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Volume 6, No. 3, Oct. 11, 2006

On the cover: Wynton Marsalis (photo by Clay McBride)

News

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Lead Story SRS, Savannah River and you Feedback Readers have their say Jane Fishman Time for a change Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet Talk of the Town It’s all in the visuals

Vibes Art Patrol 16

Music Feature Savannah Music Festival Music Feature Folk Music Festival Music Menu Gigs a la carte Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town Connect Recommends Concerts of note

Culture

Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings Books Poetry ain’t dead 19 Theatre Review Six Degrees of Separation 20 Theatre Preview Camelot 16 18

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Thu, Oct 12 Savannah Poverty Reduction Initiative Poverty Simulation

What: Groups of 35 to 75 people assume roles in 26 typical families living in poverty. The goal of each family is to survive for one month or four 15-minute “weeks” while subsisting at or below the poverty level. When: Oct. 12 from 8-10:30 a.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Free. Call: Shawnte Jones at 6446439 or sjones@savannahchamber.com to register.

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The Savannah Folk Festival

What: Enjoy science talks and nature walks, behind the tank aquarium tours, plus games for kids and adults. Walk through Weebee, the life-sized whale and tour a real sea-going research vessel. The MECA aquarium will be open free of charge. When: Oct. 14, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Skidaway Island Marine Science Campus. Cost: Free. Call: 596-2496.

4th Annual Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival

What: This event showcases sites along Georgia’s Colonial Coast Birding Trail through field trips with expert birders and naturalists. There will be seminars, live raptor shows, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. When: Oct. 13 from noon to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Jekyll Island Convention Center. Cost: Free. Info: 1-800-4JEKYLL or www.coastalgeorgiabirding.org.

Dreadful Pestilence (Fri. & Sat.)

What: For the past four years, the Davenport House Museum has presented a living history program to tell the story of the 1820 Savannah yellow fever epidemic. This year, a new character, the real-life Dr. Mary Lavinder, as played by Meridith Lamas, is being added to the cast. This presentation is not appropriate for children under 8 years of age. When: Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 28 at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Where: 324 E. State St. Cost: $10 in advance for adults, $5 in advance for ages 8-17 and $15 at the time of the performance. Info: 236-8097 or jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Sun, oct 15 Massie Heritage Center 150th Anniversary

What: This string quintet program will feature works from composers Purcell, Haydn, Parry, Bridge and Weill from violinists Terry Moore and Ann Cafferty, LiZhou Liu on viola, cellist Sarah Schenkman and Steve Rickett on string bass. When: Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Temple Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St., on Oct. 15, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 W. Ridge Rd. on Skidaway Island on Oct. 19. Cost: Tickets are $20, $17.50 and $15. Info: 800-514-3849 or www. savannahorchestra.org.

Mon, Oct 16 AASU Screens Oscar Wilde’s Wit’s End What: On Friday from 7 to 10:35 p.m., a Folkfest concert will be held in City Market with performers Hank Weisman, Jean-Paul & Dominique Carton, Melanie Mirande, Chris Desa, Bob & Judy Williams, Bill Schumann and Old Dogs, New Tricks. The first half of the Noteworthy Art and More auction will be held at 8:35 p.m. Rain site Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square. On Saturday at 2 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Hall, the Youth Songwriting Competition 2006 final competition and awards will be staged. An Old Time Country Dance will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Notre Dame Academy gymnasium. On Sunday from 1-7 p.m., a concert will be held at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Performers include Notorious, Tracy Grammer & Jim Henry, Guy Davis, Norman and Nancy Blake and the Youth Songwriting Contest winner. At 3:40 p.m., the second half of the Noteworthy Art and More Auction will be held. When: Oct. 13, 14 and 15. Cost: Free.

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Sat, Oct 14 Camelot

What: The musical that tells the tale of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and Lancelot. When: Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $37-$57. Call: 651-6556.

Tue, oct 17 Southern Georgia Symphony and Symphony Chamber Players

What: More excellent chamber music. When: Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $40, $30 and $15. Call: 525-5050.

Wed, Oct 18 Unlocking The Lord of the Rings

What: Author Joseph Pearce lectures on J.R.R. Tolkien Wednesday. Thursday he presents Race With the Devil: From Racial Hatred to the Catholic Church. When: Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Where: St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitefield Ave. Cost: Free.

Broughton by Twilight

What: Shopping scavenger hunt will take place on Broughton Street where participating merchants will offcer special discounts. When: Oct. 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. Info: 441-6653 or Kelley@millionairewomensclub.com.

Charles Wadsworth & Friends

What: Chamber music at its finest. When: Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $35, $25 and $12.50. ONE Call: 525-5050

What: A biographical film about the life and times of Oscar Wilde. The film will be introduced by lit prof Frank Clancy, who will give his impression of Oscar Wilde doing his impression of Johnny Cash singing prison blues songs. When: Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU’s Gamble Hall, Room 114. Info: Frank Clancy at 921-5624 or clancyfr@mail.armstrong.edu.

AASU Day PERFORMANCE

What: 11th annual celebration features live music, food, rides, and games. When: Wed., Oct. 18, 11:50 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic campus. Cost: Free. Call: 927.5300. w

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Cultural Arts Theatre continues Six Degrees of Separation

Skidaway Marine Science Day

What: Remove English ivy and other non-native invasives. Bring gloves, pruners, toppers and pruning saws. Cotton work gloves, snacks, water and a T-shirt will be provided. When: Oct. 14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Where: Bacon Park Forest. Call: 233-8733 to register.

Savannah Sinfonietta Chamber Players Present The Spirit of England

Fri, oct 13 What: Based on real incidents, this play tells the story of a young con man who imposes himself upon the lives of a wealthy New York couple and pretends to be someone he’s not. When: Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Where: The Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Cost: $10 for the general public and $7 for seniors and students. Call: 651-6782 or 651-6783.



What: Georgia’s oldest school will celebrate its sesquicentennial with an open house. Tours and refreshments. When: Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. Where: Massie Heritage Center, 201 E. Gordon St. Cost: Free. Call: 201-5070.

Chocoholic Frolic

What: This dessert and beverage tasting event will feature desserts from 30 restaurants and caterers, plus cocktails and drinks. All proceeds benefit local breast cancer research. When: Oct. 12 from 5:308:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call: 644-7100.

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There must be

something in the water Is radioactivity from SRS threatening

the long-term health of the Savannah River?

Every morning an employee of the City of Savannah drives 75 miles upriver to a bridge on Highway 301 outside Sylvania, to catch a water sample of the Savannah River. The sample is brought back to the Savannah Water Treatment & Supply Plant where it is tested for elevated levels of radioactivity. Why do this? “That’s our early warning system,” says Willy Weil, an administrator at the water plant. Weil says their testing system would give Savannah about 90 hours to act before the contaminated water flows into the lower river basin where the city draws 35 million gallons a day to supply drinking water to Pooler, Port Wentworth and Effingham County. Why test for radioactivity? Savannah is 130 miles downstream of the Savannah River Site (SRS), a Department of Energy nuclear facility that manufactured almost half of the nuclear weapons built during the Cold War. A study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), a nuclear think tank, reports, “The Savannah River Site contains the largest amount of radioactivity in waste of any nuclear weapons site in the United States.” SRS records show leaks of radioactive material into the river beginning in 1960 when environmental monitoring first began. Radioactive leaks and intentional releases continue to this day. Downstream, at Savannah’s water treatment plant, raw river water is a yellowbrown before it is filtered and treated with chlorine. The “finished” water is as clear as a bottle of Evian. But looks can be deceiving. This crystal-clear water contains the same amount of radioactive material as the raw river water. Conventional treatment plants like Savannah’s simply can’t remediate radiation from the water. The most ubiquitous radioactive material in the river is called tritium, a low level radionuclide used as a yield booster in all U.S. nuclear warheads. Now it’s in the drinking water for 150,000 people in Georgia and South Carolina. This past year, smaller tritium leaks in other parts of the country has invoked outrage, fear and a second look at what constitutes a safe standard of radioactivity in drinking water. The director of the Water Treatment and Supply Plant, John Sawyer, says that under the new Coastal Water Plan, “Nobody is getting any additional groundwater” from the Floridan Aquifer, currently supplying water to the city of Savannah and Chatham County. But as the region grows, additional water will have to come from somewhere -- and that somewhere will be the Savannah River.

Do I drink the water?

Dr. Richard Lee, professor and radiation safety officer at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography says that there is absolutely no problem drinking tritium-laced water. “Of all the radioactive material, it is the least harmful,” he says. But he goes on to say that if you look into the history of how allowable levels of radioactive compounds in drinking water were set, “you’ll find that they were pretty arbitrary.” States like California are reexamining the EPA limit of allowable tritium in drinking water, which currently is 20,000 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of water. California set a public health goal of no more than 500 pCi/L (curies are a measure of radioactivity) of tritium in drinking water -- a level the state says can still cause one cancer per million of people exposed.

Environmental injustice-eating Savannah River fish

Photo of “Raw” and “Finished” beakers of water at the Savannah Water Treatment and Supply Plant laboratory.

Radioactive materials accumulate in the bodies of the river’s fish at a rate of 3,000 times of what is measured in the water. That means that the river’s subsistence fisherman, largely African Americans, are consuming up to four times more fish than the maximum set by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The radionuclides cesium and strontium-90 have been measured in Savannah River fish for decades, yet the African American community is largely uninformed of the risks. “We know that people are eating more fish than what is safe—people of color in particular,” said Rev. Charles Utley, the campaign director for Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League in Augusta. “People whose diets depend on river fish caught downstream of SRS need to be told about the risks of fish consumption. And DOE needs to act to reduce the pollution of the river.”


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A recent tritium leak at a California When we asked SRS if they would connuclear power plant caused the city of San sider that same limit, the answer was simply, Clemente to shut down a city well for fear “No.” of contamination. The SRS 2004 Environmental Report reAnother tritium leak discovered this veals that it would be next to impossible for year at a nuclear power plant in Braidthem to meet a 500 picocurie limit. In that wood, Ill., resulted in public outcry and year, SRS released 2,785 trillion picocuries three civil lawof tritium into suits. Tritium the Savannah contamination River by direct was found in release and one private well seepage from at levels well the ground. The below drinking year before that water standards, 4,319 trillion yet the Illinois picocuries were power company released. continues to In his resupply bottled port “Nuclear drinking water Dumps by the to two nearby Riverside,” communities Makhijani says and engage in that the DOE’s outreach and re“habit of operWilly Weil with tested water samples mediation plans. ating in secret The tritium outside of indeleaking into the ground at the Savannah pendent scrutiny,” is threatening the longRiver Site is three to four hundred times term health of the Savannah River. greater than the isolated leak in San CleIn a House Report Bill, Congress called mente, which was quickly pumped from the DOE’s current system of managing engroundwater beneath the power plant withvironmental, safety and health an “ad hoc out any contamination to the city’s water process; there is inadequate discipline.” The system. report goes on to say, “there is no agreement According to John Sawyer, Savannah on what it means to be safe.” River water averages 1000 picocuries of Harry Jue, Savannah’s director of Water tritium per liter of water -- five percent of and Sewer, agrees. He says that because of the EPA’s Maximum Contaminate level but the exemption from federal environmental twice the health goal set by California. laws, DOE sites are in general “some of the Dr. Lee, John Sawyer and most of the worst hazardous waste sites in the country nuclear industry agree that radiation from because people were sloppy.” manufactured tritium is a small portion The recent tritium leaks at nuclear power of a person’s overall radiation uptake. It is plants fall under the jurisdiction of the Nuoften likened to the “background” radiation clear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which -- or naturally occurring radiation -- that is finished a task force study on the recent unavoidable anywhere on earth. spate of leaks and is due out with recommendations any day. Scott Burnell, a public affairs officer at NRC, says the findings ‘Nonsense’ could lead to recommendations, which often But Dr. Arjun Makhijani, director of lead to tighter regulations. But, he says, NRC Institute for Energy and Environmental Rewouldn’t have any power to regulate SRS to search, calls this “nonsense” and “a bogus tighter standards. argument.” Because SRS is a Department of Energy Dr. Makhijani explains that naturally facility, it is not beholden to any other reguoccurring radiation doesn’t penetrate the latory agency. It is entirely self-regulated. human body like a glassful of consumed tricontinued on page  tiated water, which he says, “can cause damage inside cells and cross the placenta of a pregnant woman.” His study linking tritium exposure to miscarriages is due out in the coming months. Furthering his claims, the Argonne National Laboratory says, “tritium poses a health hazard only if it is taken into the body.” Studied effects of chronic low-level exposure to radiation include, cancer, genetic mutations and effects on fetuses. At the very least, the Savannah River Site should take the lead of Colorado, Makhijani says. The Department of Energy’s nuclear facility in Rocky Flats, Colo., agreed to a state regulation requiring cleanup if more than 500 picocuries of tritium is found in surface water.




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This self-regulation has netted the DOE fifteen spots, including the Savannah River Site, on the Superfund National Priority List. Tritium is by far the most abundant radioactive contaminate at SRS, but it is far from the most dangerous. There are 34 million gallons of highlevel radioactive waste stored in 49 underground tanks. Leaks have been discovered in one of the tanks, which the Secretary of Energy calls The view inside Savannah’s I&D water treatment plant a “symptom of a much larger problem.” This past year the Defense Nuclear Safety Postscript Board reported multiple leaks, drill failures, The morning I was at the Savannah waviolations and procedure errors at Savanter plant, it was a bright late summer day. A nah River Site. Among the stated concerns deep well with a tile mosaic bottom in the were “lack of knowledge,” “miscommuimage of the Savannah crest was filled with a nication,” “inadequate procedures,” and column of finished Savannah River water as “misunderstandings.” clear as vodka. The management of Savannah River Site “It’s good water,” says Weil. is contracted to Westinghouse. In January of Before I left I poured myself a tall glass this year, the DOE levied a $300,000 fee reand drank it before heading back outside. w duction at Westinghouse for “unsatisfactory performance.” Stacey Kronquest is a local freelance writWestinghouse will be managing the reer. To comment, e-mail us at moval of the high level nuclear waste from letters@connectsavannah.com the leaking tanks and John Sawyer wonders if that poses a threat. “Do you wait for another 20, 30, 40, 50 years to develop some Other sources of way to handle this, and let it leak, or do you radioactivity in fix it? And who do you believe?” Sawyer says “I’m not taking anybody’s Savannah River side, but it just seems like common sense to According to Savannah me to get as much of that stuff out of there River Site reports, measured as you can get out of there. Now.” tritium concentrations at River Since the DOE did not renew a grant Mile 118.8, totaled 3,630 cuthat provided funding to the Georgia Enviries or 3,630 trillion picocuries ronmental Protection Department for rain 2004. Savannah River Site dionuclide testing in the river, monitoring of says that 1,200 curies of the daily radioactivity levels in drinking water contamination originate from falls largely on the Savannah Water TreatGeorgia Power Company’s ment Plant. Vogtle nuclear power plant. If a large radioactive leak were to occur, Weil says the plant would shut down or issue a “Don’t drink the water” public warning.

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the U.S. must stabilize emissions that cause It wasn’t just our imagination. it within the next 10 years. The next step The summer of 2006 really was hot. But is would be to reduce the emissions by 80 perthat cause for concern? cent, an endeavor that is expected to take According to Environment Georgia, nearly 50 years. home to Georgia PIRG’s environmental The State Climate Act, introduced by work, it very well may be. The average temRep. Henry Waxman of California, would perature in Savannah is up since 2000, and harness clean energy solutions and reduce that is part of a broader trend of rising temU.S. global warming emissions by 15 percent peratures throughout the state. by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Baskin says “Global warming is happening,” says the legislation is the long-term solution to Shawna Baskin of Environment Georgia. global warming. “Temperatures will continue to rise unless Ways in which ordinary citizens can help we quickly and significantly reduce global include making homes, cars and businesswarming pollution from power plants, cars es more efficient, using renewable energy and SUVs.” sources and choosing alternatives to driving. It’s not just Georgia that’s being affected. These steps plus limits on global warming According to the National Climatic Data emissions would slow the global warmCenter, the first seven months ing process dramatically, Baskin of 2006 were the warmest says. of any year on record David Kyler, directhroughout the Unittor of the Center for ed States. a Sustainable Coast, Environment says rising sea levels Georgia decided endanger coastal to conduct tests regions that are at to see how the risk due to coastal recent rise in erosion. He says temperatures the Southeast has compares with • More than 2,300 daily temperature reby far the most temperatures cords were broken in July 2006. property under over the past 30 • This was not an anomaly, but rather inthreat than other years. Researchdicates a broader trend toward rising tempercoastal regions in the ers analyzed data atures and extreme weather caused by global Northeast, Gulf, South from 255 weather warming. Pacific and North Pastations in all 50 •The 10 warmest years on record all have cific -- a lot more. The states and Washington, D.C. for the occurred since 1990. The warmest year of all Southeast has 50 perwas 2005. Will 2006 top it? So far, the first cent more coastline eroyears 2000-2005 seven months of the year were the warmed sion than the other four and the first six January-July on record. regions combined. months of 2006. • Most scientists believe that global warmThat results in an The results were ing is caused by human activity, such as the average annual casuthen compared to burning of fossil fuels, which releases carbon alty loss of $30 million data from 1971 dioxide that traps radiation. to property owners on through 2000. • The U.S. emits far more carbon dioxide the Atlantic coast, yet From 2000 to than any other nation on earth, mostly from shoreline development 2005, the average electric power plants and passenger vehicles. continues. “One in four temperature was • The amount of emissions generated in shoreline homes will be above normal at the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1960. claimed by erosion in 95 percent of the the next 60 years,” Kyler locations. Even the says. nights are getting If trends continue, more than 1 milwarmer, with the average nighttime low lion people will live in a six-county area, at temperature above normal at 92 percent of a time when the frequency and severity of the testing locations. coastal storms is expected to increase. “Two or three degrees may not seem Kyler supports the development of ethalike much, but just like in people, a small, nol and development of green energy sourcrelatively rapid temperature rise can have es, including wind, solar and tidal sources. serious consequences,” Baskin says. “The Power plants not only cause emissions, they good news is that we already have the tools squander water, he says. to substantially reduce global warming pol“Power plans also cause mercury pollulution, we just have to put the solutions to tion,” he says. “Georgia has seven times the work.” rate of mercury that is considered safe. We Numerous studies already indicate that simply must make better choices.” w sea levels are rising, Baskin says. Because of the rise in temperatures, hurricanes are To comment e-mail us at becoming more powerful and ice and snow letters@connectsavannah.com cover at the planet’s poles is declining. To counter global warming, Baskin says

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October 13th, 14th & 15th Friday, October 13th

Folkfest in City Market • 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Hank Weisman, Bill Schumann, Dominique & Jean-Paul Carton, Chris Desa, Judy & Bob Williams, Melanie Mirande, Old Dogs-New Tricks - “Noteworthy Art” Auction (part 1) - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 14th

Youth Song Writing Competition • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Finals for teens writing original folk music. Winners divide $1,000 in prizes from event sponsor, Annie's Guitars and Drums, Jenkins Hall at Armstrong Atlantic State University

Old Time Country Dance • 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Contra dancing, circles, reels, squares and waltzes with the Notorious string band. Notre Dame Academy Gym, 1709 Bull Street

Sunday, October 15th

Concert at the Roundhouse • 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Norman and Nancy Blake, Guy Davis, Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry, Notorious, and winner of the Youth Songwriting Competition. “Noteworthy Art” Auction (part 2) - 3:30 p.m.

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Word to the military wives

Editor, I was interested in your interview with Sgt. Kevin Benderman, who says he is a conscientious objector to the war in Iraq, but who has been denied that status by the military (“Objector,” by Jim Morekis, Sept. 27). It should be obvious that a person who no longer believes in what he is doing would not be the right person to continue in any career. It is interesting that an administration that places so much emphasis on morality and the religious beliefs of the president would deny that right to others. What ever happened to free will, which is supposed to come from God? Sixteen government security agencies, in a recently declassified report, have said that the war in Iraq has caused the threat of Islamic extremists to spread, both in numbers and in geography, and breeds a resentment that will only get worse before it gets better. The President has replied that his critics are naive and mistaken. However, I am puzzled by your description of brave Monica Benderman as “far from the usual image of a docile, sheltered and long-suffering military wife, she exhibits a quick, articulate wit and shows a deep understanding not only of her husband but of the world at large and how it works.” HUH? Most military wives would not speak out publicly against the government unless their husbands chose to do so. Like them, they would stoically say, “Well, this is what I signed up for; the bad stuff goes with the territory.” Thus, their public attitude comes not from a lack of understanding of the circumstances, but of loyalty to their husbands. It is scarcely “sheltered” to live with the knowledge that every time one sees their husband leave may be the last. It takes a va-

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servatives and liberals, how the policies of the current administration affects them. Here are just a few of the answers: • Highest gasoline prices in history until just recently • Family member killed in Iraq • Illegal immigration has increased • Increase in reliIt is interesting that an gious fanaticism and rejection of scientific administration that and medical advances places so much em• Student cadets activated and called phasis on morality to war in the middle of the semester and the religious be• Lost job due to liefs of the president cutbacks • Lost medical would deny that right insurance to others. What ever • Greatly ininsurhappened to free will, creased ance premiums & which is supposed to deductibles • Deep cuts in come from God? Medicare and Medicaid for children • Greater workload due to workforce cutbacks • Higher property taxes resulting from federal income tax cuts • Inability to sell property due to high interest rates • Postponed retirement due to increased cost of living Don’t reward bad leaders • Small business failed due to high enEditor, ergy costs Many of us have been too busy mak• Family members have assignments ing ends meet to dwell on what goes on in extended in Iraq beyond release dates Washington, D.C., or across the pond until • Reduced hours federal offices are it directly impacts us. But we are making open to serve the public the connections now! • Increased response time from federal I recently asked some friends, both conagencies riety of skills to manage a household in the absence of the husband and father, to clear out a house and move to another duty station and get settled there after he has gone ahead to secure new quarters, to manage the schedules and schooling of several children alone, and yet be cheerful, loving, and a source of support for all. The image of which you speak comes from bad novels of the 1930s, of bored wives sitting around a bridge table, and leaving monogrammed calling cards on a silver platter at required social calls. But civilian wives were also more sheltered at that time. Now, many military wives are also trying to juggle their own work schedules as well, either to keep current in their chosen careers, or out of necessity. Still others are also in the military. They certainly do not lack a “quick, articulate wit” in private; some days it is the only thing that keeps them going. Margaret W. DeBolt

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• Closing of many federal parks, campgrounds, beaches, and picnic areas • Cutbacks in domestic programs has led to greater crime • Cuts in Pell Grants and increased student loan rates • Emphasis on test scores rather than real learning in schools • Increased strain on teachers and students due to No Child Left Behind Act • Impoverishment of local schools • Long lines to get through airport security • Searched and treated like a criminal for having fingernail clippers in purse at airport • Increased mining, logging and drilling on public lands near home • Cuts in scientific research and environmental monitoring • Everything cost more due to increased fuel prices and interest rates • Administration reneged on Japanese/ US agreements creating animosity in country and costing business contracts • Travel to other countries is dangerous for Americans as a result of this administration’s actions • Disregard for civil rights in this country • Climate of intolerance and fear created, “us vs. them” pervades conversations about immigration, war, diversity or other social/political issues THINK. Don’t reward people who delivered this government to us. We deserve and can do better. Rachel G. Schneider


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Time to start over

The more things change in Savannah, the more they seem to stay the same. Had enough yet? For people choosing a place to live -or even making the decision to remain in Savannah -- the area’s racial harmony or evolution would not be among the top three things on the list. Yes, thanks to the late W.W. Law and others, Savannah escaped the damaging race riots of the ‘60s. There were no grandiose marches or burnings. There was no destruction of property. But except for some federally induced changes in school integration and more legal restrictions against redlining in property sales, attitudes toward -- and by -- people of the darker persuasion seem to have changed little since the ‘50s. It’s true that there are more opportunities for middle class African Americans in larger cities such as Atlanta and others, so why would children of black middle class families -- or white, for that matter -- remain in Savannah? But it’s also true -- and this is the sad and rarely mentioned part -- that very few people, black or white, in supervisory positions at places such as City Hall or the historically black college, Savannah State University, bother to buck the tide of old colonial racist attitudes. They treat the people they are supervising the same way -- or worse -- that they were treated 30 years ago. It’s almost as if they think, “If I had to endure this, they do, too.” They expect and/or ask for very little. And guess what? They -- and the rest of the city -- get very little back. Every time I stay away from Savannah and then return I am struck by two things: the realities, which are dire, and the possibilities, which are endless. While people who live in larger cities have the room to stratify and the luxury, if you can call it that, to “stick with their own kind,” most people in Savannah have to mix and match. It doesn’t take long for the pharmacist to remember your name. You can get a letter-to-the-editor published. You can drive somewhere without too many entry ramps or exit mistakes. You can go to an art opening and not be crushed by the crowd. While it’s hard for people in large cities to make a dent or to make their voice heard, it’s just the opposite in a place like Savannah. IF people care enough to speak up. IF people can embrace new ideas. IF people can let go of a little power. Would that we could line everyone up, like we did in gym class in elementary school, count off by numbers -- one, two, three, four -- and form new teams or new communities. Then we would have to throw away all the old barriers, the assumptions, the prejudices and start again. Now that would make a great reality show. w

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People can rave all they want about Savannah’s live oak trees, downtown squares, 19thcentury housing stock, dramatic tides, pleasant winter weather conditions and number of festivals, including the outstanding March music festival. And a lot of people do rave about those things. That’s why we’re riding a wave now. There’s great flux and great mix and great interest. But the end, it will be the people, not the beauty, who will take Savannah to the next level, the next tier. But do the old-timers, the Chamber of Commerce types, the sixth-generation families see this? Will they allow the new entrepreneurs, the artists, the people who think out of the box, the outsiders into the game? Will it happen before people get discouraged and leave? And what, pray tell, do they say to possible newbies about Savannah’s three big problems -- its school system, its crime, its racial disconnect? I’d love to be a fly on the wall or in their brains when and if they address those issues. I pity the families who move here with children accustomed to other educational systems. And yet -- and here’s the irony -- one can’t help but notice the lineup of people wanting a shot at the school board presidency. Can you believe this year’s collection? Former mayors, retiring education specialists, oil executives. They all want the job. What is that about? Only one will win, but where will the other candidates be after the election? Just once I’d like to see their self-proclaimed interest in schools and children sustained beyond the campaign. Just once I’d like to see the losing candidates take their enthusiasm, their ideas, their desire to contribute to a school board meeting when this year’s election is history. And what is there left to say about the city’s crime? The news is all crime all the time. But it’s not like they’re making any of it up, either. Five homicides in a week? The really creepy part of that is knowing each one of those corners where the bullets go flying. Yes, it’s a small city. But coordinates like that lodge in one’s mind. It’s one thing to take visitors to see the not-so-famous sights -- the location of Forrest Gump’s bench, a hidden and early Jewish cemetery, scenes from “The Book,” Bradley Lock and Key, the quirkiest store in America. But it’s quite another to pass the pay phone where a college art student was gunned down, the square where an 18-yearold was killed, the carwash where the recent calamitous and egregious police chase started.


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news|Blotter Police responded to a call at a local hotel in reference to a theft committed by an employee who was in custody. An officer spoke with the hotel manager, who said a hotel guest walked into her room to find a hotel employee with her purse in his hand. The guest asked the man for his name, and he gave it to her. When the officer spoke to the guest, she said she and her fiance had gone downstairs to check on some packages and she came back upstairs to the room because she had forgotten something. She said she opened the door and the employee immediately put the purse down on the TV stand. Some receipts fell out of the purse and onto the ground. She asked the man what he was doing, and he said, “Checking on things.” She asked his name as he tried to get past her out the door, and he gave her his first name. She confirmed this by seeing his name tag on his shirt and followed him out of the room and down the hall to the balcony area, where she told him to wait as she called for help. The suspect continued on to the other side of the hall, past the elevators and around the corner, out of sight. The woman told other employees in the lobby area what had happened. When the woman went back and checked her purse, she was missing $150 from a bank envelope, five $20 bills and one $50 bill. She said she had left a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door so no one would come in the room while she was gone. The officer spoke with the suspect, who identified himself. The officer asked the man if he had any cash on him, and the suspect produced a large quantity of cash, which he counted out, revealing $198. The denominations were eight $20 bills, six $5 bills and eight $1 bills. The officer asked the suspect where he had been, and he replied that he was in the hotel cafeteria. When asked if he had been in any rooms, the suspect replied that he hadn’t. He then said he went in rooms left open by the cleaning crew so he could get linens. The officer asked if he did or did not go into rooms, and the suspect said he did go into rooms, but not guests’ rooms. His story continually changed as to whether or not he went into rooms and if he did, which rooms he went into. The suspect was placed under arrest. The $198 found on him was logged into evidence. • A man was digging for the main power line at Dean Forest Road and Southbridge to connect on to. He said he was digging beyond the markings which were there to indicate where the power line would be located. During one of the up motions of the bucket, the power line was broken and the man decided it would be safer if he jumped from the equipment. During the jump down, he injured his knee and was trans-

from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

ported to a local hospital. An electric company representative was given a case report number card. • Police were called to an East Park Avenue address in reference to a disorderly person. On arrival, the officer met with a woman who said her boyfriend had pushed her down in the front yard. She was wearing clean white shorts and white socks with no signs of dirt from being pushed to the ground as she described. The woman showed the officer dirt on her hands that she said came from being pushed to the ground. She said her boyfriend went to his grandmother’s house after their fight. The officers located the boyfriend and asked him about the incident. He told them there had been a verbal argument over “Pampers for the baby,” and that his girlfriend had threatened to call the police. At that point, the boyfriend left. He told the officers, “Me and her have a history of this and the other police told me to leave whenever we started fighting.” • A Joel Court resident told police that her boyfriend had punched her in the face. An officer found the man walking on Titus Court in Hitch Village and interviewed him. He said his girlfriend was talking to her baby’s father on the phone and that upset him. He said he got up and told her it was over, that he was leaving because she was no good. The man said his girlfriend started hugging him and asking him to forgive her and said she would never talk to her baby’s father again. The man said he didn’t understand why his girlfriend had called the police. She said she had asked him to forgive her, but that he was so upset he pushed her and punched her in the face. The woman said she ran out of the house to call police. The officer noticed an open laceration above her left eyebrow, but she refused medical treatment. The man was placed under arrest and charged with battery. w

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of the Weird

Freedom on the March

by Chuck Shepherd

At the Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in England in July, Andrew Curzon was charged with wrongfully attempting to cash a neighbor’s pension-adjustment check, in the equivalent of about $220,000. The explanation by Curzon (who is a law student) is that he has “dyspraxia,” which renders him unable “to engage in logical thinking.”

Least Competent Criminals

(1) Bryan Sanderson was arrested minutes after allegedly committing his second bank robbery of the day in York County, Va., in September. Sanderson’s main misjudgment, according to police, was making his getaway both times in his company homeinspection van with “Sanderson Services” on the side. (2) More Anthrax Stupidity: New Yorkers Donald Ray Bilby, 30, in July, and Abdullah Date, 18, in August, were, respectively, convicted and arrested for sending anthrax threats to authorities in envelopes that each contained their correct return addresses. (Date allegedly also included a taunting note reading, “Catch me if you can.”)

Recurring Themes

Urinating continues to be a dangerous activity (even fatal, over the years, among several men who had stopped on the side of the road at night to answer nature’s call and fallen down slopes to their deaths, as News of the Weird has reported). In July, an Australian man, looking for a place to relieve himself near the Commercial Drive SkyTrain station in East Vancouver, British Columbia, fell about 100 feet into a ravine, but tree branches broke his fall, and he survived. And Jerry Mersereau, 23, after camping in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, filed a lawsuit against the federal government in August for injuries he suffered after wandering off a cliff at night while searching for a place to relieve himself.

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Eighty such themes have occurred so frequently that they have been “retired from circulation” since News of the Weird began publishing in 1988, and here is a final selection from the list: Increasingly, parents are leaving their infants in hot cars while they’re out shopping or drinking. Toddlers not even big enough to see over the steering wheel grab car keys and drive off a surprising distance without doing too much damage. Prosecutors and drunk-driving counselors are increasingly, themselves, found behind the wheel, inebriated. Elderly motorists from time to time make a wrong turn and don’t think to stop and ask directions until they’re hundreds of miles from home. All used to be novel at one point, but today are No Longer Weird. Thanks This Week to Jan Wolitzky, Tom Barker, David Gregory, John Thomasson, Shirley Peters, Edward Rossi, Earle Norris, Steve Dunn, Michael Curtright, Skip Munger, Essie Beck, and Mike Derrickson, and to the News of the Weird Editorial Advisors. w

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In the midst of violence and despair in Baghdad, at least two institutions are working smoothly, according to September stories in, respectively, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. “Iraq Star,” an “American Idol”-type reality TV show, attracted 10,000 contestants for 45 slots in filming at the downtown Baghdad HoIronies tel, and will be shown locally and around U.S. Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio agreed to the Arab world. Other reality-style shows plead guilty in September to corruption are in the works. Second, the almost 3,500 charges stemming from investigations of the Baghdad traffic officers still command high disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and respect despite the city’s other problems. even though Ney faces as much as 27 Said an engineer, “The traffic law is months in prison, he will still be the only thing nowadays that funceligible for a congressional pension tions correctly.” In fact, the Web site Wherever you (based on 12 years’ service) when of the Shi’ite Grand Ayatollah Ali algo, there you he gets out. Earlier this year, ConSistani contains a query whether it gress passed a corruption-reform are is permissible, even when a driver bill, which Ney enthusiastically has the street all to himself, to supported, which would have violate traffic laws; the ayatollah’s caused a congressman in Ney’s answer is no. position to forfeit his pension, but the bill has been stalled in a HouseCompelling Senate conference and was not enactExplanations ed before Ney’s plea was accepted. The 30-year-old traditional fesMore Ironies: (1) WEWS-TV in tival of eel-”bowling” in the fishing Cleveland reported in August that village of Lyme Regis, England, was the pregnancy rate among girls at canceled in July after complaints Timken High School in Canton, Ohio, from an animal rights activist that it was 13 percent, despite the fact that the was disrespectful to eels. In the ritual, teams school’s athletic teams are known as the of anglers stand on platforms and swing a Trojans. (2) Police Chief Michael Chitwood giant (but dead) conger eel, attached to the of Daytona Beach, Fla., reported that his ceiling, to see who will be the last person house was burglarized in August during the standing. Said a spokesman for the charitime he was speaking to a Neighborhood table event, which raises money for lifeboat Watch group on crime prevention. (3) In crews, “But it’s a dead conger, for Pete’s sake. August, Kosco, a police dog assigned to the I shouldn’t think the conger could care one Watertown, N.Y., force, was the first cop on way or another.” the scene to bring down Mark A. Adams, Leon Howard Matter was arrested in 22, who had eluded officers for seven hours Sandusky, Ohio, in August for sending a letafter violating probation for cruelty to his ter containing “anthrax” (though it turned pet dog. out to be harmless powder) to the local FBI office. He told agents the reason he did it Charmers was because he was facing earlier child porIn Tacoma, Wash., in September, a nography charges and didn’t want to go to smirking Ulysses Hardy III, 24, pleaded prison for that because he’d get beaten up. guilty to three aggravated murders, laughed Threatening the FBI, he reasoned, has a betat the victims’ families in court, and told ter cachet. them to “get over it” and that “(p)ain is part Lame: After police found 638 marijuana of life.” Hardy said there are two kinds of plants in a Hastings, England, warehouse people, “us and them, predators and prey,” rented by David Churchward in Septemand that he’s “damn sure not prey.” “(I) did ber, he said he was forced to grow the plants what I did. And that’s not going to change.” (which would make more than 280,000 marA week earlier in Norristown, Pa., Janeske ijuana cigarettes) to help his wife, because Vargas, 35, was sentenced to life in prison she has difficulty sleeping. And Reuters refor setting a friend on fire with vodka and ported in September that a farm woman in nail polish remover, but said she had nothLobez, Poland, who had been charged with ing to say in court to her friend’s family. growing marijuana, said she was forced to “No, why should I? ... They’ll get over it.” because her cow had been acting “skittish and unruly” until she put cannabis in the Fetishes on Parade feed. In an August rafting tournament on the Vuoksa River near St. Petersburg, RusEspecially Lame sia, which used only inflatable dolls of the At the York Crown Court in England in kind typically sold in adult boutiques, Igor September, Antonia Pearson-Gaballonie, 36, Osipov, 40, was disqualified upon finishwas convicted of having enslaved a 26-yearing the race when (according to a report by old housekeeper from 1997 to 2005 despite Moscow News) observers “saw signs of reher defense that the woman had actually cent sexual activity on (Osipov)’s doll.” been earning the equivalent of about $55 a week during that time and that all she had to have done was ask for it, but she never did.

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news|Earthweek

by Steve Newman

Long-Haul Waves

A violent storm churning the Gulf of Alaska last October appears to have produced large waves that broke apart a huge iceberg off Antarctica six days later, according to researchers. Douglas MacAyeal of the University of Chicago and Emile Okal at Northwestern University wrote in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that the wave traveled 8,300 miles, eventually destroying iceberg B15A. Seismic records from instruments placed on the iceberg showed that even though it was a clear and calm day, B15A had been moving up and down and from side to side when it broke up. The researchers determined that a storm more than 8,000 miles away generated the waves responsible for the breakup. Weather records pointed to the storm off Alaska as the most likely source.

Anchovy Beaching

Millions of anchovies died along a stretch of coastline in northern Spain after an unexplained mass beaching. All of the dead fish were said to be young, and scientists believe they may have been driven into Colunga beach, about 40 miles east of the port of Gijon, by predator fish. Other possible reasons given were atypical sea currents or unusually high water temperatures.

German Twister

A tornado ripped through a small German farming town, ripping roofs off at least 20 buildings and injuring two people, one seriously. The twister cut a path through Quirla, about 40 miles southwest of Leipzig, just before 2 a.m. local time. Trees downed by

perished in the Philippines, where high winds blacked out much of Luzon Island. Approximately 63 others were killed when the storm barreled into Vietnam. • Tropical Storm Bebinca formed to the east of the Philippines, then drifted slowly to the northeast without affecting any land areas. Tropical storm Rumbia formed over open waters to the east of Bebinca. • Hurricane Isaac weakened to tropical storm force before clipping the southeast tip of Newfoundland.

the whirlwind fell on cars and power lines.

Earthquakes

The stronger of two moderate earthquakes that rocked the island of Trinidad killed one man and caused one home to collapse. The quake was also felt widely across neighboring parts of Venezuela. • The third moderate tremor to strike northeastern Maine in the past few weeks produced no damage on the surface but caused underground water levels to drop more than 2.5 feet. The U.S. Geological Survey warned that users of well water could notice cloudy water and a drop in the amount of available water. • Earth movements were also felt in southern Peru, the Kuril Islands and Vanuatu.

Volcanic Rebuilding

Washington state’s Mount St. Helens appears to be calming down after two years in which the volcano spewed tons of rock into the crater left by its deadly blast of 1980. A rapid succession of seismic rumblings began

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on Sept. 23, 2004, followed a week later by a plume of ash and steam. Geologists say the mountain has been in a rebuilding phase since then, but the rate at which the mountain has been expelling magma appears to be slowing down.

Nigeria Flood Disaster

A dam collapse caused by torrential rainfall in northern Nigeria left 1,000 families homeless, but about 40 people feared swept to their death were later found alive downstream. “It was the heaviest downpour recorded here ... accompanied by strong wind that caused the dam to burst,” said state official Ibrahim BirninMagaji. He said the flash flood near Gusau had the appearance of a tsunami when it struck.

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Savannah Danse Theatre’s Roxanne Dickinson accompanied by the Equinox Jazz Orchestra during ‘The Girl from Ipanema,’ part of the ‘Take Five’ performance Friday night at the Lucas.

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Johnny depp wasn’t there: The Tybee Pirate Festival flew the black flag all weekend. Clockwise from right: Kris Broughton & Sheila Burks; Wade Finch, Kristen Caron, ‘Pirate Bob’ and ‘Captain Hook’; Atlanta Parrot Club (Michael Eagleson, Kathy and Frank McInvale, Susan and Joel Oates; Liam O’Sullivan, right, swordfights with Jacob Sutton

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art is food for the soul: Diana Hess eats rice off the ground during a performance art exhibit at DesotoRow Gallery as part of Starland’s monthly First Friday event.


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Patrol

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‘Forgotten’ -- Photography exhibition by SCAD alumnus Dennis Burnett Oct. 6–Nov. 1, at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. “Forgotten� contains images of quiet still-lifes and abandoned homes that illustrate the devastating aftermath of Katrina.

Iocovozzi Fine Art hosts a reception Friday for a show by Marcus Kenney & Julio Garcia

‘icon sumer’ -- Patrick McGrath MuĂąiz, SCAD MFA candidate, presents his thesis exhibition: icon-sumer Oct. 19–Nov. 4 at Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St. Free and open to the public. Explores the relationship between traditional Christian icons and our modern consumerist society. ‘A Closer Look: Four Churches and a Synagogue’; ‘Turnings in Native Wood’ -- Photography by Tim Coy and woodturning by Dicky Stone through Dec. 30 at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St. Coy’s color digital

photographs depict interior and exterior details of five historic houses of worship in downtown Savannah—St. John’s Episcopal Church, Temple Mickve Israel, Christ Church (Episcopal), Independent Presbyterian Church, and First African Baptist Church. Stone uses naturally felled indigenous woods such as maple, cherry, and oak in his finely turned functional and decorative pieces. All works for sale. A portion of proceeds benefits Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy, Inc.

Marcus Kenney & Julio Garcia -- Iocovozzi Fine Art presents this show by eclectic artist Kenney and printmaker Garcia, both SCAD graduates. Artist reception Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at 1 W. Jones St.

Sculpture by Judy Mooney is among the work featured at the JEA this month; other artists are Sandy Branam & Lilli Fayaz

Trunk Show -- Two Pale Josephines hosts a trunk show for designer Shannon Mulkey of Patina Saturday, Oct, 14 at Two Pale Josephines, 416 W. Broughton St., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. ‘Islam in Belief and Practice’ -- Exhibit at Georgia Southerm Museum features authentic clothing, prayer rugs and religious artifacts and addresses the origin of the Qur’an, common beliefs shared by Muslims, the significance of Ramadan, the role of women, the meanings of jihad, and the goals of extremist factions. On display through Dec. 31. Free admission for the

Museum, which is in the Rosenwald Building on Southern Drive. 9-5 M-F and 2-5 Saturday and Sunday. ‘Homeland Insecurity’s Plan for Lazaretto Creek’ -- Photos by Roger Surprenant are on display at Angel’s BBQ thru November. Angel’s is on Oglethorpe Lane between Bull & Whitaker. Horne & Thistle Open House -- Oct. 14 at Horne & Thistle Gallery, 424 E Oglethorpe Ave. Artists include John Hillenbrand, Susanne Jackson, Harry DeLorme, Taeusz Strzepek.

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‘Peace of Mind’ -- Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative shows new works on Peace by Tony Coombs thru October. Starfish Café on 719 East Broad St.

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Margaret Brennan, Sept. 1–Oct. 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

‘Lifescapes 2006’ -- Recent resin paintings by Scott Griffin, Sept. 28- Oct. 19. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street.

Whitney Gallery -- New artists Carrie Christian, Melody Postma, Chris Revelle, Gerome Temple and Ben Ward are showcased Sept.–Oct. at 415 Whitaker Street.

‘Aftermath’ -- Edna Dapo’s SCAD MFA solo thesis exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints. Thru Oct. 12 at the Alexander Annex Gallery, 668 Indian Street. Free and open to the public.

‘Linda Cohn was here’ -- Chicago native Linda Cohn will exhibit her works at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education) Sept. 5-Oct. 27. Admission is free. 9 West Henry St.

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JEA Artist of the Month -- The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., beginning Oct. 1 features works of Judy Mooney, Sandy Branam & Lilli Fayaz. Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: “Helen Levitt: Photographs from the Permanent Collection”; selections from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art; and “Myrtle Jones: A Tribute.” 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.

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by Robin Gunn

Poetry

Poet and fiction writer Starkey Flythe, Jr. once took a shower with Dan Rather… sort of. As managing editor for the Saturday Evening Post in the 1970’s, Flythe was part of the press entourage accompanying President Richard Nixon to Egypt. When the group was housed in an old army barracks in the Azores, Flythe crossed paths with the towelclad Rather in the shower room. The encounter is memorialized in Flythe’s poem “I once took a shower with Dan Rather.” The National Endowment for the Arts Fellow will appear in Savannah on Tuesday, Oct. 17, the first of a trio of poets featured in the Fall Poetry Series sponsored by the Poetry Society of Georgia and Southern Poetry Review. Flythe’s poetry draws from an eclectic array of his life experiences--service in the Army in Africa, working as an editor for two national magazines, and as a writer of fiction

Poetry is not dead! and poetry. Like the shower episode, many specific events become the origins for broader observations. “Poetry gets shifted off to being a frill of the intelligentsia now,” says Flythe, “yet it’s all around us. We hear it in ad jingles and greeting cards.” One piece, titled, “The light, driving home, dusk along alternate highway 41 after hearing a friend, much touted, give a rotten reading” becomes a timeless observation on winter, light, and “the place we are going.” A student of the classics, Flythe encourages writers to “ground ourselves in the early poets—Shakespeare, John Dunne, Shelley, Keats—those people have never been surpassed,” he says. In studying the greats, contemporary writers can “mold ourselves into various forms. I think it helps to stretch us. As they say, ‘it broadens the mind by narrowing it.’” Flythe says many of his poems feature “various writers who are part of the canon of our literature. I talk a little bit about of the lives of these people. How they are a little different than what we read about in

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literature.” His poem, “From our hotel room” was published in last year’s Southern Poetry Review, the national poetry journal housed at Armstrong Atlantic State University. “What I like about the poem is its combination of serious and sass,” says Tony Morris, managing editor for Southern Poetry Review and organizer of the Fall Poetry Series. ”There’s a sense of humor in it but also a dialectic going on between history and man and nature.” The Fall Poetry Series is intended to galvanize Savannah’s poetry community. Editors at the journal think that both Flythe’s writing and presentation style will move that goal forward. “He’ll bring to the reading a personal sense and personality that will be fun and entertaining and witty, and yet serious at the same time,” says Morris. Flythe will read from his two poetry books, Paying the Anesthesiologist and They Say Dancing, as well as from a recently completed collection that he’s shopping for publication. Brigitte Byrd, a Parisian-born poet living in the U.S. since 1988, and James Kimbrell,

a native of Jackson, Mississippi who directs the creative writing program at Florida State, will round out the fall series with separate readings in November and December. The poetry series is the first joint project of the two longtime poetry organizations based in Savannah. The Poetry Society of Georgia has sponsored poetry prizes and literary events since its inception in the early 1900’s, yet has been faced in recent years with a dwindling active membership, according to Karl Harris, a board member and past president. “It’s an aging society but young in spirit,” says Harris. “We’re trying to create a resurgence with this collaboration with Southern Poetry Review. Over the years the Poetry Society has occasionally had poets of some note, but a series is new for us.” w Starkey Flythe, Jr. will appear Tues., Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn Extension, adjacent to the Armstrong Atlantic Campus. Free. Flythe’s poetry books will be available for sale. Call Tony Morris, Southern Poetry Review, for more information: 921-5568.


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Separate but together Cultural Arts Theatre successfully navigates the deceptively demanding Six Degrees of Separation

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Like many hit plays, Six Degrees ready to stretch out and I look forward to of Separation is set among Manhattan’s elite. seeing him do so in future roles. However, this multifaceted gem by John Charismatic and handsome, with a winGuare -- who also wrote the screenplay for ning smile, Barry Kennedy is the perfect the 1993 film -- really has more in common physical fit for the role of Paul. Kennedy with Shakespeare than with Neil Simon. brings a fierce concentration to this deAs with the Bard’s work, much of Six manding part, which has not only a hell of a Degrees consists of loftily written solilolot of lines but the vast majority of the fullquies delivered directly to the audience. on soliloquies. And though Shakespeare wrote in iambic Indeed, at times he shows too much conpentameter and Guare uses something apcentration. While Kennedy knows his lines proaching blank verse, make no mistake: inside and out, never dropping so much Both men reach for something more tranas a single word or cue, my advice is: Slow scendent than mere entertainment. down. Savor these words and let some space Unlike the Bard, however, who had to come between them, because it’s not often grab his boisterous Elizabethan audiencyou’ll have the privilege of delivering lines es immediately, of such haunting, Guare’s mastery is stark beauty. Trust subtle. Like a good The energy level really rises me -- the audience boxer, Guare takes won’t mind. when the rest of the his time, circling While there the audience, pepare some striking ensemble takes the stage. pering it with jab scenes involving after jab, landing the strange trianthe knockout blow gle of Flan, Ouisa only when he sees the perfect opening. and Paul, the energy level really rises when While at times -- most notably during the rest of the ensemble takes the stage. the rushed first act -- Cultural Arts TheThey’re all wonderful, but I’ll just mention atre fails to fully employ the pugilist’s art in that Pepi Streiff and Phillip Webber make its current run of Six Degrees, overall this a daffy and delightful couple as the Flanproduction is a heartfelt homage to the inti- ders’ society friends Kitty and Larken. Allen mate beauty of small-venue theatre. DirecLanders couldn’t be better as a quick-witted tor D.J. Queenan’s obvious fondness for the but vaguely clueless South African entreprematerial has spread to the entire cast, who neur. And Spencer Tootle and Hai Dang are display not only a well-oiled work ethic but laugh-out-loud hilarious as the Kittredge’s a charming camaderie offstage as well as on. moody and attention-starved children. A brief synopsis for those just emergAfter seeing beyond a shadow of a doubt ing from under a rock or those who think that director D. J. Queenan knows how to Six Degrees of Separation has something to do musicals, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see do with Kevin Bacon: Based on a true story, if he exhibits a similar mastery with straight the play is about a young black man, Paul drama. The verdict is in. This is a director (Barry Kennedy), who ingratiates himself with complete vision, from set to costume with a rich white liberal couple, Flan and to casting to blocking to character. Louisa “Ouisa” Kittredge (Mark Rand and And it’s a literal vision. It’s hard to deGrace Diaz Tootle) by claiming he’s Sidney scribe, but Queenan seems to see everyPoitier’s son. He’s not. Insightful observathing, including words, as images. His tions and life-changing epiphanies ensue. sensitivity to the material -- his eye for There are only so many superlatives one beauty of all types -- reveals itself not only can write about Grace Diaz Tootle before in the big picture, but the small things as it all sounds alike, but I have to say this is well, from the whimsical (and musical!) the most mature and striking performance opening sequence to the visual impact of I’ve seen in the many years I’ve enjoyed her the scenes where characters have phone work. A lesser actress would focus on Louconversations -- without phones. isa’s more loopy, comedic aspects and miss But most relevant to the audience, the full measure of her tormented, sexualQueenan has obviously inspired a great deal but-not-sexual, selfish-but-selfless attracof respect from these actors, who respond tion to the young Paul. At every fork in the by giving a focused, thoughtful, and most of road, Diaz Tootle avoids the easy cheap shot all joyous performance of what is in the fiand chooses instead to go deeper into this nal analysis some very difficult material. w conflicted, frustrating but ultimately attractive character. Cultural Arts Theatre performs Six Degrees Restrained yet approachable, Mark Rand of Separation Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. is perfectly cast as her husband, Flanders, a at the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. 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boundaries which in fact don’t exist.” Based on one of the Western While the progressive aspects of Arworld’s oldest and most cherished myths, thur are important, still more important Camelot still has the ability to inspire despite is the classic love triangle driving most of being nearly 50 years old. Camelot’s story arc. Written in 1960 by the legendary team “The reof Alan Jay Lerner and lationship Frederick Loewe, Camelot between initially opened to someGuinevere and what tepid box office. But Lancelot and when news got out that its effect on her President John F. Kenhusband Arnedy and his wife Jackie thur, all has to enjoyed listening to the do with basic Broadway soundtrack, buzz spread and it became a worldwide hit. From that point on, not only did the musical Top, Arthur with enter the pop culture panthe- Guinevere; at right, Arthur on, but its title became symwith Merlin bolic of a more positive and hopeful time in America. Terry Hanson, company manager for the production of Camelot coming to the human Johnny Mercer Theatre as part of the Broadconcepts way in Savannah series, says the success of of love the show is due not only to the evocative and trust and fidelity,” Hanson says. appeal of the King Arthur folktale, but the “Guinevere is found to be unfaithful and timelessness of the human stories it tells. is about to be burned at the stake. Mean“It’s not just about the Middle Ages, it’s while there’s a bastard son who wants to asabout today,” Hanson says. “There are many sume the throne. It’s a story with real drama. aspects of the story that resonate with conCertainly all that has an appeal no matter temporary life.” what’s going on in history.” For example, Hanson points to the egaliAnd how about songs like “I Wonder tarian reforms King Arthur makes -- includWhat the King is Doing Tonight” and “How ing the famous Round Table, which has no to Handle a Woman?” Oh, yeah, the music head -- to change the hidebound traditions -- people seem to like that as well. In an of British feudalism. age of Disneyfied musicals that seem more “King Arthur, even though he’s essendesigned to promote action figures or Nicktially a mythological character, has a concept elodeon shows, Camelot stands out for the of trial by jury, where people are judged warmth and vitality of its songs. impartially,” Hanson says. “He realizes, “Camelot is a traditional musical in the through Merlin, that war is a waste, because grand style, of a vintage everyone rememit’s almost always fought over boundaries -bers,” Hanson says. “It really helped set the

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stage for musicals in this country. Those great teams like Lerner and Loewe and Rodgers and Hammerstein -- those people knew how to make a story work by adding music. They were real craftsmen.” In roles first made famous by Richard Burton (as Arthur), Julie Andrews (Guinevere) and Robert Goulet (Lancelot), this production of Camelot features a fairly young cast, all of whom got the job after a series of auditions in New York. “We auditioned a couple hundred people for 21 roles,” says Hanson. “They all have varying backgrounds, with most being majors in theatre, with a lot of dance and acting training.” Currently the cast is traveling the country by bus in a grueling schedule. “The cast basically just gets to the hotel long enough to check in, take a shower and do soundcheck, then get some dinner before the show,” Hanson says. “Then we sleep until we leave the next morning.” Hanson says while younger actors tend to hold up better on these types of traveling shows, “I once toured with the cast of 1776, and they had an average age of over 50. There was less sickness and more stamina on that tour than on any other I’ve been on. Sometimes those stereotypes about age aren’t always true. A cast with more experience will also have more experience in taking care of themselves.” w

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It’s on: Music Festival announces full schedule

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Georgia musician,� Gibson said in introducing the 38year-old artist. Accompanied by an ensemble that included Ben Tucker on bass, Printup then worked his signature magic -- bending notes on his horn like it was a guitar, and closing with a soulful “Georgia On My Mind� that went off, as great jazz does, in some unexpected musical directions. Rumor has it that there are still a few shows left to be announced for whom contracts, scheduling and Marcus Printup & Co. at the Jepson other assorted details simply could not be worked out in work still.� time to make it into the festival’s initial 28The gregarious Williford admitted that page, full-color brochure that many of you “One of the hardest things is the fact that I have likely already spied around town. know what’s coming -- but I have to be quiet Those few bookings will likely be anabout it.� nounced in the coming days and weeks, but Performing at the Jepson gala was Maras for the rest of the festival, it’s pretty much cus Printup, Georgia native and featured cast in stone at this point. trumpeter with the Jazz Center at Lincoln So, of the 99 percent worth of the 2007 Center Orchestra, which performs with Savannah Music Festival which has not only Wynton Marsalis at the Johnny Mercer Thebeen announced, but for which tickets are atre March 24. already on sale as of now, what exactly is “Since we first talked to him he’s actually worth seeing? moved back to Georgia -- so we’ve got a new

The simplest answer is also the most honest: all of it. Musical taste is one of the most subjective components of an individual’s personality, and it goes without saying that what floats one’s boat can usually be counted on to sink another’s, when you’re talking about the artists who make up this festival, you’re talking about creative talents that have reached a certain level of critical acclaim. At that level, taste and preference aside, it’s all damn good and worthy of the public’s support. Let’s be honest here. Even when it comes to the younger featured acts who are perceived as being on their way up (rather than perched comfortably upon a career peak), it’s a pretty easy sell. You’ll not find a single clunker in this event’s lineup. As was the case last year, ticket prices for most major events are now —thankfully— tiered (meaning they’re staggered according to the ticket holder’s proximity to the stage). That development, perhaps more than anything, seemed to contribute to the growth of last year’s festival. It brought attendance at some of the biggest and most desirable shows offered within reach of most anyone with a strong will to catch a particular performance. continued on page 22

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Last Friday at 10 a.m., a revamped Savannah Music Festival website began online ticket sales for the March 15April 1, 2007, event. Without getting into particulars, let’s just say the box office was boffo. As your friendly neighborhood music journalism professionals, we encourage you to secure your tickets as early as you can, while you can. The evening prior to ticket sales going live on the internet, the Jepson Center hosted a gala unveiling of the festival’s schedule. While word had leaked out of several of the performers of note, the grand announcement event at the Jepson did throw the assembled crowd a few curveballs. “I do have one surprise to announce tonight,� said Executive Director Rob Gibson. “The great Al Jarreau will be performing at the Festival.� After the oohs and aahs subsided, Gibson laughed and said, “I just confirmed it thirty minutes before I got here tonight.� The Jarreau concert will be Thursday, March 15, in the Trustees Theatre. Introducing Gibson at the event was Hart Williford, chairman of the Festival board of directors. “One of my greatest journeys in life has been to be a part of this Festival,� Williford said. “We’ve gone from being a good organization to a great one. But there’s still a lot of


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Furthermore, in addition to the ability for financially secure concertgoers to purchase a special $1,300 pass that gets them one ticket to every single show in the entire festival, those of us with average (or below average) incomes can still benefit from several different discounts. Students under 25, senior citizens over 65, and employees of corporate sponsors of the festival are all eligible for reduced rates. Better still, anyone buying tickets to four or more events at the same time receives a 10 percent discount. The brochure kicks off with a bang, opening with Jazz Now & Forever. This trio of theatre shows includes guitarist, vocalist and band leader John Pizzarelli with the New York All-Star Big Band, a fifteen-piece group offering standards and sultry ballads a la Sinatra or Nat King Cole. Opening act for this gig will be the Savannah Music Festival’s High School Honor Jazz band, made up of some of the city’s most promising young musicians. Also in this series, the first-ever pairing of famed jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and fiery blues guitarist and singer Susan Tedeschi, and —in a show that’ll likely be the first to sell out— The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of the Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Now, it’s all well and good to see live jazz in a 1,000-seat-plus theatre setting, but some of the finest jazz moments in past Music Fests have taken place in the intimate, cabaret-style confines of SCAD’s approximately 300-seat Orleans Hall. The Savannah Jazz Party consists of three nights of up-close and personal shows: Piano Showdown, which brings together keyboardists Bob Seely, Marcus Roberts and Terry Waldo for an evening of boogie-woogie, stride, barrelhouse and blues styles; Le Jazz Hot, a revue of the masterful John Jorgenson Quintet (who recently enjoyed a rapturous reception at Randy Wood’s Concert Hall in Bloomingdale), clarinet great Kenny Davern, and guitar legends Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden and James Chirillo; and Swing Time, a summit meeting between trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, The Marcus Roberts Trio and Davern, Pizzarelli and Alden. Memorial Health’s Feel Better Series features sitar player Anoushka Shankar (daughter of the great Ravi) and her octet, Celtic

music and dance troupe Leahy, the BBC Folk Award-winning Irish ensemble Flook, and one of the world’s most notable flamenco companies, Noche Flamenco with Soledad Barrio. What else to name a classical music series that features L.A.’s choral ensemble Musica

Al Jarreau performs March 15 Angelica and Vienna’s Wiener Akademie Baroque Orchestra collaborating on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the Boston Camerata (the USA’s pre-eminent early music ensemble, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Spano? “With Passion and Spirit.” The festival’s Associate Artistic Director, violinist Daniel Hope, curates another series of one-time-only chamber music programs to be held in the Telfair Museum and Jepson Center for The Arts. Entitled sensations, it encompasses works by Beethoven, Dohnanyi, Profkofiev, Schubert, Bach and Vaughan Williams. Fans of solo vocalists would be wise to take note of the Singular Voices program, featuring acclaimed English tenor Mark Padmore (a favorite of European opera audiences), bassist Morris Robinson (who specializes in spirituals as well as opera), and Isabel Bayrakdarian, an Armenian-Canadian who’s given recitals at Carnegie Hall, and was featured on the Grammy-winning score to Peter Jackson’s epic film The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers. It may seem redundant to brand only one series of this festival Great Performers, but this run of shows at the Telfair certainly

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earns that distinction. It features five separate events, featuring everyone from pianist Ivan Moravec (considered one of the greatest of this century) to The Borodin Quartet (together for more than sixty years), and from pianists Philippe Entremont and Sebastian Knauer to cellist David Finckel and his wife, pianist Wu Han (who serve as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln center). This series is capped with an appearance by the phenomenal Beaux Arts Trio. As we previewed in last week’s issue, some of the participating artists in the Connect Americana series include country and bluegrass stars Marty Stuart and Jerry Douglas — each leading their own bands. Those who like to cut a rug can do so with ease at the dance-friendly Groove Masters series, featuring club-style shows from Porter-Batistse-Stoltz (the core trio from New Orleans’ famed Funky Meters), Puerto Rico’s top folk-music group Plena Libre, and a Cajun Zydeco Dance Party with accordionist Geno Delafose and band. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame cosponsors Georgia On My Mind. Highlights of this series include a documentary film on the Sacred Harp Singers, and an Orleans Hall show pairing Grammy-nominated folk-pop songwriter Shawn Mullins and The Randall Bramlett Band. The Gospel Truth sees a return engagement from the Savannah Music Festival Mass Choir led by iconic recording artist James Bignon (a high point of the 2006 festival), and The American Traditions Competition —from which the entire Savannah Music Festival sprung— remains a riveting centerpiece of the event. Closing out this massive list of amazing performances is the ever-popular Music At Midday series of free, lunchtime shows (in a wide variety of genres from Celtic to classical to jazz to gospel) held at houses of worship and school buildings scattered throughout downtown, and The High School Jazz Band Showcase, featuring the cream of the crop of the area’s young musicians playing for free in Historic City Market. w For info and ticket sales go to www.savannahmusicfestival.org

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17th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival Schedule of Events FRIDAY Local Talent Showcase in City Market* 7 pm - 11 pm Featuring (in order): Hank Weisman, Jean-Paul & Dominique Carton, Melanie Mirande, Chris Desa, “Noteworthy Art Auction,” Bob & Judy Williams, Bill Schumann, Old Dogs, New Tricks, Full Ensemble Sing-a-Long * In case of rain, this event will be moved nearby to Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square SATURDAY 2006 Youth Songwriting Competition 2 pm Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Hall Old-Time Country Dance (feat. live music from Notorious, and nationally-known dance caller Shawn Brenneman)

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Between the Savannah Music Festival, the Savannah Jazz Festival, the Irish Festival and the Coastal Heritage Society’s Blues & BBQ celebration, there’s no shortage of great, niche-oriented concerts for locals and tourists alike. Yet, there’s another musical showcase that’s become a community fixture without earning the same amount of buzz or cachet as the aforementioned events. Perhaps that’s because of the inherently unpretentious nature of the genres it seeks to promote, or perhaps this low-key profile can more rightly be attributed to the laidback way in which its sponsors “push” the gala. Regardless, you don’t keep a live music festival on its feet for almost two decades without doing something right. Savannah Folk Music Society President Hank Weisman knows this well. He sees this festival as merely the most prominent in a large number of live, (mostly) acoustic con-

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years to help guide their decisions. “We adamantly want there to be a diversity in the acts,” he explains. “For example, we try hard to feature a different type of headlining artist each year, as well as highlighting different genders and ethnicities. Sometimes we get really lucky — like when we find a group like Notorious, which is a good band for contra-dancing, as well as for just a live concert performance. There aren’t too many out there that can do both, so that made our decision to hire them that much easier.” While Weisman (also a regular performer and MC at SFMS events) admits that it’s hard to find new ways in which to spread awareness of acoustic folk music in today’s fast-paced and increasingly technologydriven society, he cites recent collaborations with SCAD’s online radio station and a longstanding partnership with local Georgia Public Radio host Dick Wallace’s weekly show Music Americana as good examples of how the public can be made aware of the great traditional entertainment that his group works to promote. He’s also most excited about a first for this year’s festival: the 2006 Youth Songwriting Competition, in which seven budding composers have been winnowed down to four finalists — who’ll all compete in front of a panel of judges for a chance at some great prizes and a shot at singing an original tune on the main stage of the festival’s final day, sharing the bill with internationally-known artists.

“Our contest differs from those at most other festivals, because it focuses on people under twenty,” Weisman enthuses. “We felt an important part of our mission was to try and interest young people in creating their own songs in the acoustic folk tradition. We’ve had great support from Annie’s Guitars & Drums in this. They’re enabling us to present the winners with a total of $1,000 in prizes.” Weisman adds that it will be good (and likely inspiring) for the winning songwriter to get to interact with the headlining performers at Sunday’s final concert at the Historic Roundhouse. “The thing that’s impressed me all these years,” he says, “is that, by and large, no matter how famous they might be, folkies are usually extremely grounded people who are very easy to work with. They should provide great examples for an up-and-coming artist.” This year’s event is fairly well-rounded, with —in addition to the youth competition held at AASU—an entire evening of standout local talent under the stars in City Market, an old-fashioned contra-dance, featuring squares, circles, reels and waltzes (for both beginners and experienced dancers), Saturday night at the Notre Dame Academy, and an entire day of major acoustic artists at The Roundhouse — including: singing guitarist Tracy Grammer —a favorite of Joan Baez and Mary Chapin-Carpenter— whose solo debut was the #1 most-played album on U.S. folk radio in 2005; bluesman and actor Guy Davis, known for his role in Broadway’s Zora Neale

Hurston/Langston Hughes collaboration “The last time they were here, it wasn’t Mulebone —featuring music by Taj Mahal— part of our festival, but the SFMS brought and for a W.C. Handy Award-winning offthem in for a special concert. We’ve been Broadway turn as the late, great bluesman wanting to have them back ever since, but Robert Johnson in Trick The Devil; the verthey’ve cut down on their touring drastically, satile pairing of Eden MacAdam-Somer and the scheduling could never be worked and Larry Unger (known professionally as out,” says Weisman, adding that news of their Notorious) that offers everything from traappearance has already sparked great interest ditional American and Celtic fiddle tunes to among folk music fans far and wide. jazz and blues; and the husband-and-wife Weisman says that the festival gets the duo Norman and Nancy Blake. majority of its funding from the City of The Blakes are something akin to royalty Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Department, and in the folk music world, as Norman is a that to his knowledge, this is the only municGrammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist ipally-sponsored folk fest that is free and (guitar, mandolin, 6-string open to the public in the entire banjo, fiddle), vocalist and songcountry. writer who’s worked with a “We’d like to keep it that number of major folk and blueway,” he says. It’s so wonderful grass artists, such as Tony Rice when people from other comand the late John Hartford. He’s munities come in and see that backed up everyone from Bob we are able to provide this level Dylan (on the ground-breaking of quality entertainment at no Nashville Skyline LP, no less), charge to them.” June Carter, Kris Kristofferson, He also is quick to point and Joan Baez — plus, he played out how much help the festival on the legendary Will The Circle has received from the locallyBe Unbroken album by the Nitty based Gretsch Foundation, Gritty Dirt Band. which donates a number of As if that weren’t enough, he acoustic guitars for the society’s was featured prominently on the “Noteworthy Art” auction. This Tracy Grammer soundtrack to the Coen Brothers year’s auction features instrufilm O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which is ments signed by everyone from Kenny widely credited as jumpstarting the current Rogers to Judy Collins to Don McLean, Old-Time and mountain music revival. It as well as albums and other memorabilia will be the first time that Blake has played in inscribed by the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Savannah in over fifteen years. Jimmy Buffett. w

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CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music

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DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Live Trivia (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Sam

Diamond (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck & Bucky (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR (348 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- The Hint (10:30 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Buddy Corns (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Terry Rini Powers (6 pm), The Earl Williams Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 pm) THE JINX- ASG, Swarm of The Lotus, Hugs & Kisses (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)- Open Mic Night (9:30 pm) LITTLE RICKY’S (Hinesville)- As Blood Runs Black, For The Fallen Dreams, One Last Rose, Endwell, Mediaskare (6:30 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Team Trivia w/ Ben Bennett (7 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist David Duckworth (7 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S BBQ (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILESDueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Psychotronic Film: THE LITTLE GIRL THAT LIVES DOWN THE LANE (8 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live

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BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)- Open Mic

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Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music

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DAIQUIRI BEACH- Karaoke (10 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle”

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FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Bottles & Cans (9 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA

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HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)- Live “Rock & Roll/

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BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA

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Invasion” w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)- Jan Spillane (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Marce, Jonie Blinman (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (4 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) SWEET MELISSA’S (103 W. Congress St.)- Five Across The Eyes, Social Disease, Frontline Rosa, The Crooked, Hit Squad Hooligans (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- A Nickel Bag of Funk (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron &

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SATURDAY

OCTOBER 14TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey

Manning (7 pm)

CLUB ONE- DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive

House (10 pm) CLUB OZ- Crime Mob (8 pm)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music

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DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- The Train Wrecks

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Here’s a daunting task: playing The Beatles’ classic, densely-produced studio album Abbey Road live onstage, from start to finish, without relying on re-recorded tracks or tons of musicians. It’s a challenge The Beatles themselves never attempted to tackle — for they knew how difficult it would be to recreate such a baroque construct with only 4 people (no matter how talented). This All-star group of experienced rock musicians from Athens attempts to do just that. Do they completely succeed? No, but then, it’d be shocking if they did. They do manage, however, to do justice to an amazing song cycle that is often overlooked even by Beatles fans. Plus, they finish with plenty of other Fab Four tunes, most drawn from the years after the band gave up touring and devoted themselves to increasingly complex arrangements. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub.

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This inventive, brainy, and bizarrely entertaining Florida hardcore duo of electric bass prodigy Adam Safer (a Savannah native) and drummer Steve Caglianone make cathartic, manic bursts of explosive and contemplative punk-jazz that function best as musical exclamation points — like John Zorn directing the Minutemen. Subversivo! formed locally under the name Crippled Masters before relocating to Athens and honing their quirky, surf-rock meets Klezmer meets speed-metal sound. This will be an adventurous night that will defy most expectations and attempts to categorize the groups. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

‘Safe Shelter Benefit Show’

This family-oriented event features tons of local bands in a variety of genres donating their time and talent to help raise money for a worthy cause: confidentially helping victims of domestic violence. Family activities (like pottery, face painting, and amusement parkstyle rides) will be available through 4 pm, at which time the beer will start to flow, and the music kicks up a notch. Acts include: 7 Gates To Elsewhere, The Structures, The Train Wrecks, Hazzard County feat. Jason Courtenay, Argyle, Flamin’ Yawn, Broken Tyme and Sinister Moustache. Sat., noon to 10 pm, Grayson Stadium - ALL-AGES.

The Sandcarvers

Called “The Midwest’s Premiere Celtic Rock Band,” this critically-praised group is touring behind the 6th indie CD, Dealin’ Craic. They mix traditional Irish instruments and song structures with a kick-ass backline that propels the songs along with an infectious fervor. This is merely the latest in a long series of top-notch Celtic rock and punk bands being brought into this venue. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

Frank Black, Reid Paley

Considered by many to be the most hotly-anticipated local club-sized rock concert of the year, this intimate show (co-sponsored by Connect) finds legendary Pixies singer and guitarist Black breaking in a brand-new band (featuring veteran players who’ve toured and recorded with everyone from PJ Harvey and Capt. Beefheart to Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle) with a retrospective show that covers his entire solo career since the early ‘90s. Opening act Paley is a rough-and-tumble, barking film-noir bluesman in the Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski vein who beats the hell out of an old guitar while moaning hard luck tales and threatening boasts. Tickets are still available for this must-see gig, and can be charged online at www.tinyteamconcerts.info, or bought with cash at Primary Art Supply, Le Chai Wine Gallerie, Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Marigold Beauty Concepts, Angel’s BBQ and Silly Mad CDs. $30 adv. /$33 at the door. Sun., 8 pm, Savannah Smiles (MLK, Jr., Blvd & Bay St.) - 21+ only.

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At this point in his illustrious career, it’s hard to imagine Martin Scorsese accepting another filmmaker’s hand-me-downs. Yet in essence, that’s what’s taking place with The Departed, which isn’t an original screen story but rather a remake of a 2002 Hong Kong film titled Infernal Affairs. Working from a script by William Monahan, Scorsese has made a picture that’s more in line with such past mob morality tales as GoodFellas and Mean Streets than with his recent spate of ambitious (and Oscar-lunging) period epics like The Aviator and Gangs of New York. But while The Departed is a strong film, it’s by no means a match for any of those aforementioned titles. Nor is it equal to Infernal Affairs, which wore its sleek 100-minute running time far better than this one navigates its 150-minute length. Set in Boston, this new take casts Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello, the crime lord with the foresight to make sure that one of his protégées, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), is placed in a position to be able to rise through the ranks of the Massachusetts State Police Department. Colin is eventually assigned to the special unit tasked with investigating Costello, an outfit run by the animated Captain Ellerby (Alec Baldwin). Ellerby trusts Colin, little suspecting that his right-hand man is actually the informant. Meanwhile, down the hall, the paternal Captain Queenan (Martin Sheen) and the blunt Sergeant Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) are just as determined as Ellerby to nail Costello. To that end, they assign Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to get his hands dirty enough to convince Costello that he’s a bona fide criminal and worth adding to his band of outlaws. Having been raised on the wrong side of the tracks, Billy has no trouble fitting in, although the strain of having to lead a double life soon wears him down. He strikes up a relationship with the police department’s psychiatrist (Vera Farmiga), not realizing that she’s Colin’s girlfriend. Issues of identity, duplicity and deception remain constants throughout the film, and it’s refreshing to find a stateside remake that for once doesn’t feel the need to dumb down its philosophical musings for the sake of Yank audiences. The violence and vulgarity -- trademarks of this sort of Scorsese outing -- are pitched at operatic levels, and even taking the milieu into consideration, they occasionally verge on overkill. So, too, does the performance by Nicholson, who begins the film as a terrifying villain but winds down as a raving buffoon. The younger actors do a better job maintaining the appropriate levels of intensity. DiCaprio is coiled and edgy, Damon alternates between charismatic and creepy, and Wahlberg (stealing the film) somehow turns surliness into an endearing character trait. w


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ALL THE KING’S MEN 

An adaptation of Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the solid 1949 movie version of All the King’s Men has found its standing diminished over the passage of time; even with a handful of Oscars to its name (including Best Picture), it’s rarely brought up when discussing the notable films of 50odd years ago. Still, it doubtless will beat the life expectancy of the new screen take on All the King’s Men, as it’s hard to imagine anyone discussing this bomb 50 days from now. Warren’s book centered on boisterous, largerthan-life governor Willie Stark, but really it was just a thinly disguised look at the career of Louisiana politician Huey Long. If high school memory serves me, the novel spent more time on Willie’s right-hand man, former newspaper reporter Jack Burden, yet still presented Long as such a dynamic figure that the roles were essentially balanced. In crafting his 1949 feature, writer-director Robert Rossen wisely made Willie Stark the unequivocal central character, with Burden relegated to the sidekick part of conflicted narrator. The earlier film is by no means perfect, yet Rossen did a masterful job with the exposition. Steven Zaillian’s new film is an unmitigated disaster, choked by miscast actors, suffocated by illogical editing and drowned by a choppy script that offers no real sense of period (oddly, the time frame has been shifted from the 1930s to the 1950s) and no clear delineation of its central themes. Let’s start with the grotesque miscasting of Sean Penn as Willie Stark. Broderick Crawford earned the Best Actor Oscar for his turn as Willie, and while that might have been an overly generous gesture on the part of the Academy, there’s no denying that Crawford’s bluster and burly frame were perfect for the role of a self-proclaimed “hick� whose folksy charms endeared him to his state’s rural population. West Coast kid Penn, on the other hand, is about as folksy as a Manhattan Starbucks, and never mind that he looks nothing like Stark model Huey Long. This is one of Penn’s worst performances, second only to his shameless “Look, Ma, I’m retarded!� showboating in I Am Sam; even his pompadour hair is miscast. While Brits are renowned for their ability to mimic Southern accents (for starters, think Vivien Leigh as either Scarlett or Blanche), the ones employed here -- excellent actors, all -- barely even make an effort to merge into the setting. Jude Law (as Burden) and Anthony Hopkins seem bored; Kate Winslet merely seems lost.

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Until it derails while heading into its final turn, The Black Dahlia represents Brian De Palma’s most assured moviemaking in at least a decade, a glorious and gritty neo-noir which reminds us that only Scorsese and maybe a couple of others can match this maverick filmmaker when it comes to astonishing feats of technical derring-do. Based on the novel by James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential), it presents a fictionalized take on the real-life slaying of Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Short (touchingly played by Mia Kirshner). Dwight “Bucky�

Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) are the cops on the case, with Lee’s girlfriend Kay Lake (Scarlett Johansson) and the mysterious society woman Madeleine Linscott (Hilary Swank) set up as the potential femme fatales. Working from Josh Friedman’s sharp screenplay and backed by tremendous production values, DePalma spins a compelling murder-mystery that clicks until the last act, at which point the movie madly dashes through its messy

detective as much as a Boy Scout shilling for a sleuthing merit badge. But factor in Hartnett’s complete inability to project anything more than glazed befuddlement, and The Black Dahlia has a cavernous hole right where its noir heart should beat.

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tune). Kevin Costner plays Louis Gossett Jr., the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer instructor whose tough-love approach to training works wonders for the young recruits; Ashton Kutcher is Richard Gere, a narcissistic pretty-boy student more interested in making a name for himself and romancing the local cutie (Melissa Sagemiller) than in actually saving lives. For a long while, The Guardian wears its cliches pretty well, but because this is a Kevin Costner film -- and because Costner spends more time playing mythic, larger-than-life Christ figures instead of ordinary mortals -- we sense this can only end one way. Director Andrew Davis and scripter Ron L. Brinkerhoff tease us by hinting that the final act might actually stray from its preordained path, but no: When push comes to shove, the pair pummel us with the shameless ending we dreaded from the minute the opening credits appeared on the screen.

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"ARNARD3TREET UNDERTHE'!0   resolutions, pausing only long enough to succumb to some ill-placed camp. Yet even if the movie had kept its head from start to finish, it still wouldn’t have survived some critical miscasting. Along with Kirshner, Eckhart takes top acting honors, infusing Lee with a sense of moral indignity that might potentially run counter to some less savory qualities. Johansson and Swank are adequate as the women in the cops’ lives, though neither brings enough force of personality to their respective parts to truly make them their own. But it’s the selection of Hartnett that immediately sabotages this picture’s chances at complete success. His Bucky Bleichert doesn’t seem like a

that’s the sense of deja vu that settled in after viewing the two films in consecutive weeks. Here we have the same running time (an overextended 135 minutes), the same degree of quality in the CGI work (impressive), and the same fortune-cookie-level pontificating about the need for sacrifice, bravery and personal responsibility. Even more than Flyboys, though, this resembles An Officer and a Gentleman, right down to the scene where our handsome hero bursts into his girlfriend’s place of employment to declare his everlasting love (sign of the times: Instead of the Oscar-winning “Up Where We Belong,� the soundtrack swells with a treacly Bryan Adams

A major award winner both at Sundance and in its Italian homeland, 2001’s The Last Kiss (L’Ultimo Bacio) tackles the topic of relationships in such a straightforward and emotionally honest manner that by the end, it’s impossible to ascertain whether the film is, at its core, deeply pessimistic or quietly hopeful. An American remake would naturally be expected to dumb down the entire experience. But that’s not exactly what happens with the new stateside take on The Last Kiss. To a startling degree, this version retains many of the prickly elements that made the original so memorable; it only falters at the very end, and even then by a far lesser degree than one would reasonably expect. The Last Kiss places its primary focus on the relationship between Michael (Zach Braff) and Jenna (Jacinda Barrett). Michael is about to turn 30 and elects to have his mid-life crisis about a decade earlier than planned. He’s deeply in love with his longtime girlfriend Jenna, but once she announces that she’s pregnant, he freaks out, deciding that he’s not prepared to cope with either being a husband or being a father. Kim (Rachel Bilson), a college student who’s perpetually perky, spots Michael at a wedding and is instantly attracted to him. Initially, Michael feebly fights off her advances, but soon he’s the one dropping by the campus to see her and making plans to go with her to a party. The situations presented here are strikingly similar to the ones on display in the Italian original, which means that this film rarely backs away from confronting thorny situations head-on. If there’s a key difference, it’s in the personalities of these various players. The characters in L’Ultimo Bacio felt in every sense like real adults, grown people with a passion for life and, for the most part, a determination to ultimately face up to their own shortcomings. This latest Kiss, on the other hand, fits more comfortably into the niche of recent films that portray the American male as a man-child incapable of achieving and/or sustaining the level of maturity and clear-eyed vision enjoyed by his female counterpart. The final sequence is more open-ended than what’s typically served up in American films of this nature, yet I still found myself wishing it had gone farther. It’s been


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Like Spam, energy drinks and the music of Yanni, Will Ferrell is one of those acquired tastes that satisfy devotees while perplexing everyone else. While some folks swear by his 2004 starring vehicle Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, I’m not one of them. This one-note movie struck me as annoying rather than amusing, meaning I wasn’t exactly anticipating Ferrell and director Adam McKay reteaming for a comedy about a NASCAR redneck. My mistake. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is often uproarious, and it’s clever in a way that Anchorman rarely attempted. Like Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby is also an egotistical, none-too-bright boor. “I piss excellence,� he declares, and his standing as NASCAR’s best driver certainly signals that he’s excellent at something. He has a best friend (John C. Reilly) who’s even dumber than he is, a blonde trophy wife

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At 145 minutes, Dead Man’s Chest ends up providing too much bang for the buck. That’s just about the same running time as its predecessor, but that film wore its length better, given that the screenplay had its hands full establishing setting, introducing characters, hammering out its weighty plot, and still finding time to include action scenes in the best swashbuckling tradition. Certainly, those expecting amazing feats of derring-do won’t be disappointed by this new film. The effects-driven action scenes are clearly the picture’s highlights, and they alone make Dead Man’s Chest worth the price of admission. w

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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 AMBUCS

is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Kevin Sheehan at 691-2934 or send email to kshe62@aol.com..

Chatham County Democratic Committee

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.

will be held Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Skidaway Institute on Skidaway Island. It will feature wind energy experts Walt Musial and Larry Flowers from the Natinoal Renewable Energy Laboratory. Early registration by Oct. 15 is $25 and $40 after that, which icnldues a continental breakfast and lunch. Details and registration materials are available at www.gawwg.org. For info, call 404-659-5675 or send e-mail to wind@ gawwg.org.

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.

The perfect way to unwind from the work day. Live Jazz at the Cobblestone Conch House. Jazz on the River with Annie Allman and friends. Wednesday through Saturday. Cobblestone Conch House Restaurant and Bar. 225 W. River St. • Savannah, Ga. 232-5551 • www.cobblestoneconchhouse.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 anyone 18 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 352-4052 or megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Savannah Area Republican Women

meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883.

Savannah Area Young Republicans Call 572-8528.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Skidaway Island Democrats

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

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6:30 p.m. in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E.. 9 W. Henry St. The show will run Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. The show calls for actors 14 to adult, particularly couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Come prepared with a song or lean one provided. Call 651-6783 or www.savannahga. gov/arts.

History Theatre

This new downtown dinner theater venue will hold auditions for its firsit production, Wings to Fly, a Savannah historical drama with dance and music. The play will open in late October and run 4-6 times a week. Performers will be paid. Cast needs incluce black female and male actors/dancers and singers, and white male actors/dancers. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 7866384.

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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 Hidden Treasure

A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave “Stavie” Kreh is being sold with proceeds going to the Chatham Academy at Royce Center for Children and the Marine Science Center of Tybee Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be purchased online at www.tybeetreasure.com and in area gift shops.

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fund scholarships. For information, send email to kelley@millionairewomensclub.com or visit www.millionairewomensclub.org.

9th Annual SMA Angels Ball

The theme for this year’s ball is Believe. Proceeds will be used in the battle against Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the number one genetic killer of children under the age of 2. It will be held Nov. 4 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront hotel. The evening will open with a silent auction from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner and live auctions with auctioneer Matt Mattingly will be held from 8:30-10 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., dance to the O’Kayions, famous for the song Girl Watcher. Tickets are $70 per person or $700 for a reserved table of 10. Call 727-4SMA or www.smaangels.org.

Acacia Lodge 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner

This fundraiser will be held Friday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the York Rite building at 2001 E. DeRenne Ave. Dine-in or carry-out available. Also, delivery for 10 or more dinners is available. Tickets are $5, which includes spaghetti, salad and bread. Dessert also is available. Call 658-8643 or Savspag@yahoo.com.

Broughton by Twilight

The Millionaire Women’s Club of Savannah will hold a fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. to benefit the charity Girls On the Run, a prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self respect and healthy lifestyles through running.. Broughton by Twilight will be a shopping scavenger hunt where participating merchants will offer special discounts. Refreshments will be served at some stops and shoppers will be encouraged to buy items. A portion of the proceeds will go to

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All proceeds from this trunk show of cashmere and silk shawls from Istanbul, Turkey will benefit the Mathew Reardon Cetner for children with neurological deficits. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Carol’s of Savannah, 6704 Waters Ave. Call Gail Kartell at 3559098.

Pumpkin Patch

The White Bluff United Methodist Church at 11911 White Bluff Rd. is selling pumpkins to raise money for the Youth of White Bluff United Methodist Church. Prices vary on the size. Gourds and dried corn also will be available. The Pumpkin Patch is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until dark, Saturdays from 10 a.m. until dark and Sundays at noon until dark. Call 925-5924.

St. Frances Cabrini Fall Festival and Craft Sale

will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 11500 Middleground Rd. Crafts booths are available. Space and table rental is $30 is available through Sept. 30. A limited number of covered booths also are available for $45. Call 925-4725.

Skirt! Snga-a-Bag Purse Auction

will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Cobblestone Conch House. All purses are works of art, adorned, decorated or depicted by local artists and creatives from Savannah. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, with proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc. and the Skirt! Scholarship Fund for Women at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Call 525-0741.

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will have adoptions and a fundraiser Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Halloween party hosted by Little Blessings Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resale Store and Island Pet Centre, 6707 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Call 897-7727.

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Sixth Annual Island Giant Kayak Race

will be hosted by Half-Moon Outfitters on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The race will benefit the Coastal Conservation League. The Island Giant, a 9mile race, and Little Giant, a 3-mile race, will begin at the Isle of Palms Marina. After the races, there will be an awards ceremony and food. Both races are open to ages 18 or older or under 18 with legal consent. Boats can be provided, or bring your own. Call 706-5594532 or katherine@halfmoonoutfitters.com.

Classes, Camps & Workshops 2006 Contractors College

presented by Turner Construction Co. and the City of Savannah will present courses that include project delivery, bonding, insurance, management, accounting, scheduling, certification and more. To register, call the City of Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minority and Women Business Enterprise office at 651-3653.

AARP Drivers Safety Program

Classes will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One. Call 350-7587.

Adult Education

The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.

Art Classes Classes in clay hand-building, open studio, intermediate drawing and painting are offered at CarosArt Studio in Windsor Forest. Very small clases with lots of extra attention by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Classes are held Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Inquire about other days. The cost is $100 per six weeks of instruction. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-5465 to register.

Class offerings include childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art classes, with afterschool art instruction for ages 6 through teens. Ages 6-8 attend one hour a week for $55 per month. Ages 9 through teens attend one and a half hours per week for $70 per month. Tuition includes supplies. Classes also are available for adults and advanced teens 16 and up Mondays 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to noon, with students working in the medium of their choice. Weekly figure drawing sessions are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for six-week sessions or $15 drop in. Artists bring their own materals. Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Figure drawing weekends will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12. The cost is $35 per day. A pastel portrait workshop with a live model and instruction by Chin-Chen Hung will be held Nov. 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $170 and class size is limited. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.TheArtSchool-Sav.com.

Art Studio Sessions

Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenngs or Wednesday mornings are offered at the Remshart Row Gallery and Studio on West Jones Street. Small groups. Oils, acrylics and pastels. Help and encouragement in creating successful artwork. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Tuition is $125. To register, call 234-5737.

Baby sign classes

Savannah Speech &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 8-14 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601

First Steps parent education program

This parent education and support program is based at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler. Call 819-6910.

Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient location. The class is free, but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-3862 or visit www.libertytax.com. Get Published

Conversational Spanish

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to cafecontigo@gmail. com.

Life Challenge Consulting

When would now be a great time to engage yourself in life-changing strategies.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial halfhour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

Coaching and editing services by Christopher Scott, published author and long-time writing teacher. One-on-one coaching, manuscript editing for fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to cscott613@comcast.net for details and rates.

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.

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, 927-3432.

are offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605.

Guided Imagery

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of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit overcomingbyfaith.org or call 927-8601.

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. 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. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.

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Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 652-3582.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

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This class will prepare participants to teach childbirth classes. It will be held Nov. 3 and 4 on Tybee Island and will be taught by nationally known childbirth conference lecturer and author Tracy Wilson Peters through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. The cost is $300. Space is limited, so register early. To register, call Tracy at 888-692-2772 or www.tracypeters. com or tracy@cappa.net.

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Fall Visual Arts Classes

The City of Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 6514248 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.

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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.

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Clubs & Organizations

at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/ChiSavannah/.

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.

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

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Bike Night with Mikie

is held 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.

Blackbeard’s Scuba Club

Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Chamber Business Expo Luncheon

will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Sean Gregory, vicepresident of segment marketing for United Healthcare, will speak on Consumer-driven Healthcare. The cost is $30 per person. Call Susan Smith at 644-6434 or ssmith@savannahchamber.com.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month

Civil Air Patrol

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

Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes You may not require recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@ hotmail.com.

English Style Table Soccer

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association

Celebrating 35 Years in Business Featuring a Fine Selection of Men’s Clothing Arriving Daily From:

will meet Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Exchange on Waters for an open house and membership drive. Open to the public. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 233-2838 for reservations.

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.

Introducing the Work of Byron Katie

is a group that meets every other Wednesday afternoon in Savannah and every other Friday afternoon in Statesboro at 3 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public. See what happens when you question your stressful beliefs with this powerful and simple tool. It has been life changing for many people. Introductory video or audio CDs will be presented in each session. Call 484-0134.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

19 West Broughton Street

912.234.0004 4813 Waters Ave

912.352.9995

www.jparkerltd.net

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time


the 411|Happenings of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit www.mops.org or call 898-4344.

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.

Savannah Browns Backers

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 non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association

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

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah 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. 6562410.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

with Music Director and Conductor, Cheung Chau presents

A Little Chamber Music Featuring The Magellan String Quartet and Guests! Enjoy Chamber Music Jewels from Mozart, Rossini, Barber and Dvorak!

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 Ski Club

The purpose of the club is to bring all snow skiers/boarders in the Lowcountry area together, Membership is $30 for a single and $45 for a family. Call 713-7655 or e-mail SavhSkiClub@bellsouth.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.

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.

Performed by the Magellan String Quartet, Guiseppe Lupis, Sallie Bacon-Lupis, Savannah Linda Cionitti, and Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Kyle Hancock 8:00 p.m. The Lucas Theatre For tickets contact:

The SCAD Box Office* 216 East Broughton 912-525-5050

STaTeSboro

Monday, October 23, 2006 7:30 p.m. The Performing arts Center For tickets contact:

*service charge applies

The Performing Arts Center Nessmith Lane Building 912-486-7999

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.

For more information visit our website: www.SouthernGeorgiaSymphony.org

The Young Professionals of Savannah

For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

Dance

Adult Ballet Classes

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This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at McDonough’s on the corner of Drayton and McDonough streets. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at

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levels and body types welcome. $12 per class or $90 for eight classes. Beginner Adult Ballet is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A variety of youth classes (ages 3 to teen) are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send e-mail to Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www. IrishDanceClasses.com.

The Gretchen Greene School of Dance is offering ongoing adult classes. There are two levels, Beginner and Intermediate, which both meet on Wednesdays. The intermediate program is from 6:30-8 p.m. and the beginner program is from 8-9 p.m. Both classes consist of a jazz portion and a tap dance portion. The instructor is Travis Dodd. For information, call 897-4235 or visit ggsod.com.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes

Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416.

Basic Ballroom Class

On Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at West Broad Street YMCA at 1110 May St., the Moon River Dancers will present a ballroom dance lesson. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960.

Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford

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. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

Salsa Dance Lessons

Salsa classes for beginners are offered every Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance Studio, 2212 Lincoln St. You do not need a partner. Call 898-2296 or send e-mail to irdelatoru@yahoo.com.

The Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop.com and announced each

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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.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit ww.thestudiosav.com.

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

The Studio

Wheelchair Ballroom Dance

The Moon River Dancers now offer ballroom dance classes for people who are disabled. Classes are held the fourth Saturday of the month from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Delaware Center, 1815 Lincoln St. For information, call Charleen Harden at 308-7307 or send e-mail to cwh0869@yahoo.com.

Youth Dance Program

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

Events

2006 Business Expo

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commer will present the 13th Annual Business Expo and Car Show Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Internatinal Trade and Convention Center. The car show will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Food samples from local restaurants and caterers will be served. Admission and parking are free. Call Susan Smith at 644-6434 or ssmith@savannahchamber.com or visit www.savannahchamber. com.

Catherine Nicole Open House

with food, drinks and jewelry will be held Friday, Oct. 13 from 6-9 p.m. Catherine Nicole is located in the City Market Art Center above Tapas restaurant at 308 W. St. Julian St. in Upstairs Gallery No. 104. Call 234-4388 or send visit www.catherinenicole. com.

Happy Geechee Reunion

Featuring: Buckets of Peel and Eat Shrimp served on the tables, She Crab Bisque Raw bar– Shucked Oysters, Clams and New Zealand Mussels, Spiced Olive and Calamari Pot, Caribbean Shrimp Salad, Steamed Crab Legs with Drawn Butter, Devil Crab, Farfalle Seafood, Char Sui Glazed Salmon with Napa Cabbage Slaw

will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilmington Island Club. “Happy Geechees” are those who attended BC, CHS, SHS and SVA through 1955. Events include a continental breakfast, fellowship, special entertainment, luncheon with dinner music and dancing to the big band sounds of the Gene Fox Group. The cost is $25 per person. Guests are always welcome.

Fitness

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

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

Gentle Yoga

Evening classes offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and lunch classes Monday from noon to 1 p.m. $12 per evening class, $10 per lunchtime class. $75 for an eight-week session. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at www.jadelotustaichi.com.

The Jewish Education Alliance

Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 355-8111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pilates Classes

are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463.

Pregnancy Yoga

A special four-week session will be held before the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Prenatal yoga helps mother-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $48 for once a week or $80 for twice a week for the 4-week session. Call 596-0584 or send e-mail to ann@ aikyayoga.com.

Savannah Yoga Center

Classes offered seven days a week. Community Easy 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 schedule is: Monday, Dynamic Flow Yoga all levels from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and All Levels Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Tuesday, Community Flow Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m.; Wednesday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 10-11:30 a.m. and Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Thursday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from


the 411|Happenings 10-11:15 a.m. and Hot Yoga all levels from 6-7:15 p.m.; Friday, Dynamic Flow Yoga all levels from 10-11:15 a.m.; Saturday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.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 Fridays from 10:3011:30 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

Yoga For Round Bodies

Explore yoga postures for the larger body while experiencing stress relief and the healing power of yoga. Six-week session is $70. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588.

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 Power Yoga from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Power Yoga from 9-10 a.m. Sunday Vinyasa from 10:30 to noon and Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. Private sessions are available. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361.

Yogalates Classes

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

Food and Beverage Gourmet Sunday Brunch

will be offered at the Red Door on Johnny Mercer Boulevard on Wilmington Island. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday through Saturday from 6-11 p.m. Call 897-4489 for reservations.

Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

First City Network Community Center and Library

Health

First City Network’s Workforce project

Gay AA Meeting

Learn to go within, find balance -- access clarity, inner wisdom and peace. This free meditation group meets every first Saturday from noon to 9-10 a.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@ comcast.net or call 247-4263.

Georgia Equality Savannah

Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 927-3432 for more information.

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

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

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

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

the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to the *Midwest

Book Review,* David Foster Wallace’s 1,088-page book *Infinite Jest* is “perhaps the most innovative novel in the English language since James Joyce’s *Ulysses.”* The *Review of Contemporary Fiction* calls *Infinite Jest* a vast comic epic, adding that it’s “so brilliant you need sunglasses to read it.” On the other hand, critic Dan Schneider (Cosmoetica.com) believes *Infinite Jest* “might be the worst novel ever written.” I expect that there will be a similar diversity of opinion about you and your efforts in the coming week, Aries. My advice? Ignore everyone’s assessment but your own and that of the person who knows you best.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Roy Rivenburg writes in the

*L.A. Times* that there has recently been a rash of mannequin assaults. He cites four people who have been struck by falling dummies while shopping in clothes stores. For example, one victim was hit in the head by a mannequin’s arm when a clerk tried to remove its shirt. I mention this for two reasons, Taurus. First, the planets are aligned in such a way as to suggest that you could, if you’re not careful, get in a tangle with a doll, statue, puppet, robot, or scarecrow in the coming week. Second, you should minimize your interactions with anyone whose expression never changes, whose behavior seems mechanical, or whose actions seem controlled by someone else.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Growing up in Montreal, musician Rufus Wainwright was steeped in the mystique of that city’s legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen. As a young adult, Wainwright finally got to meet Cohen. The great man’s daughter brought him to her family’s home. To Wainwright’s surprise, Cohen was in his underwear in the kitchen cooking up tiny sausages, which he was chewing, regurgitating, and feeding to a weak baby bird he had found and was trying to revive. I predict that you’ll soon have a comparable experience, Gemini: A revered source of magic and myth will confound your fantasies in a poignant and delightful

Affordable Healthcare Plans is a seminar that will be presented Oct. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Be Stress Free

Can’t Sleep?

Case Management Program

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 447-6605 or 232-2003.

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by Rob Brezsny way. You may even cry with amazement and laugh with mournful bliss. (Thanks to the film *I’m Your Man* for Wainwright’s story.)

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “It’s my job to be emotional,”

rock music goddess Bjork told *Nylon* magazine. “Doctors cure diseases and shoemakers make shoes. It’s my job to go through emotions and describe them to other people.” By my astrological reckoning, this is also an apt description of the role you should play in the coming weeks, my fellow Cancerian. It’s a perfect time for you to commune with every feeling on your vast palette, as well as to add some new colors and textures you’ve never imagined before. One more piece of advice: As you express the richness of your inner world to interested parties, be artistic and entertaining, never self-indulgent or sloppy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Here’s some advice I bet you won’t

get from any other astrologer, therapist, or counselor: Get *ungrounded* for a while. You heard me, Leo. Detach from your moorings. Sail up into the stratosphere and exult in having your head in the clouds. Be dreamy and floaty and airy-fairy (except when driving or operating heavy machinery, of course). For best results, you might also want to throw off your chains.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Astute salesmen from the Brit-

ish store Fortnum & Mason took full advantage of the Crimean War back in the 1850s. They sold picnic lunches to officers who were leading the battles at the siege of Sebastapol on the Black Sea coast. In the coming weeks, Virgo, you too can capitalize on a conflict you’re not directly involved in. For best results, make sure you don’t get caught in the crossfire. Cultivate neutrality, doing absolutely nothing to feed the flames of hostility. Ply your skills and offer your services with impeccable timing, slipping in and out with understated efficiency during lulls in the uproar.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’re renowned for your bal-

ancing acts, Libra. Seeing both sides of every story is your specialty. Striving to make opposites attract is an inclination you were born to cultivate. You may not always be in the mood to fight for harmony, and you may not always succeed at maintaining equilibrium, but you work harder at these fine arts than any other sign of the zodiac. Having said all that, though, I will now advise you to rebel against your usual shtick. It’s time for you to try out a new *unbalancing* act--to go to extremes without worrying about covering your ass. The cosmos is giving you permission to be unapologetically vivacious and mischievously blunt as you say, “It’s my way or the highway.” (P.S. You might want to study the style of your Aries acquaintances.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Medical researchers have dis-

covered an innovative technique for fighting brain cancer: radioactive scorpion venom. Injected into tumors, it attacks the malignancy with remarkable efficiency. I mention this, Scorpio, because it’s a good metaphor for an opportunity that’s now presenting itself to you. If invoked and applied in small doses, a normally toxic part of your Scorpio nature can catalyze a breakthrough that will lead to a deep healing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This would be a perfect

moment to fly to Afghanistan and volunteer to play with refugee children whose mothers are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. It would also be an excellent time to bring vitality and wisdom to a dispute among your family members that’s challenging for you to deal with. In fact, pretty much anything you do to help people who are difficult to help would, in ways impossible to foresee, energize your own ambitions. Being a humble, selfless saint for a while would turn out to be a tremendous spur to your personal goals.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): My Hollywood spies tell me

that one of the new products placed in the gift bags for the celebrities at the Emmy Awards show was Oxyfresh’s

Pet Oral Hygiene Solution, a breath- freshening spray for dogs, cats, monkeys, and other beloved animals. It would be a good week, astrologically speaking, for you to obtain this product for the creatures in your life. More than that, though, it will also be a favorable time for you to scout out promotional opportunities for your own unique product or talent. How can you get your specialty into the hands of ripe prospects who don’t know about it yet?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): King Ludwig II of Bavaria

(1845-1886) was deposed after being designated as insane by a team of psychiatrists. Among the evidence they cited as proof that Ludwig was crazy were his blueprints for a flying vehicle that would resemble a peacock. In recent months, however, a German engineer named Dalibor Karacic has examined Mad King Ludwig’s plans and declared that they are feasible. The steam-powered peacock would have indeed been capable of flight. Ludwig, says Karacic, was ahead of his time. Take heart from this correction, Aquarius. If you relentlessly nurture your faith in your frontier ideas-notions that others might call fairy tales--you will ultimately be vindicated.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your addiction is obstruct-

ing you from your destiny, and yet it’s also your ally. How can both be true? On the downside, your addiction diverts your energy from a deeper desire that it superficially resembles. For instance, if you’re an alcoholic, your urge to get loaded is probably an inferior substitute for and a poor imitation of your buried longing to commune with spiritual mysteries. On the upside, your addiction is also your ally, because it dares you to get strong and smart enough to wrestle free of its grip on you; it pushes you to summon the fierce willpower necessary to defeat the darkness within you that would obstruct you from your destiny. (P.S. Don’t tell me you have no addictions. Each of us is addicted to some sensation, feeling, thought, or action, if not to an actual substance.)

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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.

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.

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

This monthly cancer survivors’ 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. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and

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

Free hearing & speech screening

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

Free Seminar on Tooth Replacement

Morrison Dental Associates will host this seminar Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Midtown. It is open to the public and will feature a description of an innovative, minimally invasive tooth replacement technique. Call 235-3605.

GE’s Women’s Health and Wellness Tour

This mobile tour is designed to educate women about the importance of early detection and prevention of disease, including breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and other health issues. Free blood pressure, pulse, bone density and other screenings will be offered. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Breast Imaging of Savannah, 503 Eisenhower Dr. Call 691-1561.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

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

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

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

The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387.

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

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

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 2318727.

La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261.

Lose Weight

like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 9273432.

Mammograms

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eulonia Multipurpose Center in McIntosh County. Call 912-832-5473 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Oct.17 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 354-9357. Mammograms will be performed Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/ Candler Medical Group in Pembroke. Call 653-2897.

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

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Memorial Health heart risk assessment

Memorial Health CPR training

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

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

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

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 3503396.

The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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

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.

Renaissance Lecture Series

Carol Kirchner will present Balance and Functional Mobility in Older Adults on Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill. RSVP to 796-4300.

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. 927-3432.

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 infor-

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mation, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

Readings & Signings

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 651-5371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross. org.

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Take a walk on the wild side

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 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.

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 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net.

Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets A new website has been launched to help people reclaim lost pets. It is located at www. thepetrescue.com.

Voice for Pets

will have adoptions and a fundraiser Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Halloween party hosted by Little Blessings Children’s Resale Store and Island Pet Centre, 6707 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Call 897-7727.

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Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club 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 Chanted Office of Compline

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

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

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

Ekklesia, The Church

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

Free Spiritual Classes

Through Oct. 16, The Four Agreements will be presented Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Study the book of the same title by Don Miguel Ruiz, which is available in the Unity book store. Through Nov. 19, Revelation: The Road to Overcoming will be presented Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Both classes will be presented in the Fellowship Hall at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

Meditation Group

Go within, access intuition and inner peace. This free meditation group meets every first Saturday day from 9-10 a.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@comcast.net or call 247-4263.

Nicodemus by Night

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

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

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.

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Down 1 Raise red flags 2 Margarine 3 Some poetry 4 Show whose intro showed the title on a license plate 5 Logical half 6 Thurman of “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” 7 Lee who “nobody doesn’t like” 8 Words on the spine 9 The Alfred P. ___ Foundation (nonprofit institution) 10 England’s next king, maybe 11 Yao Ming’s position 12 Most full of ironic humor 15 ___ Awards 18 In base 8 20 “___-a-Lympics” (Hanna- Barbera cartoon) 23 Like grandpa’s jokes 26 “Big Love” network 27 Coffee server 28 Stop being so childish? 30 Teen’s response to “What’d you do on the weekend?” 32 Solidarity co-founder Walesa 34 Done with retribution 35 Sci-fi author Asimov 36 “Don Quixote” author 40 Blasting agent 41 Word before trip or stroking 43 High times? 44 “___ Five” (Brubeck classic) 45 Lou Groza’s team 46 Survey another time 51 “___ get it” 52 “Robinson Crusoe” author 54 Big name in spreadsheets 56 Abbr. on a rap sheet 57 ___ avis 59 “Jabberwocky” creature 60 Arms trader’s gun stash, maybe 61 Gomer who said “Shazam!” 63 They precede UV

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

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mation, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m. or email gilhigh@hotmail.com. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., a viewing of the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk will be presented. A discussion will follow. On Sunday, Oct. 15 at 10 p.m., Robert Bush, senior attorney for Georgia Legal Services, will present A Look at Healthcare Issues. Services begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. For information, call 233-6284 or email UUBC2@aol.com. Affirming the worth and dignity of each person. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. 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 www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Unity of Savannah

A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

Wildwood United Methodist  Church

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

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis

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

Savannah Disc Golf Club

holds an Open Doubles Tournament 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.

Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club

is always looking for new players, no experience necessary. Open practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Call 663-7415 or visit www.savannahrugby.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 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

the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 447-8908 or send email to madison@savannahcasa.org.

Cancer support group

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

Caring for Us

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

Celiac Support Group

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

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 355-1221.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

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

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

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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

Debtors Anonymous

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

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

Better Breathers support group

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

Bipolar Support Group

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

CASA Support Group

This support group is for parents and extended caregivers whose child or children have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family member’s child who has been involved with DFCS and/or has been in foster care. The group meets the first Thursday of

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. meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 225 W. President St. in the third floor New Beginnings Room. Enter on President Street through the left-hand set of glass doors between Whitaker and Barnard streets. Arrive early, as the entry doors are locked promptly at 5:30 p.m. For information, e-mail DAsavannah@yahoo.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.

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

Domestic Violence Hotline

The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence, have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-800-33HAVEN

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.

Food Addicts Anonymous

will meet every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Candler Hospital Medical Library Conference Room. Call 659-2669.

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center

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

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

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

Koolostomy Accessories

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 2349999.

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Lung Cancer Support Group

Muscular Dystrophy 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.

meets Jan. 28, April 19, July 19 and Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. 354-9576.

Lupus Encouragement Group

Narcotics Anonymous

A support group that is open to patients with lupus, their family members and friends. 4476605.

When at the end of the road you find that you no longer can function with or without drugs, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple, spiritual, non-religious program known as Narcotics Anonymous. Tired of drugs? Want to stop? Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule.

Memorial Health Cancer Challenges Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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

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.

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

Memorial Health Hemophilia Support Group Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Overeaters Anonymous

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

Is food a problem for you?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Do you eat when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not hungry?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Does your weight affect the way you live your life?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at 1030 Shawnee St., Unit F2. Call 728-4028.

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

Memorial Health PRIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Bleeding Disorders Support Group Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Memorial Health SETâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Focus

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

SETâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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.

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.

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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

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.

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. Call 233-RAPE.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

Sexaholics Anonymous

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.

S-Anon Family Group

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

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

St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler Emory transplant support group

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 &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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 Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support 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 patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

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

Transgender Support Group

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

United Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Call for Help

meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

Senior Citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inc. Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group

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

This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Floydâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;at 236-0363.

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

Weight loss support group

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from 6-6:45/6:45-7:45 at the Windsor Forest Community Center. 748-8700.

Wheeze busters

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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FGP offers a modest stipend and assistance with transportation fee. Call Linda Fields at 234-7842 or 238-2960, Ext. 123.

is looking for medical volunteers to check blood pressures for our walk-ins.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Anyone interested in a few hours a week please call Sydney Oetgen at 236-7666.

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.

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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.

Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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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 447-8908 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. TIPâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;is recruiting professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement and social service. Become a mentor today and help make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. For information, call 201-2133.

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Hospice Savannah volunteer training

The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center of Wesley Community Centers is seeking volunteers to teach crafts or ceramic classes on Mondays. Call Valeria Flowers at 447-5711.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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First Steps at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Library gift shop needs volunteers

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers

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

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call Kathy at 652-3661.

Living Legends of Literacy

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation is seeking volunteers to help promote the importance of reading and literacy to children. Volunteers are needed to read to students at both East Broad and Garrison Elementary schools. Call 234-8000.

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Medbank foundation, Inc.

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

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

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

New Parent Education Program

The St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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.

Reading and math tutorial volunteers needed

for elementary and middle school students, Call Tosha Powell, Special Program Coordinator, St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1901 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

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616 & 618 PRICE STREET Newly constructed 2 story 1890’s townhomes. 3BD, 2 1/2 BA, eat-in kitchen w/granite c-tops, new appliances & laundry areas. New bath & lighting fixtures, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors through out. Spacious layouts! $325,000 each. Elaine Berk 912-308-4512 Sun Coast Realty 912-341-8005

8 SILVER AVE: Tybee Island Totally furnished condo with 2 bedrooms/2 baths, and less than 1/2 block to the ocean. Walk to the pier, back river, and stores, restaurants. Queen, king and 2 sleeper sofas, plus large porch. $398,000. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty, 912-507-9800.

117 LINCOLN STREET: Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, full kitchen, $2000/month. Con1601 EAST 59th STREET: 3-bed- tact Alex, 912-220-1700. rooms, 2-baths, fully renovated brick house w/garage. Near Mid- 305 EAST BOLTON #202: 871 sqft, town & hospital. $950/month. 2BR/1BA, brand new construction. Community pool, off-street Call 912-429-9600. parking, upscale finishes & appli1 bedroom/1 bath ances, laundry room, private GINGERBREAD COTTAGE storage. $1700/month. Contact Too Cute! Completely renovated, Alex, 912-220-1700. hardwood floors, spacious, living room, dining 3 BEDROOM/2 BATH room, deck, private garden, TOWNHOUSE washer/dryer included, quiet, washer & dryer, lease $250/per safe retreat off Bonaventure. bedroom. 850-228-3133. Downtown/beached convenient $600. month call 828-773-9625C LOVELY TOWNHOME, 3BR/2BA, 25 EAST 34th STREET: Totally combo living/dining room, uprestored large Victorian home graded kitchen/appliances, launwith porches, decks and loads of dry room, private patio overlookfireplaces. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 ing green space. $1050. Call b a t h s , a n d h u g e r o o m s ! 912-351-0993. $1850/month. Rhondda @ Sun ONE BEDROOM Deluxe Condo: Coast Realty 912-507-9800. TYBEE Beach & Racquet Club, m o n t h l y O c to b e r - Fe b r u a r y. 2 STORY HOME, in Hinesville. 912-786-0100. Freshly painted, 4 or 5 BR, 2 BA, upstairs kitchen, fenced yard, in SOUTHSIDE CONDO: 1 bedcul-de-sac, etc. $1100.00 per room, 1.5 baths, all appliances, month. Deposit of $600.00 re- w/d, pool. $675/month + dequired. P l e a s e c a l l posit. Available October 1st. Call 912-927-1380. (912) 884-4433. *

Apartments for Rent 2212 WHITAKER STREET 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat/air, porches. Very nice $950/month. Call 912-667-2928. ARDSLEY PARK - 3-Bedrooms, 2-Baths w/500 sq.ft. master bedroom suite; Fantastic old house. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile, grand foyer & staircase, washer/dryer, central heat/air. No dogs, non-smoking. $1375/monthly. Call 912-247-1412. MIDTOWN 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath plus Sunroom. Renovated, central heat/air. $695 monthly. Call 912-429-9600.

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868-1600 RENTALS 2 Rivers Bend Ct. (Near Truman PKWY off Whitefield) Secluded spot with fabulous marshfront view. Custom built 3BR/2.5B. $1,350. mo. No cats. 1721 Walthour (Wilmington Is) 3BR/2B. Living/dining. Eat-in kitchen. Den. Sunroom. Fenced. Pets OK. $1,200. 2814 2nd (Thunderbolt) 3BR/ 1B. 1 blk to water. Garage. Fenced. $1,150 mo. 3208 Robertson. (Thunderbolt) NEW home 1 block from waterfront. 3BR/2.5B. Huge kitchen. Large master suite. 2 covered porches. $1,550. mo

234-0606 1226 East Victory Drive Large 2BR, 1BA apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, kitchen with stove & refrigerator, central H/A and off-street parking. Views of “Daffin Park” and a block away from “Spin City”. Pet-friendly. AVAILABLE NOV 1ST $635/mo. 536 East 49 Street Large 2BR, 1BA apartment in the heart of Ardsley. Located next to the Savannah Arts Academy, this apartment features a large front porch, hardwood floors, central H/A, and newly renovated kitchen and bath. W/D connections, off-street parking and Petfriendly. $775/mo. TH

53 East 66th Street Very spacious 2BR, 2BA apartment, den w/fireplace, eat-in kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, W/D connections, hardwood floors, central H/A, plenty of storage space, ADT Security System ready, small shared backyard and off-street parking.Pet-friendly. AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2006 $975/mo. 1112 East Victory Drive Spacious 3BR, 2BA house with a formal living room, formaldining room, and large family room. Refinished hardwood floors, central H/A, separate laundry room with washer/ dryer, wrap around front porch with views of Daffin Park, small fenced in backyard, one car garage and offstreet parking.Pet-friendly. AVAILABLE JANUARY 2007 $1,200/mo.

17 East 33rd St. www.sicaymanagement.com

633 E. 46th Street (Ardsley Park 46th & Harmon) Huge 2 BR/2B duplex. Living room with fireplace. Sunroom. Large dining room. Breakdfast room. New kitchen appliances. Pets negotiable. $1,200 mo. 620 E. 53rd Street (Ardsley Park 53rd & Harmon) 4 plex. 2BR/1B. Living room. Separate dining area. Offstreet parking. $775 mo. No dogs.

SALES Short walk to waterfront. 3208 Robertson. New home in Thunderbolt (Robertson & Falligant) 1 block to waterfront (Intracoastal Waterway) 3BR/2 ½ B. Huge kitchen. Sep. dining. Nice master suite. Bamboo floors. Ceramic tile. Covered porches. Listed below appraised value at $298,500. WARRANTY! Seller will pay 3 months mortgage. 2814 2nd. Renovated 3BR bungalow in Thunderbolt (1 block off Victory Dr) . Completely fenced. Carport & garage. 1 blk to waterfront. $175,000. WARRANTY! 10 Lake Dr. Custom built 4BR/ 3B on large spring fed lake on Talahi Island (Quarterman dr of HYWY 80 E). Separate living & dining . Den. Large eat –in kitchen. Covered porch. Listed at $459,000. OWNER IS ANXIOUS. BRING ALL OFFERS. OWNER WILL CONSIDER FINANCING.

Call JAN LYNES, LYNES REALTY 912-898-1600 or 912-508-2001 jblynes@comcast.net

234-4406 124 EaST libERTY STREET apT a 2 BR, 1 BA, living room, kitchen, fireplace, balcony, CHA, stack W/D, new carpet. $1,500/mo. 622 WEST vicTORY dRivE 3 BR, 2 BA home, living room, dining room, heart pine floors, eat-in kitchen, gas stove, electric water heater, stack washer/ dryer, fenced backyard, 2 offstreet parking spaces. $1,500/ mo. 621 EaST bROad STREET 2 BR, 1 BA house, combo living room & dining room, fireplace, small courtyard. $800/mo. 525 EaST hEnRY STREET 5 BR 3-1/2 BA home, large kitchen, living room, dining room, fenced yard, W/D, fresh paint. $2,000/mo. 1011 jEffERSOn STREET 2 BR, 2 BA, fireplace, living room, kitchen with dining room. W/D, 1 off-street parking space. $950/mo. 401 nORTh cROmWEll #R8 2 BR, 2 BA condo, located in the Commons, living room, Furnished kitchen, Screened porch, community pool. $875/ mo. 1012 lincOln STREET 2-3 BR, 1-1/2 BA home, hardwood floors, living room with fireplace, dining room, furnished kitchen with gas stove, side porches, stack W/D. $1,400/mo. 228 EaST hEnRY STREET 1st and 2nd floor apt., 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA & newly renovated 2 BR, 2 BA apts. Living room, furnished kitchen, new appliances, fresh paint, hardwood floors. $1,100/mo. 614 EaST duffY STREET 2 BR, 2 BA apt. Living room, kitchen, CHA. $875/mo. 219 EaST 49Th STREET 2 BR, 1 BA home, living room, dining room, Sunroom, Yard. $1,100/mo.

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TALAHI ISLAND-7 West Coquena Circle. Lovely 2600 sqft. custom home on large culdesac lot. 3 bedrooms/2.5 bath plus bonus and 2-car garage. Mature landscaping. $379,000. By appointment 912-429-9600.

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ADAMS P EVEY #1 REALTY PLACE

CALL LATRELLE AT 658-7777

2035 square foot home, offering 3 bedroom 2 baths with bonus. Bonus room includes hidden room behind a beautiful built in book case. This home also includes large kitchen, separate tub and shower in master bath, and a fireplace in great room. This home is a must see. Many, many extras. H-4607 $225,000.

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PATIO HOMES in a Private setting. 1 and 2 bedrooms with central air $495-$715. Townswoods Apt. 920 Mohawk Street. (954) 927-3278. STARLAND - 219 West 40th Street. Huge 3-bedrooms/2baths, newly renovated lower unit available October. Close to Starlander, Gulfstream, Montgomery, Eckberg, Wallin & Anderson Halls. Includes central heat & air, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fenced backyard and offstreet parking. $1,200/monthly. Call 912-441-1533 for info.

WATERFRONT condo on Southside Savannah overlooks lovely wooded marshes and deep water. Sit on your back deck for views of the River and community dock. Security gate, community pool, and fitness center, all within walking distance from your second floor paradise. All windows offer breathtaking views of nature's coastal beauty. Last 3 BR waterfront left in this complex. Don't miss it at 210,000. H-4617 $210,000.

912-826-2550 info@adamspevey.com

ADAMS PEVEY #1 REALTY PLACE

Estate sized lot in gorgeous gated community. In ground pool with lighted decking and stereo sound is ideal for entertaining. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, separate Dining Room and a Bonus. Trees frame the front and back yards for privacy. For your personal viewing of this lovely home with so many extras call LaTrelle at 912-658-7777. H-4610; $352,000.

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$300 + 1/3 utilities per month to share 3 bedroom apartment at 607 West 44th Street. Recently remodeled: new kitchen, new bath, stackable washer/dryer, central heat/air, all electric. Call 912-272-3052. LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Walk-in closet, fireplace, mini kitchen, phone, cable, internet, w/d utilities, nicely furnished. $140/wk, $504/mo. Seven days. Call 912-231-9464.

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1bd to rent, to share with 3 other females. $300/month+1 month deposit required. Call 839-4691



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Cars 2002 LINCOLN LS V-8, pearl white w/black leather, woodgrain trim, Alpine stereo, w/6 disc changer, sunroof, excellent ac/heat. FULLY LOADED! Like new. $19,000. 912-977-1763 or 912-977-1407.

Looking for a perfect little key west cottage? Ready for renovations and bright colors. Easy walk to the beach. Front faces natural marsh and large back entertainment deck. Outdoor shed houses the sand toys! Seller is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Georgia – Lic. # AC127150. H4543; Reduced to $327,000.

Available for sale as

2003 FORD Explorer XLT Fully loaded, AM/FM CD cassette player, leather interior, sunroof, running boards, excellent condition. $13,900. Call 912-530-8775 or 912-294-1090.

partial or entire floors! Unparalleled expansive

Come Home to Country....Come Home to Southwest Bulloch County, only minutes to I-16 and Savannah or Statesboro. Nestled on over 5 acres, this 4 BR 2.5 Bath home features open living spaces including a formal living/dining rooms and den with fireplace. Gourmet kitchen has an island and loads of cabinets. Master Suite includes huge walk-in closet and garden tub and separate shower. Double carport and several storage buildings and front and back entertainment decks complete this great value at $124,900. H-4615.

826-2550

‘97 VOLVO 850 WAGON: 94K, silver w/tan leather, auto, AC, AM/FM/CD/MP3. $5590/OBO. 912-352-1848.

Fender Bender? Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks

355-5932

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TYBEE ISLAND - Like New! 1-bedroom efficienc y, totally furnished, no pets, great location. 1995 FORD F-150: Low miles, Also 2-bedroom, 1-bath duplex. c o o l A / C $ 5 4 0 0 . C a l l N o s t e p s , q u i e t a r e a . C a l l 912-238-4701, ask for Vic. 912-507-7304 or 770-435-4708. 930 895

LaTrelle Pevey Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Effingham County. Family room with fireplace. Eat in kitchen has pantry and master suite has full bath with separate shower and double vanities. Private backyard is perfect for entertaining. H-4587 $183,700.

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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

2004 MAZDA MIATA, 4-cylinder, auto, cruise control, tilt wheel, abs, alarm, “LOADED”. Special Edition, Silver exterior with blue leather package, extras, pin/stripe, CD player, LOW LOW MILES, only 4600. IMMACULATE, garage kept, one owner. $18,900. Call Allen Woods at 912-231-9554. Email: lawbec@bellsouth.net.

1994 GMC SUBURBAN, custom paint (burgundy & grey), A/C, leather seats, 3rd row seat, wood grain, keyless entr y, custom wheels, tinted windows, engine & transmission well maintained $4,000 OBO. Call 912-507-2461. CHEVY TAHOE LT ‘03, Brown, DVD & 6 disc CD changer, tan leather, 3rd row, loaded. Sacrifice $17.9k. Call 912-704-3124.

FOR SALE: ‘06 Jeep Wrangler SE, 5K miles, 4WD, 2.4ltr, 6-spd manual trans. $16,000/OBO. Call 912-354-8266.

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HONDA 1978 CM400A Hondamatic - The perfect city bike! Experience the joy of clutchless manual shifting. 2-speed transmission, classic older bike style and more power than your budd y ’s s c o o t e r. $ 1 2 0 0 . C a l l 912-596-5814.


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