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Wednesday What: AASU’s Latino

Heritage Week continues with Fiesta Day. Enjoy live music, workshops and food tastings. When: Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Where: Shearhouse Plaza at AASU Cost: Free

The Market at Trustees Garden

What: Farmer’s showcase,

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

Theater: Cabaret

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Coastal Carolina kicks off it’s ’09-10 season with the award winning musical. When: Wed. Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Thu. Oct. 1, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 2, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 3, 8 p.m., Sun. Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island Cost: Info:

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: Wed. Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., Cost: $5 Info: psychotronicfilms

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What: Musical comedy

Little Theatre of Savannah presents Neil Simon’s hilarious look at a middle-aged man’s attempt to catch up with the Sexual Revolution. When: Thu. Oct. 1, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 2, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 3, 3 p.m., Sun. Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Where: Freight Station Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd.,

follows Kelly and Roger on their Pirate cruise to Lefty’s Island, where a mid-air collision resulted in a lost nuclear bomb in the mid50s. Sound familiar? Proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater. When: Fri. Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Sun. Oct. 4, 3 and 7 p.m. Where: Tybee Gym Cost: $20

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convention will feature a variety of events, including a ceremony to honor Rev. Dr. Hosea Williams. When: Fri. Oct. 2, Sat. Oct. 3, Sun. Oct. 4 Where: Quality Inn-Midtown Info: www.sclcsavannah. org

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children growing up amidst conflict in Uganda. When: Fri. Oct. 2, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave, Cost: Free

First Friday Fireworks on the River What: Celebrate the end

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Savannah Philharmonic: Verdi’s Requiem

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Saturday Forsyth Farmers’ Market

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fresh food and food products. When: Sat. Oct. 3, 9 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

Georgia Solar Tour

What: A breakfast

reception to learn how solar energy can become a vehicle for job creation and economic development. Afterward there will be opportunities to tour notable local solar sites. For more info and to RSVP: Emily Thomas at Emily@ or 404-892-3573 When: Sat. Oct. 3, 9 a.m. Where: Savannah Technical College Auditorium, 5717 White Bluff Rd Cost: Free

Buddy Walk Festival What: A 1-mile walk to

benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Registration starts at 8am, and the walk is followed by the festival, which will include rides, food, games, music and more. When: Sat. Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: $12 Info:

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’Soul of a People’ KickOff Event

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of events celebrating the 75th anniversary of the New Deal and the Federal Writers Project. Talks about life in the 1930s, popular music of the era, the work of Richard Wright, and folklore collected by the FWP. When: Sat. Oct. 3, 1 p.m.5 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library, 36th and Bull St. , Cost: Free

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sor A. Manette Ansay talks about Flannery O’Connor’s influence on her writing style. Ansay’s new novel, “Good Things I Wish You” will be available for sale and signing. When: Sat. Oct. 3, 3 p.m. Where: O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Cost: Free

Film: Dr. Strangelove (USA, 1964)

What: Stanley Kubrick’s

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C. Scott. B&W. Rated PG. 93 Mins. When: Sat. Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. , Cost: $6-8


Sunday Picnic in the Park

What: This year’s event will be Johnny Mercer themed, and will feature a contest awarding the most creative picnics, and live music from the Savannah Arts Academy Sky-Lite Band along with notable local artists like Roger Moss, Trae Gurley and Huxsie Scott When: Sun. Oct. 4, 3 p.m.9 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

First Sunday Lecture Series: Paradise Lost What: Prof. Edwin John-

son will discuss John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” featuring the illustrations of Gustave Dore and William Blake from the age of Romanticism. When: Sun. Oct. 4, 4 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn Cost: Free Info:


Monday Live Music: Luke Bryan

What: Country music

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Christopher McDougall Book Signing What: McDougall, a for-

mer war correspondent, is the author of the NYT bestseller “Born to Run.” When: Tue. Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Half-Moon Outfitters, 15 E. Broughton St. , Cost: Free

Lecture: Tea, Coffee and Spirits of the Colonial World

What: John Caramia and

Nora Fleming Lee, both with Coastal Heritage Society, lecture. When: Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah History Museum, 303 MLK Blvd Cost: Free

Health Care Reform: A Medical Perspective

What: Savannah Progres-

sives with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference present a panel including Dr. Evan Weisman, Dr. Steven Roth, Eunice Bell, Sylvia Field, Susan Sammons. When: Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library. Cost: Free


Wednesday Film: Tenebrae (Italy, 1982)

What: Opening film in

Psychotronic Film Festival’s Horror Film Series. An American novelist in Rome is stalked by a mysterious serial killer. When: Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cs

American idiots by Jim Morekis |

I’m a history buff and a total civics geek. Let me put it this way: The highlight of the past week for me was when my daughter won an award in school for getting a perfect score on a quiz about the U.S. Constitution. So you can imagine my despair at a depressing survey making the rounds on the internet lately, involving Oklahoma public high school students and their incredibly poor knowledge of American history and civics. Of the 1,000 students surveyed — ironically in a poll commissioned to honor Constitution Day Sept. 17 — only 23 percent knew that George Washington was the first U.S. president. Only 28 percent knew that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Only 10 percent knew that nine justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Only 43 percent could name the two major political parties in the U.S. (A whopping 11 percent of those answered “Republicans” and “Communists,” though I suspect this answer comes under the category of “wise-ass.) Indeed, there was only a single question that more than half of these Oklahoma high– schoolers answered correctly: What ocean is on the east coast of the United States? And 39 percent couldn’t get that one right. It’s easy to bash a place like Oklahoma — where high school football is considered a cultural activity — but I have a sinking feeling that a lot of states, including Georgia, would post similar numbers. This disastrous failure of civics education is a multigenerational and systemic issue, not one limited to Oklahoma public schools or even to public schools in general. What civics nerds like me keep saying is that America does not and cannot function without well–informed citizens. Our original civics geek, Thomas Jefferson — who not coincidentally is also the father of American public education — said it best: Whenever the people are well–informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights. Note the unspoken corollary: If the people are not well–informed, then they cannot be trusted with their own government — because they will elect representatives who do not have their interests at heart. And where do most citizens get their information? Ah, therein lies the problem.

A lot of talk is focused today on the “anger” that’s out there, a rising tide of citizen discontent most obviously expressed in the “Tea Parties” that have dominated cable news channels for what seems like months. While there’s certainly no shortage of anger — some of it very justified — what I don’t hear people talking about is how misinformation can make people angry at the wrong things. For example, here’s another recent survey: Public Policy Polling found that only 59 percent of voters believe President Obama was born in the United States. Most of the misinformation on this issue stems from a series of viral e–mails that made the rounds during the last election and which are now accepted as gospel truth by millions of people, despite ample evidence to the contrary. That’s maddening enough, but it’s not even the weirdest result of the survey. You’d assume that the 40 percent of those who think Obama was born in a foreign country would be Republicans. Not so — the percentage is about the same for everyone. What this means, of course, is that a sizeable percentage of voters both support Obama and think he wasn’t born here, i.e., they have no idea that the Constitution only allows natural-born citizens to be president. This stuff drives me crazy. I can relate to someone with any strongly–held position if that person has a good foundation of knowledge. But how do you respond to someone who can’t understand that when you talk about “czars” in the federal government, czar is just a nickname —it doesn’t literally mean the same thing as a ruler of Imperial Russia? How do you begin to tell someone who calls Obama a fascist and a socialist that the president might be one or the other, but he can’t be both — since by definition those are diametrically opposed philosophies? Speaking of fascist, let’s talk about this whole Hitler thing. Yeah, I’m going there. So you posted on Facebook that Obama is like Hitler. Pretty clever! Original, too! So Obama’s like Hitler, eh? Really? Do you have any idea who Hitler was or what he did? Let’s compare, shall we? One was a psychopathic white supremacist who killed about ten million Jews, Gypsies and

homosexuals in concentration camps and at least 20 million other civilians in a global war that he started to please his own megalomaniacal ends. The other is an African American president struggling with controversial domestic legislation and encumbered with an ineffective and fractured congressional majority. Yes, you’re right — they’re exactly alike! Look, it’s cool if you don’t like Obama. A lot of people don’t. That’s your right, and history may vindicate you. But if you don’t think there’s a connection between idiots on Facebook saying Obama is Hitler and the recent poll on Facebook asking “Should Obama be killed?,” you’re an idiot yourself. (It has since been taken down.) A lot of critics blame celebrity news and “infotainment” on this civic dumbing–down, but I don’t buy that at all. From ancient Rome to Victorian England to modern times, people have always been obsessed with celebrities. That’s just human nature. The media can and probably should cover “celebrity news” as well as actual news. We do that all the time at Connect Savannah — it’s our bread and butter. The problem comes when instead of providing information, the media reinforces misinformation because it’s easier — and often more profitable — to do so. For example, Savannah is one of 11 markets in the country being treated to a half-hour TV infomercial “educating” the public about Obama’s alleged foreign roots. For a contribution of $30 you get a bumper sticker! Yes, there’s freedom of speech in this country. But TV stations can also turn down advertising they deem offensive or libelous, or in this case just plain false. Bottom line, the media has largely abandoned one of the core purposes of our profession: to provide a baseline level of civics knowledge so that we might have that Jeffersonian “well–informed citizenry.” It’s enough to make me want to take up digging ditches, or — shudder — government work. Just not in Oklahoma. Speaking of misinformation, there’s some out there about this Sunday’s Picnic in the Park. Despite what you may read elsewhere, unlike previous years the Picnic won’t be a symphonic performance, but a vocal and instrumental tribute to Johnny Mercer, marking the centennial of his birth in Savannah. Yours truly will be one of the picnic judges, and with any luck we’ll run some photos in next week’s issue. Naturally all the picnics this year need to have a Johnny Mercer theme. We’re expecting great things, so get to work! cs

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dant of FDR’s Harry Hopkins, talks about New Deal-era Writers Projects. by patrick rodgers

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A New Deal for the arts

This weekend is the kick-off for a month of events celebrating the Federal Writers’ Project by Patrick Rodgers |

On October 3, a month– long series of events called “Soul of a People: Voices from the Federal Writer’s Project” will kick off at the Bull Street Branch of the public library. A collaborative effort of Live Oak Public Libraries, the Georgia Historical Society and AASU, among others, the events celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Work Projects Administration (WPA), which created millions of jobs during the Great Depression. It will aslo look back at work from the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). For AASU professor June Hopkins, her interest is more than academic: Her grandfather Harry Hopkins worked directly under Roosevelt as head of the WPA. Connect Savannah caught up with Hopkins to discuss the program and the parallels between the Great Depression and our current recession. What were some of the works that were done locally or regionally? June Hopkins: These were the projects that had to do with the American Guide Series, which were the volumes that the Federal Writers’ Project initiated that were descriptions of each state and some cities. We have a Georgia guide, and we have a Savannah guide. There are oral histories that were done under the FWP that included many of the people in Savannah. Drums and Shadows is the name of the book, and that’s going to be one of our five events, where Dr. Fertig is going to discuss Drums and Shadows. These guides were the centerpiece of the FWP, and one of the most important historical descriptions we have of our nation.

Book Repair. Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album, Georgia Historical Society

This whole series of events has a special meaning for you because of your grandfather. Did he ever talk about his work with the WPA?

was only about three years old when he died. This was a really very important part of the WPA in his mind. It was something that he took a lot of political flak for because people just didn’t think that just because you were a writer, actor or musician that you should get some federal relief money, but he did. He thought these people were workers just as a builder was a worker. The WPA was crucial to the New Deal. This Federal Project One, which provided jobs for people who were in the creative arts, was crucial for him.

June Hopkins: I’m sure he did, but he didn’t talk about it with me because I

You mentioned that funding writers and artists was unpopular, and it cer-

Writers’ Project Achievement Week. Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album, Georgia Historical Society

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tainly would have been laughed off the table these days.

Looking at some of the FWP projects, there’s a lot of folklore and oral histories. Are we missing a golden opportunity in not having a cultural component to our current stimulus package? June Hopkins: I think so. We’re certainly not at the level of destitution that we were in 1935, and from what I understand, some of the stimulus money has gone to the National Endowment for the Arts, but certainly not to the extent that it was done in the 1930s. I think we are missing out. I think it would be terribly unpopular now and I don’t think it could possibly get through, although Obama, at one point early on, did talk about it. It would be a very tough political barrier right now to suggest that we’re going to fund artists, writers and musicians, and especially actors. It would be tough. There are certainly some parallels between now and mid–1930s. But how similar or different are the New Deal and the stimulus in scope and effect? June Hopkins: There’s a really important difference. In the 1930s, unemployment was seen by Roosevelt and Hopkins as being one of the most important problems they had to deal with, not just economically but emotionally. People needed jobs, they wanted jobs. I think the stimulus package today is directed more toward financial institutions and industry than to the unemployed. The WPA, its goal was to employ people, that was its primary goal. The secondary goal, which was also important, was to stimulate the economy, to jumpstart the economy by putting money in the pockets of workers so that they would buy the goods that were sitting on the shelves so that business could recover as well. The WPA had a goal to be labor intensive, to use as many men on as many projects as they

June Hopkins

possibly could in order to solve this huge unemployment problem. That doesn’t seem to be the focus of Obama’s agenda now. It seems to be more of an economic stimulus from the top down rather than the bottom up. It certainly has had some effect on the nation because they tell use we’re coming out the Great Recession now, but still there are people on an individual level who are suffering terribly because of this recession. They don’t seem to be the focus of attention that they probably should be. Is there one thing you’re most excited about, or that you might not have expected when this was in planning? June Hopkins: I’m excited about all five programs. I think the film that is coming out, The Soul of a People: Voices from the Federal Writers’ Project by Sparks Media and the NEH is excellent. If people would see that film after going to these events, they’ll get a lot out of it. It will open people’s eyes to what was going on in the 1930s and how Americans were interpreting their environment, their cultural environment, their economic environment, their political environment, because the Federal Writers’ Project exposed America warts and all. It didn’t pull any punches. The kickoff celebration at the Bull Street Library is sort of an opening gala on all levels for families and people in the community to give people a taste of all the following events so people will know about them. The three events in between are done by local scholars and people here at Armstrong who are so well–informed and excited about this. cs ’Soul of a People’ Kick-Off Event What: The first in a series of events celebrating the 75th anniversary of the New Deal and the Federal Writers Project. When: Sat. Oct. 3, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library, 36th and Bull Cost: Free


June Hopkins: There were a lot of people who supported it, but there were also a lot of people who criticized it for being a waste of money. It brought American culture to outlying areas, rural areas, and small towns across the country. It provided symphonies. It provided theater. It provided literature for the common people. It essentially democratized culture in America. So it did have an enormous impact, and it still has, as you can see, we’re celebrating it now, so it’s had a long term impact. It prevented a lot of people from giving up their art.

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Last Thursday, Savannah native Antwan Patton, better known as Big Boi from Grammy–winning hip hop group Outkast, took the stage at the Civic Center. It wasn’t to perform, but to talk to kids about the importance of education and to reassure them that if he made it from humble beginnings in the Westside’s Frazier Homes, then they could do the same if they focused on being leaders rather than followers. The talk, which drew several hundred kids, parents and community leaders, was the public side of the Youth Futures Authority’s Annual Youth Summit, and was sandwiched between two full days of rigorous meetings. At the center of the summit discussions was the YFA’s annual report, formerly known as the Community Profile, and now known as Kids Matter!, which gathers data from YFA partners like the school system, Health Department and Department of Juvenile Justice, among others, to give a depiction of progress being made on youth issues. According to YFA Executive Director Edward Chisholm, who took the reins in December, changing the name of the report to Kids Matter! was an important signifier of the re–focusing of efforts to help local youth. “I wanted to get back to our roots, and to communicate to the community that this is the core of why YFA is in existence, that kids matter,” Chisholm explains. The changes between last year’s report and this year’s run far deeper than just the name though, and one of the most important aspects is found in how the data is presented — now looking at year–by–year trends, rather than annual snapshots of data. “We’ve discovered that just giving a snapshot in time of any condition is not enough information” says Chisholm. “This profile is going to be different because we will have substantially more trend data to look at those areas of child well–being. Our job is to take that data and in partnership with them do a level of analysis why are the numbers the way they are.” This year’s report paints a portrait of a community that continues to

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struggle with many problems that have remained statistically consistent regardless of time and effort. 23.8 percent of children under the age of 18 live below the poverty line in Chatham County, compared to 34.3 percent in Savannah – a statistic that is one of the most troublesome considering it has changed little in over a decade, and in spite of the economic growth the area saw prior to the recession. The teen birth rate (ages 15–19) has also remained relatively stagnant, up slightly from the previous year to 55.8 per 1,000, which remains lower than the recent high during 2002, when the teen birth rate was 65 per 1,000. Among the most serious numbers in the report is the serious spike in the rate of violent deaths among teens (ages 13–19), which rose from a recent low in 2005 of 25 to over 47.5. The data isn’t all negative though, and among the positives are the school system, which has seen a decrease in the total number of dropouts, out of school suspension and truancy. The health sector also saw some improvements, with decreases in low and very low weight births, and a significant improvement in the total infant mortality rate from 13.1 in 2006 to 8.7. The IMR, however, still remains above both the state and national averages. One issue that has been at the forefront in recent years has been crime, which mirrored the mixed bag of results found in the rest of the sectors: Juvenile arrests rose last year to 1,205 from 1,088, as did the number of charges against juveniles, but the number of

delinquent referrals by Juvenile Court was down, as was the number of unique youth served. Although the YFA’s role is to facilitate progress, rather than enact sweeping changes, Chisholm recognizes that many of the problems illustrated by the report have been problems for quite some time, and that they will continue until positive action can be taken. For him, one of the major issues within the numbers is the evident racial disparity in almost every sector of data, and most notably in crime and health. “We’re not going to reduce the overall numbers until we reduce the disparity between the races,” says Chisholm. “That’s what the data tells me: teen pregnancy, teen birth, out of school suspensions, those numbers are consistent and that disparity is consistent.” One of necessities for fixing the problem is to have everyone possible on board to do their part. While the YFA has gained some new partners in the community this year, most notably the Step Up Initiative to reduce poverty, there have been many other groups that have severed ties with the YFA. At the forefront, according to Chisholm, should be that kids matter, something that should supersede politics or finances. “Kids matter,” says Chisholm. “They matter to all these different areas, and unfortunately over the years, a lot of people have walked away from the table and we need them back at the table.” cs

I drive a taxi here

Taxi driver... most people look at us as a necessary evil, an anonymous confidante, a rip–off artist, a target. Very rarely someone you really want to get to know beyond the parameters of get me from here to there in a timely and most cost efficient manner. Taxi drivers, cabbies or hacks as they are called, are probably one of the most known and filmed professions in the world: Taxi Driver, Taxi, Cash Cab, Taxi Cab Confessions, to name but a few. Being a taxi driver is also one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Police and firemen have tools to combat their dangers, have back-up, and know pretty much going in what they are facing. Ever see a policeperson giving out a summons? There are always at least 2 police cars at the scene, plus they have guns, tasers, dogs etc. Firefighters go with all the modern equipment and a full compliment of fellow firefighters. Cabbies go into the worst areas 24/7 armed with only their gut and some common sense. People think nothing of calling more than one taxi company and take the first taxi that arrives. Believe me, soon you will not be able to get a taxi at all, because we do share these things with the other cab companies and you will be put on a do not send list. It’s a no-class move!

Oh yes, if you don’t know how to answer a phone with a proper “hello” when I call to let you know that I have gotten your call, I will not be coming to get you. You’ll get “sorry wrong number.” If you don’t know how to answer a phone like a real person perhaps that will lead to problems and I have enough of those already! You don’t have to sound like you’re elated to hear from me, but come it so hard to say “hello” clearly? Here is another piece of advice for all you cab users out there. When you call for a taxi, be ready for a taxi. The dispatcher will always tell you it will be 20 minutes, which actually means between NOW and 20 minutes. So don’t go jumping into the shower. A cab could be right around the corner and will be there slightly after you put down your phone. Also be prepared for the driver to call you to let you know they got your call and to confirm the address and to find out where you are if they don’t know where your address is. This is very important especially to those of you who live in gated communities, because they generally have shit lighting and signage. I also call to see what I’m dealing with and if you sound like potential trouble I will always err on the side of caution, because the cosmic balance sheet just ain’t worth your money to me! I understand that times are hard now

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“It was nothing”

Four people walk into a bar, two ladies and two guys. A physical confrontation ensues between the two men, and then both parties fled, one on foot and one in a vehicle. When police arrive on the scene, they find the man who fled on foot, who is walking toward IHOP on Mall Blvd, bruised and bleeding. The man refused service from EMS, and then told police his account of the preceding events. The incident began at an unknown bar where he and the other guy were with the two ladies. While at the unknown bar, the man and his anonymous companion (who was possibly employed by the U.S. military) got into an altercation over “nothing,” during which time he got punched in the nose.

• An officer was on patrol downtown when a concerned pedestrian flagged him down to say that there was an intoxicated soldier who was being followed by some suspicious characters. The officer located the inebriated soldier and asked where he was stationed so that he might return him to the proper post. While on the phone with staff from Hunter Army Airfield, the soldier told the cop he could “kick his ass.” The officer replied maybe when he was sober, but that he doubted it were possible at his current level of drunkenness. The solider asked him to bet on it, and then got up in his face. The officer told him to knock it off, so the soldier upped the ante and screamed “I’ll kill you.” At this point the officer saw another squad car coming and flagged it down for assistance. He told the soldier to be quiet and stop making threats. The soldier was quiet for 10 seconds before telling the officer, “[expletive deleted] you.” The officer cuffed the soldier and put him in the back of the squad car. The soldier then acted like he was going to try to kick out the back window of the squad car while handcuffed, and then tried to slip the cuffs from behind his back. The

officer then opened the back door to put the cuffs back behind his back and the soldier grabbed the other officer with his legs and pulled him down into the car. A struggle ensued, and the standing officer couldn’t mace the soldier for fear of hitting the other officer he had leg locked. He ran around to the other door, grabbed the soldier behind the ear and told him that if he didn’t stop he’d be forced to “break his head.” They pulled the soldier out of the car, put him face down on the ground to re–cuff him. • Police were called to the hospital in reference to an animal attack. They found the victim who said he’d been bitten by his pitbull while at home. The man came home from work and was playing video games when the dog jumped up and bit him on the ear, severing his right ear lobe. The medical attendant gave him the piece of his ear in a plastic bag with some ice. The man has no idea why the dog bit him.

• Police were called to Wal–Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The man had been known to shoplift before and was seen selecting two DVDs from the sales floor, then walking over to the shoe department, where he removed the items from their packaging and then stuck them down the front of his pants. The subject then walked over to the money center where he cashed a check and then exited the store without paying for the DVDs in his pants. He was stopped by the loss prevention officer and SCMPD was called. cs

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minds rather than their heads. One possibility raised: the dog’s behavior wasn’t a warning of a seizure but the trigger. Another research team reaching a similar conclusion observed: “Without objectively clarifying if patients have epilepsy or PNES, the current literature fails to support that canines can warn of impending seizures.” So I won’t say it never happens, but it may not happen much.


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Fact is, there’s no such thing as a general-purpose medical alert dog. Closest I know of is a dog that recognizes seizures, due either to epilepsy or, in diabetics, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The experts distinguish two types of canine assistant. The first is a seizure response dog, trained to summon help or the like if its owner has an episode. Research suggests dogs do well at this task. The second is a seizure alert dog, which provides advance notice. Here matters get murkier, as the notion that dogs can sense a looming medical crisis is controversial. One case written up recently involved a diabetic farmer. While driving back to his house for lunch he’d often suffer hypoglycemia, which can lead to convulsions or unconsciousness. The farmer didn’t see the attacks coming but his dog, who liked to sleep on the seat next to him, apparently did: on numerous occasions over a 17-year period the dog immediately awakened and barked until the farmer pulled over and ate some sugar. Or so the farmer said. The problem with these accounts is you’re taking somebody’s word for it. Even if we accept claims of talented hounds at face value, how would you teach other animals to recognize signs with no notion of what the signs are? Again, researchers are skeptical. One 2007 report tells of four individuals whose dogs allegedly could anticipate their seizures. On examination, the four were found to suffer not from epilepsy but from psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, or PNES. They didn’t have the chaotic brain activity of epileptics; to make a fine but crucial distinction, the problem was in their

As I write, everything in my office is shaking. The culprit is the steamroller repaving a nearby road. My question: does a steamroller, which I believe shakes rather than weights the road into place, register on the Richter scale? If so, how much? —David, Florida The diesel-powered machines you’re seeing are properly called asphalt rollers or rollers. While some rollers flatten by sheer weight, others are designed to vibrate, bouncing their heavy steel drums minutely for superior roadway compaction. The energy thereby transmitted can be measured on the Richter scale. My assistant Una, a professional engineer, has submitted a page of calculations demonstrating that, certain possibly risky assumptions having been made (among them that road crews put in a full eight-hour day), the total energy released by a jumbo asphalt roller would register a bit south of 2.5 on the Richter scale. That’s per day, not in one jolt, which you may say isn’t in keeping with the spirit of the thing. You should also know the Richter is a special logarithmic scale where every jump of two whole numbers represents a thousandfold increase in energy. In sum, 2.5 isn’t so much. A better gauge is the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale (MMI). Una judges the MMI rating of a roller to be 3 or 4. Using a table of equivalence prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and waving our hands, we can then convert this back to Richter, enabling us to say the shaking you’re getting approximates what you’d experience near the epicenter of a quake measuring roughly 4.0 on the Richter scale—not San Andreas level, but in there with the New Madrid fault. Hope that’ll do. cs by CECIL ADAMS Comments, questions? Take it up with Cecil on the Straight Dope Message Board,, or write him at the Chicago Reader, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611.

What is believed to be the world’s only commercial lounge openly serving cocaine operates in La Paz, Bolivia, though the owners of “Route 36” have to change locations from time to time, depending on the moods of the bribed authorities. An August dispatch in London’s The Guardian reported that a nearly pure gram costs the equivalent of about $14 ($22 for “premium”), served by waiters in an empty CD case, with straws, but bar drinks are also available. Route 36 is well-known to backpacking tourists. Recalled one waiter, “We had some Australians; they stayed here for four days. (T)he only time they left was to go to the ATM.”

Police Follies

• Small Town: In Jericho, Ark., alleged harassment by cops got so bad, according to an Associated Press report, that the fire chief went to court twice in the same day in August to complain about speed traps. The chief ’s charge angered the seven officers attending the hearing, and a courtroom scuffle ensued, resulting in the chief ’s being shot in the back and hospitalized. WMC-TV reported that the shooter has not been charged but that an arrest warrant has been issued for the chief, who was then fired by the mayor. The police force has been disbanded by the Crittenden County sheriff, and all firefighters have resigned. • Big City: George Vera, who weighs nearly 600 pounds, was booked into jail in Houston in August and was in custody for more than 24 hours before he casually informed cops that they had missed finding the 9 mm handgun and two clips that were hidden in his rolls of fat.

many, owners adopted such gimmicks as free shoe-polishing and discounts for retirees. However, when several brothels began offering flat-rate plans (based on restaurants’ all-you-can-eat model), police cracked down, judging them as a little too excessive. • Questionable Products: (1) The Spanish toymaker Berjuan has introduced a doll that suckles from a halter worn by young girls who want to mimic their breastfeeding mothers. The Bebe Gloton is not expected to be available in the U.S. until 2010 but is being shown worldwide on YouTube. Americans appear to regard breastfeeding, in general, as much more provocative than Europeans do. (2) The Brazilian company Petsmiling has created a prototype DoggieLoveDoll in three sizes, designed as a “mountable,” anatomically correct sex partner for male dogs. It was introduced at the Pet South America fair in Sao Paulo in July, according to Associated Press photos.

he would be a natural. He has an annoying case of what one opthalmologist called “haemolacria,” or bloody tears. The boy seems to bleed uncontrollably from the eyes, up to three times a day, according to a September ABC News report, but so far, specialists, employing ultrasound, an MRI, and a CT scan, are unable to determine the cause.

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News That Sounds Like a Joke

• Sharron Thornton had been blinded nine years ago from a severe reaction to medication that caused her mucus membranes, including the eye’s lens, to die and shed (and caused her also to lose hair, skin and nails, though the latter three grew back). In a revolutionary procedure, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami (Fla.) had the bright idea to shore up her eye with a piece of her tooth and jawbone (the cuspid, or “eye tooth”) so that a prosthetic lens could be implanted. That was only part of it: The tooth portion, with the implanted lens, had to be micro-sculpted and implanted first into Thornton’s chest for access to nutrients. Thornton’s vision is now 20/70 without eyeglasses. • Recent Inexplicable Side Effects The Entrepreneurial Spirit! of Brain Injury: (1) Malcolm Darby, • Questionable Business Model: In 70, awoke from surgery following a September, in downtown Longview, stroke in Oakham, England, last Wash., a 23-year-old man held year to find that he had nearup a sign offering to be kicked in perfect vision (after having worn the groin for $5. He made one eyeglasses since age 2) but later GO sale before police, acting on a discovered that he no longer complaint, made him move on. DAWGS! spoke or understood French. • Fierce Competition: (1) (2) A 37-year-old German Police in Broome, Australia, woman, who had been treated reported in September that for epileptic seizures in 2006, a five-year feud between two reported recently that among rival camel-ride vendors in the the side effects were occasional Cable Beach resort area had feelings that she had undergone a erupted again, this time involvsex change and was a man. ing allegations of camel theft • Calvino Inman, 15, is not part of and tossed camel dung. (2) In the gothic subculture at his high July, as the legal brothel business school in Rockwood, Tenn., but declined precipitously in Ger-

Bovine Madness

• (1) Britain’s National Farmers Union issued a general alert in August, after four fatal attacks on people by cows, that dogs should not be walked near grazing fields. “The cattle are interested in the dog, not the walker,” said an official. (2) During a three-day period in August near the village of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, “dozens” of cows killed themselves by leaping off of a particular cliff. Officials discounted accidents as the cause since cows in the area generally become familiar with the dangers of cliffs.

• (1) Japan’s principal organizedcrime Yakuza gang, the Yamaguchigumi, was reported in September to be giving written tests to its members to improve their knowledge of the law. The leaders were said to be trying to reduce the number of lawsuits against the group. (2) A prominent British Catholic organization recently issued a 64-page book of spousal prayers targeted to various marital events and even has one pre-coital offering emphasizing that the act to follow must be selfless and not undertaken for personal pleasure.

Least Competent Criminals

• Recurring Themes: (1) Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff ’s Office is looking for the man who robbed the Citi Trends store in Oakland Park in September and has released the surveillance video, showing the man removing his mask. However, the man continued trying to shield his face, using only his hands, but the video makes him appear to be playing peek-a-boo, according to a WFOR-TV report. (2) David Perticone, 46, was arrested in Severn, Md., in August and charged with stealing about $25,000 worth of items from a woman’s house just down the block. The woman discovered the items in Perticone’s front yard, part of a yard sale he was conducting. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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Mark Gaylord, the executive chef at Hilton Head’s Jazz Corner, founded this annual event to provide funds for the Junior Jazz music education program in Beaufort County schools. Savannah’s Eric Culberson is on the bill with his hard–blues trio, and the South Carolina performers include B– Town Playaz (a rock trio that gigs at the Wild Wing Caf in Bluffton every Friday), the Motown/jazz revue Deas Guyz (Sunday night regulars at the Jazz Corner), the Bobby Ryder Quartet (swing), and jazz ensembles froned by Martin Lesch (piano) and Scott Giddens (Hammond B3 organ, from Florida). Recommended listening and learning: http:// 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at M.C. Riley Field, 26 Goethe Road, Bluffton, S.C. Tickets are $20 at http://www.


Midlife Crisis is an acoustic trio (guitars, dobro, mandolin and the occasional banjo) from Statesboro that covers a lot of the great singer/songwriters. It’s not a fulltime gig for these guys, as the name suggests: Richard Flynn is a professor of English at Georgia Southern University, Joe Kropp is a psychologist, and David Posner is a ceramic artist. The three part–timers do have a semi–regular gig, however, at the Statesboro bakery Sugar Magnolia. Also on the bill at the Savannah Folk Music Society’s 160th First Friday show: The Islands Christian Church Band, performing harmonic folk/gospel with a combination of instruments. Listen & learn:



Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

First of all, how could you not love the name? This seven–member aggregate from Asheville, N.C. makes no bones about its intentions: Simply to render the Live Wire FUBAR (funked up beyond all reality). It’s as simple as that. It’s all about the groove, with phat, heavy–duty bass, drums, keys and guitars, plus a mighty horn section, bubbling through tough–funk nastiness with elements of ska, reggae, hip hop and jazz fusion. The band writes a ton o’tunes (one of its more legendary jams, “Naked,” sometimes induces females from the audience to, um, act out onstage) and covers the greats, from P–Funk to Miles Davis to Santana. Everybody wears bright costumes and other weird stuff. Feathers are not uncommon. “We are a live band,” says singer/guitarist J.P. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. $2 donation.


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Miller, who co–founded the band in the tony mountain town of Boone, before moving the whole deal to Asheville three years ago. “You have to come see us to know what it’s like. We never play the same thing twice. It depends on what the audience is feeling. You just never know.” The Mantras open. And don’t forget, the Live Wire has an ongoing exhibition of George Clinton’s framed artwork through the end of the week. Listen & learn: http://www. At 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $10.

town called Laredo) and Seattle– based Black are both exceptional singer/songwriters with a taste for the soft white underbelly – there are smoky and seductive elements of jazz in their vocals, and fans of Ani DiFranco bluntness, Tori Amos shrieks and whispers and the dark, playful lyricism of

Regina Spektor will find something to fulfill them here. A highly recommended showcase. Listen & learn:, At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

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The Savannah Phil tackles a classical milestone by Bill DeYoung |

“It’s absolutely high octane,” Shannon enthuses. “People will be just riveted to their seats. I guarantee you, anybody that comes to the concert is just going to be, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s a roller coaster times 10.” That, Shannon explains, is because Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) was an Italian composer – more emotional and intrigued by deep dynamics than, say, his German or French contemporaries – and he is perhaps best known for his operas. Dating back to 1873, the Requiem was written upon the death of writer Alessandro Massoni, one of Verdi’s closest friends. It is a gloriously complex work, rising from a prayer–like hush to orchestral bombast that invokes a sort

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Life, death, Requiem As excited as he usually gets for his upcoming productions, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conductor Peter Shannon is exceptionally jazzed about this weekend’s performance of one of the great classical choral works, the Verdi Requiem.

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of end–of–life heavenly explosion. With everything in between. Serious stuff. “This is basically an opera for the church, so it’s all the drama and intrigue,” says Shannon. “All the climaxes you expect with an opera, you get it here. He goes a lot for the drama and emotion in music.” Not only does it require a full orchestra (Shannon’s got that) and a massive chorus (check), the Requiem takes four vocal soloists of exceptional range and dramatic ability. Shannon’s got that covered, too. “I have professional friends who are singing in opera houses in Germany,” he explains. “When I rang them and asked if they’d come and sing the Verdi Requiem, they said no. They said ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ “They said ‘I need a bigger voice,’ or ‘I can’t do that.’ These are people who are 43, 44 years of age ... there’s a huge amount of respect for this. It’s been a difficult search to find the right people, because they need to all have dramatic and lyric voices.” There’s a German word, fach, that means “compartment.” It’s used to describe the various ranges of operatic singing voices (in other words, ‘what fach are you?’): Soprano, mezzo–socontinues on p. 18

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prano, tenor, baritone, and various sub–categories. Just the fachs, ma’am: “To sing this, you need a dramatic voice, which means you need a BIG voice,” says Shannon. “And you need to be very dramatic in your expression.” The soloists are: Irene Naegelin, soprano. Shannon met Naegelin, a native of Switzerland, during his decade–long residence with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra in Germany. “She’s a small person, but she’s got a huge voice,” he says of Naegelin, who performed (with Shannon and company) in the 2008 Savannah production of La Traviata. “She has a very dramatic soprano, which we need for this.” Kristin Mulders, mezzo–soprano. From Norway, Mulders (like Naegelin) has performed with opera companies all over Europe. “She’s got a very, very beautiful voice, and a beautiful color to her voice,” Shannon says. “More lyric than dramatic. She begins a lot of the chamber singing between the different soloists, and she’s perfect for that role.” Mulders has appeared in Savannah before, as well.

Shannon hasn’t worked previously with the male soloists – Dutch baritone Morten Lassenius Kramp, and American–born tenor Dominick Rodriguez – but both came highly recommended by the conductor’s singing associates in Europe. “For the soloists, this is like the Olympics,” Shannon says. “It’s something that they have to spend a lot of time preparing for, something they take very, very seriously. Singing the Verdi Requiem as a soloist is really a landmark. “We’re shooting for the stars as regards the soloists. We’re definitely not settling for anything that isn’t absolute world class.” cs Verdi Requiem, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Where: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 Tickets: $35 general admission, $100 special reserved seating Phone: (912) 232–6002 Online:

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We’ve all read about guys like B.J. Barham, energetic and inspired young guys who live for the music, for whom everything else is a distant second. Guys who live it, love it, breathe it and well, drink it. To be sure, singer/guitarist Barham and his buddies in American Aquarium are on friendly terms with Jack Daniels and the speakeasy crowd. But if you played 300 sweaty rock ‘n’ roll shows each and every year, you’d probably take to knocking back a few yourself. Here’s the thing about American Aquarium, booked for show at the Jinx Saturday: This is not just a good band, it’s a great band, and whisky–soaked alt/country is just part of the package. Hailing from Raleigh, N.C., the five–member American Aquarium blends the sort of Whiskeytown/Jayhawks swagger we all hold dear with the pulse–pounding, cinematic sweep of venerated rock ensembles like the Heartbreakers and the E Street Band. One of my favorite quotes, from some scribe somewhere or other: “American Aquarium takes Jay Farrar’s tooth–and–nail toughness and smears it on a Springsteen–sized canvas.” Indeed. And take note: There’s no “Rosalita,” “Refugee” or even a “16 Days,” for that matter: Barham, 25, writes all

the songs. They don’t do covers. We spoke with him as the band was heading into Fort Smith, Ark. to play a show. Seven people – the band and the crew – travel from Raleigh in a black, 15–seat van, with all the gear and instruments crammed into the last two seats. The van has no air conditioning. But hey, that’s the rock ‘n’ roll life, right? You play a little over 300 dates per year. Why? B.J. Barham: We really believe that doing the whole touring thing is the only way to make it these days. Being a good band isn’t enough any more. Nobody’s going to give you anything – so we figure if they’re not going to come to us, we’ll come to them. So far, it’s been an amazing business plan. Our livers might disagree. Is this what you always wanted? B.J. Barham: This is exactly everything I hoped and dreamed that being in a band would be. Everybody’s got to pay their dues. Some people are lucky enough to have parents that buy them a van, and keep their instruments repaired. But as the old adage goes, the more you work for something, the more you appreciate it. It’s been hard the last couple of years, but we’ve definitely seen the fruits of our labor pay off tenfold. Does that help you as a writer? They say you write better stuff when you’re struggling or unhappy.

B.J. Barham: Of course! Nobody wants to hear a fuckin’ happy song, nobody wants to hear how much you’re in love with your wife, and how your kids are great, and how your life is just swell! Tell me how those records sell? People want to hear about the bad stuff, and so being on the road definitely lets me see a lot more stuff than most people – a lot of writers, especially if they’re stuck in their hometown, have a very limited range of what they can write about. They can only write about what they see. I get to see a bunch of crazy stuff and hear a bunch of crazy stories, and of course that seeps into my writing. It’s impossible for it not to. Is there a goal for you? Like, to buy a better van? B.J. Barham: You know, we just got to the point where none of us work jobs any more. We’re all able to sustain life playing music. But the ultimate goal is, instead of playing 300 shows a year, playing 200 shows a year and making the same amount of money. There’s a Springsteen–like anthemic quality to your music. Was he a big influence? B.J. Barham: Springsteen’s a huge influence for us. When you hear those pianos, that’s the most obvious thing. The only thing we’re missing is a 6–foot black guy playing sax. We love American songwriters – Dylan, Tom continues on p. 20


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like having a really big band sound. We joke around about it, but hell, if I had the money I’d probably have a 10–piece band with a full horn section. I’m sure one day it’ll get to where we can all eat more than one meal a day. Tell me about the name of the band. I know it comes from Wilco’s “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” but it’s also a reference to heavy drinking. B.J. Barham: When I first started the band I was really into Wilco, and the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot record. It’s the opening line to one of my favorite records; that’s the significance it has to me. It goes through all that feedback and noise, then out of nowhere comes this really pretty part: I am an American aquarium drinker, I assassin down the avenue. The drinking reference is just something that came along. People would say ‘Wow, you boys drink a lot. Is that where the name came from?’ And we ran with that. Even though we sound nothing like Wilco on that record, I definitely think we sound like earlier Wilco, more than anything. That’s where I fell in love with music, and that’s where I was when I first started the band: ‘Wow, this is perfect.’ cs American Aquarium Where: The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. When: At 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 Online:

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Third Annual SCAD Art Materials Trade Show comes to the River Club by Jim Morekis |

You know who you are. Your guilty pleasure is running your hands across a sheet of high–quality paper. You enjoy feeling the bristles of a high–dollar paint brush. Your desire is to dip into topshelf acrylics. Only you don’t always have the money to buy any of that stuff. Fret no more. This weekend, the Savannah College of Art and Design brings you an upgrade of its annual Art Materials Trade Show. You don’t have to be student or faculty to get in, and the cool stuff on display is available at “a huge discount,” says John Rise, SCAD Foundations professor and the organizer of the event. How huge a discount? “Closer to wholesale prices,” says Rise. The Art Materials Trade Show is somewhat unique “because it’s a consumer show, but it’s set in an academic venue,” says Rise. “What it means for the SCAD community is it brings the addition of the industry into academia.

It means we’re able to put student interns into the booths, so that vendors get a couple of people to help set up and break down, and it lessens their investment.” What do students get out of it? “What this means to students is they get this mini–internship where they get to deal with the business aspects as well as the creative aspects of an industry,” he says. And how about the general public? “Outside of the SCAD community, it offers people beyond the school a chance to meet designers, chemists, and the people who have innovated these materials, and the people who market them,” he says. “It gives them a chance to talk firsthand to the people who

produce the products that they use as artists, or try new products that they didn’t know about.” Rise says the school has made a serious effort to broaden the scope of the show. “While in the past it’s been heavy in paints and brushes, this year we’re bringing in a lot of materials that address fabric, fashion, and 3-dimensional products.” Here’s a small sampling of some of the products you’ll see: • Delta of Sweden’s new sculpture sand. “It’s a lightweight product that sticks to itself but not to anything else. You can build very tall structures with it, cut it out, mold it, shape it, and do a lot of building with this particular material,” says Rise. • Montana Paint aerosol. “That doesn’t sound terribly new, but its application is new,” says Rise. “It’s great for painting fabrics, tennis shoes, skateboards, things like that. It’s got multiple capabilities.”

• Golden Paint’s Open Paint. “It stays wet and workable for three or four days, which completely changes the paradigm of acrylic painting.” While the emphasis at the Art Materials Trade Show is on traditional fine arts, there is a small video/photography component in the form of digital printing papers and products from Anatomy Tools, of Star Wars/Matrix/Lord of the Rings fame. Also, there will be a series of seminars from industry professionals, including the conservation administrator of the National Gallery of Art, Michael Skalska. cs Art Materials Trade Show When & Where: River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Oct. 1, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Oct. 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info and Schedule:



A conversation with NYC-based graphic designer Charles Wilkin, founder of Automatic Art by Patrick Rodgers |

Several months ago, the CSI brought rock star poster design collective Aesthetic Apparatus to town, and on October 6, the series continues, this time with a talk from renowned graphic designer Charles Wilkin, who founded his firm Automatic Art in 1994, and since has done major projects for a variety of clients large and small, including Target, Best Buy and Capitol Records. Connect Savannah caught up with Wilkin to talk about his recent work and the rare feat of longevity in the ever–changing world of design. From the mural in PS186 to typography and packaging, you’ve worked on a lot of different types of projects. Is there anything you haven’t gotten to do that you still want to? Charles Wilkin: I’d love to do something crazy like a stage design or a set; some sort of environment. The mural was really good experience for translating my work into a space instead of a product or package. More three dimensional stuff definitely. A lot of my projects sort of come in randomly, and I really like that randomness, so it’s hard for me to say that there’s one thing I need to do or I want to do because I have such a crazy variety already. It seems like a lot of your work is very busy visually. How do you choose the elements you’re going to incorporate? Charles Wilkin: I think it really depends on what the project is. For the mural project I tried to come up with some sort of concept. I called it “The Garden of Reading.” It was a collection of anything and everything that could be in a book or around the world. With that one, picking the images was just trying to find images that work together to create a surrealistic world; to juxtapose stories and images against each other to create some sort of new story. That’s what I try to do, find a new way to say something with things that we’ve already seen or had experiences with.

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On other projects, where the project is more specific, I try to choose images that are not necessarily totally representative of what we’re going for, but maybe something a little off–kilter or unexpected to try and spin it in a way that’s different from what we’re used to seeing. A lot of times the elements come down to fitting in the space or working with the image next to it. It’s a very random process and if you look at my hard drive I have files and files of images that didn’t work. It takes a lot of effort to get them to fit together.

How have you been able to weather the changes in taste from when you got started until now? How do you stay ahead of the curve? Charles Wilkin: I’m always looking to make my work better, and part of that is an experimental process of trying to keep it fresh and new and moving forward. Because of the way style and trends change all the time in this business your style can go from being hot one day to totally not the next. The other thing is trying to combine a lot of different disciplines together. From the very beginning, I’ve tried to mix graphic design and art making together. That’s part of it. Trying to combine as many things as possible, and trying to always look into the future of where things are going and not resting on my laurels. I tend to get bored very quickly so I don’t feel like I want to go back to the past or keep doing the same thing over and over again. I sort of ignore the styles and trends. Honestly, my career has definitely ebbed and flowed as a result of that. As long as I can stay true to what I believe in and make my work as good as I can for myself than hopefully that will attract clients and more work. I’ve been lucky that that’s been the case.

Looking at some of your work as the visual equivalent to sampling in hip hop, obviously a lot of legalities arose from that musically. Have you ever run into problems with source images in your work? Charles Wilkin: No, I really haven’t. In the early days, when I was just clipping stuff out of magazines, I was always aware to stay from things that it was obvious where they came from. I always try to reassemble them to create something new to try and scoot around that copyright law a little bit. Not necessarily willfully, but always being aware that I’m trying to make something new, even if I’m using old images. These days, with a lot of the more current projects I’m doing, I’m just buying stock images and making sure that I’m buying them legally and getting all the rights necessary for the particular project. There’s a lot of different reasons for that above and beyond the legal aspect too. A lot of the projects I’m doing these days have very specific needs for the imagery, and you can’t always get them out of an old magazine, or retro images are just totally not appropriate. Graphic design isn’t an industry that’s known for longevity in a lot of ways.

I saw on your website that one of the things that pushed you to start Automatic was a want for or an outlet for your personal expression. Is it ever difficult to manage that balance between what you’re trying to express and the expectations of the patron?

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Charles Wilkin: Oh yeah, it’s super difficult. Sometimes I wonder why I bother trying to do this type of thing, but really what I mean by all of that is that a lot of times designers are taught these rules and they stick to those rules and the design becomes very benign

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and boring. My feeling is ‘hey, I’m a human.’ I have experiences and I’m curious about things so what I try to do is bring those experiences and those ideas to use as a springboard to help bring new ideas and hopefully create work that will connect with people on a much deeper level than just whatever the surface message is. That’s usually how I try to navigate it. And then I try to figure out a subtext that is hopefully what I’m trying to get in there, not necessarily my personal message, but trying to create a more emotive design that maybe will connect with someone on a more emotional level, which I think ultimately benefits my client in a lot of ways. If the consumer connects with their product or their advertising in that way they’re more inclined to pay attention. There’s a lot of people practicing a similar sort of notion out there. People call it all sorts of different things, but I’m not going to label it anything more than what I feel. In the beginning, I was very idealistic and it caused a lot of collisions, but now its sort of picking and choosing what I’m trying to push, instead of trying to push it all. cs


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Myths and legends: ‘Lefty the Pirate’ comes alive

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Every once in a while, a bottle will wash up on the beaches of Tybee Island. Inside is an old parchment treasure map, with a note: I, Lefty the Pirate, having lost me right arm fighting off the British, have decided I’m too old and tired to take care of me treasure meself. I’ve buried it on Lefty’s Island. Lefty, his notes and his bottles, are figments of Eddie Wilson’s imagination. Everything figures prominently in The Treasure of Lefty the Pirate – Legend of the Tybee Bomb, Wilson’s musical play debuting this weekend in a special production of the Tybee Arts Performing Society.

The Tybee Island Pirate Fest – an eagerly anticipated annual event – is still a week away, but all ye hearties can get your fix of buccaneering bravado with Lefty, at the Tybee Island Gym. Wilson, a pianist, singer and composer who spent a few years crafting musical revues for the Savannah The-

Cast members rehearse a scene from ‘The Treasure of Lefty the Pirate’

atre, first wrote a song about Lefty in 1996, when he was entertaining steadily up Hilton Head way. “I like to say that he’s somewhere between the pirates of old and Santa Claus,” Wilson explains. “He’s this mythical figure who’s out there some-

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Wile on the road with Orlando, Wilson kept a mental list of areas where he might like to eventually settle. “I always fell in love with places that had heavy history in the mid 1800s, for some reason,” he says. “I have a great affinity for that period of time. I loved old Sacramento, I loved San Antonio, and I loved Savannah especially.” He and his wife, Christy, put down roots in town six years ago. They have a world–class recording studio,, and Wilson continues to write, demo and record as the jobs come in.

He plays piano and sings at several local restaurants, and has a smooth jazz trio (Midnight Sun) and a jazz quartet (Hear and Now). So Lefty the Pirate, even though it’s taken up the better part of the last 12 months, is only one item on his busy resume. “In any smaller market, you have to do more things than you would normally do, to pay the rent,” Wilson says. “I don’t know that I would be a cocktail piano player, or a jazzer, in a larger market. I would probably be a studio mole and an orchestrator, that people would be constantly calling for production assistance and for orchestrations. “And I would be miserable, man. I grew up an entertainer. I’m having a

great time in Savannah. And this town loves its piano players.” cs ‘The Treasure of Lefty the Pirate – Legend of the Tybee Bomb’ Where: Tybee Gym, Butler Avenue and 5th Street, Tybee Island When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2–4, and 3 p.m. Oct. 4 Tickets: $20, at Atlantic Beacon Gallery, Tybee Market IGA, and the Gallery by the Sea Tickets online: The production is a benefit for Friends of the Tybee Post Theater

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Wilson’s script and songs, The Treasure of Lefty the Pirate sends average couple Roger and Kelly, among others, to an island “someplace around Tybee.” There may well be treasure there – Lefty was apparently kind of a kook – but there most certainly is a bomb, a hydrogen bad boy jettisoned into the water, undetonated, during the Cold War. So one man’s treasure could well be another man’s mushroom cloud. Talk about adventure! (This part, at least, is actually based on a true story from 1958; the 7,600–pound bomb is presumably still out there, submerged and buried under many feet of silt near Wassaw Sound). “It’s funny, and it really moves,” Wilson says of his show. “We’ve had a great time doing it.” Cleveland–born Wilson spent several years in Branson, Mo., orchestrating for and performing with Tony Orlando, among others (they toured together as well). He’s also done musical work for Bobby Vinton and Jim Stafford, and wrote for Pope John Paul II’s 25th Jubilee in Canada, the soap opera Guiding Light, and the Georgian G8 Summit.


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Fall into wine dinner season

Three bites

The long, afternoon shadows of fall began stretching across the Lowcountry last week. The waning sun paints everything with a coating of warm light.

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It’s one of my favorite times of year — and certainly one of my favorite times to visit vineyards. Some wine makers have begun harvest; others mark the days until the plump, hanging berries are just right. The soon dormant vines are beginning to show colors other than green — it’s a sight to behold! Fall also marks the beginning of wine dinner season, and the pilgrimage of wine makers who are visiting Savannah to introduce new vintages from grapes picked in autumns past. I missed Gary Eberle, whose own label I tasted through while Eberle himself languished in North Carolina waiting for his personal plane to be repaired. Of note: An atypical Syrah Rose that’s porky on the nose and uniquely complex enough to match up with fall foods like savory roasted root vegetables, salmon and braised pork. I dined Wednesday at Local 11 Ten, whose Chef Jeffrey Rodgers prepared dishes from guest author Virginia Willis’ cookbook. The courses were paired with wines from another guest, visiting winery owner W. Clarke Swanson. Swanson’s own biography notes that he’s flamboyant. Maybe a guy in seersucker is a standout in Napa Val-

ley, but the gracious and genteel Swanson fit into Savannah as comfortably as a stately oak tree. We sampled his Pinot Grigio and a very limited production Chardonnay that was one of the finest examples of balanced, oak–aged Chard I’ve ever experienced. Don’t look for it on shelves, but call the winery — it’s shipping season! A late harvest Chard, 2005 Tardiff, was plush and luxurious with blackberry cobbler and ice cream. His 2005 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot blend is drinkable now but I preferred the more luxurious 2001 bottling that the Butch brothers of Elizabeth on 37th graciously opened during a tasting that morning. The ’01 is more complex — and possesses a splash of Syrah. Give the 2007 Alexis time in the bottle, I think, and I bet it grows into an elegant lady. Currently, it’s the pure expression of the grape, juicy, rich with red fruit and with a striking mid–palate presence. But I’m gravitating to the winery’s flagship, its Merlot. Never mind that Swanson sits in the heart of Napa Valley Cabernet country — between Opus One and Silver Oak no less — this Merlot, with a splash of Cabernet is a powerhouse wine. This, I heard said more than once Wednesday, is Merlot for Cabernet drinkers. Its boldness gives away its Napa heritage at first sip, then yields in homage to Boardeaux with deep, rich, blackberry flavors, a hint of licorice and, again, that beautiful oak balance that belies its 20 months in barrel. It lingers on the finish, tempting yet another drink, but be patient. The wine continues to evolve in the glass until spice notes develop. The current vintage is a drinker today, but can lay down for 6–8 years. cs

Tim’s restaurant hopping turns up intriguing and satisfying meals. He picks three experiences every week to share: Sometimes, I just get a craving for fried shrimp. I remember the first time I had the dish — I was 11 — and on the banks of the Ohio River, it was considered a delicacy. Legendary Love’s did not take me back. Our appetizer of big, battered onion rings was disturbingly cold when it arrived. The deep–fried sweet onions could have been a winner, but fell far short.

My platter of fried shrimp was ample but again, the warmest shrimp were the ones buried beneath a mountain of insulating French fries. The hush puppies, good news, are among the most authentic I’ve had in Savannah; the cole slaw was oddly over–seasoned with an indistinguishable savory flavor — and simultaneously way too sweet. The view of the Ogeechee River was stunning, the food was not. My friend Daniel ordered a cheeseburger — which seemed the best choice of the night. Hwy. 17 South at King’s Ferry/ 925–3616

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My frequent dining companion and wife, T.J., paid an impromptu visit this week to another Savannah landmark, Larry’s. Here’s her report: Within minutes of placing my order, a vegetable plate with side salad, mac and cheese, tomatoes and okra, and blueberry crisp (hey, it was on the veggie menu, so that means it’s a vegetable!) was delivered. Add a biscuit, coffee and water – and it added up to just $8. To say the food was the best I’ve ever had would be blowing smoke, although it WAS the best tomato/okra dish I’ve ever had, and the blueberry crisp made me break my “only– eat–half–of everything” rule — and the service was over the top (thanks, Debbie). Larry’s serves breakfast from 6 a.m.–3 p. m., which are the hours of operation. You can get anything from eggs and pancakes to pork chops and sandwiches. The lunch menu features daily specials: I could have picked Southern fried chicken, grilled liver and onions or a number of other meat–filled dishes. For dessert, there’s always pie – apple, lemon and coconut chocolate sound tempting. 3000 Skidaway Road/ 355–8272


Downtown fine dining restaurant Alligator Soul goes casual but Southern gourmet with a new lunch menu is slated to launch Oct. 5. The best news for diners, Chef Chris DiNello says everything on the menu will be less than $10 — and he’ll get you out in under an hour. Kasey’s Grille in Midtown has new fall lunch and dinner menus and talk about value! Most lunch entrees are under $10; most dinner selections are less than $18. I’m partial to the sauteed mussel and frites at lunch, $12. cs

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Two of rock ‘n’ roll’s all–time great vocalists will oct split the bill Oct. 17 in Richmond Hill. Neither of them is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which continues to be the gas–bag of the music awards shows (more on that in a minute). The event is the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, and it happens in J.F. Gregory Park. The performers are Lou Gramm and John Waite. Gramm, of course, was the lead singer for Foreigner, which has recently re–formed, without him, to predictably unimpressed reviews. Whatever the rock cognoscenti think about classic Foreigner (not much), there’s no denying that the Gramm–fronted band made some great records. That’s him on “Cold as Ice,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting on a Girl Like You,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Jukebox Hero” and the iconic “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Gramm is a heavy–duty rock ‘n’ roll vocalist who belongs in the same category as the British greats Paul Rodgers, Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury. John Waite happens to be British, and he was the lead singer for one of this writer’s favorite heavy/pop bands, the Babys (“Isn’t it Time,” “Back on My Feet Again,” “Every Time I Think of You,” “Head First”). For a time in the 1980s, Waite had another band, Bad English, that included Journey guitarist Neal Schon (“When I See You Smile” was a big hit). He had a solo No. 1 with “Missing You.” I saw Waite do an acoustic show about two years ago in Florida. He’s still got the pipes, and he is an engaging performer. The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is Oct. 16–18; the big concert is Saturday night (the 17th). It’s a family–friendly “three days in the park” deal, with seafood (natch), a midway, classic car show and more. Saturday admission is $5 (10 a.m.– 4 p.m.) and $10 after 4 p.m. Kids 12 and under get in for $3. Festival hours are slightly different each day. See So why aren’t Foreigner or the Babys in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you ask? Allow me to editorialize. The HOF nominating committee seems to have its own agenda, and it’s absolutely not the


Lou Gramm performs at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

recognition of merit or influence. Among the other artists who still aren’t in: Jethro Tull, the Moody Blues, Yes, Chicago, Cat Stevens, Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren, Emerson, Lake & Palmer. You better believe the Eagles are inducted. And Madonna. And Bob Seger and ZZ Top. They all sold a lot of records. More importantly, appearances by these artists make for guaranteed TV ratings. The HOF has just announced that it’s considering the following artists for 2010 induction (the final five nominees will be revealed in January): The Red Hot Chili Peppers, KISS, Donna Summer, Genesis, LL Cool J, Laura Nyro, ABBA, the Stooges, Darlene Love and the Chantels. What? Huh? What do Donna Summer and LL Cool J have to do with rock ‘n’ roll? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the Chantels. Nyro was certainly a gifted songwriter, but I always thought other people cut better versions of her songs. And KISS is a well–greased marketing machine, not a real band. Hello?

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Illness (not swine flu, the Bubonic Plague or Legionnaire’s Disease) forced the postponement of the Goliards’ performance last week. It’s been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Despite the excellent moniker, the Goliards are not prog–rockers or punks. It’s ancient music, specifically works by 14th Century Italian composer Francesco Landini. The 3 p.m. performance is called “Florence 1359.” ... ... The artist lineup for the 2010 Savannah Music Festival will be announced Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Charles H. Morris Center, with a performance by the Texas swing band the Belleville Outfit. Admission to the 7 p.m. event is $10... cs

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When Diablo Cody won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for the delightful Juno, I’m assuming it was less for her hip–today–gone–tomorrow dialogue more for her creation of several ingratiating yet recognizably flawed characters as well as her deftness in telling a story with numerous emotional peaks. With her sophomore –– and sophomoric –– script, Cody has retained the hipster–speak but left out everything else. In Jennifer’s Body, the warmth and wit have been replaced with cruelty and denseness, and what might have been a penetrating high school comedy –– a new Heathers or Mean Girls –– turns out to be nothing more than a cheap horror flick packed with lowbrow titillation. Megan Fox stars as the Jennifer of the title, who lusts after desirable lads while her best friend Needy (Mamma Mia!’s Amanda Seyfried) tags behind like a stray puppy. Although they’re nothing alike, the pair have remained BFFs since their days playing together in the sandbox. So when Jennifer orders Needy to break a date with her sweet boyfriend Chip (appealing Johnny Simmons) so she can accompany her to see the obscure band Low Shoulder at a ramshackle bar in the middle of nowhere, Needy dutifully complies. Once they reach the bar, though, matters take a disastrous turn, as the venue is destroyed by a fire that kills several students and Jennifer is abducted by the band members, who believe that by sacrificing a virgin as an offering to Satan, they’ll be rewarded with a major–label contract (hey, it beats taking the humiliating American Idol path). Of course, Jennifer is hardly a virgin, so after they hack her up with a knife (in a scene played for queasy laughs that never materialize), she returns for some reason as a vampire–zombie–thingie that must gorge on human blood to survive. There’s always an audience for revenge fantasies, and perhaps if Jennifer had gone after creeps, there’d be more rooting interest for her even given her demonic state –– after all, sympathetic creatures have been a cinematic staple as far back as Lon Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera, Boris Karloff ’s Frankenstein monster and King Kong. But Jennifer solely seems to target nice guys, which not only makes her a one–note killing machine on the order of Jason or Michael Myers but also cripples any attempts by Cody and director Karyn Kusama (after

Aeon Flux and now this, a looong way from her promising debut with Girlfight) to provide any uplift or originality to a played–out genre that has traditionally been owned by male filmmakers. In fact, the pacing of Jennifer’s Body can’t even match that of the most rudimentary slasher flicks, especially when a poorly staged battle that should serve as the film’s conclusion is followed by an endless coda that stretches well into the scrolling final credits. Ultimately, instead of serving as a much–needed role reversal take on the standard terror tale, Jennifer’s Body is merely a sellout, most notably in a pointless scene in which (fanboy alert!) Jennifer and Needy briefly lock lips –– a desperate sequence that’s about as erotic to behold as Glenn Beck in a wet T–shirt. Seyfried is fine as Needy, the only person who recognizes that Jennifer has become “evil evil, not high school evil.” Fox, on the other hand, is dreadful. Cody’s quipster cracks may have sounded natural coming out of the mouth of Juno’s Ellen Page, but Fox delivers the lines as if she doesn’t quite understand half the words she’s uttering. She’s so monotonous that it’s impossible to ascertain any difference between Jennifer before she gets fatally knifed and Jennifer after she returns as a flesh–munching demon. More than anyone else, it’s Megan Fox who turns Jennifer’s Body into a rotting corpse of a movie.

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 calculatcontinues on p. 34





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ing 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.




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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 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.

Not to be confused with Rob Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming musical Nine (or, for that matter, with the summer hit District 9), this singleâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;digit offering is actually director Shane Ackerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansion of his own Oscarâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;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 quarterâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;hour. Set in a postâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;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 dollâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;like creature (voiced by Elijah Wood) identified by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;9â&#x20AC;? thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a warrior woman (Jennifer Connelly), a kindly scientist (Martin Landau), a scheming elder (Christopher Plummer), a timid sidekick (John C. Reilly), and more â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and they argue as to whether they should continue to live in hiding or confront the enemy headâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;on. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and undesirable â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fates (as the PGâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;13 rating suggests, this one clearly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for the wee ones). But these attributes, atypical for animation, are seriously undermined by a pedestrian endâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;ofâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; theâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;world storyline and by characters with zero personality.

Inglourious Basterds Once upon a time, Hollywood used to believe less in the adage â&#x20AC;&#x153;War Is Hellâ&#x20AC;? and more in its own bastardization, â&#x20AC;&#x153;War Is Swell.â&#x20AC;? For over five decades, war was treated as a boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 (antiâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;)war flicks. Even the World War II yarn, the most actionâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;packed of all fightinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 oldâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;school war film, complete with all the trimmings of fun and excitement and amazing feats of derringâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;do, it would immediately be shot down in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture as being in poor taste. Now here comes Quentin Tarantino, who not only thought about making such a film (heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 whatâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;haveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;you, but instead a celebration of film as its own entity, beholden to nothing but its own creative impulses. And by playing loose with history, it even provides a continues on p. 35




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catharsis of sorts, the likes of which past WWII tales have never even attempted (not even Marvel Comics’ wild and woolly series Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos). One would be correct in assuming that Inglourious Basterds is a remake of 1978’s international production Inglorious Bastards, but except for the similar title, the films have nothing in common. The joke is that Tarantino’s film isn’t even primarily about the Basterds; their significance as a fighting unit is so minimal that we never learn all their names, see each one’s special skills or even know (unless you’re sharp–eyed during the long shots) the total number of soldiers. Rather, Tarantino pulls his story this way and that, to the point that marquee star Brad Pitt, as Basterds leader Aldo Raine, is MIA for long stretches at a time. Pitt is fun to watch as he slurs his words all over the theater as the Basterds’ Southern–fried top dog, but it’s no great loss relegating him to the show position, with Waltz and Laurent occupying the win and place positions respectively. Waltz is especially memorable as the silky, brainy Landa; it’s easy to see why he won a Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Inglourious Basterds is more talk than action, which means many will doubtless be disappointed by the final product. But Tarantino has always been a master of the written word, and the two talkiest segments here –– one set on a farm, one in a cellar –– are simply mesmerizing, with the suspense mounting with every spoken utterance.

District 9 District 9 is Independence Day for the art–house set. And although it’s already being hailed in many quarters as a model of originality, the truth of the matter is that the film follows genre conventions just as often as it heads off in its own direction. Like Independence Day, it treats the cinema of science fiction as its own buffet table, picking and choosing which ideas would best serve its own intentions. And in doing so, it comes up with a dish that’s juicy in both execution and endgame. Documentary–style footage and faux–news reels show how, back in 1981, an enormous alien craft appeared in the sky above Johannesburg, South Africa. The voyagers, 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 it’s been nearly three decades since their arrival, and the million–plus aliens, known dismissively as “prawns” 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 Multi–National United is hired to take care of the migration, but it’s more interested in discovering how all that complicated alien weaponry works. It’s left to a corporate wonk named Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) to go shack to shack and get the indignant e.t.’s to move, and it’s during his field work that

an unexpected incident forces him to partner –– if perhaps only temporarily –– with these illegal aliens. The specter of apartheid is never far removed from the actions occurring throughout District 9, but writer–director Neill Blomkamp and co–scripter Terri Tatchell never turn this into a heavy–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 “prawns” 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, he’s a believably flawed Everyman, accepting the casual bigotry that defines him but never really exploring its cancerous effect until it’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 disbelief–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 Working overtime as writer, director and producer, Nora Ephron has taken a pair of books –– My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, and Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell –– and combined them into one irresistible motion picture. It’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 America’s greatest chefs, and on the other following Julie Powell (Amy Adams) as her idea for a blog –– cook all 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days –– 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 woman’s personality. The movie is so reverential toward Child –– and Child herself is easily able to laugh at her own flaws –– 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). 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.


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 14th Annual Bill Davis Golf Tournament

The tournament will take place at the Al Henderson Golf Club on Oct. 30, corresponding with SSU homecoming. Proceeds benefit SSU’s athletic scholarship endowment. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. For info contact 912-3562286 or

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. com/

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 ,

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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.

Shop for a Cause at Macy’s

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.

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.

Items for Silent Auction

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Miracle on May Street

The East Broad St. YMCA is collecting toys for their annual Christmas toy drive to help local families. They are looking for donations as well as volunteers. Call for more info: 912233-1951 West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May St. ,

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.

Pumpkins for Sale





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Halloween is just around the corner and the White Bluff Methodist Church’s annual pumpkin patch runs through the Oct. 31st, with pumpkins and decorative gourds of all shapes and sizes. It’s open from 10am until dark Mon.-Sat. and noon until dark on Sundays. Proceeds benefit the Youth Ministry

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.

Shop for a Cause at Macy’s

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.

The Cultural Affairs Dept is seeking artists for solo or group shows in the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery for its 2010 season. All media will be considered. Deadline is Oct. 30. Proposal guidelines are available online at www.savannahga. gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Geek Boutique

Seeking artisans and crafters for a technology themed “Geek Boutique” during Geekend 2009 (November 6-8 ) at the Savannah Hyatt Regency. Hurry, applications due October 5, 2009. This is a juried show, application is free, a table is $75. For more info go to , contact

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,

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,

Juried Exhibit: Show and Tell

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.

Register for the Savannah Bridge Run

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.

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 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 “Money Smart” Financial Education Classes

Learn how to save money and budget wisely. Presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), in partnership with the City of Savannah, Bank On Savannah, the FDIC, and Step Up Savannah. 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 at 2pm. or 10/19, 11/16, 12/21 at 6pm. Call to reserve space 912-691-2227. Bull Street library, board room, 2nd floor ,

2-Day Encaustic Paint Workshop

The Savannah Art Association presents an encaustic paint workshop, which will take place 10/2 and 10/3. Class size is limited and all levels of experience are welcome. To reserve space or for more info, call 443-9043944.

2-Day Encaustic Paint Workshop

The Savannah Art Association presents an encaustic paint workshop, which will take place 10/2 and 10/3. Class size is limited and all levels of experience are welcome. To reserve space or for more info, call 443-9043944.

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

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October 31, 2009 4-6pm $1 per child for admission • Children 3 & older

4-5pm Swimming • 5-6pm halloween games Free food & drinks • Cupcake walk • trick-or-treating Pumpkin games • Face painting • Spooky good time!

Chatham aquatiC Center

7240 Sallie mood Drive • 912-652-6793


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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

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 http://www.

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, carolynegraham@

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

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.

Beading Classes

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

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 carolynegraham@ or 925-7393.

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.

Conversational Spanish

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

Credit and Money Management 12 Hour Seminar

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:

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. 845-764-7045. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

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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.

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 http://

Poetry Workshop

A poetry writing workshop sponsored by the Poetry Society of Georgia devoted to exploring how to better capture inspiration from the senses and intellectual experiences of life. Saturday Oct. 10 from 1-5pm. Gordonston Cottage , Edgewood Dr. One block north of Henry St.,

Porcelain Painting

Ongoing beginner, intermediate and advanced 4-day class. $250 includes supplies, brushes, porcelain and firing of art. 706-495-6724, www. Internationally renowned teachers. Tybee Island, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Preparing to Make the Ask

Learn how to successfully solicit donor gifts in this workshop. “Preparing to Make the Ask,” will be hosted October 8, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits 428 Bull Street, Savannah. Georgia Center for Non-Profits, 428 Bull St. ,

Preparing to Make the Ask

Learn how to successfully solicit donor gifts in this workshop. “Preparing to Make the Ask,” will be hosted October 8, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits 428 Bull Street, Savannah. Georgia Center for Non-Profits, 428 Bull St. ,

Puppet Shows

Offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American 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 http://www.

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. http://www.

Savannah Conservatory for the

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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, tsaconservatory@bellsouth. net. 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

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://

Volunteer 101

A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit www.HandsOnSavannah. org. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah 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://

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Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http://buccaneerregion. org/solo.html.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

Civil Air Patrol

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

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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. http://links.thecreativecoast. org/conversation. 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 fromamonkey@ 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

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 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www. 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 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 ktina697@hotmail. com.

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

Meets the second Wed. of every month at 6:30 p.m. Call 236-8546. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. , Savannah This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

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

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

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

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. 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. 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 Council, Navy League of the United States

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 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 Wine Lovers

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 Writers Network

Savannah Jaycees

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.

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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.

Savannah Toastmasters

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://

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

Sweet Adeline Chorus

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

Tarde en Espanol

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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 Courtney McGowan discussing the Art of Erik Desmazoeres. 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

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?

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:

Dance 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:

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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 savh_tango@yahoo. com. 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, 2805b Roger Lacey Ave. ,

Beginner’s Belly Dance Class

Salsa Lessons

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

Classes teaching the basics of belly dancing. Walk-ins welcome. Sundays 11:40am-12:40pm. Contact Nicole Edge: 912-596-0889. kleokatt@ Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. ,

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

Taught by Nocturnelle. Contact Maya,313-1619, or www.nocturnelle. org.

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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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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 www.shagbeachbop. com. Lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

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

Chicago-Style Steppin’ Lessons

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

Belly Dance Classes

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 10747 Ford Ave , Richmond Hill 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 Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Also learn new line dances. Contact Tunya Coleman at 6316700.

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 laura_chason@yahoo. com. 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

Gretchen Greene School of Dance

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.

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.

Maxine Patterson School of Dance

Now accepting students age 3 and up for fall classes. Adult intermediate classes in tap on Tues from 7:30-8:30, and beginner tappers on Thurs from 7:30-8:30. Teen and adult hip-hop class on Wed from 7:30-8:30 and hip-hop for students on Saturday mornings. Call for information: 234-8745 or 352-3156.

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, 3305421. Savannah

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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 Market at Trustees Garden

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

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.

Tacos on Tuesdays

All you can eat tacos for $5 every Tuesday, 6-9pm. Bar available. Open to everyone. 3986732 or 354-5515. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

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 3553011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. 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, or hiddenwellacupuncture@gmail. com. 318 East Huntingdon Street , Savannah

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

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

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

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 2340980. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah upstairs in Phillippa’s Place. 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.uusavannah. org/

Hatha Yoga classes

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

Hip Hop Cardio

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

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

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

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,

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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.

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

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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

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.

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.

Yoga In the Park

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,

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

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Tai Chi Classes

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,

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

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

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

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Christina Focht at 663-5087. First City Network, Savannah

Stand Out Youth

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.

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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

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

Free Vision Screenings

A non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Savannah

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

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@

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

Free Chair Massages

Better Breathers of Savannah

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

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

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

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E-Z Imagery Weight Loss

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

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

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.

Community HealthCare Center


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 691-6882 or toll-free at 1-866-647-0010.

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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.

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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. ,

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,

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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

Greater-Than Sudoku” For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not givin’ you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1–9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as in a normal Sudoku, every row, column, and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1–9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1’s and 9’s in each box first, then move on to the 2’s and 8’s, and so on).


Narcotics Anonymous

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


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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.

Team Savannah Wellness

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 www.

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

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

Nature and Environment

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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

Look Who I Saw!

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

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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.

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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 www.thesavannahyogaroom. com. Savannah



Feral Cat Program Needs Supplies

The Milton Project is seeking supplies, including small spice containers (plastic only), mediumsized gloves, batteries and flashlights with hookon 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

“Chance Collisions”--a random assortment, across and down.

Halloween Pet Costume Contest

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1 Super power all about transparency 11 Baby on a farm 15 “I’m stumped” 16 Aware of 17 Like a lot of European cathedral architecture in the 16th century 18 Abbr. after old generals’ names 19 Altar exchanges 20 Ear protection? 21 Hired goon 22 Network whose first broadcast was “Gone With the Wind” 23 Average scores 24 Packaging string 25 “ ___ mouse?” 26 Wearing an underskirt 28 Honor stitched to some jackets 30 Board game with SLIDE spaces 31 Fortune 33 Lewis locale 36 Pict. in a book 38 Ineffectual sort 40 They’d say “like, gag me” in the 1980s 44 Title for Italian monks 45 That is, to Cicero 46 Joel of “Cabaret” 47 Class closer? 48 Honky ___ music 49 Actresses West and Whitman 50 Spoiled brat 51 Opposing opinion 52 Rarest of the main blood types in the U.S. 55 Made stuff up 56 Tool in forestry to measure slope, vertical angles and tree heights 57 1040 IDs 58 Source of a stream

The Milton Project is starting this program so that feral cats can be spayed or neutered. The deposit for the trap is $25 and is refunded at the time of return if the trap is cleaned and in good working condition. If the trap is damaged, replacement value is $65. The traps will be loaned out for 1 week at a time. Traps cannot be used for capturing feral cats for Animal Control or any other entity that may destroy them. Persons using the traps are responsible for the spay/neuter costs. Call 351-4151 or email traploan@


1 Sugar alcohol in some chewing gums 2 They may direct traffic 3 Convert to a computer system, e.g. 4 Part of Y.S.L. 5 Be lazy 6 “___ to Extremes” (Billy Joel song) 7 Phrase of consequence 8 “Ow!” 9 Leaving out 10 Bottle top? 11 Indiana’s second largest city 12 Like some musical “wonders” 13 Bring into harmony 14 Stuck 23 In a sassy way 24 2008 Olympics swimmer Dara 26 Pac-Man dot 27 Creepy-___ 29 Supports at the end of planes 32 Like teddy bears and puppies 34 Like some wisdom? 35 Military planes provide it 37 Manatee’s order 39 Spring holidays 40 Blood pressure, heart rate, etc. 41 Aphrodite’s beloved 42 Of a period that ends in 39-down 43 Transfer an e-mail, perhaps 49 Speed ratio 50 “Leave in,” to a proofreader 53 Pai ___ (Chinese gambling game) 54 Dr.’s org.

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. ,

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 www. 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

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the AfricanAmerican 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 http://www.liveoakpl. org/

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 898-3477. 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 drum-curious are welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Live Web-streaming

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

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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

Unity of Savannah

A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. 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.

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(March 21–April 19) Is the electron a wave or a particle? Physicists had to conduct thousands of experiments to arrive at the definitive answer, which is that it’s both. In other words, the solution to one of the fundamental questions about the nature of reality is a paradox. I think this strongly suggests that the correct response to many other riddles about the ultimate truth might be two seemingly opposing explanations. Could the Unitarians and Buddhists both be right? Socialists and capitalists? Mystics and scientists? In the upcoming days, Aries, you will be offered lots of practice in adopting this approach as you deal with a personal dilemma that’s very much akin to “Is the electron a wave or a particle?”


(April 20–May 20) Have you ever mused on the fact that your body is actually a kind of furnace? And that your whole life depends upon it? Food and oxygen are constantly combusting inside you, generating fiery energy that fuels your every movement, thought, and feeling. This awareness of fire as a source of vitality, not a destroyer, would be valuable for you to cultivate in the coming days. Your steady, earthy rhythm needs a shot of radiance and luminosity and fervor.


(May 21–June 20) Several couples I know keep lists of the five celebrities they’d be allowed to boink if the chance ever presented itself. My friend Jim, for instance, will incur no karmic repercussions with his girlfriend Alicia if he ever spends a night of carnal delight with the following people: Lady Gaga, Sarah Silverman, Karen O, Shakira, or Halle Berry. Alicia’s permitted to enjoy liaisons with Johnny Depp, Chris Rock, Marilyn Manson, Jimmy Fallon, and Portia de Rossi. I bring this up, Gemini, because I believe you’ll soon be the beneficiary of some extravagant cosmic luck that could offer you a close brush with an exotic form of pleasure. This might not exactly take the form of a one–night stand with a famous fox, but it could be almost as extraordinary.


(June 21–July 22) I’m happy you’re getting back

to fundamentals and shedding pretensions and nourishing your roots, but I also want to make sure that you don’t get *too* funky and lowdown. I’d hate to have to be hoisting you up out of the gutter next week, or counseling you on how to cover for the fact that you’ve compromised your own highest standards. So please resist any temptations you might feel to descend toward the lowest common denominator, Cancerian. As you deepen your center of gravity, make sure you keep your attitude elevated.


(July 23–Aug. 22) “I may not love you,” wrote R. R. Doister, “but I can certainly love my fantasy about you.” Personally, I’ve been guilty of embodying that attitude toward certain people in my life. There have also been allies to whom I could have said, “I do love you, although I love my fantasy about you a little more.” And it has even been the case on numerous occasions that I’ve been proud to declare, “I love you even more than I love my fantasy about you.” What about you, Leo? Where do you stand on the issue? This is an excellent time to get on the righteous side of the great divide, which is to say: Adore your special people for who they really are more than for your fantasies about them.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) In a puckish fantasy, the poet Linh Dinh imagined a hypothetical scenario in which it would be uncool to be too cool. “In an effort to inject more pep and resolve into its lethargic citizens,” he waxed with prophetic longing, “the government is mandating the use of an exclamation mark at the end of each sentence, spoken or written. ‘It looks like rain!’ for example, or ’I must sleep!’” I suggest that you take his vision, Virgo, and turn it into reality for the immediate future! You would really benefit from getting more excited than usual! Who knows, maybe a simple thing like imagining every one of your sentences ending with an exclamation mark could make your whole being more thrillable!


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Is there a big difference between your current job and your beloved career? Do you suffer from the unsettling feeling that your calling

hasn’t called you yet? Are you under the impression that your main reason for being here on Earth may reveal itself at some unknown time in the future, but not anytime soon? If you answered no to all those questions, congrats! You are more than halfway toward living a victorious life. But if you answered yes to at least one question, it’s high time to take action. Start by formulating an intention to find out what you need to know in order to deal with the problem more aggressively. The cosmic forces are arrayed in such a way as to reward you for doing so.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) The Indian guru known as Amma has hugged over 30 million people during her three–decades career. I’ve known people who’ve received blessings from her, and they tell me that she can magically undo your karmic knots with her spiritual power, freeing you from having to suffer indefinitely for the bad decisions you made in the past. Amma rarely does a complete unraveling of all karmic knots in one sitting, however. Your negative conditioning might be holding you together, after all, and a sudden super–fix could cause you to fall apart. That’s the situation I suspect is true for you right now, Scorpio: You’ll be wise to undo some, but not all, of your karmic knots.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

The coming week will have something to offend and agitate everyone –– except you. Whines and moans and yelps will ring out across the land, even as you’re emanating poise and aplomb. You may be tempted to brazenly exploit everyone’s vulnerability and seize control of your corner of the world, but I think that would be shortsighted of you. A better strategy for capitalizing on your advantage would be to dole out large doses of mercy, making sure that the people who will be important to your future don’t lose their way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

“The bear must deal with 20 obstacles, and each one of them involves pears,” says the Sufi proverb, “because the bear adores pears.” That’s a twisty truth worth meditating on, Capricorn. I suspect that the gifts coming your way will bring their own unique problems;

the dreams you’re in love with will generate new dilemmas to solve. By no means does this imply that you should avoid accepting the gifts or pursuing your dreams. Part of the fun of doing great things is dealing with the changes they generate!


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) On behalf of all us non–Aquarians, I’d like to express our appreciation for the experiments you’ve been performing. Please don’t be discouraged just because the results thus far have been inconclusive and left you feeling a trifle rudderless. We feel confident that sooner or later you’ll come up with discoveries that will have bottom–line value to both you and the rest of us. We’d also like to apologize for the shortsighted and timid types among us who are accusing you of being unrealistic or overly optimistic. Please keep trying those novel approaches and making those imaginative forays.


(Feb. 19–March 20) While reviewing the work of Angelina Jolie in the film *Taking Lives,* A. O. Scott called her “the flesh–and– blood actress most likely to be mistaken for a computer–generated special effect.” I don’t expect you to rival Jolie’s odd talent anytime soon, but I wonder if maybe you’ll be seeing a lot of that kind of stuff in the world around you. Some of the characters who will be advancing the plotlines in your life story may seem to be able to breathe fire, walk through walls, or change the weather at will. At the very least, you’ll witness phenomena that resemble optical illusions. My advice: Try to get these exotic outbreaks to work for you rather than against you. Embrace them, don’t fear them. cs


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Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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

Compassionate Friends Support Group

A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents Candler Heart & Lung Bldg., Conference Room 3, 5356 Reynolds St. ,

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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

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 http://www.

First Line

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 1-800264-7154.

Gray Matters Brain Injury 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.memo-

Grief 101

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

Heart Beats for Life

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.

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

Huntington Disease Support Group

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

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/

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

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

KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group

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

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.

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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

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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

Memorial Health Bleeding Disorders Support Group

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

Memorial Health Focus

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.

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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 Survivor’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.

S-Anon Family Group

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

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

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 10:00am11:30pm. Please call 898-4344 or 210-0491 for more info and to register.

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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, I’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, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http://www.fpc.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

A support group for sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease and their families. Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital,

PRIDE Support Group

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://

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 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 http://www.sjchs. org

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

Spinal Injury Support Group

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

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

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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 http://www.fpc.

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 Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

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

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 Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

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

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 http://www.

Wheeze busters

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Women who love too much

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

Women’s Self-Harm Support Group

For women with self-harm disorders. Dr. Patricia English, 335-2508. Free, although love offerings will be accepted.

Volunteers America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

to sort, clean, & shelve salvaged foods from reclamation centers where bent cans or crumpled boxes of nutritious food is sent. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St , Savannah

CASA needs volunteers

to speak up for abused children in court for their best interests and to help ensure they are placed in safe and permanent homes. Call 447-8908.

Community Health Mission

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This non-profit organization is looking for volunteer nurses, doctors, nurses practitioners and development/fundraising volunteers to work at the center, which provides free medical care for working uninsured individuals. Flexible schedule. Apply by mail to: Community Health Mission, Inc. Attn: Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer, 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite No. 6. Savannah, 31406. Fax number is 352-3980 or send email to For info, visit Community Health Mission, Inc, 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 6 , Savannah

Davenport House Docent Training

Davenport House volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in October. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Davenport House, 324 E. State St. , cs

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FOR SALE 1725 E.33rd st Nearly New! 3BR/2BA+ garage. Upgraded home on culdesac. perfect condition. $129,900 1814 E. 60th -Midtown MOTIVATED SELLER 3beds/2ba+den, & 2 car garage. Everything new! 139,900 2144 Mississippi Ave Completely rebuilt in 2006, new windows, ac, siding, wood-floors, ceramic tile & more+ Bonus California Ave Lot! $89,900 4 Ruston Ct MOTIVATED SELLER, BRING ALL OFFERS! 3 beds+bonus, brick ranch, new carpet, move in ready $114,900 Paradise Park-Multi Family 2-homes/1-price! 2700sf total, 3 bd/2ba, and 1bd/1ba. Both for $167,900 7232 Garfield St.- FORE-

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

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Fisherman’s Paradise For Sale $129,000 Large, Well Maintained 16X80, Fully-Furnished, 3BR/2 Bath, Raised Ceilings, King Master w/Garden Bath, Front Porch. Tucked away in great cul-de-sac neighborhood. Private but very convenient, short walk to everything. Only minutes from fishing the best location on the Atlantic Coast. 912-739-3902 Land/Lots for saLe 840

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


3beds/2baths, +bonus, near Isle of Hope, like new! $113,900 15 West 41st st. Historic, potential commercial, over 4000s.f., Must see! $349,900 INVESTORS’ SPECIALS Ardsley Park- 305 E. 65th St 2bed/1bath, Ardsley Park, $79,900 Bacon Park Area 3BR/1BA handyman special. $39,900 901 West 52nd St. 2-homes/1-price! Multifamily, 3BR/2BA+ 1BD/1BA, Good condition, $1200/mo income. $99,500 1201 East 59th St. 1400sf, 3BR/1.5BA, $74,900 1903 Causton Bluff 2Br/1Ba, new a/c, electric, windows, flooring & more. $67,900 LOTS Long Point-Wilmington Island Cleared Marshfront Lot. over 1/2 ac $234,900 000 California Ave LOTLarge, cleared buildable lot ready for home! $17,000 103 Nettles Industrial LOT over and acre, commercial/industrial lot. $49,900 Late on payments? Owe more than your home is worth? Facing Foreclosure? I CAN HELP! Amber Williams, GRI RE/MAX Savannah Cell:660-2848

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NICE, BRICK Home, Port Wentworth. 3BR/2BA, huge family room, privacy fence. Walking distance to shopping. Very close to I-95. Motivated seller. $142,000. Elite Coastal Properties, 355-2494 Margarita Vassileva, 912-228-2208 Paul Taylor, Realtor

LOTS FOR SALE: 40X100, 64X100, off Montgomery & Staley. Near HAAF. Ready for quick claiming. Make offer. Call 912-224-4167 commercial property for sale 840


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Could be converted to Residential. Selling for $30K under Assessed Value. Doris Thomas Realty Inc. 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909 for rent 855 $1100/Monthly 117 Live Oak Ln, New 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Familyroom, Diningroom, Huge Mast e r, N ew NeighborhoodGarden City. 706.313.1090 ConneCtsavannah.Com Online listings & cOntent

1240 E. VICTORY DR/ DAFFIN PARK . 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, W/D conn, gas heat & water. No pets. $775/month. Reese & Company. 236-4233


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1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home, 14x70, on a high/wooded lot. 3BR, 2BA, save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator, full miniblinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, onsite garbage service (twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month, including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673. 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 15 QUAIL FOREST DRIVE: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, 1-car garage, fenced backyard, washer/dryer connections, central heat/air. $950/month + deposit. Call 912-596-7551. 1 BR Apt. $400 per month Plus deposit. 216 W. 39th Street. Central heat/air, furnished appliances. 912-657-0458 1BR APT. FOR RENT. 3103 Bull Street, washer/dryer connection. $500/month, $500/deposit. Call Mr. Gibbs, 257-3000 or 352-3080.


Near Thunderbolt. 2BR, 1 Bath, LR, DR, fenced yard. Pets ok with approval. References/Credit check required. $735/month, $700/deposit. 898-0078

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH duplex for rent on Wilmington Island. Available Sept 1st. $735/month, + $36 water. Call 912-897-6722. 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, 1-full bath, living room, kitchen, vinyl floors, electric heat, range, refrigerator furnished, washer, dryer, cable TV, telephone and computer connection. 204 Carolan Street, (Bay View) West Savannah. $500/month, $300 deposit. Call 912-754-7923.

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Central heat/air. No pets! Off Chevis Rd. Quiet area! $575/month + $500/deposit. Call 912-927-3595 or 912-656-3595 2BR/1BA APT. Largo Tibet area, Southside. $595/rent $595/dep. No Section 8. Call 656-7842 or 704-3662 2BR/1BA Brick duplex, living-room, dining-area, kitchen, off street parking, back/front yard. 4 Chippewa drive. Near Oglethorpe mall $650/month. 912-927-4712 or306-7313 2BR/1BA, Completely furnished, Bloomingdale. Call for details, 912-210-0144 2BR/1BA DUPLEX: 103 East Fairmont Avenue (Southside). Total electric, washer/dryer hookups, fenced-in yard. Quiet neighborhood, close to everything. $675/rent, $650/security deposit. Call Chip at 912-665-2300 or Dawn at 661-0409. 2BR/2BA APARTMENT: Kitchen, LR/DR combo. Largo Tibet area. $685/Rent, $685/Deposit. Call 656-7842 or 704-3662 ConneCtsavannah.Com Online listings & cOntent

3/4 Brick off Montgomery & Staley on 3 lots. 8 rooms, Newly painted. Sale/Rent. No reasonable offer refused. Call 912-224-4167 3BR/2BA mobile home. In nice mobile home park. Includes washer/dryer, stove/refrigerator. $650/month + security deposit. Call 660-9148

for rent 855 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 412 EAST 50TH STREET: Very large 2BR, lots of storage, screened porch $725/month. 1305 EAST 56TH STREET: 2BR house, single car carport, fenced backyard $675/month. 1104 EAST 31ST STREET: Very large 3BR, all electric; Section 8 welcome $675/month. 801 WEXLER: 4BR/1.5BA; Section 8 welcome $900/month. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 5159 Heriot St: 2BR 1BA, central heat& window ac with stove & refrigerator $480, sec. Call 912-308-0957 ConneCtsavannah.Com music, Art And EvEnts listings. updAtEd dAily And whEn wE’rE not working on thE print Edition

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+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


Cresthill Sub. 3BR/2BA, LR, den, eat-in kitchen, laundry, fenced yard, carport. Pets ok with approval. References/Credit check required. $900/month, $875/deposit. 898-0078

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905 ½ B West 36th st 2br upstairs apt. $350 +security 904 Moray st 3BR house needs repair for low rent. LANDLORDS If you are in need of a good property manager, CALL US. Managing property is what we do best! Call Lester 912-234-5650 or 912-313-8261 ____________________ ___ ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work! ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

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AVAILABLE NOW! Three Bedroom Houses 132 E. 48th St. $1350 3618 Oakland Ct. $895 2231 N. Fernwood $850 21 Arthur Cir. $795 15 Wilshire Blvd. $825 Two Bedroom Houses 1507 E. 48th St. $850 6 Seneca Rd. $785 639 E. 39th St. $695 APARTMENTS 1 Bedroom 740 E. 45th St. #3 $725 5608-A Jasmine Ave. $595 1408-1/2 E.49th St. $475 2 Bedrooms Windsor Crossing $695 5608-B Jasmine Ave. $675 1210 E. 54th St. $595 1132 E. 53rd St $575 1203 E. 54th St. $595 Commercial 11202 White Bluff Rd. $2000 offices, kitchen, bathroom FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

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for rent 855 Bnet Management Inc. Savannah Southside 9 Lands End Circle $915. Off Abercorn, Lewis Drive. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, storage shed, fireplace, laundry room, CH&A. Savannah West 718 West 38th Street $745. 3BR/2BA, 2-Story, fenced yard, new CH&A, LR, DR, laundry room, hardwood floors & carpet, 1400sqft. Savannah East 2304 Shirley Drive $875. 3BR/1BA, 1700sqft, with large garage, LR, DR, laundry hookup, large fenced yard. 1/2 OFF 1st month’s rent. See virtual tour of houses Username: bnetvirtualtour Section 8 Welcome 507-1489/844-3974

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DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS 530 E. Huntingdon Street, 2-bedrooms, 1bath $575. JEAN WALKER REALTY LLC 912-898-4134

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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. GOOD LANDLORD LOOKING FOR GOOD TENANT! HOME NEWLY RENOVATED! CLEAN 2BR/1BA, new kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, hardwood floors, CH&A. References & employment required. 1319 E. 54th Street. $525/rent, $525/deposit. Section-8 welcome to apply. 912-897-0985

Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. House for rent: 3BR 2BA. Victory Drive, thunderbolt 950/month, Hassell Realt y Co. 912-234-1291 Houses for Rent 1306 E35th 3bd 2ba $750, 1902 Vassar 3bd 1ba $750, 806 E Park 2bd 1ba $650. (912)376-1674 HOUSES Two and Three bedroom houses. $550-$850. Hassell Realty Company. 234-1291 LARGE ONE BEDROOM APT. in Pooler. Washer/dryer, dishwasher. $525/month plus deposit. Available Now. Call 727-4080. MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 925-1831.


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595 WEST 54th STREET: 2 Bedroom Apartments/1.5 baths, washer/dryer connection/total electric, deposit *$315, $660 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 PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO: $485/monthly plus $85 utilities. Near Downtown, 210Sqft. w/6’ wide closet, extra closet, fireplace (non-op). Close to Forsyth Park. 2 large windows; Lots of natural light. Call 717-823-3805

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

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

RENT TO OWN #95 Savannah Pines, garden city, totally remodeled. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, $150 down payment, $425/month. no credit check.


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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912-398-1821 912-224-0710- ESPANOL TRAILA PARA VENDER #95 Savannah Pines, Garden City. Completamente Remodelada 2 cuartos, 2 banos $1500/ entrada, $425/mensuai NO CHEQUEO CREDITO. 912-224-0710

RICHMOND HILL 3BR/2BA, newer home. Single car garage. Available immediately. $875/month, $875/deposit. One yr. lease. No pets. 756-2640

for rent 855 SAVANNAH PINES MOBILE HOMES Lot 6 Village drive, very nice 2BR2BA, furnished, kitchen, ch&a, fireplace, $600/month, 507-7934/927-2853

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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.

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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 SOUTHSIDE very nice 3BR/1.5BA, furnished kitchen, CH&A, new paint & carpet, & lots more. 29 Kandlewood Drive. $850/month. 507-7934/927-2853

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TOWNHOME: 1600 Habersham St. between 32nd & 33rd St., Savannah. Thomas Square area. Spacious 2BR/1BA, kitchen and living room, central heat/air, total electric. $575/month plus $575/deposit. Virtual tour at Call Adam @ 234-2726. ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work!


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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.

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for rent 855 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. COASTAL CT. Nice 2BR/2BA Apt, furnished kitchen $650. CRESTHILL 3BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, home $775. SPEIR ST. Nice 3BR/1.5BA Home, 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 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT: Space ideal for antique shop. Call for details 354-2920. Commercial sales or warehouse, 52nd street extension, near Ogeechee road. $2000/month, Hassell Realty Co. 234-1291 rooms for rent 895 1BR EFFICIENCY Apt. fully furnished. One person:$165/week. Two people:$185/week, plus 1-week deposit. Off Skidaway near SSU. 912-675-0062

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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

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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


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.


Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995


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

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:130 Alpine Drive. $550/month $475/deposit or $180/week. Near HunterAAF. 1/2 electric. Available Now. 912-272-8020 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. 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.

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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 2007 Saturn Sky Convertible, 35000 miles, silver, leather interior, 5-speed, $21,000. Call 912-507-9770

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$2950 or less... • ‘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.

cars 910 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 Happenings

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