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Wednesday The Market at Trustees Garden

What: Farmer’s showcase,

organic gardening presentations, films and more. When: Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St., Cost: Free

Richard Wright and 12 Million Black Voices

What: Kalenda Eaton, AASU

professor, will discuss Wright and the Federal Writers Project. When: Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St., Cost: Free

Film The Stone Tape (UK, 1972)

What: In this extremely rare

BBC-made thriller, scientists attempt to analyze a malevolent ghost trapped in the walls of a creepy British mansion - with terrifying results. When: Wed. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave, Cost: $6 Info: psychotronicfilms

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Annual Greek Festival What: It’s all Greek to ev-

eryone here. Enjoy music, dance and most of all food at this three day celebration of local Greek culture and cuisine. When: Thu. Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Fri. Oct. 16, 11 a.m., Sat.

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Where: St. Paul’s Greek

Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson Cost: Small donation to enter Info: 912-236-8256.

Theater: The Lady Aoi

What: Savannah State’s Theater program presents this updated version of a 1000 year old Japanese story. When: Thu. Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 16, 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Sun. Oct. 18, 3 p.m. Where: SSU’s Kennedy Theater Cost: $5-10

Boiler Room Grand Opening

What: New coffeehouse in Whistlestop Cafe at Savannah History Museum. Live music, half-off baked goods, first cup of joe free. When: Oct. 15, 4-8 p.m. Where: MLK and Louisville Rd. between History Museum and Visitor Center.

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Crab Crawl 5k

What: Kick off the Seafood

Festival by getting active with a run in the Crab Crawl 5k race. Register by October 15. Call for more info, or register online at When: Fri. Oct. 16 Where: J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill Cost: $35 registration fee includes entrance to festival Info: com/

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Lecture: Banana Cultivation in Georgia

What: Prof. Richard Wallace

presents nearly 10 years of research about studies of banana cultivation in nontropical climates. When: Fri. Oct. 16, 12 p.m. Where: AASU University Hall #156, 11935 Abercorn St., Cost: Free

Bonnie Raitt

What: The Savan-

nah Music Festival presents Grammy Award winning country music legend Bonnie Raitt When: Fri. Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: Civic Center Cost: $35-75 Info:

Living History: The Yellow Fever Epidemic What: Take a trip back in

time to experience life during the 1820 Yellow Fever epidemic that plagued Savannah. To make reservations: call 912-236-8097 or email When: Oct. 16, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9 PM, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. , 8, 8:30, 9 PM Where: Davenport House Museum Cost: $10-15/adv, $1517/door

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Island Danse Theatre Yard Sale

What: Furniture, antiques,

dance costumes and more. Funds benefit this nonprofit’s performances. When: Sat. Oct. 17, 7 a.m.12 p.m. Where: Islands Dance Academy parking lot, 115 Charlotte Rd. Whitemarsh Island Shopping Center

St. Vincent’s Annual Home Tour and Tea What: A self-guided

home tour through nine prominent historic district residences followed by a traditional tea service. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s/ Candler Convent Building. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: St. Joseph’s/Candler Convent Cost: $40 Info: www.svatourofhomes. com/

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fresh food and food products. When: Sat. Oct. 17, 9 a.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St., Cost: Free

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summer with loads of family fun. Refreshments available, pumpkins for sale. When: Sat. Oct. 17, 10 a.m. Where: White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd

at St. Paul’s for SCAD students and neighbors and parish members. When: Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn

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Lecture: Natural Health Care for Pets

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tion, supplements, special diets and home cooking for pets along with homeopathic and herbal treatments. For more information, call Brighter Day Natural Foods, (912)236-4703; or contact Barbara, When: Tue. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Where: DeSoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. Cost: Free


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The Elephant Engine High Dive Revival What: This touring group

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Fall Frolic in the Park

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Tree Foundation invites everyone to celebrate the shade with a free concert by The Handy Men under the oaks in the park. When: Sun. Oct. 18, 3 p.m. Where: Jaycee Park , Tybee Island Cost: Free


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ensemble presents a cross-section of music from Florence, starting at a time just ten years after the Black Death wiped out up to 60% of the population of Europe. When: Oct. 18, 3 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn Cost: $8-10

Lecture: ‘Who do you think you are?’ What: Discussion of the

classic O’Connor story “Parker’s Back” with Woody Belangia, Professor of Philosophy at Augusta State University. When: Oct. 18, 3 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St.

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Poetry Reading: Angela Ball

What: The Poetry Society

of Georgia presents a reading from Angela Ball, who has published several volumes of work, and is currently a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. When: Tue. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Telfair Museum, 121 Barnard St. Cost: $5/members, $10/ non-members


Wednesday Celebrate AASU Day

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cooked food, carnival rides and games. When: Oct. 21 noon-6 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University campus, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public cs

It’s Greek to me This week brings another edition of the beloved Savannah Greek Festival, which benefits the parish of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church.

This very popular and fun family-friendly event brings Greek music, Greek dance, Greek wares, and of course Greek food to the Hellenic Center directly across the street from the Sanctuary on Anderson Street. While all the food at the Festival is fantastic, Greek cuisine in general is misunderstood. First off, much of what we think of as typically Greek food — baklava and moussaka, for example — is actually Turkish in origin, due to the long occupation by the Ottoman Empire. Even so-called Greek coffee first came to the country with the Turks, who developed quite an appreciation for java due in no small part to the Islamic prohibition on alcohol. In fact, on my first trip to Greece as a child in 1971, the drink was still referred to as “Turkish coffee.” It wasn’t until the war with Turkey over Cyprus later that decade that the Greek government, in a fit of patriotism, officially declared

that it must from then on be called Greek coffee. On my most recent trip to the mother country a few years ago, some of the food news there was frankly disturbing. Many restaurants are now stuffing their gyros with French fries, which to me is the worst kind of sacrilege. They claim it’s to appeal to Americans and Brits, but of course it’s really to cut down on meat costs. Another blasphemy is the increasing use of pork and beef in gyros. Yes, lambs are cute and cuddly. But there’s a reason why ancient Greeks sacrificed lambs to the gods and not pigs. Due to overfishing in the Mediterranean, much of the “fresh seafood” tourists think they’re eating is actually frozen and not of local origin.

It’s almost impossible to make a table full of Greeks go silent, but I managed just that when I noticed a fine-print disclaimer on a menu and asked, “So where does the seafood come from?” My people come from the Greek island of Samos. Just next door is a tiny island called Icaria, famous only for two things. First, several thousand communists were exiled there after the right-wing junta took power in the 1960s, leading to its nickname as “the Red Island.” Secondly and most importantly, Icaria is one of five “Blue Zones” on earth, designated so for the extraordinary longevity of its residents — one out of three of whom live into their 90s. Why do Icarians live so long? Two words: Leafy greens. Unlike the bad tourist fare in the rest of the country, the bulk of the islanders’ diet consists of wild greens picked fresh out of the field, smothered in olive oil, maybe accompanied by a hunk of feta. That’s it. So while you’re enjoying your lemon chicken and baklava this weekend at the Greek Festival, remember to leave room for your veggies. And when in doubt, drown everything in olive oil! cs

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Rumors of rooming houses Editor, Within the last year, my house, a 6 bedroom, 3 bath, not in the Historic District and way too big for just me home, got broken into. When the police came out to make a report, they started asking questions about me having roommates. They insisted on calling my house a “rooming house” and filed it on the report that way. A friend at church who worked with the police department told me to “watch out” and not call the police again because they were planning to “go after” so called rooming houses. I went to zoning, as well as asking for legal advice from an attorney friend of mine. Because it is my residence, and the fact that my roommates rent by the month, I’m in the green. Then just a few days later my roommate said two guys walked up the driveway and into the fenced–in backyard, poking around and looking in the windows. When approached, the

plainclothes men said they were the police, and that they were there because it was an “illegal rooming house” and they were there because of zoning. So I guess I live in a city were I can no longer call the police to my home. I’m glad I’m paying for their services, so they can give jaywalking tickets and buzz around in their helicopter. By the way, this is the kind of thing that motivates me into action! It would not take too much work for a group of us to start targeting people’s jobs. Are you listening Michael Brown? Name Withheld by Request

The Fed’s role in America’s collapse Editor, I recently watched Sean Hannity’s interview with Michael Moore on Fox News and I wish I was there to ask the questions that truly matter to the American people. One of the issues brought up was the collapse of the economy and I was surprised that none of

them had the complete picture. Sean was focusing on the people that bought homes and were irresponsible in handling their finances, thus resulting in them defaulting on mortgages. He also mentioned the fact that the government forced lenders to lower their guidelines thus resulting in mortgages being granted to those who should have never been accepted for a home loan. Correct, but that wasn’t all. Michael focused on the greed of Wall Street. Again, correct but not a complete picture. I might add to this that if I were Sean and heard Michael talk about the Wall Street I would have immediately asked: 1. WHY isn’t President Obama allowing an independent investigation of the financial institutions representing Wall Street? 2. WHY is he still allowing bad behavior from CEO’s and CFO’s that are getting nice fat bonuses? 3. WHY did he agree to bail them out with the taxpayers’ money? Yes, both him and Bush did the same thing. 4. And finally WHY does

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‘We’re not rational actors’

Behavioral economist Mindy Hernandez explains why it’s so hard to do what you want


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For hundreds of years, the study of economics has rested on the principle that human beings act rationally, all the time. More recently, academia has caught on to what many of us have known for years — that immediate gratification is a far greater motivator than rational thought or profit maximizing. From that seed grows the emerging field of Behavioral Economics, which combines psychology and economics to reveal why people so rarely act in their own best interest, particularly when it comes to money. The new field of study has garnered a lot of attention recently because one of its theoretical founders, Daniel Kahneman, won a Nobel Prize for Economics in 2002, and its also become an influential force guiding financial policies within the Obama administration. Mindy Hernandez is a senior research specialist at Princeton University who specializes in Applied Behavioral Economics, or for example, in layman’s terms, what it is that’s keeping you from saving money even though it’s something that you want to do. She will be the featured speaker at the Step Up Savannah’s Annual Meeting, called “Act – Motivate – Change” on October 20. What’s the difference between behavioral economics and regular economics? Mindy Hernandez: The standard assumption in traditional neo–classical economics is that we’re all rational actors... like we’re profit maximizing, we tend to gather full information and we make rational choices. The behavioral perspective comes in and says actually people are irrational, or they exhibit what’s called bounded rationality all the time. For example, we make decisions that are seemingly irrational, where we’re not profit maximizing, we’re actually losing money. Buying a $4 coffee at Starbucks rather than making coffee

at home could be an example. What’s interesting about applied behavioral economics is that the emerging science is telling us that we veer from the standard model in predictable ways. That means that if there are predictable ways that we act “irrationally” then maybe we can use that predictability to formulate programs or new policies. So am I an individual making my own decisions or am I just a piece of driftwood floating through the sea of life, pushed by currents I don’t even understand exist? Mindy Hernandez: That might be a question for you and your god. Behavioral economics seems like it’s reaching into some pretty deep territory. It seems like it’s saying what we view as being these random events, like buying coffee rather than making it at home, are part of these deeper patterns that are almost beyond our control. Mindy Hernandez: I don’t know if they’re beyond our control, or just beyond our conscious attention. Behavioral economics would say that we could have control over these processes if you pay conscious attention to them. There’s actually some interesting studies about how they’ve brought our unconscious processes to the forefront of our minds, to our conscious attention, and we are able to behave differently. But the fact is that automating our lives and our psychic states is really easy and really helpful, like 90 percent of the time. If I had to consciously think about how rational every decision I made was, and set up spreadsheets to profit maximize, I would be totally paralyzed. So we’ve done a very good job of generalizing our situations, like generally if something seems like a good idea, and I have cash in my pocket, it seems like an

ok action for me. A crucial 10–15 percent of the time, we’re actually wrong. Is that how behavioral economics is going to save us all? By making us aware of our irrational economic decisions? Mindy Hernandez: I think to say that behavioral economics is going to save us all is a little overly ambitious. It’s a new science and what we think is that there’s a lot of powerful potential to apply it, but it is emerging, so we want to be careful about what we’re promising, and whether it can save us all is still up in the air. What we think is that it can a difference in a lot of big ways but we have to test that out slowly and carefully. Since it’s emerging, who is using this the most right now? Mindy Hernandez: The most celebrated example is in the Save More Tomorrow program, which was a program to automatically enroll people in 401ks. They asked their employees to automatically enroll in 401ks instead of having them wait individually to sign up. Half the people said no, I can’t save now, and they said that’s fine, how about you start saving during your next pay raise. And they did, not only did they sign up starting their next pay raise, but every raise after that they would increase their savings amount by 3 percent. What they say was that the people who enrolled this way, who were complete non–savers, reached the cap on their 401k within 9 or 10 years and they actually had to stop a lot of people from the program because they couldn’t save anymore. What’s powerful about that example is that it’s something everyone said they wanted to do. Everybody said they wanted to save, the way people want to eat better and exercise more, but following through on those good intentions can be hard. What behavioral economics says is that there are policies we can put in place, and we can design programs in this behaviorally informed way that actually help people follow through on their best intentions. There’s a fear that this will be used as a dark science to get people to

do what they don’t want to do, but the science really is focused on what people actively want to do, like save more, and then find easy ways for them to do it. Am I not a better person because there are all these invisible obstacles in the way? Is this a science that’s explaining why we’re not more proactive? Mindy Hernandez: It’s asking the fundamental question of, in a very simplistic way, why don’t I go to the gym even though I want to? Why don’t we do the things that we want to do? And then to that behavioral question, the applied science would say, how could we change policies and programs so that we’re more likely to do them? Is this what you’re speaking about at the Step Up meeting? How does this tie into what their whole mission is? Mindy Hernandez: In the asset building field, you have people that have been working on these programs for years and years to get people to save more, budget, get their credit under control, take job training courses – all these are things that people want to do, but for some reason don’t. I’m going to Step Up Savannah because they are really thoughtfully starting to ask ‘why aren’t we seeing the increases in take up or in savings that we should see? What other lens can we take to this problem?’ I’m supplying that behavioral lens to talk about work that’s been done in the asset building field to infuse programs and policies with a behavioral perspective. For example, having somebody fill out a 15–page form about why they want to save is probably not as effective as giving somebody immediately one or two very easy ways to save. Just as a quick example. cs Mindy Hernandez speaks at the Step Up Annual Meeting Where: Savannah Civic Center – 2nd Floor, East Wing When: October 20, 7:30 a.m. Cost: Free (RSVP required)

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A closer look at the City’s health care program by Patrick Rodgers |

Under–budget and highly effective aren’t two words commonly used in discussions about healthcare these days, but they’re apt descriptors of the City of Savannah’s healthcare system. The City’s wellness program, the Healthy Savannah Initiative and its participation in a co–operative purchasing plan have all reaped the benefits of considerable savings and quality. At a budget workshop at the end of last month, Assistant City Manager Chris Morrill gave a presentation updating the City’s healthcare costs through the middle of the year. Almost counter–intuitive to the national dialogue, the report showed the City is projected to come in under-budget on annual healthcare costs, which currently hover around $20 million per year.

In a time when many employers and families are watching their health insurance costs skyrocket, the City has managed to create a comprehensive approach to healthcare management that has slowed cost increases to an impressive four or five percent per year, as opposed to nine or ten percent seen elsewhere. The City of Savannah’s healthcare costs are 21 percent lower than the average set by other public sector organizations. The City spends about $7,000 per employee, while the average organization is paying closer to $9,000.

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“We’re saving 59 percent off of charges,” says Beth Robinson, the Human Resources Director for the City. One of the major factors is the City’s membership in the Savannah Business Group, a coalition of local employers who self–fund their healthcare, buying care in bulk from networks of hospitals and physicians rather than paying premiums to a health insurance company. “Insurance companies in Georgia — all insurance companies now in the state — are for profit except the employers,” explains Gary Rost, the Executive Director of the SBG.

Employers who self–fund healthcare, essentially becoming their own Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), are able to cut out taxes, profits and commissions that are built into premiums charged by insurance companies. “Believe it or not, when you unbundle that service from the insurance company, you’re able to get better pricing,” Rost says. There are currently 28 companies who are members of the SBG, which insures healthcare for about 50,000 people in Chatham County, more than 20 percent of the total population.


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Employees are getting the message too, and in the last several years the level of enrollment in the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare has increased from over 70 percent to over 90 percent currently. By focusing on prevention, the City has been able to help employees and their families monitor their health more effectively. They have seen dramatic improvements in blood sugar levels (a trigger for diabetes), cholesterol, and other health indicators. The Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smoking cessation program has also been widely recommended as a model for other organizations by Center for Disease Control. Having improved the overall health within the City organization, now, through the Healthy Savannah Initiative, which was spearheaded by Mayor Johnson after recovering from his heart attack in 2007, the City will begin to look at the health and wellness of the community as a whole. Last week, the HSI and the City sponsored a public meeting with Mari Gallagher, a national expert in nutrition accessibility who has previously worked with cities like Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and Los Angeles. Gallagher did whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called a Level 1 survey of Savannah, highlighting areas known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;food desertsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; where access to nutritional foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are limited or nonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;existent. The results will help direct discussions of policy so that food choices can be more balanced throughout the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we know about people and behavior is that people will often go toward food sources that are readily available,â&#x20AC;? Roberts says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people have access to fruits and vegetables, they will tend to buy more fruits and vegetables then if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have access to them.â&#x20AC;? cs





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The practice of large employers selfâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;insuring their employees is fairly common across the country. According to Rost, 60â&#x20AC;&#x201C;65 percent of Americans have healthcare through their employer, and of those ensured through their employer, 80 percent are through selfâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;funded employers, similar to the City and other SBG members like JCB, Gulfstream and SCAD. The SBGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;operative healthcare purchasing does translate to savings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; essentially by buying in bulk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the real difference between SBG members and other selfâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;funded employers is that the size of the community allows an ongoing relationship to be developed with a hospital system, which helps with negotiations of price, as well as monitoring the overall quality of care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the care has a lot of overuse and a lot of misuse, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be spending a lot of dollars on waste,â&#x20AC;? Rost explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 30 percent of healthcare dollars are just waste. We have to eliminate that waste from the system and you do that by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness.â&#x20AC;? Rost warns, however, that while selfâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;funded direct purchasing works well in Savannah and other smaller communities because of the ability to negotiate, the system is not an overâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; arching solution because it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work well in larger cities (with the exception of Las Vegas, where the service union runs a similar program). Although wellness programs and preventative medicine have become a major part of the national healthcare dialogue, the City was an early adopter of such concepts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City of Savannah has always demonstrated leadership around the area of health in our community,â&#x20AC;? says Liz Ann Roberts, a former employee health director for the City, who is currently a member of the Healthy Savannah Initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steering committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had had a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wellness programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; about three or four years before I got there, and in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s that was a relatively new concept.â&#x20AC;? The Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wellness program started simply with preâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;employment physicals and an aerobics program, but has now grown into a comprehensive program focused on preventative medicine and early detection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved forward tenâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;fold in terms of what the emphasis is on everything from disease management to weight loss, nutrition and fitness programs,â&#x20AC;? Beth Robinson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a more strategic approach.â&#x20AC;?

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A few days ago I was sitting at a light in my taxi at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Victory Drive. While I was sitting at said light I saw a pickup truck (no surprise) in front of me, which had on its rear cab window a sticker which stated this: “Don’t be a victim. Buy a gun!” Wow! What is it with the people of the U.S. of A. and the right to own a gun? Don’t be a victim. OK, I’d rather be a perpetrator any day of the week. Seriously though, has anyone done a study of how many crimes were prevented by someone having their very own legally bought firearm, as opposed to how many crimes were committed by the same group? I sure do feel better that firearms are now legal to carry into a bar and nightclub. I sure feel safer now knowing that people are drinking and packing heat in a generally volatile environment... thank you Governor Redneck Perdue! Then there is always that wonderful bit of false logic used by the gun lobby stating that if guns are made illegal then only criminals will have guns. That is so not true. Last time I checked all of the various forms of law enforcement seem to have guns as well. So, why don’t we let these two groups do their thing and leave things well enough alone? Cops and Criminals, the two C’s. Hey, they are professionals at what they do, why should we amateurs get involved — we’d just screw it up anyway. Hey, you having a bad run of luck, wife (girlfriend) left you, kids driving you to drink? Buy a gun or two or three or four or five... a ton of ammo and kill 20 to 40 people and then kill yourself! It’s obviously your right. I’m not sure of the number of the amendment that grants this (right) but it’s a low number. Which means it was written long, long ago. It was written back when a gun was a one–shot musket, which is a hard weapon to use on a spree killing or any other type of criminal rampage. The Constitution was written by men. Granted they were the pretty

much the best and brightest of their day, but still they were men. Men of the 18th Century in fact. Times have changed much since then. Let’s see — is it a right to drive a car? Nope, it isn’t! It is a privilege and much is done to regulate and codify all of us as to if we can drive, how we drive, and everything that comes with driving a motor vehicle. I don’t see people up in arms about all of that government regulation. Everyone is outraged and distraught when another gun crime is committed, yet true gun regulation is still far away. Here’s an equation for you: Pro–life fanatic purchases rifle and like the zealous coward he is, shoots and kills a live abortion doctor who probably has a wife and children (grandchildren) of their own = the insanity of the right for any crackpot to bear arms. I lived in Israel where everybody has a gun, and yet there is hardly any Israeli-to-Israeli gun violence. The problem in the U. S. is we think everything is our right — like the right to have a gun and kill whoever we want with it. So whose freedom do we protect: the gun lovers or those who don’t want to die because you’re a nutbag who’s had a bad childhood and mommy didn’t love enough and daddy molested and has the right to buy these assault weapons that were made for maximum kill? If I had my way I’d get rid of guns altogether. All they do is kill. Yes my crazed right-wing religious fanatics, wasn’t it God who gave Moses the Ten Commandments, one of which states “Thou shalt not kill?” No ambiguous language there! Melt them down ammo and all, build something beautiful or buy food for all the starving people of the world. That of course is not realistic, but perhaps we should make gun ownership like driving a car. We should have a G.O.D (Gun Ownership Department) where you go through a full registration and licensing, complete with full psychological and background checks. The G.O.D. Hey all you religious right wingers — even God would get behind that one! cs

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Officers responded to a teen club on Montgomery Street about an individual smoking marijuana. Police escorted the individual out of the club, and when they got him outside he became disorderly.

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apartments and residents were temporarily evacuated while the fire was extinguished by the Savannah Fire Department. Arson investigators were called. The owner of the vehicle stated that he had gone to bed several hours earlier, then woke up when he heard something going on outside, and then saw the vehicle in flames. He stated that someone named Sam, last name unknown, told him some boys in the neighborhood were planning on doing something to the vehicle. The vehicle was not registered and did not have insurance coverage. • A woman called police while at a downtown bar because her ex–boyfriend had left her 38 threatening voicemails in the last three days. He said he would hurt anyone she dates, and that he would wait for her at her home. The police patrolled the area around her home looking for anyone who fit the description, but saw no one. They also advised her of warrant procedures. • An employee of a group home was assaulted for not giving a resident an allergy pill. It took three female employees

to restrain the attacker while waiting for police. The woman then became disorderly and verbally abusive to the employee, stating that she “raped her” and called her “a whore.” The resident was taken to the hospital in reference to her mental health. The woman told the nurse on duty that she had been raped the night before by a male and female, although she could not give any specifics. The woman was diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic. The hospital staff was also advised that the woman had a history of unstable mental health. The assaulted employee stated that the woman reports she’s been raped fairly often. • While on patrol, an officer saw two white males fighting on the corner of Congress and Barnard Streets. The two men threw punches at each other until a female got between them and tried to break it up. She was struck by a flying fist and dropped to the ground. The fight continued as officers approached. Both men were arrested.

EMS treated both on the scene. The woman who tried to break it up stated the fight began because her boyfriend, one of the two men under arrest, was drunk and accidentally bumped into the other guy. • A woman went to a fast food restaurant, paid for her food and received a $10 bill as part of her change. Eight hours later, waiting to pay at another fast food restaurant on the other side of town, the $10 bill was rejected because it was a fake. The woman returned to the first fast food restaurant. The manager there told her that she would have to contact the regional manager. The police took the counterfeit bill and logged into the evidence room. There is no word on whether the woman got her food from the second restaurant, or whether the first one corrected the situation with the $10. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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What’s the deal with getting a song stuck in your head? Why does it happen, especially if it’s a song you don’t like or don’t even know well? Please enlighten me; I’m getting really sick of “Tainted Love” running circles through my brain. —Meg Think you’ve got problems? My assistant Una claims she had the same tune running through her head off and on for 27 years. Only after laborious research was she able to establish what it was: a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi, which at least has some class. Can you imagine 27 years of “Achy Breaky Heart”? As is all too often the case with the interesting parts of science, we don’t know much about this phenomenon but we have a good name for it: earworm, a translation of the German Ohrwurm. (Use the German if you want anyone to pay attention to you in the faculty lounge.) People have been interested in earworms for a while now—Mark Twain used one as a plot device in his 1876 story “A Literary Nightmare.” They’re the most common type of what’s called “involuntary imagery,” sounds, pictures, smells, and even tastes that come to mind unbidden. One theory is that earworms are a form of mild musical hallucination, the distinction being that with an earworm you (a) usually aren’t on drugs or suffering from schizophrenia and thus (b) are fully aware there’s no actual music being played outside of your skull. Another theory is that earworms are a side effect of your brain trying to consolidate memories, akin to what happens in REM sleep. Yet another possibility is pondered by Oliver Sacks in his book Musicophilia: earworms might simply be a consequence of our being surrounded by music in our lives whether we want to be or not. A more promising line of investigation in my opinion is to focus on the earworminess of particular songs. Una contacted the office of James Kellaris, a professor of marketing at the Univer-

sity of Cincinnati who’s styled himself “Dr. Earworm” after years studying the subject, to learn more about a theory of his known as “cognitive itch.” According to Kellaris, “certain pieces of music may have properties that excite an abnormal reaction in the brain”—in other words, your brain detects something extraordinary about the music that compels attention. Your brain tries to process the itch by repeating it, which only makes things worse. Kellaris finds the music most likely to cause an earworm has one or more of three key qualities: repetitiveness, simplicity, and what he calls incongruity, often an unexpected rhythmic variation. A 2003 study by Kellaris showed that nearly 98 percent of people experienced earworms, usually involving sung rather than instrumental tunes. While women and men experienced earworms equally often, women had to put up with them for longer and were more likely to be peeved. Kellaris’s research also suggests that musicians and those inclined to worry are particularly susceptible to worm attacks. In the early 1980s Chicago parking garage bigwig Myron Warshauer used earworms as the basis of a patented “musical theme floor reminder system,” in which a different well-known song plays in each floor’s elevator lobby. When you come back hours later and can’t remember what floor you parked on, all you have to do is pay attention to the tune that’s (theoretically) still in your head—the song titles are listed opposite the buttons in the elevators. Despite all this, no one really knows what causes earworms or how to get rid of them. Common removal techniques include replacing the tune with a different one, trying to distract oneself with something else, listening to the piece in question, talking to others about the earworm, or just waiting the worm out. A final infobit: A 2005 survey found 7.5 percent of respondents were inflicted by their least favorite song as an earworm, and more than a third hated the song’s lyrics more than anything else about it. The most loathed tune? No surprise here: Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achy Breaky Heart.” 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.

Before Arthur David Horn met his future bride Lynette (a “metaphysical healer”) in 1988, he was a tenured professor at Colorado State, with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale, teaching a mainstream course in human evolution. With Lynette’s guidance (after a revelatory week with her in California’s Trinity Mountains, searching for Bigfoot), Horn evolved, himself, resigning from Colorado State and seeking to remedy his inadequate Ivy League education. At a conference in Denver in September, Horn said he now realizes that humans come from an alien race of shape-shifting reptilians that continue to control civilization through the secretive leaders known as the Illuminati. Other panelists in Denver included enthusiasts describing their own experiences with various alien races.

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kill them both using a new, mysterious device that an al-Qaida video had earlier proclaimed would be impossible to detect. The terrorist blew up only himself, though, and security investigators concluded that his “bomb” was a 3-inchlong explosive hidden in his rectum.


• While state and local governments furiously pare budgets by laying off and furloughing workers, retired bureaucrats who receive defined-benefit pensions (rather than flexible 401(k) retirement accounts) continue to receive fixed payouts. According to a California organization advocating that government retirement benefits be changed from pensions to 401(k) accounts, one retired fire chief in northern California gets $241,000 a year, and a retired small-town city administrator’s pension is $499,674.84 per year, guaranteed.

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• Health Insurance Follies: (1) Blue • In September, Hadi al-Mutif, 34, Shield California twice refused to pay who has been on death row in Saudi $2,700 emergency room claims by Arabia for the last 16 years, following Rosalinda Miran-Ramirez, concluding his conviction for insulting the Prophet that it was not a “reasonable” decision Muhammad, was given a five-year for her to go to the ER that morning prison sentence after insulting the Saudi when she awoke to a shirt saturated justice system in a TV interview. with blood from what turned out to be • Among the ramblings on the blog a breast tumor. Only after a KPIX-TV of George Sodini (the gunman who reporter intervened in September did killed three women in a PennsylvaBlue Shield pay the claim. (2) National nia health club, and then himself, in Women’s Law Center found that the August) was his belief that, having once laws of eight states permit insurance been “saved,” he would enter heaven companies to deny health coverage to even if he happened to commit mass a battered spouse (as a “pre-existing murder. Sodini attributed the belief to condition,” since batterers tend to be one of his church’s pastors, and another recidivists), according to a September church official, Deacon Jack Rickreport by Kaiser Health News. ard, told the Associated Press that he • Child “Protection” Caseworkers: (1) personally believes Sodini is in heaven In November 2008, the Illinois Depart(“once saved, always saved”), though ment of Children and Family Services Rickard somehow split the difference: returned an infant to her mother’s care “He’ll be in heaven, but he won’t have two weeks after the woman had, accordany rewards because he did evil.” ing to police, left her in a toilet bowl. • The San Francisco Society for the (Three months later, following further Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation, the woman was operates an assistance-dog charged with attempted murder, program under a $500,000 and the baby was taken away.) grant and not only provides Derby Devil (2) Texas child agency caseworkthe trained dog but also yearly ers assigned a low priority (non- Fans Unite! “refresher” sessions to keep the ”immediate” risk) after a home dog sharp. However, client visit in May in Arlington Patricia Frieze told SF Weekly revealed that a violent, longin September that the organitroubled mother routinely left zation had asked her whether it three children, ages 6, 5 and 1, could do the refresher course this home alone all day while she was year by telephone instead of a home at work. In September, the 1-yearvisit by a trainer. old was found dead. • On Aug. 28, a suicide bomber Fine Points of the Law approached Saudi Prince Mo• Landlords Prevail: (1) In hammed bin Nayef, intending to

July, Chuck Bartlett was finally granted legal possession of his house in Kenai, Alaska, overcoming a squatter’s delaying tactics aided by local laws that frustrated eviction despite clear evidence of Bartlett’s ownership. (Bartlett waited out the two-month standoff by pitching a tent in his own yard.) The squatter’s final, futile challenge involved scribbling an obviously bogus “lease” that, even though Bartlett never signed it (or even saw it), the sheriff had to honor because only a judge, following a formal hearing, can rule it invalid. (2) In Raleigh, N.C., in July, Leslie Smith, 62, had no such problem. He was arrested after calling the police to report that he had shot a woman who had been living in his house. “She won’t get out (of the house). So I shot her.”

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• (1) Douglas Jones, 57, was cited by federal park rangers in September for having, over the course of a year, littered Joshua Tree National Park in California with more than 3,000 golf balls. Jones explained that he tossed the balls from his car, believing he was thus honoring deceased golfers. (2) John Manley, 50, breathed pain-free in September for the first time in two years after surgeons discovered the source of his coughing and discomfort. Manley said he “like(s) to take big gulps of drink,” which is his only explanation for why a 1-inch piece of a plastic utensil was lodged not in his stomach but in his lung. Duke University surgeon Momen Wahidi recalled the scene in the operating room as they tried to make out what the fragment was: “We started reading out loud, ‘am-b-u-r-g-e-r’” (for Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers).

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• Two men were arrested in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in September after allegedly scamming four local businessmen out of a total of $160,000, but the scam may reflect worse on the victims than the perpetrators. The victims were somehow persuaded by the alleged scammers that bills of currency can duplicate themselves if soaked in a secret chemical overnight. The perpetrators “demonstrated” the chemical’s power by a sleight-of-hand, probably involving a hidden $100 bill that, after soaking, appeared alongside an original $100 bill. cs



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Vaudeville is indeed alive, and to prove it here come Andy Bean and Fuller Condon, a pair of young doo–wacka–doo musicians who write upbeat, funny songs and perform them on banjo and standup bass. These two New Yorkers, ex–rock ‘n’ rollers who worked up the Two–Man Gentlemen act whilst earning a (modest) living busking on Big Apple streetcorners, tell cringe–worthy jokes, involve the audience in their hysteria and sing things called “Sloppy Drunk,” “The Rabbit Foot Stomp” and “Croquet Playing Girl,” all the while keep the energy level up and the pace frenetic. Listen & learn: At 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7.


Ain’t nothing big about this South Indiana blues band, unless you’re looking at the collective girth of the Rev. Peyton (who is, indeed, an ordained minister) and his wife, Breezy. It’s a trio, with Peyton on fierce slide guitar, his younger brother Jayme on drums – and Breezy, who, with thimbles on fingers, furiously strokes a wooden washboard with cymbals hanging from its bottom. This is good old–fashioned, down ‘n’ dirty country blues, a little Mississippi, a little Memphis, a whole lot of energy and much more hot ferocity than you’d expect. If the White Stripes played only acoustic shows, and had a washboard player, they’d be the Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Listen & learn: At 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $8.

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The list of amazing woman bottleneck slide guitarists is a short one. Factor in a great R&B–style singing voice, flaming red hair, and a father who’d made a major mark on both Broadway and Hollywood, and the list whittles down to just one name: Bonnie Raitt.



Raitt appears in concert Friday, Oct. 16 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. This is the makeup show for the date Raitt had to miss (due to a family emergency) last spring. Then, as now, the performance is sponsored by the Savannah Music Festival. Psst: Her dad was the late singing star John Raitt, of Carousel and Pajama Game fame. The recipient of nine Grammy Awards, Raitt began her career in the early 1970s, with a string of critically–acclaimed albums that drew heavily on her blues influences – artists such as Sippie Wallace, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Mississippi Fred McDowell – paired with the technically advanced recording techniques popular in Southern California at the time (Raitt was born and raised in Burbank). It was a good match, but the critics and the record–buying public had decidedly different opinions. Raitt’s commercial breakthrough didn’t arrive until 1989’s Nick of Time album, her 10th, recorded for a new label and released after she’d all but disappeared from the public eye. Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw and Longing in


The composer of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” has had a long and storied career, and is revered among the great Nashville songwriters. Bruce’s credits include “The Man

Their Hearts were monstrously successful, re–energizing interest in Raitt and kick–starting her career well into the present day. Her best–known songs include the swinging rocker “Something to Talk About” (yes, the title tune to the 1995 movie filmed partly in Savannah), the heartbreaking ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and John Prine’s deeply–felt love anthem “Angel From Montgomery.” Raitt, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, is also a well–known activist for political and environmental causes; she was one of the founders of the No Nukes project MUSE in the 1970s, and participated in the Vote For Change Tour earlier this decade. Georgian singer/songwriter Randall Bramblett, one of Raitt’s frequent touring partners, opens the concert. Listen & learn: At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre (Savannah Civic Center), 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Tickets are $45 and $35 at, or by calling (912) 525–5050.

That Turned My Mama On” and “Texas When I Die” (for Tanya Tucker), “Restless” (for Crystal Gayle), and several hits under his own name, including the chart–topping “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had.”

He’s an actor, too, who co–starred in the 1980s series Bret Maverick with James Garner. Listen & learn: At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. Highway 80, Bloomingdale. $25.

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Rock vocalist John Waite shares the bill with Lou Gramm at Saturday’s Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill.

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Wilco, the hugely popular alt/country band, will perform in Savannah March 25 as part of the 2010 Savannah Music Festival, March 31–April 2. Fronted by singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy, Wilco is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. concert appearance in the Johnny Mercer Theatre, inside the Savannah Civic Center. The concert is part of Crank it Up, a new–for–2010 series that will also include a performance by She & Him, the rock duo consisting of actress Zooey Deschanel and “one man band” M. Ward. The She & Him show will take place March 27 in the Trustees Theatre. For many younger music fans in Savannah, which has such a large contingent of college students, the Wilco booking will be a most welcome announcement. Traditionally, the festival has been weighted heavily in favor of jazz, acoustic and world music artists. Rob Gibson, the festival’s longtime

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Greeley Duo to the Morris Center for matinee performances March 24 and 25. And the U.S. Army Strings will give a free, family–friendly concert March 27 at the Mighty Eight Air Force Museum. Tickets to the 2010 Savannah Music Festival – all concerts, in every series – will go on sale on at the Morris Center, immediately following Thursday’s announcement, and will be available at 9 a.m. Friday at, by phone at (912) 525–5050 or at the box office, 216 East Broughton St. in Savannah. Wilco tickets are $25, $35 and $55; tickets for the She & Him concert are $25 and $35. Connect Americana tickets range from $12 to $55. Check Thursday evening for the full Savannah Music Festival schedule. CS Savannah Music Festival Announcement and concert Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. When: Thursday, Oct. 15. Announcement at 6:30 p.m.; Belleville Outfit concert at 7 p.m. Admission: $10 Cash bar Online:

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The boys in ‘Blue.’ Baroness: Pete Allen, left, Summer Welch, John Baizley and Allen Blickle

Baroness enters the ‘Blue’ Period by Bill DeYoung

Baroness singer/guitarist John Baizley created the cover for his band’s new album (top), and for the upcoming CD from New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords.

After tour years of nonstop touring behind Red Album, Baroness is back with a new CD. According to Decibel Magazine, Blue Record “might be the album of the year.” Far from a bit–and–bridled manger of one–trick ponies, Baroness — which began just over six years ago in Savannah — has evolved into one of American metal’s most eclectic bands. While staying essentially true to their kinetic thrash/punk attack, the four musicians add in dramatic

time signature changes, soaring twin lead guitars out of the Southern Rock almanac, and — this is important — really interesting melody lines. Of course, Baroness is still loud and in–your–face, which is why the band has massive numbers of fans the world over. A fall U.S. tour will begin shortly, and Spring 2010 will take Baroness back to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan — places where they’re received like rock gods. The band’s singer, guitarist and chief songwriter John Baizley is an accomplished and visionary visual artist, too — along with every Baroness release, he’s been commissioned to design covers for Skeletonwitch, Blacktusk, Kylesa, Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour, The Famine and others. Later this month will come the new album from New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords, with a Baizley–painted cover (it’s a satire of the old Seals and Crofts long–player Summer Breeze). Savannah, though, remains home for these hardworking headbangers, all of whom are in their mid to late 20s and take what they do extremely seriously. Saturday’s show at the Jinx — the band’s favorite local club — is a celebration of the Blue Record release. Earlier in the day, Baroness will play a rare all–ages concert at Windsor Hall, which bumps up against Woody’s Skate Park. Baizley, guitarist Pete Adams and bassist Summer Welch (three–fourths of the band) sat down recently to talk about these two shows, the new CD (their second for Pennsylvania–based Relapse Records) and their approach to making music. Why is it important for you to do this all–ages show? John Baizley: We’re sort of eternally at odds with our own audience in this town, and a lot of other towns where there’s not many clubs that provide an all–ages atmosphere. And there certainly aren’t any clubs that make it easy. There’s been a lot of kids under 21 or under 18 who I think had a desire to come out and see us, but who either had to devise some illegal scheme to see us, or just wait outside. You play all over the world. Why do you choose to live here in Savannah? John Baizley: This town in so many ways affords us the time and space, and some of the solitude we need to put our feet out if we want to. And when it comes to writing, we don’t have a whole

lot of distractions in Savannah. It’s nice to come home to where people don’t care that you’re a musician. Savannah’s a pretty easy town to live in, as well. Summer Welch: We’re gone four, five, sometimes six months out of the year. Sometimes more, sometimes less. We have friends here that we’ve known for such a long time. You’re on a big metal label, Relapse. What does having that afford you? John Baizley: It’s really simple — it’s a matter of publicity and distribution. They’re able to advertise in areas that we would have no access to. As far as distribution, there’s a world of difference between having to mail them out of your house to people that order it, and having your record widely available to an audience. In the simplest terms, how would you describe the music you make? Some people refer to it as Sludge Metal... John Baizley: I think that’s just a limiting term. If you think about it, we’re playing music in a rock context. We’ve got two guitars, bass and drums, and vocals. That’s the rock ‘n’ roll template. That encompasses what we do well enough. Yet there are a lot of preconceived ideas about metal, and the doomy–sounding, minor–key sound you make. John Baizley: There’s nothing but preconceived ideas! Sometimes the media will go one step further than what we’re comfortable with: They’ll say we’re about scaring your parents, or worshipping the devil. This, that and the other stuff. And nothing could be further from the truth. Speaking of preconceived ideas, I was surprised that “Steel That Sleeps the Eye,” from the new album, starts with a full minute of acoustic guitars and layered harmony vocals. “O’er Hell and Hide” opens with an acoustic, too. Pete Adams: We all listen to so much music, and have been over the years influenced by so much music. Acoustic guitars just lay around your living room, so that’s what you write on. It’s available, it’s right there, so you pick it up and you write something. A lot of times when you translate acoustic stuff to electric, it gets lost in the translation. So we do it acoustic, because it just sounds better. John Baizley: What’s the point in limiting yourself to just one thing? Summer Welch: It’s easy for people to label something, because it puts it in

But isn’t there a danger of the core audience saying ‘Hey, wait a minute ...’ ? John Baizley: Absolutely! But if there’s no danger, then what’s the point in making music? I never started playing music to be safe and “profitable.” I started playing music because I’m driven to make it. And everything that impressed itself on me when I was young and impressionable was dangerous in one form or another. Pete Adams: Yeah, you’re taking a chance with your fan base when you do that. But on the same hand, when you do that and you challenge yourself, you never know who’s going to be turned on, or who you’re going to turn around. These days it seems that when a lot of people see something done by a credible source, they go “Oh, well, it’s safe now. They did it.” You just don’t know what’s ever going to come out of it. John Baizley: The difficulty, and I think the beauty, of playing music the way that we do is we’re constantly

trying to understand what is acceptable, unacceptable, what has become rote and boring, what is exciting ... and “How does this fit in the context of me expressing myself, and striking a balance between all of these auxiliary ideas?” And shooting for an end point that it exhilarating and meaningful, and has enough danger that you’re pushing outwards and not repeating yourself ... But also something that somebody else can relate to. Because it’s easy to go too far with it, and then all of a sudden nobody gets it.

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What’s unacceptable? John Baizley: For this band, and for me, rote and boring music is music that adheres stringently to the scriptures that have been laid out in the past 10 years. That’s A/B, A/B song structure, balancing a verse with a chorus, then you get your bridge, your guitar solo and then you leave. That’s what I hear on the radio every day. It’s super–safe; that’s how bands do it. This put–on attitude and 13–year–old diary confessional–style lyrics. None of this stuff makes any sense to me. I think music is personality — it’s not technique, it’s not precision, it’s not repetition. It’s personality.

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But you’re always mindful of that core audience..... John Baizley: Yes, but you can pander to their expectations. Because your audience, whether or not they admit it outwardly, they want something familiar but moving forward. We consider ourselves, at any given point in time, a work in progress. We consider ourselves intrinsically flawed as musicians, as composers, as performers — once you can be comfortable in that area, then you have nothing to do but learn and sponge things in. That’s what we did with the last two years. CS


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context of something else ... it’s like a reference to “this genre” or “that genre.” Whereas, I think it’s harder for the general public to not have a label on something. That’s just how it goes. Pete Adams: Like John says, why limit ourselves? Why get ourselves lumped in to any type of one genre? Next thing you know, that’s what you do. John Baizley: There’s plenty of bands that, if they stepped outside the boundaries, then I’d be upset. You don’t want to hear Slayer playing acoustic songs. Just as much as you don’t want to hear Simon and Garfunkel playing distorted speed metal. What’s the point? The point with this band was never to restrict, never to limit, and never to create something that was exclusive to an audience. We have always favored inclusivity, as opposed to exclusivity. When I sat down to write, conceptually I thought to myself “Why are we making this record?” I think that’s an important question that any artist should ask themselves. The answer with this record was, we wanted to sort of give our musical version of our human experience. That’s a lofty idea, but if you’re gonna attempt something like that, you should paint the picture with as broad a palette as possible. That said, acoustic guitars are fair game. Electric guitars, of course, are fair game. Anything that we could possibly to better express ourselves, we might as well use.


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Good vibes: Christian Tamburr Florida’s busiest vibraphonist plays the Jazz Corner



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According to Bob Masteller, the musician who happens to own the Jazz Corner nightclub in Hilton Head, vibraphonist Christian Tamburr is “a pure throwback to the swing of Lionel Hampton, the technique of Red Norvo, the coolness of Cal Tjader, all wrapped into one package.” A native of Merritt Island, Fla., Tamburr – performing at the venerable Jazz Corner this weekend – has some pretty big shoes to fill. It takes a certain combination of talent and temperament to play the vibes, and no small amount of – well, let’s just say it – cool. Tamburr, just 29 years old, was most definitely NOT cool when he first started. Sixteen years ago, Tamburr was picked to play drums in his middle school jazz band. But there were two other kids ready to pound the skins, too. The band director knew Tamburr also was a part–time piano player, so he devised a plan. “He goes into the choir room closet, and he rolls out this cart with wheels on it, and stacks and stacks of music, and files and folders,” Tamburr says. “It’s not actually a cart, it’s a vibraphone, but nobody’s ever actually played the thing. Nobody knew how. It was being used as a paper stand.” Once he learned how to hold the mallets, though, Tamburr was hooked. He studied the works of the greats – Hampton, Norvo, Jackson, Tjader – and took gigs wherever he could. Meanwhile, he joined the Orlando–based big swing band Swingerhead, as pianist. A Vegas gig brought Tamburr to the attention of Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller, who became a fast friend. Soon, Tamburr wrote and arranged music for the duo’s Vegas act, and for their TV specials. “All because I opened my mouth one day and said, ‘You know, Teller should play the vibes during this trick,’” Tamburr said. “It’s really wacky man, everything’s kind of by chance and by me being a wiseguy. It’s just a right time, right place thing.” And dig this, hepcats. The young Floridian toured for nearly two years as crooner Julio Iglesias’ pianist. It’s not so strange when you think about it,

Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr has written for Penn & Teller and Cirque du Soleil, and toured as the piano player for Julio Iglesias.

because the piano is, in effect, a percussion instrument that produces notes. “On the vibraphone, all the ‘white keys’ are on the bottom, and all the ‘black keys’ are on the top,” Tamburr says, “so essentially it’s just a big piano keyboard you hit with sticks. The challenging part is when you play piano, you obviously have 10 fingers to do all kinds of harmonic and rhythmic things. You can do quick little runs and all this stuff. “Being able to jump it down to two mallets, or four mallets, and come across with the same kind of harmony or melody, that’s the tough part.” Tamburr was tapped to write and record music for Cirque du Soleil in

2008. The Christian Tamburr Quartet has recently toured Japan, Russia and New Zealand. His latest recorded work, he reports, “is a new Brazilian project that will be out in early 2010, which will feature Grammy Award winning guitarist Earl Klugh on a number of tracks.” CS Christian Tamburr Quartet Where: Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head When: At 8 p.m. Oct. 15–17 Admission: $10 Online: Artist’s Web site: www.christiantamburr. com

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Imagine the Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger, Led Zeppelin sans Robert Plant, Aerosmith with some other guy in the Steven Tyler slot. Doesn’t work, does it? So many great rock ‘n’ roll bands owe much of their identity to the lead singer. That’s why Foreigner, which is still out there touring, led by founding guitarist Mick Jones, can’t get arrested. No hits, no crowds, nothing. Because Lou Gramm, to the eyes and ears of millions of fans around the world, was Foreigner. The American equivalent of the great Paul Rodgers, Gramm laid down hard ‘n’ heavy vocals on every one of Foreigner’s massive hits, from “Feels Like the First Time” and “Hot Blooded,” to “Urgent” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” He wrote or co–wrote many of the band’s best– known songs. The Lou Gramm Band co–headlines the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill Saturday, with the equally terrific John Waite (the Babys, Bad English). Gramm left Foreigner in the early 1990s, and despite one reunion album (1995’s Mr. Moonlight) and a couple of short–lived stabs at keeping things going with Jones, he’s been on his own ever since. He’s a born–again Christian, and survived surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in 1997 (the medications he’s still taking play havoc with his pituitary glands, resulting in weight gain and general puffiness). Fans ought not to look for a reunion with Mick Jones in the near future. For those multi–millions who bought Foreigner’s classic albums, the best way to re–visit them in 2009 is not to go and see the band with the name, but to hear Lou Gramm in concert.

It makes me sad, and it makes me angry that he thinks so much of himself to stay out there with the name, and basically saying to the world that he’s Foreigner.

Does it give you some kind of satisfaction that Mick is failing with his “new” version of Foreigner?

Do you think Foreigner should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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You two still don’t speak? Lou Gramm: We kind of have an ongoing lawsuit, to tell you the truth, so I have seen him recently. Before that time though, I hadn’t seen him in five years. And he’s exactly the same, unfortunately. Tell me about the spiritual change you made. Lou Gramm: By 1992, I had completely purged myself of alcohol and drugs and given my heard to the Lord. I needed to do that, and I’d wanted to do that for a long time. I just felt so different after that. It changed every aspect of my life. I had already been wondering how I could exist in the Foreigner band knowing what I know of the individuals that were there at the time. That was probably an unhealthy atmosphere. Were you thinking, “I just can’t do this anymore?” Lou Gramm: The performing part of it wasn’t bad, although I’ve got to admit that there were songs that I wrote the lyrics to, which suddenly rubbed me the wrong way. We were touring heavily. We were traveling in a bus, and during the day things were fine. But after the show when we traveled to another city, I had to lock myself in the back lounge because I knew what was going on in the rest of the bus and I did not – and could not – be a part of that. Everybody said they were thrilled that I was clean and sober and had found the Lord, but they didn’t make anything easier for me during the course of our travels. They continued as if I wasn’t there.

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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 Empire Constitution Party

Meets every third Thursday of the month at Savannah Joe Coffee House in Pooler. 6pm for the Truth Project and 7pm for the Institute on the Constitution, plus current events and activities related to freedom. Call 484-5281 for more info or

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

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.

Hope House of Savannah

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

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.

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

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.

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

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: 912-233-1951 West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May St. ,

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Progressive Action for Savannah

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

Items for Silent Auction

Miracle on May Street

Operation Christmas Child

The group encourages volunteers to fill simple shoe box gifts with toys, necessity items, school supplies, candy and often hand-written 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. http://www.

Pumpkins for Sale

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 at WBUMC. White Bluff United Methodist Church,

Shop for a Cause at Macy’s

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire will be selling tickets for $5 that can be redeemed at Macy’s on 10/17 from 10am-10pm 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

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 10am-10pm for a 20% discount off any purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center. If interested, please call 912-233-3000.

United Way Fundraising Campaign

Donations can be made to the United Way of the Coastal Empire for their annual fundraising drive. Credit-card donations may be made calling 651-7701, and checks and money orders made payable to the United Way of the Coastal Empire, and can be mailed to: United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St., Savannah, 31401. United Way of Coastal Empire, http://www.uwce. org/

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 or by mail at 648 Henry St., Savannah, 31401. For info, visit

Call for Artists

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 or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Extras Needed

A SCAD thesis film titled “The Brotherhood of Men” is seeking extras, both male and female of all ages. The film is a comedy. Send email for details. Kyle Duris at

Home and Heart Warming Program

The United Way of the Coastal Empire is tak-

ing 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.

Junior Miss Contestants

Greater Chatham County’s Junior Miss program is looking for high school junior women in the following counties: Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty that are interested in earning money for college to participate in its 2010 program. Deadline for application is Nov. 30. contact: Sondra Barnes at 912-233-6131 or cctpinc@ programs

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.

Young Writers Contest

This year’s Savannah Children’s Book Festival Young Writers Contest challenges young poets to use five words from Johnny Mercer song titles in a poem. Maximum length is 20 lines. Entry deadline: 6 p.m., Wed. Oct. 28. For submission details, contact: Christy Divine, 652-3605 or

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 ,

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Abstinence Education

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

Adult Painting Classes

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

Art,-Music, 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.

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 http://www.

Children’s Art Classes

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

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 cafecontigo@gmail. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Free swimming lessons

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

Free Tax School

Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient location. The class is free but there is a small fee for books. Register now at or call 352-3862. Liberty Income Tax, 6821 Waters Ave. ,

Garbage, Goo, Recycling and YOU

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

Georgetown Playgroup

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

German Language Classes

Two ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. We read, learn and talk. Everybody who likes to learn German or likes to brush up German is welcome and will learn

with a lot of fun. Beginners meet on Monday from 6-7pm, advanced from 7-8pm. 845-7647045. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

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.

Porcelain Painting

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

Puppet Shows

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

Savannah Conservatory for the Performing Arts

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

SSU Marine Research Cruises

Open to high school students and college students. Engage in studies and sampling of marine life, water and sediment from local habitats. Cruises run in Oct and Nov. For info or two reserve space email with the following subject line: “SSU EDGE Research Cruise Request.”

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

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Are you in a good place professionally these days? Lou Gramm: I’m happy with what I’m doing. I’m a little upset that it’s not being accepted, not by the rock community, and not by the Christian community. One last thing: How big an influence was Paul Rodgers? Lou Gramm: I was a huge Free fan, the early albums when they were a blues/rock band. But I also was a huge fan of Steve Winwood and Steve Marriott. And Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye. I had all the albums and could sing along with all the songs. I think doing that, and beginning to write my

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

Clubs & Organizations Bike Night with Mikie

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

Brothers Growing for Humanity

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

Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

Civil Air Patrol

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

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Georgia Low Country Surfrider Foundation Meeting

The monthly meeting for the local chapter of the Surfrider foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Tubby’s Tankhouse, Thunderbolt http://www.myspace.


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Coastal MINIs

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

Coffee & Conversation

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

Derby Devil Jeerleaders

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

Fibers Guild

Meets on the first 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. AASU Fine Arts Building, rm 203,

Fibers Guild

Meets on the first 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. AASU Fine Arts Building, rm 203,

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

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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

Low Country Turners

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

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

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 or visit www.

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.

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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

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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


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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 7487020. 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 savannahfencing@

Savannah Jaycees

A Junior Chamber of Commerce for young professionals that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www. Jaycee Building, 101 Atlas St. , Savannah

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

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_

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happenings | continued from page 43 Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

held in a coffee shop Downtown Savannah, GA. For more information please call (845) 764 7045 or e-mail:

Savannah Toastmasters


Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http:// 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



Savannah Wine Lovers

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

Savannah Writers Network

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

Social Media Club Savannah

A networking group for those who are interested in social media personally and/or professionally. Next meetup is Monday, October 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm at SEED Eco Lounge, 39 Montgomery Street. This month’s topic will focus on the importance of social media monitoring. For more information, go to or find us on Twitter @smcsavannah

Southern Wings

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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 2-4pm 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

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

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,

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 927-3356. 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

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: abeniculturalarts@gmail. com

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 Doris Martin Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd ,

Argentine Tango Classes with Dave Allen

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

Beginner’s Belly Dance Class

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

Belly Dance Classes

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Savannah

Chicago-Style Steppin’ Lessons

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

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

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

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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

Salsa Lessons

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. ,

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag & Beach Bop

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

Swing Dancing by Savannah Swing Catz

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


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 ,

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.

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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 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 clothing and will be required to sign a waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. U.S. Highway 80 West , Pooler

Crossfit Hyperformance

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

Fit Lunch

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

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

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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

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,

Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon & Thurs Noon-1pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm. Beginner-Intermediate. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private equipment classes are by appointment only. Parking available. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor, Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St , http://savannahpilates. com/

Qi Gong

Ancient Chinese “energy work” that is the precursor to Tai Chi. Gentle exercises that relax and energize. Sundays. 4pm. Ashram Savannah 2424 Drayton St.

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 660-1863 for times and appointments.

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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.

Squats N’ Tots

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,

Student Massage

Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. Savannah

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, 5963009. No prices at this time, but contributions accepted. Tybee Island

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: 912-3419477 or Pro-Fit Personal Training, 18 E. Broughton St. 2nd Floor ,

Yoga at Lake Mayer

Lake Mayer Community Center,

Yoga In the Park

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

Yoga with Barbara

All levels welcome. Improve your range of motion and energy levels. Small groups and private lessons available. Historic District studio. Please call to set up your first class. Times are flexible to suit your needs. 912-2324490 or email

Zumba Fitness

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

Gay & Lesbian 1st Annual LGBT Film Festival

The Savannah Gay & Lesbian Film Society Film Festival opens Friday, Oct 23, at 7:30 pm at Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts and 3 matinee films on Saturday, Oct 24 at Little Theatre of Savannah. For more information contact: 912 897-5455, or go to www.sglfs. com. Tickets online at: www.firstcitynetwork. net, or go to Home Run Video, 4 E. Liberty and TailsSpin, 4501 Habersham.

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

Wed. 6-7pm $5 cash or first class free. Call 652-6782 or drop-in. Please bring yoga mat or towel/blanket.

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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 http://

Stand Out Youth

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.

What Makes A Family

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

Health Better Breathers of Savannah

Meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or dickyt1954@

Community Cardiovascular Health

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

Community HealthCare Center

A non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient 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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

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

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a. m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the St. Joseph’s/ Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Every Monday through Friday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah http://www.sjchs. org/1844.cfm

Free Chair Massages

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

Free hearing & speech screening

Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah


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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

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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 1-866-6470010.

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happenings | continued from page 49 HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727. 211 Price St , Savannah



Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843-683-8750 or e-mail Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon http://www.

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, tiffany@savannahdoula. com.

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1 Makes babies 7 Organic river pollutant, for short 10 Fundamentals 14 Of the largest artery 15 River through Switzerland 16 Sink rapidly 17 Fake bone, e.g. 18 Alan Ball HBO series, to fans 19 “___ Rock” (Simon and Garfunkel song) 20 Odds of finding one on the first try: 1 in 10,000 23 ___-country (music genre) 24 Barely makes (a living) 25 Odds of hitting the winning jackpot on one: 1 in 16,777,216 30 Pampering place 31 Kama ___ 32 ___ a customer 34 Prefix with morph 35 Odds of being allergic to it: 1 in 230,000,000 37 Grp. that’s kind to pets 41 Linen fabric 43 Destroy skeet 44 Mrs., in Madrid 47 Odds of being one: 1 in 83 50 “Hoo boy, that’s exciting!” 52 “Life ___ Highway” 53 Odds of dying because of it: 1 in anywhere from 200,000 to 500,000 58 Crack container 59 ___ Friday’s (restaurant chain) 60 Heated seats, e.g. 62 Get your groove on? 63 “What did you say?” interjections 64 Stinging plant 65 Short story master 66 NYSE unit 67 Actor Radcliffe


1 Spoiled 2 It keeps you covered

3 Cogito follower 4 Dying words to Brutus 5 Miniature box? 6 Charybdis’ counterpart, in Greek myth 7 “Que ___?” 8 Cause of a crash, perhaps 9 Composer Anton 10 Goodbye, to Guillermo 11 Standing ovation cheers 12 Surface, as for air 13 Peloponnesian War side 21 “And the list goes on” abbr. 22 Internet slang system sometimes written with 3’s 25 Pilot’s heading: abbr. 26 “Star Trek” captain Jean-___ Picard 27 Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel 28 Medium jogging pace 29 Red Monopoly piece 33 Worker safety org. 35 Nintendo controllers designed for motion 36 When some studiers cram 38 Luau food 39 “___ blimey!” 40 Wolfed down 42 Actor Epps of “A Day in the Life” 43 Component of an edible pod 44 Gets rid of leg stubble 45 Blue “Sesame Street” muppet 46 Word before dog or helicopter 48 Number opposite IX 49 Surname of seven performing siblings 51 Indian state 54 CD-ROM predecessor 55 Bottom-of-env. header 56 ___ Field (Mets ballpark) 57 Thin sheet metal for ornamental decoration 61 “___ blu, dipinto di blu” (“Volare” alternate title)

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, html. 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!, http://meditation.

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 7:309:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

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

Narcotics Anonymous

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

Smoke Stoppers

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

Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

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

The Quit Line

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

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

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

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 7273177, 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 www.tybeemsc. org. 1510 Strand , Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 8983980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Pets & Animals A Walk in the Park

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

Dog Yoga

Class is held every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or 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

Halloween Pet Costume Contest

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

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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

Poetry Reading: Angela Ball

The Poetry Society of Georgia presents a reading from Angela Ball, who has published several volumes of work, and is currently a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. 10/20 at 7pm. The Telfair Museum, 121 Barnard St. ,

Signing: A.K. Kersey

Kersey will be available to sign copies of her novel, “Forever Altered.” Follow the adventures—and misadventures, of college student Kate Walters in this contemporary coming-ofage tale. 10/17 from 2-4pm. Barnes and Noble, 7804 Abercorn St. ,

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

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(March 21–April 19) You say you not only want to be loved, but that you also want to love? Then learn the fantasies and symbols and beliefs that hold people’s lives together. Be interested in feeling the crushing weight and deep comfort of their web of memories. Every now and then, dive in and swim along in their stream of consciousness. And yes, be willing to accompany them when they’re writhing in their personal hells as well as when they’re exploring the suburbs of paradise. All these tasks will be exceptionally worthy of your time in the coming weeks, Aries.


(April 20–May 20) Right now you’re like a sulking cherry tree that hasn’t bloomed for years but then inexplicably erupts with pink flowers in mid–autumn. You’re like a child prodigy who lost her mojo for a while and then suddenly recovers it when her old mentor comes back into her life after a long absence. You’re like a dormant volcano that without any warning spurts out a round of seemingly prophetic smoke signals on the eve of a great victory for the whole world.


(May 21–June 20) “Dear Rob: Thanks for being a continued source of careful thinking! With the help of you and the rather ruthless teachers who are my friends and loved ones, I’m learning the lessons that are most important for me to learn –– like how rigorous I have to be in figuring out my intentions, how impeccable I have to be with formulating my desires, and how precise I have to be in expressing myself. Sometimes I wish I could just go back to being an aimless street punk in Berkeley. But in the end I prefer this tough path I’ve chosen. – Hard–Working Gemini.” Dear Hard–Working: This is an excellent phase in the Gemini life cycle to concentrate on what you named: rigorously figuring out your intentions, impeccably formulating your desires, and expressing yourself precisely.


(June 21–July 22) The British playwright Colley Cibber, who was born 55 years after Shakespeare died, thought that the Bard’s historical drama *Richard III* needed improvement. He made

extensive revisions, transposing scenes and inserting new material. For 150 years, Cibber’s version was widely performed, effectively replacing Shakespeare’s rendition. I suggest you borrow Cibber’s strategy for your own in the coming weeks. Take something you like and personalize it; make it into your own. Be sure to acknowledge the original, of course. But have fun blending your influence with the prototype as you create a useful and amusing hybrid.


(July 23–Aug. 22) The corny but sometimes useful adages of folk wisdom are still being created afresh in the 21st century. Their breeding ground is no longer the tavern or marketplace, as in centuries past, but rather the Internet. I’ve plucked one of these funky gems out of the ethers for you to contemplate: “Noah’s Ark was built by amateurs, while the Titanic was built by professionals.” How exactly does this apply to you? According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re in a phase when a good imagination will count for more than strict logic; when innocent enthusiasm will take you further than know–it–all expertise; and when all the work you do should have a playful spirit fueled by a beginner’s mind.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) To extract enough gold to make a wedding ring, a mining company must process a ton of ore. In a similar way, many writers generate a swamp of unusable sentences on their way to distilling the precise message they really want to deliver. Please keep these examples in mind as you evaluate your own recent progress, Virgo. It may seem like you’re moving at a crawl and producing little of worth. But according to my analysis of the omens, you’re on your way to producing the equivalent of a gold ring.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Were you ever a tiger in one of your past lives? If so, this would be an excellent time to tap into that power. If you have never lived the life of a tiger, would you be willing to imagine that you did? During the coming week’s challenges, you will really benefit from being able to call on the specific kind of intelligence a tiger possesses, as well as its speed, perceptivity, sense of

smell, charisma, and beauty. Your homework is to spend ten minutes envisioning yourself inhabiting the body of a tiger.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Your circumstances aren’t as dire as you feared, Scorpio. The freaky monster in the closet is bored with spooking you and will soon be departing the premises. Meanwhile, one of your other tormentors is about to experience some personal sadness that will soften his or her heart toward you. There’s more: The paralysis that has been infecting your funny bone will miraculously cure itself, and the scheduled revelation of the rest of your dirty secrets will be summarily canceled. I hope you’re not feeling so sorry for yourself that you fail to notice this sudden turn in your luck. It may take an act of will for you to wake up to the new dispensations that are available.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

“Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance,” said playwright Francoise Sagan. Keep that in mind during the coming week, Sagittarius. Whether or not you actually play or listen to jazz, do whatever’s necessary to cultivate intensified feelings of nonchalance. It’s extremely urgent for you to be blithe and casual. You desperately need to practice non–attachment as you develop your ability to not care so much about things you can’t control. You’ve got to be ferociously disciplined as you transcend the worries and irritations that won’t really matter much in the big scheme of things.


Do indeed tell everything you know.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Writing in *The New Yorker,* Adam Gopnik named two characters from literature that well–educated people tend to identify with. “Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch,” he said, while “women choose Alice [in Wonderland] because every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think that they are disinherited monarchs.” That’s a funny thought in light of your current omens, Aquarius, which suggest that you’re a reasonable creature who clearly sees how much you’re like a disinherited monarch. The omens go on to say that there’s a good chance you will have excellent intuition about what to do in order to at least partially restore yourself to power.


(Feb. 19–March 20) “Dear Rob: Help! I have a sinking feeling that the man I love and want to be with for the rest of my life is almost but not quite courageous enough to be truly and deeply intimate with me. What should I do? –Downcast Piscean.” Dear Downcast: Ask yourself if there’s anything you can change about yourself that will help him feel braver. For instance, is there any way, however small, in which you’re manipulative, untrustworthy, dishonest, or unkind? If so, fixing that in yourself could allow your lover to feel a lot closer. By the way, it’s an excellent time, astrologically speaking, for all Pisceans to alter their inner states in order to alter the world around them.

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

“There are two rules for ultimate success in life,” wrote L. M. Boyd. “First, never tell everything you know.” While that may be the conventional wisdom about how to build up one’s personal power, I prefer to live by a different principle. Personally, I find that as I divulge everything I know, I keep knowing more and more that wasn’t available to me before. The act of sharing connects me to fresh sources. Open–hearted communication doesn’t weaken me, but just the reverse: It feeds my vitality. This is the approach I recommend to you in the coming days, Capricorn.



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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

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Stand for Peace

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

The Savannah Zen Center

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

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 233-6284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 2340980, or 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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

Support Groups ADD and Behavior Support Group

A support group for sufferers of ADD and their families. Reservations requested. Call for more info. The Mindspring Center at Ranicki Chiropractic, 1147 W. Hwy 80 , Pooler

Al Anon Family Groups

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

Al-Anon Meetings

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. The group meets every second Monday at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For more information, call 236.0363, ext. 143. 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 the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open

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to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-8784. Savannah

Caring for Us

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

CASA Support Group

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

Celiac Support Group

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

Children’s Grief Groups

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

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

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

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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

Debtors Anonymous

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

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 cs

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Visual Arts

Who did

Andy Warhol shoot?

SCAD Museum of Art unveils a new exhibit detailing Andy Warhol’s creative process by Patrick Rodgers |

The SCAD Art Museum unveils an ambitious new exhibit this week that illuminates the creative process of one of America’s most famous — or infamous — 20th Century artists, Andy Warhol. The show will mix familiar Warhol works, like large–format screen printings from his “Myths” series, along with Polaroid photos from his portrait studies, and a re-creation of his Silver Clouds installation. The idea for the exhibit came about when SCAD was given some of the Polaroids by the Andy Warhol Foundation, and then the museum’s Executive Director, Maureen Burke, borrowed some of the larger pieces from collectors in La Grange, Ga. The effect is that the viewer can follow Warhol from snapshot studies through larger finished pieces. “One thing I want the viewers to see is the small scale versus the large scale because Warhol was always working in permutations,” Burke explains. “The polaroids were really the beginning of the process. Then he takes that and derives everything else from that.” Although Polaroid photos might seem relatively insignificant in the scope of Warhol’s total artistic output, their availability to public scrutiny is

relatively recent. “For a long time these Polaroids weren’t out there,” Burke says. “They weren’t being exhibited; they were in private hands.” The other element of the show, the Silver Clouds, was contributed by the Andy Warhol Museum. There will be 100 Mylar clouds floating around the gallery, one of the largest re-creations of the installation since its debut at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1966. When Warhol first debuted the installation, Mylar, a reflective silver material, was a brand new technology, which had been developed by 3M for the military to help protect rations. Warhol took the material and turned it into clouds, which he planned to release from the windows of the Factory, but which he ended up deciding to use for an indoor installation instead. The clouds, similar to his sculptures of household items like the soup cans, explore Warhol’s fascination with repetition.

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Silver Clouds at Andy Warhol Museum, IMAGE: © Walter Bibikow/Corbis, DATE CREATED: 1966 DATE PHOTOGRAPHED: November 01, 2006

Polaroid study: Bianca Jagger (c) 2009 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Bottles & Cans & Bananas & Velvet A classic Warhol-inspired album gets the ‘live’ treatment SCAD Museum’s Maureen Burke

“They’re all exactly identical, but your relationship to each changes in space,” says Burke. “I do think it illustrates his creative process, but also some of the richness of what he was exploring.” The clouds, which float around the gallery circulated by a fan, represent an interesting challenge for the Museum staff, and require regular maintenance. “They have to be topped off everyday, replaced every week, and there’s supposed to be a mix of helium and air so that they’re floating in space and not all collecting at the ceiling or the floor,” says Burke. Adding to the ambience of the show’s opening reception, a modified lineup of local group Bottles & Cans will be playing two sets of period appropriate music, one a selection of psychedelic favorites from the late 60s, and a second set playing the entire Velvet Underground and Nico album. Warhol did the famous ‘Peel and See’ banana cover for the album, and introduced the VU to model–cum–singer Nico in 1966. The Warhol exhibit will be open at the museum through December 11. cs “A Warhol Trio: Photos, Prints, and Silver Clouds” Where: The SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. When: Opening Reception, Oct. 14, 5–7pm; exhibit runs through Dec. 11 Cost: Free


by Bill DeYoung |

To enhance the atmosphere at the opening reception for the SCAD Museum’s Warhol Trio exhibition, a group of local musicians will perform the 1967 album The Velvet Underground and Nico in its entirety. Say hello to The Andy Warhol Pop Group. The Velvet Underground was a rock ‘n’ roll band unlike any other – with singer/songwriter Lou Reed and violist/imagineer player John Cale, the band explored the darker side of urban life, through “pop” songs. This involved the use of non–traditional song structures, feedback and noise, quirky harmony and nihilistic lyrics that took the listener through the ravaged corners of the mind. Warhol adopted the band as his own, and in the mid 1960s the Velvets were integral parts of the artist’s New York “happenings.” “It’s kind of psychedelic druggy music, but all the music sort of was at that time,” says singer/guitarist Keith Kozel, who’ll sing lead with Thursday’s ad hoc Velvets band. “Velvet Underground really stood apart, because most of the psychedelic druggy music then was very dreamy and oriented toward ‘flower power’ and ‘brain change’ kind of stuff. Velvet Underground was really about gritty street life in New York.” The Velvet Underground and Nico featured the monotone vocals of Warhol’s

The Warhol Pop Group in rehearsal

protege, the West German actress/model Nico on several songs. It was never a big–selling record, but today it’s considered a classic, a forerunner of the punk and “new wave” movements to come. The Warhol-designed “banana” cover is legendary. Bottles & Cans bassman Mike Walker was the first to receive a call from SCAD. “The first mention of it,” he explains, “was ‘Could you guys do something that’s sort of in a ‘60s vibe, maybe throw in a couple of Velvet Underground songs?’” Walker spoke to guitarist Ray Lundy, his longtime Bottles & Cans partner, who was immediately in favor of the

project. “Between us, we decided why not do that whole record?’” And so they will, with Bottles & Cans drummer Jason Gecik, and guest vocalist Carrie Rodgers handling the Nico stuff. “I told Ray and Jason, I knew we could get the form of the songs pretty good, but I was like ‘If we can pull off the vibe of it ...’” Walker says. “The vibe is way more important than technically hittin’ every single note. “In my opinion, though, we ended up being able to pull off just about the whole picture..” The band will do the VU album, straight through, as its second set. The first will consist of relatively obscure ‘60s psychedelia, the grittier songs, from the likes of Love, the Seeds and the Strawberry Alarm Clock (“Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow,” not “Incense and Peppermints,” the one everybody’s familiar with). CS The Andy Warhol Pop Group Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Blvd. When: 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 Admission: Free Online:

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Savannah foodie


by tim rutherford |



Three bites

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

Second look at second labels

Smokin’ Pig BBQ

While waiting for new tires last week, I headed out with Ms. TJ to Richmond Hill to sample Smokin’ Pig BBQ — which came highly recommended by Sean at Goodyear. My Jumbo Pulled Pork Sandwich was mildly smoky, moist and tender –– just my expectation when chowing down on the quintessential Southern sandwich. Sauce, correctly, is served on the side — and I became enamored of the so–called “House:” sauce — a mustard based red sauce that’s simultaneously tangy and mildly sweet. My side of homemade potato salad was dead–on delicious. Breaking from regional tradition, this style was rich with egg yolks; the big hunks of tender white potato were loaded with flavor. Ms. TJ happily munched thorough a nicely creamy mac–n–cheese and a helping of the most traditionally prepared green beans I’ve had outside of my house. I heard the phrase “banana pudding” uttered and went back for what turned out to be a shareable portion. Rich, soul–satisfying and chock full o’ crispy vanilla wafers. It’s well worth the drive and I can’t wait to go back to sample the ribs.

Budget conscious wine lovers would be well advised to seek “second label” wines — moderately priced vinos that drink like their mainstream cousins. What are “second label” wines? Sometimes a winemaker creates a wine that doesn’t meet the standards set for the primary label wines. When that happens, the winery has three options: Sell an inferior product and risk its reputation; sell the wine to someone else to market or to blend; or sell it as a second label at a bargain price that more closely matches the wine’s quality. The other reason for a second label is also economic. Quick–to–market wines pay the bills while the best wines may linger in oak barrels in the winery’s cellar for another year or more. I just tasted 2007 Turn 4 Cabernet Sauvignon, one of those second label wines that proves a very good Napa Cab doesn’t have to cost more than $20. Turn 4 carries a rich pedigree. Randy Lynch, owner of Bennett Lane Winery, usually oversees big Cabernet projects like Maximus ( a label with wines in the near $40 range) and also boasts a Reserve Cabernet that comes to market at $99 MSRP. Lynch also owns Lynch Racing, a NASCAR West team, which explains the name, Turn 4. But does this second label juice take the checkered flag or limp into pit row? Hint: It’ll do a smoking burnout all the way to the winner’s circle. Winemaker Rob Hunter sources grapes from vineyards near Bennett Lane using neutral oak to keep the wine at its very affordable price. The result is a quaffer, with velvety tannins, bright cherry and black fruit and a nice finish. Frankly, I detected aromas of ripe blackberry and hints of tobacco smoke. The plate is solid with ripe berry flavors, subtly balanced tannins and a lingering, classy finish. It’s available by the bottle, but look for Turn 4 to crop up on some restaurant lists as well. Wanna add to the second label hunt? Keep a wary eye open for 2006 Slingshot Napa Valley

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Cabernet Sauvignon. Slingshot is a brother–sister team project in the Pope Valley region of Napa Valley. James and Caroline Stewart’s parents, Michael and Anne, own a pricier Napa–based brand — Stewart Cellars — that distinguished winemaker Paul Hobbs has as a consulting client. The family also owns Juliana Vineyard, from which the younger Stewarts have sourced for their great new, incredibly priced Slingshot Wines. The 2006 Slingshot Cabernet ($20–$23, but on sale around Savannah for $19.99) is juicy with just enough fruit and not too much oak or other distractions. I’ve had both of these wines with simple spaghetti and meat sauce, grilled beef and even a grilled, balsamic marinated Portobello mushroom. Cheese? Please, but make it Romano, Pecorino, Parmigiano or an aged Gouda. Generally, select mellow, aged cheeses for these juicy Napa Cabs. cs

First, know two things: It is not on York Street and it’s not a deli. It used to be both, but now this deli–turned–meat–and–three is virtually invisible on a spur road off Ogeechee Road. Mapquest and Google maps has it placed incorrectly. Simply, go south on Ogeechee Road and take the first left past Tremont Avenue. What you’ll find at this lunch joint is a steam table loaded with wonderfully homemade dishes that change daily. On my visit with a bunch of friends, I had shrimp Creole — which was loaded with big, sweet shrimp, lots of tomatoes and seasoned with a savory trinity of onion, celery and carrot — mirepoix. Sides of butter beans and an audaciously velvety helping of okra and onions hit the spot. But then, I heard it again: banana pudding. Same idea, different recipe than Smokin’ Pig — and equally decadent. Unlike the pudding heavy version at the BBQ joint, York Street Deli’s take on this dessert is loaded with big slices of fresh banana. It’s gotta be good for you, right? Hard to find, good for the soul — I wish they were still downtown! 114 Horizon Park Dr./ 236-5195

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I’ll be on hand to talk about the beer pairings at a dinner Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Sol, 1611 Habersham St. Six beers, five courses — a nice variety of domestic craft beer, some of which are of very limited availability. “Spicy” is the theme of the menu being prepared by Sol’s chef. $50 pp, call for more information or reservations, 232–1874. The talented painter Thomas Arvid will be guest of honor at a Nov. 6 wine dinner at 700 Drayton. Arvid is celebrated for this moody still life works that depict the world’s great wines. This gourmet, seven–course dinner will be paired with wines from Duckhorn Vineyards of Napa Valley. 7 p.m., $125pp, call for reservations, 721–5002. CS

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‘The Clean Up Woman’

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The Savannah Gay & Lesbian Film Society’s first–ever film festival has been announced for Oct. 23 and 24, at the Jepson Center for the Arts and the Little Theatre of Savannah. Along with a cross–section of internationally known and well–awarded films, the event will feature an appearance by writer and director David



Tyler Perry’s got considerable competition in the one–man theater juggernaut category. Consider JD Lawrence, a writer, actor, comedian and director whose latest play, the “dramedy” The Clean Up Woman, has been touring the country to glowing reviews. The Clean Up Woman will visit the Johnny Mercer Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 20. Lawrence (www.jdlawrencepresents. com) plays seven characters in the show, including a Hindu cab driver, a 75–year–old white man, a rapper, and a stylist. And the stars? Well, there’s Jackee Harry (227, Sister Sister, Everybody Hates Chris), and Telma Hopkins (Family Matters, Half & Half). Hopkins trivia: She began her career as a singer and studio vocalist; that’s her saying “Shut your mouth!” to Isaac Hayes on the classic “Theme From Shaft”; it doesn’t help with her “urban cred,” but she was a longtime member of Tony Orlando & Dawn (“Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree,” y’all?) The Clean Up Woman, the highest grossing stage play since 1977 at the renowned Arts and Letters in Dallas, tells the story of high–paid businesswoman Terri Adams, who’s neglecting her domestic life – and hires a maid. Things don’t go quite Terri’s way. The thing is, her husband is played by hunky Christopher Williams, the one–time singing star who had a hit with “I’m Dreaming,” from New Jack City, in which he had a co–starring role. For those who care about such things, Williams was also Halle Berry’s boyfriend for a couple of years. The Clean Up Woman starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 20; tickets are $27.50 and $37.50, at

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Klipp will show his music videos “L1FE” and “Tell Me,” and perform at the opening night party at Club One. Among the features on the bill: H.P. Hendoza’s musical autobiography Fruit Fly (Mendoza was the 2009 Rising Star Award winner at QFest), and the comedy Drool by Nancy Kissam, who won a Slamdance Screenwriting Award for the film. The features and shorts (Friday, Oct. 23 at the Jepson; Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Little Theatre) come packaged several ways – you can buy a festival pass, tickets for individual days or screenings, or tickets that include post–screening receptions. For the full screening schedule and ticket information, see CS

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New oils by Juliana Peloso are at Gallery Espresso; reception is Thursday. tion of narrative art through commitment to historical accuracy as well as a technical mastery of the medium. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. La Jetee — A collection of prints from SCAD students and professors inspired by the 1962 film that shares the show’s title (and which was adapted more recently as “Twelve Monkeys.”) Opening reception 10/15, 7-9pm. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Blvd. New Work by Brenda Turner and Margaret Brennan — A shared show between two local artists: Turner, a painter, and Brennan, a photographer. Merrill Lynch Office Building, 7414 Hodgson Memorial Dr. On the Interval — Artist Margy Rich explores the peaceful interludes that occur in a space between events. Rich’s work is part of her thesis in pursuit of an MFA in painting. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St. Pendant — Jewelry by Marlene Nawrocki at Gallery 209 River Street. Recent work from Marilyn Foley — A collection of pastoral watercolors. Opening reception 10/16 at 6:30pm. Iocovozzi Fine Art, 1 W. Jones St.

Southern, Shapes and Surfaces — An exhibit of recent paintings by Suzanne Jackson. The paintings are layered glazes, exploring flexibility of acrylic mediums, surface textures and spatial form. Phillip J. Hamilton Gallery at SSU, Two Painters, Two Sculptors — A group show highlighting work from painters Margret Kuhni and Charlalee Sedgwick alongside sculptors Ellen O’Leary and Kathy Strong. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St Words Implied, Words Denied — An exhibition featuring new works by John Waters and Bob Newman, members of the graphic design faculty at SCAD, which attempts to push the boundaries of visual communication. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Works by Robert Newman and John Waters — A shared exhibition featuring recent works by Robert Newman and John Waters. Opening reception October 16. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. cs

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The Boys Are Back Clive Owen is one of those extremely talented actors whose movies rarely make a lot of money, be they good (Children of Men), bad (Derailed) or indifferent (King Arthur). The Boys Are Back, a low–key melodrama based on a memoir by Simon Carr, promises to follow suit, with Owen’s star turn not enough to compensate for either the uneven script by Allan Cubitt or the inert direction by Scott Hicks (Shine). Owen plays Joe Warr, a British sportswriter living in Australia with his 6–year–old son Artie (Nicholas McAnulty). Joe’s wife Katy (Laura Fraser) has recently succumbed to cancer, and Dad has no idea how to maintain a household or raise a son on his own. To complicate matters, his son from his first marriage, the teenage Harry (George MacKay), comes to stay with them for a while, and Joe is lost when it comes to handling this lad as well. He ends up adopting an “anything goes” style of child–rearing: setting no rules, doling out no punishment, and generally avoiding any semblance of responsible parenting. Naturally, other adults take issue with his chosen lifestyle. The Boys Are Back is so static that there are no emotional peaks or valleys; instead, every scene seems to operate on the same flatline. That’s

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Zombieland What’s with this unlikely epidemic of good zombie flicks? Now here’s another one. The blood flows freely in this gonzo horror tale, but, more importantly, so do the laughs. And while the humor may be frosty around the edges, it’s never downright mean–spirited, thanks in part to a director (Ruben Fleischer) with a light touch, two screenwriters (Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) who have obviously done their zombie–film homework and humorously place the rules for survival front and center (they include keeping fit, being weary of bathrooms, and always wearing seat belts), and four actors (five, if you include the A–lister who turns up in a crowd–pleasing cameo) who remain ingratiating throughout. Jesse Eisenberg, giving up Adventureland for Zombieland, plays the lovably geeky Columbus, while Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are savvy survivalist sisters Wichita and Little Rock. Yet it’s Woody Harrelson, all rolling thunder as kick–ass cowboy Tallahassee, who makes the biggest impact. In a wild and wide–eyed performance, he stops just short of completely chewing the scenery — even the zombies aren’t capable of matching his ferocious bite.

WHIP IT Despite the title, you won’t find any Devo on Whip It’s soundtrack, but the Ramones and .38 Special both make vocal appearances in this film that marks the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore. If those two songs (“Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” and “Caught Up in You,” respectively) made the journey from Drew’s iPod to the big screen, more power to them, as they’re certainly in tune with the rock & roll aesthetic on display throughout this rowdy, rebellious film. Juno’s Ellen Page once again flashes her impressive acting chops, this time playing Bliss Cavendar, a 17–year–old whose mother (Marcia Gay Harden) is hellbent on entering her in every beauty pageant that pops up anywhere near their rundown Texas town. But Bliss eventually finds her true calling when she discovers the sport of roller derby: Adopting the name Babe Ruthless, she lands a second family in the form of her sisters on skates (played by, among others, Kristen Wiig

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The Informant! Last year at this time, the Coen Brothers were treating (or mistreating, depending on your point of view) audiences with their off–kilter offering Burn After Reading, a dark comedy flexing a quirky brand of lunacy not usually seen in comparable American fare. Like the Coens, Steven Soderbergh is no stranger to coloring outside the margins, so in a similar vein, he presents The Informant!, a like–it–or–leave–it endeavor blessed with a terrific central performance from Matt Damon. Damon, who’s a better actor than he’s often given credit for being (as evidence, check out his potent one–two punch from 2006: The Departed and The Good Shepherd), leaves behind Jason Bourne’s muscularity and goes all pudgy as Mark Whitacre, a midlevel executive at the major conglomeration Archer Daniels Midland. Whitacre seems like a pleasant enough fellow, so when he approaches FBI agents Brian Shepard (Scott Bakula) and Bob Herndon (Joel McHale) volunteering to uncover a price–fixing racket at the company, they believe he might be honest when he claims he’s turning whistleblower because it’s the right thing to do. Unfortunately, with Mark Whitacre, there’s far more than meets the eye. Whitacre has a way of embellishing some stories and leaving crucial facts out of other ones, which leads to no small amount of frustration for the agents trying to do their jobs. In Whitacre’s mind, he’s the hero of this particular saga, but to everyone else, he might merely be a lying nutjob. In adapting Kurt Eichenwald’s book The Informant (A True Story), scripter Scott Z. Burns and Soderbergh find the proper consistent tone to allow this to function as a loopy satire (in other words, no one will be confusing this with the somber drama The Insider). Yet even within the constraints of what often feels like a coldly calculating gameplan, there’s some genuine poignancy on tap, made palatable by a sterling performance from Damon that allows the character to come off as clueless and immature rather than simply Machiavellian. This generous interpretation in turn fuels the film’s comedic quotient, much of which comes from the thoughts racing through Whitacre’s mind. The Informant! is heavy with Damon’s voiceovers, as we’re privy to his character’s inner thoughts — most of which are non sequiturs that illustrate how little Whitacre is paying attention to what those around him are saying or

doing (his inner monologue involving polar bears is knockdown hilarious) Adding to the mirth is a bouncy score by veteran Marvin Hamlisch, which never provides us with the musical cues we might expect.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 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. The film’s central character is Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), a gangly inventor living in a small town dependent on its sardine trade. When the rest of the world deems sardines to be yukky, 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) talks Flint into pushing his invention to its extreme for the sake of the community, the well–meaning scientist acts in a manner that promises stormy weather. 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. cs

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MAINTENANCE FOREMAN AT UGA Marine Extension-Skidaway Island. Working Foreman position w/experience with HVAC, electrical seawater systems and personnel supervision. Position posted at UGA is an EEO/AA Institute. MINISTRY Seeking Quality Keyboardist for 10:00AM Church service. Must be mature and possess good leadership abilities. Please call 912-232-6223, 912-660-3811. NOW HIRING: Alignment Technician. 7 yrs. minimum experience. Must have own tools. Richmond Hill, 756-2150 RESPONSIBLE PERSONS to manage and maintain small apt. complex in Savannah. Must have handyman skills, valid DL w/clean record. Rent plus small salary. Send resume and inquiries with contact info to P.O. Box 2982, Savannah, GA 31402. BUY. sELL fREE!


116 E. Bolton St. Great location across Forsyth Park, near SCAD & Kroger. Newly renovated duplex, washer/ dryer, H/W floors, Central H/A, 2 Fireplace, Large back Porch, Courtyard. Wireless Internet, Digital Cable & Water included. Top Unit 2BR, 2 Bath w/ Bonus room - $1,375 Bottom Unit 3BR, 2 Bath - $1,500 Contact:

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1314 SE 36th St Investor or first time homeowner Take a look at this 2BR/1BA, central heat an air home on east side. Needs minor repairs but priced right. Owner will consider offers. Will negotiate, needs quick sale. Seller is licensed agent. C21 Oglethorpe Realty 912-354-8454 Calvin Jacobs 912-844-6203 2003 3BR/2BA doublewide, on over ½ acre lot. Completely renovated, appliances included. Off Hwy204, Chatham County. $77,000 owner financing 912-748-6831

516 Forrest Avenue: 2BR/1Ba with attached garage, new windows, new electrical panel, central a/c, near Shuman Middle. $74,000 negotiable. 658-5511

806 CROSBY STREET: 3BR/1BA home in Carver Village. Good investment. Only $59,000. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557.

EASTSIDE 2BR, 1 Bath, LR, DR, CH&A, Fenced backyard. $700/month& Security deposit. 356-5384 or 507-7875

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FOR-SALE-BY-OWNER 1.1 acres of land with unfinished 2-story house. 50X56 ft. Great opportunity. Create your own interior. 1947 Fort Argyle Rd (Hwy 204). 912-748-8194

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


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REDUCED!$90,000 or best offer. $1,000/rent per month. 3103 Bull Street. Call Mr. Gibbs, 257-3000 or 352-3080

4BR/1.5BA on Beech St.$900 & 3BR/1BA, Cedar St.$750. BOTH have Central HVAC and will do Lease/Option or Section 8. Deposit required. 356-5384 or 507-7875

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

1112 EAST BOLTON STREET 3BR/1BA house 1100 sq. ft. totally renovated, all electric. $825/month + deposit. Call 655-3637.

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


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


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Located on southside, 3BR/1.5BA, brick ranch home. Convenient to hospital and shopping. Must sell to settle estate. Priced for quicksale. Will consider any reasonable offer. C21 Oglethorpe Realty. 912-354-8454 Calvin Jacobs 912-844-6203

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

$1100/Monthly 117 Live Oak Ln, New 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Familyroom, Diningroom, Huge Master, New NeighborhoodGarden City. 706.313.1090

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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.

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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.

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16 Culverton Ct 3BR, 1.5 BA, $925

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14 Lewis Drive, apt-c. 2BR/1.5BA, $625

1317 Golden St. 2BR/1BA, $500

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1138 E 55th St. 2BR/1BA, $450.


Windsor Forest, 3BR/2BA, LV, DN, Garage, Fenced Yard, Courtyard. $995/Month, $995/Deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981

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Liberty City, 3BR/1BA, LV, DN. $795/Month, $795/Deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981


2BR/1BA, large LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, fenced yard. Pets ok with approval. References/credit check required. $735/month, $700/deposit. 898-0078


Sandfly, 3BR/2BA, LR, DR. $895/Month, $895/Deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981 2212 Mississippi Avenue: 3BR/1BA, central heat/air, hardwood floors, fenced yard. $750/month. Call 844-0694 or 508-2397 2334 Ranchland Dr. 3BR/1BA house for rent equipped kitchen, washer & dryer included, central heat/air, carport, large backyard. Serious inquiries only. $800/month + deposit. Call 912-234-6150


Southside. 1BR/1BA Condos, Laundry Room, Storage, Screened Porch. $550/Month, $550/Deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981

for rent 855 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH APARTMENTS For Rent. Located on East & Westside. $450-$550/month, $100 Deposit Move-in Special. Section 8 Accepted. Call 507-7174 or 844-7274 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Apt. for Rent in West Savannah. Convenient to Downtown, Garden City. $480/month. Section-8 Welcome. Call 912-658-1407.

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2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH duplex for rent on Wilmington Island. Available Sept 1st. $735/month, + $36 water. Call 912-897-6722. 2 bedroom duplex, 1 furnished, one unfurnished. CH&A, $500 and $550. Clean, quiet area. Off Chevis Rd. 927-3595 and 656-3595 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.


W.58th: 3BR/2BA, all electric $725. Elmdale: 4BR/2BA, fireplace $925. Eden, GA: 3BRs, large lot $645. Garrard: Private 3BR, great workshop $795. Orchard: 2BR, kitchen/den combo, carport $650. Alabama: 2BR, all electric $550. 48th St: 1BR, all electric $425.

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3/4 Brick off Montgomery & Staley on 3 lots. 8 rooms, Newly painted. Sale/Rent. No reasonable offer refused. Call 912-224-4167


Port Wentworth, 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, Fenced yard, Garage & Workshop. $875/Month, $875/Deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981


3BR/1BA, Family Room, New Carpet, Stove & Refrigerator. $675/Month, $675/Deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 231-1981 732 EAST BOLTON: 3BR/1.5BA Duplex, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookup, fenced backyard $650/month plus deposit. Call 655-3637.


Paradise Park, 3BR/1-1/2BA, LV/DN. $990/Month, $990/Deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981

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ARDSLEY PARK AREA 721 East 57th ST 3BR/2BA, CH&A, no smoking, no pets, $1175/mo, $600/deposit. Call for details 484-1347

SCAD STUDENTS WELCOME! Best deal in the Gordonston area, great family home or SCAD rental. This huge 2400sq ft home is nestled just 5 minutes from downtown Savannah and 10 minutes from Tybee Island, 5 bed 2.5 bath estate home has huge backyard for entertaining and magnificent upstairs porch overlooking entire property. All this for just $77 per sq ft. Seller is motivated; call Josh for an appointment today 912-667-2390.

Newly reNovated apartmeNts move-iN specials 1BR $650 or $695 • 2BR $725 or $770 3BR $100 off market price Beautiful intracoastal waterway view Great location! Minutes from everything 2612 dogwood ave, apt H-12 thunderbolt Ga • 355-3722


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11515 WHITE BLUFF RD. 1BR, LR, walk-in closet, laundry room, bath $550/month. _________________ NEAR MEMORIAL: 1301 & 1303 E. 66th Street 2BR/2BA, walk-in closets, laundry room $700/month. _________________ TOWNHOUSE 1812 N. Avalon Avenue. 2BR/1-1/2BA $675/month. _________________ SOUTHSIDE 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, Large $795/month. WILMINGTON ISLAND 7 Dogwood Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, garage, hardwood floors, s/s appliances. $1250/month. 310 E. Montgomery X-Roads 912-354-4011


2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, furnished kitchen, central heat/air, off-street parking. 2415 Ott Street. $700 per month, $500/deposit. 355-7302. FOR RENT Upstairs, 2 bedroom washer/dryer connections CH&A, balcony, front and rear. Off street parking. $650/month $500/deposit. 201-A West 39th & Barnard. 604-5040

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8 McLaughlin Ct. 3/2 $850 106 Trellis Way 3/2 $950 127 Quail St. 4/2 $1250 Prime Properties 897-2272 CALL 925-6870


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

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Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available.


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 House for rent: 3BR 2BA. Victory Drive, thunderbolt 950/month, Hassell Realt y Co. 912-234-1291

HOUSE FOR RENT: 643 West 40th Lane (between Burroughs & Florence). 3 bedrooms with central heating & air. $675/month. Call 912-844-0694 or 508-2397

HOUSE for RENT 918 WEST 38 ST., renovated 2 Story home, 4 bedroom/2 baths. New Paint and more. $950.00 (912)308-4242

Houses for Rent 806 E. Park: 2bd 1ba $650. 2111 Mississippi 2bd 1ba $700. 806 E. Park 2bd 1ba $650. (912)376-1674

Hwy 80 Ogeechee River 2bedroom/2bath beautifully updated, private deck, floating dock, appliances and water included. $1000/month. 912-272-7242 LARGE 1BR: Whitaker Street. High ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, A/C, furnished kitchen, off-street parking. Clean, Antique, Nice neighborhood. 691-2368.

MIDTOWN Completely Renovated, 2BR/1BA. 7 COLUMBUS DRIVE. CH&A, Large yard, NO PETS/SMOKING. $675/rent, $675/deposit. References/Employment Required all: 912-897-0985


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

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595 WEST 54th STREET: 2 Bedroom Apartments/1.5 baths, washer/dryer connection/total electric, deposit *$315, $660 monthly. Section 8 Welcome. Call 912-232-7659. NICE 2BR/2BA Townhouse, Southside, fully furnished kitchen, central heat/air, wallto-wall carpet and more. $785/monthly. Call 507-7934 or 927-2853


2BR/1 Bath, furnished kitchen, washer/dryer connections. Free Rent with qualified application. $550/rent, $500/deposit. ZENO MOORE CONSTRUCTION 409 E.Montgomery Xrds. 927-4383

POOLER HOME Hampton Place 3 NANTUCKET CT: 4bedrooms, 2-baths $1,050. SAVANNAH HOME 822 W. 44TH STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $850. DOWNTOWN APTS. 530 E. HUNTINGDON ST: 2-bedrooms, 1baths $575. ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN SPECIALS!! Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134 PROFESSOR’S Home for Rent: 3BR/1.5BA. Southside near Abercorn & Montgomery Crossroads. Family room, washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave, 2-driveways. $800/month+Deposit. 772-240-1460

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RENT: DUPLEX 1203 E. 54th. 2-bedroom, 1-bath $475/month plus deposit of $475. Two blocks off Waters Ave, close to Daffin park. Call Adam @ 912-234-2726, Days/Nights/Weekends. RENT-TO-OWN: 3yr. option to buy. Large 3BR/2BA all brick home, 2-car garage. Desirable location. Call 404-826-0345 for appt.

Section (8) Approved Newly Renovated. 2 bed, 1bath, a/c, w/d, all electric, hardwood, 2504 Oak Forest Drive. R&D:$625. Call 912-306-4490

Tybee Island 1BR condo, $900 includes all utilities. Newly renovated! Call 596-3921 or 234-1789 UPSCALE VICTORIAN AREA. Like New! 1BR cottage, jacuzzi, W/D, D/W, walk-in closet, private gated entry, water & tv furnished. Low deposit. $530/month. 912-596-3706



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WE’VE LOWERED THE COST OF LIVING! 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 SECTION 8 WELCOME! VERY CUTE!! 708 E. 31st St. 2 large Bedrooms $695/month. 124 Elm Circle 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath $815/month. Beautiful 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with den 7 Brookview $900/month. 912-257-6181

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WILMINGTON ISLAND Duplex, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, $775/month. Call 897-6789 or 344-4164

CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 Commercial sales or warehouse, 52nd street extension, near Ogeechee road. $2000/month, Hassell Realty Co. 234-1291 Commercial Space available 600 sq. ft. with bath and coffee bar. Ideal for workshop, studio, storage, etc. Also Nice size Bedroom available. Both Thunderbolt area. Call 912-355-1359

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



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


Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995 FURNISHED ROOMS $140wk. New furnished rooms for rent with tv,cable, central heat/air,washer/dryer,enclosed porch,privacy fence and large sit-in kitchen (912)306-6776

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over 20 yrs. Freshly painted Apts $150/wk. Rooms $70-80/wk. Furnished and utilities included. Call 234-9779

ROOM FOR RENT In Bloomingdale. All utilities, CH&A, Comcast cable, TV, internet, washer/dryer, furnished kitchen, shared kitchen and bath, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. Near Gulfstream, I-16 & airport. Minutes to Savannah. Call 912-210-0144 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 library $150/weekly. $540/monthly. Utilities, washer/dryer, tv, cable, internet, included. Full apartment also available. Monday-Saturday. 912-231-9464 Roommates Needed to Share 3BR/3BA house near Savannah State $150/week. All utilities included. Washer, dryer, central air, cable. 912-856-7222 ROOMMATE WANTED. Mature professional for 3BR/2BA home. Cable. W/D, Utilities included Berwick Cottonvale area. $370 monthly. Call Ed at 912-234-0854


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

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

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Chevy Tahoe LS. 3rd row, seating, 97,500 miles, 20” Giovanni rims. $6500 firm. 507-4948 1984 EL Camino, 350 crate engine, cold a/c, many new parts, too numerous to list. $7,500 OBO. Call 312-3688


79,780 miles, still has 100,000 mile warranty. Great shape. Asking $6,000. Call 912-481-3989 2007 Saturn Sky Convertible, 35000 miles, silver, leather interior, 5-speed, $21,000. Call 912-507-9770 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

JAGUAR XK8 2002- 2 door convertible, white with tan top, chrome wheels, loaded! Excellent condition, 45k miles $17,000. 912-412-8722 Boats & accessories 950 Boat, Motor, and Trailer19 foot, good condition, Johnson 150HP, outboard motor $1600 or best o f f e r. 912-659-8941


Newly renovated building with separate office, over head doors, large fenced yard, Hwy 17 btw 204 & Richmond hill. $950/month. 596-3921 or 234-1789



*1BR/1BA Home, fenced yard $550/month. *3BR/1BA, huge yard $750/month. Call 596-2566

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.

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ONE TWO & THREE Bedroom Apartments for rent. 656 East 36th & 623 West 48th Street. Call 912-232-3355.

RENT-TO-OWN Homes. No Credit Check, Move In Today! $3,000 Down minimum. Call 912-224-9103, SAVANNAH

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.

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 $975. WILMINGTON ISLAND 2BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, Duplex $685. LOUISIANA AVE. Spacious 3BR/1BA Home, LR, den, 2 screened porches $725. BERWICK LAKESPOOLER 3BR/2BA Home, Furnished kitchen, eat-in, family room, garage, fenced backyard $1000. WEST WOOD-RINCON 3BR/2BA Home, furnished kitchen, eat-in, garage, fenced backyard, deck $895. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

CONVENIENCE STORE for Lease at 1411 West Gwinnett Street. Also Upstairs 2BR Apt. for rent $400/month. Call for details, 912-656-0398


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3222 Bee Road: 2BR, 1Bath $595/month. Call 897-6789 or 344-4164

ONE BEDROOM UNITS Only $550 with Immediate MoveIn. Limited Time Offer CALL TODAY! 12350 Mercy Blvd. 912-925-4815

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

Two bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse apt, total electric, $600/month with washer & dryer $625. Call Debra at 912-356-5656

Condo - 2BR/2BA, LR, furnished kitchen, W/D incl. Screened porch, pool, water/trash incl. $665. 692-0038

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Duane Court: 2BR, 1 Bath, Completely remodeled. 675/month.

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CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890

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One, two and three bedroom apt & houses, located throughout Savannah. Monthly special. Section 8 welcome. 272-6820

SMALL 2BR/1BA home in Savannah Pines mobile home park. $450/month and/or rent-to-own. Call Gwen, 912-964-7675

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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

RENT TO OWN #95 Savannah Pines, garden city, totally remodeled. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1500 down payment, $425/month. no credit check.

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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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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 3BR, 2 Baths on private lot. $475/month, $400/deposit. Call 925-0389 or 661-0056

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