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Some follow-up on last week’s column “Where are the environmentalists?”: There are a few upcoming local events seeking to help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Maria Fernanda Castro organized a meetup to coincide with World Oceans Day on June 8, the day before this issue hits stands. Castro is also working to gather donations to be sent to the Florida-based Apalachicola Riverkeeper to help with cleanup efforts. Pickup begins June 12 at noon at Blowin’ Smoke on MLK Jr. Boulevard. Bring any of the following items: • Heating pads & heating lamps • Large Rubbermaid containers with lids • Backyard portable pools

• Disposable towels • Plastic trash bags & trash cans • Linens • New toothbrushes • Heavy duty rubber gloves • Kennels • Adhesive bandages • Shovels & rakes • Dawn detergent

An international event, “Hands Across the Sand” (handsacrossthesand.com), happens June 26 on Tybee Island. The idea is for everyone to join hands at noon on the beaches to show solidarity in protecting the coasts from further damage. In a tangential note, the group Solar Champions is holding a “Solar Social” at Sol on Habersham Street, Tues. June 15 at 5:30 p.m. Unfortunately for those wanting to volunteer in person in the Gulf, you must first be trained by an approved outside firm at BP’s expense, then hired by BP. However, currently they don’t seem to be accepting any more applicants, and even if you do get hired you’re not allowed to contact any oil in any way (?!). So long story short, BP continues to control every aspect of the response to its own disaster. What could possibly go wrong? cs

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Megasite should be a renewable energy magnet by Jack Star

While Mitsubishi Power Systems will take up a small portion of the Pooler Megasite, the remainder of the 1500-acre parcel at I-16 and I-95 has the potential to be further transformed into a mixed–use commercial/industrial campus to attract a variety of renewable energy companies. Along with Mitsubishi, those firms could form the core of a vibrant community that would bring to the region more companies that share the energy goals of the 21st Century. The technologies involved include: solar, hydrogen, fuel cells, geothermal, micro hydro, urban wind, offshore wind, biofuels, biomass, and energy storage. These companies would also require professional support services. The Megasite could be planned to become as energy self–sustaining as possible. For example: buildings would be constructed to meet LEED standards, geothermal installations would reduce demand, solar modules would be placed on

rooftops and parking lot canopies, water conservation would include pervious paving, rainwater retention, and xeriscape plantings. In addition to manufacturing and distribution facilities there would be office/warehouse buildings for installers of roof modules, hot water modules and geothermal systems; specialty plumbers and electricians, etc. Incorporating a stocked fishpond, community garden, fitness trail, jogging path, picnic facilities, can strengthen the sense of community. The timing is right to take advantage of the unfolding energy revolution in the private sector and forthcoming government policies and funding. The term “energy revolution” brings with it a certain skepticism. Yes, it may well be true that the amount of energy produced by the sun in one hour would provide all the energy the world needs for a year. Yet critics immediately point to the fact that the oceans, or

jungles, or mountains cover most of the surface of the earth, and many latitudes receive less than six hours of sun daily. Besides, the sun doesn’t shine at night or on cloudy days and the wind blows intermittently and frequently unpredictably. It is true that all the so–called “alternate energy” solutions (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biofuels, hydro, tidal, ocean currents) have their own set of limitations. It is precisely these limitations that, until now, have prevented the “gee whiz” breakthrough that demonstrates, once and for all, that renewable energy is real, and is the future of energy production. But one person’s idea of limitations is another’s definition of challenges... challenges that can, and must, be overcome. In the next three to five years the work of tens of thousands around the globe in research labs at universities, government facilities, corporations, and even the proverbial garage will have overcome these challenges. Products and processes are already moving out of the lab into testing and to production. This availability of multiple sources of cleaner energy will also bring with it a new appreciation of the concept of distributed energy production — produce energy close to where it is needed. This is not a new concept, but

it has been overwhelmed by the construction of large, centralized utilities, requiring distribution by long transmission lines, pipelines, railways and long–haul trucks. Now it will be possible for whole communities to have their electricity supplied by regional solar and/or wind farms, for individual homeowners to make their own hydrogen to fuel their cars. Algae will be harvested locally for oil while providing animal feed or fueling biomass generators. Commercial buildings and many homes will have their own fuel cells to generate electricity and provide heat. Solar canopies will start sprouting up on parking lots. Costs will start coming down as production moves from phase one of economies of scale — increasing the productivity of individual manufacturing facilities — to phase two, where entire factories can be duplicated anywhere. (Phase 2 has just come to Georgia,with the announcement that German firm MAGE SOLAR GMBH will be constructing a manufacturing campus in Dublin for solar modules.) The next three to five years will prove that alternate energy production is a commercially viable reality and that clean, inexpensive power is no longer in the realm of fiction. cs

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5Q Avenue School’s Out Summer Jam

What: Open to all middle

and high school students. Live gospel hip hop, free food, giveaways and more. When: Fune 11, 9-11 p.m. Where: Overcoming By Faith, 9700 Middleground Rd. Cost: Free and open to students Info: www.overcomingbyfaith.org/

Wednesday Story Time at the Roundhouse

What: Fun crafts and sto-

ries for kids with a theme related to the season. When: Wed. June 9, 10 a.m. Where: Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: $4/child with regular adult admission Info: chsgeorgia.org/

Free Concert in Johnson Square What: A live lunchtime

performance from local songstress Jan Spillane. When: Wed. June 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. June 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed. June 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Johnson Square Cost: Free Info: savannahga.gov/arts

Film: Fear is the Key (US, 1972)

What: A long lost 70s thrill-

er that will keep you guessing. Includes awesome car chases and the first ever role for Sir Ben Kingsley. Presented by Psychotronic Film Society. When: Wed. June 9, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5

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‘The Secrets of the Woman in the Suit’

What: A group of prominent

local business women share their stories of tribulations and success in a new book that will debut

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Broadway Divas Left: The Psychotronic Film Society presents Fear is the Key Wednesday at the Sentient Bean. Right: David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, with Dennis Hopper and Isabella Rosselini, will be screened Saturday. at the event. Sponsored by AWWIN. When: Thu. June 10, 6 p.m. Where: Savannah Mall, In the former Disney Store Lower level, next to 24hour fitness Info: www.awwin.org/

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Night of Champions

What: LDSS celebrates area

businesses hiring people with intellectual disabilities and encouraging others to do the same. Ticket includes catered dinner. When: Thu. June 10, 6 p.m. Where: Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum, 175 Bourne Ave. Cost: $15/person Info: 912-655-8149.

Spivey Hall Children’s Choir What: One of the nation’s

preeminent youth choral programs performs a benefit concert for the Savannah Children’s Choir. When: Thu. June 10, 7 p.m., Thu. June 10, 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Cost: $10/adults, $5/children Info: savannahchoir.org/

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Dine Out to End Hunger

What: The Savannah Chil-

Friday

What: Benefit for Second

Harvest. Participating restaurants donate a percentage of sales to help fight hunger locally. Check website for full list of restaurants. When: Wed. June 9, Thu. June 10, Fri. June 11 Info: www.helpendhunger. org/

Square Party

What: A local business

oriented block party. Networking, live music, cash bar and more. When: Fri. June 11, 5-7 p.m. Where: Chippewa Square Cost: $5/SBDA members, $10/others Info: http://www.sbda.com/

A Night at the Opera

What: Savannah Lyric Arts

presents performances by classical singers performing Arias, duets and full scenes from some of the world’s best-loved operas When: Fri. June 11, 7 p.m.

Where: Wesley Monumen-

Theater: Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

dren’s Theatre presents the classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. When: Fri. June 11, 8 p.m., Sat. June 12, 3 p.m., Sat. June 12, 8 p.m., Sun. June 13, 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10-12 Info: http://www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org/

Theater: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest What: The stage adaptation

of Ken Kesey’s classic tale about life in a mental institution. Spend an evening with MacMurphy, the Chief, Nurse Ratchet and the rest of the gang. When: Fri. June 11, 8 p.m., Sat. June 12, 8 p.m., Sun. June 13, 3 p.m. Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $10/general, $5/discounted

Butterflies of Chatham County

What: A musical variety

show.

Where: Bay St. Theatre,

1 Jefferson St

When: Jun. 11, 12, 8 p.m.,

Jun 13, 6 p.m. Cost: $15 Age: 21+, except Sunday show: 18+ Info: www.clubone-online. com

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Tybee Kayak Race

What: Two kayak races with proceeds benefiting the Tybee Marine Science Center. Participants should meet at AJ’s to register 7:15-8am. When: June 12, 8:30 a.m. Where: AJ’s Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. , Tybee Island Cost: $45 for racers, free to watch Info: www.tybeemarinescience.org/

Best of the Birds

What: Join local expert Di-

ana Churchill for a look at coastal rookeries and the communal nesting grounds of egrets, herons, ibis. Reservations required. When: Sat. June 12, 9 a.m. Where: Harris Neck NWR Cost: $30 (includes binocu-

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Clarke recently documented a species of butterfly that was last reported in Chatham County in 1967. Presented by Ogeechee Audubon Society. When: June 15, 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public


Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: Savannah Local

Food Collaborative hosts this weekly market featuring regionally grown food. When: Sat. June 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

Larry Crawford Memorial Half Rubber Beach Classic What: Spend a day at the

beach watching teams vie for the championship of the sport that originated on Tybee. When: June 12, 10 a.m. Where: 11th Street on Tybee Island Cost: Free Info: 912-441-3710

Polk’s Saturday Market

What: Featuring a variety

of arts, crafts and specialty foods vendors. When: Sat. June 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Polk’s Market, 530 E. Liberty St. Info: polksfreshmarket. com/

Film: Shadows and Light What: The after-

noon screenings are a collection of surrealist and experimental short films from the 1920s. The evening screening is Cocteau’s cinematic interpretation of Beauty and the Beast from 1946. When: Sat. June 12, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 (incl. day and night screenings) Info: www.lucastheatre. com/

Music is Healing Benefit

What: Benefit for local

musician Rasheed Akbar who is in need of a liver transplant. Features dinner and live music from Ben Tucker, Huxsie Scott, Gina Rene, One Sound Band, and more. When: June 12, 6 p.m. Where: Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General Macintosh Blvd. , Cost: $50/person

10th Annual Southern Isles Body Building Championship

What: Bodybuilding, Figure, and Wheelchair Championships. PreJudging: 10:00am and Finals: 6:30pm. Door prizes from local businesses will be given away at the Finals. When: June 12, 6:30 p.m. Where: Civic Center Cost: $15-20 Info: www.southernislesbb.com/

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Dennis Hopper Tribute: Blue Velvet (USA,

What: A special screen-

ing of David Lynch’s cult classic starring Hopper and Isabella Rossellini. When: June 12, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6

Dance: Spring Showcase What: The Islands Danse

Academy presents a showcase of classical and contemporary dance pieces. When: June 12, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $10 Info: 912-525-5050

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Gospel Brunch at the Jepson What: Featuring the Cel-

ebration Singers Youth Choir. Brunch will be served from 11 am-3 pm. Music at 1:30pm. When: June 13, 1:30 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Museum admission + Cost of food Info: www.telfair.org/

Film: Mother (Korea, 2009) What: The latest film

from award-winning Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) is a unique murder mystery about a mother’s primal love for her son. When: June 13, 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Theater, 1901 E. Victory Cost: $8 (cash only) Info: reelsavannah.org/

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Sand Gnats vs. Rome What: The last time the

Braves came to town the Gnats swept them. When: June 14-16, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7-10 Info: sandgnats.com/

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Small Business Banquet and Trade Show

What: Chamber of Com-

merce hosts this event featuring 80+ exhibitors. When: June 15, 5-7 p.m. Where: Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General Macintosh Blvd. Cost: Free

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Wednesday AWOL’s Lake Bash

What: All Walks of Life

kicks off summer vacation for students with this free event featuring music from students in its Sound Design program. When: June 16, 5-7 p.m. Where: Lake Mayer Info: www.awolinc.org/

Film: Bloom What: AASU’s

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

What happened to going down with the ship?

Officers were alerted to assist with locating victims of a capsized boat around one o’clock in the morning. Upon arrival, they were informed that there were two people sitting on a pylon below the Veterans overpass of the Little Ogeechee River. They were not injured.

Blankets and a radio were lowered to them. The pair said that they had taken off in a small boat from the island where they were camping for the night. When they got in the water, the boat couldn’t handle four people and started taking on water. Two persons swam back to the island. Marine Patrol and the Coast Guard were called. The two people under the bridge were picked up and the boat went to the island to check on the rest of their party. The

other four people on the island said they wanted to stay and camp overnight. The two rescued individuals were dropped off safely on land and then given a ride home.

the doctor’s request to sit still during the CT scan. Instead he tried to argue with everyone.

• An officer was dispatched to City Market after reports of panhandling. When he arrived on the scene, the officer watched the suspect ask two tourists at the ATM for money. There was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the suspect, his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. He was arrested for public intoxication and panhandling.

• An officer went to the food court at a local mall for a miscellaneous complaint. He talked with a woman who said that she had been pulled over five times in the last year by a man pretending to be a police officer. She said it was always very early in the morning, usually when it was still dark, and she was on her way to work. The woman said he always has strange reasons for making the stop. She became suspicious, finally, this morning when he asked her for her social security number. The man became agitated when she would not give it to him. She asked if there was another officer she could talk to and the man immediately returned to his car and left. She described him as a white male in his late 30s or early 40s, clean shaven, and with medium length brown hair. He was wearing navy blue uniform pants and shirt. He had a name tag that was sewn on. He also had a gun

• There was an accident with injuries in the northbound lane of I–95. An officer arrived to find the driver laying on the ground in the fetal position next to his car. The man told police that something hit the front of his car, causing him to swerve and then lose control and crash into the guard rail. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries. The officer was suspicious that the man was on drugs. During the ride to the hospital, the man would not stop talking and blamed mental illness for his outburst. Once they arrived at the hospital, the man wouldn’t comply with

and a radio. The officer advised her that if she saw him again to immediately call 911, and not to stop until she got to a well–lit, public place like a gas station. • Police arrested a man for burglarizing the Pepsi plant on Montgomery Street. Several thefts had been reported from the location, so police set up a surveillance operation. Around 4 a.m. they found a 36 year old man named Frederick Green on the premises. He was arrested on two counts of burglary. • A dead body was reported to police after it was discovered floating in the water of the canal near West Boundary and Louisville Rd. Having conducted a preliminary autopsy, police do not suspect foul play. The body was identified as Kenneth Stewart, age 44. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020


I remember a story from the 80s about lime Jell-O giving off brainwaves. When I mentioned this the other day I got into a long argument about microtubules, consciousness, and superstrings and need a quick shut-’em-up. Anything to this? —Mungsback Yes. The point of the research, however, wasn’t to suggest Jell-O was alive but rather that some apparently living folks may be dead. You can see where this is something you’d want to get cleared up. The Jell-O brainwave researcher was neurologist Adrian Upton, who conducted pioneering work on the electroencephalography of gelatin desserts starting in the 1960s. Upton wanted to make a serious point about brain death, which became a matter of critical importance once life-support equipment made it possible to keep a body functioning even though its owner had checked out. Normally brain death is signaled by the loss of certain brain-stem reflexes, such as pupil contraction in response to light, with flatline EEG readings as confirmation. Upton’s Jell-O stunt showed that obtaining a flat EEG in a hospital setting was tougher than you’d think. An initial demonstration by Upton in Britain in 1969 attracted little notice. After moving to Canada to teach at McMaster University, he tried again in 1974 at an Ontario ICU. He connected EEG leads to a dome of Jell-O, picking lime because he “thought it would be more photogenic.” This trial made waves—initially on the EEG machine and later in the media, with a write-up in the New York Times in 1976. Neurologists have long known the importance of identifying misleading EEG fluctuations called artifacts. Potentially confounding electrical signals from the beating heart and involuntary muscle twitches are commonly measured and subtracted from the EEG. In addition, doctors sometimes use a “dummy patient” to detect extraneous

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electrical signals in the room. The dummy can be as simple as a 10,000-ohm resistor hooked up to the testing apparatus to simulate an inert (i.e., dead) body. Jell-O functions the same way—it just happens to be a type of resistor you can eat. With a bowlful connected to the leads, a sensitive EEG machine may pick up spurious signals from sources like respirators, IV drips, even ringing telephones. The obvious implication: a brain seemingly generating such signals may in fact be deceased. Distinguishing between genuine signals and noise isn’t easy. In a 1990 study neurologists were asked to analyze a set of human EEG readouts, then were shown the same readouts again a few weeks later; 13 percent of the time, the doctors disagreed with their own previous opinions. A flatline EEG, also known as electrocortical silence, is usually defined as amplitude under two microvolts. Upton’s Jell-O displayed amplitudes several times higher. That doesn’t mean EEGs are worthless as a brain-death indicator; it just means they have to be considered together with other signs. Some types of overdose, coma, and paralysis can temporarily disrupt brain-stem reflexes and mimic brain death. In some such cases EEGs can help demonstrate that the person is still alive. In one study of 89 patients who were judged brain-dead based on reflex loss, eight had nonflat EEGs, and five of these recovered. Conversely, a flat EEG isn’t an absolutely sure sign of brain death. A temporarily flat reading can follow hypothermia or barbiturate overdose. That’s scant hope, though. Two studies from around 1970 showed that over 99 percent of patients with flat readings were soon indisputably dead. Perhaps surprisingly, a third of neurologists believe a nonflat EEG, corrected for artifacts, can be consistent with brain death. This is an area where you don’t want doctors making unwarranted assumptions. Consider the one documented case of a person declared brain-dead who wasn’t. It happened in Birmingham, England, in 1974 to a man in his mid-60s named Michael McEldowney. The transplant team was just cutting him open when he started coughing. They sewed him back up and he died for real 15 hours later, at which point I presume the surgeons took up where they left off. cs



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It’s clear, based on a May Time magazine dispatch, that Norway’s felons and miscreants are of a superior class than America’s. When Norway’s brand-new Halden prison opened in April, the country’s King Harald V headlined a glitzy gala that celebrated what has been called the world’s “most humane” lockup. Among the facilities: a sound studio, jogging trails, a guest house for inmates’ visitors, and a scrumptious-smelling “kitchen laboratory” where murderers and bandits can learn to cook. Guards are unarmed (half are women) and intermingle with the rapists, drug dealers and others, dining with them and joining them in intramural sports. The recidivist rate for Norwegian prisoners in general is only 20 percent (versus 50 percent to 60 percent in the United States), but it is still early to tell whether Halden’s prisoners will find life behind bars so pleasant that they don’t mind risking another stretch there by returning to crime.

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• Intelligent Design: Among the new species first reported this year are a “nose” leech, a “Dracula” fish, a “psychedelic” frogfish and a “bombardier” worm, according to scientists at the University of Arizona and medical school researchers in Lima, Peru. The Peru-based leech, which is fanged and probably has been around since the time of dinosaurs, prefers nasal mucus as a habitat. The “Dracula” fish of Myanmar, with “canine-like fangs,” has an extraordinarily flexible mouth. The multicolored frogfish has apparently adapted to live among the colorful, venomous coral off Bali, Indonesia. The “bombardier” worm, found in California’s Monterey Bay, releases glow-inthe-dark projectiles when threatened. • Until recently, researchers were certain that at least one ability separated humans from higher-functioning apes: the creation and use of tools for sex. Leading Economic IndicaHowever, primatologists writing in a tors recent issue of Science described a male • Cutting-Edge Products: (1) A chimpanzee’s repetitive use of a dried Portland, Ore., inventor recently began leaf in the same way that a male human offering a colorful patch designed to of a certain class might employ a fast cover the area just below a dog’s tail. car. In the presence of a female chimp, The “Rear Gear” is featured on the the male carefully crinkles the leaf until handmade-crafts’ site, Etsy.com. (2) Tyshe, seemingly accustomed to such leafrone Henry and Fermin Esson, of Opa crinkling, notices the male, along with Locka, Fla., near Miami, told reporters his generous erection, and may then they were recently granted a patent for choose to join him. “saggy pants” that they say will satisfy • Too Much Information: British young men’s street-fashion sense yet not and Australian researchers, writing in a run afoul of municipal laws around the journal article in March, concluded that country banning exposed underwear. the world’s strongest insect (relative to • Federal Reserve, Securities and body weight) is the male dung beetle, Exchange Commission, On Edge: Last which can lift more than 1,100 times its November, the government of North weight (equivalent for an average male Korea made an ultimately disastrous human: 80 tons). Since the beetles mate decision to radically devalue its curinside dung patties, their every move rency, overnight making 100 North is a struggle against the resistance Korean won worth 1 North Korean posed by the feces. (On the other won, and the country’s citizens hand, the researchers also found (as well as, reportedly, the weaker dung beetles that mated Dear Leader himself) were not Don’t tase just fine helped not by their me bro’, pleased. Three months later, strength but by unusually large but the other without much fanfare, came the testicles.) guy is ok official announcement that • Sounds Like a Joke: Unithe government’s (i.e., the versity of Michigan computer Workers’ Party’s) chief finance engineer Wei Lu revealed in minister, Pak Nam-gi, had April that he and colleagues been executed by firing squad. were working on a new super• In May, the German manucomputer design that is a radical facturer Ex Oriente Lux AG set departure from current computer up its “Gold To Go” vending architecture. Wei Lu’s design breakmachine in the lobby of Abu through (which has piqued the Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel, interest of the Pentagon’s DARPA offering gold coins and one-, five-

think-tankers) is to model the operating system like the brain of a cat, he said, even though his supercomputer could never actually outperform the cat’s brain.

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• Last September, James Jones, 33, and a friend were issued disorderly conduct citations by police after witnesses reported that the pair, inebriated, had placed their genitals on a vegetables’ weighing scale in a supermarket in Edinburgh, Scotland. (They were acquitted in April 2010 when the only witness admitted that she only saw the men zipping up after claiming to have weighed themselves.) • Fluids Festivals: (1) A 44-year-old man was charged with battery in Crestview, Fla., in April as a result of a fight with his girlfriend, during which he pinched off one of his nostrils and blew mucus and blood out of the other (with contents landing on her “face, chest, arms and pants”). (2) Madison, Wis., neighbors Nina Bell, 56, and Arnessa Battles, 38, were cited for disorderly conduct in March in a dispute over Battles’ dog’s winter-long output of droppings that had just been revealed by melting snow. According to the police report, by the time an officer arrived on the scene, both of the women had smeared each other’s cars with large quantities of dog poop.

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World-class sword-swallower Chayne Hultgren, 32, is a veteran of such exhibitions as Scotland’s Kamikaze Freakshow, as well as this year’s Psycho Sideshow in Australia, and he holds the Guinness Book record by downing 18 swords simultaneously. Part of his skill, he told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph in April, is learning to relax his body, but he also credited his 5-inch-longerthan-normal stomach and his decision to implant a row of magnets along his breastbone that he says ever-so-slightly diverts the metal swords away from vital organs. Reminiscing, Hultgren noted that once, during a show’s run in Belgium, an average of seven spectators a night were fainting (known in the trade as “falling ovations”). What does Hultgren ‘s future hold? “I’ve never had another job.” cs

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As he waits for a liver transplant, Rasheed Akbar’s jazz-community friends chip in with a fundraiser

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Akbar, 57, had been a fixture on Decatur Street in NOLA for more than 20 years, and was bringing in a few dollars a day by playing his soprano saxophone for tourists and passers–by here in Savannah. He’d recently been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, brought on by Chronic Hepatitis C (Akbar doesn’t drink), and his doctors told him he was sure to die without a transplant. Then they discovered he had liver cancer, too. In January, he received a new liver at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. In April, he was informed that his body had rejected the organ. It was, they said, too small. He went back on the waiting list. Akbar and his wife Patricia are living without health insurance, and the bills are piling up. Saturday evening, many of Akbar’s fellow musicians from the jazz community will play a benefit at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. The Coastal Jazz All Stars, Ben Tucker and Friends, Huxsie Scott, Gina Rene and Randy Reese are scheduled to perform, along with the One Sound Jazz Band, which until recently featured Akbar himself – a trained musician who can coax unbelieveable sounds out of his sax. He’s too weak to play, he says, although he promises to be there. Akbar – born Carlton Floyd here in Savannah – says he’s keeping his sprits up, that he believes the second time will be the charm, transplant–wise.

“That’s my mindset, you know. They have a lot of information that they didn’t have before, about my body. I’m hoping that all that is a plus in their favor when they get the next liver – making sure the size is right, and that everything is set. “That may be the only reason they haven’t called me. My blood type is one of the rare ones, and right now I’m fourth on the list.” What he’s not looking forward to is the slow, difficult recovery. He’s already gone through it once, and didn’t see and feel the changes he was expecting. “The first thing you look to see in the mirror: Are your eyes bright?” he says. “My eyes wasn’t bright the first time. I just pray that pops up right off the bat: If I see bright eyes, I’ll be bright–eyed, pardon the pun.” When the call comes, he’ll have about 12 hours to get to the hospital in Charleston before the donor organ becomes unusable. “I’m optimistic,” Akbar says, “because there’s no more ways for me to get any more transplants after this. It’ll be basically over. But I’m going to keep my head up, man, and know that God is in charge.” CS ‘Music is Healing’ Benefit, Silent Auction Where: Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. When: At 6 p.m. Saturday, June 12 Tickets: $50 per person, includes dinner and cash bar Reservations and information: (912) 398–0678

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It’s been just under a year since we profiled Rasheed Akbar, a New Orleans street musician whose life was turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina, in a story called The Chairman of River Street.

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Republican candidates vying for the chance to take on incumbent Democratic Representative John Barrow for Georgia’s 12th District seat gathered during the Savannah Republican Women’s luncheon to discuss the issues last week. In front of a standing room only crowd in the Johnny Harris banquet room, each of the four Republicans – Ray McKinney, Jeanne Seaver, Carl Smith and Mike Horner – are tasked with finding a way to distinguish themselves from a field of opponents all staking campaigns on the virtues of small government, lower taxes and general dissatisfaction with deficit spending and the current administration. With primary elections scheduled for July 20, the candidates are preparing to enter the homestretch of the campaign season after months of travel throughout the 22 counties in the district, which stretches from Savannah to Augusta and west to Milledgeville. Sharing largely similar ideological views regarding the needs of the district and the country, the event was more a question and answer session than a debate between participants. In rotation, candidates were asked three different questions and given a minute and half to respond to each. The first question went to Mike Horner, a retired Air Force officer who decided to run for office after attending the Tea Party’s March on Washington during September of last year. Regarding his policies, Horner contends that job creation is directly tied to balancing the budget, that “loser pays” tort reform will do more to fix healthcare


which Republicans are mired on the issue of offshore drilling. Having told the audience earlier that the federal government should â&#x20AC;&#x153;stay out of our lives,â&#x20AC;? Seaver proceeded to answer the question of whether she still supported offshore drilling by saying she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;disgusted with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on off the coast,â&#x20AC;? and criticizing the administration for not doing more. The luncheon ended with the candidates offering up closing statements on why they would be the best choice to take on Barrow in the fall. Horner, who may have had a disadvantage in going first, argued that his background and his conviction made him the best candidate, vowing to round up all the â&#x20AC;&#x153;toothlessâ&#x20AC;? Republicans in Washington. McKinney shifted the focus to the national significance of the race, saying that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the key is to beat John Barrow,â&#x20AC;? or be stuck with another four years of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. He also surprised the crowd by saying that if he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win the primary he will support whoever does, including donating $100,000 to be used in the general election. Seaver cleverly played off McKinneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks by saying that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best to beat Barrow, but was â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best to represent the 12th District,â&#x20AC;? including a plan to have politicians spend less time in Washington and more time in their home districts. She concluded with a reminder to the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we can make history in Savannah,â&#x20AC;? by making her the first Republican Congresswoman from Georgia. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closing argument stressed the importance of returning to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the guiding principlesâ&#x20AC;? of the conservative party, and said that focusing too much on Barrow would be a mistake because a candidate â&#x20AC;&#x153;canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run against somebody,â&#x20AC;? but must â&#x20AC;&#x153;run for something.â&#x20AC;? In one of the few remarks to get a laugh out of the audience, the firefighter joked that â&#x20AC;&#x153;running into burning buildings is a piece of cake compared to running this election.â&#x20AC;? Although there are still several weeks until the primary election, when voters will decide which candidate will square off against Barrow, the local Republican establishment seems to be siding with Smith, who has gained endorsements from a handful of state representatives and county commissioners over the past few months. cs

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than federal legislation and that there are too many duplicated services in government, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;over 300 agencies dealing with economic developmentâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;16 intelligence agencies.â&#x20AC;? He was followed by Ray McKinney, a businessman with blue collar roots who worked his way up to an executive position. McKinney also ran last year, coming in second in the primary. McKinneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answers centered on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;less is moreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach, including getting government out of the way of business, making cuts to Medicaid and stronger enforcement of illegal immigration laws. Seaver, a business woman and community advocate, went third and clearly defined her stance as antiâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;federalist, saying that the federal government â&#x20AC;&#x153;should stay out of our hospitals and schoolhouses.â&#x20AC;? She distinguished herself with a few answers that were outside the usual Republican fare, including support for the Fair Tax system and an interest in social intervention programs for atâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;risk youth. Last but not least was Carl Smith, a third-generation firefighter from Thunderbolt, whose charisma and passion for the issues clearly won a few hearts in the room. His answers included passing a balanced budget amendment, stronger enforcement of immigration laws and the need to create more jobs across the district. The Republicans, however, face a difficult juggling act this election season, and some of their hallmark issues of past elections donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem as secure as they once were. As the Grand Old Party seeks to reâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;dedicate itself to core conservative principles after the ideological confusion of the Bush era, the candidates are prone to inconsistencies as they simultaneously try to court the grassroots Tea Party supporters and attack the Democratic administration. For example, after being asked about what spending cuts he would propose, Smith declared he would put a stop to â&#x20AC;&#x153;wasteful earmarks.â&#x20AC;? Then, after a question about what problems were unique to the district, he chastised Barrow for being a member of the majority party but not doing enough to develop the local economy, particularly the port. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He should be able to walk into Pelosiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we getting the money we need to build jobs?â&#x20AC;? Later, Seaver was victim to the proverbial rock and a hard place between

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At last week’s meeting, City Council voted on a resolution to move forward with what’s known as the Boulevard concept for Project DeRenne, which is aimed at remedying traffic delays along the corridor. According to information provided at public meetings in December of last year, the Boulevard solution is expected to reduce delays by as much as 80 seconds. The project will build a new road west of Mildred Street and widen Hampstead Avenue to be a four lane with a landscaped median. The changes are intended to re–route motorists with destinations south of DeRenne by connecting them directly to White Bluff Road, reducing the total amount of traffic headed east bound on DeRenne. Work will now begin on developing engineering documents for the project. The City must still secure additional funds for the project as well. Currently, there are SPLOST funds available to cover about one third of the total expected cost. Alderman Larry Stuber said that he is “100 percent” in support of the Boulevard option, but expressed some concern that the language of the resolution implied that all the funds would need to be raised in order to begin work, rather than starting on some smaller pieces of the project during the next two years.

Early voting begins The democratic process is a little more schedule-friendly now thanks to some changes to the early voting process. This is the first time Georgians will be able to vote early without having to declare an official reason for doing so, or bringing a doctor’s note. The Early Voting period for the upcoming general primary elections began June 7 and lasts 45 days. If you’ve got a

bad case of democracy fever and would rather not wait until July 20, when the actual primary takes place, you can drop by the Chatham County Voter Registration Office during business hours to make your voice heard ahead of schedule. Officials are expecting an above average turnout for the primaries this year due to “the mixture of candidate competition combined with the current political atmosphere,” according to a statement from Pete Nichols, Chatham County’s Public Information Officer. There are seven candidates competing for the Governor’s seat, as well as dozens trying to reach November’s general election for various Congressional seats. Fun fact: In Georgia, you don’t have to vote based on your party affiliation and can actually decide which party’s primary interests you most when you arrive at your polling place. If you’re not already registered, the deadline to do so and still vote in the primary is June 21.

Bank On turns 1; meets goal The Bank On initiative created by Step Up Savannah in conjunction with local government and several financial institutions celebrated its one year anniversary at the end of last month. The goal of the program was to help local citizens who did not currently have banks, but who often relied on check cashing facilities charging exorbitant fees, to join banks and start saving money. According to the program’s annual report, Bank On Savannah has been a success and surpassed all of the goals set for the program. Over 1,000 people opened new accounts, and over 3,000 people attended financial education classes offered as part of the program. Estimates from local research showed that there were approximately 10,000 unbanked individuals living in the city’s most poverty–stricken neighborhoods. In 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported “over a lifetime, the average full–time, unbanked worker will spend more than $40,000 just to turn his or her salary into cash.” CS


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JOEY ALLCORN

The second thing you ought to know about Joey Allcorn, from Columbus, is that he’s a Hank Williams fanatic. So much so that he operates and maintains Hank Williams: The Complete Website, a virtual online encyclopedia of all things Hank (discographies, TV appearances, song lists, trivia et cetera). The first thing is that Allcorn is a singer/songwriter who’s obsessed with vintage honky tonk music – his Hillbilly Band has both a pedal steel and a fiddle, and they dress (like Allcorn himself) in classy black suits, with pressed

Ugly Radio Rebellion: The Music of Frank Zappa

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Some people think of Frank Zappa as that weird guy with the goatee who wrote strange, smutty songs as the guitarist and bandleader for the Mothers of Invention, way back when. That’s fine. Zappa never got played much on the radio, so those folks are excused for not knowing the real story. Zappa (1940–1993) was a composer with a hefty vision, brilliantly wide range and a musicianly drive to break through boundaries, and labels, and play things exactly the way he heard them. His lengthy pieces – some with vocals, some without – straddled the wavy lines between jazz/fusion and classical music. Yes, indeed, he did write some dirty lyrics – humor was an integral part of the Zappa ethos – but as a composer and musician, he was endlessly creative. Which brings us to the Detroit–based Ugly Radio Rebellion, the Zappa tribute band that’s playing the Wormhole Bar Saturday night. Featured in the band is guitarist and singer Ike Willis, who was on every Zappa record starting with between 1978’s Joe’s Garage. “There’s two main types of people we see at Zappa shows,” says URR founder and Berklee–trained guitarist Scott Schroen (pictured). “One is the long–time, hardcore Zappa fan that grew up on it. It changed their lives. They come to the shows to meet Ike, and to hear him sing their favorite songs. “And the other side is the serious musician types who come to the show and scrutinize everything we do. And then walk away with their tail between their legs!” Schroen was a Steve Vai devotee when he entered Berklee in the mid 1980s; while there, he fell in with white shirts and black neckties, and white Stetsons, and put on a show that’s right off the Ryman Auditorium stage in the 1950s. I’m not all that crazy about Allcorn’s nasal singing voice – at 29, he still

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a “Zappa cult,” musicians who understood and appreciated the complex elements of Zappa’s music. Back in Detroit, he published a classified ad – “Musicians Wanted to Play Frank Zappa Music” – and through a lengthy process of audition and elimination, came up with the first version of Ugly Radio Rebellion (initially, the band was known as Uncle Meat, a nod to one of Zappa’s better–known Mothers albums). The drummer is Layla Hall, who’s been at Schroen’s side since the beginning. Founding bassist John Garland is sitting this tour out; his considerable shoes are being filled by Andrew Walley, whose grandfather Denny was once a slide guitarist in Zappa’s band. Percussionist Glenn Leonard is a new addition to the outfit. Fans – and the curious – can expect to hear Mothers classics like “Hungry Freaks Daddy” and “Peaches En Regalia,” as well as the more avant–garde stuff from Zappa’s later years. “We keep 52 songs in rotation, and we mix it up for each tour,” says Schroen. “Myself, I know maybe 500 Zappa tunes, and I transcribed most of them. “We’ve been touring with Ike for quite a while, so we get to go to Zappa school when we tour with him. And he will answer questions: His usual answer is ‘Here’s how Frank told me.’ Listen & learn: www. uglyradiorebellion.com. At 10 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. CS

sounds a bit too young to channel Ernest Tubb and Lefty Frizzell, but his enthusiasm for real country music is obvious, and it’s kinda contagious. Anyway, I’ll take his reverent approach over the punky

posing of Hank “Assjack” III any day. AND the band is smoking hot. Listen & learn: www.joeyallcorn.com. At 11 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.

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Fiddler’s Crab House (River Street) Voodoo Soup (Live Music) Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eddie Wilson (Live Music) Jinx Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Harry O’Donoghue (Wed) (Live Music) Live Wire Music Hall Taddy Porter (Live Music) Mercury Lounge Bluesonics (Live Music) Molly McGuire’s Eric & Markus (Live Music) Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos (Live Music) 8 p.m. Tailgate Trivia Night Warehouse Thomas Claxton (Live Music) Wild Wing Cafe Open Mic Night with Josh Wade

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Singer, songwriter, percussionist, athlete and activist Leslie Jackson Perette – Vinx is his nickname – has a silky–smooth R&B voice (think Al Jarreau crossed with Luther Vandross), which should make this week’s second installment of the Save Nashville Concert Series something special. Let’s talk about his studio and touring work: Vinx was part of the band on Sting’s 13–month Soul Cages tour, and was also the opening act at every show. He also worked extensively with Sting’s Police mate Stewart Copeland, in the Rhythmatists, and has also made the rounds with the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, Herbie Hancock, Toni Childs, Teena Marie, Cassandra Wilson and Taj Mahal. Stevie Wonder, a longtime friend, has recorded Vinx’s songs and performed on his albums. Among his better–known tunes: “While the City Sleeps” (used in TV’s In Living Color), “There I Go Again” (featured in the highest–rated episode of Northern Exposure). At his home in McRae, Ga., Vinx hosts the semi–annual “Songwriter’s Soul Kitchen” – where writers, musicans, producers and music educators get together to create, collaborate, yak and relax. Listen & learn: www.vinx.com. Save Nashville Concert Series with Vinx, Stan Ray and Elliot Hauser, and Lauren Lapointe. At 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Road. $20.

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continues from p.15 Fiddler’s Crab House (River Street) Mike Lowry Band (Live Music) First Presbyterian Church Spivey Hall Children’s Choir (Live Music) 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley (Live Music) Jinx Revenge of the Dance Party (DJ) Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Harry O’Donoghue (Thurs) (Live Music) Live Wire Music Hall Stringtheory (Live Music) Mercury Lounge Bottles & Cans (Live Music) Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Night Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) Karaoke Molly McGuire’s Chuck Courtenay (Live Music) Pour Larry’s Individually Twisted (Live Music) Rocks on the Roof Train

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AVIA Hotel Gail Thurmond (Fri) (Live Music) 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner Permanent Tourist (Live Music) Fiddler’s Crab House (River Street) Train Wrecks (Live Music) Hang Fire Cusses, Social Studies (Live Music) Jazz’d Tapas Bar Dirk Quinn Band (Live Music) Jinx Karaoke Johnny Mercer Theatre (Savannah Civic Center) Avett Brothers (Live Music) 8 p.m. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Harry O’Donoghue (Fri) (Live Music)

Live Wire Music Hall Stereolover (Live Music) Mercury Lounge Josh Maul Blues Band (Live Music) Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub Augie & Friends (Live Music) Molly McPherson’s Scottish Pub (Richmond Hill) TBA (Live Music) Molly McGuire’s Listen 2 Three (Live Music) Pour Larry’s High Velocity (Live Music) Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Live Music) 8 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill Karaoke (Karaoke) Tantra Dope Sandwich W.G. Shucker’s Mike Lowry Band (Live Music) Warehouse Bottles & Cans (Live Music) Wesley Monumental A Night at the Opera (Live Music) Sopranos Heidi Bindhammer, Rebecca Flaherty, Brenda Rucker and Alysa Smith, and others 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Liquid Ginger Unplugged (outside), Liquid Ginger (inside) (Live Music) Wormhole Bar Ugly Radio Rebellion: The Music of continues on p. 20

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Tapping into the grittiness of American roots music – emotionally precise lyrics, tight harmonies and lustily–picked acoustic instruments – the Avett Brothers created a rock ‘n’ roll hybrid that feels anything but forced. Indeed, the band’s live shows are usually packed with rock fans just discovering the tactile beauty of acoustic music, and those who love old–time country but never understood the joys of rocking out. It’s quite the musical tightrope, but Scott Avett, Seth Avett and Bob Crawford walk it like Wallendas. The Avett Brothers broke out of

Concord, N.C. (just north of Charlotte) about 10 years ago, and now, five albums into an astonishingly successful indie career, they’ve evolved into of the most popular bands in America. Friday’s concert in the Johnny Mercer Theatre – the Avetts’ first–ever Savannah show – was a near–instant sellout. As teenagers, Scott and Seth Avett had a good regional run as part of a punky group called Nemo; bassist Crawford joined them just as they began to explore the blood–close harmonies of the Louvin Brothers, the sweet–picking purity of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, and the robust retro–electric exuberance of Robbie Robertson and the Band. It was then that Scott (banjo) and Seth (guitar) began furiously writing songs to fit this new/old style. Eventually, the band came to the attention of legendary producer Rick

Rubin (Tom Petty, Johnny Cash), who signed them to his label, Sony–owned American Recordings. “The Avetts’ songs have such a sincere emotional resonance,” Rubin says. “The purity of the messages stops you in your tracks. It’s unusual to hear such open–hearted personal sentiment from young artists today.” With solidly–written story–songs, insanely catchy melodies and the sort of maturity that comes from a decade of looking for it, the Rubin–produced I and Love and You is a giant leap forward. “It takes true talent to pull off this kind of transition,” Paste said of the new album. “It’s like Rubin took everything the band does so well and pumped it full of human–growth hormone.” Indeed, as Bob Crawford says in this interview, the more you do something, the better you get at it.


Bob Crawford: Well, we’ve been pushed along many years by the fans, by the crowds. Because of the kind of music we’ve always played, going back to the beginning, it immediately invited in more diverse walks of life to enjoy it. Like if you are playing “Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” with a banjo, and upright bass and an acoustic guitar, an 80–year–old woman is going to like it, a 35–year–old married couple with a 6–year–old kid’s going to like it ... it’s a bigger tent than what a hard rock band is. Nemo was a five–man hard rock band, it was very raw and had a lot of energy. If you like that kind of music, you know that the people who go see that music are generally males from the age of about 15 to 24, 25. I think that everybody in that band being as young as they were at that time, there was a lot of talent, it kind of imploded upon itself. For personal reasons. When I first moved to North Carolina in ’96, I was in a band for four years. And before you knew it, people were graduating college, people were getting married and having kids, they were moving on with their lives. And probably some of that was the case with Nemo. But how did guys so young transition backwards, to old–time country music? Bob Crawford: Because they grew up around it. Their father played it. And their father would play music for them all the time; he took them to see Tom T. Hall when they were kids, and he played John Denver songs for them. He loved old country, and it was always around them. That was the music of their childhood, and I think that you can’t appreciate it until you reach a certain age. Then they reached that age. Scott started playing a banjo, something that reflects his personality a great deal. That was the beginnings of it, and then I came along. Nemo was still around – we were called Nemo Back Porch Project for the first six months. They were doing both. They didn’t look at what we were doing as “the thing,” they looked at Nemo as “the thing.” And as Nemo began to collapse upon itself, we were playing for crowds of all ages, people were liking it and we were making money, playing covers. When we began to do the original

We never sat around and talked about success, you know what I’m saying? It was always like ‘Get up and work.’ We always worked and good things happened. We worked really hard, we traveled a lot and got up early all the time. music, that’s when I think it really sunk in for the brothers – because here they could be creative, here they could really walk down that path that they were meant to walk down, as songwriters. I booked a tour in 2002, completely off the Internet. We played a lot of sports bars, a lot of Irish pubs and such. We played the Midwest. We did 25 shows, and when we came back we realized that we could do it. We made money as individuals, and the band account had money in it. That taught that “This is feasible. We can travel. We can do this.” Was their an element of their songwriting that changed – the realization that you could write more personal or philosophical lyrics outside of the big rock band thing? Bob Crawford: Yeah, but it was the age. When you’re a certain age, your life revolves around certain things. When you are another age, your life revolves around other things. Me observing this whole thing over the past decade, that’s what I see in the songwriting. Each album cycle, and the songs therein, are a cycle of my life. Which, of course, are cycles of their lives. And they’ve changed as our lives have changed. The themes in your life today are probably not the same things the same themes as 10 years ago. I think the earlier albums were about girls and cars and traveling. And now they’re about family, and death, and the conflicts of aging. And the thought processes that we all develop and go through as we age and move through life. Your priorities change. However, I will say this too: The more you do something, the better you get at it, the deeper you delve into it. So just as our musicianship has improved over the years, so has the maturity and the crafting our songs. Because you get better at it.

Was there a particular moment when you knew things were changing, getting more successful? Bob Crawford: We never sat around and talked about success, you know what I’m saying? It was always like “Get up and work.” We always worked and good things happened. We worked really hard, we traveled a lot and got up early all the time. We would play a show, then get up at 5 a.m. the next day to go and play the next show. It wasn’t like we were living this rock ‘n’ roll fantasy life, where we were partying and sleeping in. We had our little run–in with partying for a little while there, but we were younger men then. Their father had a construction business, and he used to weld bridges. There’s a certain amount of partying you allow yourself to do, but you still gotta be up at sunrise to start your day working. That has always been the approach of the business end of what we do. The work ethic of what we do has always been built from that. But did you see it changing? Bob Crawford: Yeah, we did. When we signed with our booking agent in 2004, he said it’s going to be a hot air balloon ride, not a rocket ship ride. Very true, that. Up until about a year and a half ago, it was gradual. But I will say, it has accelerated. And now it’s almost like the cat’s out of the bag. But man, psychologically, and work–ethically, we unwittingly laid the groundwork. And it was really like that baby–steps thing. Because every time we reached what you would consider to be a height, or a new peak, we were ready for it. The pat on the back was very brief. The “atta boys” were brief; they were always for the moment. For me, Merlefest was this moment – “Whoa, we played MerleFest! All my dreams have come true, all the rest is cream cheese.” And then you do Conan O’Brian. And then you do whatever comes next, and then you’re at Rick Rubin’s house talking about making a

record. Then you’re playing crazy places in Philadelphia where you used to go see Bob Dylan play. These things that happened one after another, we took them in stride. We were always appreciative, but it was never the top of the mountain. And hopefully, there isn’t a top of the mountain. Did Rubin lay down any laws? Any edicts – “You should do it this way”? Bob Crawford: No, he never said that. The first night we met with him, he and Scott and Seth talked about their philosophy on music, and stuff that they like, and they were very much right there with each other. As far as core values about music. Second of all, Rick would say “We could try this. It might be the worst idea in the world, but let’s try it.” There were no edicts. He was very hands–off. But we came into that whole dynamic with the mantra “Let’s be as flexible as possible. Why work with someone like this if you’re not willing to be flexible?” But he got what you wanted on the record? Bob Crawford: Very much so. Not only did we get what we wanted, but we learned a lot doing it. In a good way. And that’s what you want. Sometimes I look at these experiences like internships. You try to soak up as much as you can, because you don’t know what the future’s gonna hold for you. Are you playing electric bass onstage now? Bob Crawford: I started playing standup with these guys a couple months after I started playing standup. “Pretty Girl From Chile,” from Emotionalism, was probably the first time I really played electric bass with them. But now I’d say I play 40 percent of the show on the electric bass. And I gotta say, I’m addicted to it. I’m lovin’ it. It’s a whole new world for me, and because of that it’s always just a thrill to do it. You know, we’ve added a drummer for touring, and it feels like a band. Like a full band. And I don’t know if that takes away for anybody out there ... however, for us it adds. It’s exciting. It’s fun. CS The Avett Brothers Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center When: At 8 p.m. Friday, June 11 Tickets: Sold out

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“When I walk around Savannah, and I look at how beautiful it is, it just makes me sad that we don’t have more culture,” Flaherty sighs. “I want a big symphony here, I want a big ballet company here. I want all kinds of things for Savannah.” Not that she’s complaining, mind you. Flaherty, who’s in her final year in Georgia Southern University’s vocal program, is part of Savannah Lyric Arts, a loose–knit group of opera singers, educators and musicians performing June 11 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. The free program, A Night at the Opera, will include arias, duets, and full scenes from well–known operas, from Rigoletto to La Boheme. It’s a regular operatic Whitman’s Sampler. With Timothy Hall as artistic director and accompanist, the performers – many of whom have ties to GSU – are Flaherty, fellow sopranos Heidi Bindhammer, Brenda Rucker and Alysa Smith, mezzo–sopranos Diane Ricks and Sarah Hancock, tenor Matthew Jones, baritone Daniel Cohen and bass–baritone Kyle Hancock. She is determined to start a full–time opera company in Savannah. “There are some great singers here,” Flaherty says. “I’ve got the personnel – it’s just getting it organized, and getting it funded. Because I can’t ask these people to work for free.” Flaherty thinks – she knows – there’s local interest in such an endeavor. “When I go to the Met live broadcasts at the movie theaters, they’re packed,” she explains. “You can’t just show up on the day of the performance and expect to buy a ticket. You have to buy it online way in advance. And I think it’s because people in Savan-

nah are really hungry for this kind of music.” A native of Ohio, Flaherty’s Savannah journey of determination began when she made the quarterfinals at the American Traditions Competition, at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. “I feel like I’m a different singer now,” she exclaims. “So much has happened since then.” Last February, she got a chance to work closely with legendary Met baritone Sherill Milnes in New York, and the head of the music department at GSU – an arch Flaherty booster – is a trained opera coach. “Since my kids are in school,” she says, “and I’m back in school, I just really threw myself into applying and auditioning for everything I could – and getting lots of feedback, figuring out who I am as a singer and what I need to work on.” What she wants to work on, most of all, is forming a Savannah opera company that includes education and outreach. “My husband and I have moved around a lot, and I’m tired of moving,” Flaherty says. “I really feel like we’ve found the perfect place for us and our family. “I don’t really want that kind of a career that would take me away from my family so much. I want to bring this music to people who wouldn’t normally try it, or have an opportunity to try it. “I don’t care who I sing for, I just want to be able to sing.” CS Savannah Lyric Arts: A Night at the Opera Where: Wesley Monumental UMC, 429 Abercorn St. When: At 7 p.m. Friday, June 11 Admission: Free


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Left: Ilse Bing, “Eiffel Tower” 1934. Gelatin Silver Print. Galerie Karsten Greve AG. Switzerland. Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. Right: André Kertész, “Clock of the Académie Française, Paris” 1932. Gelatin Silver Print. Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. Digital image courtesy of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Although artists and engineers might seem like strange bedfellows, the link between art and technology is clear. In much the same way that developments in digital media irreversibly changed film, photography and music, at one time it was electricity and the camera which were the cutting edge, changing how artists and audiences alike viewed the world around them.

The Jepson unveils an ambitious exhibit about Paris after dark by Patrick Rodgers | patrick@connectsavannah.com

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“Twilight Visions,” opening June 11 at the Telfair’s Jepson Center. The exhibit features an eclectic selection of photos, films, magazines and postcards from the period between the two World Wars – an era in Paris seen as the high water mark of the Surrealist movement. The diversity of the objects in the exhibit allows viewers “to think about works in a different way,” says Associate Curator Courtney McNeil. Several of the prints hanging on the wall are also featured in magazines that appear in the show, offering historical context and serving as a reminder that they weren’t created specifically as fine art. “Twilight Visions” is the largest exhibit the Jepson has hosted since the debut of “Dutch Utopia” last fall, and museum’s staff has gone to great lengths to create a unique atmosphere for the work. Abandoning the usual stark white walls of a gallery space, the rooms have been painted shades of purple and gray, which in combination with the lighting, gives the space an intimate, dusky ambience. Additionally, extra walls have

been added to the gallery, giving the impression of several smaller, inter–connected spaces. “We wanted to create a labyrinth within the gallery,” explains McNeil, “just like the streets of Paris.” For those who immediately connote Surrealism with the fantastical paintings of well–known artists like Salvador Dali, the show will be an eye–opening experience. Although some of the work shares a clear aesthetic relationship with more commonly known artists like Dali, many of the photos deal explicitly with subject of Paris, particularly trying to capture the transition toward modernization. “It’s about the way artists react to modernization – both on a personal level and for the city of Paris as a whole,” says McNeil. “They have a very ambivalent attitude.” In Brassaï’s photo “Paris from Notre Dame,” the camera captures the city lit up at night from the top of the cathedral. In the foreground, two of the cathedrals’ famous gargoyles perch high above the city streets, transformed from

protectors against evil spirits to helpless onlookers. In “Clock of the Académie FranÇcaise, Paris” by photographer AndréKertész captures an image of a street scene below from behind the face of the building’s clock, whose numerals and mechanisms obscure part of the view. The crowd of pedestrians below is seemingly unaware of the passage of time is changing the world around them. The exhibit is far more than just an exploration of architectural imagery though. One also finds light–hearted fare like the series of collages comparing famous monuments with parts of the female anatomy or pasted together heaps of flying railcars and zeppelins floating around the Eiffel Tower, representing the artist’s conception of Paris in the future. To help viewers process the broad range of work, the exhibit is broken down into five distinct themes, each occupying its own distinct space. One section is dedicated to the changing depictions of the Eiffel Tower; another, called “Marvelous Encounters” explores

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With the current production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the fledgling Indigo Arts Center has spread its wings and flown. This nearly–perfect production establishes Indigo — barely six months old — as a serious contender for the best community theater venue in Savannah. Its intimacy is the selling point. For Cuckoo’s Nest, novelist Ken Kesey’s story of a rebellion inside a mental ward, the audience is literally right in the room with the characters, both heartbreaking and hilarious, as they deal with one another and the perceived awfulness of the outside world. Director Christopher Soucy has assembled a cast that works like a well– oiled machine, actors who’ve mastered the verbal trickery of Kesey’s words but still make you believe it’s all happening, right before your eyes, in real time. Peter Griffin plays R.P. McMurphy, a new patient who still has the light in his eyes and the spring in his step that the others have lost. Griffin’s gruffness and snake–oil bravado play wonderfully against the naivete of Justin Usry as Billy, the endearing loopiness of Cheswick (Justin P. Kent) and Martini (Gabe Reynolds), and the nervous self–loathing of Harding (Walter Magnuson). Rich Seng, as high–strung Scanlon, and Soucy himself as the mysterious Chief Bromden, complete the litany of loons — some of whom, as it turns out, aren’t so crazy after all. These performers — including Bill Cooper as the lobotomized and profane

Ruckley — come in all shapes, sizes and levels of intensity. It’s truly an ensemble cast, and watching this production so closely is like sitting in the audience at a three–ring circus — you hardly know where to point your eyes. Of course, the story is familiar: The bathrobe–wearing patients are terrorized by the stern, bobby–pinned Nurse Ratched, who’s played here with tight–lipped fearsomeness by Sheila Lynne Bolda. Ratched believes in control, while McMurphy bristles and encourages his fellow inmates to live whatever life they have to the fullest. Inevitably, you know the battle of wills will lead to a confrontation. It comes, but not before McMurphy and his new buddies have some serious fun, with a bottle of vodka and a couple of smuggled–in loose women. There are lots of laughs in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but make no mistake, it’s a serious story. The sobering finale is served well by this outstanding cast, and by a production that knows exactly where to paint the fine line between comedy and tragedy. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest continues June 11–13 at 703D Louisville Road.

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At the other end of the spectrum — and clear across town — is the Savannah Children’s Theatre and its production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It’s a lavish musical, colorful and fun, with an enormous cast and a freewheeling sense of whimsy that lasts from the opening notes to the last. Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in pre–Jesus Christ Superstar days, Joseph is told entirely through song, without dialogue, and even though the story is a tad confusing — I still don’t know what Joseph’s big, bright coat has to do with his ability to interpret dreams — the show is such a blast to watch that continuity doesn’t matter much. For one thing, even though it’s a cast made up primarily of children and young teens, the company delivers on several levels — the dancing and singing, on every number, are close to superb. Even from the youngest performers. Kudos to musical director Keena Charbonneau and choreographer Jenn Doubleday for keeping things moving at a brisk pace, and always exciting to watch. Everybody knows their steps, and knows them well. You don’t have to be somebody’s grandparent to enjoy this show. Director Kelie Miley clearly has an eye for spectacle, and she’s made sure this Joseph is bright and shiny; David Poole’s elaborate costumes (there are

lots and lots and lots of costumes) adds to the enchanting effect. It’s based on a story from the Book of Genesis, about a “coat of many colors” given to a young man, one of 12 brothers, who’s clearly his father’s favorite. Joseph’s jealous brothers sell him into slavery, and after a series of events he finds himself working with the all–powerful Pharoah, who flips when Joseph interprets a dream he’s had — something about cows, corn and famine. The music is a pastiche of styles, from British music hall, to hillbilly country, to’50s rock and roll, calypso and French cabaret. The adult leads are outstanding. Christopher Blair’s Pharoah is a pompadoured, jumpsuit–wearing Elvis clone (it’s written that way in the script), and every scene he’s in – his songs sound like “All Shook Up” artfully blended with “Don’t Be Cruel” and a dab of Brylcreem – is a highlight. Richie Cook, playing Joseph, has a sweet tenor voice that lends itself beautifully to the big Rice/Webber ballads “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Any Door.” Cook has a winning smile and a palpable sense of wonder at all that’s going on around him. There’s been a dearth of elaborate musicals lately on Savannah community theater stages. If you’re a fan, and you need a fix, this Joseph will do very nicely. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues through June 20 at 2160 E. Victory Drive. CS

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With so many great new craft beers hitting the market, it can become daunting, both in terms of drinking and buying. And what a bummer to score a $10 six–pack of a new beer, only to discover it’s really not something you would want to drink regularly. That’s where flights come in. More and more Savannah restaurants and bars are offering flights of beers and wines – a sampler line–up of small portions that let you experiment with your palate. One such destination is pioneering Savannah craft beer bar The Distillery. When this Liberty Avenue bar and restaurant opened about 18 months ago, it offered flights from the first day. With a dynamic menu of beers on tap and steady stream of bottles and cans, a flight here can offer you a taste of five beers at a sitting – without pushing your BAC too far. I stopped in recently to sample five beers I had not tasted. After scouring the huge draft menu, I settled on two Imperial IPAs, a pair of Belgian– style Tripels and a French–inspired Biere de Garde. Side–by–side tasting of Belgium’s St. Feullian Tripel and Weyerbacher Merry Monk was a treat. St. Feullian is a classic golden tripel with a smooth and creamy orange taste and a slightly coriander and banana aftertaste. There is a hint of bitterness but, overall, it’s a very well–rounded and drinkable beer. Careful though, at 8.5 percent ABV, it can sneak up on you. Weyerbacher’s take on the style pushes the alcohol to 9.3 ABV but delivers insane complexity and, what’s this...a hint of herbs on the finish. The beer drinks beautifully and finished fairly clean. Both beers are bottle–conditioned, meaning they get carbonation from a bit of yeast added to the bottle. This traditional technique adds to the creaminess of each beer. I transitioned to the monster IPAs with Southampton Biere de Mars. This French–inspired

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seasonal from a New York brewer is fresh, crisp and enjoyable. It’s easy to pick out the aroma of apple, which then carries over to the palate. Biere de Mars were traditionally the first beers of spring, and bottle conditioning meant they would lay down, and continue to age in the bottle, for several months to come. 6.5 percent ABV. My taste buds were about to get smacked back into reality with samples of two Imperials India Pale Ales. Brooklyn Blast, 8 percent ABV, explodes with hops but finishes amazingly clean. Chilled properly, it drinks crisp and refreshing, but look out for the 8 percent ABV – this one can fool you with it easy drinkability. Imperial IPA, sometimes called Double IPA, usually packs a higer ABV, and also boasts malt and hops bills designed to chase away the fizzy beer sissies. Brooklyn Blast certainly achieves that goal – and Oskar Blues Gubna drives home the point. It’s massive 10 percent ABV is held aloft by an immense malt backbone. Approach this beer with caution; sip and savor from a classy snifter, the alcohol is concealed by smells of citrus, pine and toasted malt. In doing so, you’ll slowly warm the beer. I discovered that Gubna takes on a whole new set of characters when slightly warmed. Suddenly, it’s pungent and herbaceous – teasing with hints of basil and thyme. cs

This downtown luxury hotel is the place to see and be seen. In fact, the once cozy little bar was recently tripled in size – and filled to capacity almost overnight. But one of the hotels most overlooked features is its inventive small plates menu. From sliders to pulled pork barbecue and chicken and waffles to carefully crafted salads, this is one small menu chock full of big flavors. Avia was hopping on the Saturday night that Ms. T.J. and our friends, Daisy and Natalie, stopped in for a bite. Despite a large wedding party and a full bar, service was quick and efficient. When one dish just didn’t suit the tastes of one guest, the server immediately took the plate and replaced it with another dish more to her liking. I had been curious about how this classy joint and its talented chef would handle an old–school Soul Food dish: chicken and waffles. In a word, perfectly. A light tempura batter made with Firefly vodka added nice crunch to a large, tender piece of boneless white meat chicken that was perched between two quarter wedges of hot, sweet waffle. Just the right amount of praline blueberry syrup was drizzled over the contemporary interpretation; a scattering of fresh, whole blueberries added color and interest. Despite its billing as a “small plate,” the portion was plenty for me. Ms. T.J.’s chicken lollipops were chicken drummies flash-fried and tossed in her choice of sauces. A bit of freshness came from a dipping sauce of blue cheese. On a previous visit, I had hamburger sliders. The pair of little burgers are prime beef and cooked to order. The patties are served on right–sized buns with garden fresh toppings. Some seating looks over an open–concept kitchen where many dishes are assembled or prepped. If you’re a little squeamish, choose other seating. On one visit, the sous chef was prepping whole beef tenderloins. That doesn’t bother me, but “may be too intense for some viewers.” This comfortable, full service bar is a great after–work or late–night watering hole – and has the added feature of a solid little menu of well–thought–out and beautifully prepared dishes. 14 Barnard Street /233–2116

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‘On All Fours’ explores anthropomorphism at Lulu’s; reception Thursday Alexander Ink — SCAD’s annual juried printmaking exhibition composed of students from the Atlanta and Savannah locations. Runs through July 2. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. , http://www.scad.edu/exhibitions 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 presentday 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. , 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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On All Fours — Drawings and prints from Gena Brodie Robbins and Jennifer Jenkins focusing on the depths of anthropomorphism in domesticated four legged animals. Opening reception: June 10, 7-9pm. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Jr. Blvd.,

The Seen and Unseen — An MFA thesis installation from Katie Glusica consisting of a continuous woven work composed of man-made and organic materials. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

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/ Response to Nature — Renowned watercolorist P.A. Kessler will showcase her work, which pays homage to a long tradition of botanical painting that dates back to the 16th century. Greer Gallery - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, http://www. artshhi.com/

Calvin Thomas — Former SCAD student is artist of the month at the JEA Gallery (5111 Abercorn Street). Reception Thursday, June 24, 6-8 p.m. Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography and Paris — Through vintage photographs, films, books, and period ephemera, Twilight Visions explores the city of Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism during the 1920s and 30s. Runs through Oct. 10. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http://www.telfair.org/

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Sept. 9 at the Landings’ Plantation Club, and Sept. 10 at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale. Did I mention that Cox was one of the lead actors in the classic 1972 drama Deliverance? That’s him, playing “Dueling Banjos” on his guitar, in a duet with that freaky–looking hillbilly kid. Deliverance, of course, was his big moment in history. Well, that and Chain of Command.

Summer in the city Although it can get a tad toasty at times, when the weather’s balmy, the free Johnson Square shows can be nice afternoon diversions. They’re free, of course. The 2010 series began June 2 and continues, with shows on Wednesdays and Fridays, through July. From jazz piano (Eddie Wilson) to bluegrass (Jimmy Wallin) to rock and blues (Bottles & Cans), there’s some good stuff here. Shows will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (lunchtime tuneage!): June 9: Jan Spillane June 11: Jimmy Wallin Band June 16: Trae Gurley June 18: Claire Frazier & Frank Bright June 23: Eddie Wilson June 25: Bottles & Cans June 30: Silver Lining July 2: Roger Moss & Eric Jones July 7: Trae Gurley July 9: Annie Allman Trio July 14: Clair Frazier & Frank Bright 16: Silver Lining July 21: Eddie Wilson July 23: Bottles & Cans CS


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Filmmaking was still in its infancy, and inevitably it was seized upon as a new way of expressing artistic visions. Think back to those times, Meaghan Walsh suggests: “There’s no rules. There’s nobody to look to. There are no classics. They’re doing whatever it is they want.” Although the United States, and especially Hollywood, had already embraced film as a viable commercial medium, the Europeans – particularly the French – had different ideas. Paris was the center of this new art film movement. “There are certainly plenty of people who are doing your typical narrative, not that exciting, or innovative films,” says Walsh. “Just telling little short stories. But you also have these people who are very experimental, getting their hands on cameras and trying to change people’s thought process.” A self–professed “film nerd,” Walsh is the managing director of the Lucas Theatre. She’s curating Saturday’s Shadows and Light: Surrealism and the Cinematic Canvas, a screening of several short films from the 1920s, in conjunction

with the Jepson Center’s Twilight Visions exhibition. Walsh, who’s just about to finish her SCAD Master’s thesis on cinematic studies, is a student of early 19th Century surrealist films. Surrealism, she explains, shouldn’t be confused with impressionism. “Surrealism has more of the abstract; impressionism is a little more representational, although still open to that artist’s interpretation. “Whereas with surrealism, your mind is supposed to wander. That’s kind of the point. They want to jar you and make you think a little bit. They want you to forget about everything else, just ‘sit and look at this.’” Jean Cocteau’s full–length 1946 La belle et la bete (Beauty and the Beast), the only sound film in Shadows and Light, will follow five 1920s shorts, all of which are considered classics of early surrealist cinema. “There were some avant–garde artists who went so far as to literally cut film into a bunch of little pieces, throw it on the floor, scramble it up, tape it together and run it through the projector,” says

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of 65 individual motion shots of New York City, each carefully framed for the abstract point of view. It’s the only American short in this collection. Ballet Mecanique (1924). French painter and sculptor Fernand Ledger directed this stunning 11–minute Dada (“nothing”) experiment, which is a collection of images – some fun, some scary, some hauntingly beautiful – that fly past using chaotic quick–cuts and bizarre juxtapositions. George Antheil’s mechanical, hypnotizing score was written at the same time, for the film, but in the ‘20s couldn’t be successfully cut down from its original 40 minutes, and they weren’t edited together until the 1990s. Cinematography by the legendary Man Ray. La belle et la bete (Beauty and the Beast), in the opinion of Walsh and millions of other surrealist aficionados, is one of the finest examples of where the early shorts eventually led. Made in 1946, just after the end of the second World War, “It’s not a strict surrealist film. It’s ethereal, for sure. Cocteau himself was a surrealist artist, among other things, in his earlier life.” It is, of course, adapted from the French fairy tale about a beautiful young woman held captive in the castle of an enchanted prince, who’s been turned by a witch into a hideous beast. Take note: Disney’s wonderful Beauty and the Beast film of 1991 took many of

its cues from the Cocteau film, not the original fairy tale by Jeanne–Marie Le Prince de Baumon. “He does things like in–camera tricks, where he’ll put the film in reverse,” Walsh enthuses. “There’s slow motion, there’s long takes. It’s deep–focus photography, so you see everything in these incredibly detailed, beautiful sets and costumes. It’s simply gorgeous to look at it.” Walsh believes the films in Shadows and Light present a rare opportunity for cinema fans, herself included. “I think they are very cool,” she says. “It’s really interesting to sort of look through a time machine and see these things. I didn’t even get to see them on the big screen when I was studying them, so I’m excited to watch them at 40 feet tall.” CS Shadows and Light: Surrealism and the Cinematic Canvas Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. When: Saturday, June 12. Shorts at 3 p.m.; “La belle et la bete” at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 general public, $5 with SCAD ID, $5 seniors and military and $5 with any student ID. Good for all screenings. Information: www.lucastheatre.com

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Still, a film of this nature relies far more heavily on humor than heart, and Get Him to the Greek turns out to be a hit–and–miss affair. Not as ambitious or accomplished as Forgetting Sarah Marshall (both were directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Apatow), it’s a shaggy tale containing a fair number of jokes that miss their intended targets by a wide berth. But the bits that do work – and there are many – are comic gold; fans of raunchy cinema can do far worse. Reprising his Forgetting role, Russell Brand again plays rock star Aldous Snow, whose popularity has chilled following the release of African Child, an album (and title track) so disastrously received that critics claim it’s the worst thing to ever happen to Africa next to war, famine and apartheid. Now a drunken lout, Aldous is still idolized by

record label flunky Aaron Green (Jonah Hill), who convinces his boss Sergio (an animated Sean “P. Diddy” Combs) that the fallen rocker is primed for a comeback concert. Sergio agrees and sends Aaron to collect Aldous in London and bring him back to L.A. Of course, nothing goes as planned, with Aldous proving to be a difficult client and Aaron having his hands full trying to keep the self–centered celebrity out of trouble. Finally given a role that requires him to do more than whine on cue, Hill proves to be a potent fall guy, while Brand again makes the wise decision to play Aldous as an airhead who may not be as shallow as everyone believes. The two actors work well together, and the savvy casting extends to the amusing cameo appearances by celebrities from different media (a Harry Potter actor, a Metallica musician and a New York Times journalist, to be exact). And if a joke seems forced or not particularly funny, there’s no reason to fret, as another will be momentarily trotted out, eager to bask in the glow of audience approval.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 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.”

SEX AND THE CITY 2 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.


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 continues on p. 32

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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.

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sequences, troubling family issues (as in Iron Man 2, our hero believes his father didn’t love him), wholesale use of CGI to paradoxically convey verisimilitude, and the habit of allowing every noble character to speak and act in a PC manner more suitable for the next Democratic National Convention than the medieval ages. The definitive screen Robin will forever remain Errol Flynn, whose 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood merely ranks among the two or three greatest action–adventure films ever made. Yet even the miscast Kevin Costner (in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) was more fun to watch than Russell Crowe, who gives a technically sound performance that nevertheless is too one–note to stir audiences in the tradition of the best movie heroes. The same fate befalls Cate Blanchett, whose humorless Marion is a far cry from Olivia de Havilland’s comparably headstrong but more engaging Marion opposite Flynn’s Robin. As for the Merry Men, scripter Brian Helgeland makes a major miscalculation in relegating them to the sidelines at frequent intervals. As seen here, Little John (Kevin Durand), Friar Tuck (Mark Addy) and Will Scarlet (Scott Grimes) are so thinly fleshed out that they might as well be Huey, Dewey and Louie. Too many royal–court scenes involving the tensions between England and France only serve to drive the focus of the picture away from its central player even more, and whenever Scott and Helgeland do get around to showing him in action, it’s usually in a chaotic battle sequence in which it’s hard to ascertain who’s on the receiving end of the sword and who’s wielding it. The climactic beachfront battle is especially ill–conceived, staged by Scott as if he were recreating the Normandy Invasion opener from Saving Private Ryan. The film wraps up exactly where one hopes it would have begun. That’s a bummer, but there is an upside: Robin Hood 2 (provided there is one) is almost guaranteed to be that rare sequel that improves on the original.

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 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 allow-

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

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Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 doesn’t quite degenerate into Transformers 3, but those of us who thought the weakest part of the vastly enjoyable original was the title hero’s climactic showdown with Iron Monger will doubly wince upon seeing the battle royale chosen to end this second installment. In a variation of the axiom about too many chefs spoiling the broth, this culminates in a heavy–metal act that almost spoils the sequel. Even before this supersized slugfest, this follow–up to the 2008 blockbuster has its fair share of problems. Recommended with major reservations, Iron Man 2 serves up the larger–than–life fun we expect from our summer flicks without ever quite coming into its own. Whereas its predecessor kept its eye on the narrative ball, this one ends up all over the place, impatiently cramming in extraneous subplots and supporting characters that might have been better served by being placed in a holding pattern until the next film. Set six months after the conclusion of the first film – the moment when billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) announces to the

world that “I am Iron Man” – this opens with the government (repped by Garry Shandling’s Senator Stern) trying to get its hands on Stark’s design for the Iron Man suit so the U.S. military can use it as a weapon against its enemies. Stark flat–out refuses, noting with no trace of modesty that he has basically instigated an era of world peace via his role as global enforcer. Yet not long after the narcissistic playboy has made his claim, he finds himself nearly defeated by a newcomer to the scene: Ivan Vanko (Mickey 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. 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. 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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ing Latifah to retain her royal standing. On par with the week’s other imagination–free rom–com, Letters to Juliet, this one borrows from the Cinderella and Ugly Ducking playbooks to relate the tale of Leslie Wright (the Queen herself), a physical therapist who’s used to seeing her best friend Morgan (Paula Patton) nab all the men while she’s relegated to the status of the cool lady that guys like to hang out with but not date. This pattern continues when both women meet New Jersey Nets star Scott McKnight (Common), who connects with Leslie but ends up dating the gold– digging Morgan, the latter dreaming of nothing but becoming an NBA trophy wife. But after Scott suffers a potentially career–ending injury to his knee, Leslie steps up with the determination to get the hoops star back on his feet before the playoffs. This generic trifle, with a script that was obviously constructed and spit out by a computer – hold on, my mistake; the press notes credit it to one Michael Elliot – at least benefits from a typically ingratiating performance by Latifah. But a love story needs two sides to work – and a love triangle, three – and Common, until now only cast in small roles (he was last seen as a corrupt cop in Date Night), is simply unable to generate any chemistry with his co–stars.

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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/

Purrs 4 Peace

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

Savannah Area 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

Black-n-Blue Ball for MDA

The Harley Owners Group of Savannah hosts this rock n roll gala to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Live music, silent auction, and more. $25/ticket. June 19, 7pm. The Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum. www.mdausa.org

Dine Out to End Hunger

You can help in the fight against hunger by going out to dinner at participating local restaurants, who will donate a percentage of sales to Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. June 11. For more info and a full list of restaurants, visit www.

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Hope House of Savannah

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

Music is Healing

A benefit concert and silent auction with proceeds going to help a local resident and musician fight liver cancer. Sponsored by the National Transplant Southeast Liver Fund and the Coastal Jazz Association. Tickets are $50/person and include dinner. Cash bar. June 12, 6-10pm. Riverfront Marriott. For tickets: Patricia Akbar 912-398-0678 or Kim Sanders 912-667-8314

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

Pet-a-Palooza

The inaugural Pet-A-Palooza concert will be June 19, noon-8pm at Molly McGuire’s on Wilmington Island. $10/adults, $5/age 12 and under. Proceeds benefit Coastal Pet Rescue. For info on tickets visit: www.coastalpetrescue.org. For info on sponsoring the event, email lisa@coastalpetrescue.org

Savannah Uncorked

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.

William Jay Society’s Monte Carlo Night

6th Annual Monte Carlo Charity Gala and Masquerade Ball at 7 pm in the Telfair’s Jepson Center. Wear your mask and black-tie attire to enjoy a glitzy evening of gaming, music, auction, gourmet food, and drinks. Tickets are $75 for museum members and $100 for non-members. For more info or to become a sponsor, contact Mikaela Green at 912-790-8869 or visit www. telfair.org.

Call for Entries Auditions for Goliards

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.

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.

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

“Adventure in the Arts.” Summer Arts Camp for children ages 7 through 14 hosted by AASU. Creative multidisciplinary camp in Fine Arts Hall weekdays from 8:45am-2pm during the 1st week, 8:45am-3pm during the 2nd week. June 21-July 2. Call 344.2556 for enrollment/participation info.

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/

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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

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Cheerleading Sports Camp

Designed for children ages 5-15. Includes cheers, chants, pom-pom routines, motions, crowd participation techniques and more. 4-day sessions. June 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 12-15 and July 19-22. Alee Temple Arena. 9am-12pm. Session 1, 3 and 4 - $45/child per session. Session 2 - $50. Lunch is provided. Call 912-3513852. City of Savannah Recreation Services.

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 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

Creative Computer Camp for Kids

For children in grades 4 through 8. The cost for each camp is $175 and includes morning and afternoon snacks. 8:30am–4pm, Mon-Fri on the AASU campus. July 12-16: The basics of creating podcasts, Web sites, animations. July 19-23: basics of creating digital movies. July 26–30: creating 3D animations, games and digital stories. For more info: 912.344.2911 http://www.armstrong.edu/

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

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

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

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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 ,

Gifted Learning Summer Programs

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

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

Learn the Ukele

Private lessons! Simple, fun and inexpensive. Call Warren Walker: 706-473-3507

Mastering the Audition

The Tucker Agency in Hilton Head hosts a workshop with casting director Regina Moore

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Board is included. Wildacres Artist Retreat, Oct. 11-15, 2010. For more info, call Judy Mooney: 443-9313 or judymooney@bellsouth.net.

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

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/

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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

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

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

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

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 (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr ,

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Low Country Turners

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

Make Friends in Savannah

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

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

Moon River Chorus

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www. mops.org. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www. fbcislands.com/

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

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

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

Savannah Art Association

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


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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 A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 7487020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www.stewart.army.mil/

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc. com for the events calendar or e-mail 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/savannahwine-lovers.

Knitting, spinning and crocheting Monday and Tuesday from 5-8pm and occasional Sunday 2-4pm at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty. Jennifer Harey, 238-0514. wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty , Savannah Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566.

The Armstrong Center

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

The Peacock Guild

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

Tuskegee University Alumni Club

Savannah-Low Country Tuskegee Alumni Club will hold its monthly meeting on June 26, 2-3:30pm at Live Oak Public Library Auditorium, Savannah Mall Branch (14097 Abercorn St.). All graduates and former students are asked to attend this meeting. For more info, contact Cystal Crawford at 706-833-8137 or savtualumniclub@gmail. com.

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

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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 meetand-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912-920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 1011. 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

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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

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

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

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

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

Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

Ceili Club

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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.

Beginners Belly Dance 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.

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. , 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.

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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

Hoop Dance Class

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/

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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

Free Concerts in Johnson Square

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.

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.

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.

Film & Video “Bloom”

AASU’s Irish History Club hosts a free screening of “Bloom,” an adaptation of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” that follows a grieving father, his wife and a young author. June 16, 6pm. Gamble Hall 103 on the AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn Street.

48 Hour Film Project

The international film competition lands in Savannah July 9-11 challenging Savannah filmmakers to complete the entire filmmaking process–from writing and casting to shooting and editing–in a mere 48 hours. Films will be screening July 14-15 at Victory Square Cinema. For more info: www.48hourfilm.com/savannah or email: savannah@48hourfilm.com

Psychotronic Film Society

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit: www.sentientbean.com

Reel Savannah

Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit www.reelsavannah.org

Summer Movie Days for Kids

Family-friendly films at the Savannah History Museum theatre every Tuesday and Friday from June 22 - July 30! Cost includes popcorn and bottled water. Sav History Museum. 303 MLK Jr. Blvd. For more info or to make a reservation: 912.651.6823 x203 or childrensevents@ chsgeorgia.org

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

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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,

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.

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

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

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/

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.

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. ,

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.

The Coastal Health District’s Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children 3 and under who qualify For info, contact Jackie King at 691-6882.

The Yoga Room

Wheel Chair Tennis Lessons

Healthcare for the Uninsured

Zumba Fitness

Hearing Aid Funds Available for Infants and Children

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

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

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets first Tues of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Christina Focht at 663-5087 or email christina@ savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www.firstcitynetwork.net/

Stand Out Youth

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

What Makes A Family

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

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 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.

I am your ‘live’ coach

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

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9261, www.lllusa.org/web/SavannahGA. html. Family Health and Birth Center, Savannah

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

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“Kakuro” Fill in each square in this grid with a digit from 1 to 9. The sum of the digits in each row or column will be the little number given just to the left of or just above that row or column. As with a Sudoku, you can’t repeat any digits in a row or column. See the row of three squares in the upper-right with a 21 to the left of it? That means the sum of the digits in those three squares will be 21, and they won’t repeat any digits. A row or column ends at a black square, so the three-square row in the upper-center with a 9 to the left of it may or may not have digits in common with the 21-row to its right; they’re considered different rows because there’s a black square between them. Down columns work the same way. Now solve!! psychosudoku@hotmail.com

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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

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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

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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, Women’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

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.

Tybee Community Garden

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians and other interesting creatures. The center offers beach discovery and marsh walks. Aquarium hours are 10am-5pm, 7 days/week. Call 786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. 1510 Strand , Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

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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.

Pets & Animals A Walk in the Park

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

Dog Yoga

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

Low Cost Pet Clinic

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

Low Cost Pet Clinic

The Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic for Students, Seniors and Military. Wed, June 16th, 4:006:00pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Tails Spin is located at Habersham and 61st St. Two pet maximum.

Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

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/

Upcoming Events at the Book Lady

There are two upcoming author events at the Book Lady Bookstore. 6 E. Liberty St. June 17, 6pm: arthur Allen reads from his new book “Ripe” documenting the history of the tomato. June 23, 6:30pm: Martin Melaver discusses “Living Above the Store” his book about changing business practices to focus on helping the environment and the community.


Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Savannah

DrUUming Circle

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

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

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

Live Web-streaming

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

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

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

Midweek Bible Study

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

Music Ministry for Children & Youth

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

Nicodemus by Night

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

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah 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 66:30pm with study group following 6:30-7:30pm; 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

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Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 2340980, 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.) 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

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

Sports & Games 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.

Mosquito Madness Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 12 at Sergeant Jasper State Park and Sunday, June 13 at Tom Triplett Community Park. 10:00 am start time both days. Spectators Welcome!

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.

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Across

1 Wild guy? 6 Lather 10 Candy that comes in twos 14 Be harmonious 15 Latvian capital 16 “Ars longa, ___ brevis” 17 Band whose “No Rain” video had the “Bee Girl” 19 Mouth rinse brand 20 His, to Henri 21 It’s rolled by roleplayers 22 Like 2011, but not 2012 24 551, in old Rome 25 Deck component 26 Total nightmares 28 Song about an animal “measuring the marigolds” 32 Not captivating 33 Lindsay wearing an alcohol monitoring bracelet 34 2007 Will Smith survival flick 38 ___’wester 39 How some sandwiches are served 40 French street 41 Some of the Habsburgs 44 Rakes in 46 Mario ___ 64 (1996 racing game) 47 Actress Barbara of “The Big Valley” 49 1996 nominee parodied as referring to himself in third-person 52 Persian’s place 53 It equals itself to the 100th power 54 Digital camera contents, for short 55 It’s called on the street 56 Author’s kiss of death 59 Christmas tree varieties 61 “To the Extreme” rapper 64 “Watch your head!” on the course 65 Yale students, familiarly 66 Word before horizon or coordinator 67 Mineral that’s often black 68 Champagne flute part 69 “Remove” marks, to a proofreader

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1 Boxing moves 2 Stare too long 3 ___ Kringle 4 Hallow ending 5 1984 Patrick Swayze movie remade for 2010 6 Bar coupon, perhaps 7 “There Will Be Blood” subject 8 “The Heart of ___” (P.G. Wodehouse book) 9 Jawbone 10 Vegan meat substitute, for short 11 Funk band with “Play That Funky Music” 12 Author Calvino 13 Graph basis 18 Spanish painter Joan 23 Chip’s pal 25 Half a dance step 27 Screen stars’ org. 28 “Casablanca” character 29 Queen of Jordan 30 He sang “Johnny B. Goode” 31 Some palominos 35 Magical practice 36 Now, in Latin 37 Office piece 39 Makes it longer than 42 Ate 43 Do (acid) 44 Turned on, like a computer security setting 45 Bristle on barley or rye 48 Rapidly shrinking Asian sea 49 Great, in “Variety” headlines 50 Funny paper? 51 Raise high 56 Actress Jessica 57 Unwanted spots 58 New Jersey team 60 Word before worker or symbol 62 Never, in Nuremberg 63 Many a Monopoly sq.

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Free will astrology

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) The “secret” is in plain sight. The “hidden resource” is freely available for anyone who intends to use it with integrity. The “lost key” is very close to where you left it when you last used it. The “missing link” is missing only in the sense that no one recognizes it for what it is. The “unasked question” is beaming toward you from three directions. The “wounded talent” will be healed the moment you stop thinking of it as wounded and start regarding it as merely unripe.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) It’s time for some image medicine, Taurus. Wherever you are right now, I invite you to look down at your left palm and imagine that you see the following scene: an infinity sign whose shape is made not by a thin black line but by a series of small yellow rubber duckies. The duckies are flowing along slowly in continuous motion. They are all wearing gold crowns, each of which is studded with three tiny rubies. With resonant tones that belie their diminutive and comic appearance, the duckies are singing you your favorite song. It makes you feel safe, brave, and at home in the world. What else can see you see there? What happens next?

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) If you have long conversations with the image in the mirror this week, I won’t call you a megalomaniacal narcissist. Nor will I make fun of you if you paint 15 self– portraits, or google yourself obsessively, or fill an entire notebook with answers to the question “Who am I, anyway?” In my astrological opinion, this is an excellent time for you to pursue nosy explorations into the mysteries of your core identity. You have cosmic permission to think about yourself with an intensity you might normally devote to a charismatic idol you’re infatuated with.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22) The website “Nietzsche Family Circus” features collaborations between the sappy family–oriented comic strip “Family Circus” and the austerely portentous wisdom of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Judging from your current astrological omens, I’d say this is a perfect time for you to

expose yourself to this stuff. (It’s at http://www.losanjealous.com/nfc/.) You need to toughen up some of your weepy, sentimental urges and brighten up some of your somber, melancholic tendencies.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) Gather your rewards, Leo. Soak up the blessings. Collect the favors you’re owed. It’s harvest time for you: your big chance to reap the fruits you’ve been sowing and cultivating these past 11 months. And no, don’t try to stretch out the process. Don’t procrastinate about plucking the ripe pickings. This really is the climax. The time for your peak experience has arrived. If you postpone the harvest for another two weeks, your beauties may start to go to seed.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) What are you waiting for, my dear Virgo? Your future power spot has been exerting a strong pull on you. It has been calling for you to come and seize the clout you deserve. But you have not yet fully taken up the offer. As your designated nag and cheerleader, it is my sacred duty to wave a red flag in front of your gorgeous face and command you to pay attention. In my opinion, you need to drop what you’re doing, race over to the zone of engagement, and pounce. You’re more than ready to stake a claim to the increased authority you’ll have a mandate to wield in the coming months.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) If you’ve read my horoscopes for a while, you know I’m the least superstitious astrologer on the planet. I champion the cause of reason and logic, praise the beauty of science, and discourage you from constantly scanning the horizon for fearful omens. And yet I’m also a zealous advocate of the power of the liberated imagination. I believe that the playful and disciplined use of fantasy can be a potent agent for benevolent change in your life. That’s why, in accordance with the current astrological configurations, I suggest that you spend some quality time in the coming week having imaginary conversations with the person, living or dead, who inspires you the most.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

“I want to be everywhere at once and do everything at the same time,” writes one of my Scorpio readers, J.T. He’s in luck, because according to my analysis, your tribe is about to enjoy a phase much like what he describes. “No more of this linear, one–day–at–a–time stuff,” he continues. “I want a whole week packed into each 24–hour turn of the earth, with heavy doses of leisure time interwoven with thrilling bouts of hard, creative labor. I want to live in a secret garden with ten years of solitude and hang out at a street fair raging with conviviality. I want to sing with angels and romp with devils in between walking the dog, exercising at the gym, and chatting to perfectly ordinary people. I want enough money to fill a swimming pool, and I want to live like there’s no such thing as money.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

If you live on the Danish island of Mando, your only hope for driving your vehicle to the mainland and back is when the tide is low. During those periods, the water often recedes far enough to expose a rough gravel road that’s laid down over a vast mudflat. Winter storms sometimes make even low–tide passages impossible, though. According to my reading of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, there’s a comparable situation in your life. You can only get from where you are to where you want to go at certain selected times and under certain selected conditions. Make sure you’re thoroughly familiar with those times and conditions.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

One of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, British author Aldous Huxley, wrote more than 20 books, including *Brave New World.* In his later years he made a surprising confession: “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ’Try to be a little kinder.’” In accordance with your current astrological omens, Capricorn, I’d like you to take a cue from Huxley in the coming week. Proceed on the assumption that the smartest thing you can do –– both in terms of bringing you practical benefits and increasing your intelligence –– would be to deepen, expand, and intensify your

compassion.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Early in Marcel Proust’s novel *In Search of Lost Time,* the narrator stumbles upon a dizzying epiphany while having a snack. He dips a small cake into his cup of tea, and when he sips a spoonful, the taste of the sweet crumbs blended with the warm drink transport him into an altered state. Inexplicably, he’s filled with an “all–powerful joy” and “exquisite pleasure” that dissolve his feelings of being “mediocre, contingent, and mortal.” The associations and thoughts triggered by this influx of paradise take him many pages to explore. I mention this, Aquarius, because I expect that you’re about to have your own version of this activation. A seemingly ordinary event will lead to a breakthrough that feeds you for a long time. Be alert for it!

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) Environmentalist Bill McKibben says that humans are transforming the planet so drastically that we shouldn’t refer to it as “Earth” any more. To acknowledge the fact that we’re well on our way to living on a very different world, he suggests we rename our home the “Eaarth.” By this logic, maybe we should rename your sign Piisces. The changes you’re in the process of making this year are potentially so dramatic that you will, in a sense, be inhabiting a new astrological sign by January 2011. In your case, however –– unlike that of our planet –– the majority of your alterations are likely to be invigorating and vitalizing. And you’re now entering a phase when you’ll have maximum opportunity to ensure that successful outcome.

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

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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.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. The group meets every second Monday at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For more information, call 236.0363, ext. 143. Savannah

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

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

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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

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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


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

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

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

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

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.

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 3507845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah http://www.memorialhealth.com/

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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

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

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

Grief Support Group

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

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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/

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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

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/

Provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, followup 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

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah

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RENT: DUPLEX 1219 E. 53rd. 2-bedroom, 1bath. $550/month plus deposit $550. Two blocks off Waters Ave, close to Daffin Park.Call Alex @ 912-401-5710, Days/Nights/Weekends, email: alexcerbone@gmail.com

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5013 Ogeechee Road. $170 per week and up. $100 deposit. Nicely furnished, all utilities included. Private bath. 695-7889 or 507-0222 LEASE with Option: 3 Houses, 3BR/1BA LR, DR, Kitchen, CH&A $650-$800. Call 912-507-7875 or 356-5384. Mohawk Trail Townhomes 2BR/2BA, great room w/fireplace, screened porch, garage. quiet covenant enforced gated community. $1000/month +deposit. 844-0248 MOVE-IN SPECIAL! Call for details on this recently renovated Garden City 2BR apt. Total electric, washer/dryer hookups. Convenient location. $615/mo. 656-5000. POOLER HOME SPRING LAKE 101 Lake Pointe Drive: 3-bedrooms, 2baths $1,050. CHAPEL PARK 201 Chapel Lake S.: 3bedrooms, 2.5-baths $1000. DOWNTOWN APT. 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, Off-street parking $575. EASTSIDE HOMES 2131 Utah Street: 3bedrooms, 2-baths $725. 2305 Alabama Ave: Upstairs 2BR Apt. $550. MIDTOWN HOMES 1724 E. 33rd Street: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $875. Section 8 Accepted Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134

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216-1/2 Screven-1BR/1BA $525. 1108 E. 38th St.-2BR $700/month. 913 Car ver st.-3BR/1BA $700. 1705 Stratford-3BR/1BA $700. 1504 E. 33rd St.-3BR/1BA $700. Several Rent-to-own properties. Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 Remodeled 1 BR apt. for rent $500/month, $500 deposit. Call Mr Gibbs at 912-257-3000

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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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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 $600 deposit, $695 rent with approved credit. Call 927-4383 for more information.

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

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

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•3BR/1.5BA, 34 Chatham St. $800. •3BR/2BA, 2114 E 60th st, $825 •2BR/1BA, 5621 Betty Drive, $650 Call 912-507-7934, or 912-927-2853 •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 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890

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1 Bedroom furnished apartment. All utilities included. $800/month. 912-786-4147 or 912-433-1567 STUDIO APARTMENT Rent newly renovated w/CH&A, stove, refrigerator, cable, all utilities included. $140 weekly or $550 monthly. Call 912-323-4018 •Sylvan Terrace- 7 ROOMS, 2 BATHS, •1105 East 39th- 3BR, total electric, •905 W 41st street.6.5 ROOMS, garage, parking, total electric, includes appliances. Call 354-3884. TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Dr. Apt 13B. 2BR/1.5BA, 2-story. Washer/dryer connections, all appliances. No pets. $600/month, $600/deposit. Call 912-663-0177 or 912-663-5368.

Approx 1800 square feet, office, warehouse, & bath, like new condition, roll-up door, approx 17’ ceilings, Great area, 912-344-6455

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connectsavannah.com 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.

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FULLY FURNISHED Rooms w/cable. Utilities included. Central heat/air with washer/dryer access. Gated, parking in safe neighborhood @ affordable price! 912-228-1242 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $135/week or $145/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912-231-0240 I live in a very nice neighborhood called St.James Place off Montgomery Crossroads on Southside. 4BR house, 2car garage, 2 full baths. Looking for roommate who is honest, clean, free of drugs, no smoking in house. Arrangements: $550/rent, ½ utilities, security fee $125. Questions? Contact me at 912-508-2020.

ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone ser vice. $400/$500 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown: 912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177. ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. WEST SAVANNAH ROOM FOR RENT: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-272-6919.

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

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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. NO DEPOSIT-LIMITED TIME! NEAR MEMORIAL/ W. CHATHAM East Savannah •ROOMS $100 & UP• Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, television, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. 5 minutes to Memorial Hospital. Call 912-210-0181. ROOM FOR RENT in Rincon home. Call Victor for details at 912-704-0936

2008 Corolla CE TOYOTA Corolla, 0834mpg avg, great car, OBO $10,750.00 (912)441-8183

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ACURA Legend, 1993- Fully loaded, 4-door sedan, color silver. Bose stereo system, AC, power seats, PW, runs in excellent condition. $4500 OBO. Call 912-659-9726 or 912-925-9796

cars 910 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, 2002- LS, V8, all standard equipment, leather seats, spruce green, 61,500 miles $6,625.00 308-1614

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Monte Carlo 1997 $2,500 o.b.o.

CHEVROLET Monte’ Carlo, 1997- 2 door, black w/ black mags, AC, heat, stereo system, cruise, tilt, sunroof, pwr windows & locks, new tires, new belt, new battery, runs good, needs minor body repair. 90k miles. Call Tony 912-341-3948 TOYOTA Corolla, 200626,371 miles. Asking $12,500. Call 912-921-4510 or 912-667-1001. 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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CHEVROLET El Camino, 1985- Chevy EL CAMINO 1985 nice classic, auto, V8, AC, Conquista edition, NO RUST! New tires/brakes, radiator, and MORE. Hurry! Price $4000. 386-490-6125

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Excellent Condition TOYOTA Corolla LE, 2006- Fully equipped, 86k miles, will consider asst with financing with strong down $9,795.00 (912)313-9360

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MERCURY Sable, 1999$2000, just needs a windshield. 508-3284

CADILLAC CTS, 2003Very good condition, one owner, estate, fully loaded, Call 354-3884

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

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~HISTORIC DISTRICT: •22 W. Taylor. Beautifully restored & furnished row house. 2BR, 2.5BA, $1000/wkly, $2200/mo for 6 months or longer. Utilities included with cap. ~GEORGETOWN: •46 King Henry Ct. Updated, 3BR, 2.5BA, $1100/month. Includes use of community pool, tennis clubhouse Pest control & trash pick-up included. Lease with option! ~ARDSLEY PARK: •430 E 54th- 3BR, 2½BA. HDWD floors. F/P, Sep dining, screened porch. Privacy fenced. $1,300 mo. includes yard maint. ~WATERFRONT: •Penthouse at Bull River Yacht Club, 3BR/3ba, amazing views, rooftop pool, $1975/mo ~WILMINGTON ISLAND: •G-10 Tabby LaneRenovated, 2BR/2BA condo, pool, tennis, $800/month •103 Bull River Bluff2BR/2BA, Sunroom overlooking Tybee & Savannah River ship traffic

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