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community Susie Chisholm’s bronze of Johnny Mercer is set to be unveiled in Ellis Square | 10

Sound, mind and bodies

Artist Nick Cave brings his ‘soundsuits’ to Savannah for a unique performance By patrick rodgers | 14 nick cave, soundsuit, mixed media, 2009. photo by james prinz courtesy of jack shainman gallery

theatre This ain’t Sesame Street, people — it’s puppets, politics and porn on Avenue Q | 15

music Savannahian Kristina Train has a release on the prestigious Blue Note label. Our chat with the songbird inside | 22


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14, 7 p.m., Nov. 15, 3 p.m.

Where: Jelks Auditorium,

824 Stillwood Dr. , Cost: $10/general Info: 912-961-8823.

Thursday

Theater: Godspell

What: The Epworth Com-

Dancing With Savannah’s Stars

munity Players present the popular musical based on the Gospel of Matthew. Ticket includes 6 p.m. dinner. When: Nov. 13-14, 7 p.m. Where: , 2201 Bull St. Corner of Bull & 38th Cost: $18

What: Benefit for CASA in-

cludes performances from local ‘celebrities,’ as well as a cocktail hour, buffet style dinner and silent auction. Call 912-447-8908. When: Thu. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Where: Charles H. Morris Center Cost: $100/ticket

Theatre: Art of Murder

What: Masquers present Joe DiPietro’s award winning comedic mystery. When: Nov. 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, 3 p.m. Where: Jenkins Hall Theater, AASU Cost: $10 Info: 912-344-2801.

Lecture: “New China, New Art” What: Part of SCAD’s

deFINE arts festival. Richard Vine, editor at “Art in America” magazine, speaks about his book, “New China, New Art”. When: Thu. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Where: Arnold Hall Auditorium, 1810 Bull St. Cost: Free

Screen on the Green: Bull Durham

What: Historical Savannah

Foundation hosts a screening of Bull Durham on the field at Grayson Stadium. When: Thu. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10

Theatre: Diary of Anne Frank What: Uses newly discov-

ered writings from the diary of Anne Frank. When: Nov. 12-15, 8 p.m., Where: Freight Station Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $22/general admission, $17/seniors & military Info: http://www.littletheatreofsavannah.org/

Theater: Mister Mercer The Diary of Anne Frank continues this weekend

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Dr. Clayborne Carson What: Dr. Carson speaks

about MLK’s legacy. When: Fri. Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Where: Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 406 MLK Jr Blvd.

Roundhouse Blues & BBQ Festival What: Two day event fea-

tures live music, barbeque, steam train rides, and more. Music from Bernard Allison, Juke Joint Johnny, The JoJa Band, Chocolate Thunder, and Bobby Lee Rodgers. When: Fri. Nov. 13, 6 p.m.,

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seum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: $12/night or $20/2day pass Info: www.roundhousebluesandbbq.com/

Film: Harold and Maude

What: Unlikely love story of

a young, death-obsessed young man and a vibrant woman 50 years his senior. When: Fri. Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. , Cost: $6-8

Theatre: Seussical Jr. What: Middle School

Theater Dept at Savannah Country Day School presents pint-sized version of the Seuss-themed musical. When: Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Nov.

What: A lighthearted musi-

cal about the late Johnny Mercer. When: Fri. Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Where: The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $25 Info: 912-525-5050.

Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird

What: Based on Harper

Lee’s classic novel.

When: Nov. 13 & 14, 8 p.m.,

Sun. Nov. 15, 3 p.m. Where: Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry St. Cost: $7-10 Info: www.savannahga. gov/arts

‘Avenue Q’

What: Very adult

puppet show.

Where: Johnny Mercer

Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: 8 p.m. Nov. 13 Cost: $20–$50 Online: www.etix.com

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Saturday

Jackson Browne

What: Rare acoustic show. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer

Theatre Cost: $37-60 Online: savannahcivic.com

Skidaway Island

What: Ogeechee Audubon

Chapter leads a search for winter residents in a variety of habitats. Meet at the parking lot opposite The Village. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and sunscreen. More info: Dot Bambach 912-604-2673. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 8 a.m. Where: Skidaway Island Cost: Free

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music

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Blackwater Paddle

What: After instruction, a

naturalist leads the way past ancient cypress. Reservations required. When: Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Wilderness Southeast, trip departs from Rincon Cost: $40, includes canoe, paddle, instruction Info: 912-236-8115. www. wilderness-southeast.org/

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art

for a list of this weeks gallery + art shows: art patrol

Forsyth Market

What: Fresh food and food

products. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 9 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

Goodwill Drive

What: The Young Profes-

sionals of Savannah are organizing a donation drive for Goodwill. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 9 a.m.12 p.m. Where: Habersham Village Parking Lot

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Movies

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go to: happenings for even more things to do in Savannah this week

Masquers perform readings from When the Emperor Was Divine

AASU’s Masquers will perform readings from Julie Otsuka’s tale of a Japanese family moved to an internment camp during WWII. When: Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Where: Jenkins Hall Theater Cost: Free and open to the public What:


Purple Stride 5K Run/Walk for Pancreatic Cancer What: Registration be-

gins 9 a.m., 10 run/walk begins 10 a.m. at pier. Contact Jane Miller 912925-1702. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 9 a.m. Where: Tybee Island Pier Cost: $20/adv, $25/day of event

Telfair Art Fair

What: Children’s activi-

ties, juried art competition and live music. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Telfair Square Cost: Free

Savannah Children’s Book Festival

seniors and military, with micro-chipping by the Humane Society. When: Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m. Where: Habersham Village Shopping Center

Pianist Hoachen Zhang

What: Savannah Concert

Association presents a performance including pieces by Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre Cost: $12.50-35 general public, $2 music teachers and students Info: www.savannahconcertassociation.com/

Three Acts for Zen What: A fundraiser for

authors, arts and crafts, costumed characters. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

Savannah Zen Center featuring sets from Trae Gurley, Rigel Crockett, and Robyn Richardson. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. , Cost: $5 donation

Homestead Heritage Day

Yappy Hour Blue Jean Ball

a rural Georgia home. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids Info: oatlandisland.org/

hors d’ouevres and silent auction benefit Coastal Pet Rescue. www.coastalpetrescue.org. When: Nov. 14, 6-10 p.m. Where: American Legion on Tybee Cost: $20

What: National and local

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Tea for Tutus

What: Meet Clara and

What: Music, dancing,

Chuck Levy Concert

the other characters from Savannah Danse Theatre’s upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. Reservations required. When: Nov. 14, 3-5 p.m. Where: Wilmington Island Club Cost: $20 adults, $15 kids

What: Banjo historian and performer Chuck Levy showcases the banjo, akonting (Senegalese forebear of the banjo) and fiddle. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, MLK Blvd. Cost: Free

Southside Sidewalk Arts Festival

Rollerderby: Savannah vs. Greenville

and head to Armstrong for the Sidewalk Arts Fest, which raises money for AASU’s Biology Club and the Goodness and Mercy Foundation. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: AASU campus Cost: Donation

Devils take on the Greenville Derby Dames. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Where: Supergoose, 3700 Wallin St. Cost: $10 Info: www.savannahderby.com/

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What: Savannah Derby

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits

What: Not to be confused with the musician, this artist creates wearable sculptures that mix reclaimed material with acoustic qualities. When: Sat. Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Where: Hamilton Hall, 522 Indian St. Cost: Free

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John Barrow’s vote too far; Film Fest wraps In arts-related news, the Savannah Film Festival puts another edition in the books. The clear highlight was the final night’s screening Congressman John Barrow of Savannah repreof Precious, including an appearance by its sents a district where more than one out of five gracious director Lee Daniels. This harrowing inner city tale with an unlikely protagonist people not on Medicare are uninsured. boasts a shoo-in Best Actress Oscar nominee Despite this sobering statistic, this past Saturday he was one of 39 Democrats (Gabby Sidibe, sadly not present at the screenvoting against President Obama’s landmark health care legislation, which naring as advertised) and possibly two Supporting rowly passed the House of Representatives. Actress nominees in Mo’Nique and Mariah Regardless of what you think of the health Barrow cannot be naïve as to the ramificaCarey — with the latter’s thoroughly actorly care legislation or of his vote on it, Barrow is no tions of his vote. While he studiously, and I portrayal of a social worker hopefully putting to fool. He can run the numbers as well as anyone, believe wisely, avoided open town hall meetrest any lingering doubts about her mental state and he has as many lives as a cat. ings this summer — thus avoiding YouTube or professionalism. He took the seat from a Republican in 2004, moments with rabid Tea Partiers foaming at the My other favorite film of the Festival was only to see the district gerrymandered midmouth while Jason Reitdecade in precedent-shattering fashion by Eric screaming man’s Up in Johnson and company, specifically in order nonsensical the Air, the to defeat him. He handily defended it in 2006 slogans like super-secret despite two visits from then-President George “Keep your Director’s W. Bush on behalf of his opponent. governChoice Barrow’s cagey early support for Barack ment hands movie feaObama in 2008 helped him solidify the local off our turing what African American vote in his favor — which Medicare” I believe to no doubt came in handy as he simultaneously — Barrow be George faced a primary challenge from a well-regarded did hold Clooney’s African American politician, Regina Thomas. a number best work Through it all, he’s developed a reputation as a of invitaonscreen (see consummate survivor and a crafty pool shark of tion-only his other Film a politician — knowing all the angles, using each meetings Festival flick, shot to set up the next one. with local The Men But Barrow, usually so adept at navigating African Who Stare the often stormy political waters that surround American At Goats, being a white Democrat in the deep South, may leaders. reviewed in have taken a vote too far this time. They told this issue). Like many congressmen in conservative him in no My other districts, Barrow paid close attention to the uncertain reporter’s theatrics of the “Tea Party” movement over terms that notes on the the summer. Despite the almost 100 percent they and his Festival: certainty that most Tea Partiers — or teabaggers, most loyal • The 9:30 or whatever they call themselves — will vote constituents p.m. screenstraight Republican in the next election, many expected a ings seem so-called Blue Dog Democrats still march to “yes” vote on to be one of their tune on the health care issue. health care those ideas With his “no” vote, Barrow sent a signal that reform after that looks despite representing a district that gave Obama all the supgreat on 55 percent of the vote, despite representing one port they’d paper but of the most poverty-stricken districts in the given him in has probU.S., despite probably needing every African beating back lems being American vote he can get in 2010 to keep his Republican executed in From top: Jeremy Renner accepts his award; Lee seat, he would still dance with the Tea Partiers challenges reality. Daniels during his Q&A (photos Geoff L. Johnson) rather than the 21 percent of his constituents — including • I love, love desperately in need of real access to health care standing with the River Club — however imperfectly and bureaucratically him against a fellow African American in the as an after-party setting. But if I were a personal administered as it is likely to be. person of Thomas. injury attorney, I’d love those large bouncing The blowback has already begun. I’m copied Now, I strongly suspect all bets are off. In fact, balls strewn all over the floor even more. on a local health care e-mail list, and while I I’m pretty much sure of it. • And personal to Len and Danny: Love you won’t share the names of who is on it, I will share And while I wouldn’t wager against Barrow dudes, but seriously — lose the coats and ties with you a very typical sample comment: — too many have and lost before for that to be a for this one week out of the year. Film festivals “A no vote puts him at the mercy of his base. wise move — next year he will be in for the fight are all about being cool and casual! cs Or what’s left of it.” of his political life. Again. Ouch. by Jim Morekis | jim@connectsavannah.com

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Chisholm’s Johnny Mercer statue. by patrick rodgers

07 Blotter 08 Straight Dope 09 News of the Weird 12 Free Speech

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visual arts: The 13 Telfair Art Fair

kicks off this weekend. by bill deyoung

Savannah 18 books: Childrens Book

Festival promises to bring words to life. by patrick rodgers

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

Dude, where’s my gun?

A man called police because a new gun he’d just purchased was stolen. At around 4 p.m. the man parked his van in the driveway and began unloading his recent purchases from the vehicle to his front porch, including a shotgun with a camouflage stock. He then began to take a few items inside, when he heard his phone ringing. He ran to answer it, got sidetracked doing something else afterward, and one hour later realized he’d never brought the gun inside. He went to get it and discovered that it had been taken. He told the officer who responded to his call that there were several people doing work on the vacant house next door who could have easily spotted it. The shotgun is a 10 gauge, and valued at $189. He was given a CRN.

• Police arrived at the Salvation Army in response to a call from the warehouse supervisor. He had returned to the warehouse while the rest of the employees were on their lunch break and found a man holding a case of tissue that he was about to steal. He cornered the suspect, but fearing for his safety, let the man run off after he dropped the case of tissue. According to other employees, the man had showed up yesterday and successfully stolen a case of tissue. The suspect was last seen heading northbound on a bicycle that was bright peach or pink in color. • An officer on patrol saw a man walking down the middle of a street. The man continued to walk in the road, despite the fact that there was traffic passing by. The officer stopped the man who told him his name was “Antonio Brown,” which was a lie, as was the fake date of birth he told the officer. When asked again, the man changed his birthday, and when asked a third time, gave yet another DOB. Through further investigation, the officer ascertained the true identity of the man, who was then charged with giving false information and walking in a roadway when a sidewalk is provided.

• A car was pulled over for suspected DUI. When officers approached the driver she admitted to having had two alcoholic beverages before driving. She was making a concerted effort to speak and had red, bloodshot eyes with very large pupils. She teetered slightly while standing. She agreed to take a voluntary sobriety test, however, she told officers that she had a herniated disc and arthritis. She failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test because of failed smooth pursuit in both eyes. During the “walk and turn” test, the driver failed to stay in the instructed position, and stepped off the line on step eight. During the “one leg stand” test, she raised her arms for balance and swayed heavily. While waiting for an officer to arrive with a portable breathalyzer, the officer at the scene noticed her drop a breath mint tin which was found to contain marijuana ashes. The breathalyzer was administered and she blew a .107, over the legal limit. Her car was then searched and a detective discovered prescription pills not in

their original container. She was asked to take a blood test and refused. She was read her rights and transported to the County Detention Center. The tin of ash was submitted as evidence. • A man and woman were in a bar, but were asked to leave when they became disorderly. Once outside, the man circled around the club and returned to confront the female. When the officer arrived, he saw the man walk up to the woman, who tried to get away, but was backed up against a vehicle. The woman told the man police were coming and that he should “get off her.” The man replied “I don’t care about a fucking police.” He continued to approach the woman, and began yelling. The man was cuffed, but had to be put in a wagon because he was too disorderly to be placed in a patrol vehicle. He was charged with disorderly conduct and jailed. Cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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How is it that, in places without natural features such as a river or mountain range to mark a border, U.S. states could establish a nice, even line over hundreds of miles before GPS? —Granite-Morale The lines aren’t always nice and even. Study a U.S. atlas and you’ll find many supposedly straight boundaries with slants and zigzags in them, the work of surveyors who were, and it pains me to say this, borderline incompetent. Still, the remarkable thing isn’t how often the surveyors screwed up but how often they didn’t. You never know when we might be called on to lay out another virgin continent, and Lord knows you can’t always count on modern technology. So here’s a primer on the old-fashioned way to draw a straight line on a bumpy planet. First a question: why straight lines? Mostly because distant authorities who decreed borders—royalty before 1776, Congress and treaties after—were ignorant of local geography. Straight lines also had the virtue of simplicity. There are many Potomac branches for Virginia and Maryland to argue over. But there’s only one 42nd parallel. Now let’s get to work. Step 1. Understand a straight line isn’t always a straight line. In surveying then and now, one worker holds a pole while another trains a surveyor’s transit on him. They designate what’s literally a landmark, anything from a blaze on a tree to a stone monument. Then they move on to the next line segment. As long as they keep all the marks aligned, the result is a straight line, right? Wrong. What you get is a line of sight that defines a geodesic or great circle. It’s the shortest distance between two points. However, except at the equator, it doesn’t follow the parallels of latitude commonly used for east-west borders. Step 2. Understand the difference between true north and magnetic north. Magnetic compasses don’t point to the north pole, but rather to a spot about

500 miles distant, a fact surveyors take into account. Everybody gets this. What they may not get is that compensating requires constant adjustment as you move around. This subtlety was lost on some early surveyors. The knuckleheads who laid out most of the Virginia-North Carolina-Kentucky-Tennessee border didn’t realize they needed to adjust their adjustments, so as they headed west, the boundary curved north. The surveyors who handled the western end of the border, working east from the Mississippi, covered less ground and so had less chance to screw things up. Where the two lines meet, at the Tennessee River, there’s a 12-mile jog still conspicuous on maps. Step 3. Establish true north. Not that hard to do in the old days. You had to get up at a defined time in the middle of the night, sight on the North Star, and possibly make an angular adjustment. You then dropped your scope to the horizon and marked the spot with a lantern, and that was true north. Then you had to take your chances with a magnetic compass, or else await the 1835 invention of the superior solar compass. Step 4. Establish a starting point. Precision is obviously critical. Reportedly surveyors took 3,000 observations trying to find the longitude of California’s northeast corner and still didn’t get it. To simplify matters, Congress sometimes specified that a boundary start at a landmark, but that wasn’t foolproof. The Missouri-Iowa border is supposedly marked by “the rapids of the River Des Moines.” The Supreme Court later had to decide: what rapids? Step 5. Chop a slot through the forest. Drawing a bead on the guy holding the pole only works if nothing’s in the way—a challenge in colonial times, when the eastern third of the country was densely covered with trees. When Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon laid out their famous line separating Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in the 1760s, they had axmen hack a path through the woods called a visto. It was eight or nine yards wide, several hundred miles long. Step 6. Sober up. In the 1770s a partyhearty type named Collins led a team that surveyed the boundary between Quebec and Vermont. On one 22-mile stretch, a fifth of their expenses went for booze. The result, a commission later acknowledged, was “very far from a straight line.” cs by CECIL ADAMS


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• Not Too Old to Do Her Own Hit: Elsa Seman, 71, was shot and killed in North Versailles, Pa., in September, when she was mistaken for a prowler. According to police, Seman had gone to the home of her ex-boyfriend at night and, dressed in black, commando-style, was lying in wait in his yard with a pistol, intending to kill him. A neighbor called in the report of a prowler, and a police officer arriving at the scene fatally shot Seman. • Not Too Sickly for a Career in Bank Robbery: Police in Southern California know what the man looks like (from surveillance video) but have not yet apprehended the well-dressed, 70ish man who has robbed four banks since August, with the latest being a Bank of America in Rancho Santa Fe in October. The man has shown special dexterity to pull off the robberies, since he is on oxygen and has to carry around his own tank.

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from a preserve in France. Zoo officials were pleased, but its three older female gorillas were almost ecstatic. Shown posters of “Yeboah,” the male, female “Zaire” “shrieked in delight”; “Effie” wedged the poster into a tree and stared at it; and “Mjukuu” held the photo close to her chest, “then ate it.” • Gay Vulture Tricks: The births of two chicks on the same day at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo in April was unusual enough but especially noteworthy because of the birds’ lineage. Their fathers were a gay vulture couple about 10 years ago, according to a report in the Israeli daily Haaretz, and zoo caretakers provided them an artificial egg to “incubate” until they could replace the egg with a just-hatched vulture, as if the male-male couple had birthed it. In “an insane coincidence,” said a zoo official, the two males eventually separated and paired with females, and those females hatched eggs on the same day last April. Two weeks ago, according to Haaretz, the two chicks achieved independence on the same day and were moved to the zoo’s aviary. • Among the species discovered recently in Papua New Guinea were tiny bear-like creatures, frogs with fangs, fish that grunt, kangaroos that live in trees, and what is probably the world’s largest rat (with no fear of humans). Scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea announced the findings in September, among more than 40 new species from a jungle habitat a halfmile deep inside the centuries-dormant Mount Bosavi volcano crater.

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Here’s Johnny! The story behind the statue that will be Johnny Mercer’s 100th birthday present

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Above: The model of the Mercer statue. Below: Susie Chisholm poses with the clay model of the statue in her City Market studio.

100 years after the day he was born here, one of Savannah’s favorite native sons, Johnny Mercer, will be honored with a life–size bronze statue that will be unveiled next Wednesday near the northwestern corner of Ellis Square. Besides being a long overdue tribute to the legendary songwriter, the ceremony will also mark the end of a project almost a year in the making for local sculptor Susie Chisholm. Chisholm started with a 70–year– old photo of Mercer leaning against a fire hydrant in New York and reading a paper. She painstakingly transformed it into a three dimensional statue that would be cast into a mold, transported to a foundry in Utah, and then filled with 2000-degree molten bronze before being welded back together and dropped off at its new home near the forthcoming Ellis Square visitors kiosk. The process of turning a historical person into a life–size monument is a long, complicated one that involves a lot of research, and this writer was chided for assuming that one might “make up” the wrinkles or drape of a figure’s clothing. “A lot of people don’t understand sculpture,” she explains. “You don’t want to make up the wrinkles.” The intensive research for the Mercer sculpture was a far cry from a casual trip down Moon River or memory lane. In order to get a better feel for her subject as a person, she read biographies and spoke with family and friends. “I hope to put some of the personality in the pieces,” Chisholm says. To accurately re–create the image from the selected photo, film producer and Mercer family friend Stratton Leopold sent a copy out to costume designers at Paramount Studios, where period specific items were made to match the clothes from the image, explains Chisholm. Then, Steve Gerard, husband of Mercer’s niece Nancy, modeled the items while being photographed from all sides and measured by Chisholm and her brother Daniel. Not only did she have to measure everything from the length between buttons, but Chisholm also managed to track down an authentic, historically accurate New York City fire hydrant, which she was able to use during the modeling process, and which still sits in her studio.

Despite such extensive efforts, there was one change made while translating the image from two dimensions to three – rather than looking down to read the paper, Mercer is now looking up to greet passersby with a smile. “We decided to make him have that persona,” explains Chisholm. “That’s how people remember him, with a big smile.” Chisholm, who also created the sculpture of the runner that graces the entrance to the Lake Mayer Park, is glad to have Mercer’s statue so close to her City Market studio. “I can keep tabs on him,” she says with a smile. “I can walk that way and check on him.” While there’s very little risk of Mercer’s likeness walking away, the bronze statue will need some regular maintenance, including reapplying the protective patina that keeps the statue from getting spots or turning the surreal shade of green seen on many historical bronze sculptures that have been exposed to the elements. Over the last decade, Chisholm has become a widely acclaimed sculptor — having just been accepted into the prestigious National Sculpture Society earlier this year — but her training was actually as a graphic designer, something she pursued actively for years, designing billboards and book jackets. She didn’t take up sculpting until her three children were older, and she found herself looking for a new pursuit – something that lead her to portrait sculpture class offered through the City’s Leisure Services office. Nowadays, she is working on large commissioned pieces — averaging about two life–sized sculptures per year — and with Mercer’s statue back from the foundry, she is focusing on a statue of Charles Fraser, the first developer on Hilton Head Island, which will be unveiled at a new park outside Sea Pines in the spring of next year, and getting ready for the annual sculpture show that she helps organize during May of each year at the Green–Meldrim House. cs


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While most everyone has gotten the word that this year marks the centennial of Johnny Mercer’s birth, comparatively few people really know that much about the Savannah native and Oscar–winning lyricist himself. Which is a shame. At their best, Mercer’s tunes marked an early, successful example of racial crossover in popular music, and his rhyme schemes and linguistic skill remain ahead of their time decades later. Count Ja Jahannes among the converts. The well–known local playwright, director, and composer weighs in on the Mercer myth with his own contribution, Mister Mercer, to be performed this weekend at the Lucas Theatre and starring some of Savannah’s best–known vocal talents. “I grew up singing his songs, but I didn’t know it was Johnny Mercer. I did performances at the Johnny Mercer Theater and drove on Johnny Mercer Boulevard,” laughs Jahannes. “Then I did about 18 months of research and found he had an absolutely fascinating personality. Many people portray him as kind of humble and gentle, which he was, but I saw a master showman who knew the right thing to say at the right time. He upstaged some of the best celebrities of the time on their shows.” A key, and unusual, aspect of Jahannes’s play — directed by Jaime White — is the spotlight on Mercer’s wife, Ginger, a bawdy chorus girl when they met, just off an affair with Bing Crosby. “She was a Brooklyn Jew and this was Savannah — she wasn’t really that welcome here,” says Jahannes. Despite heavy partying and various infidelities, their stormy marriage lasted 45 years until Mercer’s death in 1976 (Ginger died in 1994).  Mercer’s music reflected his Savannah roots, including a healthy dose of African American folkways he picked up from childhood. (Contrary to uninformed opinion, Mercer never lived in the Mercer House downtown — that’s named for a distant ancestor, who interestingly also never lived in that house. Johnny Mercer grew up near the Isle of Hope/Skidaway Island area of Savannah on what was then the Back River, since renamed Moon River in his honor.)

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The cast of Mister Mercer

“He had an innate talent and creative ear. He would go wherever there was music and language that spoke to the real world and made it palatable,” says Jahannes. “He picked up things like ‘de Beaufort boat done come,’ from the guys on the docks.” More than anything, Mercer simply loved the sound of language. “One of his great talents was as a linguist,” says Jahannes. “He was able to use language that nobody would put in a song and have it make sense. And that language comes from the people. He was able to capture that language and show you the beauty of it, and develop rhyme schemes to enhance it — very, very complex rhyme schemes — and yet people would sing the music.” In casting the show, Jahannes says “I wanted the best singers, because we didn’t want to do what so many people do — change the melodies and go off on all these runs. We wanted to do Johnny Mercer tunes the way Johnny Mercer did them, because he was a consummate singer and showman.” To that end, he says “we ended up with some of the best singers and actors in the city, Ray Ellis and Jamie Keena, and two of the best actresses, Pamela Sears and Pepi Streiff, who took on Ginger. And she’s from Brooklyn and she’s Jewish!” cs

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The importance of the next Davis hearing At 1 a.m. on August 19, 1989, 27year-old police officer Mark McPhail, who did part time security work at Burger King on Oglethorpe Avenue, tried to rescue Larry Young, a homeless person, who was being beaten in the bus station/Burger King parking lot. For his courage and compassion, McPhail was killed with two shots from a .38 revolver. When Savannah police officer David Owens arrived, McPhail was dead. Two likely suspects, John Doe ­— I don’t use his name because he’s not had his day in court — and Troy Anthony Davis fled. An hour earlier, outside a party attended by Doe and Davis in the Cloverdale neighborhood, Michael Cooper was shot in the jaw while sitting in a car. The weapon was .38 caliber also. Cooper was taken to the hospital and released. Most witnesses agree it was Doe who tormented Larry Young in the parking lot and dug into his pocket to draw a gun, outraged that Young turned his back on him. As police searched for McPhail’s killer, John Doe went to the police department and accused Troy, without telling the police that he — Doe — was carrying a .38 revolver leading up to the murder. Still, the police named Davis

as the prime suspect and launched a media campaign against him. After taking off for Atlanta and then returning, Davis turned himself in, was charged with malice murder and convicted in 1991 by a jury after one hour of deliberation. He was also convicted by the same jury for shooting Cooper and was sentenced to death. Problems concerning suspicion cast on Davis, the investigation and the media campaign that may have polluted witness identification and the trial itself were the following: 1) The police set off the media blitz against Davis without showing witnesses photographs of possible suspects to see if they could give a positive ID before the publicity of Davis’s picture. 2) The police didn’t search Doe’s house or car for the murder weapon, which was never recovered. 3) The photos shown witnesses days after the media campaign was begun always included a picture of Davis, never John Doe. Davis’ appeals and petition for a writ of habeas corpus all came to naught. In 2007, he filed for a new trial based on new evidence and was again denied. He asked the U. S. Court of Appeals for permission to file a second habeas petition on the grounds of actual innocence, so he could have a hearing that would provide direct testimony and cross examination of witnesses. Davis’ lawyers obtained affidavits from seven of the nine witnesses

who testified against him at trial and recanted their testimony. Most asserted they were threatened by the police. The defense’s new evidence also included affidavits from three friends of John Doe, who swore he confessed to killing McPhail. On Troy’s behalf, his sister, Martina Correia, conducted a campaign that won support from U.S. attorneys, federal judges, a former director of the FBI, the Pope and European Parliament. Although Davis’ lawyers maintain no physical evidence links Davis to McPhail’s murder, former DA Spencer Lawton disagrees, as a ballistic expert testified of a possible match between bullets that hit McPhail and Cooper and shell casings indicating both men could have been shot by the same gun. Lawton contends there is no danger that an innocent man will be executed because Davis is obviously guilty and the new affidavits were all reviewed by 29 judges, who didn’t find anything wrong. That is not logical because appeals judges may simply rubber stamp decisions made below. Almost all of those 29 judges didn’t see this case was compromised from the very beginning by publicity before witnesses had a chance for deliberative identification of the person who shot officer McPhail. But finally, Appeals Court Judge Rosemary Berkett, though in the

minority when the Court of Appeals denied Davis’ second habeas petition, blew the whistle. She recognized if the new affidavits hold up under scrutiny, it is credible to assert that Troy Anthony Davis may actually be innocent; and held it’s in violation of the 8th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution to execute someone when there’s considerable doubt as to whether he is guilty of the crime charged. The U. S. Supreme Court, for the first time in 50 years, granted Davis’ original petition and ordered the U. S. District Court in Savannah to determine “whether evidence that could not have been obtained at the trial clearly establishes (Davis’) innocence.” Every twist and turn of the legal process since 1989 is “like a punch in the stomach...you have to relive the night over and over,” McPhail’s widow, Joan, told the Morning News, but resolution and peace of mind will not be brought by providing the ultimate punishment to the wrong person. At the upcoming hearing in the courtroom of Chief District Court Judge William T. Moore there will be one of the most riveting judicial proceedings ever conducted, which hopefully will yield — no matter how the chips fall — truth, justice and closure, though not soon enough for the McPhail and Davis families. cs

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Telfair Art Fair is this weekend A select group of 83 artists will show and sell their stuff by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

There are, of course, many reasons to visit Savannah, from the fair weather, to the living history, to the fact that Robert Redford is in town making a movie. Artists like to come here for the Telfair Art Fair, an annual tented event that invites only the best of the best, and always delivers a solid crowd of not only fine art aficionados, but paying customers. The 15th annual Telfair Art Fair takes place Saturday and Sunday on historic Telfair Square. A presentation of the Telfair Museum of Art – the oldest public art museum in the southern United States – the fair will feature 83 artists from around the country, showing and selling their wares in all media. They were chosen out of more than 200 applications, submitted through the online art site ZAPPlication. Mikaela Green, the museum’s volunteer and special events manager, explains that the applicants’ submissions were reviewed by a “blind jury” – that is, jurors who looked at the artwork but weren’t given any artist names or other information. This way, Green says, “Everyone’s on the same level. It’s not necessarily someone who’s been in the Art Fair in years past. It’s basically scoring the artwork, and at the end of the jury process we know who’s accepted by the scoring process.” Although a number of local artists made the cut, she adds, “We have people from Canada, New York and California really wanting to come to our show. Even after the acceptance letters were sent out, people were pleading with us that if there was an opening, or a waiting list, they’d really like to come to Savannah. “That’s one thing I keep hearing, that Savannah is what’s drawing them to this show.” Susan Krane–Oshman, Executive Director at California’s San Jose Museum of Art, is the 2009 judge. At a noon ceremony Saturday, she’ll give out $10,000 in prizes. “This is a big event for the Telfair,” adds Green. “It’s one of our largest events, in the sense that we bring in so many artists from around the country.” It’s also one of the Telfair’s largest yearly fundraisers. This year’s children’s section, while it will include the usual stuff – face painting, a bounce house and the antics of a guy in a clown suit – has a recycling theme. One activity involves planting grass seeds in egg cartons, then painting goofy faces on the outside of the egg compartments – bring ‘em home, and when the seeds grow, kids, you’ve got Crazy Hair Grass Heads!

“All of the materials that are being used for our children’s activities have been collected and donated,” Green explains. “We have recycled milk jugs and recycled baby food containers, all sorts of different recycled things. “We’re kind of educating the kids as they get to do these fun, exciting projects. Different ways to use their creativity, in a new way.” The adjacent Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium will be devoted to Open Art, a new category that highlights the work of emerging and student artists. Most outdoor art shows – at least in the South – are held, literally, outdoors. For the Telfair Museum of Art, the whole tent deal gives the fair a feeling of exclusivity. “To be honest with you,” Green says, “one of the reasons for the tent is to protect the artwork. We have artists with very expensive work coming in. Having that tent protects them from any inclement weather. The tent kind of cre-

ates a secure boundary. I think having it in the open might not provide as much security as they’d like.” Exclusivity is a key factor in the success of the annual “Arty Party,” a Friday–night bash ($75 per person for Telfair members, $100 per person for everybody else) at which patrons can preview the artwork, and meet the artists themselves. The Telfair marketing office pitches this as a “chic cocktail reception.” For Green, it all adds up to a one–of–a–kind event. “This is not just some craft show,” she says. “Being a museum, we’re backing it with our name. This is our event.” CS Telfair Art Fair Where: Telfair Square, at the intersection of Barnard Street and State Street When: 10 am.–5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14, and 12–5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 15 Admission: Free “Arty Party” reception: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 Phone: (912) 790–8800 Online: www.telfair.org

A sampling of the art you’ll find at the 2009 Telfair Art Fair. Clockwise from left: “It’s Freezing in Here,” digital media by Karen Cohen of Alpharetta, Ga.; “Mountain Creek,” watercolor by ZL Feng of Radford, Va.; “Fiesta,” printmaking by Julie Sola of Nashville, Tn.

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Artist Nick Cave brings his soundsuits to Savannah for a unique performance by Patrick Rodgers | patrick@connectsavannah.com

just found it was an innate sort of ability As part of SCAD’s inaugural deFINE for me. Arts Festival, which kicks off this week, artist Nick Cave – not the goth–toned When you first conceived the soundsuit musician of Bad Seeds fame – will be in idea, was there always a performance town for a unique performance aspect to them, or did that come on Saturday night involving later? his soundsuits - elaborate Nick Cave: The first ceremonial costumes soundsuit was in recomposed of found sponse to the Rodney objects. King incident. It Cave is bringing 30 was me responding of his soundsuits here after reading about to break ground on a it... It was me making new vision he has for a sculptural object, a these pieces, liberating garment of sorts. Once I them as objects observed had completed it, I realized it in a gallery and turning could be brought to the body. them into a performance The artist Nick Cave; In the process, I didn’t even whose goal is transform photo by James Prinz think about it like that, but the lives of both the once I realized I could wear wearer of the suits and it, it was an amazing revelation because the audience. Each suit makes it own I was moving in it, and it made sounds, sound, and when combined, the suits because the suit was made out of twigs. in motion create an orchestra of sorts That’s when I knew that my life had – both aesthetically and sonically – as changed. the performers and the suits interact and move about the space. We spoke How much do the source materials play with Cave by phone last week about into the inspiration for the suits? Do his development as an artist and the you still use a lot of found objects, or theory behind his elaborate costume have you moved on to more art supply sculptures. materials? Your brother is also a designer. Did you guys grow up in a very artistic family?

Nick Cave: We grew up in an extended family on my mother’s side. She comes from a family of 16 so I had uncles that were in artistic fields. I have amazing aunts who are seamstresses. I grew up with seven siblings, all boys, so we were just out playing. I don’t think, as a kid, I was thinking about art in any particular way as something I was interested in until maybe age 12 or 13. Were you always attracted to the fashion side of things? I know you studied dance. What was your earliest interest in the arts? Nick Cave: I don’t think I was interested in fashion. Maybe subconsciously I was, but I don’t think I paid much attention to it. As I became more of a teenager, that’s when it started to change based on looking at art as more of a possibility. When I was in junior high school, I

Nick Cave: I’m really committed to resourcing through flea markets and thrift stores. It provides me with this incredible language. I’m really interested in the discarded and reclaiming something that already exists – an alteration or a voice that I can give materials. It triggers the ideas in the work, it’s not from drawings, it’s me being provoked by some artifact. That really is something that’s the core of it and continues to be of interest to me. When someone puts on one of these soundsuits, there’s a transformation that takes place, part of which is a loss of identity, shedding things like gender and race. How important is that aspect of the suit to the meaning of the whole thing? Nick Cave: It’s critical. What I’m trying to do is trying to steer one’s encounter in a way that you’re forced to have to reconcile with what is present. The suit itself is so foreign. We have to put our

biases and perceptions aside to come to the realization of what it is and be open to that opportunity of not having any defined characteristics of anything that is familiar. What are you confronted with? What do you have to come face to face with? For me, the whole transformation is overwhelming, especially when the wearer is in the suit. What I tell everyone when we’re performing is the first thing you do is settle down and accept the transformation before moving in it because it can really be overwhelming. You really have to make that transition.

ing from all different parts of the city. It’s really a celebration of differences and diversity. I could bring in an entire troupe do the performance and leave, but it’s more important that I bring the work and build the work through the community. There’s an element of the soundsuits that’s very reminiscent of Mardi Gras or Carnivale. Do you ever think about packing up the suits and heading to an event like that?

Nick Cave: I want to travel the world with this 90 soundsuit performance, going from city to city working with the community, and do this work that I feel is important - using my work as a vehicle for change. There are two parts to my work, the soundsuits that function as sculptural objects, which the When you galleries and museums supdo these port, and that’s the work that’s perforsecure within that environmances, ment. But for me personally, who is it it’s the other side that’s that’s wearmore important. I’m ing these suits? also looking at galDo you have leries and museums a crew of dancers and asking the and performers that same question, travel with them? how can I bring Do you let the public wear performance into the them? gallery or museum Nick Cave: What I’m working on and again shift the attendance, is a 90-sound performance. I think and the people who are attendof myself as a humanitarian first, and ing these facilities? Because there’s then an artist. What I’m doing is a small still people that feel intimidated by a model of what’s to come. I’m working museum, or don’t feel that they have with 30 suits, building the that accessibility. I’m working performance by working with ‘The whole transfor- between these two areas, domation is overwhelmthe community. I’m working ing,” artist Cave says ing what I can to bridge these with individuals from dance, gaps. CS of his soundsuits. theater, individuals that un“Especially when the derstand movement, working wearer is in the suit Nick Cave’s Soundsuits ... you really have to with percussionists, spoken make that transition.’ When: Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. word artists, and really allowWhere: Hamilton Hall, 522 ing the community to build Nick Cave, Soundsuits, Indian St. mixed media, 2009. the piece. What this is doing Cost: Free and open to the public is merging the community together. These people are com-


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Winner of the 2003 Tony for Best Musical, “Avenue Q” uses the language of children’s TV to tell adult stories.

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Puppets, people and porn: A Tony winner comes to Savannah by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark TV series Sesame Street. All similarities between that beloved preschooler program and the musical comedy Avenue Q, however, end there. Don’t – don’t – bring your little ones to Friday’s touring production of Avenue Q at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. It’s decidedly grown–up stuff — and that’s probably why it’s been so (cookie) monstrously successful. Winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, Avenue Q is peopled with googly–eyed puppets (operated and voiced by onstage actors) who sing cheery songs about poverty, sex, drugs and the general difficulty of life in an “outer–outer borough of New York City.” There are non–puppet performers, too, and with their primary–colored pals they romp along and sing titles such as “I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today,” “It Sucks to Be Me,” “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English” and that modern classic “The Internet is for Porn.” Avenue Q recently ended its Broadway run, after six years and more than 2,500 performances. The cross–country tour — the very one that’s coming to Savannah this week — has been a howling success, as the rest of us get a look at what’s been making the Great White Way laughing all this time. We spoke with New Yorker Jeff Whitty, who wrote the Avenue Q book.

Chicken or the egg question: Did Avenue Q begin with the songwriters, or was the book in place first? Jeff Whitty: It started with Bobby Lopez and Jeff Marx, the composers. They originally conceived it as a TV pilot, so they wrote some songs, and did a public reading. And a lot of the songs that were in the reading are actually still in the show, including “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” and “The Internet is for Porn.” It went so well in a live setting that it was snapped up by our producers, who said we should make this into a full–fledged musical. And that’s when I came on board to develop the book with them. It was a lot of fantastic songs, and funny characters, without really a story arc. Clearly, it’s an homage – of sorts – to Sesame Street. Is that the way they presented it to you? Jeff Whitty: More than an homage to Sesame Street, the idea was basically to use the language of children’s television in order to tell adult stories. So while there are definitely parallels to Sesame Street, it wasn’t just designed to be a parody. That wouldn’t sustain a two–hour musical. What we learned was that that language was useful, but most of the energy and effort went into making it a sustained evening. So a lot of new music was written. We also wanted the audience to care about the characters, because the show actually does get sad at a few points. Were you concerned about going too far? Jeff Whitty: You know, it’s so funny, people always refer to the show as being really foul–mouthed. “The foul– mouthed puppets of Avenue Q!” They always say things like that, or they call it “The potty–mouthed puppet show!” But the truth is, there really is not that much swearing in the show. I think I did a count of 13 swear words in the show. It’s just that they’re very carefully placed for maximum impact. There was a fear, I think, of going too far, in that you do want the shocking moments to have maximum impact, and if you keep going to the well for the entire two hours, if that’s your reason for existing, the audience won’t laugh. They won’t find it funny.

How difficult was it to create the balance of live human actors and puppets with puppeteers? Jeff Whitty: Like in Sesame Street and The Electric Company, and those shows, the balance of humans talking to puppets always grounded the show. And then there’s also something funny and charming about human actors taking puppet characters completely seriously. As far as the balance, from the beginning we always wanted the puppets to be the leads of the show. And the humans were the supporting cast. When you opened, more than six years ago, were you crossing your fingers that people would get it? Jeff Whitty: Oh my gosh, yes. And I’ve got to say, it has truly been astonishing to watch the journey of the show. I remember doing community theater in Coos Bay, Oregon, and thinking “Maybe this will go to Broadway!” So there’s always that in the back of your mind. And that this one actually did was really, really amazing. Six years on Broadway, that’s pretty good. You just closed? Jeff Whitty: Yeah, we closed in September, and then at closing night the producers got up onstage and said “We’re actually not closing – we’re just moving to a 500–seat theater.” And they literally dragged the set four blocks north, and installed it in this great new theater. And it’s doing very well there. CS Avenue Q Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre (Savannah Civic Center), 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: At 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 Tickets: $30–$50; student mezzanine and balcony tickets $20 Online: www.etix.com


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On a High Valley high The world’s best wines — regardless of price tag — almost universally come from regions of sympathetic soils, correct temperature ranges and just the right amount of rainfall and sunlight. That loosely defines the word “terroir,” the magical elements that make vinifera grapes do what they do best — create great wines. In America, these areas earn Agriculture Viticultural Area (AVA) designations. Some are immediately recognizable and long– standing, like Napa Valley, Chalk Hill, Russian River Valley. There are nearly 200 AVAs in the United States. One of the newest, High Valley AVA, perches on the northeast shore of Clear Lake in Lake County, Calif. At just three miles wide and nine miles long, running east to west unlike other coastal valleys, High Valley’s unique combination of volcanic and alluvial soils, combined with myriad microclimates, makes it perfect to grow premium–quality grapes. The rapidly changing elevations, soil mixes and temperature ranges allow success with a large number of varieties — in many cases, more so than other AVAs in California. I recently tasted wines from one of High Valley’s leading producers, Brassfield Estate Winery. The 2,500–acre former cattle ranch is now home to native wildlife — and more than 19 grape varieties planted on some 350 acres. All fruit is estate grown — meaning all grapes for Brassfield wines come from their own vineyards. With a case full of awards, the wines have caught the attention of leading wine publications. But reaching ever higher, in August esteemed winemaker David Ramey was named consulting winemaker at Brassfield.

Ramey, who was in Savannah last year for a wine dinner, is considered by many to be a pioneer and trendsetter in the California wine industry. His red wines are known for being lush, ripe and extremely well balanced. His white wines are loved for being fresh, bright and elegant. His winemaking career at the esteemed Chateau Petrus was followed by stints at Chalk Hill, Matanzas Creek, Dominus and most recently at Rudd Estate. David owns his own winery, Ramey Wine Cellars in Healdsburg, Calif., and consults with some of the state’s leading producers. Of the wines I sampled, two were standouts: The 2007 Serenity pops out of the glass with honeydew melon aromas and hints of mint. The blend combines perfect percentages of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer and Semillon grapes for a wine that offers great flexibility with food and a clean, refreshing finish. A touch of sweetness is perfectly balanced with acidity — which makes this wine a perfect quaffer or an equal partner for Asian cuisine or spicy Thai. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon High Serenity Ranch has already racked up more than a dozen awards. One sip tells the story. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec is smooth and satisfying; the blending is masterful and insures nicely balanced complexity that I would normally expect in a Cab carrying a much higher price tag. Expect rich, ripe fruit, with aromas of sweet currants. The 18 months this wine spent slumbering in French and American oak was a beauty rest — subtle oak tannins come across on the elegant finish but don’t overwhelm this wonderfully enjoyable Cab. CS

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Tim’s restaurant hopping turns up intriguing and satisfying meals. He picks some experiences every week to share: This week I have been curiously attracted to Middle Eastern cuisine. I also wanted to stray from the usual haunts and luckily found....

Al Salaam Deli

Man, I’ve driven past this hole in the wall joint hundreds of times and never gave it a second thought. Some Facebook buzz about the felafel raised my curiosity to the point of action. With about a dozen seats inside, it’s a good thing I was in the mood

for an al fresco lunch. I ordered a gyro and French fries, grabbed a canned Coke from the cold case and bee-lined my way to a picnic table I knew about nearby. The nicely spiced and flavored gyro was still hot, bound tightly in an aluminum foil wrapper tucked inside a foam clamshell. The pita bread was moist, fresh and tasty – as were the other fillings of lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. The French fries were the standard frozen variety, but had been prepared to order and generously salted. While it was felafel that caught my attention, I did not try it on this trip but will on return visits. Friendly service, a small grocery style selection of ingredients and a ringside seat on bustling Habersham Street – this is a dive worth frequenting. 2311 Habersham St./ 447–0400

Shawarma King

I had missed the opening of this Middle Eastern fast food eatery adjoining TJ Maxx. Shawarma King looks and feels like a burger or sub joint – –but the cuisine is Middle Eastern, down to the baba ghanoush. I chose a Shawarma Chicken sandwich, richly flavored slices of chicken cooked with onions, olive oil and cardamon seasoning and rolled tightly in fresh pita bread. French fries here are actually thinly sliced ribbons of potato that present as sort of a “bird’s nest.” Honestly, it was nicely prepared – crisp on the outside, tender on the inside ribbons of potato that I drizzled with catchup – a nice break from the dreaded “seasoned” fries or sub joint sack o’ chips. The menu is pretty extensive and offers lots of options for vegetarians. Social media reviewers have been pretty kind, but devotees of Middle Eastern Cuisine aren’t nearly as impressed. Still, service was pleasant, fast and helpful. . 7400 Abercorn St. Suite 522/ 692–8988

Rodney Strong Wine Dinner

Aqua Star restaurant at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa will host a 5–course, 5–wine dinner featuring Rodney Strong wines Nov. 17. Executive Chef Roger Michel has paired an exquisite menu with some of Rodney Strong’s finest wines. Guest speaker will be Heather Hanks from Rodney Strong Vineyards. $85pp++, Reception 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, call (912) 201.2085 or e–mail aquastar@ westin.com. CS


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‘Greasy Little Beasts’ upstairs at Moon River highlights work of Phil Musen and Shannon Wright A Warhol Trio: Photos, Prints and Silver Clouds — The exhibit includes approximately 150 photographs (polaroids and silver gelatin prints) by the iconic 20th-century artist Andy Warhol. SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd., Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland 18801914 — Examines the work of 43 American painters drawn to Holland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jepson Center for the Arts Enlightened — Savannah Art Association presents new work from over 20 local artists. Opening reception, 11/13, 6-9pm. Pace Lighting, 7 Southern Oaks Ct. Four Seasons — The reopening of the Off The Wall Gallery at 45 Bistro begins with new work from Brian Macgregor. Off the Wall Gallery at 45 Bistro, 123 E. Broughton St. Gaia: Earth Goddess — Phil Starks exhibits hand-carved sculptures cast in ceramic stone using the ancient “lost wax” technique. SSU Social Sciences Building Greasy Little Beasts: A Painting Exhibition — Phil Musen and Shannon Wright show new work featuring Wright’s surreal prairie dogs and Musen’s collection of mythical beasts. Opening reception 11/13, 8pm. Moon

River Brewery (upstairs), 21 W. Bay St. Liquid Sands Gallery — The art glass gallery hosts an opening reception for work, ranging from ornaments to stem ware, from several new artists. 11/14, 5-8pm. Liquid Sands Gallery, 319 W. Broughton St. Mortal Coil — Artist Chad Hoover explores the fragility of human existence through large- and small-scale depictions of radical tumor resections. 2CarGarage, 10 E. Broughton St. Nuance: Shades of Difference — Group show curated by Henry Dean features new work from members of the Creative Force Art Collective. Reception 11/14, 6-8pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Paintings by Vicci Waits — New paintings. Opening reception: Nov. 19, 5:30-7:30 pm Hospice Savannah Gallery,1352 Eisenhower Dr. Ray Ellis — Popular local artist unveils new prints and signs books at his gallery. Ray Ellis Gallery/ Compass Prints, 205 W. Congress St. Nov. 12, 3-6 p.m. Rhythms of Nature — Hong Liu expresses her love of nature by placing her body movements within photographs. Opening reception 11/13 6-9pm. Desotorow Gallery , 2421 DeSoto Ave.

Selected Photographs of the Female Nude — Bill Ballard exhibits a collection of photos compiled over the last seven years celebrating the female form. Opening reception 11/12, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Shards by Stacey Brown — Exhibit of Savannahinspired works from this Atlanta-based artist. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. The Journey: Large Format Photography by Ben Ham — New work from the nationally renowned photographer, heavily inspired by Ansel Adams. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island Tibby Llewellyn & Randee Powell — Llewellyn specializes in batik, and Powell is a macrame jewelry artist. Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. Tsalagi: The Cherokee Nation — Photos explores the roles commercialism and tourism have played in the cultural survival of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation. Opening reception 11/13, 6-9pm. Desotorow Gallery, 2421 DeSoto Ave. Viaje Andina 2009 — Student work inspired by northwestern Argentina. AASU Fine Arts Gallery cs

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Something for everyone

The Savannah Children’s Book Festival has doubled in size since it began, because it’s not just for kids

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by Patrick Rodgers | patrick@connectsavannah.com

Fans and friends: Scenes from last year’s book festival.

The sixth annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival kicks off on Saturday, and as with years past, will offer up something for the young and the young at heart, bringing a wide array of national and regional talent to spend a day in Forsyth Park. The SCBF is one of the many great success stories among the myriad free cultural events sponsored largely by the City’s Cultural Affairs Department, and has doubled in size since its inception, now drawing nearly 20,000 to the park to meet an impressive array of authors and illustrators. But don’t be fooled by the name, the event isn’t just for kids, and with a crowd that big, the event draws everyone – parents, grandparents, curious passersby, and SCAD students interested in gaining first hand insights into the children’s book market. “I enjoy that it’s for all ages,” says Susan Lee, the Public Relations Coordinator for

the Live Oak Public Libaries. “You don’t have to be the stereotypical parents, or a soccer mom. Anyone can have a good time there.” This year’s event will be a whirlwind of activities, spread out between 13 tents and a main stage. Along with performances from the Savannah Children’s Theatre, local storyteller J’miah Nabawi, and a cast of costumed characters, there will also be a slew of special guests, including Laura Numeroff (author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), Bruce Degen (illustrator for the Magic School Bus series), David Biedrzycki (author/illustrator of Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective), and many more. Lee cites the opportunity to meet such a high caliber of authors and illustrators all together, and at a fun event like the SCBF, as one of the best parts for the kids in attendance. “This is an opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators all at one time,” she says. “[Kids] can relate reading and

children’s books to something fun rather than just ‘I have to read this because it’s on my list for school’.” The festival also provides a great opportunity for kids to connect with the people responsible for creating books they know and love. “I’m the parent of a 9 year old who goes every year; he actually gets to see the illustrators work on that, and see that they are people and not just a name on the book,” Lee explains. What makes the growth of the SCBF even more impressive is the level of commitment it takes to produce the festival every year – something that starts with the library staff ’s commitment to helping kids find a reason to love reading. “For a festival organized by about a dozen people, and those are all library staff members, so those people also have their full time library jobs,” says Lee. “I can’t believe we pull it off, but we do, every year.” cs

k Festival Schedule 6th Annual Savannah Children’s Boo Main Stage 10:00 Poetry Contest Winners read 10:30 Laura Numeroff 12:00 Kids Concoctions: John & Danita Thomas 1:00 Laura Numeroff 2:30 Kids Concoctions: John & Danita Thomas

Tent 1 International Tent

Tent 2 11:00 Bruce Degen 12:00 Antonio Sacre 2:00 Bruce Degen 3:00 Antonio Sacre Tent 3 Costumed Book Characters

Tent 4 Savannah Children’s Theatre

Tent 6 11:00 Michael White 1:00 Charles Smith Jr. 2:00 Michael White 3:00 Charles Smith Jr.

Tent 5 11:00 Savannah Friends of Music 12:00 David Biedrzycki 2:00 David Biedrzycki see SCHEDUlE p. 19

If you give a kid a book

A conversation with Laura Numeroff, one of the guests at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival Among the list of accomplished local and national authors appearing at the Children’s Book Festival this week, one of the most notable is Laura Numeroff, who turned a lifelong passion for reading into a successful career that has spanned decades, and included beloved titles like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, What Mommies Do Best, and Dogs Don’t Wear Sneakers. We talked with Numeroff by phone from her home in Los Angeles about her career and why she loves writing for children more than adults. When did you realize that writing children’s books was your calling? Laura Numeroff: I was an avid reader when I was young. I remember getting my library card and going to the library. In those days, you were only allowed to take six books at a time – now I think you can take as many as you can – I would have had absolutely no time to do anything. I loved reading. I started having some ideas for my own stories. When I was 9 I wrote some stories and drew some pictures. It’s like when a little girl goes to the ballet and gets the light bulb over her head. I just knew that was what I wanted to do. It seems like such a simple premise at first glance, but it’s obviously caught the hearts and minds of millions of children. Where did the inspiration for the “If you give a...” series come from? Laura Numeroff: That’s the question I get asked the most. That wasn’t my first book. I have nine books prior to that that I wrote and illustrated, and that are out of print. The idea just came to me on a long boring car trip. I was acting silly and childlike, like I am. The whole story came to me on see AUTHOR p. 18


that car ride. I came back to where I was living in San Francisco, it makes me feel so old, on a typewriter – it wasn’t even electric – and it took me two hours. I sent it to nine publishers and they all rejected it. Then Harper bought it. They didn’t do any promotion. It basically sold itself. I arranged some book signings locally, and I guess somehow it took off. Then they decided to do a sequel. After Pig and a Pancake, I was offered a contract. When you have a book that’s so successful is there a lot of pressure to do the same thing over and over? How do you break out of that and keep from being pigeon–holed? Laura Numeroff: The pressure is coming from me, not the publisher. When I wrote Mouse, it just came to me – beginning, middle and end. I didn’t even realize I had written a circular story. They are very hard to write. The more books I’ve written, the harder it is to sit down and write the circular story, knowing what it is now, and having to re–create it. What’s the hardest part about writing for kids? Laura Numeroff: For me, the hardest part is I have lots of ideas, but they don’t always translate into a book with a beginning, middle and end – so taking it from a germ of an idea and making it into a whole book. You have to capture their attention pretty quickly. As we know, their

attention span is often minute, especially the little ones, and create something for them that they’ll enjoy and find funny. What’s your favorite thing about writing for kids? Laura Numeroff: The look on their faces when I read to them, and hearing them giggle. Also I get a lot of letters and e-mails from parents and teachers of autistic children and they say they enjoy my books because of the predictable, circular repetition, and that makes me – I can’t even tell you how much those letters mean to me. When you’re working on a project, is there any sense of ‘this is gonna be a big thing,’ or is each project the same until you see how people react to it? Laura Numeroff: If anyone knew the formula, there would be a lot more classic books and a lot more best sellers. With the If books, you kind of know what’s gonna happen just because it’s built up an audience, and when people like authors they just wait for the next book. My other books that are lesser known, sell ok, but not as well as those. CS Laura Numeroff Where: Forsyth Park, SCBF Main Stage When: Saturday, November 14, 10:30 a.m & 1 p.m. Cost: Free

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Tent 7 Reading Dogs throughout the day / Poster contest entries display Tent 8 11:00 Mike Thaler 12:00 Miss Rosa 1:00 Mike Thaler 2:00 Miss Rosa Tent 9 Georgia Public Broadcasting 1:00 Doc Neil 3:00 Doc Neil

Tent 10 12:00 Elizabeth Dulemba 1:00 Southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & llustrators, SCBWI (until 4:00) Tent 11 Georgia Center for the Book & Read it Loud! 10:30 Rotary Savannah South volunteer readers 11:00 Ted Dunagan 12:00 Laurel Snyder 1:00 Rotary Savannah South readers 2:00 Ted Dunagan 3:00 Laurel Snyder

Tent 12 11:00 Jean Feldman 1:00 Jean Feldman 3:00 Elizabeth Dulemba Tent 13 Teen Scene 11:00 Patrick Jones 12:00 Galaxy Man Kyle Puttkammer 1:00 Patrick Jones 2:00 Galaxy Man Kyle Puttkammer

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AASU theatre Novelist Julie Otsuka’s acclaimed When the Emperor Was Divine has been adapted for the stage by Peter Mellen of Armstrong Atlantic State University, and the college’s Masquers theater troupe is performing a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the AASU Jenkins Hall theater. Admission is free. When the Emperor Was Divine is set in 1942, as Japanese Americans are rounded up and sent to internment camps. It’s the story of one family, taken from their modest stucco house in California and forced to live, under unthinkable conditions, in a remote desert camp in Utah. Otsuka then follows the family members, post–liberation, as they return to what remains of their previous life, facing continued prejudice and humiliation from their Caucasian neighbors. Reconstruction, ultimately, is not what it could (and should) have been. Nov. 13–15, the Masquers are doing Joe DiPietro’s comic mystery The Art of Murder in Jenkins Hall. The New Jersey–born DiPietro is best known for his wonderful play I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. In The Art of Murder, Jack and his painter wife, Annie, are laying plans to kill their soon–to–arrive visitor, Vincent. Admission is $10, with discounts available for military, seniors, alumni members, and students/children. AASU staff, faculty, and students presenting valid AASU PirateCard get in free. Call (912) 344.2801. The Masquers’ Nov. 19–22 production is John Patrick’s Love is a Time of Day. On another theater note, playwright Ja A. Jahannes’ Mister Mercer is onstage at the Lucas Theatre Friday at 8 p.m. It’s “a lighthearted musical play about the late Johnny Mercer, America’s most gifted popular songwriter,” and it follows Mr. M and his wife Ginger as a singer named Darlene reviews his life and rarified career. Ray Ellis, Pepi Streiff, Pamela Sears and Jamie

Keena star in this local production from the J–Rep troupe, which includes a big ol’ fedora full of classic Mercer tunes. Tickets are $25 at (912) 525–5050.

For your entertainment... She walks, she talks, she crawls on her belly like a reptile. Just one thin dime, one tenth of a dollar! Step right up, folks. So begins one of the great comedy records of the 1950s (the Coasters’ “Little Egypt”), as accurate an introduction as could be for the impending Savannah visit of the Pretty Things Peepshow. Stepping right up to the Wormhole stage Dec. 5, the Pretty Things Peepshow is all

right there in the name – it’s an old–fashioned burlesque stripper performance, of the Gypsy Rose Lee variety (it’s all about the tease, gentlemen). The tassled young ladies, in fact, look like golden–age pinups from the days of Bettie Page. In fact, the New York–based revue is tailored to resemble a full–package burlesque performance, with everything from sword– and lightbulb–swallowing freaks, contortionists, fire–eating, comedy and music and thrilling acts of derring–do. And yes, the peep–show gals, bumping and grinding: Go–Go Amy, Bettina May and Miss Heather Holliday. The fast–talking emcee’s name is Donny Vomit. Admission is $10; doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 10. Check out www.prettythingspeepshow.com to watch a video and see what’s in store. Quoth the Coasters: Ying yang!

Musical notes If you missed jazz/blues octogenarian Mose Allison at the recent Savannah Jazz Festival, have no fear, because the piano–playing legend has two dates at the Jazz Corner club on Hilton Head Island. He’ll be there Dec. 4 and 5, with 8 p.m. concerts both days. See www.thejazzcorner.com... ...Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. brings “How Can I Keep From Singing,” the annual Savannah Children’s Choir winter concert, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Directed by Roger Moss, the choir is Savannah’s only non–profit community choir for children in 2nd through 8th grades. Admission to the 3 p.m. performance is $10 for adults, $5 for students. CS    


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JACKSON BROWNE

Like most of the Southern California singer/songwriters who became superstars and guiding lights in the early 1970s, Browne’s fan base, and record sales, have dwindled; it’s pretty much down to hearing “Doctor My Eyes” and “Running on Empty” once in a blue moon on Classic Rock radio. But this rare solo acoustic show is an opportunity to hear one of the original masters doing what he does best, like he’s in your living room. His first three albums – Jackson Browne, For Everyman and Late For the Sky – remain bright and shining examples of the way popular music once found a way to cut though all the bullshit and just communicate. Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end. Listen & learn: www.jacksonbrowne.com. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Johnny Mercer Theatre (in the Savannah Civic Center), 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Tickets $36.50–$59.50.

ROUNDHOUSE BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Cyril Neville (of New Orleans’ legendary Neville Brothers) and guitarist Bernard Allison headline this annual fundraiser for the Coastal Heritage Society. There’s two nights of tuneage, lots of good eats, steam locomotive rides, blacksmithing demos and more, and all proceeds go towards educational programming and preservation of Savannah’s historic sites. Tickets are $12 each night, $20 for a two–night pass,, at the gate or online at http://www.roundhousebluesandbbq.com/. Dig in 6–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St.

ANGRY MONKEY PROJECT

There’s a funny audio–only clip on YouTube, with standup comedian Patton Oswalt picking on people in his audience. He finds a guy that he decides looks like a musician – and he’s right – and he asks the guy the name of his band. When the response is offered, it’s Angry Monkey Project, which

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Haochen Zhang

Here’s what the Dallas Morning News had to say about a recent performance by pianist Haochen Zhang: “He had the spiky brilliance where called for, and the cadenzas were high drama. Zhang ripped into the finale at a pace the Chicago Symphony Orchestra would be hard–pressed to match.” Not six months ago, the 19–year–old Zhang became the youngest winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition’s ultra–prestigious gold medal. He was also the medal’s first–ever Chinese recipient. His teacher, Gary Graffman, likens young Zhang’s skill level to that of one of his most famous students, Lang Lang. The native of Shanghai was playing recitals of Bach, Mozart and Haydn at the age of 5; he debuted with an orchestra at 6. Five years later, he toured his homeland for the first time. Zhang was 12 when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, causes the snarky and sarcastic Oswalt to erupt in laughter. “Hi, we’re Angry Monkey Project,” the comedian says, “With our new single, Flingin’ Poop.” This event has a more–than–tenuous connection to Savannah, because AMP – which is based in Charleston – includes drummer Bob Hack and bassist Derek Huff, who were longtime members of the beloved local band Liquid Ginger, plus current LG guitarist Rick Betz. Like LG, the

becoming the youngest winner in the history of the event. At 18, he made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, performing Mozart’s D minor Concerto K.466. Zhang’s biography explains that the young musician also excels at ping pong and snooker, and enjoys writing poetry and composing and improvising popular music At 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Tickets are $12.50–$35; $2 for music students and teachers. A presentation of the Savannah Concert Association. See http://www.savannahconcertassociation.com.

Monkey Men specialize in rock ‘n’ roll classics and left–field covers, with an added emphasis on southern rock and blues. Listen & learn: www.myspace.com/angrymonkeyproject. At 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Rock House Tybee, 1518 Butler Ave., Tybee Island.

TREVOR HALL

After a brief and unsuccessful stint as a Geffen Records artist, Hilton Head native Trevor Hall has

released an appealing, self–titled CD on Vanguard. His music is a sort of spiritually–energized reggae rock, not unlike that of Savannah’s own Passafire, or Michael Franti & Spearhead – like Franti’s best stuff, it’ll get you dancing, singing along, and thinking about the world in which we live. He’s also pals with Matisyahu. Listen & learn: www.travorhallmusic.com. At 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $10.

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Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill (Richmond Hill) TBA (Live Music) 8:30 p.m. Pour Larry’s DJ 10 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Marine Corps Toys For Tots benefit concert (Live Music) Donations accepted 11 a.m. Rock House Tybee Angry Monkey Project (Live Music) 10 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos (Sat) (Live Music) 8 p.m. Sentient Bean Zen Center Fundraiser (Live Music) Trae Gurley, Christopher Blair, Robyn Richardson and others 6 p.m. Shoreline Ballroom Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime, Scotty Don’t (Live Music) 8 p.m. Warehouse Magic Rocks (Live Music) 8 p.m. WG’s Tavern Jason Bible (Live Music) Wild Wing Cafe Courtnay Brothers Band (Live Music) Nighttime shows: Southern Acoustic Works, Hidden Element 12:30 p.m. Wormhole TBA (Live Music) 10 p.m.

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American Legion Post 184 Karaoke (Karaoke) 9 p.m. Augie’s Pub Karaoke (Karaoke) AVIA Hotel Gail Thurmond (Sat) (Live Music) Piano & vocals 6 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s BluSuede (Live Music) 6 p.m. Blowin’ Smoke BBQ Roger Moss & Friends (Live Music) Jazz, R&B. 7 p.m. Bogey’s Karaoke (Karaoke) 10 p.m. Chuck’s Bar Karaoke (Karaoke) Dizzy Dean’s Karaoke (Karaoke) Fiddlers Crab House (River Street) The Watts Band (Live Music) Hang Fire Dirty Spoon (DJ) Jazz’d Tapas Bar Christabel and the Jons (Live Music) Swing, old-time jazz 9 p.m. Jinx Black Tusk, Black Cobra (Live Music) Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill Pocket Change (Live Music) 10 p.m.

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Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (Live Music) Jazz standards 11:30 a.m. Bernie’s on River Street Samuel Adams (Live Music) 6 p.m. Fiddlers Crab House (River Street) Prodigal Sunz (Live Music) Jazz’d Tapas Bar Annie Allman (Live Music) Johnny Mercer Theatre (Savannah Civic Center) Centennial Birthday Tribute to Johnny Mercer (Live Music) 2 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson (Live Music) 8:30 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos (Sun) (Live Music) 7:30 p.m. Sentient Bean AWOL Poetry Open Mic (Other) 7 p.m. Tantra Lounge Karaoke Night (Karaoke) 10 p.m. Warehouse Thomas Claxton (Live Music) 7:30 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky &

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Sweet, soulful and Savannahian:

Kristina Train A local singer gets the break she’s been hoping for by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

Now that her debut CD has been released by giant Blue Note Records, Kristina Train is beginning to realize the dream she had while growing up in Savannah: Singing for lots and lots and lots of people.

Although Blue Note is one of the most respected jazz labels in America, Spilt Milk isn’t a jazz record – at 27, Train is a fully–formed R&B balladeer, and the record showcases her tender– yet–tough vocal delivery on a mostly self–penned set of songs both soulful and silvery. Train’s voice is a marvelously flexible instrument; you’ll hear echoes of Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Joan Osborne and even Eva Cassidy, but only echoes. Spilt Milk is the sound of one woman – Kristina Train – exposing her heart. And flexing her muscles. She was born in New York, but arrived in Savannah with her family at the tender age of 10. “It was great growing up there,” Train says, “because that’s where I got exposed to southern soul. It was something that really changed the path of what my musical direction took.” In church, she fell under the spell of gospel music. And Savannah, being the musical town that it is, inevitably provided the soundtrack to her life. “If you just walk into a restaurant or a gas station, or just walking around downtown, I heard Otis Redding, Al Green, Aretha Franklin or Sam Cooke at any given moment,” she recalls. “It really just keeps the traditions alive. And even if you’re not realizing it’s happening, you’re somehow soaking that up. I


think that’s what happened to me.” A trained classical violinist, Train played in her school band, and with Savannah’s youth orchestra. But her one great love was soulful singing. “That was the way I really felt I could express myself, and that I was doing it in an honest way,” she says. “I don’t know why that is – maybe you like the color purple and I like the color blue, or whatever. “But there’s something out there for everyone, and for me it was just that soul stuff.” The fact that she was young, and white, did not deter her. “Soul can be any color. I never once heard anything negative. For the most part, I just got some head–turns: ”Wait a minute ... what’s going on?’ “I mean, you can’t deny the obvious. The soul came from a certain place. And I’m a little different, but it spread its wings and it’s really come to roost in a lot of different places and people.” Train finished high school in New Jersey, and began to ponder what her first bold musical move would be. Her mother, who was – and still is – a 4th grade teacher at Notre Dame Academy, had other ideas. She wanted Kristina to attend college. “I’d started to really dislike school in high school,” Train says, “and I barely made it out of there. The thought of having to handle another four years was really upsetting. “My mom wanted to send me away to school, because she wanted to get me as far away from music as possible. And I hoodwinked her – at the very last minute I said ‘I’ll go to Athens and go to college!’ And I ended up joining a band and not showing up for class, because we were playing out all night.” As for her stint at the University of Georgia, she adds, “I hated every minute of it.” Her Athens group was an alt/country and blues outfit called the Park Bench Blues Band. They toured a lot – the southeast, mostly, although they avoided Savannah almost completely so that Kristina wouldn’t have to keep explaining things to her mom. A Blue Note agent brought the young singer to New York for a showcase, and soon after she signed on the dotted line. That was, incredibly, almost eight

years ago. In the music business, many things don’t happen overnight. “Blue Note is so incredible,” Train gushes. “I’m still wondering what huge cosmic mistake there was in the universe that landed me there. Very rarely these days do labels invest in artist development – they want everything to sort of be ready to roll. “And it took me a while to get to here. When I signed with Blue Note – the second time – I was 24, and I was writing with different writers and working with producers in New York and Los Angeles, and it never clicked. And they were very patient with me.” Eventually, she flew to England and clicked with British producer Jimmy Hogarth (Duffy, Corinne Bailey Rae, James Blunt) and songwriter and multi–instrumentalist Eg White. “When I went to London and I felt very strongly that this was the right thing to do, the label said ‘OK, go for it.’ They just let us explore new territory and do our own thing, and when the time came we submitted our songs. And they said ‘All right! This is an album – go in and make it what it needs to be.’ “I will always be grateful to the guys at Blue Note for doing that for me.” Train’s Savannah violin training was put to good use – on Spilt Milk, she has arranging credits on three of the tracks, and overdubbed strings on two of them. With help from Hogarth and White, she found the perfect blend of sensitivity and soulfulness. “It immediately came out that way,” she remembers. “The first song we wrote was ‘Spilt Milk,’ and I knew, ‘God, this is what I’ve been waiting for. This is it. This is the song I want to sing, this is the album I want to make, and this really reflects who I am, musically.’” Train’s hitting the road, and hitting it hard, to bring the Spilt Milk songs to as many people as possible. She’ll play the Savannah Music Festival March 20 and 21. “All I really want out of this is the ability to sustain as an artist over time,” she says. “I want to be able to keep doing this and have a lifelong career. I want to reach people. You know, music gave me a gift, and I want to give it back.” CS Hear songs from ‘Spilt Milk’ at www. kristinatrain.com

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In with the old:

Christabel and the Jons

For the Knoxville band, it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

The final track on Christabel & the Jons’ CD Custom Made For You, coming as it does after 12 swingin’ jazz and old–timey torch songs, is a bit of a shocker. It’s “The Galaxy Song,” written by Eric Idle for the movie Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life: Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned A sun that is the source of all our power. “I love the lyrics, ‘cause we’re all pretty nerdy in the band and we get off on nerdy stuff like that,” laughs the band’s singer, songwriter, rhythm guitarist and focal point Christa DeCicco. “And I think a large portion of our audience has a little bit of nerd in them – people who like a lot of things that are kind of old, and off the beaten path.” Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Christabel and the Jons will perform Saturday at the Jazz’d Tapas Bar – the perfect venue for the sort of retro and romantic jazz and bluesy swing they play. DeCicco, who writes most of the group’s material, grew up in Knoxville. “When I was a teenager, my mom introduced me to flea markets and thrift stores,” she explains. “I was like ‘Awesome. Weird stuff, old stuff, cheap stuff.’ And I started collecting vintage dresses. I still have some things that I bought 15 years ago. And some things that were a little too big for me then, fit me now. “I became attracted to old stuff by the ‘stuff ’ first, and the music second. I didn’t really start listening to jazz till I was in my mid 20s. Because my parents listened to the Beatles, James Taylor, Carole King, Stevie Wonder ... that kind of stuff.” Forced early into the study of classical piano by her (well–meaning) parents, the teenage DeCicco abandoned the ol’ ebony and ivory for an acoustic guitar. And then she discovered Billie Holiday. “That opened up my eyes to the music of the ‘40s and ‘50s,” she says. “I just instantly loved it. I’ve always had a soft spot for female singers, and there’s a plethora of really awesome singers from that era. They’re so classy, and so talented, and there’s this kind of untouchable, mysterious, beautiful aura that they present. They don’t even seem real. “My Christabel persona is taken from those classy ladies ... not my everyday, real, Christa personality!” Years of open mic nights and pickin’ parties introduced her to drummer Jon Whitlock, one of Knoxville’s busiest musicians. He was eager to get away from loud rock ‘n’

roll, and soon he and DeCicco had formed a duo. At first they played a lot of blues, but slowly jazz began to creep into their sets, and then swing, and with the addition of a bass player they began to expand into old–time romance and torch tunes. DeCicco had found her calling, and she began to write with those styles of music in mind. The four–piece Jons includes Seth Hopper, who plays violin, trumpet, mandolin and accordion. DeCiccio’s voice is a soft, sexy purr that can do wonderful things with swing’s intricate lyric formations. “I’m not an authentic jazz singer,” says DeCicco. “I’m not an authentic jazz guitar player – but I can fake it pretty well. I don’t do anything fancy, because I don’t really know how to do anything fancy.” There are several terrific videos posted on the band’s MySpace page. Christabel and the Jons are getting raves wherever they go. Custom Made For You is the band’s second album. Since 2007, they’ve averaged about 150 live dates per year. Which is a good thing for DeCicco, whose decidedly nerdly “other” life wasn’t paying off. “I never thought that I could make a living playing music, so when I was in college I wanted to major in something that A, could get me a job, and B, was some-

thing I enjoyed to do. I always thought music would be my hobby, and I was fine with that.” She earned a B.A. in ornamental horticulture and landscape design from the University of Tennessee. “I just took really naturally to it,” she explains. “I love plants, I love botany and the more scientific, in–depth aspect of it. Out of college, I was a freelance gardener for a couple of years.” Then the economy began to flag, and many of her regular customers decided they couldn’t afford her services any longer. At the same time, the band’s business started picking up. “It used to be 90 percent gardening, 10 percent music,” DeCicco says. “And now it’s 90 percent music, 10 percent gardening. “It’s been enough to keep me from getting a real job for, like, a year.” CS Christabel and the Jons Where: Jazz’d Tapas Bar, 52 Barnard St. When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 Admission: Free Artist’s Web site: www.myspace.com/christabelmusic


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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Officially, the title is Disney’s A Christmas Carol, which is acceptable since it sure as hell isn’t Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. While it might be true that this animated version retains more of the literary classic than might reasonably be expected, it’s also accurate to state that a key ingredient of the novel –– namely, its humanist spirit — is largely missing from this chilly interpretation. Director Robert Zemeckis, who used to make fun movies in which the spectacular special effects served the story and not the other way around (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump), has become obsessed with the motion capture process (this is his third consecutive

picture utilizing this technique, following The Polar Express and Beowulf), and one gets the sense that he chose the Dickens chestnut not because of a desire to revive its moral tale for a new generation but because it seemed like a suitable vehicle for his new techno–toys. But Zemeckis can’t keep still, and rather than remain within the parameters of the meaty story, he follows in the footsteps of the recent Where the Wild Things Are adaptation by fleshing out a story that didn’t exactly cry out for extraneous material. But while Wild Things’ additions at least made thematic sense, Zemeckis pads the material with such nonsense as Scrooge (Jim Carrey) being blasted into the stratosphere or dashing through the cobbled streets of London (a chase scene? Really?) while simultaneously turning into the incredible shrinking man. Carrey gives the role of the miserly Scrooge his all (he also voices a half–dozen other characters), and the 3–D effects (offered in select theaters) are expertly realized. But you don’t need glasses –– 3–D or otherwise –– to see that this holiday release is too diluted for adults, too frightening for children, and too tiresome for just about everybody.

This Is It A sadness permeates the opening moments in the behind–the–scenes piece This Is It, but it has nothing to do with Michael Jackson’s death. Instead, the sequence – filmed, like the rest of the movie, while Jackson was very much alive – centers on the talented young dancers and singers who auditioned to be a part of the King of Pop’s planned series of London concerts.

As each person describes the thrill of being included in the Jackson legacy – many of them tearing up as they speak – they comment on how much this opportunity means to them, with one or two even stating that this concert gave them a newfound purpose in their unfocused lives. It’s a heartbreaking sequence, considering that Jackson’s death meant that none would be able to live the dream that seemed within their collective grasp. It’s a smart way to open the film, filling audience members with emotion before the man himself takes the stage to prepare for his mammoth undertaking. After all, many folks (myself included) turned away from Jackson once he made the complete transformation to tabloid freak, and, to be sure, certain audience members are sure to experience an initial wave of nausea as this physical grotesquerie with a dubious history gets ready for his close–up. But then an amazing thing happens. It starts with the music, those generation–spanning hits that have the power to produce instant bouts of affectionate nostalgia. Then there come the dance steps, not as fast and furious as before, but still deft enough to catch the eye. And finally, there’s the sheer spectacle, the showmanship that was arguably as responsible for keeping MJ in the light as any other aspect of his carefully constructed career. Combined, these elements make resistance futile, and for two shimmering hours, all the ghosts of scandals past melt away, leaving in their wake an entertainer whose only desire is to dazzle. And dazzle he does. With all of the footage coming from the rehearsals that took place from April through June of this year, This Is continues on p. 28

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It provides backstage access to all the prepping for what promised to be one hell of a concert. With the special effects work completed for many of the show’s rear–screen spectacles, the movie is able to hint at the larger–than–life dimensions that even at their most bombastic never threaten to obscure the human dynamo working front and center. Ever the perfectionist, Jackson comes across as prickly on occasion but generally displays patience and warmth toward those around him – albeit always at an emotional distance. Yet when he gets into his zone as a performer, he invites everyone to the party, grooving as one with his backups and even allowing others to occasionally snag the spotlight. He tackles most of the major hits, including “The Man in the Mirror,” “Beat It” and, of course, “Thriller.” The Jackson 5 sequence, complete with vintage footage, is unexpectedly moving, as is an elaborate production number set to the lovely “Earth Song.” Ultimately, This Is It doesn’t quite feel like a documentary, nor does it seem like a concert film. It’s clearly a love letter to the fans, but, perhaps more importantly, it’s an olive branch to the latter–day critics, cynics and naysayers, all of whom have probably shown up to bury Jackson, not praise him. But the joke’s on us. Wisely remaining within the parameters of the rehearsal arena, the movie keeps sensationalism and sordidness at bay. And by doing so, it allows us one final look at the Man in the Mirror, an unblemished view that reflects back nothing but a desire to let the music play.

CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT Based on a series of books for kids, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant would seem to be aimed at either those young viewers with an affinity for the Twilight franchise or perhaps at those young viewers seeking an alternative to the adventures of Bella and Edward. Either way, this PG–13 confection would seem to be geared primarily at the teen crowd, with adult attendance a passing afterthought. But older moviegoers who can recall the spate of like–minded horror flicks from the 1980s will find much to appreciate as well. Those ‘80s efforts like Fright Night, Vamp and The Lost Boys placed teen protagonists in horrific situations and armed them with plenty of humor to go along with those wooden stakes. Like its predecessors, this film similarly mixes comedy with fantasy,

and I’d be surprised if writer–director Chris Weitz and co–scripter Brian Helgeland hadn’t studied those pictures before embarking on this project. Here, the school–age hero is 14–year–old Darren (Chris Massoglia, who even looks like ‘80s mainstay Ralph Macchio in certain shots), who, at the urging of his rebellious best friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson), sneaks out to catch a one– night–only presentation by a traveling freak show. The lineup includes a snake boy (Almost Famous’ Patrick Fugit) and a psychic who can sprout a beard at will (Salma Hayek), but it’s spider–wrangler Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) who catches the boys’ attention. Crepsley turns out to be a “good” vampire – he dazes rather than kills humans, taking just enough blood for sustenance – and while Steve gets rejected for having “bad” blood, Darren soon becomes the vampire’s prot g e and finds himself having to steer clear of the soul–sucking Mr. Tiny (Michael Cerveris) and an army of “bad” vampires. Reilly hardly conjures up images of suave bloodsuckers like Christopher Lee or Frank Langella, but his casting proves to be a real boon to the film, providing it with a central vampire whose wit is as sharp as his teeth. Beyond him, there’s plenty to enjoy here – too much, since the picture ultimately collapses under the weight of its busy storyline and fails to adequately utilize its strong supporting cast (Hayek and Willem Dafoe as a dapper vampire especially could have used more screen time). Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant ends with all signs pointing to a sequel, but given its bloodless box office, it’s safe to surmise that a stake has been driven through that particular course of action.

AMELIA In its effort to be one of the first Oscar–bait titles out of the gate, the stately but sterile Amelia ends up stumbling over its own feet. A handsome production that fusses over every detail in order to provide the proper look, this biopic forgets to include any sort of spark necessary to get its motor running. As aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, Hilary Swank adroitly mixes tomboy charm with feminist strength, but she’s let down by a script (by Ron Bass and Anna Hamilton Phelan) that doesn’t allow her to burrow even an inch under her character’s skin. Her Amelia is painted in broad strokes, and as such, the dramatizations of her aerial continues on p. 28


achievements don’t carry the power that should automatically go with lofty historical territory of this caliber. Where the movie most succeeds in its exploration of Amelia’s relationships with two distinct men. Publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere) was the person who discovered Amelia and guided her career; they eventually married, but the film posits that she embarked on an affair with fellow flight expert Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor) before returning to her loving husband. Swank and Gere don’t exude magnetism in their scenes together, but it’s not that kind of relationship: Theirs is a partnership forged from mutual respect and common ground, and it’s a credit to both performers that the union feels authentic and enviable. The final portion of the picture naturally centers on the ill–fated 1937 flight that led to the disappearance of Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan (Christopher Eccleston) over the Pacific Ocean. Despite our knowing the outcome, this segment is fairly tense, although some feeble fabrications surrounding the tragedy prove to be as daft as the cinematic theory that the Titanic sank because the watchmen were too busy watching DiCaprio and Winslet smooch to notice the iceberg right in front of them.

Astro Boy The star of both comics and television as well as an early model for anime, Astro Boy has been around for well over a half–century, finding immediate success in his Japanese homeland before marching on to international acceptance. A big–budget animated extravaganza from Hollywood was probably a predetermined fate, but turning up at a time when slick superhero sagas are often the rule rather than the exception — even in the toon field (The Incredibles, Bolt) — limits the film’s ability to stand out from the pack. In a futuristic city that hovers well above a largely forgotten Earth, the brilliant Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage) is so attached to his young son Toby (Freddie Highmore) that, after the boy is accidentally killed, the grief–stricken scientist elects to revive him in a manner that mixes elements of both Frankenstein and Pinocchio. Tenma places Toby’s memories in an advanced robot powered by a celestial power source, but he soon realizes he hasn’t exactly created (in Geppetto’s words) “a real boy.” But while Tenma ends up shunning Toby, the opportunistic General Stone (Donald Sutherland)

realizes he can use the lad for his own nefarious schemes. Astro Boy is full of incident, and it picks up steam when its title character lands on Earth’s surface and falls in with a Fagin–like scoundrel (Nathan Lane) and his young charges. Yet attempts at profundity (themes of societal prejudice are emphasized) yield erratic results, and while the film is visually attractive and the vocal performers are well chosen, at the end of the day there’s little to really distinguish this from similar family films about a young outcast who combats loneliness before meeting other colorful characters.

Good Hair Like most odysseys, Good Hair begins with a single question. “Daddy, why don’t I have good hair?” the little girl asks of her celebrity pop. And armed with that query, Chris Rock sets off to make a movie that turns out to be both fascinating and funny. Along with director Jeff Stilson, Rock uses his documentary to examine the complex relationship that African–American women — and many men (Prince is the target of a well–timed jibe) — have with their hair. And for a movie that runs just over 90 minutes, the pair cover an extraordinary amount of ground. Interviewing both celebrities and ordinary citizens alike, Rock manages to engage participants in discussions on the dangers of hair relaxers (aka “creamy crack”), the high cost of weaves, the distribution of the wealth earned by hair products created specifically for blacks (Asians and caucasians benefit the most), the idiocy of straightening the hair of little girls (some as young as three), and, tying it all together, the cultural significance of hairstyles for black women and the drive among many to blend in (i.e. look more white) by any means necessary. On top of all this, Rock also manages to squeeze in a trip to India, home to the vast majority of hair purchased by African–American women (the hair is usually collected at temples where locks are shorn as a religious sacrifice, although one disturbing interlude finds a sleazy man discussing how hair is sometimes cut off women while they sleep). Good Hair is such a marvelous movie for most of its running time — and Rock proves to be such a good guide, both affable and eager to learn — that it’s a shame several missteps are taken toward the end. One bit finds Rock trying to sell continues on p. 30

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Where The Wild Things Are

Perhaps it’s best to think of Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze’s live–action adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book, as the PG answer to this past spring’s R–rated Watchmen. In both cases, the filmmakers captured the look and texture of the illustrated page in a manner that is breathtaking. The key difference is one of length. The creators of Watchmen had so much material they were able to excise what they chose and still retain a basically faithful adaptation. But here, Jonze and his co–scripter Dave Eggers have the opposite — and more difficult — problem. Because Sendak’s original book is so slender — certainly not enough to fill a 100–minute movie — the pair had to build on characterizations, alter some connecting tissues, and concoct entirely new scenes. The end result isn’t a bastardization, but neither is it a further canonization. Max Records plays young Max, a troubled child. After a spat with his single mom (Catherine Keener) leads to his biting her on the shoulder, Max bolts from the house, soon stumbling on a body of water where a small boat awaits him. Max arrives at an island inhabited by large, furry beasts who alternate between sounding like confused children and neurotic adults. Max avoids being eaten by these creatures by telling them that he’s a powerful king; impressed, they make him their leader. Technically, Where the Wild Things Are is a stunning achievement. But there’s a reason why Sendak’s book runs only a few dozen pages, and by blowing up the story, Jonze has stripped it of much of its wide–eyed wonder.

Law Abiding Citizen Law Abiding Citizen initially appears as if it will be a modern rendition of the Death Wish type of tale, as loving family man Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) must watch helplessly as his wife and little girl are murdered right in front of him. The killer, Clarence Darby (Christian Stolte), and his unwilling accomplice, Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart), are apprehended, but while Clyde wants both of them to pay for their crime, Clyde’s lawyer Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), who’s only interested in maintaining his high conviction–rate percentage,

negotiates a deal with Darby that results in him serving a short jail stint while Ames goes to the electric chair. Cut to 10 years later, and Clyde sets out to get his revenge. Initially, Law Abiding Citizen makes all the right moves. But then it turns into an ugly, sordid affair, a gruesome melodrama that, too afraid to tackle the issues it brings up, instead elects to transform into a ridiculous thriller about a psychopath terrorizing a city.

COUPLES RETREAT Regardless of how her career progresses, Kristen Bell at least has had the fortune of heading off to Hawaii to film Forgetting Sarah Marshall and now Bora Bora to shoot Couples Retreat. Does her Hollywood agent work a second job as a travel agent? Magnificent scenery is indeed one of the pleasures of Couples Retreat, with a character even quipping that the view looks like a screen saver. Yet for all its visual splendor, to say nothing of its likable cast, the movie never feels as liberating as its locale.

Zombieland 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 to four actors (five, if you include the A–lister who turns up in a crowd–pleasing cameo) who remain ingratiating throughout.

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. cs


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Campaign For Liberty

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

Chatham County Democratic Party

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com. Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. , Savannah http://www.chathamdems.com/

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 www.constitutionparty.com

Drinking Liberally

An informal gathering of left-leaners. august1494@excite.com or www.DrinkingLiberally. org.

National Council of Negro Women

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:// www.sip.armstrong.edu/CivilRightsMuseum/ Civilindex.html

Purrs 4 Peace

Three minutes of simultaneous purring by cats (and honorary cats) around the world, conducted online (Facebook & Twitter) each Sunday at 3 p.m. by Savannah residents Confucius Cat and his human Staff. Details at www.ConfuciusCat. blogspot.com. Contact @ConfuciusCat (Twitter) or Acolytes of Confucius Cat (Facebook).

Savannah Area Republican Women

meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am at Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. Cost is $13 at the door. 598-1883. Johnny Harris Restaurant, 1651 East Victory Drive , Savannah

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Benefits Hope House of Savannah

A nonprofit housing program for homeless women and their children. Hope House is requesting donation of new or gently used furni-

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ture for its transitional housing program, Peeler House. Pick-up can be arranged and a tax deductible letter will be provided. Call 236-5310.

Miracle on May Street

The East Broad St. YMCA is collecting toys for their annual Christmas toy drive to help local families. They are looking for donations as well as volunteers. Call for more info: 912-233-1951 West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May St. ,

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 “Black Friday” Art Show submissions

“Black Friday” is a juried holiday art show open to all media and genres. Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Black Friday,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at www.desotorow.org/opportunities/blackfriday. html. Desotorow Gallery , 2421 DeSoto Ave. ,

Busy Woman of the Year Award

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

Community Assistance Applications

The Junior League of Savannah is accepting applications for local non-profit organizations who advocate on behalf of women and children in the community. Applications are available at jrleaguesav.org or by calling (912) 790-1002. Deadline Dec. 15. The Junior League offers funding and volunteers to its partner organizations.

Home and Heart Warming Program

The United Way of the Coastal Empire is taking applications for this Atlanta Gas Light Co. program. United Way was given a grant to be used to help low-income homeowners with free repair or replacement of gas appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Qualified customers also can apply for free weatherization of their homes. The program is open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Glynn counties. Call 651-7730.

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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@ comcast.net http://www.ajm.org/about/state_ 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. http://www.SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com/

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 ,

Abstinence Education

Hope House and Savannah State University are providing an after-school program for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29. Program activi-

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 ties last for about 2 hours every Wednesday at SSU. Transportation is provided. Snacks, field trips and supportive services are provided at no charge. 236-5310. Savannah http://www. savstate.edu/

Conversational Spanish

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

English as a Second Language

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

Baby Basics

Nov. 3, 10, 17. 6:30-8:30pm. Information on caring for a newborn and addresses the needs of a changing family. Strongly recommended for first-time parents. Call 350-2676 or register online at women.memorialhealth.com. Memorial University Medical Center,

Banjo/Akonting Workshop with Chuck Levy

A workshop with banjo historian Chuck Levy held 11/14 at 10am. Participants will learn to build an Akonting, the Senegalese ancestor of the banjo, as well a 4-string fretless banjo, and learn about the development of the two instruments. Ships of the Sea Museum, http://shipsofthesea.org/

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.beaddreamer.com/

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.

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 Have fun learning English with a teacher who has 20 years of experience. Small class sizes. Meets every Thursday from 7-8pm. Walk-ins welcome. For more info, call: 845-764-7045 The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. ,

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

Free swimming lessons

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

Garbage, Goo, Recycling and YOU

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

Georgetown Playgroup

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

German Language Classes

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

fun. Beginners meet on Monday from 6-7pm, advanced from 7-8pm. 845-764-7045. 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. 706-495-6724, www. GaSeminarsbytheSea.com. Internationally renowned teachers. Tybee Island, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Puppet Shows

Offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www. sjchs.org/1844.cfm

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, tsaconservatory@bellsouth.net. Salvation Army Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd. , Savannah

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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 savannahlatina@yahoo.com or visit www. savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 12-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Mindy Saunders at 234-0525. The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http:// www.thestarfishcafe.org/

Volunteer 101

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

Watercolor Painting Workshops

Learn the art of watercolor painting from award winning landscape watercolorist Dennis Roth. Classes available Sept - Dec. Call for info. Class size is small, so reserve space early. Studio Phase 3, City Market , http:// studiophase3.com/

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:// buccaneerregion.org/solo.html.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

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 N303WR@aol.com, 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.cleancoast.org for event schedule. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St ,

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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

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 coastalminis.com. Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Coffee & Conversation

Held every Tuesday at 8am by Creative Coast as a networking event. http://links.thecreativecoast.org/conversation. Cafe Ambrosia, 202 E. Broughton St. , Savannah

Geechee Sailing Club

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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

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Low Country Turners

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Moon River Chorus

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

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

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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 kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org. Savannah

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@ gmail.com or visit www.savannahadventureclub. com

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

Join Savannah’s only social club for people without children! No membership fees, meet great new friends, enjoy a wide variety of activities and events. For more info, visit http://savannahnokidding.angelfire.com/ or e-mail: savannahnokidding@gmail.com

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.

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 beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www.otrr.org.

Now accepting membership applications for 2010. The SAA is for visual artists of all media types. We gather monthly to exchange ideas, support and promote awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Savannah. We also pro-

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Savannah Art Association

vide affordable avenues for members to market and exhibit their art. Call 232-7731 to receive an application.

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

Savannah Browns Backers

This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at Darmst0817@comcast.net or 925-4709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

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@aol.com.

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http:// groups.google.com/group/savannah-wine-lovers.

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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

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail. com Savannah Mall,

Southern Wings

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

Stitch-N’s

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 vicky.mckinley1@comcast.net. Savannah http://www.sjchs.org/

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.

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 ,

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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 http://www.ayoluwa.org/

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Argentine Tango

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

Ballroom Dance Party

Saturday, Nov. 21. Rumba Lesson starts at 7 PM. Social dance from 8:00- 10:30 PM. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 655-4985 or 961-9960 for more info. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. ,

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. kleokatt@gmail.com Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. ,

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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, theremin@neidlinger.us.

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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

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Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

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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 Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email PrideofIrelandGA@ gmail.com.

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

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

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Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ gmail.com or 912-704-2052.

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 www.fitnessbodybalance.com. 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2 , Savannah

Salsa Classes

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

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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@SavannahSwingcatz.com. Savannah

Events Benedictine Open House

Nov. 15, 2-4:30pm. The event offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the school, meet faculty and staff as well as learn more information. Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. ,

Lecture: “Rosa Luxembourg: Leadership, Tragedy, Art”

Professor Daniel Skidmore-Hess discusses the life of Rosa Luxembourg a key figure in the revolutionary socialist movement of the early 20th Century. University Hall, rm. 156, 11935 Abercorn St. ,

Market at Trustees Garden

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

Music in the Parlour

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

Tacos on Tuesdays

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

Film & Video Film: Green For All

The US Green Building Council will host a free screening of the film which follows architect Sergio Palleroni as he continues his mission to provide architectural and design solutions to regions in social and humanitarian crisis. Screening 11/24, 5:45pm. RSVP requested by 11/20 at www.usgbcga.org. Wild Wing Cafe, City Market ,

Film: Rivers Wash Over Me (2009, USA)

11/22, 6pm. The Savannah Gay and Lesbian Film Society presents this award-winning film about a troubled teen sent to live with family in Alabama after the death of his mother. Neises Auditorium at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

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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 http://www.savj.org/

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

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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 www.savannahyoga.com. Savannah

Pilates Class

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

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Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm1:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm. 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. http://www.ashramsavannah.com/

Reiki Treatments

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Senior Power Hour

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 3553011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt.com. Savannah

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

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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, www.savannahcoop.com.

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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. 912-232-4490 or email blh63@hotmail.com

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, con-

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Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets on the first Tues of every month at 7 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 or email christina@savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www.firstcitynetwork.net/

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@ standoutyouth.org or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, Savannah http://www.

firstcitynetwork.net/

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@ yahoo.com.

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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

Come Get Your Cowboy On!

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 http://www.savannahspeechandhearing.org/

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the National Bull Riders Association After Party on Nov 13th & 14th

Showcasing Country/Western Music w/Hannah Dasher & Luke Kaufmann 10:00pm-3am Serving Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Fare 21 Craft Beers On Tap, 100 Bottle Beers 416 W. Liberty St • 236-1772 distillerysavannah.com

Free Vision Screenings

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

Healthcare for the Uninsured

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 443-9409. St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. ,

Hearing Aid Funds Available for Infants and Children

The Coastal Health District’s Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children 3 and under who qualify and live in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh Counties. For info, contact Jackie King at 691-6882 or toll-free at 1-866-6470010.

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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

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 http://www.mybrothazhome.org/

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 Birththroughlove@yahoo.com. Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon http://www.themidwifegroup.com/

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.

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9261, www.lllusa.org/web/SavannahGA.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. Every Tuesday from 5:30-7pm. St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. ,

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! www.ellenfarrell. com, http://meditation.meetup.com/490

Meditation for Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

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

Mobile Mammogram Tests

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be performing mammograms in several locations during November. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 819-6800. (Please specify that you are calling for the Mobile unit.) For non appointment-related information please call 3549357. Dates: Rincon - 11/3, 11/17; Daffin Park - 11/4; Richmond Hill - 11/11; Hardeeville 11/12; Bluffton 11/23; Pooler - 11/24.

Narcotics Anonymous

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

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

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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 http://www.sjchs.org/

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Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

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

Where It’s More Fun to Eat in a Pub Than to Drink in a Restaurant! Pub Open Daily For Lunch, Dinner & Drinking!

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311 W. Congress St • 239.9600 (near City Market) Wed. 11/11 Wine Wednesdays Buy 1, Get 2nd for $2 6pm-2am Thu. 11/12 Open Mic @ 10pm Pitchers, Pints & Pizza $10 Yuengling Pitchers, $1 Off Pints & Personal Pan Pizzas

Fri. 11/13 Jordan Ross @10pm Sat. 11/14

Pocket Change @10pm

Sun. 11/15 Service Industry Night @10pm

Tues. 11/17 Ladies Night 10pm-2am Drink Specials for the Ladies

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Wed. 11/11 Free, No Limit Texas Hold ’Em @7pm, 9:30pm

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Fri. 11/13 Georgia Kyle @8:30pm Sat. 11/14 TBA @8:30pm Sun. 11/15 Free, No Limit Texas Hold ’Em @1pm, 3:30pm

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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.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Class is free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. Learn to increase your strength and flexibility and improve your overall wellbeing. For more information, call 350-0798. FitnessOne, 3rd Floor of Memorial Center for Advanced Medicine ,

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit www.TheDolphinProject.org.or e-mail gadolphin@comcast.net.

Skidaway Island

The Ogeechee Audubon Chapter will be searching for winter residents in a variety of habitats. Meet us at the parking lot opposite The Village at 8:00 AM on Saturday, Nov 14. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Leader: Dot Bambach 912.604.2673. Skidaway Island,

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. 898-3980, www.oatlandisland.org. 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 lesleycastle@gmail.com 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.thesavanna-


hyogaroom.com. Savannah

Religious & Spiritual

The Milton Project is seeking supplies, including small spice containers (plastic only), medium-sized gloves, batteries and flashlights with hook-on belt loops, hand-held can openers, puppy training pads, canned tuna and mackeral, bath sheets and beach towels, blankets and buckets to hold supplies for trappers. Contact Sherry Montgomery at 351-4151 or sherry@coastalpetrescue.org.

Calling All Christians

Feral Cat Program Needs Supplies

Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

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

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.savannahkennelclub.org. 209 Stephenson Ave , Savannah

St. Almo

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

Readings & Signings

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

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

1/2 off wells / $2 Bottles

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

Wed-Sat Nights Savannah’s Best Live DJs

Live Web-streaming

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

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/

Midweek Bible Study

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 www.wbumc.org. White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah

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Turkeys To Go

Taste the difference! Fresh, never frozen, free-range turkeys

Order a full Thanksgiving dinner for 8-10 people - Just $99! Choice of two: Mixed Vegetables Collard Greens Squash Casserole Green Beans

Mon - Wine Night

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

DrUUming Circle

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or mpcsavannah.com. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah http://www. montgomerypresbyterian.com/

The Poetry Society of Georgia presents a reading by Gordon Osing, an Illinois native whose published collection, “The Water Radical” documents three years he spent living in China and Southeast Asia. 11/17 at 7pm. The Telfair Museum, 121 Barnard St. ,

$2 Bottles / $5 Martinis / 1/2 Off Wells $6 glasses of wine / $20 bottles

Poetry Reading: Gordon Osing

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

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-7

Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 8983477. Savannah

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.freedompathonline.org, freedompath@yshoo.com. Savannah

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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Ashley Farms Turkey

(15-20lb) Cornbread Stuffing - Gravy Cranberry Relish/Sauce One Dozen Biscuits

Choice of one: Macaroni & Cheese Rice Pilaf Candied Yams Mashed Potatoes

Choice of one dessert: Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie • Additions extra

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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 2474903. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah http://www. trinitychurch1848.org/

Realizing The God Within

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

Soka Gakkai of America

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

Stand for Peace

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

The Savannah Zen Center

37 WhitaKer st doWntoWn savannah 912.443.9956

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@alwaysoptions.com. 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 7866075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. 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. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah.org or www. uusavannah.org. 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. www.unitysavannah.org 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 http://www.wesleyctrs-savh.org/

Sports & Games Savannah Disc Golf Club

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

Support Groups 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 http://al_ anon_savannah.freeservers.com. 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://www.fpc.presbychurch.net/

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 bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.

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.

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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 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@ savannahcasa.org. 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 www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. 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. For information, e-mail DAsavannah@yahoo. com. Savannah http://www.trinitychurch1848. org/

Depressive/Manic support group

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

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

Domestic violence support group

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

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Fibromyalgia support group

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

Fibromyalgia Support Group

A support group for sufferers of fibromyalgia. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. Candler Heart & Lung Bldg., Conference Room 3,

First Line

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

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

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

Grief 101

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

Heart Beats for Life

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

HIV/AIDS: My Brothaz Home

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

Hope House

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

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Women’s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth.com/

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1 Good buddy 4 Actress Alexander and First Kid Obama 10 Supposedly insane Roman ruler 14 Shrinks’ org. 15 Getting a move on 16 President’s tenures, so to speak 17 Bready agreement? 20 Native Alaskan 21 Tater ___ casserole 22 Curvy segments 23 “The Wizard of Oz” disaster 25 Vittles 26 One end of a gas gauge 29 “Ni Hao, Kai-___” (Nickelodeon cartoon) 32 Bready folk singing group? 39 Crop-eating pest 40 “Geese a-laying” number 41 Gives off 42 Bready magic act? 45 International Talk Like a Pirate Day mo. 46 New England seafood catch 47 Maj. event for a law student 50 Tetanus, more familiarly 56 Barnyard noises 57 “___ blu dipinto di blu” (“Volare” alternate title) 59 Sierra ___ (African nation) 60 Bready phrase after a double take? 63 Abbr. on a mountain sign 64 Lure into trouble 65 Toilet seat component 66 Sultry spy Mata 67 Invitees 68 The start of something?

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1 ___ the pump 2 Speed skater ___ Anton Ohno 3 “Today” host Matt 4 “I ___ man in Reno / just to watch him die” (“Folsom Prison Blues” line) 5 River islet

6 What a poem might be 7 “Farmer in the Dell” syllables 8 Med. student’s study 9 Pepper’s rank: abbr. 10 Leader with a jacket named for him 11 Author who went by the pseudonym George Orwell 12 Charlie Brown epithet 13 Sugary suffix 18 Caulking tool 19 It’s good for nothing, in song 24 Anti-trafficking org. 25 OB/___ (baby doctor) 27 ___ stapler (tool with a hand grip) 28 They’re “at work” when talking about public projects 30 Pretentiously creative 31 NASDAQ competitor 32 “Fail” alternative 33 “Good Eats” episode title where Alton Brown discusses lemon meringue 34 1992 Robert Altman satire of Hollywood execs 35 Company with huge losses in 2008 36 Adobe file ext. 37 Rec room 38 L squared, in Roman numerals 43 Queue after Q 44 “Much ___ About Nothing” 48 2009 Tobin Bell horror sequel 49 “Evil Dead” protagonist Williams 51 Shortens toenails 52 Secretary of the Interior Salazar 53 Unit of energy, in physics 54 They’re against 55 Series set in the California town of Agrestic 56 Composer Bartok 57 When doubled, a greeting from Mork 58 Suffix after “kitchen” 60 “Yeah, sure” laugh 61 Brain scan, for short 62 Wrestlemania spot


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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) A whitewash happens when you use deceit to cover up the messy facts about a situation. A blackwash is just the opposite: It’s when you invoke candor as you reveal complications that have previously been veiled. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be prime time to enjoy a jubilee of blackwashing. But I suggest that you proceed gently. Remember that not all hidden information is a sign of malfeasance or evil intentions. Sometimes the truth is so paradoxical and nuanced, it’s hard to get it completely out in the open all at once. And sometimes people are motivated to keep things secret mostly because they’re afraid to cause pain.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20)

than me. Trust your instincts.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) This will be a smooth, easy, and graceful week for you –– if, that is, you get yourself out of the way and allow the universe to do its job. Can you do that? It doesn’t mean you should be passive or blank. On the contrary, in order for the cosmos to perform its magic, you should be on the lookout for what captivates your imagination and be primed to jump when life says “jump!” Be both relaxed and alert; receptive and excitable; surrendered to the truth and in intimate contact with your primal power. Then the song will sing itself. The dream will interpret itself. The beauty will reveal itself.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22)

“Dear Rob: I’ve read horoscope columns written by many astrologers, and yours is the only one that’s not prejudiced against at least one of the signs. You really do treat everyone equally. You play no favorites. But that’s exactly the bone I have to pick with you. I’m wondering if you’ve got a passion deficiency or something. It seems abnormal not to display a hint of bias now and then. –Suspicious Taurus.” Dear Suspicious: My own birth chart includes elements of both Taurus and Libra. The Taurus part of me has strong feelings and deep passions, while the Libra part of me is fair–minded and well–balanced. They’ve worked out a synergistic arrangement that allows me to maintain my equilibrium as I feed my intensity. I recommend this approach to you right now.

Mathematician Charles Babbage (1791–1871) is considered a “father of the computer.” Among his many inventions, he created a mechanical calculator that was a forerunner of the magical device that’s so indispensable today. And yet Babbage had other obsessions that were not as useful. For his own amusement, he once counted all of the panes of glass that had been broken in a factory over a period of 10 months, and investigated the cause of each break. He also spent an inordinate amount of time estimating the statistical probability that the miracles reported in the Bible had actually occurred. I bring this up, Leo, in the hope that you will concentrate on your own equivalent to Babbage’s calculator, and not get sidetracked by meditations on broken glass and Biblical miracles.

GEMINI

VIRGO

Personally, I’ve never been very smart about making investments. At least in that area of my life, my intuition seems to work in reverse. I often do the precisely wrong thing at the wrong time. Billionaire businessman George Soros, on the other hand, is a genius. When facing a decision about which way to go financially, he says he becomes a jungle animal guided by actual sensations in his body. You Geminis have arrived at a phase when your choices could have long–term effects on your relationship with money. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’ve got the potential to be like Soros rather

“Everything that emancipates the spirit without giving us control over ourselves is harmful,” said Goethe. Luckily, Virgo, you’re in the midst of a process that may emancipate your spirit *and* give you more control over yourself. Here are two ways you could cash in on this potential: 1. Brainstorm about a big dream even as you attend to the gritty details of making the dream a reality. 2. Expand your imagination about your tricky situation even as you burn away the illusions you have about your tricky situation.

(May 21–June 20)

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22)

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

Have you heard about the new sport of chess boxing? Two competitors play chess for four minutes, then put on boxing gloves and try to punch each other for three minutes; they continue this rhythm for up to 11 rounds. I suspect you’ll soon be asked to meet a similar challenge, going back and forth between two contrasting modes. If you treat this challenge as a fun game rather than a crazy–making exertion, you’ll do fine.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) A 13–year–old girl shocked everyone by winning a plowing contest in England. Driving a 12,000–pound tractor and pulling a five–furrow plow, Elly Deacon did a better job than all of the middle–aged male farmers she was competing against. What’s more remarkable is that she was a newcomer, having had less than a week’s experience in the fine art of tilling the soil with a giant machine. She’s your role model for the coming week, Scorpio. Like her, you have the potential to perform wonders, even if you’re a rookie, as you prepare a circumscribed area for future growth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

I hope that by now you have finished scrabbling along on your hands and knees over burning hot shards of broken glass. The next and hopefully final phase of your redemptive quest should be less torturous. In this upcoming chapter, the operative metaphor might be assembling a jigsaw puzzle with 200 pieces, all of which are red. Amazingly enough, you actually have it in you to accomplish this improbable feat –– as long as you don’t spread out the puzzle pieces all over the burning hot shards of broken glass. Find a nice, clean, quiet place to do your work.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

According to psychologist Carl Jung, one of the most potent influences that our parents have on us is their unlived lives. Whatever dreams they didn’t pursue, whatever longings they didn’t fulfill, are likely to worm their way into our core, often without our conscious awareness. There they get mixed up with our own dreams and longings, causing us confusion about what we really want. The coming weeks will be a good time for you to get clear about this. You’ll have

the power to untangle your own deepest, truest desires from the muffled wishes your mommy and daddy deposited in you.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) “Awesome” has become a commonplace word that is used to express gladness about small triumphs and simple pleasures. Today, for instance, a woman at the local cafe uttered a sweet “Awesome!” when someone pointed out to her where she could find an electrical outlet to plug in her laptop. Back in the old days, however, “awesome” was a portentous term invoked only rarely. “Awe” referred to an overwhelming feeling of wonder, reverence, admiration, inspiration, or even agitation in the face of a sublime or numinous experience. In the coming week, Aquarius, I expect you will experience more than your usual quota of both kinds of awesome.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) According to Leonardo da Vinci, you could magnify the power of your prayers or meditations ten–fold by bathing in purple light. Back in his time, that was easiest to accomplish by standing near a church’s stained glass window that was tinted purple. These days you can get the same effect with the help of a purple light bulb. Alternately, you could simply close your eyes and visualize yourself surrounded by a shimmering purple glow. I recommend this practice for you in the coming days. It’s an excellent time to do anything and everything to intensify your spiritual power. P.S. Experts in color theory say that purple nurtures the development of the imagination, which would be of great value to you as you tone and firm your devotional impulses.

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Nov. 12, 5-6:30pm. For individuals with blood related cancers and their loved ones. To reserve your space, call 350-7845. Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial,

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

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

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

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

Memorial Health Bleeding Disorders Support Group

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

Memorial Health Focus

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

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, I’m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 233-1006. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.wesleymonumental.org/

Overeaters Anonymous

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


Overeaters Anonymous

meets Fridays, 6:30pm. Melissa, 844-4524. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd , Savannah http://www.unityofsavannah.org/

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

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

PRIDE Support Group

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

Rape Crisis Center

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

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

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

S-Anon Family Group

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

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

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

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Sexaholics Anonymous

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

Spinal Injury Support Group

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

Spouse/Life Partner Grief Support

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

Stroke Support Group

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

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Support for Breast Cancer Caregivers

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Nov. 12, 9:30-11am. For people who are currently caring for someone with breast cancer. For details and to reserve your space, call 3507845 or 350-3109. Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial,

Support Group for New Moms

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

The Parents of Difficult Teens Group

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

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium. Call 355-6347 or 238-4666. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah http://www.sjchs.org/

Transgender Support Group

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

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Transitions Grief Support

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

Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group

A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or www.al-anon. alateen.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www. uusavannah.org/

Truancy Intervention Project

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

United Way’s First Call for Help

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

Victim-Witness assistance program

More local numbers: 1.800.210.1010 livelinks.com 18+

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

Wheeze busters

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

Women who love too much

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

Women’s Self-Harm Support Group

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

“Man to Man” Prostate Cancer Support Group

A support group for men with prostate cancer Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 2nd floor,

Theatre “Art of Murder”

11/13+14 at 7pm, 11/15 at 3pm. The AASU Masquers present Joe DiPietro’s award winning comedic murder mystery set on a remote Connecticut estate. Jenkins Hall Theater,

Auditions for “2 Minutes to Shine”

The Savannah Community Theater is holding auditions on November 16&17 for its production of Two Minutes to Shine. They are seeking 25 people of all ages for a variety of roles. Call 912247-4644 for more info.

Dinner Theater: “Dead Men Don’t Speakeasy”

Enjoy dinner and a Roaring ’20s era who-dunnit murder mystery revolving around a cast of shady characters in a speakeasy. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 2 - Feb. 28. Seating begins at 7pm. Call (912) 231-8888 for reservations. Il Pasticcio, 2 E. Broughton St. ,

Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?

An interactive performance that lets the audience solve the crime. The cost includes the show and a choice of three dinners. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Pirate’s House, 20 E. Broad St , Savannah http://www. thepirateshouse.com/

Volunteers America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

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

CASA needs volunteers

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

Community Health Mission

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

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First Steps

Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 8196910. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah http://www.sjchs.org/

Forestkeeper Volunteers Needed

Volunteers meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at different locations each month to help care for trees and beautify our community. For more information, please call the Savannah Tree Foundation at (912) 233-TREE or visit us online at http://www.savannahtreefoundation.com.

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers

Needed to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Potential volunteers include transplant recipients and their families, patients waiting for organ or tissue transplantation, donor families or anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. Call 341-0000. Lifelink of Georgia, 18 Chatham Court South , Savannah

Literacy volunteers needed

Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd , Savannah http:// www.roycelearningcenter.com/

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 652-3661. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St , Savannah http://www.liveoakpl. org/

Meals on Wheels

Senior Citizens Inc.’s Meals on Wheels volunteers are responsible for delivering hot, nutritious meals to seniors on routes that typically do not exceed one hour in length. Volunteers may deliver as frequently as they choose and all meals are brought to the area by Senior Citizens Inc. staff. Training and support is provided. Call 236-0363. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. , Savannah

Oatland Island Education Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah http:// www.oatlandisland.org/

Rebuilding Together Savannah

Volunteer organization in partnership with the community that rehabilitates houses of lowincome homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children. Visit www. rebuildingtogethersavannah.org. cs

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Invites applicants for the following vacancy: *LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II (Req. #0602536) TO APPLY: Please visit the Georgia Southern University employment website and complete the application process at https://employment.georgiasouthern.edu/. The application process must be completed by the deadline to be considered. For more information, call the 24-hour job line at (912)478-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources, 912-478-5468 or (TDD) 912-478-0791. Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Low Country Collision Center, a state-of-the-art body shop, is in search of an experienced Body Technician. Excellent pay and benefits. Apply at 1025 Hwy. 80, Garden City. LPN/RN NEEDED: Some Mental Health or Addiction Experience Helpful. Excellent Pay, Hours and Benefits, www.arcga.com, Fax Resume to: 912-352-4436

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33 DAVEITTA DRIVE: 4BR/2BA Home, completely updated, in Countrywalk Plantation. LR/DR combo, new light fixtures, single car garage. Only $142,500. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executive Coastal Empire 355-5557.

464 Copper Creek

Amazing 3BR/2BA & bonus-room, brick home in Pooler. Approx 2286sf. Must see! $237,840. Homebuyers Marketing. Contact: Loretta-912-398-6712

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

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

GORGEOUS HOME! 3BR/2BA single family brick home in quiet Southside neighborhood. 1586 sq ft. Fully Updated! Tray ceiling, gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closet, Master Suite, large bonus room, 2 car garage, and much more! PRICE REDUCED to $159,900 Call 912-921-8921. View online at www.owners.com. Listing # GWT3024

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2144 LOUISIANA AVENUE 2BR/1BA, large LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, fenced yard. Pets ok with approval. References/credit check required. $735/month, $700/deposit. 898-0078 2BR/1BA APT, furnished, includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, central HVAC, TV, bedroom and LR furniture. Near Gulfstream, I-16 and I-95. No pets. Bloomingdale. Call 912-210-0144. 2BR HOME, LR, DR, large kitchen w/eating area, large yard, washer/dryer connections. $700/month +deposit includes water, garbage and s e wa g e. 912-897-1852.

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3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, total electric, backyard, 2-car carport, CH&A. $25 application fee. $800/month. Call:912-659-1276 410 East 50th St. 1BR $600/rent, water and garbage included. 1305 East 56th St. 2BR $650/rent. 2219 Florida Ave. 2BR $650/rent. 1104 East 31st St. 3BR $625/rent. 2319 E. 42nd 3BR/2BA $750/rent. 140 Tiana Cir. 3BR/2BA $1100/rent. 247 Stonebridge 3BR/2.5BA $1100/rent. Several Rent-to-own properties. Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

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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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708 E.34th: Large 2BR, cute $695. 124 Elm Circle: 3BR $815/month. 2113 Texas: Almost finished 3BR/1.5BA $925/month. 912-257-6181 SOUTHSIDE- Hampstead Oaks Two bedroom, 1.5bath townhouse apt, total electric, $600/month with washer & dryer $625. Call Debra at 912-356-5656 ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

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