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THUR , DEc 7 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever begins

What: Savannah Christian Church is presenting this holiday production of an original play by Barbara Robinson. This is the story of how one town deals with the biggest Christmas-pageant challenge in their history. When: Dec. 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 and 17 at 7 p.m., Dec. 9 and 16 at 8 p.m., Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. “Kids Day,” a special outdoor family event with food, creative Bible story scenes and the performance, will be held Dec. 16 and 17 at noon. Where: Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Cost: $5. Matinees free to kids 16 and under. “Hero passes” are $5 per family for families of military, police and firefighters. Group discounts available. Info: 629-4765 or

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What: This version is set in Savannah’s Gingerbread House on Christmas Eve in 1912. The story is pretty much the same as the original Nutcracker, except Clara’s dreams will feature the Savannah River Rats, the Chatham Artillery soldiers, the Lady of 6,000 Songs and her Dancing Ivories and the Savannah Pirates, with a cameo appearance by Stratton Leopold. Music will be provided by the Savannah Danse Theatre Orchestra under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green, director and conductor of the Hilton Head Orchestra, and the Boy and Girl Choristers of St. John’s Church. When: Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at 3 and 8 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre Cost: $30, $24 and $16. Info: 525-5050.

Savannah Children’s Theatre continues Romeo and Juliet

What: Shakespeare’s tragedy will be presented by the Teen Classics class at the SCT. When: Dec. 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. Info: 238-9015 or

Baby -- The New Musical continues

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. This performance contains mature subject matter and is not intended for children. When: Dec. 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.

Sat, Dec 9 Skatefest 2006 begins

What: Skate on real ice. Each session lasts an hour and a half. When: Dec. 9 at 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m., Dec. 10 at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m., and Dec. 11, 12 and 13 at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: $7 per person. Info: 651-6556 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: The tour will begin in the Hall of Trees in the Old Tybee School cafeteria and will include the Dutton-Waller Cottage, the Keisker Cottage, the Banana Cabana, the Atlantis Inn, the Johnson Cottage and the Inlet Breeze. There also will be music and entertainment, a holiday market, a live nativity scene, petting zoo and more. When: Dec. 10 from 2-7 p.m. Where: Old Tybee School. Cost: $20 at the door, which benefits the Tybee Island YMCA Priceless Gifts Campaign.

Reel Savannah screens Vinci

What: This 2004 Polish heist features a comic hypothetical plot to steal Leonardo Da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine from the Czartoryski Museum in Krakow. When: Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $6.

Fabulous Free Week@Telfair begins

What: Visit the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences to view Andree Ruellan at 100 and Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt and Perkis. Items from the museum’s permanent collection also will be displayed. When: Dec. 10-17. Where: Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Telfair Square. Cost: Free.

Tue, dec 12 Sesame Street Live Elmo’s Coloring Book 50th Annual Tri-Church Christmas Festival

What: Bull Street Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church join forces to feature a live manger scene, scripture reading, and Christmas music by the choirs of all three. Sanctuaries will be decorated and open for viewing. Reception follows at the Bull Street Baptist Church. In the event of rain, the event will be moved inside Bull Street Baptist Church. When: Sunday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Where: On the steps of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Bull Street at Anderson Street. Cost: Free and open to the public.

32nd Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

What: The Downtown Neighborhood Association will present this tour of private, historic homes, five inns and other points of interest, including shops and restaurants. When: Dec. 9. Afternoon tour is from noon to 4 p.m. and the candlelight tour is from 5-8 p.m. Where: Ticket pick-up is on the day of the tour in the lobby of the Lucas Theatre at 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $30 for one tour or $50 for both tours. A 10 percent discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Info: 236-8362 or

The Unshakable Diva

What: This fashion show is for full-figured women. When: Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $23. Children ages 2 and up require a ticket. Info: 651-6556

Sun, Dec 10 Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe

What: Caroling, the burning of the Yule log and other holiday observances of the colonial period will be presented, including games and refreshments. When: Dec. 10 from 2-5 p.m. Where: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd. Cost: $2.50 to $4. Info: 353-3023.

What: Music and fun with youknow-who. When: Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $25, $20, $15 and $12. Children 1 year and up are required to have a ticket. Info: 651-6556. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AASU Hosts Poet James Kimbrell

What: Author James Kimbrell will read from his latest book, My Psychic: Poems. Kimbrell is the recipient of numerous literary awards and is the director of the creative writing program at Florida State University. When: Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Center Ballroom B, 13040 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Wed, dec 13 Kirk Varnedoe Collection opens

What: The Telfair will present a collection of works on paper created by artists who were friends of and championed by late Savannah native Kirk Varnedoe, who was the Director of Painting and Sculpture at MOMA in New York City. The collection includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. When: Dec. 13 through Feb. 18. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts.

AASU Screens J.P. Donleavy’s Ireland

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Savannah Danse Theatre opens The Nutcracker in Savannah

Tybee YMCA Christmas Tour of Homes

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by Jim Morekis

Mighty Fortress meets Megachurch St. John, Savannah Christian join forces to ‘man up’ and bridge the racial divide

It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning, the same hour when many are standing to sing: “In Christ There Is No East Nor West.” -- Martin Luther King Jr., 1958 Race and religion are the two most central and inescapable issues in the South. No aspect of life down here is unaffected, for better or worse, by one or both of these two irresistible magnetic poles of our region’s society and history. As Dr. King understood, despite the importance and all-pervasive presence of race and religion, those are the very two things least likely to be discussed in the same conversation in these parts. But when they are, amazing things can happen. This past Saturday, in an almost totally unreported event -- Connect Savannah was the only local media outlet in attendance -several hundred people from two of Savannah’s most influential churches gathered as part of a renewed effort to talk about race and religion -- specifically, to bring black and white men together to address pressing social issues, to “man up,” as one organizer put it. Fittingly, many of Savannah’s most important leaders, both spiritual and elected, were there. Mayor Otis Johnson attended, as well as former Mayor Floyd Adams Jr. and President of the Georgia Senate Eric Johnson. Fellowship was shared, meals were enjoyed, hymns were sung and hands were clapped. But under it all was a quiet determination to close the racial divide once and for all, to not let the lingering de facto segregation of Savannah -- a voluntary version of the enforced segregation Dr. King was decrying in the above quote -- ever again be a deterrent to quality of life, both here and in the hereafter. Hosted by St. John Baptist Church on Hartridge Street -- a predominantly African-American congregation that dubs itself “The Mighty Fortress” -- the gathering was a joint effort by St. John and the predominantly white Savannah Christian Church. This is no small thing. Most of our regular readers probably wouldn’t expect an article about a church meeting to be our lead story, but the case can be made that of all the events that happened this past weekend, the meeting at St. John may have been the single most important and far-reaching one. Church-related events almost never show up on the media’s radar screen. But as many of us in the media are slowly and sometimes reluctantly learning, they can represent huge, sometimes seismic, movements on the part of everyday people -- doubly so when the congregations involved are as large and energetic as these two. While meal preparation for the expansive breakfast buffet began well before dawn that morning, the actual event began with a meal at 8:30, followed by a spirited service in the

large and spacious interior of the recently restored St. John’s sanctuary. Before the service, I was able to chat at length with Mayor Johnson, Adams and Senator Johnson as well as with St. John’s Pastor George Lee and Savannah Christian’s Pastor Cam Huxford. One of the prime organizers of the event, St. John’s Jessie Williams, made it plain that this was not just a feel-good photo op -it was just one meeting of many more to come. “It’s not an event -- it’s a process,” he said. “This is not so much about reconciliation as it is relationships,” agreed Huxford, who has spent the last 20 years building Savannah Christian Church. “We’re coming together as brothers in Christ, to cross all racial and denominational lines.” Rather than playing up the racial bridge between the congregations, St. John’s Lee Mayor Otis Johnson, left, shakes hands with Pastor Cam Huxford of Savannah Christian Church; explained that “We’re saying it’s at center is Pastor George Lee of St. John Baptist Church downtown, which hosted the event natural, it’s expected. This should be looked at no differently than a famlong and hard for the men of Savannah to “I used to draw these interrelating circles. ily reunion would.” step up to the plate and be better role models, There’s economic life, spiritual life, educationSavannah Christian’s Lee Vanatta said his al life, political life, and social life -- they all congregation has already enthusiastically em- was even more blunt. “We’re in a spiritual crisis,” the mayor said come together to make society integrated and braced the concept. flatly. interrelated.” “We’re getting a huge response, especially Johnson’s predecessor in the mayor’s offrom contractors and professionals and peoRed flags go up whenever a journalfice, Floyd Adams Jr., said simply, “We were ple like that,” Vanatta said. “They really want ist hears a politician talking about religion. church members before we were mayors.” to start offering their services to disadvanRightly or wrongly, it’s deeply ingrained in Explaining that his family is somewhat taged and low-income people around town, our profession to be skeptical whenever we unique in that his parents were Episcopalian like senior citizens who are always getting see lawmakers and clergy getting too cozy. and Methodist, while he and his siblings “all ripped off. If we can accomplish that, even But the political leaders in attendance at turned into Catholics,” Adams said it’s past that alone would just be huge.” St. John this weekend took a much broader time for churches to address social problems The goal of Saturday’s meeting was not -- and perhaps controversial -- view of the in a serious way. only to bring the men’s groups of the conseparation of church and state. “We’ve all come to the conclusion that gregations together, but to serve as a model “That’s mostly a legal dichotomy. In most churches need to do more of this kind of outfor other churches in the community to also people’s lives they don’t think about a differreach in the community,” Adams said. “We’ve cross racial divides on a regular basis. ence between church and state,” said Mayor got to get away from the attitude of going to So why the focus on men? Johnson. “In most people’s minds they don’t church as kind of a drive-in, walk-out thing.” Practically speaking, organizers say draw a line between the two. Most people Mayor Johnson concluded, “I’m just an the meeting was a natural outgrowth of have a more holistic approach. I mean, we’ve old academician. We need people in the the strength of the two churches’ men’s got ‘In God We Trust’ on our money for a churches to talk about our spiritual and moral organizations. reason.” obligations. There’s only so much politicians But ideally speaking, the meeting adThe mayor sees Thomas Jefferson’s idea can do.” dresses the male members of the churches for of separating church and state as primarEchoing the mayor was another Johnson, more specific reasons. ily a guarantee of freedom from religious Georgia Senate majority leader and President A clue is contained in Proverbs, Chapter Pro Tem Eric Johnson. Though the two John27: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharp- persecution. “That was written mainly to allow relisons couldn’t be farther apart politically -- the ens another.” gious freedom and to keep the government senator being a white conservative Republi“The men of our community have largely from establishing a state religion,” he said. can from the private sector and the mayor beabdicated spiritual leadership,” Huxford exing a black liberal Democrat from academia plained. “This is a way for our men to reclaim “At the time you had all these people fleeing religious persecution in Europe and coming -- the two have formed a surprisingly effecthat type of character-driven leadership and here. Look at the Quakers, look at the people tive bipartisan political relationship, and were take it with them into their families and into who settled at Ebenezer.” in total agreement about the need for a more their lives. Social problems like crime come True to form, the mayor used an analogy sound spiritual basis in the community. from a lack of moral leadership, a lack of he said he often relied on during his teach“There’s only so much government can character.” ing days. do,” Sen. Johnson said. “We have to use the Mayor Johnson, who has for years lobbied



strength of our community of Christian believers to take care of our brothers. And we have to start with ourselves.” St. John’s Pastor Lee said the idea of the church driving the community is part and parcel of black life in the United States in general, and the South in particular. “For African Americans, the church has always been the primary force for leadership,” said Lee. “We like to call the church the ‘cultural womb’ of the African-American community. And this event is all about returning to that cultural womb and being reborn again. “I’m just happy that God has chosen us and chosen this place for this event,” Lee concluded. “You know, we didn’t choose any of this. God is speaking through us and He’s the one who chose us for this, right here in Savannah, Georgia.”

feel good about themselves without having to interact with people that don’t look like them or have similar size bank accounts. While Savannah Christian, with its extensive missionary and outreach programs, seems determined -- I guess we can’t say “hell-bent” -- to avoid this pitfall, Huxford says he’s always on guard. “We do want to make sure not to fall into that fortress mentality, with one suburban enclave over here and another enclave over there,” Huxford says. “Hopefully church will be more like a gas station -- you fill up and then go out.” It’s one thing for a black church in Savannah to open its doors to whites. That is so commonplace as to be unremarkable. But for black people to be welcomed into a white church in Savannah -- well, not always so commonplace and not necessarily so unremarkable. So the million-dollar question is: Will Savannah Christian Church reciprocate by hosting large numbers of the St. John congregation, as “The Mighty Fortress” did for its white brothers from the southside this past weekend? “I’m thrilled about the growing group of black families attending Savannah Christian,” Huxford said. “And I’m thrilled that so many members of St. John’s congregation have been coming over to our church every week for months to help plan and prepare for this event. And I would be absolutely thrilled for Savannah Christian to host this event next time. “It's like Pastor Lee said -- we view this as a family reunion. And with family reunions, you don't think anything about it moving around and being held in a different place each time." w To comment, e-mail us at

Singing a hymn in the sanctuary of St. John’s during the combined men’s service Saturday morning

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The term “megachurch” has become overused lately, yet another trite media euphemism. But if ever a church was mega, it would be Savannah Christian Church. A sprawling compound of spiritual services on a huge tract of land on the southside that church leaders refer to as a “campus,” Savannah Christian is currently the largest church in the area, bar none, and growing every day. A Sunday night “LateChurch” service marketed to Generation Xers downtown draws several hundred a week. An Eastside campus is being built right now. The church’s global missionary efforts boggle the mind, ranging from Ghana to Haiti to Nicaragua to the Ukraine. A church annex of sorts is now being constructed in Darjeeling, India. For his part, Savannah Christian Pastor Cam Huxford, while not enamored of the “megachurch” label, acknowledges the phenomenon as well as one of its more unsavory tendencies: The tendency for megachurches to be places where white suburbanites go to

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interesting stuff people e-mailed us last week

Inbox Re: Sorry Sneak Attack

A hate filled Hatchet job? A sorry sneak attack? These are proper, non-profane phrases for Tom Barton’s Sunday editorial attack on school board presidential candidate Hugh Golson’s use of Diana Harvey Johnson. This comes straight from the Willie Horton school of floating a “nefarious Negro” up at the 11th hour to disqualify a usually liberal White candidate. Barton’s wing of the GOP always plays the race card when it’s time to throw red meat to their constituency and when they fear a big loss. Ms. Johnson was punished for her crimes and deserves the right to earn a living or perhaps she should starve to death to please right wing critics who were her foes during her elected tenure? I always await an “October surprise “ from the local Republican Right and this one was more a December dud. This one ranks down there with Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” aside. This is yet another reason why moderates, libertarians and open minded conservatives need to become more active in Republican politics. -- Received 12/4 from Nadra Enzi

Re: Holiday volunteering options

It’s that time of year and United Way’s Hands On Savannah (formerly the Volunteer Center) is getting lots of calls from groups and individuals who are searching for volunteer opportunities. The following link offers holiday volunteer options that are being requested from a variety of non-profits in our area. If you know of a non-profit who would like to be included in this list, please have them contact us and we will be happy to add them to our list at no cost. We also post on-going opportunities for non-profits. Volunteers can log on and sign up online as well as track their volunteer hours. -- Received 11/31 from Shirley Sessions

Re: Coppa Claus to Visit Sick Children

Santa Claus, the jolly old elf himself, has made contact once again this year with his police comrade, Coppa Claus. For twelve years now, Coppa Claus has been assigned to make personal visits to sick children in the Savannah area. Coppa Claus, or Todd Rhodes, the mildmannered Lieutenant as he is known when he is not performing covert operations for Old Saint Nick, will be visiting a number of sick children who are too ill to leave the hospital during the Christmas season. Following the directions he received personally from a remote northern location, Coppa Claus will adhere to the following schedule: Friday, December 8-Savannah Civic Center from 4p.m.-8p.m., City of Savannah Employee Night on Ice.

28,429(2,356) Tuesday, December 12-Hospice of Savannah from 5 p.m.-7p.m. at 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Thursday, December 14- Battered Women’s Shelter from 5p.m.-7p.m. -- Received 12/4 from Anthony Fulton

Re: Richard Florida Speaking in Savannah - Thurs Dec 14th at 5pm

To commemorate the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerces 200th anniversary, a lecture co-sponsored by Memorial Health and Armstrong Atlantic State University will feature world thought leader and reknown author Richard Florida, who wrote the bestselling books, The Rise of the Creative Class and The Flight of the Creative Class. In The Rise of the Creative Class Florida conducted an extensive study on the creative class, a new social class consisting of artists, musicians, scientists, educators and other professions involving creativity. He received the Washington Monthlys Political Book Award for 2002 and the book was later named by Harvard Business Review as one of the top breakthrough ideas of 2004. Florida is the Hirst Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. The lecture, in the elaborate Lucas Theatre, will be followed by a book signing. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at or by calling 525-5050. This promises to be an incredibly informative event as well as critical to our future as we build a higher-wage economy in the coastal region. It is critical that he understand Savannah and our current assets, and equally critical that Savannah understands his concepts for what cities will need to succeed as we move into the future. The difference between outcomes in how he speaks/writes/blogs about Savannah and how Savannah takes up the challenge of building a successful economy will have a significant long term impact on our community. -- Received 12/4 from Chris Miller

Re: Suspicious package ruled no threat

Shortly before 3 this morning, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Bomb Squad responded to a suspicious suitcase left in front of a business in the 100 block of Montgomery Street. The location of the package was along the route of the Savannah River Bridge Run. When they arrived, officers cordoned off the area and set up a perimeter in preparation of assessing the package. SCMPD assessed the suitcase and found a video camera inside. After determining the contents posed no threat, the suitcase was removed without incident. The race was not disrupted. -- Received 12/2 from Sgt. Wilson w



Everyday heroes world to come. Feel free to invite anyone.” No closet trial for her. Taking it a step further, she publicly invited everyone to a “worship celebration and lunch” after the trial at the Pittsburgh Golf Club in Schenley Park, one of the oldest private golf clubs in Western Pennsylvania. Since many people might be out-of-towners, Edwards, ever thoughtful, booked hotel rooms and rented a complimentary shuttle service to take them to the golf club. The trial was held in a banquet facility that used to be St. Mary’s German Catholic Church. That’s another story of heroism. When the Pa. Department of Transportation decided to put a highway through that part of town, it told the Catholic Church, sorry Charlie, time to pack up and move. But a neighboring church, St. Boniface, also involved in the highway demolition debacle, fought the intrusion for 12 years. By that time the congregation found new places to worship, but when the fighting ended, the building remained standing. For the trial, held last month, hundreds of people filed into this 1852 grand hall, decorated for Christmas, with a 30-foot dome, corinthian columns and plenty of gold leaf. . For an hour the jury of eight clergy and retired elders listened to testimony. Most of the discussion hinged on when the charges were filed. Apparently, people have one year to file a grievance. The charges were filed four days past the deadline. After the jury retired to deliberate, Edwards circulated among the crowd, openly stating she hoped the jury would not use procedure to sweep the issue under the rug. “We are a bottom-up church,” she said. “That’s our strong point. Decisions are made at the local level. Which is why the church has so struggled with this issue. I want us to address this issue.” Earlier, when speaking of why she married the women, Edwards said she was inspired by the “long and devoted relationship between a beloved uncle and his partner.” Twice in his youth, she said, the man had been sent to sanitariums in New England to “cure him of his homosexuality. Scripture has taught me marriage is about love and commitment.” Edwards, married to a physician and the descendant of the founder of National Bank and one of the founders of Standard Oil, said unlike many of her compatriots, she had the resources to get by if she lost her clergy credentials. In the end, with Edwards’ husband and two sons sitting up front, the panel, voting 8-0, decided the charges against Edward were filed too late. Case dismissed. Just to cover its bases, they made sure to announce their decision did not vindicate Edwards. After a round of cheers, everyone headed to lunch. Just another day in the life of heroes. w To comment, e-mail us at

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There are heroes and then there are heroes. Some walk quietly and carry a big stick. Others take to the airwaves. On the quiet side this week I heard about a friend of mine in Savannah, a nurse, who spent three weeks brokering one week’s worth of kidney dialysis treatment for a Hispanic -- make that an illegal Hispanic. “And what happens after the week’s up?” the patient, a 21-year-old woman, asked through a translator, because as we know anyone needing dialysis needs treatment for more than a week or else he or she will end up in the emergency room needing more treatment. “Ask the doctor,” said the nurse, a canny response if I’ve ever heard one. “Ask the doctor what happens after the week’s up.” Rules are rules, right? No exceptions. More public, just as poignant is the exchange between President Bush and Virginia Senator-elect James Webb following a midterm election reception. “How’s your boy?” asked Mr. Bush. “I’d like to get him out of Iraq, Mr. President,” replied Mr. Webb, about his son, a Marine lance corporal. “That’s not what I asked you,” the president snapped, more cold than canny. “How’s your boy?” “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” said Mr. Webb. Responses were predictable. Conservative columnists called Webb’s response crude. Others termed it bold. Then there’s the Rev. Janet Edwards, a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. A year ago June this woman had the audacity to officiate a marriage ceremony between a practicing Presbyterian and a committed Buddhist. One is a research psychologist at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer institute, the other a retiree from Xerox Corp. A strange enough union except both parties were women. After the ceremony -- which Edwards said she took six months to think about -the world did not end. The women were not struck down. They continued bird-watching, their passion. They continued horsebackriding, another interest. Except for a few hundred Americans and a couple thousand more Iraqis, life went on. Until someone complained. An unhappy church member, displeased with the ceremony, lodged a protest, which in the Presbyterian church leads to a church trial. So Edwards got an attorney and prepared for trial. Then she did something else. Resurrecting the list of names she and her husband used some 25 years ago for their own wedding, she added a few more and sent out hundreds of invitations to the church trial. The invitation read, “Janet wants the

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by Brandon Blatcher

Round peg in a square hole Would putting security cameras in city squares be a good idea?

There’s a crime wave in the downtown city squares. Yep, they’re full of violence, clearly one of the worst places in Savannah. Not to fear though, local businesses, volunteer organizations and the government are swinging into action! They’re proposing to install security cameras in all 22 squares, which is sure to strike fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere. Maybe that’s a bit dramatic and negative. Isn’t the idea of installing cameras a good one? Some local groups think so. Save Our Savannah (SOS), a local crime prevention group, was formed in the wake of the murder of Jennifer Ross, who was killed in Orleans Square this time last year, sparking a huge public outcry. SOS, together with Piggly Wiggly, donated funds for one camera, currently installed in Reynolds Square. They hope to use this or similar models to help the government pay for cameras in all 22 downtown squares to fight crime. A noble and worthwhile goal, for sure, but security cameras in the squares, to combat crime? That’s like banning all liquids on airplanes just because of one plot to blow up planes involving liquids. It’s a reaction, sure,

but does it solve the problem? Quick, name the neighborhood in Savannah that has the most murders. If you had said Calhoun Square, you’d be wrong. If you had said any square or even downtown, you’d also be wrong. According to 2005 Neighborhood Crime Statistics (available on the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s website at spd.nsf), the most murders per neighborhood (14 total) occurred in central Savannah, roughly defined as beginning south of Henry Street. In fact, out of the six regions defined in the report, downtown Savannah ranks third in homicides, fourth in rape, third in robbery, second in aggravated assault, fourth in burglary, third in larceny and third in auto theft. So while the Historic District is hardly crime-free or even close to it, neither is it the most dangerous place in Savannah. Even if we do put cameras in the squares, what exactly is going to happen? At first not much, because no one will be watching them. They’re intended, at this point, to merely record action in the squares, not serve as virtual eyes staffed 24/7. Which is kinda silly. If you’re going to put cameras up anywhere, let them be publicly accessible, 24/7. Put the feeds on the



web or on the local government channel. It’ll beat the hell out the current programming, and there are plenty of people in Savannah who would love our very own locally grown reality show. Identifying the criminals will be tough. Don’t believe me? The downtown branch of Darby Bank was robbed Nov. 15. Naturally the bank had security cameras and they caught an image of the robber. What does he look like? Tall white guy wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap -- which describes a quarter of the audience at a Sand Gnats game. They still haven’t found the robber, despite cameras and an exploding dye pack. But police did find Jennifer Ross’s assailants, without the help of security cameras. So we’re going to put cameras in a place that is not the highest crime spot, they’re not going to be actively monitored, and we can assume that once the cameras do go up, the criminals will move on to another spot. Maybe that’s good enough for some people, but that’s not solving much, is it? And we do want to lower crime all around the city, not just in squares, right? Right? Meanwhile, how’s the recruitment of police going? Do we have enough? Are they doing regular street patrols? Also, let’s acknowledge the Big Brother

arguments. If you’re OK with the idea that government is always to be trusted, well so be it. Me, I’m of the mind that if we’re going to be monitoring anyone, then government officials should be tagged, sorted, measured and weighed daily to see what they’re up to. But really, let’s get to the meat of why cameras will probably go up in the squares after all: the Jennifer Ross murder. A young white woman from a well-to-do family was tragically murdered on Christmas Eve. There’s an understandable sense that this should not have happened to someone like her, a good person, one of us. So, we reach for quick solutions in order to gain some control, something that’ll make us feel as though we’re doing something, at least. If you really think cameras will prevent crime, let me ask you this: Why are we still seeing video of convenience stores and banks being robbed? Do you think criminals will stop doing what they do because cameras are there? Or is it that with cameras there they might at least choose to go somewhere else? And is that what you wanted all along? w Brandon Blatcher is the Art Director/Production Manager for Connect Savannah. To comment e-mail us at


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• A Broughton Street pawn shop owner reported to police that a man and a woman were attempting to pawn stolen property. Upon arrival, an officer was told that the suspects had fled from the store towards Yamacraw Village and that the woman was

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wearing a silk shirt. The woman was located, but when the officer approached her, she started yelling that she “didn’t do it, it wasn’t my idea, it was him” as she pointed west. The woman then described the male suspect, who was stopped by police three blocks away. The man had in his possession a black book bag. The woman told police that the man had broken into several cars and was selling stolen car stereos and CDs and that he had some CDs in the black bag. While the officer was talking to the woman, another man came up and asked her where the rest of his money was. The officer told the man to go on, the police would handle the situation. The woman was taken to headquarters and the officer questioned the male suspect, who said he had found the bag that morning in some bushes. The officer asked if he could look in the bag and was told he could. The officer looked in the bag and saw a car stereo and several CDs. He asked the man if he knew what was in the bag, and at first, the man said he didn’t but later said he did. A second officer went to the pawn shop for the property the suspects had pawned, a $10,000 Gibson guitar, amplifier, black bag and more CDs. The owner of the property had walked into the pawn shop shortly after the suspects had pawned it, and when the owner of the pawn shop ran outside to confront them, they ran from the scene. The two were arrested and charged with theft by receiving the stolen property. • An officer was dispatched to West Gwinnett Street after a woman reported that her car was hit by an unknown object while she was driving in the area of West Gwinnett and May streets. The woman said she saw seven to eight boys, all about 12 years old, throw the object at her car. The car sustained damage to the pain on the lower right side front door. The suspects were last seen running north toward Brewer Street, where they split up. The victim was given a case report number. w

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

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A man accused of burning a small dog to death during a burglary in a home on Savannah’s Southside last August has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Alexander Davis was found guilty of seven counts of burglary committed over a period of time and five years consecutive for aggravated animal cruelty. The case sparked international coverage after Davis placed a live family pet in an oven and turned it on during a burglary. Police said they and Chatham County Animal Control are still receiving phone calls from people who are concerned about the disposition of the case. Officers had been called to a Phyllis Drive address on the report of a burglary and were told by the resident that she returned home to find the back door open and several items missing. She also noticed that the oven had been left on and the house had a distinctly bad odor. As officers checked the residence they found the burned body of the resident’s small dog in the oven. Back-up officers received an anonymous tip with detailed information on a man seen in the area earlier in the day, along with a description of the car and its tag. After determining a possible residence of the suspect, officers set up surveillance on a house on Thorny Bush Road until the car matching the description pulled up to the house. Officers approached as a man and woman exited the car and detained them without incident. Items reported stolen from residence were located inside the car. Officers learned from the suspects that they had just left a pawn shop were other items had just been pawned. In addition to Davis, Evelyn Jeanette Williams was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports


of the Weird


by Chuck Shepherd

Can’t Possibly Be True

After shooting video undercover in 10 Karen Madden, 38, goes on trial in DeArmy recruiting offices in New York, New cember in Harrisburg, Pa., after allegedly Jersey and Connecticut, ABC News released confessing to stealing $550,000 worth of in November an episode of recruiters telling jewelry and handbags from the residence of a prospect that no one is going to Iraq anyher former boss, who is the chancellor of the more. “No, we’re bringing people back,” he state’s college system. The chancellor, testisaid, and his partner followed with, “We’re fying at a July hearing on the charges, said not at war. War ended a long time ago.” In a Madden had called her recently and apoloseparate on-camera interview, Col. Robert gized but then went on to say, “I hope you Manning, who is in charge of Army recruitand I can still be friends, and I would like to ing in the Northeast, generously told ABC use you, can I use you as a reference, just for News that he disagreed with the recruiters. the work part?” “We are a nation and Army at war still.” Britain’s Home Office announced in Two men in a Dodge Neon were seriNovember that it had agreed to a settleously injured in a rollover accident on ment in a lawsuit by 197 heroin-addicted Interstate 75 near Toledo, Ohio, in prisoners that it was “assault” and a October after a red bra flew from violation of the European Conventhe radio antenna of another car, tion on Human Rights for them to bad things startling the Neon driver and caushave been almost immediately deall over ing him to swerve and lose control. nied all drugs when they were arThe Ohio Highway Patrol later rested. For forcing the inmates to your face learned that the owner of the bra go “cold turkey,” the government had hung it from the aerial after agreed to pay each the equivashe realized that it had broken lent of about $7,000. due to her dog’s having chewed (1) Britain’s Channel 4 public on it earlier that day. A prosecutor television announced in July that it said a misdemeanor littering charge would soon schedule a week of docuwould be filed against the woman, mentaries on masturbation, includbut was exploring whether there had ing one by self-designated “orgasm been out-the-window socializing coach” Betty Dodson, “Masturbabetween the cars’ occupants before tion for Girls,” teaching hands-on the rollover. techniques to three women. (2) The pendulum swung the other way in October, Brave New World however, when Britain’s Tesco stores agreed To settle a discrimination lawsuit by that a kit for learning pole dancing (advertranssexual men in October, the New York tised on its Web site), to “(u)nleash the sex Metropolitan Transit Authority agreed to kitten inside,” with a garter and suggestive open all of its restrooms on the basis of indiDVD, was perhaps unsuited for its “toy” secviduals’ “gender expression,” meaning that, tion, where it might have been appealing to for example, any man dressed seriously as a adolescent girls. (Tesco moved the listing to woman could choose the ladies’ room. And its physical fitness section.) the New York City government is currently considering adopting a rule to permit people Unclear on the Concept to switch genders on their birth certificates, (1) Race-separatist cult leader Yahweh regardless of whether they’ve had surgery, Ben Yahweh is awaiting a decision on reas long as they’ve lived in the new gender lease from parole (after serving 11 years of for two years and a physician and a mentalan 18-year sentence on racketeering charges health counselor approve. in connection with as many as 23 gruesome

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(1) An apparently poorly trained Kentucky election worker physically tossed a voter out of a polling station in Louisville on Election Day because he hadn’t marked all the offices on his ballot. (2) And a voter in Allentown, Pa., was arrested after he suddenly erupted in the voting booth and began pounding the machine with a paperweight. In elections for sheriff, Chris Abril was elected in Polk County, N.C., despite his arrest in August on years-old charges of statutory rape (which Abril said he’d straighten out as one of his first orders of business), and Rick Magnuson was soundly defeated for sheriff of Aspen, Colo., after “all of my skeletons (were) exposed,” he said, in the course of the campaign. Among the skeletons was a stint in alcohol rehab; his unauthorized use of a criminal database; his onetime letters to Osama bin Laden as part of an “art project”; and (also as an art project) the video he made of himself masturbating into a hole in the ground in the Mojave Desert.

Least Competent Criminals A prison inmate named Calvin Miller, who was angry with a former partner in crime who had escaped conviction, called police in Kansas City, Mo., in 2003 with information that led them to reopen that cold case, and eventually the partner, Johnny Chapple, was convicted of murder (along with two others). However, also convicted was a fourth participant: Calvin Miller. While Chapple received a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, Miller got 17.


James C. Burda surrendered his Ohio chiropractor’s license in September after an investigation (mentioned in April in News of the Weird) revealed that he offered to treat patients via telepathy (for $60 an hour) and had the ability to go back in time to realign bones and joints at the point at which they were damaged, via his techniques of telekinetic vibration, which he called “bahlaqeem vina” and “bahlaqeem jaqem,” which he admitted were nonsense words that came to him one day while he was driving around. An exam ordered by Ohio chiropractic regulators found, not surprisingly, that Burda suffered from “delusional disorder, grandiose type.”

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Tel Aviv newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported in October that the much tighter border security that resulted from the recent war with Hezbollah guerrillas had caused marijuana prices in Israel to jump as much as 800 percent. And, though general tensions between Arabs and Jews remain high inside Israel, prominent ultra-Orthodox Jews joined militant Palestinian Muslims in fierce opposition to the November gay-pride parade in Jerusalem, according to a Boston Globe dispatch. (Said activist Rabbi Yehuda Levin, “Only this onslaught of homosexual radicalism could bring together such disparate voices.”) w

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Balmy Euro Autumn


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A powerful temblor just offshore from Indonesia’s North Maluku province destroyed or heavily damaged more than 50 homes, a mosque and a school. • Late reports from western China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region say a magnitude 5.1 quake caused the walls of at least 60 houses to crack on Nov. 23. • Earth movements were also felt in northern India, Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, northern New Zealand, eastern Ontario, three points in central California and the southern suburbs of Portland, Ore.

Austral Fireball

Residents of southeastern South Australia were startled by a large fireball that illuminated the sky around Adelaide before producing a loud explosion. The Bureau

of Meteorology said the comet-like phenomenon was probably a meteor, and was so bright that it was seen clearly in the sky just before sunset. Eyewitnesses said the fireball left a trail that could be seen for at least 15 minutes after the explosion.


Catania’s main airport on the Italian island of Sicily was closed to overnight air traffic for a fifth night in a row due to ash gushing out of Mount Etna. The airport was initially closed on Nov. 24 due to an explosion within Europe’s most active volcano, which covered the entire town of Catania, 3 miles away, with a fine layer of black ash. • A volcano erupted in eastern Congo near the town of Goma — a community devastated in 2002 by an eruption of a volcano adjacent to the one currently active. Local officials said that monitoring of the fresh activity at Nyamulagira volcano was difficult because of ongoing civil conflict in the region. Celestin Kasereka, head of Goma’s


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volcano observatory, told the Reuters news agency that the city was not threatened by the eruption, and that any lava was probably flowing toward the Virunga National Park.

African Flood Disaster

East Africa’s flood crisis became even more acute with the deaths of scores of additional flood victims in Kenya and neighboring Somalia. Several more died from waterborne diseases as seasonal rainfall continued unabated for a second month. Observers said that attacks by crocodiles and snakes were taking still more lives among the nearly 1 million people displaced by the inundations. Surging floodwaters were sweeping away large numbers of livestock as well. The international relief agency ActionAid called on Kenya’s president to declare the crisis a national emergency. “The president needs to prioritize this immediately. Things are getting out of control,” said Joyce Umbima, director for ActionAid Kenya.

Rain Gauge

Super Typhoon Durian roared ashore on the Philippine island province of Catanduanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 mph with gusts as high as 185 mph. Several small houses on Luzon Island were blown away by Durian’s high winds, and power was knocked out across a wide area. Metropolitan Manila escaped the brunt of the storm. 5.6 • Cyclone 03S formed in the western Indian Ocean near Comoros. It was predicted to reach hurricane force late in the week as it passed through the Mozambique Channel. The storm was showing signs that it would then curve eastward and strike the coast of Madagascar.

Deadly Indulgence

A layer of thin ice and the tempting fruit of fermenting apples proved to be a lethal combination for a female moose in northern Sweden. The animal drowned in a frozen inlet near the town of Lulea after becoming intoxicated from the high alcohol content of rotting apples. “The moose appears to have eaten too many fermented apples and become confused out on the ice,” said Lulea police spokesman Erik Kummu. The newspaper PiteaTidningen reports that emergency teams failed in their attempts to rescue the floundering animal. For several days prior to the moose’s demise, residents had told police that the animal was munching its way through rotting fruit. Drunken moose and elk are fairly common in Sweden during late autumn as the animals eat fermented fallen apples. w

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The warmest autumn on record across Western Europe has disrupted the normal behavior of wildlife, keeping some birds from flying south for the winter and preventing frogs from sleeping, according to experts. German biologist Peter Schuetz of North Rhine-Westphalia state’s environment department told reporters that migratory birds appear to have “no desire” to head south due to the wamth. He said animals that normally bed down for the winter, like frogs, newts and bats, appear to be confused and still active.

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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 December. Opening reception Friday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Starfish Café, 719 East Broad Street. Linda Cooke & Charity Frechette -- Kimberly Hatch Photography: Studio and Gallery will be having a reception for local

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Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences - “Andrée Ruellan at 100,” 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 Telfair’s signature Ruellan work, Savannah, depicting the Barnard Street ramp leading to the river, circa 1942. Also: “Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt, and Perkis” through Jan. 28. This exhibition consists of over 30 black and white photographs examining Mexico’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

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Tybee Tour of Homes set for Sunday In a town that goes ga-ga over well-appointed homes from Jones Street to Ardsely Park to Isle of Hope, one of the leastknown but most unique places to see great houses locally isn’t in Savannah at all. The Tybee Island YMCA Christmas Tour of Homes takes place this Sunday from 27 p.m., leaving from the Old Tybee School Cafeteria. “It’s part of an annual national promotion the YMCA does every year called the ‘Priceless Gift’ campaign,� says Tybee YMCA board president Renee DeRossett. “Each chapter has to raise a certain amount of money -- Tybee’s actually the smallest in the nation.� Funds from the event go to enable needy families to enjoy the full range of Tybee YMCA services. “There are a lot of families that normally couldn’t afford to go to the YMCA,� DeRossett says. “Through this event, they can apply for the scholarships and we can fund them.� While the focus of the event is a tour of eight seasonally decorated homes all across Tybee, there is also a silent auction where you can bid to own fully decorated Christmas trees and wreathes sponsored by area

businesses and organizations. In a break from past tours, the trees will all be in a “Hall of Trees� in the Old School cafeteria. “We decided instead of putting trees in each home, we would have individually decorated trees in one place, so you can come see them and take part in the silent auction,� DeRossett says. In addition to the auction and tour of homes, DeRossett says there will be a wide range of seasonal activities. “The St. Michaels Choir will be singing along with various other performers, we’ll have lots of Christmas goodies and punch, and a Christmas store to get little gifts, ornaments and such,� she says. “And to top it off there will be a live Nativity scene with all the shepherds, Wise Men, Joseph and Mary and of course live animals.� For a small donation, parents can drop their children off for up to two hours at the “Christmas Fun Club,� attended by licensed caregivers. The cost of the Tybee Tour of Homes is $20 per person, which includes everything except bidding for a tree. w

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by Linda Sickler

New kids in town

Children’s Ballet Theatre presents an original holiday production You may not be aware of the Children’s Ballet Theatre or its base of operations, the Academy of Dance. The academy opened last September, and by Savannah standards, is still brand new. But founder and director Paula Fichtenkort has taken her small charges quite far in just a few months time. The children will present their first Christmas production on Dec. 10, and another production is already set for March. They’ve also begun a community outreach program. “This is a company of children who dance for children,” Fichtenkort says. Kae Geller couldn’t be happier. Her daughter, Florrie, is one of Fichtenkort’s students. “Florrie loves dancing,” Geller says. “She started dancing when she started walking and maybe even before. “Miss Paula provides such a nurturing and positive place for children,” Geller says. “I felt

this was a very wonderful place for Florrie to dance.” At the age of seven, Florrie already wants to be a professional dancer. She even has a favorite ballet company -- the New York City Ballet, where Dara Johnson, one of Fichtenkort’s former students, now dances. On Dec.

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10, the Children’s Ballet Theatre will present ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Florrie will dance a role. “I play the littlest child in the family,” she says. The performance is choreographed and directed by Fichtenkort. “Miss Paula is incredibly generous with her time and knowledge,” Geller says. “She is a positive role model for her students. She teaches them dance technique and dance etiquette and she makes them all feel special. “In a performance, every child has the opportunity to shine,” Geller says. “She gives everyone room to do what they are capable of doing. It’s kind of like Angelina Ballerina in real life.” Fichtenkort loves teaching the dance classes. “I’m originally from England and studied with the Royal Ballet,” she says. “I’ve been down here in the South for 10 years,” Fichtenkort says. “Before that, I was in Westport, Conn., for 25 years. I had a school in Connecticut until 1996, when I retired and came here.” In addition to the Academy of Dance, Fichtenkort has her own manufacturing company,

Attitudes Dancewear. “We make costumes,” she says. “I got involved with it after I moved as a way to have something to do.” Fichtenkort is providing all the costumes for the production, about 80 in all, with all the necessary accessories. “The party dresses need pantaloons and underslips,” she says. “I make my own patterns,” Fichtenkort says. “I knew the dance and I knew the costumes.” A group of seamstresses work two shifts a day to create the costumes. Eartha Frazier has made 17 Victorian costumes so far. “I learned to sew at home,” Frazier says as she carefully gathers filmy fabric. “This is not really different from other types of sewing.” But the results are different -- fluffy tutus and elegant velvet party gowns. “The first act has a party theme,” Fichtenkort says. “The younger children will dance and the boys will dance alone,” she says. “And we have parents who will do a number of dances. “The second scene is when Santa Claus arrives,” Fichtenkort says. “He brings all the dolls, and a fairy makes them all come to life and dance.” Other local dance companies are doing their own versions of The Nutcracker.


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culture|Dance “We don’t have enough children to do our own Nutcracker, so we are going to start with something sweet and something that people will bring their children to,” Fichtenkort says. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was choreographed by Fichtenkort, who also is directing it. “The story is set in Austria in the late 1800s,” she says. Although there aren’t enough students for a full-blown Nutcracker, the academy is starting to grow. There are 45 students enrolled who range in age from 3 to 11. “We have about nine or 10 students who dance in two classes every day,” Fichtenkort says. “Some do three classes on the weekends.” The academy offers ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and partnering. While the classes contain mostly girls, there are some boys who are taking classes. “We have three lovely budding boy danc-

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children become close. “It’s like another family and home at the academy,” Fichtenkort says. “Even if they don’t go on to be professional dancers, there are many benefits for the children,” she says. “For one thing, they hear the beautiful classical music that they probably wouldn’t hear otherwise in the world as it is today. “The amount of students who actually go professional out of the hundreds of students is very small, but dance is a wonderful experience throughout high school,” Fichtenkort says. “They know what their bodies are capable of doing. “And it gives them confidence,” she says. “I see shy children all the time who come out of themselves.” Two performances will be held Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. “The 6 p.m. performance is a benefit for the Backus Children’s Hospital,” Fichtenkort says. “We are going to Backus on Dec. 12 to perform for the children in the hospital there.” Geller says the performance at Backus will be at the hospital’s Pediatric Rehab Christmas party for children as part of the Kids Dance for Kids program. “We’re very excited about building a relationship with them,” she says. “We hope to become increasingly committed Eartha Frazier prepares a costume to the community as we grow. ers,” Fichtenkort says, adding that it is dif“The Backus Children’s Hospital has a ficult to find boys who want to take dance reading party every year,” Geller says. “We’re classes. “I had an audition for boys at the end going to take Mary Poppins to that.” of August.” The Academy of Dance also is reaching Dance students are especially dedicated, out to military families. “Some children in no matter what their age, Fichtenkort says. the company have a parent in Iraq,” Geller “I think being in a production makes the says. children work harder in class, it makes them “It’s the holiday season and it’s hard for work harder on technique,” she says. “That the children who have family members overwill help them if they want to become a proseas at this time,” she says. “Miss Paula is gofessional dancer someday.” ing to film the show and as soon as we can, Plans have already been made for the we’re going to get the film to those parents in coming months. “Our next production will the military. We’ve invited military families be Mary Poppins in March,” Fichtenkort with a family member in Iraq to come to the says. “There will be an end-of-year perforshow, as well.” mance and a summer workshop in June and So even if you hadn’t heard of the AcadeAugust.” my of Dance before now, expect to hear more Auditions for the Christmas production from them in the future. were held at the end of September and work “It is very sweet, very positive,” Geller began in October. There are 40 in the cast, in- says. “If you come to a rehearsal, you see how cluding eight adults. very sweet everything is, not competitive or By making all the costumes, Fichtenkort cutthroat. Miss Paula is very kind. She sets a is making a considerable investment in the good example and a good tone. That’s very production. “I think it’s important to dress all important in today’s world.” w the children beautifully,” she says. “Dance is a visual art, so we want them to look lovely. The Children’s Ballet Theatre of the Academy “I just love to see them all dressed up at of Dance will present ‘Twas the Night Before the performance,” Fichtenkort says. “EveryChristmas on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and one has two costumes plus all the things that 6 p.m. at Trustees Theater. Tickets are $18. A go with it. When I do something I love, I portion of the evening performance will benefit don’t mind how much I spend on it.” Backus Children’s Hospital. For tickets, call Through classes and productions, the 525-5050 or visit



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They say the Christmas season starts earlier every year, and this year was certainly no exception. Well before December was even ready to make its entrance, Savannah hosted not one but two local Nutcracker ballet performances -- one by Ballet Savannah and the other by Columbia City Ballet. For those who thought Thanksgiving weekend was a wee bit early for the Sugar Plum Fairy to be tip-toeing amid the gently falling snowflakes, there’s another performance of the beloved classic this weekend at the Lucas. This show not only in the actual Christmas season itself, but boasts something the other two performances cannot: A live orchestra.

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From left: Becca Martin reprises her role from last year as the ‘Confederate Jasmine Fairy’; The Prince, Drosselmeyer and Clara; the ‘Chatham Artillery’ Savannah Danse Theatre (SDT) began the new tradition last year, performing their locally themed Nutcracker In Savannah to the accompaniment of a live orchestra under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green of the Hilton Head Orchestra. While common in first-tier arts cities, dancing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to live accompaniment is comparatively rare for markets as small as Savannah. The potential pitfalls are legion, ranging from the cost of paying the musicians (nearly $40,000 for this produc-

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culture|Dance are dancing in it. Then again, there are some people who go to all of them,” she says. “If you have a tradition of going closer to Christmas, then certainly those people are going to come see our production,” she concludes. “But the bottom line is that the more, better dancing in this town, the better.” Dancers in principal roles this year are Savannah Ruth (Clara), Julie Pizzat (Fritz),

Ben Hankinson (Prince), Karen Burns & Roxanne Dickinson (Savannah Sugar Plum Fairy), Serguei Chtyrkov (Cavalier), Becca Martin and Amber Amick (Confederate Jasmine Fairy), Caroline Bragg (Snow Queen), John Cronin (Snow King) and Jacob Givens (Pirate King). Special guest is Stratton Leopold. w

Savannah Danse Theatre and the Savannah Danse Theatre Orchestra perform The Nutcracker in Savannah Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. The ballet will be performed with live orchestra under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green. Tickets are $30, $24 and $16. Children are $12. To order tickets, call 525-5050 or order online.

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tion) to stringent union guidelines. But SDT’s inaugural attempt at it in 2005 went so well, organizers say, they’ve been able to build on that success this year with an emphasis on more difficult choreography and more vivid costumes. “It’s pretty remarkable how smooth it ran,” recalls SDT Artistic Director Suzanne Braddy. “Musically there’s not a whole lot of change that will be needed this time, really just a matter of some different tempos in a few places. We’re not having to invent the wheel, but we still have to make it run again. It’s good to know that people really feel like it’s a worthy thing year after year to have a symphony.” What started out as a lark -- rewriting some parts of the story to include specific Savannah references, such as making the soldiers members of the Chatham Artillery -- has taken on a life of its own. “Going with that Nutcracker in Savannah theme, we’re finding out there’s so much creativity to be done with Savannah. It’s neverending,” says Braddy. SDT builds on another tradition by again featuring a cameo by a local culinary celebrity during the baking scene. Two years ago the production featured Paula Deen, and last year’s featured Richard Gottlieb. This year’s guest celebrity is Stratton Leopold, movie producer, ice cream store owner and Savannah native, who clued us in on the backstory. “A classmate of mine at BC works with Suzanne’s husband, Glenn, at Braddy Electric. They asked him if he’d ask me if I would think about it,” Leopold says. “I said sure --it sounds like fun, frankly.” Leopold says the ice cream store that bears his family name around the corner from the Lucas will feature a special flavor, Sugar Plum Fairy, in honor of the production. What’s the main ingredient of a Sugar Plum Fairy ice cream cone? “Magic,” laughs the multitalented entrepreneur without missing a beat. Speaking of Sugar Plum Fairies: Karen Burns, who rotates that role with Roxanne Dickinson this year, has also done much of the choreography for this year’s show. She says the experience of working with a live orchestra last year has boosted the entire company’s dedication and skill level. “The girls have gotten so much better in just this one year -- they’re dancing so much better even than they did in the last show,” Burns says. “For the choreography that’s been exciting, because I’m able to do more of the things I’ve wanted to do.” Burns says it’s actually not that unusual to have so many Nutcrackers in one city. “I’ve lived in so many different cities across the country, and the truth is a lot of cities do a lot of Nutcrackers. Often it’s a case of people going to a particular performance because friends and family


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Austin’s world-famous Asylum Street Spankers play The Legion

From their humble beginnings in 1994 as a drunken lark, to their current status as perhaps the foremost artists on the Old-Time acoustic Americana revival, Austin, Tx.’s Asylum Street Spankers have weathered many changes. Those include changes in lineup (plenty of great pickers, wheezers and singers have come up through their ranks), changes in repertoire (they long ago graduated from mere country blues monomania to incorporate gypsy jazz, swing, Vaudevillian hokum tunes, and snarky political broadsides), and changes in fortune (they’ve gone from playing free shows and busking outdoors to forming their own indie record label and touring Europe and Asia). Over the past twelve years, the group has released seven official albums, numerous singles, concert DVDs, side-project records and a children’s album. Plus, recently, one of their satirical concept videos emerged as an international sensation on YouTube. That’s quite a journey for a band that partly made a name for itself by refusing for years to amplify their voices or their instruments. The Spankers became known far and wide for playing curiously contemporary anachronistic music completely unplugged, and for being so captivating that noisy crowds would uncharacteristically shut up and listen in rapt attention to the band’s every note. These days, the band often employs minimal amplification, having graduated to clubs and theaters that are simply too big for them to fill with lung and muscle power alone — but they remain true to their roots, utilizing iconic period instruments like washboard, banjo, ukulele, fiddle and even the musical saw (!). Just back from a tour of Japan, the group makes its first-ever stop in Savannah this upcoming Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom of American Legion Post #135 on the Southern end of Forsyth Park. It’s a beautiful performance space which has recently seen visits by alternative rock legends Cracker and Grammy-winning bluesman John Hammond. As with those past shows,

this gig is being presented by local independent promoters Tiny Team Concerts, in tandem with this newspaper. We caught up with founding member Wammo (no last name given) for an extended chat in advance of the show, and it turns out he’s looking quite forward to showing our city what they’re made of. “I love Savannah,” the multi-instrumentalist and singer offered. “My wife and I have visited there and Tybee Island many times. This should be a great time.” What follows is a condensed version of our interview. For the unexpurgated text, go to (where you can also register to win a pair of tickets to this 21+ show). Connect Savannah: Looking back to when the band first started, how far did it seem it could possibly go? Wammo: About half a mile. That’s as far as I thought we’d go and that’s as far as we did go. We started in a little restaurant in South Austin and a year later we played the Austin Music Awards at the Palmer Auditorium about a half mile down the road.

minted. Do the Spankers ever feel like elder statesmen of this growing Vaudeville/swing/ hokum blues revival? Wammo: What’s unique about us is that we write original songs that sound like music from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. An obvious example is “Winning The War On Drugs.” It’s completely influenced by the song “Ghost Riders In The Sky,” which was written in 1948. However, the words are obviously steered toward a more modern theme. The elder statesmen of our musical style are folks like Spike Jones, Fats Waller, Blind Blake and Bessie Smith, but we pull our influences from everywhere. Connect Savannah: How has life on the road changed since you first left Austin? Would you describe the touring lifestyle at your band’s level as comfortable?

Wammo: Well, the band started out as a side project for most of us. It’s the side project that snowballed and turned into a monster that ate up our lives. The “original intent” flew out the window after the first year or so. This band constantly changes, so there’s no telling what’s gonna happen.

Wammo: The older I get, the less comfortable it becomes. I love travel, I love the road, but this is a hard life. We travel in vans for an average of about six hours every day. Some days it’s two hours, sometimes it’s twelve. We unload the vans, set up the stage, check the mics, choke down some food and then the fun begins. The people show up, the beer starts to flow, we get to play music and they actually pay us to do it. Not much, but enough to keep ourselves alive. Then we pack everything back into the vans, drive to the hotel and unload everything into the rooms. The next morning we load everything back into the vans, slam down some breakfast and it’s back on the highway.

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Connect Savannah: Are there any hard and fast rules to being a Spanker that members dare not break even under pain of torture?

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Connect Savannah: You shrugged off your metal roots once you were exposed to punk through the Sex Pistols. Now you channel that energy through music that’s much, much quieter, but no less intense. Wammo: I never shrugged off my metal roots. Hell, I bought The Essential Judas Priest CD on the last tour. I became enamored with punk rock and new wave in 1979 but that doesn’t mean I stopped listening to Black Sabbath. I tuned out from metal when all of the MTV hair bands showed up. At the time it was the antithesis of my Scratch Acid/Butthole Surfers/X/Black Flag/Dead Kennedys mentality. Now I go back and watch all those cheesy ‘80s hair-band videos and I fuckin’ love ‘em. My favorite show is Metal Mania on VH1 Classics, and without a doubt, the funniest metal video ever made is Dokken’s “Breaking The Chains.” It’s the Citizen Kane of unintentionally gay metal videos. Connect Savannah: Your tongue-in-cheek video for “Stick Magnetic Ribbons On Your SUV” has gotten worldwide acclaim. It’s obviously a poke at shallow U.S. citizens. But, you had to know plenty of folks wouldn’t get the joke, and see it as a swipe at the Armed Forces themselves. What sort of response have you received? Wammo: The response has been, for the most part, very positive. At the shows, people come up and thank me for writing the words to that song. They laugh and applaud — because the song is funny. That’s the bottom line, it’s funny and it makes you think twice. Every once in a while someone will storm out of a show or tear up one of our bumper stickers, and that’s cool too. It’s still a relatively free country. Connect Savannah: Have you ever played an American Legion Post before?

Wammo: We’ve played American Legions in the past. All of the folks have been really nice. They are one of the few places we’ve played where the majority of the audience can keep up with me, beer for beer. Connect Savannah: What’s the best part about being an Asylum Street Spanker?

Wammo: Not having to rape the environment, rob, screw over or kill anyone to make a living. Plus we get to spank people on stage and the drinks are usually free. w Tiny Team Concerts and Connect Savannah present Asylum Street Spankers 8 pm Tuesday at American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.). The show is co-sponsored by Annie’s Guitars & Drums and The Sentient

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Wammo: Every morning each Spanker has the choice of doing a shot of whiskey, a bong hit or being the band’s sex slave for the day. Some of the guys like to do all three at once so they can have a couple of days off. Sometimes the rookie members will complain a little but when Christina puts on her prison guard uniform, they know she means business. Nevada (guitar) likes to dress like Boss Hog. Scott (drums) is more into the Tarzan/Conan thing, actually he likes anything that ends in “an.” He’ll come down from his hotel room covered in marzipan and flan. Sometimes he dresses as Uzbekistan. It’s really hard for him to get in the van in that outfit. Sometimes he actually dresses as the van, then one of the guys will eventually try to drive Scott around. That’s always good for a laugh. As for me, I like the simple things. You know, wearing my Burl Ives as Frosty the Snowman outfit and my raw veal boxer briefs. The same stuff everyone does.


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Keith & Ross

Water Seed

Local acoustic “ emo grass” duo - covers and originals. Wed., 6 pm, Fiddler’s Crab house (Southside) + Thurs., 7 pm,

Up-and-coming, touring neo-soul group rooted in funk, hip-hop and smooth jazz. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.



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Tight, young local trio citing John Mayer, Phish and Dave Matthews as key influences. Sat., 9 pm, The Caledonian.

Debut show by a new lineup of this brooding, textured alt.pop band led by former Vermillion X bassist Phillip Palmer. Also appearing: Cracked Attic, a new local original rock act featuring Ronny Kersey of GAM. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.




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by Jim Reed

Eat Mo’ Music

while they’re still willing to play small clubs such as this one. Opening acts include Drag Savannah’s only combo specializing The River and Maritime (great, pop-inin soul-jazz lays down danceable instrufused indie-rockers featuring ex-members mental grooves that range from their own of emo legends interpretations of The Promise standards to jazzy Ring), whose treatments of rock, post-punk hooks soul and pop hits. If draw compariyou find jazz hard sons to Ted Leo to wrap your head & The Pharmaaround, they might cists. Advance be the perfect group $12 tickets are to help introduce available now you to this most at the venue for engrossing art form. what’s assumed Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna to be a sellout. Lounge @ Il PasticThurs., 10 pm, Lucero cio. + Sat., 9 pm, The Jinx. Creole Red.

High Velocity

I Cantori’s 16th Annual Holiday Concert

Mixing international carols and traditional North American holiday tunes, this choral show, directed by Dr. Robert Harris, will be performed three times over the next few weeks, with this the first airing. The program includes rarely-heard carols from Australia, “What Sweeter Music” by Rutter, an eight-part arrangement of “Away in a Manger” and a spirited Canadian Wassail — as well as a 14th century Irish carol, “Angelus Ad Virginem.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. For more info, call 9257866. Mon., 7:30 pm, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Skidaway Isl.).

The Roger Moss Quintet

This charming group of exceptionally talented and sympathetic jazz musicians has become one of the most popular attractions at this swanky hotel cocktail lounge. Led by the engaging classically-trained vocalist Moss, the group invests plenty of feeling and nuance into the Great American Songbook, as well as assorted cabaretstyle numbers. Plus, they’ve lately begun to add a few campy, swinging arrangements of modern pop and dance hits to their unpredictable repertoire. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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A rock-solid bar band with a setlist as long as a pool cue, this popular group of locals have all paid their dues on the regional nightclub and street festival circuit for years. Their repertoire includes classic and Southern rock hits as well as modern-day country smashes — which of course sound more and more like modern rock than country anyway... Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Hwy 204).

Nothin’ Fancy

Over the course of twelve years, six albums and thousands of live shows, this group has made a name for itself as one of the most respected acts on the bluegrass scene. In that time they’ve been nominated for several major music industry awards, been featured at major bluegrass events across the country, and —since 2001— hosted and headlined their own annual Festival in Buena Vista, Va.. Known as much for their memorable original tunes as for their interpretations of classic standards, the band is well-versed in traditional bluegrass techniques, but their sound might best be described as equal Lucero parts modern, progressive bluegrass and The second area appearance by this contemporary Americana. As with all the Memphis powerhouse that has shows at this delightful acoustic listening quickly risen among the ranks of similar room just minutes from downtown, this artists to an impressive level of both critishow is smoke cal acclaim and and alcoholrecord sales free, but soft (spurred along drinks will be by an indie docuavailable (and mentary charting sometimes, their formation the killer BBQ and developjoint next ment). Endeardoor is open ingly rough and right up till ragged, their imshowtime!). age can at time For advance come across as Nothin’ Fancy $25 tickets slightly calculated, to this but as far as the ALL-AGES show, call 748-1930, or emusic itself goes, they hit all the right notes mail in all the right places, and push all the right Thurs., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert emotional buttons. Fans of The Drive-By Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale). w Truckers, Steve Earle and The Bottlerockets would do well to check these guys out

Sat. Dec. 16

7th Annual Martini Tasting 7:30-9:00 $20 In Advance, $25 At Door

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All Bands Scheduled Are Subject To Change

Live Music Wed.-Sat.


TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- Karaoke w/Michael (10


TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

DECEMBER 6TH Manning (7 pm)

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

Bosendorfer Lounge

Brad (10 pm)

BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER ST.- The Blend (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Lafeyette CHEERS TO YOU (135 Johnny Mercer Blvd.)-

Live Music Every Thurs., Fri.,

700 Drayton St. Savannah 912-238-5158 Valet Parking Available

& Sat.

Karaoke (8 pm) CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke


Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music

TBA (7 pm)

DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman”

Smith (5 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Sam

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in the Historic Downtown Savannah St. Patrick’s Day headquarters

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Diamond (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- Keith & Ross (6 pm) FROZEN PARADISE- Jordon (midnight) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Celerity, The Soul Mites (10 pm) 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- JJ Smith 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) SENTIENT BEAN- Film Screening: MICAHEL FRANTI - I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE (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




AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA

(7 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)- A Sound Escape

(10 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA

(7 pm)

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

(8 pm)

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 pm)


Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music

TBA (6 pm)

DAIQUIRI BEACH- Karaoke (10 pm) DIRTY MARTINI BAR (Bull & 40th Sts.)- Keith &

Ross (7 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA

(7 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Live Music

TBA (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- G.E. Perry

(10 pm)


Sophisticates (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (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)- Lavon Stevens & Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley (7 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS- Greg Williams (9 pm) THE JINX- Lucero, Drag The River, Maritime (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith * LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team Trivia Tournament MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), The Teddy Adams Quartet (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Nancy Witt MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Live Music TBA (9 pm)



MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)- J. Howard Duff

RENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro)- The Free Soul


FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) HINESVILLE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY (Hinesville)-

(7:30 pm)


PLUM’S (Beaufort)- Red Moon POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music


QUEENY’S TO GO-GO (Habersham & 33rd Sts.)-


DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA

(7 pm)

VENUS DE MILO- DJ Baby V spins Old Skool (9


WILD WING CAFÉ- The Courtenay Brothers Band

(9 pm)

WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)- Lurid Miscreants (10





TBA (7 pm)

AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)-


AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Chief (9 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9


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 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.)- Keith & Ross (9 pm) 514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Kim Polote & David Duckworth (12 pm & 6:30 pm) F

“Toys For Tots Benefit” w/Crestfallen Pesence, With Blood Comes Cleansing, Charge The Mound, My Children My Bride, Our Finest Hour, Chevy Chase Stabbed The King (8 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Masteller All-Stars (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Andreas Garcia Quartet (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS- Greg Williams (10 pm) THE JINX- Live Music TBA (10 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)-

Vocalist Annie Sellick (9 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Turtle & Joe -

Acoustic Set (10 pm)


(9:30 pm)

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Eric Jones (5

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Brendan Polk w/Heavy Weather (6 pm) THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (Bloomingdale)Nothin’ Fancy (7:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen (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) 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

Movement (10 pm)

pm), The Roger Moss Quintet (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Chief (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- The Cleaners, Port City Music, Cracked Attic (10 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond THE POINT (Beaufort)- Souls Harbor, Confliction, Moonless Moth (8 pm) 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) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head)- Jon Doe (9 pm) ROXBURY LOUNGE (309 W. River St.)- A Sound

Escape (10 pm)


Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Water Seed (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Mary Davis & Co. (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 (9 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER- Chris Chandler (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Deep Blue 3 (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke

(9 pm)

WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- Live Music TBA YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)




Manning (7 pm)

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Voted Best Blues Bar!! Never A Cover! Wed. December 6th

Bottles & $1Cans PBR Thurs. December 7th

The Hitmen 1/2 off wells & Dom. Draft for the ladies Fri. December 8th

Bottles & Cans $5 Jager Bombs $2 Cuervos

Sat. December 9th

Live Music $2 Dom. Draft 'til 10 Mon. December 11th

Live Music

Tues. December 12th

Open Mic w/ The Hitmen

Come & Jam!

Happy Hour Daily 5PM–9PM

Mon-Fri 5pm-3am Sat 3pm-3am 206 W St. Julian St.



AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA

(9 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Mary Davis & Co.

(7 pm)

BASIL’S (Wilmington Isl.)- Jan Spillane (6:30 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.)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE CALEDONIAN- Listen 2 Three (9 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) CREOLE RED- Eat Mo’ Music (9 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.)- DJ Kiah (10 pm) 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 Hitmen (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Midtown)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) 514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Kim Polote w/ David & Alisha Duckworth (7 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro)- Jon Harris & The Sin Hounds (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE HYATT- G.E. Perry (8 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Masteller All-Stars (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Deep Blue 3 (9 pm) JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS- Silver Lining w/ Pete Berquist (6:45 pm) THE JINX- The Tennessee Rounders (10:30 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- The

Joshua Bowlus Trio (9 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Cosmic Charlie

(10 pm)


Tavalin (5 pm), The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Boomerang (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Phantom Wingo (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE- Jason Z (8:30 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond ONE HOT MAMA’S BBQ (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (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) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA

(8 pm)

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THE SENTIENT BEAN- The Brock Scott Trio (8 pm)

SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (3 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Keith & Ross (10 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman” Smith (7


STUDIO B (Glennville)- Southcott, Upper Class

Trash, The Track Record (8 pm)

SWEET MELISSA’S (102 W. Congress St.)-

Chronicle A/D (7 pm)

TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)-A

Nickel Bag of Funk (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (6 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 Maytag (10:30 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER- Chris Chandler (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Georgia Fire Band (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- The Dock Martins (10 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)




Manning (7 pm)


Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke 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 (7 pm) EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)- Karaoke w/ Michael (9 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (3 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Bottles & Cans (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- G.E. Perry (3 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Buddy Corns (5 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Deas’ Guys (6 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- John Banks (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Guitarist Jackson Evans (11 am) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 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

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head)- Zach Deputy (8 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)- Live Music TBA (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)




BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke THE CALEDONIAN- Live Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10


DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach


DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

(7 pm)

EXCLUSIVE (2501 Bull St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Live Music

TBA (9 pm)

THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7


THE JINX- Bottles & Cans (11 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)


Music TBA




Team Concerts Presents: Asylum Street Spankers (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Live Trivia BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs) - Chief (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Live

Entertainment TBA

BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)- Karaoke (7 pm) COASTAL COFFEE (2100 E. Victory Drive)- Poetry

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by Jim Reed

Victory at last!

Opening weekend bodes well for Savannah’s newest old movie theatres As I entered the newly-opened Victory Square Stadium 9 Cinemas this past Saturday afternoon, I was caught off guard by an unexpected rush of exhilaration. It had literally been years since I took in a film at this particular location, and I must admit, it felt very nice to return. I’d seen plenty of motion pictures in the building since my arrival here in 1986, but for many years now, this multiplex had lain silent and shuttered. Stuck in a state of suspended animation, the perplexing mystery behind its failure to reopen after being closed by its last owners, Regal Entertainment Group hung over the drab facade like a shroud. Despite the occasional rumors which circulated —at various times it was supposedly set to become either a dollar theatre specializing in second-run features, or an Evangelical church— the location remained dark and ominous until it was recently and re-developed by a commercial investment firm. Let’s be honest. There are few things more creepy and depressing than an abandoned movie theatre. But, truth be told, I heard few complaints when the axe fell on the old Regal Victory Square 9. By the time the curtain closed on the only Eastside movie house, it had been allowed to fall into a fairly sorry state.

Regal it surely wasn’t. Of all the multiplexes in Savannah, it was usually the most filthy and unkempt. It also seemed as though it got little respect or oversight from the parent company. The prints they screened always seemed more worn than those at Regal’s other area outlets. And, as time went by, it became a haven for disrespectful, aggressive youth, who I don’t have to tell you are more than a match for the average “assistant to Steve and Robyn Aguzzi buy their tickets the Assistant Manager.” Yet, as I stood there in the upAtlanta in Stone Mountain. They advertise dated and redesigned lobby of this new and improved set of auditoriums, it was clean and pleasant neighborhood theatres actually a little hard to recall what had come which boast of “outstanding customer service and superb presentation,” with lower before. admission prices than most chains. Though the lack of a large, bright marBased on my first trip to the Victory quee (one can only assume it’s on its way) Square Stadium 9, most all of this is true. makes it seem as though the place is not yet The decor they have chosen is sparse open for business, they in fact held their yet comfortable and seems more minimalGrand Opening this past weekend, and my ist than frugal. The staff was a little green, visit there was encouraging. but personable. The popcorn was fresh and The new owners, Trademark Cinemas, well-made (a small box was given away with are a small, fast-growing chain based in each ticket during opening weekend), and Central Florida. In addition to this branch, Trademark is known for offering self-serve they operate multiplexes in Lake Mary, Fl., drinks with free refills — something akin to Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and will open three heresy in their industry. more locations, including one just outside jessica ozment


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Castle-Hughes, 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-of-control 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.

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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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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 Th victims (a distant second). Although the de- w cision to stage a massive disaster in the heart l of Katrina Country will strike many as an p unfortunate lapse in judgment, it’s the early t scenes in Déjà Vu that prove to be the most d compelling, as Denzel’s Doug Carlin uses his c wits to stockpile various clues that will lead P him in the right direction. The film is so ac- G complished as a straightforward thriller, in l fact, that it feels obtrusive not only when it t starts to pay more attention to the satellite i images than to the characters, but also when c it introduces its menagerie of fuzzy sci-fi o fancies. r o Happy feet 1/2 t For at least half of its running time, Hap- s py Feet is the usual crapola animated feature, f this one about a penguin (voiced by Elijah d Wood) whose tap-dancing prowess freaks q out his fellow flightless fowl. Like many t mediocre toon flicks, it features sacchai rine characters, soulless CGI imagery, lazy m stereotypes that border on racism, and way B too much Robin Williams (playing not one, v not two, but three characters). But a strange J and wonderful thing happens deep into the D film. It dispenses with the fun and games n and becomes a sober reflection on the harm w that humans are causing to the environment i and to our ice-capped friends in particular. h The movie morphs into one of the coolest h Twilight Zone episodes never made, and for f a brief, glorious second, I thought it was go- o ing to end at the most opportune moment, e delivering its themes with all the force of a a sledgehammer on an egg shell. But no. The V film recovers from its momentary brilliance w and soon is back on its preordained path to s a happy ending. p t Casino Royale p c 1/2 b After a typically exciting pre-credits sequence, Casino Royale -- like almost all i James Bond films before it -- employs the i b tried-and-true image guaranteed to raise the pulses of Bond fans all across the globe. s m i p w F u h v m *SOME FILMS EXEMPT t i v s t a t s s i r f Casino Royale a The Queen Santa Clause Fri-Sun - 1:15 3:15 Fri-Sun - 1:00 4:00 Fri-Sun - 12:00 2:00 g 5:20 7:25 9:40 7:00 10:00 4:00 6:40 9:00 b Mon-Thur - 1:15 4:20 Mon-Thur - 1:00 4:00 Mon-Thur - 1:25 4:00




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For all its fast and loose playing with the facts, JFK was a remarkable movie that, except for some tepid domestic scenes between the Kevin Costner and Sissy Spacek

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

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 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.


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

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

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 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. continued on page 34

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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 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. The character of Vesper Lynd -- one of the sharpest women in the Bond oeuvre -- is just one of the many pleasing touches on view in this slam-bang chapter. The most notable differences can be found in the secret agent himself: As intensely played by Craig, this James Bond isn’t a suave playboy quick with the quip and bathed in an air of immortality but rather a sometimes rough-hewn bruiser who makes mistakes, usually keeps his sense of humor in check, and, because he’s just starting out, possesses more flashes of empathy than we’re used to seeing in our cold-as-ice hero. Forsaking the special effects that ended up dominating the series (too often, it was hard to differentiate a Brosnan Bond from a video game), Casino Royale relies more on mano-a-mano skirmishes, confrontations that are up close and personal. This results in a couple of terrific action scenes, one involving a foot chase across a construction site. Even the more staid sequences, such as the actual poker tournament, crackle with a level of excitement missing from most of the recent installments. Casino Royale is so successful in its determination to jumpstart the series by any means necessary that it tampers with winning formulas left and right. When a bartender asks Bond if he prefers his martini shaken or stirred, the surly agent snaps back, “Do I really look like I give a damn?” Blasphemy? Perhaps. But also bloody invigorating.



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Chatham County Young Republicans

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Coastal Democrats

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Drinking Liberally

meets at The Caledonian at the corner of Abercorn and 41st streets, just north of Victory Drive. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -- share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit www. or send email to

Indy Media Film Night

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Skidaway Island Democrats

League of Women Voters

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Benefits & Fund Raisers

National Council of Negro Women

New, unwrapped toyso can be taken to the Edward Jones office at 24 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.

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

Edward Jones Toys for Tots Drive

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

Gift Wrap Center

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 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

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 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883.

Savannah Branch NAACP

Savannah Republican Club

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

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 and in area gift shops.

Holiday Spirit Drive

Through Dec. 29, Coastal Pet Rescue will join paws with the Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Iams Co. and more than 2,100

Savannah Children’s Theatre Art Auction

will be held Saturday, Dec. 9. Previews will begin at 7 p.m. and the auction will begin at 8 p.m. The auction will be presented by Ross Galleries of New York. Wine and hors d’oevres will be provided. Tickets are $10.

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 The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

Call for Entries Savannah 5 by 5 Art Show

The Red Kite Studio is calling for work of any medium that is 5 inches by 5 inches. All work will be received as a donation to the American Diabetes Association. Blank canvases are available for $5. All entries must be received by Jan. 19 and will be featured Jan. 26 through Feb. 10. An opening party will held Jan. 26 at 5:05 p.m. Call Creative Approach at 234-7991 or contact Joshua Dunbar at

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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.


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.

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Adopt A Wetland Chemical Workshop The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service will present a hands-on education program to promote wetland conservation through volunteer monitoring on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shellfish Lab on Skidaway Island. To register, call Ellie Covington at 598-2348 or

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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. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. 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

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.

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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.

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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 68 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

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

Fall Visual Arts Classes

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www.

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.

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

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Grantsmanship Training

SCAD will host this 30-seat program to prepare attendees to search for grants, write grant proposals and negotiate with funding sources. The five-day workshop will be conducted by the Grantsmanship Center Dec. 11-15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Oglethorpe House Ballroom, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. To register, visit www.tgci. com.

Guided Imagery

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

Introducing the Work of Byron Katie

If you have problems, issues with family members that happen again and again, a technique developed by Byron Katie can 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

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.

with photographer Frank Barevich is an ongoing class offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Take photos in downtown and learn how to compose a photograph and shoot for the best effect. Call 660-6994 or

Puppet Shows

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

Savannah 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 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TimeShop for Kids

Children ages 8-12 can travel back in time to World War II in the English town of Letchworth by participating in TimeShop: Wartime England. It is planned for Feb. 3 and 4 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. For children who register before Dec. 15, the cost is $25. After Dec. 15, the cost will be $30, if space is available. Call 536-2719 or visit

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.

Clubs & Organizations

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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


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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 or or visit http://

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.

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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 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, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

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

Daughters of Destiny

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

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

ESP Enhancement

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

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Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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 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@

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. 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)

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

Savannah Art Association

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

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 or send e-mail to

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.

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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@ or visit

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 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 or Dave Armstrong at

Savannah Downtown Business Association

will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Billy’s Place, E. Perry St. The guest speaker will be new Police Chief Michael Berkow. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch and the program are from noon to 1 p.m. Reservations should be made by Dec. 11 by calling 660-4718 or sending e-mail to Savannahdba@hotmail. com.

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 Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

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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

Savannah Jaycees

for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com.

Savannah Kennel Club

meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 656-2410.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, 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.

Savannah Ski Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at

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

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. The next meeting will be Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356.

The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at


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

American Legion Christmas Dance

will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 1108 Bull St. Music will be presented by Night Rhythm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 898-4809 or 233-0277.



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Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

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

Flamenco Enthusiasts

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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.

The Savannah Shag Club

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Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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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.

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Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges 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.

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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

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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.

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 email to

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

Tai Chi Classes

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

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.

Water aerobics at the JEA

Classes will be offered by Vernoica Nance beginning Jan. 8. They will be held consecutive Mondays from 6-7:15 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704. The cost is $80 for the entire session.

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. Free Guided Meditation is offered Tuesdays at 5:30

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Nia Movement Classes

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.

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.

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Georgia Equality Savannah

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.


Yoga For Round Bodies

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

Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

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

First City Network Community Center and Library

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

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Be Stress Free

Learn to go within, find balance -- access clarity, inner wisdom and peace. This meditation Habersham @free 33rd street 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 or call 247-4263.

Case Management Program

is now serving dinner on Friday and Saturday through 9 p.m. It is located at 2601 Skidaway Rd.

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

is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from Weare will collecting for the 10 to 18 and heldbe twice a month. Call bank all three days!!

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

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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@

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.

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

Community 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 tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see

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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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rials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

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

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 Karen Traver, R.n. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350.

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

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

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

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 mate-

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic

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.


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. 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group - Islands. For appointments, call 898-1122. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at West Chatham YMCA in Pooler. Call 819-3368 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Long County Health Department in Ludowici. For appointments, call 545-2107. Mammograms will be performed Dec. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 354-9357 for appointments.

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.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

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

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

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

Narcotics Anonymous

When at the end of the road you find that you no longer can function with or without drugs, there’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.

Naturally Prepared Holiday Meals

is a seminar that will be held Dec. 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Super Studio on Picadilly Suqare. It is sponsored by the African-American Health Information & Resource Center. Call 447-6605 or 925-9550.

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.

Psych-K Workshop

Put an end to self-sabotage and depression. Release negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, supportive beliefs at the subconcious level. Learn a technique through hands-on practice that you can apply to many areas of your life. Sessions will be held Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 21 from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit

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.

Stop Smoking

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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

Nature & Environment

Adopt A Wetland Chemical Workshop The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service will present a hands-on education program to promote wetland conservation through volunteer monitoring on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shellfish Lab on Skidaway Island. To register, call Ellie Covington at 598-2348 or

Blackwater River Paddle

A Wilderness Southeast guide will give simple canoeing instruction and lead the way downstream past cypress and tupelo. Look out for herons, egrets and listen for the noisy rattle of the kingfisher. The paddle will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Ebenezer Creek. The cost is $35. Reservations are required. Call 8975108.

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.

Ogeechee Audubon

will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. for a holiday potluck and program at Oatland Island Education Center. The program will be on the wood stork and will be presented by John Robinette, senior wildlife biologist of the U.S. Forestry and Wildlife Service. Call Beth Roth at 598-1980.

Take a walk on the wild side

at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features



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and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 927-3432.

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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.

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the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the ancient Hebrew text

known as the Second Book of Enoch, the author describes his trip through the ten heavens and a meeting with God. He’s surprised to find that hell is here, located in the northern regions of the third heaven. Why is this relevant to you? Because I believe it might help you understand an apparent anomaly that will soon appear. While you’ll be having expansive adventures in circumstances that resemble paradise, there’ll also be a diabolical area nestled right in the midst of the beauty. It won’t be a big deal or terrible annoyance as long as you recognize it early and plot a course around it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Connections are made slowly;

sometimes they grow underground,” writes Marge Piercy in her book *Circles in the Water.* “You cannot tell always by looking what is happening. More than half a tree is spread out in the soil under your feet.” Piercy advises us to use this strategy in our own lives. “Penetrate quietly as the earthworm. Spread like the squash plant that overruns the garden. Gnaw in the dark and use the sun to make sugar. Keep tangling and interweaving and taking more in, a thicket and bramble wilderness to the outside, but to us interconnected with burrows and lairs.” It so happens, Taurus, that this is the perfect astrological oracle for you, beginning now and throughout 2007.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s Adopt-a-Gemini Week. That

means it would be a favorable time for you to divorce your real parents and hook up with some new, better ones. If you like your original mother and father OK but still want some additional nurturing, think about looking for a mentor. Strike up a dialogue with a potential sugar daddy or sugar mama. See if you can track down your very own spin doctor, grant-writer, or stuntperson. In short, my lovable and cuddly friend, ask the universe to send you guardian angels who understand you at least as well as you understand yourself.

are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 4 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336.

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

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

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

Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets

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

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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

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.

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. God is calling, but have you been chosen?

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Writing in *Whole Earth,* Dr.

Andrew Weil says, “Any level of biological organization that we examine, from DNA up to the most complex body systems, shows the capacity for self- diagnosis, for removal of damaged structure, and for regeneration of new structure.” I urge you to keep that idea close to the front of your mind in the coming week, Cancerian. Contrary to what authorities in many fields would lead you to believe, you have a lot of innate power to figure out exactly how to fix your own problems, both the health-related kind and any others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Never before in the history of

the English language have the words “wildfire” and “devotion” appeared side by side. And yet here they are now, together at last, conspiring to convey a subtly spectacular meaning to you. It’s time, my dear Leo, for you to practice wildfire devotion: to be both earthy and vehement, to blend incendiary style with deeply rooted commitment, to be as flamingly relentless as a wildfire in your staunch devotion to your future’s most potent dream.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I can’t believe I’m saying this,

but doing lots of housework in the coming days could give you a big lift. At least for now, organizing the clutter and cleaning up a hundred little messes in your home could directly or indirectly lead to improved health, interesting developments in your sex life, and upgrades in your relationship to future work possibilities. It might even free up psychic energy that has been stuck, help you rediscover an important thing you thought you’d lost, and remind you to take better care of a crucial connection you’ve been taking for granted.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This would be a good time for

you to drink cups of coffee that are half decaffeinated and half caffeinated. And to become more curious and proactive about every one of your love- hate relationships. And to say yes and no in the same breath, and

practice patting your head while rubbing your stomach, and embrace your contradictions with big-hearted inclusiveness. I’ll even go so far as to suggest that you may be able to sit very comfortably on the fence as you have your cake and eat it too.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you will ever in your life

acquire the means to buy a 12,000-square-foot mansion, a private jet and yacht, your own personal manager, and an ecological organization devoted to saving endangered species in far-flung parts of the world, it will be in 2007. I’m not saying this will definitely happen; I just want you to know that the astrological omens regarding your cash flow will be particularly perky in the coming months. But even if you don’t get the chance to find out if extravagant wealth and luxury will corrupt your beautiful soul, I bet you will at least get richer quicker. This week will bring a juicy clue that will show you just what I’m talking about. Pay close attention.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Does anyone have to go

to the bathroom, get a drink, or take some Advil? Are there any nagging little concerns that need attending to? I urge you to take care of these or any other matters of personal comfort before we plunge into this assembling-jigsaw-puzzles-while-riding-ona-rollercoaster kind of week, this swimming-thebackstroke-through-the-churning-waters-of-the-tu nnel-of-love-while-wearing-a-medieval-knight’s-helmet-and-your-sexiest-underwear kind of week, this everyone-for-himself-but-we’re- all-in-this-together kind of week.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Detroit woman became

so crushed by despair that she decided to kill herself. Ethel Farbinger’s husband and mother had died within the span of a month, and she felt she couldn’t go on. Retreating to a bathroom with the intention of plunging a knife into her heart, she was diverted from her plan by a vision shimmering in the toilet bowl. There in the

water she saw an image of Saint Padre Pio, who spoke to her. “Ending it all will cause more problems than it will solve,” he said. “Let God’s love help you through this ordeal.” Farbinger’s suicidal urges instantly departed, and she returned to her life with a renewed sense of purpose. I don’t believe you’re in anywhere near as bad a shape as she was, Capricorn, but I suspect there will be at least one similarity between her story and yours: You’ll find redemption where once there was crap.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One of my relatives who was

born under the sign of Aquarius once locked herself in her art studio for six months and painted 20 giant canvases all with the same theme: hurricanes extinguishing forest fires. Then she went through a phase when she specialized in painting punk angels with tattered wings swooping down to give birthday cakes and balloons to bums in junkyards. After that she emerged fully into the world again and lived her life in a way that resembled the paintings she’d been doing. She acted like a metaphorical hurricane as she put out metaphorical forest fires, and she went around helping the underprivileged while styling herself in the persona of a punk angel. She’s your role model for the coming weeks, Aquarius. It will be a great time to translate your eccentric dreams and private fantasies into practical actions.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you’re a man, your penis

just might grow bigger in the coming weeks. If you’re a woman, your ability to experience profound and poetic emotions will deepen. No matter what gender you are, your capacity for orgasmic pleasure could increase. And this is just a fraction of the advances that are potentially in the offing for your tribe. Buoyant cosmic energies are surging within you, enhancing everything related to your joy and vitality and confidence. It’s as if your animal intelligence is getting a boost from a divine form of lust; as if you’re tapping into a source of highoctane energy that originates in God’s libido. w

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Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline

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

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

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

Ekklesia, The Church

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

Meditation Group

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

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness. 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 information, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m. or e-mail

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. On Dec. 10, Michael Freeman will present Reclaiming Our Religion: A Hanukkah Service. 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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or e-mail or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Unity of Savannah

will present The Dynamic Laws of Prayer for six consecutive Sundays beginning Jan. 7. Sessions will be held from 9:15-10:45 a.m. The book by Catherine Ponders is required reading and can be purchased at Unity Bookstore. 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

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. God is calling, but have you been chosen?

Wildwood United Methodist  Church

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

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis

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

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

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.

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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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

Amputee Support Group

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

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents

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

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

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

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

Better Breathers support group

meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, at noon,

Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Tina Nelson at 819-7340 or Cindy Balkstra at 819-8032.

Bipolar Support Group

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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


CASA Support Group

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

Cancer support group

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

Caring for Us

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

Celiac Support Group

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

Do You Experience Heavy Menstrual Bleeding on 2 to 5 Days of Your Regular Menstrual Period? Does Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Keep You From Your Normal Social and Work Activities? If you answered yes to these questions, you may qualify for a research study of an investigational drug for heavy menstrual bleeding. This investigational drug is not a hormone.

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

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

Compassionate Friends Support Group

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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. or call 920-2231.


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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

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

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. Entry doors are locked promptly at 5:30 p.m. E-mail

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

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Diabetes support group

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

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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

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.

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

Huntington Disease Support Group

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

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Group

Every Step Counts

This support group for cancer patients and survivors holds a monthly walk that is free and open to the public. It will team up with Coastal Pet Rescue on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Wormsloe Historic Site for its monthly survivors fun walk. Bring your dogs on a leash. Everyone will gather in the Visitors Center and walk on the trails for a couple of miles. The walk is free, but the park charges $3 admission. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6554.

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart

Crossword Answers

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. 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. w

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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. $1,000/mo. 303 EaST hEnRY STREET apaRTmEnT b uppER 2 bedrooms + bonus room. 1 bath, 2 off-street parking spaces, washer dryer connection, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, dishwasher, living room bay window. $850/mo. 107 WEST libERTY STREET #6 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, fresh paint, living room, wood floors, kitchen, great location. $700/mo. 525 EaST hEnRY STREET 5 BR 3-1/2 BA home, large kitch en, 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. 306 WEST paRK avEnuE lOWER apaRTmEnT 2 BR, 1 BA, living room/dining room combo, W/D, CHA, high ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace. Available mid November. $900/mo. 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. 614 EaST duffY STREET 2 BR, 2 BA apt. Living room, kitchen, CHA. $875/mo. 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. 31 WEST 52nd STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, living room, kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, large backyard, new air conditioning. Available mid December. $650/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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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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General GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, a unit of the University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of approximately 16,425 students, invites applicants for the following vacancies: Store Operations Supervisor I (Re. # 1448) (2 positions available); Food Service Supervisor I (Re. #1435) - SEARCH EXTENDED; Public Safety Officer (Re. #1432) SEARCH EXTENDED. For more information, call the 24-hour Job -Line at (912) 681-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations, under the ADA, in order to participate in the application process should notify Human Resources, 912-681-5468 or (TDD) 912-681-0791. Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. IMMEDIATE OPENING for Reliable Deli/Restaurant Help, to work in fast paced customer service environment. Call for interview between 2 & 4pm. 912-429-3095. INSTRUCTOR’S AIDE Day Hab Program Immediate opening for a highly motivated, energetic individual to provide direct training of daily living skills, mobility skills, communication skills and community integration to adults with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities include feeding and changing incontinent consumers. Applicant must consent to a background investigation, have a high school diploma and physically able to lift. Excellent fringe benefits. Apply at 1249 Eisenhower Drive (old Juvenile Detention Center).


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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.

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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.

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

25 EAST 34th

For Sale - $399,900. large Victorian, totally restored, high ceilings, heartpine floors, lots of porches, excellent shape with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths - many extras! Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800 or 341-8005

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. 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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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. $ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors)


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To own a home in a desirable neighborhood, walk to shopping close to downtown and Southside. 3bd, 1-1/2 ba, wood floors, sep liv, din, galley kit, open front porch enclosed rear porch, garage, treed street priced below market at $209,900 Tom Colasanto Mopper-Stapen 912-272-6557




Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale



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.

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

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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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

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LAWRENCE Jazz Era Condos in heart of the Victorian District. Spacious 3bedroom, 1450 sq.ft. beautifully updated w/new kitchens, stainless appliances & new decking; preserving their historic appeal w/fantastic original details. Huge porches add gracious outdoor living space! 304/306 East Waldburg. From $275,000. Jessica Kell y, M o p p e r- St a p e n R e a l to r s 912-441-9101.

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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

Swim / Tennis Community. 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 164kensington.htm New Interior Paint after video was made. Call LaTrelle for your viewing of this lovely home at 658-7777. H-4559 $259,000

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There’s a new experienced builder in town! Exceptional quality with many extras as standard features in this lovely Carter Bros. home. Call LaTrelle at 912-658-7777 to find out all of the details about this finely finished home in The Abbey. 3 bedrooms/2 baths with a huge bonus. Large covered back deck with entrances from the Great Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom. Separate Dining Room with eat in area in the kitchen. Closets have built in wooden shelf closet systems. Wired for surround sound. This home has over 2100 sq.ft and is a steal at $244,900. Call today! 912-658-7777

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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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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! $239,00. Must see! Please call for an appointment! 912-495-9211.

NEWLY RENOVATED Baldwin Park stunner. Features 3-bedrooms, 1.5-baths, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, formal dining room & huge bonus room. It also features its own private backyard with off-street parking. The home has been decorated by interior designers from 24e. 2200sqft. $289,000. Call Rebecca Lingle with Southern Homes & Land Real Estate at 912-224-9182 or 912-772-6683.

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Land/Lots for Sale $ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors)

ALL NEW TOWN HOMES Ashley Park Town Homes, close to downtown & parkway. 19 units available. 2 or 3 bedroom & 2 ½ bath. Private entry & parking. Only $150,000-$175,000. Call Sharon Miller at 912-308-5572 or Tri County GMAC office, 912-351-9735.

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LOTS ON EAST GWINNETT from $125,000 - $150,000! Build a duplex or several cottages and share the pool! Call Rhondda for details, 912-507-9800.


Homes for Rent 1601 EAST 59th STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, fully renovated brick house w/garage. Near Midtown & hospital. $950/month. Call 912-429-9600. 25 EAST 34th STREET: Totally restored large Victorian home with porches, decks and loads of fireplaces. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and huge rooms! $1690/month. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800.


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Homes for Rent

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. 3br 1bath. Newly remodeled, 213 Henderson St. Great for family or students. Walk to campus. Large yard. $750 a month. 912-682-4730 617 EAST 49th Street: 3BR, 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, W/D, Hardwood floors, CHA. $900/month. Call 912-354-6400. 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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BLACK CREEK / PEMBROKE 3 BR; 2 BTH; Like NEW; Walk to Golf Course and Hendrix Park $995 Lanier Realty (912)352-0983

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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 courts. 850sqft. Available Dec. 1st. $780/month. Call 912-655-4505 or 912-354-6942.

Home for Rent in Richmond Hill. Pool, playground, great location. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. $1400/month. Ready to move in - Dec. 18th. 912-655-8598.

WILMINGTON ISLAND Condo for Rent: In gated community. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, screened porch, all amenities. $800/month. Call 912-272-0874.



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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.

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Apartments for Rent 1, 2 and 3 BEDROOM UNITS All with Central heat/air Go to or call 1-800-311-9525 ext. 2 319 East Waldburg St.- Great location near Forsyth Park, SCAD, & Kroger. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dr yer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large back Porch, courtyard, and Offstreet parking. $1275.00 Contact: 912-220-1020,


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HISTORIC DISTRICT: Corner of Jones & Jefferson St. Upscale neighborhood. Bright and clean. 2 bedrooms. Full kitchen, washe 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. No pets or smoking. Contact Jeff @ 912-236-2458 or MIDTOWN 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath plus Sunroom. Renovated, central heat/air. $695 monthly. Call 912-429-9600.


Duplexes for Rent ONE BED, ONE BATH

Furnished Tybee Duplex $850/month. Utilities included. Available until May 1. Tybee Vacation Rentals 912-786-5853.


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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.

4 COLUMBUS DRIVE: Ardsley Park area 2BR, bath, dining area, LR, kitch- 899 en w/all new appliances, CH&A, Roommate Wanted $700/month. 1BR, bath, new carpet and appliances, DR, dining area, $650/month. Utilities included. Call 912-234-0702 or $500/$600 ROOMS AVAILABLE in 2, beautiful Victorians. Utilities, 912-235-4799. cable, internet, W/D included. 708 EAST 51ST STREET, Shared common room, kitchen ARDSLEY PARK and baths. Quiet neighborhoods, HAvailable now!!H parking, great roommates. Great Large 2-bedroom apartment for SCAD students. Call with living room, dining room & (510) 520-1041. sunroom. Washer/dryer HOUSE TO SHARE: Isle of Hope. hookups, central heat/air. Pr i vate b e d ro o m a n d b at h . $900/month + deposit. Cable, wireless. Looking for ma912-656-2256. ture, responsible, professional n o n - s m o k e r. $ 7 0 0 + . C a l l Find the PerFect aPartment! 912-695-1175. go to

Ardsley Park 2 bedroom garage apartment. 110 E. 51st St. Hardwo o d f l o o r s, w a s h e r / d r ye r, fenced backyard, off street-parking, $650/month. Call 596-1355. ARDSLEY PARK AREA One large bedroom apartment with separate kitchen, hardwood floors & carport. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $590. 770-309-8171.

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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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MUST SELL 2003 FORD Explorer XLT Push button 4x4 with towing Buy a Home Instead Free package, fully loaded, AM/FM CD Seminar Tells You How cassette player, leather interior, Sign up now 912-272-6557 sunroof, running boards, new or 912-224-5674 tires, excellent condition F U R N I S H E D A P A R T M E N T $12,500. Call 912-530-8775 or w/utilities. Lincoln Street car- 912-294-1090. riage house with hardwood/tile floors throughout. Complete kitchen w/nook. Off-street parking. $845/month, $235/week, $250/deposit. Call 912-231-9464.

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