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CULTURE Taiko drummers march to their own beat at the Savannah Asian Festival | 21

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Where are the environmentalists? Even if the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is plugged soon, the damage it has already caused will be a devastating, possibly lethal, blow to a key national fishery and recreation area.

Even in the best–case scenario, most of the Gulf of Mexico will essentially be a dead zone for a generation or more — not so much Obama’s Katrina as it is his Chernobyl. The worst-case scenario is almost unimaginable, the stuff of apocalyptic visions. There are a lot of questions regarding both the administration’s response to the disaster as well as BP’s ongoing mendacity. We’ll eventually get some of the answers, while others will remain in limbo for historians to sort out. Here’s one question I want answered: Where are the environmentalists? For the eight long years of the Bush administration, my email inbox was besieged with urgent solicitations and press releases from national, state and local environmental groups, warning of imminent catastrophe if Bush was permitted to continue with Policy X. Yet it was not Bush, it was Obama who broke decades-long precedent by lifting the ban on new offshore drilling. It is not Bush, it is Obama who is bungling the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history (yet another botched relief effort in the New Orleans area, has no one learned anything?).

But so far there’s been little or no public reaction from environmental groups. Crickets. If it were Bush who gave as eerily detached a press conference as Obama did last week — wherein he admitted he didn’t know about the firing of the head of the regulatory agency that oversees oil drilling (!) — my inbox would be full once again with noble clarion calls to mobilize against the administration, and of course to donate money. If it were Bush who entertained sports teams at the White House and sat down with Marv Albert to talk about LeBron James’ future while the oil spewed unabated like an undersea volcano of doom, as Obama did recently, there would be calls for his impeachment (and again, calls to donate). But now, nothing. Why? This is especially bizarre considering Obama was elected specifically because he promised to

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Revenue, not budget cuts by Sarah Beth gehl

Recovery Act funds alone could not shore up Georgia’s education budgets. Lawmakers cut between 13 and 15 percent from K-12, University System, and Georgia’s award-winning Technical College System budgets for the upcoming fiscal year compared to 2009. Thousands of Georgians currently employed by the state education systems will be joining the record unemployment numbers. The State Board of Education just eliminated class size limits for the upcoming school year to allow districts to manage state cuts. Additional consequences will be more adjunct faculty at colleges and universities, salary cuts and

furloughs, and reduced supportive services such as tutoring. A few K-12 school systems have already moved to a four-day school week or shortened the school calendar from 180 days to 160 days. These cuts affect students, faculty, and staff, but also local economies across the state. According to the state’s Department of Labor data, K-12 systems are one of the top 10 largest employers in every county in Georgia, and the number one largest in 96 counties. The intent of federal Recovery Act funds was to give state lawmakers time to address revenue declines from the recession. Although Georgia’s deficit has been

undo the eight years of damage Bush caused. The “fierce urgency of now,” I believe was the phrase used in the campaign ads. Are his supporters getting what they voted for? When is “now” if not, well, now? Certainly the BP spill is a direct legacy of three decades of Republican deregulation, aided and abetted by a mostly compliant and ineffectual Democratic party. Yet Obama has not only left this Reaganesque legacy largely unaddressed, but apparently — given the huge volume of offshore oil leases his administration granted after the BP spill began — he actively supports large portions of it. It’s a Judas kiss if there ever was one. But not a peep from the betrayed party, the environmentalist community. Only poor Robert Redford, God bless him, is making the TV rounds urging the president to fulfill his mandate for broad change. Redford isn’t a young man, but the tired look on his face is more than age. He certainly must feel the futility of his effort in the face of this administration’s continued we’ll-get-to-itwhen-we-get-to it attitude. I keep hearing from environmentalists, “At least Obama’s better than Sarah Palin.” Of that there is little doubt. But here’s the thing: If Obama doesn’t clean up the Gulf — and clean up his act — Palin is exactly who we could get in 2012. Is it “now” yet? cs

in the top 10 worst in the nation, lawmakers chose to rely on cutting services; lawmakers did not take significant steps to shore up the revenue system for education. Recovery Act funds for education run out in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, causing bigger holes in school funding even as Georgia’s population of school age children increases, more displaced workers seek job training, and more young people seek post-secondary education in order to enter the workforce. The problem won’t end there, though, as state economists predict the state won’t regain FY 2007 level of revenues until FY 2014. Given these prolonged revenue problems, Georgia has four options for future education budgets. One option that gives states another year of time to solve their problems is for Congress to pass amendments to the war/disaster supplemental bill to add $23

billion in emergency education funding — effectively an extension of the Recovery Act’s state fiscal stabilization fund. The other three are: 1) increasing targeted taxes such as the cigarette tax and repealing some exemptions; 2) shifting costs to local governments and students; and 3) cutting education programs. All of these options have implications that demand discussion. Relying on additional cuts to education, for example, raises questions about equity. Continuing to vilify revenue measures while giving budget cuts a free pass is hurting our economy. A balanced approach, one that includes raising revenues responsibly and limiting additional cuts, will put Georgia in a better position to prosper in the 21st century. cs Sara Beth Gehl is Deputy Director of the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute.

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Wednesday

Free Concert in Johnson Square

What: Vocalist Roger Moss

and pianist Eric Jones.

When: Wed. June 2, 11

a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Johnson Square Cost: Free

Sand Gnats vs. Asheville

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What: The Sand Gnats

battle the Asheville Tourists during a four-game series. When: Wed. June 2, 7 p.m., Thu. June 3, 7 p.m., Fri. June 4, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7-10

Film: The Whip and the Body (Italy, 1963) What: Thriller set in the

19th century tells the tale of nobleman at odds with his dying father. An erotic, gothic horror masterpiece. Presented by the Psychotronic Film Society. When: Wed. June 2, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5

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Friday First Friday for Folk

What: The Savannah Folk

Music Society presents performances from Tia McGraff and Joni Bishop. When: June 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Cost: $2 recommended donation

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Left: Chinese acrobats and jugglers are on the bill at the 15th annual Savannah Asian Festival Saturday. Above: Christopher Blair and Richie Cook appear in the Savannah Children’s Theatre musical Joseph and and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Theater: Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

When: Fri. June 4, 9:30 p.m. Where: River Street Cost: Free

$30/after Info: www.facebook.com/ SURVIVETHEFIVE

Theatre presents the classic by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. When: Fri. June 4, 8 p.m., Sat. June 5, 3 p.m., Sat. June 5, 8 p.m., Sun. June 6, 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10-12

Savannah Comedy Revue

Exploring Tidal Creeks

What: Savannah Children’s

Theater: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest What: The stage adapta-

tion of Ken Kesey’s classic tale about life in a mental institution. When: Fri. June 4, 8 p.m., Sat. June 5, 8 p.m., Sun. June 6, 3 p.m. Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $10-$5

First Friday Fireworks What: Celebrate the end of

the week with some pyrotechnics on the river.

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What: An evening of stand

up comedy featuring Kim the Kidder, Kat Alderman, Phil Keeling, Shane Gray and more. When: Fri. June 4, 8 p.m. Where: Bay St. Theater, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $9

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Saturday Survive the Five K

What: A 5K race benefiting

cancer survivors, presented by St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. When: Sat. June 5, 8 a.m. Where: Isle of Hope Pool, 409 Parkersburg Rd. Cost: $25/before June 3,

What: Explore the marsh by

boat with a naturalist guide to learn more about local plants and animals. Call to reserve space. When: Sat. June 5, 9 a.m. Where: Wilderness Southeast Cost: $55/person Info: www.wildernesssoutheast.org/

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: The Savannah Local

Food Collaborative hosts this weekly market featuring regionally grown, fresh food and food products. When: Sat. June 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, Corner of Park and Bull, Cost: Free

Sea Turtles of the Georgia Coast What: An educational

program looking at the role of sea turtles on the ecology of the Georgia Coast, and what can be done to protect them. Reservations required. When: Sat. June 5, 10 a.m. Where: UGA Marine Science Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Circle Dr. Cost: $10/general, $6/aquarium season pass holders Info: www.marex.uga.edu/

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Tybee Tour of Homes

What: Take a peek inside some of Tybee’s finest homes. A fundraiser for the Hope House of Savannah. When: Sat. June 5, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Cost: $30/adv, $35/day of (incl. catered lunch) Info: www.tybeetourofhomes.com/

Desoto Strut

eclectic group show of work from local artists, open artist studios and live music. June 5, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Desoto Ave, between 40th and 41st St. , Cost: Free and open to the public When: Sat.

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What: Fun for all ages.

Includes board games, singing, dancing, spoken word and more. When: Sat. June 5, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Where: St. John Baptist Church, 522 Hartridge St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: http://www. stjohnthemightyfortress. org/

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. June 05, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Polk’s Market, 530 E. Liberty St.

15th Annual Asian Festival

What: A celebration of the

unique cultures, cuisines and artistic styles from across the Asian continent. When: June 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Civic Center Cost: Free and open to the public Info: www.savannahga. gov/arts

What’s the 411?

What: An event for teens

and parents with info about money management, scholarships, employment, college alternatives and more. Sponsored by EPACT and the Coastal SCLC. When: Sat. June 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Hoskins Center at Memorial Health, 4700 Waters Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public

Wine and Jazz Festival What: An afternoon of

wine tasting, live jazz and more. Some proceeds benefit local charity. When: June 5, 1-7 p.m. Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Cost: $55 Info: www.westinsavannah.com/winejazz

Sand Gnats vs. Kannapolis

Spring Concert Series

return to Savannah to take on the Gnats. When: Sat. June 5, 6 p.m., Sun. June 6, 2 p.m., Mon. June 7, 7 p.m., Tue. June 8, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7-10

Ambrose honors his late wife with a memorial concert featuring the music of Brahms, Chopin and more. When: Sun. June 6, 3:30 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St.

What: The Intimidators

AWOL Album Release Event What: Students from

AWOL’s music program debut their recently completed album “Shattered Reflections.” When: Sat. June 5, 7 p.m. Where: S.P.A.C.E. Black Box, 9 W. Henry St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Songwriters’ Circle

What: The Tybee

Post Theater hosts its first performance in over 40 years! Three musical acts perform, including Joni Bishop, Darryl Wise and the duo of Michael Amburgey and Bobby Hanson. When: Sat. June 5, 7 p.m. Where: Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn, Tybee Island Cost: $15 (proceeds benefit the Theater) Info: www.tybeeposttheater.org/

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Sunday

Savannah Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon What: Individual and Re-

lay Team events. Triathlon: 500 yards lake swim, 13.1 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. Duathlon: 1 mile run, 13 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. When: Sun. June 6, 8 a.m. Where: L. Scott Stell Park Info: http://www.SavannahTriathlon.com/

Islands Elementary Closing Ceremony What: All former stu-

dents, families, and staff welcome. When: June 6, 2-4 p.m. Where: Islands Elementary School, 4595 Hwy 80 East

What: Pianist James

Cost: Info: http://www.stpaul-

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Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis

What: A benefit walk to

help raise money in the fight against Crohn’s and Colitis. When: Sun. June 6, 5 p.m. Where: Daffin Park, East Victory Dr. Info: http://online.ccfa. org/

Save Nashville: Summer Songwriter Series What: A benefit concert

to raise money for flood victims in Nashville. Featuring performances from Mark Carter, The Trainwrecks and Liquid Ginger. When: Sun. June 6, 8 p.m. Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Rd. , Cost: $20

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Wednesday Story Time at the Roundhouse

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

Sometimes sorry isn’t enough An officer on patrol at 4 a.m. was advised by a passerby that there was a group of disorderly individuals in the area. The officer went to investigate and discovered the suspect walking down the middle of Broughton Street yelling and shouting.

The officer observed the man to be very unsteady on his feet, with some dried blood on his face that originated from his left nostril. The officer asked the man why he was bleeding, and the man told him that “it was called an initiation.” The officer asked again who had punched him, and he told the officer he wouldn’t understand because he was not in the military, and that he was “a punk bitch.” The man continued with a string of profanities outlining how “he was born on these fucking streets,” and that he was currently a soldier from Ft.

Stewart. The officer asked the man whether he realized that he was talking with a police officer. He affirmed that he was aware of that fact. The officer asked him not to be abusive or profane any more, or he would be arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. The suspect told the officer that if he touched him he would “need to bring a lot more people,” and advised the officer to call “the Feds.” The officer asked the man to put his hands on the patrol vehicle. The man complied, but when the officer tried to cuff his left wrist, the man tried to swing the officer around. A scuffle ensued, including the officer hip checking the man against the car and telling him to get on the ground. Once he was cuffed, EMS was called to treat the injuries the man had received from his earlier “initiation.” The suspect continued yelling and then began to calm down. He said he had been jumped while walking down the street, then changed his story. He then apologized. He was transported to CCDC. • A woman called police after her 10–year old son was bitten by a neighbor’s dog. The boy told officers that he and some friends were walking by when the dog

started to bark and act aggressively. The dog was chained to a dog house, but when it charged at the children, it broke its chain and chased the kids. The boy was bitten on the right leg. Officers advised his mother on how to obtain a copy of the report. • Police were called to a convenience store on the Southside in response to some found property. The woman told the officer that she found a bag of what appeared to be marijuana on the floor of the store, and there was no apparent owner to claim it. The officer took the baggie and logged it into the property room. If you are missing about 2 grams of weed, call the police, they might still have it for you. • Police were dispatched to a call about suspected battery. The woman told the officer that the night before, she had been drinking with friends, including the suspect, and that at 11pm she and the suspect got into a verbal dispute. She said

she could not remember what the fight was about, but that it had ended up outside where the suspect hit her and threw her down. The officer spoke with another witness who said that he never saw the suspect hit the complainant, but that she had charged the suspect and tried to hit him. The officer then spoke with another witness who said he had spoken with the complainant earlier that morning and that she told him she had fallen down some stairs and hit her arm on a picture frame. He also told the officer that the woman has a drinking problem and “tends to make big situations out of minor things.” The officer then spoke with the suspect who said that he hadn’t hit the woman, but had only tried to defend himself. The woman could not tell the officer why she waited more than 12 hours to call and had problems remembering details of the event. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


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under Bush are crimes under Obama and must be resisted by anyone who claims a shred of conscience.” The group specifically referred to Obama’s ordering the assassination of Anwar al–Awlaki, an American citizen and radical Muslim cleric living in Yemen, “because he is suspected of participating in plots by Al Qaeda.” The statement notes that “Al–Awlaki denies these charges. No matter. Without trial or other judicial proceeding, the administration has simply put him on the to–be–killed list.” The Obama administration claims it has the right to kill people such as al–Awlaki, who has been linked to the shooter at Fort Hood and the would–be airplane bomber over Detroit last year. This is an extraordinary claim of unilateral executive power. Al–Awlaki, who has made inflammatory statements about killing American civilians, is not operating on a traditional battlefield but rather is suspected – having never been charged or tried – of engaging in illegal activities. Thus a president who spared no criticism of the horrendous powers claimed by the Bush–Cheney administration has one–upped his predecessor by openly declaring the authority to murder even American citizens. Why aren’t all Obama supporters expressing their disgust over this despotic policy? “In some respects this is worse than Bush,” the statement continues. “Obama says that the government can detain you indefinitely, even if you have been exonerated in a trial, and he has publicly floated the idea of ‘preventive detention.’ [And] the Obama administration, in expanding the use of unmanned drone attacks, argues that the U.S. has the authority under international law to use extrajudicial killing in sovereign countries with which it is not at war.” It closes with an appeal to “end this complicity of silence.” This is a hopeful sign, indeed. Maybe it’s the spark that’s needed to launch a real peace movement so that this immoral and criminal behavior will finally stop. cs Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff. org) and editor of The Freeman magazine.

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-- Paula Wolf, 41, was arrested in Stevens Point, Wis., and charged with hitting four pedestrians at random with projectiles on April 21. In Wolf ’s car, police found a blow gun, a slingshot and a bucket of rocks, and after questioning, Wolf told police that she just “liked to hear people say ‘ouch.’” • Lame: (1) The reason career criminal Kevin Polwart gave for his brief February escape from New Zealand’s Auckland Prison was to demonstrate that he posed no threat to society on the outside (and thus that he should be parolled). (Instead, authorities added nine months to his sentence.) (2) A judge in Scotland went lenient on George McIntosh, 53, who had been convicted of embezzling the equivalent of about $87,000 from two pro golfing organizations. McIntosh claimed that his medication for Parkinson’s disease had made him “compulsive(ly)” generous so that he needed to embezzle money in order to buy gifts for his friends.

• Betty Lou Lynn, 83, was mugged and had her wallet stolen in her new hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., in April. Lynn is the actress who played Barney Fife’s best girl, Thelma Lou, in the Andy Griffith TV show and had lived in Los Angeles until she became alarmed at the city’s crime rate. She decided in 2007 to move to the quieter, peaceful Mount Airy, which was Griffith’s birthplace and the model for the TV town of Mayberry. The Litigious Society • Gary Null filed a lawsuit in New -- In April, George Black’s lawsuit York City in April against the maker of to be compensated for his injuries was a nutrition supplement called Ultimate permitted to proceed to trial, following Power Meal, alleging that he had sufan Ontario Superior Court decision. fered constant pain, kidney damage and Black was playing third base (the “hot internal bleeding from the product’s corner”) in a softball game in Hamilton recommended daily regimen. Ultiwhen he lost track of a line drive in mate Power Meal is one of the “health” the sun. The ball hit him in the head, supplements packaged under the label smashing his glasses into his face and of ... Gary Null, a nationally prominent causing serious trauma to his eye. Black pitchman for homeopathic remedies. figures his injury is the fault of the Null is suing the manufacturer who owner of the softball field for failing to supplies the product on which Null put up any kind of shade to block the affixes his Ultimate Power Meal label. late afternoon sun. (According to consumer advisers at • Melanie Shaker filed a lawsuit Quackwatch.org, Null is “one of the recently against the Fases Salon in nation’s leading promoters of dubious Chicago for her 2008 injuries, which treatment for serious disease.”) she incurred when she fell through • According to court records cited by the salon’s front window and badly The Washington Post in April, Rene slashed herself. She fell after losing Fernandez, 45, will plead guilty her balance while attempting to one count of a DUI-caused to kick her husband during a injury in connection with a 2009 traffic accident in MontgomSTOP THE quarrel along Sheffield Avenue HUMIDITY! following dinner (and, of course, ery County, Md., that severely drinks). Shaker suffered deep injured a retired county judge cuts to her arm, back and feet, and his wife, both in their which she now says was the 80s. Fernandez and the judge, salon’s fault in that they had Edwin Collier, had met neglected to use “safety glass” previously, in 1998, when Judge in their front window, which Collier pronounced sentence on would not have shattered into glass Fernandez for DUI. At that time, shards. Judge Collier released Fernandez on probation, even though Fernandez had been arrested for DUI twice in the previous three

• Jo Ann Fonzone’s four-year quest to divorce the rock singer David Lee Roth (of Van Halen) continues, according to a May report in the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. Roth, through his publicist, denied any connection whatsoever to Fonzone, who has filed nearly two dozen lawsuits against various people who she claims have done her wrong, including Hollywood executive Cary Woods and MTV CEO Judy McGrath, who each has been accused of trying to steal Fonzone’s identity. Judges have noted that Fonzone’s claims are unaccompanied by any “evidence” (such as a marriage license to Roth, or even photographs of the “couple” together), and most judges who have heard her claims regard the lawsuits as “frivolous.” Said a court records chief of Fonzone’s prolific filings, “When (the clerks) see her, they all want to run.” Fonzone actually has a law degree, from Western State University in Fullerton, Calif.

I Demand My Rights

In April, warehouse workers at the Copenhagen, Denmark, brewery that makes Carlsberg beer went on strike after the company cut back on its allowance of providing up to three free beers per shift, which workers thought made their mundane jobs easier to take. As of April 1, only one beer per shift was provided, and only at lunch. (The previous “right” belonged also to delivery drivers, according to a Reuters report, but it was not clear how that right squared with drunk-driving laws.)

Least Competent Criminals

Not Ready for Prime Time: (1) John Campana, 18, was detained by police after they found him with several pieces of expensive jewelry in Gainesville, Fla. As they were questioning him about where he got the jewelry, Campana (according to the police report) started shaking and sweating, and then fainted. (He was charged several days later with burglary.) (2) Jason Robinson, 22, was arrested at a Burger King in Pine Bluff, Ark., in May after robbing the restaurant manager at gunpoint. As the manager handed over the day’s proceeds, Robinson set his gun down on a counter to grab the money. Not surprisingly, the manager picked up the gun and shot Robinson in the leg. cs

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With millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico over the past month and the ongoing threat of global warming tied to burning fossil fuels, the question of how we will power households and businesses through the 21st century and into the future looms larger than ever. Among the crop of renewable energy options – solar, biomass, geothermal and wind, to name a few – it might be wind that is growing fastest, representing about 35 percent of all new energy construction in last two years, according to the Department of Energy. The Southeast, however, is lagging well behind the curve when it comes to wind–power technology. By the end of last year, there were still no wind installations producing more than one megawatt (MW) of energy from Virginia to Florida and west to Louisiana, according to data from the National Renewable Energy Lab. Southeastern states, except Tennessee, are the only ones left in the contiguous 48 without any commercially viable wind power. The forecast, particularly in South Carolina and Georgia, may be improving, though. Last November, South Carolina and Clemson University were awarded $45 million in stimulus funds to build a wind turbine test facility that will develop the next generation of technology. While Georgia’s progress isn’t nearly as concrete as our neighbor to the north, there have been signs that winds of change are starting to blow.

Center: An example of an offshore wind turbine. Top and bottom: Photos from the Windopolis/Play Up Savannah installation during Earth Day at Forsyth Park.

Knowing where the wind blows Southern Company, the parent corporation of Georgia Power, is seeking permission from the Department of the Interior’s Mineral Management Service to build research towers off the coast of Georgia. While this isn’t the first time Southern Company (SoCo) has had its eye on offshore wind development, starting the application process to build towers capable of gathering site specific data on average wind speeds marks an important step forward.

“The only companies that are making offshore wind towers are in Europe and they won’t even sell you one if you don’t have at least one, and preferably three years of site specific data,” explains Paul Wolff, Tybee City Council member and local renewable energy advocate. In 2007, SoCo partnered with researchers from Georgia Tech for a study gauging wind speeds off the coast, and discovered two potentially viable locations; one several miles off the shores of Tybee and another by Jekyll Island. The study reported average wind speeds of 15 to 17 miles per hour, sufficient to power turbines, but according to SoCo the project wasn’t economically justifiable when compared to other forms of traditional power generation. “These ‘Class 4’ winds have been used in other areas of the country for land–based wind farms but offshore wind resources must be greater to overcome the higher construction and operational costs,” says their Renewable Energy report. The study from Georgia Tech concluded that more research would be prudent, which is what Southern Company is pursuing now by applying for offshore leases. The benefits The creation of a wind farm off the coast of Tybee would have benefits broader than just the clean energy. “Once we get those systems in place, they require no fuel,” says Wolff. “We’re not going to be vulnerable to price fluctuations of commodities.” He explains that if a 150–turbine wind farm was built several miles off the coast of Tybee – far enough away that it would be practically out of sight – it could produce as much as 800 MW of electricity, enough to power about 500,000 homes.


Changing the perception “It’s something people aren’t familiar with,� says Wolff. “Everybody has heard horror stories about noise and birds. They say people don’t want to look at them.� In an effort to make Tybee’s Memorial Park carbon neutral, Wolff is proposing to build a small wind turbine in the park, something that he hopes will help people get more comfortable with the technology, but which has been “controversial.� “One thing I’m trying to do is get people to understand is that the impacts are minimal and the resource is sustainable – to use this as a spring board to say ‘look how easy this was, now let’s think offshore where you won’t even be able to see it,’� he says. A turbine might also become a tourist attraction, drawing the attention of curious visitors who have never seen a wind turbine in person. “Since our entire economy is tourist driven, I think this would be a huge draw for people who’re just curious,� he says. “We’ve got water towers and cell phone towers, I think a wind turbine would be a step up in terms of the visual impact.� The turbine in Memorial Park, which Wolff hopes will be in place by the beginning of next year, would be considerably smaller than its offshore relatives – producing only about 20 kilowatts as opposed to several megawatts.

Less is more For R Campbell, a SCAD graduate student researching wind power innovation, the smaller turbines represent the most significant opportunities to change our electricity consumption. “By appealing to individual people’s motivation to slash their electric bill, the propagation of millions of small ‘less efficient’ turbines will exceed the real output of large remote wind farms,� he explains. Similar to small scale solar installations on homes, which reduce the amount of power used rather than completely removing a residence from the power grid, smaller wind turbines would allow people to reduce their total energy consumption, and save money. “Through my research I have found that people see quality of life as freedom; the freedom to do more for their family, the freedom of time, the freedom to make their own choices,� Campbell says. “If you can put money back into people’s pockets you can help them gain these freedoms.� At the Earth Day celebration in Forsyth Park in April, Campbell, whose project is known as Windopolis, joined forces with a group called Play Up Savannah to create an art installation geared toward children and families that would help close the disconnect between perception and practice when it came to wind. The project was simple but effective. Plant hundreds of tiny spinning wheels into the grass and watch the wind blow. “The main idea was to create a participatory event that would create an emotional connection between kids of all ages and wind power,� he says. “We wanted to generate a positive emotional experience.� Campbell agrees with Wolff and others that the biggest obstacle facing the adoption of wind power technology is the public perception of the technology, particularly that the average person is so removed from energy production that they don’t realize how significant the change to renewable energy would be. “If people were living near coal burning plants there would be a greater level of education and understanding that takes place,� Campbell explains. “Seeing this first hand would help change perception and accelerate renewable energy production.� As evidenced in the Gulf of Mexico, the cost of energy is more than the amount on the electric bill. CS To comment email us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Last May at the annual Covered Dish Supper sponsored by Chatham–Savannah Citizen Advocacy, I shared dinner with some new acquaintances –“Frederick,” a friendly–yet–reserved Brooks Brothers–dressed African American professional in his late 20s; and “William” a silent, grade–school aged African American boy. After saying hello and shaking hands with Frederick, I extended my hand to young William, who stared at me and said nothing. “William, say hello to Miss Gunn, and shake her hand,” said Frederick. William’s coached hello and handshake was the only exchange between us for the night. Throughout dinner, while Frederick visited with me and the other adults at our table, he always had one eye on William, seated to his left. William ate silently and mostly stared at his plate. I’ve thought about William and Frederick many times this past week, while reading news accounts of Clifford Grevemberg’s visit to Tybee Island last Friday. According to news sources and published police records, Clifford, age 18, was Tased by a Tybee Island police officer during an arrest. Clifford’s family reports that he is diagnosed with Asperger’s, a form of autism, and also has a heart condition. At the supper last year, I learned that Frederick and William were introduced by the Citizen Advocacy folks. William’s mom asked Citizen Advocacy to find a volunteer advocate for her son, in hopes that their friendship would help William and his mom navigate the public school system and the larger world. Citizen Advocacy is in the matchmaking business. They introduce people who navigate society’s mainstream (like

Frederick) to people who are at risk for becoming adrift or washed away forever as a result of disability (like William.) Both sides of the match are in it voluntarily – no court mandates, no DFCS supervision, no payments exchanged. If either side of the match decides it isn’t working out, they go their separate ways. At the annual Covered Dish Supper, it’s easy to spot many of these matched up friendships. High tech wheelchairs are everywhere, as are adults with extra–small bodies, limbs that don’t do everything they’re asked to do, hands that won’t hold forks, gaits that are extra–slow or extra–clunky. Some folks’ eyes won’t stay focused. Some mouths work hard to form the simplest words, or can’t speak at all. None of these descriptions apply to William. He’s a quiet kid with no visible characteristics that seem unusual. I’ve met a lot of children (and a few adults) who would have sat bored and silent at such a function, just like William did. Before Frederick told me they’d been introduced by Citizen Advocacy, I assumed they were an uncle and a nephew, or perhaps cousins. In recent decades, disability–rights groups and federal laws have educated or mandated ways to include people with disabilities into everyday activities. People with disabilities are more visible. Sidewalk ramps, restroom grab bars and designated parking spaces are routine. So are computers for workers, aides in classrooms, desks for students who use wheelchairs. Aging relatives using walkers or wheelchairs provide one–on–one teachable moments on how to be more accommodating. And now there’s Clifford Grevemberg. From media photos, if you look past the recently broken tooth and new face scrapes, he looks like just another 18–year–old jam band devotee who could use a haircut. Every time I see him in the media I think of Shaggy in

the Scooby Doo cartoons. Like young William, Clifford has a diagnosed disability. Both look like many other people we see every day. Clifford’s most unusual physical attribute is his bean–pole frame – 6’ 9’’ and 170 lbs. On the surface, William’s and Clifford’s families have little in common – black vs. white, single parent vs. married parents, East Savannah neighborhood vs. suburban Wilmington Island neighborhood. Dig deeper, and they share a lot. These are families who are determined that their boys, who look “normal” but have the deck of life stacked against them, will live in the middle of regular society, not pushed to the side or forgotten. William’s mom knew she needed someone at her side to help her son stay in the middle; now she and Frederick are working together. Clifford’s older brother took him to Tybee for the Beach Bum parade, to be a part of something that most 18–year– olds would love. Three different online commentors say they went through elementary and high school with Clifford, with one mentioning going to Johnson High together. No segregated school for this kid. When Clifford was arrested, his whole family came to get him out of jail. Then they called the media, and now we all know the story. Without the family’s activism, this might have been just another arrest that none of us would know about. Thanks to Clifford’s family, our community is having a teachable moment about how to be aware of, and include, people who look like everyone else but have a few differences–the William’s and the Clifford’s of Chatham County. I’m learning a few things, and it seems this teachable moment is just getting started. Stay tuned. CS

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Students from Savannah Arts Academy’s Making A Difference group (MAD) helped gather an enthusiastic and generous crowd for a talent show at the Sentient Bean May 25 to benefit the organization Invisible Children. Considering themselves storytellers, Invisible Children is an organization that calls people to action through documentary videos. Invisible Children has worked with the government of Uganda to apprehend Joseph Kony, who is responsible for kidnapping over 3000 Ugandan children and turning them into child soldiers. The group is also rebuilding schools and working to give the children whose lives have been destroyed a new beginning. “The money raised from the talent night is going specifically to what’s called the Legacy Scholarship Fund,” says Elle Karbassi, a member of MAD. “The Legacy Scholarship Fund helps children get into schools and gives them each a mentor because they have gone through awful things; their parents have died, or they’ve been child soldiers in war. So, they will have a mentor to help them with their emotional issues. They will be able to go to school and have housing and food provided.” This year’s was the second talent night put on by SAA students in the five years that SAA has been raising money for Invisible Children. If you’ve ever been in the Sentient Bean, you know how warm it is inside due to the summer temperatures of Savannah, but even the sticky heat couldn’t stop people from coming out for this night of talented acts and charity. The place was packed, not leaving any available seating. I was lucky enough to find a spot to sit on top of a table, while others snuggled in closely with strangers on the couch. There was a broad range of talents involved in the show, including juggling,

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Along with singer, songwriter, storyteller and painter Joni Bishop, this month’s Savannah Folk Music Society concert features Ontario thrush Tia McGraff, whose emotionally–charged singing voice brought this from Canadian guitar legend Randy Bachman: “Tia McGraff is a fantastic singer with her own vocal personality which reminds me of an early Linda Ronstadt. She is a very intuitive songwriter who knows what a song needs to make it tick. A joy to work with. It’s just a matter of time till that magic moment when everyone agrees it’s Tia’s time.” Listen & learn: www.myspace. com/tiamcgraff, www.jonibishop. com. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. $2 donation.

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The last time this outstanding bluegrass bunch was at Randy Wood’s place, in August, they were joined onstage by the banjo master himself, Earl Scruggs. I have no idea if Earl’ll be here this go–round, but I can tell you that Roy Lewis is a great 5–string banjo player himself, and while his high–pitched, Jerry Clower–esque humor might be a little too Cracker Barrel for some folks, his and the band’s interplay with guitar, fiddle and mandolinist extraordinaire Lizzy Long makes for one high–octane acoustic evening. A little history: Roy, who is Lizzie’s foster father, was a member of the Lewis Family, “America’s First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music.” High–stepping, indeed. Listen & learn: www.lttleroyandlizzie.com.

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Orleans’ alternative music community. Said Kicked Out magazine: “The Quintron/Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, ‘Swamp–Tech’ dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes and entertaining puppet stories.” And if that weren’t enough of a recommendation: “This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants and university lecture halls.” Yeah buddy! Listen & learn: www.quintronandmisspussycat.com. 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. CS

negro spirituals, gospel tunes and hymns, plus spoken word – plays this first–ever event inside the bare–bones Tybee Post Theater. The evening is a fundraiser for the building’s restoration fund (here’s hoping Tybee, one day, will have a swanky performance space of its own), and the bill also includes singer and finger–picking guitarist Darryl Wise, a Savannah native who relocated to northeast Florida more than 30 years ago, but just

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he Athens band Venice is Sinking creates atmospheric music, rooted in pop but free from the constraints of predicable song structure – the melodies, and the arrangements, go where they will. The instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, trumpet and viola, and like all the best pop music, they’re combined in various ways to create a distinctive sound. The

vocal harmonies are rich and layered. The band, which returns to Savannah June 4 for a show at the Co–Laboratory, has released two albums (Sorry About the Flowers and AZAR) of sublime and carefully–constructed music. For Sand & Lines, due June 15, Venice is Sinking recorded on the stage of the Georgia Theatre, the pulsing heart of Athens’ healthy live music scene.

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It’s not a live album – there was no audience – but rather an experiment in ambiance, modeled after the Cowboy Junkies’ classic Trinity Sessions album, which was all cut live in the bowels of an old Canadian church. Almost exactly a year after the Sand & Lines sessions, the Georgia Theatre burned to the ground. The album, therefore, has a bittersweet associa-

tion for Daniel Lawson (guitar, lead vocals), Karolyn Troupe (viola, lead vocals), Lucas Jensen (drums), James Sewell (keyboards, trumpet, vocals) and Jeremy Sellers (bass, vocals). We spoke with Venice is Sinking co–founders Lawson and Troupe. Your other records are overdubbed and rather complex. Wasn’t it daunting to do all these things live, in a single take?


Was the rule “no overdubbing, no repairs”? Daniel Lawson: The way it was recorded didn’t allow for any fixing. Because it was just the two microphones going to a two–track tape deck. He (producer David Barbe) was just blending the two microphones together, and all the mixing occurred by moving amps onstage or putting us in different places. Or telling one of us to be quieter, something like that. So there was no chance to go back and do anything again. Because if you’re recording with mics on each instrument, you have channels to go back to. But it was just the signal off the stage, with the microphones high over our heads. People writing about Venice is Sinking go out of their way to describe what you do as “dreampop” or “slowcore,” things like that. I prefer to think of pop music as just something interesting that moves you. When someone asks you, what do you say? Daniel Lawson: It’s hard to describe any kind of music, and I think it’s especially hard when you’re describing something that’s personal, and that you create. But I usually just list off the instruments and kind of leave it at that. Karolyn Troupe: The first thing that I usually say is “orchestral rock,”

or “dreamy orchestral Americana rock.” There you go! I think that’s a good description of it. But also, most songwriters don’t sit down and say “I’m going to write this kind of song.” It just happens. I think that’s where it’s difficult to describe something personal. Who, exactly, are the songwriters in the band? Daniel Lawson: Well, when the band first started it was more me. I had songs laying around, and people would write their own parts to it and then we worked it out. But with AZAR, it was a lot more collaborative... Karolyn Troupe: (to Daniel) On Sorry it was both you and us. There was a lot of collaboration with that. And with AZAR, Lucas was much more involved with Daniel and I. Lucas is our wordsmith, so he would put together just crazy lyrics, very good lyrics. And with this theater record, “Bound By Violets” all four of us sort of wrote – we all put it together, we all arranged it, we all wrote everything. There’s a very odd process. Daniel Lawson: It depends on who’s available. Sometimes it’s me and Lucas, sometimes it’s me and Karolyn. The theater record’s different, too, because a lot of the original songs are songs that we’ve playing for forever, that just didn’t fit on records. They were older. What about “Jolene”? I’ve heard the White Stripes’ version, but I don’t think you guys do a lot over covers. Daniel Lawson: Our bass player at the time, Steve Miller, it was his idea to do that song. He wasn’t ever one to bring those kinds of ideas to the band. But he said “I think we should do this song, really slow it down and make it creepy.” It was the kind of thing where you’d listen to him, because he doesn’t usually speak up. Is it difficult for a band like this to win people over? You’re not a bar band, playing Bob Seger covers, and you’re not the crowd–pleasing Hold Steady. Do you guys work enough to make you happy and feel like it’s worth it? Daniel Lawson: With some people, I think we really do connect, and it’s a lot of fun. The live shows have a lot more energy, probably, than any of our records do. Karolyn Troupe: Whenever we do play in bars where they have what you’re calling bar bands, there’s usually a comment from the bartender or the owner, someone like that, like “This is

just so unusual, and it’s amazing.” Really like gushing compliments. And that is very encouraging, as you can imagine. That’s very complimentary to me. I always strive to create something original and unique. And maybe it’s not actually that they’re talking about, but it’s nice to hear that and expose people to a different type of music that maybe they’re not used to. Daniel Lawson: I do think that a lot of places we play, the audience really ends up paying attention. Karolyn Troupe: They kind of stand there and stare at us. Daniel Lawson: But they’re definitely listening. Karolyn Troupe: And sometimes we see them dance a little bit, but it’s not really dancing music. I think at first we were a little bit shocked, and scared in a way. Your videos for “Okay” and “Ryan’s Song” are very, very funny. I thought that was refreshing. Daniel Lawson: A lot of times, with our music, people think we’re somehow precious, or pretentious, or I don’t know what. Karolyn Troupe: We just like to have fun. We really don’t take ourselves seriously. Daniel Lawson: We’re not just sitting around being sad all the time, like our music might suggest. Sand & Lines was recorded two years ago. Don’t you have a bunch of new songs ready to go by now? Daniel Lawson: I think we’re starting to be ready. We’re working on new stuff, finally. It’s weird, making records and putting them out, it’s so time–consuming. We were debating whether to put this record out, or AZAR, because we had them both done at the same time. But it takes so long to get everything in order, to get the vinyl shipped, to get lead time for radio and press ... it always happens. By the time the record comes out, it feels like so long ago when we made it. We need to start dusting off some of the Sand & Lines songs so we can play them live. CS Venice is Sinking With Little Tybee, Adron Where: Co–Laboratory, 631 E. Broad St. When: At 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 Artist’s website: veniceissinking.net

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Daniel Lawson: When we knew this was really going to happen, we were still in the middle of mixing AZAR. On that record, I think there’s maybe three songs where there’s more than one person at a time in the room. It was very labored–over with the individual parts. It was also really exciting, because we’d spent all this time on AZAR, doing it this other way, and I don’t think we were in any position to make another record like that. This was the only record we could conceivably do and be excited about. We were just excited about playing together in a room, and doing that kind of thing again. Karolyn Troupe: We were pretty burned out on the actual recording process, like the mixing of everything. So it was a real breath of fresh air. And there were times in the middle of these sessions where we thought we might not get everything finished. But there was only one night where we didn’t accomplish anything. We did, I have no idea, how many takes of one song, and it just didn’t feel right. And so we had to do three songs on the next day. We just had to plan it out properly.

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Savannah performers pitch in to ‘Save Nashville’ by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

Last month’s flooding in Nashville claimed 31 lives, and caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage. Along with the devastation that rained down on the population, many venerable country music venues were damaged, including instrument warehouses where a lot of touring musicians stored their road gear. Music stars, of course, are doing what they can to raise the dough to rebuild and repair. A telethon last week, hosted by Brad Paisley and featuring Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum and others, raised nearly $2 million (Urban’s wife, Nicole Kidman, was among those manning the phones banks at the Ryman Auditorium). Dolly Parton donated all of last weekend’s admission fees from the Dollywood theme park. Carrie Underwood and the soon–to–retire Brooks & Dunn kicked in, too. That’s all well and good, but the effects of the Cumberland River’s rapid rise are being felt all over the country, and musicians with ties to Nashville are banding together to do what they can. That’s why Jan Spillane, who’s one of Savannah’s premier singer/songwriters, has put together a three–concert series, “Save Nashville,” at the Indigo Arts Center. The first performance, with the Train Wrecks and Liquid Ginger (both playing stripped–down “unplugged” shows)

is this Sunday. “I have a lot of friends up there, people that I consider family and a lot of friends,” says Spillane, a Chatham County native who’s done a considerable amount of recording in Nashville. “I’ve been in a flood before, in a third–world country, and basically there wasn’t a lot of help except for the people there.” Spillane and Stan Ray, another local singer/songwriter with numerous ties to Music City, organized the three Indigo benefits, with all proceeds earmarked for the MusicCares and Hands on Nashville charities. One of the reasons she got involved, Spillane explains, was the timing of the tragedy. “Nashville kind of got swept under the rug, considering the oil spill, and the bomber in Times Square,” she says. “You didn’t really hear much about the whole thing. “We thought it was necessary. It could happen to anybody.” Between them, Spillane and Ray had enough contacts to get a couple of

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relatively high–profile performers here for the shows, including John Brannen (a legendary “underground” songwriter whose songs have been covered by the Eagles) and Vix (a well–known Nashville percussionist, singer and songwriter). Both Ray and Spillane will perform, along with Savannah acoustic marvel Lauren Lapointe and local singer/songwriter Mark Carter. Cha Bella’s is catering each event. None of the musicians are getting paid; everybody’s doing it for the cause. “The way I look at it is,” Spillane says, “you can’t do everything, but if you can help – and the people locally seem to be on board – I think we can make a difference in helping out.” Spillane writes deeply personal songs that somehow resonate with every listener on a different wavelength. With her soulful, expressive voice, she literally sounds like no one else, and is

equally proficient on guitar and piano. Music, she says, “is just as important to me as my family and God. I think it’s a gift that I was given. Some people are born with something, and they don’t utilize the skills. But I’ve luckily been in a musical family and they’ve been real supportive, and they recognized the talent when I was 5 years old. “They didn’t force it on me. Although I will say the piano lessons were forced! They kinda knew that I walked to the beat of my own drum.” CS Save Nashville Summer Series Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Road Admission: $20 for each concert (by check only), includes catering When: June 6: Mark Carter, the Train Wrecks. Liquid Ginger June 13: Lauren Lapointe, Stan Ray and Eliot Houser, Vinx

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In Japan, traditional drumming ensembles are called kumi–daiko. These groups take the traditional Japanese drums, known as taiko, and put them side–by–side, of all shapes, sizes and resonances, for a pounding, poly–rhythmic performance. Taiko drumming ensembles blend traditional Japanese folk culture, shrine music, elements of jazz rhythm and a fierce and often quite dazzling sense of showmanship. Taiko came to the United States in the late 1960s, and it’s estimated that there are around 200 performing groups in the country today. One of the busiest is certainly Matsuriza, which is the taiko ensemble in residence at Epcot Center in Orlando – the group puts on shows for the tourists every day of the week. Matsuriza – or at least the traveling version – is coming here for Saturday’s 15th annual Savannah Asian Festival, inside the Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena and brought to you by the City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Commission. Every year, it’s the food that brings the folks in – delicacies from Japan,

Polynesia, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, India, the Middle East and just about every region and country in between – but it’s the entertainment that keeps ‘em there. Takemasa Ishikura formed Matsuriza in 1998, after more than a decade of performing with another taiko group at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion. In addition to their physically demanding work on the (small, large and incredibly large) taiko drums, the members of Matsuriza also play bamboo flutes (shinobue and shakuhachi) and the three–stringed shamisen. Their performances are at 12:20 and 3 p.m. The Savannah Asian Festival will also feature another Florida–based performing ensemble: The SinoElite Acrobats, from Orlando. Here’s a show with contortionists, plate–spinning, unicycle stunts, head, hand and foot juggling, hula hooping and, of course, the legendary Lion Dance. This is, essentially, two acrobats inside a big lion costume, rolling, tumbling and leaping across the stage. More than 2,000 years old, the Lion Dance is usually a part of every parade and

festival in China. This colorful spectacle celebrates the lion as “protection” for the people; it’s also a symbol of health, prosperity, good luck and blessings. Members of the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu Lion Dancers, from Atlanta, will take the stage, and there will be martial arts demonstrations, and dances and demonstrations from groups representing Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Polynesia, Thailand and India. As always a children’s area will be set up to accommodate youngsters with an interest in “Zen Gardening,” fan–making, flag–making and so on. There’s to be an Asian mini–mall, too, with all sorts of goodies for sale. CS Savannah Asian Festival Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. When: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, June 5 Admission: Free (except food)

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Kelie Miley opened the first Savannah Children’s Theatre in the back room of a downtown church, with six kids, in 2003. They did two shows that first year. Today, nearly 300 children are at the theater every week, Miley says, “actively doing something,” whether it’s taking singing, acting or dancing lessons, rehearsing a show, hanging curtains or painting a set. Six years ago, the theater moved into a massive (32,000 square feet), two– story building on Victory Drive, the shell of a Belk’s department store that had closed in 1998. Now the Children’s Theatre averages about 40 productions, open to the public, every year. “This was an idea to start a non–profit with pretty much zero capital, and we’re very proud that we’re still in existence,” says Miley, a Chatham County native. “I’d always wanted to have a children’s theater in Savannah, from the time I was around 12 years old.”

This week, the SCT opens Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, its summer musical. Although many of the shows feature age–specific students (i.e. elementary school kids or high schoolers), the two annual, extra–large mainstage productions are cast with adults and teens from the community, along with SCT regulars who must audition for roles. The winter production this year was Annie. “We want to go full–out, we want to give it big budgets and big production values and do our best,” Miley explains. “And everybody loves big giant musicals.” The success of the Savannah Children’s Theatre is particularly inspiring because theater programs are all but gone from public learning centers these days – with the exception, of course, of high schools, where the dramatic arts

are still encouraged. With a fulltime staff of six, and contracted workers hired as needs dictate, Miley – the theater’s artistic director and one of its teachers – finds herself filling a void. Not that it’s been easy. “The amount of volunteers I have – people working 40 hours a week or more – is enormous,” she explains. “People have jobs and families. And none of it could be done without them. Because we obviously don’t have the revenue to support that. So it’s a labor of love, still. “Six years is still pretty young. But I think it’s a milestone to still exist, especially with how the economy hit us two years ago.” Miley had left Savannah for Los Angeles, where she acted professionally, graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and earned a BFA in theatre from California State. She also


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Hollywood, Fla. in a U–Haul to pick up the 150 plush, purple seats that are now in place for mainstage shows. They had been offered – on one day’s notice – by the Hard Rock theater, which was remodeling. The SCT’s black box theater seats came from a shuttered 1970s movie theater in Orlando. Miley got the call

that they were being donated. “They said they’d all be stacked and waiting,” she recalls. “Well, they were still bolted to the floor. With no electricity. And just me and a U–Haul truck.” She got out her wrench kit and did all the work herself. Miley says her goal is to teach young people about the intrinsic value of collaboration, in a creative environment. Often, children enter the program believing it’s just a stepping–stone to big–time celebrity. “I certainly understand why they do, and some of them certainly are capable,” Miley explains. “That doesn’t mean for sure. I’m not a pre–training program for degrees – which I try to tell their parents. Although I’m supportive, helping to prepare for auditions et cetera, because many of them do go do that. “They all come in, depending on what age, with a different concept of what it is they’re going to be doing. Most of it is, in their brain, self–serving: ‘People are going to watch me and clap for me, I’m more talented than that person,’ that type of deal. “Auditions are tough. And if they

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Drive When: Opens at 8 p.m. Friday, June 4; shows at 3 and 8 p.m. June 5, 3 p.m. June 6, continues through June 20 Tickets: $20 adults, $15 kids, seniors and military Information: savannahchildrenstheatre. org

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developed programs for several California children’s theaters. “Truly, community theater is my passion,” she says. “And this is a community theater with a child–based audience. A family–oriented audience. And it gives so much to everyone involved. I like that. “I have worked in professional theater, in my youth, and it seems a little more narcissistic than I wanted to spend my life in.” She returned home in 1993, and was hired as the artistic director for the City of Savannah’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs, a position she held for 11 years. She left that gig for the church backroom and an uncertain future. “I have more freedom as the creative head of a non–profit, instead of a – very kind and generous – government organization,” Miley chuckles. “I have creative control, which is real important. And the people that work with me have creative control; I’m not at all a micro–managing person. So everybody that takes on a project, it’s theirs.” Even as the boss, Miley is extremely hands–on. She and her father drove to

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Speaking Spanish One of the great bargains today are wines from Spain. While prices climbed in formerly inexpensive Australian labels and quality waned in other regions’ wine offerings, Spain has continued to export high quality, interesting wines ranging in price from $8–$20.

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has layers of flavor, excellent acidity, savory fruit and enough structure to evolve for 2–3 years. Around $20. Zestos 2009: Another blend, this one’s half high altitude Tempranillo and half old vine Garnacha. Expect big fruit from the bold characteristics of the Garnacha. This will pair beautifully with savory, gamey meats like lamb or aged Manchego cheese.

Generally, these are immediately drinkable wines that tend to reflect the easy going, fun–loving nature of the Spanish people. Among the wines are those made from or blended with the Tempranillo grape. It’s the most important red wine varietal for both everyday and world–class Spanish wines. Frequently, the wines made from Tempranillo have aromas of black cherry fruit, as well as leather and earthy qualities – sometimes it’s reminiscent of great Pinot Noir. Look for Tempranillo from two regions: Ribera del Duero and the Rioja. In the Duero, the wines are commonly blended with Cabernet and/or Merlot. While in the Rioja it is more frequently blended with Garnacha (Grenache). Juan Manuel Rodriguez, proprietor of Rancho Alegre, is “:Mr. Tempranillo.” I knew I could find a nice selection at the restaurant’s MLK location – and that Juan Manuel would be happy to pour a flight for me to taste. Here’s what I found: Big Bang 2007 Exopto: Blended from 50 percent Garnacha, 40 percent Tempranillo and 10 percent Graciano, this wine’s dark ruby color offers exceptionally spicy aromas along with floral notes, cassis, cherry and plum. It

2006 Rivarey: This all–Tempranillo wine gets 12 months of aging in American oak and delivers as a near perfect expression of its terroir. Earthy, spicy and rich – layers of complexity peel away as this wine ages in the glass. A nice roasted fig subtlety leaves your taste buds wanting more. A real bargain at $8–$10. Martin Codax Ergo: Martin Codax is well known in Spain for its quality Albari o white wines produced in the Rias Baixas region of northwest Spain, but also has a winery in La Rioja. This value–packed red is teeming with new world fruit notes and spice, along with more traditional wood influence and lots of food friendly tannins. The Martin C dax Ergo Rioja is 86 percent Tempranillo and 14 percent Mazuelo (one of the several Spanish names for Carignan), sourced from the Rioja Alta. Much of the wine is aged eight months in American oak. Sweet oak, toast and vanilla come as primary aromas, with red berries and citrus peel. The wine is very well balanced and fully palate friendly, bringing cocoa, tobacco, dried herb, deep ripe cherry and red berry. Another superior value at $14. It’s a real eye–opener to taste a few of these wines together –and its makes for a great fiesta with friends. Grill some meats and veggies, slice some Spanish cheese and enjoy it all with Tempranillo. cs

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This made–to–order Southwestern–influenced restaurant has done something very, very right. Baberitos took the made–to–order model and kicked it into high gear with insanely fresh ingredients.. Salsa, for example, is made from scratch every day. How do I know that? I spotted the tub of salsa as I peered over the sneeze guard to order my burrito. “Wow, that looks hand made,” I said out loud. The cheery young server told me the story. The tray liner is emblazoned with, “Possibly the world’s best burrito.” It’s arguably the best in Savannah. My spicy chicken burrito was plump, filling and possessed the complexity of flavors that can only come from truly great ingredients. A burrito–slinger named Andy tossed my chicken onto the flat–top, hit it with seasoning oil and served it onto the burrito piping hot – and nicely spiced. Seasoned rice, black beans, fresh cheese and homemade salsa rounded out this feast. On my way in, and out, I swapped notes with neighboring bar.food owner Johnny Baker III, who agreed that even he’s impressed with the food, the atmosphere and the service. That’s high praise from a veteran chef who has cooked for some pretty demanding clients.. There are several vegetarian options for fillings, including tofu. A nice selection of salads is a treat for the lettuce eaters – a friend’s taco salad looked equally fresh and well made. Other choices include quesadillas, tacos, nachos and fajitas – all made to order. The cheese dip, which in most of our TexMex joints is a flavorless lava pool, actually had some textural character and a good taste. The corn chips are air light and thin. It’s great to see a new casual dining flag sprout in Savannah, particularly in a convenient location like Habersham Village. Add to that the restaurant’s great value and the ability to put together a fairly healthy meal and Barberitos could easily sprout up in other Chatham County locations. 4525 Habersham St./349–6750

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CEMCS Art Exhibition — The Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School hosts its annual fundraiser exhibition and auction. Proceeds benefit the CEMCS art program. Reception: June 4, 6-9pm. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. , http://www.cemco.org/ Desoto Strut — This Starland-based event features an eclectic group show of local artists, open studios, and this month, several bands. June 5, 2-8pm. Desoto Ave, between 40th and 41st St. , Diane Von Furstenburg: Journey of a Dress — 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. scad.edu/exhibitions Ellen Susan: Soldier Portraits — 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.

Coastal Empire Montessori School hosts a fundraiser exhibiton and auction to benefit its art program; event is Friday night Holy Conversations — 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., http://www.hospicesavannahhelps.org/

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Lavar Munroe: Art of Illustration — Digitally colored graphite drawing and mixed media pieces with complex compositions. Runs through 6/12. Beach Institute, http:// www.kingtisdell.org/ Philip Perkis: 50 Years of Photographs — A retrospective of work from the NY-based photographer’s

illustrious career capturing intimate moments and pastoral scenes. Runs through 9/19. Telfair Museum of Art, http://www.telfair.org/ Seen and Unseen: A Dialectic in Weaving — M.F.A. ithesis exhibit featuring work of Katie Glusica. Reception: June 4, 6-9pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.,

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The Seen and Unseen — An MFA thesis installation from Katie Glusica consisting of a continuous woven work composed of man-made and organic materials. Opening reception: June 4, 6-9pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. cs

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Because it has so many different interpretations, on so many different levels, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was named one of the 100 Best English–Language Novels by Time magazine in 2005. The darkly comic story of an Oregon mental hospital, its troubled patients and the controlling nurse who runs things with an iron first, Cuckoo’s Nest was written in 1959, and made its stage debut (in an adaptation by Dale Wasserman) four years later. It’s the Wasserman script that Christopher Soucy is directing this month at the Indigo Arts Center. Cuckoo’s Nest opens Friday, June 4. “I don’t consider it a period piece; I consider it a human conflict piece, a story about the trials of conformity,” says Soucy, who last directed Twelve Angry Men at Indigo. “It has to do with people who feel they have no place. Ken Kesey worked in a mental health facility, and he wrote this based on experiences he had. He saw how people get swallowed up by the system, and how it wasn’t necessarily to their benefit. If you give a person a place to hide, they will.” The central character is Randle Patrick McMurphy, who’s had himself transferred to the institution from a prison work farm – the idea being he can serve out his sentence in relative comfort, looney tunes being preferable to hardened criminals. At first, the freewheeling, loose– tongued McMurphy uses his fellow patients for his own amusement. As time goes on, however, he gets to know and even love them, and ultimately leads the rebellion against the tyrannical Nurse Ratched. Griffin, who was last seen as G.W. in Bay Street Theatre’s hilarious Sordid Lives, plays McMurphy. “I guess he’s the embodiment of the revolutionary thing that was about to

take place around the time the play was written,” Griffin says. “He loves a good time, he loves life, he loves seeing people happy and having fun. “And he hates anybody that would try to take that away – the system that just sort of seeks to crush people and compartmentalize them.” As happens often in community theater, Griffin had to step up to the plate relatively late in the game. “I was extremely nervous at first, because I was supposed to play a character that has three lines,” he explains. “But we had some people drop out, so I ended up with McMurphy. I had to switch gears and go ‘Oh, I have to memorize now.’” The cast also includes Sheila Lynne Bolda as Nurse Ratched, Justin Usry as the stuttering young patient Billy Bibbet, Walter Mangunson as Harding, and Soucy himself as the play’s narrator, the Native American known as Chief Bromden. Of course, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was made into an Academy Award–winning film in 1975. Jack Nicholson won his first Oscar, for his wild-eyed portrayal of Randle McMurphy. As Ratched, Louise Fletcher - never, it seems, to turn up again in an A-list film - also won the big trophy. The stage version, Soucy explains, will play out a little differently for audiences. “It’s overshadowed, in some regards, by a tremendously popular movie, dealing with who these characters are as created in the movie.” For Griffin, the stage McMurphy represents something entirely new. “Playing him is interesting,” he says. “Because normally I’m not the kind of person that’s that comfortable in my own skin. And confident. “So it’s been a polar opposite to end up playing a guy who’s so confident in his abilities. And such a rebel.” CS One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. June 4, 5, 11, 12; at 3 p.m. June 6, 13 Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 students, seniors at military


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To say that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time isn’t as bad as other films adapted from video games is a bit like saying that day–old roadkill doesn’t smell as bad as week–old roadkill. It isn’t praise so much as it’s looking for the silver lining in an otherwise unfortunate situation.

Certainly, Prince of Persia is far better than such wretched works as Super Mario Bros. and Resident Evil, but it’s still little more than an average fantasy flick. To its credit, the action scenes are better orchestrated than what’s been coming down the pike of late (e.g. Robin Hood), but little else in the film works. The plot concerns the efforts of a buff prince (a game but miscast Jake Gyllenhaal) to aid a princess (Gemma Arterton, even more dull than in Clash of the Titans) in protecting a mystical dagger from falling into the wrong hands. The blade, you see, has the power to turn back time, although the specifics of this procedure seem to change at the writers’ whims as well as sometimes allow the holder to end up at the most convenient points in time imaginable. As expected, the film is packed with CGI effects, some more believable than others. The film is also crammed with the usual stock characters in the supporting ranks, including the money–hungry Arab (Alfred Molina) used for comic relief and the noble black sidekick (Steve Toussaint) willing to sacrifice his life so that the whites (or, in this case, whites–in–bronze–makeup) can live happily ever after. The only original characters are the ostriches, and it must be noted that they deliver the best performances. The film takes chances with the fates of some of the characters but then serves up an ending that leaves the viewer feeling absolutely cheated. I won’t reveal how this plays out, but let’s just say that this device should be retired right alongside the hoary “It’s all a dream.”

Parents, lock up your fanboys! Yes, the ladies of the Sex and the City franchise are back to once again strike terror in the heart of any male moviegoer who steadfastly believes that cinema was only created to serve those folks sporting a Y chromosome. Admittedly, annoying these computer trolls sounds like reason enough to give Sex and the City 2 a hearty recommendation, but the truth of the matter is that this follow–up to the 2008 smash (itself based on the hit HBO series) doesn’t quite measure up. As I wrote in my review of the first film, “Sex and the City works because its ability to mix real–world issues with reel–world fantasies interestingly provides it with both gravity and buoyancy.” In SATC2, only half of the equation really works. That would be the dramatic side, represented by those sequences in which the principals cope with issues that resonate beyond the screen. For starters, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mr. Big (Chris Noth) are pleased to finally be married but also quickly realize that compromises need to be made for both their sakes – as an example, Carrie desires to spend some nights out on the town while Big is content to eat take–out and spend the evenings on the couch. And then there’s Charlotte (Kristin Davis), whose constantly shrieking kid would fray anyone’s nerves; in one of the film’s best scenes, she and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) confide in each other the sorts of thoughts that parents frequently entertain but usually don’t dare to say out loud. Moments such as these prove to be so affecting and sometimes

even insightful that it’s a shame the film’s more lighthearted elements turn out to be so ham–fisted. Some bits are excusable: Many male moviegoers will take offense at the sight of hunky men’s penises bulging under Speedos, but how is this female–oriented eye candy any different than, say, Megan Fox letting her breasts do her acting for her in that accursed Transformers sequel? But a major plot point takes the foursome out of New York for a trip to the United Arab Emirates, and while the thought of these liberated ladies confronting Middle Eastern misogynists sounds tantalizing on paper, clumsy writing strips the material of any import. And it’s not just the plotting that’s below par: This lengthy segment of the film also produces some atrocious quips that cause the ears to bleed. “Abu Dhabi Doo!” and “I’m having a midwife crisis” are bad enough, but the nadir is easily when Samantha (Kim Cattrall, here forced to endure various humiliations) meets a hunky Australian in the desert and moans, “Lawrence of my labia!” If that doesn’t have Lawrence of Arabia director David Lean spinning around in his grave at mach speed, nothing will.

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 procontinues on p. 30

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nounced 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 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.

Robin Hood 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


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.

LETTERS TO JULIET

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.

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 fiancé before they get married. But said fiancé, 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

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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.

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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.

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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 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. 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. CS


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from 8-10am. For more info, contact Amanda Montford at 912-927-4495.

Savannah Uncorked

Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center at 912-233-9696 or TonyCenter@comcast.net Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah http://www.chathamdems.net/

Drinking Liberally

An informal gathering of left-leaners. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Moon River Brewing Company. For more info: august1494@ excite.com or www.DrinkingLiberally.org.

League of Women Voters

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

National Council of Negro Women

June 19 at Savannah Golf Club. Annual wine tasting event raises funds for The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center, and Memorial’s trauma and critical care services. Guests sample a variety of wines from around the world and pair them with cuisine from some of Savannah’s finest chefs. Tickets are $100. For ticket info, call 350-1524.

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. www. facebook.com/SURVIVETHEFIVE.

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

Call for Entries

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

The Goliards are looking for singers of every range for the 2010-11 season. Successful candidates will possess good intonation, strong music-reading skills and the ability to sing in straight tones (without constant vibrato). An interest in performing pre-baroque music would also be an asset. E-mail John Hillenbrand goliard@netscape.com. To learn more about the Goliards, visit www.savannahgoliards.org.

Purrs 4 Peace

Savannah Area Republican Women

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Benefits 3rd I-D Adopt-a-Soldier Program

The Adopt-a-Solider Program currently has several projects underway, including sending care packages to troops who will be stationed in Haiti for the next 6-12 months, as well as supplies being sent to medics in Afghanistan. If you are interested in donating, or more info, contact: carol.megathlin@comcast.net

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

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Coastal Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction hosts a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build home. Tickets are $7 and include all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee or juice. Saturday, June 19, 2010

Auditions for Goliards

Chef of the House Challenge

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, mindy@rmhccoastalempire.org for more info.

Geekend Presenters

Geekend 2010 will take place November 4-6. Once again, we’re looking for a slate of awesome speakers and panelists to geek out with us. Do you think you are “geek” enough to present at Geekend 2010? Go to www.Geekend2010.com to find out more about Geekend and enter your idea for a Geekend 2010 session.

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-A-Poos 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-A-Poos on Tybee. 912-786-5900.

Talent Show Auditions

Savannah Hosea Feed the Hungry is holding auditions for Summerfest 2010. Acts selected from the auditions will perform live in front of the Grayson Stadium audience in competition for the grand prize of $500. Non-refundable audition fee: $25 solo, $50 group. Sundays 1pm-4pm at Savannah Garden Inn, 6800 Abercorn St.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Abstinence Education

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

Art Smarts

SCAD and Arts Academy join forces for a nonresidential summer camp experience for ages 7-14. Workshops in studio art, computer art and performing arts/production design are available. July 12-16; July 29-23; and July 26-30. E-mail savannahartsmarts@scad.edu.

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

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

Bach Bash camp for kids

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.

Beading Classes

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

Boater Safety Course

The Metro Police Department is offering boater safety courses on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion and may qualify for insurance discounts. Minimum age is 12 years old. For more info, call 912-921-5450.

Camp Snipesville Summer Program

An interactive 5-day summer camp for 8-11 year olds interested in history. August 16-21, 9am-3pm at the Coastal Georgia Center. $199/student. Registration limited to 25. For more info: www.ImaginativeJourneys.org or call 912-536-2719.

Children’s Choir Summer Camp

The Savannah Children’s Choir hosts this twoweek, full day camp offers daily lessons in sight singing and music reading, music history, theory and more. July 19-30. Open to kids 2nd-8th grades interested in music. There is also a minicamp for 4-7 year olds. Registration materials are now available on the Choir’s website, www. savannahchoir.org. For more info: 912-228-4758

College Road Tour

The Better Days Ministries helps high school students make informed decisions about what kind of college they might like to attend with trips to various institutions that include tours, meetings with financial aid and faculty members. http://betterdaysinc.com/college_road_ tour.html or call Kewanna Bush: 220-6190. 1st trip to UGA is June 30. Cost of trip is $75.

Conversational Spanish

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

Conversational Spanish Group

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 912-2570333, or email dvorakquartet12@yahoo.com 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

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

Davenport House Docent Training

Volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in July. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie/Jeff/Jamie at 236-8097 between the hours of 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat. or email at info@davenporthousemuseum.org

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

Family Care Mediation

Mediation is a new way to find the best possible answers to families’ important quality-of-life and care questions. A safe place for respectful, civilized conversation resulting in an agreement that fits the family. The Mediation Center. 5105 Paulsen St. 912-354-6686 or mediationsavannah.com

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, 912-748-8888 for more info.

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 ,

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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. www.sccpss.com

Heritage Merit Badge Camp

Learn how the Boy Scouts camped back in the 1930s at Black Creek Scout Reservation. Unique merit badge opportunities. July 8-12. For more info, contact the camp program director Micah Donaldson at 912-414-7649 or mdonalds@ bsamail.org

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: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or www.savannahpha.com

Infant/Child CPR Class

Held the first and third Monday of the month, 6:30 PM in the Candler Professional Bldg., Room 508. The class is for new and expectant parents. $25 per person. For more info and to register, call 819-3368 or 800-501-4054 or www.sjchs.org.

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 my cell: 912-604-3281

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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 843-836-2540

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 www.kaoproductions. com

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 www. oatlandisland.org or call 912-395-1500 for more info.

Puppet Shows

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

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 judymooney@bellsouth.net

Roller Derby 101

The week of nightly roller skating sessions offers women and men ages 18 and older a taste of roller derby in a fun, friendly, night camp-like atmosphere. orientation 6-8 p.m. June 6 and continues 8-10 p.m., June 7-11. Registration includes rental skates, protective gear, a Savannah Derby Devils T-shirt, bumper sticker and an end-of-camp awards celebration. Garden City Gym, 160 Wheathill Rd. , http://www.savannahderby.com/

Savannah Conservatory for the Performing Arts

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 6523582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

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 judymooney@bellsouth.net

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 judymooney@bellsouth.net.

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

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 http://www. thestarfishcafe.org/

Summer Camp at the Roundhouse Museum

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 childrensevents@ chsgeorgia.org

Telfair Family Art Labs: Photograpy Studio Project

Especially for parents or caregivers and children (recommended ages - 5-9). First Saturday of each month. Hands-on art activity related to current exhibitions at the museum. Admission is $5 per child with adult admission fee (adult members - free). For more info, call 790.8800 or visit www.telfair.org.

The State of Poverty

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 15minute “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.

Transitional Parenting Seminar

Trained presenters with experience working with families in divorce will help parents learn to recognize the typical reactions of children and to develop skills to help children cope with their emotions. Monthly classes. 3rd Wednesdays, 1-5pm. 4th Saturdays, 9am-1pm. The Mediation Center. 5105 Paulsen St. 912 354-6686

Tybee Theater Camp for Kids

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@netzero.net or Kim Trammell Schneider, 912-228-0357, tybeekim@gmail.com http://www.tybeearts.org/

Volunteer 101

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

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

Aerospace education programs and activities for adults and teens ages 12-18. Meets every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Savannah Flying Tiger Composite Squadron, Savannah International Airport , Savannah

Clean Coast

Meets monthly on the first Monday. Visit www. cleancoast.org for event schedule. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.savj.org/

Coastal MINIs

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

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. www.TellingOurStoriesPress.com for more information

Coffee & Conversation

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

Geechee Sailing Club

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


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Georgetown Playgroup

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

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

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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 912-6043281.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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

Moon River Chorus

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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

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.angelfire.com/ or e-mail: savannahnokidding@gmail.com

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www.otrr.org.

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

Savannah Adventure Club

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

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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.

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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.hdb.org 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

Burrito Bar

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@yahoo.com.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

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

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http:// groups.google.com/group/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, 912920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Son-shine Hour

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

Southern Wings

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

Stitch-N’s

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

217 1∕2 W. Broughton (located in Clothing Warehouse Basement)

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Mon–Wed 11am–midnight thurs–Sat 11am–1am Sun 12:30–midnight

232–3466

The Armstrong Center

The Armstrong Center is available for meetings, seminars, workshops or social events. Classrooms, meeting space, auditorium and 6000square-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@ googlegroups.com for more info.

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

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

Tybee 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 ried793@ netscape.com. Old Tybee School, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Urban Professionals

Meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to spannangela@hotmail.com. Vu Lounge at the Hyatt, 2 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Victorian Neighborhood Association

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: www.vna.club. officelive.com or e-mail: Robert_vna@live.com Savannah

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

Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

$2 Beer chosen by the house

$8.50 Breakfast Burrito & Bloody Mary

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

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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 912272-2797. 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 http://www. ayoluwa.org/

Argentine Tango

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


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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. ,

Beginners Belly 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 www.cairoonthecoast.com

Beginners Fusion Belly Dance

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 912-414-1091 http://cybellefusionbellydance.wordpress.com/

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 PrideofIrelandGA@gmail.com.

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 Robert.neal75@yahoo.com.

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. 912-921-2190. 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 laura_chason@yahoo. com. 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 748-0731. 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 http:// riothooping.com for more information, a list of classes, and to pre-register. $15. June 12.

Irish Dance Classes

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

Modern Dance Class

Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912354-5586.

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 912-3984776 or visit www.fitnessbodybalance.com. 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, 3305421. 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: salsasavannah@gmail.com, or call 8567323. www.salsasavannah.com

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: 1pm4pm. 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, 912-9651551. http://www.academyofdancesav.com/

Events Blue Star Museum Program

Free Admission for Military Personnel and Their Families. May 31-September 6. Telfair Academy, Owens-Thomas House, and Jepson Center will offer FREE admission to military personnel in order to show our appreciation for U.S. service members and their families. Must show valid military ID. For more information, visit www. telfair.org.

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. www.chsgeorgia.org

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Every Wednesday and Friday through July 23, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Arts Ensemble team up to offer free concerts in Johnson Square from 11am-2pm. For more info: www.savannahga.gov/arts

Georgia Sea Islands Festival

Live music, a traveling African-American history museum, Gullah-Geechee exhibits, demonstrations and more. June 12, 11am-6pm. June 13, 12-6pm. The Pier at St. Simon’s Island. www. ssaahc.org 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.

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Juneteenth Festival

The Daughters of Mary Magdalene host a day of celebration featuring an appearance by State Attorney General Thurbert Baker, among other notable politicians, educators and historians, as well as live music, free food, and family fun. June 19, 10am-7pm. Historic 38th Street Park. Free and open to the public.

Poverty Simulation

Thousands of families in Chatham County are living at or below the poverty level. The simulation is open to anyone who wants to learn more about what it’s like to live in poverty in our community. Thursday, June 10, 2-4:30pm. Savannah Civic Center. Free. Registration req’d. Call 912232-6747 or e-mail styler@stepupsavannah.org

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 jordangirl1152@yahoo.com

Swainsboro’s Ultimate Yard Sale

The large community-wide yard sale is expected to fill three different areas downtown: the Boneyard, Roger Shaw Street, and Patriot’s Square. The areas will open to shoppers beginning at 7:00 a.m., and the event is expected to conclude by Noon. June 12. Downtown Swainsboro, GA.

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 ConsistentIntegrity@yahoo.com

Bellydrills

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. 912-4141091 http://cybellefusionbellydance.wordpress. com/

Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training

Offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will be required to sign a waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. U.S. Highway 80 West , Pooler

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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. www.fitnessbodybalance.com 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 912-3417710 www.preservethecurves.com/curvycamp

Every Step Counts Survivors Walk

June 26, 9am. Every Step Counts enthusiastically invites all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to join us on our monthly walk. Free and open to everybody. For more info, call DeDe Cargill at 398-6554.

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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

Hatha Yoga classes

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

Learn Kung Fu Today

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

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Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) 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 7:30am8:30am, 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 Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St , http://savannahpilates.com/

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 challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for the 8 week session. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 for info or e-mail ann@ aikyayoga.com.

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www.islandsomatherapy.com, 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 www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Wheel Chair Tennis Lessons

The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial holds weekly wheelchair tennis practice at the tennis courts at Lake Mayer. Trained instructors, specialized wheelchairs, and racquets are provided. Contact Corie Turley at 350-7128 or turleco1@ memorialhealth.com. Every Monday, 6:30-8pm.

Yoga at the Telfair

Summer Workshop with Kelley Boyd. June 5, 911am. Focusing on this often neglected hip area of the body, this two-hour yoga class is geared towards flexibility and renewal through yoga poses and meditation. Call 790.8823 for more info. $20/member, $25/non-member. ($5 charge for day-of registration).

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 location and info, contact Carmen at 484-1266 or calexe@comcast.net.

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

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

Health Better Breathers of Savannah

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

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

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a. m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the 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 3554601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www. savannahspeechandhearing.org/

Healthcare for the Uninsured

Stand Out Youth

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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 christina@ savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www.firstcitynetwork.net/

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. ,

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

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

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 843-683-8750 or e-mail Birththroughlove@yahoo.com. Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon http://www. themidwifegroup.com/

HypnoBirthing Classes

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

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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

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

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

Memorial Health blood pressure check

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

Memorial Health CPR training

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

Pancreatic Cancer Network Meeting

6pm, June 29. A group of individuals with a strong desire to help raise awareness about pancreatic cancer. Panera Bread Company restaurant off of White Bluff and Abercorn. For info, call 350-7845.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

Prepared Childbirth Class

This 4-week course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. 6:30pm8:30pm, Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, and 23, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Institute Conference Room at Memorial University Medical Center $75 per couple. For more info, call 912-350-BORN (2676).

The Quit Line

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

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

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

Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

This yoga class is free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. Learn to increase your strength and flexibility and improve your overall well-being. 12:10pm, Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24, FitnessOne at Memorial Health. For more info, call 350-9031.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

$2 Tuesdays RisquĂŠ Foam Wrestling Wednesdays

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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.TheDolphinProject.org.or e-mail gadolphin@comcast.net.

Bike Night Thursdays

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 karenontybee@ aol.com or call 786-9719.

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S.I.N. Fridays

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 10am-5pm, 7 days/week. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. 1510 Strand , Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

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

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-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www.thesavannahyogaroom.com. Savannah

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Midweek Bible Study

Low Cost Pet Clinic

Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

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

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

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 http://www.caninepalacesavannah.com/

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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

Tea time at Ola’s

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

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 uusavannah.org. 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.uusavannah.org/

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A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-494-8629, www.freedompathonline.org, freedompath@yahoo.com. Savannah Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or mpcsavannah.com. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah http://www. montgomerypresbyterian.com/

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: www.tailsspin.com

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

Realizing The God Within

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

Soka Gakkai of America

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

Stand for Peace

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

The Savannah Zen Center

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with study group following 6:307:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach cindy@alwaysoptions.com. The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: savannahzencenter.com The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

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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.

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 233-6284 or 7866075, e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

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

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@uusavannah.org or www. uusavannah.org. 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Unity of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.)


at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah http://www.wesleyctrs-savh.org/

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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, www.unityofsavannah.org or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah

Women’s Bible Study

10th Annual Southern Isles Body Building Championship

June 12 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center. Figure and Wheelchair competition. 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, southernislesbb@comcast.net, or www.southernislesbb.com

Historic Sports Car Racing

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

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 912-441-3710 for more info.

Open Chess Tournament for Beginners

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, taramichelle.henderson@gmail.com or call 317-696-3355.

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www.facebook. com/savannahbikepolo 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.

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.series7pokerleague.com 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 http://al_anon_savannah.freeservers.com. Savannah

Al-Anon Meetings

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635. Anisa Grantham will give a presentation entitled, Exchanging Habits for Success. This support group is open to anybody who has had or is considering having bariactric surgery. For more information call 350-DIET (3438). 10am, June 19 at Medical Education Auditorium, Memorial Health.

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 355-1221; or visit www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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

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

First Line

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

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

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

Grief 101

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

Grief Support Group

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) If you’d like to be in supreme alignment with cosmic rhythms this week, I suggest that you completely avoid using the f–word. Likewise, you’ll maximize your chances for taking advantage of fate’s currents if you refrain from ever using the s–word, the c–word, the m–word, and the b–word. As a general rule, the more precise and the less lazy you are in using language, the more willpower you’ll have and the better able you’ll be to attract the experiences you want. It’s always invigorating to choose your words creatively and kindly, of course, but especially now.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) If you grow a mere acre of peanuts, in a good year you’ll harvest a big enough crop to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. That might be more than you need. If you just plant enough peanuts to fill a basketball court, you’ll still have enough to make over 3,200 sandwiches, which would provide you with more than eight every day for a year. This is a good phase of your astrological cycle to be thinking thoughts like these, Taurus. You will have more insight and motivation than usual if you formulate long–term plans to create abundance for yourself.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) As they orbit the planet, astronauts witness as many as 15 sunrises and sunsets each day. Time isn’t really sped up for them, but it seems like it. I expect you to experience a similar feeling in the coming weeks, Gemini. You may have the fantasy that you’re living the equivalent of four days every 24 hours. The light will be brighter, the emotions richer, and the teachings more highly concentrated. If you give yourself to the surge with relaxed enthusiasm and focused receptivity, your evolution will be expedited.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) I think you’re ready to stand up and reclaim your power from the soul–sucking influences that have been swindling you. But you don’t have to turn this showdown into a melodramatic epic that brings down the house or blows up the world. In fact, I think it’s better if you stay low–key as you transform

the dynamics that have been grinding you down. The adjustments may be nowhere near as major as you imagine. Why? Because most of what you need to do is make shifts in your own attitude. The necessary changes in outer circumstances will arise naturally once you’ve done that.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) If I were writing the story of your life as a fairy tale, the current chapter would be filled with enchanted events. You’d hear animals’ thoughts in your head and you’d remember your past lives. You’d be able to find accurate oracles in the shapes of clouds, the ringing of distant bells, and the patterns of shadows on the sidewalk. You would see the help that’s invisible to everyone else and know what to do in order to get the love you want. Take advantage of the available mojo, Leo. Use it to set people free, including yourself.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) How skilled are you at getting things done and making things happen? This is different from just being busy; it’s not the same as scrambling around attending to whatever tasks are at the forefront of your attention. I’m talking about actually cranking out excellent results that manifest a comprehensive vision of your intentions. I’m talking about working hard and smart to serve the big picture, not working frenetically and mechanically to rid yourself of nervous mental energy. You’re in a phase when these themes are especially important, Virgo. Be a master of the details; don’t let the details master you.

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learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.”

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) In a Rolling Stone interview, musician John Mayer suggested that Tiger Woods could have avoided his terrible troubles if he had just chosen to masturbate more. Rather than literally acting out his obsessive sexual urges with a jillion women who weren’t his wife, why not contain them in the fantasy realm? I suggest you consider applying this principle as you make your decisions in the coming weeks, Scorpio –– not just in regards to your sexual life, but in other areas as well. There may be times when you could prevent an influx of unnecessary chaos simply by conducting a conversation in your imagination rather than by having it with the actual person who seems to be agitating or enthralling you.

it as she continues her pursuit. It irritates her eyes and forces her to halt. Later, in telling her associate what happened, she says she was the victim of “self–inflicted friendly fire.” I worry that you’ll soon be tempted to carry out a metaphorical version of that, Capricorn. Please don’t.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Here’s how author Leo Buscaglia described the rigorous requirements for being a great lover. You must “continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar, and the fortitude of the certain.” I’m sorry to report that no one I’ve ever known has met those high standards! In the coming weeks, however, you Aquarians will have the potential to get halfway there. Life will conspire to boost every effort you make to be a great lover.

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PISCES

There are very few people who can lick their own elbows, and up until now you have probably not been one of them. Judging from the current astrological configurations, however, I’m guessing that a lot of you Sagittarians are about to be more flexible, limber, and acrobatic than usual –– not just in your mental attitudes but possibly even in your physical abilities. At least metaphorically speaking, you’ll be able to bend over backwards without damaging your dignity. You could also stretch and twist yourself into poses that have previously been impossible. So who knows? Maybe you’ll find a way to plant a kiss on your own elbow.

Recently I was remembering the names of streets near the house where I grew up in Allen Park, Michigan. Although I didn’t register it at the time, they were lyrical, euphonious, and evocative: Philomene, Shenandoah, Osage, Luana, Cleophus, Gahona. As I walked and played on them day after day for years, my imagination breathed in the magic of their exotic sounds, unobtrusively nurturing my poetic sensibilities. I bring this up, Pisces, in the hope of inspiring a comparable rumination in you. Think back on the riches of the past whose importance to your development you may have underestimated. It’s a good time to re–connect with the power and glory of influences that brought out the best in you almost without your knowledge.

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In her essay “Write Till You Drop,” author Annie Dillard offers advice to aspiring writers. I’m going to quote a certain passage that happens to be apropos for you Libras right now. “Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for later . . . give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have

The TV comedy series “Community” takes place on the sleepy campus of a community college. It features the hijinks of seven misfits who are older and weirder than their fellow students. In one episode, an inept female security guard chases the lead character, Jeff, hoping to catch and cite him for a farcical misdemeanor. As she races along, shouting for him to stop, she takes out her can of pepper spray and shoots several streams in his direction. The cloud of noxious stuff doesn’t reach him, but she runs face–first into

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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: jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org

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 Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Education and support group is for individuals with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. For more info, call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. 5-6:30pm. June 10. Summit Cancer Care office, Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

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

Memorial Health Bleeding Disorders Support Group

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

Memorial Health Focus

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

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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

Narcotics Anonymous

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: 6:30-8pm, 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

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

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.

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 56:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more information, call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Parkinson’s Support Group

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

PRIDE Support Group

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

Rape Crisis Center

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

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support

S-Anon Family Group

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

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 3505616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/backus 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.

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

Tourettes Community of Savannah (TiCS)

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

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

Sexaholics Anonymous

Smoking Cessation Support Group

is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 8198032 or 819-3361.

Spinal Injury Support Group

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

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Teens nurturing teens

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

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Transgender Support Group

Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group

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

Wheeze busters

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

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Women who love too much

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

Theatre Accepting Applications

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 kgreen@awolinc.org. 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. 912236-6750 ext 109. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St , Savannah http://www.helpendhunger.org/

First Steps

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

Good Samaratin Clinic Needs Volunteers

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs stellar souls to volunteer as nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse

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

Help Feed the Hungry

Savannah Hosea Feed the Hungry is in need of regular volunteers to maintain the food and clothing rooms. One or two regular volunteers are needed as a telephone clerk/receptionist. We also need several strong arms with vans or trucks to load, deliver, and unload boxes of produce 3x a week. Daytime hours. Visit 141 Telfair Rd. or Call 912-232-3085.

Literacy volunteers needed

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

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

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

Oatland Island Education Center

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

Rebuilding Together Savannah

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

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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

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Help in the “home away from home” 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.rmhccoastalempire.org/

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 pre-school 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 http://www.savannahspeechandhearing.org/

Telfair Docent Program

The Telfair Museum of Art is accepting applications for its volunteer docent program. After completing training, docents will be responsible for leading tours in the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. Call Sarah Ward, 790-8827. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street , Savannah http://www.tefair.org/

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 www. TheDolphinProject.org.

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 volunteer@uwce.org. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://www.uwce. org/

The Women’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.wesleyctrs-savh.org/

Truancy Intervention Project

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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

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FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038 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. ConneCtsavannah.Com online musiC & events listings, & fine sweetness and Content

CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOM on busline, $110-120/week plus deposit. Call 660-2875 or 236-1952 •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 Duplex for Rent- 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, $500/mo. Call 912-844-0883

FOR RENT: 5/6 bedroom, 2BA clean house. With or w/o nice furniture. Must see! 1905 MLK Blvd. $1150/month, stable income required. Possible option available. Call/text (213)265-1168 or dargar@gol.com

FOR RENT $795/MONTH 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, carport, garage, den. Emory Drive. Owner/Agent. Call 355-5557, 658-5557 Furnished 2BR/2BA home. Ardsley Park near schools & shopping. $1000/month, $1000/deposit. Call 912-236-1952 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. 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.

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HOUSES FOR RENT

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RINCON

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

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

LAUREL LODGE Efficiency Apartments

4bd/2ba family style home in quiet neighborhood. Great place for family. W/D connections; Central H/A; Hardwood floors/tile in some rooms; living rm/dining combo; fenced yard for children to play in. Section 8 strongly encouraged to apply. Deposit negotiable Available July 1 $1,100.00 (912)659-1899

$50 Off 1st Week’s Rent!

5013 Ogeechee Road. $170 per week and up. $100 deposit. Nicely furnished, all utilities included. Private bath. 695-7889 or 507-0222 LEASE with Option: 3 Houses, 3BR/1BA LR, DR, Kitchen, CH&A $650-$800. Call 912-507-7875 or 356-5384. 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.

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216-1/2 Screven-1BR/1BA $525. 1108 E. 38th St.-2BR $700/month. 907 Porter-2BR plus den $700/month. 1705 Stratford-3BR/1BA $700. 1504 E. 33rd St.-3BR/1BA $700. Several Rent-to-own properties. Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829

RICHMOND HILL

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.

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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.

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

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995.

Truly Elegant

Section 8 Welcome

SOUTHSIDE

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 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.

STEPS TO OCEAN

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

THE BRANNEN COMPANY

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

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2 & 3 bedrooom apartments & houses. All appliances furnished, hardwood floors, tile, Section-8 Welcome. 912-844-5996

UPCHURCH ENTERPRISES 912-665-0592 912-354-7737

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

VERY NICE

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 Wilmington Island 3BR/2BA kitchen furnished, fireplace, fenced yard, great neighborhood, nice house $1025/mo + deposit. Call 912-897-2047 or 657-3681 •Wilmington Island Duplex• 2BR/1BA, living room, dining room, kitchen, Water included, $775/month, •Claxton Townhomes• 6830 Skidaway Rd: 2BR/1BA, living, dining, kitchen. Hardwood floors & carpet. $695/month. 912-897-6789 or 912-344-4164 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: http://savannahrooms.cjb.net Call 912-220-8691 912-604-1890 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995.

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.

LOOK THIS WAY FOR A PLACE TO STAY

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: 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

$99 MOVE IN SPECIAL SOUTHSIDEEASTSIDE - WESTSIDE New Large Clean Carpeted Rooms, only 2-4 rooms per guest house. Quiet Areas, Busline. Cable, Fridge, TV, utilities, furnished rooms. Rooms with PRIVATE BATHROOMS available. $99-$159/Week. DISCOUNT FOR FOOD SERVICE AND HOTEL EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY APTS 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA APTS. LR, refrigerator, stove, all utilities & cable included. Weekly $179 & $225. No sharing. Monthly rates available. No Credit check.

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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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cars 910 Chevy EL CAMINO 1985 nice classic, auto, V8, AC, Conquista edition, No Rust! New tires/brakes, radiator, More! $4200obo. 386-490-6125 Sav. Excellent Condition FORD Ranger, 2005Base Pickup, 59,000 miles, great 1st vehicle. OBO, will consider financing with strong down payment $8,995.00 (912)313-9360 Excellent Condition TOYOTA Corolla LE, 2006- Fully equipped, 86k miles, will consider asst with financing with strong down $9,795.00 (912)313-9360 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. FORD Mustang, 1998LOTS OF EXTRAS. $4,500 OBO. Call 303-359-1971 local (Southside) MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, 2002- LS, V8, all standard equipment, leather seats, spruce green, 61,500 miles 912-308-1614 PONTIAC VIBE, 2003 CLEAN WITH HI MILES. WELL MAINTAINED. NEW TIRES. 28MPG $4,890. Call (912)844-2097 TOYOTA Corolla, 200626,371 miles. Asking $12,500. Call 912-921-4510 or 912-667-1001. Boats & accessories 950 13-1/2’ CUSTOM CRAFT, 50Hp Johnson, rebuilt, economical, trailer. Extras:depth fishfinder,extra foot,storage boxes, radio, bottom paint,gas tanks,more. $1250 OBO. Mac, 927-0716

Campers/rVs 960

1995 17’ Open Fold-down camper. Sleeps 6. Trailer size: 12’X7’1”. Like new. $2100. Call 912-925-0668

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