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Volume 6, No.16 , January 10, 2007

Community 10

Lead Story6

Music Feature 16

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Lead Story

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Editor’s Take

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Feedback

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Free Speech

Vibes (continued) 19 Music Menu

Edible Forest Gardening workshop

Gigs a la carte

20 Soundboard

Oh look, new stuff!

Who’s playing and where

Culture

Readers have their say

26 Art Patrol

Exhibitions and openings

They said what?!

29 Pop

10 Community

Night in hell, you mean

Plunging into the new year

Movies

11 Jane Fishman

30 Screenshots

Surging stupidity

12 FWD

All the flicks that fit

Interesting e-mails we got

The 411

13 Blotter

From SPD reports

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Strange but true

34 Happenings

The week on your planet

37 Sudoku Puzzle

We know what you did last week

38 Free Will Astrology

14 News of the Weird

Week at a Glance

Our best bets for cool stuff to do All the stuff, all the time

15 Earthweek

It’s all the rage

28 Talk of the Town

Rob Breszny’s look at your stars

Vibes

43 Crossword Puzzle

16 Music Feature

Seven Nations w/ JSO

Concerts of Note

Mental Fun

18 Connect Recommends

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THur , Jan 11 SSU Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

What: Savannah State University will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with an observance assembly and candlelight vigil..Prince A. Jackson Jr., president of the NAACP Savannah Branch, will be the guest speaker at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Observance Assembly at 10 a.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center ballroom. At 7 p.m., SSU’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Eta Chapter, will hold its eighth annual candlelight vigil in memory of the civil rights leader on the front steps of the student center. When: Jan. 11 Where: SSU King-Frazier Student Center. Cost: Free and open to the public.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

What: Dr. Gary Moulton, a professor of American history at the University of Nebraska, will speak on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. When: Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium, 305 Fahm St.

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What: The United Way’s Hands On Savannah and Hands On Georgia present a discussion on crime, poverty and racism. A diverse panel will share their perspective on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s commitment to education, equality and community service. When: Jan. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Where: Memorial Medical Education Building. Info: www.handsonsavannah.org or 651-7726.

Live Nation Presents Brian Regan

What: One of the hottest comedians performing today is coming to Savannah. When: Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $37.75. Info: Call 525-5050.

Bulgarian State Opera Presents Aida

What: Aida will be performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. When: Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: Tickets are $50, $45 and $32. Info: 525-5050.

sun, Jan 14

Explore the Salt Marsh by Land and Sea

What: Walk and paddle with a naturalist guide. When: Jan. 14 from 2-5 p.m. Where: Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAllister. Cost: $30 per person includes rental and instruction. Info: 897-5108. Twenty-four hour advance reservations are required.

Inside/Out: Drawing in Prison, Painting Outside Opening Reception

The Triple Evils, A Discussion

What: This half-hour program will take a look at the huge role France played in the American Revolution, including the 3,500 French troops in the Battle of Savannah, and the ways American and French troops still work together behind the scenes today. The program is based on video and interviews shot by Michael Jordan aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. When: Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Where: WSAV-TV.

What: The series will open with Exotic Car Collecting and Incredible Racing Experiences, presented by Dr. Ron Finger, a sports car, motorcycle and formula car racer and exotic car collector. When: Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 for non-members, free for members of the JEA. Info: 355-8111.

What: Hockey, Southern-style. The first game will pit Georgia Tech against Florida State. The second will feature University of Georgia vs. University of Florida. On Saturday, the teams will again pair off for more action on the ice. When: Jan. 12 and 13. The Georgia Tech-Florida game will be held at 6 p.m. and the UGA-Florida game is at 8:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Arena. Cost: Loge $15, Mezzanine $10-$8 and Goal View $6-$4. Info: 651-6556.

What: Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative will present an exhibition of drawings made in prison by cooperative member Kelly Morissey, plus recent paintings made outside those walls. At the opening reception, Penny Brice will show two of her short films documenting aspects of life in Savannah, Old Chatham County Jail and Tour of Homes. When: The opening reception will be held Jan. 12 from 5-7 p.m. The art work can be seen throughout January. Where: Starfish Cafe, 719 E. Broad St.

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Reel Savannah Second Sunday Films at the Jepson Center Presents Gabrielle What: The Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers and the Savannah Arts Academy will collaborate to present this public performance. Within a 24-hour window of time, teams of students from both schools will work together to organize the formation of an original play, beginning with script writing and concluding with the performance. When: Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Where: AASU’s Jenkins Theater. Cost: Admission is free. Info: Call 927-5381 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

sat, jan 13 Plant a Garden in Honor of MLK

What: The United Way’s Hands on Savannah, Hands On Georgia, the City of Tybee Island and Youth for a Cleaner Environment will join forces to plant a garden in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Refreshments will be provided. When: Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Where: Memorial Park on Tybee Island. Info: www.handsonsavannah.org or 651-7726.

Old Time Country Dance

What: Contras, squares and couples dancing with music provided by The Glow In The Dark Stringband with Joe Nelson and James Pittman and Judy Williams. Pre-dance lessons and review of steps and calls are offered at 7:45 p.m. When: Jan.



What: This 2006 French film recreates turn-of-the-century Paris to tell the story of the marital breakdown. In French with English subtitles. When: Jan 14 at 7 p.m. Doors and a cash bar open at 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $6.

Savannah Film Society Presents A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

What: Dito Montiel’s coming-of-age drama features performances by Robert Downey Jr. and Chazz Palmenteri. When: Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $8. Info: 525-5050.

Seven Nations with Jacksonville Symphony What: The Celtic rock band is joining with the Jacksonville Symphony for a unique concert. When: Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $50 orchestra, $35 mezzanine and $25 balcony. Info: 651-6556.

Tue, Jan 16 Rev. Bernice King to Speak on MLK

What: The youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at Georgia Southern during the campuswide celebration of Dr. King’s birthday. When: Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Where: Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. w

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Event shows how to grow food in an edible backyard garden, where humidity is your friend and tidiness is a sin The humid subtropical climate of coastal Georgia provides Savannah residents with more than just muggy summers and mild winters; it provides them one of the essential ingredients for a thriving garden. And Dave Jacke, veteran ecologist and landscape designer, thinks Savannahians ought to capitalize on that. “You guys can grow so much food,” exclaims Jacke, a lifelong resident of New England. In fact, he points out that Savannah’s gardens can produce more edible and aesthetic species, with more diversity in what can be grown, than most parts of the United States. And he should know. He is a definitive authority on functional and ecological landscapes. A student of ecology and design since the ‘70s, Jacke launched his own ecological design firm, Dynamics Ecological Design, in 1984. Today, in addition to running the firm, Jacke is a teacher of ecological design and permaculture and has recently published a second volume to his first acclaimed textbook Edible Forest Gardens. The success of his books has generated a great demand for his expertise and Jacke increasingly finds himself traveling the country conducting lectures, workshops, and consultation. This month Dave Jacke’s hectic schedule will bring him to Savannah for what will be his first appearance in Georgia. January 25-28 Jacke will be leading a three-part workshop series called “Gardening Like the Forest.” The workshop is the brainchild of cohosts Elizabeth Stewart and Susan Lamb. “We’re really lucky to have set this up when we did,” explains Stewart, “Had we contacted him any later he would have been booked up.” Stewart and Lamb contacted Jacke in spring 2006 about visiting Savannah shortly before his most recent book release. Now in their third year of planning and hosting workshops, Stewart and Lamb have attracted Jacke and others to Savannah in effort to create an informal network of like-minded locals. Their workshop series, called Winged Wisdom Workshops, is modeled after a learning community in 13th century Turkey and offers participants the opportunity to consider all dimensions of life, including poetry, music and chanting, travel, health and healing, gardening, and spirituality. “We want to create a learning community, and, together, consider the ways in which we are living our lives....whether it be how

Harvesting strawberries at the Bamboo Farm, the host venue of ‘Gardening Like the Forest’ we cook, garden, or worship,” says Stewart. Jacke joins a long list of enlightened Winged Wisdom lecturers. Some of his predecessors include Teijo Munich, Founding Director of the Asheville Zen Center, Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad, Tom Balles, acupuncturist, author, and Distinguished Lecturer at the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in Columbia, Maryland, and David Starnes, professor of creative writing and linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Sponsored by Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, the Center for Holistic Healing, and the UGA Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, “Gardening Like the Forest” will take place at the Bamboo Farm and aims to redefine traditional concepts and functions of gardens and greenspace. “We’re trying to mimic structure and function of forest ecosystems in our backyards, front yards, and side yards,” says Jacke. The workshop will illustrate Jacke’s concept of ‘edible forest gardens,’ which are basically small-scale working ecosystems and are achievable by area gardeners. “What Dave Jacke is talking about is modeling the landscapes of homes and public places around forest landscapes that are more productive and easy to maintain,” says Stephen Garton, Director of the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, a fitting location for the upcoming workshop.

A one-time plant introduction station for the USDA, the Bamboo Farm is an educational center partnered by the University of Georgia and the Chatham County Commission. Their mission is to educate people in coastal Georgia about horticulture and horticulture technology, especially that which maintains and enhances environmental quality. “Jacke’s message coincides with our ultimate interest,” says Garton. “What actions can people take as homeowners or landscape managers to make sure that our resources are available for future generations?” Garton shares Jacke’s interests in the form and function of natural plant communities over more highly managed non-natural communities. As he explains, there is a critical element of aging within the plant community that often is overlooked in traditional gardening and agriculture. Typical yards, crops, and landscapes tend more toward maintaining immature states, while the quintessential mature landscape is the natural forest. Furthermore, Garton points out that Jacke’s edible forest gardens are an exercise in permaculture, an agricultural practice developed 30 years ago that focuses on longterm sustainability for the betterment of the natural environment. Jacke synthesizes the principles of permaculture and ecology into designs and plans for new ways to view a

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d p backyard environment. “Dave Jacke is providing an alternative a J to gardening practices that we may have slipped into without thinking about why we fl are doing it,” Garton says, “But is that the f d best that we can do with that land?” w For Dave Jacke it is not. He contends that traditional gardening practices are often s counter-productive. Think of the time and a cost intensity of mowing, weeding, fertilizw ing, and spraying pesticides. Jacke argues that gardeners are actually f combating nature when they try to harness b l it through conventional gardening. Edible forest gardening, however, focuses on returning the landscape to a more natural state, allowing the ecological system to do p a most of the work. In his books Jacke discusses garden de- i signs and development that are effectively Y t self-maintaining. “In theory you don’t need external materials,” he says, “If you invest smartly through i design time, expenses, and labor and you u c pick and place your edible forest garden well, it should function as a self-maintain- p l ing system.” g This is the reason many Community Supported Agriculture programs, CSAs, are a moving to the edible forest gardens. In one a example a community has employed Jacke b to establish a 20-acre fruit, berry, and nut t farm. On such a large-scale venture animals G are needed to maintain the farm. But sur- w prisingly, gardening systems can be the most o complex in your own backyard because f the smaller scale allows you to get more t intricate. In Greensboro, N.C., for example, a col- t league of Jacke’s designed and developed an a edible forest garden on less than one-quarter h acre of land. It’s aesthetically pleasing to be sure, but almost everything in the garden is c J edible. With initial labor of approximately 10 t hours per week for two weeks in the spring, p and then again in the fall, and around one hour per week maintenance, the garden pro- p i vides food for eight months of the year. To crunch the numbers, this translates o into 68 hours of work per year for eight months of flowers, greens, vegetables, herbs, a u and perfect beauty. To help you get started with your edible m forest garden, Jacke helps highlight some t unconventional alternatives to intensive species that are more commonly grown. He a offers offhand tidbits, for example the ben- p efits of growing pears or persimmons versus


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growing apples. “Industrial agriculture,â€? Jacke argues, “is “People don’t realize it but apples are one of the most destructive forces on the some of the highest maintenance fruit to planet.â€? grow,â€? he says. Edible forest gardening is one action We should consider instead growing people can take as homeowners or landpears, paw paws, or persimmons that don’t scape managers to help conserve natural suffer the pests and diseases of the apple. resources and the environment for future Jacke advises that grapes are another high generations. maintenance crop to avoid. Instead conThe weekend workshop opens on Thurssider growing a lower maintenance vining day evening, Jan. 25 with a free introductory plant such as the kiwi, with few to no pest talk on home-scale ecological food producproblems. tion. Jacke will review the concept of edible Other important elements to your garforest gardens and provide practical exden are flowering plants to attract beneficial amples and uses for the home garden. There predator insects as well is unlimited seating as bees and butterflies. ‘Healing Gardens’ lecture for this lecture at the Jacke recommends Jewish Educational Alhappens Jan. 18 flowering mint. Water liance, and everyone is Nationally known landscape architect features like small gar- Mary Palmer Dargan will discuss “Healencouraged to attend. den ponds are a great The workshop exing Gardens: Inspirational Techniques for way to attract allies pands over the weekDesigning Gardens for Your Home Landsuch as dragonflies, sal- scapeâ€? at noon Thursday, Jan. 18, at the end at the Bamboo amanders, and frogs. Farm and Coastal Chatham Club. Pile rocks or rotting Gardens, with a session The lecture-luncheon is part of Celia wood to create habitat Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty’s “The from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a multitude of other Masterpiece Series: The perfect home is a on Saturday entitled beneficial creatures, “Fundamentals of Ecomeans of self-expression.â€? like snakes. Award-winning Dargan Landscape Ar- logical Gardening,â€? and Yes, snakes. chitects of Atlanta has designed gardens for then 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on “Tidiness,â€? Jacke fine residential properties, historic homes, Sunday entitled “Repoints out, “ is actumaking Eden through museums, botanical gardens and historic ally a form of disorder sites nationwide. Ecological Design.â€? in ecological systems. There is pre-regisCost will be $25. To make a reservation, You do not want too tration for these sespayment must be received by Jan. 15, 2007. tidy a yard.â€? sions, which will be Checks should be made out to CDS LecThe benefits of ed- ture Series and sent to Lori Combs, Celia geared toward intermeible forest gardens are Dunn Sothebys International Realty, 17 W. diate and advanced garundeniable. It can in- Charlton St. Savannah, GA 31401. deners and will include crease household food hands-on activities and For more information contact Lori production thereby Combs at 234-3323 or email Lori.Combs@ a crash course in locallowering the cost of ized ecology. sothebysrealty.com groceries. It boosts “It’s our hope that Proceeds benefit the Savannah Music adjoining ecosystems this workshop opens Festival and Savannah Technical College. w and provides natural a window in people’s benefits. minds to other things And it is easier on that we can do in landthe back. As Stephen scape that may less Garton advocates, “This is a landscape that compromise the foundation of life on this works for us rather than us becoming slaves planet,â€? says Garton. w of landscape maintenance.â€? According to Dave Jacke, to produce Winged Wisdom Workshops presents “Garfood, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizer, “farmaceudening Like the Forest: A Workshop Seriesâ€? ticals,â€? and fun, you need to look no further happens at these places and times: than your own backyard. That said, Jacke is abundantly aware that the implications of a • Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish home garden extend far beyond that realm. Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street “Every calorie of food we eat in this country takes 10 calories of energy to grow,â€? • Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & SunJacke says, “and that figure does not include day, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at UGA Bamboo the energy it takes to package and sell the Farms and Coastal Gardens Off of Highway product. And that also doesn’t include oil.â€? 17, 2 Canebrake Rd, Savannah, GA 31419 Like most of Americans, oil and energy production and consumption are issues of For more info contact Elizabeth Stewart at increasing concern to Dave Jacke. 352-2468 or “In New England,â€? he says, “There is 2007@WingedWisdomWorkshops.com only, on average, a two week supply of food at any given time. We are entirely dependent For additional information on Dave Jacke upon the trucking industry, and the oil that visit edibleforestgardens.com. moves those trucks, for our food.â€? Edible gardens, he offers, are an alternaFor additional information on the UGA tive to that dependency. They also offer an Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens call alternative to the financial dependency of 921-5460. purchasing industrial agriculture foods.

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New year, new media, new directions 2007 begins my tenth year as editor of Savannah’s favorite weekly newspaper, beginning first with Creative Loafing and on through its 2001 merger with Connect Savannah. During that decade a lot’s changed in this market. Once sleepy, seasonal Savannah now bursts at the seams year-round with arts and cultural events. Some of these events -- like the Savannah Music Festival, which we’re major sponsors of -are absolutely world-class. Rapid job and population growth has forced Savannah to look beyond its traditional role as a passive, inward-looking steward of the memory of a quirky and charismatic old South that’s long gone -or perhaps never really was. And oh, yeah -- in that ten years a little thing came along called the Internet. With all that in mind, we’re embarking on a series of content upgrades over the next few months, an effort which will culminate in the launch of a new and vastly improved website sometime in the spring. My working concept will be to reimagine Connect Savannah as a hyperlocal website with a print version, rather than the other way around. Wait! This does NOT mean the print version you hold in your hands is going away or getting smaller -- far from it! Rather, this is simply a guiding principle, a roadmap reflecting the new media reality that the Internet is the preferred source of information for the active and well-connected people we want to reach. The media outlet of the 21st Century is an organic, constantly evolving entity. In that vein we’ll roll out our changes in beta fashion in print and online as they become ready, with the understanding that they can and will morph as needed. The days of the good old-fashioned newspaper redesign -- wherein a publication waits until all its ducks are in a row and launches a “new look” which it’s then stuck with for years -- are over. Today’s media redesigns itself 24/7, 365, and that’s what we’ll do too. New media is all about transparency, so as part of this content reimagination I’ll be writing a weekly column specifically to address the ongoing changes we make, inviting your feedback all along the way. Every media outlet, at least in this country, is first and foremost a commercial venture. Therefore also in the interest of transparency, I’ll use this space to keep you abreast of the many local events Connect Savannah sponsors. We put our money where our mouth is, and you should be aware of what we attach our name to.

Unlike the Augusta-owned Savannah Morning News --some of whose writers seem to take perverse delight in dumping on the efforts of local arts groups while pushing you to attend out-of-town events like Spoleto -- Connect Savannah is proud of our role as a locally-owned aggressive advocate for arts and cultural organizations here at home. So here’s your weekly update: This week we introduce a new voice in the paper, Summer Teal Simpson (don’t you love that name?), who gives us this week’s lead story on the “Gardening Like the Forest” workshop at the JEA and the Bamboo Farms, an event which Connect Savannah is proud to sponsor this year. I’d also like to quasi-introduce Scott Howard, who contributes his “Pop” column on -- you guessed it -- pop culture twice a month. Technically his first column ran two weeks ago, but I’m sure a lot of you were out of town and missed it. We welcome a new photographer into the Connect fold, Jen Blatty, who joins the adventurous Jessica Ozment in our stable of shooters. In addition to her work in Connect you can see more of Jen’s photography at her upcoming show at Venus de Milo (for info check out her listing in Art Patrol starting on page 26). This week’s issue is a homecoming of sorts for longtime contributor and proud CAT driver Tom Parrish, who tells of his New Year’s Day plunge on page 10. Small change to Matt Brunson’s usual weekly film reviews, which are now called “Screenshots” to reflect the fact that the section sometimes contains reviews of movies which have not yet opened in Savannah (and for reasons sadly beyond our control, may never open here). Upcoming events we’re sponsoring include Taste of Savannah Feb. 2 at the Convention and Visitors Center, an annual event from the Tourism Leadership Council. This year’s theme is “Flavors From Around the World.” We’re also partnering to sponsor the March 14 Evening With Garrison Keillor at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Tickets are on sale now (and be aware this is not a “Prairie Home Companion” show). We’ll be giving away tickets to the Ray Charles tribute “Can’t Stop Loving You” Jan. 21 at the Johnny Mercer on our website, as well as tickets to the aforementioned Taste of Savannah. Lastly: I’m compiling a FAQs file about Connect Savannah to publish in the paper and as a standing feature on the website. Send any and all questions, comments, etc. to me at: jim@connectsavannah.com Oh -- and happy new year! w

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Editor, & Pete on Berkow situation I enjoyed your column “Notorious Editor, B.E.R.K.O.W.” very much. I have been folIt is a good time to reaffirm the lowing this “situation” as much as possible, commitment of Chatham County which is rather difficult. I mean you and the City of Savannah for never know just what or whose the merged police department. point of view you are getting Over the last several from the local news. months, this commititor: I think your article was Letters to the Edprints letters from across ment has been tested ah right on target. It appears Connect Savann a letter does and remains solid with ideas. Printing of m e tru th ec of sp e nt th you have researched some rseme imply our endo y a strong desire to enril ssa ce be ne y t no rs ma of the pertinent people ed therein. Lette sure that both governopinions express y. rit e and cla involved, (or that m edited for spac ments treat each other ectsavannah.co nn co s@ ter let : should have been), E-mail as a true partner. 32 .99 31 Fax: 912.2 ., Suite 7, and to this reader 00 E. Victory Dr Collectively many Snail mail to: 18 4 40 31 (for the most part) Savannah, GA more tax dollars are feel ashamed or at least being devoted to police extaken advantage of. Speaks volpenditures than ever before. Citiumes to me. zens fully expect that everything My two cents worth says: be done to protect life and prop1. Why not try and recoup some of our erty, while guaranteeing no waste of dollars $50K from the firm that held some (what we committed. all should consider vital) information from Though as individuals, citizens have varour city and us? ied opinions on how best to tackle crime, 2. Send Berkow back to LA, (not that we remain as one in the understanding that they want him), and congratulate Chief united in the fight will be the only successful Lovett on his new position. Case closed and strategy. Going our separate ways will dilute saved us $50K, was that hard? the effort. We have confidence in the MetroBottom line: If it sounds like Berkow, politan Police Department and the men and has affairs like a Berkow, it just might be a women who go in harm’s way to protect us. Berkow! At the same time, we do not condone or PS: Shame on Michael Brown. remain uncaring about what may or may Ray Warner not have happened 3,000 miles away in the

Fishman is an inspiration

Editor, I’ve loved reading Jane Fishman’s columns from back when she first started writing for the Savannah Morning News many, many years ago. She inspired me with her columns back when I was an English major and I related to her stories about life in Michigan. I’ve met her several times over the years through membership in the Macintosh Users’ Group, plays at theaters and on other occasions too numerous to remember. It was refreshing to read her latest article. I immediately copied all of the websites she mentioned into a favorites folder. She was so right that English majors can become anything they desire to pursue. I’ve ended up writing the Medicare B monthly newsletter for providers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi for my weekly job and in my spare time, I own a gun shop in Garden City. I almost ran as a Democrat for the County Commissioner seat in my district in Bulloch County, but dropped out partly because of my busy life and partly because a more qualified candidate also applied to run and I didn’t want to dilute the votes (as if we really had any chance of winning). I wish Jane the best in life. Teri Lowery

City of Los Angeles as it relates to the current Chief of the department. There is no guarantee that there will be an immediate legal conclusion in that city’s court system. We can not control the timeliness of what a distant court might decide. We can say, without any equivocation, that it is our expectation that the Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Department must use excellent judgment during his stewardship. Anything less not only detracts from what this community demands, but also loses focus and wastes precious resources. We stand united in the fight against crime and insistence that the metropolitan department, through its chief and command staff, exercise the highest standard in both professional conduct and leadership by example. Otis S. Johnson Mayor of Savannah Pete Liakakis Chairman, Chatham County Commission


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Inside the Grand Canyon/creationism controversy If something seems too good to be true, it’s probably false. That’s something most journalists learn back in j-school. As one of my professors said, “If your mother says she loves

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you -- check it out.” There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a salaciously meaty tip only to have it lead to -- pfft -- nothing. Despite these disappointments, journalists still follow those juicy leads, hoping to land by chance on a really good story. And every so often, something totally outlandishly wonderful gives them hope. Remember when Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot someone during a weekend quail hunt? I doubt that the wounded man, 78-year-old Harry Whittington, thought it was so wonderful, but the jackals of the media had a field day. The incident provided heady fodder for the latenight talk show hosts, and is now turning up in “Best of ” end-of-year lists for 2006. After all, the whole thing seemed like a joke. And it just got even better as the facts rolled in. Whittington is an attorney, and who hasn’t wanted to shoot one of those? He’s also one of the top Republicans in Texas, and he contributed to President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns. I rehash this old turkey in an effort to explain why I am so disappointed to learn that employees at the Grand Canyon National Park aren’t being pressured by Bush administration appointees to lie. Let me explain. It all started when someone posted an item on one of my favorite forums that included a link. The link led to www.peer.org, the website of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. According to a press release posted by PEER, the National Park Service was telling Grand Canyon employees they weren’t permitted to give an estimate of the canyon’s geologic age. “In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” said Jeff Ruch, PEER executive director. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’” I was flabbergasted -- and so intrigued. Like the Cheney saga, it seemed to get even better as the “facts” rolled in. Ruch said the park bookstore is selling Grand Canyon: A Different View, a book by Tom Vail that claims the Grand Canyon was created by Noah’s flood, not geological changes over millions of years. “As one park geologist said, this is equivalent of Yellowstone National Park selling a book entitled Geysers of Old Faithful: Nos-

trils of Satan,” Ruch said. “We sincerely hope that the new director of the park service now has the autonomy to do her job.” Wow, my blood was boiling. I was ready to start a petition drive, write letters to my legislators, and by God, write a column. Normally, PEER is a very reliable source, a watchdog group that works to protect our public lands. But someone dropped the ball big time on this one. Only the part about the book is true. According to dailykos.com, the rest of the story has been debunked. That website referred to the National Parks Traveler, a blog hosted by Kurt Repanshek. “This would be like shooting fish in a barrel to any reporter who likes to skewer the current administration,” Kurt wrote. “I was already rearranging my day to plunge into this baby.” But, as all good reporters do, Kurt double-checked the facts. And that’s when he learned that the story, sadly, just wasn’t true. He contacted David Barna, the NPS chief of communications, who told him that the rangers at the Grand Canyon focus on the geologic story behind the canyon, not the Noah’s flood one. “Restrictions about what they can say just is not true,” Barna said. “It’s in our management policies that we teach the scientific method.” Unfortunately, many other blogs ran with this story without first checking the facts, as Kurt did. Why did so many of us rush to believe it? Well, I can’t speak for those other writers, but as for me, I wanted it to be true. Yes, I like to skewer the present administration. Yes, I jumped through my house with glee as the returns from the recent election came in. And, most of all, I believe that attempts to stymie knowledge in our school systems happen every day, and this conspiracy is headed by creationists. There, I said it. The gloves are off. Yet another website, religioustolerance. org, says residents of the United States take the scriptures far more seriously than do residents of other developed nations. In fact, a British survey of 103 Roman Catholic priests, Anglican bishops and Protestant ministers/pastors showed that 97 percent do not believe the world was created in six days. That’s the clergy, folks. I happen to believe in God and I also happen to believe God created the earth, but not in just seven days. In the meantime, PEER stands by its story, insisting that the NPS is lying. Not me. I realize now the whole thing really was just too good to be true. Too bad I can’t get a column out of it. w

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by Tom Parrish

Polar bears endangered? Not at Tybee Annual New Year’s Day plunge proves the adage, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’

Two Thousand and Seven, what a trip. I’ve been around since 1953, so you can understand my seeming awe at the number. Tybee Island has a New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge every year. I’ve successfully managed to avoid it until now. I was supposed to work a side job, but it was called off. No excuses this year -- the time had come for me to take the plunge. I love the ocean, as does Karen, my significant other. It was the scene of our first date over 16 years ago, and Tybee has meant so much to us ever since. When I told her I wanted to do this, she was supportive as long as she stayed dry. That was okay with me -- one fool per family is plenty. Packed a cooler full of beer, you don’t think I’m doing this insane act without any false courage do you? Karen gave me a beach bag, which I filled with sneakers, socks, dry shirt, pants and a towel. We made the ride that we’ve made so often in the past, yet for some reason lately have seemed to lose our way. Why? Geez, I just don’t know. Why do we get away from things that work for us? How do we forget the things that matter in a relationship? We both love the beach, and when we walk it, we find it seems to loosen our tongues and open our minds. Why? Geez, I don’t know, maybe it’s the exercise or the air, perhaps it’s the company, or maybe it’s the proximity to the end of the earth. I don’t know the cause, but I do know the effect. It’s good for us, and somehow we forget that. We forget how to talk to each other and we forget how to listen for each other. The beach reminds us; its memory is longer than ours. Where were we? Oh yeah, Polar Bear Plunge Tybee Island New Years Day 2007. I pull into the lot of my buddy’s condominium project. Haven’t seen him in years but he’s an old friend, and I’m hunting a free parking spot. Tybee sucks when it comes to parking, not only will they gouge you, but they also seem to take particular pleasure in ticketing and towing, regardless of the economic impact of an event. We’re out of the truck now, I pour me a double beer into a take out container, and Karen is my pack mule, toting my dry stuff. Not two minutes later, I hear someone yelling our names. It’s a colleague from work with her beau and children, and it is a pleasure to hook up with them. Truth be known, I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of trepidation over this whole thing since I foolishly committed myself. Always thought I would be rescued by that side job that never materialized. No such luck. Anyway, we get down to the beach and right off the bat, I see a couple of my friends. That helps, because as we all know, misery

Scenes from the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge (photos by Jen Blatty)

loves company. There is a crowd of a few hundred people at least, many in costumes, and all having fun. There is also this nervous energy in the air; I think it is emanating from us “newbie’s”, those who have yet to taste the toe tingling Atlantic on New Years Day. The “been there done that” crowd of veterans seem so nonchalant. It’s fun, it’s colorful, it’s a lot of humanity waiting for absurdity. Then there is a blare of a horn that catches most of us off guard, and a running, stumbling, tossing and turning into a turbulent ocean that wonders what the hell we think we are doing? It is cold but not unbearable. I waste little time and race in (Why delay the inevitable?). As I go deeper, I watch a wave approach that

I know will blow me away. I dive under it and lose my balance and my breath. An exhilarating experience that is as scary as it is stimulating. I’m okay, I’m standing, and people are smiling around me. My legs are cold and numb, but still the cold is not unbearable. I decide to dive back under, and it once again takes my breath away. I hang around with a stupid smile and numb legs, giving and receiving high fives with my shivering neighbors. I dive under again; lose my breath and finally my will to remain. I’m on the shore now with a warm towel and a warm woman, and I’m enjoying the warmth of my friends. This afterglow takes my breath away in a much different way.

It is a brilliant start of a New Year, a literal cleansing and rebirth. Before my plunge, I had neither closure for year 2006 nor a resolution for 2007. I now had both. I felt like the icy water had not only washed away 2006, but it also cleared my head and reminded me of the places, the people, and the one person that I love the most. The things that I cherish in my life, and cannot afford to forget. I resolve to remember them all in year 2007. w Tom Parrish is a local freelance writer. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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A ‘surge’ into escalating stupidity

Increased troops, disregard for public opinion or study groups, more bullying at the top. A new year, a resounding election, a milestone of deaths. All more of the same. Don’t like what the general or the handful of generals before him or much of the your Armed Forces have to say? Fire ‘em. Bring in someone who agrees with you. Muscle your way through. Consider the source. This is a president who was born on third base and thought he hit a triple. Unlike the country’s 38th president who just passed away, a man who referred to himself as “a Ford not a Lincoln,”

this is a Bush, a cheerleader, a draft-dodger, a frat boy. Through all the hearings, the reports, the studies, the interview with past generals, have we heard anyone say there’s a chance in hell our troops can make a difference in Iraq? Not even close. Leaders on both side want disengagement, not inundation. So what is really behind Bush’s urge to surge? I can’t help but think he and Mr. Rove are planning ahead. They and others want nothing more than to leave the whole shooting match to the Democrats to solve. What better way to buy some time until the next election than to throw 20,000 more American troops into the fray? I can’t help but wonder where the 20,000 are going to come from. And what they’re going to look like. And how soon or well they can be trained. And what’s with this word, “surge?” Can you say “escalate?” No, we can’t. A couple of years ago people in the media got excoriated for offering the word - heaven forbid! - “quagmire.” Instructions were issued not to show body bags, not to report on funerals, not to mention exit strategy. In the same vein, there is no effort to tally an accurate number of Iraqi dead. Iraq Body Count at www.iraqbodycount.org/ puts the number of Iraqi dead at 58,000 since 2003. Iraq’s health ministry puts the number of dead for 2006 at 22,950. The numbers vary, yes. But they’re all high. Closer to home, how about a city that’s determined to bring in a particular whiz kid from the west coast to be the new police chief? Who cares what he does in his personal life? It’s the old wink and nod. If we don’t pay attention to it, it didn’t happen. If we promise not to bring up the subject it will never happen again. I can’t help but wonder what Martin Jackel thinks of all this. Jackel, an erstwhile Savannah alderman who also had trouble with his zipper when there were women in the room, didn’t get the wink and nod treatment. He got the boot. He’s now on the west coast. There’s an irony. But that’s not all. Like the new chief, Jackel was smart, head and shoulders above most aldermen. He was a good citizen, committed to public duty. He did his homework. None of those things did anything for Martin. It’s been a strange month. You look at the lowered flag at the court house and suddenly you can’t remember: Is it lowered for Gerald Ford or James Brown? Nattering nabobs of negativism. That’s what we are. w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Any day now I’m waiting for someone from the White House to resurrect Spiro T. Agnew and start calling Pelosi and the rest of us “nattering nabobs of negativism.” Where is the modern version of Mr. Agnew when we need him? As Richard Nixon’s Vice-President in the late ‘60’s, the former Maryland governor had more choice words for critics of the administration and the Vietnam policy, like the time he called them members of the 4-H club - “the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.” It’s true. I swear. You can’t make stuff like that up. It goes on. Opponents of the war in Vietnam were “an effect corps of impudent snobs” and “ideological eunuchs,” “professional anarchists,” “vultures who sit in trees.” We don’t hear language like that anymore. Now it’s more intellectual, more insidious. Now we have an administration that pays friendly “columnists” like Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher tens of thousands of dollars to mimic the White House rhetoric. Ms. Gallagher was the syndicated columnist who in 2002 wrote vigorously defending Bush’s push of marriage as a way of strengthening families. Only problem is she had a $21,500 contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to promote the president’s proposal. Oops. Commentator Williams? He got $241,000 (typical male-female disparity) from the Education Department to promote the No Child Left Behind law. Maybe no one will notice. Then we got goofball “Jeff Gannon,” aka. James Dale Guckert, a phony journalist who somehow received White House credentials and further, got called on by Bush to pitch what is known as softball questions. Google this character. You won’t believe what you read. He came on the scene in 2005 but does anyone remember him? When it comes to slimebuckets like that our memories are very, very short.


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Re: SCMPD officer arrested on controlled substance fraud charges Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Officer Cynthia Powell has been placed on administrative leave with pay after being arrested by CNT Agents. The administrative action and allegations stem from charges of Powell obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. Powell surrendered to police this morning shortly after 11 a.m. and was booked into the Chatham county jail. She was later released by a judge on her own recognizance. Officer Powell will remain on administrative leave until an investigation is completed. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorneys office for review. “This is a very sad situation, but we have an obligation to the citizens of SavannahChatham County that officers follow the law,” said Chief Michael Berkow. -- received 1/5 from Anthony Fulton Re: Savannah-based Farmers’ Almanac TV Kicks off Second Season, Airs in Savannah at 7:30 p.m. Friday nights Savannah-based Farmers’ Almanac TVTM kicks off its second season on national public television this month, with footage from multiple Savannah locations. Although many stories were filmed in Maine, New York, Iowa and California, the magazine show includes five stories from Georgia; with two of those filmed in Savannah. They are: • An interview with Nickel Creek, which features footage from Savannah, including a picture of the Savannah Civic Center, where the musicians performed last year. • Low Country Catch, which was shot entirely in Savannah and features interviews with shrimper Michael Sullivan of Thunderbolt, and brothers Drew and Hal Ambos, co-owners of Ambos Seafoods, a Savannahbased seafood distributor. The story also includes shots of Tybee’s popular restaurant, the Crab Shack. ... Farmers’ Almanac TV is hosted by Jim Wann, leading man/co-author of Broadway’s “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” He lives in Tybee Island, Georgia. ... -- received 1/5 from David O’Brasky Re: Monthly Belly Casting Gathering for Moms to be. (Saturdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th) Facilitated by Kelley J. Boyd, Director of Savannah Yoga Center (SYC) as well as a life long artist with a B.A. in Art form AASU and has run a successful decorative painting and mural business for over 10 years. The Belly casting gathering/workshop is a subtle celebration acknowledging the ending of your pregnancy & the beginning of your family’s growth, and the miracle of life. Gather with other mothers in an intimate setting, as you sculpt the perfection of your unique body, while preserving and honor-

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• A woman told police that her daughter was missing after the girl was suspended from school. The school contacted DFACS after the girl told teachers that she didn’t want to go home because she would “get a beating.” A case manager said the girl gave several different stories during an interview with DFACS and a police officer. The case manager took the girl home. While she was interviewing the girl’s mother, the girl left the house through a bedroom window. The mother told police that the girl has run away four other times, once for as long as a month, and said the girl was due to appear in juvenile court. A lookout was posted. • A citizen complaint was received in reference to tenants in one house taking water from the faucet of a house nearby. The woman who reported the theft said the victim is an elderly woman and the suspects are known drug addicts. The woman said she just wanted the two men to stay off the elderly woman’s property. The two men agreed to pay for the water they had taken. They also advised that they will not return to the property in the future.

• An officer on patrol observed a man drinking from a brown paper bag sitting on some steps in Yamacraw Village. When the man saw the officer, he stood up and fled to a nearby house. The officer exited his vehicle in pursuit of the man, but as the officer made it to the porch, the man entered the residence. The tenant of the apartment came out and said, “A man just ran through my house and is now going out of the back door.” The officer ran around the building to see the man running from the rear of the apartment. The officer caught the man as he tried to run toward Bay Street. The suspect was searched for weapons and contraband, but he had neither. He was still in possession of the brown paper bag, which contained one 16 oz. bottle of beer. He was placed in handcuffs and advised he was being arrested for criminal trespass and obstruction by fleeing. He also was banned from public housing due to his criminal activity. The man stated he was visiting his baby’s mother. She did show up at the scene, but repeatedly stated the man doesn’t live with her.

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A man called police after he was attacked on Bernie Drive. Upon the arrival of an officer, the man said that he was standing in the “cut” urinating when a man called “Booger” called him a “faggot” and punched him in the mouth. The man refused to tell police why Booger had attacked him. During further questioning, the man told police that Booger took $50 from him during the attack. The man then changed his story and said that Booger took nothing. The man told police he would look for Booger later. He refused to give them any information about the attacker, other than he is called Booger. Police said the man smelled heavily of alcohol. w

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While on patrol at DeRenne and Abercorn, an officer heard vehicles blowing their horns. The officer looked southbound on Abercorn at East 72nd Street and observed a woman walking in traffic in the middle lane. Vehicles had to change lanes to keep from hitting the woman. The officer pulled up behind the woman and tried speaking with her by asking several questions. She refused to answer any questions and kept walking. She kept saying, “They’re all dead” and “Can’t you see them?” She said she was “walking among the dead.” The officer was able to get the woman out of the street, but she still wouldn’t answer any questions about why she was walking in the street. She also wouldn’t give any personal information or the name of a relative who could be contacted. As the questioning continued, the woman became even more upset and dumped the contents of her purse on the ground. She became loud and said, “We can kill her, like everyone else.” The woman then attempted to go back out into the street. At that point, she was restrained and threw herself down on the ground. She was taken to a hospital.


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of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Can’t Possibly Be True

Buddy, a 6-year-old German shepherd mix, wandered into the emergency room at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Bellflower, Calif., in October after having just been hit by a car, and he resisted efforts to remove him, apparently waiting until someone attended to his injured hind leg (which turned out to be broken), according to local animal control officials interviewed by the Whittier Daily News. Owner Fabian Ortega was called (by virtue of Buddy’s implanted microchip), and a vet fixed him up. In October, in front of other people, town manager Bonilyn Wilbanks-Free of the upscale village of Golden Beach, Fla., referred casually to her black female assistant as “Mammy” (which is not her name) and then, when the assistant took offense, tried to soften the gaffe by telling her how much she “loved Aunt Jemima.” (A subsequent investigation suggested that someone besides Wilbanks-Free might have made the latter comment, but Wilbanks-Free nonetheless resigned in December.) An unidentified man washing windows while tethered to security ropes at the 20th floor of the Fifth Third Bank building in downtown Nashville, Tenn., in November attracted attention when he remained motionless for about 30 minutes, but it turned out that he was just sound asleep. When fire rescue vehicles arrived, the noise awakened him, and he lowered himself to the street unharmed, according to a report in The Tennessean.

Unclear on the Concept

National Public Radio reported in October that perhaps thousands of prison inmates are using cell phones (which are contraband in all correctional facilities) and that the problem has gotten so bad that Maryland state Sen. Ed DeGrange said he was sitting at his desk recently when an inmate called him on a cell phone with a list of general complaints. Also, a warden in Texas reported getting a call from the mother of an inmate, demanding that the warden do

something to improve cell-phone reception in the prison so she can chat more easily with her son. Condoms are proving such an attractive target for shoplifters, according to Phoenix’s Arizona Republic, that some stores are putting them in locked display cases that require a customer to call a clerk for help. However, as an official of the Arizona Public Health Association pointed out, condoms are a purchase that consumers choose to make in low profile. A spokesperson for a condom maker mentioned a recent incident in a CVS pharmacy in which a clerk, assisting a customer, shouted several times, “Who’s got the key to the condoms?”

in which he advises that harried judges look for the slightest defect in a ticket, in that it’s the easiest way to move quickly through a docket. “Every ticket is worth fighting,” he told the New York Post in October.

People Different From Us

James Joseph Dresnock, 65, a native of Norfolk, Va., who has lived the last 44 years in North Korea, again pledged his allegiance to Kim Jong-Il, whom he refers to as the “Great Leader” in scenes from a British documentary to be shown at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival in January. According to an October New York Times report on the film, Dresnock (who defected from the U.S. Army in 1962) has probably lived a heartier life in Questionable Judgments Pyongyang than he would have lived in the Official Judgments: (1) In OctoUnited States, given his abandonment ber, a judge of Scotland’s Greenby his parents, his teenage turmoil cock Sheriff Court released and his limited education. Said Hui Yu, a college student Dresnock, “I wouldn’t trade from Beijing, from a traffic (the North Korean) system for I charge by disregarding two nuthin.’” police officers’ identification According to prosecutors, am the of Hui. Said the judge, “(A)ll Irenia “Lamb” Cotner, 34, mankeymaster Chinese people can look the aged to enlist four adults in rusame to a native Scot. It’s ral Claremont, Ill., to help her only when you have time murder a pregnant 16-yearto look that you begin to old girl, by convincing them see the differences.” (2) they all had hexes on them The chairman of the Canathat could only be lifted by killdian Broadcasting Corp., Guy ing the girl before a candle with Fournier, resigned in Septemher name on it melted down. (They ber after giving an interview to failed, but a man died fighting off a French magazine in which he the attackers.) One defendant said expounded on, as The Associthe hex was real because she got miated Press put it, “the joys of graines every time Cotner came by. bowel movements.” Another defendant said he learned Flipping: Former highly reabout hexes and spells so that garded Texas drug agent Barry people would like him and said CotCooper (800 arrests) announced ner planned the murder for a remote locain December he would begin selling his tion so that the gates of hell could open for video, “Never Get Busted Again,” instructing the mother’s and fetus’s souls. In December, drug users on how to conceal their stashes. Cotner was sentenced to 57 years in prison, (Cooper called the “war on drugs” counterand two others go on trial soon. productive.) And in December, former New Least Competent Criminals York City parking court judge Haskell NussAn unidentified man fled after an unbaum published “Beat That Parking Ticket,”

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successful attempt at robbing a Git-N-Go convenience store in Des Moines, Iowa, in December, which was foiled when the clerk noticed that the “gunman’s” thumb was visible from his pocket, where he was holding his hand to pretend he had a gun. The clerk said he actually had to argue with the man, who continued to insist that it was a gun in his pocket. Said clerk Terry Cook later, “I know what a gun looks like.”

Recurring Themes

One of the legendary American lawsuit successes is the 1970 award of $50,000 to Gloria Sykes, whose injury on a San Francisco cable car left the previously modest Midwestern woman with an unrestrained libido. In 2005, warehouseman Stephen Tame, now 29, of East Bergholt, Suffolk, England, won a judgment against his employer when he was injured in a fall at work and left with an aggressive sexual disinhibition that has exhausted his wife (and annoyed her) and led to infidelity and a resort to pornography. The church-going wife said that Stephen is not the man she thought she was marrying eight months earlier. In December 2006, a court awarded him the equivalent of about $5.9 million.

More Christmas Mania

(1) After a domestic tiff, Steven Rautio took the Christmas tree that he and his girlfriend had just decorated, cut it into pieces with a chainsaw, and burned it in a wood stove, but the stove overheated and burned his house to the ground (National Mine, Mich.). (2) The U.K. Noise Association and a British labor union suggested in December that they might take legal action against the “torture” of retail clerks by stores’ forcing them to listen to continuous holiday music. (3) According to a Reuters report, Christmas is widely celebrated in nonChristian countries with “traditional” dishes such as bats cooked in coconut milk on the island of Sulawesi and, in Japan, feasts of Kentucky Fried Chicken. w


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Health experts from Vietnam and the United Nations warned of an increasing threat of bird flu in Southeast Asia amid reports of new human infections. Six villagers from two separate families in Vietnam’s southern region were hospitalized after showing bird flu symptoms. They were the first suspected human cases of avian influenza in the country for more than a year. Bird flu has been detected among ducks and chickens in 26 farms across the far-southern Ca Mau, Bac Lieu and Hau Giang provinces over the past month.

An Even Warmer Year

Britain’s official meteorological agency predicts that 2007 is likely to become the warmest on record around the world. The Met Office says computer projections indicate there is a 60 percent probability that the year will be as warm as, or even warmer than, the current warmest year on record, 1998. Met Office spokeswoman Katie Hopkins told reporters: “This new information represents another warning that climate change is happening around the world.” Cyclone Clovis moved ashore along the eastern coast of Madagascar, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and producing storm surge tides of 4 to 5 feet above normal. The eye of the storm came ashore near Masomeloka, about 120 miles southeast of the capital, Antananarivo. Tropical Storm Isobel brought beneficial rainfall to the interior of western Australia after making landfall on the country’s northwest coast between Port Hedland and Broome.

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The island of Montserrat was put on a high level of alert as the Soufriere Hills volcano vented ash along its western flank. Plumes of volcanic debris soared to a height of about 10,000 feet, according to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. The activity was not as strong as the explosions that occurred during the mountain’s last period of unrest in late August. More than half of Montserrat’s 12,000 inhabitants have moved away since the volcano sprang to life in 1995 with pyroclastic blasts that destroyed the capital of Plymouth.

Killing Cold

At least 70 people perished in a bitter cold snap that spread across northern parts of the Indian subcontinent. Most of the victims were in India, but chilling fog also killed at least 16 people in normally temperate parts of Nepal. At least 15 other people perished in a freak cold snap in northern Bangladesh. Farmers and poor day laborers burned hay and fallen leaves to keep warm in a region where their makeshift housing and scant clothing were not enough to shield them from the unusual chill.

Earthquakes

A magnitude 5.8 temblor rocked parts of El Salvador and Nicaragua, causing additional damage in a region that has suffered swarms of destructive earthquakes for nearly two weeks. The latest shaking damaged buildings along the border between the two countries. • Earth movements were also felt in western Argentina, southern Colorado, coastal Maine, the Gulf of Aden region, southeast Iran, Japan’s Izu island chain and the Indonesian island of Bali.

Australia’s ‘Big Dry’

The head of Australia’s National Climate Center gave hope that the country’s worst drought in a century could be about to end due to a weakening El Niño ocean-warming in the Pacific. Michael Coughlan told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. he became cautiously optimistic for increased rainfall during the upcoming southern autumn when computer projections indicated that weather patterns are returning to normal. Months of belownormal rainfall linked to El Niño have caused widespread crop losses and left dams near many of the nation’s cities dangerously depleted. Computer guidance suggests water temperatures across the tropical Pacific will slowly return to normal early this year.

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Celtic rock stars Seven Nations return — with the Jacksonville Symphony For over a decade now, Seven Nations has been one of the most celebrated —and more unique— Celtic rock bands around. Their music touches on everything from traditional folk to contemporary poppunk, and they’ve seen played to crowds as large as 40,000, and even seen a U.S. astronaut take one of their CDs onboard the space shuttle, where —one learns in school— occupants have to be very mindful of how much weight they carry. High praise indeed. The band has built a substantial fanbase through relentless roadwork, a steady stream of albums, and —of late— by collaborating with a growing number of orchestras — including the Jacksonville Symphony, who’ll appear in tandem with the group this weekend in our own Johnny Mercer Theatre for one-night only. Like others they’ve done with this celebrated classical outfit, the Savannah show finds the two groups playing alongside each other for the first half of the concert. After a brief intermission, the band returns to the stage by themselves for a full set of rocking material that’s much closer in tone and substance to the pub, club and festival gigs they’re known for. In anticipation of this intriguing blend of audiences, cultures and musical styles, I spoke with Seven Nations’ founder, frontman, lyricist and guitarist, Kirk McLeod. Connect Savannah: In many ways you guys were slightly ahead of the curve of combining American rock and pop with traditional Celtic folk. What do you feel sets Seven Nations apart from many of the other Celtic rock bands on the club and festival circuit? Kirk McLeod: I believe because we’ve been at it for so much longer than most of the other bands, we’ve had more opportunities to take risks. We also rely on 99% original material where most Celtic Rock bands do a great number of traditional covers, just rocked up a bit. Having our own studio doesn’t hurt either. We’re basically a bagpipe, a fiddle and a three-piece rock band. That’s the formula that’s now been copied again and again. It’s how creative you get with that formula that counts. Connect Savannah: Many of today’s artists avoid traditional record label strategy in favor of a DIY business model, as your band has.

Do you remain independent because of the better money that can be made that way, or because of the control over your image and recordings that would likely be lost upon joining a label’s roster? Kirk McLeod: When we started out back in New York City in ‘94 we were blown away by the amount of units we could move ourselves mostly by touring the festival circuit. We eliminated the middle man, went right to the consumer and made a hell of a lot of money doing it. By 2000, we cared much less about the money and more about reaching people who musically would never even take notice of a Celtic-based band. We then signed our first major deal with Q/Atlantic —a Warner company— released a CD with them, then later released a CD on Razor and Tie — a BMG label. We’ve since formed our own label, Moriath Records, and have national distribution through Oarfin Records. That’s the best of both worlds. In my experience, the record companies couldn’t give a damn about creative control or artist devel-

opment. They just wanted to throw something that was already working up against a wall and see if it would stick. Connect Savannah: Your band’s logged almost a quarter of a million miles on the road over its career. Just how sick are you of driving and/or riding around the world? Kirk McLeod: We’ve used just about every travel medium possible except maybe the transporter. We spent four years on a tour bus. Two of those years, we were out over 300 days each year. We’re doing only fly dates at the moment. The van is great because you have a bit of freedom (and hotel rooms), the bus is cool because you can party after the show and wake up in the parking lot of your next venue (but no hotel rooms). Flying is great because you get there quick and you have hotel rooms. But you have to deal with airport security! It’s safe to say you get sick of any of these if you’re stuck with them for long enough.


vibes|Interview Connect Savannah: You’ve sold more than 150,000 records, which is phenomenal for an unsigned band. Approximately what percentage of those have been through distribution portals like CDBaby.com, as opposed to being sold directly by the band? Kirk McLeod: We’re up to over a quarter of a million now, most of which were definitely sold on the road. I’d love to see our in-store sales pick up but, I think you need much more radio and video presence than we’ve ever had. The downloading thing is very cool and we’re only now tapping into it for real ourselves. Can I shamelessly plug our website here? Sevennations.com Connect Savannah: What advice would you give to a band or musician who’s just starting out in the business and happens to play music that connects with crowds, but doesn’t fit neatly into radio or label formats?

Connect Savannah: What has the response been so far from existing fans of the band, as well as symphony fans who were either unaware of the group or had no interest in the sort of music you play? Kirk McLeod: It’s been extremely exciting.

Our fans love it and we get to reach new people who’d probably never come see us unless the symphony was involved. Connect Savannah: What’s the greatest challenge for a rock band to overcome when working with an orchestra in theaters? Kirk McLeod: Probably trying to play quietly enough! The greatest thing is to hear our fiddler’s parts played by an entire string section. Connect Savannah: Who came up with the program for the portion of the show where the band plays alongside the symphony? Kirk McLeod: The Jacksonville Symphony signed on Charles Calello to do three more charts for us. I was freaking out because he’s arranged for Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Barbara Streisand. I couldn’t believe he’d be arranging for us! I chose one of our oldies, one from our last CD and one from an album that yet to be released. The rest of the program are our favorites from previous orchestra shows. Connect Savannah: Your band plays the second half of the show without the symphony. To me, it almost seems as though the show should be structured the other way around, with the symphony taking everything to a higher level entirely. Was it assumed that some classical fans would not want to sit

through a full set of rock music? Kirk McLeod: It seemed strange to me too. It does seem like the second set would be a let down, but we did it this way our first time with the Jacksonville Symphony and it was awesome. Anyway, I promise we’ll have a few tricks up our sleeves! Connect Savannah: You’ve played here before without orchestral accompaniment. What are your impressions of the city, and what can local fans expect from this show? Kirk McLeod: Believe it or not, I played in the Savannah Pipe Band when I was a teenager. I have many fond memories of your city. With Seven Nations, my favorite show was playing down on River Street on St. Patrick’s Day. After another show, I can’t remember which one, we had a very entertaining evening hanging out after hours on that old ship you have docked down there… But, I better not say any more about that! We’ll be doing new material but, for anyone who hasn’t seen us with a symphony behind us it will definitely be a different experience. w Seven Nations and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (led by Michael Butterman) play the Johnny Mercer Theater at 7 pm Sunday. Tickets start at $25, and are available at www.savannahcivic.com, or by calling 6516556 or (800) 351-7469.

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This Philly-based funk/ fusion 4-piece formed in a Tampa junior high school, and over the past decade has evolved into an awardwinning unit known for their experimentation with electronica and their penchant for intense freeform improvisation. This venue is branching out lately, and bringing in more touring bands. This one’s a great step in the right direction. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

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Kyler England, Sam Shaber

This double-whammy of award-winning contemporary female folk/pop/rock balladeers has all the makings of a standout night at this intimate venue. Both dedicated indie artists not only bust their ass on the coffeehouse/listening room circuit, but craft and self-release meticulously arranged albums based around the slick-yet-earthy style pioneered by the Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman and buffed to a beatific shine by Sarah MacLachlan, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. For most of us, a little of this sort of thing goes a long way, so this might be a good night to get your fix. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

The Flight Out, Lion Versus

One of the most exciting local bands to come along in years. Their dense, multi-textured guitar rock is bright and challenging. Dynamically savvy and keenly aware of how noise and melody (should best) interact, they’ve got the goods, and —if they play their cards right— could easily find favor with rock nerds as well as chain-smoking adolescents. Plus, they’re devout Christians, but unlike some, they don’t let that intrude on their material in an off-putting or jingoistic way. Local acoustic openers Lion Versus give great strum and bow, mixing crepuscular old-time vibes with a morose and mellowed-out feel that screams po-mo disaffection. Thurs., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

Doyle Lawson’s Quicksilver

After being bowled over by Bill Monroe at age 11, this mandolinist wound up touring the world as a member of bluegrass superstars The Country Gentlemen. Since ‘79, this group has been one of the most popular traditional bluegrass acts to play and record both secular and born-again gospel music. Get a $30 advance ticket to this 100-seat gig fast (before they’re gone) by calling 748-1930. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES.

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Wow! An absolute must-see. This amazing acoustic quartet (whose members hail from the Netherlands and NYC) seamlessly blends gypsy jazz and traditional European klezmer music into something altogether

unique, yet wondrously familiar. No horns or drums to be found here — just female vocals, violin, guitar and double bass. They sell out major concert halls in the Old World, but you can see them here in a tiny coffeehouse. Seriously, whether or not you usually listen to Jewish folk music, don’t miss this one. Acoustic guitarist/chanteuse Adrianne opens. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Passafire

This indie reggae/rock quartet has quietly become one of Savannah’s best bands, through intense woodshedding, frequent touring, and a no-bullshit, business-minded approach that other local groups could learn a thing or two from. Tight as a drum, their dreamy, patois-drenched dance grooves (think Matisyahu) can —at times— seem like a shtick, but their sheer drive and their obvious and sincere love of this genre keeps such negative vibes at bay. New locals Street Circus Symphony open with a set of playful, organic hip-hop that owes a stylistic debt to Sublime and G-Love. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Brian Regan

Only in the past year or so has this veteran standup comic made the move from nightclubs to theaters, but he’s done it without the benefit of his own TV show. Never too blue, yet far from milquetoast, he’s safe without being lame, and just edgy enough to have jaded bastards like myself chuckling more than we’d likely care to admit. Fri., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.

Skeleton Witch

Vintage ‘80s thrash metal done up right: furious, overly technical and stop-on-a-dime. Local heroes Blacktusk open with a set of ominous, doom-laden sludge rock. Also on the bill: Athens’ over-the-top Southern-metal feedback merchants The Dumps. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Kathy Troccoli

A rare local appearance by this famed contemporary Christian singer/songwriter who’s racked up almost 20 #1 hits, and cowrote the bestselling Falling in Love With Jesus series. In 2003, she was named one of the Most Influential Christian Women in America. Fri. - Sat., 6 pm, First Baptist Church (Rincon). w


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Local R & B/funk/soul cover act. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

All-Ages Indie/Metal Show

Young, up-and-coming bands at this alcohol-free venue about 45 min. from downtown include Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, The Hundredth, Practically Athens and Ashes of An Empire. For directions, hit up www.myspace.com/studiobga. Sat., 7 pm, Studio B (Glennville).

Between Walls

Tight, fairly inventive emo/modern punk quartet from N.Y. state. Local grunge/shoegazers I Am Sound open. Mon., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

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Fun, instrumental soul-jazz quartet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Frazier & Chandler

Acclaimed jazz vocalist (Claire Frazier) backed by a veteran keyboardist (Chris Chandler) on standards. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Hazel Virtue

Regional alt.rock faves (led by Eric Britt), back on the scene with a new lineup. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

High Velocity

Classic and Southern rock, plus modern country covers. Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, The Red Leg Saloon (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204).

Latin Jazz Motion

Latin-tinged standards and dance grooves, led by longtime percussionist David Lugo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Left:

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Polk & Keller Jazz Duo

Young local piano prodigy (Brendan Polk) and bassist David Keller. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Solo show by the guitarist/frontman of Savannah’s nationally-known jamband. Thurs., 9 pm, Wiseguys (Statesboro).

Mark Carter

Solo acoustic guitarist offering popular covers and originals. Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.).

Brandon Clark

Earnest, heartwarming acoustic guitar pop from a young local artist well on his way. Opener Brock McGarity takes a more bittersweet and emo approach. Fri., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

The Jason Courtenay Band

Straight-up country, honky-tonk and Southern-fried rock covers. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab house (River St.).

DaBrutha wit DaButta

AKA DyceLaw, this local Dirty Southstyle rapper’s new bag offers something for everyone: beats, boasts and bad behavior. Currently one of the best such acts in town. Thurs. & Sat., 9 pm, Club Oz.

De Gullah Rootz

Solid, established, S.C.-based roots reggae combo. Fri., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Come to a Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop with Chris Proctor. Annie’s Guitars & Drums, your progressive music resource, along with Taylor Guitars, is proud to present a free guitar workshop with national fingerstyle guitar champion and recording artist Chris Proctor. Let Chris Proctor’s 25 years of touring, performing, recording and teaching help get your new year off to a great start. He’ll cover all aspects of fingerstyle. Beginning to advanced. From simple patterns to advanced arrangements. Presented with practical equipment and technique tips for all skill levels. Join us at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Wednesday January 24, at 7 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited. You must pick up your ticket prior to the workshop. Tickets at Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Inc. 5205A Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404 912.352.1333 www.anniesguitars.com

Come Get Inspired

The John Ricci Quartet

When not on stage, this tenor saxman is Director of Jazz Studies at Jacksonville University. This show will feature his originals and standards. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

Silver Lining

Local jazz trio (originals & covers) with female vocals. Fri., 8:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

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Energetic, raw local roots-rock quartet Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub. Spacey, promising local jam band that tours regionally and just released a debut EP. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

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Land Of The Blind (9 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 pm) THE JINX- Rock & Roll Bingo w/DJ Boo-Cock-Eye (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue 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- Live Music TBA (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) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Psychotronic Film: PUNISHMENT ISLAND (8 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live DJ (10:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

THURSDAY

JANUARY 11TH

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief (9 pm) BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)- Open Mic (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night w/Tim BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief (9 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm)

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) pm)

DAIQUIRI BEACH- Karaoke (10 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.)- Bottles & Cans (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- Live Music TBA GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Karaoke (9 pm), A Month of Sundays (10 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- BC & The Rock Mob (7 pm)

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

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

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team Trivia Tournament MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist David Duckworth (5

pm), Claire Frazier & Chris Chandler (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Nancy Witt MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Wes Heath (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE- The Flight Out, Lion Versus, Adam Glendye (9 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- The Train Wrecks (10 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)- J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA QUEENY’S TO GO-GO (Habersham & 33rd Sts.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty RANDY WOOD’S CONCERT HALL (Bloomingdale)- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (7:30 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES & JAZZ BISTRO (Bluffton)- Silver Lining (7 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- The Frantic Rabbit Poetry Showcase (8 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 TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Mark Carter (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Baby V spins Old Skool (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- The Courtenay Brothers Band (10 pm) WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)- Lurid Miscreants (10 pm)

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WISEGUYS (Statesboro)- Brock Butler of P-Groove (9 pm)

FRIDAY

JANUARY 12TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

MANSION ON

FORSYTH

AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)- Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob

PARK

Casimir’s Lounge Wed., Jan. 10

(10:30 pm)

David Duckworth, Pianist

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.)-

Thurs., Jan. 11

Jazz Vocalist/song stylist Claire Frazier Fri., Jan. 12

Bottles n Cans

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman” Smith DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Sat., Jan. 13

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EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)- Karaoke

David Duckworth, Pianist

(8 pm)

EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- The Jason Courtenay

Fri., Jan. 12

Peter Tavalin, Pianist Sat., Jan. 13

Band (9 pm)

Eric Jones, Pianist 700 Drayton Restaurant Sun., Dec. 24

Annalise Nelson, Cellist

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Rincon)- Kathy Troccoli (6 pm) 514 WEST (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Kim Polote & David

Duckworth (12 pm & 6:30 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Land Of The Blind (10 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Howard Paul Quartet w/John Brackett (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- David Lugo & Latin Jazz Motion (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS- Jude (10 pm) THE JINX- Skeleton Witch, Black Tusk, The Dumps (11 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- The John Ricci Quartet (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight) LUCAS THEATRE- Brian Regan (8 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO- Eat Mo’ Music (9:30 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), Bottles & Cans (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Hitmen (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE- Brandon Clark, Brock McGarity (9 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Live Music TBA

(10 pm)

MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Hazel Virtue (10 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8 pm)

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- High Velocity (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head)- Live Music TBA (11 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- Old

School Dance Party w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Nikitov, Adrianne (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Eddie Mercer (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Silver Lining (8:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- The Chuck Courtenay Band (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- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- De Gullah Rootz (10 pm) WISEGUYS (Statesboro)- Old Union (9 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SATURDAY

JANUARY 13TH

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

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob (10:30 pm)

BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S)- The Eddie Wilson Trio

THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.)- Jason Bible (10 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) CLUB OZ- Da Brutha wit DaButta (9 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

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Karaoke Night plus $4 Van Gogh Martini Madness

THIRSTY THURSDAY

Courtenay Brothers Band • $2 Vodkas

FRIDAY NIGHT ROCKS! de Gullah Roots

NFL Playoffs! Live Music later with Passafire

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EVERY GAME MATTERS... AND THEY'RE ALL AT THE WING!

MONDAY

Playoff Football Divisional Series Saturday, January 13th & Sunday the 14th Conference Championships Sunday, January 21st

Sundays

$2 Coors Light Drafts

TUESDAY

Team Trivia with Tim $2 Draft Night

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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)- Randy “Hatman” Smith 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 Hit Men (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- Live Music TBA (10 pm)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Rincon)- Kathy Troccoli, Beautiful Soles (6 pm)

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

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GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Howard Paul Quartet w/John Brackett (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Bottles & Cans (9 pm) THE JINX- Live Music TBA (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- The John

Ricci Quartet (9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Turtle Folk (10 pm) LUCAS THEATRE- The Bulgarian State Opera: Verdi’s “Aida” (8 pm)

MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), Eat Mo’ Music (9 pm)

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Chroma (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE- Andrew Miller, Miranda Rensch (9 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) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- A Nickel Bag of Funk (10 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond 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)

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School Dance Party w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Sam Shaber, Kyler England (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (3 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Eddie Mercer (7 pm) STUDIO B (Glennville)- Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, The

Hundredth, Practically Athens, Ashes of An Empire (8 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TROPICANA- Willyton (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Mark Carter (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- The Chuck Courtenay Band (9 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro)- Listen 2 Three (10 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- G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- Passafire, Street Circus Symphony (10 pm) WISEGUYS (Statesboro)- Miles Ahead (9 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SUNDAY

JANUARY 14TH

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

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

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ - 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 CHA BELLA- Live Music TBA (10 pm) CITY MARKET COURTYARD- The Courtenay Brothers Band (1 pm)

DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

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)- The Christy Alan Band (8 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Live Music TBA (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- Live Music TBA (3 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Buddy Corns (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Deas’ Guyz (8 pm)

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Brendan Polk & David Keller (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue LUCAS THEATRE- Savannah Film Society: A GUIDE TO

RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS (7 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Cellist Annalise Nelson (11 am) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Acoustic Ladyland (10 pm)


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PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Krazy Karaoke (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (1 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SPANKY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Mark Carter (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

MONDAY

JANUARY 15TH

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach Music DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

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

pm)

THE JINX- DJ KZL’s Kaleidoscope (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Deas’ Guyz (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Jeff Beasley (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Live Piano

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WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

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TUESDAY

JANUARY 16TH

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

Live Music this weekend

Entertainment TBA

BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)- Karaoke (7 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Voodoo Soup (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Karaoke (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Deas’ Guyz (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Diana Rogers (7 pm) THE JINX- Hip-Hop Night w/DJ D-Frost, Late Night Breakdancing & Freestyling (11 pm)

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Nancy Witt KEVIN BARRY’S- Danny Doyle MERCURY LOUNGE- Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson

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Blues Band

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

WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- Team Trivia w/Tim

Music TBA

SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS- Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee)- DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Old-Time Music Jam Session (7:30 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live DJ (10:30 pm)

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THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR- Between Walls, Black Momma, I Am Sound (10

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Michele Montalbano@Chroma --Virginia-based artist exhibits a series of interiors she calls “Comfort Zones,” in oil and pencil on board. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard Street on Ellis Square. Open TuesdaySunday, 10:30AM-5:30PM, closed Mondays. JT Blatty -- Opening of this show of nude photography by Jen Blatty is Saturday, Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m. at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Blvd. Call 447-0901.

‘Comfort Zones’ at Chroma Gallery is a show of imagined interiors by Michele Montalbano

Antique Auction Sunday, January 14, 2007 @ 1:00 p.m. Bull Street Auctions will auction a fabulous collection of 18th and 19th Century antiques, gathered on a recent trip to New England, in addition to the remaining contents of two area antique stores. There will also be a great selection of crystal, china, silver, oriental rugs, and paintings. Hope to see you there! PREVIEW TIMES: SAT 11 – 3; SUN 11 – 1 Future Auction Dates: January 28th VIEW PHOTOS @WWW.BULLSTREETAUCTIONS.COM

‘On Top of the Ceiling and Under the Floor’ -- Solo exhibition of paintings by Steven Speir inspired by the short-lived and temporary life-spans of graffiti art. January 11-17 at desot O row Gallery 2427 DeSoto Ave. Between Bull and Whitaker on 41st. Reception: Friday January 12, 6-9 p.m. NOLA artist@Alvida -- The Alvida Art Gallery is proud to include as one of its artists in residence, Sabine Smith, who recently left the hurricane ravaged city of New Orleans to relocate to the home of her alma mater. All are invited to come and get acquainted with Sabine’s expressive abstracts and collages. Gallery hours 10- 5 Monday and Tuesday, 10- 6 Wednesday thru Saturday. 7303-D Abercorn, 355-5656.

‘Beyond Hestia: Five Women Potters’ -- Ceramics show at Gallery S. P. A. C. E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education) Jan. 5-29 showcases works by five Savannah-based potters -Lisa Alvarez Bradley, Suzanne Hahn, Gail Hustedde, Irene McCollam and Margie Thompson. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is at 9 West Henry Street in Savannah. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception for the artists will be held Fri., Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Type Directors Club 52nd Traveling Exhibition -- SCAD hosts this event Jan. 8 - Feb. 2 at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Jan 3-6, and 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 8 – Feb. 2. Free and open to the public. ‘Now with Kung Fu Grip’ -- Work by Michael Scoggins, Jan. 4–31 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 East Liberty St. Reception: Jan. 12, 5–7 p.m.

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‘Upcycle of Waste’ -- M.F.A. candidate Chris Burton presents “Upcycle of Waste,” his furniture design thesis exhibition that features construction and demolition debris made into furniture and furnishings. “Upcycle of Waste” will be on display Jan. 8-19 at Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free and open to the public. JEA Artist of the Month (January) -- Photography by Michael Weinman will be on display at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Jan. 1-31. Opening reception Jan. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Dec. 13-Feb. 18, includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -- “Andrée Ruellan at 100,” through Jan. 28. 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. 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to jim@connectsavannah.com

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The City’s S.P.A.C.E. gallery on West Henry hosted an open house this past Saturday. At top is Kristin Fulford, stained glass instructor, with a closeup look at her craft.

The first baby of 2007 born at the Family Health and Birth Center in Rincon was Clayton Ryan Smith, who came into the world at 10:44 p.m. Jan. 2. Clayton weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. The proud first-time parents, Jennifer and Chris Smith, live in Savannah.

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New Year’s Eve was a raucous affair at Venus de Milo despite -- or perhaps because of -- the holiday falling on a Sunday. Above, a trio of bartenders pose during a rare lull in the festivities; at left a view of the bar through the seasonal decorations.

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by Scott Howard

So back to Night at the Museum, wherein Ben Stiller – a brilliant performer whose eponymous show still stands as an edgy sketch comedy benchmark and who directed one of the darkest mainstream star vehicles ever with The Cable Guy – becomes family-friendly. This conversion is really nothing new, as he realized a long time ago that There’s Something About Mary and Meet The Parents pay a whole lot more than Flirting With Disaster and Zero Effect. Night isn’t nearly as bad as those awful Adam Sandler movies; Ricky Gervais, Steve

Coogan and Paul Rudd are hilarious in small roles, and the sight of seeing Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney kickboxing is‌ unnerving but fascinating. But there’s something sad about seeing one of the best comic minds of his generation mugging it up with Robin Williams. Is there a Bicentennial Man or, God forbid, a Jack on the horizon for young Stiller? In music news, I’m tired of Lily Allen and it’s nearly a month until her album even comes out in this country. When her breezy rocksteady-lite started making the MySpace rounds this summer, I tapped my foot to “Smileâ€? like everyone else. But it’s about as flimsy and lightweight as a pop song can possibly be, and after about a half-dozen or so listens its charms are gone. Nothing else on her record stands out, and her privileged background as the daughter of successful UK actor Keith Allen make her odes to crack whores and drug dealers ring hollow. Pair this with a ridiculous media onslaught in which every magazine I’ve opened in the past six months hypes her as Madonna’s heir apparent and you’ve got a perfect recipe for backlash. If I had a dime for every time I’ve seen her blank stare and ugly haircut in a press photo and a nickel for every time I’ve read a “sassyâ€? interview with her where she tells poor little rich girl stories about substance abuse and getting kicked out of boarding schools I’d have Ben Stiller’s salary from Night at the Museum. And finally, I would like to apologize for dissing Midlake’s The Trials of Van Occupanther in my previous column. After a number of friends insisted I would like this absurdlytitled album that, according to The Onion AV Club, “sounds a bit like The Eaglesâ€? and “tells lush tales about stonecuttersâ€?, I gave it a listen and absolutely love it. My prejudice against The Eagles and stonecutters always gets the best of me. Though the music is great, their generic name and stupid titles (including their first album, Bamnan and Slivercork) make them seem more like D&D geeks. I eagerly await their next record, which I hope is titled Glenn Frey and the Wildebeest’s Mage. w Scott Howard is a writer, artist and allaround media gadfly. Write him at sahoward@gmail.com or scott-howard.com.

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Over the Christmas holiday I wanted to see Dreamgirls, The Good Shepherd and, if my city was selected (it wasn’t), Children of Men. Instead, my family won and I saw Night at the Museum and Charlotte’s Web. Neither was that bad, certainly not as bad as I expected. But Night at the Museum was another example of an alarming trend that makes no sense to me whatsoever -- the sentimental dumb comedy. The roots of this genre can be traced all the way back to Charlie Chaplin and Jerry Lewis, but their movies were sweet without seeming contrived or market-tested. Its phony modern-day incarnation was single-handedly invented by Adam Sandler. After perfecting frat boy surrealism with the back-toback classics Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, he decided to appeal to the ladies and tried out a love story with The Wedding Singer. Then he got the brilliant idea to pair his poop jokes with the heartwarming glow of family togetherness and has been making the same worthless movie ever since. Sandler’s career since Happy Gilmore has essentially been what the last minute of a South Park episode mocks: a nonstop barrage of farts culminating in “I learned something today.� People allegedly like this crap; Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds and Click made nearly a half of a billion dollars between them. Sandler undeniably has the ability to be hilarious. I just wish he’d ditch the third act descent into schmaltz. Nobody likes it. Everyone agrees that sweet endings to crude comedies are just as ridiculous as romantic subplots in Jerry Bruckheimer movies (“I love you baby. Now I need to kill this rogue black ops agent!�). The idea seems to be that women will only see a guy movie if there’s some family values message or sappy love story, but I don’t see studio execs clamoring for car chases and gun battles in romance films so that dudes will turn into Reese Witherspoon fans.


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Little Children 1/2

A richly textured and profoundly pensive drama that missed making my 10 Best list by one slot, Little Children finds Todd Field returning to the battlefields of Everytown, USA, that marked his startling directorial debut, In the Bedroom. An adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s novel, Little Children offers a petri dish dissection of several of the residents of a Massachusetts suburb in which most of the adults’ lives are defined by the manner in which they relate to the kids who scamper around the margins of both their lives and the movie itself. Sarah Pierce (Kate Winslet) and Brad Adamson (Patrick Wilson) are both unhappily married stay-at-homes who engage in an adulterous tryst scheduled around outings to the pool and the park with their small fry. First, though, they have to navigate their way around the disapproving clucks of their neighborhood’s battalion of soccer moms, robo-parents whose familial devotion has stripped them of anything resembling a personality or an inner life. And then there’s Ronnie McGorvey (Jackie Earle Haley), a convicted sex offender whose emergence in this quiet community understandably draws attention, though it also allows the other residents the opportunity to smooth over their own flaws. The entire cast is superb -- as Ronnie’s blind date, Jane Adams is sensational in a role that would draw award attention were it not so brief -- but it’s former 70s child star Haley who’s the most memorable. His sexual predator is by turns loathsome and sympathetic -- not unlike most of the “normal” characters in the film -- and Haley is able to locate the humane within the inhuman. It’s a complex portrayal, perfectly suited to the weighty movie that shelters it.

Perfume: The Story of a Murder 

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Notes On a Scandal  Children of Men 1/2

No matter how closely I scoured each scene in Children of Men, I couldn’t find Charlton Heston lurking anywhere in the background. Yet a Heston cameo would have been apropos, given that this adaptation of P.D. James’ book harkens back to the cinema of the early 1970s, when Hollywood was hellbent on churning out nightmarish visions of the future in such works as THX 1138, Z.P.G., The Omega Man and Soylent Green (the latter two starring Heston). Yet whereas several of the 70s sci-fiers have ripened like cheese over time, it’s impossible to envision Children of Men ever reaching similar camp status. Director Alfonso Cuaron, building a remarkably diverse filmography (Y Tu Mama Tambien, A Little Princess, even a Harry Potter sequel), is an absolute master behind the camera, and aided by spectacular cinematography and set design, he creates a future world (the film is set in 2027) that is utterly believable and quite frightening, not least because it looks so much like our present-day world. The premise here is that women haven’t been able to get pregnant in nearly 20 years, meaning that humankind is on its way out. As a result, chaos is the order of the day, and only in London does there exist a pretense of a (barely) functional society. But when it’s revealed that an immigrant (Clare-Hope Ashitey) somehow finds herself carrying a child, it’s up to a working drone (Clive Owen in a forceful performance) to protect her from the various political factions that would exploit her for their own cynical means. The multi-tentacled storyline begs for a mini-series length that would allow for a detailed exploration of this society’s clashing politics, philosophies and social orders, but armed with only a feature-film running time, Cuaron still manages to pack a lot of incident into this exciting tale of our world as one gargantuan war zone. worldwide bestseller, Tykwer (best known for the similarly audacious Run Lola Run) examines the life of a serial killer in 18th century France, a mass murderer with a singular -- and unique -- obsession. Jean-Baptiste

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Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is an orphaned peasant who possesses the world’s greatest olfactory mechanism, the ability to absorb and analyze each and every scent that exists on this planet. Eventually, Jean-Baptiste becomes

Judi Dench is so good at what she does that in recent years, she’s become something of a bore. Aside from her atypical role as an Alzheimer’s victim in Iris -- the one time her character wasn’t in control of everything happening on the screen -- she’s always cast as the no-nonsense matriarch with more brains and gumption than anyone else in the room. Her career’s been in a depressing holding pattern, culminating in an utterly unexceptional performance in 2005’s Mrs. Henderson Presents. Notes On a Scandal doesn’t exactly find her breaking away from this mold, but because she’s given so many more nuances to explore, she’s able to excel via her finest work in quite some time. Here, she’s playing a character so pitiless that she refers to a boy with Down’s Syndrome as “a court jester.” The lad is the son of Sheba Hart (solid Cate Blanchett, not surrendering an inch of the screen to her formidable costar), a newly arrived instructor at the same British school where the humorless Barbara Covett (Dench) also teaches. Initially irked by the presence of this luminous newcomer, Barbara eventually becomes her confidante, imagining in her mind that their affection for each other might even run deeper than mere friendship. After Sheba foolishly starts an affair with a 15-year-old student (Andrew Simpson), Barbara feels betrayed, but also realizes that she now has a perfect in-

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Stuart Dryburgh of The Piano), this isn’t a parade of beefcake and cheesecake shots; instead, this tale of strangers in a strange land has been fashioned as a poignant love story, with its buried passions forcefully breaking the surface as the film rounds the bend toward its satisfying conclusion. Watts plays Kitty, a socialite who’s rushed into marrying Volver Walter (Norton), a doctor who barely raises Perhaps no performer gets lost in translaher pulse. After the couple move to Shanghai, tion as much as Spain’s Penelope Cruz. Kitty has an affair with In her American a fellow foreigner (Liev titles to date, she’s Schreiber); learning proven to be a big about this deception, fat zero, yet return Walter drags Kitty her to Spanishalong with him to Winter Movie Fest speaking fare, and the desolate Chinese Films about the creatures that live in the she reveals herself countryside, where world’s oceans and along the coast of Georas a warm, witty he’s assigned to keep gia. Every Sunday in January and Februand accomplished a cholera outbreak ary at 1 p.m. at the Tybee Island Marine actress. That’s esin check. Watts and Science Center, 1510 Strand, Tybee Island. pecially evident in Norton are so credible Cost is $5, which includes admission to the Volver, the latest portraying spouses aquarium. 786-5917 or info@tybeemsc.org. confection from who grow to loathe the writer-director sight of each other that Gabrielle Pedro Almodovar. it’s genuinely excitReel Savannah presents this 2006 French So memorable as ing to watch as they film recreates turn-of-the-century Paris to the troubled nun eventually discover tell the story of the marital breakdown. In in Almodovar’s the small spark that French with English subtitles. Jan 14 at 7 All About My allows them to build p.m. Doors and a cash bar open at 6 p.m. Mother, Cruz is a real marriage out Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost $6. equally up to the of the heretofore dyA Guide to Recognizing Your task here; she poring embers. There’s trays Raimunda, a Saints some Chinese politiheadstrong womcal intrigue that rears Savannah Film Society presents Dito Monan who has her its head every now tiel’s coming-of-age drama inspired by his hands full managand then, but Zhang mid-80s youth in Queens. The film features ing the other feYimou has nothing performances by Robert Downey Jr. and males who inhabit to worry about in this Chazz Palmenteri. Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the her orbit. This department: The foLucas Theatre. Cost $8. Call 525-5050. w would include her cus here is clearly the teenage daughlove story, and on that ter Paula (Yohana front, The Painted Veil Cobo), who just will keep romantics killed the stepfather who was trying to rape content at least until Valentine’s Day. her; Raimunda’s sister Sole (Lola Duenas), The Pursuit of a plain-Jane counterpart who tries to keep up with her glamorous sibling’s whirlwind Happyness activities; Agustina (Blanca Portillo), a famAnyone who’s seen the trailer knows that ily friend trying to solve a mystery involving the movie has only two things on its mind: missing parents; and, most perplexing of all, 1) Win Will Smith an Oscar and 2) drive up Raimunda and Sole’s mother Irene (Carmen Kleenex profits by unleashing a flood of sobMaura), who keeps popping up to offer adworthy moments. Whether it succeeds in vice even though she’s been dead for several achieving either goal remains to be seen, but years. Almodovar’s in a playful mood here 1) Will Smith does indeed turn in a strong (no other living director works with splashy performance (though hardly the year’s best) colors as effectively), yet there’s no mistaking and 2) the picture is skilled enough to generthe seriousness with which he takes the movate some genuine pathos to go along with the ie’s theme of empowerment through sistermore calculated melodramatics. This is based hood. Like George Cukor, another filmmaker on the true story of Chris Gardner, a failed known for being a “woman’s director,” Almosalesman in the 1980s who tries to raise his dovar repeatedly draws superlative perforson (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) even as mances from his actresses, and in Penelope he descends further into poverty. The movCruz, he may have found his latest muse. ing and sincere work by Will and his real-life son Jaden (a confidant and relaxed actor) The Painted Veil cuts through all pretensions (even the instant Naomi Watts and Edward Norton are the happy ending) and allows The Pursuit of Hapleads in The Painted Veil, and the fact that pyness to earn at least some of its tears. they’re also credited as two of the film’s producers suggests that this adaptation of the 1925 Somerset Maugham novel might be little more than a vanity project squared. But despite some luminous shots of both attraccontinued on page 32 tive stars (filmed by ace cinematographer

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the Central Intelligence Agency is methodical in its style and intelligent in its execution, which in some circles will translate as dull, slow-moving and impenetrable . Yet patient viewers will find much to appreciate in this chilly yet absorbing drama, which takes the cherished ideal of patriotism and turns it on its head. On the heels of The Departed, Matt Damon delivers another bold performance that seeks no audience empathy -- here, he’s cast as Edward Wilson, whose role as one of the founders of the CIA finds him over the course of several decades having to contend with all manner of Cold War shenanigans, including the presence of a mole within his own agency. Directed with a fine attention to detail by Robert De Niro (who also appears in a key supporting role), The Good Shepherd repeatedly runs the risk of losing viewers with its flashback-laden structure drafted by scripter Eric Roth. But the strength of the film rests in its clear-eyed vision of Edward Wilson, whose fierce devotion to his country in turn strips him of his humanity and reduces him to a suspicious and paranoid cypher.

Dreamgirls 

Jennifer Hudson couldn’t even make it to the top on American Idol -- what could she possibly bring to the big screen? If Dreamgirls is any indication, plenty. Delivering a knockout performance that all but dares the Academy to ignore her for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, Hudson is a revelation in the role of Effie, the lead singer for the R&B outfit the Dreamettes who’s relegated to backup vocals once savvy yet sleazy manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) decides that the noticeably thinner Deena (Beyonce Knowles) would better help the Supremes-like group hit it big (the third member, well-played by Anika Noni Rose, is content to remain in backup mode). On the narrative level, this adaptation of the Broadway smash is only too happy to wallow in its show biz clichés, content to let other ingredients (the music, the acting) carry it along.

Charlotte’s Web 1/2

This is the new live-action treatment of E.B. White’s beloved children’s book, but there’s already been a dazzling screen version of this tale. No, I don’t mean the 1973 Hanna-Barbera animated take, best remembered today for Paul Lynde’s appropriately snarky work as Templeton the rat. Instead, I refer to the 1995 feature Babe. As with the book Charlotte’s Web, the movie Babe convinced us that we were witnessing a classic come to life right before our very eyes. This new screen version of Charlotte’s Web is mostly faithful to its source material (though some expected -- and tiresome -- flatulence gags have been added), but because Gary Winick’s direction rarely rises above the level of competent, and because Babe has already perfected the talking-animal feat via its Oscar-winning effects, the end result is pleasant but not much more than that.

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Set in 1970, the picture centers on what transpires in a sports-crazed town in West Virginia after nearly all the members of the Marshall University football team (as well as several coaches and fans) are killed in a place crash. Cue the entrance of Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughney), an outsider who arrives in town to serve as the new squad’s head coach -- and also to help community members move on with their own lives. Except for Anthony Mackie as the team captain, the actors portraying the players are a nondescript lot, meaning the emphasis is shifted to the adult characters. And it’s these seasoned actors (among them David Strathairn and Ian McShane) who best punch across the heavy burden that threatens to crush the spirit of this town.


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Rocky Balboa 

Critics generally haven’t been kind to Sylvester Stallone, but even the crustiest of reviewers might feel a protective twinge when faced with the spectacle that is Rocky Balboa. Stallone’s career has been over for years, yet here’s the big lug, now 60, returning to the role that made him a star three decades ago. My only regret is that Rocky Balboa isn’t a better film. It has some nice touches, particularly in the way it draws upon memories of previous installments, and Stallone is never more human as an actor than when he’s essaying this role. But the movie spends too much time in idle and not enough in overdrive, and what should be the central storyline -- Rocky comes out of retirement to fight an undefeated champion (Antonio Tarver) half his age -- only takes shape once the picture’s nearly over.

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Flush from making gazillions from The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson used his clout to create a film that under any other circumstances would have been laughed right out of the studio boardroom: a lengthy, subtitled period epic about the Mayan civilization. For a while, it does offer something fresh. Gibson takes us back in time to the waning period of the Mayan civilization. It turns out that Gibson isn’t interested in educating either us or himself; instead, Apocalypto degenerates into a straightforward action flick. Worse, the switch to pure action also allows Gibson to indulge in his by-now predictable sadism.

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Hollywood’s latest progressive cause seems to be protesting the crimes against humanity being perpetually carried out on the African continent, which is fine when the films are so gripping that one would like to believe they can be used as agents of change (see The Constant Gardener and Hotel Rwanda). But like Catch a Fire, the recent apartheid drama starring Derek Luke and Tim Robbins, Blood Diamond comes across as a public service announcement more than a motion picture experience. w

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This film plays with fire by employing the services of three overexposed actors -- Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams (only Will Ferrell is missing) -- and potentially allowing them to run rampant through an overstuffed fantasy yarn. Mercifully, Stiller is muted, Williams is similarly restrained, and Wilson... well, Wilson is still annoying (two out of three ain’t bad). Stiller plays Larry Daley, the new night watchman at a museum where the exhibits come to life after the venue closes. The benevolent Teddy Roosevelt (Williams) is helpful, but Larry has his hands full evading Attila the Hun, dealing with a mischievous monkey, and settling squabbles between a miniature cowboy (Wilson) and an equally diminutive Roman commander (Steve Coogan).


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Activism & Politics

Coastal Democrats

is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Ann Johnson at 897-4818.

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AMBUCS

Chatham County Democratic Committee

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 234-5969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www.chathamdems.com.

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

Chatham County Young Democrats

is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rahsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ yahoo.com or visit www.georgiayds.org.

Chatham County Young Republicans

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

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com.. Promoting democracy one pint at a time - share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit www.DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com for location of the meeting.

Indy Media Film Night

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

League of Women Voters

meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older.

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J ANUARY 25, 27 & 28, 2007 F R EE E VENING T AL K : Home-Scale Ecological Food Production Thursday, January 25, 7:00 PM, at Jewish Educational Alliance You can create a backyard ecosystem that grows food but that largely maintains, fertilizes, and renews itself, like a healthy forest! O NE -D AY W ORKSHOPS : Both Workshops: $150 Fundamentals of Forest Garden Design Saturday, January 27, 9-5, $100, at the Bamboo Farm Explore the vision, theory, and practice of ecosystemagriculture using the temperate deciduous fores t as a model for design. This will be intellectually rigorous, interactive, participatory, and fun!

Remaking Eden: EcoDesign and Spiritua l Pra ctice Sunday, January 28, 9-3, $75, at the Bamboo Farm The ultimate goal offorest gardening is not only the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perf ection of new ways of seeing, thinking, and acting in the world.How do we design forest gardens,and how does this affect who we think we are? W hat spiritual lessons arise from the practical applications, and vice versa? For complete information, email 2007@WingedWisdomWor kshops.com. Call 912- 352-2468 to register for the weekend workshops.

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

National Council of Negro Women

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

Planned Parenthood

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

Savannah Area Republican Women

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

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

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

Skidaway Island Democrats

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

Auditions

24-Hour Play Festival

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers and the Savannah Arts Academy will audition actors, playwrights and directors for a 24-hour play. Different scenes will be written, blocked, directed, memorized and performed in 24 hours. Auditions will be held Friday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in Jenkins Theatre, AASU, and the show will be performed on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. All levels of experience from all parts of the community are welcome to audition.

Savannah Children’s Choir

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be held Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St.., corner of Abercorn and 34th streets. Rehearsals will be held Sundays from 2-4 p.m., beginning Jan. 14. Full auditions for both boys and girls take place in August. Call 412-2833 or visit www.savannahchoir.org.

Summer Dance Intensive

The Virginia School of the Arts will hold auditions on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. for dancers ages 11-18 at the STUDIO, 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition and bring two photos: first arabesque and a la second; pointe shoes for girls. There is a $25 audition fee. Call Vernoica Moretti Niebuhr at 695-9149.

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Give for the Gulf

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

The Hidden Treasure

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

Savannah Friends of Music

will host an array of Parties a la Carte, ranging from a Mexican Fiesta to a Scavenger Hunt, to raise money to bring music to Savannah. The first benefit will be an oyster roast and barbecue at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Pavilion on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 4-7 p.m. Call Melissa Emery at 5981883 for information or reservations.

Sweetheart Dance

The Alee Shrine Center will hold a Sweetheart Dance with the Fantastic Shakers to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children on Friday, Jan. 19. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The Alee Shrine Center is located at Skidaway Road and Eisenberg Drive. Call Robert at 790-6961 or Michael at 790-6902.

Tybee Turtle Tour

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

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest Orations must be based on some phase of the U.S. Constitution and give emphasis to a citizen’s duties and obligations. Entrants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a high school student. Winners will receive scholarships and prizes in the area contest and will then advance to the department contest. Winners at that level will advance to the national contest. Call Jeb Newton at 2339277 or a local American Legion Post or visit www.legion.org.

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 joshdunbar@yahoo.com.

Call for Nominations Buy Local Savannah Awards

One business and one individual will be honored for their active support and involvement of the Buy Local organization. Nominations must be received by Jan. 19 and can be e-mailed to Madeleine@buylocalsavannah.com or faxed to 603-907-6184.

Classes & Workshops AARP Drivers Safety Program

A two-day class will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One. Call 350-7587.

Adult Education

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

American Civil War Course Offered

The Georgia Historical Society and Senior Citizens, Inc. are partnering to offer a nineweek course on the American Civil War. It will be taught by Dr. W. Todd Groce, president and CEO of the GHS. Two books will be used in conjunction with the course: Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz and Drown with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War by James McPherson. The course will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am. beginning Jan. 10 at Senior Citizen, Inc. 3025 Bull St. The cost is $25. The Senior Citizen Learning Center is for people 55 and older, although younger studetns will be admitted on a space-available basis. Call 236-0363, Ext. 113 or visit www.georgiahistory.com..

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 continued on page 36

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The Southside Fire/EMS have released their 2007 calendar and a first-ever Girls of the SSFD/EMS poster. The calendar sells for $10 and the posters are $5. The money is raised to benefit victims of fires. Last year, the department donated more than $11.400 to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. Call 354-1011.

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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

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

Baby sign classes

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

Brush with Clay

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

Change for the Better Psych-K Workshop

Do you have one foot on the accelerator and one on the brake? Put an end to selfsabotage and depression. Start achieving your life’s goals. Release negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, supportive beliefs at the subconscious level to effect positive results in your life. Learn a technique through hands-on practice that you can apply to many areas of your life, for the rest of your life, such as relationships, productivity, prosperity, health, grief and more. Workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. To register, viist http://home.hiwaay.net/~north/ or call Jeanne Northington, LPC, at 256-767-3081 or 205-248-9779. Local contact is Marguerite Berrigan at 247-6484 or visit www.psychk.com.

Conversational Spanish

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

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

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 6514248 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

First Steps parent education program

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

Free Photojournalism Workshops

are offered by Morning Star’s Women’s Independence Network. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. or Sundays from 2:30-5 p.m. beginning in January at the Jewish Educational Alliance. Advance registration is required. Classes are open to high school seniors, college and postcollege age people and are intended for those with a career interest. Call 927-9922 or visit www.morningstararts.org.

Free Tax School

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

Get Published

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

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.

Masterpiece Series

Nationally known landscape architect Mary Palmer Dargan will discuss Healing Gardens: Inspirational Techniques for Designing Gardens for Your Home Landscape, on Thursday, Jan. 18 at noon at The Chatham Club. This is part of the Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty’s Masterpiece Series. For information, call 234-3323.

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.

Photo Safari

Guided Imagery

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 fbrab@comcast.net.

Highest Praise School of the Arts

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.

Change your life with guided imagery. Read about it in Oprah magazine, January 2006. Ditch anxiety, manage deadlines, lose weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 927-3432. of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit overcomingbyfaith.org or call 927-8601.

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m., Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship will be offered.

International Baccalaureate Program Open House

will be held Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Sol C. Johnson High School for students and partents interested in applying for admission to the IB program for the 2007-08 school year. Students currently in the 8th, 9th or 10th grades may apply. Call Jason Buelterman at 303-6400 or buelterman@hotmail.com.

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 5988233 or send e-mail to sterling@bellsouth.net.

Kicklighter Academy

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Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 3083561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo.com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thinking of Starting a Small Business

is a workshop that will be held Jan. 11 and 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 in advance and $50 the day of the class. Call 651-3200.

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. The cost is $30. Space is limited. Call 5362719 or visit www.timeshopkids.com.

Trustees Garden Club

On Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m., Dr. Dan Krall and Suzanne Vandermark will present a lecture on Ellen Biddle Shipman, who was named the “Dean of Women Landscape Architects” by House and Garden Magazine. The meeting will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 233-6950.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dis-

section, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit www. tybeemsc.org.

Clubs & Organizations AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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

Bike Night with Mikie

is held every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items.

Blackbeard’s Scuba Club

Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

Civil Air Patrol

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

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

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

Code Pink

is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Queenies To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail.com or visit http://fearnoarts.com.

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.

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ESP Enhancement

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

English Style Table Soccer

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

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

St. Almo

Historic Savannah Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association

will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Exchange on Waters Avenue. Cynthia Buskey, director of Title III programs at Savannah State University will speak on Servant -Leadership. The price is the cost of the meal. For reservations, call 660-8257.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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

Savannah Browns Backers

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

Savannah Kennel Club

Millionaire Women’s Club

will host a membership drive and social entitled Dancing With Prosperity on Jan. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Judge Realty, 347 Abercorn St. Annual membership dues are $250, which includes eight breakfasts and some social events. Call 233-1169 or email cwc@clarkcreativedesign.com.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit www.mops.org or call 898-4344.

No Kidding!

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 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994. meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731.

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

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Savannah Fencing 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.

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Kennel Club

meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 6562410.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

Savannah Ski Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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

Urban Professionals

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

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. The next meeting will be

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Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

Savannah Art Association

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

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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.

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.

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Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Call James Crauswell at 9273356.

The Young Professionals of Savannah

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

Dance

Adult Ballet Classes

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. $12 per class or $90 for eight classes. Beginner Adult Ballet is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A variety of youth classes (ages 3 to teen) are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes

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

the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): Let’s get a few things straight,

Aries. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Facts are in the eye of the beholder. Logic is the opiate of those who are afraid of their feelings. Sorry if that sounds anti-intellectual. I’m exaggerating slightly in hopes of encouraging the free flow of your naked intuition in 2007. I want to prod you into cultivating so much emotional intelligence that you’ll be able to out-argue your cynically reasonable friends. I want to help you rip off the locks on your doors of perception so you can see the magic that’s just below the surface everywhere you look.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “The creative person is both

more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive and more constructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.” So said Dr. Frank Barron, a pioneer in the psychology of creativity. I believe that describes you pretty well right now, Taurus--even if you don’t usually think of yourself as creative or artistic. The astrological omens suggest that you’ve got more lust for life than any other sign of the zodiac; you’re in an intimate alignment with the throbbing hum of the Divine Wow. Please remember how important it is to be discerning about where you direct that much energy! Don’t waste it on trivial pleasures or goals that are unworthy of you. You now have the power to change things you thought you could never change in a thousand years.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Of your many selves, the one

I’m most entertained by right now is the experimentalist who wants to mix ingredients that have never before been together. Another self I really like is the frontier-dweller who’s conspiring to fast-forward you into a rowdy rebirth. There’s a third self--the cagey mediator--who I’m hoping will get those other two to work together intimately. If that happy collaboration occurs, the whole motley crew will live stickily ever after, or at least until May, when a mid-course correction might be necessary.

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

Ballroom Dance Party

will be presented by the Moon River Dancers on Saturday, Jan. 20. The basic lesson starts at 7 p.m. and the social dance from from 810:30 p.m. at the Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. The cost is $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Call 961-9960.

Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

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

Flamenco Enthusiasts

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

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

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

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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

The Studio

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

Summer Dance Intensive

The Virginia School of the Arts will hold auditions on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. for dancers ages 11-18 at the STUDIO, 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition

and bring two photos: first arabesque and a la second; pointe shoes for girls. There is a $25 audition fee. Call Vernoica Moretti Niebuhr at 695-9149.

Wheelchair Ballroom Dance

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

Youth Dance Program

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

Film & Video

2007 Savannah Film Festival Passes on Sale

The 2007 Savannah Film Festival will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. Passes range in price from $150 to $750 and are available now. Call the Trustees Theater Box at 525-5050 or visit www.scadboxoffice.com.

Fitness

A balanced life

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you’re not rejected or refused

at least once in early 2007, you’re probably not trying hard enough. Life is dying to teach you a thing or two about not giving up no matter what. The gods of success won’t hand you your purple heart, let alone your intelligence upgrade, until you prove that you can fight ferociously for your dreams even when you’re a bit puzzled. Here’s a formula that will serve you well during your heroic (but amusing!) ordeal: Find a way to coordinate your spiritual longing with your creative rage. Here’s another tip: Learn to identify and capitalize on the fertile chaos that’s all mixed up with the plain old ordinary chaos.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): One of the regulations listed in the

book *Rules of Golf* states that if a player’s ball comes to rest near a live rattlesnake, the player may move the ball without penalty. This is a good metaphor for you to keep in mind as you play the game of life this week. According to my interpretation of the omens, your progress toward your next goal may bring a close brush with the equivalent of a noxious serpent. My advice is to not summon any false bravado, and not to go into denial about the risk involved. Before continuing play, move your ball well away from the hazard--preferably with the help of a ten-foot pole or your best spiritual ally.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Normally there are about 9,300

people on the planet who could be your very best friend, even your soul mate. But in 2007, I believe that figure will rise dramatically--possibly as high as 16,000. This hot tip from me to you should clue you in to the fact that the universe will be exceptionally sympathetic to your interests in the coming months; it should motivate you to ask aggressively for what you really want, as opposed to whining and pining for what you sort of want.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Is there anything fake going

on in your home? Have any delusions been allowed to

thrive? Is anyone pretending to feel or be something they’re not, even if it’s in a seemingly good cause? If so, Libra, head in the direction of radical authenticity. Gamble on the hypothesis that uncovering the naked truth will ultimately promote domestic bliss. Scared to try that? Remember this: Love trumps fear every time.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the past, love has on

occasion had certain resemblances to a wounded three-legged wild boar from a swampy junkyard in hell. But if I’m interpreting the coming attractions correctly, love in 2007 could be more like a white dove balancing on the head of a black horse as it gallops along a beach under a full moon in summer. Does the phrase “higher love” mean anything to you, Scorpio? It’s there for the plucking, if you’ve got the right attitude. And what’s the right attitude? For starters, it means that you vow to cultivate a fierce determination to see--and keep seeing-the best in people. Secondly, it means that you deepen your understanding of the fact that you can’t prosper at the expense of others. Thirdly, it means you become intensely aware that one of the best ways to nurture your mental hygiene is to enhance the well-being of the people you care about.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Cosmic forces, being

primarily spiritual in nature, rarely coalesce in such a way as to actually encourage you to shop till you drop. However, this is one of those inside-out moments in eternity when tapping in to your buyological urges can become an acute meditation on the meaning of your life. Here are a few questions to guide your quest. How do your possessions control you? How do they inspire you? Do the objects you seek to own usually encourage you to be more adventurous in seeking fresh experiences, or do they tend to serve as substitutes for seeking fresh experiences? How does the way you spend money reflect your ideas about what life owes you and what you owe life?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Capricorn reader recently

accused me of being too upbeat and utopian. He said that your tribe needs “more gristle and bone and sinew.” He suggested that I travel to the Sudan or Iraq, and expose my tender perspective to scenes of blood and fire. In lieu of carrying out that proposal (which was impossible given my limited funds and time), I instead watched three war movies before composing your horoscope. Here it is: I dare you to give your highest hopes and most idealistic dreams a trial by fire that raises those hopes and dreams to a higher octave.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): No other place in America

has a worse reputation than the state of New Jersey. It’s called “the armpit of the nation” by some people, and is said to lead the world in strip malls per capita and terrible pollution smells. But my experience of the place has been different. I once lived in New Jersey for six years. It was a happy time. There were mountains in the north, beaches in the east, the mysterious Pine Barrens in the middle, and people I loved and enjoyed everywhere. Your challenge in the coming week is similar to mine, Aquarius: Find beauty and meaning while dwelling amidst circumstances that conventional wisdom and peer pressure might brand as boring or repellant.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your world is teeming with

talented people who are seething with frustrated intelligence. Everyone’s antsy for a rescue they can’t even imagine, let alone articulate. All of the half-baked solutions that are being proposed would lead only to more frustrated intelligence. That’s where you come in, Pisces. You have the potential, though you may not have been fully aware of it until now, to be an understated leader who leads your tribe out of the foggy morass. Especially if you increase your self-discipline, you can conjure up the magic that will catalyze an upgrade for everyone involved. w


the 411|Happenings from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

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

Gentle Yoga

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

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

The Jewish Education Alliance

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

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

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

Nia Movement Classes

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

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

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

Savannah Yoga Center

Three new classes will be offered in 2007. Drop-ins are welcome. The new schedule is: Monday, 9-10:30 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 6-7:15 pm Yoga Basics w/ Heather. On Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Brent. On Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm Hot Yoga All Levels w/ Katie. On Thursday, 4:15-5:15 pm Teen Yoga w/ Heather (Ages 13+); and 6-7:15 pm All Levels Flow w/ Kelley. On Friday, 10–11:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 5:45-7 pm, Mellow Flow Yoga w/ Kate. On Saturday, 10-10:45 am Meditation w/ Amanda (suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to local charity); amd 11-12:15 pm All Levels Flow Yoga w/ Kelley. On Sunday, 5-6 pm Community Flow Yoga w/ Amanda (cost is $5). The Savannah Yoga Center is located at 45 E. 40th St. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www. savannahyoga.com.

Tai Chi Classes

are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:3011:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463.

Water aerobics at the JEA

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.

Yoga at Memorial Health

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

Yoga For Round Bodies

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

The Yoga Room

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

Yogalates Classes

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

Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org.

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend, for without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238.

Savannah Pride’s Winter Down Under

This Australian extravaganza will be held Jan. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at Chuck’s Bar on River Street with an open bar and finger foods. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and are on sale at Urban Cargo at 135 Bull St., Chuck’s Bar at 305 W. River St. or by calling Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. Proceeds will go to benefit Georgia Equality, Savannah Chapter, and Savannah Pride, Inc.

Standout

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

What Makes A Family

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

Health

Be Stress Free

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

Can’t Sleep?

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

Case Management Program

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

Change for the Better Psych-K Workshop

Do you have one foot on the accelerator and one on the brake? Put an end to selfsabotage and depression. Start achieving your life’s goals. Release negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, supportive beliefs at the subconscious level to effect positive results in your life. Learn a technique through hands-on practice that you can apply to many areas of your life, for the rest of your life, such as relationships, productivity, prosperity, health, grief and more. Workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21 from

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. To register, viist http://home.hiwaay.net/~north/ or call Jeanne Northington, LPC, at 256-767-3081 or 205-248-9779. Local contact is Marguerite Berrigan at 247-6484 or visit www.psychk.com.

Circle of Healing

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

Community Blood Drives

St. Joseph’s/Candler and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds. St.

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 if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

The Facts About Alzheimer’s

is a seminar that will be presented Jan. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605.

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.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

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

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

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

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

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

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic

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

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

Lose Weight

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

Mammograms

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Jan. 11 at the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill. For an appointment, call 7562611. Mammograms will be performed Jan. 16 at 6the Long County Health Department in Ludowici. Call 545-2107 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Jan. 17 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke, 159 W. Railroad St. For an appointment, call 653-2897. Mammograms will be performed Jan. 23 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. memorialhealth.com.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30

p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

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

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.

Natural Family Planning Class

will be offered by the Savannah Catholic Diocese on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $75 per couple for materials, the introductory class and several followup classes. To register, call 819-3368.

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 910:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www. unityofsavanah.org.

The Quit Line

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

Stop Smoking

Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 927-3432.

Super 2 Access Clinic

Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

United Way’s 2-1-1 Program

The mission of this 2-1-1 service center is to provide a streamlined process of receiving health and human service information, as well as providing the opportunity to donate goods and volunteer services. Services include help with debt management, childcare, food pantries, health care and many other problems facing residents of Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan and Glynn counties. Call 2-1-1 (Cell phones must dial 651-7730.) or visit www.uwce.org.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 651-5371

or send email to daled@savannahredcross. org.

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Take a walk on the wild side

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

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

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, 31405-4215. 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.

Tea time at Ola’s

is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660.

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 912-450-4827. God is calling, but have you been chosen?

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.

Christmas Eve Communion Service

Pets & Animals

will be held Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church. Call 9255924.

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 season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336.

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.

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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’s First Pug Playday

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

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

Readings & Signings

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

Ekklesia, The Church

Meditation Group

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

Nicodemus by Night

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

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

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome.


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Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121.

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 912-450-4827. God is calling, but have you been chosen?

Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA)

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Unity of Savannah

A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth

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.

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Savannah Disc Golf Club

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

Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club

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

Support Groups

African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia-causing illnesses and meets the first Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit www.alzga.org or call 920-2231.

Amputee Support Group

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

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents

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A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah.freeservers.com.

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

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

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

Better Breathers support group

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

Bipolar Support Group

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

CASA Support Group

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

Cancer support group

meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-3360.

Caring for Us

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

Celiac Support Group

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

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

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

Compassionate Friends Support Group

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

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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

Debtors Anonymous

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

support group. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Children’s Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

HIV/AIDS:living with HIV/AIDS? My Brothaz Homeis a support group for men

meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Hope House

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

Huntington Disease Support Group

Depressive/Manic support group

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

Diabetes support group

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.

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

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

Domestic Violence Hotline

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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Expression Session

will be held Jan. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. The program is open to anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis and their support person or persons and features drawing and painting facilitated by Elisabeth Edge, LPN. Call 819-5723.

Fibromyalgia support group

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

First Line

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

Food Addicts Anonymous

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

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center

a program of Hospice Savannah, offers the free counseling services for anyone dealing with loss. Call 355-2289. Grief 101 is a seven week support group for individuals who have suffered a loss by death. Pre-registration required. Tuesda­ys 6-7 p.m. Grief Support Network is an on-going peer-run

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Koolostomy Accessories

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

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

Lowcountry Huntington’s Disease Group Call Sandra at 964-0455 or visit www. LowcountryHD.com.

Lung Cancer Support Group

is for families who are going through lung cancer treatment and survivors of lung cancer. It meets monthly at Summit Cancer Care. Call Patty Thornton at 350-9385.

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

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

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

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

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

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

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

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

Memorial Health SET Focus

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

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

will host a Volunteers’ Recruitment Day on Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. RSVP to Lee Maltenfort, Director of Volunteers, at 748-8888, Ext. 123, or volunteers@mightyeighth.org.

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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

Muscular Dystrophy support group

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

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.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/ coloring book, I’m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 233-1006.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

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

PRIDE Support Group

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

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers


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

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

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential and free. 3025 Bull St. 651-0004. will meet Jan. 8 and every Monday at 9 a.m., except holidays and if the weather permits, at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. The walking group is open to anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis and their support person or persons. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Call 819-5723.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Emory transplant support group

will meet Jan. 10 at 4:30 p.m. The topic will be a conversation with Mickey, a transplant patient who will share his experiences. The group meets every other month, Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9, in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. For information, call Karen Traver at 819-8350.

Sarcoidosis support group

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

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

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

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group

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

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and is held the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363.

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

S-Anon Family Group

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

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

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Spinal Injury Support Group

meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. The group will meet Jan. 18. For information, call Jami Murray at 3508900.

Stroke Support Group

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

Teen Mom Support Program

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

Transgender Support Group

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

United Way’s First Call for Help

Telephone information & referral service that provides expertise and relief to individuals and families in need, with a database of more than 500 agencies and organizations. 6517730.

Victim-Witness assistance program

is for families of murder victims. The meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery St. third Thursday of each month. 652-7329

Wheeze busters

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

Women who love too much

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

The Work

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

Volunteers

Adult Literacy Program

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

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

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America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

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

Become a mentor

Make a difference in a child’s life. Call Michelle Jones, 652-6710.

old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at www.TheDolphinProject.org.

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

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler

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to speak up for abused children in court for their best interests and to help ensure they are placed in safe and permanent homes. Call 447-8908 or send e-mail to infor@savannahcasa.org.

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project

matches volunteer attorneys and other professionals with children who have been brought before the court for excessive school absenteeism. TIP is recruiting professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement and social service. For information, call 201-2133.

Coastal Pet Rescue

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

Community Cardiovascular Council

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

Fort Pulaski National Monument

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

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

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers

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

Georgia Cares

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

Community HealthCare Center

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

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

Hospice Savannah volunteer training

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

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

needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years

The Friends of the Library Gift Shop at the Bull Street Library needs volunteers for all days of the week and Saturdays. Retail experience is not necessary. All proceeds from the

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gift shop benefit the library branches. Call Kathy Newman at 652-3661.

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Call 341-0000.

Literacy volunteers needed

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

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

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

Living Legends of Literacy

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

Meals on Wheels

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

Medbank foundation, Inc.

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

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

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

New Parent Education Program

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

Oatland Island Education Center

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

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Quest International

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

The Rape Crisis Center

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

Reading and math tutorial volunteers needed

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

Retired and Senior volunteer program

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

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

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

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

McDonald House volunteers needed

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

Save-a-Life volunteers

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Cars 2004 LEXUS GX470 Factory warranty, 1-owner, 35K miles. Email me at susanbroatch@googlemail.com

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

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Trucks & Vans

1988 DODGE CARGO VAN, white B-250. 3.2L 350V8 engine. Automatic, air, utility shells. Good utility vehicle, runs good $1200. Call 912-238-3400.


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D e pA r t m e n t o f p r o f e s s i o n A l A n D c o n t i n U i n g e D U c At i o n w w w. c e . A r m s t r o n g . e D U

WINTER / SPRING 2007

11935 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31419-1997 912.927.5322 Fax 912.961.3233 Our offices are now located in the new Armstrong Center for Continuing Education and Community Engagement Keep in touch with us on our website for any additions or changes. Time

Fee

7-9 p.m. $59/$69 Spouse 7-9 p.m. $49/$69 Spouse 7-9 p.m. $89 6:30-8 p.m. $49 6:30-8 p.m. $49 9-4 p.m. 9-3:30 p.m. 9-3:30 p.m. 9-3:30 p.m. 9-3:30 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

$495 $295 $295 $295 $295 $89 $89

6-8 p.m. 6:30-9 p.m. 6:30-9 p.m. 6:30-9 p.m. 6:30-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

$99 $79/$129 Spouse $79/$129 Spouse $79/$109 Spouse $59/$69 Spouse $29/$39 Spouse

10am - Noon 10am - Noon 7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$59 $59 $79 $79 $80 $80 $80 $35 $60 $149 $79 $149

6:30-9 p.m. 6-8:30 p.m.

$249 $110

7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.

$79 $79 $79 $79 $250 $150

8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 6-8:30 p.m. 6-8:30 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

$180 $180 $180 $180 $160 $160 $160 $160 $129 $129 $209 $209 $249 $209 $209

Check our website www.ce.armstrong.edu for a complete description of all courses or call 912.927.5322 for our Winter 2007 catalog.

COMPUTER COURSES The Basics Computer Basics Computer Basics Computer Basics Computer Basics Computer Basics Computer Basics Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Computer Essentials Word – Level I Word – Level I Word – Level I Word – Level I MS Publisher MS Outlook Spreadsheet Software Excel – Level I Excel – Level I Excel – Level I Excel – Level I Excel – Level I Excel – Level I Excel – Level I Excel – Level II Excel – Level II Excel – Level II Excel – Level II Excel – Level II Excel – Formulas Bookkeeping & Payroll QuickBooks Basics QuickBooks Basics QuickBooks Payroll QuickBooks Payroll Adv Quickbooks: Tips for Small Business Users Presentation Software PowerPoint, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to Webpage Design Beginning HTML Front Page DreamWeaver PHP Database & Project Software Access – Level I Access – Level II MS Project I MS Project II mcse ONLINE COMPUTER COURSES Quickbooks CompTIA™ A+ Cisco CCNA AUTOCAD 2005

Date

Time

Fee

Tue, Jan 16 Thu, Jan 18 Tue, Feb 6 Thu, Mar 1 Thu, Apr 19 Tue, May 8 Mon & Tue, Jan 22 & 23 Tue & Thu, Jan 23 & 25 Wed & Fri, Feb 21 & 23 Mon & Tue, Mar 12 & 13 Tue & Thu, Mar 27 & 29 Mon & Tue, Apr 23 & 24 Mon & Tue, Jun 4 & 5 Tue & Thu, Jun 12 & 14 Tue & Thu, Jan 30 & Feb 1 Mon & Tue, Feb 5 & 6 Tue & Thu, Apr 3 & 5 Mon & Tue, May 14 & 15 Tue & Wed, Feb 20 & 21 Mon & Tue, May 7 & 8

6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.

$39 $39 $39 $39 $39 $39 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $90

Mon & Tue, Jan 29 & 30 Tue & Thu, Feb 13 &15 Wed & Fri, Mar 21 & 23 Mon & Tue, Apr 2 & 3 Wed & Fri, May 2 & 4 Mon & Tue, Jun 11 & 12 Tue & Thu, Jun 19 & 21 Tue & Thu, Feb 27 & Mar 1 Mon & Tue, Feb 12 & 13 Tue & Thu, May 15 & 17 Mon & Tue, Jun 18 & 19 Tue & Thu, Jul 17 & 19 Thu, Mar 22

6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

$89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $89 $59

Tue, Feb 6,13,20 Tue, May 1, 8, &15 Tue, Feb 27 Tue, May 22 Tue, Mar 6

6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

$149 $149 $49 $49 $49

Thu, Feb 22 Wed & Thu, Jan 24 & 25 Mon & Tue, Mar 26 & 27 Wed, Jun 20 Wed, Apr 25

1-5 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

$59 $59 $59 $59 $59

Thu, Feb 22 Mon-Wed, Mar 5-7 Mon-Wed, Apr 30-May 2 Call for information

1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

$39 $119 $119

Mon-Wed, Feb 26-28 Mon & Tue, Mar 19 & 20 TBA TBA Next Class Starting Aug 2007

6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6-10 p.m.

$119 $89 $89 $89 $9,000

Call or email to register Call or email to register Call or email to register Call or email to register

ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing

$1,495 $1,595 $1,595 $1,595

Certified Systems Engineer Server 2003 MCSE Microsoft CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

MCSE Program: Mon - Thu, 6 - 10 p.m. Next class starting Aug 07 Call for exact dates. Fee: $9,000 (including books and seven MCSE exams) Instructors: Paul Popour & Billy Lee

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Course Date PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Basics of Personal Investing Tue, Jan 30-Feb 27 Attitudes, Personalities, & Team Spirits Thu, Feb 8, 15, 22 Public Speaking & Fearless Presentations Mon, Jan 29-Mar 5 Stress Reliever Workshop Thu, Feb 1 Use Your Creativity to Get the Job You Want Wed, Jan 31 PROJECT MANAGEMENT Project Management Basics Fri, Feb 16 & 23 Projects: Initiation /Closing Fri, Mar 23 Project Planning I Fri, Mar 30 Project Planning II/ Execution Fri, Apr 20 Project Controlling /Prof Resp Fri, Apr 27 Microsoft Project - Level I TBA MS Project Level II TBA OUTDOOR LIVING ABC’s of Home Gardening Tue, Jan 30-Feb 20 Intro to Boating on the Intracoastal Waterway Mon & Tue, Feb 5, 6, 12 & 13 Intro to Boating on the Intracoastal Waterway Mon & Tue, Apr 9, 10,16 & 17 Effective GPS (Global Position System) Use Wed, Feb 21-Mar 7 Navigating our Local Water Mon & Tue, Apr 23 & 24 Learning to Drive Your Boat Mon, Apr 2 ARTS & CREATIVITY Calligraphy Sat, Jan 27-Feb 17 Illustration Sat, Mar 3-31 Perspectives in Watercolor Thu, Jan 25-Mar 1 Watercolor Painting-Beg/Int Tue, Jan 23-Feb 27 Basic Digital Photography Tue, Feb 13, 20, 27; Sat: Feb 17 & 24 Creative Photography Tue, Mar 20, 27, & Apr 3; Sat: Mar 24 & 31 Adv Creative Photography Tue, Apr 17, 24, & May 1; Sat, 21 & 28 Digital Photography: Digital Imaging Basics Thu, Feb 8 PhotoShop Tips & Tricks Coming again this Summer Portraiture Thu, May 10, 17, & 24 How to $Sell$ Your Novel in 30 Days Thu, Feb 1-22 The Art of the Article:Writing and Selling Short Non-fiction Thu, Jan 25-Feb 15 Writing Memoirs Mon, Jan 29 -Feb 26 EXAM REVIEW GRE Mon & Wed, Feb 7-Mar 12 SAT Mon & Wed, Jan 22-Feb 7 LANGUAGES German Tue, Jan 23-Mar 13 Italian Mon, Jan 22-Mar 12 Spanish Wed, Jan 17-Mar 7 Advanced Spanish Wed, Mar 21, 28, Apr 18,25, May 2 & 9 ESOL Pre-University Class Mon,Thu, Jan 22-Apr 5 ESOL Regular Class Mon,Thu, Jan 22-Apr 5 HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACLS Certification Sat & Sun, Jan 13 & 14 ACLS Certification Sat & Sun, Apr 14 & 15 ACLS Certification Sat & Sun, Jun 9 & 10 ACLS Certification Sat & Sun, Jul 14 & 15 ACLS Recertification Sat, Feb 10 ACLS Recertification Sat, Mar 10 ACLS Recertification Sat, May 5 ACLS Recertification Sat, Aug 11 Medical Terminology Wed, Feb 7-Mar 28 Medical Terminology Wed, Apr 18-Jun 13 Human Diseases Mon, Feb 5-Mar 26 Basic Pharmocology Wed, Feb 7-Mar 28 ICD-9 CM Coding - Part 1 Tue, Feb 6-Apr 10 Healthcare Delivery Thu, Feb 8-Mar 29 Reimbursement & Compliance Thu, Apr 19-Jun 14 BLS for Healthcare Providers TBA - Call 912.927.5212 RN Refresher TBA - Call 912.921.5516


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