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Volume 7, No. 9, Nov. 21, 2007 On the cover: Chris Heady as The Nerd (photo by Jim Morekis)

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Lead Story Book to movie -- or not Editor’s Note Chili! Hear & Now Robin’s take Profile Karen Reed, nurse practitioner Free Speech Atlanta vs. everybody else Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Chuck Shepherd’s latest Gift Guide Stuff for the whole family Earthweek The week on your planet

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The Nerd

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Scrooge 34 Art Patrol Exhibits and openings

Movies All the flicks that fit

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Formerly Connect Recommends 25 Soundboard Who’s playing and where

Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do Happenings All the stuff, all the time Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun

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Thursday, Nov. 22

Christmas 1886 with the Gordons continues What: The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore Victorian holiday customs. When: Now through Dec. 29. Where: Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low at Oglethorpe and Bull.

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s A Christmas Tradition begins

What: Enjoy your Christmas favorites performed Broadway style. When: Nov. 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30 and Dec. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

Friday, Nov. 23

Early 19th Century Holiday Story begins

What: Learn about the understated tastes of an authentic 19th century holiday season at one of Savannah’s most historic houses, the Federal-style Isaiah Davenport House. The tour explores how members of the household celebrated Christmas and New Year’s when they lived in the house between 1820 and 1827. When: Nov. 23 through Dec. 31. The house is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. with the last tour departing at 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. with the last tour departing at 4 p.m. Where: Davenport House, 324 E. State St. on Columbia Square. Cost: $8 adults and $5 children 6-18, with children 5 and under admitted free. Info: Call 2368097 for reservations.

Week at a

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7th Annual Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights

Saturday, Nov. 24

Southern Lights Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

What: Children’s activities will include holiday treats,

Columbia City Ballet’s Nutcracker What: One of two Nutcrackers this weekend. When: Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: Tickets are $20 to $42. Children 2 and up require a ticket. Info: 651-6556.

Ballet Savannah’s Nutcracker

What: Another version of the holiday classic. When: Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Where: The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $30, $24 and $16. Info: 525-5050.

Little Theatre’s The Nerd begins

What: This hilarious comedy was written by Larry Shue and is about a young architect who’s visited by a man he’s never met, but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. When: Nov. 23, 24, 25 and 30 and Dec. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 203D Louisville Rd. Cost: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, military and students with valid ID and $10 for children. Info: Call 631-3773 for reservations or e-mail reservations@littletheatreofsavannah.org. Tickets can be purchased online at www.littletheatreofsavannah.org or at the door.

arts and crafts, cookie decorating and entertainment. Live performances include an appearance by Savannah’s own American Idol, Stephanie Edwards. The 7th Annual Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights will follow the lighting ceremony. When: Nov. 24 from 3-5:30 p.m. Where: Morrell Park at the east end of River Street. Cost: Free. Info: www. SavannahSouthernLights.com.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Football, Frosteds & Fireworks Finale

What: Lighted boats, boats and more boats are featured in this holiday parade that navigates up the Savannah River, then along Rousakis Plaza. More than 40 festively decorated yachts and sailboats will compete for various titles and bragging rights. This festive boat extravaganza is followed by a spectacular fireworks show. When: Nov. 24 from 6-10 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free.

What: The city’s year-long celebration of the Daffin Park Centennial concludes with free family activities and a fireworks finale at Grayson Stadium. Vintage films of high school football games will be shown, including Benedictine vs. Savannah High School and Tompkins vs. Beach. Free root-beer floats or “frosteds,” like those served at the Triple XXX Thirst Station that was once located on Victory Drive, will be served. Vintage Daffin Park images and memorabilia will be displayed, and there will be inflatable rides, live music and food. A fireworks display will mark the end of the celebration. When: Nov. 25 from 4-6:30 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium at Daffin Park on East Victory Drive. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6417.


Savannah Community Theatre’s 84 Charing Cross Road continues

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. 25 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and 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.

Monday, Nov. 26 When: Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah State University’s Adams Hall. Cost: Free.

Tues., Nov. 27

Welcome to the State of Poverty

What: Step into another family’s shoes and learn what it’s like to live at or below the poverty line in this simulation that brings people together to take on the roles of family members who are trying to survive for a month by juggling rent payments, utility bills and basic living expenses. When: Nov. 27 from 13:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Info: Call Shawnte Jones at 644-6439 or styler@ savannahchamber. com.

What: Savannah’s community wind concert will present its fall concert, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Folk Song Suite and the English march The Mad Major by Kenneth Alford. The concert will be under the direction of music director Mark Johnson and assistant conductor Roger Rouish. When: Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Hall. Cost: $12 in advance or at the door. Info: 9275381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SSU Gospel and Spiritual Performances & Keyboard Recital When: Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Savannah State University’s Adams Hall. Cost: Free.

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Benefit Performance of Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?

What: A wacky whodunit comedy presented by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. This performance will benefit the restoration of Tybee’s Old Post Theatre. When: Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Marlin Monroe’s at Tybee, 404 Butler Ave. Cost: $54.25 per person 13 and up and $35.25 per child, which includes the show, choice of three Southern dinners, sales tax and 20 percent gratuity. Info: 898-9021 for reservations.

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Challenge of the Tiger

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 Movies

— where’s the movie?

The holiday film season’s beginning and there’s a writer’s strike. So we figured it’s as good a time as any to take a closer look at the greatest works on page that for some reason never made it to the screen

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ince cinema began, film execs have preyed on the literary world in search of their next blockbuster. Last year four of Hollywood’s biggest fish fought over the film rights for the debut novel The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall after having only seen initial drafts (Blueprint Pictures seems to have won the feeding frenzy). But Hall might be wise to hold off on the Cristal. The process of adapting a book into a movie can be a painfully slow process littered with pitfalls and frequently fruitless. Seasoned movie execs know from bitter experience that just because you’ve bagged a winning book doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got a winning movie. They may be the most compelling stories ever written but thanks to prima donna authors, dying directors and the occasional world war, some of the greatest books of all time just never get made.

1. The Catcher in the Rye

by J. D. Salinger Ranked as America’s 13th most controversial book by the American Library Association and bursting with teenage angst, you’d think The Catcher in the Rye is ripe for picking. Even the reclusive author has expressed a desire to see it adapted

for the big screen but still refuses to license the film rights. Bizarrely, it’s the book’s fictional protagonist’s Holden Caulfield and his disdain for ‘phony’ Hollywood that’s causing the hold up. “I would like to see it done,” says Salinger, “but Holden wouldn’t approve.”

2. A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole Many have ascribed a curse to this New Orleans-based tale of an overweight mommy’s boy and his battle for personal justice. Not only was the book published 11 years after the author’s suicide but the actors John Belushi, John Candy and Chris Farley were all touted for the lead before their deaths. Jinx or no jinx, Hollywood has consistently failed to make this movie for the last 25 years. Among the many, Stephen Fry has attempted the screenplay without success. Currently Steven Soderbergh and Will Ferrell are attached. Don’t hold your breath.

3. The Alienist

by Caleb Carr Carr’s 1994 hit novel tells the story of a19th century New York police psychologist on the trail of a serial killer with a penchant for transvestite rent-boys. Two years were spent writing the screenplay with Philip Kaufman attached to direct. Paramount pulled the plug after deciding that the plot was too gruesome for the big screen.

4. The Secret History

by Donna Tartt Tartt’s gothic bestseller about a group of murderous classics students baffled a string of notable screen writers until it finally got the green light in 1998. The project then promptly hit the skids when producer Alan Pakula (All The President’s Men) was killed

in a car accident. Fancying herself for the lead, Gwyneth Paltrow rescued it from development hell, but her demand that little brother Jake gets to direct has continued to prove a dealbreaker.

5. The Disappearance

by Philip Wylie This startling sci-fi tale predicted the rise of the feminist movement and Eastern religion when it was published in 1951. The human race wakes up one morning, so the story goes, only to find the world’s male and female populations have vanished from each others’ presence. Society collapses as men start behaving like animals and women fail to operate machinery, instead preferring to party all night in lesbian nightclubs. Paramount and MGM tussled for the book but, in the end, neither had the nerve to tackle its provocative messages.

6. The Dreyfus Affair by Peter Lefcourt Long before Brokeback

Mountain, this gay baseball romance was hot Hollywood property. Penned by a former Scarecrow and Mrs. King script writer, this 1992 novel tells of the loving relationship between sports idol Randy Dreyfus and his second baseman, D. J. Pickett and the subsequent scandal. Despite Barbra Streisand, Jodie Foster and Garth Brooks all showing interest, Disney got cold feet.

7. Mein Kampf

by Adolf Hitler In perhaps the daftest move in cinema history, Gone With The Wind producer David. O. Selznick announced in 1941 that he planned to film Hitler’s opus - and that Alfred Hitchcock was set to direct. This was an unusual proposition considering that America had declared war on Germany just four days earlier. Somewhat predictably, the U.S. government torpedoed the idea immediately.

8. Airframe

by Michael Crichton If box-office success was measured in sheer money wasted, then this one would have been a smash hit. Crichton’s 1996 thriller about an airline investigator cost Touchstone Pictures a cool $10 million – a figure topped up by throwing several million more at a couple of leading scriptwriters to develop the project. Six months

later, having announced that Demi Moore and Matthew McConaughey would star and John McTiernan (Die Hard) was set to direct, the studio decided to can the whole thing. Bravo indeed.

9. Nostromo

by Joseph Conrad It could have been another Bridge on the River Kwai or Doctor Zhivago but, alas, the Grim Reaper denied us this potential classic. The movie, to be directed by the legendary David Lean, was based on the 1904 novel about an Italian sailor who


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becomes embroiled in a plot to smuggle silver out of South America. Having assembled his cast including Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn and Christopher Lambert, Lean was about to begin filming in 1991 when he died of cancer.

10. Bug Jack Barron

11. A Princess of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Few books have flummoxed Hollywood quite as effectively as the Tarzan author’s first novel. A piece of true pulp fiction, it tells the story of an American Civil War veteran who goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars. Published in 1917, it was lined up to be Disney’s first ever animated feature but was beaten to the toss by Snow White. Another attempt was made in the ‘80s with Tom Cruise attached, only for it to end up bankrupting the production company. Paramount recently acquired the rights to this project most troubled and are now going through directors like a kid with a bag of Penny Chews.

12. Geek Love

by Katherine Dunn When Aloysius Binewski’s travelling circus began to fail, he and his wife decide to breed their own freak show. Using drugs and radioactive material, they create a boy with flippers instead of hands and feet, a hunchback albino dwarf and a telekinetic baby. Business promptly booms. Naturally, this 1989 novel has attracted the interest of Hollywood’s favourite freaks, Tim Burton,

13. Childhood’s End

by Arthur C. Clarke Long before HAL was even a twinkle in Arthur C. Clarke’s eye, this dark tale of Earth’s alien occupation was meant to be his breakthrough into the biz. Said by many to be his best novel, it begins with giant spaceships appearing over every major city – a scene since stolen by the makers of Independence Day. Published in 1953, a number of screenplays have been attempted over the subsequent decades but with no success. Universal Pictures had acquired the rights with Kimberly Peirce down to direct, but lift-off still looks a long way off.

14. Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka Ever since the early 80s, David Lynch has been talking about making this film. The twisted mind behind Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet confesses he’s already written the screenplay but the project remains on ice. Based on the 1915 novella about a travelling salesman who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a cockroach, Lynch’s main worry is the cost of making the transition look believable. A little rich perhaps, coming from the man who spent $45 million making Dune, a $25 million grossing movie.

15. Encyclopedia Brown

by Donald J. Sobol If anything can cool the ardour of a movie exec, it’s a litigious author. Sobol sold the rights to his children’s book series about a boy detective to Howard Deutsch in 1979 but since then has slapped a writ on anybody attempting to make the movie. In the 80s, Warner Bros were scared off despite having Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn already in place for the starring roles. After them, there was Anthony Hopkins in 1989 and Waterworld producer Andrew Licht in

1995. Ridley Scott is currently the man with the bit between his teeth. No doubt, he can expect to hear from Sobol’s lawyers.

16. Stranger In A Strange Land

by Robert Anson Heinlein This 1961 best seller became something of a hippie bible thanks to its liberal dose of free love, communes and new religion. A certified cult classic, it tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human raised by Martians, as he returns to Earth in early adulthood. Batman Returns screenwriter Dan Waters was said to have rustled up a screenplay in 1995 for a $160 million movie, but as yet nothing has materialised. With group sex playing a significant role in the plotline, this may be something of a relief, particularly as Tom Hanks and Sean Connery are said to star.

17. On the Road

by Jack Kerouac Thirty six years after Francis Ford Coppola bought the film rights to Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel, the project is still on the road to nowhere. Hailed as one of the last century’s key novels, it recounts the adventures of two drifters hitch-hiking their way across America. Five years ago, Joel Schumacher was due to direct with Colin Farrell in the lead role but the script, the fourth ever to be written, just wasn’t right. The Motorcycle Diaries’ director Walter Salles is the current flavour of the month but still no script exists and no casting has taken place.

18. Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand Since Lionsgate picked up the distribution rights, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been eyeing up the lead roles in the adaptation of their favourite book. Published in 1957, the Russian-born author’s seminal novel revolves around the economic collapse of the U.S. sometime in the future. For years, producer Al Ruddy tried to make it into a movie, attract-

ing the interest of Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway but while Rand was alive she had script approval, complicating the process. Weighing in at 1,100 pages, Rand’s is a hefty tome and shooting may be a long way off. Perhaps it’s too late for Brangelina but adopted children Maddox and Zahara may still stand a chance. The latest is that the project is back in development with Vadim Perelman at the helm.

19. The Dice Man

by Luke Rhinehart Loaded’s greatest book of the 20th Century tells the story of a bored psychiatrist who lives his increasingly chaotic life according to the throw of the dice. Despite having been optioned by Paramount Pictures in 1972, this cult phenomenon is still in development. At times, Nicholas Cage, Jack Nicholson and Richard Gere have all been desperate to play the lead. In fact, Bruce Willis was so keen he once posted Rhinehart a video of his near faultless dice shaking technique.

20. The White Hotel

by D.M. Thomas Barbra Streisand was set to star in this 1982 erotic drama which centres on a young woman who recounts her violent sexual fantasies while being analysed by Sigmund Freud. The first of many problems began when the director proposed inserting glass fibre optics into Babs’ vagina during the filming of the sex scenes. The project was briefly back on track when Yugoslavian auteur Emir Kusturica agreed to direct but then NATO bombed Serbia and he pulled out, refusing to make a film for American producers. The latest buzz is that the film is set to enter production this year with Brittany Murphy’s name floated as the female lead. w

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by Norman Spinrad Denounced in the House of Commons when it was first published in 1969, this precyberpunk novel caused widespread controversy because of its cynicism, extreme language and graphic sexual scenes. Still relevant today, Bug Jack Barron tells the story of a U.S. TV talk show host who becomes so powerful he controls the nation. In 1982, Universal bought the rights but never got further than the planning stage. “To this date, they have pissed away maybe $2 million on the project,” says Spinrad, “and the film has still not been made.”

Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp. As yet, the movie money men aren’t exactly biting their flippers off.


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Chili keeps the chill away T

he city’s unique, yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Daffin Park’s founding culminates this Saturday at a neat event with quite the alliterative title: the “Football, Frosteds & Fireworks Finale.” The F-F-F-Fun starts at 4 p.m. in Grayson Stadium with the viewing of vintage film from some of the classic old Savannah high school rivalries, like Tompkins vs. Beach and naturally BC vs. Savannah High. Watch the nostalgic bonecrunching action while sipping on a frosted malt drink. Vintage cars and Daffin memorabilia will be on display as well. That happens for about 90 minutes until at 5:30 p.m. a final recognition ceremony

Above, the crew of Big Water Catering celebrates winning Saturday’s Sand Gnats Chili Bowl Cook-Off in Grayson Stadium; right, Gnate the Gnat enjoys the warming taste of chili on his large polyester tongue

happens, followed by a fireworks show when the sun goes below the horizon. This past Saturday saw another fun event in Daffin Park, the Sand Gnats Chili Bowl, won this year by Big Water Catering and Events. Proceeds from the second annual event went to America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia. Another chili cookoff for charity happens Dec. 1 all day in Forsyth Park. This is the second year that Ginger Fawcett and the band Liquid Ginger will select a deserving beneficiary and conduct a fundraiser. There’s

a chili cook-off, a flag football tournament and of course a performance by the band. This year the event’s associated nonprofit “Help Save One of Our Own” is helping David Sisk, who’s been diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension, a condition which may eventually require a very extensive (and expensive) heart-lung transplant. Hey -- here’s a crazy idea! What if, oh say, the country Sisk lives in would completely overhaul its health care system so that this father of two small children who works at JCB wouldn’t have to depend on a local band to help raise money to save his life? Sorry, I went out of my mind there for a moment. What was I thinking? w

get a head start, and, if I can get up early enough, maybe I’ll walk the Talmadge Bridge next week as part of the Enmark Bridge Run.

Stevie Knicks ditty, just about the only song she knows that isn’t country, she apologized. Wednesday night karaoke at Hang Fire is a communal experience. With cheery encouragement from the DJ, the whole bar chimed in on a Guns and Roses tune, then for “Thunder Road,” Springsteen’s anthem to youthful abandon. Talent is appreciated but not required, and everyone gets wild applause. Around 12:30, fortified by a quart of diet coke, I made my karaoke debut: “My Sharona” by The Knack. Perhaps an ironic choice for my first karaoke experience, it’s racier than I remembered but there’s not much to it, range wise or lyrics-wise, and there’s plenty of whooping for the audience to help out with, plus long instrumental interludes for dancing. By 2 a.m., after crooning and gesturing along, Pavarotti-style, with a guy in a Harlem Globetrotters basketball jacket singing “Bohemian Rhapsody,” our birthday party was winding down. Our student friend was long gone. My remaining two companions were outside the door when a guy in biker leathers and a chain on his wallet launched a deadly-accurate John Fogerty cover that drew them back indoors for a last listen. Escaping the second hand smoke we headed home, ready for more birthdays, more New Years resolutions, or just another Wednesday night adventure. w

Jim Morekis is editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah. E-mail him at jim@connectsavannhah.com

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You say you want a resolution

With less than six weeks left in 2007, there’s still time to tackle this year’s list of New Year’s Resolutions before beginning the process for 2008. My list this year, as usual, was a mix of fun things I never get around to and lifestyle changes that perhaps will one day take hold. “See more movies” is on the 2007 fun list. Tagging along to a couple of Savannah Film Festival screenings last month gave a boost to this project. Hopefully in December I’ll add to this one, thanks to Reel Savannah ‘s screenings of the controversial Redacted plus the documentary King Corn. Spend more time with family members” is one of my repeat resolutions from prior years. I can always count on my mom to find interesting things for us to do together, like Jhon Akers’ concert/lecture/poetry performance on the writer Carl Sandburg and his friendship with Segovia, held last Thursday at the Telfair. Mom and I also attended “Elijah,” the late October chorale performance sponsored by Savannah Sinfonietta, with hundreds of Savannah’s finest musicians and singers, many professional and the rest professional-caliber. It was easy to imagine we were at a performance in Chicago or New York City instead of our little city. Since “travel to New York” did not get crossed off my resolution list for 2007, I’m looking forward to one more chorale-like Sinfonietta event this year to transport me again to the big city—this time, Handel’s Messiah performed sing-along style on December 14. While I prefer having mu-

Get the knack for karaoke at Hang Fire

One 2007 resolution that also falls into the “lifetime achievement” category, I finally accomplished last week. To celebrate a friend’s birthday, four women headed downtown to Hang Fire for their famous Wednesday night karaoke. My three acquaintances are seasoned karaoke veterans, each with her own repertoire of standards,

Above, he sings John Fogerty; at right, Mallory Martin, Vaida Morgan and Roshelle Frazier at Hang Fire

sicians do the singing while the audience does the listening, I’m hoping that many of the “Elijah” singers from the Savannah Choral Society and Savannah Children’s Choir will be on hand to carry, or cover, those of us with more enthusiasm than vocal skills, despite a Holiday Pops concert they’ve scheduled for the following night. A few resolutions that didn’t happen this year will return for 2008’s line up. “Exercise more” will go back on the list, since walks like last Saturday’s stroll through the Children’s Book Festival at Forsyth Park are too leisurely and too entertaining to count as a work out. A trip to this Sunday’s Daffin Park Centennial Finale might be a good way to

some with accompanying hand gestures and body language. One member of our foursome, a barista known to do a little open-mic poetry, set the bar high for the rest of us with “Purple Rain,” while the birthday girl opted for 1970’s standards by Billy Joel and Gladys Knight. The late arrival to our party, fresh from her last final exam, stepped up with a little

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Editor’s Note: Are you tired of seeing the same people profiled over and over in the local media? Yeah, us too. This is the first installment of a new column about important people behind the scenes in Savannah.

Karen Reed is a nurse practitioner at the Center for Digestive and Liver Health on the Memorial Health campus. She has 20 years of experience as a nurse, with seven of those years as a nurse practitioner. So, you’re a nurse practitioner. Could you describe what your job entails? Karen Reed: Well, I see patients, diagnose conditions, order labs and x-rays, and sometimes I order procedures and medications. I spend a lot of time educating patients about disease processes and prevention. I also help train nurse practitioners for Georgia Southern University and Armstrong Atlantic State University as a clinical preceptor. I’m basically their nurse mentor. How are you different from a regular nurse? Karen Reed: I have a Masters of Science in Nursing. A regular nurse may be an LPN, a diploma RN, or an RN who has a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing. This means that I have training beyond that of a regular nurse, which allows me to diagnose and treat conditions, order labs, x-rays, and procedures. Did you always want to be a nurse practitioner? Karen Reed: No. I started out pre-pharmacy when I was in college. I changed over to nursing - even though I loved chemistry - because I wanted to help people. I’ve been in nursing since 1987. Seven years ago, I decided I wanted more education and to be able to use my background in nursing to become a nurse practitioner so I could diagnose and treat people instead of bedside hospital nursing. I loved bedside hospital nursing however, because I got a lot of hands-on experience and loved helping people get over an illness. Why did you decide to go into this career?

What is your favorite part about your job? Karen Reed: The patient interaction. I also love to be able to find a problem and correct it before it becomes a larger problem. For example, I had one patient come in for a screening colonoscopy, and in the course of my examination, found a carotid bruit. I told her to see her regular physician, as a blockage in her carotid arteries could lead to a stroke. When she came back for her followup visit, she stated that an ultrasound was performed on her carotid arteries, and that some carotid stenosis was noted -- a narrowing of the carotid arteries. She was started on medication for the condition, which likely helped to prevent a stroke. It made me feel good to be able to help her. And your least favorite? Karen Reed: Rectal exams. (laughs) But it is a necessary evil. Any advice for aspiring nurses? Karen Reed: Yes. Go into the job because you love helping people, and for no other reason. Do you have a lot of medical providers who come into the job for other reasons? Karen Reed: Yes. Healthcare does provide some sense of job security. Some people come into it thinking that it pays really well. It pays the bills, but with Medicare and insurance cutbacks, the salaries can be stagnant. You should go into it because you love helping people and love the sciences. Otherwise, you could become burned out. Also, patients can tell when you do not love your job, and you’re doing them no favor by staying in a profession that you dislike. You have to love what you do and enjoy it, because when a patient comes into a room to seek your care, you want to be able to give it to your fullest ability. They deserve that. w

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Karen Reed, Nurse Practitioner

Karen Reed: When I chose to return to college for my graduate work, I could have expanded my nursing career by becoming a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or a nurse educator. I chose the nurse practitioner track because it was still hands-on nursing, but allowed me increase my knowledge and diagnose and treat patients, which a regular nurse cannot do.


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As usual, it’s Atlanta vs. everybody else Age-old ‘two Georgias’ debate takes on new urgency in wake of water crisis

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lmost three years ago, when I had an editorial published in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution (“Economy & environment form a team,” Dec. 20, 2004), little did I know how topical those remarks would become by 2007. Thanks to extreme drought in combination with state officials’ continued neglect of water management, north Georgia faces a long-predicted water shortage that threatens all the state’s water resources. Pragmatic growth constraints dismissed previously had better be reconsidered now, or more crises will follow. Our commentary came as a result of cutbacks in water protection made by the General Assembly and DNR board in 2003 and 2004. Those cutbacks were at obvious odds with the governor’s then-current proposal to promote eco-tourism — dependent on good water quality and ample flow in Georgia’s rivers — but no one in state government seemed to understand this glaring contradiction. Since then, Gov. Perdue has launched a massive “Go Fish” program, which was intended to bring abundant added recreational fishing revenues to Georgia. Meanwhile, despite multiple warnings about the need for water conservation, improved state energy policies, and growth management to curb water demand, leadership in the Capitol continued its wasteful plundering of state

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| Blotter

from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

A need for speed

• When a man approached the cash register of a Waters Avenue convenience store with a weapon in his right hand and demanded money, the employees at first thought it was a joke. In response, the man fired at one of the employees, striking him in the wrist. The suspect walked around the counter, opened the cash register and removed between $300 to $400. After dropping several bills onto the floor, the suspect jumped over the counter, leaving a bloody footprint on the top of the counter next to the cash register. He ran out of the business and jumped into a car outside and was last seen going south on Waters. The cashier was taken to a local hospital by EMS. A shell casing from the gun was found on the counter top near the cash register. Because of the casing, officers determined a .380-caliber gun was used. Many items in the store had been moved and knocked down, caused by customers fleeing. The bullet was later found on the floor, and officers examined the surveillance video to search for information about the suspect. • While parked at the Largo-Tibet Elementary School, an officer was approached by a woman who said her son had been involved in an altercation. The son had sustained a visible impact with swelling under his right eye, but EMS treatment was refused by the mother. The woman said her son had been walking in the 700 block of Tibet Avenue when about

15 teenagers, dressed mostly in black, attacked him. The suspects also took the son’s cell phone and an earpiece for the phone. The attackers were scared off by either a police officer or sheriff ’s deputy who was driving in the vicinity. The son said he was scared and walked home rather than contact the officer in the marked unit. After he explained the situation to his mother, they contacted police. • A juvenile struck his mother after she tried to discipline him in their apartment on Lewis Drive. The woman told a police officer that her son didn’t call her when he arrived home as he had been told to do. While she was scolding him, he became argumentative, so she attempted to discipline him by lightly striking his bicep with a plastic broom handle. The son struck his mother and an altercation ensued. The father entered the home and broke up the fight by striking his son to get him off his mother. There was slight swelling on the juvenile’s head where his father struck him and scratches on his arm from his mother, and the woman had lip injuries. The son told the officer that his mother hit him in the arms, head and chest and that her injuries were sustained when he tried to restrain her. • A West Liberty Street resident called police after he boyfriend arrived home drunk and asked for $5 to pay a cab driver who was waiting outside. When the woman pulled her wallet out and opened it, the man began to grab for it, saying, “I’ll show you what I want.” When she wouldn’t give him the wallet, the man began to push her and shake her vigorously. After the man obtained the wallet, he pulled the woman’s credit card out of it and left the residence. The woman told the officer she believes he was going to buy drugs. She was advised to call the credit card company and suspend the account. w

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

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A convicted felon who led police on a car chase and manhunt was arrested Nov. 15. Brian Wesley Dean, 28, also known as Brian Dean-Rober, was captured by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police, Garden City Police and sheriff ’s deputies shortly after 4:30 p.m. after a chase that started on U.S. 80 at Dean Forest Road. That’s where agents with the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team tried to arrest him on a warrant for manufacturing methamphetamine. Agents spotted Dean in his Mitsubishi Eclipse shortly before 3 p.m. He was parked at a Chevron station on U.S. 80 and when they attempted to arrest him, he sped off. Officers pursued him to the Foss Mobile Home Park on Quacco Road, where his car struck a water main. A small quantity of meth was found in Dean’s possession. Paramedics took him to Memorial Health University Hospital after he complained he was having trouble breathing. Dean was treated and released, then taken to jail. In addition to the warrant and drug charges, he is charged with multiple traffic violations and obstruction by fleeing.

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| News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Ironies

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owner and the facility operator, made most local observers pessimistic that the facility would survive, according to an October Sacramento Bee report.

The Great Texas Outdoors

(1) In August, entomologists found a spider web in a state park about 45 miles east of Dallas, covering trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch. The originally white web had turned brownish because “millions” of mosquitoes had been trapped in it. (2) In September, wildlife experts tried to assure the public that the jellylike blobs (“millions of tiny organisms known as zooids,” wrote The Dallas Morning News) attached to trees and dock pilings along Grapevine Lake between Dallas and Fort Worth were harmless. (3) The latest sighting of the legendary “chupacabra” (the mythical hairless, blood-sucking goat), near Cuero, Texas, in August, was determined in November to be that of a dead coyote.

Creme de la Weird

In Charlottesville, Va., in October, a judge found white-nationalist leader Kevin Strom not guilty of the sexual enticement of an 11-year-old girl, despite humiliating testimony from Strom’s wife. According to prosecutors, she (also a white-nationalist activist) had caught him at home naked, masturbating to photographs of nude women whose faces had been replaced by face shots of two prominent but very young white-nationalist singers. Subsequently, charges were filed over Strom’s obsession with a local girl (to whom he had sent presents and about whom he had described his feelings to his psychotherapist). However, in the end, a federal judge said the obsession did not amount to a crime (though Strom remains in jail on a child pornography charge).

Least Competent People

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ing on a campaign by the area’s legal immigrants this summer to apply for citizenship, selected Juan Garcia, 54, as typical of the community. Garcia said he decided to apply after being encouraged by this year’s immigration-reform debate, adding that he had been in the United States legally since 1978, with permanent-resident status since 1985. According to the Journal, however, Garcia explained all of that “through a translator.”

Recurring Themes

Ticketed for DWEC (Driving While Eating Cereal): Four people were injured in Houston in October when a driver failed to stop for a red light while eating a bowl of oatmeal and collided with a transit bus. (Three passengers were hurt, in addition to the motorist, and witnesses said oatmeal was found all over the inside of the car, and also inside the bus and on the ground, according to a KPRC-TV report.) Two weeks earlier, in London, Ontario, a driver accidentally lost control of his car while eating cereal, drove through a grassy median, and hit two oncoming cars (but no serious injuries resulted).

The Poor Dear!

A federal magistrate in Tampa, Fla., ordered a doctor’s appointment in October for the incarcerated Brian Wilcox, who is being detained on several child pornography charges, after he complained that he was suffering from a series of medical problems. He said that his back hurt from a 4-year-old injury; that he has problems with his eyes; that his feet and groin area are numb as if they are “asleep”; that there is a bulge on the left side of his groin; that he is worried about a mole on his nose because of his family history of cancer; that all of his remaining 16 teeth are either decaying or cracking (keeping him from eating, and he’s lost 40 pounds); and that he has “severe flatulence at all times.” w

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| Earthweek by Steve Newman

Russian Maritime Spill

An intense autumn storm triggered one of 3.4 Russia’s worst environmental disasters when hurricane-force winds and high seas split an oil tanker in two and sank three other vessels laden with chemi5.3 cals. Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov described the disaster in the Kerch Strait as “the biggest mass sinking of ships” in 7.7 the country’s history. The narrow body of water links the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea, and is an important site for migrating birds. In addition to at least seven human deaths among the ships’ crews, wildlife experts believe that Week Ending November 16, 2007 large numbers of birds, fish and impossible. The RSPCA proposes injecting marine mammals died as a result mares with infertility drugs rather than of spills from the sunken ships. shooting them. Environmental groups said the disaster was due to the use of vessels designed for river A Greener Fall navigation and ill-equipped to deal with A new British study says that air such an intense maritime storm. pollution from vehicles and power stations is changing the Wild Horse Slaughter face of autumn by delaying fall A secret program by Australia’s foliages. Researchers from the Queensland State government to University of Southampton found that while cull thousands of wild horses was global warming has prompted earlier met with a public outcry while sprouting of leaves in spring, a 13.5 percent environmental groups defended rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) the move as necessary to protect native habiover the past 30 years is responsible for the tat. The wild horses, known as brumbies, are later change in fall leaf color observed in 14 descendants of escaped or lost horses beEuropean countries. Trees exposed to elelonging to early European settlers. The vated CO2 retain their leaves later into fall group Save the Brumbies published photos and also experience a smaller decline in of wounded horses obviously suffering proend-of-season chlorophyll content, the study longed deaths after being shot by governsays. ment marksmen firing from helicopters. There are calls to tame the horses or create Disappearing Coral sanctuaries for them, but with more than An Israeli marine biologist 100,000 brumbies grazing in one warned that vast stretches of soft Queensland national park alone, officials say coral are melting and wasting such a massive relocation would be nearly

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Intense Cyclone Sidr slammed into the India-Bangladesh border region late in the week with maximum sustained winds of over 100 mph. Previously a Category 4 storm, Sidr formed from an area of disturbed weather near the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. • Tropical Storm Guba developed over the northern Great Barrier Reef between Australia and Papua New Guinea. • Tropical Storm Lee formed over the eastern Indian Ocean.

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A monkey rampage in New Delhi injured more than two dozen people in the latest skirmishes between humans and a simian species suffering from a loss of natural habitat. A group of three or four macaques terrorized a neighborhood for several hours, with one of the animals sinking its teeth into the leg of a young child. At least one of the monkeys was later captured and released outside the sprawling metropolitan area. But officials say there are few wild areas left around New Delhi to release rogue monkeys due to encroaching human development. Urban monkeys are a common sight around the Indian capital, where they migrated to survive after their habitat was destroyed by spreading suburbs. The simians are treated as descendants of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, and most Indians believe that killing them is unacceptable. w

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living by playing medium-sized bars and clubs as well as small theaters — working their way back up the ladder he had only recently climbed. I caught up with the songwriter by phone in Colorado, and we spoke about the making of this record, his elation at the public’s reaction to the new disc and band, and his upcoming show at Locos. How’s the tour been going so far? Jason Isbell: It’s been good. We’ve been really busy this year — especially since the record came out in July. We’ve been touring steadily since. We’ve played a lot of good shows in front of good-sized crowds. Is their any aspect of life on the road and audience reactions to your solo material since leaving the Truckers that has caught you by surprise? Jason Isbell: It’s probably a little bit of a surprise that things have picked up so quickly and so many people have come to the shows right off the bat. Other than that, I kinda knew what to expect, you know? What do you mean exactly?

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Jason Isbell: Well, I knew what it would be like to be living out of a van again, and all that stuff. I figured a lotta people who had been responsive to the Truckers stuff would like this record and this band, but I think it’s been surprising there’s so many of ‘em! (laughs) There’ve been quite a few that I don’t believe were Truckers fans who are only now getting turned onto what I do. Sirens Of The Ditch has been out for a few months now. Do you think it’s been judged fairly on its own merits, or do you worry that folks may still view you through the prism of your last band, rather than looking at this as completely separate? Jason Isbell: Well, either way, it doesn’t really bother me if they do or not. I feel we did a lot of great work with the last band and I feel I’m capable of doing a lot of great work now. It’s always gonna be something that... Well, maybe not always, but they’re certainly gonna compare at least this record to the Truckers. For one thing, I made it at the exact same time I made a lot of records with them. I mean, they all play on it. I got a lot of help from Patterson, Shonna (Tucker) and John Neff, so I can see how people would make comparisons between that group and this particular record. It never really started out as a side project, but it’s wound up getting a lot more attention than I initially planned on. Had these tracks been around a while? Jason Isbell: Oh yeah. This is stuff I had to do whenever I wasn’t out on the road or recording with the Truckers. It took probably close to three years to finish. I don’t plan on doing it that way again (laughs), but that’s what it took to get this CD made. You’ve been around the Muscle Shoals, Alabama thing for all your life. How much of the magic still remains in that area, and in those players, and how much of it vanished in the air when that studio shut down? Jason Isbell: I was born right across the river from Muscle Shoals, so I grew up with those folks and that sound all around me.

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Jason Isbell: Shitty monitors is definitely number one. A bad PA can totally affect your performance. You can’t get into it, and you wind up giving a band show. I could definitely do without venues that don’t have any sort of a green room. I mean, hell, even if it’s a broom closet! (laughs) Someplace to hide out and have a couple of drinks. Then there’s the bathrooms. There’s got to be a private bathroom. If I were ever to build a rock & roll club, the very first thing I would do is build a nice, clean, private bathroom for the bands. You can’t imagine how important something like that is to a band on the road. I can’t believe some of these places that don’t consider things like that. Where are we playing down there? Is it Joel Solomon’s place Café Loco? No, you’re at Locos restaurant downtown. Jason Isbell: That’s cool. We play all sorts of different kinds of places. I’m sure that particular element of surprise keeps touring interesting. Jason Isbell: Yeah. (laughs) “Interesting” is a good word for that, I guess. Sometimes that can be a real pain in the ass. Most of the time we’ve been real lucky. A lot of the time, the closer to home you get the smaller the rooms you play. I don’t know why that is. You know, we’re in Colorado now, and pretty


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much every town out here has a great, 800seat music theater, and they’re all identical! It’s wild. They’re all really great rooms. Live music fans in Colorado have got it made! (laughs) There’s some good rooms in Atlanta and Athens as well. Will you start on another solo album anytime soon, or are you more devoted to live shows these days?

What can folks in Savannah expect from your set? Will there be any new songs? Jason Isbell: Well, I still do the songs I wrote for the Truckers. They have different arrangements, but we still play ‘em. It’s a full, five-piece band. It’s loud, you know? It’s rock & roll. We’ll pull out some stuff people haven’t heard before. We don’t use a set list, so I don’t know exactly what’ll happen. We just depend on the atmosphere in the room to be our guide. w

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Jason Isbell: We’ve got a lot of shows booked right now. We’re doing a tour with Will Hoge in January and February and then we do Warren Haynes’ big Christmas Jam in December in Asheville for charity. I did that a few years ago solo, but now I’m bringing the band. Jackson Browne’s gonna be there, and Bruce Hornsby and G Love & Special Sauce. We’re heading overseas in March and then we’ll be back in May. Sometime after that I’ll probably start working on the next album.

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Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band

Over the past several years there’s been a veritable explosion in musical cross-pollination that in many very tangible ways is helping to redefine the way folks label and market music of all types. Gone are the days when rootsy, rambling troubadours oozed solely out of the pores of the South and the West. In this millennium, rappers come from Norway, throat singers from Panama, and “Cosmic American” balladeers under the spell of Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt and Johnny Horton come from New York City. Guitarist and singer Megan Jean met her beau (and now band mate) Byrne Klay in that most urban of environments, but the combination of her Washington-state upbringing —she learned to play and sing at the feet of her bluegrass and folk-loving parents, both of whom sang and played themselves— and his N.Y. state roots —Klay says that as a child he soaked up as much ethnic and fine arts music at the library as he could before ultimately studying bass at Oberlin Conservatory and The New School— form the basis of a distinctly “country” approach to sweet ballads of love and longing. Critics cite the intriguing combination of Jean’s literate lyricism (and almost theatrical approach to vocals) and Klay’s highly disciplined composition as the backbone of their sparse, but emotionally satisfying style. Those attributes are front and center on their debut DIY debut Autumn, which is available through CDBaby.com. The couple say they plan to perform songs from that EP as well as additional material in their hour-long set at this laid-back counterculture eatery and performance space. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.


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Brock Butler

Solo set from the esteemed frontman of well-known psychedelic jam-band Perpetual Groove (formed right here in Savannah). Wed., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

Frazier & Tavalin

She (Claire Frazier) is an experienced jazz vocalist who paid her dues in L.A; he (Peter Tavalin) is a respected pianist and film score composer. Together, they showcase a variety of standards and showtunes. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s On The River.

Hazel Virtue

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Budding young locals whose take on hooky, commercial, guitar-based pop-rock is already drawing industry attention. Wed., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).

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Phantom Wingo

High-energy, song-based jam quartet (a la Gov’t Mule or Marc Ford) with a distinctly retro vibe that appeals to fans of classic southern rock. Sat., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).

Rhythm Riot

Kitschy rock/pop/C & W/hip-hop party band known for unexpected covers and a sassy demeanor. Sat., 9 pm, Shamrocks (Wilmington Isl.).

The Savannah Winds

Community wind ensemble’s Fall Concert of both trad and contemporary band music and marches. $12 in advance or at the door. Call 927-5381 for info. Tues., 7:30 pm, AASU Fine Arts Hall.

Seether

Epic, heavy riffing modern rock band from L.A. (by way of Johannesburg, South Africa) that’s sold millions of CDs and hit the U.S. Top 20. With openers Hurt and Red. $20 cover. Mon., 8 pm, Monkey Business (Hilton Head).

Silver Lining

Laid-back jazz trio feat. female vocals and a Latin lilt. Fri., 8 pm, Moon River Brewing Co..

The Train Wrecks

Loose and fun Americana/ roots-a-billy quartet. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Turtle Folk

Award-winning local funk/blues/ jam/rock act with a growing regional rep. Opening for Jason Isbell (see Interview). Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).

Greg Williams

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veryone has known one — that aggravating house guest who just doesn’t know when to go home. The sidesplitting play The Nerd takes this concept to new heights. The Little Theatre of Savannah will present The Nerd Nov. 16-24, and director Grace Diaz Tootle is certain audiences are going to love it. “It’s written by a hilarious playwright, Larry Shue,” Tootle says. “It’s broad comedy, pure silliness.” The Nerd was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in England, and finally taken to Broadway. Shue, who died at the age of 39 in a plane crash, is best known for The Nerd and another comedy, The Foreigner.

“The play takes place in Terre Haute, Ind.,” Tootle says. “It was written to take place in the early ‘80s, but we made minor changes to update it to now.” The protagonist of the play is a likeable young architect named Willum Cubbert. “He’s a very sweet guy, exceptionally nice,” Tootle says. “But he lacks gumption, as his girlfriend says.” One of Willum’s favorite topics is the story of Rick Steadman, the man who saved his life after he was wounded in the Gulf War. He never actually met the man, but praises him highly. “On the night of his 34th birthday party, he’s delighted when Rick shows up at his door,” Tootle says. “However, Rick turns out

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to be a house guest from hell, the nerd of the title. Rick stays on and on, and the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence.” There are other complications in Willum’s life. One is that his girlfriend, Tansy McGinnis, is about to leave town to become a weather girl in Washington. “He lacks the gumption to do something about it,” Tootle says. Willum’s best friend is Axel Hammond, his polar opposite, personality-wise. “He is a classic curmudgeon, extremely sarcastic,” Tootle says. “Axel is the drama critic for the newspaper, so he always has to leave the theater 30 minutes before the show ends because of his deadline. He never knows how the show ends.” Willum has invited his boss to the party. Warnock “Ticky” Waldgrave “hasn’t smiled in 40 years and then it was gas.” Ticky has brought along his wife, Clelia.

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Chris Heady as the Nerd, with members of the cast

at her space on Victory Drive. And Ryan and Sasha McCurdy offered space at their theater, the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, for The Nerd’s performance dates. “Through all this, it’s coming together,” Tootle says. “The budget will be low because everyone is helping.” Members of the cast in order of appearance are Justin Kent as Willum Cubbert, Samantha Glaudel-Smith as Tansy McGinnis, Eric Smith as Axel Hammond, Harold Glover as Warnock

“Ticky” Waldgrove, Lynita Spivey as Clelia Waldgrove, Wyatt Tootle as Thor Waldgrove and Chris Heady as Rick Steadman, the nerd. The actors have a wide rage of experience. “We’ve got Lynita Spivey, who is probably our most seasoned performer, and Harold Glover, who’s never been in a play in his life,” Tootle says. “They’re all very talented and very funny.” The biggest challenge in directing the show has been the pacing. “Comedy is dif-

ficult to direct, even when you have funny people,” Tootle says. Everyone in the cast is so busy, it was difficult to set rehearsal times. “I’m a single mother of four who works odd hours while trying to be there to shepherd my children to their different activities,” Tootle says. The cast members all work and some go to school. “If it weren’t for the commitment of the cast and their commitment to making it be as good as I want it to be, I don’t know whether it would have worked out,” Tootle says. “But it worked out beautifully. “I’m sitting in rehearsals, cracking up,” she says. “We’re just dissolving into laughter constantly.” The play is family friendly with no inappropriate contest. However, Tootle warns, one character does use a profanity (God d— n) at times. “It might be offensive to some,” she says. Other than that, The Nerd is a comedy to be thankful for. It opens the day after Thanksgiving, and Tootle hopes folks bring their holiday guests to the theater. “Everyone will have a lot of people at their houses, and here’s a great opportunity for the whole family to go together and have a good laugh,” she says. “It could be a great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend. People will certainly come away happy to have been there.” Heady was recommended for the role of Rick, the nerd, by a friend. “To get into charcontinued on page 32

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“She’s a teacher who works with slow learners,” Tootle says. “She has issues with anxiety, and is bordering on hysteria at all times.” The Waldgraves bring their son, Thor, with them. “He’s a brat,” Tootle says. Poor Willum must deal not only with his guests but the newcomer who shows up at his door after the guests have arrived. “He’s trying to impress his boss and in comes the nerd,” Tootle says. “He just doesn’t leave and William can’t bring himself to make him leave,” she says. “One ridiculous thing after another happens. It’s just plain silly.” The Nerd is the season opener for the Little Theatre of Savannah, which has a long but erratic history. “The Little Theatre of Savannah may be the oldest community theater in Savannah,” Tootle says. “Because the Old Savannah Theatre was sold, it kind of lost its home. Everyone tried to put on shows, find places to stage shows, but we were in jeopardy of losing it.” That’s when Tootle and other community theater enthusiasts realized it was time to do something. “We decided to make this thing happen,” she says. “It’s been a real community effort.” Other theater companies in Savannah came forward to help make The Nerd a reality. D.J. Queenan, director of the city’s Cultural Arts Theatre, arranged for the cast to rehearse at S.P.A.C.E., the city’s arts space. Kelie Miley, director of the Savannah Children’s Theatre, also let the cast rehearse

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acter, I’ve been looking at different nerds throughout history,” he says. “I took things from the Nutty Professor, Weird Al Yankovich, Urkel, your classic nerds,” Heady says. “I try to keep doing the voice for the duration of the play, but it’s really very hard. I even tried to find a certain walk for Rick, and the way he stands. I really tried to make him a complex character.” At first, Heady told the others he couldn’t be in the show because of his busy schedule. “They told me to send it over, they would make it work,” he says. “Turns out everyone in the cast has as difficult a schedule as me.” Heady is a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and also busses tables at Lady & Sons. “They’ve been really good and supportive about the whole thing,” he says. “I’ve been trying to become more independent from my folks, so I need my job,” Heady says. “This has proved to be a very interesting quarter.” At SCAD, Heady is majoring in dramatic writing and minoring in theater. “That way I have a choice,” he says. “If you are a theater major, you’re required to audition for every SCAD play. This way, I get to choose.” A junior, Heady has appeared not only in SCAD productions, but also at the Savannah Actor’s Theater, where he did Crazyface and Pvt. Wars. “My true passion is puppetry,” Heady says. “Eventually, I want to make my way to New York or California. I want to open my own theater company and specialize in puppetry and introduce it to the masses.” Kent is a big fan of comedy, and he read about The Nerd before auditioning. “It sounded like it was going to be a lot of fun,” he says. “When I read the script, I found it to be one of the most hilarious things I’d ever read.” Willum is “a milquetoast kind of guy,” Kent says. “He doesn’t stand up for himself. People take advantage of him because of that, but he kind of overcomes it during the course of the play. “One of the characters, Tansy, is a pseudo love interest, but because Willum doesn’t

have a spine, it’s very awkward between them,” Kent says. “His good friend, Axel, says everything Willum would love to say, but never can. Around the nerd, Willum just tries to keep his sanity.” Under Tootle’s direction, the show is turning out just fine, Kent says. “Grace is one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with,” he says. “She has a great sense of comedic timing. “The show is so hilarious in its own right, so well written, and then we have a great cast,” he says. “Some nights, someone will deliver a line and I can’t keep a straight face. We have a lot of fun.” Kent lived in Indiana, and went to college in Terre Haute. “I was heavily involved in community theater there and toured with an improvisational group,” he says. “I moved here about nine years ago and this is the first community theater production I’ve been in here,” Kent says. “I was working with youth at Sanctuary Church, teaching theater and doing shows there. I went to school for theater for about a year and studied at Second City in Chicago.” Like everyone else in the cast, Kent has little free time. “My job schedule, especially the last couple of weeks, has had me working from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” he says. “I go to rehearsal after that and see very little of my family.” But Kent believes the effort will be worth it. “It’s just hysterical,” he says of The Nerd. “It’s just so, so funny. I can’t stress enough how funny it is.” w The Nerd will be presented in eight performances on Nov. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 and 24 at 3 p.m. at Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, military and students with valid ID, and $10 for children. Make reservations by calling 631-3773 or by e-mailing reservations@littletheatreofsavannah.org. Tickets will be available at the door prior to performances or can be purchased online at www.littletheatreofsavannah.org.


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The fact that the show is music-heavy also proved challenging. “There is a lot for the kids to learn,” Halman says. “They are doing a very good job with it.” In addition to being music-heavy, the show is also tech-heavy, with lots of special lighting, sounds and effects. “Scrooge’s house is at the top of the set,” Halman says. Working with young people can be heartwarming. “The students have really grown a lot,” Halman says. “It’s exciting to see the kids who were apprehensive at first. You can tell by watching them that this is what they want to do with their lives. They put their hearts into it. It’s unbelievable to watch.” Kaitlyn Patterson is one of those hardworking students. A senior at Savannah Arts Academy, she is playing Martha Cratchit, Tiny Tim’s oldest sister. “Since I’m a senior considering performance as a major, I wanted to see how it would be and get a taste of working with older kids,” Patterson says. “I wanted to know what to expect in college.” Patterson doesn’t know where she’ll go to college, but she’s already planning to major in musical theater. She finds her character to be very interesting. “Since she works and is older, she gets what her parents say,” Patterson says. “All the other kids look up to her. She has the gift of hope, that the family will be able to lift itself up and prosper. The song she sings is about hope.” The production will make audiences happy, Halman says. “You’ll leave the theater feeling good,” she says. “It’s a great story for the Christmas season. And it’s one of the only Christmas shows being done in Savannah this year.” w The Savannah Children’s Theatre will present Scrooge: The Stingiest Man in Town Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org. The theater is located in the Crossroads Shopping Center on Victory Drive at Skidaway Road.

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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

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t wouldn’t be Christmas without Ebenezer Scrooge. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol introduced the curmudgeon to audiences many years ago, and he has been a favorite ever since. A musical version of the story will be presented by the Savannah Children’s Theatre Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. Director Bonnie Halman says the production stars students in the SCT’s audition-only class, many of whom plan to have careers in the theater. “These are our very, very talented students,” she says. “They’re part of a group that will do three shows this year,” Halman says. “They’ll do Our Town in March and then they’ll do The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Both are dramas, much different from Scrooge: The Stingiest Man in Town. “We chose this one because it was based around the holidays,” Halman says. “We usually do fairy tales and children’s shows, and Our Town will give the kids the opportunity to do drama,” she says. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood is very improvisationally based. The audience picks the ending. It was Charles Dickens’ last novel, and he died before it was finished.” Scrooge is a little darker than other SCT productions such as Beauty and the Beast and The Little Prince. “We think some prekindergarteners might have some issues,” Halman says. “We use scary lighting and there are ghosts, but we don’t want to discourage younger kids. It’s a family show.” There are 25 students in the cast. “That includes a 7-year-old who plays Tiny Tim,” Halman says. “He walks on stage and everyone goes ooooohhh.” The cast ranges in age from 13 to 18. “It’s mostly middle school and high school age,” Halman says. “The show is a musical,” she says. “It is family-oriented, with a feel-good story.” The students also are helping create sets and working the technical aspect of the show. Rehearsals had to be scheduled around other SCT productions. “One of the biggest challenges is that we do so much here,” Halman says. “There is a show every weekend. We’ve only had four rehearsals with the students.”


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‘19th Century Glass from Savannah Collections’ —

Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy Ongoing. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. 912-721-5007. www. grandbohemiangallery. com/

Through Dec. 2. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street. 912-790-8800. www.tefair.org

‘Ansel Adams: Celebration of Genius’ — Through Jan. 6, 2008.

Holiday Treasures at the Mansion —

Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912-790-8800. www.telfair.org/

Always There — Porcelain and

stoneware 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.

Gallery S.P.A.C.E. on West Henry has an exhibit of city employee artwork

‘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.. Through Jan. 13. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912790-8800. www.telfair.org/

‘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. 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,

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. Through Jan. 6, 2008. Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton Street. 912238-5158. www.mansiononforsythpark.com

‘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. 912525-8567. 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/

Lolita the Martini Maven -- The art-

ist behind the hand-painted “Designs By Lolita” glasses will be signing her creations at the Wright Square Merchants Holiday Open House. Simply Irresistible, 15 West York St., Friday, Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m.

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/

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

Through Jan. 20, 2008. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street. 912790-8800. www.tefair.org

‘Mirrored Nostalgia’ — Photos by

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

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Through Jan. 20, 2008. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912-790-8800. www.telfair. org/

Ricky McGee and Vesella Valtcheva Nov. 1-30 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.Through Nov. 30. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. 912-232-4447. www.sentientbean.com

she may be a jedi — Recent paint-

Southern Wings: Images of Aviation — Work by aviation and historical 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.

College of Art and Design presents an annual exhibition for the holiday season featuring work by SCAD artists Nov. 30-Jan.6. “Small Works” features unique art priced at $500 or less and measuring up to 18 inches by 18 inches. SCAD students, faculty, alumni and staff created all of the products on display. Red Gallery, 201 E Broughton St. 912-525-4735. www.scad.edu/exhibitions/savannah/ exhibitions.cfm

‘Space’ — Colorful and dramatic new

works by Marcus Kenney include several large and small-scale paintings with glimpses toward, and evaluations of, the future. Also featured is work by Zechariah Vincent. Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2007, 6-9 p.m. 2CarGarage Gallery, 30 W Broughton St. 912-236-0221. www.2cargallery.com/ ‘Succulent’ — New paintings by Summer Wheat to benefit the Jewish Educational Alliance. At 2CarGarage Gallery, 30 W. Broughton St. (above Paris Market) Nov. 1-26. Through Nov. 26. 2CarGarage Gallery, 30 W Broughton St. 912-236-0221. www.2cargallery.com/ w

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ings by Katherine Sandoz at Rosewood Contemporary Art, 113 E. Oglethorpe Ave., through Nov. 24. Rosewood Contemporary Art, 113 E Oglethorpe Ave. 912-233-6121. www.rosewoodart.com/

give a lecture and book signing, in conjunction with the Jack Leigh Gallery as part of the Evenings at the Telfair, in the Neises Auditorium at the Jepson Center for the Arts, on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 6 p.m. Free. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 York St. 912-790-8800. www.telfair.org/

‘Small Works’ — The Savannah

‘Philip Morsberger: The Sixties’ —

Saints and Martyrs: An Exploration of Orthodox Iconography — Art by

‘Snowbound’ — Lisa M.Robinson will

Through April 13, 2008. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave.

Jacqueline Carcagno and William Weyman thru Dec. 31 at Daedalus Gallery, 414 Whitaker St. Also small works on paper and canvas for gift ideas. Call 233-2005 or 3985292. Daedalus Gallery, 414 Whitaker St. 912-233-2005.


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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN The Coen Brothers have always been known for the ease with which they’ve jumped from genre to genre -- screwball comedy with Raising Arizona, gangster saga with Miller’s Crossing, neo-film noir with Blood Simple, etc. -- but with their superb new picture, No Country for Old Men, they seem to be tapping from various wells at once. Certainly, their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel smacks of a contemporary Western through its wide-open settings and signals a crime thriller via its “law and disorder” plotline. But may I add the classification of monster movie to the mix? That might seem like a stretch, but as I watched Javier Bardem’s seemingly unstoppable Anton Chigurh shuffle his way through the picture, killing left and right without remorse, I realized that it’s been a looong time since I’ve seen such an unsettling creature on the screen. Chigurh is just one of the several fascinating characters occupying screen time in a delirious drama that in its finest moments echoes such classics as Psycho, Touch of Evil and Chinatown, not only in its intricate and unpredictable plot structure but also in its look at an immoral world in which chance and fate battle for the upper hand and in which evil is as tangible a presence as sticks and stones. Chigurh, who finds it easier to murder an innocent bystander than to crack a smile, is described by another character as operating by his own set of principles, and only in a topsy-turvy world could a fiend such as this be described as principled -- and, more disturbingly, possibly even deserve the designation. Chigurh spends the film, set in 1980 Texas, on the trail of Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a cowboy who stumbles upon the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong in the desert (lots of guns, lots of spilled blood, lots of corpses) and walks away from the scene with a satchel containing $2 million in cash. But a sum that large isn’t about to be written off by the crime bosses, and so here comes Chigurh (working for an outfit independent from the Mexican dealers) to take care of business. The cat-andmouse chase between Chigurh and Moss is enough to propel any standard narrative, yet tossed into the mix is Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), a weary sheriff who, baffled and deflated by the wickedness that has come to define his country, nevertheless trudges from crime scene to crime scene, hoping to save Moss and stop Chigurh. As we’ve come to expect from a Coens feature, interesting players can be found around every corner -- there’s also Moss’ baby-faced wife (Kelly MacDonald), kept in the dark by a husband whose increasingly frantic behavior threatens to put both of them at risk, and Carson Wells (Woody Harrelson), a jocular bounty hunter who functions as a walking encyclopedia when it comes to detailing Chigurh’s crimes against humanity. All of the performances are exceptional, yet this is clearly Bardem’s picture. So magnetic and full of life in his Oscar-nominated turn in Before Night Falls, he takes the opposite stance here, portraying Chigurh as an emotionally withdrawn individual whose only defining trait (outside of his imaginative choice of weapon) is the whimsical manner in which he occasionally allows a potential victim the opportunity to call a coin toss to decide their fate.

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Director Robert Zemeckis, whose 2004 The Polar Express felt like an animated feature that had been embalmed, again employs the “performance capture” technique (or “digitally enhanced live-action,” per the press notes) with far greater success, overlaying real actors with a cartoon sheen and placing them in the middle of a CGI landscape. In 2D, which is how the film is being shown in most theaters nationally, this runs

the risk of looking as soulless as many other CGI works, but in 3D (presented only at select venues), it results in a positively astonishing experience. Tossed coins roll directly toward the camera, spears poke directly out at audience members, and even an animated Angelina Jolie’s, umm, assets seem more pronounced than usual. Based on the ancient poem, a staple of most school curriculums, the script by fantasy author Neil Gaiman and Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary doesn’t always match the movie’s vi-

sual splendor (burp and piss scenes show that the makers are clearly hoping to attract the fanboy crowd), but their modifications to the ancient text are more often than not respectful. After the gruesome monster Grendel (voiced, or, more accurately, snarled by Crispin Glover) wreaks havoc on the castle of King Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins) and his followers, the heroic (and boastful) Beowulf (Ray Winstone) arrives to save the day. Yet he finds himself not only having to confront Grendel but also the mis-


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shapen creature’s mother (Jolie), envisioned here as a seductress with the power to lead any noble warrior astray. The biggest criticism has nothing to do with the movie itself but with the morons on the MPAA board. With its flashes of nudity and abundance of gore (for starters, one character gets ripped in two), this clearly deserves an R rating, but perhaps only equating animation with Mickey Mouse and Fred Flintstone, the moral watchdogs handed this a PG-13.

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The sound of music comes alive in August Rush, a charming family film that pushes the always-welcome message that the arts -- in this case, music -- can inform and enhance our lives, leading us to places we’ve never been and allowing us to establish meaningful contacts with other like-minded people. There’s no denying that the movie, which often plays like Oliver Twist as conceived by the dance troupe Stomp, is sweet and heartfelt and full of passion. But there’s also no denying that it’s clunky, haphazard and not especially well-written or efficiently directed. If you’ve seen the trailer, which seems to go out of its way to reveal every

important scene (even the climax), then you already know that August Rush is the story of Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore), an orphan whose parents -- a cellist (Keri Russell) and a guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) - don’t even know he exists (Mom was told by her controlling father that he died during childbirth). But young Evan is determined to find his parents, and he believes that through music they can be reunited; i.e. that they’ll be able to magically hear him and locate him. Thus, he escapes from the orphanage, making his way to New York City and falling in with a band of street kids working for a Fagin-like musician-promoter (Robin Williams). That Williams’ character turns out to be a controlling bully is one of the picture’s few surprises; everything else falls neatly into place, thanks to a script that needs about 128 coincidences to retain its forward momentum. The best way to enjoy August Rush, then, is to accept it completely as a fantasy; applying any sense of realism to any of its scenes might cause one’s head to explode.

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead 

If I’m still around at the age of 83, I doubt I’ll even be able to successfully navigate the remote control. Yet here’s the great veteran director Sidney Lumet (Twelve Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, and on and on and on), who, just two years after winning a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy, has made an impressive picture that’s earning him his best reviews in ages. And for at least three-quarters of the way, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead deserves those stellar notices, as it shapes up to emerge as one of the best films of the year. But like a long-distance runner who miscalculates his own endurance level, it falters at the very end, with a two-pronged wrap-up that disappoints with both barrels. \Philip Seymour Hoffman heads the powerhouse cast as Andy, who, sensing that money might be the way to save his faltering marriage (to Marisa Tomei’s Gina), talks his weak-willed younger brother Hank (Ethan Hawke, never better) into taking part in the the robbery of a jewelry store -- the one owned by their parents (Albert Finney and Rosemary Harris). Andy envisions it as one of those victimless crimes -- use a toy gun, rob the place when there are no customers, the owners recoup their losses via insurance, etc. -- but we all know what happens to the best-laid plans. At first glance, Before the Devil is one of those postMemento neo-noirs that believes it’s necessary to tell its story in a fragmented style that skips between past and present. But as played out, this technique isn’t merely for show but as an immediate way to pinpoint how each dire consequence is the result of several major and minor decisions.

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It’s a nice touch having Julie Andrews serve as (unseen) narrator for the bookend sequences in Walt Disney’s Enchanted. Andrews, of course, played the title nanny in the studio’s Mary Poppins, which contains the famous phrase “practically perfect in every way.” And I can’t think of any better way to describe Amy Adams’ performance as Giselle, the animated damsel who doesn’t long to be a real girl but becomes one anyway. Enchanted begins in the style of the classic Disney toon flicks of yore, with the beautiful Giselle, at one with nature and its furry inhabitants, longing for “true love’s kiss” from the lips of a handsome prince. She gets her wish when she meets Prince Edward, but his scheming stepmother Queen Narissa, not wanting to relinquish the throne, banishes Giselle to a faraway land, which, it turns out, is our own New York City. Now flesh and blood, Giselle turns to a stranger, a buttoned-up divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey), to help her survive in this bewildering city; meanwhile, others arrive in the Big Apple in pursuit of Giselle, including Edward (James Marsden) and the evil Queen (Susan Sarandon). Entrusting such a rich premise to the writer of Sandra Bullock’s dreadful thriller Premonition is a dubious tactic, and, indeed, Bill Kelly doesn’t come to exploiting this subject for all it’s worth. But that’s not to say there aren’t moments of genuine inspiration, such as when Giselle calls out to the creatures of NYC for help and instead of the expected rabbits, deer and chipmunks gets rats, roaches and pigeons instead. But what pushes the film over the top is the terrific turn by Adams, who really seems like a Disney heroine come to life (as the preening prince, Marsden also displays fine comic chops). Her performance is every bit as enchanting as one dreams it would be.

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bate 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, 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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Unfortunately, Bee Movie is the same 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

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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 marred his work in the film version of The Producers.

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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 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,


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The Shops at Ellis Square • First Chatham Bank derplaying, he’s an interesting figure and strikes a nice counterbalance to the more 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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PA r T i C i PA n T S A n d i T E m l i S T Anita’s Fashions - 30 Barnard St – Item will be a beautiful leather hand bag and a FRENGE Dress. Cafe GelatOhhh!!! – 202 W St Julian at Ellis Square - a SapienScape from the Sapienscape Series by Joel Caplan. 16 x16 inch color print matted and mounted in a 20 x 24 inch frame. C.H. Brown Silver - 204 W Broughton St- Circa 1910 (2) piece sterling silver carving set Cherub - 51 Barnard St - auction item will be an fire engine red Airflow tricycle Chroma Gallery - 31 Barnard St - will offer two paintings, one by Lori Keith Robinson, “Long Point on Saturday Afternoon” oil on panel, 11 x 14 one by Jan Clayton Pagratis “View from Jaycee Park” oil on panel, 9 x 12 Coastal Scooters – 645 E Broughton –will offer two (2) certificates for two, two hour rentals on the Savannah’s Icon, the Scoot coupe. DC2 Design-is donating a 3-drawer chest. It’s a mid-century designed piece w/chrome accents in a dark wenge finish. Express Café & Bakery - 39 Barnard St – will offer 2 Gift Cards good for Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch for two once a month for a year. Inn at Ellis Square - 2 two night stays in a suite, complimentary breakfast and a cocktail for two each evening with Trolley Tours for two . Telfair Museum of Art- The Telfair Museum of Art consists of three facilities, the Telfair Academy, Jepson Center for the Arts, & the Owens-Thomas House. Donation, a one year Family Membership. A Family Membership provides full membership for two adults and their children 18 years and under, with two, single use, guest passes. Some membership benefits are unlimited free admission to exhibitions, lectures, and the newest program Jepson Live, a monthly Friday evening event featuring live music. The Gallery – City Market, 20 Jefferson Street The following artist will be represented Laura Adams – Bill Ballard -Sandra Davis- Sharon Dobbs Bobbi Kraft- Ching Levy - Kim Miller- Grace Rohland - Ted Scypinski Michele Soha - Andrea Stark - Phil Stark Jazz’d’s - 52 Barnard St - will provide (2) $100.00 certificates.... Kitchens on the Square - 38 Barnard St - Membership in the Gadget of the Month Club and a Cooking Class for 12. The Lady & Sons – Will donate a basket full of Paula Deen goodies. sauces, rubs and her latest cookbook and more.

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The Lucas Theatre- will provide 2 sets of 4 tickets to our February presentation of the “Boys of the Lough.” (See our website for details on the performance). It’s a total of 8 tickets, face value of $30 per ticket. Meinhardt Vineyards-216 West Congress-Wine Gift Basket containing 3 bottles of our wines, 1 bottle of Cider, Jellies, Syrup and a pair of our Wine Glasses Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub - 311 W Congress St- item will be (two) Delicious Scottish American Dinners for Two excluding Alcohol, Tax, & Gratuity Nourish- 202 W Broughton St-will be donating a Pamper Me Gift Basket from Nourish. Including a variety of our clean burning Soy Candles, an assortment of Holiday Scented natural bath soaps, Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub and a nice selection of natural bath accessories to complete your pampering. Old Savannah Tours- will give a gift certificate for 3 hours of open air trolley service with driver (tour guide available at additional fee) based on availability and seasonal schedules. Ray Ellis Gallery - 205 W Congress St - will be a framed open edition print, signed, “Morning over Savannah”. Savannah Getaways - Built in 1856, this historic property is located on Savannah’s most beautiful Street, Jones Street, and houses a two bedroom urban condominium. Sleeps four adults’ right beside the Tisch Mansion across from Clary’s Diner, this exquisitely upgraded location provides the perfect weekend getaway location for one to two couples. Savannah Music Festival - Two (2) tickets (Tier 1 seating) to “An Evening with Ricky Scaggs & Bruce Hornsby” Friday, March 28, 2008 8:00 PM at Johnny Mercer Theatre Sapphire Grill’s - 110 W Congress St – item will be a dinner for four excluding Chef’s Tasting Table, Alcohol, Tax and Gratuity. Thomas Kinkade Gallery - 211 W St Julian City Market - will donate a framed Thomas Kinkade Classic: Broadwater Bridge, 9x12, antique gold frame Terra Cotta’s - 34 Barnard St - will have 12 different items to bid on ranging in a $12-$120 Value. A few of the items will include Hobo International wallet and Spa Robe, Spa heat slippers, eye masks and many luxury bath items. The Treasure Chest - 32 Barnard St- will contribute with a “Gemstone Picture”. It will be a Savannah bird girl made out completely of gemstones! The size of the picture is 8.5 X 11 inches, and has Lemon Quartz, Rose Quartz, White Quartz, Hematite, and Pyrite (fools gold) in it. One cannot find them anywhere else!!!!! Upstairs City Market Artists, 309 West St. Julian St a)

Barbara Gentry’s - “Tybee Lighthouse” - 5”x 7” original framed acrylic Kettiluigina Cicco’s - item is titled 1. Corso Umburto framed giclee/ registered 15.5 x 18.5 2. Original 11x14 framed Mercer House/ registered

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Bess Ramsey – “First Love” framed Gicleé print on paper. Original Painting is a watercolor.

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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 inCARMIKE 10 Dan in Real sistence of friends 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 Life 1/2 over the years, I Beowulf, Lions for Lambs, P2, have yet to be stirred You’ll laugh! You’ll American Gangster, Bee Movie, enough to tackle cry! You’ll sing! You’ll reSaw 4, Martian Child, six seasons of The flect! The trailer doesn’t Sopranos). And make lie: Dan In Real Life wants no mistake: What’s to offer it all -- a fine senREGAL EISENHOWER offered in American timent when a movie can 1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 Gangster isn’t particpull it off, an example of Fred Claus, Bella, Dan in Real ularly fresh, as it’s yet trying too hard when it Life, Lars and the Real Girl, Why one more tale about doesn’t. Dan In Real Life Did I Get Married a confident crime falls somewhere in the figure who rises to middle: There are indiREGAL SAVANNAH 10 the top before takvidual scenes that work ing that inevitable nicely, even if the finished 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 plunge down the elproduct doesn’t produce Lions for Lambs, P2, American evator shaft. Yet for the flood of emotions one Gangster, Bee Movie, Martian all its familiar trapmight have reasonably Child, Saw 4, 30 Days of Night, pings, director Ridley expected. Writer-director Game Plan Scott and writer Peter Hedges, whose past Steven Zaillian invest scripts (including About VICTORY SQUARE 9 their tale with plenty a Boy and Pieces of April) of verve, even if they were far more fine-tuned 1901 E. Victory • 355-5000 frequently soft-pedal to the give-and-take dyHitman, This Christmas, the deeds of their namics of testy relationEnchanted, American Gangster, real-life protagonist. ships between people, Beowulf, Bee Movie, The Mist, Denzel Washington, soft-pedals this mateFred Claus, Wonder Emporium perhaps our most rial, offering a warm and charismatic actor, has fuzzy tale of a popular WYNNSONG 11 been charged with newspaper writer (Steve 1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 bringing Frank Lucas Carell) whose column, to the screen, and, as “Dan In Real Life,” offers Beowulf, Fred Claus, Dan in expected, he turns practical advice that he Real Life, Bella, Nightmare the Harlem kingcan’t seem to apply to his Before Christmas, Why Did I Get pin into a magnetic own life. A widower with Married, We Own the Night menace, a self-starter three daughters, Dan who, after serving as travels to Rhode Island Movie times: an apprentice to bigfor the annual family getconnectsavannah.com wig Bumpy Johnson together with his parents (Clarence Williams (Dianne Wiest and John III) throughout the Mahoney), his siblings 1960s, becomes and their significant otha millionaire by eliminating the miders. He falls for Marie (Juliette Binoche), a dle man in the drug trade, thereby infuFrenchwoman he meets in a book store, only riating the Italians who are used to being to be devastated when he learns that she’s at the apex of this particular food chain. the present girlfriend of his brother Mitch American Gangster could easily have been (Dane Cook). As Marie tries to sort out her called American Capitalist or American feelings and Dan suffers in silence, the other Dreamcatcher -- it’s a Horatio Alger tale family members parade through the story shot up with heroin -- but perhaps sensing offering their own nuggets of advice to the that Lucas’ fine qualities might likely overdowntrodden columnist. It’s nice to see this shadow the fact that he’s selling death to his normal a family on screen, but the movie own people (only one sequence hammers pays a price for its politeness, since there’s home the horrors brought about by Lucas’ never any sense that feelings might be hurt exploits), Scott and Zaillian offer up a stanor egos bruise. w dard 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 un-

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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. 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. 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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2nd Annual Holiday Silent Auction to benefit the George & Marie Backus Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday,

Dec. 1 from noon to 9 p.m. at the shops at Ellis Square. Through Dec. 1. 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. Garage sale and fundraiser Perfomance Initiatives, home of Coastal Empire Weightlifting, will hold a garage

sale Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 513 Bourne Ave. in Garden City (old Airport Highway off GA 21 next to Robert’s Trucking). Call Kerri at 507-7106 to make a donation or volunteer. Through Dec. 1. 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. 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

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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 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 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 continued on page 42

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Football, Frosteds & Fireworks Finale Sunday, November 25th 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Grayson Stadium in Daffin Park Free & Open to the Public Enjoy an old-fashioned fall afternoon in Daffin with vintage films of the great football rivalries -- “BC vs. SHS” and the “Tompkins vs. Beach Azalea Bowl,” free“Triple XXX Thirst Station Frosteds,” vintage autos, vintage photos and Daffin memorabilia, children’s activities, music, food & a fabulous fireworks finale!

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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. 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/ Tropical Storm Noel and Flood Benefit Savannah Learning Center is collecting donations of tents, medicine, canned food, milk, diapers, potable water, clothes, footwear, blanekts, towels, personal hygiene items, gas lamps, flashlights, batteries and so on for victims of Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic. Donations also are needed to help victims of the flood in Tabasco, Mexico. Call Araceli Harper at 272-4570 or Mercedes Espaillat at 927-7487. Ongoing. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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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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 Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. 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. Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer “Meeting Your Nonprofit’s Web Site Needs” on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 14 p.m. Visit www.gcn.org or call 234-9688. The fee is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Through Dec. 6. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St. 912-651-7700. www.uwce.org/ 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 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. 912898-3980. 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/


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2007 Eggs and Issues The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual breakfast meeting Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Margaret Mary Russell at 644-6432 or mrussell@savannahchamber.com. Through Nov. 29. 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. 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. continued on page 44

When looking for a new career it should be enjoyable and stress free. Train to become a massage therapist! Why go to college for four years when you can become a certified massage therapist in a year? Our accredited 12-month massage therapy program offers individual attention, job placement, and massages for life. How great is that? A Savannah School of Massage certificate prepares you for a career in various work environments. Get a job at a luxurious spa, work with sports teams, add to the growing services in doctor’s offices and hospitals, or open your own private practice.

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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. The Masterpiece Series Holly McCullough, curator of fine arts and exhibitions for the Telfair Museum of Art, will discuss “Home Sweet Home: The Domestic Interior in Art” on Thursday, Nov. 29 at noon at the Chatham Club. The cost is $25 and reservations must be received by Nov. 26. Visit www.celiadunnsir.com/news. asp. Through Nov. 26. 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. Wreath-making Classes The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is offering two classes on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and Dec. 2 from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $40. To reserve a space, call Emily at 9215460. Through Dec. 2.

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English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com. Ongoing. 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. 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 for reservations. Ongoing. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. 912354-9040. Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. Ongoing. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. 912-233-9277.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): When life gets weird, should you take refuge in decorum and tradition? Should you intensify your commitment to the humdrum? Is it wise to dress more conservatively, act more dignified, and smile more automatically? I say no. When the daily rhythm veers off track into unexpected detours, I say it’s prime time to gleefully depart from The Way Things Have Always Been Done. In fact, I advise you to cultivate your rebellious questions and celebrate the unusual impulses that bubble up. They will help you harvest the epiphanies that life’s weirdness is tempting you to pursue. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “When you die,” says the Koran, “God will call upon you to account for all the permitted pleasures you did not enjoy while on earth.” There’s a similar idea in the Talmud: “A person will be called upon to account, on Judgment Day, for all the permitted pleasures he might have enjoyed but did not.” This thought should serve as a central theme for you in the coming weeks, Taurus. Don’t worry, you won’t die for many years. But to activate your highest spiritual potentials in the near future, you must plumb the depths of bliss, joy, amusement, and fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your intentions have been fine, but you’ve been a bit off in executing your intentions. It’s like you were building a love nest in a parking garage; as if you’ve been hosting a dinner party with fascinating guests at McDonald’s; as if you were confessing profound secrets to a narcissist who wasn’t really interested. In other words, Gemini, you have been doing the right things in the wrong places. But I expect that a lucky break will soon shove you out of this awkward disjunction, bringing your style and content into harmony. (P.S. Why not go out and induce that lucky break immediately?) CANCER (June 21-July 22): Lishui is a rapidly growing industrial city in China. With the government’s help and blessing, developers have been transform-

Philosophy Reading Group This group will focus on various philosophical themes and texts, culminating in facilitated discussions with an open exchange of ideas within a community of inquiry. Meeting locations will change to reflect the current issue. Contact Kristina at 407-4431571 or ktina697@hotmail.com. Ongoing. PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of Savannah’s first cooperative darkroom space to enhance the lives of working photographers and introduce the community to the magic of all classic photo chemical processes. Contact for next meeting time. Contact Kathleen Thomas at PUREdarkroom@gmail.com. Ongoing. Revived Salon for Women Seeking Change In Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift of the Sea, she wrote, “How untidy my shell has become. Blurred with moss, knobby with barnacles, 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 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.

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ing rugged farmland into level parcels suitable for manufacturing facilities. In recent years, engineers have used dynamite and dump trucks to flatten 108 hills and mountains. The official motto that guides workers is “Each person does the work of two; two days’ work is done in one.” While I don’t normally recommend that you engage in such extreme labors, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to make an exception. You’ll have cosmic forces on your side if you do the work of two as you carry out the equivalent of demolishing mountains. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The bad news is that Indonesia has the fastest rate of deforestation on the planet, and is one of the top three producers of greenhouse gas pollution. The good news is that on November 28, the people of Indonesia will unleash the most intense orgy of tree-growing in the history of the world. They’re scheduled to plant 79 million saplings in 24 hours. You Leos might also consider undertaking a massive display of fertility in the next three weeks. Your creative powers will be at a peak; your ability to coax abundant life out of seeds and sprouts will be extraordinary. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Because of changes in agricultural techniques, food is nowhere near as nutritious as it used to be. Vegetables grown on modern factory farms have 27 percent less calcium and 37 percent less iron than they did in 1975, for example, as well as 21 percent less Vitamin A and 30 percent less Vitamin C. So if you want to avoid being starved of essential nutrients, you either have to eat a huge amount, take supplements, or consume organic food. Are there any other areas of your life where the sustenance levels have dropped, perhaps without your full awareness? Is there an activity that no longer provides you with the boost it used to? Your assignment is to explore this possibility. If you find something’s lacking, take immediate measures to make up for what you’ve been missing. (For more info about food’s shrinking nutritional value, go here: tinyurl.com/yrw4ht.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Talk normally as little as possible in the coming week. Instead, try to communicate primarily by whispering, singing, laughing, speaking in rhyme, using foreign accents, making animal noises, and imitating cartoon characters. In my astrological opinion, this could free you to express feelings and thoughts that you’ve been unwisely suppressing. It would give you the power to access potent information that neither your monkey mind nor your rational mind has much interest in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A while back I asked my readers, “What conditions would you need in your world in order to feel you were living in paradise?” I’ll report to you how one Scorpio responded, since it’s very apropos to your immediate future. “My utopia,” wrote Sandra Boyd of Vancouver, “would require me to be desired, loved, and satiated amidst messy order and cockeyed perfection.” I urge you to create that exact set of conditions, Scorpio. Get out there and cultivate the funny logic, wild discipline, and chaotic organization that will help ensure you’ll be fiercely adored. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The visionary genius Isaac Newton revolutionized science and math. His biographer James Gleick says he discovered “more of the essential core of human knowledge than anyone before or after.” Ostensibly, Newton was humble, writing that “if I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” But he did not actually believe that, writes Salon.com’s Farhad Manjoo in his review of Gleick’s book. And the fact is that Newton’s breakthroughs “were not incremental, not the logical conclusion to centuries of study,” but rather the result of “a supernatural, superhuman intuition.” This is the kind of intelligence I suspect you’ll be able to summon in the coming weeks as you expand your understanding of your place in the world. It will be as if you’re snatching raw truths fresh from eternity; as if you’re the beneficiary of utterly novel insights that nothing in your life has prepared you for.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were great leaders who were instrumental in creating the United States, but they shared a flaw with most of the other founding fathers: They owned slaves. Only one of the men who midwifed the birth of the nation freed his human chattel: Virginia plantation owner Robert Carter, whose heroism has been largely unsung in the history books. Make him your role model in the coming weeks, Capricorn. It’s a good time to meditate on those people you’ve held down, oppressed, or manipulated (even if it was inadvertent or unconscious), and then correct for how you’ve interfered with their full blossoming. I’m not saying you’re any guiltier of this sin than the rest of us; just that this is your special time to atone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the coming weeks, you will have an unusually large capacity to see what has been invisible and name what has been unspeakable. You will be adept at solving dull old problems and creating brilliant new ones. You will also have extraordinary power to dissolve restrictions and impose creative limitations, outwit evil and dream up tricky ways to be good, drum up freedom and escape apathy, and rebel against or uphold tradition as necessary. Use your amazing mojo craftily, Aquarius! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at,” said poet W.H. Auden. Make that your motto in the coming weeks, Pisces. Your motivation for doing the useful work you love to do should not come from you alone. We, the rest of the world, want to be there inside you so that we can root you on and encourage you to give us your very best gifts. Tap into and refine and explore your talents for your own sake, yes -- but do it for us, too.


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| Happenings 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,

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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. 912-354-9040. Savannah Chapter U.S. Green Building Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5:45-7 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. Crystal Weaver, dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts, will discuss handbuilt homes created for Habitat for Humanity. RSVP to Tommy Linstroth by Nov. 23 at tlinstroth@ melaver.com. Through Nov. 23. Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard Street. 912-790-9464. www.wildwingcafe.com/savannah.html 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.

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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. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. Ongoing. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. 912-233-9277.

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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 Classes are held at Memorial Health’s The Rehabilitation Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. The classes are free and open to anyone. The next class will be held Saturday, Jan. 26. 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, 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. Smart Senior 2007 Dinner Dance will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at Alee Temple. The daytime party will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the evening party is from 7-11 p.m. For tickets, call 352-4405. Through Dec. 7. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr. 912-355-2422. aleeshrine.com 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. 912-


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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. 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.thesavan-

nahyogaroom.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. 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 continued on page 48

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352-7100. 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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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 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. 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 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, 2363660. 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/ Women on Weights Spine & Sports Personal Training offers the Women on Weights (WOW) Program. The WOW Program is designed to meet the specific needs of women. It is a series of one hour training sessions led by a Certified Personal Trainer who develops different routines throughout the month. The routines may include but are not limited to, Strength Training, Cardio Training for the Heart, Flexibility, Balance and Weight Management. The group meets two times a week for one hour each session. For pricing call 898-7714. Ongoing. 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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First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. Ongoing. First City Network, 307 E Harris St. 912-236CITY. www.firstcitynetwork.org/ 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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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. Common Wrist and Hand Problems A free community health forum with Dr. Daniel Most and Tina Jaya, OTR/L, MPH, CHT, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Call 819-3368 to register. Through Dec. 4. A free community health forum with Dr. Daniel Most and Tina Jaya, OTR/ L, MPH, CHT, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Call 819-3368 to register. Through Dec. 4. A free community health forum with Dr. Daniel Most and Tina Jaya, OTR/L, MPH, CHT, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Call 8193368 to register. Through Dec. 4. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. 912-819-6000. www.sjchs.org/ 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


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| Happenings viding 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. 27 at SJ/C - Pooler, Dec. 4 at SJ/C in Rincon and Dec. 5 at SJ/C Pembroke. For appointments, call 819-6800. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Ongoing.

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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, located on Johnson Square. Ongoing. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Ongoing. Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext. 912-354-7038. www.oglethorpemall.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. jin-

glebellschurch.org/contact.htm Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077. Ongoing. Handbell Choir Anyone interested in starting/leading or joining/participating in a handbell choir can contact the Rev. Arlene Meyer at 355-4704. Unity of Savannah at 2320 Sunset Blvd. has the bells and a few interested people without a leader. Visit www.unityofsavannah.org. Ongoing. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. 912-355-4704. www.unityofsavannah.org/ 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 are Mondays 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 Manifestation Gathering at Dovestar is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn ancient techniques to connect with your personal power to insure success for all your wishes for prosperity on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Free. Call 920-0801. Ongoing. Midweek Bible Study Midweek Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or mpcsavannah. com. Ongoing. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue. 912-3524400. www.montgomerypresbyterian.com/ Music Ministry for Children & Youth at White Bluff United Methodist Church is now known as Pneuma, the Greek work for breath. “Every breath we take is the breath of God.” The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit www. wbumc.org. Ongoing. White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd. 912-925-5924. www.wbumc.org/ Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Ongoing. Overcoming by Faith Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601. Ongoing. 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/ Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Ongoing. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. 912-233-4766. www. trinitychurch1848.org/ Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Ongoing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. 912-234-0980. jinglebellschurch.org/contact.htm Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGIUSA at 232-9121. Ongoing. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 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. On Nov. 25 at 11 a.m., the Rev. Joan Schneider will speak from the topic, “Patchwork Quilt Sermon.” The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. 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. 912-234-0980. 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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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 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 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 pro-

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