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Hot Weekend Break a leg with The Producers, Romeo and Juliet and Baby

Who’s the decider? Golson, Buck in runoff for school board president page 6

Gift Guide More presents page 15

Hip to be Square Ellis Square benefit page 23


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Volume 6, No. 10, Nov. 29, 2006

On the cover: Elizabeth Pawlowski as Ulla in The Producers

Theatre 16 Lead Story 6

Performance 18 Music Feature 23

Vibes (continued)

6

Lead Story

9

Jane Fishman

School Board President, round 2 Levels of old

Who’s playing and where

Film

From SPD reports

32 Now Showing

11 News of the Weird

All the flicks that fit

Strange but true

The 411

12 Earthweek

The week on your planet

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22 Talk of the Town

Week at a Glance

Our best bets for cool stuff to do

We saw what you did last week

12 Weather

Letters to the editor

36 Happenings

22 Feedback

Concerts of Note

29 Soundboard

10 Blotter

28 Connect Recommends

News from the sky All the stuff, all the time

Culture

44 Free Will Astrology

13 Theatre Preview

Rob Breszny’s look at your stars

Baby!

Classifieds

16 Theatre Preview Romeo and Juliet

43 Sudoku Puzzle

18 Performing Arts

It’s all the rage

The Producers

45 Crossword Puzzle

20 Art Patrol

Mental Fun

Exhibitions and openings

48 Classifieds

Vibes

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

23 Music Feature

Ellis Square Benefit

24 Music Menu Gigs a la carte

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THUR , nov 30 AASU Masquers open Dramarama

What: An evening of comic and dramatic one-act plays produced by the fall semester directing class. Contains adult material and is not recommended for children. When: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Jenkins Black Box Theater. Cost: Free, but seating is limited. Info: Call 927-5381 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Holiday Walk

What: Thirty shops in the Downtown Design District will be open late for this festive holiday event. When: Nov. 30 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Downtown Design District, Whitaker Street between West Gordon and West Charlton Lane.

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Freebie of the

Week

Fri, Dec 1 Savannah Children’s Theatre opens Romeo and Juliet

What: Shakespeare’s tragedy will be presented by the Teen Classics class at the SCT. When: Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8. 9 and 10. Friday performances are at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Info: 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.

First Friday for Folk Music

What: This month’s concert will feature Ron Fetner, Valla Turner-Williams and Bill Schumann. When: Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Cost: $2 donation. Info: 7866953 or www.savannahfolk.org.

Cultural Arts Theatre opens Baby

What: The Cultural Arts Theatre presents a musical about three couples at very different stages of life who all find out they’re having a baby. Contains mature subject matter and is not intended for children. When: Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. Where: SPACE, 9 W. Henry St. Cost: $10 adults and $7 seniors and students. Call: 651-6783.

Tree Walk in Forsyth Park

What: Learn about the history of the park and the leaders who made it possible. When: Dec. 1 at noon Where: The fountain in Forsyth Park. Info: 233-8733.

Sat, Dec 2 Dolphin Project Orientation

What: This volunteer organization explores the waters of coastal Georgia to record the habitats and activities of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Boat owners, photographers and data recorders are needed. Candidates must be at least 18 years old. All volunteers must attend the orientation session. When: Dec. 2 from 910 a.m. with optional training from 10 a.m. to noon. Where: AASU University Hall. Cost: Free. Info: (843) 342-9816 or thedolphinproject.org.

Holiday on the River and Lighted Christmas Parade What: Arts, crafts and live entertainment will be presented in a setting of old-world holiday charm. The lighted parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Grand Marshal is Paula Deen. When: Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; parade at 5:30 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free. Info: 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.

Senior Citizens Inc. Tour of Homes

What: Tour of six Ardsley Park homes supports new learning center. When & Where: Preview party Dec. 1 at SCI HQ at Bull and Washington, tour Dec. 2 from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Cost: Preview party $50/person, tour $25/person Tickets may be purchased in advance at SCI headquarters or at Merry Times, Wright Square Cafe, and Abercorn Antique Village. Info: 236-0363

Civil War Living History Event

What: The Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center will present this re-enactment. When: Dec. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: 681 Fort Argyle Rd. Cost: $5 adults, $3 for children ages 5-12. Info: 748-8068.

Wilderness Southeast Tree Walk

What: A naturalist will guide you to discover trees in their winter state. Bring binoculars if you have them. When: Saturday, December 2, 10 am-noon. Where: Meet at the fountain in Forsyth Park. Cost: Suggested donation $10/person; group size 4-16. Reservations requested. Info: 897-5108.

Holiday Fish Printing Workshop

What: Learn about the ancient art of gyotaku or fish printing. Bring your own T-shirt. When: Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Center Cost: $4 adults and $3 kids. Children under 3 are admitted free. Info: 786-5916 or info@tybeemsc.org.

‘Away in a Manger’ Nativity scenes

What: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church will exhibit a collection of nativity sets from around the world. On Sunday at 5 p.m., Lessons in Carols, a presentation of sacred music and prayers, will be held. When: Dec. 2 from 3-7 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic



Old Time Country Dance

What: Contras, squares and couples’ dances with the Savannah Folk Music Society. Music is provided by the Glow in the Dark String Band. When: Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy gym. Cost: $6. Info: 786-6953 or www.savannahfolk.org.

The Producers

What: The Broadway hit musical by Mel Brooks, winner of a record 12 Tony Awards, comes to Savannah. When: Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $37 to $57. Info: 651-6556.

SUN, dec 3 AASU Community Christmas Sing

What: Community singers will join the members of the AASU Choral Program to present this holiday concert. When: Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $10. Info: Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tue, dec 5 ‘The Architecture of Faith’

What: Mark C. McDonald, Executive Director of Historic Savannah Foundation, lectures on five local houses of worship. Reception afterward at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., which is hosting the companion art exhibit “A Closer Look: Four Churches and a Synagogue—Photography by Tim Coy. Turnings in Native Wood by Dicky Stone.” When: Dec. 5, 7:30 pm. Where: Congregation Mickve Israel on Monterey Square. Cost: Free. Info: 356-1295

Bacon Park Forest Discovery Walk

What: Join Savannah Tree Foundation’s certified arborist Patrick Grant for a guided nature walk through a 50acre maritime forest. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants. When: December 5, 4 p.m. Where: Walks depart from the north side of the parking lot at the Bacon Park Tennis courts, just off Skidaway Road south of Bona Bella Drive. Info: 233-8733.

Wed, dec 6 House in the South booksigning

What: SCAD hosts a book signing with Paula S. Wallace for the newly released A House in the South: Old-fashioned Graciousness for New-fashioned Times. When: Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. Where: Magnolia Hall, 507 Whitaker St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Savannah Grays Civl War Roundtable

What: Marty Liebschner, site manager at Old Fort Jackson, will discuss, play & sing Civil War era music using period instruments. When: Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Where: Mulberry Inn, 601 East Bay Street. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 236-0876. w

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What: The Savannah Children’s Choir will present their holiday concert. When: Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $8 for children under 12. Info: 525-5050.

Week at a Glance

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‘I’ve grown up in this school district’ An interview with Hugh Golson, incumbent school board president

Savannah native Hugh Golson spent 24 years teaching in the Savannah/ Chatham County school system -- most of them at Jenkins High School -- before running for board president four years ago. He’s presided over a period of great tribulations for the school board, some selfimposed and some not: The introduction of the No Child Left Behind Act, an acrimonious relationship with former Superintendent John O’Sullivan, probationary status (and exoneration), and the agonizing debacle of the Laidlaw school bus contract. Golson nearly missed an opportunity to run for re-election when he initially finished in third place in the Nov. 7 election. However, a recount revealed enough miscounted votes for Golson to narrowly claim secondplace ahead of former Savannah Mayor Floyd Adams. Golson will face the top vote-getter from Nov. 7, Joe Buck, in a runoff to be held this Tuesday, Dec. 5. We spoke to him last week. Connect Savannah: How come so many people were interested in your job? It seems like the biggest headache in the world. Hugh Golson: Oh, it’s one of the hardest jobs in Chatham County. I get to order around two secretaries and nobody else (laughs). The hours are grueling and the subjects aren’t always pleasant. For instance, I did eight hours last week on student expulsions. I guess these other candidates couldn’t wait to embrace this great lifestyle (laughs). Connect Savannah: Is it safe to say the biggest single issue you’ve had to deal with is when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) put the system on probation? Hugh Golson: I would go one step beyond that, and say that the most noticeable thing that happened is that we came out as a “School Board of Distinction” only a few months after getting off probation. Over the past year that was the star we were reaching for to pull us out of the morass. It shows we have the highest ideals, are making progress toward reaching them, have all our rules posted appropriately, and our making all the right relationships. It basically shows we’re the anti-micromanagers. My campaign four years ago informed the board they’d received a letter from SACS. Superintendent O’Sullivan withheld the letter! I was probably the first person to bring attention to the letter. Connect Savannah: For years we’ve become accustomed to constant feuding between superintendents and the board. Is there comparatively little feuding going on right now or has everyone just learned how to hide it better? Hugh Golson: There’s absolutely no controversy. The lovefest continues (laughs). We’re so nauseatingly friendly it hurts.

I’m immensely proud of the superintening that and we’ll get a good fix on exactly dent I hired! Dr. Lockamy is a great straightwhat the numbers are. One thing that’s imforward person. He knows how to work portant is to make sure that on the state level the board, he involves when we recover a student everyone in what he’s and put them into a skillsthinking long before bearing program and find it becomes formala good fit, they don’t count ized, and he knows to as dropouts. They should have enough dialogue be counted as graduates, to make sure board which they are. members understand something long before Connect Savannah: Like we bring it to a vote. many educators, you’ve We give him latibeen critical of the No Child tude. All the hires he Left Behind Act (NCLB). wants he gets. We’re Given that it is the law of working in a great harthe land, how are you and monious relationship the board managing to work at the highest standards within its framework, and for school boards, perhaps work around its which our award for shortcomings? Hugh Golson “school board of distinction” shows. Hugh Golson: Basically it is the template under which Connect Savannah: You and the school board we operate. We’ve spent several years reactively promoted the E-SPLOST penny tax. tooling our whole institution to meet the Now that the measure has passed, how much fact that No Child Left Behind has goals latitude will you have in determining how that must be met appropriately or funding that taxpayer money is spent? doesn’t proceed. Dr. Lockamy and his staff have fine-tuned it to the point where we’re Hugh Golson: The initiative definitely spells down to eight schools that are in the “needs out which projects are to be funded. Obviimprovement” category out of a total of 53. ously we don’t have all the land acquired, That’s far better than Augusta, Macon or and there are still many options coming Columbus. Next year we’ve set the goal of before us. One thing we’re looking at this having zero “needs improvement” schools. month is green buildings. We’re taking a trip I goad Dr. Lockamy about that on a weekly to Charleston to see if the long-term savings basis. That’s got to be our goal. from green, energy-efficient buildings might I could philosophically argue against No be worth the front-end investment. Child Left Behind, but the truth is it does There are several parameters to Ehold your feet to the fire and does set a bar SPLOST we need to look at. We need to you have to meet. There’s the relatively new look at the programmatic side of things, and requirement for highly-qualified teachers, so frankly a lot of that has to do with the physiwe were forced to dismiss a couple of huncal placement of buildings, the literal geogdred of our teachers. That was rather sad, raphy of the district itself. That’s one of the but the law is stringent. ripples that come out of these SPLOSTS. Connect Savannah: One of NCLB’s goals is Connect Savannah: Is the district still expericlosing the achievement gap between subencing an overall decline in student numbers, groups. How is progress going here? and if so how does that impact your plans for E-SPLOST? Hugh Golson: We do it very well at the lower years. There’s good intensity there. Then Hugh Golson: No, the population is actually they sort of fall off the turnip truck around very stable. This year enrollment jumped grade 7 or so, and faster if the student is 230-something students. We’re at the beginAfrican-American. ning of a trend of more population coming into the district. Over the years we’ve talked Connect Savannah: Yet much of the anger in to a lot of demographic experts, and they’ve the board’s direction comes from predomitold us so many contradictory things. Now nantly white schools. What’s your take on we’re talking to other experts as well, from the dissatisfaction that some May Howard Savannah Electric to developers -- people parents are voicing, that their school performs who can give accurate indications as to how significantly better than other schools yet remany people are really moving into the ceives fewer resources from the district? community and where. Another thing about that is our dropout Hugh Golson: May Howard is somewhat numbers are not accurate. Previously there unique because it has no program per se, have been different methods used to evalulike a magnet or specialty program. That’s ate the number of dropouts, so we’ve had one reason the superintendent told the overlaps of numbers. Next year we’re changschool the other day to come up with what

it is you’d like to be and we’d gladly explore the costs around getting that done. Part of the solution around all of the islands right now is to look closely at the programs being offered, and see if we’re offering equitable programs that families might want to shop for more. Connect Savannah: Is it difficult to sell parents on a school system that, according to the raw numbers at least, is near the bottom of the bottom-ranked state in the nation? Hugh Golson: What numbers are you referring to? Connect Savannah: Well, the perennial discussion of Georgia being 49th or 50th in the country in education.

Hugh Golson: I think a lot of that talk is generated by the ranking of SAT scores, which is a totally invalid way to compare states and compare districts. We’re far from 50th. We are not ranked at the bottom, and frankly as urban school districts go we’re not that much below the state average. We’re hanging right about where Georgia is, just a few points below. That’s not sufficient at all, of course. We want to push our students, and we’re certainly doing that in terms of adding more AP classes, more International Baccalaureate classes, things like that. Connect Savannah: Regardless of whether you or Mr. Buck wins, there will be a white male school board president and a white male superintendent running a school system that’s almost 70 percent black. How do you make that situation work? Hugh Golson: Oh, I have many, many bridges to Savannah’s African-American community. My campaign committee is very diverse and we have many, many contacts across all kinds of different groups in Savannah. I’ve grown up in this school district, and through all these years I’ve spent 8, 9, 10 hours of every day of my life working among all the people of this district. I reflect the diversity of this community and I embrace each and every child. The issue is providing for these children and making sure we bring forward every resource for them, and that’s an effort that isn’t affected by skin color. Frankly most students couldn’t tell who the school board president is if he walked in the door. That’s the least important person in their lives. Now, if you walk in the building with the mayor of Savannah, they’ll all scream his name (laughs). w Hugh Golson faces Joe Buck in the Dec. 5 runoff. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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‘We have to do whatever it takes’ An interview with Joe Buck, challenger for school board president

Connect Savannah: This was a very crowded school board field. Why do you think that is? Joe Buck: Two reasons, really. One is that a group came together about a year and half ago -- I was not a part of it – called the Chatham Education Coalition. It was a widely diverse group whose sole purpose was to get good candidates for the school board. They came up at meetings with a series of nonbinding but potential qualifications they’d

like to see. I think that created awareness. Connect Savannah: Unfortunately challengers I mean, this past election we had 19 canfor school board president are often disapdidates competing for spots on the school pointed when they find out how little power board and for president. I’ve the job actually has. been in Savannah 38 years, and as far back as I can reJoe Buck: It took the whole member it was usually a system being put on probasituation where almost all the tion to bring home how candidates for school board really under the law, the were reelected with very little board of education hires competition. the superintendent and The second reason -- and then provides that superinthis is by far the most importendent the resources. The tant one -- is that people are board enacts policy and the ready for a change. The whole intention is that the superschool system being put intendent will carry out that on probation created a real policy and make it work. wakeup call. For years I had This is not to say the been a Southern Association superintendent is not key to of Colleges and Schools site whole system. I don’t think Joe Buck visitor, and one thing I learned the board president needs from all that is that the last thing to get into telling Superinthey’d ever do is put somebody on probatendent Lockamy, you’ve got too many adtion. They’ve traditionally tried as hard as ministrators. However, the board does have they can to keep that from happening. So for a role in seeing that the superintendent and SACS to put this system on probation was a his staff are keenly aware of the need for efreally big deal. fectiveness and efficiency -- and sometimes As for me, I realized I didn’t want to rethose two are very different -- and to see that tire and do nothing. I felt like I had a lot of the money spent is spent to serve students valuable years left to serve the community. the best way possible. But there wasn’t really one defining moment.

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Connect Savannah: No Child Left Behind has received mixed reviews from educators around the country. What’s your view? Joe Buck: No Child Left Behind is not a lot different from most other federal and state mandates. All of education nowadays is so heavily mandated. Usually what happens in the real world is that people must of course find ways to comply with the law, but sometimes more logically and reasonably. No Child Left Behind calls more attention to some areas like disabled students than we have in the past. The negative side is that No Child Left Behind is heavily weighed toward grades and scores. We have to not forget it’s really all about the children. There’s not a person I know where, if they know they’re being, in essence, graded on how well their students do or company does on some kind of test, is not going to try to teach to the test. I think we’ll see some changes in No Child Left Behind, probably. And I think some of the state guidelines about education will change somewhat. Connect Savannah: You were at the recent PTA meeting at May Howard when a lot of parents voiced their discontent. What’s your take on that situation?

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While he’s running as the outsider in the race for school board president, Joe Buck does have a wealth of experience to draw on, winning numerous awards in his 38-year career at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He can also boast being the biggest vote-getter by far in the Nov. 7 election which resulted in this Tuesday’s runoff with incumbent school board president Hugh Golson. While technically the position is nonpartisan, Buck is clearly the Republican in this race. His campaign is being run by local GOP consultant Dave Simons, and the candidate is prominently featured on mailouts from Gov. Sonny Perdue. Whether Buck can belatedly ride the coattails of Perdue’s recent reelection landslide remains to be seen, but he is clearly an electoral force to be reckoned with. We spoke to Buck last week.


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Joe Buck: I know there are some strong feelings out there. I understand parents who say “I’m paying these high property taxes, why can’t my kids get more of my tax dollar?” But by virtue of it being a tax it’s just that -- a tax. Everybody pays into it for the common good. Connect Savannah: The school board levies over half of all property taxes in the county. Joe Buck: As far as the school board budget goes, it’s basically the biggest business in Chatham County. The school board has to be accountable to the people, and you have to have measurable results. Change is frightening to people. You hear everyone say they love change, but the truth is that people often get comfortable in a rut. In any bureaucracy -- and remember I worked in a higher education bureaucracy for 38 years -- I’ve seen many of the same kinds of things. The key is to make everyone understand that it’s mutually beneficial to change for the better. Connect Savannah: How does a career in higher education prepare you for a K-12 system? Joe Buck: I retired in March after 38 years at AASU. In that time I’d say about 90 percent of our students came from the local school system. So I saw the products of that system. For ten years I taught a beginning teacher education class, and a lot of those students that I taught went into that same system.

One reason I chose to run was because I’ve been a good cheerleader for AASU and public education. I’ve talked to so many parents locally who don’t see public schools as an option. So you have parents working two and three jobs to pay that extra money for private school tuition. But there are some really, really good public schools here with outstanding teachers. Connect Savannah: Should public schools do more to emulate private schools? Joe Buck: I think private schools are a great option to have and certainly ought to be there. But the truth is that with any private school, they’re just responsible for taking care of one school and one set of kids. The United States of America is the only nation in world that by virtue of our founding fathers is given the opportunity and the requirement to educate all its people. That’s who we are. That’s what this country is. Of course, that also makes it more difficult, and it’s something that makes us look for every resource. Connect Savannah: Regardless of which of you wins, Chatham County will have a white male school board president and a white male superintendent in charge of a school district that’s nearly 70 percent black. How do you make that situation work? Joe Buck: As it relates today to education, there’s a much larger issue than the racial

makeup of school system. The issue relates to economics and income levels and those sorts of things. I can’t focus on the issue of the school system being 60/40 black and white. I know there are those who will force me to do that, but I see a larger concern for our society than race. Perhaps more importantly to me, the issue relates to a certain lack of assuming responsibility by adults for those children they’ve either created or inherited. As I have moved around communities and walked the neighborhoods I have told members of faith organizations that our mission field is not South America or Africa -- our mission field is outside our own front door. Things aren’t going to change for the better until we assume responsibility and realize that -- and this is going to sound funny to a lot of people -- that every child belongs to every one of us. Your future and my future depend on young people today. But equally, if we’re not about training them to be good citizens, and learning how to be contributing citizens to society, we’re also not going to succeed. We’re always telling parents to help their children with homework, but the schools need to have more opportunities to help parents and family members who maybe don’t know how to help with homework. Maybe Mrs. Smith doesn’t have the resources to do homework herself. Maybe that then becomes our responsibility. And with that inevitably you hit head-on the question of kids having kids. Now, that’s way beyond the scope of the president of the

school board, and I’m well aware of that. But I have built a reputation of being fair and of pulling diverse groups together. If No Child Left Behind has not done anything else, you now know that when you say ‘no child left behind’ that means not one. It’s like our superintendent says: “All means all.” And we have to do whatever it takes. If it means we have to feed them breakfast in the morning then we’ll do that. If it means giving them the proper books on time so they can take their books home and study or go to neighborhood study center, then we’ll make sure that happens. The other part of that is that my whole career was spent in doing exactly what I want to do now -- and that’s helping student development. At Armstrong my primary job was leadership, discipline and student government – not a whole lot different from the job of a school board president. During the general election campaign one of the other candidates criticized me by saying I’m not a businessman. But I’ve dealt in human capital, and while that’s not in anyone’s strict interpretation of what a businessman does, it’s very important. If I buy a TV and something’s wrong with it, I take it back to the store. But in education we don’t have that option. In education we’ve got to do it right the first time. w Joe Buck faces Hugh Golson in the Dec. 5 runoff. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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When life calls your number There are at least four major groups of old people. The first make jokes, do crossword puzzles, walk with a cane and soldier on: “We’re all in the same boat and it’s not a cruise

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ship.” “Meet my new best friend: Arthur-itis (substitute Ben Gay).” “Well, breakfast is over. Time to read the paper and see who died.” They find one another quickly and hang together. They’ll complain about the food, about having to leave their homes, about giving up their cars, but they always end up saying, “So what are you gonna do?” The second group is snarly, snappish: “Where’s my bagel?” “Oh, you want a bagel?” “Sure I want a bagel. Whadda ya’ think? What kind of place is this?” They kvetch. They sit alone. Or alienate the people who are seated with them. They complain to their children and tend to move to other places that are no better. They are miserable. The third group is out to lunch with one of a dozen kinds of dementia. Half of this group looks good. They dress nicely, their nails are polished, their hair stylish. They’ll fool you until you try to return to a conversation you had a month ago and they don’t remember a thing. From what I can see -- and I’ve been visiting my mother for three years in an assisted living “home” -- they’re not sad, they’re not ashamed, they’re not embarrassed. But they’re not there. They will eat their entree then sit there... asking for their entree. The other half of the out-to-lunch group doesn’t look so good. Their socks -- and sometimes their shoes -- don’t match. They carry empty pocketbooks. They speak of nephews coming to pick them up, trains they have to catch, (dead) mothers they saw in the room the other night. The fourth group is oblivious, gently inappropriate, in the moment and totally unconcerned that the temperature of the building is about 98 degrees, that the person scheduled to serve lunch in the dining room is an hour late, that their sweatshirts are stained or their phone never rings. That would be my mother. “Don’t you feel relieved?” she says one afternoon last weekend after a long period of silence, her eyes closed, her head turned towards the sun on an outdoor deck. “About what?” I asked. “You know, going out and coming back.” “From Wendy’s?” I ask, trying to seek clarification.

No answer. Or from the cemetery where we walked with my dog? Except she calls it a park, even after I say, “No, it’s a cemetery” and she says, “I wonder why more people don’t live here.” Still, she remembers to hoard cookies for us to share when I visit. And with a devilish look in her eye because she knows I don’t like it, she’ll break hers in two and give half to my dog. And at dinner after she tells me to eat slower (because she takes forever) and I make sure she notices how I am lifting my fork very slowly to put a piece of trout into my mouth, she’ll start to laugh so hard she’ll get tears in her eyes (while I worry she’ll choke on the carrot in her mouth). Over Thanksgiving, her sister Joan -once a beauty, queen of B’nai B’rith Youth Organization at age 18 and for the last three years firmly ensconced in the second half of group No. 3, classic Altzheimer’s -- died. I find out when her son, my cousin, calls with a question about the availability of family plots. Joan and my uncle were going to be buried in South Florida but then, at Joan’s death, my uncle changed his mind. It seems my immigrant grandfather, after being in this country some 25 years, bought eight plots in 1937. “Nana and Papa are buried in two,” cousin Freddie reports. “Then there’s Aunt Mildred’s little baby in a third.” “That would leave five,” he continues. “If your mother takes one, my mom and dad take two, there would be two left, one for you if you want it.” He was asking my permission about something important but I couldn’t get beyond thinking about why my grandfather bought eight plots when he had five kids. What was he thinking? And what was this about a baby of Aunt Mildred’s who died? Was this the first I had heard of this or am I starting down the slippery slope of memory lane? As we gathered to sit shiva and graze from trays of food, cousin Cathy said it was like the time we were kids when every Sunday we would go over to our grandparents’ house for brunch. And how after they died my Aunt Trudy pledged to keep the Sunday brunch thing alive. Except we didn’t. Thirty years later we meet at funerals, we talk about burial plots, we joke about getting old. And then we change the subject. w

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Two 14-year-old boys were arrested this past Monday for their alleged involvement with a homemade bomb that was found on the campus of the Savannah Country Day School Nov. 18. Charged with “manufacturing and possessing an explosive device,” the two surrendered without incident on the advice of their attorneys. Each is also charged with possession of a weapon on school property and reckless conduct. (It is local police policy not to release the names of juveniles.) The pair had already been expelled from Savannah Country Day. Police arrived on the scene shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 18, where school officials presented a device contained in a brown paper bag. An investigation revealed that the device had been manufactured and taken to school on Nov. 15 by one student and given to another. Officers summoned the Bomb Disposal Unit along with Savannah Fire and Southside EMS. The device was removed from the campus and taken to a location, where technicians rendered it safe. Detectives then questioned several Country Day students implicated by school officials in connection with the device. • Police were called to a residence in reference to a domestic dispute. An officer spoke with a man, his wife and his brother about an altercation. The wife said her husband had returned home and she asked him where he’d been. She said they got into a verbal argument that turned violent. She said the man grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground saying, “Bitch, don’t worry about where I’ve been.” The woman attempted to leave the house, but her husband followed. She said he grabbed her by the arms and face, then again grabbed her by the hair and began pulling her to the concrete. The man said he was asleep in the bedroom when his wife entered and jumped on him. He said she grabbed him by the back of the neck and scratched his back. He said his wife began striking herself in the face, saying, “I’m going to call the police and you’ll go to jail.” The man then went up to his brother’s room when she began striking herself. The man said his wife followed him upstairs and continued striking herself, saying, “You are going to jail, watch and see.” The brother told the officer that the woman had been yelling at her husband when they came upstairs. Both the man and his wife were arrested and charged with simple battery. • The owner of a Hodgson Memorial Drive business told police that he had hired his friend and roommate to work at the business. He said his friend stole $2,670

from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

with a bank card and $340 in forged checks. He said the suspect was given a bank card to make purchases for the business. The victim said the suspect was only supposed to use the bank card when he was told to. He said the suspect was given the PIN number so he could use it at those times. However, the suspect made unauthorized purchases and withdrawals with the bank card. He also used the company checkbook, which was kept in a drawer at the reception desk. The victim said the suspect had written three company checks to himself and forged the victim’s signature. He said he was told that the suspect is now in a drug rehabilitation facility in South Carolina, but doesn’t know where it is. • A woman told police she was trying to use a bank ATM on Waters Avenue when her husband came walking up and grabbed her ATM card so she couldn’t get any money out of the bank. The man then held her daughter in his arms so she wouldn’t leave, so she called the police. When the police arrived, the man was using his cell phone, standing beside the car the victim was sitting in. When she saw the police, she opened the driver’s side and got out. The woman said she wanted to leave and didn’t want the suspect inside the vehicle with her because he makes her feel uneasy. She told police she was afraid he would try to do something to hurt her. • Police were called to an East 42nd Street address because of a domestic dispute. A man and his girlfriend began arguing because he wouldn’t give her cell phone back. She got mad and threw a toy truck at him, hitting him in the face. The woman then threw a curtain rod at the man. He in turn smashed her cell phone on the ground. Both were arrested and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center. The woman was charged with simple battery and domestic violence and her boyfriend was charged with criminal trespass and domestic violence. w

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of the Weird

Celebrity Trademark News

The gruff, former Chicago Bears player and coach Mike Ditka recently teamed with a California winery to sell a signature line of wines, including a premium taste retailing for $50 a bottle. And actor Andy Griffith filed a lawsuit in November demanding that the former William Fenrick change his legal name back from “Andy Griffith,” which he admitted he acquired only to help himself get elected sheriff of Grant County, Wis. (he lost). And a man in China’s Fujian province applied to the government in November to sell female sanitary pads under the trademark “Yao Ming” (China’s superstar pro basketball player), catching Yao’s agents dumbfounded at the man’s audacity.

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take a course in golf, to round out a “socially elite” education.

Latest Religious Messages

Among the indigenous rituals that survive today in Madagascar is the quinquennial (or so) “turning of the bones,” when families dig up their ancestors’ remains, polish them, show them around the village (so the departed can see how things have changed), and re-dress and re-inter them. Not to partake is to show disrespect, bring bad luck, and risk one’s own unsatisfactory afterlife, according to an October Wall Street Journal dispatch from Antananarivo. Asia’s Game: According to an October report in the Asian Wall Street Journal, golf camps in China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore teach kids as young as 2, in many cases merely because parents are awed by the financially successful pro golfer Michelle Wie, who started at age 4. Some adult golfers in Thailand understand the obsession, such as those who play the Kantarat course in Bangkok, whose fairways are between active runways of Don Muang airport, with the “smell of kerosene on the first tee” and the occasional need to dodge planes to play a tough lie. And China’s Xiamen University recently began requiring that students majoring in management, law and software engineering

Questionable Judgments

Frank Williams, 48, filed a lawsuit in Pittsburgh in August, accusing the state Department of Corrections of improperly punishing him four years ago when he was immediately ordered back to prison for missing a parole appointment. Williams said he was not able to contest the decision then because he was hospitalized, unconscious, having been shot on his way to the appointment, and in the intervening years, his medical condition has worsened because of inadequate medical care in prison.

Election Roundup (cont’d)

Dead candidates continued to enjoy electoral success, with at least four winning hard-fought races in November. Katherine Dunton tied in an Alaska school board race

People With Much Worse Sex Lives Than You:

(1) Michael McPhail, 26, was arrested in Spanaway, Wash., in October after his wife said she caught him having sex with the couple’s pit bull terrier. (Washington’s new anti-bestiality law took effect in June, passed after the highly publicized 2005 death of a man in Enumclaw who allowed himself to be penetrated by a horse.) (2) Bryan Hathaway, 20, was arrested in Superior, Wis., in October and charged with molesting a deer carcass that he said had sexually aroused him when he saw it in a ditch. (Hathaway’s lawyer has raised the defense that the anti-bestiality law only applies to sex with live animals.)

But for Alcohol, There’d Be Little News of the Weird

Twice in October, motorists were arrested for DUI after driving up to the security guard house at the nuclear power plant in Braidwood, Ill., by mistake. According to police, Lloyd Kuykendall, 38, drove up and handed the guard $1, thinking it was a highway toll booth, and 10 days later, Stanislaw Drobrza-

wski, 51, tried to align his car with the guard house, thinking it was a gas station pump. And in Des Moines, Iowa, in October, customer Michelle Marie Engler, 45, was arrested for public intoxication at the Big Tomato Pizza restaurant after boisterously demanding to know why her food was taking so long. (An employee explained she hadn’t ordered yet.)

Updates

Since 1999, News of the Weird has reported stories of perhaps the same man who, posing as a cop, made periodic phone calls to managers of fast-food restaurants demanding that a young female employee be interrogated about a crime while he listened in and steered the questioning to sex. Last year, police made an arrest after identifying the purchaser of a calling card used to phone a Kentucky McDonald’s as David R. Stewart, 39, of Fountain, Fla. (The caller had demanded that the employee undress and jump up and down so the manager could sniff her sweat for traces of drugs.) However, a jury in Shepherdsville, Ky., acquitted Stewart in October. The employee still has a lawsuit pending, and authorities in other states want to talk to Stewart.

Bright Ideas

Sarasota, Fla., dermatologist Michael Rosin was sentenced to 22 years in prison in October for subjecting numerous patients to unnecessary, frightening cancer surgery so that he could bill them (and Medicare) for millions of dollars. An FBI investigation had revealed that Rosin had once detected aggressive cancer from a slide that contained not a skin sample but chewing gum and another time from a slide that contained plastic foam. When oil prices rose in the summer, Steve Jordan began drilling what would be an 8,500-foot oil well under his house near Lake Charles, La., because prices were finally high enough for him to recover the $2 million he thought the operation would cost. (Crude oil, which peaked in July at about $77 a barrel, had fallen to $65 by the time Jordan gave his last interview, on CNN in September, and at press time was about $56 a barrel.) w

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Bad Water/Good Water: Some churches in Canada have begun actively condemning commercial bottled water (except where no other sanitary water is available), either as environmentally destructive or as the commercialization of God’s gift of life (according to a September report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail). At the same time, in Mumbai, India, as many as 1 million Hindus once again this year ritually dunked hand-made idols of the elephant-headed Ganesh, thus worsening the hopelessly polluted waters around the city. New York City Episcopal priest Timothy Holder (“Poppa T”), whose HipHopEMass and “Hip Hop Prayer Book” have turned beep, south Bronx youth into parishiobeep, ners over the last two years, isbeep. sued a music CD in November featuring Bible stories in street language. For example, the 23rd Psalm: “The Lord is all that / I need for nuthin’ / he ‘lows me to chill.”

but, though dead, won the coin toss and was elected. Glenda Dawson won her Texas state House seat, thanks in part to a colorful campaign mailer that went out a month after her death, touting her achievements (but making no campaign promises). And Sam Duncan won a seat on a North Carolina county soil and conservation board, which was such a low-key race that even some of his backers were surprised to learn after the election that he had died in September. Smashmouth Politics: Republican Barbara Cubin barely won re-election to the U.S. House from Wyoming after she angrily threatened to slap her wheelchair-confined opponent over a comment about campaign finance reform after an October debate. And former Texas state House member Rick Green took a swing at the man who beat him in 2002 when both arrived at the polls to vote at the same time.


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African Flood Crisis

Arctic Greening

Torrential seasonal rains continued to drench a wide swath 3.3 of East Africa, worsening an already acute flood crisis in Kenya, Sergio Somalia and Ethiopia. Flooding has forced thousands of Somali 5.2 tribespeople into neighboring Kenya, which was already 5.8 struggling to provide aid to its own displaced residents. Relief agencies were making urgent appeals for donations to help the approximately 1.8 million people who have been affected by the floods. Reports from southern Somalia tell of people Week Ending November 24, 2006 taking refuge in trees to escape attacks from crocodiles lurking Yani. The storm was predicted to move in the floodwaters. The reptiles southward into the Coral Sea. have killed at least nine people so far. • Hurricane Sergio remained well off the Hundreds of villages are submerged in the coast of western Mexico before losing force. country, which has no central government and is still suffering from food shortages Australian Wildfires caused by a severe drought that preceded High winds and early summerthe floods. time heat in eastern Australia fanned large bushfires west of Earthquakes Sydney in the Blue Mountains. A strong temblor near the PeruOne property in the New South Chile border caused a motorcyWales town of Molong was destroyed by the clist to skid off a road during the blazes, which went within hundreds of yards shaking, which also damaged of homes along the Great Western Highway. part of a major highway. The • Other blazes in the state of Victoria killed epicenter of the quake was near the Peruvian several head of livestock and sent a pall of city of Tacna. smoke blowing over parts of metropolitan • Earth movements were also felt in western Melbourne. Nicaragua, southwestern Colorado, the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border region, Serbia, Vietnam Hail Disaster northwest Sumatra, central New Zealand, Hailstorms and whirlwinds killed southern Japan and the Kuril Islands. 15 people and caused at least $21 million in damage across parts of Tropical Cyclones northern Vietnam. The country’s An area of disturbed weather National Flood and Storm south of the Solomon Islands Department said the storms destroyed more quickly intensified into Cyclone

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Volcanoes

The world’s smallest active volcano spewed geysers of mud in the central Philippines, but the activity did not pose any threat to residents of the region. Taal Volcano is located about 45 miles south of Manila on an island inside a lake called Taal Lake. A similar eruption of mud began in November 1999 and lasted until the following February. • Java’s Mount Merapi sent hot clouds soaring nearly 2 miles above central Indonesia in an eruption that quickly subsided. The local government warned people living on the volcano’s slope to be on alert for more hot clouds and possible floods of volcanic debris.

Rain Gauge

A new U.S. government report says that global warming continues to affect the Arctic, with the trend 5.8 causing a decrease in sea ice and an increase in the number of shrubs growing on the tundra. The new “State of the Arctic” analysis, released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also Yani warned that there has been a significant warming of the tundra during the past 30 years. 5.4 The subsequent increase in vegetation is beginning to affect the migration of reindeer, according to Vladimir E. Romanovsky, a professor at the geophysical institute of the University of Alaska. The region’s glaciers are continuing to shrink and river discharge into the Arctic Ocean is rising, Romanovsky added.

Lion Cub Poisoning

Animal conservation groups expressed outrage at the admission by Ethiopia’s Lion Zoo that the facility is poisoning lion cubs and selling their carcasses to taxidermists. Zoo spokesman Muhedin Abdulaziz told the Associated Press that six cubs have been killed and stuffed in an effort to raise money for the cash-strapped Addis Ababa facility. Federal wildlife officials monitor the poisoning, which Abdulaziz says is painless. Only about 1,000 Ethiopian lions, which are smaller than other lion species, are believed to still live in the wild. James Isiche, East Africa director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said the zoo should prevent the animals from breeding if it can’t afford to care for them. w

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Oh, Baby!

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You’re a college student with your whole life ahead of you, when you get some surprising news: You’re going to be a parent! Even worse: Your own children are college students, and you think you’re about to be freed from the yoke of parenthood. Then you get some surprising news: You’re going to be a parent! Again! This is the premise on which Baby - A New Musical, is built. Three couples on a university campus at various stages of life find they must deal with impending parenthood. The first couple is young, the second is trying very hard to conceive, while the third, middle-aged couple is shocked when a night of unexpected passion results in more than they had bargained for. Directed by D.J. Queenan, Baby will be open Dec. 1 in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E. “Baby is a small musical about three couples who find April Aguilera and Ray Ellis play one of the couples out they’re pregnant,” Queenan says. “One couple is in their early 20s and has just moved in ples are in on stage together, but separate.” together at college. Another is in their midThe musical contains mature subject 30s and would love to get pregnant, and the matter and isn’t meant for young children. third, in their mid-40s, has just sent their “The show is best suited to an audience youngest daughter off to college when they of 13 and up,” Queenan says. find a random night of passion has landed “The mature subject matter deals with them in the ‘family way’.” the joys and sorrows of reproduction,” he Needless to say, the couples experience says. “There’s a lot of mattress time.” a wide range of emotions. “Baby contains But just about everyone over 13 will enboth elements of comedy and life-changjoy the musical. “Baby is a joyous reflection ing drama,” Queenan says. “At its core, this of who we are as couples and as parents,” play deals with the challenges a couple must Queenan says. grapple with when the arrival of a newborn “If you’ve had a baby -- come. If you changes their lives forever.” want a baby -- come. If you’ve been a baby The book was written by Sybille Pearson, -- come,” he says. “I always say, ‘Come to the music by David Shire and the lyrics by the theatre, it’s our life on stage.’ Never has it Richard Maltby Jr. The show was nominatbeen more true.” ed for eight Tony Awards after its debut in McCurdy and Travis have often per1983. formed on stage together, but they’re reThe Cultural Arts Theatre production hearsing for an even bigger event -- their has a cast of 18, including Ryan McCurdy, wedding. “We’re getting married on Dec. Sasha Travis, Ray Ellis, April Aguilera, 29,” McCurdy says. “That’s exactly 2 and 1/2 Cheri Hester and Danny Beam as the three weeks after the show. This is certainly not a couples. publicity stunt.” “We’ve been in rehearsal for five very McCurdy says the songs in the musical short weeks,” Queenan says. aren’t well known, but that doesn’t matter. “The biggest challenge has been trusting “The music is dynamic and really entertainmy imagination,” he says. “We need three ing,” he says. separate stories all put together on one small “The music is in a sort of Cat Stevens stage. I must trust the audience’s willing pop mode,” McCurdy says. “It’s melodysuspension of disbelief when all three coucontinued on page 14


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based, but not really show tunes. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it out of our CD player because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so catchy. This is definitely a show for people who like Broadway musicals.â&#x20AC;? McCurdy especially likes the songs sung by his and Travisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; characters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so full of love and resonance,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I play Danny,â&#x20AC;? McCurdy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely nothing like me. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a punkrock singer. His views are very defined. A lot of the things he thinks I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily agree with. Everything seems to amuse him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sashaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character, Lizzie, is a very stubborn, forward-thinking woman,â&#x20AC;? McCurdy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has been raised to believe that she should never take anything less than the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best.â&#x20AC;? Danny and Lizzie receive quite a shock when they find out sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expecting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just started planning their lives and have things mapped out about their futures as individuals,â&#x20AC;? McCurdy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They come to realize they can do things together as well as apart.â&#x20AC;? Although the three couples are at different stages of life, they become friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very nice how it works,â&#x20AC;? McCurdy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All these couples could be from different parts of the planet, but the three women first meet at a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. All six of them become a support network for each other.

At left, Cheri Hester with Danny Beam; at right, Ryan McCurdy is centerstage. In the play as in real life his significant other is Sasha Travis, at far left

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The older couple helps the younger couple realize that this can be done,â&#x20AC;? McCurdy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The younger couple helps the older couple realize that there is still a lot of life left to be lived.â&#x20AC;? McCurdy is thoroughly enjoying Baby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since D.J. came into his position (as theater

coordinator for the City of Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Cultural Affairs), Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in every winter and Christmas production heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with D.J. is a very exciting experience, and I love him as a director,â&#x20AC;? McCurdy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas is my favorite time of year, and coming together with people like this to do a show like this at this time of year is wonderful.â&#x20AC;? w

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Savannah Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet A group of Savannah teenagers is hooked on the work of a radical wordsmith -- none other than William Shakespeare himself. In an era of iPods, Wii and PlayStation 3, when some of the highest rated television shows include Dancing With the Stars and Dog the Bounty Hunter, these young people are learning about sonnets and soliloquies. Even better, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finding out that they like them. This is due to a class offered by the Savannah Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre. It is taught by Jennifer Doubleday, resident choreographer and class instructor, who especially enjoys working with teenagers. The class meets Mondays and Fridays from 4-6 p.m. at the SCT, which is located at Crossroads Shopping Center on East Victory Drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all teenagers,â&#x20AC;? Doubleday says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The youngest is 13, the oldest is 17.â&#x20AC;? Beginning Dec. 1, the class will present Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, in performances that are open to the public. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For most teenagers in the class, this is their first experience with Shakespeare,â&#x20AC;? Doubleday says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The class is called Teen Classics, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing the works of William Shakespeare,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing

The Savannah Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater production boasts some involved stage combat scenes Twelfth Night.â&#x20AC;? The students already have experience with public performances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They performed at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shakespeare Festival and were very well received,â&#x20AC;? Doubleday says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did some fight scenes and the balcony scene.â&#x20AC;? The material is presented in the class in a way that the teens can understand it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really, really having a good time,â&#x20AC;? Doubleday says.

       

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using the No Fear Shakespeare program, which is used in the schools,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It puts Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s text on one side and the modern translation on the other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We go line by line so they know the meanings and punnery behind each line,â&#x20AC;? Doubleday says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They realize Shakespeare isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all serious. There are lots of jokes. And what teenage boy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to fight with weapons onstage?â&#x20AC;?

The class also has been watching movies, such as Franco Zefferelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Romeo and Juliet, made from Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They like performing better than watching,â&#x20AC;? Doubleday says. And forget the modern interpretations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They like the classical style better than the modern, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Doubleday says. For the performances, the students will be dressed in black with flashes of color. While theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re enjoying the class, there have

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been some obstacles to overcome. “Definitely vocally it’s been a challenge,. They’ve learned to speak with rounded vowels, and they’ve learned to speak loudly and clearly,” Doubleday says. “There is no accent used in this,” she says. “The play is set in Verona, so there’s no need for them to do English accents. But they must project their voices and speak loudly and clearly,. That’s not something we as Southern Americans do in everyday conversation.” Doubleday is having as much fun with the class as her students are. A former senior member of Sankofa Dance Theatre, she has studied many dance styles including ballroom, African, South American and the Horton technique of modern dance. A teacher and makeup artist as well as a performer, Doubleday has instructed numerous theatrical workshops for youth. She also is involved with the City of Savannah’s therapeutics program for mentally and physically disabled children. “I’ve been with the Savannah Children’s Theatre since its inception,” Doubleday says. “I love working with teenagera. They’re so

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The Producers set for two-night stand at Johnny Mercer Theatre Writer and comedian Mel Brooks was politically incorrect before the term existed. With films such as Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein -- cuttingedge when first released -- Brooks paved the way for a more informal, hiply ironic style of comedy that is commonplace today. Well, almost commonplace. His single most successful work - The Producers, winner of more Tony Awards than any show in Broadway history -- deals with one of comedy’s last taboos and the person generally considered the least funny human being of all time: Adolf Hitler. The Producers achieved its success backwards from the usual route: It began not as a stage show, but as a movie, which Mel Brooks wrote and which premiered in 1968. Starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, the film was initially not successful, with critics or with the audience at large. It wasn’t until 2001 that Brooks penned a stage version of the film, starring Nathan Lane in the old Mostel role as Max Bialystock and Matthew Broderick in Wilder’s portrayal of Leo Bloom. This time, The Producers was a huge critical and box office success, inspiring a second film version -- with Lane and Broderick reprising their stage roles -in 2005. A special touring show of The Producers is set for a pair of performances at the Civic Center next week. The plot centers on the nefarious efforts of the hucksters Bialystock and Bloom to profit personally by deliberating staging a disastrous flop. What could have less chance of success than a

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culture|Performing Arts musical about Nazis, the two reason. Hence their show’s name: Springtime for Hitler. The humor of The Producers centers not only on the purposely over-the-top spectacle of that show itself, but on the fact that Springtime becomes a raging success for Bloom and Bialystock -- thus negating their get-richquick scheme. Portraying Leo Bloom’s not-so-dumbblonde love interest Ulla -- who was played by Uma Thurman in the film version -- is Elizabeth Pawlowski, who spoke to Connect Savannah about the show and her experiences in it. Connect Savannah: Tell us about Ulla. Elizabeth Pawlowski: She’s the Swedish secretary -- a very fun character. Obviously she has a Swedish accent, and she loves to dance. She has a big part in the show. She’s basically the love interest for Leo Bloom.

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istry onstage. Connect Savannah: It retrospect it seems like Mel Brooks may have been so far ahead of his time we’re only just now catching up. Elizabeth Pawlowski: Mel Brooks is a genius. In writing this script, he delivers so much comedy, so many jokes, you almost have to see it a couple of times to get it. There are so many things that are so quick. Connect Savannah: What’s your best guess as to the percentage of people who come see your show who are newbies as opposed to being already familiar with The Producers? Elizabeth Pawlowski: A large percentage, I believe, doesn’t really know about the show. Of course, they get there and laugh that much more. I love getting reactions from fresh audiences who’ve never seen it before. There are those who grew up knowing about Mel Brooks, and now there’s a new generation that wants to go see his work as well.

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Elizabeth Pawlowski: Oh, yeah, she knows exactly what she’s doing, like when she gets Leo to eventually take her to Rio while Max is in jail. In my opinion she’s a character with a big heart. But she also can be very innocent really, there’s no raunchiness there.

Connect Savannah: For those who have only seen the movie, is there a significant difference between the film and the stage show? Elizabeth Pawlowski: There isn’t much difference – our director has kept it pretty true to the actual show. Obviously some parts were cut out, but that’s the same kind of thing that always happens, for example, when you transform a book to a movie. You can’t have everything. Of course, personally I think that while the movie is great there’s nothing like a live experience onstage.

Connect Savannah: How did you get the part? Elizabeth Pawlowski: I was actually at one of the very last auditions around the end of May. I went in for a call and got called back the next day, then the day after that I found out I had the part. That almost never happens. It’s usually a couple of weeks before you find out anything.

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Connect Savannah: How much longer will you be on the tour? Elizabeth Pawlowski: Obviously everything can change. Right now we’re cheduled to run through the middle of July, and there’s a possibility of a second year for the tour. Anything can happen, really. Connect Savannah: Let’s face it, a lot of books, movies and plays written in the ‘60s really haven’t aged well. How do you explain the continuing success of The Producers? Elizabeth Pawlowski: Well, it’s a classic -there’s a reason why it won 12 Tony Awards. It’s just all spectacle and comedy. This cast is really phenomenal. We’ve all got great chem-

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Connect Savannah: This show must be especially difficult, since it’s really two shows: The Producers and Springtime for Hitler, much of which is also performed.

Elizabeth Pawlowski: It’s been very challenging. Luckily with our director and choreographer we’ve had the time we needed. During rehearsal we built up our stamina. And during the tour we have dance captains to keep us fresh and in shape. w The Producers makes its Savannah premiere at the Johnny Mercer Theatre for a limited engagement on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets, priced from $39 to $59 can be purchased at the Johnny Mercer Theatre box office, all Civic Center outlets, online at www.savannahcivic.com, or by calling 651-6556.

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SCAD Gallery Hop -- The Savannah College of Art and Design will host a holiday gallery hop Friday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. Featured exhibitions include “Small Works” at Red Gallery, 210 E. Broughton St., and “Savannah Clay” at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Shuttles will NOT run between the galleries for this gallery hop. ‘Savannah Squared’ -- The Gallery presents a peek into Savannah’s scenery through the looking glass of 13 artists. Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 20 Jefferson Street, Center Court City Market. Mixed Media -- Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative presents mixed media artwork by educator Christopher Schell at the Starfish Café during the month of November. Opening reception Friday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Starfish Café, 719 East Broad Street. 100 Under 200 -- Chroma Gallery hosts this show of One hundred small works under $200 by Chroma artists through Dec. 24. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St. Small Works show -- Nov. 30 Whitney Gallery is showing Small Works by artists Corinne Adams, James Allen, Barbara J. Brown, Carrie Christian, Adela Holmes, Stephen Kasun, Melody Postma, Daniel E.

Smith, June Stratton, Gerome Temple and Ben Ward. Reception hours 5:30 – 8:30. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker Street. Call 495-0024.

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‘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. All works for sale. A portion of proceeds benefits Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy, Inc.

New Artists at Savannah Art Works - New mixed media by Simone Wilson and block prints by Katherine Linn are featured at Savannah Art Works, 240 Bull St.

‘Ghana: A Photo Documentary’ -‘Underwater in White’ by June Stratton, now at the The City of Savannah’s Whitney Department of Cultural Affairs exhibits photographer Carrie Brown in Savannah. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., works at Gallery S. P. A. C. E. (Savannah’s Mon.-Fri. Place for Art, Culture and Education) through Dec. 15. Brown is currently a Sally Clark -- Hospice Savannah will documentary photographer for Crossshowcase new work by Sally Clark through Cultural Solutions in Ghana, West Africa. Dec. 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art GalThe exhibition will include works from her lery, Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. journey through towns along the western coast of Ghana, as well as works from ‘Creeks, Coves and Sounds’ -- New exher Ghanaian students. Admission is free. hibition of the paintins of M.L. Kolbe and Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is at 9 West Henry Street Tom Sadler at Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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primarily in monotypes and lithography using both traditional photography and digitally manipulated images to create collaged prints supported by drawing. SCAD Museum of Art -- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Facing the Camera: Portraits of Photographers from the Rhoades Collectionâ&#x20AC;?; Portraits of Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Minor White, Cecil Beaton, Gordon Parks, Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman, and many others are on view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;150 Years of Architectural Elegance: The Central of Georgia Railroadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1856 Gray Building Headquartersâ&#x20AC;?; This exhibition chronicles the history of SCADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kiah Hall. Once the headquarters of the venerable Central of Georgia Railroad and now a college art museum, the landmark Greek Revival building epitomizes the elegance of mid19th century architecture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on 20thCentury Art: Highlights from SCADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Collectionâ&#x20AC;?; Significant works from the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent collection including paintings, drawings, and prints by Pablo Picasso, Willem De Kooning, Mark Tobey, Robert Rauschenberg, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold, Sam Gilliam, Bridget Riley, and others represent the changing movements of modern and contemporary art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darkly Carved Treasures: Traditional Plants and Flowers of Chinaâ&#x20AC;?; This selection of intricately hand carved objets dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;art

from the Red Sandalwood Museum in Beijing, China brings the flowering forms and symbolic plants of Asia to new life in wood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painters to Their Majesties: Art and Power of the Royal Courtâ&#x20AC;?; Featured in this exhibition are 17th- through 19thcentury portraits by painters from the court of England who held official royal appointments. Rare masterpieces by Marcus Gheeraerts, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Sir Peter Lely, Allan Ramsay, William Hogarth and Sir Joshua Reynolds are on view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Master Eye: 19th- and 20th-Century Photographs from the Rhoades Collectionâ&#x20AC;?; Photographers include Brady, Nadar, Cartier-Bresson, Adams, Mapplethorpe, Avedon, Caplan, Weston, Cunningham, Lagerfeld and other celebrated masters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mapping the Past: A Selection of Antique Cartography from the Newton Collectionâ&#x20AC;?; Highlights include 1597 maps from the earliest atlas of the Americas, 1776 military maps, and other 18th- and 19th-century maps, most of them hand colored. Cartographers include Wytfliet, Hondius, Monath, Lotter, dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Anville, Faden, Lodge, Cary, and Wyld. Jepson Center for the Arts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exhibits include:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sam Gilliam: a retrospectiveâ&#x20AC;? through Dec. 31; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Have Marks to Make,â&#x20AC;? the 12th annual exhibition celebrating the therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects of art, Dec. 3-Jan. 7. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences - â&#x20AC;&#x153;AndrĂŠe Ruellan at 100,â&#x20AC;? through Jan. 28. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, this exhibition presents 45 paintings, drawings and prints by this remarkable American artist, including the whose career spanned most of the 20th century. The exhibition includes the Telfairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature Ruellan work, Savannah, depicting the Barnard Street ramp leading to the river, circa 1942. Also: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt, and Perkisâ&#x20AC;? through Jan. 28. This exhibition consists of over 30 black and white photographs examining Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape and people by renowned photographers Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002), Helen Levitt (American, b. 1913), and Philip Perkis (American, b. 1935). 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to jim@connectsavannah.com

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Editor, Wonderful story on the Riverkeeper by Stacey Kronquest (“Up the river, with a paddle”). I hope she does another one on the Ogeechee. That river SHOULD be a lot cleaner than it is, since there are no manufacturing giants, or nuclear power plants on the banks! However, one of the “50 Dirtiest Beachesin America” can be found on the Ogeechee -- King’s Ferry to be exact, right here in Chatham County -- and apparently, no one wants to do anything about it. There’s nothing around or near the beach except one restaurant -- and yet the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

has told me that the levels of e-coli there are consistent with those found around dairy farms or other agricultural sites with no run-off mitigation. These two sites tell the entire story -the “advisory” is posted every day all day, 365 days a year and it’s time to find out why: • www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/sumgeo.pdf • www.earth911.org/waterquality/ default.asp?beach_id=1197&station_ id=2343&cluster=2 Even if she doesn’t get to the Ogeechee soon, I look forward to other articles from Stacey -- my only complaint is that this one was too short! Jill


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Old-time rock & roll covers, blues standards, and originals from a local singer/guitarist. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Mon., 7:30 pm, Murphy’s Law.

The Blend

Local cover trio offering popular rock and pop covers infused with a Latin flavor, courtesy of acoustic guitarist Samuel Adams. Wed., 9 pm, Bernie’s on River Street.

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An energetic and unpredictable mélange of raw Delta-style electric blues and psychedelic garage-rock featuring captivating frontman Ray Lundy. Wed., 10 pm, Savannah blues + Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Celerity

Influenced a “hunch punch” of late ‘80s and ‘90s punk, pop, metal and grunge (i.e., The Offspring, Rancid and Nirvana), this Savannah act formed in high school, but has since relocated to Athens. These days, their local appearances are rare. Wed., Dec. 6, 11 pm, Guitar Bar.

The Chris Chandler Trio w/ Claire Frazier Pianist Chandler and upright bassist Johnnie Kennedy are joined by noteworthy vocalist Claire Frazier, a former resident of Paris who recently relocated here. She sings in 4 languages, and is said to be a mean Ella Fitzgerald-esque scatter as well. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Jason Courtenay Band

Southern rock and country covers led by a longtime area guitarist/vocalist. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Mary Davis & Co.

Fetner (who’s a Kerrville Folk Fest Award Winner), and local 12-string guitarist and balladeer Bill Schumann. No charge to enter this smoke and alcohol-free show, but a suggested $2 donation to the SFMS. For more info, call 786-6953. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.) - ALL-AGES.

Flamin’ Yawn

Noteworthy local power trio playing heavy-but-catchy melodic rock. Wed., Dec. 6, midnight, Guitar Bar.

Eddie Foster

Local karaoke singer-turned original country artist (he cites Tracy Lawrence and Travis Tritt as influences). He recently released a DIY CD of his own tunes backed by members of local alt.rock group Argyle. Thurs., 9 pm, Steamer’s (Georgetown).

High Velocity

Standout classic and Southern rock and modern country cover band. Wed., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Hwy 204).

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Low-fi, self-consciously primitive femalefronted acoustic indie-pop from Southern Ca., that’s both sing-song and clever at the same time. Also appearing: Mandarin Destiny, fellow San Diegoans that sometimes devolve to just a one-man show. Taken together, this double-bill fits perfectly with the self-deprecating, anti-folk mood this venue increasingly caters to. Sun., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House (402, MLK, Jr. Blvd.) - ALL-AGES.

Jon Doe

Local funk cover band (think Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, etc...). Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Jordon

New area rapper whose rhymes will “fill up your scalp like dandruff.” Furthermore, his flows “are like Bottles & Cans Pop, rock herpes: once you get it, you and soul covgot it.” Get it? Thurs., 9:30 pm, Club Ice. er tunes arranged in a stripped-down mostly acoustic format by members of Wilmington Liquid Ginger Island cover act Band In The Park. Thurs., One of the area’s most popular modern 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Sat., 8 rock bar bands. They mix radio-friendly pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steakhouse. originals from their indie CDs with covers of well-known rock, pop and party favorites. Danny Doyle This is the Grand Opening of a new branch This acoustic Celtic troubadour is a faof this regional restaurant. Fri., 9 pm, Bamiliar face at this landmark Irish pub on hama Bob’s (Savannah Mall). Historic River Street, and plays extended engagements there several times throughout Listen 2 Three the year. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s. New, young local trio citing John Mayer, Phish and the Dave Matthews Band as key 1st Friday for Folk Music influences. They play jangly, lightweight, Monthly, family-oriented acoustic showgroove-oriented pop with the occasional psycase sponsored by The Savannah Folk Music chedelic blues solo. Sat., 9:30 pm, The BritanSociety. This installment features the area nia (Wilmington Isl.). debut of eclectic Fl. bluegrass quartet VallaTurner-Williamson (whose repertoire draws on trad-grass as well as acoustic jazz fusion), the return of Va.-based songwriter Ron


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lage Gate. This local gig (3 sets nightly) at downtown’s newest listening room finds her backed by Atlanta players. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, 12 am, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

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Amy Steinberg

Traditional instrumental jazz and swing, led by an up-and-coming Fl.-based trumpeter. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Percussion-heavy regional jam sextet (think Phish, The Dead, John Scofield) that leans into a world music bag. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (downtown).

Mr. Wiley

“Homegrown” original local rock and jam fusion band. They feature a small horn section and vocals they describe as “rustic.” Fri., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

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One of the top dance-oriented funk, soul and R & B cover bands in the region. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

G.E. Perry

Solo set from an established local blues and rock guitarist. Fri., 8 pm, Hyatt Hotel.

Phantom Wingo

Muscular jam-band with a solid foundation in Southern rock and blues. Expect plenty of scalding lead guitar, and soulful vocals. Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (midtown location).

Delightful jazz pianist and vocalist. Catching her gigs has become almost a requirement for visitors seeking an “old Savannah” tradition. Tues. - Sun., 7 pm, Planter’s Tavern (below The Olde Pink House Restaurant).

Tradewinds

Local cover sextet specializing in Motown, shag and other types of popular, danceable soul music. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio.

The Train Wrecks

Popular local roadhouse quartet featuring singer/songwriter Jason Bible. They mix homespun barnburners with spirited takes on tunes from Dylan, Petty, Young and The Boss. Thurs. & Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Tues. (hosts Open Mic) Wild Wing Café.

Willyton

Aggressive, original area hard rock/grunge act with ribald lyrics. Fri., 9:30 pm, One Hot Mama’s (Bluffton).

The stage name of Army band member William Baez (who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, composing much of his latest CD there), this Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist makes impressive and contemporary uptempo, Latin-influenced hip-hop and dance music. Sat., 10 pm, Tropicana Club.

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The Ruins

My Heart In December is the 1st major show by this new outfit. It’s holiday works in many traditions and styles, under the direction of artistic director Roger Moss and with the accompaniment of area musicians. Thurs., 7 pm, Lucas Theatre.

Savannah Soul Project

Loose and limber funk-rock jam act (with horns) formerly known as Red Eye Jedi. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

Audrey Shakir

This “musical diamond” (says Atlanta’s Journal-Constitution) of a vocalist has been a known commodity in the jazz world for decades, and played regularly at NYC’s Vil-

Prolific and versatile locally-based folk, rock and blues singer/songwriter who’s released a handful of acclaimed indie CDs. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Robert Willis

Solo acoustic rock, pop, soul and beach music hits from a talented guitarist and singer. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee).

Nancy Witt

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This brainy and ballsy touring artist and playwright mixes spiritually aware poetry, irreverent standup comedy and wordy postmodern acoustic folk/pop (with a distinct hip-hop influence) into a captivating show that’s one part Sarah MacLachlan, one part Ani DiFranco and one part Margaret Cho. She’s won numerous awards for her composing and performing skills, and has earned a strong Savannah following at this counterculture coffee house. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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This intense, post-modern folkie likely made a bundle off Faith “sore loser” Hill’s smash cover of his own “Cry,” but he’s also grown a fervent fanbase the old-fashioned way — through relentless touring. Aparo’s an extremely talented guitarist and tunesmith with a keen sense of drama and dynamics. His voice is his real calling card, though. It’s a mood weapon, capable of going from low and spooky to a glorious falsetto with little notice. He works the crowd, too, much like a slightly preening version of Tom Petty. This intimate, late-night acoustic show is an annual tradition that longtime fans (from his salad days as a budding club act on this resort island) treat as a standing thank you note from someone who’s not forgotten his roots. Sun., midnight, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

A rock solid local electric blues trio (playing both older standards and more modern fare) that’s quietly become one of the best such bands around. Sat., 9 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Silver Lining CD Release

After steadily gigging as a well-received local jazz combo for a couple of years now, this irrepressible trio of guitarist Jackson Evans, his singing bassist wife Maggie and drummer Mark Cordray (playing to his strengths as a percussionist) has cut their 1st album. The Nature of Luck finds the group offering up 10 tracks of delicate, bouncy —and occasionally bluesy— originals designed to allow each member to shine (in addition to working together with the kind of familiarity that only a set lineup can bring). A friend of mine finds Maggie’s vocals on this CD at times reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto. I’m tempted to agree, and that’s high praise indeed. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Bryan Bowers

This autoharp virtuoso (how many times does one find themselves described as such?) has been a big name on the American folks scene for almost half a century. Not just a stellar talent (with a distinctive fingerpicking style) on this deceptively simplistic-looking 36-stringed instrument, he’s also an accomplished songwriter and singer with a knack for keeping crowds engaged while they bask in the ethereal, spiritually uplifting resonance of his autoharp. Tickets for this rare gig are $8 for Savannah Folk Music Society members and $10 for the general public. For more info, call 786-6953. Wed., 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, (520 Washington Street) - ALL-AGES.

Lucero

Last time this Memphis alt.country powerhouse played this venue, frontman Ben Nichols got drunker than a shithouse rat and spent his last half-hour onstage alone, trying desperately to make it through a solo rendition of one of his favorite tunes from start to finish without screwing up. While the capacity crowd’s giggles eventually

Silver Lining turned to sympathy for the hapless singer, his dedication to giving everyone their money’s worth was heart-wrenchingly endearing. Lucero inhabit a strange world where Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band throw back shots with The Replacements at Steve Earle’s place. Come to think of it, that’s not too hard to imagine. Drag The River (not Michelle Malone’s old band) and Maritime open. Advance $12 tickets are available now at the venue for what’s assumed to be a sellout. Thurs., Dec. 7, 10 pm, The Jinx.

Modern Skirts

This buzzworthy Athens-based indiepop band’s members trade instruments as easily as they construct piano-and-guitarbased ditties that are twice as complex as their catchy melodic hooks might appear on first listen. It’s a safe bet that if these guys can stay together, they’ll be some sort of a major national presence before too long. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

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Jan’s a longtime area songwriter who’s released 3 indie CDs of soulful folk-pop. Stan’s the wildcard, having gigged in Nashville before opening the Broughton St. business where this show takes place, but keeping a low profile on the local scene. This is the first in his planned Live Music Series, which offers attendees an intimate acoustic show, along with fine wines and Hors d’oeuvres, all for one admission price. For tickets ($25/person, $40/couple) call 2323323. Sat., 8 pm, Savannah Wine Shop (225 W. Broughton St.).

Yakuza

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WEDNESDAY

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)- Open Mic (8

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey Manning

BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night w/Tim BENNIE’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ICE- Jordon (9:30 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10

NOVEMBER 29TH (7 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm)

(8 pm)

CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

pm)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm)

(7 pm)

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

Hour TBA

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Bottles & Cans

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE (Tybee)- Live Music at Happy DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck & Bucky (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Midtown)- Phantom Wingo (10 pm)

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- High Velocity (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Open Mic Night THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Earl Williams Quartet (8 pm)

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 pm) THE JINX- Rock & Roll Bingo w/DJ Boo-Cock-Eye (11 pm)

KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)- Open Mic Night (9:30 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm)

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist David Duckworth (7 pm)

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Barry Johnson MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm)

MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Celtic Karaoke (9 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 SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live DJ (10:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

THURSDAY

NOVEMBER 30TH

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm)

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GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- High Velocity (9 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Buddy Corns (7 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm)

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley (7 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Open Mic w/The

Savannah Soul Project (10 pm) LUCAS THEATRE- Savannah Children’s Choir’s “My Heart In December” (7 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), The Chris Chandler Trio w/Claire Frazier (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Nancy Witt MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Greg Williams (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- The Train Wrecks (10 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)- J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA QUEENY’S TO GO-GO (Habersham & 33rd Sts.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty RETRIEVER’S- Corey Smith (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Amy Steinberg (8 pm) SHAMROCK’S PUB (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) STEAMER’S (Georgetown)- Eddie Foster (9 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- ‘80s Night w/DJ Optical (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

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FRIDAY

DECEMBER 1ST

SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- The Permanent Tourists (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 (9 pm)

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music

(9 pm)

AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)- Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Chief (9 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Savannah Mall)- Liquid Ginger (8

pm)

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pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob (10:30 pm)

BENNIE’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Nancy Witt CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CHA BELLA’S- Jan Spillane (7 pm) CLUB ICE- DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE- Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)- Karaoke (8 pm) EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)- Karaoke w/ Michael (9 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- The Jason Courtenay Band (9 pm) 514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Kim Polote & David Duckworth (12 pm & 6:30 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Mr. Wiley (10 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) HYATT HOTEL- G.E. Perry (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Bill Atwell w/The Masteller All-Stars (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Alex Lore Trio (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Greg Snyder (10 pm) THE JINX- Yakuza, Vivisect, Intronaut (11 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- Audrey Shakir (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO- Tradewinds (9:30 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), Silver Lining CD Release Party (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Maurice & Doubleday (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Modern Skirts (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)- The Ruins (9:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8 pm)

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- High Velocity (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Analog Kid (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Train Wrecks (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 WESLEY MON. UNITED METHODIST (429 Abercorn)1st Friday for Folk Music (7:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- De Gullah Roots

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SATURDAY

DECEMBER 2ND

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey Manning (7 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob (10:30 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S)- The Eddie Wilson Trio

THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.)- Listen 2 Three (9:30 pm)

THE CALEDONIAN- Tongue & Groove (11 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD- Live Music TBA (2 pm) CLUB ONE- DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm)

THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The Christy Alan Band (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- The Jason Courtenay Band (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Midtown)- Phantom Wingo (10 pm)

514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Kim Polote w/David & Alisha Duckworth (7 pm)

FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro)- The Hitmen (9 pm)

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- The Unsatisfied (10 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Bill Atwell w/The

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POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Deep Blue 3 (9 pm)

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- High Velocity (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SAVANNAH WINE SHOP (224 W. Broughton St.)- Jan

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maytag (10:30 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Bottles & Cans (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- Sabo & The Scorchers (10 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SUNDAY

DECEMBER 3RD

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey Manning (7 pm)

AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN)- Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)

BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BAY STREET BLUES- Motor City Josh (9:30 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs) - Chief (9 pm) BELFORD’S - Live Music TBA (6 pm) BERNIE’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Diana Rogers

CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD- Live Music TBA (noon) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER- WWE Raw (3 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Krazy Karaoke (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (1 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Acoustic Open Mic w/Jonie

Blinman (6:30 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- The Andreas Garcia Group (8:30 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (7 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- The Courtenay Brothers (5 pm)

MONDAY

DECEMBER 4TH

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke THE CALEDONIAN- Live Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach Music

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

EXCLUSIVE (2501 Bull St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Jon Doe (9 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Howard Paul Trio (8 pm) THE JINX- DJ Keith Kozel’s Kaledioscope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Eddie (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Jeff Beasley (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Live Piano Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS- Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee)- DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Old-Time Music Jam Session (7:30 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live DJ (10:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

TUESDAY

DECEMBER 5TH

BAY STREET BLUES- Live Trivia BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs) - Chief (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Live Entertainment TBA

Open Mic (7 pm)

EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)- Karaoke w/Michael FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (3

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Voodoo Soup

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- The Hitmen (9

GUITAR BAR- Rockin’ Karaoke THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Masteller & Friends

(9 pm)

(6 pm)

pm)

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pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Buddy Corns (5 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Dixieland Jam (3

pm), Deas’ Guys (6 pm), Angie Aparo (midnight) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Jeff Beasley (7 pm) JOHNNY MERCER THEATER- Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Harpist Kristin King (11 am) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE (402 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Ironic Pancakes, Mandarin Dynasty (9 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (7 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Live Trad. Irish Music Jam (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond

Monday

BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)- Karaoke (7 pm) COASTAL COFFEE (2100 E. Victory Drive)- Poetry DAIQUIRI BEACH- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

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PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond

SAVANNAH BLUES- Open Mic w/The Hitmen (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca VENUS DI MILO- Open DJ Tables - bring needles & vinyl (10 pm)

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Christmas may bring out the best in most people, but what is it about the holiday that brings out the worst in Hollywood filmmakers? And now here comes Deck the Halls, yet another holiday hack job that champions cynicism and mean-spiritedness before tacking on a phony redemptive ending meant to fool us into believing that we actually sat through something of value. Mind you, I’m all for seasonal cynicism when done right: Few Christmas flicks are as vicious – or as funny – as Bad Santa. But Deck the Halls seems to have been conceived on the back of a snot-soaked tissue by a none-too-bright second grader: Its gags are all on the order of having obnoxious car salesman Buddy Hall (Danny DeVito) climbing buck-naked into a sleeping bag with frostbitten neighbor Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick) in an effort to warm him up (after all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a smattering of gay panic, right?), or the two men leering and hooting at teenage girls who turn out to be their own daughters (after all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” like allusions to incest, right?). The imbecilic plot concerns Steve’s disgust at Buddy’s desire to put enough Christmas lights on his house so it can be seen from outer space. Before it’s all done, Steve will find himself trapped on a runaway sled, spit upon by an angry camel, and shunned by his Instant Sitcom-Ready Family (i.e. just add laugh track). But why waste time describing this? Deck the Halls is the sort of film made for people who only see two or three theatrical releases a year – and even then only after they’ve determined that the picture in question will in no way stimulate them or upset their carefully orchestrated universe.

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 There’s no small irony in the fact that 16-

year-old Australian actress Keisha CastleHughes, who plays the Virgin Mary in the new Biblical drama The Nativity Story, has recently revealed that she herself is pregnant – an unexpected development that should lead to plenty of headaches for New Line Cinema’s PR department. Normally, I wouldn’t pass along such chatter, especially since the holier-than-thou trolls on the IMDb message boards are one step away from hunting her down and stoning her to death on the street. But that tidbit will at least raise eyebrows; The Nativity Story, on the other hand, fails to even raise a pulse. Director Catherine Hardwicke, whose Thirteen was a wild and wicked look at out-ofcontrol LA teens, seems fearful of adding any semblance of passion to this interpretation, resulting in a stillborn drama that inspires yawns more than anything else. Castle-Hughes, whose work in the lyrical Whale Rider earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination a few years ago, is curiously flat as Mary; the three wise men, meanwhile, are asked to generate so many nyuks they end up coming across as the Three Stooges.

Happy feet 1/2

For at least half of its running time, Happy Feet is the usual crapola animated feature, this one about a penguin (voiced by Elijah Wood) whose tap-dancing prowess freaks out his fellow flightless fowl. Like many mediocre toon flicks, it features saccharine characters, soulless CGI imagery, lazy stereotypes that border on racism, and way too much Robin Williams (playing not one, not two, but three characters). But a strange and wonderful thing happens deep into the film. It dispenses with the fun and games and becomes a sober reflection on the harm that humans are causing to the environment and to our ice-capped friends in particular. The movie morphs into one of the coolest Twilight Zone episodes never made, and for a brief, glorious second, I thought it was going to end at the most opportune moment, delivering its themes with all the force of a sledgehammer on an egg shell. But no. The film recovers from its momentary brilliance and soon is back on its preordained path to a happy ending.

Casino Royale 1/2

After a typically exciting pre-credits sequence, Casino Royale -- like almost all James Bond films before it -- employs the tried-and-true image guaranteed to raise the pulses of Bond fans all across the globe. The dapper agent strolls into the frame, whirls around and fires directly at the circular camera eye while the classic 007 theme plays on the soundtrack. Only... Where’s the music? Monty Norman’s familiar riff does show up during the end credits, but it’s conspicuously missing from the beginning. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson continued on page 34

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If you were one of the gamers who braved both the elements and irate customers to score a PlayStation 3 during its heavily hyped launch a couple of weeks ago, then Déjà Vu should be right up your alley. The latest from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott is movie porn for the electronic media set, a techno-thriller deeply in love with its own hardware. Indeed, Bruckheimer and Scott have a history of tackling movies about boys and their toys, and some have even been good: The Will Smith hit Enemy of the State, for example, remains one of the best films made by either man. Déjà Vu, on the other hand, is a disappointment, a high-gloss action film that grows increasingly silly as it introduces each new wrinkle in its spiraling plot. Set in New Orleans, the film opens with an explosion aboard a ferry that kills over 500 people. Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington), an ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) agent, is summoned to lead the investigation, and he quickly realizes that the key to the mystery rests with the beautiful – and deceased – Claire Kuchever (Paula Patton), whose charred body was found in the same vicinity as those of the ferry victims. Carlin’s footwork can only take him so far; to have any chance of catching the Timothy McVeigh-styled terrorist (Jim Caviezel), he must bunker down with Andrew Pryzwarra (a wasted Val Kilmer), an FBI agent who introduces Carlin to nifty new gadgets that can allow the government to not only use satellite technology to spy on citizens’ houses but also to make its way inside those houses, getting close enough to watch them take showers, make phone calls and feed the cats. For some convoluted reason, this available satellite footage is always running four days behind, and it’s impossible to speed it up, slow it down or stop it for closer inspection. But not to worry: Perhaps sensing that they’re quickly writing themselves into a corner, scripters Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio also invent a pair of goggles that allow the present-day Carlin to engage in a car chase with the four-days-ago terrorist. And when that development runs out of juice, the pair decide (via a character’s unconvincing scientific explanation) that the spyware also doubles as a time machine, just the ticket so that Carlin can go back in time to save Claire (his first priority) and the other 500 victims (a distant second). Although the decision to stage a massive disaster in the heart of Katrina Country will strike many as an unfortunate lapse in judgment, it’s the early scenes in Déjà Vu that prove to be the most compelling, as Denzel’s Doug Carlin uses his wits to stockpile various clues that will lead him in the right direction. The film is so accomplished as a straightforward thriller, in fact, that it feels obtrusive not only when it starts to pay more attention to the satellite images than to the characters, but also when it introduces its menagerie of fuzzy sci-fi fancies.

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insisted that the franchise would largely be starting from scratch with this, the 21st film, but let’s face it: Not employing that beloved tune was a serious miscalculation. Fortunately, it’s about the only one. In most other respects, Casino Royale ranks among the best Bond films produced over the past 44 years. It easily swats aside the Pierce Brosnan Bond flicks, while new star Daniel Craig vies with Timothy Dalton for second place as the screen’s best 007 (it’s doubtful Sean Connery will ever relinquish the gold). Casino Royale was actually the first Bond book penned by Ian Fleming, so it’s fitting that it serves as the source material for this refashioning of the series. Basically, this new film wipes away the previous 20 installments by going back to when James Bond was first promoted by M (Judi Dench, the only holdover from the Brosnan years) to the level of a double-oh agent with a license to kill. Bond’s first mission of import is to enter a poker tournament being held in Montenegro’s Casino Royale, where he’s to prevent Eurotrash villain Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a personal financier of the world’s terrorist organizations, from emerging victorious and collecting the sizable pot. Aiding him in his assignment is Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), a treasury agent who proves to be Bond’s match in the verbal sparring department.

BOBBY 

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except for some tepid domestic scenes between the Kevin Costner and Sissy Spacek characters, exclusively focused on the Kennedy legacy and how his death impacted a nation. Bobby, on the other hand, is as much about Robert Kennedy as Stone’s World Trade Center was about 9/11 -- it uses a national tragedy as a springboard for a more generic Hollywood product. Set in Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel in the hours leading up to Kennedy’s assassination at the hands of Sirhan Sirhan, Bobby is inspired by the 1932 Oscar winner Grand Hotel (referenced in the film) as well as by the sort of multistory TV shows director Emilio Estevez grew up with (Hotel, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Supertrain, etc.). So while Democratic staffers are busy prepping for Bobby’s visit, other soggy dramas are being played out in the site’s corridors and rooms. The hotel manager (William H. Macy) passes the time by cheating on his wife (Sharon Stone) with a switchboard operator (Heather Graham) and by handing walking papers to the bigoted employee (Christian Slater) in charge of kitchen operations. A Mexican busboy (Freddy Rodriguez), upset that he has to miss an important Dodgers game because he’s being forced to work two consecutive shifts, finds a sympathetic ear in the philosophical cook (Laurence Fishburne). A boozy nightclub singer (Demi Moore) picks fights with her manager-husband (Estevez). A former Ambassador doorman (Anthony Hopkins) reflects on all the great leaders he greeted over the years at the front of the posh establishment. A hippie (Kutcher) sells drugs from the comfort of his hotel room. There are a few nice speeches about the American future that Bobby represents if he can get elected president, and the final portion of the picture, with Kennedy’s own words being heard over the aftermath of his fateful encounter with Sirhan Sirhan, exhibits a power and poignancy missing from the rest of the movie.

THE FOUNTAIN1/2

The word from the Venice Film Festival, where The Fountain first saw the light of day, was that the latest work from writer-director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi) is a dull and pretentious slice of sci-fi silliness, at once too cerebral and too slowmoving. Funny, a lot of folks once said the

same thing about Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and now it’s routinely considered one of the two or three greatest science fiction films ever made. Mind you, I’m not placing The Fountain on that esteemed level, but to dismiss this out of hand is to miss the overriding passion that Aronofsky pours into every frame of his wildly uneven but always watchable epic. Perhaps inspired by his muse, real-life fiancee (and mother of his child) Rachel Weisz, Aronofsky has penned a love story that spans the centuries -- yet that’s only part of the tale. Jumping back and forth between past, present and future, the film stars Hugh Jackman as Tomas, a Spanish conquistador sent by Queen Isabel (Weisz) to locate the Tree of Life. It also casts the actor as Tommy Creo (the surname meaning “I create” in Latin and “I believe” in Spanish), a scientist working 24/7 to find a cure for his wife Izzy (Weisz again), who’s dying of a brain tumor; his only hope seems to be the recuperative powers found in a piece of tree in his possession. Finally, Jackman appears as a Tom of the future (Tom Tomorrow?), a 26th-century loner who travels in an orb through space with a tree that contains the spirit of his deceased beloved.

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION 

Christopher Guest’s so-called “mockumentaries” have been blessed with a generosity of spirit, a willingness on the part of their creator to allow a different member of the tight-knit ensemble to break out in each production. In 1996’s Waiting for Guffman, it was Guest himself who shined brightest, as the sweet-natured theatrical director Corky St. Clair. In 2000’s Best In Show, Fred Willard was a comic marvel as the lewd play-by-play announcer Buck Laughlin. And Eugene Levy’s work in 2003’s A Mighty Wind, as the fragile folk singer Mitch, was so memorable that he deservedly earned the Best Supporting Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle. In For Your Consideration, the spotlight belongs to Catherine O’Hara, though it must be noted that Parker Posey trails by only a couple of steps. The film is Guest and company’s swipe at all the hoopla surrounding Oscar season, with O’Hara, Posey, Harry Shearer and Christopher Moynihan cast as actors whose latest

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All info current as of the Monday prior to our going to press. film, an indie project called Home For Purim, is being touted as a possible Academy Award nominee. As Marilyn Hack, the cast member deemed most likely to earn an Oscar nod, O’Hara delivers a tour de force performance, channeling all the hopefulness, rage and despair that will doubtless strike a chord with aging, frequently unemployed and quickly forgotten thespians all across Los Angeles. Posey also benefits from landing one of her best screen roles to date, as the eccentric young actress whose defenses against future career disillusionment slide as she similarly gets caught up in the prospect of landing a coveted nomination.

TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY 

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny gets off to a fast and furious start. We see the portly kid JB (Troy Gentile) enduring a verbal trashing from his uptight father (Meat Loaf) before receiving words of encouragement and advice from the Ronnie James Dio poster hanging on his bedroom door. Dio’s advice: Get thee to Hollywood. And so it’s off to La La Land, and by the time he arrives, JB is now a grown man played by Jack Black. He hooks up with a struggling musician


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called KG (Kyle Gass), and after a smidgen of soul-searching and a lot of bong hits, the two elect to become the band known as Tenacious D. And there we have the origin story of Tenacious D, already a cult band thanks to their music videos and brief TV series. The rest of the story concerns the duo’s efforts to obtain a magical guitar pick made from the tooth of Satan, but continuity isn’t this meandering movie’s strong suit. Maybe it’s my age, but I laughed harder when Cheech and Chong went this route with the cult hit Up In Smoke. The key difference is that a viewer could enjoy C&C’s film alone and without the aid of a joint.

The QUEEN 1/2

BORAT 

Originally conceived as a character on HBO’s Da Ali G Show, Borat Sagdiyev is a Kazakh journalist who comes to America to make a documentary. There’s your plot. Yet what makes Borat different is that creator-star Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the insensitive and language-mangling journalist, never breaks character, interviewing scores of ordinary Americans who genuinely believe that they’re being questioned by a foreign reporter for a nonfiction piece that would presumably remain confined to the backwaters of a country on the other side of the globe. This naiveté and belief in anonymity allow the participants to open up more freely to Borat, often garnering controversial results. And therein lies the dilemma. If Borat is staged in any way, then it’s a hotand-cold “mockumentary” that pales next to the Christopher Guest titles (Best In Show, A Mighty Wind). And indeed, there are a handful of sequences that feel staged: the Pamela Anderson interlude, for example, or a bit involving a flailing horse. Yet the filmmakers have repeatedly insisted that everything outside of Borat and his manager (played by Ken Davitian) is authentic in the picture. If that’s the case, then Borat is borderline genius, an inspired piece of guerrilla filmmaking that’s able to gauge the real pulse of

flushed away 1/2

The story of a pet mouse who gets flushed down the toilet and ends up in an underground city populated by rats, frogs, slugs and other critters, the film exhibits the frenzied pace and overbearing characterizations that have become standard in U.S.born-and-bred animated features. The voice casting (Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, for starters) rests somewhere between Pixar inspiration and everybody else’s laziness, but the story is strictly perfunctory -- and further hampered by the sort of gags that have come to define Yankee toon flicks (lots of blows to the crotch in this one).

STRANGER THAN fiction

 Stranger Than Fiction has been pro-

moted as offering a different kind of Will Ferrell just as The Truman Show was pushed as offering a different kind of Jim Carrey and Punch-Drunk Love was sold as offering a different kind of Adam Sandler. What this means in all instances, of course, is that the comedian is toning down the patented schtick a bit. Still, Carrey and Sandler both passed the test, and so does Ferrell in his role as Harold Crick, an IRS agent whose dull life is marked by rigid routine. The twist follows that Harold also inadvertently becomes the lead character in a book being written by reclusive author Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson, doing distracted well), and soon Harold begins to hear Kay’s voice in his head as she uncannily narrates all the minute details of his life.

The prestige 1/2

The Prestige, co-written and directed by the immensely talented Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Memento), is the third of this year’s releases centering around magicians and it’s far and away the best. Set in turn-of-the-century London, The Prestige casts Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier and Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, two aspiring magicians working under the tutelage of master showman Cutter (Michael Caine). The movie isn’t simplistic enough to pit a “good” magician (Angier) against an “evil” one (Borden); instead, it recognizes the duality of each man’s nature, a theme that eventually expands to a startling degree.

marie Antoinette 1/2

The fall season’s premiere love-it-orleave-it title, Marie Antoinette was booed by French scribes at the Cannes Film Festival before being rescued by American critics, the slight majority of whom have graced it with positive reviews. Yet despite its divisive nature, I’ve managed to come down in the middle: The movie, writer-director Sofia Coppola’s first since her magnificent Lost In Translation, is better than I had expected but not as good as I had hoped. w

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Whether or not one agrees with a character’s declaration that the royal family is comprised of “freeloading, emotionally retarded nutters,” it’s fascinating to watch these upper-crust Brits play out their own sordid soap opera in The Queen, a wicked -- and wickedly good -- show that takes a highly dubious premise and somehow turns it into one of the year’s best films. Set mostly in the days following the death of Diana back in 1997, it focuses on the royal family’s reaction to the tragedy as well as the efforts of a newly elected prime minister to take control of the situation. The film begins with the landslide victory of Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) as the new prime minister and his initial meeting with Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren), who clearly has little regard for this populist politician. It picks up again a few months later, when the residents of Buckingham Palace are awoken out of their royal slumber by the news that the former princess was killed in an automobile accident in Paris while fleeing from pesky paparazzi.

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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 Ann Johnson at 897-4818.

Chatham County Democratic Committee

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

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

Chatham County Young Democrats

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

Chatham County Young Republicans

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

Planned Parenthood

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or heather.holloway@ppfa.org. Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Savannah 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 Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans

Coastal Democrats

Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Drinking Liberally

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

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com.. 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.

Indy Media Film Night

View films produced by independent journalists, media activists and organizations the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Presented free of charge by Fear No Arts Media. Visit www.fearnoarts.com for film listings and dates or e-mail fearnoarts@ gmail.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.

Skidaway Island Democrats

Auditions Call for Voices

The 4th Annual AASU Community Christmas Sing will be held Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. To participate, call 921-7413 to arrange to pick up your music and attend rehearsal on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7-9 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall Room 202. Participants also must attend the dress rehearsal on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 -5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall Auditorium, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Call 927-5325 or visit www.finearst.armstrong.edu.

Benefits & Fund Raisers Gift Wrap Center

The Greenbriar Children’s Center will hold its holiday gift wrap center in Savannah Mall through Dec. 24 from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. To volunteer, call 234-3431.

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.

Holidays, Hope and Warmth Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative will showcase member holiday card designs, handcrocheted afghans and comments by people impacted by homelessness during the winter and holiday months. The exhibit will be shown at the Starfish Cafe during the month of November. Call Teri, 238-2777, Ext. 103. Santa’s Little Orphans’ Tree

Through Dec. 29, Coastal Pet Rescue will join paws with the Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Iams Co. and more than 2,100 pet adoption cetners to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Local businesses will host Christmas trees with ornaments of pets for adoption along with a wish list of items they want. Pick up an ornament, go shopping and return the ornament and gifts or monetary donations back to the business. Adopt a pet during the two-month campaign and receive a free pet portrait and other giveaways. Call 351-4151 or www.coastalpetrescue.org.

Silent Auction

The Ellis Square Merchants Association and First Chatham Bank will host this event to benefit Backus Children’s Hospital on Dec. 1 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Live entertainment will be presented by the Equinox Jazz Quartet. Call Michael Meeks at 272-1964 or visit www.theshopsatellissquare.com.

Tybee Turtle Tour

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

Call for Entries

Fourth Grade Maritime Essay Contest

The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is sponsoring an essay contest which is open to all fourth graders in Chatham County. The subject is the voyage of the S.S. Savannah. Call Tony Pizzo or Wendy Melton at 2321511.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Adult Education

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

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

The Art School

Class offerings include children’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. 1-2. The cost is $35 per day. 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 & 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.

Brush with Clay 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. 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.

Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net.

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the 411|Happenings 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 651-4248 or visit www. savannahga.gov/arts.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

First Steps parent education program

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

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

Guided Imagery

Change your life with guided imagery. Read about it in Oprah magazine, January 2006. Ditch anxiety, manage deadlines, lose weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 927-3432.

Highest Praise School of the Arts

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. to 4:30 p.m. Parenting will be presented Nov. 30 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Kicklighter Academy

has immediate openings in its preschool for typically developing children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Call 355-7633 to schedule a tour.

Life Challenge Consulting

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

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

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

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will be given Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the I.B.A.R. office, 2250 E. Victory Dr., Suite 105. Call Jessica Auner at 927-2643 or send e-mail to jesse@ibaronline.com.

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

Savannah Art Association Workshops Paper Sculpture with Ila Scholla will be presented Dec. 2. The cost is $65 for nonmembers and $50 for members. 10-day advance registration is required. Call 9255465.

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provide a framework to solve problems. Workshops that introduce the process of “inquiry,” also known as “The Work,” are offered to the public free of charge and include a 35-minute vidoe presentation The Work of Byron Katie and an individualized sample “Inquiry.” For an appointment, call Ursula Sterling at 598-8233 or send e-mail to sterling@bellsouth.net.

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Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 354-3162. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TimeShop for Kids

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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.

Clubs & Organizations

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts

non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi.

Bike Night with Mikie

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

will meet Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant. Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

Civil Air Patrol

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

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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

ESP Enhancement

A bi-weekly group will explore exercises and readings designed to enhance ESP. Offered free of charge. Call 224-2120

English Style Table Soccer

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

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

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 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

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

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier.

Savannah Newcomers Club

Savannah Kennel Club

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 4 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336.

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

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

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. 656-2410.

Flamenco Enthusiasts

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.

Tybee Performing Arts Society

Savannah Brewers’ League

has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www.IrishDanceClasses.com.

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.

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994. meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731.

Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

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

Savannah Art Association

Learn the Tango and the Waltz on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960.

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.

Savannah Ski Club

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

Basic Ballroom Class

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

Urban Professionals

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

The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

Dance

Adult Ballet Classes

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. $12 per class or $90 for eight classes. Beginner Adult Ballet is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:307:30 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.

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes

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.

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.

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The Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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

The Studio

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.

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 3087307 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.

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from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

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

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 9:3011:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Dropin rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at www.jadelotustaichi.com.

The Jewish Education Alliance

Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 3558111.

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.

Nia Movement Classes are offered at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m. The cost is $12 for walk-ins or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www.holistic.memorialhealth.com. 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. Pre-natal 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 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.

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Gay & Lesbian

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393. classes taught by Debra Whalen R.Y.T. are offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

The 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

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Yoga at Memorial Health

The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St., offers Gentle Kripalu Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:15 a.m.; Hatha Yoga on Mondays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Integral Yoga on Wednesdays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Hot Yoga on Fridays from 5:45-7 p.m., Amrit Yoga on Saturdays from 10-11:15 a.m. All classes are $12 for walk-ins, $70 for unlimited monthly classes or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www. holistic.memorialhealth.com. Free Guided Meditation is offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and free Open Meditation is offered Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Yoga For Round Bodies

Explore yoga postures for the fuller figure 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 6:307:30 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.

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First City Network Board Meeting

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

First City Network Community Center and Library

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Standout

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health

Be Stress Free

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.

Can’t Sleep?

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

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 4476605 or 232-2003.

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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.

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.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

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.

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

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

Got a drug problem? Need help?

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

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

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

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic

is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karent Traver, R.n. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350.

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, 927-3432.

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 Dec. 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at The Landings on Skidaway Island. For appointments, call 3549357. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 5 and 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/ Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 3549357 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 6 begiinning at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke. For appointments, call 653-5878.

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

Memorial Health CPR training

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

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

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Memorial Health heart risk assessment

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

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

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

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

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery is a free health seminar that will be presented by Dr. Charles A. Hope on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Marsh Auditoirum at Candler Hospital. To make a reservation, call 819-3368. Minority Groups and Sexual Health Concerns is a seminar that will be presented Nov. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. 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.

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

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

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

Nature & Environment

Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Take a walk on the wild side

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

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

Pets & Animals St. Almo

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

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at 4 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336.

under Balanchine and this is a memoir of her career.

Through Dec. 29, Coastal Pet Rescue will join paws with the Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Iams Co. and more than 2,100 pet adoption cetners to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Local businesses will host Christmas trees with ornaments of pets for adoption along with a wish list of items they want. Pick up an ornament, go shopping and return the ornament and gifts or monetary donations back to the business. Adopt a pet during the two-month campaign and receive a free pet portrait and other giveaways. Call 351-4151 or www.coastalpetrescue.org.

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

Santa’s Little Orphans’ Tree

Savannah Kennel Club

meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier.

Savannah Kennel Club Sanctioned Match

As part of the preparation for its bit dog show, the kennel club will hold this event. All purebred dog owners are invited to participate. There will be classes for puppies and adult dogs, as well as Rally and Obedience participants. There also will be classes for junior handlers -- children 8 and older who are learning how to exhibit their dogs at dog shows. Free and open to the public. Call 238-3170.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

The Garden Guide of the Lower South

The release of the third edition of this guide, put together by the Trustees Garden Club of Savannah, is available in stores or it can be ordered by mail for $24.50. Checks should be made payable to Trustees Garden Club and mailed to Box 24215, Savannah, 314054215. Include your complete name and address with your order. All procedds go to the club’s beautification and restoration projects.

Seth Material Book Discussion Group

If you’ve read these concepts and would like to discuss them with others, call 224-2120. The group will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. for 8 weeks. There is no cost.

The Southern Century Book Signing

Dr. Delma E. Presley will sign limited edition bookplates for his new book about the history of Georgia Southern University on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gallery 33 West, 33 W. Main St. in Statesboro. The book is $20.

Tea time at Ola’s

is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

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.

Warriors of Christian Poetics

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

Religious & Spiritual

Readings & Signings

The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the

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Barbara Fisher Book Signing

On Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., Barbara Fisher will appear at The Book Lady, 6 E. Libery St., for a reading and signing of her book, In Balanchine’s Company. Fisher was a prinicpal dancer in the New York City Ballet

Calling all Christian poets, rappers and singers for a Christian poetry troupe. God is looking for dedicated soldiers in order to evangelize the name and flow of Jesus Christ. If you have a strong desire to serve God through the poetic arts, call 912-4504827. God is calling, but have you been chosen?

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the 411|Happenings monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.

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.

Meditation Group

Nicodemus by Night

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

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

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For infor-

mation, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m. or e-mail gilhigh@hotmail.com.

Thank You God, for Onions

is a children’s book written by Savannah Christian Church NextGEN Spiritual Growth Pastor Mark Tenniswood. It is for children ages 4-8 and costs $15. The books are available at The Source bookstore at the church.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. UUBC’s religious education curriculum for ages 4-15 is Creating Our Peaceable Kingdom. For information, call 233-6284 or e-mail UUBC2@aol.com.

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. Kat Hamilton will speak from the topic “Holiday Memories”. Call 234-0980, or e-mail 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.

Warriors of Christian Poetics

Calling all Christian poets, rappers and singers for a Christian poetry troupe. God is looking for dedicated soldiers in order to evangelize the name and flow of Jesus Christ. If you have a strong desire to serve God through the poetic arts, call 912-4504827.

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

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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.

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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 1 p.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players are welcome. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. Entry is $5. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com.

Savannah River Bridge Run

will be held Saturday, Dec. 2. The Kid’s Run is at 8 a.m. the 5K and Double Pump start at 8:15 a.m. and the 10K begins at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $26 before the run and $30 on the day of the run. There is an additional $5 fee for the Double Pump. Call 355-3527 or 644-5414.

the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom,” wrote Norwegian philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. That’s vividly true for you right now, Aries. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’ll thrive on the whirling gaga that overwhelms you as you play in vast, open spaces. Your best decisions will arise as your mind is boggled and wobbled by liberating dramas. So let’s celebrate the disorientation you’re feeling, and do everything we can to make sure that more is on its way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I know how you’re feeling, Taurus. I’ve done time in the same psychic prison you’re trapped in. Because of my exemplary behavior while incarcerated, luckily, I was freed well in advance of my scheduled release date. Would you like to know what I did to win my early release? Four things: (1) I took responsibility for the ways I had perpetuated my own suffering. (2) I practiced feeling grateful for the lessons my pain had taught me. (3) I thought deeply about the actions I could take to atone for how I had hurt other people. (4) I vowed to use the shame I felt as a motivation to become smarter and kinder and wilder. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Does one of your pretty good relationships need a boost? Does one of your challenging partnerships need some slack? If so, I’d like to help. Here’s my offer. I’ll perform a healing ceremony for a relationship of your choice. In return for doing you this favor, all I ask is that you, too, carry out a ritual in behalf of the same relationship. Think of it as being akin to a “matching funds” grant: I’ll help you if you help yourself. It is the perfect astrological moment to do this--to make splashy gestures that invoke blessings for relationships that are in need of a shift. Now send me a brief description of the relationship you’d like me to shower some magic on. Write to uaregod@comcast.net. I won’t be able to write back, but I will definitely carry out a ritual for you.

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 5989860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah. freeservers.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected

by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and meets the first Monday 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.

Better Breathers support group

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

Bipolar Support Group

Amputee 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.

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents

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.

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

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

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

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

CASA Support Group

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

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): “They might be small, spiky, and spineless, but they’re still family.” So begins a *National Geographic* story about sea urchins, creatures that biologists now know have far more in common with humans than anyone realized. (They share 7,077 genes with us, and are actually on the same branch of the evolutionary tree of life.) Let that opening sentence be your motto during the coming week, Cancerian, as you adjust your attitude towards not only the runts and outcasts of your tribe, but also towards the parts of yourself that you tend to neglect and underestimate. Now say this: “They might be small, spiky, and spineless, but they’re still family.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I hope that one day you will learn how to give all the extraordinary love you have to offer. Another one of my greatest desires for you is that you will cultivate, earn, and seize all the freedom you need in order to become yourself completely. To my great pleasure, you’ve recently begun to tune in to the possibility that these two goals might be extremely fun for you. During the coming weeks their hold on your imagination should heat up considerably. In 2007, I hope they’ll become your modus operandi, your Weltanschauung, and your raison d’être. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In one of Aesop’s fables, a donkey becomes enamored of the crickets’ serenades. Longing to produce the same sound himself, he goes to a cricket for advice. “What kind of food gives you that sweet-sounding voice?” he asks. The cricket says, “My food is the air and the dew.” The donkey then begins a new diet, hoping that by eating nothing but air and dew he too will be able to make beautiful, whirring melodies. It doesn’t happen, of course. The donkey merely starves. Let this be your teaching story for the coming week, Virgo. Sing your own song with your own voice, whether that sounds like a hee-haw or a warble. And get the exact nurturing that will help you sing your own

song with your own voice, not the nurturing that helps others sing their special tunes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As a general rule, standing your ground and dealing squarely with a problem is the best policy. But for you right now, escape is a viable option. In fact, I think that running away is actually preferable. All I ask, though, is that you choose a specific place to flee to, so that you’re not just running *from* something but also running *toward* something. As long as you’re driven solely by a big NO, in other words, dashing around will weaken you and aggravate the problem you’re dodging. But if you’re also motivated by a vivid YES, you’ll find the strength and wisdom to make all the right moves. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): *Earth Island Journal*

says scientists have discovered natural ways to clean up old munitions sites. If you plant periwinkle and parrot-feather plants in soil that’s been bombed with TNT, they’ll soak up and neutralize the noxious stuff. Likewise, pondweed absorbs and transforms nitroglycerin in land where explosives have been detonated. I urge you to find the metaphorical equivalents of periwinkle, pondweed, and parrot-feather plants this week, Scorpio. It’s a perfect moment to detoxify the places in your life where past battles left behind toxic debris.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): On Jupiter’s moon Europa, there is an absolutely straight narrow line about 125 miles long. NASA’S photos show it clearly. Commenting on this improbably regular feature, renowned author and inventor Arthur C. Clarke says he finds it hard not to conclude that it was constructed by intelligent life. “I’m beginning to think the unthinkable,” he writes. Make that sentence your watchword in the coming week, Sagittarius. Be ready to imagine the unimaginable, see the unseeable, and think the unthinkable. And I mean that you should do that with the most optimistic attitude possible. According to my reading

of the astrological omens, the almost unbelievable prospects coming into your sphere are interesting and invigorating.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): As I see your situation, it’s like you’re acting famished even though the cupboards are stocked with goodies. You’re pining and moaning to be close to a treasure that’s right next to you. You’ve got 98 out the 100 things you need, and yet you just can’t stop obsessing on the two that are missing. If I’m wrong about this, Capricorn, just ignore what I’m saying and rejoin me next week. But if you suspect I may be on to something, please act fast to purge your delusions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This week I propose that you feel gratitude for every person who has ever told you that you were inadequate, that there was something wrong with you, that you would never amount to anything. You might even carry out a little ceremony in which you bow down to an altar containing their photos or slips of paper on which their names are written. And why am I suggesting this? Because those jerks helped motivate you to become as cool as you are. And if I’m reading the omens correctly, it’s time to summon a huge new burst of creative energy as you disprove their misbegotten ideas about you even more completely. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Why do cigarette-makers put ammonia in their product? For the same reason that drug addicts use ammonia to turn cocaine into crack: It helps render the nicotine and cocaine into a gas, making it easier for the lungs to absorb them, and dramatically amplifying the high. I hope you can find a healthy, legal, and metaphorical equivalent to this process in the coming weeks, Pisces. You have both a poetic license and an astrological mandate to squeeze at least three times more fun and insight out of every single thing you do. It’s the Intensity Season. w


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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

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.

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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

Debtors Anonymous

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. 1-80033-HAVEN

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

This support group for cancer patients and survivors holds a monthly walk that is free and open to the public. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6554.

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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. 234-9999.

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Lowcountry Huntingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease Group

Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523

Lung Cancer Support Group

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.

Muscular Dystrophy support group

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

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.

Narcotics Anonymous

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.

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

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

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

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.

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

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For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

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

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

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.

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 2331006.

Overeaters Anonymous

Is food a problem for you?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.

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

PRIDE Support Group

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

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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

Rape Crisis Center

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.

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

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

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 8192171 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

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

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

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.

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

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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

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. 651-7730.

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss group provides informative programs & info. Meets every Tuesday. from 6-6:45/6:45-7:45 at the Windsor Forest Community Center. 7488700.

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.

The Work

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

Volunteers

Adult Literacy Program

Volunteers are needed to work with adults through the Adult Literacy Program at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Center. The program runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 812 W. 36th St. in CuylerBrownsville. Volunteers with strong skills in math, science, social studies, language arts, reading and writing are needed. Call Shenita Ferguson at the center at 447-0578.

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.

Become a mentor

Make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Call Michelle Jones, 652-6710.

CASA needs volunteers

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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.

Coastal Pet Rescue

Foster parents are needed. A volunteer coordinator is needed, as are vet techs with microchipping experience, Pet Expo volunteers, fundraiser volunteers, a PR/marketing coordinator, a trainer/behaviorist and Adoption Day volunteers. Fill out an online application at www.coastalpetrescue.org. 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.

Community HealthCare Center

This non-profit organization is looking for volunteer nurses, doctors, nurses practitioners and development/fundraising volunteers to work at the center, which provides free medical care for working uninsured individuals. Call Margarita Ruppe at 3989720 or visit www.chcsavannah.org. The center is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5.

Crafts and Ceramics Teachers Needed 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.

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Faith in Action Multi-cultural Program of EOA

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

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

Fort Pulaski National Monument

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

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

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers

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

Georgia Cares

is a program of the Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services that provides free, unbiased information and assistance to Medicare enrollees on health insurance coverage, benefits, consumer rights and healthcare fraud. Volunteer training is required. Call Rose Beck, 1-800559-8387.

Hospice Savannah volunteer training needs volunteers to play music to patients, visit patients in their homes or nursing homes in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties, assist staff and families in Hospice House in Savannah, or help out in the administrative office on Chatham Parkway. Volunteer training is offered the second Monday and Tuesday of every month. Contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Services Manager at 355-2289.

Library gift shop needs volunteers

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.

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers

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

interested in organ and tissue donation. Call 341-0000.

Literacy volunteers needed

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

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call Kathy Newman 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. The program is affiliated with the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation 2006 Lecture Series, Literary Voices of the African Diaspora. Volunteers are needed to read to students at both East Broad and Garrison Elementary schools. Call 234-8000.

Meals on Wheels

Senior Citizens Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meals on Wheels volunteers are responsible for delivering hot, nutritious meals to seniors on routes that typically do not exceed one hour in length. Volunteers may deliver as frequently as they choose and all meals are brought to the area by Senior Citizens Inc. staff. Training and support is provided. Call Darla Cady, volunteer coordinator, at 236-0363.

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 6926910.

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.

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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.

The Retired and Senior volunteer program

Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations, including hospitals, churches, youth recreational center and education facilities. Call 2347842 or call Volunteer Coordinator Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

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

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Caring adults are needed to help in the â&#x20AC;?home away from homeâ&#x20AC;? for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Call Jean Asta at 356-5520.

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104 BINNACLE is a contemporary ranch in Battery Point. It is in perfect move-in condition with a large screenedin porch in the back. Very private and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, cathedral ceilings, beautiful fireplace in living room. Call for a private appointment! $173,500. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800 or 912-341-8005.

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1132 East Anderson St. Large home on a double lot, with most of the outside work complete. Inside needs TLC, but many of the original features, and fireplaces are in tact. Price to sell at 199900. As owner completes more of the work, price will go up! Call Rhondda for private showing at Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800

Regardless of conditions in the real estate market, first-time buyers will always be a driving force for home sales. As a seller, there are a few steps you can take to make your home (especially an older one) more appealing to this demographic. First understand that most young consumers have been turned off to carpeting. If you have wood floors beneath your existing carpet, give strong consideration to ripping up your floor covering to polish and expose the hardwood flooring beneath. Another “fashion” consideration: furnishings from the sixties and seventies. Antiques are great, but sets of “look-alike” furniture could be another turn-off when showing your home. If possible, put such sets into storage, or at least a couple pieces, to create more space and a more contemporary feel in your rooms. Elaborate and heavy window treatments fall into this category as well. Finally, the walls: First-time homebuyers hate wallpaper, and hate the idea of having to rip it down, so make your rooms more appealing by removing any wallpaper and painting the walls with neutral and natural colors. It sounds like a lot of work, but it can all be done “in-house” for fairly low cost. If young buyers feel they have to invest too much work into making your home into their home, they may present a low offer, or no offer at all.

1947 MIDTOWN CHARM $135,000. 3BR/1BA, double carport, hardwoods, park and tennis. Move-in ready, open floorplan. GREAT NEIGHBORS! 100% Financing available. Seller will pay 3% closing. Call 912-897-9001 or 856-7050.


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NEWLY RENOVATED Affordable Bungalow, Downtown Savannah! Beautifully done! This is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Features include: Original hardwood floors; Stainless steel appliances; Stackable washer and dr yer; Track lighting; Vaulted ceiling; Custom cabinets; Corian countertops; Tiled bathroom; Jacuzzi tub; Electrical system; Plumbing; HVAC; Storage; Deck; Fenced rear yard; Off-street parking and More!!! There’s not many homes with a large fenced yard Downtown! Must see! Please call for an appointment! 912-495-9211.

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501 EAST CHARLTON Carriage house with 3 fireplaces, laundry room with washer/dryer, totally restored with heart pine floors, high ceilings and rents for $1350/month! Great investment or home. $169,900. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800.

529 E. GWINNETT ST. Historic District and reduced to $156,900/each! Large one bedroom cottages with fantastic bathroom, porch and granite counters in the kitchen, bath overlook the pool, which is part of the condo association. Dues are $100 a month! relax by the pool at your new home, or rent as a vacation rental. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty, 912-507-9800.

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. $365,000. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty, 912-507-9800. CLOSE TO SCAD: 17 East 37th. Unit 8 of the Tondee Condominiums. High ceilings, big windows and a front view in this beautifully restored brick building. This 1 bed/1 bath comes with a full appliance package including laundr y. The Tondee is a secure building with intercom, off-street parking and additional storage room. Only $159,900. Jacqueline Mason, 912-220-1844.

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Marshfront Under 175k! Serene Marsh view in quiet community. Brilliantly updated one level living. 3-bedroom/2-bath, 1330 sq.ft. w/open floor plan, new roof, new deck and more. An immaculate retreat w/amazing sunsets surrounded by expansive marsh vista! 133 Mars h e d g e L a n e, J e s s i c a K e l l y, Mopper-Stapen Realtors 912-441-9101.

Call 721-4350 or go to connectsavannah.com to place your ad today. 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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Great investment or starter home. Spacious living/dining area with ample kitchen counter space and cooking areas. Home has a separate laundry room and a carport with built in shed/ storage. Call LaTrelle at 658-7777 to view this well priced home. H-4633 $115,000

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234-0606 16 Thackery Place 2 BR, 1BA apartment – Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Spacious apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, central H/A, total electric and off street parking. Pet-friendly. $635/mo. 3 East 65th Street Large 2 BR, 1 BA apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, central H/A, total electric, W/D connections and off street parking. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Pet-friendly. $650/mo.

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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.

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616 East Park Lane Cute 2 story home for 199,900! Comes with a little house and storage shed in back! 2-3 Bedrooms and 2 full baths, and heartpine floors, walls, and ceilings! Off street parking. Won’t last! Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty, 912 507-9800 or 912 341-8005

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10 West 40th Street Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1BA lower half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, with a large front porch, formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room and private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. Pet-friendly. AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15, 2006. $935/mo. 320 East Victory Drive Over 2,000 sq. ft. of spacious living, 3 BR, 2 Bath apartment with fireplace in formal LR room, formal DR, a sun room that can be used as an office, studio or 4th BR, large kitchen with stove & refrigerator, breakfast nook w/butler’s pantry, central H/A, W/D connections, shared courtyard and parking in the rear, Pet-friendly. $1,100/mo.

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Perfect for first time homeowner or downsizing couple. Approx. 1600 sq. ft. on .82 acre. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; dining room/living room combo and eat in kitchen. Master bath has double vanities and whirlpool bath with separate shower. Two car carport is attached to home. Call LaTrelle for your showing of this adorable home place at 658-7777. H4625 $103,000

Beautiful country lot. This 3 bbdrm/2 bath is over 1300 sq. ft, with over 3/4 of an acre surrounded by many mature trees. Home includes new paint, new flooring, new metal roof, and new HVAC. Let your worries melt away in this affordable home priced at only $89,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey at 658-7777 and come enjoy it yourself today! H-4627

REDUCED! Right next to pool! 3 bedroom 2 bath with bonus. Over 2500 sq. ft. Great Room has fireplace. Sitting area in master. Eat in Kitchen with separate formal dining room. Traditional brick with side entry garage. View our video at www.VideoHomeGuide.com/ 164kensington.htm. Call LaTrelle for your viewing of this lovely home at 658-7777. H-4559 $259,000

Less than 2 years old! 3 bedroom 2 bath home with wood floors in the foyer and kitchen. Upgraded marble package with jetted tub,separate shower and double vanities. Roll out kitchen cabinets with lagoon view from patio. View our video at www.VideoHomeGuide. com/121travertine.htm Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely home @ 658-7777.H-4516. $154,900

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898-1600 RENTALS 740 Washington Ave. 3BR/2B duplex. Large rooms. Lots of storage. Washer/dryer included. Offstreet parking. $1,150 mo.No pets. 2 Cornus Dr. Small house in Isle of Hope. 2 BR/1B. Living/dining room. Kitchen & den. Washer/dryer connections. Carport. $950 mo. includes lawn maintenance. 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 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. $1,100 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 $269,500. WARRANTY! 2814 2nd. Renovated 3BR bungalow in Thunderbolt (1 block off Victory Dr) . Completely fenced. Carport & garage. 1 blk to waterfront. $169,000. 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 $399,900. OWNER WILL CONSIDER FINANCING 1/2!

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234-4406 402½ EaST 40Th STREET 2 BR w/bonus room, 1 BA, living room, furnished kitchen with gas stove. Available mid-December. $600/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. $1,200/mo. 107 WEST libERTY STREET #6 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, fresh paint, living room, wood floors, kitchen, great location. $700/mo. 705 WhiTaKER apaRTmEnT g Studio apartment off Forsyth Park, kitchen, 1 BA, CHA, great location. Available Decmber. $575/mo. 525 EaST hEnRY STREET 5 BR 3-1/2 BA home, large kitchen, living room, dining room, fenced yard, W/D, fresh paint. $1,800/mo. 1011 jEffERSOn STREET 2 BR, 2 BA, fireplace, living room, kitchen with dining room. W/D, 1 offstreet parking space. $825/mo. 401 nORTh cROmWEll #R8 2 BR, 2 BA condo, located in the Commons, living room, Furnished kitchen, Screened porch, community pool. $875/mo.

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319 EAST HUNTINGDON LANEfurnished and all utilities included! Month to month lease for $1500/month. Parking space included, cable T V, and all you need are your clothes. Walk to stores, restaurants, Forsyth Park! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800.

Scottonian Inc. is new management company ready to take care of your rental needs. We manage residential and commercial property, and have many tenants waiting! Call Rhondda at 912 507-9800 - a licensed realtor in the State of Georgia, or call Gina at 912 657-0796.

9 17TH PLACE- Tybee Island, 1/2 block to ocean, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, all utilities included, furnished and cute as a button. Walk to stores, back river, etc. Rents off season for $600/week, $1350/month. In season rents for $925/week . Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800.

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BRAND NEW HOME, available now! 2 bedrooms, single family detached, central heat/air, dishwasher, fenced yard, pets OK w/additional deposit. Southside location, 101 Mendel at Whitfield. $850/month. Security deposit & credit check required. 912-844-4693.

117 LINCOLN STREET Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, full kitchen, $2000/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700. 305 EAST BOLTON #202 871 sqft, 2BR/1BA, brand new construction. Community pool, off-street parking, upscale finishes & appliances, laundry room, private storage. $1700/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700.

ONE BEDROOM, Living, dining a re a , k i tc h e n , co m p. ro o m , screened porch. Gated, has nice pool, fitness center & tennis CARRIAGE HOUSE Apartments, courts. 850sqft. Available Dec. Ardsley Park Area. $650. Month, 1 s t . $ 7 8 0 / m o n t h . C a l l utilities included. Call 441-1999 912-655-4505 or 912-354-6942. or 692-0570 WILMINGTON ISLAND Condo CARRIAGE HOUSE Apartments, for Rent: In gated community. 2 Ardsley Park Area. $725. Month, bedrooms, 2 full baths, screened utilities included. Call 441-1999 p o r c h , a l l a m e n i t i e s . or 692-0570 $800/month. Call 912-272-0874.

APARTMENT FOR RENT: 621 East Broad Street, 2 BR, 1 Bath, cable included. House alarm with cell phone. Call Charlene 912-398-2028. ARDSLEY PARK AREA One large bedroom apartment with separate kitchen, hardwood floors & carport. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $590. 770-309-8171.

www.connectsavannah.com AVAILABLE NOW, Ardsley Park area: Two 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. Excellent condition. 1 for $750/month and 1 for $650/month; 1 month security deposit. Call 912-231-9898.

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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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305 b WEST paRK avEnuE 1 BR, 1 BA, living room, dining room, area kitchen, central heat and air. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Off-street parking, ceiling fans, shared washer/ dryer. $725/mo.

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F U R N I S H E D A PA R T M E N T w/utilities. Lincoln Street carriage house with hardwood/tile floors throughout. Complete kitchen w/nook. Off-street parking. $845/month, $235/week, 319 East Waldburg St.- Great lo- $250/deposit. Call 912-231-9464. cation near Forsyth Park, SCAD, & Kroger. Newly renovated du- HISTORIC DISTRICT: Corner of plex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Jones & Jefferson St. Upscale Large kitchen, washer/dr yer, neighborhood. Bright and clean. 2 bedrooms. Full kitchen, washH/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large back Porch, court- e r / d r y e r, c e n t r a l h e a t / a i r. Available now. $1,100/month. yard, and Offstreet parking. $1275.00 C o n t a c t : No pets or smoking. Contact Jeff 912-220-1020, fvenetico@hot- @ 9 1 2 - 2 3 6 - 2 4 5 8 o r j r k e n ney@hotmail.com. mail.com 2212 WHITAKER STREET 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat/air, porches. Ver y nice $950/month. Call 912-667-2928.



548 EaST mcdOnOugh STREET Parlor apartment. 2 BR, 2-1/2 BA townhome, 1 off-street parking space, living room, dining room, kitchen with dishwasher, wet bar off kitchen, W/D, CHA. Available January. $1,100/mo.

813 EaST 37Th STREET (lOWER) 1 BR, 1 BA with claw tub, kitchen with electiric stove, living room, stacked washer dryer, shared yard. Off street parking, central heat and air, hardwood floors. $600/mo.

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8 West 37th Street, Unit A Habersham Manor 201 W. Broughton St., #204 Award-winning condo in renovated bldg on 1701-1707 Habersham Street. Four new condos in Ultra-luxurious loft in The J.D.Weed Building. 314 East 58th Street 418 East 62 nd Street 311 Columbus Drive feet, this 2 bed / 2 the corner of 37th & Whitaker. This large a gorgeous, renovated Victorian building . Large over 1500 square This Ardsley Park bungalow has just recently been reno- WithCharming Priced sell! Investment property with 2 Bedroom 1 Bath bathrooms, Bungalow condo has 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, heartfronttoporches, private courtyards, upscale kitchbath loft offers state-of-the-art with new bamboo and limestone floors throughout. two houses, corner lot, detached garage,systems,vated in Midtown. Oakwith hardwood floors, branda of-pine floors, blt-in closets, fully-equipped ens, refinished wood floors, security offa gourmet kitchen granite counters, Home has 3 bedrooms / 2 baths with limestone shower and more. $210,000. Johnmore. GilesPricing 912- starting new bathroom, beechwood kitchen floors, cabikitchen, laundry room, large front porch, street parking and much at sound system, refinished heart-of-pine in master, all new appliances, updated kitchen, pool with 220-1667 / Alexander netry. Just oneand block from Habersham gated off-street parking, security system, $290,000. Alexander Grikitis Grikitis 912-220912-220-1700 / Nick exposed brick walls, top of the line fixtures all new pumps and filters, and much more. Must see to 1700 Shopping Village shops loft andisRestaurants. and much more. Approx. 1717 sq ft. Priced Bentz 843-368-0265 / Chris Smyth 912-704-3800. This incredible a must see! believe! Priced to sell below appraised value. Owner throughout. 1132 Roy sq. feet. $220,000. Call Catherine at $400,000. Roy Hill 912-844-4000 / Nick $624,900. Hill 912-844-4000/John Giles is licensed real estate agent in GA. $248,000 Alexander Harrison for more details. 912-856-5582. Bentz 843-368-0265 912-220-1667. Grikitis 912-220-1700 / John Giles 912-220-1667.

Henry Place Condominums 654-656 East Henry Street, a new condo 317 West Street conversion.Waldburg Four 2 bed / 1 bathroom condos Gorgeous Victorian homeStreet. with many on beautiful East Henry Largebeautifront ful upgrades. Just 3 blocks from Forsyth Park porches, off-street parking, updated kitchens . 1,926 sq.ft. Home features 4 bedrooms /2 and baths, hardwood/tile/carpet floors, launbaths, Italianand marble tilesquare flooring,feet neweach. extedry rooms, overand 1200 rior paint, 10’ ceilings, throughPricing starting at Victorian $199,900.details Alexander out, and much more. $350,000 Catherine Grikitis 912-220-1700 / Nick Call Bentz 843Harrison for details at 912-856-5582. 368-0265 / John Giles 912-220-1667.

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Jefferson Commons 2 out of 6 newly renovated condos on the corner 216 West Park of Anderson andAvenue Jefferson Streets. 1402 & 1410 State-of-the-art historic condominium Jefferson Street. These gorgeous condos community. have spiThree units with 2 and 3 bedroom floor ral staircases, fully-equipped kitchens spacious with granplans. Conveniently located near all downtown ite counters, separate laundry rooms, 4 fireplaces, Savannah has toand offer. Unitssystems. include Pricing stainlessstartapplidesigner lighting security package, John plasma granite countertops, ingance at $179,900. GilesT.V., 912-220-1667 / Roy Hill and surveillance 912-844-4000. systems. Priced from $280,000 $300,000. Call Alexander Grikitis at 912-220-1700 or John Giles at 912-220-1667 for more details.

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514 Amaranth St. $95,000. Great Income Park Place on Park Avenue Potential. 302 Place East Park Avenue, Unit B. One condo remains Bolton in Park on Park Avenue Row – A New Condominium Community thiscondos fabulously 1870s building. One 1208 E. new 37th construction St. $109,900.1Fixer-Upper. Two outrestored, of four historic left. One Seven fabulous bedroom / 1 bed / one one bath bath condounits with located refinished gorMotivated Seller, bring all offers. bedroom/ in hardwoods, an bath condominiums. 827-1,045 sq.ft. Many fine geous kitchen andclose bath,toand rear decks. to pay historic building Forsyth Park Seller , appointments and amenities, including off-street 1.5 years fees and $3000 towards closing costs. pricingpool. available. SCAD andHOA shopping. Recently renovated parking Wholesale and community Please go by to to $172,900. Hill / John Contact Chris Smyth Call or Alex inReduced 2005. $174,000 each.Roy Call for912-844-4000 more see construction progress. forGrikitis, marketing Giles 912-220-1667. (877)Priced 513-2264 details. Roy Hill 912-844-4000 package toll and free, details. to sell from $240,000 - $310,000. Roy Hill 912-844-4000 / John Giles 912-220-1667

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Bolton Row – READY FOR MOVE-IN! 305 East Bolton Street. Only 3 condos Jefferson Commons remain! New two bedroom/one bath conBe the first to own one of these six -&2 beddos with off-street parking, pool, many room, 2 bath condos in the heart of & the$3000 upscale finishes. 1-yr paid HOA fees Historic District. Conveniently located close to paid towards buyer’s closing costs. Located SCAD.toFeatures fireplaces, spiral stair case, close Forsyth4Park, SCAD & shopping. granite counter topsRoy andHill stainless steel appli$240,000-$310,000. 912-844-4000. ances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each John Giles 912.220.1667 Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700.

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