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Volume 7 • Number 8 • Nov. 14 — Nov. 20 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly • www.connectsavannah.com

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Christmas 1886 with the Gordons begins

What: The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore Victorian customs. When: Nov. 15 through Dec. 29. Where: Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low at Oglethorpe and Bull.

Candlelight Vigil for Homicide Victims

What: This event is held in memory of murder victims by the Chatham County Victim-Witness Assistance Program. When: Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Where: Greater Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1006 May St. Info: 652-7329.

John Akers: Sandburg & Segovia

What: A performance by classical guitarist and professor, John Aker, that will explore the connections between poet Carl Sandburg and master guitarist Andres Segovia. When: Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Where: Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences. Info: 790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

Week at a

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What: The Coastal Jazz Association presents the acidjazz-funk sound of Audioform. When: Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Where: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 520 W. Bryan St. at MLK. Cost: $10. Info: 675-5419.

Reel Savannah: Immensity of Justice

What: This Polish film is based on an actual case in which a television director was unjustly sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of his young, pregnant lover. When: Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square 9. Cost: $8.

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What: A bicycle tour of the fort and surrounding areas. Bring water, sunscreen and your own bicycle. When: Nov. 17 from 8:30-11 a.m. Where: Parking lot of the Fort Pulaski National Monument on U.S. 80 15 miles east of Savannah. Cost: Free.

Sand Gnats Second Annual Chili Cook-off What: Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia. When: Nov. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Cost: $5 in advance and $7 at the gate.

What: One of Argentina’s great cultural exports blending dance, music and costume by this internationally-famous tango company. When: Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $34, $27 and $20. Info: 525-5050.

Audioform in Concert

What: Craftspeople present art, handmade items and designs from leather and silk wearables to fabric bags, from dichrotic glass jewelry to photography, food and much more. When: Nov. 16 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Nov. 17 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 18 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Cost: $6 adults, children 12 and under free. One admission good for three days with hand stamp. Info: www.Carolinashows.com.

What: The true story of a 20-year love affair between a feisty, passionate book lover in New York and a reserved antiquarian book dealer in London is shared through their overseas letters. When: Nov. 16, 17, 20 and 30 and Dec. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Community Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: Tickets for all Thursday performances are $10, tickets for Friday and Saturday are $15 adults, $20 seniors 55 and up, $15 for students and children, and $15 for all Sunday performances. Info: www.savannahcommunitytheatre.com and 898-0638.

Tango Buenos Aires

What: Presented by the Friends of Johnny Mercer, this concert features Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Orchestra and Equinox Jazz Orchestra. When: Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: Free, but tickets required. Info: 525-5050.

Christmas Made in the South

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What: A wacky whodunit comedy by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. When: Nov. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Pirate’s House, 20 E. Broad St. Cost: $54.25 per person 13 and up and $35.25 per child. Info: 898-9021.

A Tribute to Johnny Mercer

Friday, Nov. 16

What: An exhibition of art in all media, art demonstrations and continuous live performances. When: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: SSU’s Kennedy Fine Arts Building. Cost: Free. Info: Call Heidi Bindhammer at 356-2489.

Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Monday, Nov. 19 Cats

What: A cat needs a name that’s particular in this Broadway smash musical. When: Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $50, $40 and $30, with 14 and under $5 off. Info: 651-6556.

Savannah Chamber Players present MusicAlive!

What: A day with well-known children’s book authors and illustrators, characters, activities and story-telling, celebrating children’s literature and the joys of reading. Special activities include Teen Scene, an International Pavilion and Tellabration. Scheduled appearances by Ella Jenkins, Margarita Robleda, Ralph Marsiello and more. When: Nov. 17 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Free. Info: www.liveoakpl.org.

When and Where: Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St.; Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. at Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd.; and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Habersham YMCA, 6400 Habersham Rd. Cost: Free. Info: 596-7322.

Savannah Derby Devils

Armstrong Atlantic State University Youth Orchestra Program Fall Concert

What: The women’s flat-track roller derby league is back for another evening of bone-crushing, fishnet-ripping action. When: Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Where: Super Goose Sports, 3700 Wallen St. Cost: $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Info: brownpapertickets.com.

A Love for All Seasons

What: The SSU Concert Choir presents song, dance and celebration as a fundraiser. Formal attire. When: Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., reception 6 p.m. Where: SSU’s Adams Hall. Cost: $25 singles, $35 couples, $10 students. Info: Heidi at 356-2489.

Old Time Country Dance

What: Contras, squares and couples dancing with live music by the Glow in the Dark String Band. When: Nov. 17. The lesson is at 7:45 p.m. and the dance is from 8-11 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy Gym, 1709 Bull St. Cost: $7. Info: 925-2456 or www.savannahfolk.org.



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What: This lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Brown Pryor and is sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society. When: Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Where: First Baptist Church of Savannah. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 6512125 or www.georgiahistory.com.

What: Music by Bach, Vivaldi, O’Connor and Mozart presented by the Savannah Sinfonietta. When: Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings and Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost: Adults $30 to $35, seniors $25 to $30 and students $10 to $35. Info: www.savannahsinfonietta.org.

What: Meet characters from The Nutcracker in Savannah at this annual fundraiser for Savannah Danse Theatre. When: Nov. 17. The first seating is at 10 a.m. and the second seating is at 11 a.m. Where: The Tea Room, 7 E. Broughton St. Cost: $15. Info: 898-8130.

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he Savannah Children’s Book Festival, happening this Saturday in Forsyth Park, has become one of the area’s most successful community events, bringing kids, parents, authors and illustrators together in a celebration of learning and literacy. This year it will also bring together an author and an illustrator who’ve worked together for years, but never actually met. Lisa Yaldezian is the California-based author of the children’s book 500 Presents for Penelope Potts. As you might gather from the title, it involves what happens when little Penelope gets what she asks for on Christmas morning, and how she deals with it (Hint: She decides it’s good to share). As luck would have it, Penelope illustrator Jerry Seltzer lives and works in Savannah. He and Yaldezian worked together on the book, but only over the phone and the internet. They will meet for the first time at this weekend’s book festival. Indeed, technology is rapidly changing the publishing business. To get a better idea of the huge transformation going on, we talked at length with both Yaldezian and Seltzer about how they worked together on one book from 2,000 miles away. Lisa, how much do you know about this festival you’re coming to? Lisa Yaldezian: Jerry and I have been in contact with each other since we finished working on the book, because he maintains my website. So when the book was being printed he was telling me, too bad we didn’t get it done in time to sell at this big children’s festival in Savannah. So I thought, well next year when it comes about, maybe I’ll come out there. Well, my calendar was free and I had miles with Northwest (laughs), and I just decided to come meet him. We did somuch together without meeting, because we did the whole thing by e-mail. You say the book was prompted by a conversation with a certain somebody. Can you give us the genesis of the book idea?

Lisa Yaldezian: It happened Christmas Day, 1997, when my daughters were ages 7 and 3. Santa Claus had brought them too many gifts that year, and so we talked about what was too many. What if Santa Claus brought you ten, would that be too many? And we started to laugh — you know, 25 would be too many, 100 would be too many. And then we got silly and said, well, 500 would be absolutely ridiculous. And there you go, 500 presents. I knew I wanted it go to one girl in particular, and because I’m a musician I needed the title to work systematically. The 500 presents has five syllables in it, so I need the child’s name to have five syllables in it. And I wanted the “P” to be repeated. I wanted Potts as the last name, so the first name had to have four syllables. And there’s only one name I could think of that starts with a “P” with four syllables. So I wrote it in my head that night and I let it sit for a couple of weeks and then I sat down at the computer and just typed it all out. Jerry, your local company, Dragonpencil, is in the business of working with self-published authors like Lisa Yaldezian. Jerry Seltzer: Yeah, specifically children’s books, picture books. We have a few local authors too. It’s a very modern company, so we work with authors, illustrators and designers all over the world. I’m an owner and illustrator, but it’s pretty rare that I get to meet somebody that I’ve illustrated a book for. It’s strange, but that’s the dynamic of the new publishing world. Technology is forcing this kind of change in so many industries. More and more you don’t have face-to-face contact with people you’re working with. Jerry Seltzer: The internet is huge. We never could have done this years ago. It takes a whole team of people to put together a good book.

How so? Who’s on the team? Jerry Seltzer: First the story has to go into editing. We assign a project manager first off, someone who’s going to see the project through from start to finish and sort of be a liasion. They’re going to send the story off to editing, a professional editor with industry experience and library experience. We’re interested in what a teacher would think, what would a librarian think, what would a mom think? Curriculum, reading level. Are you using vocabulary words that are too low or too high? A lot of things your typical author can’t take into consideration because you need a degree in curriculum in order to know it. We work with the author and ultimately we end up with a finished story and a target reading level. We ask the author a whole litany of questions that they probably didn’t think about. Are they going to have a dedication, are they going to have a logo? The story’s done now, send it out and start getting quotes for that back cover. The back cover is very important. The front cover is very eye-catching, but the back cover is what sells people. They turn to that back cover to get confidence. They want to know that this book is a good fit for the child I have in mind.

Lisa, you describe how you sort of workshopped the early book to a second grade class, and when you asked if they had any questions, all the kids wanted to know is why Penelope didn’t get any breakfast on Christmas morning. Lisa Yaldezian: Yeah, when those hands went up I thought to myself, attorneys are not supposed to ask questions they don’t already know the answer to, and neither should authors (laughs). But it was great. I called on the first one and said, “What didn’t you like about it?” and she said, “Well, she didn’t get to eat breakfast!” And all the other hands went down. So I said, let me go back to the story, because I did say that she got a breakfast tray. But they didn’t know what a breakfast tray was! So that’s why I had to make sure the illustrator showed food being brought to Penelope as she was starting to open her gifts. That was reading to them without pictures. But since I’ve been reading with the book, teachers will ask how long it takes to read. Out loud, it takes me about 20 minutes. So when I’m in front of kindergarteners, the teachers will say, “Can you compress it, because they won’t sit that long.” And I say, well if I see them getting squirmy, I’ll start flipping through faster. And you know what? Never have I had to change it. Once you tell kids that somebody’s going to get 500 presents, that there’s


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a child out there that could get 500 presents, they just sit there glued. It’s funny -- kindergarten, first and second grade, are so relieved at the end that she doesn’t keep the 500 presents because they can’t have 500. And then third through fifth grade are relieved because Penelope did the right thing in the end. So is that just human nature or them getting socialized in school? Lisa Yaldezian: Nah, that’s just kids. That’s just the age group. Jerry, do you consider yourself an equal partner with the author?

I guess you can buy your rights back. Jerry Seltzer: And a lot of people do. So we’ll revamp it and re-release it as a selfpublished book. And they can go for years with that book. There’s no rational reason a book should live for only 90 days. If it’s new to somebody, it’s new to somebody. Not long ago a self-published book was the sure sign of an amateur. But as in the music biz, more writers are doing it themselves. How has the self-publishing route been for you? Lisa Yaldezian: Well, it’s been difficult. But I will say it’s a lot more freeing. My understanding of how it would have been had I gotten in with a major publishing house, I would have turned my manuscript over and they would have matched it up to an illustrator and I wouldn’t have had any say-so. I wrote it in 1997 and didn’t start working with Jerry until April 2006, so I had all those years to picture how I wanted it done. And we were able to go back and forth. I wouldn’t have had any of that freedom or luxury to be able to do that had I gone the traditional route. And there’s no guarantee that the publishing house would have mar-

Jerry Seltzer: About two years ago is when I had illustrated so many books for self-published authors that I realized I needed to provide them with other services, because I’d spend months on a book only to have them go off and find a book designer that did a terrible job putting the book together. I take pride in my work, I don’t want to just get paid and move on. I want to see that book out there as much as anyone. The amazing thing is that some of the best people in the industry want to work for us now, because everyone works from their own home, doing everything through the internet. So we have people retire from these top publishing houses and they call us up and want to work for us. No one really wants to retire, right? You’ve got all this expertise but you just don’t want to schlep into work every day. That’s just the way it is, because the book industry is essentially broken. So the self-publishers are the ones that now make good money. Of course you’ve got to have a good product.

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Why is the publishing industry broken? Jerry Seltzer: At a big chain bookstore, they don’t buy a bunch of product and put it on the shelves. It’s a consignment shop. They’re only ordering from a wholesaler, who’s getting their books from a distributor, who gets their books from the publisher. And the author works for the publisher. So if someone purchases a book from that store, everyone back along the line takes a piece. And the author gets whatever small royalty they get — if and only if they’ve already sold enough to pay back the advance they got, which usually amounts to around $3000. And it’s actually pretty rare for the publisher to pay it out. And what a lot of times happens is books will actually get returned. The wholesalers take 90-120 days to pay for the books they’re ordering. A lot of times they’ll return books just before they have to pay for them. There’s tricks, and everyone’s trying to work the system. But everyone knows the system is broken. The only way to really make it work is to sell a whole lot of books, and in order to do that you need some kind of forum, you have to be famous, get on talk shows. Lisa, is this your route to bigger things or was it always just its own thing? Lisa Yaldezian: Ultimately I kept going with it because I wanted my girls to see that a stay-at-home mom can still put something out there. I wanted them to see that maybe it was a good thing I got all those rejection letters. I’m saying that now (laughs). w Lisa Yaldezian will sign copies of 500 Presents for Penelope Potts by Puffy Cloud Press at the 4th Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Jerry Selzter of DragonPencil (www.dragonpencil.com) will be on hand.

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Jerry Seltzer: We work with the authors and give them advice, but ultimately it’s their baby. They’re the ones that are going to be out there selling the book, signing them all. In self-publishing, they’ll sell fewer books, but they’ll make so much more off of those books that it greatly outshines what they might make through a traditional publishing house. Those that are willing to take the risk and probably invest about $15,000 on average. That’s pretty easy to make up, if you’re selling a hardcover book for $15 apiece. And you get 100 percent of that in most cases. There are so many people that love books. They spend their whole life working on children’s books but they know the industry. And it breaks your heart to see this great book come out, a great story, beautifully rhyming, beautifully illustrated, everyone’s poured a bunch of time and money into it. And the wholesalers only give you 90 days to move $20,000 worth of product. And if it doesn’t move, they drop the book. And once it’s dropped, it’s dropped forever.

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Kiki’s story

Book by Bess Chappas includes illustrations by Sandy Branam

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avannahians know Bess T. Chappas as a storyteller and the organizer of the popular local “Tellabration” storytelling events. But the talented resident has put her skills to paper, with a new children’s book about a vignette from her girlhood in Greece called Kiki and The Red Shoes. The book is illustrated by the masterful local artist Sandy Branam, and also includes a CD of Chappas herself telling the story, which in a nutshell goes like this: Little Kiki needs some new shoes to wear for a special first-grade program at her school. But when they come, they don’t match her dress and she worries about being made fun of by the other kids. We spoke to Chappas last week in advance of her appearance at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival Saturday. Bess, You write like someone who’s really put some thought into how to write for children.

Kiki and The Red Shoes tells a story from Bess Chappas’ youth in Greece

Bess Chappas: Well, I spent 20 years as a media specialist, at Hesse Elementary, and a lot of children’s books went through my hands. And of course I have three children, too, so I did a lot of reading to them.

but she graduated and left town, so that was the end of that. So I went down to River Street and asked around the galleries, and Sandy’s name kept coming up. Two or three people said, “Oh, you should talk to Sandy Branam because she does children so well.” And she read the story and said, “I’ve got to do your book, I love this story.”

Where did you get the idea for the story?

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Bess Chappas: It’s based on a true incident when I was a little girl in Athens, Greece. That’s where I was born, and we were there until 1939 when we came to this country. It began as an oral story, because I do storytelling. And the children enjoyed it so much, and adults enjoyed it so much, it gave me the idea of putting it in printed form. And also I guess it’s a way to leave something for my children and grandchildren. So did you actually get red shoes? Bess Chappas: Anytime you write you embellish a little bit, and there are some things I don’t remember, but my aunt did send me a pair of red shoes. I remember that I did need a pair of shoes for school, I don’t remember whether it was for commencement exercises, or something like that. But I did need a pair of shoes and they came and they were red, and I had to wear my pink dress. So I won’t say it’s 100 percent true, but a lot of it is true. In fact I went looking for my house the last time I was in Greece, but I think that area must have been bombed or something, because we didn’t even find the street. How did you and Sandy get together? Bess Chappas: I found her by accident. At first I contacted a couple of SCAD students come talk to me about it, and I picked one

What will you be doing at the Festival? Bess Chappas: I’m involved in two ways, as a coastal author and as a storyteller, because we have our own little tent, called the Tellabration Tent. And we’re going to be telling stories there all day long. Tell us about your decision to self-publish. Bess Chappas: I went through a local company here in town called Big Tents Books that specializes in children’s books. They did it, but I paid for it so I guess you could call that self-published. Self-publishing must be getting popular, because when I first started I must have had a dozen different companies contact me wanting my business. And it’s because the publishing business has changed so much. They don’t want any new people because it’s too expensive, and they tend to want to stay with tried and true authors. I can’t tell you how wonderfully the book has been accepted. It’s been amazing. I knew I had a good story and I know that Sandy’s illustrations are exceptional, but I really didn’t expect this to be accepted as well as it has been. w For more info go to www.savannahstoryspinners.com/


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see what happens when you post the name of a celebrity, well... only a fool doesn’t do the math, even if it’s just in their head. To me it just proves what I’ve suspected all along: The media covers celebrities because covering celebrities gets more readers and more viewers. That’s not to condone it, but the next time you ask yourself “Why the @#$% is Britney Spears always on my TV?” think about what I’m writing here and you won’t wonder anymore. Another addictive phenomenon is the sheer speed and ease with which Google allows influential websites to link to you if they choose. The biggest fish I’ve managed to hook so far — quite unintentionally — was mediabistro.com, which featured a snip from my Festival interview with Charlie Rose and a link back to the full story, within hours of it being posted here. I’ll certainly take a shout-out and a link from Mediabistro anyday. But not everyone understands the concept of the “fair use” copyright doctrine, though. As part of our Film Festival coverage I interviewed Jim Tusty, director/producer of the documentary The Singing Revolution, which deals with a chapter in the history of the Baltic nation of Estonia. I didn’t know much about Estonia before the interview, but here’s one thing I learned soon after that

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article was posted on our website: Estonians are really, really passionate about their country. I mean, whatever you do, don’t mess with Estonia. Thanks to Google’s diligent bots, the Tusty interview immediately started aggregating on all kinds of Estonian websites — including the actual Estonian embassy. And by “immediately,” I mean within a couple of hours, if that. Link after link, all featuring my interview (almost always copied in full) and my name (well, at least they remembered to lift that also while they were at it). I’m happy I was able to provide so much pleasure for our Estonian readers all around the globe, I really am. And I admit it’s a kick to see my name and work being read in such a range of international venues, and by people who obviously care so much. And connectsavannah.com got some love as well, with a lot of hits back from those same Estonian websites. Any writer would feel validated by this. But I was left with a certain Pandora’s Box feeling about it as well.... The same thing happened with my interview with John Hennegan, director of the doc The First Saturday in May. It immediately began making the rounds on any website having anything to do with horseracing — also copied in full and with the small

compensation of featuring my byline. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, I’m a respected Estonia expert and horseracing correspondent. Who knew? Thing is, all that’s totally illegal. Like, bigtime illegal. College students are getting successfully sued by corporations for thousands of dollars, just for downloading a few songs. Taking the intellectual property of a media company like ours, Morris Multimedia, and running it in full without permission at your outlet is — well, it’s theft, pure and simple. But therein lies the dilemma: You can’t sue the whole world, and who really wants to put Google out of business? We all need it too much. Epilogue: Of all those links I got, page after page of Google hits, only one person called to ask permission to republish a story — the editor of the Mid-Atlantic Racing News, who wanted to run the Hennegan interview. Impressed that he’d even bothered to call, I just said: Make sure you credit Connect Savannah — and make sure you spell my name right. w Jim Morekis is editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah. E-mail him at jim@connectsavannah.com

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near Pooler that hasn’t had any attention. It wouldn’t be so cramped and there is plenty Editor, of room for parking. My friend and I attended the Coastal W. D. Harvey Empire Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3. After this C. W. Berry experience, I would almost have to be paid to attend another. This was my worst nightmare of how a A change of opinion large number of people in one place can feel Editor, In July 2005, I wrote the followunsafe, as if a large riot was about to break ing: out. There would have been nowhere to “If the current political race is any inrun, since the exits were not clearly dication the American public’s choice has marked. The lines for rides been narrowed down to the lesser of were stretched into the two evils. The time seems to be right crowd, not kept befor a woman to make the next hind bars as some of : or it run. This country can use her Ed e th those who attended Letters to ah prints letters from across not inherent feminine traits of es t Savann do ec ter nn let Co a g should have been. of ideas. Printin in- kindness, compassion and love the spectrum ment of the op The “thugr ply our endorse im y ril ssa ce ay be edited fo in a leader. ne m rs tte Le . ein ther like” mentality ions expressed Hopefully, she will not y. space and clarit ah.com was definitely connectsavann emulate man’s worse traits of mail: letters@ Emaking a lot 32 Fax: 912.231.99 ., Suite 7, power, prestige, image and 00 E. Victory Dr of people Snail mail: 18 404 falsehood. This has often been vannah, GA 31 Sa nervous and the case of talented women on polluted their mementering into the workplace leadership. ories of a more polite The needs of the public majority must be time, when people actually said served. Hopefully, we can choose the right “excuse me, sir,” “pardon me, sir,” “I’m woman.” sorry,” or, “thank you.” Unfortunately, since then, my opinion This fair had absolutely nothing descriphas completely changed. From presidential tive of crowd control. I didn’t see one police candidate Hillary Clinton to congressional officer inside those gates between the hours legislators (Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Dole, of 8-11 p.m. There were, however plenty of etc.), to judicial appointees Ruth Bader our finest outside directing traffic (which Ginsburg, they all have emulated the worst was definitely needed and appreciated). traits of their male counterparts. But, inside those gates was mayhem. Surveys and polls indicate by large maThere was cutting in line when a large group jorities the public is in favor of socialized would conveniently drop off a person or two medicine, minimum wage increases, womin front of someone else who had been waiten’s right to choose, status quo social secuing for 30 minutes. One of these undesirrity. Conversely, they are opposed to special ables even listened in on our conversation interest groups, unfair complicated tax when I commented to my friend that it had codes, unjust wars, executive, legislative, and became obvious that these people had no judicial lies deceiving them. peripheral vision, walking around as if they If it requires an independent party couldn’t see us. This particular individual, placed on the ballot to elect and appoint the approximately 13 years old, came to me in a best candidates (regardless of gender) to smart-mouthed manner, and challenged me. carry out the voters’ choices, so be it. I told him, “You weren’t watching where Sal Miceli you were going and you have no manners at all.” He continued to challenge me as he followed my friend and me toward an area Warning: gas station theft that seemed safer. I like to think he thought Editor, about what he was doing and decided to I wanted to let the public know about leave well enough alone when he decided to my recent misfortune and warn them about back off. This seemed to have the potential this public threat. While traveling down of becoming a frightening experience. I-95 my husband and I stopped at a travel What kind of behavior is this from our plaza for gas. While my husband pumped teenagers? Why is this undesirable element gas and I went inside for water, my purse challenging adults who are old enough to be was snatched from the passenger side floor their parents acting like a bunch of everyof our car. I lost my license, credit cards, day street thugs? Who do they think they checks, prescription glasses, cash and lots of are? What kind of family does this kind of personal info. conduct come from? In thinking back on what happened We are not just challenging the Coastal my husband and I realized that there was Empire Fair and the sponsors of this event a small white car parked to the side at the to ask for better security and crowd control station with a man pacing around outside at the fair. We are asking, most importantly, it and then a woman, who appeared to be that we do something about the undesirable pumping gas in her car, stepped next to our behavior of our youth. car just as my husband got out. These peoOn a more peaceful note: Could we acple have done this before and will probably tually consider the Coastal Empire Fair be do it again. So the public best BEWARE moved? If not mistaken, there is a rather while traveling. 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How high is too high? City Council tables building height amendment while preservationists worry

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The most recent controversy centers around a proposed five-story condominium building that would be built on West Liberty Street where a former auto parts store now stands. Nearby residents and preservationists think the building would dwarf other structures in the area, even though it meets the Historic Review Board’s 11 factors of visual compatibility, including the height requirement that must be considered when proposing a new building. Despite concerns by preservationists, the city council approved the project. In response, the Beehive Foundation, the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Downtown Neighborhood Association filed suit against the city, claiming the height map

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was improperly adopted in 2003 because the council never sent changes in the ordinance back to the MPC. Chatham County Superior Court Judge Perry Brannen sided with the preservationists by removing language from the ordinance that states developers “shall” be able to build to the limits of the height map. He ruled that the council illegally adopted the language of the amendment in 2003. The sentence in question reads: “Maximum heights on the height map shall be permitted.” City officials say that sentence clarifies the ordinance, but opponents says it opens the door to unbridled and uncontrollable development. The resulting triangle consisting of city officials, developers and preservationists was already locked in a dispute when the MPC endorsed the height map amendment on Nov. 6, bucking public opposition. As a result, more than 100 people turned out at a Nov. 8 city council public hearing to express their concerns. Earlier in the day, council members took part in a workshop concerning the issue. Following the public hearing, they tabled the matter, saying more time is needed. “I am pleased that our council does seem to be listening to our concerns, but we have more work to do to get across our observations about what’s happening to continued on page 12

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oming across the Talmadge Bridge from South Carolina is the best way to view Savannah’s urban forest. A mass of green covers the city, with only the tallest buildings poking through the trees. Preservationists want to keep it that way, while developers say the city’s current height restrictions on new construction create unfair hurdles for development. Recent developments are just the latest in a long battle between the two camps. The whole issue literally dates back to 1733, when Gen. James Oglethorpe’s city plan was put into action. Oglethorpe’s visionary plan was different from those of previous colonial towns because of its repeated pattern of connected neighborhoods, or wards. These neighborhoods were formed around squares that allowed for more open space in Savannah than in any city layout in history. This plan reduces the scale of the city to a human level, with few buildings taller than five stories, which adds to the city’s historic charm and beauty. The very ground underneath also restricts the building of skyscrapers because it’s made up of sand. The Historic District Height Development Map was created in 1996 as one section of a broader manual that regulates just about everything in Historic District buildings. That manual was developed by Christopher Chadbourne, a preservation consultant in Cambridge, Mass. Changes were made to the original document in 2003, but only after two years of intense work by the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Those changes restricted the tallest buildings to the area of Johnson Square, with all other buildings stepping down in size to make them more compatible with residential areas. Back then, those changes didn’t come about without controversy. Developers opposed the lowering of maximum heights, and were granted concessions, to the dismay of preservationists.

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our Landmark District,” Historic Savannah Foundation Executive Director Mark C. McDonald said the following day in a letter to supporters. “It seems they hear in detail each time a developer does not get his way but we don’t communicate enough about the overwhelming majority of times that our review board passes these incompatible big projects,” McDonald wrote. “We do not have any idea when they will vote on the ordinance but will of course be scrutinizing the council agenda intensely.” Mayor Otis Johnson, just re-elected two days before, pointed out that the present council is not responsible for actions by the previous council. “Five of the members of the present council were not on the council in 2003,” he said. “Any animus should be direct towards that council and not us.” Attorney Owen Murphy represents the Beehive Foundation. “It’s about due process,” he said. Murphy says the public should have been able to review the text amendment. “Those rules were not followed,” he said. “That language was added at the last minute. The MPC and members of the public didn’t realize that sentence had been added.” McDonald said the issue affects the entire landmark district, not must one part of it. “The Historic Savannah Foundation believes very much that downtown residents deserve predictability, too. The Historic Savannah Foundation is communicating with developers to work as part of a team to come up with language to provide a sense of predictability,” he said. “It’s a scary thing to have a vacant lot in a downtown neighborhood, especially in this building climate,” McDonald said. “We are completely opposed to the current proposal.” The West Liberty project is inappropriate for its proposed location, McDonald said. “There is a lot of feeling that the building is out of scale,” he said. “It was turned down by the review board. There was an attempt to scale it down, but it wasn’t possible.” Developer Michael Brown also opposes the amendment. “Restraint equals value,” he said, referring to South Beach, Key West and other historic cities that have been adversely affected by sprawling development. “The entire community is opposed to this,” Brown said, and pointed to the Columbia Square condominium development on State Street as an example of an over-scale building constructed in the historic district. Longtime preservationist Emma Adler asked the council to proceed slowly. “I know we all care. Every single person in this room cares,” she said. “We have something that is very, very precious. I know we all want to protect it. Long ago, in the late 60s, during more innocent times, everyone was trying to do the right thing,” she continued. “Our historic buildings -- we only have so many of them,” Adler said. “We must be very careful about new buildings. This is a

living city, so it’s not necessary to build copies of 18th and 19th century buildings, as long as they are the right scale and the right materials. To build to height without regard to what is next door is just not the wise thing to do.” The mayor agreed that the issue is particularly sensitive. “The MPC has been given a hot potato,” he said. “We’re going to deal with it. Probably in the end, some of you are going to be happy, and some are going to be unhappy. But it will be resolved.” Helen Downing pointed to previous projects that ended up causing more harm than good -- the destruction of the City Market for a parking garage, the demolition of historic houses for the civic center and the division of entire neighborhoods for Interstate 16. “Think about some things that were done in the past by very well meaning people in the interest of progress,” Downing said. “There are things that were done in the past that we wish now hadn’t been done.” Proponents for the developers also were present, including Jeff Notrica, who owns several parcels of land in the downtown area. “I was actually involved with the committee that developed the new height map in 2003,” he said. “All the affected parties participated,” Notrica said. “I lost height on several parcels I owned, but we were promised that by doing so, we would end all controversy.” Instead, even more controversy has been generated, Notrica says. “To resolve this issue is a challenge, to say the least,” he says. Notrica said that the historic Derenne Apartments could not have been built if the current restriction had been in place in 1924. “Height is not the issue,” Notrica concluded. “It’s more of a design issue and people are confusing height with design. That is an affront.” Attorney Jonathan Hart represents Julius Bennett, developer of the West Liberty Street condominium project. “This man came here and knew we had an ordinance,” Hart said. “He read it and thought he knew what it meant. It’s been on the books for four years. If we’re going to have a viable downtown, we’re going to need space for everyone. I don’t think those people are going to want to see three-story buildings.” Hart said Bennett agreed to decrease his building plans to four and a half stories. “It seems like a good compromise to me,” Hart said. W. John Mitchell, president of the Historic Savannah Foundation Board, said the issue is an emotional one for many people. “There’s a lot of passion surrounding this issue,” he said. Mitchell said he was aware that the council had been the butt of many negative comments, but added he was certain its members could handle them. “Hot potato?” he said. “You don’t need to handle a hot potato. You can hold on to it all you like.” w To comment, e-mail is at letters@connectsavannah.com


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Shannon and fellow crafter Amy Nieto threw together the first Mutation fair Day-of-the-dead in spring 2005 after meeting through a skeleton rag dolls. Savannah thread on crafster.org, which caHand stenciled Pee ters to independent crafters. Held at the Wee Herman t-shirts. now-defunct StarCCA space on Bull Street, Fuchsia and orange Shannon and Nieto deemed their first fair fuzzy felted owls. a success after two months of planning, reWooden coasters decocruiting fifteen vendors and “200 to 300 atrated with tattoo art. tendees. Especially since we had no idea If this sounds like the start of your what we were doing.” Christmas shopping list, skip the mall this Shannon and Nieto (who now lives in weekend and head for the Starland parking Las Vegas) were looking for a way to sell lot off Whitaker Street. For the sixth time in their crafts that offered low overhead, and three years, indie crafts makers are descendcatered to vendors who wanted to keep their ing on Savannah for Mutation: The Venue prices affordable for the buyers most likely for Misfit Crafts, a street fair of offbeat, sometimes edgy, handmade wares. Thirty vendors from Savannah, Beaufort, Jacksonville and Atlanta will set up under a giant party tent on Saturday and Sunday—the same days that Christmas Made in the South will be invading the Trade Center. Mutation organizers see no conflict with the two craft fairs happening on the same days. “What they do is more traditional crafts. They Brendan Townend, Heather Babb and Meghan Shannon are artisans, that’s their life’s work. At Mutation, to be interested in indie crafts. That first we’re more extra-curricular,” says Meghan show, the vendors were mostly SCAD stuShannon, a Mutation co-founder who’s ordents, plus a couple of “older vendors” sellganized all six of the fairs. ing more traditionally styled crafts. This year Shannon’s neighbor Heather Now that the show’s reputation is estabBabb and Shannon’s boyfriend Brendan lished, most traditional vendors “don’t apply Townend are part of the planning team. because they know they’re not going to do Babb was a vendor last year (felted cupcakes well,” says Shannon. and handmade cupcake greeting cards) and Last fall, the fifth Mutation moved to Townend has been involved since the first downtown Savannah. Sales were slower Mutation as a set-up volunteer and gopher. than at previous fairs, and the planning team He’s also the maker of the Pee Wee T-shirt. realized their followers are more midtown Shannon specializes in felted animals. oriented. “I’m glad we did it. It was a learn“There is a crafting movement going on,” ing experience,” says Shannon. says Townend. “I don’t exactly know why. It Now the show is back in Starland, and used to be kind of nerdy or weird.” they’ve added a Friday night party and art “Now it’s targeted to a younger crowd,” show for vendors and whoever else wants says Babb. to come for a “meet and greet with cheap “We do more second hand, more recywine and cheap beer—nothing fancy,” says cled stuff,” says Shannon. ”There’s a lot of Townend. knitting and crocheting, but they’re a little “We’re not really fancy people,” says off.” Babb. “There’s no regular pattern,” says “It was a big thing to go back to Starland Townend. this year,” she says. “This is where we live.” w A fixation with glue guns is one trait that the Mutation team shares with their more Mutation: The Venue for Misfit Crafts traditional colleagues at the Trade Center Starland Arts District parking lot, 41st Street event. “I don’t use it much but if I didn’t and Whitaker Street have one I think I would die,” says Shannon. Saturday Nov. 17 11a.m. – 5p.m., Sunday “I have random glue sticks all over the Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. house,” says Babb. Mutation’s festival tent will share the Mutation Vendors Art Show Starland lot with the Starland Farmers’ The Bamboo Garden in Starland Lofts, enter Market this weekend, with the space dovia Bull Street or DeSoto Avenue. nated by property owners John Deadrick Friday Nov. 16, 6 – 10 p.m. and Greg Jacobs. As in past fairs, Back in All events FREE admission. the Day Bakery is providing treats and cofwww.mutationcraftsfair.com fee, and BUST magazine is another repeat sponsor. Email Robin at rgunnsav@bellsouth.net


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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

He didn’t take the plunge

Officers with the SavannahChatham Metro Crisis Intervention Team used “de-escalation” techniques to bring a man to safety after he threatened to jump off the Talmadge Bridge. Police were called to the bridge shortly after 6 a.m. Nov. 6 after motorists saw the 46-year-old man sitting on the outer ledge of the bridge. When the officers arrived, CIT Officer Shana Williams began talking to the man with the assistance of Lt. Joy Gellately of the Crisis Negotiations Team. Support was provided by the Savannah Fire Emergency Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard. The northbound lanes of the bridge were closed for nearly an hour while the negotiators worked with the man. After about 30 minutes of talking to the officers, the man agreed to come to safety. Paramedics took him to Memorial Health University Medical Center for further evaluation.

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• A woman’s 10-year-old son told her that someone held him at gunpoint and took his candy. The woman said she called 911 immediately after he told her about the incident, but said he forgot to tell her until six hours later. The boy told an officer that he had just gotten off the school bus and was walking home, holding a clear plastic bag with a few pieces of candy in it. He said he was near East 51st and Capri streets when a juvenile he knew only as “Nick” approached him. The boy said the suspect pointed a gun at his stomach and told him to give him the candy. The boy said he gave the suspect some of the candy, at which point the suspect walked away, going west on East 51st Street. He said the suspect plays basketball across the street from his house often and said the gun had orange and yellow markings on it and that it looked fake. A detective also interviewed the boy, then went to a neighbor’s house to find out more about the suspect. The neighbor said he knew where the suspect lived, so he, the boy and the boy’s father rode with officers to suspect’s residence. The suspect’s mother came to the door. When police asked for him, she had him come to the door and the boy identified him as the person who pointed the gun at him. When asked if he had pointed a gun at the boy and taken his candy, the suspect admitted that he had. When he was told to get the gun, he returned to his residence and brought it out. The boy was asked if it was the same gun used in the robbery and said it was. It

was a plastic toy gun, silver in color, with an orange tip and green in the middle. The suspect was arrested. • Two women were walking their children along East Park Avenue when a man drove by them in a reckless manner. The women told the man he needed to watch how he was driving. He circled the block and confronted the women, jumping out of his truck and asking what they were going to do. They told him that he needed to leave and watch how he was driving. At that point, the man grabbed a gun and asked them, “What are you going to do?” One of the women said she couldn’t describe the gun, but said the suspect held it in his right hand. Although the man was armed, neither woman said he pointed the gun at them, but they were concerned he might harm them. An officer located the man’s residence. His girlfriend told the officer that the man wasn’t home and had just left. A look-out was placed for the man and his truck. • An officer responded to Augusta Road on a report of someone being struck. The officer was met by a woman and her son. The woman said her son struck her in the face on the left side when she attempted to stop him from e-mailing his father. The son said his mother scratched his right forearm with her fingernails as she tried to keep him from sending the e-mail. The woman had a visible bruise on her face, and the son’s arm was scratched. Both refused treatment by EMS. The officer couldn’t determine who the primary aggressor was, so both were arrested on charges of simple battery. The mother was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center in one squad car, and the son was taken in another. w

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martini glasses and a handgun). Next year, according to a Los Angeles Times report, judges will be required, for the first time, to consider whether settings are appetizing enough to actually eat from.

Great Art!

Australian performance artist Stelios Arcadious, 61, showed off the laboratorygrown ear that he had implanted in his arm in 2006 and which now fully resembles his other two ears, according to an October report in London’s Daily Mail, reviewing his latest show at Britain’s Newcastle Centre for Life. The next step, he said, is to implant a tiny microphone, connected to a Bluetooth transmitter, so that his audiences can hear what his third ear “hears.” MIT sophomore Star Simpson, 19, was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston in September when she walked by a security checkpoint wearing her own fashion creation of a hooded sweatshirt with a wired circuit board sewn onto the front, thus evoking the image of a suicide bomber. She compounded the problem by being uncommunicative, but shortly after her arrest, authorities determined that she is simply a bright but eccentric student who designs quixotic gadgets. Thirty contestants squared off in September at the Los Angeles County Fair’s competitive dinner-table-setting contest, in which the entrants had not only to comply with formal etiquette rules (e.g., cutlery aligned properly; 24-inch distance from the center of one plate to the center of another), but to create artistic “tablescapes” (such as the Kentucky Derby table with a racetrack centerpiece or the James Bond table with

give the state another dollar for the tolls,” said Thomas Jensen, 68, to the judge in Rochester, N.H., in September as he accepted the three-day jail sentence instead of a $150 fine. He had been convicted of cheating the state for insisting on using two discontinued 25-cent tokens to pay a 50-cent toll after he had failed to use the tokens up before their expiration. The toll road is a connector between the 50-cent-saving Jensen’s main residence in Braintree, Mass., and his summer home in New Hampshire.

Least Competent Criminals

Police in Pittsburgh arrested a man in October for, they said, trying to get change at a Giant Eagle store for the bogus $1 million bill he was carrying (with a likeness of Grover Cleveland) and getting rowdy in the cashier’s office when he was turned down. Also, in October, six men went on trial in England’s Southwark Crown Court, charged with trying to get the Bank of England to exchange a large number of bills in the denominations of 1,000 pounds (currency which was discontinued in 1963) and 500,000 pounds (which never existed). (One British pound was worth about $1.90 at the time.)

Recurring Themes

About once a year, News of the Weird learns of an episode in which a motorist

Chutzpah!

Trial lawyer Gary Baise is also the “lower taxes, limited government ... less spending” candidate for chairman of the Fairfax County (Va.) Board of Supervisors, but an October Washington Post investigation revealed that he had collected nearly $300,000 in federal subsidies between 1995 and 2005 on an already profitable farm he owns in Illinois. At first, he appeared outraged at himself: “There’s no way you can justify this for guys like me. This is what’s wrong with government.” Nonetheless, he said, he’ll continue to take the subsidies. Even More Chutzpah! (1) The man who witnesses say robbed the Washington Mutual Bank in Miami Springs, Fla., in October was arrested outside the bank, but when he was brought back inside to be identified, he shouted at the employees (according to a Miami Herald report), “You ruined my life! I told you not to call (the) police!” (2) Authorities in Concord, N.H., arrested Frank Drake, 37, in October, after finding him watering one of his several marijuanaplant gardens alongside Interstate 89. Police seized 44 plants on the southbound side and 88 on the northbound side. w

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Three aldermen in Dover, N.J., seem exceptionally apprehensive that the town’s gumball machines are easy targets for terrorists to poison their community and have been studying the issue zealously since Police Blotter April. The aldermen have checked all 800 Donald Turk, 48, and two associates gumball machines in the town of 18,000, were charged in Lake Elsinore, Calif., in gotten rid of the 100 that were unlicensed, September with kidnapping Turk’s girland will report to the mayor by Jan. 1 on friend, whom Turk was trying to push out the town’s vulnerability. (The mayor has of his life because she annoyed him. His been mildly supportive of the project, as plan, allegedly, was to take her to Mexico, contrasted with the police chief, who said, drop her off, and hope that she would not “You’d probably win the lottery first” before return home. However, she was back sevbeing victimized by terrorists’ gumballs.) eral hours later, demanding that Turk pay off Silliness: (1) The New York City the cab driver who had driven her from Department of Education is currently the border. Arrested with Turk was a paying 757 employees their full sala47-year-old pal nicknamed “No ries while they sit idle in nine “reasNose” because he has a hole in the signment rooms” each day, awaiting middle of his face as the result of What do you hearings on alleged wrongdoing. a gunshot. Said police Det. Joe Union contracts require the paywant me to Greco, “(This case) is like somements until final adjudication, yet say thing out of a Quentin Tarantino the department fears that havmovie.” ing the accused in the workPetty Crime: (1) Police in place would jeopardize students Mesa, Ariz., reported that a man and the school system (according in a black Chrysler sedan pulled to a September New York Post reup to a Burger King worker on the port). (2) The Lancashire (England) street late one evening in September Police recently concluded its invesand, at gunpoint, took the uniform he tigation of Constable Jayson Lobo, was wearing. (2) In Hyannis, Mass., finding that he merely committed in September, an 18-year-old high errors, and not fraud, in his expense school student was charged with account (with discrepancies totaling possession of marijuana, which police the equivalent of less than $200). The said he was smoking out of an apple. Times of London reported that the investigation cost the equivalent of about $1 milPeople Different From Us lion. “Over my dead body was I going to

creeps up to a railroad crossing and then onto the tracks, but mysteriously at that point is unable to move the car forward or backward, and even more mysteriously, a train is coming at precisely that moment, and the motorist must either bail out or be killed. In the latest incident, Betsy DeVall wound up on the tracks in Greer, S.C., in October and later said she mumbled to herself, “Oh, my gosh, I’m on the track. I’ve got to get off.” She was unable to move her car, for some reason, but fortunately police Sgt. Marcus O’Shields saw the whole thing and pulled her to safety just before an oncoming train crashed into the car.

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At least nine people were left dead in the northern Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Peipah. The storm lost force over Luzon, then moved into central Vietnam as a tropical depression. • Remnants of Hurricane Noel roared along the New England coast and into Atlantic Canada, knocking out power to several communities.

Earthquakes

A strong earthquake near the Bangladesh-India-Myanmar border caused tens of thousands of people to rush into the streets in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong. The roof of a supermarket collapsed immediately after the quake, but there were no reports of injuries. • Earth movements were also felt in the central Philippines, New Zealand’s South Island, western Mexico and central Utah.

Intense pressure from rising lava inside Java’s Mount Kelud volcano created a new island in the mountain’s crater lake. Indonesian vulcanologists said new lava oozing through cracks in the lava accumulated during a 1990 eruption has created a larger dome that is now 230 feet high. Late in the week, officials lowered the alert status for Kelud as activity within the steaming mountain subsided to a level that an explosive eruption 5.4 made unlikely. This allowed thousands of villagers to return to work on the mountain’s fertile slopes after being evacuated more than three weeks ago. • The Anak Krakatau volcano, or “Child of Krakatau,” spewed red-hot lava flares high into the sky above Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. The volcano has been showing signs of increased activity for the past two weeks.

Hogs Wild

Officials in eastern China lifted a ban on hunting wild boars after sounders of the marauding swine began invading buildings and stealing food. The wild hogs have made swift incursions into college kitchens and even hospital facilities around Hangzhou, capital of China’s Zhejiang province, about 125 miles southwest of Shanghai, according to the Shanghai Daily. One 440pound boar rushed into a hospital security guard’s dormitory and jumped into a child’s bed. It later ran out and rammed into a taxi before fleeing, the paper said. Officials believe the boars’ sudden boldness is probably due to the scarcity of food in the wild. w

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A new U.S. Minerals Management Noel 3.9 Service report says that rare humpback and fin whales swam huno +107 dreds of miles north of their 5.4 Matam, usual habitat this summer, Senegal feeding over the warming waters north of Alaska and eastern Siberia. The migration into Arctic waters occurred during a summer that saw record melting of long-term sea ice across the polar region. The agency, which oversees lease sales for offshore petroleum drilling in federal waters, said the northward movement of whales has Week Ending November 9, 2007 been going on for the past two summers. Environmental Greenpeace blamed the disaster on decades groups have called for further of deforestation, which left hillsides destudy of the marine mammals’ habitats benuded of trees and vegetation that would fore industrial activity is allowed to expand have prevented the slide and reduced runoff. off northern Alaska. Minerals service spokesman Gary Strasburg told the Nosebleed Capital Associated Press that a sighting of an endanHumidity in the Tibetan capital gered species in a new area would not mean of Lhasa reached the lowest-everan immediate change in how the agency recorded levels on several days regulates petroleum exploration. during late October and early November, causing many people Deforested Disaster to awaken with nosebleeds, according to Massive flooding that blanketed Chinese state media. The Lhasa observatory much of the Mexican state of said humidity readings as low as 10 percent Jalisco was suddenly eclipsed by a around the capital were due to a lack of giant mudslide that buried an moisture from India and the Bay of Bengal, entire village in neighboring and dry cold fronts arriving from the north. Chiapas, burying nearly 30 people alive. Residents and visitors were advised to drink Days of torrential rains over southern large amounts of water during the extremely Mexico had displaced 800,000 people in arid conditions. Xinhua reports that Tibet, Jalisco before the slide occurred. A wall of with its glaciers and high altitude, is rewater and mud more than a half-mile wide garded as a region especially sensitive to engulfed San Juan Grijalva, burying homes. global warming. Temperatures there during The mudslide then cascaded into an adjaOctober were up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit cent river, kicking up a huge wave that also warmer than normal. hit the village. The Mexican division of

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‘We’re not just performing and then walking offstage’

MusicAlive! spreads the joy of classical music to young and old alike

ost kids who leave their hometowns after graduating high school and subsequently find some measure of success in their chosen field either A) stay gone for good, or B) return to their old stomping grounds as soon as they can — triumphant, and eager to make their mark in the place that groomed them for better things. How unusual then, to find a group of hardworking 20-somethings who are keenly interested in improving one particular cultural aspect facet of this city, without actually moving back to the Coastal Empire. That’s the peculiar and rather daunting modus operandi of MusicAlive! a promising non-profit organization formed by three acclaimed classical musicians who first took to their current profession as kids right here in Savannah. Founded in 2005 by the award-winning orchestral bassist Joseph Conyers (who currently plays with both the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra), and violinists Blake Espy and Catherine Miller (both of whom are currently members of south Florida’s New World Symphony), this unique and idealistic outfit seeks to fill a gap left by the dissolution of the Savannah Symphony. To many in this community, that stated goal does sound a bit like a broken record, as a handful of other organizations in our area have been using that exact same terminology to explain their own impetus. They (and their supporters) have also been duking it out for a few years now (with varying degrees of civility) in what at times has seemed like a race of some sort to determine whose approach to fine arts music in Savannah will reign supreme. Looking closer, however, one sees that MusicAlive!’s goals are more narrow than most of the other contenders on the same general front. For them, it’s primarily all about the children.

One of their main objectives is to “expose Savannah children to the joys of music making,” passing along to kids of this generation the torch that was handed to these college graduates in their own youth by both private instructors and members of the nowdefunct symphony itself. “When we grew up in Savannah, there were roll models who made music their fulltime gig. Some of these incredibly dedicated musicians saw the importance of teaching and spreading their knowledge and wisdom with us! Now, we want to keep that energy going,” Conyers says. “Since the demise of the symphony,”

When we grew up in Savannah, there were role models who made music their full-time gig... Now, we want to keep that energy going.” he continues, “the number of (student) string players making it to the All-State Orchestra has decreased tremendously. We at MusicAlive! are disheartened about this, and want to do everything in our power to assure that kids in Savannah are being presented the same opportunities we were.” According to the bassist, it should not be a foregone conclusion that the youth of today are disinterested in classical music. It’s just that they’re constantly bombarded with ephemeral pop, rock, country and rap, and rarely —if ever— are shown how exhilarating fine art music can be to hear and play. “The likely cause for this disinterest is

that most children were not introduced to classical at an early enough age so they can have an appreciation for it,” Conyers says. Espy points out that while a number of local groups are offering ticketed classical concerts on a regular basis, that’s a different thing from reaching out to students — especially disenfranchised or at-risk youth. “I don’t know any other organization around whose primary goal is to excite kids about music,” the violinist submits. “We’re not just performing and then walking off stage. Our programs are built on interaction. Without an interested audience, we’re all wasting time up there. Our children’s concerts let us really get to know the audience and gives the audiences a chance to learn what we do for a living.” According to Conyers, MusicAlive! hopes to hold their first-ever ticketed concert event sometime next June — which he promises will include some sort of unique twist that will help to set his group even further apart from what he intimates is perhaps a more staid view of presenting classical music. “This genre of music has unfortunately been branded with a horrible stereotype, “ he explains. “Some kids, mostly the older ones, show little to no interest whatsoever in hearing or playing it. That’s why we especially like to work with younger kids who are a bit less influenced by modern trends and the (dreaded) ‘coolness factor’.” Miller says that getting kids enthused about the wonders of classical music at a very early age is key to the art form surviving, not to mention thriving. “The Savannah Symphony and its education programs played a major role in each of our lives. From the age of probably six until I left Savannah for Juillard, I was involved in Junior and Senior Strings, and the Savannah continued on page 18

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Symphony Civic Orchestra. I attended concerts by major soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern, and many others,” says Miller. “These were very special experiences. I would dream of making music my career while watching them perform in the Johnny Mercer Theater. Through playing music in Savannah, I met life-long friends, and learned a great deal about myself. We’d like

for others to have the same opportunity.” All the founders of this group acknowledge that their efforts were initially met with some measure of distrust from others in the local classical music field, but they say that MusicAlive! was never a threat of any sort to any other performance group — nor would they want it to be. “We don’t even live in Savannah,” says Conyers. “How could we ‘take it over?’ It’s

impossible for us to dominate this scene.” “I think at first some people may have been misled about our purpose,” says Espy. “But at the moment, we don’t really overlap services with any organization in town. A big part of what we do is provide information to students about local organizations and teachers in the area — resources they could tap into once we leave.” Conyers, who sees his group as uniquely

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poised to mend fences and promote cooperation, adds, “We have links to all the local classical groups on our website, and we encourage people to support all of them as best they can.” Conyers says there’s a bigger issue than who’s leading the classical music charge. “Focus instead should be put on whether the community is working together to sustain classical music. Who’s making sure classical concert events aren’t competing with each other in such a small market? How can the classical music organizations work alongside each other to provide a stronger product for the community? MusicAlive! can help bring all these facets together, starting with educating young people about the music,” says Conyers. “For example, last June, we went to 14 different community centers all around town. I don’t know if there had ever been a classical music group play in any of them! (laughs) The kids got into it and if they never see something like that firsthand, why on earth would anyone ever expect them to be interested in it?” he asks. He stresses the ancillary benefits of an early education in fine arts music. “It helps you to experience things outside of your hometown. Even if the kids don’t wind up taking this on as an actual profession, they can take it on as a hobby through adulthood and learn about plenty of history and other cultures,” he says. “I mean, it’s great that so many people in Savannah are enthused about soccer and football, but wouldn’t it be great if we had that same level of enthusiasm about our kids playing classical music?” For this next run of shows, the group —including violist Jennifer Stumm and cellist Ryan Murphy— has put together a medley of holiday favorites, including selections from Handel’s Messiah. Each event is open to the public. “These performances are going to be a sort of ‘introduction to the string family,’” says Miller. “We’ll also talk about different styles of music, the role and function of each instrument, and musical techniques.” Espy adds, “MusicAlive! isn’t a symphony, but we can bring our skills and experiences to the city in hopes of creating a buzz, and getting at least one child excited. If that happens, it’s all worth it.” “As an added bonus,” chimes in Conyers, “the next Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern or Edgar Meyer could all be in Savannah right now with their talent simply waiting to be discovered. Why deny them this?” w MusicAlive! plays: Mon. 7 pm at the Public Library (2002 Bull St.); Tue. 4 pm, at the Wilmington Island Public Library (125 Wilmington Island Rd.); Tue. 7 pm, at Ronald McDonald House (Bluffton, S.C.); Wednesday, Nov. 21, 4 pm, at the YMCA (6400 Habersham St.); and Wed., November 21, 6:30 pm, at the Hyatt Regency (2 West Bay St.). For more info, go to www.music-a-live.org.


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ost folks in Savannah have no idea who Electric Six is. It’s probably because we’ve never had a serious, commercial alternative radio station — and that’s about the only way you’d ever stumble across their brand of snarky, absurdist cock rock. Of course, they’re all the rage on the internet, and over the past few years, a fair number of their over-the-top garage-meetselectroclash tracks have made their way into the sets of some of the more open-minded DJs around town (such as the sorely-missed Captain who initially launched The Jinx’s popular Thursday night Fever! Dance Party). With standout, virtually unforgettable almost-novelty singles such as “Gay Bar” (with it’s relentless chorus of “Girl, I wanna take you to a gay bar”), “Danger! High Voltage,” which sounded like some bizarre cross between vintage Chic and middle-period AC/DC (thanks in no small part to a crazed guest vocal that was widely rumored to have been sung by hometown hero Jack White, of White Stripes fame), and “I Buy The Drugs,” E6 have become the bad boys of dance-punk. Their brand-new CD, I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master, may be seen by many as somewhat of a return to form, as their last disc, Switzerland, was met with some resistance by longtime fans. I Shall Exterminate is filled with overdriven blasts of guitar-rock, abetted by thunderous drums and copious amounts of keyboard and synth textures. As on previous releases, frontman/vocalist Dick Valentine’s lyrics are obtuse, tongue planted so firmly in cheek as to do himself harm. On this leg of their world tour, the group will be joined by two buzzworthy support acts: California blues and folk influenced indie-rockers The Willowz (known best for their contributions to the soundtrack of Michel Gondry’s film Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind) and Toronto’s The Golden Dogs, whose blend of angular, Shins-ian guitar pop and offbeat, TMBGesque quirk-rock is earning them tons of satellite and college radio airplay. Dick Valentine played a round of “Ten Questions” with Connect just before a gig in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

19 Neither The Golden Dogs or The Willowz sound much like E6. How did this triple bill come about, and does your crowd dig them? Dick Valentine: We are actually yet to play a show with either of them. The first leg of the tour has been with two different bands. We don’t know anything about them, but we trust our booking agent. The venue you’re playing in Savannah is normally used as a dueling pianos bar. Ever played a place like that before? Dick Valentine: Can’t say we have. But I’m never one to shy away from a duel. If you had $10 left to your name, what would you spend it on? Your music’s been described as “cleverly dumb.” An insult or an extreme compliment? Dick Valentine: That’s a compliment. It’s pretty much what we are trying to convey. The problem is the majority of people out there accept everything on face-value. Therefore, people see a guy with long hair and a goatee —like the guy in Nickelback— with a guitar, and they accept that he is a “rocker,” when he is anything but. E6 appeals to a wide variety of different types of listeners. Does that make it easier to craft successful records, or more difficult?

to entertain the audience doing impersonations of barnyard animals for ten minutes. In Spanish. “Sexy Trash,” off the new record, sounds to me like Capt. Beefheart sitting in with the Wallmen. What’s the story behind this song? Dick Valentine: The music was basically just done by both our guitar players messing about. I had the lyrics laying around for just such an opportunity to present itself. I concluded that this was the opportunity.

Dick Valentine: It’s never difficult making an Electric Six record. We don’t worry at all about integrity.

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Your new CD hit the Top 50 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart the week of its release. Has it been hard to resist the temptation to gloat and/or come up with lots of crass “heatseeker” jokes in the wake of this development?

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Dick Valentine: What could possibly be funny about the term “heatseeker”?

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You guys go through bandmembers like some girls go through boyfriends. Can some folks simply not keep up the rock star pace?

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Dick Valentine: In some cases it was just as simple as people not being able to keep up the “rock star pace.” In other cases it was as simple as the band turning into something “he never signed on for.” In one particular case, both explanations apply. Also, there are people who have elected to do other things and the separation was amicable.

Dick Valentine: In Madrid, the entire right side of the stage blew a fuse and I was left

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What’s been the most unexpected thing that’s taken place at the shows so far?

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Antarctic

Crazy-tight, technical and disjointed hard prog quartet from North Florida that makes mesmerizing, percussive —yet melodic— instrumental guitar and drum rock that sounds like a mash-up between Pinback, The Police (circa 1978-1980), The Mercury Program and a batch of bathtub crank. With Dark Castle, a sludgey psychmetal guitar/drums duo. Bring earplugs to go with your latte. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

A Girl A Gun A Ghost

A rare local appearance by a young, locally-based “experimental harcore” band that has recently inked both domestic and overseas record deals and just may wind up the next Savannah act to earn a sizable international following. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Audioform

This non-purist booking by the Coastal Jazz Association finds a celebrated Charlotte-based acid-jazz octet bringing the same wah guitar and horn-based grooves they’ve showcased at high-profile gigs like The Fillmore Jazz Fest to —get this— the downtown Sheraton! Eat Mo’ Music fans should dig this with a shovel... $10 at the door or free for CJA Members. Sun., 5 pm, Four Points by Sheraton (Bryan St. & Mlk, Jr. Blvd.) - ALL-AGES.

‘Johnny Mercer: The Man & His Music’ B-Day Tribute

This annual concert to Savannah’s songwriting legend features some of the area’s finer players, and its appeal crosses all sorts of generational and class lines. Organized by the Friends of Johnny Mercer, the show is FREE to ALL-AGES, but reserved seats must be obtained in advance. (Unclaimed tickets released ten minutes before show.) Call 5255050. Sun., 2:30 pm, Lucas Theatre.

‘Redemption’ Dance Party

This look back at the early days of the acid house scene brings together local DJs for a free, all-night party. DJ Trauma supplies breakbeat, DJ InComa plays hardhouse, “straight Detroit acid” comes courtesy of David Rapp, DJ Shrapnel spins industrial, and DJ Sandoors and guests will keep things unpredictable. It takes place on this Congress St. club’s reopened ground level. Sat., 10 pm, B & B Ale House.

The Savannah Sinfonietta

Lately this aggregation has taken to calling itself “Savannah’s orchestra,” which is an indication of their current position as the pre-eminent (and seemingly most viable) symphonic group in town. Their Masterworks III program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Vivaldi’s Winter Concerto Op. 8, no. 4 from “The Four Seasons,” and pieces by O’Connor and Mozart. For those who were pissed that such a talented group of musicians were under-amplified at the recent Picnic In The Park, here’s your chance to actually hear what they can do. For tickets, go to www. savannahorchestra.org or call (800) 5143849. Sat., 8 pm, Plantation Club (Landings) + Sun., 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).

Ski Club

Brand-new, atmospheric Atlanta postrock quintet that’s alternately guitarishly dreamy and noisily anthemic, a la Yo La Tengo. Great stuff, featuring former members of the underrated Sovus Radio. Fri., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

Tango Buenos Aires

This hotly anticipated tango-centric narrative stage production blends masterful, athletic dancing with Argentinian historical drama and a romantic storyline to create an enthralling, sensuous piece of long-form choreography. $20-$34 tickets at www.lucastheatre.com or by calling 525-5050. Sun., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.

Who’s Bad- a Jacko Tribute

Eight-piece Michael Jackson Tribute Band (with live horns) from Chapel Hill, that plays everything from “ABC” to “Black Or White.” They don’t sound perfect, but they’re pretty darn close to the real thing. Plus, your kids are probably safe around them. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

Town Mountain

This young Asheville, N.C., quintet seeks to bridge bluegrass and roots country — and they’re using a growing arsenal of original tunes that draw on elements of both genres as their leverage. Whether The Stanleys or George Jones, they steal from the good stuff and then roll their own. Charge $20 adv. tickets at 748-1930. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES. w


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A.W.O.L.

Spoken word showcase run by a local non-profit offering youths self-awareness through poetry and hip-hop. Sun., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Bottles & Cans

Garage-rock-infused blues and weird Americana. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.), + Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Larry Broussard

Classically-trained fingerstyle guitarist playing a wide variety of rock, pop and blues standards and current hits plus originals. Sat., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

Cats: The Musical

Thomas Claxton

Intense singer/acoustic guitarist playing popular rock covers and originals. Wed., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.) + Thurs., 7:30 pm, Augie’s (Pooler) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Sun., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.

The Bryan Clees Band

Critically-acclaimed, regional C & W act on the rise (originals and covers). Fri., 9 pm,

French Quarter Café (Statesboro).

Larry Broussard

Deep Blue 3

Tight local electric blues combo with a new lineup. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Eat Mo’ Music

Funky, high-energy instrumental soul jazz quartet. Fri., 8:30 pm, Isaac’s on Drayton + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Indie songwriter Marisa Predisik’s melodramatic, minor-key chamber-rock tunes (on guitar, piano, ukulele, and glock) recall a more brooding and hyper Aimee Mann. This is the first night of her nationwide tour. Sat., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

A Nickel Bag of Funk

Echoes of The Harvest

Danceable R & B act led by a sultry female vocalist. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

New local death/speed metal project influenced by Lamb of God and Pantera. Sat., 9 pm, Yong’s Country Club.

Equinox Jazz

Moedog Darling

Rhythm Riot

Standout local combo led by Louisiana-bred saxman Jeremy Davis. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

band Pink Kodiak opens with a set of droning, hooky “Death-Pop.” Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Kitschy rock/ pop party band known for unexpected covers and a devil-may-care attitude. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

High Velocity

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The Southern Wailers

Popular bar band playing a variety of classic rock and modern country hits. Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Bloomingdale).

The Hitmen

Brash local electric blues power trio. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

Kiterunner

Local indie-rockers known for yearning vocals and a lineup that includes cello, bass, guitar, synths and drums. Local one-man-

This annual unplugged C & W benefit show is sold out, but you might score a seat at the door to see Doug Stone, Bucky Covington, Jason Michael Carroll and Jeff Bates. Wed., 7:30 pm, Lucas Theatre.

The Magic Rocks

Eclectic rock/country/soul cover trio featuring members of GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Young, promising male-female Americana guitar duo (acoustic and electric) that’s into Lucinda Williams, the DBT’s Chris Cornell and K.T. Tunstall. Originals and covers. Thurs., 8 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler) + Fri., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.

The Train Wrecks

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It’s never Boer-ing at

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get lots of suggestions as to what restaurants I should write about. Zunzi’s has been suggested most often. And when I see the line snaking down the sidewalk I figure something is being done right. What I find out is that there are no seats inside! All food is either take-out or eaten in the outdoor patio area. Co-owner Johnny DeBeer is behind the counter with Kenneth Clark, who’s worked with them for a year. When we step inside the Feng Shui-designed ordering area smiling Johnny says hello. He talks and jokes with everyone, bringing as many people inside as he can until the room is packed. It’s fun. Soon I’m enjoying a terrific, bountiful international meal under the golden sun, shaded by Zunzi’s vibrantly colored umbrellas: Homemade South African Boerewors Sausage, Hummus, Falafel, vegetarian curry, Chicken a la King, charbroiled salmon salad, two secret sauces and a sweetened Roobois iced tea.

Many of the customers are obviously regulars. There’s no concern about who was first in line or whose orders should be taken when. It seems like one big happy family coming together for a feast, each of them excited to dig into some wonderful food. Time and again I watch people order one dish – a favorite – only to change their mind and order something else –another favorite. One customer I eat lunch with, Danica Leigh, who creates amazing sets and wardrobes for local theaters including The Savannah Actor’s Theater, says that she ate at Zunzi’s during her first visit here and liked it so much that it influenced her decision to move to Savannah! Johnny is from South Africa. His wife Gabby, Zunzi’s other co-owner and chef is from the city of Berne, Switzerland, on the Italian border. Her food represents Switzerland, of course, and also the input of her grandmother on the Italian side, and the nomadic Gypsy world of her father. Gabby’s parents should be coming to

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Johnny and Gabby, owners of Zunzi’s downtown

visit Savannah soon to see their granddaughter for the first time. Johnny says we can expect some exciting specials on the menu during that time, courtesy of Gabby’s mother. In 2010 Johnny and Gabby plan to go to South Africa for soccer’s World Cup. Meditation and the positive energy it creates are keys to why Gabby’s food is so good, so, fun, so easy to digest: She tells her employees: “The most important thing: Don’t touch my food if you’re angry. Don’t piss me off when I cook… clear your mind when you cook and keep good thoughts in your head… people don’t realize the strength of thought.”

She goes on to expound on how negative thoughts and energy can permeate and damage food; how they can make it hard to digest. And how powerful positive thoughts, when accompanied by well traveled knowledge and exacting, creative skill can enhance it. “We’ve got soul food ­— European soul food,” she concludes. w Zunzi’s is at 108 East York St. Call them at 443-9555. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.zunzis.com

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‘Release the Hounds’ by Russell Smith is part of the Mighty Eighth’s ‘Southern Wings’ exhibit

‘Ansel Adams: Celebration of Genius’ — Through Jan. 6, 2008. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912-7908800. www.telfair.org/

Alone Together — Paintings by Jessie

Boone will be featured at a solo thesis exhibition Nov. 2-16 at the Red Kite Studio on Bull Street. Open noon-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Opening reception with Boone will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2. Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. 912-238-1508. www.redkitestudio.net/

Always There — Porcelain and stone-

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007

Forsyth Park, Savannah 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country. Plus dozens of local authors, arts and crafts, food, a variety of entertainment, an international tent, a “teen scene,” costumed characters, and more! Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs For information: 912-652-3661

www.savannahchildrensbookfestival.org Rain location: Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull Street, Savannah, GA Bruce Degen, “The Magic School Bus” illustrator

Sonia Manzano, best known as “Maria” from “Sesame Street” Carmen Agra Deedy, author of “The Library Dragon”

and many more of your favorite authors and illustrators!

ware sculptures by Barbara Duch and expressionistic abstracts, contemporary cityscapes and landscapes by Fran Thomas at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St. Call 790-1144 or 507-8440. Gallery 440, 440 Bull St.

‘Ancient Skies: A Look at Our Mystical Past’ — Oil paintings by

Veronika K. Varner through November at the Starlander Cafe Gallery, 11 E. 41st St. Starlander Cafe, 11 East 41st. 912-443-9355.

‘An Intimate Acquaintance’ - Oil

paintings by Rose Covert, through Nov 29. Reception Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Employee Art Exhibition — For the

first time, the City of Savannah will participate in the National Arts Program, an annual art exhibition program for City employees and families, with 113 works on display at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Nov. 13-Jan. 4. Over 70 city employees and family members submitted original artwork to be displayed. Free and open to the public; hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

‘Finely Feathered, Fairly Weathered’ — An exhibition of new bird paintings and mixed media works by Juliana Peloso showing at The Black Orchid Gallery 131 Drayton St. Reception for the artist will be held Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m. The Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St. 912-236-0010. www.blackorchidtattoo.com

Group Show — The Grand Bohemian

Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. 912-721-5007. www.grandbohemiangallery. com/

Holiday Treasures at the Mansion — Small works by Joanne Bedient, Rebecca

Cope, John Duckworth, Peter Karis. Little River Hot Glass, Irene Sainz Mayo, Jean Claude Roy, Morgan Santander, Meredith Sutton, Scott Griffin and W. Gerome Temple Dec 6–Jan 6. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton Street. 912-238-5158. www.mansiononforsythpark.com

‘I’ll Remember You’ — An exhibi-

tion by Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung, Oct. 26 -Nov. 18, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Jung was named Artist of the Year for 2007 by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Red Gallery, 201 E Broughton St. 912-525-4735. www.scad.edu/exhibitions/savannah/exhibitions.cfm

Larry Levow and Gayle Clark — The

artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter Larry Levow and potter Gayle Clark. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. 912-236-4583. www.gallery209.com/ ‘Little Gems’ -- Chroma Gallery’s Holiday Small Works show featuring over 100 works of art under $300. Reception with hot apple cider Nov. 18 1-5 p.m. Fall hours 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. 31 Barnard St. in City Market.

Loop, Link and Tangle — Mixed media show of SCAD students at Dimensions Gallery, 412 M.L. K Jr. Blvd., reception Friday Nov. 2, 7-10 p.m. Dimensions Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 912-236-4993. www.dimensionsartgallery. com/


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‘Nowness and Permanence in Art’ — A look at the timelessness of art, at

Daedalus Gallery, 414 Whitaker St., Nov. 1Dec. 31. Daedalus Gallery, 414 Whitaker St. 912-233-2005.

‘Saints and Martyrs: An Exploration of Orthodox Iconography’ — Art by Ricky McGee and Vesella Valtcheva Nov. 130 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., with a reception on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. 912-2324447. www.sentientbean.com

‘Mirrored Nostalgia’ — Photos

by SCAD student Sonny Wallace at Dimensions Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd. Dimensions Gallery, 412 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 912-236-4993. www.dimensionsartgallery.com/

‘Sacred and Profane’ — Alvida Art

Gallery opening 7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 3 at 7303D Abercorn St. Contributing artists will display their works as they interpret the theme of “light” and “dark”. Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St. 912-355-5656. www.alvidaart.com

Recent paintings by Katherine Sandoz at Rosewood ‘19th Contemporary Century Art, 113 E. Glass from Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah through Nov. Collections’ 24. Reception — Through Fri. Nov. 2, 6-8 Dec. 2. Telfair p.m. Rosewood Academy Contemporary of Arts and Art, 113 E Sciences, Oglethorpe Ave. 121 Barnard 912-233-6121. Street. 912Porcelain and stoneware sculptures by Barbara www.rosewoodart. 790-8800. www. Duch are at Gallery 440 on Bull Street com/ tefair.org

‘Southern Wings: Images of Aviation’ — Work by aviation and his-

torical artists Marc Stewart, Jim Balletto, Wade Meyers, and Russell Smith can be seen Nov. 9-April 13. The four exhibit together as Southern Wings and for this exhibition, chose 84 original oils, acrylics, watercolors and prints. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave.

‘Succulent’ — New paintings by Summer Wheat to benefit the Jewish Educational Alliance. At 2CarGarage Gallery, 30 W. Broughton St. (above Paris Market) Nov. 126. Opening reception Thurs., Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. 2CarGarage Gallery, 30 W Broughton St. 912-236-0221. www.2cargallery.com/

‘Inside Outside’ — SCAD presents an

exhibition showcasing work by professors Steve and Deborah Mosch, Oct. 11-Nov. 20, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Reception Fri. Nov. 9. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St. 912-525-4950. www.scad.edu/ exhibitions/savannah/exhibitions.cfm

‘Invisible Masterpiece’ — SCAD pres-

ents an exhibition by Korean multimedia artist Shin-il Kim, Oct. 26-Dec. 2, at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 MLK Jr. Blvd. Each Mon.Fri. Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, 322 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. 912-525-8567. www.scad.edu/

‘East End Artists, Past and Present’ — focuses on modern and contemporary artists of the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y., including Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner Each Mon. Wed.-Sun. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912-7908800. www.telfair.org/

‘Luminist Horizons: The Art and Collection of James A. Suydam’ —

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viewer sees what he saw. In life, we naturally, tend to move our head all the time and to see panoramically. In order to do this photographically, it is necessary to take multiple pictures in a series and assemble them in a long strip. This usually necessitates assembling the photographs with obvious joins between them, as in David Hockney’s Polaroid compositions. What is surprising in Steven Mosch’s panoramic photographs is their seamless joins. I went up close to see if I could tell how they were made. I couldn’t, and I think this might be because they have been assembled digitally. And then, as I looked, I noticed that in three of the eight photographs here, the image begins to return again in full circle, and repeat. It does remind me of two things. One, the school group photograph, which, as the camera slowly pans, the joker in the class who has been standing on the left, rushes along the back and reappears, grinning, on the right. The other thing it reminds me of, and this brings me back to what I noticed in Deborah Mosch’s work, is a focus on repetition and recurrence, the closed system of eternity as seen by the East, a kind of continuation that may be very attractive to us now. w

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lthough the Mosches have been married for 30 years, they don’t seem interested in artistic collaboration in this exhibition, where they’ve focused on their differences under the opposition of “Inside/Outside.” Steven Mosch’s works are landscape photographs and represent the Outside of the title. And Deborah Mosch’s small, abstract paintings represent the Inside, abstractions that she says relates to the inner life. However, it seems that whatever their intentions, it is the connections, the similarities that the combination brings out that I find the most interesting. And these connections are not only the immediately obvious one that as long-time professors at SCAD, they are both accomplished craftsmen and technicians in their fields. Artists’ day jobs always influence their artwork. But other considerations emerge which are more interesting. Non-representational abstraction is always difficult to write about, because it either focuses on design, in which the writer has to talk about color, balance, unity, etc., or the focus is on the spiritual (as in Kandinsky); or the emotional (as in Rothko, who always claimed he wanted to move the audience to tears). For me, the most interesting abstractions have a mathematical concept that can be found in nature, and a meditative quality in the repetitive way in which they are painted. I’m thinking of Islamic calligraphy, Celtic knot designs, or even the geometric paintings of Mondrian. This is where I would place Deborah Mosch’s paintings, in spite of the fact that she claims they are representative of her emotions. One of the small gouache paintings on paper, “Go Down to the Dock”, is a narrow, vertical rectangle composed of numerous thin horizontal lines that are blue at the top and bottom of the rectangle and change gradually towards the center, where they are red and violet. Though abstract (and I think the title directs us to see it this way), the lines are like lines on water that could be interpreted as a reflected sunset. A recurring motif in Deborah Mosch’s work is a figure that looks as if a hand has squeezed a balloon-like substance, creating globular forms where the substance is free. In “Have Three”, there is a vertical chain of these rounded shapes, which, as it breaks at the top and bottom, implies a continual repetition beyond the frame, and maybe, eventually, circle back. Photography, like objective drawing depends on one rigid point of view, as if the artist had his head in a clamp, and the

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SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (9 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE Return To The 50’s (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE Kiterunner, Pink Kodiak (8 pm) SLUGGER’S Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm) STEAMER’S (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE DJ In A Coma (11 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Maytag (10 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Barry Johnson WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt) Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside) Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Perception (10 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Thomas Claxton (9 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Nancy Witt BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CLUB ONE Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COACHES CORNER (Thunderbolt) Chief (8 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke DAWG HOUSE GRILL The Southern Wailers (7 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro) The Bryan Clees Band (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) The Denny Phillips Duo (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) Byron Hatcher (7 pm) EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City) Karaoke (8 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9:30 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Dynamo Humm (8 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2 #@*! Karaoke GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GLAZIER’S (Richmond Hill) Mary Davis & Co. (9 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA (10 pm) HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth) Chief (8 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE HYATT Live Music TBA (8 pm) IGUANAS (St. Simons Island) Live Music TBA (9 pm) ISAAC’S ON DRAYTON Eat Mo’ Music (8:30 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Allan Vache Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Deep Blue 3 (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX A Girl A Gun A Ghost (11 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Frank Emerson KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown) Michael Sullivan & Friends (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO Live Music TBA (9 pm) LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), Jeremy Davis & Equinox Jazz (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE A Nickel Bag of Funk (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE Ski Club, In The Picture (9 pm) continued on page 30

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MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB (downtown) Pocket Change (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB (Richmond Hill) David Flannery (8 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB The Hitmen (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) RED LEG SALOON (Bloomingdale) High Velocity (9 pm) RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro) The Bryan Clark Band (8 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) ROBIN’S NEST (Pooler) Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH ACTORS THEATRE (703-D Louisvile Rd.) Play: THE NERD (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE Return To The 50’s (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) STOGIE’S DJ Paynt & DJ Mself (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Live Music TBA (9 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) The Georgia Rhythm Band (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Mark Carter (6 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO Live DJ VFW CLUB (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE The Magic Rocks (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill) Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm)

WILD WING CAFÉ Live Music TBA (6 pm) The Jeff Beasley Band (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Free Shotz (10:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

■ SATURDAY, November 17

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE APEX (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Pooler) Live Music TBA (8 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE “Less than Zero” w/DJ David Rapp & DJ Shrapnel spinning ‘80s Darkwave and New-Wave (10 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Thomas Claxton (9 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.) The Train Wrecks (9 pm) CAFÉ AMBROSIA Live Music TBA (7 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) COACHES CORNER (Thunderbolt) Bottles & Cans (2 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke THE DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.) DJ Kiah (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DEW DROP INN (11432 Abercorn St.) David Harbuck (8:30 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9:30 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) The Blacks, Chris Mitchell Band (8 pm) GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GLAZER’S (Richmond Hill) The Chuck Courtenay Band (9 pm) grapevine (wilmington isl) Gail Thurmond (6:30 pm) graYSON STADIUM “Sand Gnats Chili Bowl Cook-Off” (noon - 5 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA (9 pm) HERCULES BAR & GRILL (Garden City) Don Coyer (8 pm) THE HYATT Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Allan Vache Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Eat Mo’ Music (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX Creech Holler, Bottles & Cans (11 pm) JUAREZ MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Waters Ave.) Karaoke JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Frank Emerson LOCOS (downtown) “Who’s Bad” - Tribute to Michael Jackson (10 pm) LUTHER’S RARE AND WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MALONE’S Live Music TBA (4 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist TBA (5 pm), A Nickel Bag of Funk (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARLIN MONROE’S SURFSIDE GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE The One Too Many Band (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE Moedog Darling (8 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB (downtown) David Flannery (10 pm)

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■ MONDAY, November 19

BAYOU CAFÉ Chief (9 pm) THE BOATHOUSE (Hilton Head) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) DJ spins Beach Music DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Jason Courtenay (9:30 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Howard Paul Group w/Aletha Jacobs (8 pm) THE JINX DJ KZL’s Musical Kaleidoscope (10 pm) JOHNNY MERCER THEATER CATS: The Broadway Musical (8 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Open Mic Night (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Piano Music TBA RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (11 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee) DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Live DJ (10:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

■ TUESDAY, November 20

BAY STREET BLUES Live Trivia (10 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Chief (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) 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.) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Bob Masteller’s Multi-Jazz Quintet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Diana Rogers (7 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JINX Alternative Hip-hop Night - Freestyling & Breakdancing (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Nancy Witt MERCURY LOUNGE Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Open Mic Jam w/The Hitmen (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (behind Bay St. Quality Inn) Tiny Team Presents: Electric Six, The Willowz, The Golden Dogs (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE Dark Castle, Antarctic (8 pm) STOGIE’S Two Originals (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca WET WILLIE’S Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Chuck Courtenay (6 pm), Team Trivia w/The Mayor WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) w

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Say this for Hollywood: At least it’s trying to inject some semblance of sane debate into the Iraq War debacle. But do they have to be so ineffectual? On the heels of Rendition comes Lions For Lambs, another drama whose noble aspirations are bungled by hamfisted storytelling. Working from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan (who also penned the more rabble-rousing Middle East flick The Kingdom), director Robert Redford uses three concurrent storylines to stir debate about what’s happening in our country and our world. In the first, newspaper reporter Janine Roth (Meryl Streep) interviews Senator Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise), tagged the future of the Republican Party,

is hanging around, hoping for any excuse to fire Santa and move Xmas HQ to the South Pole. There are plenty of cringe-worthy moments in this overlong picture (many of them crammed into the unappetizing trailer), including the slapstick sequences involving Santa’s ninja bodyguards as well as the ill-conceived decision to cast normal-sized performers (John Michael Higgins and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) in the largest of the elf roles via digital wizardry (a slap to Peter Dinklage, Tony Cox and other accomplished dwarf actors). Vaughn and Giamatti make a fine “odd couple” pairing, a stellar supporting cast (Spacey, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Miranda Richardson) lifts the proceedings, and Fogelman and director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) do manage to find the right mix of sweet and sour (if anything, this PG flick might be more appreciated by adults than kids).

and learns that he has a strategy for winning the war on terror. In the second plot thread, two soldiers (Michael Pena and Derek Luke) involved in the senator’s master plan find themselves stranded on a snowy mountaintop in Afghanistan with enemy combatants closing in fast. And in the third story arc, college professor Stephen Malley (Redford) urges a promising if self-absorbed student (Andrew Garfield) to get off his complacent behind and take a stand on issues that really matter. For all its recycling of familiar questions (why did we attack the wrong country, for starters), the Cruise-Streep storyline is the best, partly because it implicates the media as well as the government for its role in this current mess but also because it treats the GOP politician fairly, allowing him to

come across as a patriotic American who truly believes in taking out terrorism rather than a venal opportunist. The plotline involving the soldiers functions as little more than connective tissue between the other two tales, only establishing its own identity in an obvious denouement. Bringing up the rear is the tête-à-tête between the teacher and the student, which has its heart in the right place yet proves to be embarrassing in its earnestness. It’s too bald-faced and heavy-handed to be effective; Redford would have had more luck personally distributing get-out-the-vote pamphlets at movie theaters nationwide.

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The credits state that Martian Child stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Joan Cusack, but really, it stars Lucky Charms, M&M’s and Amazon.com, the winners of this movie’s product placement contest. At least E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial employed Reese’s Pieces in an innovative manner that benefited its storyline. But Martian Child is no E.T., despite a plot that similarly involves a being from another planet who just wants to go home. Or is Dennis (Bobby Coleman) merely an ordinary little boy who only thinks he’s from another planet? Only God (or L. Ron Hubbard) knows for sure. At any rate, Martian Child is most like K-Pax, the atrocious 2001 release with Kevin Spacey as a mental patient who claims he’s from outer space. Coleman’s Dennis doesn’t attempt to be cuddly, at least not at first. Content to spend his days inside a cardboard box while perched on the curb outside the orphanage, he eventually finds himself adopted by David Gordon (John Cusack), a widower whose own former standing as an oddball kid convinces him that he and the boy might make a good match. But Dennis’ unwavering insistence that he’s not of this earth proves to be too much for even the wellmeaning David to handle. Director Menno Meyjes ladles on the glop in this wannabe

tearjerker that never misses a chance to make a lunge at those heartstrings with one expected setup after another. But the movie fails to connect precisely because Dennis never appears to be a real boy: He’s merely a writer’s high-concept execution, a series of quirky traits that have coagulated to take on human form. The movie primarily escapes being relegated to the cinematic cellar because of John Cusack, who’s charming and funny even when saddled with subpar material like this. He’s especially engaging in his scenes opposite the always-likable Amanda Peet (cast as his late wife’s best friend), and viewers may find themselves wishing the pair had more scenes together. Of course, when the best parts of a movie called Martian Child are those that don’t involve the Martian child, then something’s definitely askew.

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Ever since 1990’s one-two punch of GoodFellas and Miller’s Crossing, it’s been mostly downhill for the mob movie, and even acclaimed efforts like Donnie Brasco and The Godfather Part III couldn’t light my fire (and, despite the insistence of friends over the years, I have yet to be stirred enough to tackle six seasons of The Sopranos). And make no mistake: What’s offered in American Gangster isn’t particularly fresh, as it’s yet one more tale about

a confident crime figure who rises to the top before taking that inevitable plunge down the elevator shaft. Yet for all its familiar trappings, director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian invest their tale with plenty of verve, even if they frequently softpedal the deeds of their real-life protagonist. Denzel Washington, perhaps our most charismatic actor, has been charged with bringing Frank Lucas to the screen, and, as expected, he turns the Harlem kingpin into a magnetic menace, a self-starter who, after serving as an apprentice to bigwig Bumpy Johnson (Clarence Williams III) throughout the 1960s, becomes a millionaire by eliminating the middle man in the drug trade, thereby infuriating the Italians who are used to being at the apex of this particular food chain. American Gangster could easily have been called American Capitalist or American Dreamcatcher -- it’s a Horatio Alger tale shot up with heroin -- but perhaps sensing that Lucas’ fine qualities might likely overshadow the fact that he’s selling death to his own people (only one sequence hammers home the horrors brought about by Lucas’ exploits), Scott and Zaillian offer up a standard movie hero in Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), the honest cop tasked with busting open the New York/Jersey drug racket. Roberts could have come across as a cardboard saint, but thanks to Crowe’s deft underplaying, he’s an interesting figure and strikes a nice counterbalance to the more

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nondescript toon tale we’ve pretty much come to expect from any animated outlet not named Pixar. In this one, it’s Jerry Seinfeld contributing the vocals to the central character, a bee (named Barry) who, not content to work inside the hive until the day he dies, opts instead to see what’s going on in the world outside. He finds a New York City full of sound and fury, but also one that contains a sweet florist named Vanessa (Renee Zellweger). Breaking the long-standing rule that bees must never talk to humans, Barry makes contact with Vanessa, and the two strike up an unorthodox friendship (although Barry’s constant ogling of Vanessa makes it clear that she stirs strange sensations in his stinger). But Barry freaks out once he spots the rows of honey lining supermarket shelves: The bees work hard to make that honey, and he feels his, uh, “people� are being exploited by humans. Therefore, he ends up suing humankind, leading to a courtroom showdown that pits him against a blustery Southern lawyer (John Goodman, clearly having a ball). The appearance by Ray Liotta (or, rather, his toon rendition) is a high point, certainly more clever than the cameos by Sting and the tiresome Larry King. In fact, Liotta outshines just about everyone, including the leads: Seinfeld and Zellweger are a monotonous pair, while Matthew Broderick, as Barry’s best friend, simply sounds depressed, a now-common condition that also

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dynamic Frank Lucas. American Gangster is long but not overlong -- its 160 minutes are well spent -- and while it never achieves the epic grandeur of, say, The Godfather (for one thing, the real-life denouement prohibits any Scarface-style theatrics), it manages to pump a measure of respect back into a genre that thrives on it.

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trying too hard when it doesn’t. Dan In Real Life falls somewhere in the middle: There are individual scenes that work nicely, even if the finished product doesn’t produce the flood of emotions one might have reasonably expected. Writer-director Peter Hedges, whose past scripts (including About a Boy and Pieces of April) were far more fine-tuned to the give-and-take dynamics of testy relationships between people, soft-pedals this material, offering a warm and fuzzy tale of a popular newspaper writer (Steve CARMIKE 10 Carell) whose column, 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 “Dan In Real Life,” offers practical advice Lions for Lambs, P2, American that he can’t seem to Gangster, Bee Movie, Saw 4, apply to his own life. Martian Child, 30 Days of Night, A widower with three Nightmare Before Christmas, daughters, Dan travAcross the Universe els to Rhode Island for the annual family getREGAL EISENHOWER together with his par1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 ents (Dianne Wiest and John Mahoney), Fred Claus, Dan in Real Life, Lars his siblings and their and the Real Girl, Why Did I Get significant others. Married He falls for Marie (Juliette Binoche), REGAL SAVANNAH 10 a Frenchwoman he 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 meets in a book store, only to be devastated Lions for Lambs, P2, American when he learns that Gangster, Bee Movie, Martian she’s the present girlChild, Saw 4, 30 Days of Night, friend of his brother Game Plan, Into the Wild Mitch (Dane Cook). As Marie tries to sort VICTORY SQUARE 9 out her feelings and 1901 E. Victory • 355-5000 Dan suffers in silence, Hitman, This Christmas, the other family members parade through American Gangster, Beowulf, Bee the story offering their Movie, Lions for Lambs, P-2, Saw own nuggets of advice 4, Martian Child, Fred Claus, to the downtrodden Wonder Emporium columnist. It’s nice to see this normal a famWYNNSONG 11 ily on screen, but the 1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 movie pays a price for its politeness, since Fred Claus, Dan in Real Life, there’s never any sense Nightmare Before Christmas, that feelings might be Elizabeth: Golden Age, Rendition, hurt or egos bruise. Comebacks, Why Did I Get

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Not simply a good movie; it’s one of the best films of the year. One can nitpick about the thin plot, though it’s sturdy enough to function as a support beam to director Julie Taymor’s outlandish ideas. Taking place in the late 1960s, the story, credited to Taymor and the team of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (the blokes responsible for the smashing Irish R&B flick The Commitments), finds Liverpool laborer Jude (Jim Sturgess) traveling to America, whereupon he finds a best friend in college kid Max (Joe Anderson) and a lover in Max’s kid sister Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). Eventually, the three end up in New York, at which point Jude develops his passion for drawing, Max gets drafted into the army, and Lucy finds her political consciousness awakened. The kids experience good times (a cross-country bus trip, chaperoned by Bono’s Dr. Robert) and bad times (riots aplenty), yet through it all, they realize that “all you need is Married, We Own the Night, love,” and that anything We Own Darjeeling Limited is possible “with a little the Night help from my friends.” Movie times: 1/2 Combining the song connectsavannah.com sampling technique Beyond one terof Moulin Rouge with rific and mesmerizing Forrest Gump’s journey action sequence, We through the turbulent 60s (and owing reams Own the Night, set in 1988 New York City, to Hair as well), Across the Universe dramais another example of (crime) business as tizes the past while also serving notice to usual. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is a the present (the Vietnam War material can’t nightclub manager at odds with his brother help but stir images of Iraq). Joseph (Mark Wahlberg) and his father Burt (Robert Duvall), both respected police ofDan in Real Life 1/2 ficers. Circumstances force Bobby to become even more estranged from his family, You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll sing! You’ll but that all changes when a powerful drug reflect! The trailer doesn’t lie: Dan In Real dealer (Alex Veadov) orders a hit on Joseph. Life wants to offer it all -- a fine sentiment The young cop barely survives, but this when a movie can pull it off, an example of

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spurs Bobby to choose sides in the fight between law and disorder. He falls squarely on the side of right, risking his own life for the sake of his family. Phoenix and Wahlberg (who previously co-starred in Gray’s The Yards and serve as producers here) are solid but unremarkable, and even a great actor like Duvall can’t do much with his threadbare role.

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place the actor behind the camera, and the opposite holds true. And with each passing film (The Indian Runner, The Crossing Guard, The Pledge), it’s clear that his confidence and comfort level have grown at a startling rate. Given this maturation, it’s no surprise that Into the Wild finds Penn turning in his best directorial effort to date. Adapting Jon Krakauer’s based-on-fact novel, he has fashioned a somber, reflective film about a young man whose actions are so open to interpretation that where some will see an idealistic dreamer, others will see an obnoxious brat; where some will see a martyr, others will see a moron. Emile Hirsch delivers a strong performance as Chris McCandless, a well-to-do college graduate who, instead of following the distinguished career path laid out for him by his parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden), elects to donate all his savings to charity and head for the wilderness. Determined to leave society behind, he treks all over North America’s untamed terrain, finding himself as far south as Mexico and as far north as Alaska. But while Chris (who has since renamed himself Alexander Supertramp) may think he has little use for humankind, he finds he still can benefit from the kindness and occasional company of particular people. w

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Like most sequels, Elizabeth 2 proves to be markedly inferior to its predecessor, which was a more original piece in that it examined the life of the Queen of England (played by Cate Blanchett) as she came into her own as both a woman and a ruler. With interesting characters flitting about in the shadows (most notably Geoffrey Rush’s loyal but lethal advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham) and an unsettling sense of menace lurking around every corner (after all, it was hard being Protestant in a Catholic world order), the first film deserved much of the lavish praise heaped upon it. By comparison, Elizabeth’s second coming feels less like a royal offering than a common period biopic which mistakes stuffiness for stateliness.

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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Ann Johnson at 897-4818. First and Third Mon. of every month. Fire Mountain Restaurant, 209 Stephenson Ave. (912) 354-5595. www. ryansrg.com/ 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 Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ yahoo.com or visit www.org. Ongoing. Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Children’s Museum Community Forums The Coastal Heritage Society is seeking community input on its plans for a new children’s museum for ages 2-10. A meeting will be held Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at AASU University Hall Room 157. Contact CHS Education Specialist Beth Parr at bparr@ chsgeorgia.org or 663-7466 Through Nov. 17. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 912-927-5277. about. armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com. Ongoing. Drinking Liberally 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. For information on times and location, visit www.DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com. Ongoing. Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets the first and third Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Chinatown Buffet, 307 Highway 80 in Garden City. Purchase of a meal gets you in. Call 308-3934 or visit http://www. no-debts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html. Third and First Thurs. of every month. Pre-Legislative Session Public Hearings The Chatham County delegation to the Georgia General Assembly will hold a day of pubilc hearings to allow groups to present their legislative requests for action during the 2008 session. The hearings will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at Savannah Technical College. Schedule a time by calling Sally Day at 786-7050. Through Nov. 16. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

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912-443-5700. www.savannahtech.edu/ Project Hot Seat Stop global warming with Greenpeace. Call 704-7472 for information. Ongoing. Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send email to oxhouse@aol.com. Ongoing. Wipe Out Wireless Waste Keep Savannah Beautiful and the City of Savannah Community Planning and Development Department are sponsoring a wireless recycling program. Citizens are urged to drop off their used wireless phones at the Community Planning and Development office, 2203 Abercorn St. Participate or coordinate a drive in your neighborhood, church, school business and organization. For info, contact Nathaniel Glover at 651-6520. Ongoing.

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9th Annual Fall Down Classic Putt-Putt Tournament will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hole-NOne Family Fun Center, 204 Mall Blvd. Practice rounds, registration and a barbecue dinner will be held from 5:30-6:45 p.m. with a shot-gun start at 7 p.m. The cost is $75 for a two-person team. Must be 21 or older. All proceeds will benefit programs of Senior Citizens, Inc. To register, call 236-0363. Through Nov. 15. Hole-N-One Family Fun Center, 204 Mall Blvd. Artisans Cooperative Holiday Cards The Union Mission’s Artisans Cooperative is selling holiday cards for $2 each, 10 for $18 and, if you buy 40 or more, 90 cents each. Visit www.unionmission.org, or send email to tschell@unionmission.org or growing. hope@gmail.com. Through Jan. 1, 2008. Feral Cat Program Needs Supplies The Milton Project is seeking supplies, including small spice containers (plastic only), medium-sized gloves, batteries and flashlights with hook-on belt loops, hand-held can openers, puppy training pads, canned tuna and mackeral, KFC coupons specifically for chicken-only buckets, bath sheets and beach towels, blankets and buckets to hold supplies for trappers. Contact Sherry Montgomery at 351-4151 or sherry@coastalpetrescue.org. Ongoing. Home and Heart Warming Program The United Way of the Coastal Empire is taking applications for this Atlanta Gas Light Co. program. United Way was given a grant to be used to help low-income homeowners with free repair or replacement of gas appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Qualified customers also can apply for free weatherization of their homes. The program is open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham,

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Liberty and Glynn counties. Call 651-7730. Ongoing. I Sold It on eBay for Coastal Pet Rescue I Sold It on eBay is accepting items on behalf of Coastal Pet Rescue. Donors may bring any item valued at more than $40 to the I Sold It On eBay store located next to TJ Maxx in Savannah Centre. The item will be listed and proceeds will go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue. Call 351-4151 or 3537633 or visit www.coastalpetrescue.org or www.isolditsavannah.com. Ongoing. Looking for 35mm Analog Cameras A non-profit that teaches photography to atrisk yout is seeking donations of old 35mm Analog SLR cameras, darkroom equipment, other camera equipment and black and white film. Call Anthony Faris at 224-8296. Ongoing. Pet Supply Drive The Paris Market & Brocante is hosting a drive for Savannah Metropolitan Animal Control on Nov. 16 and 17. Items needed include cat and dog food, collars, leashes, grooming supplies and blankets. Call 2321500. Through Nov. 17. Recycle, Reduce and Reuse for Coastal Pet Rescue Coastal Pet Rescue is asking area businesses to collect ink and toner cartridges at their offices. This fund-raiser will help with regular vet care for rescued pets. Contact Becky Soprych at 351-4151 or becky@coastalpetrescue.org to arrange for cartridge pickup. Ongoing. Ronald McDonald House An open house will be held at the Ronald McDonald House, the home away from home for families of hospitalized children, every second and fourth Monday from 4-5 p.m. through Dec. 24. Take a tour, ask questions, have a bite to eat. The house is located at 4710 Waters Ave. on the campus of Memorial Hospital. Ongoing. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. 912-356-5520. www.rmhccoastalempire.org/ Victory Celebration Luncheon The United Way of the Coastal Empire will hold its annual campaign victory luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Contact Penny Cox at 651-7720 or pcox@uwce.org. Through Nov. 16. Wishbones for Pets will hold its annual supply drive through Nov. 30. At Home Pet Sitters in Savannah will sponsor Coastal Pet Rescue for this year’s Wishbones for Pets. Businesses interested in collecting donations can contact Cathi Denham at 713-6579 or Lisa Scarbrough at 351-4151. Through Nov. 30.

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Home and Heart Warming Program The United Way of the Coastal Empire is taking applications for this Atlanta Gas Light Co. program. United Way was given a grant to be used to help low-income homeowners with free repair or replacement of gas appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Qualified customers also can apply for free weatherization of their homes. The program is open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Glynn counties. Call 651-7730. Ongoing. Little Theatre of Savannah will hold auditions for Inspecting Carol on Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. It will run Jan. 10-27, with rehearsals Nov. 28 through Jan. 9. There are roles for one male and female in their 60s, three males and females in their 40s, one male in his 30s, one African-American male in his 30s, one male in his teens through 20s and one boy of 11. Visit www.littletheatreofsavannah.org. Through Nov. 27. The Most Extraordinary Person The co-hosts of a popular Swedish television program are coming to America, and they’re looking for extraordinary characters -- people with odd personalities, twisted hobbies or other quirks that make them wonderful, likeable, eccentric and special. Visit http:// www.fridaytv.se/new_formats/the_most_ extraordinary_person/ for information to watch a short presentation of the show. For info, send email to magnus.samuelsson@ sto-cph.com Through Feb. 1, 2008.

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700 Kitchen Cooking School will offer hands-on educational/entertaining cooking classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. The cost of each class is $90 per person. Call 238-5158 or visit http://www.700kitchen.com. Ongoing. Adult Art Classes Adult clay, painting and drawing classes as well as youth/teen art and clay classes are being offered at Caros Art & Clay Studio by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher. Classes continue through Dec. 5. Call 9257393, 925-5465 or carolynegraham@aol.com for fees and times. Through Dec. 5. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 9206659. Ongoing. Bead Dreamer Studio, 407 A East Montgomery Crossroads. 912-9206659. www.beaddreamer.com


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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. Ongoing. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. 912-232-4447. www. sentientbean.com Dream Circle This formulated technique for sorting out dreams is easy, meaningful and fun and can be taught in five minutes. It will be held monthly at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon Street. To register, e-mail adultenrichment@uusavannah.org of call 234-0980. Ongoing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. 912-234-0980. jinglebellschurch.org/contact.htm Fall Visual Arts Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts. Through Nov. 15. S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): I love it when you forget all your troubles and get lost in thoughts about your friends’ problems. I love it when you place your entire focus on the heat steaming from your cup of coffee or on the sun reflecting on a puddle or on the mysterious expression gracing the face of a stranger. In fact I love it whenever you prove how much you love being here on earth by taking your attention off yourself, and giving it to everything else. The coming week will be a perfect time to specialize in this consummate art. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hunters recently killed a 50-ton whale off the coast of Alaska. While cutting it apart back on shore, they found a metal projectile lodged in its blubber from an older attack. Later research revealed it had been manufactured around 1890. That means the whale was at least 115 years old, and had been carrying around the projectile for over a century. I bring this to your attention, Taurus, in the hope that it will inspire you to meditate on your own ancient wound. When you pass on to the next world many years from now, I’d hate for you to still be infected with the hurt that befell you in your youth. It’s an ideal time to take aggressive corrective action. Heal it! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away,” wrote novelist Philip K. Dick. I urge you to apply that benchmark to your own experience in the coming week, Gemini. You can generate a lot of creative energy by figuring out what is objectively true about your circumstances and what is merely illusion that’s propped up by misperceptions and misunderstandings. You’ve got tremendous power to strip away the fantasies, both positive and negative, that are preventing you from living with 100 percent of your intelligence in the real world. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Wealthy playboy Lapo Elkann is one of Italy’s most eligible bachelors. But he told *W* magazine that if he ever decides to tie the knot, he would choose an Israeli woman. “For them, every day

held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. Ongoing. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute, 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient locations. The class is free but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-2862 or visit www.libertytax.com. Ongoing. Highest Praise School of the Arts of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit overcomingbyfaith.org or call 927-8601. Ongoing. 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. GED/adult literacy education is being offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. Ongoing. Intro to Sea Kayaking Savannah Canoe and Kayak offers an introductory class on sea kayaking every

Saturday. The $95 cost includes kayak, gear and lunch. An intermediate class is available on Sundays. Reservations are required. Call 341-9502 or visit www.savannahcanoeandkayak.com. Ongoing. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation A meditation period will be followed by instruction in the application of the foundations of Mindfulness practice to daily life. Beginner’s and experienced practitioners welcome. Ongoing weekly sessions held Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 313 E. Harris St. Call Cindy Beach, Buddhist nun, at 429-7265 or cindy@alwaysoptions.com. Ongoing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. 912-234-0980. jinglebellschurch.org/contact.htm Legal Studies/Professional Development Classes will be offered by AASU at the Liberty Center in Hinesville. Call 927-5213. Through Nov. 15. Oatland Island Wildlife Center has a new name, but still offcers environmental education programs and weekend events. It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. www.oatlandisland.org. Ongoing. Oatland Island Education Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 912-

live nine-to-five lives,” says Bob Rickard, founder of *Fortean Times,* a magazine that reports on anomalous events. “We need craziness, it’s that simple.” I second that emotion, Libra -- especially for you right now. You don’t realize how much juicy psychic material you’ve been repressing as a result of sticking to dry duty and routine. In order to recover lost secrets from your fertile depths, you’re going to have to specialize for now in the mysterious, the curious, and the uncanny. It will help if you put yourself in situations that are outside your understanding.

celebrities. Among the fascinating revelations they retrieved: Princess Diana would like Gwyneth Paltrow to play her in a movie about her life; John Lennon would have preferred it if the Beatles’ song “All You Need Is Love” was not used in a TV commercial for diapers; Ronald Reagan regrets having invaded the tiny nation of Grenada in 1983; and Nostradamus neglected to mention in his quatrains that in mid-November of 2007, Capricorns will enter a phase when they’re likely to get a lot of useful information from what’s seemingly dead and gone and past.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The sharks in German aquariums weren’t reproducing fast enough. Their keepers hired scientists to come up with the shark equivalent of aphrodisiacs. The most successful inducement to love was music -- especially Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body,” Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry,” and Salt-NPepa’s “Push It.” I suggest you play tunes like those for you and your chosen ones, Scorpio. It’s an excellent time to coax out more of the tender, romantic sides of your inner shark, as well as the inner shark of anyone you’re attracted to.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): On September 13, 1759, a small contingent of British troops took less than an hour to rout a few thousand French troops in a battle near Quebec City. It was a turning point in the history of North America, leading to events that ensured English speakers would dominate the continent. I foresee a comparable pivot just ahead for you, Aquarius. Seemingly small events that last a short time will yield momentous consequences. To help guarantee that they unfold in your favor, be like the British troops were back then: well-prepared, highly disciplined, and very lucky.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the nick of time, a wild card will appear. It will reverse the meaning of a series of events that seemed to be railroading you towards an unhappy ending. What will be the nature of that wild card? Maybe some missing evidence will trickle in, bringing the big picture into a rosier focus. Maybe you will realize how valuable your problem has actually been. And perhaps the wild card will be a divine intervention that shatters a mental block, thereby correcting a misapprehension you’d been under. In any case, Sagittarius, there will be an unexpected twist at the last turn of the plot, and it will lead you to at least a semi-happy ending.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you chew coca leaves, you get a mild buzz, comparable to coffee, because your body metabolizes only tiny amounts of the plant’s alkaloids. But in cocaine, which is made from processed coca leaves, those same alkaloids are highly concentrated. Snorting or smoking the stuff gives your bloodstream a potent blast. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales wants the world to know the difference between the two. “The coca leaf is not cocaine,” he says. He pledges to completely legalize coca in his country, citing its traditional uses as a food and medicine predating the European invasion. Is there a comparable scenario in your life, Pisces? Something that’s bad for you when done to excess, but good for you in its understated natural state? It’s a favorable time to commit yourself to its healthy use.

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is a beautiful day,” he said. “Because when you are in a climate of war, you take nothing for granted.” Your next assignment, Cancerian, is not to put yourself in a battle zone, but rather to cultivate love with the same intense ingenuity and inexhaustible resourcefulness you might if you were living in a battle zone. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stories interest me more than beliefs. I’d rather hear you regale me with tales of your travels than listen to you recite your dogmas. Filmmaker Ken Burns agrees with me. He’s worried about the increasing number of people who love theories more than stories. “We are experiencing the death of narrative,” he told the *San Francisco Chronicle.* “We are all so opinionated that we don’t actually submit to narrative anymore. That’s the essence of YouTube: Abbreviate everything into a digestible capsule that then becomes the conventional wisdom, which belies the experience of art.” Your assignment, Leo, is to help reverse this soul-damaging trend. Spout fewer opinions and tell more stories. Encourage others to do the same. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Dear Rob: I have eight distinctly different voices in my head. There’s a hurt, oddly puffed-up voice that complains about everyone who has ever done me wrong. There’s an hysterical voice that nags me with the thought that nothing I could ever do or say will make any difference to anyone, so why bother. Then there’s the still, small voice. It has more gravity and feels more honest. It gives me useful instructions about specific things I could do to live a more meaningful life. The only trouble is, the other voices always blabber so loud I tend to neglect the only one that’s actually helpful. Any advice? - Drowned Out.” Dear Drowned: Set aside five minutes each morning and five minutes before bed. Whisper “Shut up, all the rest of you!”, and then listen reverently to the still, small voice. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Weirdness is humanity’s way of overcoming the ever-increasing pressure to

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A marathon séance took place at the Burning Man festival last August. Top psychics managed to channel floods of data from dead

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Brunch for Scholars will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church’s Wilson-Bostic Complex, 612 E. Broad St. Tickets are $10. Visit www.blackamericaweb.com or contact Dorothy Wilson at 352-1986 or dotwilaka@ msn.com. Through Nov. 17. St. James A.M.E. Church, 612 E. Broad St. Brush with Clay Classes in Raku, brush work, relief work, surface decoration, figurative and more in clay with individual attention are offered at CarosArt Studio by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Costs $100 for 6 classes, or $30 per class. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 to register. Ongoing. Construction Apprentice Program is a free 16-week training program for men and women interested in gaining construction skills for career level jobs in construction. Earn a technical certificate of credit with no cost for trainingk, books or tools. Provided t hrough a collaboration of Chatham County, the Homebuilders Association of Savannah, Savannah Technical Eollege and Step Up Savannah’s Poverty Reduction Initiative. To apply, call Tara H. Sinclair at 604-9574. Ongoing. Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second

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898-3980. www.oatlandisland.org/ Painting and Spirituality Workshop is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Free and open to the public. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring whatever supplies you would like to use. Call 352-4400. Ongoing. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue. 912-352-4400. www. montgomerypresbyterian.com/ Psych-K Workshop Apply “The Secret” to your life. Put an end to self-sabotage and depression. Release negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive ones. Learn a technique through hands-on practice Saturday, Dec.1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1:15-5 p.m. at Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The cost si $300 or $250 with early bird discount if you register by Nov. 21. Visit http://home/ brwaay.net/~north/ or contact Marguerite Berrigan at 247-6484. Through Dec. 1. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. 912355-4704. www.unityofsavannah.org/ Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. Ongoing. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. It is located at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 652-3582. Ongoing. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street. 912-652-3582. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ongoing. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Sewing Lessons Fabrika at 140 Abercorn St. offers adult classes in: Beginner Sewing: Using a Pattern -- Skirt or Totebag; Intro to Kids’ Clothing; and Drafting Your Own Skirt or Totebag. Group classes start in September. Private lessons are available. Visit www.fabrikasavannah.com or call 236-1122. Ongoing. Fabrika, 140 Abercorn St. 912-236-1122. www.fabrikasavannah.com Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program This 12-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Mindy Saunders at 234-0525. Ongoing. The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street. 912-234-0525. www.thestarfishcafe.org/ Studio or Space by the Hour Space is available for coaches, teachers, instructors, trainers, therapists or organizations that require a studio or space by the hour. Contact Tony at 655-4591 for an appointment. Ongoing.

The Art School Classes are offered throughout the school year for 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, teens and adults. The Art of Photography for ages 9-12 is a new offering this year. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Adult art classes are held Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Beginners are welcome. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151. Ongoing. The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. 912-921-1151. Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Aquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, ages 3016. Senior, military and AAA discounts are available. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tybeemsc.org. Ongoing. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand. 912-786-5917. www.tybeemsc.org/ Volunteer 101 A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit www. HandsOnSavannah.org. Ongoing.

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AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts nonstudents 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. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Blackbeard’s Scuba Club Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977. Ongoing. Buccaneer Region SCCA is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http:// buccaneerregion.org/solo.html. Ongoing. 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/. Ongoing.


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nacles, its shape is hardly recognizable any more. Surely it had a shape once. It has a shape still in my mind. What is the shape of my life?” If these words resonate with you and you are a woman over 50, this group offers bonding, laughter, discussion and fun. Seating is limited. Call 236-8581 for info. Ongoing. Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. Ongoing. Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St. 921-925-8112. www.booksamillion.com/ Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2007 Manufacturers and Distributors Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Armstrong Center. The featured speaker is Graeme Macdonald, president of JCB, North America. Tickets are $30. Contact Heather Anderson at 644-6406 or handerson@savannahchamber.com. Through Nov. 14. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 912-927-5277. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/index.html 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. Ongoing. Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994. Ongoing. Savannah Art Association meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 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 Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 3735571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail. com or Dave Armstrong at Darmst0817@ comcast.net or 925-4709. Ongoing. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. continued on page 40

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Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Ongoing. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check www.cleancoast.org for event schedule. Ongoing. Jewish Education Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. 912-355-8111. www.savj.org/ Coastal MINIs is a group of local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks in the 12 Oaks Shopping Center on Abercorn St. to meet other MINI owners and go on motoring adventures together. Visit coastalminis.com. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Queeny’s To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St. 912-447-5555. English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com. Ongoing. eWomen Network will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown. The topic is “Are You Branding Your Business?” The cost for non-members ir $45 and for members is $35. After Nov. 16, all reservations are $55. Call 927-2838. Through Nov. 20. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 6711 Abercorn St. Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month (except for November) at 6:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Call 234-1903 or visit www. geecheesailingclub.org. Ongoing. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 912-354-9040. Girl Scout Recruitment Meeting Girls of all ages and adults interested in volunteering are invited to come see what Girl Scouting is about on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Contact Abigail Miles at 236-1571 Ext. 109 or abigailm@girlscoutning.org. Through Nov. 19. Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA meets the second Thursday of every month from 5-7:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Restaurant. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 660-8257

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912-354-9040. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Ongoing. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St. 912355-1060. www.stewart.army.mil/ Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Savannah Kennel Club meets every fourth Monday of the month from September through May at 7:30 p.m. at Ryan’s restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. It is an education organization dedicated to informing the public about current events in the world of dogs and those who love them. Those wishing to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. For details, visit www.savannahkennelclub.org. Ongoing. Savannah Newcomers Club is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171. Ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club A social club whose purpose is to make a difference in the community and the coastal environment will meet the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The locations will vary. Contact mickie_ragsdale@comcast.net. Ongoing. Savannah Scooter Gang Connecting local riders to swap tips, stories, parts, mods and secrets. No obligation other than networking, and possibly arranging a monthly weekend ride to take over the streets downtown. Show off your scoot and ride with pride -- put ‘em in a line and watch the stares. Contact Travis at pittsillustration@gmail.com or myspace.com/travispitts. Ongoing. Savannah Ski and Adventure Club For snow-covered mountain-loving people and their friends. All are welcome. Meets for a wide variety of activities throughout the year. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at rotating locations. Visit http://savannahskiclub.com. Ongoing. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. Ongoing. meets Thursdays

from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. Ongoing. First City Club, 32 Bull St. 912238-4548. www.firstcityclub.com/ 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. Ongoing. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue. 912-350-8000. www. memorialhealth.com/ 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. Ongoing. Savannah Dog Park, East 41st Lane and Drayton St. www.savannahdogpark.com/ St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meets at 5 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336. Ongoing. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. 912-234-3336. www.caninepalacesavannah.com Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 79 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hopsital’s meeting rooms. Contact vicky.mckinley1@comcast. net. Ongoing. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. 912-819-4100. www.sjchs.org/ Telfair Academy Guild will meet Nov. 12 in the Jepson Center for the Arts Neises Auditorium. Jack Morris, of the Morris & Whiteside Galleries in Hilton Head, will speak on Collecting Art. New members are welcome. Call 598-4999. Ongoing. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912-790-8800. www.telfair.org/ Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments Free poker tournaments are held every week in Savannah, Hinesville and Statesboro. Free to play. Win prizes and gifts. Visit www. GUTSHOTGA.com for details. Ongoing. The Young Professionals of Savannah An AfterHours networking social is held every third Thursday of the month. Visit www.ypsav.net, sign up for the e-newsletter and find out about other upcoming events, or call Leigh Johnson at 659-9846. Ongoing. TriUnity Opportunity Meeting meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Best Western at I95 and 204. Learn how to start a business from home. Free. Ask for Chris and Sandy Benton. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, 2 W. Bay St.


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accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo.com. Ongoing. Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St. 912-234-8745. Gretchen Greene School of Dance is accepting registration for fall classes in tap, ballet, lyrical, acrobatics, jazz and hiphop for ages 3 and up. Adult tap classes are held Tuesday from 7:30-8:15 for beginners and Monday from 7:15-8 p.m. for intermediate. Call 897-4235 or email ggsod.com. Ongoing. Home Cookin’ Cloggers meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Savannah Shag Club offers shag music every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn Street. 912352-7100. Swag-A-Polooza Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah will prsent this swing/shag dance event with a Jack and Jill Competition beginning Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at The Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. It will continue each

Monday in November.The entry fee is $7 per person per event. Winners will be awarded trophies. Visit www.shagbeachbop.com or call 927-4784 or 398-8784. Through Nov. 26. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn Street. 912352-7100. The STUDIO Adult Beginner Ballet Class is being offered. The STUDIO also is accepting new students 5 and up for the new season. Contact Veronica at 695-9149. The STUDIO is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call Veronica at 695-9149 or visit ww.thestudiosav.com. Ongoing. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Avenue. 912-3568383. www.thestudiosav.com/ UU Film Group meets the last Friday of each month. Movies range from foreign, documentary to the eclectic. There is no fee. Call for details at 655-0482 or e-mail savdeca@aol.com. Ongoing. Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional DanceProgram 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. Ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. 912-233-1951.

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A balanced life Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. Ongoing. Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc, 6413 Waters Avenue. 912-3553011. www.ssomt.com/ Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training will be offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:306:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will be required to sign a waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. Ongoing. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S.

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Highway 80 West. 912-652-6780. 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. Ongoing. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. 912819-6000. www.sjchs.org Detox and De-Stress Easy and simple yoga followed by meditation, helping the body to throww off toxins and stress. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Yoga Hause, 1203 E. 72nd St. Suggested donation $5. Ongoing. Yoga Hause, 1203 E. 72nd St. Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www.thesavannahyogaroom.com. Ongoing. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 912-233-6800. Energy Share every first and third Friday of the month at a new integrated healing center located at 72nd and Sanders streets. Call Kylene at 713-3879. Ongoing. continued on page 42

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Adult Dance Classes in ballet, tap and hip-hop are offered at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. All levels and body types welcome. $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Beginner Adult Ballet is offered Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate Adult Ballet is offered Mondays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hip-Hop is offered Tuesdays from 6:307:30 p.m. and Beginner Adult Tap is held Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. There are a variety of youth classes for ages 3 to teen. Contact Sue Braddy at 897-2100. Ongoing. Islands Dance Academy, 610 Quarterman Dr. 912897-2100. 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. Ongoing. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 912-3548089. Ballroom Dance Party will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. The basic Tango lesson starts at 7 p.m. and the social dance is from 8-10:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles welcome. Call 961-9960 or 6554985. Ongoing. Breffni Academy of Irish Dance has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www.IrishDanceClasses.com.. Ongoing. C.C. Express Dance Team meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Ongoing. Disabled Ballroom Class are held at Memorial Health’s The Rehabilitation Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. The classes are free and open to anyone. Contact Charleen Harden at 308-7307 or cwh0869@yahoo.com. Ongoing. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue. 912-350-8000. www.memorialhealth.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,

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Fountain of Youth Tibetan rites taught free every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Yoga Hause, 1203 E. 72nd St. Ongoing. Yoga Hause, 1203 E. 72nd St. Ladies Livin 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. Ongoing. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. 912-447-6605. www.sjchs. org/1844.cfm Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes are held Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 25 E. 40th St. Infants must be 6 weeks to 6 months, pre-crawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. The instructor is Betsy Boyd Strong. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 441-6653 or visit www.savannahyoga.com. Ongoing. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 912-232-2994. www.savannahyoga.com/ Moms in Motion A pre and post-natal exercise program is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing. The cost is $30 per month. Call 819-6463. Ongoing. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 912-819-6000. www.sjchs.org/ National Gymnastics Day Whitemarsh Island YMCA will host a free gymnastics open house on Saturday, Aug. 4

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Appropriate for children 2 and up. Ongoing. YMCA Whitemarsh Island, 135 Whitemarsh Island Rd. 912-897-6158. Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp All fitness levels welcome. M, W, Th, F at 6 a.m. at Forsyth Park. Meet at the statue on Park Avenue. Also meets at 7:30 a.m. at Daffin Park at the circle near the playground. $150 for unlimited classes, $15 for a single class. To register, call Jennifer at 224-0406 or visit www.structurefitness.net. Ongoing. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 912-233-6800. Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. Ongoing. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 912819-6000. www.sjchs.org/ Savannah Yoga Center Through December, classes are: Monday, 8:15–9:15am Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Will, 9:45–11:15am HOT Yoga Level 1&2 w/ Christine, 11:45-12:45pm Community Iyengar Yoga w/ Lynne $6, 5:30-6:30pm Prenatal Yoga w/ Amanda, 7:00-8:00pm Mellow Yoga Flow w/ Christine; Tuesday, 6:45-8:15am Ashtanga Short Form w/ Lisa, 9:00-10:15am Community Flow Yoga w/ Lynne $9, 11:00-12:15pm Yoga Basics w/ Christine, 5:30-7:00pm HOT Ashtanga w/ Lisa and 7:15-8:15pm HOT Yoga Flow All levels w/ Christine; Wednesday, 8:15-9:15am

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Hatha Yoga Level 1 w/ Will, 10:30-11:45am Mommy and Baby Yoga w/ Betsy, 4:305:15p.m. Kids Yoga w/Amanda, 5:30-6:30 pm Yoga Basics w/ Kate and 6:45-8:00pm Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley; Thursday, 8:15 –9:30am Gentle Yoga Basics w/ Betsy, 9:45-11:00am Level 1&2 Yoga w/ Will, 5:306:30pm Dynamic Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley and 6:45-7:45pm Gentle Yoga Flow w/ Heather; Friday, 6:45-8:15am Ashtanga Short Form w/ Lisa, and 4:00-5:00pm HOT Flow Yoga Level 1&2 w/ Kate; Saturday, 11:00-12:30pm All Levels Yoga Flow w/ Christine; Sunday, 5:00-6:00pm Flow Yoga Level 1&2 w/ various teachers and 6:157:30pm Soul Movements Class w/ Dana D. Walk-in rate $13, Full Time Student w/ID $11, Active Military/Dependents w/ID $9, Seniors 60+ $9, Community Yoga Classes $6. 8 class card $85 (expires after 3 months), 12 class card $120 (expires after 4 months) and u nlimited monthly passes $75. Located at 1321 Bull St., call 441-6653 or visit www. savannahyoga.com Ongoing. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 912-232-2994. www.savannahyoga.com/ Senior Power Hour is a program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 898-7714. Ongoing. Strength and Stretch This session is great for cross training in your workout routine and can be used tohelp athletes improve coordination and efficiency. Call Spine & Sport at 898-7714. Ongoing. Sunrise Boot Camp at Tybee Island will be held Monday through Friday from 6-7 a.m. Park in the North Beach parking lot and go over the first crossover. Bring a mat. Conducted by Paul Butrym, certified personal trainer and ex-Marine. Three days of strength training and two days of cardio each week. The cost is $10 per class, $40 for the week or $75 for a four-week session. Call 604-0611 or email pbutrym@comcast.net. Ongoing. Tai Chi Classes are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463. Ongoing. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. 912- 819-6000. www.sjchs.org Team in Training The Leukemia & Lymphona Society’s Team in Training program is looking for volunteers. It is the world’s largest endurance sports training program and will train volunteers to run or walk a full or half marathon. Learn more on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters AVe. Through Nov. 15. The Wisdom Center October 2007 Gourmet Yoga, Reiki and Movement Classes: Monday - 10:30-11:45 a.m. Never Too Old Beginner’s Yoga w/Lisa;

Noon to 1 p.m.; Yoga Lunch Fix w/Lisa; 1:15-1:45pm Daily Lunch Meditation; 5:306: 30pm Yoga for a Healthy Back w/Elaine. Tuesday - 9:30-10:30 am Yoga for Chocolate Lovers w/Dana; 11:30 to noon Daily Lunch Meditation; 5:30-6:30 pm Da Tonga (yoga, toning, dance) w/Elaine. Wednesday - 11am to noon Big Girl Yoga w/Dana; 1:15-1:45 pm Daily Lunch Meditation; 4:15-5:30 pm Gentlemen’s Karate w/Tony (12 week series). Thursday - 11:30 am to noon Daily Lunch Meditation; 2 -3 pm Life Coaching with Yoga for Couples w/Dana; 4:45-6 pm Belly Dancing w/Dawn. Friday - 11:30am to noon Daily Lunch Meditation; PM Yoga Couples Date Night (RSVP Only). Saturday - 10-11 am Divine Yoga w/Ellen; 11:15 – 11 :45 am Meditation & Reiki w/Ellen; 1 pm (Nov. 3 only) Flower Essences Workshop w/Ellen. Sunday - Classes coming soon. Option 1 membership $55 per month Regular. $65 Couples, $45 Students, Military, Seniors. Option 2 $105 Regular, $135 Couples, $95 Students, Military, Seniors. Located at 40th & Drayton. Visit www.internationalcoach. org or call 236.3660. Ongoing. International Center for Leadership & Coaching, 236236-3660. 236-236-3660. www.internationalcoach.org/ The Yoga Room Monday: Mommy and Me from 3:30-5 p.m., Vinyasa all levels from 5-6:15 p.m., Open Flow all levels 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Open Flow all levels from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:30 a.m., Open Floor all levels from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday: Power Yoga from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday: Yoga Flow Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday: Yoga Flow Level II from 5-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, class packages available. A student discount is offered. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom. com or call 898-0361. Ongoing. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr. 912-8980361. www.thesavannahyogaroom.com/ Yoga Teacher Training Institute A 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training program is offered at Savannah Yoga Center. It meets Yoga Alliance standards, and graduates will receive a certificate and be eligible for certification by the alliance. The cost for the entire course is $1,500. Call 441-6653 or visit www.savannahyoga.com. Ongoing. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. 912232-2994. www.savannahyoga.com/ 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. Ongoing. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 912-819-6000. www.sjchs.org/

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Better Breathers of Savannah meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or dickyt1954@yahoo.com. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Community Health Mission, Inc, 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 6. Delicious Healthy Eating for the Holidays will be presented Nov. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Ongoing. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. 912447-6605. www.sjchs.org/1844.cfm Dentistry from the Heart On Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Howard Dental Group will provide free dental services to the first 150 people who show up at the Pooler Family Dental practice. Visit www.howarddentalgroup.com. Through Nov. 16. 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. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. Ongoing. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. 912-355-4601. www.savannahspeechandhearing.org/ HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727. Ongoing. My Brothaz H.O.M.E., 211 Price St. 912-231-8727. www.mybrothazhome.org/Welcome.html How to Manage Stress and Heal Spiritually with lifestyle consultant Lillian Baptiste will be held Nov. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. Through Nov. 20. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. 912-447-6605. www.sjchs. org/1844.cfm Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes are being offered at the Family Health and Birth Center in Rincon. The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together, while providing a very integral role to the companion participating. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. All types of births are welcome. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call The Birth Connection at 843-683-8750 or e-mail Birththroughlove@yahoo.com. Ongoing. Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd. 912-826-4155. www.themidwifegroup. com/

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. Ongoing. La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261. Ongoing. Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed Nov. 15 at the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill and Nov. 16 at Living Faith Community Center. For appointments, call 819-6800. SJ/ C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Ongoing. Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. 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. Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Proper Footwear for Diabetics will be presented Nov. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Through Nov. 15. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. 912-447-6605. www.sjchs.org/1844.cfm Smoke Stoppers St. Joseph’s/Candler group-facilitated smoking cessation program offers an intensive class in 7 sessions over 3 weeks featuring a wide range of proven-effective strategies to help smokers control their urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress and avoid weight gain. The cost is $100. Call 819-6718. Ongoing.

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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. Ongoing. Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a vari-

ety 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. MF: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. Ongoing. Oatland Island Education Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 912898-3980. 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. The center offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Aquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, ages 3-16. Senior, military and AAA discounts are available. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tybeemsc.org. Ongoing. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand. 912-786-5917. www.tybeemsc.org/

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A Walk in the Park Pet services, including pet sitting, dog walking and housesitting, are offered. Reasonable rates and responsible care for pets. Contact Lesley at 401-2211 or lesleycastle@gmail. com. Ongoing. Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www.thesavannahyogaroom.com. Ongoing. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 912-233-6800. The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class. Feral Cat Program Needs Supplies The Milton Project is seeking supplies, including small spice containers (plastic only), medium-sized gloves, batteries and flashlights with hook-on belt loops, hand-held can openers, puppy training pads, canned tuna and mackeral, KFC coupons specifically for chicken-only buckets, bath sheets and beach towels, blankets and buckets to hold supplies for trappers. Contact Sherry Montgomery at 351-4151 or sherry@coastalpetrescue.org. Ongoing. Feral Cat Trap Loan Program The Milton Project is starting this program so that feral cats can be spayed or neutered. The deposit for the trap is $25 and is refunded at the time of return if the trap is cleaned and in good working condition. If the trap is damaged, replacement value is $65. The traps will be loaned out for 1 week at a time. Traps cannot be used for capturing feral cats for Animal Control or any other entity that may destroy them. Persons using the traps are responsible for the spay/neuter costs. Call 351-4151 or email traploan@ coastalpetrescue.org. Ongoing. continued on page 44

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Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969. Ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah is the local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. First City Network, 307 E Harris St. 912-236CITY. www.firstcitynetwork.org/ 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. Ongoing. First City Network, 307 E Harris St. 912-236-CITY. www.firstcitynetwork.org/ 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. Ongoing.

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Free Dog Show Class will be offered Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in Daffin Park to help owners interested in showing their dogs. Call 238-3170. Through Nov. 18. Daffin Park, 1500 E. Victory Dr. 912-3513837. I Sold It on eBay for Coastal Pet Rescue I Sold It on eBay is accepting items on behalf of Coastal Pet Rescue. Donors may bring any item valued at more than $40 to the I Sold It On eBay store located next to TJ Maxx in Savannah Centre. The item will be listed and proceeds will go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue. Call 351-4151 or 3537633 or visit www.coastalpetrescue.org or www.isolditsavannah.com. Ongoing. Low-cost Spay Neuter Clinic with free transport. Vaccines are available. Service is provided 11 counties in Georgia, including Chatham and Effingham, and South Carolina. Call the Spay/Neuter Alliance and Clinic at 843-645-2500 or visit www.snac1.com. Ongoing. Pet First Aid and CPR Class will be held Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Red Cross on Drayton Street. Register online at www.savannahredcross. org or call 651-5300. Through Nov. 17. Pet Photos with Santa will be taken Nov. 20 and 27 and Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Oglethorpe Mall. Bring your leashed pet with proof of rabies vacciation to the Pepino’s entrance. Through Dec. 4. Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext. 912354-7038. www.oglethorpemall.com/ Pet Supply Drive The Paris Market & Brocante is hosting a drive for Savannah Metropolitan Animal Control on Nov. 16 and 17. Items needed include cat and dog food, collars, leashes, grooming supplies and blankets. Call 2321500. Through Nov. 17. Recycle, Reduce and Reuse for Coastal Pet Rescue Coastal Pet Rescue is asking area businesses to collect ink and toner cartridges at their offices. This fund-raiser will help with regular vet care for rescued pets. Contact Becky Soprych at 351-4151 or becky@coastalpetrescue.org to arrange for cartridge pickup. Ongoing. 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. Ongoing. Savannah Dog Park, East 41st Lane and Drayton St. www.savannahdogpark.com/ St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 5 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336. Ongoing.

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Author Nance Van Winckel to read from her works at the AASU Science Center, Room 1402, Nov. 19 at 12:10 p.m.Free and open to the public. Van Winckel has published three books of short fiction and is the recipient of a 2005 Christopher Isherwood Fiction Fellowship and the Patterson Fiction Award. Through Nov. 19. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 912-927-5277. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html Breakfast Book Club will be held every third Wednesday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m. at The Wisdom Center at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching. The cost is $25 per month, breakfast included. Call Aimee at 236-3660. Ongoing. International Center for Leadership & Coaching, 236-236-3660. 236-236-3660. www.internationalcoach.org/ Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Ongoing. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. 912-447-6605. www.sjchs. org/1844.cfm Georgia Author Meranda to Sign Books Meranda, the author of Iris: The Legend That Time Forgot, a fantasy/adventure novel about a young girl who avenges the deaths of her parents with the help of fairies and wizards, will sign books Dec. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Through Dec. 1.

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Blue Jeans for the Soul Each Saturday service will be at 5:30 p.m. and will feature just three things, music with guest musicians, a meditation and an affirmative message. Casual dress welcome. Located at 2320 Sunset Blvd. off of Skidaway Road just south of Victory Drive. Call 3554704. Ongoing. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. 912-355-4704. www.unityofsavannah.org/ Calling All Christians Open prayer will be held the second Thursday of the month from 4-4:20 p.m. at the Forsyth Park fountain. Call Suzanne at 232-3830. Ongoing. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. 912-233-6800. 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. Ongoing.

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1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Ongoing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. he 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. On Nov. 18, the Rev. Joan Schneider will speak from the topic “Righteous Among the Nations.” Ongoing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. 912234-0980. jinglebellschurch.org/contact.htm Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org. Ongoing. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. 912-3554704. www.unityofsavannah.org/ Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or Ongoing. Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St. 912-232-0965. www.wesleyctrssavh.org/ w

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Exit I-95 Jimmy Deloach Parkway 3bdrm/ 2bath w/ 2 car garage Fitness Center, pool, New development Property backs onto lagoon and forest preserve Year lease preferred. $1090/mo. Pets OK. Good credit. No credit OK Just be a good person. (www.supergpage.com) Telephone anytime: 912-884-9322

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QUITE COMMUNITY FOR PROFESSIONAL NEWLY BUILT

2Bedroom/2Bath 1,242sqft, 5 min from Statesboro no pets/no smoking $650 mth/dep. Criminal/Credit History. Call 912-682-2291

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Wilmington Island

*3BR/2BA, Wilmington Park. Fireplace, granite countertops, hardwood floors, lagoon lot. $1275/month. *4BR/2BA, Palmetto Cove. Fireplace, hardwood floors, fenced yard. $1295/month.

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Apartments for Rent

Roommate Wanted

40TH & HABERSHAM

Great Value!

Brand new 2 Bed/2 Bath Home. Private yard, Off-street Parking. Available immediately. $1,100/month.

Nice private rooms available in two great town locations. Fully furnished, includes use of common rooms, laundry, all utilities, 38TH & PRICE Efficiency with private backyard porches, porches, parking and many other amenities. Bring and off-street parking. $475/month. Available 12/1/07. your clothes, personal items and Call 912-220-1844 computer, the rest is supplied. Pay one bill each month for www.connectsavannah.com everything. Flexible leases start at $550/month for a 12 month STARLAND AREA 2 bedroom 1 l e a s e . E m a i l l w i l l i bath apartment. Close to SCAD, off street parking. 201 W. 42nd ams13@comcast.net fro more info, photos, appliSt. $600/month. 912-596-1358.

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Townhomes/Condos for Rent AVAILABLE JANUARY 08

Two 2bd/2ba, Town homes, quiet setting. Convenient to Hospital & University. $550/month + deposit. Call 865-4043

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THE MERRITT

1BR, 1BA condo on Wilmington Island for rent or sale. Secure entrance, resort pool, fun center, great floor plan, private balcony. $775/month. Available Nov. 1st. Will do lease/own. 912-713-3253.

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Homes for Rent RENT or LEASE TO OWN!!

Well maintained 3 bed/ 2 bath with 1 car garage home in Pooler. $975/ month + deposit. Includes all kitchen appliances. Won’t last long!

Call:912-398-6351



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ROOM FOR RENT: $130/week w/windows on two sides - no adjoining rooms! Refrigerator, microwave, cable, and TV - All utilities included! Use of washer/dr yer and kitchen. 912-231-9464.

1410 Augusta Ave $115,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath All of these homes come equipped with major appliances including washer/dryer and alarm systems (Monitoring not included) Contact Sharonette Smart @ 912-220-5842 or email umadesmartchoice @yahoo.com

share house with/homeowner excellent neighborhood near GSU. $550.00/ month includes: electricity, water, cable, high speed wireless internet, washer/dryer. Prefer female nonsmoker. (912) 682-1374.

CONDO SUITE: Dean Forest & I-16 near Southbridge. Luxuri- 895 ous kingsize BR, large LR w/dinRoom for Rent 920 ing area, new kitchen & bath & laundry. Sun deck, w/private enTrucks & Vans trance & parking. 10 min to D.T. DOWNTOWN & MIDTOWN! Up$675/unfurnished, $750/fur- scale Rooms In Beautiful Homes. nished + utilities. 912-695-1303. All Utilities + Wi-fi, Free Laundry, 1997 WHITE FORD F-150 & M u c h M o r e $ 1 2 5 / w k o r Shot engine. S elling as-is! $450/mo. Call Me 912-659-7168 $1,000. Contact Nari at 408-910-4517. LARGE PRIVATE ROOM near the main library with off-street parking. Refrigerator, microwave, all utilities, cable, internet, phone. $150/per week. $540/per month. 912-231-9464 THUNDERBOLT TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT: New 3BR, 2.5BA with deck. Gated community, 2-car garage, end unit. Over 1600 sqft. $1150/month. Call Kevin at 912-224-2330.

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Montgomery Quarters 455 montgomery Street

NEW coNtEmporary coNStructioN

2 bdrm 2 bath 3 bdrm 2 bath one level, elevator, secure gated parking, lge walkin closets, all appliances, granite, wood flooring, walk to scad buildings

StartiNg @ $344,000

dianeWHITLOW Real Estate Company, LLC Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.398.3023 www.gardensdistrict.com

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