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1st Annual Chic Charity Auction and Concert What: A showcase of live

music and a silent auction benefiting a variety of local non-profit organziations. For further information, contact: EleResaurant@ or Kayvon Gerami at 404.983.1234. When: Wed. Sept. 23 Where: Ele Fine Fusion Restaurant Cost: $10 (incl. a drink), $20 (incl. tapas)

Free Yoga Week

What: In conjunction with Yoga Month the Yoga Co-op is offering one week of free classes to any new student. When: Wed. Sept. 23, Thu. Sept. 24, Fri. Sept. 25 Where: Savannah Yoga Coop, 2424 Drayton St. Info:

The Market at Trustees Garden

What: Farmer’s showcase,

organic gardening presentations, films and more. When: Wed. Sept. 23 and Wed. Sept. 30, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St., Cost: Free. Info:

Metrotini Benefit for Savannah Humane Society What: Monthly Metrotini

benefit with all proceeds going to the local Humane Society. For more info call Gina: 658-8941 or email Gina@blossomingwomen. com When: Wed. Sept. 23, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Ruth’s Chris

Bon Appetit Y’All Book Dinner

Savannah Jazz Festival

a seasonal menu based on recipes from Virginia Willis’ acclaimed book “Bon Appetit, Y’all! Three Generations of Southern Cooking”. Reception 6:30 p.m. with signing and appetizers. Call for reservations. When: Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. Where: Local 11ten Cost: $40-65 Info: 912-790-9000

Academy SkyLite Jazz Band, Groove 8, UNF Jazz Ensemble with Ed Calle. After–festival jam at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. When: Fri. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

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What: Savannah Arts

Theater: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

What: The poignant tale of a

transgender rockstar. When: Fri. Sept. 25, 8 p.m., Sat. Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Sun. Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Where: Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $15

Unelected and Unaccountable: First Ladies in US History What: Speaker is Stacy

Cordery, bibliographer for the National First Ladies’ Library. The event is free, but attendees will be able to make a $5 donation to Meals on Wheels. When: Wed. Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Thu. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.

Film: When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (USA, 1979) What: Adaptation of a play

about a drug dealing Vietnam vet who breaks down in a New Mexico town. When: Wed. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave., Cost: $5

24 Thursday

Family Engagement Night: A Call to Action What: Youth Futures

Authority presents this evening with a focus on self-development for youth. Keynote speaker will be Grammy winner and Savannah native Antwan “Big Boi” Patton from Outkast. When: Thu. Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

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Christopher Blair stars in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch, continuing this weekend at the Bay Street Theatre upstairs at Club One Where: Civic Center

Savannah Jazz Festival

What: Eric Culberson Blues

Band, the Shane Pruitt Group, and headliner Mose Allison with Ben Tucker. When: Thu. Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

Theater: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

What: Little Theatre pres-

ents Neil Simon’s look at a man’s attempt to catch up with the Sexual Revolution. When: Sept. 24, 8 p.m., Sept. 25, 8 p.m., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Sept. 27, 3 p.m. Where: Freight Station Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd., Cost: $12-22 Info:

25 Friday

SCAD Gallery Hop

What: Tour exhibits at

several galleries, including the Working Class Studios. Shuttle service is available. For more info, visit www. When: Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. Cost: Free

Lecture: Echoes from the 30s What: Prof. June Hopkins

compares the current economic depression with the crisis of the 1930s. When: Fri. Sept. 25, 12 p.m. Where: University Hall, rm 156, 11935 Abercorn St., Cost: Free



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26 Saturday

Sunbury Blue Crab Festival

What: Enjoy local blue crab at this seafood extravaganza. Live music by Randall Bramblett, Eric Culberson. When: Sat. Sept. 26, Sat. Sept. 26, 4 p.m. Where: Sunbury Marina, 541 Brigantine Dunmore Rd, Midway Cost: $10/adv, $15/door Info: www.sunburycrabco. com/


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Savannah Jazz Festival What: Jazz Corner All–

Stars, Swingin’ All–stars, Coastal Jazz Association All Stars, Grace Kelly, Ben Riley Trio, Savannah Jazz Orchestra featuring Doug Carn. After–festival jam at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. When: Sept. 26, 3 pm.-on Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free


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Theatre: Godspell

What: Savannah Christian Church’s senior high youth present the 1970s-era musical based on the gospel of Matthew. When: Fri. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Sat. Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Sun. Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd.


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2009 Arthritis Walk

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Forsyth Farmers’ Market

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Low Birthplace Museum Day What: Enjoy a guided

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Alzheimer Association Memory Walk What: A walk through

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Children’s Book Reading and Signing

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Jan Blackshire talk about their book “Br’er Deer ‘n’ de Hot Peppas”. When: Sept. 26, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Where: Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton

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1st Annual Tybee Americana Music Festival What: Georgia-centric

Americana music featuring Bobby Lee Rodgers, Donna Hopkins, Boo Ray, Dodd Ferrelle and the Packway Handle Band. The festival will be run on wind and solar power. When: Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Light House Cost: $25/adv $35/door

Live Bluegrass: Cherryholmes

What: Kickoff for the

2009-2010 season features bluegrass family. When: Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. Where: USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort Cost: $30-40 Info:

Cirque Dreams Illumination

What: Circus spectacular

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Savannah Concert Association presents Jon Nakamatsu

What: Winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn gold medal. When: Sept. 27, 2 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental UMC Cost: $30

28 Monday

College Datable, Latino Style

What: Author and speak-

er Justin Lookadoo will host a discussion about how misunderstanding the opposite sex leads to heartache as part of AASU’s Latino Heritage Week. Refreshments. When: Sept. 28, 12 p.m. Where: University Hall, rm 156, 11935 Abercorn

29 Tuesday

Live! With Chef Juan Manuel Rodriguez What: AASU’s Latino

Heritage Week continues with Chef Juan Manuel Rodriguez from Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant. Accompanied by DJ E-Malo. When: Tue. Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Where: Shearhouse Plaza

Eastern Needs and American Desires

What: Fulbright Scholar

Anuththaradevi Widyalankara discusses how the economy in Sri Lanka has affected architecture. When: Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. Where: SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery


Wednesday Fiesta Day

What: AASU’s

Latino Heritage Week continues with free Fiesta Day. Music from the Cielo Azul Band along with workshops and tastings. When: Wed. Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Where: Shearhouse Plaza at AASU

Film: Challenge of the Tiger (Hong Kong, 1980)

What: A hysterically bad

but wildly entertaining martial arts film starring Bruce Le (not Bruce Lee). When: Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., Cost: $5 cs

Rites of autumn by Jim Morekis |

Each year we like to publish a Fall Arts Preview issue to give you a one-stop shop for everything cultural that’s going on through the end of the year. We’ve discovered it’s a good way for readers to plan their weekends, especially since pretty much every weekend from now until mid-November has at least one major event going on in addition to the usual round of concerts, plays, films, and lectures (all of which are also also covered inside). We’ve done our best to collate events from all the major arts calendars in town and have also reached out to everyone we could think of. That said, there are bound to be some things that

didn’t make it in. No worries — each week we continue to publish fresh calendar listings highlighting what’s going on in the coming days. Send any and all info to me at the e-mail address above, or to Community Editor Patrick Rodgers ( and/ or Arts & Entertainment Editor Bill DeYoung

( And have an awesome autumn. In one of those ironies that crop up a lot in an editor’s life, in last week’s College Issue I went on and on in my Editor’s Note about the proper way to pronounce some local placenames. But along the way I made a mistake of my own, referring to South University as “South College,” a name the local institution hasn’t had for years. I knew that, but for whatever reason screwed it up anyway. For the record, South University has been a fully accredited university since 2001. My apologies for the error. cs

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What’s cooking in the SAV

At my house, a home–cooked meal usually involves ingredients that someone else cooked first. A classic chicken dinner starts with a rotisserie–cooked bird from the grocery store–I’ll handle the rice, the lima beans, and the iced tea, thank you. Spaghetti supper? Nothing beats a jar of Paul Newman sauce doctored with sauteed onions, tomatoes, chopped garlic cloves, red peppers, and mushrooms. Small wonder that, of the thousand–plus books in my home, the cookbooks are among the least–used volumes–second only to the gardening books. Now comes Julie & Julia, the blog–turned– book–turned–film about Julie Phillips, a New York City secretary who, in one year, cooked her way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Despite not having seen the movie yet, the Julie/Julia presence is everywhere. Mom loved the film. My neighbor just bought the paperback. A friend in Athens went to an “...Art of French Cooking” brunch, where each guest brought a dish prepared from the cookbook, now number one on the New York Times “Hardcover Advice” bestseller list. All of which propelled me to give my cookbook shelf another look, where I found a story I’d overlooked–a culinary journey through Savannah’s history, unfolding in recipe collections that read like memoirs, revealing

the many communities that make our city so interesting, so maddening, and so fattening. Savannah Style, by the Junior League of Savannah, is the first cookbook I owned, a 1983 birthday gift from my mother. The first chapter, “Spirits,” affirms our reputation as a history– rich city with a celebratory bent, giving a nod to the Chatham Artillery before confessing that its namesake punch, of brandy, whiskey, rum and champagne “conquers like a cyclone.” What you won’t find in Savannah Style are many details on the lives of African Americans or working class whites. On my cookbook shelf, the closest I came was Sallie Ann Robinson’s Gullah Home Cooking, The Daufuskie Way. Now living in Savannah, Robinson grew up on Daufuskie Island. She shares her family’s Gullah recollections, and the recipes–‘Fuskie Crab Patties, Conch Soup with Smoked Neck Bone, Smuttered Rabbit–that she learned from her mother, prepared on a wood burning stove using water pumped from an outside well, about the same time that I learned to heat Chef Boyardee’s Ravioli on the stove by myself. The Scott Kids’ Cookbook II offers another history lesson, vintage 1991. That year, Harriet Meyerhoff ’s sixth grade class at Scott Middle School wrote to celebrities, national and local, requesting their favorite recipes. The 50–page photocopied and comb–bound collection includes then–Governor Zell Miller’s Banana Pudding recipe (yes, he uses Nilla Wafers), Fried Artichokes from School Superintendent Patrick Russo, Brenda (Mrs. Norman) Schwarzkopf ’s Sour Cream Peach Pie, WTOC news anchor Doug Weathers’ Chili, and a Red

Velvet Cake recipe from Leola Williams, the mother of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Her son was sworn in just a month before Williams sent in her contribution. For those seeking comic relief along with great recipes, The Pirates’ House Cook Book is the Dave Barry of Savannah recipe collections. Although written by Sarah Gaede, the book oozes the sweet goofy charm of the late Herb Traub, who made The Pirates’ House Restaurant of the 1960’s and 1970’s a legend for its kitschy pirate theme and generous hearted atmosphere as well as its food. The Parties section outlines how to set up “A Bar for 50” in Savannah style. “If you are entertaining a lot of Yankees, you might want to add a bottle of rye” to the local staples of vodka, Scotch, gin and bourbon. “How to Give an Oyster Roast” has a streamlined ingredients list–1 bushel of oysters for every 10 – 15 people, cocktail sauce, and beer. In the oyster roast“recipe” they add, “Hard as it may be to believe, some people do not like oysters. Toss some hot dogs on the edge of the boiler plate for them, or send out for fried chicken.” If I ever take on a Julie and Julia style cooking project, The Pirates’ House Cook Book is where I’ll start, beginning with the recipe on page 177, contributed by former waiter Brian Storz, now a lawyer in Oklahoma. Ingredients? Two pieces of bread, butter, and jam or jelly. The dish? Buttered toast. And the helpful note: “For more toast, use more bread.” I can almost hear the Hollywood movie offers pouring in. cs

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Ferst things first

A nonprofit organization is attacking the problem of illiteracy at its root by Patrick Rodgers |

Amidst ongoing discussions of progress, growth and economic development in Chatham County, one topic rarely mentioned as a potential obstacle is that of illiteracy. However, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, Chatham County’s illiteracy rate remained near 15% as of 2003, and adults with low level reading skills could be as many as one in four in the state. The effect of dealing with literacy issues in the workforce is estimated to cost Georgia businesses upwards of $7 billion a year by some estimates. The Ferst Foundation, a Georgia–based non–profit organization that branched out into Chatham County about a year ago, is dedicated to improving literacy by attacking the root of the problem, helping pre–school age children develop a love of reading without any added expense to parents. In fact, it almost sounds too good to be true: They want to mail age–appropriate books to children ages 0–5 every month for free. Founded in 1999 by Robin Ferst, the group has already helped deliver over 1.5 million books to pre–school age kids in nearly 70 communities throughout the state. The organization expanded its reach into Chatham County last summer innocently enough through a lemonade stand. SCAD professor Ashley Gaddy, who is leads the local Ferst Community Action Team here, discovered the foundation after her son expressed interest in having a lemonade stand, which she saw as “a good lesson in economics and community responsibility for him,” she explains. She and her husband said he should contribute the proceeds to a charity, and began a search on the internet for an organization that dealt with something to which he could relate.

“My son reads like crazy, so it just seemed like a natural fit,” she says. “We did the lemonade stand for the Ferst Foundation, and then stayed active with the group ever since.” Now Gaddy is on a quest to raise the money necessary to enroll over 17,000 children in Chatham County younger than age 5 in the program with a unique fundraising concept, a two–week online auction. Recognizing that time and money are two things that many people are short on during a recession, Gaddy hopes that hosting it online, and accessible at any hour, will leave people who might not have otherwise been able to donate. “We get invited to a lot of fundraising events and auctions and there’s always a cover charge, you pay to get in and you pay to bid on things, but money is so tight for everyone right now that I didn’t want it to be exlusive sort of auction,” Gaddy says. “You don’t have to come to a specific event on a specific day, you can bid from your sofa at two in the morning.” The other advantage to the online auction, which will be run through eBay along with a blog at, is that it allows for a wider range of items to be sold for the benefit. “We’re accepting anything and everything in terms of donations,” says Gaddy, “Used clothing that’s in good shape, the lamp in the corner that you never really liked. We’ll take anything.” The auction begins on October 1 and runs through October 14, but items up for auction, which ranges from vacation packages to household goods can be previewed at the blog. cs For more information on the Ferst Foundation or how to register your child, visit And for more information on how to donate items to the auction or how to get involved locally, call Ashley Gaddy, 912/507-6721.

by Ben Hubby, MD

Flu epidemics can start off with a mild form, followed by a “second wave” caused by a more dangerous strain that can lead to an epidemic of severe illnesses during fall and winter crowding. The 1918–1919 flu epidemic started off this way. But after the onset of the second wave, more than 50 million people died, mostly from pneumonia. Even though the 1918 flu was caused by the H1N1 virus, experts believe today’s H1N1 virus is less virulent. Nevertheless, the President’s council of scientific advisors holds that H1N1 flu is a “serious threat to our nation”, because 30–50% of the US population may be infected and because H1 N1 flu is expected to cause between 30–90,000 deaths. The lower figure is less than what ordinarily occurs each flu season, and the higher figure exceeds it. Ideally the first line of defense is vaccination. The CDC recommends these high-risk groups for H1N1 vaccine: Pregnant women; those 6 months through 24 years old; persons 25-64 who have chronic lung, heart, kidney disease, diabetes, or severe muscle or neurological disorders; household contacts & caregivers for children younger than 6 months; health care & emergency medical services personnel. But should this recommendation be followed? The answer depends on how safe the vaccine is and how scary the fall H1N1 epidemic turns out to be, as the vaccine is not expected to be available until mid-October. When 40 million people received swine flu vaccine in 1976, 500 persons came down with Gullain–Barre (nerve inflammation with paralysis) — equivalent to a risk of 1/100,000. Unfortunately the safety study for the 2009 vaccine is too small to give an idea as to the risk of the vaccine. Although the mortality rate of the first wave of H1N1 flu so far (.7%) is much higher than the risk of Guillain–Barre with the 1976 H1N1 vaccine (.001%), if the “second wave” of H1N1 flu is mild, many people will probably opt out of receiving today’s vaccine. If the second wave is associated with a high rate of serious complications, most people will take their chances with the vaccine. Depending on the results of the safety study, this is probably what

many physicians will recommend. Keep in mind this discussion is about H1N1 flu. Just about all physicians subscribe to the CDC’s recommendation that the previously mentioned risk groups should receive the annual flu vaccine, unless there is a reason not. Other lines of defense are to avoid crowds, hand-wash frequently, clean contaminated surfaces, cover one’s nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, discontinue handshakes and hugs, and remain more than 6 feet away from someone with flu. If you are sick with a flu-like illness stay at home for at least 7 days (counting the day before symptoms began) and remain home until symptoms disappear. Consult a physician regarding anti–viral medications unless you’re well into a mild flu. If your child’s school/day care has cases of H1N1, should you take him or her out? The problem is that the outbreak may continue to percolate as new cases pop up, so you could end up keeping your child out for a long time. I’ve not seen a recommendation to pull children from schools that have cases of H1N1, but if the school/day care appears to be a hotbed of infection, it make sense to call time out. Were it shown the H1N1 vaccine is safe with little risk — and this may never be shown conclusively — and if the fall/winter outbreak of H1N1 is associated with a lot of severe illnesses, parents will probably want their children vaccinated, which will bring some confidence about how to react to outbreaks in schools and day care. If we’re in for a rough ride, an effective, safe vaccine delivered in sufficient quantity in a timely fashion may prevent much suffering. Otherwise intelligent, un–wasteful use of anti–viral drugs and application of time tested public heath preventive techniques may do the job, if we all pay heed. This is a good time to heighten cooperation in the establishment of a city wide center, where folks with flu symptoms can be screened and treated with anti–virals as necessary, and the quite sick bedded down for short stays and given supportive care to keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed and staff from being exposed unnecessarily. Old fashioned things can do a lot of good, like cooperating, staying alert and helping each other, just as New Yorkers did on 9/11. cs


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Blotter All cases from recent Savannah/Chatham Police Dept. incident reports

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An unidentified black male entered a florist shop one morning and ordered a half dozen roses. The clerk told him it would take about 15 minutes to get his order ready, and he replied that he would go and get something to eat in the meantime. He paid for the order with a $100 bill and the clerk gave him $59.35 in change even though she suspected the bill was counterfeit. The clerk took the bill next door, and had it checked with a security pen. The bill came back as counterfeit, and had none of the security features normally found on $100 bills. The clerk called police and gave the bill to the business owner, who then took it to the bank to be destroyed. There was no word on whether the man came back for his flowers.

• While on foot patrol in the 400 block of West Congress Street an officer observed a white male urinating on the pavement. The officer asked if the man was seriously urinating in public right in front of a police officer, and then told him to stop immediately. The man replied that he would not stop because he needed to finish first. The officer asked if he was interested in going to jail, to which the man replied no. The officer asked for the man to follow him to his squad car, which the man refused, and was then asked whether he’d like to squad car. The man again did not comply and was escorted to the cruiser. In the midst of writing the man up for a violation of city ordinance, the officer heard the man telling other nearby officers that he hadn’t been urinating on the pavement, and calling the officer a liar. The officer responded by bumping up the charge to a violation of state code for having his genitalia visible in public. Meanwhile, the arrestee’s friend tried to argue that his friend should be set free. He was given three warnings to leave the scene. After failing to follow instructions, he was arrested for obstruction.

• While driving down a Southside road just before dawn, an officer found a television on the side of the road. He called in the model and serial number, but no information was available regarding the TV as lost or stolen. It was transported to the property room and logged as found property. If your Panasonic TV ran away, contact SCMPD. • A couple was walking through Telfair Square shortly after midnight when a green, two–door vehicle pulled up and a black male with dreadlocks approached them from behind and put a black revolver up to the back of the man’s head. He took the woman’s purse, including her wallet and several other items, both of their cell phones, a GPS unit, a camera bag and over $300 in cash.

• A man left his house late one night to go to McDonald’s and on his way home had his car shot up by complete strangers. The man called police to report that while stopped at a red light on Montgomery Street a white car, which might have been a mid–80s Cadillac, pulled up next to him. In the car were four relatively young black males all with blue bandanas tied around their faces. Both men on the passenger side of the vehicle pulled out guns – the one in front had a handgun, and the one in the backseat had an assault rifle – and began shooting at the man’s car. The victim sped away from the scene, and when police arrived they found seven bullet holes in his car, and two of the windows broken. cs

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Some years ago I read about a slightly loony â&#x20AC;&#x153;garbologistâ&#x20AC;? who liked to go through peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trash, including that of one person in particularâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mr. Robert Zimmerman of Woodstock, New York, aka Bob Dylan. One day when said garbologist was busy in the trash cans in front of Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woodstock home, the songwriter supposedly spotted him, came tearing out of the house with the first blunt object that came to handâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a bicycle pumpâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and whacked the researcher upside the head with it. If this story is true, it increases my respect for Bob Dylan. But it also brings up a question: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ownership status of trash? When I put it out in front of my house for pickup, is it still my property and is someone rifling through it guilty of trespassing and theft? Or is it abandoned and, as such, fair game for any passing â&#x20AC;&#x153;researcherâ&#x20AC;?? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Alex Skovan, Clinton Corners, New York Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to the legalities in a moment, Alex. First, however, we need to review the fact situation, as the lawyers say. The part about the garbologist, A.J. Weberman, going through Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trash is true, although as far as I can tell the scene of his garbage-picking exploits wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Woodstock but Greenwich Village, where Dylan lived on and off in the 60s and 70s. The two men have definitely had words, and allegedly had worse. In a 2001 Rolling Stone article Weberman says he had made peace with Dylan sometime around 1971 but still craved publicity and so soon returned to Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trash. Was Dylan understanding? Weberman says no: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife comes out and starts screaming about me going through the garbage. Dylan said if I ever fucked with his wife, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d beat the shit out of me. A couple of days later, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on Elizabeth Street and someone jumps me, starts punching me. I turn around and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dylan. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can you believe this? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting the crap beat out of me by Bob Dylan!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Now to the case law. Does Dylan have a right to complain about Webermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intrusions? Straight Dope staff attorney Gfactor says it depends. If your trash is still on your property, nobody but the trash collector can come in and paw through it. However, most jurisdictions consider possessions abandoned once you set them out at the curb, in the alley, etc. Some specifics: â&#x20AC;˘ The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled police donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a warrant to search trash left at the curb (in legal terms, â&#x20AC;&#x153;outside the curtilageâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;i.e., outside your private domain, sometimes but not always denoted by the property line). Police officer Gina Hoesly of Portland, Oregon, learned this firsthand when fellow officers searched her garbage, found drug residue and a pipe, and busted her. Hoeslyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers argued her rights were broader under the Oregon constitution, and the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s court of appeals agreed. Unfortunately for other Oregonians, the cops merely changed tactics and began enlisting the help of the garbage companies, and state courts have now held police can search trash once itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picked up. â&#x20AC;˘ Given the rising value of recyclables, many jurisdictions are passing antiscavenging laws making your trash city property once you dump it at the curb, at which point no one but a city employee can legally remove it. â&#x20AC;˘ In a related matter the city of Rancho Mirage, California, sought to stop local businesses from selling recyclables to a commercial firm and instead required them to turn it over to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chosen recycler. Basically the court ruled waste, by definition, is worthless. Since the businesses were selling it, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worthless; therefore, they were within their rights to do so. Justice triumphs again. Can you retrieve something you threw out by accident? Generally, yesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; legally you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t abandon something by mistake. Gfactor found a story about a vial of radium discarded by a hospital; it was recovered after authorities allowed 500 pigs to graze the dump, then ran each animal by a Geiger counter. This tale has zero juridical relevance, but it gives us an idea to help out Bob D. Salting your garbage with radium is problematic, but how about feeding it to 500 pigs? Weberman might still go through the result, but my feeling is, whether he does or not, either way you win. cs By cecil adams Comments, questions? Take it up with Cecil at

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A male Swedish college student, Ragnar Bengtsson, 26, has begun pumping his breasts at three-hour intervals in a 90-day experiment to see if he can produce milk. If he succeeds, he said, it could prove “very important for men’s ability to get much closer to their children at an early stage.” A professor of endocrinology told the daily Aftonbladet that male lactation without hormone treatment might produce “a drop or two,” but suggested that men instead consider offering their breasts to babies as a matter of comfort and warmth, rather than as food. Bengtsson, who will report regularly on his progress via Stockholm’s TV8 channel and the station’s Web site, acknowledged that his timetable would sometimes require that he pump during classes.

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braces on his teeth as a child. • During the recent influence-peddling trial against Ottawa, Ontario, Mayor Larry O’Brien, local politician Lisa MacLeod, 34, gave seemingly important evidence for the prosecution. However, it was ruled of minimal value by Ontario Superior Court Justice Douglas Cunningham. The judge, 69, reasoned that since MacLeod, as a working woman with a long commute that leaves a husband and 4-year-old daughter at home, has “a number of rather significant things going on in her life” and must therefore be “distract(ed)” and thus a less reliable witness. One member of Parliament called Cunningham’s ruling “pathetic.”


• Athena Sidlar, 28, was fired in August from her trainee job at the Allentown (Pa.) State Hospital after being accused of helping a mental patient swallow metal objects. Belatedly, hospital personnel discovered that Sidlar, herself, has a history of compulsive metal-swallowing. • In April, the Arizona State Parks Board unanimously chose Renee Bahl, thought to be a dynamic, experienced professional, to be director of state parks. However, her employment record while an assistant parks director in California in 2001 included an incident in which she was disciplined for etching “Renee 2001” into the wall of one of the parks’ historic adobe barns.

• In September, school officials in Australia’s Queensland state said they were investigating an incident earlier in the year in which two teenagers had consensual sex that they recorded on a cell phone camera. The girl reportedly said she was convinced to lose her virginity out of fear that the world would soon end as a result of the scheduled restart of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, later this year. • Police in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, decided in August not to press charges against three boys whom they had previously believed had harassed a young moose so badly that it had to be put The Continuing Crisis down. A final piece of evidence against • Two motorists inadvertently prosecution came from the father of wound up in backyard swimming pools one of the boys, who vouched that the recently: In July, flat-bed truck driver three could not have committed such a Nicholas Sparks, 25, hauling two motorcrime since they had been busy at the cycles and towing two trucks, learned time, vandalizing a nearby church. that he could not also handle talking • Not My Fault: (1) A 60-year-old on one cell phone while texting on highway worker was injured when another and accidentally crashed into struck by motorist Catherine Stotts, 62, a house in Lockport, N.Y., ending up who was speeding down a blockedwith his truck and part of his cargo off road construction lane near submerged. And in Mesa, Ariz., Willits, Calif., in July. The in June, a 27-year-old man who worker required hospitalization, No seriously had rigged a short sword to his but Stotts complained about Mr. Redford, steering wheel (aimed at his receiving a traffic citation, tellCALL ME! chest) and driven into a brick ing officers that the man could wall in an effort to kill himself, have jumped out of the way failed in the attempt when an faster. (2) Alexander Kabelis, airbag inflated, causing him 31, was arrested for slashto lose control of the car, swerve ing tires on almost 50 vehicles into a nearby home and plunge in Boulder, Colo., in May, but into the pool. offered several explanations, • Things You Thought Didn’t including being overwhelmed by Happen: (1) Several state law radiation from the nearby Rocky enforcement agencies raided a Flats nuclear facility and having home in Shelton, Conn., in July, been forced by his mother to wear

breaking up an alleged canary-fighting operation. (A neighbor called the raid “crazy”: “I can’t picture little canaries with razor blades taped to their feet.”) (2) Convenience-store developer Michael Sesera might have thought he was merely following New Jersey protocol when he offered Hanover Mayor Ronald Francioli $20,000 to intercede for him with zoning authorities (i.e., a bribe). However, Mayor Francioli actually called the police, and in August Sesera pleaded guilty.

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Three physicians, reporting in The Canadian Journal of Urology in July, described how they handled an emergency-room patient who arrived with a ballpoint pen in his urethra. The man, 57, had assumed that the insertion would be pleasurable, and when it wasn’t, thought initially that maybe the pen was not in far enough. After pushing further, to even greater discomfort, he thought that if he pushed it all the way through, it would exit in his rectum, where he could remove it more easily. (Actually, they’re not connected.) Doctors removed the pen with the same procedure used to remove kidney stones.


Two longtime News of the Weird ongoing sagas came to an end this summer. In August, the annual Gotmar festival in India’s Madhya Pradesh state was finally banned, after “centuries” of tradition. Residents of two neighboring villages would come together once a year to bombard each other all day long with rocks (resulting in dozens of bloody injuries and, most years, deaths), but at the sundown cease-fire, both sides would bandage their wounded and celebrate with each other (only to do it all over a year later). And in July, H. Beatty Chadwick, 73, was finally released from a Pennsylvania jail after serving more than 14 years behind bars because a series of judges believed they could thereby force him to admit that he was hiding marital assets from his 1995 divorce (which he always denied). Chadwick was the longest-serving incarcerated American who had not been charged with a crime. cs


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she isn’t drawing inspiration from the Lowcountry’s scenery, she is finding the pace of life better suited to her temperament. “I have room to really be in my own head and not be so focused on what everyone else is doing,” O’Connell explains. “I just like the relaxed feel so much here. I think it’s more genuine.” Besides losing the frantic pace of a bigger city, she is also glad not to have to worry so much about the cost of living in the midst of economically challenging times. “The majority of my friends just aren’t surviving right now,” she says. “So when I tell them about here, I’m like first of all, everyone just has barbecues all the time and hangs out. For what we were paying for a studio there,

it was half the size of this two bedroom house and a porch.” She’s enjoying it so much that after settling into their bungalow, she and her boyfriend went out and got a boat so that they could spend more time on the water. The laidback pace of life in Savannah is drawing in professionals who yearn to spend more time fostering their creative side as well. “It’s truly the anti–L.A.,” says Buck Drummond with a smile. “I can walk everywhere I want to go. I know my neighbors. People are friendly. It was just the right move at the right time.” Drummond relocated to Savannah from Los Angeles about a year ago, and although he came here without a job or a place to live in order to make more time to pursue art, he has managed to get comfortable relatively quickly. A veterinarian by trade, he found a job with the Central Animal Hospital in the Starland District and is now preparing for his first ever art show. It opens this week at Smitten, a hair salon and gallery on Abercorn just south of Lafayette Square. “When people hear I’m a veterinarian and I paint, they often make the erroneous assumption that I paint puppies and kittens,” says Drummond. “I do not.” His work is built around re–purposed boards and other pieces of wood, which he then reconstructs into forms that explore abstract, organic forms through the knots and grain of the wood pieces. Completely self–taught, Drummond has toyed with the idea of art school, but for the most part, he is simply glad to enjoy the “artiness” with which Savannah is infused by the influx of artists and students. “Every little shop or restaurant displays art. We display art at the veterinary clinic,” he says. “It’s everywhere, which I think is really neat. I think people are really ready to think of anyone as an artist here.” continues on p. 14



Savannah’s creative class builds as it attracts artists moving here from other cities While Savannah’s reputation as a creative city has grown steadily over the past decade thanks to the presence of SCAD, the Hostess City is starting to welcome an increasing number of artists who are attracted to city’s charms without the usual ties to the art college. So as we ride the metaphorical bike down the path toward establishing an ever–growing creative class, a group of 20 to 40–somethings who make a living off their artistic talents, the city is getting grown up enough to make progress without SCAD as its training wheels. About six weeks ago, painter Casey O’Connell arrived in Savannah without any fanfare or unfurled red carpets. A native of Gainesville, Fla., O’Connell attended Flagler College in St. Augustine before moving to New York and suffering through years of rejections from galleries before moving to San Francisco five years ago. There she finally managed to catch several significant breaks, first as an artist in residence at Start Soma, painting a room in the Hotel Des Arts that was glowingly reviewed by the New York Times, and last but not least, a solo show at Google’s Bay Area headquarters. With things finally coming up roses, it might have seemed like a strange time to pack up and move clear across the country, but her boyfriend had found a job here, and she has no regrets about following him to Savannah. “It was supposed to be a temporary move,” she says. “Now I don’t know. I’ve fallen in love with the place.” After the notoriety that followed the Times write up and the Google show, O’Connell now sells most of her paintings thanks to commissions from interested individuals. So while

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Buck Drummond poses with one of his recent works. The re-purposed wood came from the garden gate of his previous home in Los Angeles

was drawn back to Savannah in part because of an interest in attending SCAD to study painting, a creative outlet he picked up a few years earlier. “You know when a writer has writer’s block and they stare at blank page?” he asks. “For me it was the same, I didn’t know how to get past a white canvas. It was already perfect. But once I got past that block, the flood gates opened.” Opening his portfolio to reveal a variety of work ranging from abstract studies of color and texture to mixed media pieces involving intricately detailed maps, Middaugh, who is also self–taught, explains that most of what he knows as an artist he learned from cutting hair. “Color theory, concepts, all the same principles that apply to paint apply to hair so after 10 years of doing hair I started painting on canvas,” he says. When he came to Savannah, his intention was to further develop himself as an artist while studying at SCAD, but with the economy looking dire, he thought the money he would have to spend on an education might be better used to invest in his own business.

And while cutting hair might be his trade, he wants to share his passion for art with the community as a whole. “I didn’t want to just be known as a hair salon, I want it to be a community,” he says, and he’s excited to have Drummond premiering his work there. “That’s the fun part, being able to find new talent and new artists, that’s what this is all about.” Even though he’s only had the space open since May of this year, word is already spreading, after Drummond’s show ends in November, he’s already got artists lined up for shows through spring of next year. “The amount of talent that’s coming to this town from other places right now is just awesome,” Middaugh says. “Savannah has been here forever and a decade, but with all the talent moving this way, it’s really impressive. It’s cool to be one of those people coming here.” cs

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While he enjoys being a veterinarian, with his first show about to open, Drummond is more than ready to don the mantle of artist himself. “Would I like to see art take over more of my life? Absolutely,” he says. “That was the whole point of picking up and making this big move. I didn’t move here because I got a job. I moved here without a job specifically to do art. I was lucky to find a great job that working out well for me.” Drummond’s evolution toward artist, displaying his work at Smitten, is in part thanks to another recent creative transplant to Savannah, thanks to the salon/gallery owner Joseph Middaugh. Middaugh moved to Savannah from Seattle with his wife a little over a year ago, and hasn’t looked back since. “I always wanted to be back down in the South. I’m a Southerner, and I was raised by a Southern woman,” Middaugh explains. “I feel more at home here than I do back in Seattle... I don’t want to say it’s like a prodigal son, but it’s similar.” A 15-year veteran of the salon circuit in both Atlanta and Seattle, Middaugh

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Constructs and Inventions: The Etchings of Erik Desmazi res. Through Oct. 26 at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Selections from the Permanent Collection. Ongoing at the Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Walter MacEwen: An American Expatriate Revisited. Through Jan. 10 at the Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. www. The Master Eye. 19th– and 20th–century Photography from the Rhoades Collection, through Dec. 31 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Savannah – Cohn–Stone Studios and their glass pumpkins and fruits will be on display during the months of September and October at Liquid Sands Glass Gallery, 319 W. Broughton St. NO Lab on Tour. Exhibition by renowned multimedia artist Cao Fei and Map Office co–founders Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix, Sept. 25–Nov. 30 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, 322 and 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free and open to the public. SCAD Graphic Design Department faculty exhibition. At Indigo Sky Gallery Sept. 30–Oct. 7, opening reception Oct. 3. LIVE/ART/HISTORY, “Signs of Art.” Susan Falls, Ph.D. speaks on local African American sign art. Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Arnold Hall Auditorium.

The multimedia No Lab comes to town through Nov. 30 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery on MLK

at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Members reception Oct. 1, 6 p.m. www. Art Materials Trade Show. Oct. 1–3 at River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SCAD presents this trade show featuring professionals and visiting artists in the art and design materials industries. Free and open to the public. For a fee, workshops will be held Oct. 2–3 at Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St. SCAD professors will provide instruction. Thursday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Juliana Peloso. Paintings at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., through October. Reception Oct. 15, 6–9 p.m.

Point of Entry: The Space Between Art and Architecture. Sept. 30–Nov. 4 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Ssculpture by Atlanta–based Scott Ingram, photography by Berlin–based Josef Schulz and 3–D constructions by London–based Lucy Williams. Reception Oct. 30, 6–8 p.m.

Dutch Utopia Symposium. Oct. 2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Jepson Center. A full day program of lectures focusing on the new scholarship resulting from the Dutch Utopia exhibition and catalogue. The symposium culminates with a closing reception. $25/member and $30/non–member.

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Project, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Jepson Center. Includes studio art workshops for ages 3–9, storytelling, and activities for young children in ArtZeum. Stop by between 10am–1pm to join in. Free admission for First Saturday participants (parents or guardians with children). Vision Building: Architecture in Contemporary Photography. Abrie Fourie, Dionsio Gonzalez, Naoki Honjo, Candida Hofer and Catherine Opie expand upon visual perspectives in contemporary photography. Oct. 5–Nov. 15 at Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Ching Levy Exhibition. Oct. 6–30 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Reception Oct. 9, 6–8 p.m. Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. www.savannahga. gov/arts LIVE/ART/HISTORY, “Our Lady of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Other Artful Apparitions.” Mia Fineman, Ph.D. speaks on the human tendency to see faces in inanimate objects. October 7, 6:30 p.m. at Arnold Hall Auditorium

Works by Robert Newman and John Waters. At Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave., Oct. 14–31, opening reception Oct. 16. A Warhol Trio: Photos, Prints and Silver Clouds. Oct. 14–Dec. 11 at SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 150 photographs by the iconic 20th–century artist Andy Warhol, recently donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. Opening reception Oct. 14, 5–7 p.m. at the museum. Open to the public free of charge Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m Toddler Third Thursday, “Mercer for Kids.” Musically–Inspired Studio Project, Oct. 15, 10–11:30 a.m. at the Jepson Center. For preschoolers ages 3–5 and adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both permanent and temporary exhibitions followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios for an art project relating to their tour. Call 790–8823 to register. Admission is $5 per child with adult admission fee (adult members free).

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The Art of Great Fashion: Return to Hollywood Glamour. Runway show at the Telfair Academy featuring designs of James Hogan, followed by luncheon at the Jepson Center. Oct. 19, 11 a.m. Tickets for the fashion show and luncheon are $75 per person and $50 for the show only. For reservations, contact Mikaela Green at the Telfair at 912/790–8869 or visit Dutch Utopia Free Week. Free admission to the Jepson Center Oct. 19–25 to celebrate the Dutch Utopia exhibit. Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m.: Lecture by curator Holly Koons McCullough. Oct. 22, 6 p.m.: Lecture on Dutch Art of the Golden age by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr of the National Gallery of Art. Oct. 25, 2–5 p.m.: Dutch Family Day features demos and kids activities based on Dutch culture. Fran Thomas, Tim Coy, and Olivia McKinley. Reception at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., Nov. 8, 1–5 p.m. Tim’s most recent photography and paintings in both oil and acrylic by Olivia and Fran will be featured. Wednesday– Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Photography by Bill Ballard. At Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. through November. Reception Nov. 12, 6–9 p.m. Nuance – Shades of Difference. Nov. 4–Dec. 6 at Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. A group exhibition featuring members of the Creative Force Artist Collective. Opening reception Nov.14, closing event Dec. 6. First Saturday for Kids, Painting Studio Project Based on Dutch Utopia. Nov. 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Jepson Center. Includes studio art workshops for ages 3–9, storytelling, and activities for young children in ArtZeum. Stop by between 10am–1pm. Free admission for First Saturday participants (parents or guardians with children). National Arts Program. Nov. 10–Dec. 11 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Reception Nov. 10 5–7 p.m. The City of Savannah’s third annual exhibition of employee artwork in conjunction with the National Arts Program Foundation’s nationwide exhibition. Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Kirk Varnedoe Collection. Nov. 11–April 4 at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Toddler Third Thursday, Studio Project Based on Dutch Utopia. Nov. 19, 10–11:30 a.m. at the Jepson Center. For preschoolers ages 3–5 and adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from both permanent and temporary exhibitions followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios for an art project relating to their tour. Call 790–8823 to register. Admission is $5 per child with adult admission fee (adult members free). Film: Chuck Close (2007, 116 minutes). Nov. 19, 6 p.m. at the Jepson Center. The late Marion Cajori’s critically acclaimed feature–length documentary of painter Chuck Close. $3 for members and $5 for non–members. Tybee Days Art in the Park. Nov. 21–22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Memorial Park (rain or shine). Annual juried arts and crafts show with theme “Educate the Child” encouraging environmental sensitivity. Presented by the Tybee Arts Association. Ronnie Land. Paintings at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., through December. Reception Dec. 3, 6–9 p.m. I Have Marks to Make. Dec. 6–31 at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Fifteenth year of this show featuring work submitted by artists with disabilities and/or undergoing therapy. Reception Dec. 6, 2–5 p.m. Ever Present and in Motion Juried Faculty Exhibition. Dec. 7–Jan. 15 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Addresses the theme of change from the perspective of 15 faculty members from SCAD’s Atlanta and Savannah locations. Reception Dec. 11 6–8 p.m. Holiday Group Exhibition. Dec. 12–23 at Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Works of art for gift giving; reception Dec. 12. Toddler Third Thursday, Studio Project Based on Dutch Utopia. Dec. 17, 10–11:30 a.m. at the Jepson Center. For preschoolers ages 3–5 and adult companions. Toddlers will explore artwork from permanent and temporary exhibitions followed by a visit to the Jepson Education Studios for a project relating to their tour. Call 790–8823 to register. Admission is $5 per child with adult admission fee (adult members free). cs

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A movie house divided

What’s to become of the Tybee Post Theater?

For 47 years, the afternoon sun and the Atlantic wind have had their way with the small red brick structure at 10 Van Horne, Tybee Island. Its insides long ago gutted, its doors and windows boarded up – although not nearly tight enough – the old building has been at the mercy of the shifting elements since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Yet there is hope for the Tybee Post Theater, erected in 1930 as a recreational center for military men and their families, a peacetime casualty left to die out of neglect and greed. Developers fought and plotted for four decades over the carcass. In 2001, just as the wrecking ball was about to swing, the Tybee Historical Society bought the theater building, just to save it from being turned into condominiums, or yet another housing development. The society, in turn, sold it three years ago to the Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc., a non–profit group organized with the sole purpose of breathing new life into the old girl. “There are essentially three reasons we want to save the theater,” says president Pam Lappin. “One, it will help stimulate economic development for the town; two, it will help provide badly needed cultural arts for Tybee’s residents and visitors; three, to preserve what little historic property we have on the island.” That’s a big bite of cheese, but Lappin and her group are determined to see it through, and raise the necessary funds to restore the historic venue’s vital signs. “I think it’s important for any city, no matter its size, to have a slice of life from every part of its history,” she says, “from beginning to now. One of the unique things that makes Tybee Tybee is it’s not

The initial phase of renovation of the Tybee Post Theater is funded by a grant from the state DNR

a pre–fab, seaside–type development, and it’s not totally given over to tourist development, like a Myrtle Beach.” Lappin says Tybee’s “old–style beach town allure” needs to include not only a movie theater, but a place where the occasional concert can be held (the theater will seat 500 people, when there are seats in it) and local theater, dance and music groups can perform. Saturday’s Tybee Americana Music Festival, Saturday at the Tybee Lighthouse, will donate part of the proceeds to the restoration project. The bill includes Atlanta’s bluesy Donna Hopkins Band, with Savannah guitar legend Bobby Lee Rogers sitting in, plus sets from the Packway Handle Band, Boo Ray and others. In 1887, the U.S. Government built the Fort Screven complex, a post artillery fort on about 150 acres on the northeast end of Tybee Island. The complex originally had 279 structures (the massive concrete gun batteries remain, to be climbed and ogled by tourists on a daily basis). Eventually, Fort Screven became an


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infantry post, and in the ‘30s served as a training center for the Civilian Conservation Corps (George C. Marshall was one of the commanding officers), and during World War II the facility was a deep–sea diving school. (The area was named for General James Screven, the first well–known Georgian to die during the American Revolution.) All those soldiers needed a little recreation, of course, and silent films were screened in a tent until 1930, when the 5,000–sqare–foot, red brick structure was erected (standard government design, it was a carbon copy of base theaters at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Hancock, N.J.). Silent movies became “talkies” in 1929, and the Tybee Post Theater was certainly one of the first in all of Georgia to have a sound system. The floors were concrete, with rubber mats to control the traction of hundreds of army boots going in and out. Enlisted men brought their wives, girlfriends and Tybee–native dates; officers and their families had reserved seats on the three back rows. There was no air conditioning – that

was first installed in 1949, a few years after the town (then known as Savannah Beach) bought the Fort Screven complex from the government, which had deemed it surplus. As the Beach Theatre, the building showed first–run movies until 1962, when it was shuttered for good. Any hopes for its revival as a movie house evaporated in the 1970s, with the advent of multi–screen theaters and giant mall cineplexes. It was too old, too small and too decrepit. In the intervening years, it was almost this, almost that. The walls almost came tumbling down. Almost. “With each subsequent buyer more of the building was taken out,” Lappin says. “It was just a series of owners who didn’t really know what they had. Or didn’t care.” In late October, the Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc. will debut Phase One of their multi–tiered plan: New doors and windows. This was funded through a $30,000 state grant from the Historic Preservation Division of continues on p. 18

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the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, from its historic license plate program. Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) gave the theater $350,000 to refurbish the walls, recondition the steel structure and install a new roof. “Structurally,” Lappin explains, “it’s in excellent shape. We replaced the roof in 2007 and were pleasantly surprised that almost all the support beams were still intact and useable. Very little of the wood had to be replaced.” It’s still little more than a shell, however, and still bubbling on the “immediate need” burner are funds to “burn the mortgage” ($300,000) and about $400,000 to at least make the theater inhabitable, with everything from lighting and air conditioning to restrooms and other mandatory interior works. That’s the multi–tiered plan. The group hopes to have the necessary money in place, and the work completed, by the end of 2010.

Of course, $3 million would make everything perfect, state–of–the–art, with an expanded stage, dressing rooms and a green room. “We call that plan the Cadillac,” Lappin laughs. Until then, every little bit helps. Numerous Tybee organizations have donated all of part of their event profits to the cause; the latest to pony up are the promoters of Saturday’s Americana Festival. “We’re excited about this event, because we don’t get this type of music here very often,” says Lappin. “And I know there’s a big following. My brother–in–law is a bluegrass musician.” Tybee Americana Music Festival Where: Tybee Lighthouse Grounds When: 6:30–11 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $25 advance (http://www.etix. com/), $35 at the gate Online:

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Silversun Pickups. Oct. 7, Shoreline Ballroom, Hilton Head. California indie rock band whose “Little Lover’s So Polite” was used in the new film Jennifer’s Body. With An Horse and Cage the Elephant.



Janis Ian. Oct. 11, Grayson Stadium. The Savannah Folk Music Society brings the estimable Ian here for the Oct. 9–11 Savannah Folk Festival, along with Appalachian virtuosi Jay Unger and Molly Mason, (it’s free, as are the earlier events featuring local performers, dances and contests. Eddie & Martha Adcock. Oct. 9, Randy Wood Guitars, Bloomingdale. “The Biggest Little Band in Bluegrass” pays a visit, with Tony Gray. Insane Clown Posse. Oct. 11, Shoreline Ballroom, Hilton Head. The top–selling “horror–core” hip hop duo from Detroit. Bonnie Raitt. Savannah Civic Center, Oct. 16. Georgia’s own Randall Bramblett opens for the red–headed queen of blues, in a show sponsored by the Savannah Music Festival – which will announce its anticipated Spring 2010 lineup the day before this concert. The Carter Twins. Oct. 18, Shoreline Ballroom, Hilton Head. Ohio’s teen country music heartthrobs Zach and Josh, with an opening set by the three–woman country band Stealing Angels. Celtic Crossroads. Lucas Theatre, Oct. 24. It’s Irish music, gypsy jazz and bluegrass – all done up in a nice bow with plenty of poly–percussive stepdancing. St. Olaf College Orchestra. Oct. 25, Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium. One of the country’s finest, from Minnesota, with the Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. From the Savannah Concert Association. Willie Nelson. Nov. 1, Savannah Civic Center. The hardest working pigtailed man in the country music business, Willie and Family (all 106 of them) come to play a big set o’hits. Verdi Requiem Mass. Savannah Phil-

harmonic and Chorus perform Nov. 2, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Conductor Peter Shannon and company. First Friday for Folk Music. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at First Presbyterian Church. Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society. Museum in the Moonlight. Philip Neidlinger performs on the theremin. Nov. 6, 7–9 p.m., free, at the Ships of the Sea Museum, MLK Jr. Boulevard. Akonting/Banjo Workshop. Ships of the Sea Museum, MLK Jr. Boulevard, hosts this exploration of the African three–stringed forerunner to the modern banjo, from construction to performance. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Nov. 14. $35, limited to ten participants.

Jackson Browne. Nov. 14, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Needing no introduction, one of the great American singer/songwriters of the last 35 years ... Hoachen Zhang. Nov. 14, Lucas Theatre. The Savannah Concert Association. This young concert pianist took the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition this year, at the tender age of 19. A Tribute to Johnny Mercer. Nov. 15, 1– 4 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theater. Presented by the Friends of Johnny Mercer. Free and open to the public. Hot Club of San Francisco. Nov. 19, Lucas Theatre. Guitarist Paul Mehling channels the legendary Django Reinhardt in this world–class gypsy jazz

band with 10 albums to its credit. Mountain Heart. Dec. 4, Randy Wood Guitars, Bloomingdale. Perhaps the best progressive bluegrass outfit in the country. They always sell out when they come to Randy’s place. First Friday for Folk Music. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church. Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society. The Nutcracker. Savannah Philharmonic accompanies the Savannah Danse Theatre’s performance Dec. 12, Lucas Theatre, set in 1940s Savannah. Holiday Caroling Party. Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church. Presented by Savannah Folk Music Society. cs

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29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;31. Do the Time Warp again. Dear God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. AASU Masquers, Oct 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. Unauthorized continuation of the lives of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peanutsâ&#x20AC;? gang. Dead Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cell Phone. SCAD Departments of Performing Arts and Production Design, Oct. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. Sarah Ruhlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offbeat comedy about a young woman whose life changes when she picks up the phone of a dead man. To Kill a Mockingbird. The City of Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dept. of Cultural Affairs Theatre, Nov. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8, 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. A thespian rendition of Harper Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic novel about race relations in the South. A New Brain. SCAD, Nov. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8. Off Broadway musical about a songwriter who discovers his writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; block is actu-

When the Emperor Was Divine. AASU Masquers, Nov. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. Julie Otsukaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel about a Japanese family in a Utah internment camp during World War II, adapted by AASUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Peter Mellen. Avenue Q. Savannah Civic Center, Nov. 13. Broadway touring production of the hit musical comedy starring a bunch of smartâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;mouthed puppets. The Nutcracker. Columbia City Ballet performs in the Johnny Mercer Theatre, Nov. 28 at 5:30 pm. $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;42. Nunsense. Savannah Community Theatre, Nov. 28â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. The Little Sisters of Hoboken are back, in one of the most popular musicals of the last 20 years. Love is a Time of Day. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Nov. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22. Romantic comedy by John Patrick.

The Diary of Anne Frank. Little Theatre of Savannah, November dates TBA. The staged adaptation of the most wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; known Holocaust story of them all. Ona Tutu: Music, dance, and voice combine to explore African experience. Dec. 5, 8 p.m, Black Box Theatre, 9 W. Henry St. Swinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Club Sweets. The STUDIO performs a holiday show Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. STOMP. Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 8. National tour of the percussive Broadway musical featuring eight dancer/drummers making music from found objects. Abeni Cultural Arts Christmas Show. December 12, 7 p.m. at St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Benefits local charity. The Nutcracker in Savannah. Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. Savannah Danse Theatre performs the classic updated to 1940s Savannah. $27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;50. cs

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Savannah Jazz Festival. September 23–27 in Forsyth Park. Presented by the Coastal Jazz Association. Free and open to the public. www.savannahjazzfestival. org

Little Theatre of Savannah (Saturday). Inaugural event explores the gay and lesbian experience through cinema. $10-20.

Oktoberfest on the River. October 2-4. A celebration of Bavarian culture on River Street. Presented by Savannah Waterfront Association. Free and open to the public. www.riverstreetsavannah. com

Shalom Y’All Jewish Food Festival. Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Ethnic Jewish cuisine and family entertainment. Free and open to the public (cost for food). Presented by Congregation Mickve Israel. www.

Picnic in the Park with Mercer. October 4, 3-9 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Music, food and prizes in the Picnic Contest. Picnic registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Free and open to the public. www.savannahga. gov/arts Tybee Island Pirate Festival. Oct.8-10, the Strand between Tybrisa St. and 18th St. Buccaneer Ball, Thieves Market, live entertainment, costume contests, fireworks. $10 weekend pass, kids 12 and under free. Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 9, 7-11 p.m.: Folkfest in City Market; Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m.: Youth Songwriting Competition Finals; Oct. 10, 8-11 p.m.: Old Time Country Dance at Notre Dame Academy; Oct. 11, 2-7:30 p.m.: Festival Finale Concert at Grayson Stadium. Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society Free admission courtesy of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Savannah Greek Festival. Oct. 15-17 at the St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. Food, drink, live music, dancing, and a Greek Market. org Festival of the Arts Juried Show. Oct. 17-18. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. (rain or shine). Art and fine craft show with artists, live music and entertainment, food and spirits. Presented by the Tybee Arts Association. Savannah Gay and Lesbian Film Society Film Festival. Oct. 23-24, Jepson Center for the Arts (Friday) and

Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 31 – Nov. 7 at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. & the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the festival features more than 50 films selected from more than 600 entries from all over the world. Many events open to the public. Funded in part by the City of Savannah. www. Geekend. Nov. 6-8, Hyatt Regency Savannah. Geeks, designers, developers, techies and social media mavericks descend upon Savannah for a weekend filled with speakers and panels, afterparties, and networking. $30-95. Telfair Art Fair. Nov. 13-15, Telfair Square, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Preview party Friday 7-10 p.m. Showcases original art for sale by local and regional artists. Free and open to the public. Savannah Children’s Book Festival. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country, plus dozens of local authors, arts and crafts, costumed characters. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Christmas on the River & Lighted Holiday Parade. Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on River Street. Regional arts and crafts and live holiday entertainment. The arrival of St. Nick and the the Lighted Parade begins Saturday at 5:30 pm and courses its way down River, Bay, Abercorn and Broughton Streets. Presented by Savannah Waterfront Association Free and open to the public. cs



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Psychotronic Film Society’s Horror Film Month with Narcisco Serrador’s Spanish horror gem about tourists who arrive on an island where deranged children are killing all the adults. World’s Greatest Dad. Oct. 23, 8:00 p.m. Lucas Theatre. Savannah Film Society presents this dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, about a man who dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. Revanche. Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. Victory Square Cinema. $8. Reel Savannah presents this Austrian thriller about a Viennese brothel assistant who falls in love with a prostitute. Their desperate plan to escape has them intersect with a small town cop and his wife and a surprising plan for vengeance unfurls. Day of the Dead. Oct 28, 8:00 p.m. The Sentient Bean, $5, the Psychotronic Film Society’s Horror Film Month closes with George Romero’s mid–80s classic about a group of military experts and scientists trapped in an underground bunker while zombies run rampant. Savannah Film Festival. – Oct. 31 – Nov. 7 See Festivals Section. Harold and Maude. Nov. 13, 7:00 p.m. Trustees Theater, $6–$8. The timeless love story of a young, wealthy man obsessed with death and a vibrant woman, 50 years his elder and their unlikely romance.

Chuck Close. Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m. Jepson Center. The late Marion Cajori’s critically acclaimed documentary of painter Chuck Close, which examines his personal working process as well as his place in contemporary art as the re–inventor of portraiture.

Lectures Eastern Needs and ‘American’ Desires: Impact of the Open Economy to Domestic Architecture in Sri Lanka. Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., SCAD Student Center. Visiting Fulbright scholar Anuththaradevi Widyalankara, Ph.D., speaks. Signs of Art. Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Arnold Hall Auditorium. SCAD Anthropology Professor Susan Falls, Ph.D. discusses the history and significance of hand– painted commercial signs in Savannah as a disappearing form of outsider art. Dutch Utopia Symposium. Oct. 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Telfair Museum. A full day program of lectures focusing on the new scholarship resulting from the Dutch Utopia exhibition and catalogue. Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story. Oct. 3, 1–5 p.m. Bull Street Public Library. Five lectures about life and culture during the Great Depression that kicks off a month–long series of free public programs about the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal program that provided relief to writers during the late 30s and early 40s.

Our Lady of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Other Artful Apparitions. Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. Arnold Hall Auditorium. From Rorschach tests to a grilled cheese sandwich depicting the Virgin Mary, Mia Fineman, Ph.D. discusses the human tendency to see faces in inanimate objects. Drums and Shadows. Oct. 10, 3–5 p.m. Carnegie Branch, Public Library. Explore the stories and photographs of Coastal Georgia’s long–standing African American communities with folklorist and AASU historian Barbara Fertig and other community members. Richard Wright and Twelve Million Black Voices. Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. Armstrong Center. Kalenda Eaton, AASU assistant professor of English, will discuss Wright and the Federal Writers’ Project, focusing on his account of the African American experience Twelve Million Black Voices. Symposium on American Life Histories. Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. Armstrong Center. Utilizing oral history interviews gathered by the Federal Writers’ Project, Michael Price, AASU professor of history and Ella Howard, AASU assistant professor of history, will examine some of the Georgia life histories that deal with work during the Great Depression. Poe at 200. Reflections on the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth, by Stephen Rachman, Ph.D. Oct. 26-29 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Hairshirts, Keys and X-shaped Crosses: Saints and Their Symbols. James T. Janson, Ph.D, speaks Sun. Nov. 1, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn. On the Swing Shift in Savannah. Nov. 3, 6:00 p.m. Ships of the Sea Museum. Tony Cope gives a presentation and book–signing to launch “On the Swing Shift in Savannah”, discussing the 45,000 southeast Georgia workers drawn to build Liberty Ships in Savannah. Soul of a People: Voices from the Writers’ Project. Nov. 5, 6:00 p.m.

Neises Auditorium at the Jepson Center. AASU Historian June Hopkins will sum up the impact of the Federal Writers’ Project on the New Deal era America and discuss its implications. Presentation includes screening of new documentary Soul of a People.

Rosa Luxemburg: Leadership, Tragedy and Art. Nov. 13, 12:10 p.m. AASU University Hall, Rm. 156. Prof. Daniel Skidmore–Hess explores the life of Luxemburg, a key figure at the turn of the 20th–century revolutionary socialist movement and a descendant of the maskilim, or supporters of the Jewish

Enlightenment. Humble Images from Novice Nuns in a Fourteenth-Century Copy of Meditations on the Life of Christ. Stephen W. Wagner, Ph.D. , speaks Sun. Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn. CS

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John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Prof. Edwin Johnson will discuss John Milton’s Paradise Lost featuring the illustrations of Gustave Dore and William Blake from the age of Romanticism. Sunday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn.


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Randall Bramblett

For a state that’s turned out dozens of brilliant and justifiably celebrated musicians, Georgia should name a tree or something after Randall Bramblett, the Jesup native who’s made an indelible imprint on more records than many of us have in our collections. But he’s hardly a household name.


Remember how Bob Dylan and The Band sounded so loose and so funky on The Basement Tapes? How you could tell they were having fun bashing out those folky, mostly acoustic tunes bristling with energy and humor? That’s kind of the sense one gets from this Charlotte quintet, which includes a Resonator guitar, lap steel and banjo (plus other stuff). The harmonies are tight, the grooves are fast and furious, with the Familiars strumming like there’s no tomorrow – or if there is, they don’t want to worry about it just yet. Listen & learn: www. At 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Jazz’d Tapas Bar, 52 Barnard St.

Bramblett, who plays keyboards, saxophones, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, headlines the Sunbury Blue Crab Festival Saturday in Midway with the cleverly titled Randall Bramblett Band. Let’s talk about his many contributions to Sea Level, the Macon–based jazz fusion–slash Southern Rock band founded by Bramblett’s good buddy Chuck Leavell; or the years he spent as Steve Winwood’s right–hand man in Traffic. Or his sax and organ playing with the Allman Brothers Band, the Gregg Allman Band, Widespread Panic and Gov’t Mule. Or his work with Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Robertson and Johnny Jenkins. He is a singer and songwriter with equal footing in the worlds of R&B, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and psychedelia, as evidenced by his recent (7th) solo album, Now It’s Tomorrow. Savannah’s own Eric Culberson Blues Band opens the show, which also includes sets from the Dave Turner Band and the Midway All–Stars. The open marsh of beautiful St. Catherine’s Sound will provide the backdrop for the event, on the site of the Sunbury Crab Co., a working crab dock and processing facility. You can’t get much more genuine Georgia than that. Listen & learn: At 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Sunbury Marina, 541 Brigantine Dunmore Rd, Midway. Tickets are $10 advance at, and will be $15 at the gate (military personnel get in for $10). Call (912) 884–8640 for additional information.


He’s not exactly playing a club, but then you wouldn’t expect a Van Cliburn Piano Competition winner to do that, would you? Sunday’s recital is the opening salvo of the Savannah Concert Association’s 2009–2010 season. Nakamatsu is a world–class pianist who’s played recitals around the world, in the finest halls, appeared as guest artist with numerous symphony orchestras, and most recently recorded Brahms’ sonatas for clarinet and piano with long– time collaborator Jon Manasse – named one of the year’s best classical recordings by the New York Times. Sunday’s program includes Clementi: Sonata in F–sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 5; Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2; Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise in E–flat Major, Op. 22; and Schumann: Carnival, Op. 9. Listen & learn: At 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Wesley Monumental United

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Keyboard wizard Danny Bedrosian, who’s a full–time touring member of George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, leads this

nine–member super–funk outfit, which (like Clinton himself) is based in Tallahassee, Fla. The band – which makes a mighty mighty roar, let me tell you – also includes P–Funk guitarist DeWayne Blackbird McKnight, P–Funk drummer Rico Lewis, and (most especially, y’all) poppin’ P–Funk

bassist Lige Curry. Clinton and his Mothership may have canceled last week’s Civic Center date, but here we have the next best, next most funky, thang. Listen & learn: At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $8. cs

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Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium International Groove Conspiracy, the Fly Cats, Longineau Parsons & Flight of the Vultures (Live Music) Savannah Jazz Festival 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke (Karaoke) 10 p.m. Distillery Open Mic w/Greg Williams (Live Music) 8 p.m. Driftaway Cafe TBA (Live Music) Fiddlers Crab House (River Street) Voodoo Soup (Live Music) Guitar Bar Open Mic (Karaoke) J.J. Bonerz Ribs & Wings Bar Blue Ice (DJ) Jazz Corner Earl Williams Blues Quartet (Live Music) 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eddie Wilson (Live Music) 7 p.m. Jinx Rock & Roll Bingo (Other) With DJ Drunk Tank Soundsystem Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Carroll Brown (Live Music) Irish music 8:30 p.m. King’s Inn #@*! Karaoke (Karaoke) Live Wire Music Hall Zoogma (Live Music) Electronica 10 p.m. McDonough’s Restaurant and Tavern Karaoke (Karaoke) 9 p.m. Mercury Lounge Eric Culberson Blues Band (Live Music) Mulberry Inn Live piano continues on p. 24


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Between the lines: Mose Allison Our Jazz Festival headliner works in his own idiom

For 50 years, musical hipsters have been talking about Mose Allison’s boogie–woogie piano and the way he sings, in a sort of scatting jazz, be–bop style. Allison, who headlines the Savannah Jazz Festival Thursday at Forsyth Park, was born in 1927 on a farm in rural Mississippi (the closest town’s called Tippo). He began recording in the mid ‘50s, and his deep songwriting well has been tapped by Bonnie Raitt, the Who, Elvis Costello, the Yardbirds, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Leon Russell and just about everybody else who enjoys a good exercise in the blues. He played in Stan Getz’ group, and worked with other jazz giants such as Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Gerry Mulligan. Allison’s music has never fit comfortably into a niche – it’s blues and it’s jazz. He admits he’s always had a little problem with categorization. “It’s not strictly blues, as most commercial blues is presented these days,” says the octogenarian. “It’s a mixture, that’s all I can tell you. “Here’s the thing: I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve heard so many different comments about what I’m doing. And some of them sounded like they might be partially right. “My line is, if you say one thing about my style it’s going to be wrong – because it’s a conglomeration of things. There are several things involved — classic jazz, the kind that swings, and a heavy blues influence. A lot of my vocals are definitely blues–permeated.” His witty, highly literate lyrics can be traced all the way back to school days: Allison holds a Bachelor’s in English from Louisiana State University. As for his musical pedigree, well, that came from the school of Southern hard knocks, a keen ear for music, and immense desire. “I always tell people my inspirations come from three different sources – the jazz influence, the blues, and my

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When the cirque comes to town ...

Cirque Dreams Illumination re-imagines the greatest European show on earth by Bill DeYoung |

The European circus tradition has infected the rest of the world. Founded in 1993, Florida–based Cirque Productions was the first American company to import, adapt and present shows combining amazing aerial antics, stunning feats of balance, contortion and strength, comedy and clowning with Broadway–style theatrics. Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy cleaned up on Broadway, and on a cross–country tour.

Neil Goldberg: It was spectacular – a 2,700–seat performing arts center, and there were 2,800 people there. Standing room only. It’s great to see vision and imagination come alive onstage and entertain so many people, and evoke so many emotions. It’s a good feeling. In live theater, there’s this last–minute adrenalin rush that overtakes the last–minute nerves.

Neil Goldberg: I got bit by the Broadway theater bug when I was 6 years old, and so my entire life has been around live entertainment and spectacle, and the stage. In the late 1980s, I was traveling through Europe for a project I was working on, and that’s when I first became exposed to this genre of circus throughout some of the European countries. In Germany, they’re cabaret stages. In France, they’re single–ring things where the seats are raked and you’re looking down. You got dressed up; it was the equivalent of going to Broadway theater in New York City. I realized a new kind of appreciation for the balancers, the jugglers and the pantomimes, the contortionists and the aerialists that hadn’t really been perceived that way in America. Combine it with the old–fashioned style of silent film, vaudeville and physical comedy, and being able to tell a story without really having the spoken word, through the use of the body In America, people thought of the circus as popcorn, whistles, and flashing lights. As a child, my parents would take myself and siblings to the circus I think just to keep us busy. I can’t imagine that they were doing it because they wanted to entertain themselves. It was primarily because they wanted to keep their kids occupied.

You’ve been a producer for a long time. Where did the fascination with cirque come from?

How did you know it would play in Peoria, that American audiences would take to it?

The latest production, Cirque Dreams Illumination, opened last week in North Carolina before hitting the big road. Like all the Cirque Dreams shows, it was conceived and produced by the company’s founder and president Neil Goldberg, a native New Yorker who began his career producing spectacles for corporate events and private functions. From conception to start date, Goldberg spent $3 million on the new extravaganza. Cirque Dreams Illumination arrives at the Savannah Civic Center Saturday. Goldberg, 50, took a few minutes the morning after the Illumination opening in Raleigh to talk about his new baby which, like all Cirque Dreams shows, is a combination of old–world cirque theatrics and spectacular feats (with performers from all corners of the globe), music and special effects. So how did the opening go?

Cirque Dreams Illumination is set in an urban environment

Neil Goldberg: I never knew it would work, and I still don’t do this assuming it’s going to work. What I do know is that I have a lot more confidence in my own creative ability today than I did 16 or 20 years ago, by the result of the suc-

cess of the Cirque Dreams brand. I’ve never done anything because I thought it was going to be successful; I’ve done it because I’m passionate about what I do. What can people expect to see in this show?

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Neil Goldberg: Cirque Dreams Illumination is set in a city environment. It’s conceived as a kind of cirque prequel – audiences will be able to relate to these artists as they existed before what everyone thinks of: The crazy makeup and bizarre costumes, and doing these amazing things. The city environment is populated by school kids and construction workers and professionals and housewives. So it’s ordinary people taking ordinary objects and doing extraordinary things. Give me an example. Neil Goldberg: Two sailors are on leave, and they’re strolling through the city. One sits down and gets his shoes shined. He has this idea to start balancing on top of the shoeshine stand, and then putting more shoeshine chairs on top of it until he’s 20 feet in the air. And there’s this street performer, literally from the streets of L.A., who has this genre called popping and locking. I actually found this kid on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance. I combined him with four contortionists from the State School of Contortion in Mongolia. He simulates driving a car through this city, and uses the contortionists as the tires of the car.

One more thing: Can you stand on your hands? Neil Goldberg: No. Not any more!


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A ‘Red Hot’ season opener

Little Theatre of Savannah mines comedic gold from Neil Simon by Bill DeYoung |

As the Little Theatre of Savannah’s board of directors put together the group’s 60th season, they chose an opening play that would both touch the heart and tickle the funny bone: Joe DiPietro’s Over the River and Through the Woods, the story of an unmarried young Italian–American man and his four meddling grandparents. A funny thing happened on the way to rehearsals. Director Grace Diaz Tootle held

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auditions and found a quartet of fine amateur performers to play the grandparents, all of whom are in their 70s in DiPietro’s play. “Every single person that could’ve played those roles was either having knee surgery, or hip surgery, or was going out of town, or had to stay home because their spouse was having surgery,” Diaz chuckles. “It just wasn’t the right time.” Tootle hopes to bring back Over the

River for next year’s season, but in the meantime, a replacement had to found. “We wanted something that was funny and had good appeal to a broad audience, to our audience which is a broad age range,” she says. A visit to the archives of Neil Simon, community theater’s go–to guy, resulted in the 1969 comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Under Tootle’s direction, this perennial will officially open the Little Theatre of Savannah season Thursday at the Freight Station, which has become the organization’s new home. It’s the story of nebbishy Barney Cashman and his attempts to have “flings” with three women. In typical Simon fashion, while the dialogue is fast and snappy, and the characters bizarre but believable, things don’t go exactly Barney’s way. “When you read the synopsis of the show, it talks about how Barney Cashman is trying to participate in the Sexual Revolution,” Tootle points out. “But I don’t see it that way at all. I think that’s what they used to get people interested in the show, because it was written during the Sexual Revolution. “This show is really about a man who feels like his life has been never anything more than ordinary. And so he sets out to do something, once in his life, so that when he dies he will have that memory of having done something that wasn’t just ordinary. That he didn’t just have a ‘nice life,’” Tootle says. While Tootle has been involved with the Little Theatre since the late 1980s, she’s also worked extensively with the Savannah Community Theatre, the Sa-

vannah Children’s Theatre and the late, lamented City Lights troupe (“I’m kind of like a mercenary,” she laughs). She is both a director and an actress. The theater will celebrate 60 years in operation next June (it has been based in several locations over the years, and for a time was known as the Savannah Theatre Company). Then, as now, aspiring thespians from all walks of local life volunteer their time and talents to “put on a show.” Justin Kent, who plays Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, has been directed by Tootle before, in the plays The Nerd and Crimes of the Heart. “He’s just a very charming and talented young man,” Tootle says. “And he’s got a great comedic wit, and great timing, and great facial expressions. “He plays the character, the guy that’s inept, that wants to be bad but really can’t be, so perfectly. I think it’s a little bit of him in real life, to tell you the truth.” She has nothing but praise for the entire Red Hot cast. “Justin’s the main thing onstage, but we’ve got some of Savannah’s best actresses in this show,” she enthuses. “People should know that.” cs ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ Where: Freight Station, 703D Louisville Rd When: 8 p.m. Sept. 24–26, Oct. 1, 2, 4, 8–10; at 3 p.m. Sept. 27, Oct. 3 and 11 Tickets: $22 adults, $17 age 55 and over, military and students; $12 age 12 and under Phone: (912) 631–3773 Online:

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Hedda Gabler is a scamp, a camp and a bit of a tramp. In Henrik Ibsen’s classic psychological drama Hedda Gabler, she’s all this and more – ruthless, scheming, predatory.

have an idea that there’s somebody in the department who could do it,” he says. “You’re not going to do Hamlet, or Richard III, or Hedda, unless there’s someone ” Theater students, he believes, look forward to the dealbreaker roles. “You come up against these occasionally in your educational career. And it is a way of testing mettle. You think about it all the time: ‘Could I tackle that if they put it front of me?’” The main conflict in Ibsen’s play arrives with Ejlert Lovborg, a rival of Hedda’s husband. For various reasons, Hedda insinuates herself into Lovborg’s affairs. “She’s really

But Hedda also happens to be beautiful, which has opened doors her entire life. It’s when she marries the dour and dull academic Jorgen Tesman that things begin to unravel. She’s built herself a box without an escape hatch. For more than 100 years, Hedda Gabler has been a staple of the dramatic stage. Thursday, Armstrong Atlantic State University opens its fall theater season with Christopher Shin’s recent Broadway adaptation, in Jenkins Hall. Danni Conti, 21, is playing one of the most difficult roles for women in all of theater. In character as Hedda, she explains why Hesman – who wrote his dissertation on Belgian basket–weaving – is grating on her nerves. “I married down, so I’m used to more money than I have,” she says. “And I just hate everything about him. “Nobody ever expected us to get married in the first place. And I was off with him for six months on our honeymoon, and when you’re with someone like that, so much, they just drive you crazy.” Director Eric Kildow, who teaches theater at AASU, explains that Hedda Gabler is considered the female Hamlet. It takes a strong and determined lead performer to pull it off. “As a director, you don’t decide to do a show unless you Danni Conti with Alfred Pierce

just bored and trapped, so out of boredom and spite she’s messing with everyone in her life,” Conti says. “ She’s doing anything she can to live out her days because she feels so empty on the inside. She thrives on anything that will fill the void. “That’s why she comes off so mean sometimes. And then people are like ‘Well, why do they keep her around, because she’s so mean?’” Tesman, bless his timid little soul, loves his wife and doesn’t really understand the power he’s up against. Be forewarned: This is not a happy play. “There are a million different ways that this show could be done,” Conti explains. “And that in itself is a challenge, because there’s no real ‘right’ answer.” Shin’s adaptation was first staged early this year, with Mary Louise Parker in the title role, at the American Airlines Theater in New York. In fact, says Kildow, AASU is the first school granted permission to use the Shin adaptation. “What he has done in many ways is pared down the language into a very sort of streamlined, very sleek form of dialogue. Many of the sort of chunky speeches that mark a lot of Ibsen’s work have been reduced and boiled down to a core.” Kildow stresses it’s not a “dumbed– down” version of Hedda – the word he prefers is “distilled.” At any rate, “Any time you do Ibsen in English, you are doing an adaptation. In some ways, you’re always one step away from the original, just for the simple fact that you’re not doing it in the original Norwegian.” cs ‘Hedda Gabler’ Where: Jenkins Hall, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. When: At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24–26, 3 p.m. Sept. 27 Tickets: $10, AASU staff, faculty, and students with valid AASU PirateCard free. Contact: (912) 344–2801

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I can think of no grander celebration calling for opening a new bottle of whiskey than a birthday. Especially if the birthday is none other than that of Jack Daniels. No one knows for sure what day in September the now esteemed whiskey maker came into the world. It was one day this month for sure. Equally positive is the mark he left on the business of whiskey making. I grew up in the shadow of some of the finest Kentucky bourbon distillers, but came to the heritage that Jack Daniels represents just barely in my 20s. Hardly a whiskey drinker alive hasn’t owned at least one bottle of Old No. 7 Black label! For those of you who are not whiskey drinkers, you need to know that there is a difference between Tennessee whiskey, which Jack Daniels is, and bourbon. In terms of the production process, where bourbon is distilled and then sent to barrel to age, Tennessee whiskey is distilled, then filtered, then aged in barrels. In the

case of Old No. 7, the whiskey is run through 10 feet of charcoal made from hard sugar maple before being aged in charred white oak barrels, which are used just once. Honestly, my palate finds Old No. 7 a bit too “hot” for my liking. It’s a go–to whiskey for mixing, but, as I’ve now turned to more neat or lightly iced presentations, the filtering process, the so–called Lincoln County process, does not yield the sweet, smoky, caramel–laced tones of my beloved Kentucky bourbons. I was apprehensive when I gave two other JD products a try recently: Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. What I found was a pair of uniquely crafted whiskeys that fall more to my tastes while retaining the legendary character of Lynchburg, Tennessee’s, most well–known industry. At a gentle 80 proof, Gentleman Jack adds one more step to the traditional Jack Daniels process: a second charcoal mellowing after it has been aged. The result? Where Old No. 7 is a fireball, Gentleman Jack offers smooth spiciness, a softer presence and exhibits the more organic influences of oak and charcoal — with hints of ripe dark fruits and hazelnut. The 94–proof Jack Daniels Single Barrel looks as elegant in its tapered square bottle as it does sitting in a rocks glass. It pours a dark, mahogany color. Obviously, it’s far darker than other JD whiskeys — and certainly stands and delivers a big whiskey experience. Still, the caramel, charcoal and toasted oak flavors are beautifully balanced and a testament to the skills of Jack Daniels Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, who only finds about one of every 100 barrels tasted suitable for this luxurious whiskey. Each whiskey stands alone in terms of flavors, obviously, but each has merits that set them apart from the JD Green and Black labels. As for me, after tasting these two whiskeys I’m convinced that there are east Tennessee whiskeys that I can embrace with my previously prejudiced palate. Here’s to you, Mr. Jack Daniels, on your birthday — and to the little Lynchburg distillery that has become a genuinely American icon. cs

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Tim’s restaurant hopping turns up intriguing and satisfying meals. He picks three experiences every week to share:


I feel so chic when I eat at this little French–cuisine–to–go bistro on bustling Broughton Street. I sit in the window, watch the passers–by hustling about and revel in the decadence and genuinely delicious experience I’m having inside. On a recent visit, a pair of savory house–made lamb sausages found their way onto a fresh baguette –– along with saut ed zucchini and enough hot sauce for credibility. It was simple, awe–inspiring fresh and rendered me foolish with joy. A crumbly and generous wedge of Gateua Breton satisfied my sweet tooth –– but not so much that I couldn’t enjoy a sample of passion fruit and mango mousse –– and a fresh chocolate macaroon filled with hazelnut creme. Daily specials supplement a sparkling little menu that has grown steadily since opening. A tip of the beret to Chef Herv Didailler and his partner Ann Marie Apgar for making such an impressive mark on Savannah’s dining scene. 218 W. Broughton St./232–1881

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Even the steak–crazed editors of Texas Monthly magazine heap honors on this national steak house chain. It’s a go–to dependable source for a beautifully prepared, sizzling piece of prime beef and giant portions. One of my favorite Ruth’s Chris experiences though is to slip into the comfortable bar, order an appetizer or two, a glass of wine and chat with friends. The portions are just right, the food perfectly prepared and the experience rewarding. Recently Ms. T.J. and I stopped in and shared the signature Ruth’s Chris Chop Salad, a beautiful and flavorful assortment of julienne iceberg lettuce, baby spinach and radicchio tossed with red onions, mushrooms, green olives, bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, croutons, bleu cheese, lemon basil dressing and topped with crispy onions. The calamari has to rank among the best in the city. It is tossed with a sweet and sour coating and served with a generous scattering of roasted red pepper. It’s a perfect snack to enjoy while catching football at the bar. Happy hour specials offer these dishes, as well a combination platter for ridiculously low prices. Add in reduced prices for beer and wine ––and you’ll see why Ruth’s Chris is becoming a hot after–work destination. 111 W. Bay St./721–4800

Wang’s II

Made–to–order Chinese lunch in an comfortable setting –– with a beverage –– for under $10? Wang’s II blew me away last week with an order of Sliced chicken, Hunan style, a choice of soup and rice and iced tea for $8.25! Yeah, I could have beat the price at a drive–thru, but it was worth a couple of extra bucks to be waited on while I caught up with text messages. The chicken dish offered plenty of tender, sliced and slightly spiced chicken, snow peas, carrot, chopped baby corn and broccoli in a savory brown sauce. I chose won ton soup –– with two big pork–stuffed noodles, and fried rice. Hot, fresh and a super value. My fortune cookie said this would be a good weekend to eat out. 7601 Waters Ave./355–0321

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On his never–ending solo acoustic tour, Jackson nov Browne will make a stop at the Johnny Mercer Theatre (inside the Savannah Civic Center) Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets are set to go on sale Friday (Sept. 25) at www, Browne, of course, is one of the great Southern California singer/songwriters, known to radio listeners for “Doctor My Eyes,” “Running on Empty” and “Somebody’s Baby.” But those songs, as the ardent fan knows only too well, are merely the tip of the iceberg. Browne’s early 1970s albums – Jackson Browne, For Everyman and Late For the Sky – contain some of the most intense, brilliant and beautiful words of music of that golden era.

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And who can forget the annual fun and festivities that are the annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest? We’ll all be walking the plank Oct. 8–10; the musical extravanganza starts Friday afternoon and evening (that’s Oct. 9) at the “festival area”: on the pier and pavilion with performances by the Train Wrecks, Tybee’s own Roy and the Circuit Breakers, plus Big Engine and the Eric Culberson Blues Band. There’ll be fireworks, canons, plunder and play areas for kiddies and lots of people walking around going “Arrrrr!” Saturday, Oct. 10 is an all–day affair at South Beach; planned is a 3 p.m. pirate parade down Butler Avenue, with live music pretty much continuous. The Marshall Tucker Band plays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 weekend admission for the festival area; children 12 and under admitted free. See By the way, the evening of Oct. 8 is given to the Crab Shack’s “Buccaneer Ball” (tickets are $20 advance, $20 at the door).

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tunes are “All My Friends Say,” “We Rode in Trucks” and “Country Man.” Tickets are available through www.lukebryan. com/, and partial proceeds will benefit scholarships at GSU. Bryan’s second album, album Doin’ My Thing, will be released Oct. 6 Collectors, music lovers, fans and geeks are invited to the third Savannah Record and Zine Fair, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 24 at River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Here, vendors will sell a nice cross–section of records, CDs and assorted music ephemera. There’s a new emphasis this year on comics, fanzines and similar publications. It’s a SCAD Radio deal (see Booked at Bloomngdale’s Randy Wood Guitars Nov. 6: The Gibson Brothers, a terrific brother–harmony bluegrass act out of New York. Check them out at Jerry Seinfeld delivered the goods at his Johnny Mercer Theatre show last Thursday. I especially liked his description of marriage as “a game of chess, but the board is made of moving water, and the pieces are made of smoke.” Zillionaire or no, the guy still has the ability to reach us regular folk. cs

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beauty and grain of wood with color from acrylics, stains, dyes, oils, and natural materials. Opening Reception 9/24 7-9pm. Smitten Gallery, 345 Abercorn St. , International Aerospace Art Exhibit — Over 50 paintings by artists from around the world who specialize in aerospace subjects. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler Knot By Chance — Weaver and bead artist Carrol Kay creates delicate, handmade wearable art that incorporates a variety of styles. Her work will be featured all month. Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. , Melange D’Art Select: Recent Aquisitions at the SCAD Museum of Art — A new exhibit featuring a selection of newly acquired items at the museum. SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Printmaking Exhibition — Recent work on display from artists Jen Jenkin and Nicholas Silberg. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar SCAD Gallery Hop — Friday, 6-8 p.m. Features works by Erick Swenson, Liz Sargent, Cao Fei + Map Office, Anagha Barde and Summer Wheat, as well as creations from Working Class Studio. Free and open to the public. Free shuttle service is available. SCAD Graphic Design Dept Exhibition — A collection of recent work by professors from SCAD’s graphic design department. Reception October 3rd. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Small Works/Big Talent — Month-long exhibit featuring fourteen artists from The Gallery presenting small works in a variety of media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, and mixed media collage. The Gallery at City Market Southern, Shapes and Surfaces — An exhibit of recent paintings by Suzanne Jackson. The paintings are layered glazes, exploring flexibility of acrylic mediums, surface textures and spatial form. Phillip J. Hamilton Gallery at Savannah State University through Oct. 16. Stacey Brown: Shards — New, Savannah-inspired works by Atlanta artist Stacey Brown. Brown’s unique technique includes painting glass, shattering it, then reconstructing the pieces. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St., Stained Glass: Beyond the Traditional — Glass artist Erica Rollings exhibits over 50 glass panels showcasing anatomical and botanical themes, game boards and much more. Rollings’ glass panel images come from medical and architectural books as well as her personal sketchbook. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Heny St. Transitional Pattern — Artist Andrea Gray explores vines and natural designs as part of our need to bring the outdoors indoors. The exhibit includes fibers and drawings. TruSpace Gallery, 2427 De Soto Avenue cs


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The Informant! Last year at this time, the Coen Brothers were treating (or mistreating, depending on your point of view) audiences with their off–kilter offering Burn After Reading, a dark comedy flexing a quirky brand of lunacy not usually seen in comparable American fare. Like the Coens, Steven Soderbergh is no stranger to coloring outside the margins, so in a similar vein, he presents The Informant!, a like–it–or– leave–it endeavor blessed with a terrific central performance from Matt Damon.

Damon, who’s a better actor than he’s often given credit for being (as evidence, check out his potent one–two punch from 2006: The Departed and The Good Shepherd), leaves behind Jason Bourne’s muscularity and goes all pudgy as Mark Whitacre, a midlevel executive at the major conglomeration Archer Daniels Midland. Whitacre seems like a pleasant enough fellow, so when he approaches FBI agents Brian Shepard (Scott Bakula) and Bob Herndon (Joel McHale) volunteering to uncover a price–fixing racket at the company, they believe he might be honest when he claims he’s turning whistleblower because it’s the right thing to do. Unfortunately, with Mark Whitacre, there’s far more than meets the eye. Whitacre has a way of embellishing some stories and leaving crucial facts out of other ones, which leads to no small amount of frustration for the agents trying to do their jobs. In Whitacre’s mind, he’s the hero of this particular saga, but to everyone else, he might merely be a lying nutjob. In adapting Kurt Eichenwald’s book The Informant (A True Story), scripter Scott Z. Burns and Soderbergh find the proper consistent tone to allow this to function as a loopy satire (in other words, no one will

be confusing this with the somber drama The Insider). Yet even within the constraints of what often feels like a coldly calculating gameplan, there’s some genuine poignancy on tap, made palatable by a sterling performance from Damon that allows the character to come off as clueless and immature rather than simply Machiavellian. This generous interpretation in turn fuels the film’s comedic quotient, much of which comes from the thoughts racing through Whitacre’s mind. The Informant! is heavy with Damon’s voiceovers, as we’re privy to his character’s inner thoughts –– most of which are non sequiturs that illustrate how little Whitacre is paying attention to what those around him are saying or doing (his inner monologue involving polar bears is knockdown hilarious). Adding to the mirth is a bouncy score by veteran Marvin Hamlisch, which never provides us with the musical cues we might expect. In fact, given the current state of the nation, with its stories of greedy banks and fat–cat CEOs bleeding average Americans dry, tackling this story of corporate malfeasance with all comic cylinders firing might have been the only palatable way to present such an otherwise downbeat tale. Otherwise, if we weren’t busy laughing, we’d be busy crying.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS A pleasant surprise, the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs skewers more closely toward the quality exhibited in films produced by Pixar and Studio Ghibli than those produced by, well, almost everyone else. Missing

are the pushy pop culture references that continue to hopelessly date the likes of the Shrek series, the unseemly visual schemes that turn such efforts as Delgo and Battle for Terra into eyesores, and the scatological humor that runs rampant in the majority of today’s family features. By my count, there’s only one crude gag in Cloudy, a mere misdemeanor considering the imagination driving the rest of the film. Although it’s based on a children’s book (by Judi and Ron Barrett), Cloudy is one of those equal–opportunity exercises that provides as much merriment for adults as for kids. After all, it’s the grownups who are sure to get a chuckle out of a voice cast diverse enough to include Bruce Campbell, James Caan and Mr. T, it’s the grownups who will pick up on the movie’s gentle ecological themes. As for the rest, the adults will feel like kids when bombarded by the film’s freewheeling innovations and bright color schemes –– all made even more irresistible in 3–D. The film’s central character is Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), a gangly inventor living in a small town exclusively dependent on its sardine trade. When the rest of the world collectively deems sardines to be yukky and not worthy of consumption, the town suffers, and it’s up to Flint to save it. The young man’s past inventions (such as spray–on shoes) were all flawed and never caught on, but his latest contraption –– a device that turns water into food –– seems to be a winner. After its unceremonious launch into the heavens, the machine pours down all sorts of cuisine –– hamburgers, pancakes, ice cream, you name it –– on a regular basis. Flint becomes the town’s savior, earns the grudging continues on p. 36





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respect of a tough cop (Mr. T), and even lands a romance with a brainy weathergirl (Anna Faris). But he has yet to receive the approval of his father (Caan), a meat–and–taters kind of guy, and when the unctuous Mayor Shelbourne (Campbell, portraying the toon version of Murray Hamilton’s opportunistic mayor in Jaws) talks Flint into pushing his invention to its extreme for the sake of the community (and for the sake of Flint’s newfound popularity), the well–meaning scientist acts in a manner that promises stormy weather ahead. The visual design of Cloudy is wondrous: There’s something inherently amusing in seeing a castle built out of gelatin or a street lined with ice cream rather than snow, and the movie repeatedly offers up these gastronomical delights. Yet underlying the frivolity is a warning about our nation’s gluttonous and wasteful ways (best exemplified by the mountain of rotting, unwanted food barely being kept from pouring into the town by a single wall), a message certainly to be lost on children (who’ll wish they had their own candy–dispensing machine hovering above their homes) but relevant to environmentally aware adults. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is an entertaining ride, but it doesn’t possess the lasting power of, say, this summer’s Up or any of the other top–tier animated features that stick with us for the long haul. It’s more comfortable in the company of Kung Fu Panda and Monster House: Like those worthy animated features, this one shows up, gets the job done, and leaves us feeling satisfactorily full.

9 Not to be confused with Rob Marshall’s upcoming musical Nine (or, for that matter, with the summer hit District 9), this single–digit offering is actually director Shane Acker’s expansion of his own Oscar–nominated short film from 2005. That animated work ran approximately 12 minutes; this new version clocks in at 80 minutes, shorter than most theatrical releases but still thin enough to outstay its welcome by at least a quarter–hour. Set in a post–apocalyptic period caused by a gruesome battle between humans and the machines that ended up turning against them (sorry, no Arnold Schwarzenneger cameo this time around), the plot centers around a doll–like creature (voiced by Elijah Wood) identified by the “9” that’s marked on his back. 9 discovers that humanity has been

completely eradicated and fearsome mechanical monsters roam the earth, but he has no idea of his own origins or what his future might hold. He meets other rag dolls like himself –– a warrior woman (Jennifer Connelly), a kindly scientist (Martin Landau), a scheming elder (Christopher Plummer), a timid sidekick (John C. Reilly), and more –– and they argue as to whether they should continue to live in hiding or confront the enemy head–on. It’s easy to see why Tim Burton signed on as a producer: The staggering visual scheme is dark, dank and dangerous, and characters often meet unexpected –– and undesirable –– fates (as the PG–13 rating suggests, this one clearly isn’t for the wee ones). But these attributes, atypical for animation, are seriously undermined by a pedestrian end–of– the–world storyline and by characters with zero personality.

Inglourious Basterds Once upon a time, Hollywood used to believe less in the adage “War Is Hell” and more in its own bastardization, “War Is Swell.” For over five decades, war was treated as a boys’ adventure story, with the occasional sobering drama (e.g. All Quiet on the Western Front) the odd film out among countless movies that made viewers take delight in the wartime exploits of our fighting men (The Dirty Dozen, The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, and on and on and on). The Vietnam War changed all that forever, with such titles as The Deer Hunter and Platoon putting a kibosh on matinee thrills and heralding in a new era of humorless (anti–)war flicks. Even the World War II yarn, the most action–packed of all fightin’ film genres, has been forced to go down this path, resulting in works as varied as the superb Saving Private Ryan and the doddering Valkyrie. If someone were to even think about making an old–school war film, complete with all the trimmings of fun and excitement and amazing feats of derring–do, it would immediately be shot down in today’s culture as being in poor taste. Now here comes Quentin Tarantino, who not only thought about making such a film (he’s been thinking about it for at least a decade) but has followed through by actually bringing his vision to the big screen. And for all its freewheeling exploits and liberties with historical veracity, Inglourious Basterds is most decidedly not an exercise in poor taste or moral decay or what–have–you,

Time Travelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife Movies involving time travel are so difficult to script that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonder anybody even bothers to make them. Good ones like Back to the Future are calibrated well enough to allow audiences to understand and accept the ripples in the spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;time continuum, but most trip over themselves as the filmmakers try to establish knotty rules they hope wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave audiences so immersed in untangling the hows and whys that they forget to involve themselves in the characters and events. I suspect that many crucial details found in Audrey Niffeneggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;selling novel failed to make it into Bruce Joel Rubinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script, meaning that some nagging questions â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; combined with Robert Schwentkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aloof direction â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; frequently keep us

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ers, malnourished and stranded on a spaceship too damaged to go anywhere else, were rounded up and placed in a slum area known as District 9. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been nearly three decades since their arrival, and the millionâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;plus aliens, known dismissively as â&#x20AC;&#x153;prawnsâ&#x20AC;? because of their physical appearance, continue to wallow in filth and poverty, conditions that convince the South African government to move them further away from the city limits so as to minimize their contact with humans even more. A private company named Multiâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;National United is hired to take care of the migration, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more interested in discovering how all that complicated alien weaponry works. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left to a corporate wonk named Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) to go shack to shack and get the indignant e.t.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to move, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s during his field work that an unexpected incident forces him to partner â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if perhaps only temporarily â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with these illegal aliens. The specter of apartheid is never far removed from the actions occurring throughout District 9, but writerâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;director Neill Blomkamp and coâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;scripter Terri Tatchell never turn this into a heavyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;handed screed. Instead, they approach the issues of racism and xenophobia mindful of their knotty ramifications. The blacks in the picture are as prejudiced against the â&#x20AC;&#x153;prawnsâ&#x20AC;? as much as the Afrikaners were as prejudiced against the blacks during the days of apartheid, aptly demonstrating how those without power will often lash out against others they view as even weaker rather than band together in an effort to topple the ruling class. And while Wikus might be an unlikely movie protagonist, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a believably flawed Everyman, accepting the casual bigotry that defines him but never really exploring its cancerous effect until itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost too late. Imagination runs a bit short toward the end, as District 9 largely turns into a standard chase thriller and viewers are asked to swallow a bit more than even their disbeliefâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;suspending minds might accept. But in a nice twist from the standard Hollywood blockbuster, this Australian import employs its special effects to save the day rather than ruin it, using superb CGI wizardry (from the same outfit that brought us The Lord of the Rings) to draw us into the final battles instead of relying on obvious fakery to distance us from the proceedings.

Julie & Julia Nora Ephron gets a bum rap from both critics and moviegoers, who often disparage her as if she were Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s female equivalent of Michael Bay (and Bay at least has the sizable fanboy demographic in his corner). Certainly, she deserves a lot of heat for foisting such turkeys as Mixed Nuts, Lucky Numbers and that lamentable bigâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;screen Bewitched on our unprotected heads, but geez, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forget that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the writer of such accomplished pictures as Silkwood and When Harry Met Sally... Of course, it can be argued that all of her best work is well over a decade old, and what has she done for us lately?Julie & Julia, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done. Working overtime as writer, director and producer, Ephron has taken a pair of books â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;homme, and Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and combined them into one irresistible motion picture. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a film that rises two stories, on one hand focusing on the legendary Julia Child (Meryl Streep) as she begins her journey toward becoming one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest chefs, and on the other following Julie Powell (Amy Adams) as her idea for a blog â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cook all 524 recipes in Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eventually leads to fame and fortune. The Julia Child segments of the film are magnificent. As the towering, exuberant Child, Streep delivers another astonishing performance, never lapsing into mere caricature but steadfastly making sure to capture all facets of the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality. The movie is so reverential toward Child â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Child herself is easily able to laugh at her own flaws â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that when a clip of Dan Aykroyd parodying Child on Saturday Night Live is shown being watched by Julie and her husband (Chris Messina), it actually takes on the stance of a homage rather than a spoof. The best parts of the Child sequences focus on the marriage between Julia and her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci, reuniting with Streep on the high heels of The Devil Wears Prada). A mildâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;mannered diplomat, Paul encourages Juliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culinary aspirations and is always happy to remain out of the spotlight even as his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fame takes hold. Movies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally where we turn to watch happily married couples in action, but the Juliaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Paul relationship is one of the most blissful seen in years, and Streep and Tucci dance through their interpretations with the grace and ease of an Astaireâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Rogers routine. cs


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Campaign For Liberty

A group that is carrying the torch that Ron Paul lit for freedom and liberty. Mitch Anderson, 6957746, or visit GA/Chatham/ for dates, time and meeting place.

Chatham County Democratic Party

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. , Savannah

Coastal Democrats

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. , Savannah

Drinking Liberally

An informal gathering of left-leaners. or www.DrinkingLiberally. org.

League of Women Voters

meets first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3, Candler Heart and Lung Building. Must be 18 or older. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah http://www.sjchs.

Lunch Monday - Friday All New Southern Buffet 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Dinner 7 Days a Week 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-7pm 307 E. President St. 912.236.7122


National Council of Negro Women

meets the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. , Savannah http:// Civilindex.html

Planned Parenthood

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Heather Holloway, 352-4052 or The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

Progressive Action for Savannah

Group interested in progressive politics in Savannah. If you’re interested in joining the cause, contact Claudia Collier 912-748-0731 or

Purrs 4 Peace

Three minutes of simultaneous purring by cats (and honorary cats) around the world, conducted online (Facebook & Twitter) each Sunday by Savannah residents Confucius Cat and his human Staff. Purring to stop the animal cruelty of puppy mills.

Savannah Area Republican Women

meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am at Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. Cost is $13 at the door.

598-1883. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Drive , Savannah

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 308-3020.

Benefits 2nd Annual Ballroom Extravaganza

Dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and the popular “Dancing with the Docs” competition. Local physicians have agreed to dance and compete to help raise money for The Coastal Empire R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Children Kindly) Group. R.O.C.K. is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse through volunteer, communitybased programs and public awareness activities. October 17. Savannah Marriott Riverfront,

All-Day Shag-a-thon

The Savannah Shag Club is having an all day dance and party October 10 from 11am-midnight. This is a celebration of 21 years of shagging in Savannah. Music will be by a host of DJ’s. A dance workshop will be held and 2 meals will be served. Safe Shelter of Savannah will be the beneficiary of the money raised by this event. Visit the website or call for more info. American Legion Post 135, http://www.savannahshagclub.


CASA Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Chatham County is looking for sponsors and auction items for its annual Dancing with Savannah’s Stars benefit to help abused and neglected children. For more info, call 912-447-8908.

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 6517730. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Hope House of Savannah

A nonprofit housing program for homeless women and their children. Hope House is requesting donation of new or gently used furniture for its transitional housing program, Peeler House. Pick-up can be arranged and a tax deductible letter will be provided. Call 236-5310.

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Coastal Pet Rescue is looking for items to include in it’s Yappy Hour Blue Jeans Ball on November 14. Please contact if you have an item or gift certificate to donate.

Operation Christmas Child

The group encourages volunteers to fill simple shoe box gifts with toys, necessity items, school supplies, candy and often handwritten notes of encouragement. The gifts are then hand-delivered to children worldwide who are suffering because of natural disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine and poverty.

Shop for a Cause at Macy’s

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire will be selling tickets for $5 that can be redeemed at Macy’s on 10/17 from 10am10pm for a 20% discount off any purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center. If interested, please call 912-233-3000.

Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund

Donations can be made to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. All proceeds will go to affected victims and their families. Credit-card donations may be made calling 651-7701, and checks and money orders made payable to the United Way of the Coastal Empire, with “Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund” written in the memo line, can be mailed to: United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St., Savannah, 31401. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Call for Entries Busy Woman of the Year Award

In 250 words of less, say why your nominee should be given this award. Nominations can be submitted online at www.verveffect. com/busywoman or by mail at 648 Henry St., Savannah, 31401. For info, visit Savannah.

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.

Johnny Mercer themed Picnic in the Park

The Oct. 4 event will host live music as well as a contest for best Johnny Mercer themed picnic. Picnics are judged on overall layout and design, and innovative display is valued over extravagance. Picnic contest registration is free, but required. No grills, please. For more info, call Jessica Putallaz: 912.651.6417 Forsyth Park,

City. There is no charge to sell produce, crafts or other goods, but interested vendors are asked to call 912-966-7800 to register.

Classes, Camps & Workshops AASU Flex-Term Courses

Allows students to complete under-grad and grad level courses in 7 weeks. Term begins October 14. Application deadline for new and returning students is October 7. To apply and register visit Victor Hall on the AASU campus. For further information, contact Brian Dawsey at 912-344-3098 or brian.dawsey@armstrong. edu

AASU Flex-Term Courses

Allows students to complete under-grad and grad level courses in 7 weeks. Term begins October 14. Application deadline for new and returning students is October 7. To apply and register visit Victor Hall on the AASU campus. For further information, contact Brian Dawsey at 912-344-3098 or brian.dawsey@armstrong. edu

Abstinence Education

Hope House and Savannah State University are providing an after-school program for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29. Program activities last for about 2 hours every Wednesday at SSU. Transportation is provided. Snacks, field trips and supportive services are provided at no charge. 236-5310. Savannah

Adult Painting Classes

Savannah Art and Clay Studio offers classes in painting techniques with studies in light and shadow to understanding color, and more. Carolyne Graham is the instructor. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm. 925-7393,

Art, Music and Tutoring for the Inner Child

Beginning piano and voice lessons are taught by Linda Luke, who also tutors students in reading. Creative dance and a snack are included in the lessons, and special education students are welcome. Sculpture, painting and drawing are taught by Jerry Luke. Private and small group lessons are available and open to adults, teens and younger children. The lessons last an hour and the cost is $80 a month. The address is 5225 Skidaway Rd. Call 349-0521 or 843-496-0651 for info. Classes, 5225 Skidaway Rd. , Savannah

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056.

Artist’s Way Workshop

Juried Exhibit: Show and Tell

Explore your creativity Tuesdays 5-6:30pm in a 12-week program. Ongoing Enrollment. 236-3660 International Center for Leadership & Coaching, 236-3660 , Savannah http://www.

Register for the Savannah Bridge Run

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah http://www.

Desotorow Gallery seeks submissions for a juried exhibition that explores the use of narrative in a variety of media. Submission deadline: 10/09/09. Email for more info. The Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is an annual event attracting thousands of participants, race enthusiasts and fun-seekers from Savannah, the Lowcountry and across the U.S. each year. Cost of registration includes a t-shirt and refreshments. Participants cannot register on the day of the race. http://www.

Vendors Wanted

Georgia Arts and Crafts is looking for vendors. The event will be held Oct. 10 from 10am-2pm at 701 Highway 80 West in Garden

Beading Classes

Children’s Art Classes

for grades 1-5 offer basic art, clay and mixed media on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per 5 weeks, basics supplied. Teen Class meets Thursday 4-6 p.m. Cost is $75 per 5 weeks, most supplies furnished. Savannah Art and Clay Creations, contact or 925-7393.

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Construction Apprentice Program

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. To apply, call Tara H. Sinclair at 604-9574.

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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. For information, e-mail cafecontigo@gmail. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

Credit and Money Management 12 Hour Seminar

Join us on Saturdays for college football on several big screen TVs!

13051 Abercorn St • 925-5398 Hours: Mon- Sat 11am-? Sun 1pm-?

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This ongoing course is held every month at the Effingham YMCA in Rincon. This seminar is the first standardized credit education program in the nation. Topics covered are the steps to improve your credit rating and raise your credit scores, budgeting, managing your debt, what lenders require when you borrow money, how to spot looming money problems and how to deal with them before it’s too late. The fee is $99 per person or $169 per couple. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. Contact Carmen at 826-6263 or 484-1266. Effingham YMCA, 1224 Patriot Dr. , Rincon

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. Savannah

Free swimming lessons

The Savannah Storm Swim Team is giving free swim lessons to any child between the ages 7 to 18. An adult must accompany any child or children under 10. Send e-mail with contact info to: thesavannahstorm@gmail. com.

Garbage, Goo, Recycling and YOU

The Chatham County Department of Public Works is sponsoring this show by the Puppet People, which will tour elementary schools to teach students the importance of learning to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For bookings, call 355-3366.

Georgetown Playgroup

Meet the first and third Thursday of the month from 9:30-11am at the Northside clubhouse in Georgetown. Free.

German Language Classes

Two ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. We read, learn and talk. Everybody who likes to learn German or likes to brush up German is welcome and will learn with a lot of fun. Beginners meet on Monday from 6-7pm, advanced from 7-8pm. 845-7647045. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

Get Clients Now!

Don’t let the recession get you down. Meet with others from all industries, to learn & implement a 28-day marketing program. Tuesdays 7:30-8:30am or 4:30-5:30pm. $25 per week. 1st meeting free. RSVP 912-2363660. International Center for Leadership & Coaching, 236-3660 , Savannah http://www.

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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.

Learn Spanish

Classes are on Tues and Thurs every week. Call for more info. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ,

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Oatland island Wildlife Center has a new name, but still offers 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. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Porcelain Painting

Ongoing beginner, intermediate and advanced 4-day class. $250 includes supplies, brushes, porcelain and firing of art. 706-4956724, Internationally renowned teachers. Tybee Island, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Puppet Shows

Offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah

Registration for Virtual Middle School Classes

Middle school students can now register for online, fall quarter, core academic and elective courses through the Georgia Virtual School division of the state Department of Education. Courses for enrichment, remediation, or acceleration are 9 weeks in length.

Savannah Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Low cost instruction in a group lesson format. Classes in drama, dance, percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, vocals, guitar, visual arts and music theory Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm. $60 per quarter. 352-8366, Salvation Army Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd. , Savannah

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. email or visit www. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Sewing classes

Fabrika offers several sewing classes including intro to sewing, garment construction, quilting and several special topics classes. Classes scheduled weekly! Call for more info. 236-1122 140 Abercorn street , savannah

Stained Glass Workshop

Learn the basics of glass cutting, foiling, soldering and cleaning the finished work with glass artist Erica Rollings. No previous experience is required. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Heny St. ,

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. The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http://

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. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Watercolor Painting Workshops

Learn the art of watercolor painting from award winning landscape watercolorist Dennis Roth. Classes available Sept - Dec. Call for info. Class size is small, so reserve space early. Studio Phase 3, City Market , http://

Clubs & Organizations Bike Night with Mikie

Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items. The Red Zone Bar and Grill, 3975 Highway 17 , Richmond Hill

Brothers Growing for Humanity

A fraternity for single men of all ages (like the “bachelors” in Midnight in the Garden) devoted to comradeship and serving (as little as one hour per week) those alone/lonely, confined to their home, a nursing or retirement home, or in hospice. Fraternity brothers embrace attitudes/attributes of compassion and love, honesty, patience, forgiveness, humility, faith, and reverence for human life. Call Brother Dennis at 786-7614.

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://

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://

Civil Air Patrol

Aerospace education programs and activities for adults and teens ages 12-18. Meets every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.gawg.cap. gov, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Savannah Flying Tiger Composite Squadron, Savannah International Airport , Savannah

Clean Coast

Meets monthly on the first Monday. Visit www. for event schedule. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Coffee & Conversation

Held every Tuesday at 8am by Creative Coast as a networking event. Cafe Ambrosia, 202 E. Broughton St. , Savannah

Derby Devil Jeerleaders

Do you like roller derby? Want to wear fun costumes and cheer for your team? Enjoy all the punk rock roller derby attitude without the threat of injury and support our local rollergirls as part of the Jeerleader Squad. Email for more info.

Fibers Guild

Meets on the second Saturday of the month to explore techniques and creative aspects of fiber arts, including weaving, spinning,

knitting, crochet and more. Call 355-2985 or 927-8706 for info.

Fibers Guild

Meets on the second Saturday of the month to explore techniques and creative aspects of fiber arts, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet and more. Call 355-2985 or 927-8706 for info.

Geechee Sailing Club

Meets the second Monday of the month (except for November) at 6:30pm. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr ,

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the second Wed. of every month at 6:30 p.m. Call 236-8546. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. , Savannah

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Moon River Chorus

Ladies’ barbershop chorus. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Call Sylvia at 927-2651 or sylviapf@ Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street , Savannah http://www.





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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:1511:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit

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 407-443-1571 or

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965.

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 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email or visit Savannah

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis,

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volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email or visit www.

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. Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. , Savannah

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.

Savannah Art Association

Enjoy classes, informal “playshops” and shows on River Street and area businesses. Now accepting applications for new members. 232-7731. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. , Savannah

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

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.

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to or Dave Armstrong at or 925-4709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Savannah Parrot Head Club

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah

Savannah Toastmasters

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

A Junior Chamber of Commerce for young professionals 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. Jaycee Building, 101 Atlas St. , Savannah

Savannah Newcomers Club

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.

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail mickie_ragsdale@

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http://www. 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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://

Savannah Writers Network

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Melissa Sanso, 441-0030. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit


Knitting, spinning and crocheting Monday and Tuesday from 5-8pm and occasional Sunday 24pm at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty. Jennifer Harey, 238-0514. wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty , Savannah

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Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. ,

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger,

TriUnity Opportunity Meeting

meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Best Western at I-95 and 204. Learn how to start a business from home. Free. Ask for Chris and Sandy Benton. Best Western, I-95 and Highway 204 , Savannah

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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

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 2 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Victory Heights Neighborhood Clean Up

Members of the Victory Heights neighborhood will meet to help clean up the area on Sept 26 at 10am. Refreshments provided by Piggly Wiggly. For information call 912-897-4995.Corner of 39th and Raskin Ave. ,

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. Savannah

Want to make friends in Savannah?

Sweet Adeline Chorus

We chat, play games, have fun and do what the group wishes to do. Led by a well educated, experienced woman. Meetings will be held in a coffee shop Downtown Savannah, GA. For more information please call (845) 764 7045 or e-mail:

Tarde en Espanol


rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hopsital’s meeting rooms. Contact Savannah

Monday night Mug Club buy a $15 mug and reCeive exCLusive food & drink speCiaLs

Courtney McGowan discussing the Art of Erik Desmazoeres.

Meets the last Wednesday orf every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566.

The Cinemophiles

An eclectic bunch that enjoys all kinds of movies. Visit

The Telfair Academy Guild

The October TAG meeting will be held on 10/12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Neises Auditorium in the Jepson Center. The program will include

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-2722797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail:

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Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads ,

African Dance & Drum

Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers.Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30. Open to the public. Cost $2.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email Doris Martin Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd ,

Argentine Tango Classes with Dave Allen

Argentine Tango continuing series Thursday’s @ 7:30PM. Call David Allen @ 912-401-2280 for information and enrollment. The STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Ave. ,

Beginner’s Belly Dance Class

Classes teaching the basics of belly dancing. Walk-ins welcome. Sundays 11:40am12:40pm. Contact Nicole Edge: 912-596-0889. Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. ,

Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Nocturnelle. Contact Maya,3131619, or www.

Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

Currently accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send e-mail to Visit www. 10747 Ford Ave , Richmond Hill http://lifemovesdancestudio. com/


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. Savannah


Adult Intermediate Ballet


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Chicago-Style Steppin’ Lessons

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Also learn new line dances. Contact Tunya Coleman at 631-6700.

Everybody Can Dance

The Highest Praise School of the Arts presents a workshop every 3rd Saturday at 10am for all ages. Free. 927-8601, Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

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 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

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Register for fall classes in tap, ballet, lyrical, acrobatics, jazz and hip-hop for ages 3 and up. Adult tap classes are held Tuesday from 7:308:15 for beginners and Monday from 7:15-8 p.m. for intermediate. Call 897-4235.

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. Savannah

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

Savannah Center 44-B Lee Blvd 912-351-0116

At Planned Parenthood®, we’re here for you with high quality health care at an affordable cost - for annual checkups, birth control, emergency contraception, STD tests and pregnancy testing.

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.

Pole Dancing Class

For exercise...Learn dance moves and spins while working your abs, tone your legs and arms, a total body workout. Ladies Only! The only thing that comes off is your shoes. Classes are held Wednesdays at 7:30pm and on Fridays by request. Private parties available with reservation. $70 per month or $22 per class. Call for details 912-224-9667 or visit 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2 , Savannah

Salsa Classes

Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 330-5421. Savannah

Salsa Lessons

Beginners class: Mondays, 7:30-8:45pm. Intermediate class: Tuesdays, 7-8pm. No partner required. Contact : salsavannah@ for more info. Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. ,

Savannah Shag Club

offers shag music every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36. 2309 E. Victory Dr , Thunderbolt

Shag & Beach Bop

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered last two Monday’s. The lesson schedule is posted at Lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

Swing Dancing by Savannah Swing Catz Free swing dance lesson and dance every Monday, 7:30-8pm, dancing from 8-10pm. Tantra Lounge 8 E. Broughton St. Free. 220-8096,



Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz - The most comprehensive dance training in Savannah. Auditioning for Ensemble program. Registering and accepting new students. 912-695-9149 the STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Ave ,

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. 1110 May St , Savannah

Events Dinner with the Garrison at Fort King George

A quaint colonial dinner, hosted in the soldier’s barracks at the fort on Sept 26. Evening entertainment will feature interaction between the soldiers of the fort, their officers, as well as dinner guests. Dinner will include turkey & dressing, ham, greens, sweet potatoes, and cobbler. RSVP by Sept. 24. 912-437-4770 Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE , Darien http://www.

Market at Trustees Garden

A weekly event serving up fresh, local produce, gardening showcases and much more. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. , http://www.

Music in the Parlour

Step into the past with jazz pianist Diana Rogers for an intimate view of Victorian life in Savannah. An afternoon of music, history and refreshments. Reservations required: 912-236-2866.

Fitness 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. Savannah

Acupuncture for Health

Available Monday thru Saturday at Hidden Well Acupuncture Center downtown. Traditional Chinese medical consultations and treatments are available with Fawn Smiley and Nicole Coughlin Ware. 233-9123, www. or 318 East


Nightly Live Music Today-9/29 Carroll Brown @8:30pm Live Music 7 Nights A Week • 117 West RiveR st • 233-9626 Full Irish & American Menus Serving Until 2am Nightly NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH AT 11AM DAILY!

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Start your day with some yoga by the water. Isle of Hope Marina’s Pavillion by the Water, http://

Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness

Colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, jingly rattling bracelets, exotic music are provided. Held Tuesdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 3pm, cost is $20 per class. consistantintegrity@yahoo. com.

Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training

Offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 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. U.S. Highway 80 West , Pooler

Crossfit Hyperformance

Meets mormings at 6:30am at Crossfit Hyperformance. Visit www.crossfithyperformance. com. or call Jennifer at 224-0406 or Drew at 541-0530. 904 E 70th Street , Savannah

Fit Lunch

Join us for a 30-40 minute workout on your lunch hour. Classes offered Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:45am until 2:00pm by Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio. Classes will utilize a variety of training techniques. Advanced booking required. Call for details 912398-4776 or 912-224-9667. www.bodybalance. com. 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2 , Savannah

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Men On Weights

Designed for those who want to work out in a group setting with family and friends. For pricing call 898-7714. Spine & Sport, 22 West Oglethorpe Ave , Savannah

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Infants must be 6 weeks to 6 months, pre-crawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 441-6653 or visit Savannah

Moms in Motion

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing is offering a pre- and post-natal exercise program, on July 1 and every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The class, which is led by an Exercise Specialist certified in maternity fitness, will highlight specific exercises that will improve a mother-to-be’s balance, functional strength and flexibility. Each one hour session will conclude with a stressrelieving cool down and relaxation component. For more information and to pre-register, call 819-MIND (6463). St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Pilates Class

This exercise program strengthens and revitalizes without building bulk. Call to pre-register 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Reiki Treatments

Reiki master Dante Santiago is trained in Usui Reiki Ryoho. Fifty-minute sessions are $60 and 50-minute in-studio sessions are $45. Call 6601863 for times and appointments.

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

FitnessOne Classes in October

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

Savannah Yoga Center

Located at 1321 Bull St. Call 441-6653 or visit for schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah

Savannah Yoga Co Op

Discounted class prices, open studio time and special events. Ashram Savannah, 2424 Drayton St. , Savannah http://www.yogacoopsavannah. com/

Senior Power Hour


St. Joseph’s/Candler offers Tai Chi classes in the evenings every Tuesday and Thursday. Tai Chi is an exercise derived from the ancient Chinese martial arts. Call to pre-register. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

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Hatha Yoga classes

Kidz Fitness

Aerobic fitness class for children 6-13 with weight concerns. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-5:45 p.m. at the Candler Hospital Wellness Center. Children must be members of the Candler Wellness Center. 819-8800. Savannah

Learn Kung Fu Today

The Temple of Martial Arts is a Kung Fu school where men and women of all levels of martial arts experience come together to learn the art of Wing Chun and Tai Chi. SiFu Michael, 429-9241. 407 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Ste B , Savannah

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Swing by for daily drink specials & late night reggae / funk dance parties every Thursday!

Monday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm. Taught by Mahogany. Registration is $40. $20 per month for members and $30 per month for non-members. West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. , Savannah

PRizes w/Nightly ustRy Night

This class will help you stretch and strengthen overused body parts, as well as focus on muscle endurance, low impact aerobics, and abdominal work. Your baby (age 6 weeks to one year) can get in on the fun, or simply stay close to you on your mat. Call to pre-register 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Squats N’ Tots

Offered Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 or older. Mat and blanket are required. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-register at or call 234-0980. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah upstairs in Phillippa’s Place. 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

Hip Hop Cardio


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Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah

RockNRoll BiNgo

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.

Memorial Health’s FitnessOne center will hold a variety of classes open to the public in October, including pilates, spinning, zumba, power sculpting, yoga stretch, and an active seniors program. Please call 350.4030 for more information and class schedules. FitnessOne,

Gentle Yoga

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wed sep 23 – 10pm, $5

Zoogma W/ matix


thurs sep 24 – 10pm, $5

tues sep 29 – 8pm $12 adv / $15 dos

harrison sect W/ 57th & garth

secret army W/ members of P-funk featuring art exhibit by george clinton 6pm-8pm

fri sep 25 – 10pm, $5

mr. Wiley

sat sep 26 – 8pm, $5

sat oct 03 – 10pm, $TBA

the trainWrecks & hayshaker

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Awakening Yoga


fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404


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The Yoga Room

Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Tybee Island Sunrise Boot Camp

Voted Best Neighborhood Bar!

Pinkie Master’s 318 Drayton 238-0447

is held Monday – Friday from 6-7am. Park at North Beach parking lot and go over first crossover. Bring a mat. Three days of strength training and two days of cardio. Vicki Lyn, 596-3009. No prices at this time, but contributions accepted. Tybee Island

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Effective for everyone, regardless of size, strength or gender. Developed by women, for women, and geared for smaller or weaker individuals to enable themselves to defend against strong or aggressive attackers. Temple of Martial Arts, $75 a month for 12 sessions. 429-9241. “Kung Fu in Savannah.” The Temple of Martial Arts, 407 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Ste B , Savannah

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. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Christina Focht at 663-5087. First City Network, Savannah

The fourth annual national Fight Gone Bad workout for a cure to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Athletes for a Cure. The event features an intense workout, beer and BBQ. Crossfit Hyperformance,

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, Savannah http://www.

Workout for a Cure

Yoga and Pilates Classes

Yoga: Tues 8am & 5:45pm, Thurs at 8am & 5:30pm Pilates: Mon at 7pm, Sat at 8am. Class sizes are small, so please RSVP: 912-341-9477 or Pro-Fit Personal Training, 18 E. Broughton St. 2nd Floor

Yoga Classes

Yoga for all levels facilitated by Ky Baylis. Bring your own mat if you can. Every Wednesday at 6pm at the nineonetwo art space. 114 E. 40th St.

Yoga In the Park

Presented by the Savannah Food Coop, a paywhat-you-can yoga class in the south field of Forsyth Park. Bring a large towel or yoga mat. Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am. Pay-what-youcan/$12 suggested,

Zumba Fitness

Classes are being held every week in the Pooler and Rincon areas. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music, dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. No dance partner is required. Participants of all ages and shapes are encouraged to attend. The cost is $7 per class. For location and info, contact Carmen at 484-1266 or

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Stand Out Youth

What Makes A Family

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

Health 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@

Community Cardiovascular Health

Control your high blood pressure. Free blood pressure checks and information at the Community Cardiovascular Council at 1900 Abercorn St. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 232-6624. . , Savannah

Community HealthCare Center

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

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assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Savannah

E-Z Imagery Weight Loss

A holistic approach to weight loss. Free introductory session. Michael J. 704-5902 or 354-6223.

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

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

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a. m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p. m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Every Monday through Friday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah cfm

Free Chair Massages

Free 10 minute chair massages. First come, first serve. Mon, Wed & Fri from 5-7pm. Therapeutic Massage Specialists, 18 E. Broughton St. 2nd Floor ,

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. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah

Free Vision Screenings

Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11a.m.-5p.m. at Sam’s Club Optical-Savannah. No membership is required. Call 352-2844. 1975 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. , Savannah

Hearing Aid Funds Available for Infants and Children

The Coastal Health District’s Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children 3 and under who qualify and live in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh Counties. For info, contact Jackie King at 6916882 or toll-free at 1-866-647-0010.

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A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432.

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. 211 Price St , Savannah

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843-6838750 or e-mail Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon

HypnoBirthing Classes

Learn to birth in a calm and gentle environment without fear. Uses relaxation, meditation and guided imagery to achieve the birthing experience you desire. Tiffany,

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9261, Family Health and Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway , Savannah

Ladies Living Smart Fitness Club

Providing nutritional education and an exercise program to encourage lifestyle changes for women. Call for more info. St. Joseph’s/ Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. ,


Charles Dane, twice voted: ‘the best massage therapist in Savannah,’ is offering an ‘Introductory Special’ of $45.00 hour! For the month of September. (Regularly $65.00 hour) Call 231-9298 for questions or to schedule your


Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! www.ellenfarrell. com,

Meditation for Relaxation and Stress Relief

Learn to relax through non-religious meditation. Instruction and practice followed by Q&A. Thursdays, 6-7pm. $5. Small World Therapeutic Massage on Whitemarsh Island (next to Jalapeno’s). 897-7979. 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Memorial Health blood pressure check Free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

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Memorial Health CPR training

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Monthly Vegetarian Potluck

Bring your favorite vegetarian dish or beverage and the recipe. Open to all. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , http://www.


Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule.

Smoke Stoppers

Group-facilitated smoking cessation program offers an intensive class in 7 sessions over 3 weeks featuring a wide range of proven-effective strategies to help smokers control their urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress and avoid weight gain. The cost is $100. Call 819-6718. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

No pills, patches, gum, lasers, weight gain, withdrawal or side effects. 15 years experience. 927-3432.

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A group dedicated to improving the quality of life through the Five Pillars of Health: mind, body, family, society and finances. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 5:30pm in the meeting room of The Woods Complex on Hodgson Memorial Drive. 656-2952, www. Savannah

The Quit Line

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

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

Lose weight with Guided Imagery and Hypnosis. No pills, diets or surgery. 927-3432.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit e-mail

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. The center offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Aquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Call 786-5917 or visit 1510 Strand , Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Pets & Animals A Walk in the Park

Professional pet sitting, boarding, dog walking and house sitting services offered in downtown Savannah and the nearby islands. All jobs accepted are performed by the owner to ensure the safety of your pets. Local references available. Please call 401.2211 or email to make a reservation.

Dog Yoga

Class is held 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 Savannah

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, bath sheets and beach towels, blankets and buckets to hold supplies for trappers. Contact Sherry Montgomery at 351-4151 or

Feral Cat Trap Loan Program

The Milton Project is starting this program so that feral cats can be spayed or neutered. The deposit for the trap is $25 and is refunded at the time of return if the trap is cleaned and in good working condition. If the trap is damaged, replacement value is $65. The traps will be loaned out for 1 week at a time. Traps cannot be used for capturing feral cats for Animal

Control or any other entity that may destroy them. Persons using the traps are responsible for the spay/neuter costs. Call 351-4151 or email

Halloween Pet Costume Contest

“Sum Sudoku” Put one digit from 1-9 in each square of this Sudoku so that the following three conditions are met: 1) each row, column, and 3x3 box (as marked by shading in the grid) contains the digits 1–9 exactly one time; 2) no digit is repeated within any of the areas marked off by heavy black lines; and 3) the sums of the numbers in each area marked off by heavy black lines total the little number given in each of those areas. For example, the digits in the upper-leftmost square in the grid and the square directly to its right will add up to 6. Now quit wastin’ my time and solve!!!

Case Veterinary Hospital presents this contest for the best pet costumes on Oct. 17. Prizes for best cat, dog, kitten, puppy, and owner/pet combo. $5 entry fee. $100 Grand prize. All proceeds benefit Friends of Animals Inc. Registration at 1pm, judging at 2pm. 111 Eisenhower Dr. ,


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Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Insured, bonded, certified in pet first aid and CPR. 355-9656,

Savannah Kennel Club

The club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Ryan’s restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier. Call 656-2410 or visit 209 Stephenson Ave , Savannah

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 5 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336. Savannah http://www.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Savannah

Tea time at Ola’s

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

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Religious & Spiritual 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. Savannah

Celtic Evening Eucharist

Deeply rooted in Celtic spirituality and hospitality. Find a welcoming space, a sense of belonging, a loving encounter with God where everyone has a place at the table. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn ,

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. Christ Church, 28 Bull St. ,

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 8983477. Savannah

DrUUming Circle

First Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah on Troup Square at Habersham and Macon streets. Drummers, dancers and the drumcurious are welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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(March 21–April 19) Jonathan Lee Riches is renowned for filing numerous lawsuits in U.S courts. Some of his targets are actual living people, like Martha Stewart, George W. Bush, and Steve Jobs. But he has also gone after defendants like Nostradamus, Che Guevara, the Eiffel Tower, the ex–planet Pluto, the Holy Grail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Garden of Eden. This would be a good time for you to draw inspiration from his example. I don’t mean that you should become a litigious fanatic, but rather that you should seek redress and vindication from those people, places, and things that have not had your highest interests in mind. This could take the form of a humorous message, a compassionate prank, or an odd gift. Remember, too, that old saying: Success is the best revenge.


(April 20–May 20) This would be an excellent time for you to learn how to brew your own beer ( or build your own telescope (tinyurl. com/2yert5) or teach yourself how to operate a forklift (tinyurl. com/lgoyk5). Your ability to master practical new skills is at a peak, and your need to develop more self–reliance is more pressing than usual. Once you raise your confidence levels, you might even move on to more challenging tasks, like concocting your own home–made flu shot ( or reconfiguring the way your brain works ( or


(May 21–June 20) Novelist James Patterson has signed a deal with a publisher to churn out 17 new books between now and the end of 2012. (By comparison, it took me six years to write my first book, nine years to write my second, and five years for my third.) According to my reading of the astrological omens, you Geminis will have James Patterson–like levels of fecundity for at least the next four weeks. I suggest you employ that good mojo to create a masterpiece or two.


(June 21–July 22) As I gaze out the window of my home office, I see a vast wetland crossed by a creek that originates in the bay. At high tide, the creek

is as wide as a river. At low tide, it’s as narrow as a village street. Sometimes it flows north vigorously, while at other times it surges south with equal force. Now and then it’s perfectly still. Its hues are a constantly mutating blend of grey, green, blue, and brown, and at sundown and sunrise they’re joined by tinges of pink, purple, and orange. As a Cancerian, I find this intimate spectacle to be both comforting and invigorating. It’s a reflection of my own ever–shifting moods, a reminder that I’m a watery creature whose fluidic changeability is natural and healthy. What I wish for you, my fellow Crab, is that in the coming week you will also surround yourself with prompts that help you to be at peace with who you really are.


(July 23–Aug. 22) What exactly is a “wild goose chase,” anyway? Does it refer to a frenetic and futile hunt for an elusive prey that’s never caught? Or might it also mean the meandering pursuit of a tricky quarry that after many convoluted twists and turns results in success and generates a lot of educational fun along the way? Either definition could apply to your wild goose chase in the next three weeks, Leo. Which one will ultimately win out will probably depend on two things: 1. how well you detect the false leads you get; 2. how determined you are to be amused rather than frustrated by all the twists and turns.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Your time is up, Virgo. No further stalling will be allowed. We need your answer now: Will you or will you not take advantage of the messy but useful offer that is on the table? Don’t ask for an extension, because you ain’t getting one. Please take advantage of this chance to prove that you love yourself too much to get hoodwinked and abused by perfectionism. Be brave enough to declare your allegiance to the perspective articulated by the mathematician Henri Poincar : “There are no solved problems. There are only more–or–less solved problems.”


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) This is an excellent time to celebrate the pleasures of emptiness . . . to extol the virtues of the blank slate . . . to be open to endless

possibilities but committed to none . . . to bask in the freedom of not having to be anything, anyone, or anywhere. Are you smart enough to need no motto to live by? Are you resourceful enough to rely on nothing but the raw truth of the present moment? If so, you will thrive in the coming days.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) During the dialog about health care in the U.S., certain highly relevant facts are never discussed. For example, it’s ludicrous for right–wingers to fear that a government–run health system would freshly infect our capitalist system with the stain of socialism. The truth is, America has long had the biggest socialist enterprise in the world: its sprawling military establishment, which is completely paid for by taxpayer dollars and run by the government! Another unacknowledged fact is this: The single smartest strategy for financing universal health care (as well as dramatically improving the economy) would be to reduce military expenditures. Americans don’t seem to realize that their monstrously huge military empire is a case of supreme overkill: It girdles the globe in ways that are unprecedented in the history of civilization. I bring this to your attention, Scorpio, to illustrate the way that a seemingly serious discussion can be thrown off course and rendered unproductive when it ignores critical information. Please make sure nothing like that happens in your personal sphere in the coming weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

In the coming weeks, your medicinal effect and your power to incite change will be peaking simultaneously. You may heal people by shaking their certainties or you may scare people as you motivate them to shed their lazy approaches. You could be a stringently benevolent force or a disruptive fixer of broken things. My only advice for you is to work hard to stay humble. The potency of your influence might tempt you to get full of yourself, and that would undermine the beauty of your impact.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

I’m embarrassed to confess that when I’m shopping for an herbal

supplement I’ve never bought before, my choice is unduly influenced by how much I like the packaging. For example, I might opt for the brassy orange and white bottle with bold black lettering over the brand with the washed–out blue–green color scheme and delicate purple font. I hope you won’t fall victim to any version of my folly, Capricorn. It’s especially important that you make your decisions based on a piercing analysis of the inner contents, not a superficial survey of the outer display.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Study the following facts to derive oracular clues about your upcoming destiny. 1) Some bacteria are inimical to human beings, but others are friendly, like the creatures that inhabit your intestine and help you digest the food you eat. 2) There are snakes whose venom is poisonous in large doses but healing in small amounts. 3) The term “demon” is derived from the ancient Greek term “daimon,” which referred not to an evil supernatural being but to a benevolent guardian spirit that conferred blessings on a person.


(Feb. 19–March 20) On the website “Yahoo! Answers,” readers pose questions that are answered by other readers who have expertise on the subject. In a recent entry, a young woman asked, “Is there a spell to become a mermaid that actually works?” Of the 50+ replies, most are snarky and mean, ridiculing the asker of the question, and not a single one gives useful information. I encourage you to offer your own insight on the subject sometime soon. (Go to mdclt4.) You are now at the peak of your ability to act, think, feel, love, and dream like a mythical sea creature. cs

Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-494-8629, www., freedompath@yshoo. com. Savannah

Midweek Bible Study

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah

Music Ministry for Children & Youth

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 White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah

Realizing The God Within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Soka Gakkai of America

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121.

Stand for Peace

A sllent witness for peace that will be held in Johnson Square the fourth Sunday of every month from 1-2pm until the occupation ends. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice and Action Committee. 224-7456, 231-2252, 234-0980, Johnson Square, Bull & Abercorn Sts. , Savannah

The Savannah Zen Center

Soto Zen Meditation offered weekday mornings 7:30-8:30am; Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with Study Group following from 6:30-7:30pm; Friday evenings from 6-6:30pm. Sundays from 9-10:30am which includes a Dharma talk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach, cindy@ The Savannah Zen Center, 2424 Drayton St. , Savannah

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 233-6284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 2340980, or 313 Harris St. , 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. Spiritual Tapas offers something different every Saturday at 6:15 p.m.: spiritual movies, discussion groups, guided meditations, great music and all things metaphysical. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd , Savannah http://www.unityofsavannah. org/

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah

Sports & Games Lowcountry Arena Polo

Lessons and games every Saturday, 10am in Bluffton, SC. Horses and all equipment provided. $75. Bryce Gill, 843-442-7963.

Savannah Disc Golf Club

Open Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West , Pooler

Support Groups Abstinence Program

Hope House of Savannah provides support for students between the ages of 13 to 19. Snacks and transportation provided. Call 236-5310. 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

ADD and Behavior Support Group

Meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Mindspring Center in the Ranicki Chiropractic Complex, 1147 W. Highway 80 in Pooler. RSVP is requested. Call 748-6463 or Pooler

Al Anon Family Groups

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

Al-Anon Meetings

Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http://

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

Meets every second Monday at 10am at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Call Tara Redd and Lauren Dutko at 631-0675. Savannah

Amputee Support Group

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

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

For past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. Call 350-3438 or visit

Bipolar Support Group

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

Cancer support group

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

Caring for Us

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

CASA Support Group

For parents and caregivers of children who have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care. The group meets the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 447-8908 or send email to madison@ Savannah


Celiac Support Group

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

Children’s Grief Groups

Open, drop-in support groups for children ages 6-17 who have experienced a loss by death. Meets Tuesdays 6-7pm at Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. 303-9442. Savannah

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 355-1221 or visit 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Group

Polio survivors and guests are invited. Candler Heart & Lung Building,

Compassionate Friends Support Group

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

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 5960852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

Debtors Anonymous

Meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 225 W. President St. in the third floor New Beginnings Room. Enter on President Street through the left-hand set of glass doors between Whitaker and Barnard streets. Arrive early, as the entry doors are locked promptly at 5:30 p.m. For information, e-mail DAsavannah@yahoo. com. Savannah http://www.trinitychurch1848. org/

Depressive/Manic support group

Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the Surgery Center Building of Memorial Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Divorce Recovery Group

For men and women dealing with the pain and shock of divorce. For more information or to sign up, call Paula Morris, 353-2808. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah

Domestic violence support group

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Savannah

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1 Hug 2 With “The,” band with a remastered box set of albums released 9/9/09 (the date referring to one of their songs) 3 Dramatist who was adviser to Nero 4 Not so klutzy 5 Multi-continent charity concert held on 7/7/07 6 “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess,” e.g. 7 International standardized measurement promotion that may get more attention next year, since it’s held on 10/10/10 8 Unwritten tests 9 He baptized Jesus 10 Horror movie remake officially released on 6/6/06 (at 6:06:06 a.m.) 11 Prove wrong 12 Manatee, e.g. 15 Vintner Paul who would “sell no wine before its time” 23 Poop 25 Movie with Robin Williams and LL Cool J 28 The old ball and chain? 32 “The Thin Man” dog 33 Carmaker headquartered in Bavaria 35 Onion relative 36 Bended pipes 37 Crappy motel 38 Where Tanguy may have got tan? 39 To linguists, it’s African American Vernacular English 42 Rogers’ dance partner 43 It hooks up to an engine 44 Heather Locklear soap 46 Live (in) 48 They understand in simple terms 50 Structures on sitars 51 Prefix meaning “egg” 52 Like the band Manic Street Preachers 56 Centimeter or candela, e.g. 57 “Flashdance” director Adrian 60 ___ and Daxter (video game series) 61 Cause of a pocket stain, perhaps


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Fecal Urinary Diversion Support Group

The group is for patients who have had a colostomy, deostomy, urostomy (ileoconduit) and continent fecal or urinary diversion surgery. Call 819-3466.

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

First Line

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 HIV/AIDS: My Brothaz Home

A support group for men meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Hope House

Provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, follow-up care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

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

Huntington Disease Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

For people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

Grief 101

Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital, second floor, Room 2. Call Sandra at 964-0455. Savannah

Journey Through Journaling

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

A 7-week educational group offering support and coping tools for adults who have experienced a loss by death. Meets Tuesdays 6-7pm at Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. RSVP to 303-9442. Savannah

meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

A free support and education group for those who have suffered, or want to prevent, Heart, and/or Diabetes problems, everything from heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, excess weight. Please contact :Jeff@ (912) 598-8457.

meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave. Call Carole Kaczorowski at 598-7001, Lorr Elias at 351-6375 or Bruce Elias at 644-5916. Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave , Savannah

Heart Beats for Life

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Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah

Lung Cancer Support Group

For families who are going through lung cancer treatment and survivors of lung cancer. It meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the Lewis Research Center Pavilion from 5-6 p.m. Call Kay Denham at 651-5712.. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. 355-5196. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

11:30pm. Please call 898-4344 or 210-0491 for more info and to register.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 3551523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

meets the third Sunday from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Sports Education Building, Room 226. 351-7035 or 3537143. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. , Savannah http://about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 233-1006. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St , Savannah

Overeaters Anonymous

meets Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Melissa, 8444524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http://www.fpc.presbychurch. net/

Overeaters Anonymous

Memorial Health Bleeding Disorders Support Group

meets Fridays, 6:30pm. Melissa, 844-4524. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd , Savannah

Memorial Health Focus

Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For information, call Saundra at 350-3396. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

PRIDE Support Group

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

is a support group that meets the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Candler Professional Building, Room 508A, 5354 Reynolds St. Call 819-6171 for information. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah


As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. Discussion time on topics relevant to mothering, tips and resources. Starting in October, monthly meetings will be held at the Islands YMCA, from 10:00am-

This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://

Rape Crisis Center

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

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

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

The group welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, and family members or caregivers interested in learning more about it. For information, call Martyn Hills at 651-4094.

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S-Anon Family Group

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

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential and free. 3025 Bull St. 651-0004. Safe Shelter Outreach Program, 3025 Bull St. , Savannah

Sarcoidosis support group

meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, Noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. 692-2032. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For information, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. Savannah http://www.

Spouse/Life Partner Grief Support

An open, drop-in support group for adults. Meets Thursdays from 11am-12:30pm at Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. 303-9442. 7212 Seawright Dr. , Savannah

St. Joseph’s/Candler Cancer Survivors Walking Group

Meets every Monday at 9 a.m., except holidays if the weather permits. The group is open to anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis and their support person or persons. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Call 819-5723. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

St. Joseph’s/Candler Emory transplant support group

The group meets every other month, Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9, in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. For information, call Karen Traver at 819-8350. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Stroke Support Group

Speak with someone who has survived a stroke, who will listen and understand stroke patients’ experiences. Groups meet in three locations -- every Tuesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.; every Friday from 10-11 a.m. at Savannah Speech and Hearing, 1206 E. 66th St., (call Jane Medoff at 355-4601); and every third Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church at 1 W. Ridge Rd. on Skidaway Island. Call Ann Farr at 598-1766 or Shirley Nack at 598-7047. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah

Support Group for New Moms

Sometimes being a mom isn’t what you expected. Offers new mothers a chance to share their feelings in a safe, friendly environment. Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 10am. Call Marlin, 786-4114 for more info.

Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Backus Children’s

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Team Hope Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

is for people with a strong desire to help raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and support families going tghrough it. For information, call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

The Parents of Difficult Teens Group

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

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group

meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium. Call 355-6347 or 238-4666. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Transgender Support Group

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

Transitions Grief Support

An open, drop-in support group for adxults who have experienced a loss by death. Meets Tuesdays from 6-7pm at Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. 303-9442. Full Circle Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. , Savannah

Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group

A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or www. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Truancy Intervention Project

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

United Way’s First Call for Help

Telephone information & referral service that provides expertise and relief to individuals and families in need, with a database of more than 500 agencies and organizations. 651-7730. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Victim-Witness assistance program

is for families of murder victims. The meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery St. third Thursday of each month. 652-7329. Chatham County Courthouse, 133 Montgomery St , Savannah cs

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FOR SALE BY OWNER: 29 West 52nd St 2BR/2BA renovated includes new int/ext paint, new heat/air, ceramic tile/carpet, new appliances (Washer/dryer, stove &refrigerator). Ideal location to SCAD (2 min walk). Large fenced back yard. $99,500. 912-596-8861 or 912-659-1320


Cheap, Cash Only 678-525-2575 New Construction 1118 NE 36th St. 3 Bed, 2 bath, living/dining room. Laundry room, rear parking. $105,000. 507-4948

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for rent 855 1BR DUPLEX for rent: 1720 East 39th Street, off Hibiscus & Victory Drive, across from Auto Zone. Total electric, no appliances. $400/month. 507-8127


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2 Bedroom 1 bath small bungalow CH&A, separate dining room includes ref & stove. 734 E 34th st. $525/month. 912-224-1177 2 bedroom apts, central heat and air, $450-$550. Hassell Realty Company. 234-1291 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX: 1020A Shawnee Drive, by Savannah Mall. Total electric, no appliances. $600/month. No pets. Call 507-8127


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1317 East 56th Street. 2BR, separate dining room, all electric, carpet, locked storage, fenced backyard, washer/dryer hookup. $745/month, $600/deposit 912-257-6181

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3BR HOUSE for rent: 1105 Georgia Avenue, off Pennsylvania & Mississippi Ave. Total electric, washer/dryer hookup, no appliances. $700/month. 507-8127 3BR, Newly renovated, Central H&A, good neighborhood $750/month. 3BR/2BA, large fenced-in backyard $800/month. 4BR/2BA, Historic renovation, large privacy fenced yard. Pets allowed $1095/month. *All total electric, Central H&A, very good neighborhood* No Section 8. Call 912-659-8141 5159 Heriot St: 2BR 1BA, central heat& window ac with stove & refrigerator $480, sec. Call 912-308-0957

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3BR/2BA den, $925

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3BR/2BA updated, $850

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2BR/1.5BA, $625

1317 Golden St.

2BR/1BA, $500

1138 E 55th St.

2BR/1BA, $450.

+DEPOSIT, NO-PETS, NO-SMOKING. Call Bill:656-4111 708 East 34th Street. 2BR, all electric, very large bedrooms. Fenced backyard, reduced. $695/month. $500/deposit. 912-257-6181 732 EAST BOLTON: 3BR/1.5BA Duplex, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookup, $675/month plus deposit. Call 655-3637.

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11515 WHITE BLUFF RD. 1BR, LR, walk-in closet, laundry room, bath $550/month. _________________ NEAR MEMORIAL: 1301 & 1303 E. 66th Street 2BR/2BA, walk-in closets, laundry room $700/month. _________________ TOWNHOUSE 1812 N. Avalon Avenue. 2BR/1-1/2BA $675/month. _________________ SOUTHSIDE 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, Large $825/month. WILMINGTON ISLAND 2 Dogwood Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, garage, hardwood floors, s/s appliances. $1250/month. 310 E. Montgomery X-Roads 912-354-4011

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DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS 530 E. Huntingdon Street, 2-bedrooms, 1bath $575. JEAN WALKER REALTY LLC 912-898-4134 ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work! ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

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Section 8 Accepted 1305 East 39th St. 3BR, 1BA, LR/DR, kitchen w/range & refrigerator. $775/month w/$725/deposit. 329 Woodley Rd. Southside, Total Electric, CH&A, 3BR, 2BA, Living room, Den, Kitchen/Dining, W/D connections. large fenced corner yard. $975/Rent, $950/Deposit. Pets OK with approval. 2227 Louis Mills Blvd. 3BR, 1BA, Living room, Eat-in kitchen, W/D connections, CH&A, large yard. $750/Rent, $725/Deposit. 2215 Louis Mills Blvd. 2BR, 2BA Mobile home, Total Electric, Living room, kitchen/dining, W/D connections, CH&A, Covered Deck, Car Port, Fenced Yard. $695/Rent includes water & $650/Deposit. 2049 E. 42nd St. Off Skidaway, 3BR/1BA, Large LR, den , eat-in Kitchen w/range & refrigerator, CH&A, W/D Connections, Gas heat. $750/Rent & $725/Deposit. Pets OK with Approval. References & Credit Check Required on Rentals


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FURNISHED EFFICIENCY Apt. Great for retired person or single mature adult. Utilities included. No pets, no smoking. $190/week, $190/dep. 912-236-1952.

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2BR/2 Bath, breakfast area, fireplace, W/D included. $795/month, $500/deposit.


2BR/1 Bath, furnished kitchen $550/month, $500/deposit. 1st month RENT FREE with qualifying credit!


for rent 855 HOUSE FOR RENT 115 Forrest Avenue Available now. 1-year lease. Section-8 Welcome. New renovation. 3BR/2 full-baths, total electric. Large-LR area, large fenced side and backyard w/security lighting, rear storage shed, quiet neighborhood. $875/month, $850/security deposit. Call Chip, 912-665-2300 or Dawn, 912-661-0409.

2BR/2 Bath Condo, furnished kitchen; w/d. $675/month, $500/dep. ZENO MOORE CONSTRUCTION 409 E.Montgomery Xrds. 927-4383



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GOOD LANDLORD LOOKING FOR GOOD TENANT! HOME NEWLY RENOVATED! CLEAN 2BR/1BA, new kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, hardwood-floors, CH&A. References/employment required. 1317 E. 54th Street. $525/rent, $525/deposit. Section-8 welcome to apply. 912-897-0985 ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work!


Unique executive style 3 bedroom/2 bath home with sunken living room, wood floors, dishwasher, ceiling fans, garage, Central H & A/C. $1149/per month, $1399/security deposit. Military & Police discounts available. No indoor pets. No smoking. 920-1936


Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. HOLLAND PARK/SOUTHSIDE townhouse. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with fireplace & attached garage. $850 + deposit. Checking Account & 2-yrs employment required. Call 596-7858.

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This Spacious facility comes with 6-1/2BA. Can house 12 comfortably. Located within 5-min. from Downtown Savannah, 15-min. from Tybee Beach. Only interested in long-term lease (5yrs.+). 912-663-2574 Read Week At A GlAnce to find the best events this week.

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for rent 855 ISLAND HOME RENTAL 328 MAPMAKER LANE: Battery Point. 3BR/2BA, LR, Eat-in kitchen, garage, fenced yard. $1095/month, $1095/security deposit. HISTORIC APT. RENTAL 901 JEFFERSON STREET: 2BR/1BA, LR with fireplace, separate dining room w/fireplace. $975/for upper per month, $975/security deposit. 1507 WHITAKER STREET: 2BR/1BA Duplex, Central heat/air, LR, DR, kitchen. $595/month, $595/security deposit. SOUTHSIDE RENTALS 16 S. STILLWOOD CT: Berkshire West. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, courtyard, 2-car garage, fenced yard. $1100/month, $1100/security deposit. 9306 LEACH DR: Paradise Park. 3BR/1.5BA, LR/Dining combo. $1095/month, $1095/security deposit. 245 HOLLAND DR: Apartment, Great Southside location. 2BR/1BA, LR, laundry room, screened porch. $650/month, $650/security deposit


Large executive home 3br 2.5 ba brick, total electric, great neighborhood, $950/month, $950/deposit. 631-8306 owner is licensed real estate agent 631-8306 MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 925-1831. Read Week At A GlAnce to find the best events this week.


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Duane Court: 2BR, 1 Bath, Completely remodeled. $675/month. 3222 Bee Road: 2BR, 1Bath $600/month. Call 897-6789 or 344-4164

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1, 2 and 3 bedroom, Kitchen equipped, HVAC, Carpet. $399-$725 Rent.

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595 WEST 54th STREET: 2 Bedroom Apartments/1.5 baths, washer/dryer connection/total electric, deposit *$315, $630 monthly. Section 8 Welcome. Call 912-232-7659. MUST SEE! 2BR apt. LR, DR, hardwood floors, lots of closets. Quiet neighborhood near Candler. 19 Berkeley Place. $595/month. 354-4574


Southside Apt. only $585 per month! Small, quiet complex in a great location between the malls. Moss Gate Apts., 10600 Abercorn St. Call Jeanette at 920-8005 POOLER HOMES 315 KATAMA WAY: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $1,100 3 NANTUCKET CT: 4bedrooms, 2-baths $1,050 RINCON HOME 2410 HODGEVILLE ROAD: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, bonus room, pool $1450. SAVANNAH HOMES 1405 E. 55TH STREET: 3-bedrooms, 1-bath $825. 822 W. 44TH STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $850. ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN SPECIALS!! Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134 Art PAtrol for the Latest Openings & Exhibits

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RENT-TO-OWN: 3yr. option to buy. Large 3BR/2BA all brick home, 2-car garage. Desirable location. Call 404-826-0345 for appt.

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Guaranteed Financing. $2500/down. Several 3 and 4 BR Homes. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 RICHMOND HILL 3BR/2BA, newer home. Single car garage. Available immediately. $875/month, $875/deposit. One yr. lease. No pets. 756-2640

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SAVANNAH PINES MOBILE HOMES Lot 6 Village drive, very nice 2BR2BA, furnished, kitchen, ch&a, fireplace, $600/month, 507-7934/927-2853

SOUTHSIDE very nice 3BR/1.5BA, furnished kitchen, CH&A, new paint & carpet, & lots more. 29 Kandlewood Drive. $850/month. 507-7934/927-2853 TYBEE ISLAND-Walk to beach. Smoke-free, nature hideaway, furnished-unfurnished room with private outside entrance/terrace, ideal for businessman. $600+deposit. Available Oct.1. 912-786-7613


HUNTER’S CHASE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced backyard. Military Discount. $950/month, $950/deposit. 1210 STILES AVENUE 4BR/1.5BA $800/month, $800/deposit. UPSCALE AREA: Two Renovated 1BR Apts. w/rooftop deck, fireplace, dishwasher, washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub, TV and water furnished. $530& $650/month +low deposit. 912-596-3706 Very nice Rooms fully furnished, share kitchen, laundry, living areas. Includes utilities, cable, wifi. Lots of amenities, great value! 3 locations from $450-575/mo all inclusive. Lease & deposit. Call Jinny 808-264-9336 for showing.


37 Warren Drive Port Wentworth 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, fenced yard, detached 2-car garage plus workshop, w/d connections under carport $895/month, $895/security deposit. 1600 Damon Street Located near Garden City. Completely remodeled, 3BR/1BA, LR, fenced yard, detached mother-inlaw suite, office with water heater $895/month, $895/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 231-1981

WINDSOR CROSSING Condo Total electric, 2BR, 2BA, water & trash included $675. OAK FOREST Renovated, 2BR/1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $525. DUANE CT. Nice 2BR/1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $610. CRESTHILL 3BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, home $775. SPEIR ST. Nice 3BR/1.5BA, fenced backyard, carport $1000. WILMINGTON ISLAND 2BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, Duplex $685. LOUISIANA AVE. Spacious 3BR/1BA Home, LR, den, 2 screened porches $725. POOLER 3BR/2BA, furnished kitchen, eat-in, family room, garage, fenced backyard $1000. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560


1 E. VICTORY DRIVE: Private Bath!! Nice Renovated Home. Each Bedroom has its own bathroom. Midtown Savannah, New Appliances. Many Upgrades. Security System. Students and Professionals are Welcome. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909 APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED AND ROOMS for RENT at Waters and Anderson St. (1020 East Anderson) on busline. Call 912-631-7976


has lovely room. Large, clean, quiet, separate bath, free cable& utilities, internet, CH&A. Verifiable income required. $470/month. 912-344-5884 CLEAN, FURNISHED Room, on busline, $90-$120/week plus deposit. Call 210-1327 or 236-1952


1st week $100. 2nd week until starting at $125/week. Furnished rooms w/cable tv,wi-fi, free laundry & off street parking. All utilities included. Minimum deposit $50 required. See online at: CALL 912-220-8691


ROOM FOR RENT: Clean w/central heat/air, stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-272-6919.


Liberty City area. Star ting at $130/week plus deposit. Includes cable, internet, all utilities, CH&A. Shared kitchen and bath. Safe environment. Call Life Housing @ 912-228-1242 HUGE FURNISHED room with private bath. Includes: TV (cable), internet/Comcast, washer/dryer, utilities. Extremely nice! $565/month. Call 912-988-3220

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over 20 yrs. Freshly painted Apts $150/wk. Rooms $70-80/wk. Furnished and utilities included. Call 234-9779 NEAR MEMORIAL/ DELESSEPS East Savannah. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, television, internet, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. 5 minutes to Memorial Hospital. **ALSO PLACES AVAILABLE IN WEST CHATHAM! Call 912-210-0144.


Room for rent in Bloomingdale. All utilities, CH&A, Comcast cable, TV, internet, washer/dryer, furnished kitchen, shared kitchen and bath, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. Near Gulfstream, I-16 & airport. Minutes to Savannah. Call 912-210-0144 PROFESSIONAL Black male seeking professional roommates. $130/weekly. Call 912-631-6639

Roommate for large furnished Victorian near librar y $150/weekly. $540/monthly. Utilities, washer/dryer, tv, cable, internet, included. Full apartment also available. Monday-Saturday 912-231-9464


Share 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment (Southside Location). $425/month, utilities included! Available Now. No drugs. Call 912-660-9849. ROOMMATE WANTED. Mature professional for 3BR/2BA home. Cable. W/D, Utilities included Berwick Cottonvale area. $370 monthly. Call Ed at 912-234-0854


Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $120/week. Call 912-844-5995


Rooms w/microwave, refrigerator, central heat/air, washer/dryer, cable. Star ting at $100/week. Call Ed, 912-401-9358.


Westside. $85-$130/weekly, Utilities and cable included. Call 844-5655.

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Chevy Tahoe LS. 3rd row, seating, 97,000 miles, 20” Giovanni rims. $7000 OBO. 507-4948 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, great condition, clean nice truck. 912-925-1198. 2002 convertible Mercedes CLK 430. White with blue top. 40K miles. $21,900. Call 912-429-3597

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• ‘96 Jetta • ‘98 Crown Vic • ‘01 Malibu

and more... $1950 or less... • ‘95 Oldsmobile98 • ‘96 Cadillac and more... $1450 or less • ‘92 Honda Civic and more... $650 or less • ‘92 Oldsmobile • ‘92 Park Ave and more... Call:912-964-2440

FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

For Sale 2006 Nissan Sentra. 63,000 miles. Good condition. Fm/Am with CD player. A/C power windows locks and mirrors. Avg 30 MPG. $9,000.00. (912)412-0487


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ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $400/$500 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown: 912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177.

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3BR, 2BA House. $795/month plus $800/deposit. CALL ADAM @ 912-695-9081

SECTION 8 WELCOME: LEASE OPTION OR RENT-3 or 4BR, 2.5BA, 3yr. old 2-story sitting on 3/4 acre. Includes stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, central HVAC, 1-car attached garage, fireplace, newly painted. In quiet residential, very desired Effingham school district. Bus picks up children in front of house. Call Jim, 912-661-3331


$79-$99 MOVE IN SPECIAL SOUTHSIDE-EASTSIDE - WESTSIDE New Large Clean Carpeted Rooms, only 2-4 rooms per guest house. Quiet Areas, Busline. Cable, Fridge, TV, utilities, furnished rooms. Rooms with PRIVATE BATHROOMS available. $95-$150/Week. DISCOUNT FOR FOOD SERVICE AND HOTEL EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY APTS 2BR/1BA APTS. w/Living room, kitchen, refrigerator & stove, all utilities included. Weekly $225 with utilities and cable.

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RENT: 1510 E. 53RD ST.

1131 E. 38th Street 2BR, LR, DR, kitchen, laundry, porch $650/month, $650/security deposit. 1607 E. 37th Street 2BR, small den, LR, DR, fenced yard, wood floors, central heat/air $695/month, $695/security deposit. 2115 Beech Street 2BR/1BA, LR, eat-in kitchen, central heat/air $695/month, $695/security deposit. 1713 E. 39th Street 3BR/1BA, kitchen, family room, kitchen w/fireplace, covered patio, 2-car carport, central heat/air $700/month, $700/security deposit. 2201 Washington Street Isle of Hope area, 2-story. 3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen, LR, DR, fenced yard $995/month, $995/security deposit. 141 E. 57th Street Ardsley Park 3BR/2BA, LR w/fireplace, DR, laundry room, central heat/air, carport, fenced yard $995/month, $995/security deposit. 5912 Fairview Avenue Skidaway & Bonabella, 4BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, laundry room, fenced yard $950/month, $950/security deposit. 1512 E. 54th Street 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, screened porch, wood floors, detached garage, central heat/air $950/month, $950/security deposit.


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PROFESSOR’S Home for Rent: 3BR/1.5BA. Southside near Abercorn & Montgomery Crossroads. Family room, washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave, 2-driveways. $800/month+Deposit. 772-240-1460

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