapter U.S. Green Building Council

meets the fourth Tuesday from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Marshall House on Broughton Street. Free and open to the public. Visit www.coastalgreen.org, call Tommy at 236-0781 or send e-mail to tlinstroth@melaver.com.

Savannah Chess Club

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Postage stamp meeting and auction

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

Progressive Guys’ Discussion Group

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

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is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@ aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 4124410.

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.

is at 31st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Garden plots are available for the spring/summer season. Call 233-7421 or write to mitten@riseup.net to reserve a space or to volunteer time and talent.

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Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Euchre Club

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

Savannah Express Network Chapter of American Business Women’s Association

meets the first Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club on East President Street. RSVP to Laura McLaren at 236-6750, Ext. 14, or 898-9362.

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Italian Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

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 234-2106 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com.

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 Lions Club

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

Savannah Macintosh Users Group (SMUG)

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

is open to all 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.

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society

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

Savannah Port City Lions Club

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

Savannah Psychogeographic Society

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

Savannah Ski Club

For information, see www.savannahskiclub. com.

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 www.savannahultimate. com for information.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 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 Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net.

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE) discusses education and plans and hosts social events and functions for singles throughout each month. Meets Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church, Room 22.

Southside Optimist Club

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

Subbuteo Table Soccer

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

The Traveler’s Club

Members discuss money-saving travel tips, plan biannual trips to Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, Mexico and more. Learn how to save 70 to 90 percent on travel by becoming a travel agent with your own online travel agency store. The club meets every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. No member fees. Call 507-8850.

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

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

Urban Professionals

meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to spannangela@hotmail.com.

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 Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

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. Beginner-Intermediate 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.

Basic Ballroom Class

Learn the Samba and the Waltz on Saturday, June 3 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 9619960.

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo.com.

The Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop.com and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

Youth Dance Program

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

Fitness

A balanced life

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

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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

Chatham County Aquatic Center

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

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.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. Look on the web at www.jadelotustaichi.com.

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 Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 355-8111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. 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. Preregister by calling 819-6463.

Pregnancy Yoga

An 8-week session of Pregnancy Yoga will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. beginning June 6 in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once per week or $150 for twice per week for the 8-week session. Call 596-0584 for information or space availability or send e-mail to ann@aikyayoga.com.

Private Yoga Instruction

Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure about participating in group classes? Do you need a safe, gentle and effective method of creating radiant health, reducing and even eliminating stress,


33 and increasing happiness and joy in your life? Then consider learning the ancient and time-honored science of yoga in your own home. Instruction will be tailored to fit your individual needs and help you create a daily, personal practice or allow you to feel more confident practicing in a group setting. The instructor is certified and thoroughly educated in the practical applications of yoga as well as its history and philosophy, and has taught group classes and private students for the past 10 years. For information or scheduling, call Hunter Leaf, 354-9274.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In her book Strange New Spe-

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

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

A six-week series of Yoga @ Work will be held Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in offices located in downtown Savannah starting in January. The series will incorporate discussions about stress and provide tools to use during the work day to combat the stress we all experience. The class is available to all ages and levels of physical ability. No special attire is needed. The instructor is Ann Carroll. The cost is $90. Call 667-8877 for information

on space availability or send e-mail to yayaannie@bellsouth.net.

First City Network Community Center and Library

Monday Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m., Mommy and Me Yoga 4-5 p.m. Tuesday Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday Vinyasa Flow from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Vinyasa Flow from 9-10 a.m. and Level I from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. There are openings for private sessions on weekends. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361.

First City Network’s Workforce project

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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.

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

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

Friends & Company bowling league

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Lesbian Potluck

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

Lesbian Therapy Group

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

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

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by Rob Brenzy says there’s a distinct possibility that Bush’s grandmother, Barbara Bush, was conceived during a ritual tryst between Crowley and her mother Pauline in 1924. I’m not sufficiently informed on the matter to ascertain if it’s true, though I can’t help but note the strong physical resemblance between Aleister and Barbara. I bring this up because it’s an excellent time for all of you Cancerians, including the current American president, to delve into the mysteries of your past. Secrets that have always been hidden are more likely to pop into view than ever before. If you’re listening, your ancestors have clues to reveal.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A team of Japanese cultural ana-

lysts was assigned the task of figuring out the best possible pick-up line. The winner: “Rainen no kono hi mo issho ni waratteiy-oh.” In English, that’s “This time next year, let’s be laughing together.” I present this expression for your consideration, Leo, because I think it’s a perfectly poetic way to alert you to imminent developments in your life. As I understand the astrological omens, you’re about to experience transformations whose power to fascinate and amuse you will not fully ripen until June of 2007. They may be subtle at first, but will slowly build in intensity as the months go by.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the course of reducing the

mystery of nature to a set of mechanical laws, Charles Darwin suffered greatly. “I cannot endure to read a line of poetry,” he mourned in his journal. “I have tried to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. I have almost lost my taste for pictures and music. I lament this curious loss of my higher aesthetic tastes. . . My mind seems to have become a machine for grinding general laws, out of larger collections of facts, but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone, on which the higher tastes depend, I cannot conceive.” I bring this to your attention, Virgo, because I want you to be very careful not to

let your love of logic and reason damage your capacity to perceive magic and enjoy the ineffable. Ideally, of course, you’ll always be able to draw on both capacities equally. It’s a crucial moment in the evolution of your power to do that.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In a roundtable discussion pub-

lished in Newsweek, film director Steven Spielberg touted the value of anxiety in stimulating creativity. “Fear is your ally,” he said. “The minute you come onto a set and you’re no longer afraid, you’re in big trouble. The best performances--from filmmakers and from actors--have happened when there are whole stretches of tremendous instability about the process.” I personally don’t believe this is an absolute law that’s always true. Some of my best work has emerged during times when I’ve felt secure and peaceful. But I do think Spielberg’s theory is likely to apply to you in the coming weeks, Libra. Dare to put yourself in the midst of uncertainty.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In her poem “Possession,” Jane

Shore describes how the “La Brea tar pits/ keep disgorging ancient bones, squeezing them/ through the oily black muscles of earth/ to the surface.” She’s referring to the place in Los Angeles where there are lakes of natural asphalt that contain the fossils of ancient mammals. These grails of ancient goo, with their seemingly endless new supply of primeval treasures, serve as an excellent metaphor for the psychic terrain you’re inhabiting these days.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It would not be a good

time to try digging a hole to China. You’d have visa problems once you got there, and might end up under arrest. A better bet would be drilling a tunnel to Australia, where you’d probably get more slack once you arrived. In general, Sagittarius, I heartily recommend any activity that takes you to the polar opposite of where you’ve been hanging out, as long as you’re sure you’ll be

welcome there.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Race car drivers say that if

you’re heading toward a wall,” writes philosopher Jonathan Zap, “don’t look at it. Instead, look at where you want to go.” That’s good advice for you in the coming week, Capricorn. It would be crazy for you to concentrate all your attention on what you don’t like and don’t need and don’t agree with. Rather, you should briefly acknowledge the undesirable possibilities, but then turn the full force of your focus to the most interesting and fulfilling option.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the course of most preg-

nancies, there is a moment when the fetus first moves in such a way that the mother- to-be can feel it. It’s often a kick or a punch. I predict that an analogous quickening will occur for you in the coming week, Aquarius. You’ll arrive at a threshold where a rite of passage will begin. It may be as subtle as a soft, billowing thump or as radical as a raucous yelp. At that uncanny moment, you’ll become aware that a new force has sprung to life. You’ll become attuned to a delivery from the future.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A British man named Adrian Hayward had a dream in which an odd event occurred during a soccer game. In his dream, a famous player kicked the ball into the goal from his own half of the field--an improbable long-distance shot that rarely occurs in real games. Following the dream, Hayward placed a wager with a bookmaker, betting that such a goal would actually be scored in the course of the real British soccer season. He later won $45,000 when a player for Liverpool did exactly what he’d dreamed. If you take the trouble to recall your own dreams in the coming week, Pisces, I predict you will get at least one hot tip akin to Hayward’s. w

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Standout

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

What Makes A Family

is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

Health Can’t Sleep?

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

Circle of Healing

Connect, discuss, meditate and share energy with live-minded individuals in this free, inspirational circle of healing at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131.

Community HealthCare Center

is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap smears and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center.

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weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Coping With Infertility

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. March of

offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. is a four-week series that will meet every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 beginning June 6 at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. The cost is $100. To register, call 350-0307 or visit srs.memorialhealth.com.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

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

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

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

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.

Fun in the Sun Skin Cancer Awareness Screening will be offered Friday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park on Tybee Island. Dr. Rebecca Campen is the featured speaker. No appointment is necessary for a screening. For information, call Jean Fogle, R.N. at 350-8874 or email fogleje1@memorialhealth.com. Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

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

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1-800-334-3322.

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 Phoebe at 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

Mammograms

Dimes

The March of Dimes offers valuable information for women. www.modimes.org or 1-888-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 www. memorialhealth.com.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

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

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

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

The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia

The Midwife Group offers a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 826-4155 or send e-mail to birthcenter@alltel.net.

Miracle on Wheels

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

The National Wellness Foundation

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

Project SAVE

The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health


35 insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 352-2032.

Nature & Environment

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www. unitegeorgia.com.

Join Wilderness Southeast insect expert Bobby Moulis Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center for a close look at other things with wings. Learn how these oft maligned critters play an integral part in both the food chain and the ongoing life of many plants. The cost is $10. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

The Quit Line

Stop Smoking

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

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. The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Take a walk on the wild side

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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Pets & Animals St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays at 4:50 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 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 Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net.

Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets

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

Readings & Signings A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc.

is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.

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Bugs, Bees & Butterflies

sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.


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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 Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 8976233.

Lunch bunch book group

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

Music and Poetry Reading

is held every third Sunday at 7 p.m. at Thread’s at Coastal Coffee at the corner of Victory and Skidaway. Free admission.

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 8262222.

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.

Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline

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

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.

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.

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

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

Soka Gakkai 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 Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On June 4, the Rev. Joan KahnSchneider will speak from the topic, Culture and Commitment. 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 email to uusav@comcast.net or visit www. jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Wildwood United Methodist  Church

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.

Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis

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

Savannah Disc Golf Club

holds an open doubles tournament each Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tom Triplett Park‑on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. New players are welcome,

coaching in driving and putting skills will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Entry is $5, with 100 percent payout to winning teams. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com.

Savannah Masters Adult Swimming

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

Savannah Shamrocks women’s rugby team

Practices are every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Forsyth Park near the tennis courts. Call 404-449-5875 or send e-mail to savannahrugby@yahoo.com.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp

Final applications are being evaluated for this summer basketball camp, which is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 1019 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Antawn Jamison and other NBA stars. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873 anytime through July 15.

Wheelchair Basketball

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

Support Groups

African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease

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

Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 5989860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah. freeservers.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit www.alzga.org or call 9202231.

Amputee Support Group

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

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the

meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616.

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

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

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

for past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. For information, call Cheryl Brown at 350-3644.

Better Breathers support group

meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, at noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Tina Nelson at 819-7340 or Cindy Balkstra at 819-8032.

Bipolar Support Group

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

CASA Support Group

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

Cancer support group

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

Caring for Us

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

Celiac Support Group

for anyone with celiac disease who is allergic to products containing gluten, their family or friends. For information, call 507-2592.

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 3551221.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. It meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Candler Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 925-5195.

Depressive/Manic support group

Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the


Diabetes support group

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

Domestic violence community support group

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

Domestic Violence Hotline

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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Fibromyalgia support group

First Line

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

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center

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

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

HIV/AIDS :living with HIV/AIDS? My Brothaz Home

is a support group for men meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Hope House

provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, followup care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information.

Huntington Disease Support Group

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

Journey Through Journaling

People whose lives have been touched by cancer are invited to this support group that delves into the creative expression of cancer experiences through journaling and craft activities. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

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

Koolostomy Accessories

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30

p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999.

Lowcountry Huntington’s Disease Group

Call 964-0455 or visit www.LowcountryHD. com. Call 964-0455.

Lung Cancer Support Group

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

is a support group that meets the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Candler Professional Building, Room 508A, 5354 Reynolds St. Call 819-6171 for information.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

Memorial Health Cancer Challenges Support Group

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

is for families who are going through lung cancer treatment and survivors of lung cancer. It meets monthly at Summit Cancer Care. Call Patty Thornton at 350-9385. A support group that is open to patients with lupus, their family members and friends. 447-6605. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

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

Memorial Health Hemophilia Support Group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

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

Memorial Health PRIDE Bleeding Disorders Support Group Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Memorial Health SET Focus

SET Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For information, call Saundra at 350-3396.

Muscular Dystrophy support group

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, I’m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 2331006.

Overeaters Anonymous

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Does your weight affect the way you live your life? No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at 1030 Shawnee St., Unit F2. Call 728-4028.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

PRIDE Support Group

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

Gay AA Meeting

Crossword Answers

Surgery Center Building of Memorial Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064

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Bolton – A condominium New Condominium Community Bolton Row Row ~ A new community Seven fabulous newSeven construction bedroom / 305 East Bolton Street. fabulous1new construcbath condominiums. sq.ft. located Many tion 11 bedroom / 1 bathroom827-1,045 condominiums fine appointments and amenities, including in Savannah’s Historic District. 827 – 1045 squareofffeet. parking and community pool.including Please go Manystreet fine appointments and amenities, offby to see construction progress. Call for marstreet parking and community pool. Please go by and see keting package and details. Priced to sellpackage from the construction progress. Call for marketing $240,000 - $310,000. Roy$240,000 Hill 912-844-4000 / and details. Priced to sell from to $310,000. John912-844-4000 Giles 912-220-1667 Roy Hill / John Giles 912-220-1667.

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913 East Henry Street Jefferson Commons Grand home Be theVictorian first to own oneon of beautiful, these six -tree-lined 2 bedEast Henry Includes over 2900 room, 2 bathStreet. condos in the heart of thesquare feet, 4 bedrooms, baths, a sunroom, court-to Historic District. 2.5 Conveniently located close yard, 2 zoned HVAC units, original hardwood SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, floors, parking and manysteel other wongranite off-street counter tops and stainless appliderful $280,000. Roy Hill ances. features. Gated, offPriced streetatparking. $196,000 each 912-844-4000 John Giles 912.220.1667 Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700.

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