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A brush with compassion Some people are just ahead of their time. Three weeks ago — before it became completely obvious to everyone what a huge, unmitigated disaster the BP Gulf oil spill was likely to be, with no end in sight as of this writing — Lisa Scarbrough decided to do what she could to help. Using the contacts — both human and otherwise — she’s amassed as president of Coastal Pet Rescue (winners of our Best of Savannah Readers Poll for best local nonprofit) she decided to answer the call of another group called Matter of Trust, which aims to gather pet fur to be used as the absorbent part of special booms that soak up oil in the water. “I first read about it on somebody’s Facebook page,” says Scarbrough. “It sounded a little farfetched, so I did some research. I didn’t want to do a community effort and then find out it wasn’t a real thing.” Enlisting the help of several local groomers, Scarbrough gathered the fur for eventual distribution from local doggie day care Catnip ‘n’ Biscuits. “We ran it for about 14 days, doing the collection. They give you a point of contact along the Gulf coast, and ours was Pensacola. Everything had to be received by May 20, so we only had a short window to collect the fur. I did get some strange looks at the UPS store when I went to send the boxes,” she laughs. How does one gather the fur? There’s really only one way. “I have Siberian huskies and they have to be brushed out regularly. They have all that

undercoat to be pulled out. It takes two to three days to brush them out completely,” Scarbrough explains. “Just for one dog I filled a grocery bag. When I got the first dog done, I thought good Lord, if I can do this much with just one dog, what could I do with several more?” she muses. In all, Scarbrough and friends gathered over 127 pounds of fur. That’s a lot of fur. Think about it. “My trunk still smells like fur, so I’ll have to get it vacuumed really good,” she laughs. She says that BP — and by now this won’t come as a shock to anyone — initially didn’t want anything to do with the booms, “even though this is a program that’s been going on for about ten years. But they got a lot of backlash about shunning the public, so they’ve been working with Matter of Trust to use the booms,” Scarbrough says. Scarbrough says while it may not seem like much, the fur collection effort is “a great resource to have, very cost-efficient. It just takes man-hours to make it all happen. And it’s a recycling resource, so why not?” Scarbrough says, “We need to count our blessings that this isn’t happening off Tybee – but what if it had happened to us? We go

through this every time a hurricane hits somewhere else. It could always be us. I don’t think we can turn a blind eye to the industry that’s so affected. What if our shrimping industry had been affected by this? There’s so much more devastation than what you see from the satellite images. “We’ve been able to mobilize and help when there’s hurricanes, and I don’t think this is any different,” Scarbrough says. “When there are communities that need help and we’re avaialbe to do something, we need to do it.” One of the oldest adages in the newspaper biz is whatever you do, just don’t screw up the crossword. Crossword puzzle fans, of course, are among the most passionate and seriously dedicated people in the world. Unfortunately, in last week’s issue all the answers to our weekly crossword appeared in the puzzle, already filled out. As much as I’d love to claim it was a late April Fools joke, actually it was an unusual technical error that of course shouldn’t have made it to print. My apologies to all our loyal crossword puzzlers. We’ll keep an extra close eye on the puzzles from now on. One other note this week: Our annual Best of Savannah issue and winners’ party were big successes. Many thanks to Club One, who hosted the party, DJ Keith Kozel, who provided matchless musical entertainment, and photographer Josh Branstetter, whose photos from the party you can see in this issue. cs

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doesn’t work? Sonny Perdue makes sure the powerful get tax cuts at the expense of the poor. by patrick rodgers

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Where’s the justice

Editor, This letter concerns the future of Georgia, the men and women who will become congressmen, senators and governors. It also concers so many other young people whose futures are cut short, who are sent to prison for crimes they didn’t commit. They have fallen victim to law enforcement officers who investigate such crimes. Some want to make a name for themselves and just want a quick fix for the moment. Due to their neglect,

innocent men and women are in prison, when in all actuality the predators who did the crime are out there in this decent society and civilized world, searching for their next victim. I pray that those who read these words will ask, Where is the justice? Why have our courts failed getting a conviction for real criminals in Georgia when a police officer can plant drugs on a young man or woman, when DNA says an individual is innocent, but still sent to prison for a crime he or she didn’t commit?

The prisons are overcrowded, but I say to you if it’s going to be overcrowded, let it be overcrowded with real criminals, not with the innocent. I say to everyone that the lady that stands over the entrance to the courthouses in Georgia with the scales in her hand so gently, remove the blinders from her eyes to see the great work she has done. She will weep in sorrow and say with a loud voice, “Where is liberty? Where is truth? Where is justice?” Leroy Gilliam

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Wednesday Sand Gnats vs. Kannapolis

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Gnats take on the Kannapolis Intimidators for a 4-game homestand. When: Wed. May 26, 7 p.m., Thu. May 27, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7-10 Info:

end Shannon Sharpe. Dr. Julius Scott will be keynote speaker. When: Fri. May 28, 7 p.m. Where: Tiger Arena Cost: $40/person Info: 912-353-3073. http://

Film: Omega Cop (USA, 1990)

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6th Annual SEDA Luncheon

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Cheesy fun with ‘90s flick Omega Cop on Wednesday. Comedian Yannis Pappas appears on Friday & Saturday. On Monday, the Mighty Eighth Museum celebrates Memorial Day

Book Signing: Patricia Mason

What: Local author Patricia

Mason holds a reception and book signing for the release of her new novel “A Girl, A Guy and a Ghost,” about a parapsychology reporter’s trying to save her job during a bizarre trip to Savannah. When: Thu. May 27, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Starland Cafe, 11 E. 41st St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

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Food Collaborative and the 100 Black Men of Savannah host a screening of “Food Inc.” followed by discussion about access to local foods and healthy eating. May 27: W. Broad St. YMCA. May 28:

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ducts 10 new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame, including former NFL tight

turing Yannis Pappas (Mr. Panos, Comedy Central, Best Week Ever), Soul Joel (MTV, Comedy Point Radio) and hosted by Maddog Mattern. When: Fri. May 28, 8 p.m., Sat. May 29, 8 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency Cost: $15/cover + 2 drink minimum Info: http://www.souljoel. com/

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Public Tours of NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

The 185-foot scientific research vessel will be docked on River Street Monday, May 31 and open for free guided tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.

ing regionally grown, fresh food and food products. When: Sat. May 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, Corner of Park and Bull, Cost: Free

SCAD Commencement Ceremony What: SCAD hosts its

30th commencement ceremony. This year’s graduating class will be addressed by Isabella Rossellini. When: Sat. May 29, 9 a.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe St. ,

Book Signing: Toshiba Austin-Smith What: During Thunder-

bolt Seafood Art Fest, Smith will be available to sign copies of her Christian Children’s book, I’m Not Your Friend, Mommy. When: Sat. May 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Thunderbolt Seafood Art Fes, 2711 Mechanics Ave.

Hilton Head Island Arts Festival What: Juried art fair

featuring a variety of work, including sculpture, jewelry, paintings and more. When: Sat. May 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. May 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Palmetto Dunes Resort, 23-C Shelter Cove Ln. , Hilton Head Island Cost: Free

Memorial Day Celebration

What: Musket and can-

non firing demonstrations as well as other programs in commemoration of those who have given their lives for our country. When: Sat. May 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Fort King George Historic Site, Darien Info: 912-437-4770 . http://www.gastateparks. org/fortkinggeorge

Polk’s Saturday Market What: Featuring a

variety of arts, crafts and specialty foods vendors along with all the market’s usual produce and local goods. When: Sat. May 29, 10

a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Polk’s Market, 530 E. Liberty St., Info: 912-238-3032. http://polksfreshmarket. com/

Refuge Reptiles

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reptiles and amphibians during this guided journey through the Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required. When: Sat. May 29, 10 a.m. Where: Savannah Wildlife Refuge Cost: $20/person, $10/ children under 12 Info: 912-236-8115.

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Memorial Day at Old Fort Jackson

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of a historic soldier by trying on period uniforms and learning about life as a Civil War soldier. Cannon and musket firings throughout the day. When: Sun. May 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. May 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Cost: $6 (adult admission) Info: 912-232-3945 . http://www.chsgeorgia. org/

Vinyl Appreciation What: A group of local

DJs host an afternoon listening party to share an eclectic collection of rare or peculiar records. When: Sun. May 30, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 suggested donation

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Memorial Day at the Mighty Eighth What: Visitors receive

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Tuesday Sand Gnats vs. Asheville What: Sand Gnats battle

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Savannah Arts Academy Awards What: Top students in

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

Is that a hotdog in your pocket?

Police arrested a man they found crouching behind a dumpster near a day care facility on the Southside. A concerned citizen had spotted the man and called police.

Officers found him looking at the playground area, and asked him what he was doing there. He replied “eating his wieners.” While patting him down, officers found a package of 22 hot dogs stuffed in his pants. The man also possessed several documents stating that he was a convicted sex offender, including one that clearly stated: “you shall not loiter at any child care facility, school or area where minors congregate.” The man had been dropped off in Chatham County at a shelter. The Sex Offender Unit was called and they said that he had not registered when he had arrived. He was arrested for loitering and prowling. Other charges could be pending.

• Police were called in regard to some disorderly conduct one morning. Upon arrival, they spoke with a man who said that his baby’s mother had left their child at his mother’s house the night before with no food and no diapers. His baby’s mother was there and said that she just wanted to pick up the child because the man was supposed to bring the child to her that day. After checking IDs the officer discovered that the woman had an outstanding warrant for harassing phone calls. The child was given to the man at that time and she was transported to CCDC. • Police were called by a store owner who suspected that a man was trying to pass a stolen check. The check was made out to the Days Inn. She called the business for authorization, but was sent to voicemail. Moments later, someone called back saying that they were a manager at the Days Inn and that it was ok give money to the man. The woman was suspicious. She called the finance office at the hotel and asked them. They advised the check had been stolen. The man who brought the check in was outside on the phone, so she called police. When they arrived he had

fled the scene, but left the check and his ID, which were logged into the evidence room. • A man approached an officer shortly after midnight and said that he’d been robbed. He told the officer that he’d been walking through the lane behind W. 42nd Street with two unknown females when two men approached him and started beating him with a pole or a stick. They took his wallet, his house keys, cell phone and yellow sneakers. The man said that he had met one of the women earlier, but did not know her name. He said both females were involved with the assailants because they all left together. The officer asked if he could provide any more info and he said that he couldn’t. His bike was found in the lane where the incident took place. He was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

• Officers responded to a call about a fight on West St. Julian Street. When they arrived the fight was over, but there were several individuals with minor injuries that appeared to have been sustained while fighting. Several guys said that anther group of guys had attacked them for no reason. The other group of guys said that they had been talking to some girls and that the first group took offense and started trying to initiate a confrontation. Both parties admitted to fighting, but both parties claimed the others started it. No officer witnessed the actual exchange of blows, so the groups were ordered to separate. CRN cards were issued and warrant procedures were explained. cs

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Why does a male feel nauseous, possibly to the point of vomiting, after being struck in the genitals? Is there some sort of gonadal-gastrointestinal connection? —John and Sheri, Charlottesville Why do virtually all male mammals keep their reproductive organs outside their body, instead of safely inside like a woman’s ovaries? Why didn’t evolution find it safer to keep male gonads inside instead of outside? —DSX What’s so tough to understand? The male apparatus is outside, the female components are inside. Not to get clinical, but this is a system that works. First let’s answer the more urgent question: why does a shot to a man’s precious make him want to throw up? It’s not complicated. You’ve heard the way to a guy’s heart is through his stomach? Turns out the route to his gonads goes through the stomach, too—more precisely, through the cluster of nerves called the celiac plexus, popularly known as the solar plexus. Some pain impulses race up to your brain to inform you that you’ve absorbed a jolt to the vitals, while others branch off to the gut and make you feel sick and possibly vomit, in case there was any doubt. It’s a bit of an overreaction, if you ask me. Serious testicular injury is, thankfully, fairly rare. The testes are flexible and move freely, enabling them to withstand rough treatment. A review of 5,400 reported sports injuries to boys aged five to 18 during the 1990s found hundreds of abdominal injuries but zero testicular ones (Wan et al, 2003). However, when injuries to the testicles do happen, they’re bad. Three main things can happen: blunt trauma, which is what it sounds like; penetrating trauma (gunshots and such); and degloving injury, which may occur when the scrotum is caught in machinery and about which I’ll say no more. Blunt trauma is what most guys worry about. In the medical literature

we find a typical story involving a 25year-old man who took a blow to the pelvis during a motorcycle accident. On examination he was found to have a ruptured testicle, which left unattended can lead to orchiectomy—and that doesn’t mean digging up orchids. Surgeons put everything back together and after three days he was . . . well, good as new probably overstates matters. On rarer occasions impact can result in a condition called testicular torsion—a twisting of one or more of the testes and spermatic cord—which may be accompanied (once again) by intense pain, nausea, and vomiting. Another relatively unusual one is dislocated testes, in which a testicle gets knocked out of the scrotum altogether, potentially winding up anywhere from up by your hips to partway down your thigh. Motorcycle accidents are good for this type of injury too, collision with the gas tank or handlebars commonly being the culprit. DSX: Not all male land mammals have external testicles. Most of those that do are members of the mammalian subdivision called Boreoeutheria, a large group that includes humans but not, for instance, elephants. The standard explanation for the trait is that the optimal temperature for sperm production is about five degrees Fahrenheit cooler than core body temperature. While this may be narrowly true, it’s unsatisfying. Elephants have undescended testicles but reproduce just fine, and as we’ve seen, the external arrangement poses some risk. The question remains controversial. Some theories: 1. Large testicles are attractive to potential mates. Can’t say I’ve observed much demand for this myself. 2. Large external testicles can store more sperm, increasing the chances of reproductive success. 3. Sperm are kept cool in the testicles to conserve their swimming energy; when they enter the vagina, the temperature jump gives them a temporary power boost for the brief but vital sprint to the egg. This is called the activation hypothesis (Gallup et al, 2009). In other words, the external testicles are the starting gate, the female reproductive tract the racetrack, and successful intercourse the equivalent of ready-setgo. What we call the climax is only the starter’s pistol. cs By cecil adams Comments, questions? Take it up with Cecil at

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American families from certain Asian and African cultures continue to ritually “circumcise” their young daughters, though the practice is illegal in the U.S. and most of the world. In May, the bioethics committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its policy from absolutely banning such surgery to one which would sanction a minor “pinprick” on girls’ genitals (comparable, it said, to ear-piercing), with the hope of satisfying parents so they would not opt to send the girls to the home countries for full genital “mutilation.” U.S. anti-female-circumcision support groups were outraged. Said one advocate, “We don’t let (husbands) beat their wives a little bit” just because their cultures permit wife-beating.

Government in Action!

the courthouse’s second floor, which is accessible only by stairway. In defense, county officials said the fountain had several features for handicapped people other than those in wheelchairs. • Apparently, the death penalty is so important to Californians that they spend $125 million a year administering it, plus $400 million recently for a new death row and execution chamber even though the state is notoriously nearly bankrupt and even though, in a death-row population of more than 700, only 13 have been executed in the past 30 years. (As News of the Weird mentioned last year, one killer demanded the death penalty instead of life in prison because death row has better facilities and because, like nearly everyone on death row, he expects to die of disease or natural causes before the state can execute him.) Said the outraged mother of a raped-and-murdered teenage boy, of her son’s killer, “(Scott Erskine) is (in) there watching television knowing I am going to die before he does.”

• The local government of Bolton, England, responding in March to a citizen’s report of a discarded mattress on the side of a road, sent an official to assess the scene. He wrote a work order for four men (a driver, an Great Art! assistant and two supervisors) and a • Susan Collis’ conceptual art, “Since 1.7-ton construction vehicle, and the I Fell for You,” debuted at the Ikon pickup was scheduled for the following Gallery in Birmingham, England, in week, according to a report in the Daily May, consisting of an empty room with Telegraph. (When a Bolton councilman pieces of lumber on the floor, along saw the schedule, he, with the help of a with a broom propped against a wall friend, drove a council van to the scene and an empty laundry bag. Though and hauled the mattress to a dump site.) the Birmingham Mail quoted several • A Hollywood, Fla., leukemia patient annoyed visitors, Collis defended her on Medicaid had endured six months work. “Often a work that looks very of grueling chemotherapy in order to careless ... takes a long time to produce.” be healthy enough for a long-awaited • Just finishing up in May at New bone marrow transplant when, in York City’s Museum of Modern Art is March, a Social Security Administraa tribute to performance artist Marina tion caseworker called her up out of Abramovic for her lifetime achievethe blue to inform her that her son was ments in making patrons uneasy. eligible for disability payments, which Videos played, including one in which the woman immediately signed up the artist screams at the top of her for. However, almost as immediately, lungs until such time as she loses her Medicaid removed her from its rolls voice, and visitors faced unsettling because the disability check raised her live demonstrations, including income beyond the qualifying being asked to enter a room by maximum, and her transplant squeezing between a naked man was, life-threateningly, canceled. Happy and woman facing each other in (In April, the hospital persuaded Memorial the doorway. The artist herself Medicaid to cover the transDay! planned to attend the entire plant.) run sitting at a table in the • In April, officials in Hudmuseum’s atrium, silent and son, N.Y., proudly unveiled motionless, all day long, durtheir state-of-the-art water ing which time patrons could fountain for the disabled in the stare back at her. county courthouse, a fixture whose installation was agreed to in a 2003 settlement with federal officials enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the fountain was installed on

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• A 2009 Minnesota law gives local police the authority to make traffic stops to enforce the stand-alone offense of failure of a passenger to wear a seat belt. According to a report in the Pioneer Press, police in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood take it seriously. An undercover cop, posing as a homeless man with a “will work for food” sign, roamed an intersection, peering into cars and secretly signaling colleagues, who subsequently pulled over violators, and all unbelted passengers were issued $108 tickets: $25 for the violation, $75 for a brand-new “surcharge” for petty misdemeanors, and an $8 general state fee (none of which, according to the legislative history, represented a “tax increase”). • Veteran Dallas attorney Sandra McFeeley, 67, was arrested in April after refusing to stop pruning the excess vegetation and dead tree limbs at her neighborhood’s Wynnewood Parkway Park, which she had been doing regularly for three years, thus violating a municipal trespass ordinance. McFeeley remained upbeat. “I met some neat people (at the police station). I’d never been in a perp walk before. It was cool.” Said a supporter, “It’s hard enough to keep that neighborhood nice without having the police haul people off for felonious gardening.”


• Galena Park, Texas, high school teacher Fernando Gonzalez, 35, was sentenced to seven years in prison in March as a result of his being caught using his classroom computer to watch child pornography from his many disks. He tried to explain that he had no other choice, in that his wife had already banned him from watching child porn at home. • Mary Merten, 43, pleaded guilty in March to four felonies in connection with an eight-year-long spree in which, as bookkeeper for a two-lawyer firm in Kingston, N.Y., she stole over $800,000 via embezzlement and theft of the lawyers’ identities. However, as she awaited sentencing, she wrote her former bosses: “I would ask that you consider keeping me employed. ... I truly enjoy my job and want to continue to work for the both of you to make up for my imperfections.” (At press time, she was still awaiting sentencing.) cs


Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists answer questions on the local effect of the Gulf oil spill

Let’s cut to the chase and answer the questions foremost on your mind: Will oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico make it to the Georgia coast? Probably. Will the oil get into our marshes? Unlikely, but possible. A recent talk with several Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO) experts shed some light on these and other pressing questions in the wake of news that the oil slick had entered the so–called “loop current,” which will likely take it into the Gulf Stream, on around Florida, and possibly up the east coast. “There have been documented cases where you can trace Mississippi River plumes around into the Gulf Stream and past Georgia and beyond,” explains Dr. Dana Savidge, associate professor at SKIO. “Given the quantity of oil from this spill, that does mean that it will probably get offshore of Georgia in the Gulf Stream,” she says. Savidge describes the situation as a race of sorts. As the oil slick travels with the prevailing current, “that oil is also being consumed and transformed by light and by microorganisms,” she says. “So there is some competition between how fast it gets here and how fast they are able to consume it.” Repeating the old adage that “the solution to pollution is dilution,” Savidge says everything depends on the sheer volume of the spill. “Small quantities that are naturally produced are consumed by organic microbiology. It’s a matter of this spill overwhelming the system’s natural ability to withstand things like that,” she says. “It’s the vast amount of oil that’s coming out now that is the problem,” agrees her fellow SKIO associate professor, Dr. Jay Brandes. “We’re reading stories today where the flow rate may be well in excess of 50,000 barrels a day. That’s an

Skidaway Institute graphic detailing prevailing currents and their relative depths

incredible volume.” If the spill does make it to the Georgia coast, its path to our marshes is more daunting because of the width of our Continental shelf. “The Gulf Stream of course is at the edge of the shelf 60 miles away. We have a nice wide shelf here that protects us from direct contact with the Gulf Stream,” Savidge says.


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“Once it got here it would have to somehow get across the shelf, or else enter the shelf water in Florida and get here that way somehow. Those processes are pretty poorly understood.” So who will get the brunt of the spill? We’ve already seen images of the thick crude sludge devastating marshes in Louisiana. The sensitive coral ecosystems of south Florida are likely next,

and possibly any deep coral formations along the way as well. And after that, the Tarheel State. “I’d say North Carolina is at great risk,” Savidge says. “Their shelf is so narrow, and the transport mechanisms are better defined there to get from the Gulf to their shore.” continues on p. 12

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A major wild card has to do with the depth of the oil penetration in the water column. “We don’t yet have an understanding of how much water is subsurface. There’s likely to be a fair volume subsurface that’s completely unquantified,” she says. “It could conceivably get here subsurface. The Gulf Stream extends 500–700 meters deep.” SKIO researchers gained insight into very large spills during the massive “Ixtoc 1” spill in 1979. That blowout at a well in the Gulf run by the Mexican national oil company Pemex dumped an estimated three million barrels during its incredible nine–plus months of uncontrolled spewing. Almost 200 miles of Texas coastline were affected. (Here’s something for your next trivia competition: The Ixtoc 1 spill remains the largest accidental oil spill in history so far, but the largest oil spill ever was Saddam Hussein’s 1990 intentional spill in the Persian Gulf to discourage a U.S. landing. That spill was twice the size of Ixtoc 1.) “After that spill, Skidaway scientists went off the Georgia coast to the edge of the Gulfstream to look for tarballs,” Savidge says. “They did find some tarballs well offshore, but none within 40 miles.” Another issue in the news is the matter of the dispersant agents that are being used to spread out and break up the oil slick. Unfortunately, the dispersant is sometimes as bad or worse for wildlife as the oil is. The Environmental Protection Agency last week demanded that BP switch to a less–toxic dispersant, with the oil company pushing back against that decision.

“Basically the composition of the dispersant has a lot of antifreeze in it,” says SKIO’s Brandes. “We know that’s very toxic to wildlife.” Brandes says the redemptive aspects of dispersant tend to be overrated in the media, and dispersant likely just moves environmental damage from the coast to deepwater habitats. “This isn’t removing oil — this is simply dissolving it in the water column,” he explains. “The compounds are still there and they’re still toxic. The tradeoff is they can disperse enough of it so the impact on the marshes will be limited, but it will increase the impact in the oceanic area,” Brandes says. So how do you handle the nimrod at the office water cooler who says, “Ah, it’s no big deal. Oil is a natural product, so how bad can it be for the environment?” It is true that oil is a natural product, and that small, naturally occuring leaks called “seeps” happen all over the world. “But there are many things that become extremely toxic when you have large amounts of it,” answers Brandes. “People also should understand when they go to the gas station and read those warnings about carcinogenic compounds in gasoline, those compounds are also present in oil,” he says. “There are things in oil which are toxic to people and animals, and the kind of amounts that are being put in to the Gulf of Mexico are a real problem,” Brandes concludes. “Hurricanes are natural too, yet they kill trees and people,” echoes Savidge. “It’s a matter of what specific ecosystems are capable of resisting.” cs

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Pending legislation could drain much needed revenue and hurt low-income families


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Included amongst the stack of bills passed by the Georgia legislature this session are several that could have a significant negative impact on the state’s revenue, shifting even more of the tax burden onto low–income families. There are currently 369 bills awaiting the Governor’s signature or veto, and action must be taken on all of them within 40 days after the close of the legislative session, according to the Governor’s Director of Communications, Bert Brantley. The Governor signed an initial batch of legislation two weeks ago, including House Bill 1055, which contains several key revenue gains for the state in the form of a new temporary tax on hospitals and permanent increases in fees for courts, specialized license plates and various permits. The bill also includes several tax cuts, eliminating the state–levied property tax and taxes on retirement income for wealthy senior citizens. “The pressure was on,� says Brantley, for the bill to be enacted as quickly as possible so that the state courts and agency offices would be able to update the fees in a timely manner. “Signing this bill ensures a balanced budget and lays the groundwork for economic recovery,� said Governor Perdue in a press release issued by his office two weeks ago. “We are also finally getting the state completely out of the property tax business and at the same time providing property tax relief for nearly all Georgians.� Despite ongoing complaints by legislators about revenue loss during the recession, state officials weren’t dissuaded from playing politics with HB 1055 – offering up short term revenue gains to balance next year’s budget, but serving them to their constituents with a spoonful of sugar in the form of tax cuts. The bill nets a $325 million gain for the FY2011 budget.

The $400 million in “tax relief � provided by HB 1055 will not only neutralize revenue gains, but will create an ongoing revenue drain by 2014 that will cost the state an additional several hundred million dollars per year – a serious gamble if the economy doesn’t improve significantly. “From my perspective, it’s a political decision for them to be able to say in effect, we cut taxes this legislative session,� says Sarah Beth Gehl, the Deputy Director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI). “From a policy perspective, there’s really no justification for it.� There are several other tax bills that are still sitting on the Governor’s desk, which he and his policy staff are in the process of reviewing. Among them are HB 1023, known as the “JOBS Act,� which includes a triggered cut in the state’s capital gains tax, and HB 1069, which would eliminate the low–income tax credit in the state. HB 1069 would recoup about $21 million per year for the state’s coffers but would force low–income families to shoulder more of Georgia’s tax burden. If the remaining bills are signed, it will “shift the cost of government services on to middle– and low–income Georgians,� according to a budget analysis done by the GBPI. In a report issued last month, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in Washington D.C. concurred. “These changes would increase the taxes paid by the poorest ninety–five percent of Georgians, while cutting taxes for the best–off five percent,� said their report, which calls Georgia’s tax system “Robin Hood in reverse.� The lowest 20 percent of earners pay about 11.5 percent of family income in taxes, while the top one percent pay only about 6.5 percent, according to GBPI analysis. The deadline for the Governor to act on pending legislation is June 8. cs

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A teacher at Gadsden Elementary is fighting to save the school’s fine arts program by Patrick Rodgers |

The row of lights over the stage in Gadsden Elementary’s cafeteria might not shine down on the aspiring young thespians and musicians at the May Street school next year. The props, scenery and musical instruments that have been a central part of the school’s two-decade tradition of fine arts programming might end up collecting dust in storage. “We;ve had a fine arts magnet here for 20 years. We’ve won awards for it,” says Heidi Lamb, an art teacher at Gadsden. “The district has had to make many difficult decisions because of the huge budget shortfalls.” A districtwide restructuring would send Gadsden’s fine arts programs to Garrison Elementary. Lamb is leading a campaign to try and save the arts at Gadsden by applying for a grant from Pepsi, whose “Refresh Everything” campaign is donating millions of dollars to causes selected through online voting. Lamb is hoping that if they can win one of two $250,000 prizes this month, the school will be able to continue offering classes in dance, drama and music to all their students, instead of just the few who are accepted to the new arts magnet school, Garrison Elementary, which will replace them. “With our program, all our students, K–5, participate in dance, drama, strings, art and music every week. Nobody is excluded,” Lamb explains. If their efforts are successful, the money will allow them to keep the three teachers who might otherwise lose their jobs next year, as well as fund field trips to local cultural events. Some of the money will also be used to create a non–profit dedicated to raising funds to sustain arts programming. “The ultimate goal is to keep the program running with private funding,” Lamb says. Although arts programming is often seen as expendable, losing the program at Gadsden could have significant long term impact. According to statistics compiled by Americans for the Arts, “low arts involvement” more than triples the likelihood of students dropping out of school. Other research has shown that arts education improves academic skills and test scores.

Kindergarten students in Ms. Osborne’s dance class, which would be eliminated in the restructuring

“A lot of the kids, these skills they pick up now, when they get into middle school and high school, are going to enable them to get into productive pursuits instead of getting in with the wrong crowd,” says Lamb. In the Savannah–Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS), already plagued by a graduation rate several points below the state’s average (and Georgia’s rate has been among the lowest in the country), losing arts programming certainly won’t help. “Each dropout costs the public sector $209,100 over a lifetime as a result of reduced tax payments, increased public health and welfare costs, and heightened likelihood of criminal behavior,” says a policy paper prepared for the National Governor’s Association in October of last year. In 2007, the SCCPSS had a high school drop out rate around 9 percent. When applied to the population of 600 students at Gadsden, the 54 students who would be statistically likely to drop out of high school would cost taxpayers $11.3 million over their lifetime. Lamb refuses to give up hope. In the last few days, Gadsden has steadily climbed through the ranks, but with a week left, still has some ground to cover. “I truly believe we can do this,” she says. “It’s gonna take every effort we can put into it.” cs Voting for the Pepsi Refresh Grant ends May 31. Visit

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After a stint on the injured reserve list (guitarist Arleigh Hertzler had some back problems; a year ago, he broke his middle finger in a freak soccer accident) this hard–charging Charleston “greaser punk” trio is back in action, playing a pureed blend of ‘50s rockabilly, ‘60s country (only the good stuff) and ‘70s punk. Like a more electrified version of our very own Train Wrecks. The bill also includes the Bo–Stevens from Winston–Salem, a high octane honky tonk band complete with pedal steel, upright bass and chicken–pickin’ Stratocaster leads. Listen & learn: www.myspace. com/thedefilers, www.myspace. com/thebostevens. At 11 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at the Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.


Remember when the Stray Cats’ retro–rockabilly sound was all the rage in the early 1980s? Well, maybe you’re too young to remember, but that sort of tremolo–heavy electric guitar, slapping bass and punchy snare drum sound never really goes out of style – that’s why this Atlanta threesome, fronted by “Hot Rod Walt” on guitar, has been consistently popular since coming together 2002. It’s called psychobilly because of its greaser look and vaguely ominous sound – minor chords with surf–guitar reverb, right out of Pulp Fiction, with titles like “Six Beers in Six Minutes,” “Thrills For Sure” and “Roots Rock Ready.” It’s the dark underbelly of Happy Days. Listen & learn: www. At 10 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at the Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St.



G. Love & Special Sauce

“I think of us as a rock and roll group,” said Garrett Dutton, the Philadelphia guitarist, singer and bandleader known professionally as G. Love. “We definitely incorporate a lot of different flavors ... Making sure the backbeats are funky.”

What Love and the Sauce serve up is a beefy blend of blues, funk, hip hop and Philly Soul. Dutton, who began his career as a street player, once recalled the band’s dubious beginnings this way: “There were definitely people that were like, ‘You’re white and you’re from Philly and you went to school and you’re a regular kid. How can you play blues? And how can you rap? What gives you the right to do it?’” A songwriter since his teens – inspired in equal measure by Bob Dylan and the Beatles – Dutton fell hard for the old Delta blues cats, and soon afterwards, the Beastie Boys. It wasn’t calculated, he said. “I wasn’t formulating in my head – ah, hip hop plus blues equals originality ... when I stumbled upon it, I knew it. ‘That’s the hip hop blues.’ “And I was like, no one can be doing this right now. There’s no way that anyone else is doing this.”


One of the tourist–ducking delights of after–hours River Street is the nightly Irish music show at Kevin Barry’s. And it’s a show, all right – the stage is in a room separate from the bar, so there’s no noise and clatter (although, in true pub fashion, you can certainly

With smooth and sinewy beats punctuated by standup bass, keyboards and Dutton’s Little Walter– inspired blues harmonica, Special Sauce somehow manages to incorporate inspired hip hop raps and riffs into the mix without sounding cheesy or forced. It’s an entirely original sound. The band hit the big time in the early ‘90s with G. Love and Special Sauce, Coast to Coast Motel and Philadelphonic. It was during the recording of the latter (in 1999) that Dutton first worked with guitarist Jack Johnson, who became a close pal. These days, Love and the boys are signed to Johnson’s Hawaii–based label, Brushfire Records. The band’s latest Brushfire release is Superhero Brother. Listen & learn: SCAD’s annual “New Alumni Concert” at 6 p.m. Friday, May 28 in Forsyth Park, with Galactic and Crash Kings. Free.

order drinks and have them delivered to you in the music room). There’s not a television or video game in the place. Virginia’s Frank Emerson is a treasured troubadour – he plays everywhere in the country, and in Ireland as well – who’s been making regular appearances at Barry’s for nearly 30 years. “I

tried a few other things before this, and this was the only thing I was moderately good at,” he says. “I used to say ‘I drive for a living, and I get to play music at the end of the drive.’” Listen & learn: www. At 8:30 p.m. May 26–30 at Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub, 117 W. River St.

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Big Easy funk: New Orleans’ Galactic took what the legendary Meters did, and sent it into overdrive

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Galactic brought the cream of New Orleans musicians together for ‘Ya-Ka-May’ by Bill DeYoung |

Among the epicurean delights available from street vendors in New Orleans is a noodle dish known as ya–ka–may. It involves hard–boiled eggs, a variety of meats, seasonings and whatever else is handy to make up a tasty, Big Easy–centric gumbo. Ya–Ka–May is also the title of the new album from the New Orleans band Galactic, which will play (with G. Love & Special Sauce) SCAD’s “New Alumni” graduation concert May 28 in Forsyth Park. Gumbo is, not to be too precious about it, Galactic’s forte. The instrumental funk band combines elements of jazz, R&B, brass band, gospel and even hip hop into its multi–ethnic musical stew, creating a hip–shaking sound that’s contemporary (and visionary) and still unmistakably NOLA. The band – bassist Robert Mercurio, drummer Stanton Moore, guitarist Jeff Raines, keyboard/synth player Richard

Vogel and saxman Ben Ellman – recruited a who’s who of New Orleans musicians for the project. Among them: The Rebirth Brass Band, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Allen Toussaint, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the smoking–hot R&B vocalist Irma Thomas. The more up–and coming artists were trombonist/singer Corey Henry (who’ll be joining Galactic for the SCAD performance), Trombone Shorty, John Boutt , Josh Cohen and Scully and Glen David Andrews. The band also recorded with vibrant young “bounce” (New Orleans hip hop) performers Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, Katey Red and Sissy Nobby.

Tell me about the genesis of Ya–Ka– May. Robert Mercurio: It’s an album that we’ve always kinda wanted to make. We’ve always seen ourselves as a rhythm section that can play with many different vocalists and whatnot – we started out that way, and we’ve always been that way. The last album we did, From the Corner to the Block, had a lot of our favorite MCs, and that was another album we’d always wanted to make. It just seemed time to do one that focused on our favorite New Orleans people. We didn’t get everybody we intended on getting, but that’s how it goes. And we probably picked up some people we didn’t think about. Like we did one track with Cheeky Blakk, and then that led to another hip hop artist. We were really happy with the cross–section of people that we got. And that it wasn’t too generic or predictable. The sense I get from the New Orleans music scene is that it’s all very interactive, that everybody knows each other. Robert Mercurio: Exactly! It spreads pretty well. It’s a very healthy relationship between the musicians – between young, old, black, white, whatever. Everybody’s very connected. We hang out, we talk, everybody tells what’s going on with each other, and tries to help each other out. What’s the challenge for you to add vocals? Is that something you’d like to do more of? Robert Mercurio: It is a challenge, for sure, which is exciting. Allen Toussaint showed up with way more of a complete song than the other people. Some of the others showed up, they kind of gave us what they had, and we worked around that and made it into a song – found the hook, or something, and made it work. I would say that the Allen Toussaint song and the Irma Thomas song, those were more completed songs when they came to us. After you get the song, then you try to make it something unique sonically and musically. Then that’s a challenge as well. That album went through many different versions before it ended up where it is. With the Allen Toussaint song, we didn’t want to just go down the route of like “What would Allen Toussaint do?” We didn’t want it to sound too retro. It

wouldn’t be much of an accomplishment to just get Allen Toussaint on your album and then just make it typical of one of his. Same thing with Irma and any of those people; we didn’t want to just do what they do already. The challenge was to try to make it something unique. Define bounce for me.

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Robert Mercurio: It’s generally something that comes out of the projects in New Orleans, and is a very neighborhood–oriented kind of music. It’s basically a call–and–response style of rap that’s loosely based on a Mardi Gras Indians chant kind of thing. And it’s usually very fast, rapid–fire. And it’s usually performed over a certain sample. That was one of the things we did differently – we didn’t do it over the sample that you hear over every bounce song. We took their vocal style and we changed the music, and changed the approach of it. They usually don’t have choruses and stuff like that; typically it’s just a very linear, call–and–response chant, real raw, almost punk rock. Many New Orleans musicians who take this stuff around the world say they almost consider themselves ambassadors for the city. Do you feel that way? Robert Mercurio: I think that maybe more when we’re abroad. Like we just did a tour of Japan and Australia. When you’re over there, and you’re a band from New Orleans, you think people listen to it and think “This is what New Orleans is.” You do take that into account a little bit. We’re doing newer, breaking–ground stuff, and we’re just trying to create something unique within that. We don’t we’re the torchbearers or anything like that. We’re just doing what we’re doing, and we just happen to be one of the most active bands. You also play the jam band circuit, which I imagine is an audience that might not be too familiar with the history of New Orleans funk. Robert Mercurio: I’m sure we’ve helped educate some of those people, onto the legends and the history of New Orleans music. I hope we do, you know? CS Galactic With G. Love & Special Sauce Where: Forsyth Park Bandshell, Forsyth Park When: At 6 p.m. Friday, May 28 Admission: Free Artist’s website:

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There were a few years there when Randall Bramblett’s name was certain to be added to the list of great Southern musicians who crashed and burned at the intersection of Drugs and Alcohol. After a couple of critically–worshipped solo albums in the ‘70, a high–profile gig with Gregg Allman and a lengthy stint in the great, Georgia–based jazz/rock band Sea Level, he seemed to disappear. Bramblett is a soulful vocalist with a silky but road–weary voice that lends a letter–perfect R&B flavor to rock ‘n’ roll. He’s also a delightfully literary lyricist, a guitarist, a saxophonist and a masterful keyboard player. With a four–piece band, the Jesup native – and current resident of Athens – will perform at Loco’s Friday, May 28. It took British rock legend Steve Winwood, of all people, to bring him back to the spotlight after he’d all but killed himself. Starting in the early 1990s, Bramblett played in Winwood’s road band – a gig that lasted more than a decade – and was the onstage utility man for the 1994 Traffic reunion tour, with Winwood and Jim Capaldi. (The other founding member of Traffic, Chris Wood, had died of the very abuses that would later sideline Bramblett.) That, as Bramblett explains in this interview, was the begin of a career renaissance, of what he calls his “second life.” He’s since played with Levon Helm, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, the Allman Brothers Band and Bonnie Raitt. Frequently, he collaborates with his old Sea Level buddy, Chuck Leavell. Although he still records and tours with a big, funky band, Bramblett’s current project showcases his

words, and melodies, and that priceless singing voice. The CD, The Meantime, features Bramblett on piano, with a standup bass and a drummer. And that’s it. Once an artist, always an artist. This record is something of a departure for you. How did it come about? Randall Bramblett: It really just came naturally. I was working in a studio, and just happened to be playing the grand piano, and things just started coming to me. I had met this upright bass player – we’d actually been playing together some – and that kind of opened the door, because this relies on an upright bass and a drummer that can do that brushes thing, and that sizzle–cymbal thing. Did you think ‘Are people ready for this?” Randall Bramblett: Yeah, there was a question of, will the fans be disappointed because it’s not a guitar record, or there’s no saxophone on it? But I just went with it, because it felt right to me. I’ve been doing band stuff for so many years, a pretty strong and powerful sound, and this felt like a resting place kind of thing, you know? Where I could just let the melodies flow and not worry about whether the songs were too nice, or too romantic, or not edgy enough. Is it good, after all these years, to be able to make whatever sort of left turn you choose? Randall Bramblett: Well, that’s the nice thing about not selling a lot of records – you can do whatever you want to! When you start selling hundreds of thousands or millions of records, the record company gets real involved, and

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You are, in every sense of the word, a survivor. Both commercially and personally. Do you ever sort of feel lucky to still be doing this? Randall Bramblett: Oh, yeah, all the time. I could have been dead easily, the way I was living back in the rock ‘n’ roll days. And luckily, or whatever, I got straightened out – and started a new life, really. Music really came back to me later. I had to drop out of music for a while, just to get straight. I went back to school and got my Masters in social work. I was doing some counseling. I kinda figured well, I gave it a good run and I’ll just do my stuff for fun, write songs for fun. But then I got the call from Steve Winwood, and that put me back in the Big Time all of a sudden, and that led me on to doing more writing, and doing more records again. It all kind of fell together, but I had to let it go for it to come back. And now, it’s like I got a second chance, and I’m doing everything without so much self–indulgence and destruction. The muse never leaves you, does it? Randall Bramblett: Well, the urge to write doesn’t seem to leave. I put it away for a while because I figured I couldn’t do it straight. I didn’t know how to do it straight. But it turns out that I just had to learn how to walk again. It really was kind of a “starting over” for me. How did your association with Winwood come about? Randall Bramblett: His musical director was looking for people for a tour, and he called me out of the blue. I was the most insecure, because I hadn’t really played, professionally, since I’d got sober. I was not up to speed on saxophone; didn’t even own a tenor sax. But once I got through the extreme anxiety – God, it was terrible – I eventually got through that first tour and started feeling better about my playing. Because I was up there playing with all these guys like Russ Kunkel, people

who are road warriors and great studio players. So I had to catch up, and it was frightening. But I got called back on all the tours, and everybody else faded away. I guess I was like the recovering Chris Wood or something.

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Tell me about Jim Capaldi. Randall Bramblett: He was fantastic, great, kind of a super ADD guy – from one thing to the next, to the next, to the next. Just full of creativity. He kind of embodied, to me, the rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Of “Go for the feel, let’s rock ‘n’ roll!” He didn’t like anything slick; it needed to be free. And rockin.’ He was full of ideas. He didn’t have drug and alcohol problems, he just was real full of ideas. And a real funny guy. We were getting ready to do another Traffic tour when he died, in 2004. Are you happy to still be living in Georgia? Does this feel right at this time in your life? Randall Bramblett: Yeah. I don’t know where else I could be. I don’t want to be in L.A., and I don’t want to be in New York. And Nashville is a good town and all, but it’s just not me. I just like it down here; it feels right to me. It’s got a quirkiness, it’s got a music scene that is really different and comes up with all these great, cool groups. It’s pretty easy living down here. CS Randall Bramblett Where: Loco’s Grill & Pub, 301 W. Broughton St. When: At 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 28 Admission: $10 Artist’s website: www.randallbramblett. com

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so do many other people. I can’t even imagine the pressure that’s on people who have successful records to follow up. Me, I’m kind of under the radar. I feel like I have to write songs. I can’t just rely on what I’ve done in the past. I’ve got to keep writing and pushing the envelope a little bit. This record, even though it’s more standard in a way, pushed the envelope for me.


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continues from p.18 Jinx Cusses (Live Music) 10 p.m. Followed by Revenge of the Dance Party (DJ) Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson (Thurs) (Live Music) 8:30 p.m. Live Wire Music Hall Cusses, Dope Sandwich (Live Music) 10 p.m. Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Night (Live Music) 10 p.m. Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Karaoke 9 p.m. Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos (Live Music) 8 p.m. Tantra Lounge DJ Skypager (DJ) Warehouse Electric Cheese (Live Music) Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry (5 p.m.) (Live Music) Wormhole Bar Karaoke


AVIA Hotel Gail Thurmond (Fri) (Live Music) 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner 300 Miles (Live Music) 7 p.m. Doc’s Bar Roy & the Circuitbreakers (Live Music) Fiddler’s Crab House (River Street) Watts Band (Live Music) Forsyth Park Bandshell SCAD “New Alumni Con-

Harry O’Donoghue is back at Kevin Barry’s next week cert” (Live Music) G. Love & Special Sauce, Galactic, Crash Kings 6 p.m. Fuddrucker’s Karaoke Glazer’s Pub & Grill Georgia Kyle (Live Music) Jazz’d Tapas Bar Kirk Lee (Live Music) 9 p.m. Jinx Sawyer Family (Live Music) 11 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson (Fri) (Live

Music) 8:30 p.m. Live Wire Music Hall The Soular System (Live Music) 10 p.m. Loco’s Grill & Pub Randall Bramblett (Live Music) 10:30 p.m. Mercury Lounge Bottles & Cans (Live Music) Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub Greg Williams (Live Music) 10 p.m.

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ror up to show some of the darker side of our culture. Some of the foibles. It really pushes people’s buttons, which is something I really enjoy doing with my comedy. I enjoy making people laugh, I wanna make them think, I want to surprise them. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s apathy. If they hate me – if it’s for the right reasons – then I’m doing my job just as much as if they like me. A healthy sense of humor is getting hard to find in this country.

Get you to the Greek

Yannis Pappas brings mix of edgy standup and sketch comedy by Jim Morekis |

It’s true that Yannis Pappas is a Greek–American comedian. And it’s true that part of his act — a small part — is playing stock Greek characters for laughs. But any similarity to My Big Fat Greek Wedding stops there. A prolific web video actor/director and occasional VH1/BET presence as well as a hard–touring standup comedian, Pappas is less of a typical ethnic comedian than he is a Brooklyn comedian. Don’t think Nia Vardalos — think Chris Rock. From his Facebook–and–YouTube– based web videos starring the gloriously narrow–minded Greek restaurateur “Mr. Panos” to his take on what would happen if Derek Jeter were accused of rape (“You can call ‘em New York cops if you want. I call ‘em 30,000 Yankee fans from Staten Island”), Pappas doesn’t shy away from topics that get a reaction — whether laughs or gasps. Pappas performs two shows at the

Hyatt Regency, May 28–29. We spoke to him last week. People aren’t going to get My Big Fat Greek Wedding when they come see you. You’ve actually cracked on Nia Vardalos a bit in one of your Mr. Panos videos. Yannis Pappas: Nia Vardalos contacted me after the bit I did about her. She was a really good sport about it, because obviously Mr. Panos didn’t give too flattering a portrayal of her, but she was really great about it. I love My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but my stuff is a little different in the sense that as much as it glorifies some aspects of Greek culture, it kind of holds a mir-

Yannis Pappas: There’s a lot of political correctness. Especially when I perform at universities, I get a lot of oohs and aahs. I performed once at a university in Maine and they had a sit–in protest the next day after my show. The show went well, but there was this one girl who got offended by something I said and ran off. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and everybody’s so sensitive and doesn’t want to offend any other culture. Recently I was at Seton Hall, another great show, and the student body president got scared because I did a joke about religion. Seton Hall used to be a Catholic school, and she complained to my manager even though the show went great. If it’s a person that needs that sort of provocation, then I’m more than willing to provide it (laughs). That willingness to offend in order to make a point is part of the whole Greek attitude. Yannis Pappas: We take the moxie thing seriously, no question. Our background is philosophical, that’s our culture. That’s our tradition, to constantly ask questions. It gets passed on almost through the genes eventually. Your attitude is as much about New York as it is about being Greek. Yannis Pappas: Definitely. I grew up in Brooklyn in a very diverse neighborhood. I had friends of all different backgrounds. It’s an aggressive place, it’s an honest place. It definitely wasn’t a politically correct upbringing I had. We were all friends with each other, so it was very progressive in that way, but we never spared each other’s feelings.

Has anyone tried to tie you in with the whole Jersey Shore deal? Yannis Pappas: Nah. I’m not Guido– esque (laughs).

The crowd down here is likely to be more buttoned–down than your typical New York comedy club audience. Will you dial back some of the material here? Yannis Pappas: I usually don’t dial back at all, but I do get a read on the audience and try to tailor to it as much as I can after I get the vibe and energy of the crowd. I occasionally cross the line as I try to find out where the line is. I’m certainly not a clean comic. And I’m not one that doesn’t challenge the audience in all ways. Nothing’s off limits to what I do. Anything can happen. You do political material, but you’re not really political. You have some positions, like opposing the Iraq War, that might be described as liberal. But you despise political correctness, which is a more conservative position. Yannis Pappas: I’m certainly not a liberal comedian, I’m certainly not left–wing, I’m certainly not right–wing. One of my favorite words in Greek is Utopia. It literally means “no place.” Anyone who’s signing on to some extreme agenda is utopian. I try to remain a realist. The world will never be perfect and human nature will never be perfect. I don’t toe any party line. I enjoy poking funs at comedians who do, because once you start that, you cease to be a comedian in the fullest sense, and you become a pundit. You lose your comedy license and your comedy badge. It’s not my job to sign onto any point of view. It’s my job to always question. What can people expect at your shows this weekend? Yannis Pappas: Straight–up standup. Otherwise a little bit of everything . Social commentary, political stuff, a little bit of personal autobiographical stuff. I riff a lot, so every show I do is different. It’s a potpourri (laughs). CS Yannis Pappas When: May 28–29, 8 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency downtown Cost: $15 No one under 18 admitted




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Being a savvy wine buyer

Navigating a restaurant wine list can be daunting and, for savvy wine shoppes, a frustrating trip down sticker shock alley. First, about those prices. Restauranteurs generally charge two to three times wholesale bottle cost for a bottle of wine. This is a cash of delivery industry, so all those bottles you see in a restaurant’s cellar wall have been bought and paid for – that’s a wall of cash to a restaurant owner. They invested money on the chance that you will buy their choices and charge a premium, kinda like earning interest, on their cash, er, wine. That mark–up also covers the wine storage footprint – the space being used for storage that could be used for tables has to pay its way. Disappointingly, some restauranteurs choose to charge an even higher price, gambling that you won’t know better.

Those are the places where I order sweet tea. The good news for consumers is that with the current glut of wine, wholesale prices are dropping for some labels, and wine heavy restauranteurs are willing to work in slimmer margins. But how to pick that just-right bottle? A handful of fine dining restaurants have talented staff who know their way around the wine list. Otherwise, you’re on your own. I tend to look for wines that I don’t see on retail shelves – it’s another way I can experience a new wine, broaden my palate and gain access to wine that may only be available to restaurants. Here’s one to put on your look out list. Stewart Cellars General Manager James Stewart made the cover of Entrepreneur magazine when he was 29, last year. He’s among a new breed of California winemakers who don’t own expensive vineyards and show–stopping tasting facilities. His family–owned business is about making the best juice possible, using the best grapes available with advice from the best in the business. World–renowned oenologist Paul Hobbs guides the winemaking and has the luxury of choosing fruit from some of the most sought after blocks of Napa vineyards: Beckstoffer and Stagecoach. Premium Russian River Gibson Vineyard has, since the 2003 vintage, been the sole source for Pinot Noir. It’s the perfect choice for the grape, which is such a mirror of its terroir. Stewart 2006 Pinot Noir delivers the silky mouthfeel and elegance expected from a premium Pinot. Aromas as distinctive of Bing cherries and strawberries meld with peppery spice, cloves and a tantalizing hint of lavender. On the palate, the soft red fruits become apparent, and are layered with the influence of some new French oak and its toasty vanilla traits. The finish lingers and leaves your taste buds watering in anticipation of another sip. At around $35 retail (Savannah Market) and around $75 on restaurant lists, this is a special wine meant for savoring. You can experience the Stewart skills and great juices in its other label, too. Slingshot 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon sells for around $13 (Habersham Beverage) and is a ready to drink Cab with soft tannins, berry and black cherry flavors and hints of vanilla and herbs. It’s all Cabernet, all Napa fruit and made by former Merryvale Vineyards winemaker Stephen Test. The wine is enjoyable now, but has enough character to cellar for a few years. cs

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

J.J. Bonerz Ribs and Wings Bar

This Bay Street bar and smokehouse earns its keep with late night crowds of beer–drinking, shots downing guests. But at lunch, the smoked ribs, wings and pulled pork are hot and fresh, the Cole slaw still creamy and moist and the emphasis is food, not frivolity. Yeah, it’s a fun and funky interior 24/7, but some attention goes into the chow. Meats are smoked fresh daily, slaw is made fresh and pizza dough comes handmade from a sister restaurant where pizza is king. On two recent visits, I found varying degrees of doneness on my baby back ribs – meaning they cook by time, not by temperature. My old friend, championship pitmaster Wiley McCray pounded the difference into my thick skull – and I’m a convert to timed smoking. Each piece of meat varies and cooks differently. Wiley has a wall full of awards to prove his point. Meat was falling off the bone on my second visit. That’s tasty for sure, but overcooked. A nice fat layer preserved moistness, the handmade rub is flavorful, but the final dousing with sweet barbecue sauce should be offered only on the side. Wings, basted in the Bonerz homemade secret sauce, were, again, nicely smokey, but I think I prefer the stronger flavored sauces like teriyaki or mild BBQ. The Carolina–style slaw is right on the money; baked beans are barely a click above heated, canned pork and beans. Some of my companions complained about pricing for a half slab with two sides. I checked market prices and Bonerz Lil’ Boner – a half rack with fries and beans – is $2 to $3 less than competitors like Sticky fingers or Blowin’ Smoke. Yeah, throw in some wings and a beer – and you’re looking at $30 with a tip. A sample of pulled pork was tender and wonderfully flavored. Barbecue, like so many regional cuisines, is a darned near holy and absolutely subjective topic – your results may vary. Excellent service, full bar and a nice selection of domestic and craft beers make stopping in for an after work drink a real possibility for us older dudes. 11 W. Bay St./944–4343

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I remember barely a year ago that Chef Johnny Baker III and his bar. food was the Lone Ranger on the southern end of Habersham Village. Now Baker has neighbors – both family–friendly, casual dining destinations. Barberitos (4525 Habersham St./349–6750) takes the Moe’s Southwest Grill model a step or two further and offers a cozy, inviting dining room, more salads than Moe’s and several vegetarian options on its made–to–order menu of burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, tacos and nachos. Marco’s Pizza (4521 Habersham St./349–6957), on the north side of, touts dough hand made each day and robust meat toppings to set it apart from fellow pizza competitors. Again, a nicely done interior is inviting and bright. Add–ons like chicken wings, chicken tenders tumbled in a variety of sauces and subs and salads round out a diverse menu. A small ice cream counter is calling my name with a chilly tub of Moose Tracks.

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| Man-ipulated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A group show based on architecture and man-made environments. The opening will be a fundraiser to help clean the man-made contamination in the Gulf Coast. All donations will go to the National Wildlife Federation and Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Reception: May 28, 6-10pm. The CoLaboratory, 631 E. Broad St. ,

Alexander Ink â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SCADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual juried printmaking exhibition composed of students from the Atlanta and Savannah locations. Runs through July 2. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. , Celebrate CommArts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An exhibition of work from graduating seniors in SCADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Communication Arts Dept. Opening reception: May 27, 58:30pm. Savannah Station Diane Von Furstenburg: Journey of a Dress â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A retrospective of work from the world renowned designer including examples from her personal archives; looks from the 1970s to present-day collections and original wrap dresses. Runs through July 3. Gutstein Gallery , 201 E. Broughton St., http://www. Ellen Susan: Soldier Portraits â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Local photographer uses a 150-year old method to capture striking portraits of contemporary soldiers. Runs through July 25. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Maureen Kerstein and Ruth Hunter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kerstein is a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of Savannah and Hunter is a watercolor painter who has exhibited extensively around the country. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

Closing reception for 10 Over the Moon at Moon River is Thursday evening Holy Conversations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A collection of mixed media work from artist Tiffani Taylor that combines sheet music with lettering, gold leaf, prayer cards and expressionistic brush strokes. Runs through June 30. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr. ,

Introversive Indulgence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A collection of new paintings from Helene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hagan featuring colorful, textured abstractions. Runs through May 31. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., http://www.galleryespresso. com/

Lavar Munroe: Art of Illustration â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Digitally colored graphite drawing and mixed media pieces with complex compositions. Runs through 6/12. Beach Institute, http://

Philip Perkis: 50 Years of Photographs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A retrospective of work from the NY-based photographerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illustrious career capturing intimate moments and pastoral scenes. Runs through 9/19. Telfair Museum of Art, Rachel Raab: Travels â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an exhibition of large format travel photography from Raab, who is the featured artist at 11Ten for the month of May. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St.

Spectra â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An eclectic group show featuring photo, sculpture, illustration, printmaking and fiber arts. Opening reception: May 28, 6-9pm. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave. 10 Over the Moon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A group exhibition of 10 graduate painting students from the Savannah College of Art and Design, including Salwa Aleryani, Ana Cristina Collazo, Carrie Johnson, Judith Kruger, Vincent Lardieri, Joshua Lynn, Hannah Moore, Christopher Priore, Dan VanLandingham, and Jonathan Yoerger. MoonSpace, the 2nd floor gallery in Moon River Brewing Company, 21 West Bay St. Through May 27, reception May 27, 5-9 p.m. Works on Paper â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A group show featuring local artists demonstrating the diverse range of art made on paper. Includes Betsey Cain, Carmen Aliffi, James Zdaniewski, Gerome Temple and more. Runs through 6/5. Atwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art and Frames , 228 W. Broughton St. cs

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Music for Nashville Nashville’s recent woes, from the high–rising of the Cumberland River, have not gone unnoticed by musicians far and wide. Here in Savannah, a three–week benefit is being planned by singer/songwriter Jan Spillane, who’s recorded in Music City, has a lot of friends there, and simply wants to do something to help with flood relief. The “Save Nashville Summer Series” brings together an interesting cross– section of acoustic artists and bands. There’ll be shows June 6, 13 and 20 at the Indigo Arts Center. Each three– hour night features three performers, with catering from Cha Bella’s, and the proceeds are going to the charities MusicCares and Hands on Nashville. Here’s the lineup: June 6: Singer/guitarist Mark Carter, the Train Wrecks and Liquid Ginger. This is the most “Savannah–centric” of the shows, with two winners from our recent Best Of reader’s poll. June 13: Lauren Lapointe, Stan Ray and Eliot Houser, Vinx. The latter is a singer/percussionist, and the founder of the legendary Songwriter’s Soul Kitchen workshops. June 20: Luke Mitchell, Jan Spillane and Ben Wells, John Brannen. Savannah native Brannen has been a songwriting success in Nashville for nearly 30 years. He cut a duet with Lucinda Williams, “A Cut So Deep,” and the Eagles did his song “Somebody” on their reunion album Long Road Out of Eden. Tickets for each night, which includes the hors d’ouvres, are $20. Call (912) 713–1137 for more information.

Acoustic Island The mission to restore the Tybee Post Theater rolls along with the June 5 Songwriters Circle event. This is the first time a show has been held inside the pre–World War II brick building on Van Horne Boulevard, which is still pretty bare–bones (you’ll need to bring your own chair). The performers are Nashville singer/songwriter Joni Bishop, who’s a longtime favorite of Savannah folk audiences; singer and guitarist Darryl

Savannah’s Darryl Wise will play for the Tybee Post Theater June 5

Wise, a wonderful acoustic artist born in Savannah and currently residing in St. Augustine, Fla.; and local blues duo Michael Amburgey and Bobby Hanson. Tickets, $15, are available at (912) 323–7727, or online at tybeeposttheater. org.

And more music ... The one, the only B.B. King has been booked into the Johnny Mercer Theatre Sept. 29. Tickets go on sale June 11... ...This weekend (May 26–31) at Mossy Oak Music Park, in Guyton, it’s the 26th annual Guyton Bluegrass Festival, with IIIrd Tyme Out, The Lewis Tradition, The Larkins, The Suggins Brothers, Larry Gillis Band, Constant Change and others. Daily show tickets are $20, but of course you can buy a pass for the whole deal, and camping is available. Call (912) 772–5142 or go to ... Coming June 5 to the Wormhole Bar: Cirque de la Lune, all manner of sideshow weirdness with the Hellblinki Sextet, the Hellblinki Cripps Puppet Spectacular, Southern Gothic Revival and Anitra Opera Diva... CS

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Bob Dylan has sure changed a lot over his 50–some years in music. From the fresh–scrubbed Minnesota kid who knew his way around a folk song, to the sneering, poly– syllabic icon of the mid 1960s, to the wayward Christian soldier of the early ‘80s to the elder statesman of the present day, saggy–faced and tired–eyed, singing in a pinched voice that only a die–hard could love. Monday was Dylan’s 69th birthday, and Reed put on the Indigo Arts program as a sort of commemoration. Admission was by donation, with the proceeds going to Indigo and to Reed’s other passion, the Psychotronic Film Society (he’s the guy who shows those obscure kitsch classics Wednesday nights at the Sentient Bean). Perhaps predictably, it was the 1960s Dylan that lept furthest off the screen. A series of outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary Don’t Look Back showed the young singer/songwriter at the height of his powers, singing “It’s

All of this was there on the Indigo Arts Center’s 20x12 screen Sunday evening, as Savannah Dylan aficionado Jim Reed screened six full hours of rare video footage of the man through the years. Although there are plenty of Dylan performances available over the counter, almost none of the material Reed presented is sold commercially – it was the kind of stuff traded among collectors, collected and copied and shown almost exclusively to those fans who just can’t get enough. This was a labor of love.

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Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding,” “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” “To Ramona” and others for a rapt British theater audience. One of the most fascinating segments came next (the clips were not screened in chronological order): Dylan’s 1979 appearance on Saturday Night Live, during his brief “born again” phase, fronting a crackerjack band augmented by soulful gospel singers. The song titles give it all away: “Gotta Serve Some-

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MacGruber It’s not unusual for a film to be held from critics until the last minute – generally a 7:30 p.m. screening the night before opening – but in the case of MacGruber, its studio elected to hold it until the last second, which in this case translated into a 9 p.m. screening the night before opening. The studio’s vote of no–confidence in its own product was so pronounced that I’m surprised they didn’t give away company stock options with every popcorn purchase. After sitting through the picture, however, the studio’s embarrassment is understandable. Based on the Saturday Night Live skit that was itself a spoof of the hit action series MacGyver, this largely laughless affair finds Will Forte reprising his role as America’s top special operative, here asked to save the country from the machinations of his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer). “I’m going to pound Cunth!” MacGruber declares, just one of the countless times that scripters Forte, Jorma Taccone (who also directed) and John Solomon attempt to wring humor out of this oh–so–naughty name. The first half is especially dreadful, with the filmmakers connecting with so few guffaws that moviegoers will eventually be struck with the realization that Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire contained more belly laughs. The finale, in which MacGruber and his team – longtime friend Vicki St. Elmo

(Kristen Wiig) and hotshot military officer Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) – infiltrate Cunth’s headquarters, picks up the pace somewhat, but not enough to really matter. There are admittedly some scattered chuckles (the solitary subtitle is priceless), but too much dead air and inconsistencies in the main character reduce this to just another piece of junk for the SNL scrap heap.

SHREK FOREVER AFTER The Shrek series now stands at 2–2 thanks to the latest addition to the cartoon canon. After the first two entertaining (if wildly overrated) installments made enough money to seemingly feed and clothe the entire U.S. population, the filmmakers opted to give us a pair of desperate lunges at more filthy lucre. Shrek Forever After is at least an improvement over Shrek the Third, but it’s not enough of a step up to revitalize the

ailing franchise. This entry gives us a Shrek (again voiced by Mike Myers) who’s none too happy with his domesticated lot in life. Feeling stifled by his family – wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and three flatulating infants – and longing for the days when he was hated and feared by everyone around him, he ends up signing a contract whipped up by the devious Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn), one that eventually leads to an alternate reality in which Shrek never existed. Thus, Rumpelstiltskin rules the kingdom, Fiona is a resistance fighter, Donkey (Eddie Murphy) is an unwilling servant to the witches that serve as Rumpelstiltkin’s enforcers, and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) has grown lazy and fat. Living on the contract’s borrowed time, Shrek has less than 24 hours to make everything right. Little kids will lap this up with the same zeal as Donkey digging into a stack of his beloved continues on p. 34


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waffles, but adults will find nothing new here, just another retread of ideas exhausted in the previous entries. And while the plotline aggressively lifts from It’s a Wonderful Life, it’s clear that this isn’t a wonderful movie, just an average one whose primary function will be to serve as a babysitter once it hits DVD.

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Disregard the folk tales, the ballads and the previous screen versions. Ridley Scott’s prequel Robin Hood purports to take us behind the legend, offering a fanciful look at the people, places and events that shaped the outlaw archer before he made a name for himself crossing swords with the Sheriff of Nottingham, repeatedly outwitting the simpering King John, and, of course, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. But really, were that many people clamoring to see what’s basically X–Men Origins: Robin Hood? About as useful as the now–forgotten Butch and Sundance: The Early Years (and, while we’re at it, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd), Robin Hood gives us not the maverick Ridley Scott who directed such unique gems as Blade Runner and Thelma & Louise but the self–important Ridley Scott who helmed such lumbering duds as 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Kingdom of Heaven. Scott suddenly seems intent on stripping movies of their mythmaking, preferring to ground them in some semblance of what passes for “realism” on celluloid these days. You know what I mean: Grainy battle sequences, troubling family issues (as in Iron Man 2, our hero believes his father didn’t love him), wholesale use of CGI to paradoxically convey verisimilitude, and the habit of allowing every noble character to speak and act in a PC manner more suitable for the next Democratic National Convention than the medieval ages. The definitive screen Robin will forever remain Errol Flynn, whose 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood merely ranks among the two or three greatest action–adventure films ever made. Yet even the miscast Kevin Costner (in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) was more fun to watch than Russell Crowe, who gives a technically sound performance that nevertheless is too one–note to stir audiences in the tradition of the best movie heroes. The same fate befalls Cate Blanchett, whose humorless Marion is a far cry from Olivia de Havilland’s comparably headstrong

but more engaging Marion opposite Flynn’s Robin. As for the Merry Men, scripter Brian Helgeland makes a major miscalculation in relegating them to the sidelines at frequent intervals. As seen here, Little John (Kevin Durand), Friar Tuck (Mark Addy) and Will Scarlet (Scott Grimes) are so thinly fleshed out that they might as well be Huey, Dewey and Louie. Too many royal–court scenes involving the tensions between England and France only serve to drive the focus of the picture away from its central player even more, and whenever Scott and Helgeland do get around to showing him in action, it’s usually in a chaotic battle sequence in which it’s hard to ascertain who’s on the receiving end of the sword and who’s wielding it. The climactic beachfront battle is especially ill–conceived, staged by Scott as if he were recreating the Normandy Invasion opener from Saving Private Ryan. The film wraps up exactly where one hopes it would have begun. That’s a bummer, but there is an upside: Robin Hood 2 (provided there is one) is almost guaranteed to be that rare sequel that improves on the original.

LETTERS TO JULIET Letters to Juliet immediately tips its hand that it’s going to be a formulaic romantic comedy straight off the assembly line –– nothing more, nothing less. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a fact–checker at The New Yorker, heads to Italy for a “pre–honeymoon” honeymoon, a chance to spend some quality time with her fianc before they get married. But said fiance, a restauranteur named Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal), barely pays any attention to Sophie once they reach their destination, always rushing off to meet his suppliers, bolting to learn cooking tips from experts, and daydreaming whenever she has the gumption to tell him about her day. It’s apparent from the start that Victor is 100% prime jerk, begging the question, “Why is someone like Sophie engaged to him in the first place?” The answer: Because giving Sophie a decent boyfriend, someone worth keeping, might cause audience members to feel uncomfortable when she later starts dallying with another man. It’s better to saddle her with an obvious loser so viewers don’t have to clutter their minds with moral quandaries or other unsavory thoughts. The rest of the picture is just as bland, with Sophie unearthing a 50–year–old

love letter and attempting to unite the woman who wrote it, a Brit named Claire (Vanessa Redgrave), with the Italian gentleman who swept her off her feet all those decades ago. Naturally, Claire has a grandson Sophie’s age, and just as naturally, this lad, Charlie (dull–as–dirt Christopher Egan), and Claire bicker incessantly before falling in love. Predictable? Let’s just say this is the sort of movie where if a character is shown climbing up some shrubbery, you just know a branch will break and send him tumbling earthward. For all its cliches, the film isn’t awful, just awfully common. As compensation, there are many lovely shots of the Italian countryside and, for her fans, even lovelier shots of the radiant Seyfried. And as someone who digested many movies starring European superstar (and Redgrave’s husband) Franco Nero during my formative years, it was a kick seeing him again for the first time in years. Yet these isolated perks aren’t nearly enough to earn Letters to Juliet a stamp of approval.

JUST WRIGHT From Frampton to 50 Cent, the silver screen has been littered with successful musicians who wrongly believe they have what it takes to make it as an acclaimed actor. Queen Latifah, of course, has long proven herself to be one of the keepers, meaning that Just Wright needed to function as the coming–out party for her co–star (and fellow rapper) Common. But his performance turns out to be merely OK, easily allowing Latifah to retain her royal standing. On par with the week’s other imagination–free rom–com, Letters to Juliet, this one borrows from the Cinderella and Ugly Ducking playbooks to relate the tale of Leslie Wright (the Queen herself), a physical therapist who’s used to seeing her best friend Morgan (Paula Patton) nab all the men while she’s relegated to the status of the cool lady that guys like to hang out with but not date. This pattern continues when both women meet New Jersey Nets star Scott McKnight (Common), who connects with Leslie but ends up dating the gold– digging Morgan, the latter dreaming of nothing but becoming an NBA trophy wife. But after Scott suffers a potentially career–ending injury to his knee, Leslie steps up with the determination to get the hoops star back on his feet before the playoffs. This generic trifle, with a script that was obviously constructed and spit out

by a computer – hold on, my mistake; the press notes credit it to one Michael Elliot – at least benefits from a typically ingratiating performance by Latifah. But a love story needs two sides to work – and a love triangle, three – and Common, until now only cast in small roles (he was last seen as a corrupt cop in Date Night), is simply unable to generate any chemistry with his co–stars: Awkward enough in the scenes in which he’s not wooing the ladies, he’s even more ill–at–ease opposite either Latifah or Patton. Certainly, Common possesses the demeanor and good looks of a leading man, but until he brushes up those acting chops, he won’t ever be much more than just average.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 doesn’t quite degenerate into Transformers 3, but those of us who thought the weakest part of the vastly enjoyable original was the title hero’s climactic showdown with Iron Monger will doubly wince upon seeing the battle royale chosen to end this second installment. In a variation of the axiom about too many chefs spoiling the broth, this culminates in a heavy–metal act that almost spoils the sequel. Even before this supersized slugfest, this follow–up to the 2008 blockbuster has its fair share of problems. Recommended with major reservations, Iron Man 2 serves up the larger–than–life fun we expect from our summer flicks without ever quite coming into its own. Whereas its predecessor kept its eye on the narrative ball, this one ends up all over the place, impatiently cramming in extraneous subplots and supporting characters that might have been better served by being placed in a holding pattern until the next film. Set six months after the conclusion of the first film – the moment when billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) announces to the world that “I am Iron Man” – this opens with the government (repped by Garry Shandling’s Senator Stern) trying to get its hands on Stark’s design for the Iron Man suit so the U.S. military can use it as a weapon against its enemies. Stark flat–out refuses, noting with no trace of modesty that he has basically instigated an era of world peace via his role as global enforcer. Yet not long after the narcissistic playboy has made his claim, he finds himself nearly defeated by a newcomer to the scene: Ivan Vanko (Mickey continues on p. 36

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Rourke), a Russian ex–con whose own body armor –– nearly identical to Stark’s – allows him to confront Iron Man in the guise of the supervillain Whiplash. Stark’s near–fatal encounter with Vanko places him in a precarious position – even his right–hand woman Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and his best friend Rhodey (Don Cheadle, replacing Terrence Howard) begin to question the decisions he makes – and a rival weapons manufacturer, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), decides to secretly employ Vanko in an attempt to stick it to both Tony Stark and his alter ego. This is enough plot to propel the film, but wait! There’s more! Stark ends up hiring a personal assistant, Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson), but there might be more to this bombshell than meets the lusting eye. Meanwhile, secret agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), briefly seen in the first picture (after the end credits, to be exact), returns to offer Stark some career advice. On top of this, Tony also has some daddy issues to sort out. And as if all this isn’t enough, it also turns out that the power source in his chest that’s keeping him alive is also, paradoxically enough, killing him, and he has to work against the clock to find a cure. Oh, and did I mention that another ironclad superhero ends up stealing some of Iron Man’s thunder? That’s a lot for one film to chew, and Iron Man 2 only manages to digest parts of it. The story strand involving Stark’s efforts to locate a cure for what ails him proves to be the deadliest, leading to tedious tinkering–in–the–lab moments. And even some of what’s carried over from the first film doesn’t work as well: For example, the bantering between Tony and Pepper, so delightful in the original, here comes across as forced rather than playful, thereby stripping their burgeoning romance of much of its charm. On the other hand, Rourke makes for a spectacular villain, and the film really hums whenever he’s on screen. Also memorable is Rockwell, who adds some salty humor as the high–powered nerd who believes himself to be as cool as Stark. Mainly, though, there’s Downey, who once again invests himself completely in his character. Not afraid to embrace Stark’s less appealing qualities, the actor repeatedly tests the limits of how much ill behavior audiences will accept from their heroes – his Stark is at times a drunken lout, an egotistical prick and a

poor friend. Downey takes the role to the edge before snapping him back into place, a high–wire act that’s thrilling to behold. In fact, Downey’s so good as Tony Stark that we miss him whenever he becomes the man in the iron mask. Then again, it wouldn’t be a superhero movie if the superhero never bothered to show up, would it?

Death At A Funeral A remake of a film that was released a mere three years ago – wow, that was quick; what’s coming out next week, a remake of March’s Hot Tub Time Machine? – director Neil LaBute and writer Dean Craig scuttle the British setting of 2007’s Death at a Funeral in order to stamp this with a “Made In USA” label. The result is a perfectly pleasant piffle, a comedy that fails to produce many big laughs but knows how to parcel out its small ones at an acceptable clip. Still, this isn’t half as uproarious as LaBute’s ill–fated remake of The Wicker Man, a bomb whose unintentional laughs continue to delight viewers via well–spliced YouTube compilations. But I digress. Death at a Funeral focuses on the events surrounding the laying to rest a well–respected man who leaves behind a wide assortment of friends and family members. Among the ranks of the bereaved is his oldest son Aaron (Chris Rock), who’s forced to shoulder the entire cost of the funeral since he can’t count on his successful yet irresponsible brother Ryan (Martin Lawrence). But Aaron’s issues with Ryan take a back seat when a stranger (Peter Dinklage, reprising his role from the original) arrives at the funeral home hoping to blackmail the siblings over their father’s extracurricular activities. A true ensemble piece, this suffers when humor takes a back seat to drama – for example, the plotline involving a slick businessman’s (Luke Wilson) attempts to win back the deceased’s niece (Avatar’s Zoe Saldana) adds nothing. But the picture is breezy enough to always get back on track fairly quick, and there are some nice comic moments from Danny Glover as a cantankerous uncle, Tracy Morgan as a perpetually nervous acquaintance, and James Marsden as Saldana’s boyfriend, whose accidental ingestion of hallucinogens leads to some madcap mishaps. CS


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Hope House of Savannah

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

Music is Healing

A benefit concert and silent auction with proceeds going to help a local resident and musician fight liver cancer. Sponsored by the National Transplant Southeast Liver Fund and the Coastal Jazz Association. Tickets are

$50/person and include dinner. Cash bar. June 12, 6-10pm. Riverfront Marriott. For tickets: Patricia Akbar 912-398-0678 or Kim Sanders 912-667-8314

Survive the Five

5K race presented by the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Fleet Feet Sports. Proceeds will create a new fund to help cancer survivors with whatever they need to move on with life. June 5, 8am. Isle of Hope Pool. 409 Parkersburg Rd. Registration: $25 before June 3, $30 after.

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The first annual Savannah Beach Film Festival will take place Oct. 2, 2010. The call for short films (under 20 min.) is open until Sept. 1. $20/entry fee per film. Application forms, and more info, available at Huc-APoos on Tybee. 912-786-5900.

Short films wanted

The first annual Savannah Beach Film Festival will take place Oct. 2, 2010. The call for short films (under 20 min.) is open until Sept. 1. $20/entry fee per film. Application forms, and more info, available at Huc-APoos on Tybee. 912-786-5900.

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An “Iron Chef” style event where chefs compete against each other while cooking a meal for 30 using a secret ingredient revealed just before the meal. A charity fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Contact Mindy Nash, 912-350-7641, for more info.

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A four-day camp running June 28-July 1, 9am-5pm. A program allowing kids to experiment with music, dance and puppetry. Open to children who have completed grades 1-6. Cost: $80 for week. Hosted by Lutheran Church of the Ascension. 120 Bull St. Call 232-4151 for more info, or to register.

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Want to improve your Spanish skills? Meet at the Sentient Bean every Monday, 5:00pm. Group focuses on increasing vocabulary, grammar, and conversational confidence! Free and open to all levels of experience. Call Ronnie at 912-257-0333, or email for more info.


Cooking Swiss Meals

Cooking and eating good Swiss food is so much fun. We will be a small group in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet on Saturday at 11:30am. Cook together and eat around 12:30pm. Cost is $90 for 6 meetings. Call: 912-604-3281

Dating With Success

114 Canal st, suite 201



Discuss strategies to feel great dating and enjoy dating. Improve your dating skills. This is for people of all cultures, colors races and ages. For more info, call: 912-604 3281

DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.

English as a Second Language

We are tiny groups, 2-4 students. Learn English in a fun, relaxed way. We meet when you have time in a coffee shop downtown Savannah. Single meetings are available too. There is a small fee per class. call: 912-604-3281

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

Flying Legends Summer Camp

Day Camp for kids age 6-11 offered at the Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum. Classes available in June, July and August. Learn about everything from life on the home front to WWII pilot training. Call Heather,

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German Language Classes

Have fun learning German with small groups of 3-6 students. Classes meet Monday & Thursday evening at the Sentient Bean. The choices are Beginners I or II, or advanced Conversational class. There is a small fee per class. I am a native professor from Switzerland. For more info: (912) 604 3281 The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

Gifted Learning Summer Programs

The Dept of Gifted and Advanced learning will offer 2 summer programs open to SCCPSS students. Junior University is open 6th-8th grade students. Contact Michael Corbett at 201-5700. Superintendent’s Scholars is open to students enrolling in AP classes. Includes classes and possible paid internship. Contact Donna Brado or Grace Herrington at 395-6327. Both programs run June 21-July1, 8:30am-1pm.

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 13pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or

Intellectual Property Rights for Creative Fields

The Savannah Writers’ Group hosts a talk by intellectual property attorney Nathan Belzer, who will discuss intellectual property rights and misconceptions about copyright laws. June 8, 7pm. Books-a-Million, 8108 Abercorn St.

Knitting Class

Knit your own scarf, hand-warmer or blanket. You choose your colors and what you like to knit. I teach you how to do it. We meet in small groups downtown Savannah. Meeting in a coffee shop. There is a small fee per class. Please call

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Mastering the Audition

The Tucker Agency in Hilton Head hosts a workshop with casting director Regina Moore discussing what aspiring actors need to know. June 26th. Kids/teens workshop 9am-1pm. Adults (17+) 2-7pm. For more details and reservations at 843836-2540

Musical Theatre Camp

3rd Annual Savannah Summer Theatre Intensive. A three week program for talented high school and middle school students. Students will keep a very tight rehearsal schedule as they prepare a fully realized production of the smash Broadway hit, Les Miserables. For camp and audition information, visit

Oatland Island Summer Camps

Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s Summer Camps for rising Kindergarten through sixth graders. Week-long camps are scheduled from June 21st through August 20th. Visit or call 912-395-1500 for more info.

Puppet Shows

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

Raku Workshop

A variety of handbuilding, surface decoration and raku glaze techniques. All skill levels welcome. Sept. 13-19 at Wildacres Retreat Center. Cost: $315 for the workshop, firing & clay + $255 for room & board. For more info contact Judy Mooney: 443 9313 or

Savannah Conservatory for the Performing Arts

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

Sculpture Workshop

Taught by Melisa Cadell of Bakersville, NC. Sculpting small portrait busts in clay, focusing on facial features and how they can easily communicate to the viewer. Intermediate to advanced skill levels are welcome. Wildacres Retreat Center, Aug. 23-29. Cost: $325 for the workshop & clay + $255 for room & board. For more info, contact Judy Mooney: 443 9313 or

Sketching and Painting Workshop

Workshop taught by Sandy Branam will combine water color washes with pen and inks to create depth, texture, and sparkle. Whether interested in landscapes, objects in nature or portraits you learn from this approach combining drawing & painting. Cost is $440. Room and Board is included. Wildacres Artist Retreat, Oct. 11-15, 2010. For more info, call Judy Mooney: 443-9313 or


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Summer Camp at the Roundhouse Museum

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Four weeks of summer camp for children from June 14 to August 5. Call or email for dates of each camp and additional info. 9am-1pm. $135/wk. 912.651.6823 x203 or

The State of Poverty

Program runs 6/14-25 for kids ages 6-16 in the Tybee Art Association Firehouse Arts Center. 9am-3pm. Fundamentals, technique, games, improv and more. Cost of camp $250. For more info: Call Renee DeRossett, 912-596-4992, tybeesurf@ or Kim Trammell Schneider, 912-228-0357,

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 United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Clubs & Organizations 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.

Civil Air Patrol

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This 14-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 Ms. Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah

Tybee Theater Camp for Kids

Call for an appointment:

(843) 645-2500

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

Participants assume the roles of families living in poverty. The goal of each family is to survive for one month, which takes place in four 15-minute “weeks,” while subsisting at or below the poverty level. Open to the public. June 10, 2-4:30pm. Savannah Civic Center. To register, contact Shawnte Tyler, 912-232-6747.

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Coastal MINIs

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

Coastal Readers & Writers Circle

A Creative Writing and Reading discussion group that meets the 3rd Sunday of every month, 3:30-5pm at the new Savannah Mall Branch Library. Bring: Passages from any of your writing that you would like to read and passages from a book, publication, or production that you would like to share with the group. for more information

Coffee & Conversation

Held every Tuesday at 8am by Creative Coast as a networking event. http://links. 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. 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

Low Country Turners

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

Make Friends in Savannah

For anybody, every age, every race and nation. We chat, hang out, go to movies and more. Meet in a coffee shop downtown Savannah. A small fee covers the efforts of the organizer, a well educated, “out of the box” woman, who lived in New York and Europe. Call 912-604-3281.

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 Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street , Savannah

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 8980869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://

No Kidding

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. or e-mail:

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email or visit www. Savannah

Savannah Adventure Club

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

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 for more info.

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

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.

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

A Junior Chamber of Commerce for young professionals that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second

and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit Jaycee Building, 101 Atlas St. , Savannah

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

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. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

Savannah Writers Group

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. Contact Carol North, 912-9208891. 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 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 www.southernwingz. com

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

The Armstrong Center

The Armstrong Center is available for meetings, seminars, workshops or social events. Classrooms, meeting space, auditorium and 6000-square-foot ballroom. 344-2951. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah

The Peacock Guild

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207 E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email peacockguild@ for more info.

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

Celebrate The Best Views of the Summer!

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

Tybee Knights Chess Club

Meets every Wednesday, 6:30pm at Seaside Surf Coffee Shop. All levels welcome. For more info, call Will Strong, 912-604-8667. Seaside Surf Coffeeshop, Tybee Island

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 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@ Vu Lounge at the Hyatt, 2 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Victorian Neighborhood Association

Join us at Rocks on the Roof over the Memorial Day Weekend! Voted Savannah’s Best Outside Bar by the readers of Connect Savannah


Meets the second Tues. of every month at 6:00 p.m. American Legion, Post 135. 1108 Bull St. For more info about the VNA visit: or e-mail: Savannah


Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. Savannah

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 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail. com St. Pius Family Resource Center,

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

African Dance & Drum

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

Argentine Tango

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

Ballroom Dance Party

Foxtrot lesson starts at 7 PM. Social dance from 8:00- 10:30 PM. Cost: $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 604-0966 for more info. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. ,

Basic Ballroom Class

Learn the Cha Cha Cha and Foxtrot with the Moon River dancers. Beginners and singles welcome. June 5, 1-3pm. Call 912-604-0966 for more info. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Rd. ,

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter

Savannah’S BeSt ChoColateS Fresh sandwiches and salads Look for daily specials on our Facebook page Downtown Delivery from 11-3 Vegan/gluten free chocolates available 21 W. York St · 238-1150 · Located on Wright Square

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Hoop Dance Class

Beginners Fusion Belly Dance

Irish Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St., 231-0888. Every Thursday, 7PM-8PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr., 398-4776 kleokatt@gmail. com or Every Tuesday, 6-7pm. If you have never danced before or have limited dance experience, this is the class for you. Cybelle, a formal bellydancer for over 10 years will guide you through basic bellydance and fusion Walk ins welcome. 15.00/class 912414-1091 http://cybellefusionbellydance.

Beginners Salsa Lessons

Offered Wednesday evenings 5:30pm & Saturdays 1pm. $10.00 per class. Packages prices also available. Contact Kelly 912-398-4776 or Austin 912-704-8726

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Ceili Club

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

Chicago Step Classes

Coastal Georgia Steppers is offering adult Chicago-style steppin dance classes every Sunday from 4:00– 6:30pm at the Tominac Gym on Hunter Army Airfield. All are welcome. Free admission; no partner required. For more info, send email to

Dance Workshop for Adults

Intermediate level 8-week workshop will focus on strength, flexibility, agility, and a feeling of wellness gained through dance. Ballet, modern and floor work included. Mon&Wed, 6:30pm. June 21- Aug 11. $15/ class or $200 for full 8 weeks. 912-9212190. Academy of Dance. 74 W. Montgomery Xrds.

Flamenco Enthusiasts

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

Free Swing Lessons

Every Thursday at Doubles Night Club (7100 Abercorn St.) Join the SwingCats for a free lesson at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8-10pm. No partner required. Drink specials.

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 7480731. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Savannah

A full-day hoop dance workshop with Riot. Classes for several skill levels as well as a jam session that night! Check out the website for more information, a list of classes, and to pre-register. $15. June 12. 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, noncompetitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ 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.

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586.

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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 every Wed. at 7:30pm. Call for details 912-398-4776 or visit www. Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

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. Delaware Recreation Center, Savannah

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323.

Savannah Shag Club

Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr.

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. ,

Summer Ballet Workshops

Children’s Summer Camp: June 14-18, 21-25. Ages 3-5: 10am-12:30pm. Ages 6 & Up: 1pm-4pm. One week Summer Intensive with guest instructor Ted Pollen for ages 9 & up: July 12-16, 10am-4pm. Two week Summer Intensive for ages 10 & up: July 19-Aug 6. The Academy of Dance, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, 912-965-1551. continues on p. 44

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Events 2nd Annual Hilton Head Art Festival

An eclectic mix of the country’s top established artists as well as new and emerging talent showing paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. May 29-30. Admission: Free. 1 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Curator’s Tour and Highlights

The museum’s curator will lead a special tour of the house explaining the recent restoration, examining highlights of the collections and viewing collection storage, which is normally off-limits to museum visitors. May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 4:30pm. $18. 324 E. State St.

Diesel Train Rides

All aboard the old passenger car at the Roundhouse Museum for a trip back in time on the diesel train. Train rides 11am, 1pm, 2pm on Tues-Sat. every week during May and June. Sundays, 1 & 2pm only. Roundhouse Museum. 601 W. Harris St. 912.651.6823.

Georgia Sea Islands Festival

Live music, a traveling African-American history museum, Gullah-Geechee exhibits, demonstrations and more. June 12, 11am6pm. June 13, 12-6pm. The Pier at St. Simon’s Island. or call 912-634-0330 for more info.

Islands Elementary Closing Ceremony

Calling all Dolphins. All former students, families, and staff welcome to bid farewell to the local school. June 6, 2-4pm.

Savannah High Class of 1970 40th Reunion

Saturday, June 26, Red Gate Farms, 6-10:30pm. $30/person. Catered dinner. BYOB (mixers available). Music by Tripp West. Raffle to benefit Vietnam Vets Chapter 671. Contact 912 355 4608 or

Waters Ave. Community Conferences

The City of Savannah hosts three public sessions focusing on the revitalization of the Waters Ave. corridor. May 15, 9am12:30pm, Asbury Memorial United. May 20, 6-8pm, St. Pius FRC. May 27, 6-8pm, W.W. Law Community Center. For more info, call 912-651-6529.

Film & Video Film: Food Inc.

Two screenings of the shocking documentary about food production in the US. May 27, 6:30pm at the West Broad YMCA and May 28, 6:30pm at the Moses Jackson Community Center. Sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Savannah, The Savannah Local Food Collaborative, the Healthy Savannah Initiative and others. Free childcare and healthy snacks will be provided.

Fitness Bellydancing for fun and fitness

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Thursday at 7:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four if you pay in advance. Call 912-660-7399 or email


2 hour dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. This is geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way towards a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. $25/class. 912-414-1091

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

Crunch Lunch

30 minute Core and ABs concentration class. Offered 11:30am & 12:15pm Mon, Wed & Fri @ Fitness Body & Balance 2127 1/2 East Victory Dr. 912-398-4776.

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-341-7710 www.

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.

Hatha Yoga classes

Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 8196463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah

Learn Kung Fu Today

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and precrawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www.savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah http://www.savannahyoga. com/

Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and SemiPrivate classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St ,

Pregancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the





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Rolf Method Bodywork

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

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,

The Yoga Room

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

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. All ages and shapes are encouraged to attend. $7 per class. For


Sexiest Ladies

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets 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 First City Network, Savannah http://www.

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 or visit First City Network, Savannah

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

Breastfeeding Class

Discusses the advantages of breastfeeding, breastfeeding techniques, how to cope with the first few weeks after the baby’s birth and basic lactation issues. The cost is $25. June 5, 1:30pm. Prepared Childbirth Education classroom, Suite 508A, Candler Professional Building. Call 819-3368

Community Cardiovascular Health

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

Every Step Counts Survivors Walk

A monthly walk open to all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. May 27, 9am. Memorial Health. For more information or to register, call DeDe Cargill at 398-6554.

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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 SJ/C African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for appt. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appt necessary. Every Monday-Friday from 10a. m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah

Free hearing & speech screening

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. 1206 E 66th St , 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 For info, contact Jackie King at 691-6882.

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.

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

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 843683-8750 or e-mail Birththroughlove@ Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon http://www.

HypnoBirthing Classes

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

I am your ‘live’ coach

You like to be happy, healthy and successful? I am your coach, helping you to life your live to your fullest potential in all fields. I help you to expand your talents. I offer small groups or one person appts. Please call: 912-604-3281

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, Savannah

Losing weight - how eat more and weigh less

Tuesday June 1st. 6:00pm in the Southwest Library Auditorium, 14097 Abercorn St. (behind Target at Savannah Mall). Free parking. Contact Jeff: 912-598-8457; or


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Memorial Health blood pressure check

Free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Memorial Health CPR training

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

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 1-877270-STOP or visit

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

Lose weight with Guided Imagery and Hypnosis. No pills, diets or surgery. 9273432.

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

This yoga class is free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. For more info, call 350-9031. Thursdays at 12:10pm. FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial Health.

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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. e-mail

Guided Nature Walks

Sunday, May 30. Visit Fort King George from 1-4pm for guided tours by the fort’s naturalist. Darien, GA. 912-437-4770 or

Tybee Community Garden

A Tybee community project with both individual plots and communal shared space. Plots are $50.00 for a 4x8 ft space. To participate please contact Karen Kelly at or call 786-9719.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

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Walk on the Wild Side

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

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website www.wilderness-southeast. org.

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Dog Yoga

Every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-ALife. 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. Savannah

Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. For more info:

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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 info 234-3336. Savannah

Readings & Signings Book Signing: Patricia Mason

Local author Patricia Mason holds a reception and book signing for the release of her new novel “A Girl, A Guy and a Ghost,” about a parapsychology reporter’s trying to save her job during a bizarre trip to Savannah. May 27, 5:30-9pm. Starland Cafe, 11 E. 41st St.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call

447-6605. Savannah

Tea time at Ola’s

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

Religious & Spiritual Christian Businessmen’s Committee

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

DrUUming Circle

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

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info.

Live Web-streaming

Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto www.

Fresh www. Content ConneCt BuBBling savannah. up Daily Com, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

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

Midweek Bible Study

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://

Music Ministry for Children & Youth

The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah

Nicodemus by Night

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

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

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

Realizing The God Within

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

Soka Gakkai of America

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

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, 2340980, Johnson Square, Bull & Abercorn Sts. , Savannah

The Savannah Zen Center

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:30-7:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 233-6284 or 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@ 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 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) A.W.E. interactive worship service at 7 p.m. every first Friday of the month. Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, or call 912-3554704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah


Women’s Bible Study

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

Sports & Games Historic Sports Car Racing

A weekend of fun, racing and car shows on Hutchinson Island, June 10-13th. For more info:

Larry Crawford Memorial Half Rubber Beach Classic

Spend a day at the beach watching teams vie for the championship of the sport that originated on Tybee, and is similar to baseball, but with only half a ball. June 12, 10am. 11th St. on Tybee. Call 912-4413710 for more info.

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Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Association is sponsoring the Chess-tival open to K-12 students at the Langston Chapel Middle School in Statesboro. June 19th. Check in: 8-9am; Rounds are at 9:30am, 10:45am, 12pm, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm. $8 Registration Fee (on or prior to June 16th), $13 for late registration. For more info, or call 317-696-3355.

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www. for more information.

Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball

The Savannah Sand Gnats minor league baseball season runs through September. For more info on home games, promotions and tickets, visit: www.sandgnats. com.

Southern Isles Body Building Championship

June 12 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center. Pre-Judging is at 10:00am and Finals are at 6:30pm. Door prizes from local businesses will be given away at the Finals. For tickets or more info, contact 912-897-1263,, or www.southernislesbb. com

Texas Hold ’Em Poker League

Free Texas Hold Em poker league is available to the public. Teaches new players how to play and advanced players can come and work on their skills. Prize tournaments for season points leaders. www. for more info.

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 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 912-356-3688.

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.

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

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 3551221; or visit 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

Domestic violence support group

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

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

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

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

Grief Support Group

6:00 p.m. Tues. at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit Savannah

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email:

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

KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 3507845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah

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. 2349999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , 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.

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

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. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah


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

National Alliance on Mental Illness

A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Meets at several location throughout the week. Tuesdays: 6:308pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-353-7143 for more info.


Overeaters Anonymous

Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit to locate a meeting.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 56:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more information, call 3556347 or 238-4666.

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

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

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

For families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363. 3025 Bull St , Savannah

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

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Call 819-8032 or 819-3361.

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(March 21–April 19) Mozart once challenged his friend Haydn to play a harpsichord piece he’d written. Haydn tried, but stopped partway through when the musical score called for him to play a note in the middle of the keyboard even though his right hand was fully occupied at the high end and his left hand at the low end. “Nobody can play this,” protested Haydn. “I can,” said Mozart, who proceeded to perform the piece flawlessly, dipping down to play the problematic note with his nose. In the coming week, Aries, be inspired by Mozart as you not only cover the extremes but also take care of the center.


(April 20–May 20) If you’ve ever contemplated taking a trip to Bora Bora or Pago Pago, now might be a good time to actually go. That’s because you’re in a “seeing double” phase –– a time when magic will come through repetition, and via duplication, and while you’re in the throes of imitation. To take maximum advantage of the dualistic cosmic rhythms, don’t seek just one of anything. Don’t do anything just once. Two is where the power lies. Pairing brings potency.


(May 21–June 20) My favorite news source, The Onion, recently reported on a “free–thinking cat” that excretes its wastes “outside the box.” As you enjoy your own phase of liberated thinking and uninhibited action, Gemini, I hope that you’re putting the emphasis on generating beauty and blessings “outside the box.” You will of course also have to make some messes as you tamper with the way things have always been done, but even they could turn out to be productive in the long run.


(June 21–July 22) Are you slipping into one of those moods in which you feel like a fraud? Are you starting to worry that maybe you’re not who you say you are? If so, I want to remind you of what happened the last time these feelings got stirred up: You became super motivated to prove that you are

indeed who you say you are. And that had a most wonderful effect, didn’t it? It led you to locate and call on resources you hadn’t known you could have access to; it spurred you to purge some self–deception from your system; and it roused you to intensify your commitment to rigorous authenticity. How about an encore?

long–term cycles of your life from an expansive vista. Be a proactive visionary, Libra. Be a high–minded explorer. Weave all the disparate threads into a tapestry that reveals the big picture. The next phase of your liberation requires you to slough off petty concerns and trivial details.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

(July 23–Aug. 22) I’m a compassion freak. Empathy is a fetish of mine. My predilection is to comfort the afflicted, champion the underdog, and fight for the rights of people who have been given less than I. And yet there’s also a part of me that’s a pagan libertarian anarchist. I subscribe to the idea that pretty much any kind of behavior is fine and good as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. Now that you Leos are in the “anything goes” phase of your astrological cycle, this full–permission part of me is rising to the forefront, eager to encourage you to go for broke, take it to the limit, and get away with everything you can get away with –– on one condition, which is that it doesn’t harm anyone, including you.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Snake charmers are still a fixture in many Indian cities. Moving rhythmically and playing a flute–like instrument, they influence erect cobras to bob and sway as if dancing. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you now have the power to do the metaphorical equivalent of that magic trick. This is one of those rare times when you possess the mojo to direct and even control strong forces that may usually be too wild to tame. You’ve still got to be careful, though. Just because you’ve got the power doesn’t mean that you can scrimp on preparation and discipline.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) It’s time to think comprehensively, not defensively . . . to see futuristically, not didactically . . . to fantasize fantastically, not diplomatically. Your assignment is to stop reacting to every little blip that leaps into your field of vision, and start surveying the


“Never” has never been a more irrelevant word for you. Events that may have always seemed quite improbable are now well within the range of possibility. Exotic people who up until recently may as well have been fictional characters are showing up as real live actors in your actual life story. Plotlines whose emergence you could not have predicted are snaking their way into your drama. So be alert for a freaking miracle concealed in a flimsy disguise. And don’t be surprised if a vision of funky paradise shows up in full regalia. The future’s not just knocking at your door, it’s pounding.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Sagittarian writer Samuel Clemens was best known under his pen name, Mark Twain. But he tried many others, including Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab, Trismegistus, and Sergeant Fathom. Since you’re in a phase when experiments with your persona would be productive, I suggest you dream up a few aliases of your own. I hope that at least one of them will be as wacky as “Blab” or “Snodgrass.” Having a sense of humor about yourself will be helpful. It will ensure that your explorations at the frontiers of your identity will be fertile, fun, and never fear–based.


(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) You’re not living in Iraq or Sudan or the Congo, and you don’t have to walk five miles a day with a jug on your head to fetch the water you need, and you’re not so bereft of food that you have to resort to eating worms and tree bark. So how bad could your problems be? The single best thing you can do to start fixing your life’s small glitches is to feel waves of gratitude for

how many resources you have and how lucky you are. The second best thing would be to aggressively take your worried attention off yourself and turn your mind toward people who could really benefit from your help. As you carry out those two assignments, your dilemmas will begin to solve themselves as if by magic.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) There’s a bothersome phenomenon that mucks up reincarnation research: Far too many people profess to have been celebrities and geniuses in their previous lives. A related and equally irksome issue is the problem of multiple claims. For example, I know three different people who have assured me they were Napoleon their last time around. The fact is, almost no one who’s reading this horoscope has never been famous in any past incarnation. However, it is worthy to note that a disproportionately high percentage of you Aquarians were formerly people with great imaginations. And it so happens that in the coming weeks you will be at the peak of your ability to tap into the creativity you had back then.


(Feb. 19–March 20) When I sent out my email newsletter last week, I got the usual number of automatic replies from people who were on vacation or out of the office. But one from Lisa P. caught my attention. “Can’t reply to your email right now,” it read. “I will be meditating until June 1.” My first reaction was jealousy. “I want to have the leisure time and willpower to meditate for 14 days non–stop!” I thought to myself. I pictured myself free of all business–as–usual, even meditating while I was asleep. My second reaction was that I should tell you Pisceans about what Lisa P. was up to. The coming days would, after all, be an excellent time for you to retreat from the usual flood of chaos and seek peaceful sanctuary in a conversation with eternity. If you can’t manage a whole week, try to give yourself at least 48 hours of profound and utter slack.

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Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Teens nurturing teens

Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 PM on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. This group is for teens who have a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. For more information, call 819-5704.

Tourettes Community of Savannah (TiCS)

Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For more information contact. Michelle McGee 912-224-9201 or sign up on the Facebook page Tourette’s Community of Savannah. Call for meeting place and times

Transgender Support Group

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

Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group

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

Wheeze busters

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Women who love too much

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

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AWOL’s Theater Arts Program is currently seeking people interested in assisting with its annual theater production which begins rehearsal in October. Production in Spring 2011. Positions include: Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Dance Instructor and others. Email cover letter, resume and headshot to Deadline: June 30.

Volunteers America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

To help with various tasks around food bank and warehouse. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St , Savannah

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 819-6910. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah

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St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs stellar souls to volunteer as nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic opened two years ago to serve people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call Greta Tholstrup at 429-1502.

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

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

Oatland Island Education Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Rebuilding Together Savannah

Volunteer organization in partnership with the community that rehabilitates houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children. Visit

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For information, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243. Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6711 LaRoche Ave. , Savannah

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The Dolphin Project of Georgia

needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Share your time and talents with others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve at various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Call 234-7842 or Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

The Volunteer Center

is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send e-mail to United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St

The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center

Volunteers are needed to teach Basic Literacy Skills and Basic Computer Skills. Call Rhonda Anderson at 236-4226 or 447-5711. Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St , Savannah http://www.

Truancy Intervention Project

Matches volunteer attorneys and other professionals with children who have been brought before the court for excessive school absenteeism. Provide legal representation and other resources to children and their families to prevent school failure. For information, call 201-2133.

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St cs

Help in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;home away from homeâ&#x20AC;? for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteers also are needed to provide home-cooked meals for families staying at the house. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Nikole Layton, 356-5520. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue , http://www.

Speech and hearing center needs volunteers

to conduct hearing screenings for adults and children. Nurses and retired nurses are encouraged to apply for eye, ear, and dental exams on preschool children. Flexible scheduling is available. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Jane Medoff at 355-4601 Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St , Savannah

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2008 ATLANTIC AVENUE: Like new, 3BR/1BA, all appliances includes washer/dryer, central heat/air, fenced yard. $700/month. Call 912-667-3968 or 912-667-1860. 2111 Bolling Street East Savannah, 1BR/1BA, apt for rent, total electric, washer/dryer included. $520/month, security deposit $400. 912-308-4539 2131 E. 37TH STREET 3BR, 1 Bath, hardwood in DR, laundry room, sunroom, LR, central gas, central air conditioner, electric. $895/month, $895/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 912-231-1981


130 E. 56TH STREET 3BR, 1-1/2 Baths, LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, sunroom off kitchen, wood floors, central heat/air. $995/month, $995/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 912-231-1981 ConneCtsavannah.Com Online listings & cOntent

140 BRANDYWINE ROAD 3BR, 2 Baths, LR, DR, fenced yard, nice deck. $1400/month, $1400/security deposit. Available June 1. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 912-231-1981

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2211 UTAH STREET New paint, new carpet, 3BR, 1BA, separate living/dining, laundry, central air/heat, carport, large fenced yard, quiet dead-end street. $750/month, $700/deposit. NO Section 8. 912-897-4009 2220 E.Victory Dr. unit 2. 2BR/2BA Townhouse for rent. Central heat/air, appliances included. Centrally located between Beach and Downtown. $675/m. 912-238-5323 245 HOLLAND DRIVE #7 (upstairs) off Holland Drive. 1BR, 1BA, LR, DR, laundry room, porch. $575/month, $575/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 912-231-1981 2615 CARMEL AVENUE (Off LaRoche/Aimar/Livingston Ave) 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, laundry room, CHA. $750/month, $750/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981 2BR/1.5BA APARTMENT, Largo/Tibet area $600/month plus $600/deposit. Call 704-3662 or 656-7842

404 ½ E. 50th Street 2-Story Carriage House- 1 bedroom, 1 bath, upstairs, Living Room, Dining Room Kitchen downstairs $585 per month, $585 security deposit, - Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981

2BR/1BA single family home located in quiet neighborhood. 114 Smith Avenue, Garden City, GA. Minutes from Downtown and access to all major hwy’s. Rent includes water bill. Tenant responsible for all other utilities and yard work. $595/month (new carpet, water heater and painted) 1st month’s rent and $600/deposit due at lease signing. Call 229-848-6659 or email

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519 E. 49th Street Apt. B Upper 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Living Room w/fireplace, Sunroom, wood floors, $750/month, includes water/trash, $750/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981. ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work! ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

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417 EAST 49TH STREET 3BR/3BA, LR, DR, sunroom, large laundry room, sitting area, upstairs bonus room, fenced yard. $1400/month, $1400/security deposit. Available June 15. Call Helen Miltiades Realty 912-231-1981

3BD/1BA, LARGE Apt. Big kitchen with WASHER and DRYER. Refinished hardwood floors. Central A/C. New paint, ceiling fans. PET OK. Off street parking. Available June 3rd. $1045./mo. plus utilities. 925-8590 or 713-7011

3BR/2BA NICE House, nice area. 3yr. option. Call 404-826-0345

•5524 Emory Drive: 2BR/1BA, total renovation . $725/mo •100 Lewis Dr-D: 2BR/1.5BA, $625/mo •1005 Hearn: 2bed/1bath, off Stiles, $500/mo. +DEPOSIT, NO-PETS NO-SMOKING. Call Bill:656-4111

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•660 W. 42nd St2BR apt. CH&A, $475/mo+security • 1200 E. 37th St-2BR, 1.5BA house, window a/c, $500/mo +security •1121 E. 41st st: 2 or 3 BR house, electric and g a s. $500+security. •2018 Live Oak St: 3BR large upstairs apt. $600/mo+security •1127 E. 39th st: 3BR/2BA house, furnished kitchen, CH&A, laundry room, off street parking, $750+security •3110 Wright StThunderbolt: 1BR upstairs apt. Appliances, window a/c, $400/month. LANDLORDS: If you are in need of a good Property Manager, CALL US. Managing property is what we do best! Call Lester 912-234-5650 or 912-313-8261 731 E. Henry St. (Upper) 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Living Room, Dining Room, off street parking, wood floors, Central Heat/Air, Front Porch Balcony, $750/month, $750/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981. •80 38th st. 3BR/2BA lower apt, $600/month •1819 Bull @35th st- 2BR apt, upstairs, $500/month. 925-1992 916 E. 40th St. Charming duplex renovated large 1br, living room, dining room, washer/dryer, central heat & air, off st. parking & garage, fenced backyard, no pets please. $685/mo. Call 912-596-1355 ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

for rent 855 APT/CONDO FOR RENT: GROVE STREET-1BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen, $500. DUANE COURT-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen, $650. WINDSOR CROSSING CONDO-total electric, 2BR, 2BA, $650. WILMINGTON ISLAND-2BR, 1BA, furnished kitchen, duplex $650. LEHIGH DRIVE-2BR, 1BA, furnished kitchen, duplex $675. EAST 39TH ST.-2BR, 1BA, furnished kitchen $600. KANDLEWOOD: 2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $575. HOMES FOR RENT RICHMOND HILLPiercefield, 3BR/2BA, furnished kitchen $795. RINCON-THE COVE Like new 3BR, 2.5BA executive townhomes, gated & pool $850. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

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AVAILABLE NOW: 3BR/1.5BA on deadend street. Carport, washer/dryer hookup, new interior/exterior paint, new wood laminate floors throughout, DR, LR, AC. Near schools and HAAF. $869/month. No section 8; No smoking. 920-1936. Happenings

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Brick 3BR/2BA family home, good neighborhood, Whitfield Park, LR, Kitchen, Laundry room $850/month Avail. midJune. 912-748-3576 BULL RIVER SHOALS Condo 2BR/2BA, poolside, 10 min. from Downtown, 10 min. from beach. $875/month plus deposit. 912-667-7908 or 912-225-6324. CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOM on busline, $110-120/week plus deposit. Call 660-2875 or 236-1952 •Condo- Wilmington Island, 2Bedrooms/2Baths, $800/mo +deposit •Guyton- on 5 acres!5BR/3.5BA + in-law suite w/full bath, gourmet kitchen, sunroom, large entertainment pavilion with refrigerated wetbar & glass doors opening to pool & deck. $1800/mo. Call 596-5237/897-4543

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•Duane Court & Caroline Drive: 2BR/1BA, large living room, furnished kitchen, total electric. $675/month. •Varnedoe Drive: 2BR/1BA, furnished, kitchen, $625month. 912-897-6789 or 344-4164 Who’s Playing What and Where? Check out Soundboard for a complete list of local music events.

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FOR RENT $795/MONTH 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, carport, garage, den. Emory Drive. Owner/Agent. Call 355-5557, 658-5557 Read Week At A GlAnce to find the best events this week.


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SECTION 8 ACCEPTED 329 Woodley Rd. Southside, Total Electric, CH&A, 3BR, 2B, Living room, Den, Kitchen/Dining, W/D connections. large fenced corner yard. $975/Rent & $950 Deposit. Pets ok with approval. 10 Douglas Ct. Bloomingdale, Spacious 3BR/2B, LR, Sun room, Large eat-in kitchen w/SS appliances, Multi-level Deck, 2-car Garage, Privacy Fence $1,150/Rent & $1,100/Deposit. 109 Zipperer Dr. Southside, mobile home, 3BR, 1 ½ B, LR, eat-in kitchen with appliances, CH&A, W/D hook-ups, deck on large lot. $800/rent, $750/Deposit. 2227 Louis Mills Blvd. 3BR, 1BA, Living room, Eat-in kitchen, W/D connections, CH&A, large yard. $695/Rent, $650/Deposit. References & Credit Check Required on Rentals


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Furnished 2BR/2BA home. Ardsley Park near schools & shopping. $1000/month, $1000/deposit. Call 912-236-1952

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Furnished efficiency. Very nice, includes utilities, cable, washer & dryer. $200/week. $200/deposit. 912-236-1952 GARDEN CITY APARTMENT Recently renovated 2BR Apt., total electric, washer/dryer hookups. Convenient location. $615/month. Call 656-5000.

for rent 855 Heritage Place/Corner & Row Apartment Homes Sizzlin Summer Special! Sizzlin Summer 1st MONTH FREE! Special at Heritage Place/Corner& Row Apartment Homes, located at 1901 Florence St., Savannah, GA 31415. Prices starting at $474.00! Call us today at 912-234-8420 and GET PRE-APPROVED! Pamper yourself with our affordable city living and enjoy a spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom with Controlled Access, Media Center & Fitness Center, Centrally located and CAT Accessible, Resident Services, Playground, Washer Dryer Connections, 24 Hour Maintenance and Clothes Care Center. We have everything for your active lifestyle. MOVE IN BY 6/30/2010. Income restrictions Apply. Homes for rent in Bloomingdale (City of Pooler) Lease-purchase available $650-$895 Please call 912-823-3302


Very nice 2BR, LR, DR, fenced-in backyard, offstreet parking, washer/dryer room, screenedin porch $700/month. *ALSO: Historic, newly renovated 4BR/2 large marble baths, fireplace, hardwood floors, fenced-in privacy backyard, off-street parking, washer/dryer included. E. Park Avenue, very nice, quiet neighborhood. 912-659-8141 LAUREL LODGE Efficiency Apartments

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5013 Ogeechee Road. $170 per week and up. $100 deposit. Nicely furnished, all utilities included. Private bath. 695-7889 or 507-0222 MAIN STREET, Richmond Hill. 3BR/2BA, bonus room, 2-car garage, fenced backyard, pets allowed. $1575/monthly. 912-447-5501 or 912-210-0859

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MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 912-925-1831.

Mohawk Trail Townhomes 2BR/2BA, great room w/fireplace, screened porch, garage. quiet covenant enforced gated community. $1100/month +deposit. 844-0248

OFF TIBET, lovely brick, newly painted 2BR, 1.5BA townhouse. Furnished kitchen, washer/dryer connections, CH&A. $640, no pets. 355-6077, energy windows.


216-1/2 Screven-1BR/1BA $525. 1108 E. 38th St.-2BR $700/month. 2407 Tennessee-2BR, $700/mo. 1705 Stratford-3BR/1BA $700. 1504 E. 33rd St.-3BR/1BA $700. Several Rent-to-own properties. Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

RENT: DUPLEX 1110 E. 53rd. 2-bedroom, 1-bath $550/month plus deposit $550. One block off Waters Ave., close to Daffin Park. Call Alex, 912-401-5710, Days/Nights/Weekends,

RENT: DUPLEX 1510 E. 53rd. 3-bedroom, 2-bath house. $795/month plus deposit $795. Call Alex @ 912-401-5710, Days/Nights/Weekends, email:


3BR/2BA doublewide, private lot, Water and Garbage, lawn service included. No Pets,. available now. $750/month, $600/deposit. Call 912-756-7116, 912-667-2498.


Doublewide mobile home $650/rent, $650/deposit. Call 912-964-4451.

ROOMS FOR RENT: Clean, secure, central heat/air, ceiling fan, cable, electric, stove and refrigerator, washer/dryer. Near Library and bus route. Furnished. $150 weekly. John Simmons, 912-844-5865.

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ROOMS FOR RENT on the Eastside, $125-$150/week, deposit required. HOUSE FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, $600/month, depsoit required. For more info, call 912-631-1458 or 912-428-4722

SPACIOUS 2BR, 2B Townhome in Georgetown. Living room with fireplace, wetbar and breakfast nook. Furnished kitchen with stackable w/d. Rent includes amenities for Georgetown pool. MOVE IN SPECIAL $99 deposit, $795 rent with approved credit. Call 927-4383 for more information.

TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Drive Apt 13B. 2BR/1.5BA, 2 story. Washer/dryer connections, all appliances. No pets. $600/month, $600/deposit. 912-663-0177 or 912-663-5368.

Westside House & Apt. For Rent, Call: 655-4280 House- 3BR/1BA, ctr. heat/AC, $750/m. Apartment- 2BR/1BA, ctr heat/AC, $550/m.

FURNISHED Studio apts @ Quail Run Lodge, airport location. Newly remodeled, includes all utilities, cable, broadband internet, room service, onsite restaurant/lounge. $169/week. 964-1421

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Wilmington Island 3BR/2BA kitchen furnished, fireplace, fenced yard, great neighborhood, nice house $1025/mo + deposit. Call 912-897-2047 or 657-3681

OFFICE CONDO FOR RENT 785 King George Blvd. Suite 205 & 208, Brick, 2 downstairs offices approximately 1000 sq.ft. with Break Room, Utility Room, Bathroom. ONLY $875 per month each unit, $875 security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty at 912-231-1981.

Rose of Sharon Senior Residences Apartments Summer Special Newly Renovated Rose of Sharon Senior Residences, 322 East Taylor St., Savannah, GA 31401 has the perfect apartment for your Active Senior Lifestyle. The Rose of Sharon captures the essence of Savannah living. Located in the heart of Savannah’s, most prestigious shopping, entertainment and dining district. We offer Resident Services & Activities, On-site Transit, Controlled Access, and Media & Fitness Center. We are located 5 minutes from the Hospital and Pharmacy. The Rose of Sharon is quite simply the place to be! Hurry, apply today as our apartments are extremely limited for our certain senior subsidized units star ting at $495.00*. Must be 62 and older. Contact Karen Witter at 912-234-5417. Section-8 Welcome •2007 Causton Bluff2BR, all electric, $735 •2023 Causton Bluff, 3BR, $875 •1917 E. 56th3BR, $845 257-6181 Read Week At A GlAnce to find the best events this week.


106 Brandon Lane. 2BR/1.5BA Apt. $650/month, $400 security deposit. Crime free housing. Call 912-856-6896 SOUTHSIDE- Hampstead Oaks Two bedroom, 1.5bath townhouse apt, total electric, $600/month with washer & dryer $625. Call Debra at 912-356-5656


1 Bedroom furnished apartment. All utilities included. $800/month. 912-786-4147 or 912-433-1567


1219 EAST HENRY 2BR, 1 Bath, all electric $650/month, $600/dep. 2501 FLORIDA 3BR/1BA, new kitchen, all hardwoods $700/month. Call 912-844-6294 Art PAtrol for the Latest Openings & Exhibits

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32 GOEBEL Avenue: 3BR/1.5BA garage apt. $800/month. GARDEN CITY: 4125 Sixth St. 3BR/1BA Apt., new flooring & paint $650/month.


3BR/1.5BA, 34 Chatham St. $825. 3BR/1BA, 21 Gerald Dr. $825. Furnished kitche n s, central heat/air, lots more. 507-7934, 927-2853 ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work!

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Wilmington Island Duplex: 2BR/1BA, liing room, dining room, kithen, Water included, $775/month, 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164. CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 DO YOU NEED MECHANIC WORKSHOP SPACE? Will build to suit. Rent $100/wk+ electricity. Close to Sav. 433-9797 Bill Griffin. Serious inquiries only. BUY. sELL fREE!


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rooms for rent 895 DOWNTOWN & SOUTHSIDE 1st week $100. 2nd week until star ting $125/week. Furnished rooms w/cable-tv, WI-FI, free-laundry & off-street parking. All utilities included. Minimum deposit $50 required. See online at: Call 912-220-8691 912-604-1890 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995.


cars 910 ‘56 FORD TRUCK parts, position rears, 6cyl engine, standard trans. ‘70 Ford body parts, 9in rears. Call 661-3879 or 858-2746 ‘74 CHEVY TRUCK, 12 bolt rears, 6 leaps springs, 283 engine parts on rebuilt power glide trans. 661-3879 or 858-2746


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LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.

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


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT in Rincon home. Call Victor for details at 912-704-0936 ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone ser vice. $400/$500 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown: 912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. WEST SAVANNAH ROOM FOR RENT: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-272-6919.

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1998- Mint condition, under 150,000 miles, black w/black leather interior. Sunroof, dvd, $12500 OBO. Call 598-8277 CHEVROLET MonteCarlo, 2003- LS, coupe, good condition, very clean, $5,000. 844-2050 Chevy EL CAMINO 1985 nice classic, auto, V8, AC, Conquista edition, No Rust! New tires/brakes, radiator, More! $4200obo. 386-490-6125 Sav. FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. FORD 390-Engine needs time chain, C-6 Trans, engine to rebuild 390-360-352-351-302-30 0. Call 661-3879 or 858-2746 FORD Taurus, 1996Air broken. Transmission slips. As is. Runs. $230.00 (912)354-8887 FORD Thunderbird LX, 1994- Nice body, needs engine work. Mazda 626, 1994, needs transmission $600. Call 661-3879 or 858-2746 FORD VAN E-150, 1999- V-8, Power windows/locks, good condition, one owner, 105,100 miles. $4,400. 912-844-7875 Grand Marquis ‘97 145,000 miles, great AC, $1000 OBO. Call (912)704-4435.

HONDA Accord, 1992 $2,700

4 door, fully loaded, AC, heat, CC, tilt, new tires, pwr windows, JVC system, new paint job, low miles, well maint. Call TY 912-323-1673

cars 910 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, 2002- LS, V8, all standard equipment, leather seats, spruce green, 61,500 miles 912-308-1614


GMC Pickup, 2000- Excellent condition. $6000. Call 927-2448 or 604-5969 Need a Car Loan? Call 912-687-2753 PONTIAC Bonneville, 1992- SE, 4 door, good condition, very clean $2,000. 844-2050

SCOOTER- Baja, 2006, C50, 773 miles, 2GPX dot helmets, runs great, all papers included, excellent condition. Asking $700 o.b.o. Call 912-695-2916 TOYOTA Corolla, 200626,371 miles. Asking $12,500. Call 912-921-4510 or 912-667-1001. VOLKSWAGEN Golf, 1997. Great for college student. Gray, 4-door hatchback w/sunroof. Great running condition, new brakes, new ignition switch and steering column, slight body damage on hood. $2800 OBO. Call 507-8733 SUVS 930 Need a Car Loan? Call 912-687-2753 Motorcycles/ AtVs 940 Need a Car Loan? Call 912-687-2753 Schwinn Motor scooter, silver, nice, comes with 2 helmets. Asking $1050. Call 925-6083. Boats & accessories 950 PONTOONBOAT Grumman, 1992- 20 foot sport fishing pontoon with New trailer, 90 Horse Power Mercury $2000. Call 912-657-3251 ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

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