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Expandin’ the slammin’ Frantic Rabbit sets sights on Savannah slam team

Beginning this week, Savannah poets and spoken word artists will have a new night to spit. Not an oral hygiene problem, “spit” is open mike poetry lingo for“standing on a stage behind of a microphone performing poetry in front of a crowd.” The Frantic Rabbit Poetry Open Mike at the

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Sentient Bean is expanding its schedule to the first two Thursdays of each month, starting July 6. Typically the night begins with noncompetitive open mike performances, followed by a scored poetry competition aka, a slam. Most weeks, a featured artist performs a 30-minute show between the two segments. On July 13 the Frantic Rabbit featured artist will be the poetry group Arts Amok from Atlanta’s Seven Stages Theater. Frantic Rabbit organizers Rushelle Frazier and Corey Houlihan have even bigger plans for Savannah’s poetry scene than merely providing one more night of action. Their vision is to assemble a Savannah-based team to compete in the National Poetry Slam (NPS) in 2007. Expanding Frantic Rabbit is part of their strategy. “There’s way too much poetry in Savannah that there hasn’t been a national slam team,” says Frazier, host for the Frantic Rabbit at the Sentient Bean since last fall. “Everyone tells me there was [a local team] once….” “It’s like a mythical slam team,” says Houlihan. Frazier, 22, is host of Frantic Rabbit. She was on the Worcester, Mass., slam team in 2002, and coached that town’s youth team in 2004. Houlihan, 28, competed in the collegiate nationals on the University of Arkansas’ national champ team in 2003, and competed in nationals with them in 2004. Earlier this year, shortly after moving to Savannah, she appeared as the featured poet at Frantic Rabbit. “Our goal is to make the Bean a certified site” for hosting poetry slams, says Frazier. Slams held there will follow guidelines established by the NPS, including no musical instruments, no props, no ‘cover’ poems (i.e. reading poems written by other people) during the competitive portion of the event, and adherence to time limits for each performance. “In layman’s terms, the Bean will become the venue.” says Houlihan “It will be listed on the NPS website, and any poet that

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comes to the slam to compete could qualify to become a member of the slam team.” Once a community has a certified site listed on the national slam website, that city’s visibility increases in the spoken word network across the country. Nationally acclaimed poets will make more visits to Savannah, increasing local interest about spoken word and continuing to expand the scene here. The absence of a certified slam site in Savannah sends a message that there isn’t a strong local spit community. “Right now a lot of [national performers] don’t come here,” says Frazier. “That’s due to stereotypes,” says Houlihan. “Touring poets will go to the NPS certified sites.” Frazier and Houlihan are in touch with organizers of Spitfire Poetry Group and A.W.O.L., two other poetry groups that sponsor events around town, in hopes that members of all three groups will come together to create Savannah’s slam team. “We’re not trying to come from a competitive angle or exclusive angle,” says Houlihan. “We go to their events.” During Spitfire’s annual Spoken Word Festival this past May, Frazier was named Savannah’s Female Poet of the Year, and Houlihan won their slam during the weekend-long event. “I’m excited about the slam team. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate,” says Renazance, one of the organizers of Spitfire Poetry Group. “To represent Savannah, going anywhere outside of Savannah, we definitely want to be a part of what’s going on. That will only enhance the slam team, and that whole experience.” “Everybody’s free to join,” says Frazier. “Their goal is the same as ours,” says Houlihan. We want to see a cool scene happen here. Above, Houlihan at the mic; below, Houlihan and Frazier We want it to be community based, not ego based. Our slogan is ‘Less ego, more heart.’’ w Catch Frantic Rabbit the first and second Thursdays every month, 7:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Avenue, 232-4447. Free admission. Hat passed for slam prize and for featured artists. Thursday, July 13, featured artist--Arts Amok Poetry Group from Atlanta. For more information: myspace. com/franticrabbitpoetry


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Volume 5, No. 41, July 5, 2006

On the cover: Nick Bushkar & Jeanette Illidge in Aida (photo by Jessica Ozment)

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Cover Story Aida at the Lucas City Notebook News bits from around town Feedback Readers have their say Community Hurricane preparedness Jane Fishman Wright’s Fallingwater Blotter From SPD reports Earthweek The week on your planet News of the Weird Strange but true

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Spoken Word Frantic Rabbit Music Menu Local gigs a la carte Connect Recommends Concerts of note Good Show, Will Travel Regional concert listings Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town

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thu, july 5 Psychotronic Film Society Presents Electra Glide in Blue

What: This rarely seen 1973 counterculture film classic stars Robert Blake of Baretta as a sadistic West Coast motorcycle cop who is out to intimidate aned arrest as many hippies, longhairs and peaceniks as he can. This drama was influenced by the classic westerns of John Ford. When: July 5 at 8 p.m. Seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. Call: 2324447.

Summer Concerts in the Squares

What: The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present free concerts every Friday in June and July. This week, the Ricardo Ochoa Quartet will play jazz and Latin jazz. The series has been arranged by Local No. 447-704 of the American Federation of Musicians. When: Friday, July 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free.

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Starland First Friday

What: This month’s First Friday event will feature an art opening featuring work by local artist Karen Abato, including primitive figurative work, nudes, some sculptural work and some with spoken word verse. There also will be a spoken word event. Refreshments will be contributed by Moon River Brewing Co. and the Starlander Coffee Cafe.When: July 7, 6-10 p.m. Where: Starland Coffee Cafe. Cost: Free.

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre opens Aida

What: This is a production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s hit musical. Based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Aida features a Tony and Grammy award-winning score. This was John and Rice’s first collaboration after writing the music for The Lion King. It tells the story of a young Nubian princess who is captured by an Egyptian army captain and prince, Radames, during a battle. Aida is sent by Radames as a gift to his fiancee, the Egyptian princess, Amneris. Radames begins falling in love with Aida, unaware of her royal heritage. As Aida’s father, the Nubian king, is captured and Radames and Amneris’ wedding draws near, pas-



sions ignite and destiny takes a fateful course. When: July 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and July 9 and 16 at 3 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $17 adults and $12 seniors and students. Call: 651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.

sat, July 8 Ride for Ryan

What: This benefit car and bike show and poker run is being held for Ryan Woo, a 10-year-old Richmond Hill boy with inoperable brain stem cancer. The costs for medical treatment, travel and related expenses are mounting, and Ryan’s mother has had to quit working to devote herself to her son’s care. When: July 8. Registration is noon to 2 p.m. Last poker ride is in at 5 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. The band will play from 5 p.m. to close. Where: Augie’s Pub on Highway 17, one block south of Highway 144 in Richmond Hill. Cost: The Poker Run will take donations of $15 for the first hand and $5 for each additional hand, which will include dinner, live band and door prizes. Call: Kim Josefik at Augie’s Pub, 756-4825; Jill Ward at 3089568; or Norman Ward at 728-6441.

What: The Pet Assistance League of Savannah, Inc. (PALS) will hold this event to raise money for its lowcost spay/neuter program. Dogs must be on leashes and have current vaccinations. Bring your own towel to dry your dog. When: July 9 from 1-4 p.m. Where: Case Veterinary Hospital parking lot, 113 Eisenhower Dr.Cost: $6 for each dog wash. Call: 354-4529 or 925-PALS.

Mon, July 10 Advance Voting

What: Have a hectic schedule? Want to get that pesky voting out of the way? With advance voting, you can cast a ballot in person during the week prior to the primary election. At the advance voting office, you must fill out an application and provide one of the permitted forms of identification, which includes a driver’s license, Georgia voter ID card, passport, a government employee ID with photo, a military ID or a tribal ID. When: July 10-14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: 117-E Eisenhower Dr. or the Savanah Civic Center.

Wed, July 12 Savannah Sand Gnats

What: The Sand Gnats will face the Columbus Catfish. When: July 12 at 7:05 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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Week at a Glance

Savannah Film Society Presents The Quiet Man What: The classic 1952 film starring John Wayne as a prize fighter with a violent past who has moved to Ireland will be presented. When: July 8 at 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theatre. Cost: $6. Call: 525-5050 or visit www.lucastheatre.com or www.trusteestheater.com.


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text by Linda Sickler, photos by Jessica Ozment

The center photo shows Jeanette Illidge (Aida) with Nick Bushkar (Radames) as Laura Keena (Amneris) looks on; at left and at right, Bushkar and Illidge rehearse

Aida

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre brings the Elton John/Tim Rice hit to the Lucas “Everyone can believe in love.” So says D.J. Queenan, the director of Aida, the musical stage production being presented by the City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre. Queenan is explaining the popularity of Elton John and Tim Rice’s hit musical, which opens Friday, July 7, for six shows. “Finding the vision was really my biggest challenge,” Queenan says. “I’ve never seen the show, and until last February had not even heard the music. All the staging and set design came completely out of my head. That scares the heck out of me.” Based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name, Aida is a story of love, loyalty, betrayal and courage. It tells the story of a young Nubian princess, Aida, who is captured during a battle by an Egyptian army captain named Prince Radames. As a gift, Radames sends Aida to his fiancee, the Egyptian princess Amneris. Unaware of her royal heritage and despite his own engagement to Amneris, Radames begins to fall in love with Aida. “Aida will appeal to everyone because it’s a story of love, regardless of place and time,” Queenan says. “With beautiful voices, dynamic dancing and a cast that will lift you off your seat, this is a show the entire family will enjoy.” The musical had its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta on March 27, 2000. The original touring production played in 53 cities and was seen by more than 1.3 million people. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, and won Best Original Score, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design. Queenan needed actors who can sing as well as act. “The show was a dream to cast,” he says. “Our main characters just walked in the door. Jeanette Illidge is just amaz-

ing, as are Laura Keena and Nick Bushcar.” Illidge plays Aida, Keena plays Amneris and Bushcar is Radames. “All three were cast for their amazing vocal talent and their accessibility as actors,” Queenan says. “I like to work with actors who are open to suggestion and love being directed,” he says. “We make the character together. Neither actors nor directors can be islands. It’s a collaborative act.” The cast is a large one. “We have about 34 in the cast,” Queenan says. “This is the first show I’ve done with a dance ensemble. There are a group of about 10 people in the show who only dance. They are wonderful. We started rehearsing eight weeks before opening night so we could leave a little room for the dancers to learn their numbers.” Verdi’s Aida is similar to John and Rice’s in that it’s based on the same story and follow the same story line. But that’s the only similarity. “First of all, (the musical) is in English,” Queenan says. “Also, this production isn’t really a period piece. The opera is all about time and place. “This play has no real time, and the place is inconsequential,” he says. “It’s a story of love -- that’s it.” The cast has been working hard to prepare, Queenan says. “I’m thrilled with the work this cast has put forth,” he says. “Every day, we all seem to fall more and more in love with the piece,” Queenan says. “The music is beautiful and the tale is breathtakingly chilling.” As musical director, Warren Heilman is providing not just direction but piano accompaniment during rehearsals. “It’s been nothing but fun,” he says. Heilman has several duties. “I teach the cast all of the songs,” he says. “I assemble the band for the pit. I play piano accompaniment for all auditions and rehearsals.”

The cast is doing an outstanding job in their roles, Heilman says. “They’re fantastically incredible,” he says. During auditions, Heilman helped select the cast, which can be a difficult job. “In some cases, we had to make hard decisions because we had too many talented people to choose from,” he says. “My job is so easy because they are so talented, especially the main characters.” Heilman hopes everyone turns out to see Aida. “It would be a mistake to miss this show,” he says. “It’s probably the best musical production I’ve seen in a long time.” Work is going on behind the scenes as well as on the stage. “We’ve got a great crew,” says stage manager Jin Hi Rand. “They kind of run on their own.” The production is going to be “amazing,” Rand says. “We have an incredibly talented cast,” she says. “These are the strongest voices I’ve heard in a long time. It’s thrilling and very exciting. “It’s a love story everyone can relate to,” Rand says. “It has amazing music, voices and choreography. We have a great set of dancers. Everyone in the cast is dancing.” As Aida, Jeanette Illidge lights up the stage. “I’ve always loved the story,” she says. Illidge was already familiar with the opera when she encountered the musical version. “When I heard the Broadway version, I fell in love with it,” she says. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Illidge will return to SCAD in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in musical theater. After that, she plans to pursue a stage career. She has appeared in several productions, including SCAD’s A Chorus Line and Pirates of Penzance. “I love to entertain,” Illidge says. “I love singing. I love acting. I thought maybe it would be the best career I could be in.” To prepare for the role, Illidge has done a lot of reading


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Story “The show really is an amazing story and the level of talent is incredible,” he says. “It’s called Aida but the three characters are shown in depth and are very interesting. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. You want to know what will happen next. The entire show is intense.” Laura Keena says her character, the princess Amneris, also grows during the show. “She’s the Egyptian heiress to the throne who is unwittingly caught up in a love triangle,” Keena says. “Amneris is a kind of charmingly self-absorbed person,” she says. “She grew up awkward, then bloomed into a radiant girl. She dresses up a lot. She’s flirty. She’s pretty much a diva. She’s got some depth, but it takes a while for her to get that across.” But when Amneris realizes her fiance is in love with Aida, her perspective on life chang-

es forever. “All of a sudden, there is a huge realization and in an instant, she grows up to be the queen she must be,” Keena says. “By the end, she’s mature and insightful.” Keena is delighted with the character. “I love Amneris,” she says. “I had a wonderful time and everyone has been very helpful.” Like Bushkar, Keena plans to make musical theater her career. A student at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., she spent the last semester studying in London. “My mom took me to see Cinderella when I was maybe four,” Keena says. “A couple of years later they started the Leisure Arts summer theater program.” Both Keena and her younger brother were cast as Lost Boys in Peter Pan. “Musicals are so much fun,” Keena says. “This one is pop, it’s kitschy, and it’s a truly wonderful love story that stays with you. It

has really great acting and great dancing. “It’s a great summer show to see,” she says. “It’s very heartfelt and makes everyone feel good.” Queenan hopes all of Savannah will come out to enjoy Aida and other theatrical productions. “Come to the theater,” he says. “It’s our lives on stage.” w

Performances of the City of Savannah’s Cultural Art Theatre’s production of Aida are set for July 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and July 9 and 16 at 3 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and are available at the SCAD Box Office, 216 E. Broughton. Tickets also are available by phone at 525-5050 or online at www.scadboxoffice.com.

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and thinking. “I’ve tried to feel how it would be to be a princess, to be enslaved,” she says. Illidge has had seven years of vocal training. The music of Aida is challenging, but she loves it, she says. An Army brat, Illidge was born in Oklahoma but has lived in several other states since. “My parents were born in the Virgin Islands,” she says. Her first experience with the theater came at an early age. “When I first saw The Sound of Music, I loved everything about it,” she says. Theater goers should see Aida because it is unique, Illidge says. “It’s a passionate love story,” she says. “There’s humor, amazing dancing, the spectacle of theater,” Illidge says. “You’ll have a lot of fun and leave feeling warm and fuzzy.” Nick Bushkar’s performance as Radames may be his last in Savannah. “Radames is a young male Egyptian army captain and prince,” Bushkar says. “He has been betrothed to an Egyptian princess for the past nine years. “At the beginning of the show, he’s an average cocky male who thinks nothing can go wrong,” Bushkar says. “He has everything going his way and he’s carefree. He loves being out at sea and he doesn’t want to get married because he loves exploring.” Then the young prince meets Aida. “He realizes that what he has isn’t everything,” Bushkar says. “He turns into a real person.” Bushkar has done considerable research to prepare for the part. “I’ve read a lot about the different characters and about the time period,” he says. “I’m trying to get a feel for what it was really like. But the show isn’t really a period piece. We have to put a modern twist to it.” A senior at the American Music and Drama Academy in New York City, Bushkar is a veteran of several Savannah productions. His first show was Les Miserables. “Compared to my friends, I started late in theater,” Bushkar says. “I was a senior at the Savannah Arts Academy.” But he soon made up for lost time. Bushkar has also been in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Honk, Grease, Into the Woods, The Fantastics, A Christmas Carol and more. “I’ve been a choir boy my entire life,” Bushkar says. “At Savannah Arts Academy, I met a lot of friends who were really into theater. “One friend asked me to audition for Les Mis but I turned it down,” he says. “Then I saw it and it just blew me away. Then I really, really wanted to get into it.” Bushkar was born in Tucson, Ariz., but has lived in Savannah since the age of 2. He had returned home for one last summer before permanently relocating to New York City when he learned of the auditions for Aida. “My girlfriend told me about the auditions,” he says. “This is one last time and one last show in Savannah. Next fall, I’m moving up there for good.” After graduation, Bushkar will pursue a career in musical theater. “This is what I want to do,” he says. In the meantime, Aida makes a perfect farewell.




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10 reasons people move to savannah Sure, we’ve all heard the anecdotal evidence: Atlanta’s too crowded, Florida’s too stormy, etc. But have you ever wondered just exactly why so many people are moving to Savannah? Celia Dunn/Sotheby’s realtor Monica McGoldrick presented her data, gleaned from local realtors and mortgage brokers, at last week’s meeting of Buy Local Savannah, held at the Pirate’s House restaurant. Also speaking at the meeting was Chris Miller, director and founder of The Creative Coast Initiative. Here are McGoldrick’s top ten reasons why people are relocating to Savannah, with a few appropriate quotes from her: 1) History. 2) Climate: “We thought that was funny, especially when we’re driving around Savannah in this heat.” 3) Reasonable real estate prices. 4) Beauty. 5) Access to water. 6) Investment opportunity -- “Historic property in Savannah is appreciating 8-10 percent each Chris Miller, left, speaks as Monica McGoldrick looks on during year.” last week’s Buy Local Savannah meeting at the Pirate’s House; the 7) Professional opportunities. two made a co-presentation on why people are moving to Savannah 8) Slower pace. 9) Culture -- “That’s a complete change from when I was growing up here. Back then we would always say, ‘There’s absolutely nothing to do here.’” 10) Friendly people. Chris Miller, whose group concerns itself with bringing “knowledge-based” jobs to town, said Savannah is doing quite well with the 25-35 age demographic, which is considered the key to attracting high-paying, low-polluting creative and techological jobs to town. “Even though that demographic is declining as a percentage of the population around the country, Savannah actually has one of the highest rates of attraction and retention of 25-35-year-olds,” he said. Approximately 400 knowledge-based businesses currently call Savannah home, including firms in the fields of technology, media and design. “These are people who typically can work wherever they choose. All they need is a wi-fi connection and a cellphone,” Miller said. “More and more of them are coming to the conclusion, ‘If I can work anywhere I want, why would I want to live somewhere I don’t like?’ These people are looking for community-minded places with a good climate and friendly folks.” Miller concluded by saying that while communities can always leverage funding to attract more highly-skilled workers, there are two things no amount of money can buy: “Authenticity is one. A place that’s real. And Savannah’s real,” he said. “The other is friendliness.” w photo by Jim Morekis



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The Wormsloe plantation was the scene of living history reenactments to commemorate Independence Day. Musket firing, cartridge-making and colonial tools demonstrations were the order of the day. From left to right: David Roberts fires a musket; Daisy Anderson surveys the scene from a period cabin; Roberts explains the goings-on; Roberts (foreground) and site manager Joe Thompson survey the scene

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feelings as well. Ms. Daniell seems to have a special grudge against what she perceives was the Editor, too-polite society of her mother’s time, in I was interested in your recent fine feawhich many women hid their real feelings. ture on books of local interest, just in time Though this may be true, others of that for summer reading. time managed to have good marriages and The story of “The Bird Girl” by Sandra satisfying lives in spite of such constraints. L. Underwood was especially welcome, My own mother also enjoined me to unveiling many interesting facts about the “be nice,” as I started to school every day. sculptor, Sylvia Shaw Judson. Her work, But she was also quick to speak out against of course, became famous at Bonaventure a perceived injustice, and expected the Cemetery after the photograph by the late same respect for herself and her daughters, Jack Leigh appeared on the cover of the which she accorded others. best-selling Midnight book. As you note, Her list of “not nice” would have inthe statue was later moved to the Telfair. cluded not only the vulgar and the insensiThe life of the sculptor is instructive, tive, but people who mistreated children too, in how she managed a career as a wife and animals, abusive and controlling men, and mother as well as a noted artist. and those who disparaged another’s race, Also, Greetings From Savannah a colethnic group or religion. lection of colored postcards of our city I believe Ms. Daniell goes too far in through the years, edited by our popuher description of “Southern women who lar historian Dr. John Duncan, is a visual never told the truth about anything.” There and historic treat. (Both books are from have been many Southern women who did Schiffer publishing company.) just that, including Savannah’s own Juliette I was interested in reading of Rosemary Gordon Low, who left an unhappy marDaniell’s latest on her Zona Rosa writing riage to found the Girl Scouts. class. However, I feel you made a sweeping Even Scarlett and Melanie in that generalization when you took her writing Southern classic Gone With The Wind to be typical of how all women talk when were strong women who survived a war they get together. Saying “women in their and the social upheaval of everything they private conversations are far more graphic had known. and revealing then men ever dreamed of At any rate, the so-called sexual revolubeing” is just a bit too much! tion of the ‘60s and better access to famIn the course of my own 50-year-plus ily planning have occurred since then. happy marriage to a pilot, 20 of them as Ms. Daniell must surely be aware that the a Navy wife, and moving from Texas to greatest danger to women’s health and Boston and Panama to Montreal, I have happiness today is not sexual prudery, but had many close friends. Certainly, military a move to end safe, legal abortions, restrict wives are interested in good marriages, birth control information both here and with the special stresses that separations overseas, and even outlaw condoms in the and maintaining a family in the absence of face of an AIDS epidemic. the husband and father, place upon them. This is strictly a political gamble to In fact, there is no group of women I adkeep such issues current in the hope of 85 Dolev 0:40: 2/22/02 AB mire more. diverting attention from two wars, outraHowever, though an individual might geous deficits, global warming and other have a specific problem that she confides ecological issues. to a friend, or seeks professional counselAlso, the war against homosexuality, 210068A02v1 ing for, I have never heard, in our frewaged for the same reason, will also requent wives’ get-togethers, anything like strict the rights of lesbian women to full lethe graphic comments which you cite as gal partnership with their chosen mates. normal. Most women in fulfilling relationships are also conscious of the privacy of Margaret W. DeBolt the other person involved, and honor their




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Local CEMA chief unveils updated hurricane plans Not everyone is expected to leave town if a major hurricane hits Savannah. Some people would voluntarily stay behind, including law enforcement, medical, utility, public works and emergency personnel. Chatham Emergency Management Agency Director Phillip Webber would be one of those people who would stay, and CEMA’s Emergency Operations Center would be a busy place. “There will be 50 to 100 people working in the EOC who will be coming, going, or on watch,” he says. Currently, the EOC is based in the basement of the Old Courthouse on Wright Square. However, at some point this summer, the EOC will be moved. “We’re moving out to Chatham Parkway to the Chatham County police headquarters,” Webber says. “The EOC will be based in the Rose Green Training Room.” The move has been necessary because the old courthouse could be vulnerable in a major story. “Structural engineers looked at the current building,” Webber says. “The roof is suspect, and could sustain damage in a Category 3 or greater storm. Once the roof starts to go, it would allow water in. We think it’s a good idea to find a place to keep dry.” Keeping dry is especially important because so much electronic equipment is

Phillip Webber, left, with Peter Nichols used at the EOC. Hurricane shutters and other protective devices are being installed at the new site. “That’s also where the 911 center is located, so it makes sense to protect the building,” Webber says. The building is located in a Category 5 surge zone. “I’m not going to say there won’t be water standing outside, but we’re going to keep the floor dry inside,” Webber says. “We’re not moving because we want to,” he says. “It’s because we need to.” While there are some advantages at the new EOC site, there also are disadvantages. “There’s limited space there,” Webber says. “We won’t have a whole room set up for the media there.” Ah, yes, the media also will be staying behind to report on the storm. CEMA

personnel welcome the media because of the need to keep the public informed. “Our priority will be local network and media outlets,” Webber says. “Local media will come first before the national networks.” After a mandatory evacuation, residents would not be allowed to return until the area is deemed safe. “The first phase is life-safety issues,” Webber says. In the second phase, one would have to prove they are residents of a certain area or have business there to be allowed in. The media would be permitted into those areas because they have business there, Webber says. In addition to the EOC, there also are three critical workforce shelters designated for power company employees, emergency medical service providers, firefighters, public works employees and members of the media. Those shelters are located at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the Effingham County High School in Springfield and the Montgomery Street Courthouse. Predicting exactly where a hurricane will hit is difficult, but officials must make life-and-death decisions far in advance of the storm. “The EOC is activated 48 to 36 hours before the arrival of gale-force winds,”

Webber says. “It takes 24 hours to evacuate Chatham County. But we have to make a decision before then.” Some changes need to be made in the current evacuation system, Webber says. Currently storm shelters are not designated until a mandatory evacuation is declared. “We need to pre-identify which shelters will be open,” Webber says. “We tell people to pre-plan, then say we will tell you later where the shelters are. The shelters are pre-determined in South Carolina. That’s something we’d like to see here.” Even though improvements could be made, the present evacuation plans are much better than they were when Hurricane Floyd was projected to hit Chatham Count seven years ago. “In 1999, we had buses wandering around the state,” Webber says. “Now we would send all the buses to the same location. There will be more buses and more drivers than there were in 1999 and more agencies involved to make it all go smoother,” he says, adding that steps are being made to encourage people to evacuate on their own or with the help of friends and neighbors. “Neighbors helping neighbors, as quaint as that sounds,” Webber says. w

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Getting Wright with nature wanted to give something back. But it’s quite another in the mid-1930’s for the Kaufmanns to engage the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright -- not all that receptive to Jews to boot -- to build them a weekend getaway in the woods, without power tools, without computer mockups, without the easiest of transportation choices to get the materials and themselves there and back. And then there’s the matter of finding trust in the architect’s plans, an architect who by that time was in a veritable slump of his own. “We like the waterfall,” they must have said, never expecting a house designed to be built on top of the waterfall. I mean, there we gather in the woods, people of the 21st century, looking at the three large stone ledges or floors protruding into air, hearing about the 41-and-ahalf-foot chimney as the spine of the house and the strongest vertical support and collectively we wonder: How does the thing stand up? Why doesn’t it fall down? Our guide tries to use the concept of diving boards as a way to explain the cantilevered and concreted balconies. We know about diving boards. We try to make the leap to concrete roofs and floors with nothing holding them up, but before we can get there our trusty guide is pointing to the rock ledge next to the fireplace in the open living room and asking, “So are we inside or outside? Where is in and where is out?” While we contemplate this she really blows our mind by telling us Wright, born in 1867, designed this house when he was 68. Now for the kicker: After he finished Fallingwater, he went on to design 200 more houses until he died at age 92. By then, she is telling us about the limestone floors. Wright wanted them polished to invite the water into the house. But he compromised on the chairs, choosing three-legged varieties to accommodate the uneven surface of the limestone. In the guest quarters the room is deliberately small and the ceiling deliberately low because Wright wanted “to direct our eye outside” to the woods, to the water. While we try to visualize this she opens and closes one of the 17 windows stacked in a vertical column to demonstrate Wright’s idea of “volume control” of the waterfall. She points to the steps leading down to the waterfall through a glass gate, visible through a series of glass windows. Again, the water. It all comes back to the water. It’ll be awhile before I forget standing in a house and hearing the the rush of water. It’ll be awhile before I forget about Fallingwater. w E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net

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The dawn breaks early in Pittsburgh, sometime around 5. The birds know this. So do light sleepers. Ordinarily I love the sound of birds in the morning, their airy, atonal notes, never the same, their optimistic spirits, always ready to soldier on. A nice way to start the day. But this morning I hear their songs, right on time, and I’m unsettled. This morning their offering, their presence, is not enough. Something is missing. A day after visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, called by some America’s most extraordinary house, I awake expecting to hear the sound of water, falling water, gushing water. Where, I think in my subconscious brain, still not fully engaged, where is the water? I have seen pictures of the house, some two hours east of Pittsburgh, although for some reason Pittsburgh is rarely mentioned in the description; it’s always Bear Run, as if we know where that is. I have visited another Frank Lloyd Wright house outside Scottsdale, Ariz., but it’s in the desert and the day was hot, too hot to concentrate on architecture. I have read about E.J. Kaufmann, the Renaissance-like owner of Fallingwater who married his first cousin, some say to get closer in line to the family business with the same name, a venerable downtown Pittsburgh department store recently taken over by Macy’s. I know from a brief but intense infatuation/flirtation with author Ayn Rand -- but have forgotten until this week -- that her memorable character Howard Roark, of The Fountainhead, is based on Wright. But to make the drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, past Normalville (unfortunately the sign was removed a few years ago) and Greensburg (named in part for Gen. Nathanael Greene, whose remains rest in Savannah’s Johnson Square), then to take the short walk into the darkly wooded grounds past the press of rhododendron and the primordial presence of ferns and to see the spreading, horizontal house built directly into the hillside, perched over a pummeting waterfall which rushes, 24/7, inches below a terrace is something else altogether. It’s one thing to be rich, like the Kaufmanns. It’s another to travel the world and to buy art -- which they turned around and displayed in galleries in their department store, partially as fans of art, partially as a way to get people to come into the store. Still another to leave as a legacy to your town magnificently designed houses and buildings, which people used to do because they loved where they lived and

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Detectives thwarted a planned home invasion with the arrest of two teens. A female jogger at Forsyth Park told police that the two, Harry Walter Jackson and Jermaine Paris Simpkins, hit her with a tree branch and then brandished a weapon. After leaving the park, she called police with a description of the teens. Jackson and Simpkins were located at the intersection of Price and Taylor. During a search, police found a BB gun pistol, two pairs of gloves, two bandanas and duct tape. The suspects told detectives that they were “out to rob somebody” and that they intended to invade a house on Perry Lane at the time they were arrested. Both were charged with possession of a concealed weapon and possession of tools for the commission of a crime, which are felony charges. Jackson also was charged with simple assault and with making terroristic threats. • Police were called to an Ogeechee Road motel in reference to a fight between a man and a woman. The two told an officer they had an argument. The woman said the man hit her in the face with his hand. She said she was also hit in the stomach and that she is pregnant with the man’s child. The officer observed a threeinch scratch on the woman’s left cheek and blood on her white shirt. The man told the officer that the reason the couple argued was that he wanted the woman to leave and she didn’t want to go. Be said the woman attacked him and that he was defending himself. The officer asked the man if he had any visible marks from the altercation. The man said he didn’t, and the officer didn’t observe any. Based on the testimony, the officer placed the man under arrest for simple battery. • Damage was done to an apartment in an East 38th Street complex. An officer was dispatched to the apartment complex, where the maintenance man said he had entered the apartment and found it had large holes in the living room and bedroom walls. The front window was broken out. The maintenance man said he had last been in the apartment one week earlier, and that it wasn’t damaged then. He said the doors were locked, but the deadbolt lock was missing, allowing the door to be unlocked from the outside. • An officer was dispatched to a residence on Magnolia Avenue because of an open 911 line. Dispatch advised that male voices could be heard arguing in the background. Upon arrival, the officer observed a young man standing in front of the residence, yelling back towards an older man, who turned out to be his father. The son

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gan yelling, “He beat my ass, arrest him,” and pointed at his father. After some time, the officer was able to get the victim to stop yelling and explain what had happened. He said he was in the living room on the computer and talking on the phone with his girlfriend when their conversation grew heated and he started cursing. His father told him to stop cursing, which made the son angry. He told his father that he would “talk however the f--k he wanted to talk and that he couldn’t do a f--king thing about it.” The son said his father then told him to get out of his house, which made the son more angry. He said he got in his father’s face and continued to yell obscenities at him. The father then grabbed the son around the neck and punched him in the face. The son said he couldn’t breathe until his father finally let him go. He said he got a knife out to protect himself until police arrived. The officer then spoke to the father, who gave a similar account, except that he said when his son got in his face, the son said he would shoot him. The father said that he doesn’t have any guns, but that his son could have found one and he was afraid that he might try to find one. The father said he was the one who called for police. He said he called because he wasn’t sure what his son would do next. The officer observed that the son’s right eye had reddened. Although he complained of pain, he refused medical treatment. The father was arrested for simple battery and taken to jail. Warrant procedures were explained to both parties. w

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U.S. Flood Disaster

Flash flooding from freak torrential rains, falling for days across a broad swath of the eastern United States, virtually shut down the nation’s capital and killed at least 10 people across the region. States of emergency were declared from Virginia to upstate New York as surging flood waters washed away roads and bridges. Hundreds of people in northeastern Pennsylvania were believed trapped by rising water in the upper floors or roofs of their homes. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people around Wilkes-Barre were ordered to evacuate their homes due to the rising Susquehanna River.

Tropical Cyclone

The second tropical cyclone of the season in the northwestern Pacific brought heavy rainfall and gusty winds to China’s Hainan and southern Guang-

dong provinces. Tropical Storm Jelawat forced the cancellation of several flights and disrupted shipping in the region.

Earthquakes

A moderate earthquake in southern Iran injured more than 70 people and damaged buildings and roads around Zarand. A stronger tremor on a nearby Gulf of Hormuz island five days later injured nine people. • Earth movements were also felt in western Greece, the Greek capital of Athens, western India, Tokyo, Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island and Maluku Islands, the Aleutian Islands and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Winter’s Worst

The second Antarctic blast to strike New Zealand this winter swept through the length of the country, producing heavy snow, ice and landslides that severed the main roads between the capital of Wellington and the commercial center of Auckland. The storm also dumped fresh

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snow on the South Island, hampering efforts to restore power to about 1,400 households still blacked out from a storm in early June.

Volcanoes

Scientists at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory warned that a fresh swarm of tremors beneath the Soufriére Hills volcano were unlike any that have been seen by the observatory in years. The government on the eastern Caribbean island raised the volcano’s alert level, advising that the seismic swarm increases the possibility that serious eruptive activity could affect inhabited areas. • Ecuador’s National Geophysical Agency warned that the country’s Tungurahua Volcano registered 50 explosions within a 24hour period. Groups of villagers living near the volcano voluntarily left their homes, saying the loud explosions made it hard for them to sleep at night.

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A new species of snake, with the ability to change color at will, has 6.0 been discovered in a mountainous rain forest in Borneo. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the newly named Kapuas Mud Snake was collected by a WWF consultant and a German reptile expert in the wetlands along the Kapuas River in West Kalimantan more than a year ago. It’s believed that since the snake is poisonous, it uses the ability to change color as a disguise to catch prey, rather than to ward off predators. By changing from a light to dark shade, the snake may also control its temperature by regulating how much sunlight it absorbs.

Bavarian Bear Killed

The first wild brown bear to be seen in Germany since 1835 was shot by hunters after attempts to tranquilize and relocate the animal failed. The young brown bear, dubbed “Bruno” by the media, was initially welcomed after it wandered across the border from Austria. Bruno was blamed for killing dozens of sheep, and his wanderings near populated areas finally convinced officials to kill him. He was an offspring of bears released under an Italian attempt to reintroduce the species to the Alps. The World Wildlife Fund condoned the killing, saying the animal was too dangerous. But other environmental groups blasted the killing. The German Nature Protection Ring claimed other nations manage to coexist in peace with bears. Bruno will be stuffed and displayed in a Munich museum next to the last bear killed in Germany 170 years ago. w

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A new project to track wildlife in the world’s oceans by using electronic tags was announced at a gathering of scientists at Canada’s Dalhousie University. The Ocean Tracking Network will tag a vast range of ocean wildlife with small, low-cost devices. Individual animals will then be followed through an extensive international array of acoustic receivers on the sea floor. The effort is designed to eventually provide scientists and resource managers with a highly detailed picture of marine conditions and the migrations of fish and ocean animals throughout the world.


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by Chuck Shepherd

The Power of Two

The “indecent” CBS drama “Without a Trace” for which the Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $3.3 million fine of the network and affiliates was apparently complained about by only two (at most) actual viewers of the estimated 8.2 million who watched it that December 2004 night, according to FCC records that CBS cited in a June filing to the commission. Those two (and 4,209 complaints from people who apparently only heard about the show) did not start arriving at the FCC until 12 days afterward, which coincidentally was the day that a family watchdog organization began alerting its members about the show. The same CBS program had aired in 2003, with no complaints.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Indispensable Devices: (1) Audio software programs whose sole purpose is to recreate the hubbub and screaming of orders on an active stock-exchange floor are coveted by some traders who formerly worked such floors but now buy and sell in quiet offices. Those traders, according to a June Wall Street Journal story, say they miss the energy and wisdom they get from trading-floor chaos. (2) In May, Lester Clancy was awarded a U.S. patent for a ropeless jump rope (a handle that electronically duplicates the feel of a jump-rope handle), which he said would be practical for, among other places, mental institutions and prisons where actual rope is banned. The San Diego firm Allerca Inc. announced in June that it is accepting advance orders (at $5,000 each) for hypoallergenic cats it intends to create by crossbreeding species that lack the noxious bacteria that most cats produce that are so dangerous to asthmatics and others. A competitor, New York’s Transgenic Pets, is after the same result by modifying the actual gene that produces the cat saliva bacteria. (Transgenic is expecting to beat Allerca to market, at a price of around $1,000.)

The March of Science

Progress With Flavors: (1) Researchers at England’s University of Birmingham announced in May that they had powered a fuel cell by giving chocolate waste to Escherichia coli bacteria, which converted the sugar into hydrogen. (The bacteria are also expected to produce precious metals from discarded automobile catalytic converters.) (2) Researcher Mayu Yamamoto of Japan’s International Medical Center said her team had succeeded in extracting vanilla from ordinary cow dung, although she conceded the flavoring could only be commercially used in non-food products like shampoos.

Leading Economic Indicators

Zimbabwe’s world’s-worst inflation of-

ficially reached 1,042 percent in April, with prices doubling every three or four months and unemployment rising to 70 percent. Only the unsophisticated fail to spend any money they have promptly, even though, for example, toilet paper sells for $145,000 a roll (about 69 U.S. cents). According to an April New York Times dispatch, President Robert Mugabe’s remedy is simply to print trillions of dollars in new money (which he needs to keep his government workers loyal, to prop up his dictatorship).

Chutzpah!

As Congress debates whether to retain the federal estate tax, two advocacy groups released evidence in April that 18 super-rich families (including the owners of Wal-Mart, Gallo wine, Campbell’s soup and the Mars candy company) spent as much as $500 million in the last 10 years through industry and trade associations to urge abolition of the tax, and if their campaign is successful, the families will have saved themselves an estimated $71 billion in taxes, a return of 142 times the investment. (Polls show that around 70 percent of Americans favor abolition, even though only one taxpayer in 400 owes any tax.)

Still More Challenges to Christianity

In May, The Times of London reported on Japan’s Shingo Village, which is well known to locals, and practically no one else, as the burial place of Jesus Christ. According to documents written in ancient Japanese, Jesus supposedly moved to Shingo from Jerusalem as a young man, married Miyuko, became a farmer, and died at age 106. However, that cannot be true, according to Katherine Jhawarelall, 35, a Hindu woman with a criminology degree, living in Durban, South Africa, because she is certain that she herself is Jesus Christ (after awakening one day in 2004 with a swollen arm containing a miracleproducing stigmata), according to a report in Durban’s Post.

Feuds

Cities feel fortunate to have even one dependable group of dedicated volunteer caretakers for a public park, but Boston’s Ringer Park has two. However, they hate each other. According to an April Boston Globe story, Ringer Park Partnership Group and Friends of Ringer Park spread nasty rumors about each other, compete ruthlessly for new members, resist mediation more fiercely than some street gangs do, and, allegedly, commit park vandalism in order to embarrass the other group. The origin of the feud appears to be differences in aggressiveness and in attitudes toward dogs, and according to the Globe, peace is not in sight.

Weirdo-American Community

In June, another client who did her own lawyering, eccentric Susan Polk, was convicted of murdering her husband, after a long trial in Martinez, Calif., in which she spent two weeks on the witness stand as both questioner and witness (and in a judge-allowed departure, as her deepvoiced husband, as she re-created their conversations). Polk also told the jury that she is psychic, that she called the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, that her husband was an Israeli intelligence agent, that she once foiled an assassination attempt on the pope, and that Colin Powell is the Antichrist.

Least Competent Criminals

James Otis Denham, 49, was arrested in May after trying to sell a 375-year-old etching by Rembrandt (“The Raising of Lazarus”) that police learned had been stolen. Denham was unsuccessful, largely because he said he’d take just $1,500 for it and because his sales venue was the trunk of his car, to a potential customer he met in Torchy’s Legends bar in Broken Arrow, Okla. Not Cut Out for a Life of Crime: (1) Paul Wendell Gunn was arrested in May, sitting on a sofa in the reception area at the First State Bank in Round Rock, Texas, minutes after he had allegedly robbed it. According to Austin’s American-Statesman, Gunn, for reasons he has not yet disclosed, chose to remain in the bank and read magazines until police arrived. (2) In Kumagaya, Japan, in May, a 58-year-old unemployed man commenced a robbery of the Saitama Resona Bank, but then asked a teller for suggestions on bank-robbing. When the teller angrily ordered the man out, he left, but in his haste, cut himself on the leg with his knife.

Updates

The 13-year-old blond, blue-eyed, twin white-supremacist singers, Lynx and Lamb Gaede (“Prussian Blue,” mentioned here in December), might lower their profile while their divorced parents fight over custody in Fresno, Calif. Though mom April Gaede is still a white supremacist (“I’m a racist ... Everybody’s a racist”), dad Kris Lingelser said he has renounced his ways and would like to soften the girls’ views, too, but so far, he has only limited visitation rights.

The Only Way Out

It Worked Out, After All: In May, a 30year-old man from Waterfoot, England, attempted suicide by tying a rope around his neck and the other end to a telephone pole, and then drove off in his car. However, the rope quickly broke. The impact, however, jarred the driver, causing him to lose control and crash into a tree, fatally. And in June, a man attempted suicide in Huntington Beach, Calif., by hanging himself off the side of the Adams Avenue Bridge, but he accidentally came loose, fell to the dry riverbed below, and was killed. w


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A Nickel Bag of Funk

This local group, fronted by vocalist Leslie Gadson, plays solid, funky, R & B hits. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

The Absence

Over-the-top technical thrash metal with plenty of double-kick explosions, harmony guitar leads (think Yngvie), and throat-shredding vocals. With local openers Chronicle A.D. and Two Days of Freedom. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Absylom Rising

nals, featuring the prolific songwriter and flashy electric guitarist Corns. Fri. - Sat., 10:30 pm, The Bayou Café (upstairs).

Chuck Courtenay Band

Electric honky-tonk, Southern rock and country hits (classic and modern). Fri., 8 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Courtenay Brothers

Acoustic guitar-playing siblings, covering pop, rock and country hits. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt) + Sun., 5 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.

Eclectic jam and boogie band from Miss., with a strong local following. Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Quirky, playful power-punk-pop from Chicago with female vocals and a distinct country influence. Refreshingly retro, like something off K Records back in the day. Fans of Velocity Girl or The Dead Milkmen may dig this. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Bluesonics

Electric blues quartet with a rock-solid rhythm section. Thurs. & Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Bottles & Cans

Raw, psychedelic Delta blues with a garage-rock vibe that draws on everyone from Tom Waits to T-Model Ford for inspiration. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Buddy Corns’ Rock Mob

Element Unseen

Beloved acoustic guitarist and Celtic balladeer who’s been a fixture at this River St. watering hole for years. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

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Local acoustic trio playing original “college rock” they liken to the Dave Matthews Band, among others. Fri., 10 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).

Deep Blue 3

Formerly known as Mama’s Mojo, this excellent regional combo plays uptempo, rock-tinged electric blues standards and rarely-heard gems. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

David Duckworth

Former pianist for Pittsburgh’s Boilermakers, who’s released 10 CDs as a solo artist, and is considered one of the finer jazz keyboardists in our area. Wed., 7 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar (w/vocalist Alisha Duckworth).

This monthly event finds DJ Analog Kid spinning industrial, techno and electronica while volunteers get flogged, waxed, pinched, and otherwise tweaked. Call it “debauchery lite.” Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under Invasion Level 3.

The Graveyard Boulevard

I take pride in finding redeeming value in most any musical act that comes across my desk, but every once in a great while I find myself at a loss. This is yet another one of the dozens of abysmally lame Misfits knock-offs who somehow believe that bellowing “offensive” lyrics to derivative punk riffs while wearing amateurish Halloween makeup is in any way tough, threatening, shocking or even interesting. Actually, it’s some of the most boring, neutered crap you’ll hear in 2006. I can’t even believe there’s a market for this stuff anymore, but then again, I’m probably just a jaded old continued on page 18

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Funky and incendiary Chicago and Memphis-style electric blues from an internationally-known local who has released 3 critically-acclaimed indie CDs. Tues. (hosts Open Jam) - Wed., Mercury Lounge.

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This hard-bop act (led by transplanted Louisiana saxman Jeremy Davis) recently expanded to a 20-piece orchestra for the Savannah Swings! July 4th concert at the Lucas Theatre. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Moody hard rock influenced by Dashboard Confessional and Thursday. Fri., 9 pm, Club Stewart (Hinesville).

ALL-AGES Metalcore Show

This triple bill at a brandnew ALL-AGES venue about 40 minutes from Savannah features Tallahassee’s For Those Who Remember, who’ve gigged with Showbread and Dead To Fall. Also appearing: Waycross’ One Last Rose, a hardcore group that “represents God with every bit of (their) music,” and straightedge band The Guillotine. Get it? Straight-edge! For directions, go to myspace.com/studiobga. Fri., 9 pm, Studio B (Hwy 196 W near Glennville), ALL-AGES.

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man who “doesn’t get it.” Whatever. This is like watching Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons spend a weekend at Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp. With kindred spirits (pun intended), Atlanta’s Spectremen. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Trae Gurley

Local thespian who pays tribute to the glory days of Sinatra’s big band era, by singing ‘Ol Blue Eyes’ hits to pre-recorded backing. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

High Velocity

Longtime players offering a huge and varied setlist of classic and Southern rock, modern country and roadhouse covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

sic scene. Free and open to ALL-AGES. Fri., 11:30 am, Johnson Square.

The Permanent Tourists

Killer R & B, funk and rock covers. Sun., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

G.E. Perry

Guitarist offering roadhouse blues with rock and jazz influences. Saturday’s show features blues harpist James Gay, and Sunday’s features Perry’s backing band Strange Brew. Sat., 1 pm, Sea Dawgs (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Pocket Change

Energetic funk and R & B covers. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Eye Jedi Johnny Fever & The Frantics Red Funkified Rome, Ga. quartet that’s Pop-punk quartet from Columbia, S.C., that makes up for their lack of finesse with a palpable determination and youthful exuberance. Fri., 7 pm, Metro Coffee House.

Jounce

NYC-Based jam-band with a diverse range of influences that’s opened for Derek Trucks and Particle, and whose bassist —get this— used to be “Little Pete” on TV’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete! Wed., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

drawn comparisons to Phish, Joe Satriani and The Stray Cats (?!). Their toe-tapping instrumental workouts have charted extremely high on internet sites. Thurs., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

‘Georgia Kyle’ Shiver

Guitarist and singer drawing on blues, folk, rock and country for inspiration. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (w/ Fiddlin’ Scott Holton) + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sun., noon, City Market Courtyard (w/Fiddlin’ Scott Holton).

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Jazz trio (bass, guitar and drums) playing Up-and-coming standards and origiSilver Lining Tybee-based metal nals. Thurs., 7 pm, North trio, featuring vetBeach Grill (Tybee) + eran guitarist/frontSat., 8 pm, Moon River Brewing Co.. man Brian “Ragman” Dingess. Thurs., 10 Greg Snyder pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee). Guitarist and vocalist with a vast reperJude Michaels toire, known for his renditions of timeless Popular cover tunes sung and played on pop standards. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar acoustic guitar and cello. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, + Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Mighty McFly

Regional ‘80s tribute band that dresses in checkerboards and spandex to play cheesy hair metal and new-wave. Thurs., Wild Wing Café (formerly Malone’s).

Miles Ahead

Statesboro jam-band that appears often at this Broughton St. venue. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (downtown).

Alex Nguyen Group

Jazz combo led by local trumpet prodigy who’s been recognized internationally for his talents. Thurs., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge (formerly The Monkey Bar) + Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Ricardo Ochoa Quartet

Explorations in both straight-ahead and Latin jazz, led by a classically-trained violinist who’s a key figure in the local art mu-

Sol Driven Train

Based out of Folly Beach, S.C., this sextet (with horns) will appeal to jam fans, but they pride themselves on song craft, and swear allegiance to such icons of world beat as Paul Simon, Bob Marley and The Buena Vista Social Club. Sat., Wild Wing Café (formerly Malone’s).

Turtlefolk

Local, percussion-heavy jam act that’s starting to tour regionally. Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Greg Williams

Prolific, guitar playing singer/songwriter drawing on blues, rock and pop genres. Thurs., 9 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside) + Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Tubby’s (River St.). w


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This family-oriented (no smoking or alcohol allowed) acoustic showcase features one set each from Atlantan Justin Beckler (see below), and Savannahians Tuck Brawner and Melanie Mirande. Brawner plays fingerstyle guitar and sings a wide variety of songs, from blues to Western ballads to Caribbean folk tunes. Mirande focuses on both traditional and contemporary songs of social change and protest. Free, with a suggested $2 donation to the Savannah Folk Music Society. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).

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of the area’s most underrated rock bands, which has more to do with their lackadaisical approach to self-promotion than their ability to craft memorable songs or to command attention in a live setting. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Wow. This Atlanta-based singer/songwriter has talent, charisma and attitude to burn. The milieu he operates in teeters on the razor’s edge that separates Americana from postmodern power rock. An accomplished recording engineer and producer, Divided Like A Saint’s his self-made albums (he’ll soon release his This Atlanta-based performance art 3rd) defy easy categorization, and can controupe/experimental rock band is hard to found the listener. They sound as though describe, and they like it that way. Led by they were tracked in extreme isolation, the the husband and wife team of Maryn and product of a headstrong artist as cocksure Jonathan Vance, this quartet plays what as he is yearning. they term “regressive rock,” by refusing to Most folks that cite Dylan as in influrely on rehearsal or strict arrangements. ence (or get that comparison) do so beTheir spontaneous (and seemingly ramcause they in some way affect his vocal mannerisms, or play loose and fast with beat-inspired wordplay. Beckler, however, mines the creepy, apocalyptic disgust which runs through The Bard’s most difficult and non-commercial works. In this sonic and lyrical landscape, swampy slide guitar butts up against distorted vocals, Bonham-esque drum mantras and Peter Gabriel-meets-David Bowie vocal From top: melodrama, yet nothPhantom Wingo, Jake Landers Band, ing seems out of place. Justin Beckler Like Karl Wallinger of World Party or The The’s Matt Johnson, he’s the real deal. Sat., 8 pm The Sentient Bean.

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Changing a band’s lineup can either be a disastrous maneuver or a shot in the arm that re-energizes the whole affair. This local Southern rock-tinged jam group took a calculated risk when they replaced one fiery guitarist with another, but word on the street is that even though original member Ronny Keel cut an imposing figure with his full-throttle vocals and stinging leads, Shane Baldwin’s muscular soloing skills and intense stage presence are keeping the group’s energy level up. They continue to be one

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shackle) concerts court catcalls through highfalutin pretense and faux naiveté, but those who have witnessed their shows (part of an ever-growing DIY circuit of challenging, ultra-underground art music) say that DLAS tend to keep hecklers at bay through their steely determination and palpable belief in their own self-worth. Local low-fi anti-folksters Gumshoe open. Sat., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House.

One of a handful of distinguished oldschool bluegrass players still on the road, this Alabama native has been playing guitar and singing in celebrated bands (like The Dixie Gentlemen and The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys) since the early ‘50s. What always set Landers apart from the rest of his contemporaries has been his knack for penning memorable originals — such as “Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine,” a huge hit for The Kentucky Headhunters. For advance tickets, call 748-1930. Sat., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale). w

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Known as one of the most dynamic Celtic folk-rock groups in the U.S., this female-fronted Indianapolis quintet finds inspiration in artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin and The Cranberries. They’re often compared to the Corrs, but their striking vocalist Arminta has an ethereal voice that at times recalls the great Loreena McKennit. With instrumentation that includes wooden recorders, tin whistles, Native American flutes, guitar, mandolin, bass and drums, they’re capable of pulling off even the most traditional Irish folk, but have the capability and the moxie to rock out as well. This is yet another notable booking for a venue that is almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing established Celtic rock acts to town. Fri., 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake.

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JULY Friday the 7th

Rehab - Roxy Theatre. Atlanta Gates Of Berlin - Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Ministry / Revolting Cocks, Animal Filter, Pitbull Daycare - The Masquerade, Atlanta Hot Tuna - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta The Mendoza Line - Tasty World, Athens Starship (Feat. Mickey Thomas) - Monkey Business, Hilton Head Duwayne Burnside - The Pour House, Charleston Will Hoge, Army Of Me - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC The Whigs - New Brookland Tavern, Columbia Redbelly Band - The Mission, Augusta Tim Reynolds - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte

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Will Hoge, The Whigs - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC The Mendoza Line - Art Bar, Columbia Rehab - Headliners @ Banana Joe’s, Columbia The Codetalkers Featuring Colonel Bruce Hampton - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte

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Les Claypool - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Taking Back Sunday, Head Automatica - Arena @ Gwinnett Center, Duluth The Clarks, Julian Velard - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC Showbread, Sullivan - New Brookland Tavern, Columbia

Tuesday the 11th

The Black Crowes, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph & The Family Band Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte Hot Tuna - Freebird Live, Jacksonville

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‘Progeny in Writhing’ -- Photo exhibit through July 15 at Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. Reception Friday, July 7 from 5-9 p.m.

‘Orange Peels and Duck Ponds’ -- SCAD professor Todd Schroeder uses an orange peel and an ink stamp of a pond as springboards to present different concepts of pictorial reality. At Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., until July 10. ‘Remind Me of Home’ -- Photogravure and painting by Robin Rathmann, through July 6 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ‘Recent Works’ -- Exhibit by SCAD grad Tiffani Taylor at Off the Wall Gallery, in 45 Bistro at the Marshall House on Broughton Street. Through July. ‘Homo Hominis’ -- Exhibition by Mikhail Truovsky, Jorge Alvarez and Kiril Jeliazkov on display at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. through July 25. Karen Abato --- Primitive figurative work, nudes, some with spoken word verse, some sculptural work, First Friday in July at the Starlander Coffee Cafe. No cover, opening at 6 p.m., Moon River Brewing Company and Starlander Coffee Cafe contributing refreshments. ‘Dead or Alive’ -- Lightboxes, paintings, and photographs by Chris Giddens and Jon Athon. Through July. Black Orchid Tattoo, 131 Drayton St. Jean Claude Roy -- French impressionism through July 9 in the Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. New works -- New paintings by Daniel E. Smith and Melody Postma; also on display are June Stratton, Corinne Adams, Barbara J. Brown, Stephen Kasun, James Allen, Leslie Kneisel and Adela Holmes. Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St.

‘Poly-Rhythmic Explorations’ -- Exhibit by Savannah-born artist David Pleasant, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 16-30 at the Penn Center School National Historic Landmark District on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Telfair Art Fair Call for Artists -- From November 3-5 the Telfair Art Fair will feature original work by top local, regional and national artists. Entry deadline is July 15. Call 790-8869 or e-mail artfair@telfair.org. ‘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. Isle of Hope Artisans League -- July 1–August 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Show includes woodturnings by Noel Wright; ceramics by John Jensen and Polly Cooper; paintings by Pat Myers, Angela Oliver, Bellamy Murphy, Nancy Solano, Nancy Hughes, Betty Weeks, Camille Nelson and Dorie Nichols; photography by Linda Jensen, Bruce O’Donnell, and Mark Uzmann; quilting by Julie Rittmeyer; and stained glass by Connie Wright. Gallery 440 -- Gallery 440 welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, artists in residence. Also upstairs are works by photographer Tim Coy and paintings by Billy Herrin. 440 Bull St., open 11-5 Wed-Sat. JEA Art for July– The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance will feature the art of Vietnam War veteran Roland Wolff beginning July 3 at 5111 Abercorn St. Jepson Center for the Arts– Exhibits include: “Jack Leigh: Late Photographs”; Selections from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art; and “Myrtle Jones: A Tribute.” Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to jim@connectsavannah.com

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The fan frenzy surrounding Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chest has reached such a fever pitch that had producer Jerry Bruckheimer merely shot two hours of Johnny Depp filling out his tax returns and released it under the Pirates moniker, it still would have scored a $75 million opening weekend without breaking a sweat. Yet at 145 minutes, Dead Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chest ends up providing too much bang for the buck. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just about the same running time as its predecessor, but that film wore its length better. Certainly, those expecting amazing feats of derring-do wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed by this new film. The effects-driven action scenes are clearly the pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highlights, and they alone make Dead Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chest worth the price of admission. But on the heels of Superman Returns, a movie of substance that nevertheless made sure not to skimp on its adventure quota, this one too often rings hollow. The central thrust finds Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) tangling with the ghostly Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) in an effort to save his own soul from eternal damnation beneath the seaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible that his scheme will require sacrificing his friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a compromise the selfserving Jack can accept. Deppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot of fun as the scurrilous Sparrow, but a headline-grabbing performance that seemed blazingly original the first time around no longer has the power to surprise. Bloomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Will and Knightleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elizabeth are even less developed, and except for a couple of quips (him) and tirades (her), itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to remember anything of substance that they do during the course of the film. Instead, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the makeup-sporting actors who steal this one, particularly Nighy as the ruthless Davy Jones and Stellan Skarsgard as Willâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spectral father, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bootstrapâ&#x20AC;? Turner.

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Today, the 1978 film version of Superman (directed by Richard Donner) may look primitive to young eyes weaned on PlayStation 2 and new-and-improved Tolkien tales, but it still holds up beautifully, with dazzling special effects, plenty of heart and spunk, and career performances by Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. Director Bryan Singer, the X-Men and X2 helmer who jumped ship to steer this franchise, chose to take the road less traveled. His movie is neither a remake of the 1978 staple nor a direct repudiation of it; instead, he imagined Superman Returns as a continuation of the original saga. For fans of Donner’s ‘78 model, the pleasures begin immediately with a triple play. First, those cool opening credits are back. Second, they’re accompanied by the familiar chords of John Williams’ score (John Ottman receives credit for original music, but so much of Williams’ classic piece is employed that new themes were hardly needed). Finally, Singer made the decision

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to borrow 1978 footage of Marlon Brando as Jor-El (the Man of Steel’s father) and use it at the beginning of his new picture. Learning that scientists had discovered the remains of his home planet of Krypton, Kal-El (Superman’s birth name) went to check it out for himself, only coming back to our planet after a five-year hiatus. Once again donning his human disguise as bumbling news reporter Clark Kent, he’s able to get his old job back at the Daily Planet, but other chapters of his life have been radically affected. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), now a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer (for an essay titled “Why The World Doesn’t Need Superman”), has tried to suppress her love for Superman: Having moved forward, she now has a young son (Tristan Leabu) and a fiance (James Marsden). Meanwhile, Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is back in play and has ideas on how to assert his authority through unusual real estate ventures while also acquiring a chunk of kryptonite to put the Man of Steel out of business. Singer has some problems with rhythm and pacing -- the 150-minute running time eventually makes its presence known, and the movie has at least one ending too many -- while Bosworth appears too young and delicate to be playing a tough, award-winning journalist. Yet in the central role, Routh manages to command our attention: He’s not nearly as memorable as Reeve, but he’s easily able to hop between his hunky Su-

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As Miranda Priestley, the ice-cold and rock-hard editor of the fashion magazine Runway, Meryl Streep speaks volumes with a quick glare here or a terse quip there. It’s a terrific comic performance, as rich as the ones she delivered in Postcards from the Edge and the otherwise unwatchable SheDevil. But let’s not undervalue Anne Hathaway’s contribution to the film. Hathaway (last seen in Brokeback Mountain) has the largest role as Andy Sachs, a college grad whose cluelessness about the fashion industry proves to be a drawback in her stint as Miranda’s worked-to-the-bone assistant. Hathaway is to Streep what Tom Cruise was to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man -- a young talent carrying the load while allowing a more established star to shine in smaller doses -- and she works around her character’s predictable arc to allow Andy to come alive on screen as her own person. Other players likewise deserve kudos. Stanley Tucci, an actor with a tendency to ham it up, smoothly underplays the role of Nigel, Miranda’s most dependable employee. And British actress Emily Blunt, a relative newcomer, makes a striking impression as Emily, the perpetually stressedout assistant whose entire life revolves around keeping Miranda happy. The film’s peeks into the fashion world are amusing, and the script makes some salient

points about the lengths to which a person will allow themselves to be humiliated simply to hold onto a job. Once the focus turns to Andy’s crisis of conscience, the picture loses some of its bite. But not Meryl, whose ferocious work continues to take a sizable chunk out of the couture culture.


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fies his thespian aspirations with films like Punch-Drunk Love and the underrated Spanglish. With Click, he attempts to have it both ways. Spending more time sucking up to his unctuous boss (David Hasselhoff) than bonding with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and kids, Michael Newman (Sandler in familiar man-child mode) is so distracted that he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even keep track of the household remotes (he points the clicker at his TV and the garage door opens). Venturing into the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyondâ&#x20AC;? section of Bed, Bath & Beyond, he stumbles upon eccentric employee Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a universal remote that allows him to program his life as well as his TV set: He can mute the dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barking, fastforward through foreplay and even listen to audio commentary (provided by James Earl Jones) on past events in his life. For the first half of the film, this clever concept yields some genuine laughs but more often gets buried under the sort of adolescent humor that long ago became the actorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calling card (how many times do we have to watch the family dog hump a stuffed animal?). Then the movie shifts its course dramatically: Morphing into an update of Frank Capraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Wonderful Life, it chronicles how the remainder of Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life becomes a human tragedy, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unable to stop the remote from fast-forwarding through the years, ultimately leaving him with bitter memories and numerous regrets. The comedy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as pointed as desired

and the drama isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as maudlin as expected, yielding decidedly mixed results. Still, it should prove to be an acceptable DVD rental in about six months. If they can get James Earl Jones for the audio commentary, so much the better.

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For a movie that many people (including me) tagged as this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off-the-beatenpath sleeper hit, Nacho Libre turns out to be a surprisingly mild affair, one of those films where the creative juices dried up at some point between conception and execution. The premise held promise: Nacho (Jack Black), the lowly cook at a Mexican monastery that doubles as a home for orphaned boys, realizes that becoming a Lucha Libre wrestler would not only earn him enough money to better take care of the lads under his watch, but it might also instill enough self-confidence so that he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remain tongue-tied around the lovely new nun (Penelope Cruz look-alike Ana de la Reguera). But because the monks frown upon wrestling, Nacho is forced to disguise himself by donning a mask. Writerdirector Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and co-scripter Mike White (The School of Rock) serve up a few potent gags, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re spread mighty thin throughout the pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running time. The remainder of the film is split between the sort of scatological humor we can find anywhere else â&#x20AC;&#x201D; See Jack Black break wind! See Jack Black sit on the toilet!

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Sandra Bullock’s star-making performance in 1994’s fast and furious Speed rushed through auditoriums like a welcome breeze on a muggy summer day. But with the exception of those imbecilic Miss Congeniality comedies, it’s hard to recall a recent picture in which Bullock has been allowed to draw upon her natural charisma. On the other hand, Reeves in ‘94 was just emerging from a period in which his repeated miscasting in prestige pictures like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dangerous Liaisons and Much Ado About Nothing left critics and fellow actors scratching their heads as to his ability to repeatedly land such highprofile roles. Since then, he’s excelled in a handful of diverse roles: iconic in The Matrix, funny in Thumbsucker and, in his best work, disarmingly romantic as he woos Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give. The Lake House, which brings the stars together for the first time since Speed, serves as an exclamation point to the evolution of their respective careers. Bullock plays Dr. Kate Forester, whose new position at a Chicago hospital convinces her to move

into the city and leave behind the lake house she’s been renting. Before departing, she whips off a welcome note for the next tenant, who turns out to be an architect named Alex Wyler (Reeves). But Kate’s comments in the letter, concerning the condition of the house, don’t jibe with what Alex sees, so he writes her back to clarify. As the missives keep flying back and forth, both parties come to the startling realization that they’re actually corresponding over the years -- she’s writing and receiving his letters in 2006, he’s doing likewise in 2004 -- and that the lake house mailbox serves as the magic portal through which they’re able to communicate. The Lake House’s central idea could conceivably work under the right set of circumstances - chief among them the presentation of two lovers whose ardor is so all-encompassing that we feel like we’ll die if they don’t end up in each other’s arms before the closing credits. But The Lake House doesn’t even begin to inspire that level of swoony romance on our parts. The blame begins with director Alejandro Agresti, whose principal concern was apparently making sure that cinematographer Alar Kivilo captured the right lighting for each shot. Yes, it’s all as pretty as a picture, only it’s the wrong type of picture -- we expect a motion picture, but we get a still life instead.


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JOHN FORD FILM COLLECTION

There’s a reason that film critics routinely refer to Martin Scorsese as the greatest living American director, since it’s almost unanimous that John Ford retains the title of the greatest American director, period. (Frankly, I prefer Howard Hawks by a thin margin, but that’s another subject.) Warner Bros. has seen fit to simultaneously release two related box sets: The mammoth John Wayne /John Ford Film Collection and this Wayne-drained set featuring a quintet of titles Ford made without his favorite leading man. Ford had already directed approximately 80 motion pictures (including dozens of silents dating back to 1917) by the time he helmed The Lost Patrol (1934), which may not be as famous as subsequent works but which is nonetheless considered one of the key films from his early sound period. The story immediately grabs the viewer by the collar, as a British officer on desert patrol during World War I is shot dead by a single bullet and his second in command, a gruff sergeant (Victor McLaglen), realizes that the murdered man was the only one who knew their mission or even the way out of this sand-swept hellhole. The sergeant tries to lead the outfit (whose members are slowly coming apart at the seams) to safety, but unseen Arab snipers continue picking them off one by one. Ford’s brisk direction, Max Steiner’s Oscar-nominated score and a suitably manic performance by Boris Karloff as a religious fanatic all work in tandem to create an exciting (if relentlessly grim) adventure yarn. For The Informer (1935), Ford reteamed with his key Lost Patrol personnel -- star McLaglen, scripter Dudley Nichols and composer Steiner -- and the result earned all four men Academy Awards. Ford’s Oscar was particularly noteworthy: It marked the first of his four career wins for Best Director -- interestingly, none for a Western, the genre with which he’s most identified. Set during the Irish Civil War in 1922, the film stars McLaglen (in a tremendous performance) as Gypo Nolan, a brawling, hard-drinking lug who betrays his best friend, an insurgent (Wallace Ford), to the British authorities for 20 pounds. Chewed up by guilt, Gypo continues to drink heavily, spends the money freely and sweats it out once he realizes that members of the underground (including, shades of Fritz Lang’s M, a blind man) have begun to suspect that he’s the traitor in their ranks. The marvel of Ford’s film is that Gypo Nolan, clearly no hero, never quite comes across as a villain, either.

merely an ignorant oaf too dim to grasp the ramifications of his actions, and McLaglen plays the part as if Gypo were the distant cousin of Of Mice and Men’s Lennie. Mary of Scotland (1936) is the odd film out in the John Ford canon, a historical costume epic so dramatically distracted that it appears Ford’s mind was home on the range instead of confined to the studio set. Based on the Maxwell Anderson play, this stilted melodrama casts a chilly Katharine Hepburn as the title queen, who tries to rule Scotland while warding off duplicitous noblemen who would rather see her exiled or executed. Mary finds happiness when she falls in love with her protector, the Earl of Bothwell (Fredric March), but it’s Queen Elizabeth (Florence Eldridge, March’s real-life wife), fearful that Mary covets her throne, who has the final say in the matter. A similar tale about love and betrayal among the royal set -- with Elizabeth herself as the smitten monarch -- appeared three years later in the form of The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn), and it’s a heckuva lot more fun than this tedious endeavor. Having contended with charges of racism for a good part of his career (particularly toward Native Americans), Ford served up a pair of mea culpas during the final home stretch. Sergeant Rutledge (1960) is Ford’s roundabout tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers, with the central plotline concerning a black officer accused of raping and murdering a young white woman. The military career of Sergeant Rutledge (excellent Woody Strode) is impeccable, but that doesn’t stop a courtroom full of irate citizens from wanting to see him hanged for his heinous crimes. But Lieutenant Cantrell (underrated Jeffrey Hunter, a far better actor than “pretty boy” peers like Troy Donahue and Tab Hunter) believes Rutledge to be innocent, so he decides to defend him by methodically piecing together the events (shown in flashback) surrounding the murder. Suspense and social commentary mingle easily in this exciting drama, marred only by a rushed and unconvincing denouement. Even more weighty than Sergeant Rutledge, Cheyenne Autumn (1964) finds Ford making amends with the Native American, detailing the fact-based odyssey in which the Cheyenne nation, tired of the poor treatment at the hands of the US government, defies orders by trekking 1,500 miles from an Oklahoma reservation back to its Wyoming territory. A sympathetic captain (Richard Widmark) pursues them while an even more

sympathetic Quaker woman (Carroll Baker) travels with them; meanwhile, the Cheyenne also struggle with internal conflicts, particularly ones involving the two leaders (Ricardo Montalban and Gilbert Roland) and a hotheaded warrior (Sal Mineo). This would have been more heartfelt had Ford bothered to cast real Native Americans in the central roles -- instead we get Mexicans Montalban and Roland and Italian-American Mineo -- but regardless, the film is undermined by shallow characterizations and a choppy, episodic screenplay. Most of the performances are fine -- there are even welcome stints by Edward G. Robinson as the Secretary of the Interior and James Stewart as Wyatt Earp (the latter appearing in an amusing but narratively worthless interlude) -- but the real star is cinematographer William H. Clothier, who deservedly earned an Oscar nomination for his staggering visuals. Atypically for a Warner Bros. classics release, extras are sparse. Cheyenne Autumn includes audio commentary by author and film scholar Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford: A Life), a vintage featurette and the trailer; The Informer includes a new featurette and the trailer; Sergeant Rutledge only boasts of the trailer; and the remaining two titles contain no extras.

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EIGHT BELOW

(2006). Parents watching this DVD with their kids should reasonably be expecting a dog day afternoon; instead, those perky creatures known as actors keep getting in the way of total enjoyment. Based on a Japanese film that was itself inspired by a true story, Eight Below relates the tale of a scientific expedition in Antarctica and what happens when punishing weather forces its members to leave their eight sled dogs behind. As the animals spend months coping with exhaustion, starvation and a particularly nasty leopard seal, expedition guide Jerry Shephard (Paul Walker) desperately tries to find a way to rescue them. The dogs are gorgeous and wonderfully expressive (no creepy Snow Dogs-style anthropomorphizing here, thank God), and as long as director Frank Marshall and debuting scripter Dave DiGilio focus on their part of the story, the movie succeeds in the grand tradition of past Disney live-action


31 donable two hours (can little kids’ bladders hold out that long without frequently turning to the “pause” button?), and its length is felt in the countless scenes centering on Jerry: his romance with a pilot (Moon Bloodgood), his bantering with a coworker (Jason Biggs, heavy on the shtick) and his pity parties as he agonizes over the potential loss of his dogs (watching Walker try to convey brooding introspection and angst is never a pretty sight). At 95 minutes, this would have been a complete winner; too bad the DVD doesn’t include a function that allows viewers to edit out the humans and leave only the remarkable canines. Among the actual extras are audio commentary by Marshall and producer Pat Crowley, a separate audio commentary track with Marshall, Walker and cinematographer Don Burgess, deleted scenes and a making-of featurette.

EQUINOX

(1970). In 1967, a group of young friends spent $6,500 to make an FX-heavy horror film named The Equinox... A Journey Into the Supernatural. Three years later, producer Jack H. Harris (The Blob) bought the picture, added some new footage and released it under the moniker Equinox. This spectacular two-disc DVD from the Criterion Collection includes both cuts of the film as well as reams of supplemental material that allows film fans the opportunity to appreciate the savvy and dedication that went into the making of this picture. The movie, an engaging if amateurish production about four college kids who discover a mystical book and must subsequently battle all manner of monsters, was inspired by the works of such effects pioneers as Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen and was itself an influence on later terror tales (most notably The Evil Dead). But its limited availability beginning in the 1980s allowed the film to develop a cult reputation, one which has only been enhanced by the eventual success of many of the people involved in the production. Chief among them is Dennis Muren: The principal player on the 1967 version (serving as director, producer, effects man and financier), Muren has since become a nine-time Academy Award winner for his efforts on such blockbusters as The Empire Strikes Back, E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial and Jurassic Park. Other crew members have also met with

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(1986). Frankly, we needed another DVD reissue of Platoon -- writer-director Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning drama about the Vietnam War -- about as much as we needed another senseless and inhumane war set on foreign soil (whoops, we got both). This marks Platoon’s fourth tour of duty on DVD, and as befits an edition billing itself as the “20th Anniversary Edition,” this is the most fully loaded version yet. Many of the extra features were included on the “Special Edition” released in 2001: separate audio commentaries by Stone and military advisor Dale Dye, the documentary “Tour of the Inferno” and a photo gallery. New to this two-disc set are five additional documentaries (between them, the six docs total approximately two hours), a few never-before-seen deleted scenes and the DTS sound option for extra wall-shaking emphasis. As for the film itself, it remains one of

the best Vietnam War films, and Johnny Depp completists will be interested to learn that he pops up in the supporting cast. Movie: Extras:

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success in the visual effects field, while actor Frank Boers Jr. (later Frank Bonner) became best known for playing Herb Tarlek on TV’s WKRP In Cincinnati. And yes, the Ed Begley Jr. buried in the credits for “Assistant camera” is indeed the St. Elsewhere actor. The invaluable extras include two audio commentaries featuring key personnel from both cuts of the film (including Muren on one soundtrack and Harris on the other); a video introduction by legendary editor Forrest J Ackerman, whose seminal Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was an inspiration to Muren, George Lucas, Peter Jackson and countless other filmmakers; modern-day interviews with several of the actors; a vintage King Kong Volkswagen commercial created by one of the Equinox effects team; and a 32-page booklet which includes intros by George Lucas and Ray Harryhausen.

KISS KISS, BANG BANG

(2005). Scripter Shane Black, best known for penning Lethal Weapon, makes his directorial debut with this fast and furious yarn that isn’t a buddy/action movie as much as a send-up of a buddy/action movie. The picture’s main attribute is its leading duo, Hollywood bad boys Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer. Personal problems and off-screen eccentricities have railroaded their respective careers for long stretches at a time, but here the two look great and act great. Downey plays Harry Lockhart, a none-too-bright thief who gets mistaken for an actor, while Kilmer costars as Perry van Shrike (a.k.a. Gay Perry), the homosexual private eye assigned to prepare him for his screen test. The murder-mystery plot becomes needlessly complicated and doesn’t hang together all that well, resulting in a tendency for the picture to move forward in fits and starts. But for the most part, this is sharp entertainment, as numerous Hollywood clichés -- the easy bar pickups, the finger caught in the slamming door, the lone bullet in the spun chamber, the requisite happy ending -- are all gleefully turned inside out. As scathing indictments of Tinseltown go, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang may not be The Player, but it’s a player nonetheless. DVD extras include audio commentary by Black, Downey and Kilmer, a gag reel and the theatrical trailer. Movie: Extras:

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Nonprofits– We will list your event or service at no charge if you are a bona fide nonprofit. Free events or services– If your event or service is free of charge, we will in turn list it at no charge. Current Connect Savannah clients– We will list your Happening at no charge in gratitude for your continued support of our newspaper. Private business or individual– We will charge $5 per week per entry, payable up front by check or credit card. This goes for art classes, yoga classes, workshops, seminars, etc. that do not meet the above criteria. We retain the 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

Savannah Republican Club

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..

Savannah Area Young Republicans

AMBUCS

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.

Chatham County Young Republicans

For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810.

Coastal Democrats

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.

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 Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or heather.holloway@ppfa.org. Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Skidaway Island Democrats

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

Auditions

Davenport House Museum

is looking for an acress to portray Dr. Mary Lavinder in the museum’s award-winning Yellow Fever program, which portrays the 1820 epidemic. Must be able to play a woman aged 42 years old and be available every Friday and Saturday in October. Call 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Benefits & Fund Raisers 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.

The Milton Project

A hot dog, bake sale and silent auction will be held Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Park on Tybee Island to raise funds for a local resident’s appearance on Wheel of Fortune. Marie Rodriguez will split proceeds 50/50 with The Milton Project, the Coastal Pet Rescue trap-neuterreturn program for feral cats. Donations of cat/kitten food, chicken baby food, baby formula and clumping cat litter also will be accepted. In addition, Coastal Pet Rescue will provide $10 microchipping for dogs, which must be leashed and have proof of current rabies vaccination.

Tybee Turtle Tour

This program is sposnored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit www.TybeeTurtleTour.org. The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Adult Education

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

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 July 10-14, 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.

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 set for July 10 and 11 will get you started. All details at www. cscottwriting.com/savworkshops.htm or call 398-1727.

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.

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.

First Steps parent education program

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

Georgia Center for Non-Profits Workshop

This three-hour workshop will be held July 14 to highlight how to create an effective,

integrated communications plan. It will be held in Hospice Savannah’s training room, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Advance registration is required. Call 234-9688.

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.

Horse Camp

will be held July 10-14 and July 17-21 at Norwood Stables. The cost is $200 weekly. Call 356-1387.

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.

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 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.

Legend’s Community Program Grants

Informational sessions about this program for non-profit organizations in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties are set for July 13 from 9:30-11 a.m. and July 11 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St. Grant applications can be found at www.uwce.org. Completed applications are due at the United Way by Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Call Richard Edwards at 651-7727 or redwards@uwce.org.

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.

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.

The Publishing Scene

A one-day course for writers on the world of publishing will be held Sunday, July 16. Learn about agents, publishers, self-publishing and publishing-on-demand. For details, fees and reservations, call 3981727 or visit www.cscottwriting.com/savworkshop.htm.


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 Children’s Theatre Camp

Campers will be cast in, rehearse and perform in summer productions. Tom Sawyer camp will be held July 10-23 and is open to rising 1st through 8th graders. The Wiz camp will be open to 6th through 12th graders and will be held July 24-Aug. 6. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $375. Call 355-8003.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582.

Skills of Fiction-Writing

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 through July 21, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Program Coordinator Artinique Thomas at 447-0578.

Thinking of Starting a Small Business

is a workshop set for July 13 and 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 if you pre-register and pre-pay, or $50 the day of the workshop. Call 651-3200.

Tybee Arts Association Summer Classes

The Arts of Japan with Atsuko Smith will be presented for children under 12 July 10-13 from 9-11 a.m. and for ages over 12 July 17-20 from 9-11 a.m.Will include origami, calligraphy and more. The cost is $40. 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 single-day 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.

Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Facilitated by Miriam Center. Call 663-0894.

Christopher Scott Writing Courses will teach a one-day course on researching, organizing and writing family memoirs on Saturday, July 14. For all details, fees and reservations, call 398-1727 or visit www. cscottwriting.com/savworkshop.htm.

Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com.

Writing Family Memoirs

YMCA Summer Day Camp

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.

Clubs & Organizations

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi.

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.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

Civil Air Patrol

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

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

Visit www.cbtc.org for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

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

English Style Table Soccer

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

will meet Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at Putt Putt Golf and Games, 202 Mall Blvd. After golf, a dinner and installation service will be held at La Nopalera at 108 Mall Blvd. The cost is the price of golf and a meal. RSVP at 233-2838.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546.

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.net.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

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 nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994.

Savannah Art Association

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. On June 8, guest artist Susie Chisholm will present Evolution of a Scultpure. 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.

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the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020.

3 to teen are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Fitness

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.

Learn the waltz and the mambo on Saturday, July 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960.

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.

Savannah Fencing Club

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 961-9913 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. 656-2410.

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.

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.

Small Business Chamber

will hold a networking breakfast Tuesday, July 11 from 7-9 p.m. at The First City Club, 32 Bull St. on Johnson Square. The cost is $20, which must be paid by July 6. Mail checks to: SBC, Box 13785, Savannah, 31406. Call Frank Manibusan at 353-9343. .

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.

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 1011:30 a.m. A variety of youth classes ages

Ballroom Dance Lesson

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

A balanced life

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.

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.

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

has ongoing classes throughout the summer. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet is Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Intermediate and Advanced Jazz is Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Hip Hop is Thursdays at 7 p.m. A Summer Ballet Intensive with Kristin Sloan of New York City Ballet will be held July 25-Aug. 4. Fall classes begin Aug. 7 and registration is being accepted now. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149.

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 3558111.

The Studio

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.

Events

6th Annual Southern Isles Bodybuilding and Figure Championships

will be held Saturday, July 22 at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Pre-judging is at 10 a.m. and the finals show is at 7 p.m. Special door prizes, including a stay at the Forsyth Park Inn, will be given away at the finals. For tickets, entries or information, contact Tony or Mary Ann at 897-1263.

Savannah Olympic Yachting Reunion

The Savannah Sailing Center will hold a 10th anniversary reunion for the 300 staff members and more than 1,500 people from across the nation who volunteered during the 1996 Olympic yachting events held in Savannah. The cost is $50 per person which includes lunch and an evening reception at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott. For registration, visit www.savannaholympics06. org or send email to savannaholympics06@ yahoo.com.

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

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:3011:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Dropin 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

Kundalini Rising Workshop: The Flame of Consciousness

This workshop with Ramon Rodriguez will be presented July 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 25 E. 40th and Drayton streets. The cost is $200. Bring lunch, water and a seat cushion. Call Kelley Boyd at 441-6653 or kelley@savannahyoga. com.

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. Pre-register by calling 819-6463.

Savannah Yoga Center

Classes offered seven days a week. Community Flow yoga is offered three times a week at a cost of $5 per session. For other classes, the drop-in rate is $13, the student drop-in rate is $11 with ID and active duty military/dependents rate is $9. The summer schedule is: Monday, Community Flow Yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and All Levels Flow Yoga from 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Tuesday: Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Gentle Yoga from 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Thursday,

Dynamic Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Friday, Community Flow Yoga from 10-11 a.m.; Saturday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 10:30-11:45 a.m.; and Sunday, Community Flow Yoga from 5-6 p.m. Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www. savannahyoga.com.

Tai Chi Classes

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

Water aerobics at the JEA

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

The Yoga Room

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.

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

First City Network Board Meeting

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

First City Network Community Center and Library

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

First City Network’s Workforce project 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.

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969.

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

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

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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.

Health

Be Stress Free

This group meets monthly to practice a variety of meditation techniques. Meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive 5-10 minutes before noon and go to the front door. Access peace, healing, clarity and inner wisdom. Beginners are welcome. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@comcast.net.

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Sleep?

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sleep or stay asleep?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information.

Case Management Program

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.

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

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

Dual Recovery Anonymous

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

This monthly cancer survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Mammograms

St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Mammograms will be performed July 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 354-9357 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long County Health Department in Ludowici. For appointments, call 912-545-2107.

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

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.

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

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 SETâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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

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.

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.

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

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

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

The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The

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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.

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clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 352-2032.

The Quit Line

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

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.

Third Annual Multi-Generational Health Fair

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

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

Nature & Environment

Blackwater River Paddle

will be held Saturday, July 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Ebenezer Creek. After simple canoeing instruction, your Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide will lead the way downstream past cypress and tupelo. Watch for turtles, kingfishers, prothonotary warblers, swallow-tailed kits and alligators. The cost is $35, which includes canoe rental. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

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.

Explore the Salt Marsh by Land and Sea

Walk and paddle with a naturalist guide on Sunday, July 16 or Aug. 13 to learn about and experience the dynamic and fascinating salt marsh ecosystem which has supported humans on this coast throughout history. $30 fee includes canoe rental and basic canoeing instruction. Meet in the parking lot of Fort McAlister. There is a $2 parking fee. Reservations are required. Call 897-5708.

Ogeechee Audubon

will meet Sunday, July 9 at 5 p.m. Meet at the end of Polk Street near the recycling center on Tybee Island. Will walk Tybee North Beach to look for gulls, terns, skimmers and more. Call Diana Churchill at 786-5703. 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

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

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit www.tbeemsc.org.

Wild Island and Estuary

This Wilderness Southeast Walk on the Wild Side will be held Saturday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Travel through the tidal marshes of the Bull River and other creeks to observe birds, dolphins and other marsh creatures. Boat traffic permitting, venture ashore on Williamson Island, Georgia’s yougest barrier island. The cost is $40 per person. Departs from the Bull River Marina. Advance reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

Pets & Animals St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

SSavannah’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

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

Blackbeard signing

Author Margaret Hoffman will sign her books Blackbeard and Dead in the Water on Wednesday, July 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble.

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. 232-5488 or 652-3660.

Religious & Spiritual

www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.

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

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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.

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness. He received revolutionary understanding that compelled him to forsake everything to become a disciple. Jesus was considered a heretic for his radical teachings that people should give up their own possessions and care for one another instead of themselves. Would Jesus’ teaching require anything less today?

Peace Meditation Group

Learn a variety of meditation techniques and create more peace. Meets the second Sunday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. at 5206 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive 5-10 minutes early at the front door. Access peace, healing, clarity and inner wisdom. Beginners are welcome. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@cincast,bet,

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 July 9, the Rev. Don Keefauver will speak from the topic Morality: Our Foundation for Living. The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit

Wildwood United Methodist  Church

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 at 10 a.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players are welcome. Free coaching in driving and putting skills is available. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. Entry is $5. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com.

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 598-9860 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 dementia-causing illnesses and meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit www.alzga.org or call 920-2231.

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

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Men can get free prostate, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol checks Saturday, June 24 from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia Infirmary, 1900 Abercorn St. Appointments must be placed for the prostate screening by calling 819-3438.

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CASA Support Group

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

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.

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.

Cancer support group

Better Breathers 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.

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.

Caring for Us

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

Bipolar Support Group

Celiac 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.

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

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.

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Domestic violence community support group

Compassionate Friends Support Group

Domestic Violence Hotline

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

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail.com.

Depressive/Manic support group

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

Diabetes support group

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

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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Fibromyalgia support group

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

First Line

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

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center

a program of Hospice Savannah, offers the free counseling services for anyone dealing with loss. Call 355-2289. Grief 101 is a seven week support group for individuals who have suffered a loss by death. Pre-reg-

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-maybe one of the best weeks ever--to try herding cats, coaxing hermits to do karaoke, and getting anorexics to eat veggie burgers with all the fixings. In other words, Cancerian, the once-inconceivable may become likely. The adventures you swore you would never have the courage to attempt are suddenly within your capacity. You can at least partially dissolve the one fear you’ve always believed would hobble you forever.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): According to the Bible, the apostle

Thomas did not immediately accept the other disciples’ reports that Christ had survived his crucifixion and come back to life in a resurrected body. “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side,” Thomas said, “I will not believe it.” Later Christ appeared in person to Thomas and invited him to put his hand in the actual wound. Moral of the story: The person who doubted was given a special privilege. Let that be your guiding thought in the coming week, Leo. Demand proof. Seek actual evidence to bolster your faith.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): July 4, 1776 is generally re-

garded as the day the 13 American colonies issued the Declaration of Independence, thereby asserting their right to be free of Britain’s rule. But the fact is that only two members of the Continental Congress signed the document on that day. Most of the other 54 men waited until August 2. In a similar way, Virgo, a process you thought was fully climaxed this week will not reach its full ripening until early August. I suggest you reserve making your final conclusions until then.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your patron saint for the month of July is Dublin professor James Mays. A few years ago he made a major splash in the literary world. While researching the work of Libran poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Mays discovered 300 previously

unknown poems written by the co-founder of England’s Romantic Movement, doubling what had long been thought to be his total output. I predict that in the coming weeks, Libra, you too will make a breakthrough that will give you access to a fresh trove of creative resources that have been hidden from your view.

forward, I suggest you turn it around. In fact, everything you try in the coming week will have extra luck and grace if you approach it a bit askew or do it the reverse of your customary habit. The cosmic tables have turned, and the best way to capitalize is to flip-flop yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Like a bird, you seem to have

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Iran made a strong overture

the ability to defy gravity lately. You’re acting with the expansiveness that comes from having a wide-ranging, high-in-the-sky view of life. Sometimes you remind me of a thunderbird, which among Native Americans was a mythical raptor that carried messages between spiritual beings. Its eyes unleashed lightning and its enormous wings beat so hard that they spawned storms. But sometimes, Scorpio, you’re more like a nightingale--a small, graceful songbird that sings beautiful, complicated songs at night when no other bird is singing. Congratulations on your versatility. Only you could pull off being half-thunderbird and half-nightingale.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A garbage strike turned

out to be a lucky break for two people in Illinois. Brother and sister Ezekiel and Karen Garnett had bought a lottery ticket but then carelessly thrown it out. Many days later they heard that the winning $10.5 million ticket remained unclaimed. Was it theirs? They sifted through two weeks’ worth of trash, which remained uncollected outside their house because sanitation engineers had walked off the job. Voila! They found the precious ticket. Now I predict you’ll be visited by a comparable sequence, Sagittarius--a glitch that leads to a happy ending. It may be that an asset you’ve neglected or squandered will return to you because of an inconvenience. Or perhaps you’ll realize how valuable a certain experience is only after you’ve lost it, whereupon you’ll recover it against all odds.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you usually wear your

baseball cap backwards, this will be a favorable time to turn the peak toward the front. If it’s normally facing

of peace to the United States in the spring of 2003. According to *The Washington Post,* the Iranians offered to recognize Israel, promised to stop supporting terrorist groups, and asked for diplomatic talks concerning their nuclear technology. Tragically, the Bush administration ignored the proposal, missing a chance to cool down tensions that have led to today’s crisis. My analysis of the astrological omens suggests that you now have a comparable window of opportunity in your personal life, Aquarius. Peace feelers are appearing. You’ll soon have a fresh opportunity to dissipate simmering stress before it erupts into conflict. Even better, you’ll be in a good position to negotiate pretty favorable terms for yourself. Don’t imitate Bush and company. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If I’m reading the astrological omens correctly, this would be an excellent time for you to apply for a job as a crocodile trainer, audition for a supporting role in a TV soap opera, or give motivational speeches to five-year-olds. For that matter, it wouldn’t be outlandish for you to use a chainsaw to create sculptures from dead trees, make a home video of yourself entitled “The Dancing Chef ” or “The WiseAss Guru,” or write a research paper on orca whales and quantum physics. In other words, Pisces, consider trying things you’ve never considered before. Ask yourself if maybe you possess hidden talents that you haven’t even begun to cultivate. Be receptive to the possibility that your destiny is more open-ended than you’ve ever imagined. w


istration 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.

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.

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

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

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.

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

Memorial Health Cancer Challenges Support Group 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.

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

will meet July 15 at noon in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building. Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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

Muscular Dystrophy support group

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

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

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

St. Joseph’s/Candler Emory transplant support group

will meet Wednesday, July 12 at 4:30 p.m. to hear Lisa Herzig speak about Basic Principles of Weight Loss with Liver Disease. The group meets every other month, Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9, in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. For information, call Terria Manning at 819-2171 or Karen Traver at 819-8350.

Sarcoidosis support group

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

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

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

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group

meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Call 355-6347 or 2384666.

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and

is held the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363.

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

S-Anon Family Group

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

Smoking Cessation Support Group

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

Stroke Support Group

Speak with someone who has survived a stroke, who will listen and understand stroke patients’ experiences. Groups meet in three locations -- every Tuesday from 12:303:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.; every Friday from 10-11 a.m. at Savannah Speech and Hearing, 1206 E. 66th St., (call Jane Medoff at 355-4601); and every third Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church at 1 W. Ridge Rd. on Skidaway Island. Call Ann Farr at 598-1766 or Shirley Nack at 598-7047.

Teen Mom Support Program

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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

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

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

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

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Transgender Support Group

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

United Way’s First Call for Help

Telephone information & referral service that provides expertise and relief to individuals

and families in need, with a database of more than 500 agencies and organizations. 6517730.

Victim-Witness assistance program is for families of murder victims. The meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Chatham

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County Courthouse on Montgomery St. third Thursday of each month. 652-7329

Weight loss support group

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

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

Women who love too much

meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

The Work

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

Volunteers

American Red Cross needs volunteers

The Chatham Branch of the Savannah Red Cross needs volunteers. Call Mark Stall at 651-5352 or send e-mail to stallm@savannahredcross.org.

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

to sort, clean, & shelve salvaged foods from reclamation centers where bent cans or crumpled boxes of nutritious food is sent. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109.

Become a mentor

Make a difference in a child’s life. Call Michelle Jones, 6526710.

CASA needs volunteers

to speak up for abused children in court for their best interests and to help ensure they are placed in safe and permanent homes. Call 4478908 or send e-mail to infor@ savannahcasa.org.

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

Coastal Pet Rescue

Foster parents are needed. A volunteer coordinator is needed, as are vet techs

with microchipping experience, Pet Expo volunteers, fundraiser volunteers, a PR/marketing coordinator, a trainer/behaviorist and Adoption Day volunteers. Fill out an online application at www.coastalpetrescue.org.

Community Cardiovascular Council

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

Community HealthCare Center

This non-profit organization is looking for volunteer nurses, doctors, nurses practitioners and development/fundraising volunteers to work at the center, which provides free medical care for working uninsured individuals. Call Margarita Ruppe at 398-9720 or visit www.chcsavannah.org. The center is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5.

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

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

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

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler

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

Fort Pulaski National Monument

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

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

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers

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

Georgia Cares

is a program of the Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services that provides free, unbiased information and assistance to Medicare enrollees on health insurance coverage, benefits, consumer rights and healthcare fraud. Volunteer training is required. Call Rose Beck, 1-800-559-8387.

Hospice Savannah volunteer training

needs volunteers to play music to pateitns, visit patients in their homes or nursing homes in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties, assist staff and families in Hospice House in Savannah, or help out in the administrative office on Chatham Parkway. Volunteer training is offered the second Monday and Tuesday of every month.


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provided. Call Darla Cady, volunteer coordinator, at 236-0363.

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

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

for elementary and middle school students, Call Tosha Powell, Special Program Coordinator, St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1901 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

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

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

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers

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

Literacy volunteers needed

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

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

Living Legends of Literacy

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation is seeking volunteers to help promote the importance of reading and literacy to children. The program is affiliated with the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation 2006 Lecture Series, Literary Voices of the African Diaspora. Volunteers are needed to read to students at both East Broad and Garrison Elementary schools. Call 234-8000.

Meals on Wheels

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

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

New Parent Education Program

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

Oatland Island Education Center

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

Odyssey HealthCare

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

Quest International

is seeking volunteers to host English-speaking foreign exchange students, ages 15-18. For information, call 866-540-4029 or send e-mail to ForeignExchangeOrg@yahoo.com.

The Rape Crisis Center

trains volunteer advocates to provide support and information to sexual assault victims on the crisis line and/or at area hospitals. Train to be an advocate who provides support for rape victims taken to area hospitals or serve as a crisis line counselor. Call 233-3000.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support

The Retired and Senior volunteer program

Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations, including hospitals, churches, youth recreational center and education facilities. Call 234-7842 or call Volunteer Coordinator Linda Fields at 2382960, Ext. 123.

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

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

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

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

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

Save-a-Life volunteers

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

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

Spanish Oaks Hospice

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

Speech and hearing center needs volunteers

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

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

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

USO Volunteers Needed

at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport and Hunter Army Airfield. Call Mary Nelson Adams at mna935@aol.com.

The Volunteer Center

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

Volunteer managers needed

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Staged for Country Pleasure; A welcome escape from the city bustle. Three +/- 5 acre lots available. Lot 1 has a pond. Be the first to choose the one you want. Call LaTrelle 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey 517 E. Harris Street $515,000 3 Story free stand- Realty 826-2550. Prices startAing home in the historic dis- ing as low as $35,000. trict with hardboard exterior, 3 4295 bedrooms 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 working fireplaces, washer/dryer, and all the appliances and furniture included in the sale.. 2 off street parking spaces, enclosed porch, brick court- Large 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath yard, must see this large home with great room, heated room and large home of over 2300 square sun feet. Rhondda @ SunCoast office/den. Master bedroom has 2 walk in closets and mas912 507-9800. ter bath has double sinks with 105 Whitaker $484,000 This price includes cultured marble vanity and the furniture, appliacnes, even separate water closet. 3 stall the washer/dryer, and all the barn has tack, feed and tool kitchen dishes and pots and rooms utilizing approx. 1440 pans. Finished to perfection sq. feet. Pasture is approx 2 by a designer. Brick 1/2 fenced acres and pond is walls,granite tops in bath and approx 1/3 acre. kitchen. Gorgeous! And steps Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 for your personal viewing of this lovely to broughton Street. 2 bedproperty. Offered for only rooms Rhondda Sun Coast $324,900 H-4292 Realty, 912 507-9800

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320 EAST VICTORY DRIVE Over 2,000 sq. ft. of spacious living, this 3 BR, 2 BA apartment features a formal living room w/fireplace, formal dining room, a sun room that can be used as an office, studio or 4th BR, large kitchen with stove & refrigerator, a breakfast nook with butler’s pantry, central H/A, W/D connections, alarm system and parking in the rear. On the corner of Habersham, this apartment borders the Starland District and Ardsley Park. Pet-friendly. Available August 2006. $1,100/mo.

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Beautiful 3 bedroom/2 bath brick sitting on 1.79 acres. Inground pool and georgeous yard including oversized 26 x 43 detached garage, workshop and open shed. Home has 9ft plus ceilings and a skylight, den, living room, and separate office/study. Please view our video at www.VideoHomeGuide.com/ media/3254rinconstillwell.wm v Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely home @ 912-658-7777 H4482 $279,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 Make your classified ad stand out for only $2.00 extra a week. Sell it fast with a bold headline in Super Type! Call 238-2040.*

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Beautifully appointed 3 bed/3 bath home on 5 +/acres. Deck overlooking 1 1/2 acre stocked pond, inground pool and Koi pond with waterfall. Large greatroom, separate dining room. Jenn-Air cooktop in kitchen with large, separate eating area. Skylights with remote control blinds. Dentil molding, wood floors. 30 x 50 insulated 3 bay metal building with electricity. Many extras! $438,000 H- 4211 Call Latrelle for details @ 6587777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550* continued on page 44

234-4406 203 WEST WALDBURG STREET #3 UPPER 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, convenient to Forsyth Park, living room, kitchen hardwood floors. $1,200/mo. 445 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedrooms, 1 bath apartment. Furnished kitchen dishwasher, living room, stack washer/dryer. Courtyard. No pets. $825/mo. 23 WEST DUFFY STREET 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 kitchens, 1 dishwasher, separate dining room, enclosed back porch, courtyard. $1,800/mo. 2316 BARNARD 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, central heat and air, pets negotiable. Available Mid July $1,000/mo. 105 PORT ROYAL 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Island Wood subdivision. Living room, den with wood burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, laundry room with washer/dryer connections, large fenced yard with storage shed. No Pets. $950/mo. 783 EAST PARK AVENUE 2-story home, fully furnished, 3 bedrooms with bonus room, living room, dining room, kitchen, 1-12/ baths, offstreet parking, washer/dryer. $2500/mo.

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Cute one bedroom 2 story home with 2 fireplaces in great condition. Great investmen and only $184,500 Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-5079800

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SKIDAWAY APARTMENT TOWNHOMES 6830 SKIDAWAY ROAD Renovated 2 BR, 1 BA townhome with laminated hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor and carpet throughout the 2nd floor. Central heat and air, total electric,kitchen furnished with stove and refrigerator. Separate utility room with washer/dryer connections. Reserved and guest parking available. NO PETS.$650/mo.

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404 East 40 th Street

Arts and Crafts fixer. Over 2400 square feet of 1930’s charm! Hardwood floors, 2 FP’s, separate LR & DR, eat-in kitchen, large back yard and a wonderful generous sized porch to relax and take in the neighborhood. Just waiting for your touches and Offered at $192,000.

16 THACKERY PLACE 2 BR, 1BA apartment – Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Spacious apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, kitchen furnished with stove & refrigerator, central H/A, total electric and off street parking. Pet-friendly. $625/mo.

202 WEST BROUGHTON, #201 2 bedroom condo with bonus room, 112/ baths, living room, kitchen, stack washer/dryer, central heat and air. $1700/mo.

508 E 62nd Street

Very nice 3 BR, 1 BA 1940's bungalow set back on a cul-de-sac in quiet street convenient to the local job market. Walk or bike to (2) area parks,(3) area hospitals, medical facilities, shops and restaurants. Wonderful original details including beautiful hardwood ÀRRUV /DXQGU\ URRP DGMDFHQW WR back bedroom could become master suite. The huge front and back yards are empty canvasses waiting for your creative input. $174,900 Ron Melander 912-441-7124 corabettthomas.com/18156.

147 PENN STATION ROAD 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Combo Livingroom/diningroom, gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen, fenced backyard, pets welcome. Available date negotiable. $1200/mo. 519 TATTNALL STREET 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room with fireplace, kitchen with cooktop stove and built-in microwave. Laundry room with washer/dryer. No pets or no smokers. Available September 1. $950/mo. 421 EAST CHARLTON STREET 3-story home. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, kitchen. Washer/dryer connection. Courtyard. $1900/mo. 305 A WEST PARK STREET 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, recently remodeled, living room, kitchen, central heat and air, shared washer and dryer, off-street parking. $725/mo. 1011 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 off-street parking space. Living room, kitchen with dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Available mid July. $950/mo.

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107 Carlton Road Totally updated home in the beautiful Wilmington Park subdivision. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms, hardwood floors, two car garage, 2,000 square feet- A can’t miss! $279,900. Call Phyllis for showing

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Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in sought after Godley Station. Over 1600 sq. feet of upgrades and decorative features such as alcoves and ledges. Very open design includes large bedrooms and closets with a fireplace in the Great Room. Eat in kitchen and separate dining area. Private backyard backs up to permanently wooded area. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely home at 658-7777. H-4538

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Available for sale as partial or entire floors! Unparalleled expansive city views. For pricing, appointments and complete details of the Drayton Tower...

Call Dicky Mopper 912.663.5500 dmopper@mopper-stapen.com

912.238.0874

PROFESSIONAL MALE seeks N/S professional student to share 2BR/2BA gated lux apt. on Westside. Just minutes from Downtown & Southside. W/D, cable, no pets. $475/month includes utilities. 678-852-9969, leave message.

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LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Nicely furnished, walkin closet, large windows on 2 sides. Phone, cable, internet, w/d, w/off-street parking. $150/wk, $540/mo. Call 2319464

910 Cars

899 Roommate Wanted

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MALE TO SHARE home in Battery Point. 10 mins from downtown, 10 mins to beach. $400/mo. Call 238-1120 or 912-596-8585

Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks

355-5932

2000 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS Sedan, V6 with 52,000 miles. 5 speed manual, sunroof, AM/FM cassette with 6 disc CD changer. Dealer serviced. $9500 OBO. 912-8970198 (h) or 912-965-3701 (w). 0 1998 RED CHEVY CORVETTE w/glass roof pane! Garage kept, mint condition, 97,633 miles. New tires and rims. Man. trans. All electric inside. Rear wheel drive. V8, 5.7 liter engine. Asking $19,000 OBO. Cell 912-655-9608 or 912-728-5599.

1998 HONDA CIVIC EX White, 76k miles. One owner, great condition, well maintained. Sunroof and CD player! $6500 OBO, MUST SELL! Call 912-484-3207.


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